Clam Gulch resident Edgar Alonzo Davis Jr., died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 89.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 1, at the American Legion Cemetery in Ninilchik. Pastor Jim Kruse officiated. Pall-bearers included Dick Davis, Ted Demos and Corey, Joshua, Joseph and Benjamin Kruse.
Mr. Davis was born June 28, 1914, in York, Maine. He attended the University of New Hampshire as a medical student, the Hospital Corps School in Portsmouth, Va., Laboratory Procedures at the Naval Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and the Environmental Sanitation at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif.
He served two years in the National Guard until he entered the U.S. Navy in 1935 and served 22 years until he retired from the active duty in 1955. During his service term, he served on the USS Arizona, USS Mount Vernon, USS San Jacinto and the USS Benevolence. He was awarded the Navy Occupational Service Medal, Victory Medal, American Defense, Good Conduct Medal, American Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, European African Medal, Philippine Liberation and Presidential Unit Citation.
He continued working as the supervisor and health inspector of the Orange County Health Department in Santa Ana, Calif., and retired in 1970. He and his wife, Arlene, moved to Clam Gulch in 1991 to be closer to their family. Mr. Davis was a member of the Ninilchik Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed golfing and traveling and had a special interest in medicine.
"He was loved very much by his family and will be missed," his family said.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Arlene M. Davis of Clam Gulch; son, Richard E. Davis of San Clemente, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda C. and Jim Kruse of Clam Gulch; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie S. and Ted Demos of Venice, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Bruce Kester of Allenspark, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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