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Obituary for Jerry Arnold Davis

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Jerry Arnold Davis

October 2, 1934 - May 2, 2016

Jerry Arnold Davis was the eighth of 11 children born to John Leonard Davis and Mary Verna Robertson. He was born in Cedar City, Utah on October 2, 1934.  He was raised in Ogden, Utah and graduated from Ogden High School in 1953.  He earned degrees from both Weber College and Utah State University, with an MBA from Brigham Young University.  He had a 30-year career as a Civil Engineer with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in San Francisco, California.


Jerry was an active member of the LDS Church and served a mission as a young man in the Gulf State Mission from 1955-57.  He served in the US Army from 1957-59.


Jerry married Margaret McDowell on August 10, 1960 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and has shown his love for her every day since. They are the parents of nine children. His greatest joy has been found within his family.


After retirement, they relocated to Hooper, Utah where Jerry built their dream home.  They served two full-time missions together, first in Columbia, South Carolina and later in Riverside, California.  Jerry also served as a Service Missionary at the Ogden LDS Wet Pack Cannery for 16 years. Jerry served faithfully in any church calling extended, including the role of Bishop in Fremont, California. Jerry always served and loved others, even when not asked.  He saw a need and took action.  He loved to work hard and humbly did his best at whatever he did. He left a legacy of kindness, forgiveness and Christ-like love. After a year of courageously fighting lung and bone cancer, Jerry passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family.


Jerry is survived by his wife, Margaret; his nine children: Patti (Marc) Lewis, James (Rae Ann) Davis, Paul (Ann) Davis, Steven (Heather) Davis, Janet (Edward) Machado, Kenneth (Kim) Davis, Connie (Richard) Jacob, Wayne (Carina) Davis and Neal (Jessica) Davis; 40 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and five of his ten siblings.


He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings; and one granddaughter.


A Viewing will be on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Hooper LDS 1st Ward Chapel, 5601 South 6100 West, Hooper, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:30 to 11:30 am.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:30 to 11:30 am.


Service Information

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm -

LDS Hooper 1st Ward


5601 S 6100 W, , Hooper, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: October 2, 1934
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Lowell and Sherry Staker posted on 5/5/16

So sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. We liked Jerry a lot. He and Margaret were such a good couple, and such good neighbors. Jerry joined Lowell on our roof to help him roof the house and stayed with it for days until it was done. We always enjoyed their ward teacher visits. Such a nice guy. We will miss him. Unfortunately, our health keeps us from the viewing and funeral.


Jan Brown posted on 5/5/16

Paul and family, My sincere condolences to you in the passing of your dad. As I read about him I thought, what an amazing man! May our God wrap you in His love and comfort during this season of sorrow. I will be praying for your family.


Donna Bergener posted on 5/4/16

Dear Margaret and Family... So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a good Bishop and Friend to our family. So glad he was able to visit out ward a few months ago. My love to all our your family at this sad time.


Joan and Ken Hummell posted on 5/4/16

Our family sends sincere condolences to the Davis family. We have known Jerry and Margaret for a number of years in and out of our wards. Joan served with Margaret in the Relief Society Presidency and Jerry was our home teacher. Jerry always made an effort to visit us, even when is health was impaired. He was always willing to help and provided meaningful insight in the High Priest group. He will be missed- but never never forgotten.


Marilyn Uharriet posted on 5/4/16

Our family sends love and sympathy to the entire Davis family. Jerry and Margaret were our neighbors for many years in Hooper. We will miss him terribly. He was a wonderful, good man.