David Walter Quigley

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David Walter Quigley

David Walter Quigley, passed away December 17, 2022, in his home, surrounded by his loving family in, Carnation, Washington.  David was born in Livingston, Montana to William (Bus) Quigley and Phyllis Young Quigley on July 25, 1942. He grew up in Wilsall, Montana and graduated from high school in 1960.  David attended college for a year and then joined the Marines in February of 1962. During his time in the Marines David was sent to Vietnam and proudly served his country.  He was honorably discharged, from the Marines in 1965 and returned home to Wilsall, Montana. David left, shortly after returning home and moved to Seattle, WA. He began working at Capital Finance and met his wife Sofia (Brewinski) Quigley. They were married on May 20, 1967.

David and Sofia made Washington State their home, living in several cities and spending time at their Ranch in Ellensburg WA.

David worked for Merchants Credit for 21 years before he purchased the business in 1994.  Merchants Credit was the largest locally owned collection agency, in the State of Washington, at that time. In 2000, David acquired Audit and Adjustment, Inc., He then acquired Evergreen Financial Services in Yakima, WA., from 2007-2015.  He held the position, board of directors, until current.

He was a King collector of many things; fishing in Alaska and Westport, cows on his ranch, drives on his ranch, hunting with his nephews and enjoying the true beauty of the great outdoors, all season long.

David was a part time farmer, loved the land and anything that had 4 legs, especially deer and elk.  That was the Montana in him.

He is proceeded in death by his parents William and Phyllis Quigley, his beloved sister Barbara Poor and his wife of 54 years Sofia (Bewinski) Quigley.

He is survived by his daughters Kelly Quigley, husband Greg Thacker, daughter Kristen Edwards husband Don Edwards, grandchildren David, Madison, Sofia, and Wyatt. He was surrounded by the love of his nephews and nieces.

David lived his life, by his high school motto “ A little horse sense in my head, a little romance in my heart, a little iron in my purpose, will keep me going in this world for as long as it is decent, for me to stay.”

We will be celebrating David’s life with family and friends, Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Contributions, in David’s honor may be made to:
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Wounded Warriors


7 Responses to “David Walter Quigley”

  • Debbie Stepp says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m so happy I had the opportunity to meet your parents! They were so kind and fun! Sending hugs long distance and I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  • Danette Roberts says:

    This breaks my heart to hear. David was a very important part of my childhood. I will never forget the adventures, love, lessons on life and acceptance he gave me. Plus a few butt chewings. I always felt like just another one of his kids. I know how broken his heart must have been after Sophie died. In my mind they are in heaven driving around in an old ford pickup truck, bumping down dusty roads in Ellensberg holding hands and smiling at one another. Atleast that’s the memory I will forever hold in my heart and memories. I love you Quigley family. I am SO SORRY for you loss. Love, Danette

  • Jeanine Pepper says:

    Kristen, May God be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. I know your pain and will always be here for you.
    Prayers, Jeanine and Keegan

  • Bimal Bath says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Kelly Quigley . May he rest in peace in heaven .

  • Pamela Degner says:

    I’m am so sorry for the loss of your dad, I just read about it. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He is at peace and you should feel a little if that also. Love you

  • Judy Thaut Hays says:

    I met David when we were both five years old starting first grade in Wilsall. He was always the life of the party end of our class always giggling, cracking jokes. My fondest memory of him was at my parents house and Wilsall I was allowed to have an after prom party and unknowingly. Some of the classmates had liquor in their trunks, and David had just a few too many we put him in the bathtub to sober him up, and he pulled me into the bathtub with him I was there for dubbed his bathtub buddy, his dad bus went to my dads bar the next day and bus asked him why he was allowed to have too many green olives at our prom party. I will always miss him and love him.

  • Eric Bartrand says:

    A life lived well… “Well done, Sir!” Dave had so much good in him. I hope he passed in the peace he deserves.

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