Obituaries - Sept. 14

Aubrey ‘Aub’ Davis

Aubrey N. “Aub” Davis, Jr., a lifetime resident of Odell, Ore., died Sept. 11, 2002, at his residence. He was 79 years of age.

Private graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Idlewild Mausoleum followed by a reception of family and friends at the home of Jack Davis, 3682 Straight Hill Rd.

Aubrey N. Davis was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Hood River, Ore., to Aubrey and Margaret (Heft) Davis. He grew up and attended schools in Odell, graduating from Odell High School in 1941. He attended Washington State University until being admitted to the U.S. Navy. He served his country during World War II for four years as Pharmacist Mate First Class in the South Pacific.

Following the war, he returned to join his father in the family business and married Marge Jarvis. He has been an active participant in the management of D & P Orchards and had weathered 57 harvests.

He was an amateur photographer and roamed the Hood River Valley and Mt. Hood area taking pictures, three that were blue ribbon winners. He was a member of the Odell Fire Department for 20 years. He took pride in the quality of fruit his orchard produced.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Marie Davis; sons Jack Davis and his wife, Patti; and Phillip Davis and his wife, Kathy, all of Odell; daughter Sally Davis Russell and her husband, Mark, of Portland, Ore., and grandsons Aubrey and Nathan Davis of Parkdale, Ore.

His parents and two sisters, Ruth Reese and Norma Palmer, preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge or the Odell Fire Department, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031

William Smith

William Ray Smith, 52, of Mexico, died near his home in Mexico on Sept. 6, 2002.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1949 in New Bern, N.C., to Etta L. (Brown) and Nathan Nathanial Smith.

Mr. Smith grew up in North Carolina and attended Ricks College in Idaho. He then moved to the Vancouver, Wash., area in 1972 where he drove bus for the C-Tran system. He moved to Stevensville, Texas about 10 years ago and owned a bail bonds business.

After retirement he moved to Mexico where he spent the last five years. He loved all sports, especially skiing and diving. He enjoyed playing and watching football. The Dallas Cowboys remained his passion. He loved to sing and did wonderful impressions of Buddy Holly and Bobby Goldsboro.

Mr. Smith is survived by his mother, Etta Smith, of White Salmon, Wash., and his wife, Maria, of Mexico.

He is also survived by his daughters: Michelle Smith of Stevensville; Angela Robb of Ontario, Ore.; Melanie Grow and Tiffany Downing, both of Baker City, Ore., and brothers Lewis of Perryton, Texas, Bob of Grandbury Texas, Michael of Trout Lake, Wash., David of Pocatello, Idaho, and Dale of St. George, Utah.

He is also survived by sisters Bonnie Darienzo of Stroudsburg, Pa., and Kathy Torrey of White Salmon, Wash., one stepdaughter and two stepsons in Mexico, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services for William Smith were Sept. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in White Salmon. Interment followed at White Salmon Cemetery.

Gardner Funeral Home, White Salmon, was in charge of arrangements.

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