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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

NWA Capt. Claire A. Davis

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NWA Capt. Claire A. Davis
March 22, 1924 ~ November 5, 2017
 
The family of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Claire Davis have written us with news of his passing.  Captain Davis joined Northwest Airlines 04-07-1953 and retired in 1984.  Widowed in June of 2012 with the passing of his wife Betty, Captain Davis is survived by his children, grand and great grandchildren. He most recently had resided at 2925 Lincoln Drive, #516, Roseville, MN  55113.
To view Captain Davis’ obituary online and sign the guestbook please visit the funeral home website at https://www.muellerbies.com/clairedavis 
Services for Captain Davis will be held Friday, November 10th at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, St. Paul MN.  Visitation from 4-8 PM the evening prior at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME of ROSEVILLE MN, and at the church on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.....................
Claire A. Davis  
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great and Great-Great Grandfather​
Died peacefully November 5, 2017, at the age of 93.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Arena on the S.S. Stafford. After the war, he became a pilot of a variety of aircraft for Northwest Airlines, retiring as captain of the 747, flying internationally to Asia and Europe.
He is preceded in death by Betty, his wife of almost 66 years; parents, brother, three sisters, and granddaughter, Andrea Favilla.
He is survived by children Dennis (Chris), Michelle Favilla, and Tamra Cownie, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 AM Friday, November 10 at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, 285 N. Dale Street, St. Paul.  Interment Evergreen Memorial Garden. Visitation 4-8 PM Thursday at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ Co. Rd B., and at the church on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
We are celebrating 93 years of this kind-hearted, generous, supportive, funny, gentle man. Please dress in bright colors to share our joy in having been a part of his life.
Memorials preferred to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
 
 
From: RNPA News Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:06 AM   Subject: RNPA News: Claire Davis Has Flown West.
 
I regret to inform you, my father Claire A. Davis, died November 5, 2017.  He was a Northwest Airlines 747 captain when he retired in 1984.
His current address is 2925 Lincoln Drive, #516, Roseville, MN  55113.
Any communication or if you need more information, please contact me, his daughter, Tammy Davis Cownie, at this e-mail address or 1542 Lakeview Curve, Eagan, MN  55122, (651) 456-0685 home; (651) 665-5798 work.
My dad always looked forward to receiving his Contrails magazine.  We were disappointed to learn the November edition was the final one. 
Best of luck to all of you and thank you so much for a very high quality magazine for all these many years.
Tammy <tammycownie@msn.com>
Best regards,
Tammy
 
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Retired NWA pilot Claire Davis passed away this past Sunday, November 05, 2017 at age 93.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 AM Friday, November 10 at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, 285 N. Dale Street, St. Paul.  Interment Evergreen Memorial Garden. Visitation 4-8 PM Thursday at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ Co. Rd B., and at the church on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
Further details at this website:  https://www.muellerbies.com/clairedavis
 
Thanks to Roger Moberg for noting Claire’s passing.
Bill Day
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Betty’s obituary.................Betty J Davis, age 86

Davis, Betty J., Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandma Great-Grandma. Died peacefully on June 3, 2012, at the age of 86, surrounded by her family. She is survived by Claire "Dave", her beloved husband of almost 66 years; children, Dennis (Chris) Davis, Michelle Favilla and Tamra Cownie; siblings, Maxine Pierre, Lorraine Swonger and William Peterson; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service 10:30 AM Friday, June 8 at LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, 285 N. Dale St., St. Paul. Interment Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Visitation at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME - ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. at County Rd B, from 4 - 7 PM Thursday, and at the church from 9:30 - 10:30 AM Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550.

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