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Robert Davis

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Rd. Nevada City for Robert Franklin Davis who passed away on March 5 in Grass Valley. He was 94.

Mr. Davis was born in 1912 to E.C. and Mabel Davis in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following WWII, Mr. Davis was discharged as a captain in the U.S. Army Infantry.



He graduated from Mt. Diablo High School, received a B.S. from U.C. Davis in animal husbandry and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in extension administration.

In 1937, he married Jane Silva.




Mr. Davis worked for the Dept. of Cooperative Agricultural Extension for the State of California starting in 1946. He served as county director in Placer County before being named California State 4-H Youth Leader between 1971-1975.

In 1975, Mr. Davis married Frances Head.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years and of the Eastern Star for more than 25 years. Mr. Davis was also a member of The Scottish Rite, Rotary Club, Sierra Presbyterian Church, Quail Ridge Residents Council and Sierra Services for the Blind.

Mr. Davis was a man who never sat still for long. He was a Deacon of his church, participated in the Roadrunners Travel Group, a weekly Bible study and several men’s clubs. He also enjoyed games, especially cribbage, and had a life long love of reading and classical music.

Mr. Davis is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Darwin Afdahl of Oro Valley, Ariz. and Christine and Richard Bernard of Walnut Creek; son, Charles Davis of San Mateo; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeff and wife Margaret, Mery and Anthony; and great-grandchildren, Celena, Sienna and Taylor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane in 1975 and his wife Fran, in 2005.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sierra Services for the Blind, 546 Searles Ave., Nevada City or to Interfaith Ministries, 551 Whiting St., Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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