Obituary for DAVIS

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday August 18, 2004

Michael E. Davis, 56, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1988, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2004. Michael was born May 16, 1948, the son of Paul Eugene and Phylis Elaine Cruse Davis in Illinois. He served in the US Marine Corps for over 20 years. Michael was a career Marine who loved his God and country. During his 23 year tenure, Mike served in Vietnam twice, by choice - later, he was the instructor for the Marine Corps Junior ROTC at Cibola High School for 13 years. Mike is preceded in death by his father and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Davis of the family's home; mother, Phylis Davis of Oxford, NY; three children, Lori Lunde of Rio Rancho, Lynette Shorkey and husband, Stephen of Rio Rancho, and Michael Davis and wife, Leslie of Apopka, FL; four grandchildren, Jessica Lunde, Christopher Shorkey, Kayleigh Shorkey, and Ryan Stanley; sisters and brothers, Nancee Halsteter of Oxford, NY, Sherrie Kuntz of Merit Island, FL, Maurice Davis of Monticello, IL, Allen Davis of Champaign, IL, Jeffrey Davis of Rantoul, IL, Traci Swisher of Urbana, IL, and Raelyn Davis of Monticello, IL. The service will be held today, Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM with Military Honors being presented by the US Marine Corps. Honor Guard. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920