In Memory of



Obituary for Dale Davison


for Dale A. Davison

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 @ 11 AM



15075 Salt Creek Rd. Dallas, OR

Following - the family will host a reception and meal @ Salt Creek Church. They need to know if you are attending. Please call Deanna (541) 408-7741,

Dale Arthur Davison was born on October 22nd, 1938 in Garnett, Kansas, to Alpha and Mary (Garber) Davison. He was laid to rest on January 27th, 2024 in Salt Creek Cemetery, Dallas, Oregon. Dale grew up in Anderson County Kansas and married Deanna Marie Beeghley on August 9th, 1959. They farmed together in Kansas and had the first of three children, Danny Dale in 1960. In 1962, Dale moved his family to Ripon, California where he worked as a truck driver for B&B Harvesting, Inc. While living in California, Dawna Maxine was born in 1963. Dale and Deanna ventured to Oregon in 1968 and settled in Dallas, where Diane Michelle was born in 1969. In 1972 Dale built a home and lake in the beautiful country setting of Perrydale. He graciously shared his ranch with many families, churches, and community members. Dale loved living on “Hidden Lake Ranch” where he enjoyed his hobbies of farming and cattle ranching.

Dale loved excavation work and began his career in the Willamette Valley in 1971 as the owner of Davison Dozing. Dale worked for the Polk County Soil Conservation District to assist them in building waterways and conserving water for the farmers. He helped build private ponds and dams. He worked on many important construction projects such as the Dallas dam, sewage treatment lagoons, and major interstates and highways. His company helped with cleanup on the Toutle River after Mt. St. Helens eruption.

Dale used his excavation skills to do ministry work. He traveled to Panama to help construct a building for a youth camp and to Mexico to install sewer lines for a church and Bible School. The site work for Corban University’s (formerly Western Baptist Bible College) sports center was another way that he impacted ministry with his construction skills. He also serviced The Master’s Touch singing group tour bus. Dale invested in many projects and pastors over the years to further God’s work.

In 1990, Dale and Deanna moved to Redmond, OR while he was battling Hodgkin Disease Cancer. Dale started another business, Davison Construction, LLC, while living in Redmond. This excavation company began to focus on underground site work for subdivisions as Redmond’s population increased. In 2003 Dale’s son, Danny, joined him as a business partner. They continued to build new subdivisions in Central Oregon until selling the business in 2020.

Dale loved people and his family dearly. He was a great story teller. Some of his interests included music, flying airplanes, hunting, ranching, and collecting John Deere tractors. He was a hard worker and was known for his generosity. Dale enjoyed adventure and travel. He and Deanna traveled to many places across the United States, Hawaii, and two trips to the Holy Land, Germany, and Egypt. For their 60th wedding anniversary, Dale treated his family to an Alaskan cruise. For three winters he and Deanna enjoyed time in Arizona in their motorhome. Dale was a member of Highland Baptist Church for thirty-two years.

Dale was preceded in death by parents, Alpha and Mary Davison; his sister and brother-in-law Gloria and Jerry Bennet; brother, Harley Davison; and brother-in-law, Tom Garber; Niece, Jenni Ann Beeghley and nephew, Joshua English.

Dale is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Deanna Marie; sisters Marietta (Don Pegg) and Sherda Garber; children Danny (DeAnn Voth) Davison, Dawna (Randy) Iott, Diane (Shaun) Hannay, eight grandchildren Charissa (Scott) Lamb, Ashley (Nathan) Brown, Emily (Taylor) Wyatt, Justin (Jessica) Iott, Cody (Carrie) Iott, Haley (Michael) Mercado-Smith, Abigail (Timothy) Stevenson, Luke (Sarah) Hannay and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Bollman's Tribute Center is caring for the family