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Raleigh L. Davis

Raleigh came to Denver from his Army discharge in 1949. The Army gave him the opportunity to go to Alaska or Colorado and that†™s how he came to settle in the Denver area. Raleigh and Winnie met in January of 1966 at Max†™s Tavern. They lived together with their six children and never turned away any of their friends either. The house was always full of kids. When Raleigh wasn†™t working he would pile all the kids into the station wagon to go fishing. His favorite place was next to the water with a fishing pole in his hand and a fish at the end of his line. There wasn†™t a fish out there that he didn†™t know, couldn†™t catch and of course couldn†™t cook! So if you†™d like to honor him, take some time this summer and go fishing. He taught his children many things but one of the most important things was to be a loyal Bronco fan! Raleigh was a Bronco season ticket holder since the late 60s and never missed a game or a chance to root for the Broncos. You could always have a conversation with Raleigh about the Broncos, Rockies, or Nuggets. He was a true sports fan. Raleigh was a world renowned chef who loved to cook and was damn good at his job. His recipes and techniques were sought after throughout his career. He was known in the food world for his decorated Salmons and in fact his Dover Sole recipe appeared in Gourmet magazine on several occasions. Another was when he got the chance to cook for Gladys Knight and the Pips. Bubba Knight came into the kitchen, introduced himself and asked Raleigh if he could make him some French Onion Soup. When the soup was all gone Bubba said that it was the best he†™d ever had and would never forget it. Raleigh was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, uncle and friend. He touched many people†™s lives and was a truly, truly great man! Surviving Family: Wife, Winnie Davis; Son, Bobby Davis; Daughter, Anita Davis; Son, Juan Davis; Daughter, Geri Davis; Daughter, Virginia Davis; Granddaughter, Tia Valdez; Grandson, Anthony Rucobo; Granddaughter, Alexis Galvan; Grandson Derek Rucobo; Grandson, Isaac Valdez; Grandson, Raleigh Matos; Granddaughter, Micaela Melina Davis-Dorado; Great Grandson, Eleseo Mercado; Great Grandson, Gage Galvan; Great Granddaughter, Aaliyah Duran; Great Granddaughter, Elena Galvan; Sister, Dot Porter; Sister, Dilsey Davis; Brother, Zack Davis; Preceding Family: Father, Zack Davis; Mother, Irene Davis; Son, Stevie Davis. Birth: Sep 21, 1927, Lawrenceville, Alabama Death: Apr 12, 2012, Thornton, Colorado

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Aspen Mortuaries - Lakewood

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