James Richard Davis died Sept. 10, 2012, at Larchwood Nursing Home in Grand Junction. He was 97.
Mr. Davis was born in Taylorsville, Ky., to Charles Davis and Willie Neel on Jan. 7, 1915. He spent his youth in Kentucky where he met and married Ann Ethington on May 16, 1934. They moved to Arizona in 1941 where he farmed and was a manager for Wright's Grocery Store in Queen Creek. The family moved to Grand Junction in 1950. Jim farmed, drove truck for Owen's Produce and was a butcher for Waddell Market. He and Ann had eight children. They divorced in 1984. He then married Mary Eleanor Stogner on Nov. 1, 1986. They lived in Crawford, Delta, Cedaredge and finally back in Grand Junction.
Mr. Davis enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, traveling, riding horses, hunting and riding his ATV.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Eleanor; his children, June Brennan of Fruita, Joyce Curtis and her husband Verl of Grand Junction, Richard Davis and his wife Peggy of Mesa, Ariz., Don Davis and his wife Diana of Eager, Ariz., Ken Davis and his wife Melanie of Highland, Utah, Harold Davis and his wife Carol of Grand Junction, Janet Hanson and her husband Aron of Homer, Alaska; 19 grandchildren and a growing number of great- and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Louise Barnett and Aline Rogers; his son, Wayne Davis; a son-in-law, Wayne Brennan; and a great-grandson, Scott.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 15, at Crown Point Cemetery in Grand Junction.
Contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506; or to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.blog comments powered by Disqus