Douglas Ray Davis |

Douglas Ray Davis

Doug Davis, 45, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 1, 2008.

Doug was born March 5, 1962, in Glenwood Springs, to Mahlon “Dave” Davis and Judith Kay Williams.

He married Jackie Stewart June 22, 2002, on the Flat Tops. They had two children, Austin Mahlon and Elizabeth Adda “Addy.”

Doug owned Davis Construction and was also sponsored as a professional angler.

He was an avid outdoorsman who spent many hours fishing, snowmobiling and hunting. Doug loved spending time with his family and friends. He was known as a friend who could be counted on to lend a hand any time there was a need. Doug was a “big kid” at heart who could always be found surrounded by kids at any gathering. The biggest joy of his life was being a dad and a husband. Doug will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife; children; father and stepmother Dave and Betty Davis of Austin; mother Judith Kay (Williams) Blakeslee of Glenwood Springs; brother David (Melanie) Davis; sisters Nellie (Jim) Clausson and Lori (Paul) Kindall; nieces and nephews Vonnie, Matt, Nicolle, Janae, Kay, Karrie, Kelly, Kyle, Kevin, Toni, Justin, Brett and Natalie.

Doug was preceded in death by a cousin, Stephen Ray Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Doug Davis Scholarship Fund for his children at any Alpine Bank .

A viewing is planned from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6; and again from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road in Rifle. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the LDS Church in Rifle.

The Davis family is requesting that anyone attending the services who would like to contribute to a memory book for Doug’s children, please bring a written memory of Doug Davis with you to the viewing or service. You can also mail them to the Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road, Rifle, CO 81650.

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