John Frazee Davis

Born in Denver, CO on September 18, 1950

Departed on March 18, 2019 and resided in Denver, CO

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Celebrating the life of John Frazee Davis • September 18, 1950 to March 18, 2019

John Frazee Davis lived a life full of love and kindness. The people who knew him would often describe him as a good person with a wonderful heart. Although his life was tragically cut short while driving his cherished red truck through the mountains he always enjoyed, he accomplished a great deal during his time with us. Born a true Colorado native, he grew up in Aurora with his parents Robert and Marjory, along with his sister, Patti (George).  After graduating from Aurora Central High School he attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and earned a degree in Psychology. While there, he met and fell in love with Jane Wessler, whom he married in 1973. The newlyweds spent the next few years in Chicago where Jane worked as a flight attendant and John worked as a property manager/handyman for their apartment complex. Upon returning to Denver he earned a degree in Civil Engineering and shortly thereafter began working at Richard Weingardt Consultants (RWC).  Jane and John then welcomed their son, Kyle, in 1983 - nine months after the infamous blizzard.

John became a structural engineer while working at Richard Weingardt Consultants, where he became a Partner in 1987 and President in 1995. He amassed numerous awards, including the Arc Welding Award for Design and Construction, and was responsible for many notable projects throughout the country including Denver International Airport Airside Concourses, as well as many DIA projects still ongoing. Since 1987, other notable projects include: Jefferson County Government Center, Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans, and Coors Field Review. He enjoyed working on projects of all shapes and sizes including one of his favorite projects, the old airplanes hanging in Concourse B at DIA. John gave back to his profession in many ways, including holding a leadership position on the Industrial Advisory Board of the CIT Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

In his spare time, John was always finding ways to stay active and healthy.  He could be found traveling the world and exploring the hiking trails of Colorado with Jane and Kyle. His interests included playing the guitar, reading sci-fi novels and he was always keen on mechanical wonders such as railroads, cars, and motorcycles.

John’s passing came too soon and will be deeply felt by those in his professional and personal life. He was a man we can all feel proud of for being such a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, colleague and friend. He is deeply missed. His legend will live on in the many lives he touched.

The Davis family welcomes those who wish to honor John to attend The John Davis Celebration of Life.

Unity Spiritual Center of Denver

3021 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

 

Following the memorial service, there will be a reception at Piccolo Restaurant.

3563 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80237

2:45 – 5:30 pm

 

In lieu of flowers, if you’re interested in making a donation in John’s name to one of the organizations he was passionate about; please feel free to contribute to:

Denver, South Park and Pacific Historic Society (DSP&P Historic Society)

P.O. Box 26

Buena Vista, CO 81211-0026

 

Metro State University of Denver – John Frazee Davis Memorial

(These funds will be directed towards the Civil Engineering department, which John was an alumnus and actively involved with)

https://advance.msudenver.edu/john-frazee-davis-memorial

 

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Thank you, John, for an opportunity to live by you and enjoy your company. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Davis family during this difficult time.

    God Bless,
    Nate Byford

  2. Carolyn Bamford :

    Jane, I’m in utter shock after reading the devastating news about John today in paper! Our hearts are turned upside down for you and Kyle. I can’t imagine the sadness and emptiness you’re feeling but we’re hoping you can feel our warm caring hugs wrapped around you both!

  3. Mary & John Prout :

    Jane,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Kyle. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you. God Bless you.

  4. Kate and Kyle Sandersen :

    John stood out as a humble and intelligent person that one could immediately call a friend. Our thoughts are with the Davis family.

  5. Trent and Catherine Green :

    Grief can be so hard, but special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved ones today and always. John was our neighbor on Timothy Court and was always welcoming when we stopped by to say hello. He always waved when we passed by he and Jane’s mountain home. We also both enjoyed working with John on the Foxtail Board of Directors.

  6. Rob Martinelli :

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of John’s untimely passing. In the short time I served with John on the Foxtail Pines Board of Directors, I found him to be a supremely positive individual, a real gentleman, and an instant friend. I know how much he loved our little mountain community. My sincere condolences to his wife Jane, son Kyle, and the rest of his family and friends.

  7. Jude O'Connor :

    My heart aches to hear of John’s tragic and sudden passing. John was a gentle, thoughtful, and joyous person. He gave so much of himself to many people and organizations, including Foxtail Pines HOA, where I got to know and work with him. John was a man of honor and integrity and he leaves a large void in his departure. My deepest condolences to Jane and Kyle.

  8. Ralph Hellman :

    Vicki and I couldn’t believe it when we heard of John’s passing. What a shock. We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Jane and Kyle. A great guy. I will miss his humor and professionalism.

  9. Les & Janine Snyder :

    John was an amazing man who will always be an inspiration to me and to many others. His sensibility, analytical and level headed approach pushed me to look at different angles in every situation. His passing leaves a huge hole and my heart goes out to Jane and Kyle. Please know that we’re here for you now and always!

  10. Dear Jane,

    Please know that I am sending blessings, light and love to you and your family in this time of loss.

  11. Jane,

    I can’t imagine the shock and sadness. Please know I am sending prayers of peace and love.

  12. Jane,
    What a shock for you and Kyle! I am so deeply sorry to hear about this tradgey. Wishing you strength during this troublesome time, and sending you love and prayers.

    Darrah

  13. Dear Jane
    Please know our hearts and support are with you and your family and friends.

  14. Sandy Denning :

    Dear Jane and Kyle,

    Unfortunately, I just heard of John’s passing today, but I wanted to you know I am deeply saddened by your loss. My heart goes out to both of you, and I hope it helps to know that others care. Any needs of yours are mine also, so please don’t hesitate to call.

    In friendship and love,

  15. Marcella Cordova :

    Jane, my most heartfelt sympathy to you and your son. May all the prayers and good thoughts console you during this sad time.

    Love and Many Prayers,

  16. Sandy Marriott :

    Dearest Jane,
    As I am just learning of your dear husband’s passing, I send you love .May you find moments of consolation through each day, with strength and faith and the love and prayers of so many who knew John, and know you and Kyle.

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