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Information for Denzil Ray Davis
10 September, 1901 19 January, 1994
Obituary from the Idaho Press-Tribune
20 January, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Denzil Davis

      Denzil Davis, 92, of Nampa, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994, at his home, the Sunnyridge Retirement Center.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 1994, at the Nampa Friends Church, 723 13th Ave. S.  Pastors Walter Lee and Mark Roberts of the Nampa Friends Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Greenleaf Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
      Denzil Davis was born Sept. 10, 1901, at Truro, Iowa, to Theodore and Millie Davis.  In 1906 the family moved to Almena, Kansas, and in 1912 they moved to North Branch, Kansas.  Denzil attended public schools and graduated from North Branch Academy in 1922.
      Following high school school Denzil secured a normal training teachers certificate and taught school for six years.  He married Ruth Roberson on June 15, 1927, in Burr Oak, Kan.
      Following their marriage, he farmed and taught school until moving to Greenleaf, Idaho, in 1937.  After moving to Idaho he operated a dairy, farmed and taught school.  Denzil was very involved in the American Sunday School Union for a number of years.  He taught school for 23 years, 12 of those were at the Boulevard Christian School.  Denzil and Ruth moved to Sunnyridge Retirement Center in 1980.  Before moving to Nampa, Denzil and Ruth were members of the Greenleaf Friends Church where he served as church treasurer for several years.  He was a member of the Nampa Friends Church.
      Denzil is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Davis, Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Randall Emry, Talent, OR; 4 grandchildren, Daniel Emry, Central Valley, CA, Roger Emry, Grants Pass, OR, Linda Emry and Teresa Marsing, both of Medford, OR; and 8 great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister.
            Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Friday from 9 a.m. To 9 p.m.
      The family suggests memorials to the Greenleaf Friends Academy, 20535 N. Academy Road, Greenleaf, ID 83626, or flowers may be sent.



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