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David Reese Hetherson, 62, of Hope passed away peacefully on September 5th, 2020 with his loving family by his bedside at Toni and Trish House of Auburn. He was born of (James B. Hetherson Sr) and (Carolyn Hetherson), June 14th, 1958. Upon moving to Michigan, God blessed him with two wonderful boys, Steven, and Isaac who he dedicated his life to raising.

David Hetherson lived his life fuller than most. Born and raised in Swansea Massachusetts, Dave spent his free time riding horses, boating around the Atlantic Ocean, and surrounding himself with people who loved life just as much as he did. David was the light in any room, with his contiguous smile and heart of gold, people naturally gravitated towards him. As Dave would always say, “sleep when you’re dead.” This is something he truly lived by and loved ones around him will keep his memory alive by living by his golden rule.

David is survived by his two children, Steven Hetherson (Alexandra Smith) and Isaac Hetherson, his brother, J. Barry Hetherson Jr., his nephew, Shayne Hetherson, his niece, Shannon Hetherson, and his beloved dog, Whiskey.

A private celebration of life will be held for family and friends at David’s residence on September 15th from 2-6pm.

In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Toni & Trish House of Auburn.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hetherson family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Anne Gerstein

    15 September 2020 2 weeks ago

    We shared so many memories, from boating in Newport to Block Island and the Vineyard to skiing in New Hampshire and Vermont to the Beaches of Boca Raton! Geez our memories stretch back over 40 years! I went to call you to tell you I lost one of my oldest and dearest friends the other day when I found out you died but it was you I lost!!

    My heart goes out to the whole Hetherson Family. David was special.

    Anne

  2. Sue and Brian Phillips

    10 September 2020 2 weeks ago

    Dear Steven and Isaac,

    Please accept our thoughts and prayers in the passing of your father. As you wrote in his obituary “he had a contagious smile” . I will always remember that about him.
    With fond memories and in love,
    Aunt Sue and Uncle Brian

  3. shannon Bothe -Mularz

    08 September 2020 3 weeks ago

    Issac my heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this time.

  4. Ross D Olson

    07 September 2020 3 weeks ago

    He will always be a spark that
    lights a dark corner in my
    journey. Now and then the
    Father lets an angel with a crooked halo fall to the earth. It was my honor and privilege to get to know one just a little.
    I send prayers for your loss
    and God’s love for the Memory of Dave
    Chaplan Ross

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