February 7, 1942 - July 19, 2012
David Dave L. Davis born Feb. 7, 1942, in Oakland, CA, to Leroy D. and Florence N. (Cook) Davis. Passing in Redmond, OR, on July 19, 2012, after a long battle of COPD, with his family nearby.
Dave and his family moved to Seneca, OR, when he was two. He enjoyed a fun-filled life every young kid dreams of; hunting and fishing all day, living in a logging camp with all the opportunities to get into trouble.
Leaving home at 17 to join the Navy for four years, completing his military obligation, he came home but the wandering bug was forever implanted in him by now. Left for greener grass in California in 1964, meeting RoseAnn Abbott, marrying in 1965.
In 1966, he joined the Steamfitters Local 342. He was 2nd two years running in the state apprenticeship contest, going on to enjoy 25 years of building things, refineries, sewage treatment plants, glass plants, chemical plants, and dams. Retiring in 1988, returning to school to obtain an AA degree in electronics, going to work for Lockheed, working on the Hubble telescope and the guiding system for the Patriot missile project. Retiring to Redmond, OR, in 1990.
In retirement, he and his wife, RoseAnn, were able to travel the world... one of his most favorite things to do.
Dave is survived by his wife of 47 years; sons, Brent of CA, and Lyle of MD; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters and one brother. Preceded in death by a son, one brother and parents. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends of Bill W.
Funeral service will be held on Tues., July 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at Redmond Memorial Chapel, Redmond, OR, with burial in Terrebonne.
Contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc.
Condolences can be extended to the family at our web site www.redmondmemorialchapel.com