|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1913|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 2011|
Oliver W. Davis left this life peacefully at his home in Grand Junction, Colorado, March 30, 2011, holding the hand of Hannah, his wife of almost 73 years. He was 98 years old.
He was born March 6, 1913 to loving parents, James F. Davis and Lulu (Goin) Davis, in Butler, Oklahoma. Oliver's childhood was spent in western Oklahoma (Custer County). He graduated from Independence High School located in Independence, OK. He later went to college at Oklahoma State University where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Oliver married the love of his life, Hannah Beck, of Wayne, OK, July 29, 1938 in Oklahoma City, OK. Oliver has lived in several locations around the nation, including Oklahoma City, OK; Garwood, NJ; Weatherford, OK; Westminster, MA; Manchester, NJ, and Grand Junction, CO. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian (Federated) Church.
Oliver was President of Western Oklahoma Community Foundation which was responsible for building Government sponsored low cost housing in Weatherford, OK, and a member and President of the Board of Education (Garwood, NJ) for a total of nine years.
Oliver was a Power Generation Engineer for Westinghouse Corp. for 33 years. He retired from Westinghouse in 1976.
Although a resident of Grand Junction for only a short time, Oliver was no stranger to the area. He and Hannah spent many summers at their vacation home in Silverton, CO, hosting friends and family, enjoying fishing, jeeping, visiting local fruit orchards and general mountaineering.
Oliver had an engaging smile and a soft heart. He could talk to you on any subject and was expert in many. He had a keen interest in government and politics in general.
During retirement, Oliver and Hannah enjoyed extensive travel. They visited London, Rome, Paris, Ireland, China, Russia, India, Israel and Egypt.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hannah Davis, of Grand Junction, CO; brother, Lawrence Davis, of Billings, MO; sister, Effie Anderson, of Prince George, VA; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert W. Davis, of Montville, NJ, and daughter, Sue Karen Lawson, of Westminster, MA.
Oliver requested to be cremated and be placed in Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, OK. No services are scheduled at this time.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Oliver's memory to Federated Church, 302 N Custer St., Weatherford, OK 73096 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Mortuary.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on April 3, 2011
Note: NO RECORD OF BURIAL AT HILLSIDE CEMETERY
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Record added: Apr 03, 2011
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