Jesse Lee Davis

Jesse Lee Davis tragically passed away October 1, 2017 at the age of 36. On the early morning of September 27, 2017 while Jesse was working to restore power he was electrocuted and while he fought to stay alive, somethings could not be healed. He died loving what he did best, giving light to others. Jesse loved his job at Rocky Mountain Power and his Rocky Mountain Power brothers.

Jesse was born on December 20, 1980 to Lynda Quintana and Darrel Davis in Neenah, Wisconsin.  He spent many of his early years in Dallas, Texas before moving to Price, Utah.  He graduated from Carbon High School yet most of his time was spent working with his Dad (Ernie Quintana) and his uncles. He had many fond memories.

In 2002 he married Amber Turpin (Ellner) and they had two beautiful children; Dominik and Shaylee.  During this time, he joined the Army Airborne Infantry where he was stationed in Italy and served a tour in Iraq and later in Afghanistan. He loved being in the Army and would have stayed in but wanted to be a bigger part of his children’s lives. Upon returning home he spent time driving truck for Savage and working in the oil fields.  In 2007, started working for Rocky Mountain Power (Pacific Corp).

In 2007, Jesse met the love of his life Kellie Nicole Anderson and her 3 young children; Tristan, Morgan and Bradley.  From the start he loved her kids as his own. They married on October 10, 2008 uniting their families together and making their family feel complete.  A month later, Jesse was called up for a third tour to Afghanistan where he survived a close encounter with a suicide bomber in his barracks right before he came home.

Jesse learned to work hard from a very young age and had many skills that he used to serve others.  You could always find Jesse helping a neighbor, family, friend, or even a stranger with his “Bob the Builder” skills, never expecting anything in return. Jesse never needed or wanted the spotlight and was content being a quiet force for good.  Even in his death as he quietly slipped away, he was able to give of himself by donating his organs.  One of the many miracles that came from his passing is that he was a kidney match for a brother in-law that he loved so much.

Jesse was known as a man of virtue and honor.  He didn’t judge anyone for who they were and made everyone feel at ease.  He was a faithful father, husband, son, soldier, and friend.  He taught us all about faith, love, charity, and meekness. Jesse didn’t have big dreams for himself; he lived to help others accomplish their dreams.  Proof of this is everywhere.  Recently, he spent many of his days helping his brother in-law build a horse arena and on farm. He also supported Kellie all through her schooling to achieve her MBA. More than anything, Jesse loved his family.  His children were his world.  He spent many nights at the baseball and softball fields coaching and cheering his children and teams on.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting, golfing, and training dogs.  He got the most joy out of these activities when his family was with him.

He is survived by his wife, Kellie; parents Darrell (Ernie) and Lynda Quintana; children Dominik Lee Davis, Shaylee Dawn Davis, Tristan Leigh Anderson Douglas (Tyler), Morgan Taylor Rushton, and Bradley Matthew Rushton; his three siblings, Andrew Davis, Teresa Quintana, and Michael Quintana; and former wife Amber Ellner.

Funeral Services will be held at the Mt. Nebo Ward, 1006 E. 200 S., Spanish Fork on October 6 at 11:00am followed by interment at the Spanish Fork Cemetery.  Friends and family may visit Thursday, October 5 from 6:00-8:00pm at the church.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray and the communities love and support. And a special thanks to Gary, who was troubleshooting with Jesse at the time of the accident. His quick response gave Jesse a fighting chance and his family time to say goodbye.

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  1. Elizabeth

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had the privilege of meeting Jesse, but it sounds like he was a wonderful man who gave of himself to help others. I am sure that he has left many wonderful memories for you to look back on. As you reflect on these memories, please take comfort in the scripture at 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. May God strengthen you and bring you comfort during this difficult time as we await the fulfillment of his promise of a resurrection. (Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4) My deepest condolences to Jesse’s family and friends.

  2. Connie Oliver & Family

    Amber, Dominik, Shaylee, and other family members. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Jesse. He was part of our family reunions for quite a while. May you find peace and remember the good times. He may be gone physically but will always remain in your hearts. Love you all.

  3. Becky Smith

    I really don’t know how to ease your pain. I know GOD has choose a Man with Honor,Loving and Believing to be his Angel. God has a Plan for Jesse and with Jesse Love , he will Protect and Watch over his families. The hard or simply things in your life, jesse will be there.

    R.I.P Jesse

  4. Linda, Ernie and all other loved ones, My prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in our Lord.
    With much sympathy,
    Sue

  5. David and Zina Cox

    We pray for your family and hope that you find peace in life. Jesse is a good man and he will be there to watch over you. We love you!