Daron D. Davey went safely home to his Savior on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the age of 51. He was born on January 29, 1961 in San Rafael, California, to John and Judy (Trau) Davey. His family moved to Winston in 1968 when Daron was only seven years old, and he was raised and educated there. After graduating from Douglas High School in 1979, he moved to Spanish Fork, Utah to follow the love of his life. He worked for Hickory Kist Meatsnacks, and married his love, Tonya McKim on November 15, 1980 in Provo, Utah. Three daughters were born to them in 1981, 1983, and 1986. They lived together in Utah until returning to Oregon and settling in Winston in 1992. He worked for Orenco Systems, Inc. (OSI) for eight years before moving over to work for Romtec. He resigned in 2011 for health reasons. He attended Hucrest Community Church of God with his wife. Daron was a man after God’s own heart. He was compassionate, strong, honest, loyal, and kind. He believed in Jesus as Lord, walked with Him as a friend, looked up to him as a Father, and confided in Him as a brother. He cherished his wife, and loved his three daughters. He had an unconditional love that expanded to include all his family, and friends who became family. Daron was the safe place to land for anyone who knew him, and he was always ready with encouragement and a numbered lecture. He loved being outside, his trusty baseball cap always atop his head, for a hike, yard games with his grandkids, or a round of disc golf. He loved rocking out in the living room, or dancing cheek-a-cheek with his girls. He was our Honey, Daddy, Papa, Dee-Wee, Coach, and Uncle Egbert. Though he died of cancer, he did not lose a battle with it. He emerged victorious! Daron fought the good fight. He finished his race. He kept his faith, he kept his word, and he kept his eyes on Jesus to the very end. We know he arrived at the throne of grace and heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” He was selfless to his last breath, always more concerned for those he loved than for himself. He never complained. He held no bitterness. He was a man content, and even joyful, in all circumstances. He was (and still is) our example. “All his life in this world and all his adventures…had only been the cover and the title page. Now at last he is beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read; which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.” -C.S. Lewis (modified from the final page of The Last Battle) He is survived by his wife of over 32 years, Tonya of Roseburg, and their three daughters: Tiffany Miller and her husband Levi of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Trina DuBose, and Jennifer Davey of Roseburg. Daron and Tonya were blessed with six grandchildren: Durin, Lydia, Jared, Audrey, Dain and Tischel. Daron also leaves his father, John Davey of Roseburg; his mother, Judy Gunderson of Weaverville, California; and his sister, Dorla of Weaverville, California. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Hucrest Community Church of God with Pastor Jon Nutter officiating. Private interment will be at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Oakland, Oregon under the arrangements of Taylor’s Family Chapel. To sign the online guest book, visit www.taylorsfamilychapel.com.
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