July 20, 1931 - March 20, 2012
Jim Davis of Walla Walla, passed away March 20, 2012, at Highline Medical Center in Tukwila, Wash., at the age of 80. He was born in Buhl, Ida., to Garland and Mildred Davis. Jim graduated from Pasco High School and soon joined the Air Force in 1950, serving in Curlew, Wash., and Alaska for four years. He married Delores Velera in 1951, the mother of his three children. Upon discharge, he worked various jobs until beginning his life's career with the City of Portland Police Department starting as a patrolman working up to Chief of Police and retiring in 1992 as a Captain. During his tenure with the Portland Police, he enrolled at University of Portland graduating cum laude in 1974 at the age of 43.
Jim is survived by his wife, Rhea; daughter, Connie Smith of Casper, Wyo.; son, Dr. Thomas C. Davis of Gillete, Wyo.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; aunt, Alene Williams (Delbert) of Kennewick; as well as many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James T. Davis, Jr.; and wife Linda. In his spare time, golf was his passion. Honoring Jim's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to University of Portland Scholarship Fund thru the funeral home. Arrangements being handled by Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W./ Alder, Walla Walla, WA. 99362.