Longtime Legion supporter Marion Davis passes away

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 19, 2019

American Legion Baseball in Alaska is sad to announce that longtime youth sports supporter Marion Davis of Anchorage passed away early this morning from heart complications at a Portland (OR) hospital. He was 70.


Davis was an incredibly kind and generous person. For many years as the Alaska general manager of Horizon/Matson, his company helped with many different baseball and sports field construction projects around the state.


Those include Bartlett High School, Colony High School, Dimond High School, Service High School, Mulcahy Stadium, Kosinski Fields, Polar Little League and Abbott-O-Rabbit Little League, to name just a few.


In addition, through Davis’s interest, Horizon/Matson helped with reduced transportation costs for field drying material, and dugout and fence construction in Fairbanks, Kenai, Wasilla and many other sites in Alaska.


His impact in providing improved and safe fields has touched thousands and thousands of Alaska kids. 


His late grandson was Taylar Young and the Davis/Young family coordinated the development of the Taylar Young Memorial Ballpark at South Anchorage High School in Taylar's memory.


His family and the Taylar Young Memorial Foundation maintain the grounds at the field, including the memorial garden at the field.


Davis also served on many other nonprofit boards to include Special Olympics and Angelus Memorial Cemetery Association.


A more complete obituary and details on services will be published.


He was born in Mississippi, but Davis loved the Alabama Crimson Tide. Roll Tide.


Davis ended his career at Matson as Vice President of Alaska Operations.


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