David Jadie Nevill

David Jadie Nevill

February 17, 1957 - April 16, 2009

David Jadie Nevill

February 17, 1957 - April 16, 2009


David Jadie Nevill

Dave was born to John and Marjorie Nevill on February 17th, 1957 in Lynwood, California.
He was the youngest of three brothers, Bill Maris, Mike Nevill and Dave Nevill.
Dave ended up in Costa Mesa, California during his early years. Dave continued on and found his first love to be music. He was a skilled drummer and part of various bands including Good Neighbor John, Agent X, and Rollokor. During his years as a drummer, Dave met his wife Sue. They were married when he was 24 and 2 years later had their daughter Leslie. Dave had a talent for drawing and he used his talent to draw cartoon characters for his daughter and liked to make his coworkers and friends laugh with his artwork. Dave always loved being silly and having a good laugh. Another side of Dave was his interest in history. He could sit for hours and discuss history, and especially was interested in WWII. Above all other things he enjoyed football. He was crazy about the Raiders. He would get himself all riled up during the Raider games and will always be remembered as one of the biggest Raider fans.

During the early ’90’s, Dave moved to Colorado. Although he was no longer married he always remained close with Sue and Leslie. Leslie would visit him in the summers and Dave would come to California to visit Leslie. Dave made sure to attend Leslie’s junior high school graduation, her high school graduation and her 16th birthday. Dave and Leslie were best friends, they talked and texted regularly.

While living in Colorado, Dave eventually met his 2nd wife Dana in 1997 and had his son Jadie in 1998. Denver Colorado is where he remained until his early passing at the age of 52. Dave will always be remembered for his loving heart, his music, art, intellect and hilarious sense of humor.

We will all miss him deeply.

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21 responses to David Jadie Nevill

  1. Sue and leslie, it breaks our hearts to know how much hurt you both are going through. We first met Dave at leslie’s Graduation and it was a very special time that we will always remember. We remember how proud you both were that he came to see Leslie at this very special time in her life. Then we had a chance to spend Leslie’s Birthday with Dave and had a great time. We also remember all the funny stories you would tell us about him and how much you would laugh. we know you enjoyed your visits with him. We know how much you both loved him and will miss him. Leslie, you should know How blessed you are to have such great parents that care and love you very much. Your Mom’s love for you and your Dad helped you keep your Father and Daughter relationship going. We know that will still continue. You are in our prayers and God Bless you and your family.

  2. Dear Sweet Leslie,
    I’m so very sorry about the passing of your Dad and little brother to my husband. I knew Dave most of my life and always felt like he was a brother to me too. I will miss his sense of humor most of all, we used to all have a lot of laughs! I will miss him too but I now know he is no longer struggling.
    His love for you as a father was no joke, he was so proud of you and loved you more than life itself. I’m sure he, your Uncle Mike, and their mother are all looking down at you and Jadie with a big proud smile!
    Always remember, I’m here for you.
    Big hug,
    Aunt Jennifer

  3. Sue Nevill says:

    I want to share a memory,.
    Back in the early ‘70’s Dave, myself, and some friends did a moonlight hike out in Ortega falls. Ron drove all of us out there in his Audi. It was the first time I had been there; I had no clue as to where we were. Linda was out with us too but I honestly can’t remember if anyone else was.
    We started at the bottom of Ortega and were heading for the top of the falls. We were all laughing and having a good time and I remember the water looked really cool in the moonlight. So we were hiking along, and as we were again crossing the creek, Dave noticed a Lowenbrau beer just sitting in the water. It was opened and had a foam head on it and was ice cold. It was like someone had just opened it and left it. I remember we were all looking around and listening for other people, but no one was there, it was late at night. So what do you do Dave? You drank the beer! I was worried you were going to get sick, but luckily you didn’t. We continued hiking through the night and once we were at the top of the falls, we were looking at the stars. That’s when we all saw the UFO, No really, we did. It might seem a little silly, but I remember that!
    We continued hiking and because the sun was coming up we began to notice we were hiking through warm and cold patches of air. We were all yelling ‘warm’ or ‘cold’ depending on where we were standing. We all thought that was pretty cool!
    Later, we were sitting around and watching the sun come up when Ron decides to do a handstand on top of a very large boulder on the side of the cliff. That really was scary; I remember how Dave and I were shaking our heads in disbelief and saying, “This guy’s crazy!” So what do we do next, we start boulder hopping.
    I have a lifetime of memories with Dave, but this was a very cool. Dave and I did many hikes out at the falls but this was one I’ll never forget.
    Dave, you always enjoyed the outdoors.

  4. Sharon Ryman says:

    Dear Sue,
    I am sorry for your loss. Dave will be missed very much.
    I loved the memory storythat was really cool. I am here for you always sis.


  5. Sharon Ryman says:

    Dear Leslie,

    I am very sorry for your loss, I know how much you loved your dad, your dad loved you just as much. Your Dad was a great guy, and a good Father. I knew Dave most of my life we had some really good times. Dave will be missed very much. I will always be here for you.

    Aunt Shari

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