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Ralph H. Davis


1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Ralph H. Davis Obituary
February 17, 1930 - July 31, 2016 A kind and generous heart stopped beating on July 31st, 2016 as Ralph H. Davis, 86, of Fullerton, CA, was called home to the Lord. Ralph was born February 17, 1930, in Germantown, OH, to Howard & Cora Davis, the fourth of five sons. The family moved to Houston, TX & he became a Navy corpsman. Assigned to both the 1st & 3rd Marine divisions, he served in Korean War combat with distinction. While stationed at Camp Pendleton, he met Virginia Gastelum, the love of his life. He was a mentor to dozens of people both in life & business & had an immense impact on thousands of lives. Ralph was a rock for his family & a father ­figure to many. Married 67 years to Virginia, they resided in Carlsbad, La Mirada & Fullerton & raised three sons, Ron (Vickie), Ralph Jr. (Therese) & Mark (Lisa). He will be greatly missed by grandchildren Elizabeth, Ronnie, Magdalena, Genevieve, Marielle, Christopher, Miranda & Alexander; great-­grandchildren Gabriella, Noah, Daniel & Hannah; & numerous other family & friends. A viewing will be held from 4-8pm Monday, August 8, with a Vigil & Rosary beginning at 6:30pm at Dimond & Shannon Mortuary (10630 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove). A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, August 9, at 10am at Saint Mary's Catholic Church (400 W Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton), with interment directly following at Eternal Hills Memorial Park (1999 El Camino Real, Oceanside). In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ralph and Virginia Davis Education Foundation at www.DavisScholars.org, which provides scholarships for college-bound students of La Mirada High School. His full obituary can be viewed online at DimondShannonMortuary.com.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 2016
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