– Ed, 85 was born in Gates,
the son of Ed Sr. and Maude Davis and always very proud
of what he considered part of the early pioneering of the
upper Willamette Valley. In his early years he served in the
US Army during the Korean War and later settled in the Mill
City and Stayton areas marrying Helen (Gisler) and serving as
an Insurance Agent nearly all of his life, owning and
operating Madison and Davis Insurance Agency in both downtown
Mill City and Stayton for several years.
always very engaged in Community and Fraternal service as part
of the Elks, Eagles and Lions Clubs’ routinely helping with
the Fourth of July Parade and fireworks display in Stayton for
many years as well as ANY volunteer activities in support of
our disabled. Later in
life he married Irene (Norris) and settled in the Salem area.
He enjoyed cars, hunting, golfing, singing, dancing, and
entertaining, …always talking to people and passing a
friendly word to those he met.
survived by his wife: Irene Norris of Salem and her children:
Rick Williams, Lyn Stoltz and Sharon Bowden; and his children:
Lance (and Carrie) Davis of Honolulu, HI, Lisa (and Michael)
Masat of Portland, and Kim Davis of Aumsville; and five
grandchildren: Caleb, Elijah, Jacob and Gracie Bea Davis as
well as Mackenzie Masat. Ed was preceded in death by his
sister, Virginia Overlock.
graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Gates
at 2 p.m. on Friday, the 17th of July. Contributions may be
made to Willamette Valley Hospice. Serving the Family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.