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David M. Youngstrum of Carrollton, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 21, in Plano, Texas. He was born September 2, 1942 in Racine, Wisconsin, the son of George Gustav and Marion Eloise (Lundberg) Youngstrum. The family moved to Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and David began school there. He moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1953, then in 1957 to Littleton, Colorado, where he graduated from Littleton High School with the Class of 1960. He was the all-conference shortstop for the Littleton High School baseball team his senior year. After graduation he attended the University of Wisconsin to pursue a degree in Engineering. After three years at Wisconsin he returned to Colorado and completed a degree in Mathematics at Colorado State University. Following graduation he worked in the insurance industry in Denver finding a talent for actuarial work. He left private industry and was hired as Chief Actuary for the State of Colorado. Along the way he earned a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and began work on a Ph.D. He met and married Dorothy M. "Pepper" Smedly, and the couple resided in Lakewood, Colorado. David and Pepper moved to Carrollton, Texas, where David founded Alea Associates, an actuarial consulting firm. He became Pepper's full-time caregiver as she battled Parkinson's Disease. She passed away in 2010, and David closed Alea Associates two years later going into full retirement. He remained active in Grace United Presbyterian Church, and participated in golf in his retirement. David is survived by his brother, Daryl (Torrey) Youngstrum of Rhinelander, Wisconsin; step brothers B. Louis (Sue) Martin of Littleton, Colorado, and Michael A. (Sharran) Martin of Greeley, Colorado, and step sister Susan E. Martin of Cocoa Beach, Florida; half-sister Janis (Robert) Butler of Mahopae, New York; step son Charles W. Smedly of Denver, step daughter Dianne M. Cavender of Piedmont, South Carolina, and five step grandchildren. A memorial service will be planned for David by the family at a later date. Metrocrest Funeral Home, Carrollton, Texas, is assisting the family.