Charles Edward Davison Jr., 69, of Kremmling, passed away Dec. 29, 2001, at Kremmling Memorial Hospital. Charles Edward "Tom" was born June 11, 1932, in Denver to Charles Edward Sr. and June Boales (Davis) Davison.

Tom grew up and graduated from high school in Golden where his parents were partners in the Duvall Davison Lumber Co.

Tom, after graduating from high school in 1950, attended Colorado A&M (CSU) and was enrolled in the ROTC program. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and was a collegiate wrestler. After graduating with a bachelor's of science degree in animal husbandry in 1954, Tom accepted a commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

His tour of duty took him to Barstow, Fla., Cheyenne, Wyo., Galena, Alaska, where he was given the position as a base commander, and back to Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. His tour of duty ended in 1957, but he remained in the Air Force Reserves until 1967 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.

Tom moved to Kremmling where he realized his lifelong dream of owning and operating a ranch. In June 1958, he married Laurayne Belle Brown, also of Kremmling. Tom was still active in ranching up until his death. Tom was co-founder and director of the Middle Park Medical Foundation, a Colorado and National Cattlemen Association member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and a member of Kremmling Community Church.

He is survived by his wife, Laurayne; three sons, Matt Davison of Pueblo, Mark Davison of Kremmling and Cal Davison, and wife, Deb, of Miles City, Mont.; long-time friend Jerry Nauta of Kremmling; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 5, 2002, at the Kremmling Community Church. Internment followed at the Kremmling Cemetery.

A memorial donation in Tom's name can be made to Kremmling Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 399, Kremmling, 80459.


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