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David Craven

July 1, 1964 — October 30, 2023


David Craven, beloved by all who knew him, sadly passed away on October 30, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of passion, kindness, and genuine love for life. Born on July 1, 1964, David's life was marked by his unwavering dedication to the craft of automotive painting and his boundless love for his family.

From the young age of 13, David discovered his deep fascination with automotive painting. This passion flourished over time and became one of the defining aspects of his life. Throughout his career, he honed his skills and developed into an exceptional artist admired by many. His precision and attention to detail were unparalleled. Whether it was restoring classic cars or customizing vehicles, David's work always exuded a touch of artistic brilliance.

David's educational journey was centered around pursuing his automotive painting dreams. He graduated from high school and further enhanced his expertise by earning several certificates in Automotive Painting. These qualifications served as a testament to his commitment to perfecting his craft.

However, David's life extended beyond the boundaries of professional achievements. He was a man known for his generous spirit and compassionate nature. Always ready to lend a helping hand, David selflessly assisted those around him whenever they needed support. His kind-heartedness knew no bounds, leaving an indelible mark on the lives he touched.

In his leisure time, he loved going to concerts, listening to music at home, or turning up loudly in his vehicle. He found joy in watching movies that transported him to different realms of imagination and loved sharing his love for anime and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 with those closest to him.

David had cherished hobbies that brought immense pleasure to his days. One such pastime involved spending time at home with his beloved family and their adored dogs, Powder, and Hammer.  Additionally, he was a gun smith, and enjoyed spending time on the shooting range, engaging in this activity with a sense of focus and discipline. He won many awards, and his passion for firearms and shooting were well known by those who knew him.

David leaves behind his beloved Uncle Mike and Aunt Dianne Beitz, as well as numerous cousins whose lives were enriched by their connection with him. The impact he made on all those he encountered will continue to resonate for years to come.

A graveside service to honor David's life will be held on November 6, 2023, at the Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery in Rupert, ID. The service will begin at 1:00 PM and conclude at 2:00 PM. Friends, extended family members, and all those whose lives David touched are invited to attend and pay their final respects.

David Craven was a remarkable human being who lived a life filled with passion, love, and kindness. His creative spirit lives on through the masterpieces he created with automotive paint, evoking emotions that transcended the mere surface. He will forever be remembered for his generosity, warm heartedness, and unwavering dedication to those he held dear.

As we mourn the loss of an extraordinary individual taken from us too soon, let us also celebrate the profound impact David had on our lives. May his legacy continue to inspire us all to pursue our passions wholeheartedly and to approach each day with kindness and compassion. Rest in peace, dear David Craven.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Monday, November 6, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery

450 N Meridian, Rupert, ID 83350

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