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George Davis

George Davis Obituary

GEORGE DAVIS of Bigfork Montana

April 2, 1938-Nov 16, 2023

B.A.C  7-8-2018

George passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

 George’s family would like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful care and support from all of the visiting Hospice nurses and staff.

George was born in Arcata California (Humboldt County) to Linton and Glendeen Davis April 2, 1938

George is predeceased by his Father Linton Davis of Santa Rosa 9/1916 -9/1996,

Mother, Glendeen Davis Santa Rosa 9/1917 - Oct 2002, Sister, Toni L Travis Schmid of Vancouver Washington 6/1945-4/2020.

Late wife Nora E Healy Davis 9/1941-2000 Mother to Glen and Katie Davis.

Family surviving George’s passing are:

His wife of 20 years Cissy Davis, Bigfork Montana, Son Glen Davis (Lori Davis) of Cloverdale Ca.

Daughter, Katie Davis (Rob Gordon) of Benicia Ca.

 Granddaughters, Paige Davis of Cloverdale Ca, Teresa Gordon of Benicia Ca.

Close Cousin Sandy Gangwere of Brentwood Ca

Nephew Jason Travis of Arlee Montana

Niece Jeri Haywood of Humble Texas

And many more great nieces and nephews

Early Life

George’s outdoor adventures started right out of the crib. The first 5 years of this little tike’s life were often spent with his maternal Grandfather “Pa Thompson”.

“Pa Thompson” was the Park Ranger at Patrick’s point in northern California in the 40’s and would often take George with him to deliver brown bag lunches to the volunteer look-outs perched on the highest points watching for Japanese submarines during WWII.

When George was five he and his parents relocated to Marin California.

George thrived growing up in this new location, the beautiful coastline of San Francisco Bay with its rolling hills and picturesque SF bay, a dream come true for a boy with a love of nature and the outdoors.


George Graduated from Sir Francis Drake H.S in 1955 San Anselmo Ca.

 George excelled in school and was college bound until at the ripe old age of 17 he desperately wanted to join the Navy, his parents said NO! Higher education was their priority for him… until George convinced them if they would just sign the enlistment papers now he would resume his education when he was discharged.

George loved everything about the Navy, he served  2 years on the USS Bennington and did get to see a lot of the world however, after he was honorably discharged, college was not in the cards for George. He regretted breaking his promise to his Mom and Dad but eventually it all worked out.

After the Navy George spent a couple of years with a company installing juke boxes and sound systems in bars, restaurants and retail stores (pre-Muzak).

Soon after that job ended George decided to get serious about getting into the trades as an electrician, it was a little more challenging back in the day than it is now.  George found a sponsor and got on the waiting list for the local electricians union.

 He completed his apprenticeship and became a full-fledged journeyman electrician in the early sixties.

Soon after, he found employment at Redwood Electric Co and worked 20 years as a foreman.

He decided to make his next career move by becoming a licensed Electrical Contractor and opened his own shop “Davis Electric” with his late wife Nora in San Rafael Ca working with contractors doing commercial and residential homes predominately in the SF Bay area until his retirement late 90’s.

In 2016 George and his wife Cissy were traveling to Idaho to visit friends and stopped in Montana on the way home, one look at those beautiful mountains and pristine lakes and it was love at first site.

In 2017 he and his wife, Cissy, sold their home in Northern California packed up and set out for their last big adventure together.

They purchased a 6 acre parcel overlooking the Swan Mountains and built their home. George strapped on his old tool belt one last time and participated in wiring the house.


 Hunting North American big game, fishing, duck hunting, and rock picking for abalone off the northern California coast.

After 50 years George was able to fulfill a life time dream of completing the coveted “Grand Slam”.

The Grand Slam consists of harvesting the four North American sheep species.

In chronological order and species these were George’s sheep’s.

Dall Sheep-Alaska 1966

Bighorn Sheep-Wyoming 1970

Stone Sheep – British Columbia 1972

Desert Sheep – Southern California 2013


Memorial Service for George December 8, 2023 1:30pm

Darlington Cremation and Burial Service

3408 US Hwy 2 East

Kalispell MT 559901

Tel 406-755-2662


In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a ministry close to George’s heart.

Faithwalk Ministries

PO Box10654

Kalispell MT 59904















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December 8, 2023

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