AINSWORTH -- K Morris Davis was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Ainsworth, Neb., and passed away at Rock County Hospital on Sept. 30, 2008.
K grew up in Bassett, Neb., where he was active in sports, music and the Boy Scouts, going on to become a scout counselor during the summer months. In the winter, he worked after school at the sale barn.
After graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served as an aircraft mechanic in Germany. Upon his return home, he attended flight instruction school, with his first job being in Columbus, Neb.
On Nov. 26, 1961, he married Joyce Anderson. In Ogden, Utah, he was the wholesale service manager for a Cessna Aircraft distributor, serving the Inner Mountain Region.
With the closing of that business, K and Joyce purchased the Sears store in Wahoo, Neb., and ran that business for many years. They shared a mutual love for square dancing, card playing and fishing.
They moved numerous times during their marriage andwith each move, they left behind friendships that have endured throughout their married lives, including friends in Southwest Nebraska.
In June 2006, K and Joyce returned to their roots in Bassett and were involved in many organizations in the community, including the American Legion, Rock County Senior Center, Rock County Historical Society and Veterans Administration.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three daughters, Kimberly and Robert Rutherford of Centennial, Colo., Kristina and Robert Pokorney of Weston, Neb., and Katrina and Troy Schroeder of Ainsworth; nine grandchildren, Elise and Nickolous Rutherford, Jake and wife, Jill Pokorney, Caleb and wife, Sidney Pokorney, Amanda and Ben Pokorney and Andrew, Keegan and Keeley Schroeder; one great-grandchild, Owen Pokorney; parents, Clint and Mim Davis of Bassett; two sisters, Joy and Lynn Zumbrunn of Hesperis, Calif., and Judy and Jack Johnson of Bennet, Neb.; brother-in-law, Ardell and Patty Anderson of Hardin, Mont.; and sister-in-law, Glenda (Anderson) and husband Ken Horst of Pierce, Neb.
K loved life and held a firm belief that each day is a gift and should be lived to the fullest.
A celebration of life services were Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett, with Pastor Nancy Nyland officiating. Military honors were provided by the Bassett American Legion Post No. 12. Placement of cremains will be at a later date.
Memorials may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church sound system fund, Rock County Senior Center and RCHS class of 1958 Scholarship fund.