DAVIS DouglasPosted: September 29th, 2015
“I remember Daddy’s hands
How they held my Mama tight
And patted my back
For something done right.
There are things that I’ve forgotten
That I loved about the man
But I will always remember
The love in Daddy’s hands.”
Our dad, DOUGLAS KEITH DAVIS, was reunited with our mom, Donna and others he loved on September 19, 2015.
Doug was born December 28, 1927 in Swift Current, Sask. Canada. He was the only living child of Alvin K. Davis and Muriel Ann Chant. Dad grew up in the small Canadian towns of Webb, Swift Current and Dawson Creek playing on the farm, learning to drive at age 12 and finally, learning the craft of welding at age 17 which would become his life long career.
Dad and mom came to California in the late 1950’s and lived here until September of 1994 when they returned to live in Canada after Dad’s retirement.
After many years of working for others he was able to open his own shop, D&D Welding in Camarillo in the mid 1970’s. He loved his work and was very concerned about the type of service he provided to others. He was very exacting in his welding because he knew others were depending on him to do it right.
Dad loved airplanes, motorcycles, and engines of all kinds. He loved his family and was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He fulfilled all that he needed to do on this earth and then some when he was able to motorcycle through the Sequoias, travel to London, England, ice skate in New York at Rockefeller Center, own a home in the beautiful woods of Beaver Mines, Alberta, Canada and serve as part of the town’s volunteer fire crew. It was a full and wonderful life.
Doug was preceded by his parents, a sister, Mae, stepson, Craig and his two wives, Donna Maurine Obray and Virginia Huff Christian. He is survived by his children Muriel Bass (Chuck), Sandy Rasmussen (Ron) and Douglas (Yvonne) Davis and bonus children Verlie Howser (Alan), Jeff Christian (Nora) and Cindy Christian. Direct descendant grandchildren include, Marisa, Christal, Keely, Melinda, Chelsea, Blythe, Hope, Ashlyn, Evan, Chad and ending with 25 great grandchildren who loved their “old Papa”. We would like to give an extra thank you to Dad’s caregiver, Rosario Lopez, who not only surrounded Dad with kindness, concern and love, but loved us just as well. Thank you from all the spaces in our hearts, you have been our angel.
The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, Pincher Creek, Alberta on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca