William Ray Davis 734th obit

DAVIS-William Ray, age 80 years, a Filer, Idaho native and longtime resident of Omaha, died Thursday eve- ning (4/17/03), at home. William gradu- ated from Stanford University, having attended on the G.I. Bill. He served in the United States Army 734th Railway Operating Battalion from 1-1-44 to 5-14-46 and was honorably discharged. Bill worked for the Union Pacific Rail- road upon his graduation from high school in 1941, interrupted by his army service and university studies, until his retirement in 1982. His 42 year career with the railroad began as a student telegrapher in the mountain west and ending in the Senior Executive position of General Superintendent of Transpor- tation in Omaha. Bill was truly dedi- cated to the Omaha community and was involved with Durham Western Heritage Museum and Opera Omaha, serving as a board member for both. He was also an avid supporter of Oma- ha's Shakespeare on the Green and many other community organizations. He was a proud member of the Ma- sons, Golden K Kiwanis, and Stanford University Alumni Association. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Virginia Chrystal Davis. He is survived by twin daughters, [Dorothy D'Agosto] (Jim) Morrow of Omaha and Julia (Mike) Sacks of Minneapolis; 5 grand- children, sister, Vivian Durfee of Em- pire, CA; many nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL SERVICES 11 am Wed., April 23, 2003, St. Peters Catholic Church, Bellwood. VISITATION 3-5 pm Tues., at McKown Funeral Home and after 6:30 pm at Church with VIGIL 7:30 pm Tues., St. Peters in Bellwood, VISITA- TION 10-11 am Wed., at the Church in Bellwood. Burial St. Peter/Mary Cem- etery, Bellwood, NE. Remembrances may be sent to the family at:

FUNERAL 1:30 pm Wed., St. John's in Leigh. VISITATION 3 pm-8 pm Tues., Miller Funeral Home in Clarkson and Noon-1:30 pm Wed., at Church.