Marion J. Davis

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Marion J. Davis, age 95, of Genola, passed away Nov. 30, 2016. He was born April 3, 1921, in Genola to Glen Ervin and Lilly John­son Davis. He mar­ried Donna Verl Draper March 21, 1945, in the Salt Lake LDS Tem­ple.

Marion grad­u­ated from Payson High School and at­tended Utah State Uni­ver­sity. In 1941 he had signed to play pro­fes­sional base­ball with the Cincin­nati Reds but his chance was cut short by the out­break of WWII. His two brothers en­listed and he re­turned to help his fa­ther on the fam­ily farm.

He had worked as a farmer, carpenter and car sales­man. He served in var­i­ous church call­ings, in­clud­ing bishop’s coun­selor, and also served 15 years on the San­taquin Tin­tic Stake High Coun­cil. He served an LDS mis­sion with his wife in the Eng­land Manch­ester Mis­sion and also served as an or­di­nance worker in the Provo Tem­ple for 23 years.

Marion was the re­cip­i­ent of the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica Sil­ver Beaver award and was an avid sports fan. He served as jus­tice of the peace for the town of Genola for sev­eral years.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Donna; chil­dren: Darla Kay Davis, Provo; Alan and Les­lie Davis, Brent and Sherry Davis, and Mark and Ruth Davis, all of Genola; Don­ald and Me­lanie Davis, Las Ve­gas, Nev.; Bev­erly and Jonathan Roberts, Frisco, Texas; and James and Tracy Davis, Maple­ton; 34 grand­chil­dren and 44 great-grand­chil­dren with three more on the way.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Dec. 3 at the Genola LDS Chapel. In­ter­ment was in the Genola City Ceme­tery. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily sug­gests do­na­tions be made to the gen­eral mis­sion­ary fund of the Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints.

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