Davis, Lee Marlin (November 19, 1909 - March 10, 1967)
for Lee M. Davis
Unknown - March, 1967Final rites were held for Lee M. Davis Monday, March 13, at the United Church of Christ, Congregational with the Rev. Ernest Maedche officiating. Graveside services at Douglas Park Cemetery were conducted by Ashlar Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A.M.
Lee died in Converse County Memorial Hospital early Friday, March 10, following a heart attack. He had suffered a heart attack five years ago, and again a series of attacks last November, but recovered sufficiently to devote full time to his job as town clerk since early January.
Lee Marlin Davis was born November 19, 1909 at Buffalo, Wyoming, the son of Henry J. and Sarah Norton Davis. He attended schools in Buffalo and Midwest graduating from Midwest High School.
He was married to LaWana Townley May 9, 1938, at Rapid City, South Dakota.
An active and devoted citizen of Douglas, Lee and his wife first came to Douglas in August 1945, and successively owned and operated Lee's Tavern and the Trading Post, before going to work as city clerk in the mid-1950's. He left this position for a time to operate the Coast-to-Coast store, and in 1956 resumed duties as town clerk. Before coming to Douglas, Lee was employed by Sharrock and Pursel in Casper.
Active in Masonic organizations, he was a member of Ashlar Lodge No. 10, A.F. & A.M., Korein Temple Shrine; Clelland Commandry No. 12; Natural Bridge Chapter No. 9, Royal Arch Masons; was a Past Patron of Woodbine Chapter , No. 18; Order of the Eastern Star.
He also was a member of the American Legion, having served in the U.S. Army's Armored Tank Division at Fort Knox during World War II; the Moose Lodge; Douglas Community Club; Wyoming Senior Golf Association; and the Fawn Club.
He is survived by his wife, LaWana (Pat); two brothers, Joseph b. Davis, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Henry E. Davis, Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Anna Langworthy, Whittier, California, Lena Leath, Buffalo, Wyoming, and Eva McKinney, Sacramento, California; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Faye Noble; and a host of friends.
Active pallbearers were Bud Turner, Bob Moore, Pete Curtin, Eddie Moore, Jack Hanlin, and Vern Knisely.
Honorary pallbearers were George Carmin, Chas. George, Henry Reese, Burl Jones, Sam Morvee, Beef Bolln, George Froggatt, Dr. William Hinrichs, Frank Thurston.
All of Lee's brothers and sisters attended the funeral services except for his youngest sister, Mrs. Eva McKinney of Sacramento, Calif., who was unable to attend because of ill health.
From out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gregg, Lakeside, Nebr.; Bill Gregg, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Fickle, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rierce, all of Crawford, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Gurney Gregg, North Platte, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Don Gregg, Scottsbluff, Nebr.; Mrs. Bill Elder, Dunlap, Nebr.; Joe Davis and grandson, Kent Lance of Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Lena Leath and two sons, Allen and George, Mrs. Leath's daughter, Mrs. Helen Paulos, Sheridan, Mr. and Mrs. Ad Wells, & Mr. John Balden, all of Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. W. Langworthy, Whittier, California; Mrs. Dale Oaks, Cheyenne; Mr. and Mrs. Van Irvine of Casper; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Moore and Jim Moore, Midwest; Vincent Piccard, Laramie; and Joyce Leath of Casper.