Douglas Stanley Davis

Douglas Stanley Davis

June 13, 1927 - April 17, 2008

Doug was born in Bray, Calif., to Howard A. and Bertha E. Davis. He moved to Medford, Ore., in 1938 and graduated from Medford High School in 1947.

He valiantly served his country by serving two years in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later he served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with 19 months spent in the U.S. Army Occupation forces in France.

He married his wife of 53 years, Ileane Frances Brownlee on April 15, 1955. They had three children.

Following in his father's footsteps, he worked for Elk Lumber Company in Medford, Ore., and retired from Boise Cascade Corporation after more than 40 years as a planerman and moulderman.

He was a generous, kind, loyal and loving man with the

ability to bring a smile to anyone he met. He had a passion for music and a passion for baseball, which included

pitching for the Medford High School team before being

invited to attend training camp with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

In addition to serving his country, he served his community as a lifetime member of the Odd Fellows #10 Lodge for

nearly 50 years and a member of Ruth Rebekah Lodge #4, both in Jacksonville, Ore. He was a good Odd Fellow. In his retirement years, he volunteered for the Jacksoville site of Food & Friends Senior Meal Program, delivering meals and sharing a smile for a while with the shut-ins.

Doug is survived by his wife, Ileane of Medford; son, Warren Davis of Tualatin, Ore.; daughters, Sandra Davis of Castro Valley, Calif., and Kathryn Stewart of Dittmer, Mo.; sisters, Carol Wertz of Ashland and Delores Mattheison of Sun City, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Kayla, Kellie, and Morgan Stewart, Mitchell and Alaina Davis and Ashlee Branham. He was

preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Iris "Betty"


A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 27, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville I.O.O.F. Hall, corner of Oregon St. and Main St.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Food & Friends

Senior Meal Program, 155 N. First St., Central Point, OR 97502.

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