Vernon Elmer "Bud" Davis
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SIDNEY -- Vernon Elmer "Bud" Davis, 90, of Sidney passed away Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital at Togus.

He was born in Augusta on Dec. 19,1919. He was the son of Elmer A. and Violet E. Davis.

He was employed by the Bridge Construction Co., joining the company in August 1937 until he retired at the age of 75. He was the longest living employee of that company and had been instrumental in recording the oral history of this company by John Bridge. He was well-liked by company employees and had kept in touch with the personnel after his retirement in 1997.

He also had fun keeping in touch with Cony High School classmates in the class of 1937, and teachers as well as friends with whom he grew up on Child Street in Augusta.

Later in life, he enjoyed reading the paper and doing the "Jumbles." He loved watching the birds and talking to friends on the phone.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Lodge 35 A.F. and A.M. of Augusta since August 1944, as well as the Kora Temple Shrine of Lewiston since October 1952.

Bud served in the Marine Corps during World War II in Gaum, Guadacanal, Okinawa and China, from 1942 to 1946, retiring as a staff sergeant. He was very proud to be a Marine and was a lifetime member of the Sixth Marine Division Association.

He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Davis, and a sister, Anita Davis, both who died in childhood; and his mother and father. He was also predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Teresa Ryan Davis, who passed away in August 2006.

He is survived by his son, Craig and his wife, Susan, of Keene, N.H.; and his daughter Ann, whom he lived with for the last 10 years, of Sidney. He is also survived by a cousin, Jon, and Barbara Davis of Sidney; and many friends, including June Peachy, of Augusta and Florida, Bud Edwards, of Augusta, Harlan Shirley, of Waterville, and Bob Gray, of Hallowell.

The family would like to thank Elder Independence of Maine, especially Kim Caldwell, for her assistance in their father's care over the last few years. Also, the family would like to thank Dori Ashland for her devotion to their father in providing care on a day-to-day basis. Without her help, he would not have been able to stay at home. The family would also like to thank the wonderful doctors who cared for their father, Dr. Diane Brandt of Togus VA, Dr. Bruce Hebda of Oakland Family Practice, Dr. Kamra and Dr. Rivas. Without their great care and compassion, he would have not lived to 90. Lastly, the family would like to thank HeathReach Hospice; the nurses of 3 North, Thayer; and the nurses and social worker on the hospice unit at the VA Togus, for their wonderful care during his last weeks of life.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make donations to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901; or the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later time. Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St., Augusta. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.khrfuneral

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Published in Kennebec Journal on Apr. 17, 2010.
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April 18, 2010
So Sorry for your loss. Bud was a great man and many will miss him.
Angelia Pressey
April 18, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathy with the passing of your father Bud. Although my life's occupation has kept me far from Maine kowing only infrequent opportunities to visit with Bud I knew him to be a kind and honorable man of the likes and goodness I and many others will not forget. Please accept our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences from the Davis family in The Netherlands.
Jon Davis (Jr)
April 17, 2010
Susan R
April 17, 2010
Ann, I will miss my visit's w/ Bud that I have enjoyed over the last 8 years. He will be greatly missed by me and the staff who cared for him.
Susan R.
Susan R
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