Vernon Davis

ALAMOSA — Vernon Davis died at the age of 85 on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Davis; daughters, Maryann Martinez, Debra Guymon and Janet Andasola; sons, Edward Davis and Richard Davis; as well as 14 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. He was also survived by his sisters, Coreen Melones and Janet Mauth.

His wife of 60 years, Rosa, was always special and he took great care to make sure she was always taken care of.

He adored his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He made a special purchase of a silver dollar for each of them the year they were born.

Vernon spent 23 years in the Army doing three tours in Vietnam in 1965, 1966 and 1969. He retired as a First Sargent in 1973. He was an active member of the Alamosa American Legion, serving as Post Commander for four years.

Viewing will be held Thursday night, April 25, at Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa from 5-7 p.m.

A graveside service will be held with Military Honors on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Alamosa Cemetery American Legion area.

Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of arrangements.