David L.  Twombley
David L. Twombley
David L. Twombley

April 11, 1941 - December 6, 2018
Born in Osceola, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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David Lee Twombley passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Iles Westover Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 13 at the funeral home. Interment will be at McDivitt Grove Cemetery, Urbandale.

David was born April 11, 1941 in Osceola, Iowa to Ardith Twombley and Edith (McComas) Twombley. He attended Clarke Community Schools and earned his BA and Masters in music from Drake University. David taught music in Anamosa, Iowa for 2 years, Murray, Iowa for 2 years and Clarke Community Schools for 30 years. He sang with the Des Moines Gay Men’s Choir, played in the Central Iowa Woodwind Ensemble, and in the Des Moines Community Orchestra. He was also a member of the Iowa Chapter of the National Cadillac Lasalle Club, and a supporter of ONE IOWA and the legalization of same sex marriage. In his younger days he was an avid runner and ran 31 marathons, including Boston 3 times, London and Minneapolis.

On September 19, 2009 he married Larry Hoch.

He is survived by his brother, Donovan Twombley and Margo Whiting; brother-in-law, Dan Hoch (Beth); nieces, Debbie (Doug) Karns of Cedar Falls and Anne Twombley of Urbandale; nephew, Scott (Jane) Twombley of Ventura, California; 14 great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and his cat, Squeakers. He was preceded in death by his husband, Larry; his parents; a sister Conda in infancy, and his sister-in-law, Joyce Twombley.

Memorials may be made to ONE IOWA, Taylor House Hospice and Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences are welcome at






Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, December 13, 2018
1:00 PM
McDivitt Grove Cemetery
Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Thursday, December 13, 2018


Hospice Taylor House
3401 East Douglas Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317
One Iowa
3839 Merle Hay Road Suite 274
Des Moines, IA 50310
Animal Lifeline of Iowa
4521 SE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320