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HARRY EDWARD DAVIS Harry Edward Davis, a long time resident of Aguanga, CA, died October 12, 2015 peacefully in his sleep. He was 89. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, June Marion Davis Nee Hodgson, the love of his life for sixty years. He is survived by his children: Rita Marlena Kaser (aka Ginger) and Mark Edward Davis, both of the Hemet-Anza-Aguanga area. Harry is survived as well by his brother, James Delano Davis of Henderson, NV, and four nieces: Jaime Davis, Shellie Anderson, Laurie Keogh, and Kimberly Bescoby, all of whom reside in California with their respective spouses and children. Harry enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 in 1943. He served as Gunner's Mate 3rd Class aboard both the USS Kvajalein (CVE-98) and the USS Los Angeles (CA-135) based in Pearl Harbor, receiving the Asiatic-Pacific Medal w/2 stars, the American Area Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Medal along with the World War II Victory Medal before mustering out in the summer of 1947. Thereafter Harry went to work as a firefighter for the Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service. He and June married in September 1949 after a brief courtship. Harry continued on with the Forest Service, interspersing this work with attendance at Riverside Junior College (now Riverside Community College), receiving his A.A. Degree in June 1952. With a young family to support, and at his wife's request, Harry soon found it prudent to find a less exciting line of work and so began his employment with A.S. Burnham at Elsinore Public Market, first as a clerk, then as a butcher, eventually moving on to the Murrietta Market. He worked over fifty years combined, at these markets, making many friends. Harry and June loved to camp and to go fishing. They were a fun and lively couple. June being an excellent cook, Harry a butcher, and both outgoing, generous folks, they were very popular and hosted many a gathering of friends who would park their motor homes on the Davis acreage for weekend parties and cookouts. There are few alive to recall those fun times. We as family however will always remember Harry, and June, with love and happy thoughts. Services will be private. The family hopes that those who knew Harry will say a private prayer and if possible donate a meal to the needy. Harry would like that.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 1, 2015
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