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,
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,
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
Memorials may be made to the P.E.O. Chapter House, 114
East Logan, Caldwell, 83605, or to a favorite charity.