Lynn Leon Davies

Lynn Leon Davies, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Lynn was born on August 2, 1933, in El Segundo, California. Lynn married Carolyn Smith on June 13, 1958, in Cannonville, Utah.

Lynn grew up in Flowell, Utah, on a dairy farm with his siblings. After graduating from high school, Lynn enlisted in the Air Force. He served as a mechanic and gunner on the B-26 Invader. During the Korean War, he flew in 22 combat missions. As a result of his service to our country, Lynn had the opportunity to travel to many places such as Korea, Japan, and Alaska. He attended the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Drama with a minor in Biology. This is where he met the love of his life, Carolyn. He also went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Utah and a  doctorate from the University of Southern California. Lynn lived in Santa Barbara, Carlsbad, Mojave, and Taft California, and Washington Utah. In 1996, Lynn served a mission with his wife Carolyn on Temple Square. Lynn enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. With a strong work ethic, he was not afraid to work with his hands – he was often heard stating, “I’m up, everyone’s up.” He rarely complained. In fact, it took him over 50 years to tell Carolyn that he didn’t like broccoli! He helped mold the future generations, not only as a schoolteacher, school administrator, and scout leader, but also as a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Many fondly refer to him as a “tough, old bird.”

Lynn is survived by his children, Alan, Bradley (Tammy), Carol (Michael), Derrick (Amy); grandchildren, Alexandra (AJ), Kolleen (Mike), Celestial, Kathleen, Nathan (Caitlin), Marc, Ian, Aidan, Colin, Brianna, Macen; great-grandchildren, Zoey, Cora, Mabel, Gannon, Eason, Hudson, and Drew. Lynn is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Smith Davies, father Edward Davies Jr, mother Carrie Hansen Davies, and siblings, Randle, Forrest, Gilbert, Philip, Bonnie, Lloyd, and Judd.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:00 am in St. George, Utah at the LDS Chapel located at 1762 S River Rd. There will be a viewing from 9:30 am to 10:30 am before the funeral. Interment will take place in the Fillmore Utah Cemetery that same day at 3:00 pm. For those that would like to attend virtually, please use the Zoom link:

We would like to thank the staff at the Spring Gardens Memory Care unit for taking such loving care of Lynn since his arrival and during this pandemic. His passing was not Covid-19 related.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guest book at



9:30 – 10:30 am

Second Visitation


11:00 am


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Boulder Ridge Stake Center)
1762 S River Road, St. George, UT


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3 Responses

  1. What an amazing man. He was a true friend to all who knew him! He will be missed and admired for many years to come. Now a blessing to be with the love of his life, his sweet wife, Caroline, who passed recently, preparing a place for Lynn in the eternities.
    Sincere condolences and love,
    Kathy and George Close

  2. Dear Davies family,
    Lynn was a Charter Member of the American Legion Post 912. We have missed him since his illness prevented his participation. The area has missed his and Caroline being Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty in our parades.
    We wish to convey our condolences to you. A donation of $25.00 is being put in our Scholarship Fund in his remembrance. A certificate of his transfer to Post Everlasting is being prepared.

    Please let us know where we could send it.

  3. Dear Davies Family, You all are truely blessed to be raised by such loving, spiritual, knowledgeable, parents. We just got to know & love Lynn & Carolyn in our later years but they had already accomplished so much in their life. When we made quilts at their home, Lynn was always there to help Carolyn with anything she needed. We didn’t know Lynn had accomplished so much in his life even after growing up in a small town and limited family. They always were a wonderful example to us. We loved to watch them in the parades and enjoy lunch with them on Veterans Day. So thankful to know they are together again! Love from Darold & Bonnie Galloway

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