Baker County, Oregon Obituaries
Opal “Dee” Davis, 71, of Boardman, died Jan. 25, 2003, at his home.
Private cremation with a Celebration of Life graveside service will be held later this year in Canyon City, with time and date to be announced later.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.
Dee was born March 27, 1931, at Waldron, Ark., the third child of Reacel and Monta May Starr Davis.
He was raised in Booneville, Ark., then moved to Oregon in 1948. There he married Norma Jean Wood on Aug. 9, 1949, in John Day. They had four children, Linda Davis Pifher, Della Davis Edison, Rick Davis, and Roger Davis.
He worked as a cat skinner, mechanic, heavy equipment operator and road builder.
Dee loved to hunt, fish and be with his family, and always had a story or joke to share. He was always ready to go fishing rain or shine, he hunted up until last year when his health declined.
He will be greatly missed by those who dearly loved him.
Dee is survived by his daughters, Linda Davis-Pifher of Boardman, and Della Edison and her husband, Jim, of Baker City; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Dalene Davis of Baker City; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arnold, Elmer and Dean; one sister, Janie; many nieces and nephews; and a very dear and special friend, Clarice Dumler.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Davis; son, Roger Davis; his parents and an infant brother, Glen.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 31, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor