John Davisson |

John Davisson

Private family services for John Davisson of Greeley, Colo. will be conducted.

Mr. Davisson died Friday, April 1. He was 86.

He was born Jan. 31, 1919, to Luther Earl and Edna Florence (Carlton) Davisson. He married Dorothy Wilson on Nov. 27, 1942, in Fairfield Way, Kan. During World War II, he was employed at North American Aviation in Kansas City, Kan. During his career as an industrial engineer, he was employed at Gates Rubber Company and later at H.D. Lee in Kansas City and retired from Inspiron Upland in 1984.

After retiring, he moved from Claremont to Grass Valley and was active in the community. He served on the Civil Grand Jury for three terms. He was chairperson and trustee for the Nevada Cemetery District, chaired the Ombudsman Advisory Board, Director of the Sierra Musical Arts Association, Nevada County Land Use Committee, Commission on Aging, the American Disability Act, and the Accessibility Standard Board of Appeals. He was also a member of the Nevada County Symphony Orchestra. He enjoyed playing golf, restoring antique clocks, and videotaping weddings and anniversaries for clients.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Davisson of Greeley, Colo.; daughters Sue Davisson, and Jeannette Davisson both of Greeley, Colo.; sons Scot Davisson of Wichita, Kan., and Kevin Davisson of Victorville; brother, Dean Davisson of Laguna Woods; grandchildren, Aaron Beilman, Todd Beilman, Christine Davisson, Meighan Davisson, and Lena Davisson; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Luther and Edna Davisson; and brother, Luther Davisson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado c/o Adamson Memorial West Chapel 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Adamson Memorial West Chapel in Greeley, Colo.

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