John Davis

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

John T. Davis, 84, of Hammett, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at a Boise hospital.

Graveside Services, with military honors by the American Legion, Post #26 from Mountain Home, were held Friday, Oct. 10, at Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry.

John was born on Sept. 16, 1924, the youngest of five children to Homer and Della Davis in Williams Hollar, Mo. The family moved to Castleford, Idaho, when John was 13.

John joined the US Army and was a member of the 11th Airborne Division, having served in WWII following the bombing of Japan.

John married Mildred Kinney on June 27, 1949, in Elko, Nev.

They farmed in the Lucerne and Buhl area until moving to King Hill in December 1963, where they ranched until moving to Hammett in February 1975 after purchasing the Oasis Ranch. Together they farmed and became known for a variety of melons and produce which they sold on the farm and at the Mountain Home Farmers Market until Millie's death in 2002. John continued to raise melons until the time of his death.

John and Millie were long-time members of the King Hill Grange where John served as Master.

John is survived by: his son, Greg, and his wife, Suzy Davis, of Boise; his daughter, Debbie, and her husband, Bob Lutz, of Spokane; three grandchildren; his friend and companion, Betty Bertschy, of Hammett, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Millie, two brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's name can be made to the Hammett Community Church, Hammett, ID 83624