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Michael John Davis

Michael John Davis, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Sunday, June 30, 2002, when an experimental plane he was flying crashed at Glade Park. He was 57.

Mr. Davis was born June 8, 1945, in Fort Meyers, Fla., to Francis Jack and Dorothy Wamble Davis. He spent his childhood in Naples, Fla., and graduated from Naples High School.

On Aug. 6, 1966, he married Suzette Ann Fortin in Naples.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

He owned a travel agency for 18 years, then moved to Wolcott, Colo., in 1989, where he took up ranching. He later moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo., where he worked as a construction superintendent.

He retired at 55 and moved to Grand Junction, Colo., where he became an active member of the Experimental Aircraft Associations and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his father, Francis Jack Davis.

He is survived by wife Suzette Fortin Davis, of Grand Junction; mother Dorothy W. Davis, of Naples; son Todd Davis, of Boulder, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law Katie Louise Davis Dehm and Marco J. Dehm, of Glenwood Springs; brother Tim Davis, of Naples; and sister Patty Davis Nelson and her family, of Tujunga, Calif.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 8 a.m. July 7, at On a Wing and a Prayer Chapel, 1822 D.S. Road in Glade Park.

Callahan-Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the EAA Young Eagles Program, P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086.


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