Michael P. 'Mike' Davis, 54, passed away unexpectedly August 3, 2006, as a result of an airplane accident. Survived by his loving wife, Beth Davis, who terms Mike as 'The best husband in the universe and beyond'; son, Christopher Michael 'Chris' (Staci) Davis of Morristown, Tenn.; father, Paul Davis of Vincennes, Ind.; sisters, Sue (Gary) Walker of LaGrange, Ill., Debbie (Johnny) Mennenga of Belleview, Fla.; brother, Jim (Barb) Davis of Schaumberg, Ill.; grandchildren, Chase Davis and Nolan Sniffen; mother-in-law, Helen Bricker of Richmond, Ind.; brother-in-law, Tom (Dolly) Bricker of Pekin, Ind.; nieces, Beth Walker and Kelly Conneen; nephews, Brian Walker and Patrick Westin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his mother, Helen Davis in January 2005. Mike was born on June 26, 1952, in Vincennes, Ind. At the time of his death, he was serving as President of the Pueblo Community College, as well as serving on numerous boards, including, the Sun West Educational Credit Union, Pueblo Community Health Center, PEDCO, Pueblo WorkLink and Pueblo Diversified Industries. He was also a founding member of the Pueblo Education Consortium. Mike was a member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. He loved flying and bicycling. Mike loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, son and grandfather. There will be no viewing. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2006, in the Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College with the Reverend Father Leonard Racki officiating. Concluding services and interment will be held on Friday in Vincennes, Ind. Those who desire may make memorials to the PCC Foundation for the Mike Davis Presidential Scholarship either direct or through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Beth and Chris,

    We were so very shocked and saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. What a privilege to have had him with us at VU all those years. I’ll always remember him as a very humble man, a kind-hearted soul, usually smiling, a talented teacher, and an equally talented administrator. Mike gave the best of himself and he had a way of bringing out the best in others. He left this world a better place. Please know that we are among the many who share your sorrow. May our loving God pour out His comfort and peace upon you and your family.

  2. Dear Beth, I wanted to extend my deepest condolences to you. If we can help you with anything please let us know.
    You’re in our prayers.
    Love, Lorinda

  3. My sincere condolence goes out to you, Beth, and your family. Hearing of Mike’s accident was of shock and sadness. He was a man that contributed so much to the college and the community. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers will be with you and the family. Joyce O. Kelley

  4. Family of Dr. Davis
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great loss. His passing will be felt throughout the community.

  5. Beth and family,
    My prayers are with you through this very difficult time. I will always remember Dr. Davis and miss talking to him about everything and anything. He was a fantastic person.

    Merideth Nickle

  6. Mrs. Davis and Family:
    Our thoughts are with you in this great time of sorrow. Dr. Davis had a way of reaching people that will stay with me for the rest of my life. He said at the last Leadership Forum of the Spring, when he spoke of Leadership and Country Music (of all things); that if it ever comes along and we get the oportunity to sit it out or dance. He hopes, that we take that chance. Dr. Davis always encouraged us to push the envelope for the things we believed in, even if it meant taking a chance. This along with his ever friendly smile, and how are you as he saw a new face on campus will keep his legacy alive. He will be missed, but NEVER forgotten.

    Tumara M. Steinbach
    Student Senate
    Senator At Large

  7. Dear Beth & Family:
    My sincerest condolences go out to you all. Dr. Davis was an exemplary professional who combined strength and humility in a manner so rare…
    I am forever grateful for the support and encouragement he gave to me. Please know that by his example, I will always be inspired to be a better person.

    My prayers are with you and your family.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa Ulibarri
    Project Coordinator
    Pueblo Education Consortium

  8. To Beth and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember Dr. Davis and wish him well on his new journey. I sincerely appreciate the help and guidance he was able to give me in all matters of my life.

    Amanda Bennett
    Student Senate President
    Pueblo Community College

  9. Beth and family, my prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Dr. Davis was a great man. He was someone I looked to for guidance and encouragement during my studies at PCC. Dr. Davis will be greatly missed.

    Ann Marie (Dudley) Dinkel
    Former Student

  10. Beth & Family – Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow Dave & I share with you. We are out of town and unable to attend the memorial, but please know our thoughts are with you. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you or your family. Dave & Gloria

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