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David Alvord III died at Coeur dí Alene, the result of a lingering lung infection he contracted while teaching English in South Korea

David Alvord III died at Coeur dí Alene, the result of a lingering lung infection he contracted while teaching English in South Korea

He and his former wife Rosemary Kirwin-Alvord served for two years in Korea, were Peace Corps recruiters in Seattle and later held administrative positions in Micronesia. Having become fluent in Korean, David taught English to South Korean Air Force pilots. Prior to his death, he completed an assignment in South Korea, where he was teaching South Korean educators English teaching methods.

David Alvord III died at Coeur dí Alene, the result of a lingering lung infection he contracted while teaching English in South Korea

English Teacher for Korean Air Force Dies
Korea Times
Sept. 7, 2006

Idaho native David Alvord III died Monday at Coeur dí Alene, the result of a lingering lung infection [sic: lung flukes he picked up from eating sushi in 2005] he contracted while teaching English in South Korea. He was 64.

A sixth generation Idahoan, a long life in public policy and political work took him throughout Idaho and on repeated visits to Korea. Having lived in Twin Falls and Payette previously, he attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and graduated in political science from Idaho State University prior to joining the Peace Corps.

He and his former wife Rosemary Kirwin-Alvord served for two years in Korea, were Peace Corps recruiters in Seattle and later held administrative positions in Micronesia.

Having become fluent in Korean, David taught English to South Korean Air Force pilots.

Prior to his death, he completed an assignment in South Korea, where he was teaching South Korean educators English teaching methods.

He was in the process of returning to the United States to make his retirement home in Sandpoint.



Separate Obituary

DAVID D. ALVORD III September 6, 2006

Idaho native David Alvord III died September 4 at Coeur d¡¯ Alene, the result of a lingering lung infection contracted while teaching English in South Korea. He was 64.

A sixth generation Idahoan, a long life in public policy and political work took him throughout Idaho and for repeat visits to Korea. He was born December 6, 1941 in Twin Falls to Rachel Roberts and David D. Alvord Jr.. Having lived in Twin Falls and Payette previously, he graduated from Pocatello High School in 1959 where he excelled in track and basketball. He attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and graduated in political science from Idaho State University prior to joining the Peace Corps.

He and his former wife Rosemary Kirwin-Alvord served for two years in Korea, were Peace Corps recruiters in Seattle and later held administrative positions in Micronesia. David later moved to the Boise area where he worked in Idaho state government in land-use planning and on numerous high profile political campaigns in Oregon and Idaho.

Having become fluent in Korean, David instructed South Korean Air Force pilots in the use of English. Prior to his death, he completed an assignment in South Korea, where he was teaching South Korean educators methods of teaching English to their native population. He was in the process of returning to the United States to make his retirement home in Sandpoint.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Clark, of Sagle; daughter Regan Alvord of North Hollywood, CA; son David D. Alvord IV of Beaverton, OR; sisters Nan Alvord Hughes of Bothell, WA, and Betty Alvord Johannson of Medford, OR. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Kojedo Ai Kwang Won (Home and School for Disabled) % Commander Clark, P.O. Box 152, Sagle, ID 83860 or to NAMI-Washington County Oregon, 18680 SW Shaw St., Aloha OR 97007. Services are pending.



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