Harold Davis

Harold Davis, 94, of Basehor, Kansas passed away October 8, 2020. He was born February 26, 1926 in Ojito, New Mexico. He was the fourth child and first son in a family of fourteen children to Fred and Sarah Alma Davis.

Harold attended the little Ojito grade school in New Mexico and then attended boarding school for high school in Colorado Springs, CO.  Where he worked his way through school doing maintenance work until graduation. Following high school, he attended Kansas Wesleyan in McPherson, Kansas where he graduated with an Associate’s degree. There he met and married Wanda Cutsinger on September 5, 1948. They were married 66 years before her passing in 2015. Harold was a long-distance truck driver for Navajo Trucking and Yellow Freight Company for 40 years. He retired in 1992 and was able to enjoy 28 years of retirement.

In 1960 Harold and Wanda bought land in Red River, New Mexico where they build a cabin themselves. Harold and Wanda enjoyed this cabin for many years and now it has become a highlight for the whole family.

Harold has been a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Thelma Anson; Clara Young; Violet Hyatt; Anna Archuleta; Ruth Gawith and Earlene Handke; one brother, H.F. “Freeman” Davis.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Gaylene and her husband Jack Oberndorfer; grandchildren, Kelly and husband Kerry Ensminger; Stacy and husband Jason Langford; Justin and wife Sarah Oberndorfer; 9 great grandchildren, Madison; Megan; Grace; Molly; Jackson; Sophie; Adalynn; Naomi; Joy. Two brothers, Oliver Davis and wife Danella; Donald Davis and wife Sharon; sisters Lois Richards; Irene Ozanich; Gladys Yancey; Bonnie Stute and husband Daryl; sister-in-law Virginia Davis; brother-in-law Keith Gawith and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside Service 

A graveside service will be held at 11 am, October 16, 2020 at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens in Shawnee, Kansas. To watch the livestream of Harold’s service click HERE.

Memorial Contributions 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Joy Meadows Foster Care Community. Please make checks payable to Joy Meadows Inc., P.O. Box 182 Basehor, Kansas 66007.

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  1. Janice Barrows Says:

    Gaylene & Family,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you & especially today, in the death of our Uncle Harold Davis! May God bless & comfort each of you !
    I hope to be able to capture the livestream of the burial service today!
    With love & prayers,
    Janice & Larry Barrows

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