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Richard Milo "Dick" Davis


1942 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Richard Milo "Dick" Davis Obituary
RICHARD "DICK" MILO DAVIS A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend lost his battle with pancreatic/liver cancer on April 7, 2014 in Beaumont, CA. He was born May 13, 1942 in Southgate, CA to Ruby Lee VanCleave Riddle and Milo J. Davis. He was the youngest of two children. At the age of four, his family moved to Grants Pass, OR. During summer months, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a firefighter. He also joined the U.S. Navy Reserve and had training in San Diego, CA. After graduating from Grants Pass High School in 1960, he entered the U.S. Air Force and spent four years at Aviano Air Force Base in Italy in "Crash Rescue." He returned to the U.S. in 1964, living in Sacramento, CA working various jobs and going to junior college. Dick married Ruth Ann Lee on June 29, 1968 in Sacramento, CA. At the time he worked at Mather Air Force Base, Rancho Cordova, CA. In 1970 moved to Desert Hot Springs, CA and he started working for California Department of Forestry (CalFire) at Thousand Palms, CA, as an Engineer in North Palm Springs. He became a Captain in 1972 at Cathedral City/Desert Hot Springs, CA then transferred to Beaumont, CA, station 60 in 1973. Later in his career he became a Fire Captain Specialist/Peace Officer in Fire Prevention and worked in Perris and other various locations. Medically retired in 1986 due to a heart condition. Dick is survived by his wife of 45 years, nine months, Ruth Ann Davis; daughter, Kimberly Lee Urban of FL; son-in-law Charlie Michael Urban, FL; granddaughter, Quinn Leanne Urban, FL. He is also survived by many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law and friends. He is preceded by his parents Milo and Ruby, his sister Ilene Kendall, and his stepfather "Frank" Riddle, his in-laws, Luther and Lillie Lee and brothers-in-law, Leon Lee, Preston Lee, and Ray Simpson. Dick was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Yucaipa Chapter and the Riverside National Honor Guard, teams 38, 21, and 51. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at LifePoint Church, 566 N. San Gorgonio Blvd., Banning, CA 92220 with reception to follow. Burial at 1:30 pm on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area 3, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. Family under the care of Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA, 951-845-1141 To leave condolences or sign the online guest book, please visit www.weaver- mortuary.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 20, 2014
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