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Hugh Palmer Davies


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Hugh Palmer Davies

  • Born: 1 Mar 1935, Pontiac, Michigan
  • Marriage (1): Alice May Welsh on 22 Aug 1954 in Armada Congregational Church, Armada, Michigan
  • Died: 2 Sep 2005, Milford, Michigan at age 70

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Hugh Davies father was from Wales. He married and settled in the Pontiac, Michigan area.


Hugh P Davies of Mildford, MI died peacefully in his sleep at his Rowe Road home early Friday morning, September 2. He spent his last weeks in the loving care of his family and staff from Arbor Hospice of Northville. The cause of death was leukemia, and he faced his final illness with courage, humor and grace. Anyone who knew this man will remember his honesty and his sense of humor, especially his quick-witted puns. Born in Pontiac, MI March 1, 1935, Hugh grew up in West Acres, West Bloomfield Township and attended the Walled Lake Schools from first grade through high school graduation. Pastor Barney Roepke of the Orchard Lake Presbyterian Church encouraged Hugh to enroll at Alma College, his own alma mater. At Alma, Hugh discovered his talent in public speaking and acting, and spent two years at Lake Michigan Playhouse in Grand Haven in summer stock productions. He also me his future wife, Alice Welsh during his Alma years. Hugh earned a B.A. from Alma College in 1956, and continued graduate study at the University of Michigan where he completed his MS in 1969 and PhD in 1979. His career in public education began in Ithaca High School, Ithaca , MI followed by two years in the Huron Valley Schools and ended back at Walled Lake Schools where he served as a speech correction teacher and elementary principal, Director of Elementary Education and Assistant Superintendent for K-12 curriculum. He retired in 1994 with 38 years of service in public education. In accordance with his wishes, Hugh will be cremated and his ashes buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in a private ceremony for the family. A Memorial service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Milford, Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 3 p.m. Friends may visit 1 p.m. until the time of service. He is survived by his wife, Alice, son Evan Davies and grandsons Trevor (Carrie), Nathan and Cody; son Hugh (Kathy) and granddaughters Brianne, Danica and Cassandra; daughter Anne (Brian Frick), and grandsons Keenan and Liam. He was a much loved husband, father and grandfather. His sisters, Doreen Lawton of Novi and Gwyn Glove of Clawson also survive their brother as well as many nieces and nephews. Other family members include Eldon and Shirley Coller of Bloomfield Hills, Fred and Betsy Welsh of Farmington Hills, Meg Widmer of Greencastle, Indiana, Bob and Joyce Welsh of Peterborough, Canada. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hugh Davies Scholarship Fund at Walled Lake Public Schools, Arbor Hospice of Northville, Milford Public Library or Alma College Theater Department.


Hugh married Alice May Welsh, daughter of Edward Nelson Welsh and Ethel May Miller, on 22 Aug 1954 in Armada Congregational Church, Armada, Michigan. (Alice May Welsh was born on 5 Jan 1933 in Flint, Michigan and died on 30 Sep 2017 in Southfield, Michigan.)

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