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Gavin Symonds

December 29, 1995 — November 22, 2022

Belle Fourche

Gavin Symonds, age 26 of Belle Fourche, died Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at his home, following a life-long battle against Diabetes.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, November 30,2022 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche.  Visitation will be held 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Inurnment will be held in Pine Slope Cemetery.


Gavin’s funeral can be viewed live or afterwards, on his obituary page located on the funeral home’s website:


Gavin James Symonds was born December 29, 1995 in Spearfish, South Dakota.  He was the son of Robert Symonds and Tamara (Cramer) Westland.  Gavin grew up in Belle Fourche, where he graduated from high school in 2014.  The following year he graduated from Lincoln Technical College in Denver, where he earned a degree in welding.  Gavin was an excellent welder and graduated at the top of his class.  He worked at EZ Fabrication in Belle Fourche, as well as for Andy Aman in Eureka SD where he welded and helped build fences, as well as various ranch work.  Gavin also helped his father with building rental houses. 


Gavin was very athletic.  During his high school years he excelled in wrestling, baseball and football.  Soccer was what he loved most, and many memories were made playing soccer for Belle Fourche.  Gavin was a kind and caring person, and very sensitive to people.  He was funny and smart, and he loved kids – especially his niece and nephews.  He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and grandson, and he will be missed so much.


Gavin is survived by his mother, Tammy (Michael) Westland of Belle Fourche; father, Robert Symonds of Belle Fourche; brother, Logan of Belle Fourche; sisters, Amanda (Eddie) Kramp and their children, Chason, Rowan, Braylee of Belle Fourche, Mariah Wainman of Bowman ND; paternal grandfather, Richard Symonds of Belle Fourche, maternal grandmother, Margaret (Albert) Limpert of Buffalo; aunt and uncles, Teresa (Darren) Howard of Chattanooga TN, Jill (Shannon) Fincher and their son, Sawyer, of Las Vegas NV, Josh Limpert of Oregon, Jeremy Limpert of St. Cloud MN.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Patricia Symonds; maternal grandfather, Lyman Cramer; and uncles, Jim, and John Symonds.



Funeral Service

10:30 A.M. – Wednesday – November 30, 2022

Christian Life Center

Belle Fourche, South Dakota



Pastor Dan Carlson




“Angel Friend”, “When I Get Where I’m Going”,

“Go Rest High on that Mountain”



Seth Dahlvang                                             Logan Symonds

Austin Giffin                                              Robert Symonds



Pine Slope Cemetery

Belle Fourche, South Dakota



~ A Letter from Heaven ~


I never thought it would end up this way,

I was thinking God would heal me some day.

I planned on a miracle, and a new start,

I thought God would do it – to show us His heart.


But now that I’m in heaven

I see things differently.

There’s no pain, no sickness

God healed me perfectly.


Remember all those questions,

How we kept asking God why?

Well I understand it all now,

Here, in the sweet by and by.


It’s so beautiful here

And you wouldn’t believe me!

I’ve seen Grandma Patty, Grandpa Lyman

And so many family.


Remember now people,

Death isn’t the end.

It’s a brand-new beginning,

I’m really not dead.


We’ll see each other again

Everything will be okay.

Keep trusting our King,

He’ll walk with you each day.


Remember to love God,

He understands when you ask why.

Things don’t make sense now

That’s partly why He died.


He died to rescue and save,

He suffered for our sin.

He even asked “Why?” in the garden,

He also greeted me, “Gavin! Enter in!”

~ Mark Leverington ~

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gavin's Visitation

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National Street, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Gavin's Celebration of Life Service

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

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