In Memoriam: Dr. Frederick Jefferson Davis

Lifetime Member Dr. Frederick Jefferson Davis died on Aug. 18, 2016, at Attic Angel Place in Madison, Wis., his home for the past few years.

Jeff was born on Oct. 23, 1922, in Madison and attended West High School and the University of Wisconsin for his undergraduate and medical degrees. After completing his residency in New York, he joined his father at the Davis & Duehr Eye Clinic in 1950. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from 1954-1956, where he was the chief of ophthalmology for the Naval Hospital. He retired from the medical practice in 1985 to focus on his other interests, including motorcycling, golf and travel. He was especially fond of his many People to People trips that combined travel with friends to exotic locations with golf at challenging and fun golf courses.

Jeff married Mary McGuire on Dec. 27, 1944, and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage until her death in 2008. He is survived by his three sons, Jeff (Deb), Chris (Kathy) and Bill (Nancy); his seven grandchildren, Greg, Sammy, Jen, Brian, Mark, Will and Hanna; and his great-granddaughter, Aubrey. He is also survived by his brother,

He first joined FFRF in 2010.

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