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Daniel Gardner Davis

Davis, Daniel Gardner
61, of Fountain Hills, AZ, died at home under Hospice Care, Monday evening, Dec. 16th, 2013. Dan was born to Robert and Marjorie Davis on August 23rd, 1952 in Claremont, New Hampshire. He graduated from Stevens High School, Class of 1970. After attending the University of New Hampshire for two years, he went on to the University of Minnesota, College of Mortuary Science and graduated June 8th, 1974 at 2 pm. At 5:30 pm that same afternoon, he married Rhonda at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN. Danielle Renae was born to that union on Feb. 16, 1977 in Springield, VT. Daniel was licensed in funeral service in New Hampshire, Minnesota and Arizona, having practiced in Arizona, opening Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary in 1995 as manager until September, 2001. He was a true community leader, active in Rotary ( a Paul Harris Fellow), Hiram Masonic Lodge No 9 in New Hampshire, the Osman Shriners of St. Paul, MN the St. Paul Valley Scottish Rite and a member of New Journey Lutheran Church in Fountain Hills. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Kayla and Father, Robert. He is survived by wife Rhonda,, daughter Danielle, grandson Joshua, granddaughter Ella, mother Marjorie, brothers R. Jeffery, James R and sister Evelyn, nieces nephews, cousins and aunts. A memorial ceremony will be held at Messinger Fountain Hills Chapel, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 1 pm, followed by a reception at Messingers as a celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Journey Lutheran Church, PO Box 19652, Fountain Hills,
AZ. 85269
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 20, 2013
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