Arlyn Winfield Davis

May 16, 1932 — July 11, 2013


Arlyn Winfield Davis of Walla Walla went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the age of 81 in his home. His wife and friends were by his side. Known as A.W. and Dave by his friends over the years, A.W. was born on May 16, 1932, to Royal S. and Jessie C. Davis in Fossil, Ore. Growing up in Eastern Oregon, he spent his childhood years in Spray, Winlock, Mitchell, Kimberly and on the Prairie Ranch, and graduated from Monument High.

A.W. was a veteran of the U.S. Army – serving during the Korea conflict as a teletype operator in Japan and a cook. After leaving the military, he married Frieda P. Gross in 1957 and eventually moved to Sheridan, Ore., where they raised their two boys. He worked for Dictaphone Corp. before becoming a timber buyer and continuing his role as a radio technician well into retirement with his business, H.Q. Communications. A.W. and Frieda went on to live in Sumpter, Ore.; Prineville, Ore.; and ultimately settled in Walla Walla, where they helped to start and continue to attend the Calvary Chapel. He was also an active member of the Blue Mountain Antique Truck Assn.

A. W. took the step to personally experience the saving grace of Jesus Christ in the late 1970s and went on live out his Christian walk by serving in many roles as associate pastor, counselor and friend to scores of people. He and Frieda are avid supporters of the Christian Aid Center in Walla Walla. He is survived by his wife; their two adult sons, Scott and Russ; and his four grandchildren – who already all miss him deeply but look forward to seeing him again.

His remains will be interred at the Willamette National Cemetery near Portland with full military honors.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to celebrate his life at the Calvary Chapel of Walla Walla, Saturday, July 20, at 1 p.m. It’s his family’s wish that you would direct any donations in his honor to the Christian Aid Center of Walla Walla. Casual dress is requested. A potluck-style pie social will follow at the home of Russ Davis.


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