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Davis, Chester R. “Chet”

Halfway, Oregon

Chester R. “Chet” Davis, 77, of Baker City and a former Halfway resident, died Sept. 6, 2004, at his home.

His graveside memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Military rites will be conducted by the Halfway Veterans of Foreign War Post, No. 7847.

Mr. Davis was born on Jan. 22, 1927, at Roy, N.M., to John Bernard and Kathryn Valentine Williams Davis. He received his education in San Diego and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945.

He spent time in Korea after the war and was discharged in 1947. He worked in the sawmill at Halfway and then moved to South Carolina. He later moved to southern California where he worked as a rod buster with the ironworkers there and on the Snake River dams. After his retirement, he moved to Baker City to be close to his family.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Helen Davis of Baker City; sister, Ida Tramel of Ventura, Calif.; half sister, Freda Cato of Trenton, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph; and a sister, Pauline.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 14, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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