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1939 Dee 2007

Dee Davis

May 14, 1939 — September 4, 2007

U.S. Veteran

Dee LaMar Davis, 68, of Woodland Hills, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, died September 4, 2007. He was born May 14, 1939 in Santaquin, Utah to William Clinton Davis, II and Inza Priel Cushing. He married Carolyn Louise Jones March 18, 1967 and they were sealed for time and eternity in the Los Angeles Temple March 22, 1969. Dee attended school in Santaquin, Pasa Robles, CA and China Lake, CA, graduating from Sherman E. Burroughs High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army/Special Services during the Korean conflict. He attended BYU, Ricks College, Bakersfield College and the University of Phoenix. He earned a BS in Industrial Education and an MS in Counseling & Guidance. He worked as a Test Range Tracker, Data Analyst and 30 years as an Educator. He taught school in Utah, Saudi Arabia and Nevada. Dee excelled in many sports, football, basketball and track & field. He was an All-Conference tackle at Ricks College and played on the Bakersfield College Jr. Rose Bowl Championship team and with BYU. He enjoyed coaching youth basketball, soccer and softball. He especially loved to travel, history and landscaping. He was an active member of the LDS Church serving in many positions including Ward and Stake Missionary, Sunday School Teacher and President, YM President and as a Counselor in a Bishopric and Branch Presidency. Dee is survived by his wife of Woodland Hills; daughter, Melissa (Eric) Kloberdanz of Bountiful; sons, Steven Dee (Cassidy) Davis of Lehi, Dallin Layne (Merinda) Davis, of Orem; six wonderful grandchildren, Elle & Grace Kloberdanz, Jesse, Tate, Millie and Wesley Davis; two brothers, C. Henry (Jean) Davis of Provo, Paul C. (Gay) Davis of Hansville, Washington; three sisters, Inza Gail (Bill) Harding of Parker, Arizona, Sue Ann (Rich) Long of Provo, Pamela Mae (Bob) McAllister of Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, DeVona Davis, and a brother, William C. (Shirlene) Davis III. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 8th at 1:00 p.m in the Salem Stake Center, 470 East Salem Canal Road. Friends may call at the Holladay-Brown Funeral Home, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin, Friday 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 11:30 to 12:45 pm prior to services. Interment will follow in the Santaquin Cemetery with Military Rites by Santaquin American Legion Post 84. The family would like to express the appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at Central Utah Cancer Clinic, DaVita Dialysis Center and Alpine Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made to the Huntsman Cancer Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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