Wendell Boyd Davis (1921 - 2013)

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Wendell Boyd Davis
9/12/1921 - 2/9/2013

Wendell Boyd Davis was born on September 12, 1921, in Umpire, Arkansas, and died February 9, 2013 in Auburn, California, at the age of 91. Wendell grew up in Arkansas and after attending one year of college, he started his career in the lumber and logging business in California and Oregon, retiring in 1981 as general manager of American Forest Products Company in Foresthill, California.
During his younger years Wendell loved to fish and was an avid airplane pilot.In his retirement years, Wendell enjoyed taking motor home trips and playing pinochle with his friends.
Wendell is survived by his wife Anna, of Auburn; three daughters, Karen Legarra (Stephen), Wanda McKown, and Lori Lawrence; and sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jean and Larry Lara of Santa Clara, California. Wendell and Anna are the proud grandparents of six, Marla Salewsky, Nicole Batmale, Andra Speck, Alison Pannier, Elisa Wynne, and J.T. Lawrence, and great-grandparents to twelve.
A memorial service will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Foresthill on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers you may donate to a .
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Feb. 13, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Chapel of the Hills
1331 Lincoln Way | Auburn, CA 95603 | (530) 885-3773
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