Roger Davis

1922 - 2013

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Roger Davis

Dec. 13, 1922 — May 20, 2013

Roger Lynn Davis passed away at his home on May 20, 2013. He was born Dec. 13, 1922, to Ray M. and Ruth Wamble Davis in Starbuck. When he was young his family moved to Walla Walla, where his dad worked for the railroad.

Roger graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1941. He worked on area wheat ranches before moving to Seattle, where he trained to be a meat cutter at Ploes Market. There he met Carrie Long. They were married in December 1944.They moved to Walla Walla then back to North Collins, N.Y. During the next seven years, Roger worked a variety of jobs as a truck driver for a milk company, assembly line worker at Ford Motor Company and as an LPN for the state mental hospital. The family moved back to Walla Walla in 1951. Roger returned to meat cutting and worked for Safeway until retiring in 1972.

Roger enjoyed bowling and was a member of a league for several years. He was a BPOE member. Roger and Carrie were married for 68 years.

He is survived by his two sons, Ray (Connie) Davis of Walla Walla and Roger (Donna) Davis of Kalispell, Mont.; six grandchildren, Mark Davis of Tacoma, Kelli Davis of Spanaway, Wash., Brian Davis of Yakima, Suzanne Davis of Sandpoint, Idaho, Michael Davis and Diane Coy of Pompey Pillar, Mont.; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his sisters.

We will miss his quick wit, life stories and many jokes.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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