~ November 24, 2005 ~

Today, our good friend, Lew Davidson went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Lew and his wife, Sal have been wonderful friends and a blessing to our family. Lew has been a source of inspiration and a mentor to me in putting this website together and my wife and I were honored when he, in his failing health drove by himself 300 miles to attend our wedding in 2004. Lew lived his life for his Lord and his family and always considered it an honor to have served his country on his tour of duty on the USS Idaho. Lew will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lew's family and his lovely wife, Sally.

~ David & Lois Roye ~

Message from Lew's son, Ray Davidson:

I wanted to send a message for my father, Lewis Davidson to his Internet friends. He passed away peacefully at his home today on Thanksgiving with his family surrounding him. I have the priviledge to mourn his passing. Recently I asked him about certain wishes he had. One of them was to notify his family and friends on his email address book. As many of you are aware, he wrote articles and was in touch with various people regarding his service in the navy during WWII. My father stands as a testament to what courage is truly all about. He was a "what you see is what you get" person. His wife Sally was at his side when he passed away.

He asked that I send you all an email of his passing to inform you. He wanted each and everyone of you to know it was a pleasant experience. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers as well as your friendship to my dad. His funeral is tentatively scheduled next Tuesday, November 29, at 2:00 at Doeppenschimdt Funeral Home, 189 N. Seguin Ave, New Braunfels, Texas.

On behalf of my family, thanks again for your friendships to my dad. I can say that his learning the Internet at an advanced age was quite an accomplishment for him. Your frendships, emails and questions to him all contributed to my father having additional time in life to enjoy these things. They enriched him and truly prolonged his life in several ways. He goes now to be with his Lord and is at peace.

Thank you,

Ray Davidson

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