Born in Valley City, North Dakota on Apr. 26, 1950

Departed on Apr. 25, 2010 and resided in Clarkdale, AZ.

David M. (Haboo) Severson, 59, of Clarkdale passed away April 25, 2010. He was born April 26, 1950 in Valley City, North Dakota, the son of Wayne and Joyce Severson.
Dave attended Coronado High School and Northern Arizona University where he received a Bachelor Degree in Zoology.
He joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam from May 1967 to June 1968. Dave was wounded in action and received an honorable discharge due to his injuries. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Purple Heart.
Dave began his devotion to helping other veterans in whatever way he could. He was Commander of American Legion Post #25 for several years and served for twelve years as a certified service officer assisting veterans and their families with claims and paperwork. In 2002, he received the Outstanding Service Officer Award from the Department of Arizona American Legion. In 2000 he founded the Verde Valley Veterans Transportation, which continues to serve veterans and our community elderly/disabled for medical appointments.
He loved motorcycle riding, camping, collecting antiques, fishing, being a husband, father and a grandfather.
Dave leaves his wife of 28 years Camile Severson; sons, Eric Severson of Phoenix and Christopher Severson of Tucson; daughters Sarah A. Scott (Matthew) of Cornville, Amber Clark Severson of Phoenix and Tisha Severson of California; brother Mark Severson of Gisela; sister Gail Boyer (Dick) of Phoenix; three grandchildren and two nephews and one niece

I was Haboos wife for 28 years and I Thank God every day for the time we had together and still sit out and drink my coffee on my porch every morning (which was our quiet time) asking why the FFFFF he had to leave me so suddenly. I MISS HIM SO MUCH AND MY LIFE IS NOT THE SAME. The only thing that is the same is the great support I have from our family of BROTHERS. THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING HERE FOR ME!!!!!! Anyway I as you am sitting here crying as I write this to you as Haboo gave me the same strengths and taught me to be me! (Hey Guys I know you will read into that what you will) If you would like to send me a private email I have some photos I can get copied and send you a few. I am sorry you did not know of his passing and date of his celebration of life but know that we have an annual memorial party at my home in the Verde Valley on the 3rd weekend in May set forever!!! Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for all the nice things you posted about him and God Bless!,
Camile AKA 180



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