Keith Davis

July 25, 1932September 14, 2013

Dr. Keith Davis, 81, of Lakewood passed away on September 14th, 2013. Keith was born in Shenandoah, Iowa on July 25th, 1932 but soon moved to Essex, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army for two years in post-WWII Berlin where he decided he didn’t like being an MP, preferring deskwork. Upon returning to Iowa, Keith worked as a telephone lineman and graduated from Clarinda Junior College in 1957. He subsequently moved to Boulder, CO where he worked briefly at the Climax Mine near Leadville, earned his B.A. at the University of Colorado on the GI Bill and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Psychology, practicing psychology in the Denver area for many years. Keith was known for his supportive nature, kindness, sense of humor, popcorn, and chili. First and foremost, he loved his grandchildren; they meant the world to him. He is and preceded in death by his child John Davis and survived by his loving companion Joan Cattanach; his children Kent (Christine) Davis, Gregory (Sarah Carroll) Davis, and Karen Davis; step children Tammy Hill of Aurora and Chad (Rachel) Pannell of Denver; and grandchildren Alexander Davis, Margaret Eleanor Davis, Zane Davis, Iver Davis, and Rachelle Davis; Gerald DeMario Sease, Tianna Sease, Matthew Westerberg, and Charee' Hill of Aurora; Caleb Pannell, Colton Pannell and Cooper Pannell of Denver.

Funeral Friday Sept 20 at 2:00PM at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary in Centennial.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675


  • Funeral Service Friday, September 20, 2013

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Martin Rhode

September 21, 2013

Remember not, how did he die, but how did he live?

Not, what did he gain, but what did he give?

These are the units to measure the worth of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Not what was his church, nor what was his creed.

But had he befriended those really in need?

Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer, to bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not what did the notice in the newspaper say,

But how many were sorry when he passed away?

Say not in grief 'he is no more'
but live in thankfulness that he was
our friend.

God Bless you Dr. Keith Davis, and I
remember the phrase you taught me
to say to myself in times of trouble:
“Non illegitimis carborundum “

Virginia Wood

September 19, 2013

Dr. Keith Davis was an extraordinary man and human being. He was one of the most "Christ-like" people whom I have ever known. He was a genuine, authentic man with incredible integrity, compasssion. kindness and generosity. He exemplified a humble, gentle heart and spirit; and a stong faith in God. He quietly lived and walked his faith who set an example for everyone who met him. He was a valiant, courageous hero who with strong heart and spirit fought cancer for 10 years never complaining nor indulging in self pity. He remained, until the day he died, a man full of life, love, compassion and gentleness. He made "listening" an art; he was the most attentive listener whom I have ever known. He was extremely brilliant; with a keen intellect and brilliant mind. He was educated, bright, smart and full of wisdom. He was a man of noble character and honorable intentions. His humility shown brightly. Plus, he had a great sense of humor and could easily laugh and enjoy himself. EXTRAORDINARY!!! TRULY, DR. KEITH DAVIS WAS AN ENTRAORDINARY MAN AND HUMAN BEING !!! Keith made the world a kinder place to live. Keith was one of my #1 heroes. Keith happened to be my psychologist for 18 years. Dr. Keith Davis helped me through some of my deepest pain and darkest years. Fortunately, the last 12 years, he became a "beloved, cherished and dear friend." I am blessed and deeply fortunate to have had him for a magnificent psychologist/healer who became a beloved friend the past 12 years. He was so proud of Greg Davis and Karen Davis, he loved his children deeply and passionately and spoke of them frequently. He is in my heart and will always have a special place deep inside my heart. I will cherish the many long phone conversations which I had the past several years. I am deeply grateful that I was able to treat him to lunch in May and June; and shared some meaningful conversations. His hope and joy were always evident even when he struggled with trememndous pain. Keith always remained hopeful; and continuely shared an incredibly positive attitude. He was a walking-taliking blessed "earth angel" all these years; spreading love,kindness, gentleness and compassion to everyone who knew him. I have lost one of my finest, beloved friends, however, I am grateful that he is no longer in pain. Thank you Keith Davis for your courage, your love of life, your loving spirit. KEITH DAVIS LIVES ON AND ON AND ON ETERNALLY. THANK YOU KEITH DAVIS FOR CELEBRATING LIFE WITH ALL WHO KNEW YOU. Keith Davis, YOU are and remian forever a humble, trustowrthy and loving servant and messenger of God's love and grace. Amen.