In Memory: David Qualls ’54, OD ’56
David Qualls ’54, OD ’56 died Nov. 27, 2018, at age 86. He graduated from Estacada (Ore.) High School and completed his doctor of optometry at Pacific. He served in the Army as a medical specialist in Heidelberg, Germany. After completing active duty, he practiced optometry for nearly 40 years serving hundreds of East County (Ore.) residents with professional and loving optometric care.
He was involved in numerous organizations including president of both the Oregon Optometric Association and the Portland Symphonic Choir. He was on the Gresham Planning Commission, a member of Kiwanis Club, on the board of the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival and went to Nicaragua on a humanitarian mission. He enjoyed spending time with family, riding his bike, playing tennis, singing, chatting with his coffee group at the Jazzy Bagel, and time on Vancouver (Can.) Island.
He is survived by his wife Kelly; children, Kimberly (and Jerry) King and Darin (and Tony Davis); mother of Kimberly and Darin, Carol Taylor; extended family, Esmail (Mariam) Astanboos; step children, Valerie Windsor (and Paul) and Jerilyn (and Chris) Glogovac; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and siblings, Dean (and Margene) and Ruth Lamb.