DR. DAVID M. FLOWERS , Trumpeter and Contractor, age 69 of Arlington, VA died January 30, 2005 with his family by his side. Dr. Flowers was born December 10, 1935, son of the late Willard Flowers and Mayretta Thomas, and was raised in Weirton, WV. Other members of his loving family whom he is now with include his Uncle Delbert Thomas, Aunt Hester Thomas and Grandmother Almeda Thomas. Dr. Flowers was a 1958 graduate of the University of Michigan receiving his Bachelors of Music in trumpet performance and later his Masters Degree. He went on to receive his Doctoral Degree from the Catholic University of America. Since 1964, Dr. Flowers has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra as second trumpet. He served on the Music Faculty of the Catholic University of America, American University, and George Mason University in addition to teaching privately. Prior to playing with the National symphony he was a Gunnery Sergeant in the President's Own Marine Corp Band for four years. In addition, he contracted with the Washington Ballet, Choral Arts Society, Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral and Church of the Little Flower among others. Survivors include three daughters, Lynn Rigney of Bristow, VA, Marilyn Haight of Warrenton, VA and Eileen Flowers of New York; one son, Gareth Flowers of New York; four grandchildren and longtime companion, Cathy Harl of Alexandria, VA. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2005 at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Cathedral Choral Society, Choral Arts Society of Washington or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to www.pricefh.com. Published in The Washington Post on 2/6/2005.