Bruce Edison Davis and Shirley Renehan Davis

Bruce Edison Davis and Shirley Renehan Davis, who met in 1940 and were inseparably in love and married for 67 years, departed this life on June 9, 2009 and Sept. 1, 2008, respectively. Shirley was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. in 1919; Bruce in Baldwin, Mich. in 1917. They met at Olivet College in Olivet, Mich. and there they matriculated and married in 1941. The couple then moved to San Francisco, where Shirley lived while Bruce served in the Pacific with the Army Air Corps for five long years. Upon his return, they made their home in Concord and Oakland, Calif. Bruce returned to his beloved profession of linotype operator in the printing industry while Shirley focused on raising their children, Ray, Herb and Cara. After Ray died in 1969, in Vietnam and Herb enlisted in the Navy shortly thereafter, the family relocated to Pacific Grove, Calif., where they ran the Sea Breeze Motel for many years. In 1985 they retired to an Airstream trailer and traveled the country, settling in Marina, Calif. After the passing of his beloved wife, Bruce relocated to Ashland, Ore., to be closer to his daughter, Cara and her husband, Paul. He made the most of every minute there, making many new friends, volunteering at the Senior Center and enjoying the natural wonders and beauty of the Rogue Valley and Southern Oregon. They are survived by son, Herb; daughter, Cara; grandchildren, Tiffanie, Skye and Hunter; and great-grandchildren, Rachael and Matthew. At Bruce and Shirley's request there will be no formal services; they asked that others come together as they choose to celebrate life in their own ways. In lieu of flowers, they asked that contributions be made to Hospice or to the donor's favorite charity.