Lester Ivan Davis was born on the family ranch on August
24th, 1924. He was the third child of
Lester James (L. J. or
He was a cowboy who was an expert horseman and enjoyed breaking horses. He spent a lot of time on his own at the cow camps. He enjoyed the great outdoors and loved his career. He was a lifetime cowboy.
He was a avid reader and enjoyed continually learning.
He kept track of all the members of the family and what they were doing. He was devoted to his mother. We all remember his stories and will miss his chuckle.
You shall always rest in peace. Hopefully you know that the entire family loves you. You are a wonderful man. I know you are in heaven with God. Know that we will always love you!!!
Amen Elisha Smith (great (great niece 10 years old) SOURCE: Funeral Memorial Card
Ivan "Pat" Davis, Obituary,
Northern Wyoming Daily News,
TEN SLEEP ---
Longtime Ten Sleep resident Lester Ivan "Pat" Davis, 84, died on
Saturday evening June 13, 2009 at
"Pat" was born on Aug. 24, 1924 on the family ranch three miles east of Ten Sleep, a son of Lester James "Smilo" and Audrey Odessa "Dessie" (Knisely) Davis. He was raised on the ranch and attended schools in Ten Sleep.
He graduated from Ten Sleep High School as the Valedictorian with the Clas of 1942. Pat then attended the University of Wyoming for a short time where he was going to major in engineering, but due to World War II he returned to the ranch to help raise livestock. He remained on the ranch until failing health forced him to go into the nursing home in 2001.
He was a cowboy who was an expert horseman and enjoyed breaking horses.
Pat's favorite pastime was music, and he loved to play songs in the bunkhouse and at cow camps in his guitar. He also enjoyed playing the mandolin and the violin. His hobby was tooling and making engraved leather goods and reading.
He belonged to
Pat was a member and a Past Master of the Ten Sleep Masonic Lodge.
He belonged to
Masonic Royal Arch Council, the Knights Templar, and the
He was preceded in death by his parents, a Brother-in-law Joe Bailey, Sr., a niece Marva Peterson and a nephew Joe Bailey, Jr.
Pat is survived by his brothers Marvin (Dorothy) Davis and Lee (Peggy) Davis all of Ten Sleep, his sister Audrey Bailey of Cheyenne, his nieces Sheila (Don) Beydler and Shirley (Ron) Beydler all of Spokane, Wash., Patty (Bill) Smith and Sheri Leroy Morris all of Cody and Nancy (Don) Riley of Basin, his nephews Chad Davis of Cody and Brad Bailey of Cheyenne and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
services will be held on Thursday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at the
Veile Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.