[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, February 05, 2016 at 07:08:36 :

Independent Journal
Sunday December 8, 2002

David Simeon Welsh
Was born on February 20, 1910, in Newton, Kansas, to Burt Watson Welsh and Elizabeth "Lila" Fossey. His Welsh (spelled Welsch) forefather is believed to have arrived in this country, from the western Palatinate, Germany, in 1741. The Fosseys emigrated from Bedfordshire County, England, in the 1870s. Mr. Welsh grew to manhood in Newton, graduating from Newton High School in 1928. On January 16, 1933, he married Rachel Green, daughter of Alvah and Adelaide (Lyman) Green, in McDonald, Kansas. Four children were born to this union: David Allen, Lila Nell, Linda Gail, and Daniel Fossey. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern College, in May 1933, Mr. Welsh combined his foreign language proficiency and musical training and embarked upon a lifelong teaching career at public schools in Kansas, Colorado, and California. In 1935, he furthered his musical education by attending the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois. His talent, hard work, and fervent love of music, led to a position as trombonist with the Denver Symphony Orchestra through 1945. In addition, he was an accomplished choral director and conducted numerous church and school choirs. The family moved to Monterrey, Mexico, in 1946. Mr. Welsh's mechanical ability and boundless curiosity led to employment with the DoAll Industrial Supply Corporation. He later opened his own metal fabrication shop, in Mexico City, and oversaw upwards of 100 employees. After returning to the United Stated in 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Welsh settled in northern California. Mr. Welsh continued teaching school, in Fairfax, and began learning the jewelry business. His store, the Hi Ho Silver Shop, was a fixture in Rohnert Park, California, for many years. Mr. Welsh departed this life at home, in Santa Rosa, California, on December 1, 2002, after a brief illness. His beloved wife Rachel held him in her arms. He is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. David S. Welsh acknowledged the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior. This blessed fact ensures a future reunion for all of those who remember him and likewise believe. We who remain, will wait with assurance and joy knowing that our dear husband, father, and grandpa is today, enthralled by heavenly choruses beyond all earthly description.

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WELSH, David Simeon, passed away December 1, 2002. Adobe Creek/ Cheda & Lyons, Petaluma, 707-789-9000.

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