Monday, March 29, 2010

John L. Davies Jr

John L Davies JR.

Grandpa Davies lived a long and wonderful life. He was the father of 16 kids, grandfather of 53 and great grandfather of 51. He was a amazing man, and will be greatly missed. We know that he is in a better place and enjoying being with his wife again. He has waited for the day that he could see her again.

Grandpa passed away on February 11, 2009 a week after his 84th birthday. He touched many people in his life. He had a love for horses and made sure that they were always taken care of.

'John Lewis Davies Jr. passed away on Feb 11, 2010 at the home of his daughter Sandra Lucas. he was born February 3, 1926 in Huntsville, Utah to John Lewis Davies Sr. and Emma Veneta Nielson. He was the oldest of 9 children. He moved with his family to Hillspring Canada in 1930 where he attended school and graduated in 1944. he excelled in basketball and track. he held the record in the 400 meter for many years. He enlisteds in the United States Army in 1945. He later joined the 11th Airborne and was the first in his family to fly in a plane. John returned to Utah County in 1946 and started working at Geneva Steel where he was employed until his retirement. he met Lila Margene Brailsford and they were married November 15, 1946 and later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. They settled and lived most of their lives in Mapleton. They had 16 children. John was active in the LDS church where he served with the youth, served in two Bishoprics and served as High Priest group leader. He also served for many years at the Provo temple. John loved horses, hunting, the outdoors and spending time with his family. He instilled the importance of hard work in all of his children.
He was proceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, two grandchildren and his dear wife of 48 years. he is survived by all 16 children. Kathy Davies, Sandra and Max Lucas, Lila and Larry Cotten, Anne and Gerry Frederick, John and Cheryl Davies, Joan and Cliff Ewell, Larry and Meg Davies, Robert and Gayle Davies, Ellen and Bill Thompson, Laurel Perez, Pat and Paul Huntsman, Bert and Korena Davies, LaDawn and Mark Miller, Marcie and Mike Maloy, Jayne and Todd Sudweeks and Jim and Jody Davies. 3 Brothers and 2 Sisters. He is also served by 53 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren. '

Grandpa was remembered with Full Military Rights. It was amazing to see the 21 gun solute in his honor. Here are some pictures, that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

We love you Grandpa, Till we Meet again!

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