David George Sliman, 83, passed away with his family surrounding him on March 13, 2023.
David was born in Gooding, Idaho on September 16, 1939, the first born to Lester and Adele (Zaelit) Sliman followed by six sisters.
David went to Gooding schools and graduated with the class of 1957. Shortly after graduating, he joined the Army Reserve and served 8 years.
In 1960 he married Carolyn Brown and started his farming career which he continued for the rest of his life. David was in the sheep business and had cattle, selling the sheep in 1982. David farmed for the rest of his life and in later years his son and grandson joined him.
David is survived his wife - Carolyn of 62 years; his son - Joe (Elena Shaw); daughter - Tamra (Andres) Barria; he has four grandchildren - Alexx (Jeff) Norstabon of Bliss, Idaho, Torre (Katie) Sliman of Gooding, Christian (Mariana) Barria of Boise and Jessica Barria of Nampa; two great grandchildren - JJ Owen Norstebon and Khlanii Barria; six sisters - Janie Steffens of Boise, Marie (Taylor) Gudmundsen of Boise, Rosie (Joe) Steffens of Hansen, Barbara Chertudi of Spain, Judy (Chris) Oakley of Boise and JoAnn (Carl) Lanham of Boise, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by: his parents - Lester and Adele Sliman; two brother-in-law’s - Toby Steffens and Victor Chertudi.
Services for David will be held on Friday, March 24, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Gooding. A rosary will be at 10:30 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am.
He will be laid to rest at the Elmwood Cemetery following the service. A gathering for family and friends will be held at the Gooding County Fair Grounds.
Services are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
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