Lee A. Davis

1930 – 2017

 

Lee A. Davis passed away April 22, 2017 at the Washakie Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 24, 1930 in Ten Sleep, WY. and had a long and wonderful life. He lived his life as an honest man and a man of integrity.

Lee grew up in Ten Sleep and never moved from the Big Horn Basin, where he would also raise his family. Lee married Peggy Wilkins May 15, 1952. She blessed him with four beautiful children, Patti, Nancy, Sheri and Chad. His wife Peggy and his four children were his world. Lee raised his family in a warm caring home in Basin where he worked for the Wyoming Highway Department for 30 years. He first began as a surveyor and by the end of his career, he was well accomplished and earned the title State Finals Engineer and State Auditor for the Highway department. He was recognized for never having a late project.

Lee loved anything to do with the outdoors. He grew up in Ten Sleep working on a ranch owned by his family. Growing up, he spent most of the time with his two older brothers, Marvin and Pat. Lee also lived in Basin for 30 years and Worland for six years. In 1992 he moved back to Ten Sleep. Lee was a member of the Masons, Shriners, and Elks club. He had many activities that he enjoyed, travelling, camping, following the grandkids in their activities, spending time with the family. He also had many hobbies he enjoyed including collecting rocks, cutting rock, making jewelry, creating wood lamps and photography. His life and family's life has all been recorded through his many pictures he took.

Lee passed on the love of the family ranch and the essence and beauty of the outdoors through his family. Each of the grandchildren and great grandchildren shared their first hunt on the ranch. He shared with everyone the importance of family and love, Lee's family continues to carry that on. Lee had a unique relationship with each family member and loved each one with all his heart. Family was the most important thing to him. He will always be remembered in each of his family member's hearts.

Lee is preceded in death by parents L.J. (Smilo) Davis and Audrey Odessa (Dessie) Davis, sister Audrey Davis Bailey, brothers Marvin Davis and Ivan (Pat) Davis, and granddaughter Toni Morris.

His greatest accomplishment was raising his family. Lee is survived by his wife, Peggy Davis and children Patti (Bill) Smith of Cody, Nancy (Don) Riley of Basin, Sheri (Leroy) Morris of Cody and Chad (Mary Jo) of Cody. Grandchildren: Terry (Rani) Riley of Kalispell, Montana, Dustin (Kendra) Morris of Cody, Wendy (Bret) Engdahl of Cody, Wayne (Angie) Riley of Basin, Cindy (Flint) Selby of Cody, Clint (Michele) Morris of Buffalo, Randy (Kassie) Smith of Cody, Chandy (Carter) Dunnam of Cody, Karissa (Marc) Davis of Lovell, Alex, Carson, Dalton, Corbyn Davis of Cody. He also survived by a sister in law Dorothy Davis, 29 great grandchildren and 2 great great, grandchildren. His legacy is carried on through his family.

A graveside service will be held Monday, May 15 at 10:30 in Ten Sleep at the Ten Sleep Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Veile Mortuary.