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Arnold Gavin Shows
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Birth: May 16, 1923
Jones County
Mississippi, USA
Death: May 26, 2006
Yolo County
California, USA

A. Gavin Shows, age 83, was born to Arnold and Avada Bunch Shows. He married Valda Thomson on August 11, 1946 in Laurel, Mississippi.

Mr. Shows served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 1945. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture Administration. He was employed with the Mississippi Extension Service at the Mississippi Delta prior to accepting a position in 1958 with the University of California Davis as the Superintendent of Agriculture.

Gavin was very involved with the Kiwanis organization and was honored to belong to an organization that is genuinely concerned about the well being of others. During his involvement with the Kiwanis he had the opportunity to aid in the development of the Kiwanis Family House in Sacramento and he was charged with the responsibility of the Meals on Wheels program, he had also served as President of the organization. Gavin loved a good fishing trip and he would gather his friends once a month and set out for a great fishing adventure. Gavin and Valda enjoyed the wonderful opportunity of traveling together, a few of their many adventures included riding camels in Egypt, scuba diving in Hawaii at age 72 and parasailing in Mexico. Gavin always met life with a very positive attitude, this outlook stands as a tribute to the wonderful life he lived and was greatly enhanced by the many wonderful friends he made along the way.

He is survived by his wife Valda of Davis; son, Glenn Shows (Corinne) of Vacaville, California; grand-daughter, Kelly Harwood of Scottsdale, Arizona; brothers, Jerry Shows of Mission Vallejo, California and Clyatt Shows (Edwina) of Ovett, Mississippi; sisters, Betty June Smith of Henderson, Nevada and Arnell Steele (Ken) of Buckeye, Arizona in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Shows, his brother, Milton Shows and his sister, Dorothy Mostman.

Funeral services at the United Methodist Church of Davis. Interment in the Davis Cemetery.

Section NC Lot 39 Grave 1
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  Valda Rhea Thompson Shows (1926 - 2011)*
  Eric Gavin Shows (1952 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Davis Cemetery
Yolo County
California, USA
Created by: Row Walker
Record added: Jun 14, 2006
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- Ralph
 Added: May. 17, 2015
Rest in peace, fellow veteran.
- Row Walker
 Added: Jun. 14, 2006

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