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Thomas Lorne Davis

Sept. 19, 1991 - Aug. 29, 2023

Thomas Lorne Davis of West Linn, Oregon, passed August 29, 2023, in Oregon City, Oregon, at the age of 31.

Thomas was born at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, on September 19, 1991. He is the fifth child of Maureen Elizabeth (Mulberry) and Charles Maberry Davis.

Thomas grew up in West Linn in a family of eight. He had a sense of humor and knew how to make his family laugh. His wavy hair continued to get curlier and he often sported a blonde afro hairdo. He was a member of West Linn Lutheran Church, baptized on December 29, 1991, and confirmed on October 28, 2006.

He attended MACC, Cedaroak Primary School, Rosemont Ridge Middle School, West Linn High School, and Clackamas Community College. He was a Cub Scout (Pack 149) and Boy Scout (Troop 149).

Thomas loved nature, hiking and camping in the Cascade Mountains using his Boy Scout skills to live on the land. He enjoyed adventure and living on the edge. He hiked Mt. Hood to the Pearly Gates Route, and Mt. St. Helens with his sister Jen. He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin at Hayden Lake, Idaho, with family and close friends. He was an avid water sportsman and Lake Fisherman, and loved snowboarding.

He was a skilled musician on piano and guitar. He loved classical music, particularly Mozart's piano Sonatas, which he played well. Two of his favorite bands were 'Ween', and The Flaming Lips'. He enjoyed working for Gilman Park Senior Center as a resident assistant. He lived in Government Camp, Oregon, for a time and worked at Timberline Lodge. He worked as a fry cook for McDonald's in Willamette. Thomas loved to draw and sketch artwork using pencil, oil, pastels, and acrylics. Thomas loved to cook and enjoyed preparing meals and serving them to his family and friends.

Thomas was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jean LaVonne (McSweeney) and James Riley Davis, Sr., both of Saint John, Washington; Ruth Marie (Moss) and Lorne Vernon Mulberry of Arvada, Colorado; his maternal Uncle Bryan Lyle Mulberry (Irene) of California; his Aunt Sadie Ella (Moss) and Uncle Henry (Ike) Joinson of Fernie, B.C. Canada.

Thomas is survived by his parents, Maureen E. (Mulberry) and Charles M. Davis of West Linn, Oregon; his siblings Jennifer L. Davis (Rob Routledge) of Lake Oswego, Oregon; Charles H. Davis (Gena) of White Salmon, Washington; James M. Davis of West Linn; Sarah R. Bingo (Scott) of Kailua, Hawai'i; Laura E. Hanson (Gunnery Sgt. Donovan) of Graham, North Carolina; nieces and nephews Cassidy Hanson, Xander Hanson, Logan Hanson and Emi Bingo. Thomas is also survived by his great Uncle Clark Charles Fletcher (Marlene) of Hope, British Columbia, Canada; Aunt Patricia Jean (Davis) Goldberg (Moses) of Greensboro, North Carolina; Uncle James Riley Davis, Jr. (Marcia) of Dalton Gardens, Idaho; Uncle Lindsay Walter Davis of Kansas City, Missouri; Aunt Heather Laureen (Mulberry) Vasina (Kevin) of Arvada, Colorado; Aunt Wendy Ruth Carmichael (Larry) of Granby, Colorado; Aunt Cheryl Lorne Banister (David) of Grand Junction, Colorado. Thomas's beloved cat 'Bonzai', a.k.a. 'Dee Dee Mowzer' also survives him.

Thomas has a large number of cousins in Idaho, Colorado, North Carolina, Maryland, Minnesota, Georgia, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, and Ireland, and friends and neighbors who have known and loved Thomas throughout his life. Thomas will be missed by many for his quick wit, brilliant mind and good heart.

A "Celebration of Life "will be held for Thomas at the West Linn Lutheran Church on October 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

The family suggests any memorials or donations honouring Thomas be made to 'THE FATHER'S HEART' Ministry at 603 12th Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045; - WEST LINN LUTHERAN CHURCH, or Clackamas chapter of NAMI.


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