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Marion ‘Dave’ Davies, 73

Marion “Dave” Davies, age 73, of California, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Auburn, CA.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth, WI American Legion, 139 S. Oak St., Ellsworth, WI 54011. Inurnment will be Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the San Joaquin National Cemetery in California.

Marion was born Nov. 17, 1940, to Harvey and Vera Davies.

He was a graduate of Lester Prairie High School.

As a Marine, Dave served from 1958-1962, with a tour in Vietnam.

Dave lived quietly for over 20 years in the high desert of Nevada, near East Gate. He lovingly called it “God’s Country.”

He was a cowboy who enjoyed mining, geology, and desert photography.

Dave is survived by six children: Jill (Dave) Mckewan of Valparaiso, IN, Tanya Davies of Ellsworth, WI, Brian Davies of Atlanta, GA, Cara (Mark) Davies-Pullman of Watertown, SD, Kevin Davies of Aberdeen, SD, and Alan Davies of Bismarck, ND; three sisters, Judy, Joyce, and Jean; and five grandchildren, Tristan, Joseph, Taryn, Elizabeth, and Jacob.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and the brother he loved, Merle.

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