Peter Joseph Davis, 70, passed away Aug. 5, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center.
He was born in Portland, Sept. 27, 1942, to Arlie and Neoma (Breniser) Davis. He grew up in Eugene and attended North Eugene High School. He enlisted in the Coast Guard at 17 and served for four years. While stationed in Astoria he met Trudy Hayrynen, whom he married Dec 27, 1963.
While in Astoria Peter worked at the Tongue Point Job Corps Center as a patrolman and also served on the Astoria police force. He attended Clatsop Community College and received a degree in police science. In 1974 they moved to Clatskanie, where he worked at the Wauna paper mill for over 30 years as an environmental technician.
Peter made many wonderful friends over the years due to his work and personal interests. He was a life member of Clatskanie Masonic Lodge 133, a member of the Unique Tin Car Club, Ferguson Enthusiasts of North America (FENA), the Rainier Rod & Gun Club and the National Rifle Association. His interests included fixing things, caring for his 88 rhododendruns, visiting with friends, drag racing, hunting, riding motorcycles, listening to music, photography, telling stories and researching on the Internet. During his retirement years, Peter and Trudy were able to travel often to visit their granddaughters in the U.S. and Europe.
Peter was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David A. Davis.
He is survived by his wife Trudy; a son, David Davis, and his daughters, Danique and Indy, all of Vinkeveen, The Netherlands; a son, Jason Davis, his wife, Heidi and their daughters, Louisa and Georgia, all of Everett; a sister, Judith Brown of Vancouver; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins.
No service will be held.
Donations may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice or the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland.
Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Service.