DAVID EARL SUTHERLAND

November 15, 1928 – July 27, 2018

David was born November 15, 1928, in Great Falls, Montana. He was the middle child of Iris Mildred (Earl) Sutherland and Robert Vernon Sutherland.

The Sutherlands moved to Idaho, where David spent his childhood, then to Auburn in 1940. David graduated from Auburn High School in 1946, and then attended Washington State University where he earned a master’s degree in pharmacology.

He worked at Evans Drug Store in Auburn, then Hi Ho Pharmacy in Puyallup, before retiring from the Rainier School in 2001. He was honored by the State Pharmacy Board for being a practicing pharmacist in the State of Washington for 50 years.

He enjoyed gardening, sharing his beautiful dahlias and roses with friends and neighbors. He and Verna, his wife of 27 years, enjoyed traveling and spending time on the Washington coast.

David was preceded in death by his sister, Sara Jean (Sutherland) Carrier. He is survived by his wife Verna (Brody, Buchonis) Sutherland, sister Nancy (Jim) Waterman, daughters Gwen (Thad) Streeter, Stephanie (John) Holland; step-children Rick (Sarah) Buchonis, Tammy (Jim) Walz, Diana (Jim) Wandler, his beloved granddaughter Carlie (Derek) Bell, numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his dog, Peppi.

Those who knew David describe him as a gentle and kind person. He was a devoted family man and husband who always put others first. His sense of humor and intellect will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, please give memorials to the Auburn Valley Humane Society. On-line guest book www.bonneywatson.com.

More in Obituaries

RAYMOND J. MORTRUD

Auburn resident Raymond J. Mortrud died in his home March 31, 2019… Continue reading

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT GILSON SR.

Christopher Scott Gilson Sr. was born on 03/17/1967 and passed away on… Continue reading

DWIGHT J. BURNHAM

Dwight James Burnham died on Friday April 5th, 2019 in Auburn, Washington.… Continue reading

DONALD EDWIN EDDY

Donald Edwin Eddy died March 24, 2019 at Stafford Health Care in… Continue reading

FAYE (MCDONALD) BAILEY

September 11, 1928 -March 31, 2019 Faye was a lifelong Auburn resident.… Continue reading

IDA MAE STRUVE

Ida Mae Struve passed away peacefully on March 19, 2019, at age… Continue reading

TROY STANLEY PETERSON

Apr. 19, 1954 – Feb. 25, 2019 Please join us in a… Continue reading

MARJORY MAXINE HODSON GREENE

Marjory Maxine Hodson Greene was born on November 3, 1925 in Ericson,… Continue reading

SHIRLEY L. MARSH

October 22, 1920 - March 15, 2019 It is with profound sadness… Continue reading

Most Read