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Information for Wayne E. Davis
23 December, 1919 28 September, 1986
Obituary from the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Wayne Davis

      Memorial services for Wayne E. Davis, 66, of Caldwell, who died Sept. 28 at a Boise hospital, will be held at Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, at 1 p.m., Wednesday.
      The Rev. Don Frank will officiate, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
      Mr. Davis was born in Roff, Okla., on Dec. 23, 1919, to Frank L. and Katie Young Davis.  He was reared and educted in Roff, graduating from high school in 1937.  He attended East Central University at Ada, Okla. For two years prior to induction to active duty with the Oklahoma National Guard on Sept. 30, 1941.
      He married Maxine Brians in Pecos, Texas, on Dec. 5, 1941.
      He served as commander of the Tank Destroyer Battalion of the 45th Division in European theatres of North Africa, the invasion of Italy at Salerno and Anzio beachhead.  He was discharged from active duty at Camp Hook, Texas, on Jan. 26, 1946, holding the rank of Lt. Col.  Retired at the time of his death.
      He graduated from the University of Montana and was admitted to the Montana Bar Assn. in September, 1948.  He was admitted to the Idaho Bar in 1949.  He has since resided in Caldwell where he was an active member of the law firm of Alexanderson, Davis, Rainey, Whitney & Kerrick until Sept. 4, 1896.
      He was a member of the Idaho State Bar Association, the Third District Bar Association, Canyon County Bar Association, American College of Probate Counsel and the Montana Bar Association.  He was a member and former member of the Board of Trustees of Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church.  He was a former member and past president of Caldwell Kiwanis Club, a member and past director of Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, and a member and past exalted ruler of Caldwell Elks Lodge No. 1448.  He was a member of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 39 AF&AM and the Royal Arch.  He belonged to El Korah Temple in Boise and was active in El Korah Shrine.
      He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; two daughters, Katy D. Wyatt of Caldwell and Debra Lords of West Valley City, Utah; a brother, L.A. Davis of Cleveland, Okla.; and four sisters, Lois Gentry of Ada, Okla., Annie Mayer of Stonewall, Okla., Doris Davis of Detroit, Mich, and Sue Hathaway of Fairless Hills, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Laura and John Wayne Wyatt of Caldwell and Kimberly Lords of West Valley city.
      Memorials may be made to the P.E.O. Chapter House, 114 East Logan, Caldwell, 83605, or to a favorite charity.

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