Charles Eugene Davy
Dec. 27, 1943 - May 31, 2022

Rancher and retired AFA certified farrier Charles Eugene Davy parted ways with his loved ones to join the love of his life in heaven on May 31 2022. His wife, Julie Mae Davy, and he shared humor, generosity, and love as they both battled cancer. They fought courageously together for many years.

Charles was born December 27, 1943 at Scotia Hospital. He was the second of four siblings born to Charles and Lois Davy. He spent his first years of life in Shively before moving to a dairy farm in Ferndale. The family parted ways with their dairy farm and moved to Grizzly Bluff where they raised beef cattle. Charles attended and graduated from Fortuna High School in 1962. He experienced and persevered through the ‘64 flood. After graduation he decided to pursue a major in agriculture at Fresno State. He returned to Humboldt and worked at Eureka Office Supplies while doing farrier work in the evenings.

While working at Eureka Office Supplies he met his first wife, Ruth Linton, and had their two children, Karmen and Jennifer. Charles shared a love for horses and agriculture with his daughters. As a jack-of-all trades, he could fix or build anything and he dedicated countless hours to his hobbies. He roped, participated in sheep dog trials, dabbled in woodworking and photography, bronc riding, fishing, hunting, and raising suffolk sheep and black angus cattle. He was recognized in Boone and Crockett records of North American big game. He trained multiple horses and was a marksman shooter in the National Guard. He also loved tinkering on his tractor. He both loved and hated that darn thing, but it had a very important purpose, as he used it to keep Esther Lane’s road maintained so the mail truck could deliver to his neighbors. Charles was also well known for being one of Humboldt’s oldest and most loved farriers.

In 2002, Charles married his soulmate Julie Mae Lane. Together they took on the world, making many memories along the way. They shared horse trail adventures, traveling, lots of fun-filled family activities such as barbecues and apple squeezes, and raised many critters on their mini farm. Together they traveled to Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, and explored the ancient ruins in Mesa Verde and Colorado. They also shared a calling to their church.

Charles was a soft spoken, kind, and generous man who made people feel grateful for the time they got to spend with him. He had a great sense of humor and loved making people laugh. Charles never lost his humor or work ethic despite the many health obstacles thrown at him. He was always helpful and useful, even as recently as two weeks ago, when he helped his daughter and granddaughter care for their goats where more than one laugh was shared amongst everyone. Charles always made everyone feel welcome and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Charles is preceded in death by parents, Charles and Lois Davy, wife Julie Davy, and sister Judy Bolsted. He is survived by his children Karmen Davy, Jennifer Davy, children he gained through marriage Sarah and Tyler Sumner, Mary McLean who was like a daughter to him, grandchildren Kelsey Davy, Jaycie Davy, Britnee Davy, Hannah Underhill, Hayden Underhill, and, 6 soon to be 7, great-grandchildren that brought him absolute joy, his brothers George Davy, Bob Davy, his nephews, and niece Bob Davy Jr., Annette Vandehouf, Kyler Davy, Josh Davy, and Adam Davy and their children. He also leaves behind his horse Bob, his dog Sam, and numerous chickens.

A funeral service is scheduled for noon, July 9, at Saint Albans Church in Arcata. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Charles’ name to Saint Albans Church at 1675 Chester Ave, Arcata, CA 95521.


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