Obituary: David Harvery Davis
August 8, 2017
August 14, 1950 ~ July 29, 2017
David Harvery Davis passed away July 29, 2017, in the loving arms of his daughter Malissa and sister Micki in Floriston, CA, at the age of 66 after a brief duel with cancer; he won!
Dave was born on August 14, 1950, in Arcata, CA, to Edith J. (Jennings) Davis and Otho L. Davis. In 1965, the family relocated from Arcata to Truckee, CA, where his father had purchased a lumber mill. Truckee was Dave's true home. He graduated from Tahoe Truckee High School in 1969, and shortly after began his 36-year career delivering fuel to Truckee and the North Tahoe area; "Diesel Dave of the High Sierras." On June 17, 1978, he married Karen Dondero; and they welcomed two "beautiful" daughters, Jessica and Malissa, into their lives; they were their pride and joy along with their beautiful home in Glenshire, Truckee. Dave had a wonderfully fun, fulfilling life and truly recognized this near the end of his ride.
As soon as he could drive, Dave purchased his first jeep; the beginning of many great adventures on the back roads and sand dunes of California and Nevada. He was very proud of his recent adventure on the Rubicon with his buddy Joe Corro. "Davie Does It" was his retirement business, and he could "Davie Fix" anything. The man loved his tools and projects. Dave has had so many good friends and family in his life and he appreciated all of them. He never stayed mad, and some of his last words were "I feel so loved" and "don't forget the fans" [on the Jeep].
Dave is survived and loved by his mother Edith Davis-Goodwin; daughters Jessica Cruz (Tony), and grandson Kaden; Malissa Cruz (Tom), and grandchildren Gabriel, Isaac, Luke, and Brooklyn; the girl's loving mother Karen Francis; his sisters Pam Cahill, Phyllis Davis, and Micki Davis (Mark Moore); his beloved nephews and nieces; and his many family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Otho L. Davis.
We would like to sincerely thank all our family and friends for the support and love during this extremely difficult time. Please join us at his celebration of life scheduled for Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in Floriston, CA. Donations may be made at Gofundme.com (search Dave Davis) .
Condolences can be sent to The Cruz Family, 22221 Juniper Street, Floriston, Ca 96111.
Peace, Love, and "Just keep Jeepin!"