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Date of Birth September 01, 2016

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Date of Passing November 01, 2016

Cecil Earl Davis

from Salem, Oregon, United States

Cecil Earl Davis passed away at his home on Nov. 27, 2016. He was born on Sept. 1, 1950, in Coos Bay, Ore., to Norma (Edwards) and Robert Davis. He spent his early childhood there before moving to Klamath Falls, Ore. in 1960. Cecil played baseball from the age of 10 and eventually became a well-known pitcher for the Falcons in Klamath Falls. He attended Klamath Union High School, taking many advanced classes and graduating with honors in 1968. After high school, he attended Pacific University for a short time before transferring to Southern Oregon College in Ashland, Ore. It was during those years that Cecil met many of the people who would remain his lifelong friends. It was also during that time he first met Patricia Trew, the true love of his life and soul mate. Cecil had a variety of jobs, including carpentry, United Grocers warehouseman, cookie delivery driver, real estate, and finally Blue Bird Bus salesman. He loved selling Blue Bird Buses. He believed in the products he sold and enjoyed the caring people he worked with, including Tracy and Hartley Hageness and Max Bouchard. Cecil loved being outdoors and moved to Montana in 1993 to be able to fish, camp and hike. He picked Ennis, Mont., so he could fish the blue ribbon trout population of the Madison River. In more recent years, he found a passion for golfing and could be found out on the course any day that was over 40 degrees. He shared his passion for golfing with his good friend, Carl Pearson. He had a passion for politics and would bend an ear to anyone who had the time and patience to listen to his views. In 1998, he was contacted by one of his lifelong friends and was put in communication with Patty once more. After a few months of daily phone calls, she too moved to Ennis to spend the rest of her life with Cecil. They would remain true soul mates for the next 18 years. The love they shared would help them cope with his difficult diagnosis of ALS. It was also after moving to Montana that he reconnected with his daughter, Amie. She would spend several years in Montana and would stay in contact with her dad. Cecil believed in the good of every person and felt we should love each other exactly as we are and not try to change anyone. He had a "the more the merrier" attitude. He used these philosophies to start the Sanctioned Outers Club in 1974. From eight young men partying over Memorial Day, Cecil and his friends grew this club into the family oriented yearly celebration it continues to be to this day. Cecil wanted everyone to know that, even though his life was cut short due to a battle with ALS, he believed his life to be complete because he had the love of his family. Survivors include his wife, Patty Davis of Ennis; sister, Darlene (Bill) White of Salem, Ore.; daughter, Amie (Rob) Tingey of Elmira, N.Y.; step-daughters, Sarah (Con) O'Connor of Eugene, Ore., and Holly (Brian) Barney of Ennis; and grandchildren, Ella, Jack, Taylor and Katie. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Charlene. A memorial service is being planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Bozeman Health.
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