Davis, Jim Boyd – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Jim Boyd Davis, 75, of Prairie City, a former longtime Ironside resident, died May 15, 2005, at his home. A memorial service will be planned later. Jim was born on May 21, 1929, at Forestville, Calif., to Sid and Louise Proshold Davis. He had one older sister, Helen. He grew up working in the orchards of Napa Valley in California. In 1946, the family bought a ranch and moved to Sisters. Jim joined the army in 1951 and completed boot camp at Fort Lewis, Wash. He served as a corporal in Hamburg, Germany. He met Harland Jones in boot camp and they served most of their time in the Army together. Jim became pen pals with Harland’s sister, Loretta Jones of John Day. They were married in 1953. Jim worked in logging and ranching and lived at Powell Butte, Spray, and Canyon City before moving to Ironside in 1958, where they lived for 32 years. After retiring from logging due to injuries and arthritis, Jim and Loretta lived in Summerville, Baker City, Mount Vernon, and recently moved to Prairie City. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing, and his dogs. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Loretta; a son, Dan Davis, and his wife, Connie, of Hereford; a daughter, Debbie Tinch, and her husband, Buddy, of John Day; six grandchildren and their families, Jim and...

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