John Davies Obituary, Death – John The unexpected death of Kyle Davies, who was a much-loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, took place in Yuma, Arizona, on November 6, 2022. He was 74 years old. On February 11, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oliver Truex Davies was born to his parents, Myra Baer Davies. In Bountiful, Utah, where he grew up with his parents and seven siblings, he had a wonderful childhood. John served faithfully in a number of Church callings throughout his life, including those of Elders Quorum President, Home Teacher, Ward and Stake Clerk, and Scout Leader. He also held the office of High Priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
His formative years were spent in Bountiful, Utah, where he received his education at Stoker School and the first iteration of the South Davis Junior High School. He graduated from Viewmont High School as a dedicated Viking, where he was active in both musical productions and football. His performance in his Auto Mechanics class was particularly noteworthy. He often reminisced about the enjoyable summers he had spent as a teenager working on the dry wheat farms in Idaho. It was during those summers that the seed was sown for his love of all things mechanical and his extensive knowledge of them.
John amassed an encyclopedia’s worth of knowledge and experience throughout his life by working in a wide variety of professions. This learning, when combined with his unfailing memory and his well-developed sense of practicality, contributed to the development of a talented man who brought blessings into the lives of his family members as well as all those who knew him. His work experience included, but was not limited to the following: Grocery Store Manager, Ford Line Mechanic, Emergency Medical Technician, Sewer Inspector, Member of the Board of Trustees for the Sewer District, RV Service Manager, Yamaha/Kawasaki Franchised Dealership Owner, and Salesman.
A number of John’s immediate and extended family members, as well as John himself, were gifted with beautiful singing voices. He did a fantastic impression of Kenny Rogers, and it could be heard from him quite frequently. When he allowed his gorgeous white beard to grow out, it added a further layer of realism to the performance. He was a fan of and enjoyed listening to music of many genres, but his favorites included the music of the Gentri Gentlemen Trio, Pentatonix, and Broadway musicals. Some of his all-time favorite musicals include Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, and The Phantom of the Opera. He enjoyed Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper, a good home-cooked meal, and all different sizes and breeds of puppy dogs in equal measure.
He had the ability to efficiently organize any kind of complicated project, especially those that required analyzing and finding solutions to problems, and he was fiercely loyal to local businesses that gave him good service. Many people were green with envy when they saw his immaculate vehicle, meticulously maintained yard, and highly organized garage. Everyone in his family and circle of friends remembers him as a sweet-natured Teddy Bear who was fiercely devoted and had a tender heart.
John was extremely patriotic and especially proud of his time spent serving in the United States Army.
He routinely flew both the American flag and the Marine Corps flag, the latter in recognition of the fact that two of his grandchildren served in the Marine Corps. Following his retirement from South Davis Sewer District, he and his wife Carol had a wonderful time working as campground hosts in the High Uintah Mountains of Utah at Moosehorn Campground and on the coast of southern California at Big Sur. They have called the warm desert of Yuma, Arizona, their “Winter Snowbird” home for the past six years, making it their primary residence during the summer months.
There, they were employed in the Sales Office of a Senior Retirement Community, where they assisted in the marketing and sale of manufactured homes and oversaw their installation. In Yuma, they met many other senior citizens, home buyers, and construction crews from all over the world, which led to the development of many unique, long-lasting, and cherished friendships.
Daniel John and Dacia Kay were born to John and his first wife, Nancy E. Kamerath, who he wed. They went on to have two children together. After that, he tied the knot with Carol L. Bangerter, and the couple went on to have four more children and a large number of grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carol, six children: Daniel John Davies, Dacia K. Alvarez, Shellie George, (Dan), Lisa Bangerter, Wendy Burningham (Paul), Chad Bangerter (Kristi), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his beloved siblings: Barbara Watson (Bob), David Davies (Jeannie), Diana Halliday (Paul), Debra Cheney (Lynn), Keith Ruesch (sister-in-law) His mother and father, his sister Myra Lee Valentine, his brother Elder Dean M. Davies, and his aunt Carol Ruesch all passed away before him (sister).
Visitation will be held for friends and family on Monday, November 14, 2022 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM at the Russon Mortuary located at 295 North Main in Bountiful, Utah. Funeral services are scheduled to take place at the Bountiful 10th Ward, which can be found at 1145 North 200 East, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at eleven in the morning. After the funeral services, the burial will take place at the Bountiful City Cemetery (located at 2224 South 200 West).
The funeral services will be broadcast live from the Bountiful Tenth Ward and can be viewed on the Facebook page of Russon Brothers Mortuary & Crematory, as well as on this obituary page, via Zoom or YouTube. The live stream will begin approximately ten to fifteen minutes before the beginning of the service.