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Gary L. Davidson

10/14/1937 - 01/21/2015
Service Date: 01/30/2015
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain View Stake Center, 1550 N. Val Vista Drive, Mesa, Arizona

Gary L. Davidson, 77, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2015 in Mesa, AZ. Gary led a very happy, fulfilling life devoted to his faith, family and providing service to those around him. He is survived by his wife Connie, and their children; Kirt, Wade, Vicki, Wendi, Mark, Cristi and 24 grandchildren, his brothers; Roger, Mike and Craig.

He enjoyed camping with his family and fishing with anyone, especially his wife; his greatest catch of all. The time he spent in the Idaho Fish and Game Dept. were some of the most fulfilling and rewarding years. He also valued the friendships that developed during his time as a realtor. He served an LDS mission at the age of 19 in the Western States Mission and with his eternal companion in the Montana Billings Mission. At the time of his death, he was serving as Stake Patriarch.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6-8 PM at the Val Vista Ward Chapel, 745 N. Val Vista, Mesa, Arizona.  Funeral services will be Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11 AM, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM, at the Mountain View Stake Center, 1550 N. Val Vista, Mesa, Arizona. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


  • Andy and Holly Shones

    So sorry for your loss of such wonderful Husband, Father and Grandfather. He was truly amazing. Love to all of you!

  • Vicki, thanks for forwarding the obituary, just know our love and prayers are with you this week and your family. I know you are where you need to be right now. See you when you get back. Love Sandy

  • Listening and watching Gary tell me a fishing story was like watching a kid on Christmas morning – I will miss him

  • Roger & Celia Hallsted

    What a great man and a true example of faith, service and attitude. He always managed to turn health queries around to how we are doing and complementing us. And an excellent fisherman – just look at Connie! We love Gary and his family.

  • So sorry to hear this! I will always be grateful for my association with President Davidson. He was a big impact and example in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Connie. Thank you for always sharing your husband, as he served so valiantly throughout his life. He was a true disciple of Christ. Hugs~

  • Angela (Anderson) Lara

    He was a cherished disciple of Christ who will be truly missed. He gave us remarkable memories and exemplified unwavering faith. Our love is with you!

  • Rick & Cindy Apple

    So sorry for your loss! Gary was such a great man & a great example to us! We will always remember his love & kindness!

  • Dennis & Sharron Clayton

    So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. He will be missed by all of us. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sandra and Dick Bybee

    We were so sorry to hear about Gary. We had so much fun in the Ammon 3rd Ward. We will never forget the phone call Gary made to our home in the middle of the night to inform us of a skunk in our window well. Of course, there was not a skunk; he always had such a good sense of humor. We love your whole family and our prayers are with you. Sandra and Dick Bybee

  • I remember Gary best as my deacons quorum advisor. One Sunday I was passing the sacrament and banged the bread tray against a pew.,,.bread went everywhere. There was an instant of panic and then Gary was right there beside me picking up bread, quietly putting it in his suit pockets and telling me, “you’re fine. I’ll take care of this. You keep passing.” I loved that man! My heart goes out you Connie, Mark, Cristi and the rest of the family.

  • Revo & Pat Williams.

    Connie! We are so sorry for your lost. Gary was a dear friend. We will always remember the snowmobile rides, the hunting and fishing together, and all the good times.

  • Clyde and Rita barney

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. I think we both made the move from idaho to Arizona about the same time. And then I sang in a stake choir with you, Connie. You’ve had a wonderful, full life and will be together for the eternities.

  • Revo & Pat Williams.

    Connie! We were sitting here thinking about Gary and how close we were when you guys lived in Id. Falls. Gary was very much involved and was the one who suggested that we build the home in Ammon that was right behind your home. We have many wonderful memories of you and Gary as the best friends and neighbors ever. He and I were tagging moose up near Island Park when we got the call from Pat that the Social Service had called and had another baby for us. That was the day we got Dustin 38 years ago.

  • Marydell Easley Andrews Easley

    Oh, what precious memories we have of Gary & your family. Our kids grew up together in the same neighborhood before you left Ammon, ID. He was our Bishop during our rough times – what a deal that was! Much love from our family to yours. He was a wonderful man – such a great friend and example to so many.

  • Lynn and Kathy Goldman

    We so loved Gary and his family. I will always remember working with the youth with Gary and his council as he served as the Bishop in the 8th Ward. I will always remember fishing at Ririe Reservoir when he came up to me as a fish and game officer. He called me Brother Goldman. We chatted for a short time and he went to the next guy and asked for his licence. After he left I checked and found I’d left mine home. I quickly went home. We will miss him. He was and great man, father, friend, and leader. Love Goldmans

  • Cato and Jacque Jones

    Connie, our prayers of peace and comfort are with you and your family. We treasure the sweet memories of Gary and you and your family. Gary was a wonderful inspiration to so many and he will ever have a special place in our hearts. He will be greatly missed. Much love to you!

  • Dean & Mildrd Haymond

    Connie ” we were sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. He will be missed by many but especially by you, his great companion. He was a great person. We all shared many good times together. Great friends and we built many great memories together. Our prayers are with you and your family and pray you will have the comfort needed at this time. Gary will be missed The Haymonds

  • Just read about gary,s passing. I am so sorry. . Merrill and I and our family enjoyed your family and the time we all lived in the 8th ward. May The Lord watch over you during this time ofi adjustment and comfort you.

  • Eula & Boyd Endecott

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our love goes out to your family and especially to you, Connie, Many great times together on our sleds like at Sweetwater, playing games with friends, etc to just remember a couple. Boyd loved going with Gary when he was tagging game. He was a very great man who was always there when you needed him. May the Lord wrap him arms around you and give you peace.

  • Was just thinking about Gary and decided to google his name….So sorry to learn of his passing.. Gary and I served in the young men’s program when we moved to Ammon in the fall of 1970…I taught Spanish at IF High School that year…..I’ll never forget the elk archery hunting trip we took the young men on that Fall…We all loved hearing his Fish and Game stories…..He was an exceptionally good man and left such a great footstep while he was here in this life…He will be missed….our most sincere condolences, Del and Nancy Taylor, Glendale, AZ

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