Ted K Davies

Ted K Davies, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away at his home surrounded by his family on May 17, 2017. He passed away from cancer and other health complications.

Ted was born on May 13, 1952 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the middle child of three children. Ted spent his childhood in Frenchglen, Oregon and his adolescence in Stevensville, Montana. Ted obtained his associate’s degree from Rick’s College and then went on a two-year LDS Mission to the Texas North Mission. After returning from his mission he attended Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo and obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1977. While attending BYU he met and married the love of his life, Kaye Halladay of Pleasant Grove, on December 17, 1976 in the Provo, Utah Temple.

Ted was a very hard worker and worked two jobs for most of his career to provide for his family. He started working for Nebo School District in 1977 as a social worker. He became a school counselor for the district after he obtained his master’s degree in counseling in 1982 from BYU. Over the years Ted worked in several different schools and roles, and this year marked Ted’s 40th year working with Nebo District. In October 2016 he was awarded the PEAK Award from Nebo School District for his exceptional service to both district patrons and employees. Ted also worked for 25 years with the Heritage Youth Services as a counselor.

Family, church, and friends were always Ted’s highest priorities. He served in a variety of church callings throughout his adult life. Being the bishop over a BYU young single adult ward was one of his favorite callings. Ted enjoyed working with and spending time with young people, especially his children and grandchildren. Ted and Kaye were the proud parents of 4 children and 9 grandchildren. In December of 2016, Ted and Kaye celebrated 40 years of marriage. Ted also enjoyed spending time with his friends on camping trips, ATV rides, and motorcycle ventures.

He is preceded in death by his parents Tom & Ileena Davies; his son Aaron Davies; and his granddaughter Sophia Lee. He is survived by his wife Kaye Davies; his three children:  Rachelle Sorensen, Melissa Lee, and Ben Davies; his 8 grandchildren; and his two sisters: Peggy Meyer and Judy Payne.

Funeral services will be held May 22, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Crosswinds II Ward Chapel, 1150 E 1240 S, Spanish Fork, UT. A Visitation will be held at the Walker Mortuary on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 6-8 pm and at the church prior to the funeral service from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.


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  1. Arlene and Steve Fisher

    We were so sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. My husband and I went to high school with Ted in Stevensville, Montana. Steve played basketball with Ted in high school. He was such a nice person. Our prayers go out to their family.

  2. Dear Kaye,

    I was so shocked and sorry to read of Ted’s passing. I remember him as such a nice person with a wonderful sense of humor. Condolences and much sympathy to you and your children.

  3. Carin Bell

    He was my bishop at BYU, and my roommates and I all love him and Sister Davies very much. They were encouraging, supportive, and stalwart examples of living gospel-centered loves. My love and prayers go out to his family at this time.

  4. Glen Simons

    I served as a counselor to Bishop Davies when he served at BYU. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Ted picked me from a list of names, he didn’t know, given to him by a stake president to pick from. I’m not sure why he chose me over the other names on the list, but I was glad he did. I was very apprehensive about that calling but he made me feel comfortable and confident in serving in that capacity. From the moment we met I felt like we were friends and brothers in the gospel. I admired and learned a lot from Ted as he interacted with the youth of that Ward. He had such a peaceful and loving nature and the youth of that ward felt his genuine love for them. My testimony grew in leaps and bounds in the 4 years we were there. I will cherish the time I spent with Bishop Davies always. I pray that the Lord will bless and comfort his family in this sorrowful time, and that we all may look forward to a grand reunion when we all meet again. Love, Brother Glen Simons

  5. Rod Fife

    A great man. I have many fond memories of your kids and my kids together and of the stalwart that you have been over the years. Love you and your family. Thanks for the memories and for raising a great bunch of kids.

  6. Nolan Bowen

    Ted was younger than me but we are both Montana Mormons and were members of the Stevensville Ward. It was a wonderful ward and had great positive affects on our lives. To Ted’s family I say look forward to a great reunion with him and He whom Ted served.

  7. Sam Tsugawa

    My enduring memory of Ted will always be his steady, calm, and at times humorous way he went about his calling of counseling and guiding young people. He had no malice, no guile. Thank you Ted for a life well lived. Until we meet again.

  8. When Ted lived in Stevensville Montana he was like our adopted son he spent a lot of time with our sons we loved him as our own child.
    Our prayers go to his family we love you all, please remember where we live and come visit when you are in Idaho Falls.
    Our love and prayers are with all the family.
    Kyle and Iris Brinkerhoff

  9. Dale and Lauren Tanner

    Sorry for your loss Kaye. I will never forget your kindness at Barnett Elem. This is one more hard thing you can do. May the Lord bless you and keep you through all of this. Our prayers for you and your family. Dale and Lauren Tanner.

  10. I only knew Ted for a short seven years, but he was a great friend right from the time I met him. I never visited with him that I didn’t learn something important and/or gain an important insight because of his wisdom. No matter how busy he was, every person who came to see him had his undivided attention and was made to feel as if they were the most important person in the world. The world is truly a much better place because of Ted. He is truly a great man, and all who knew him will miss him greatly. Kaye, God bless you and your family.

  11. Joella Wolfgramm

    I loved working with Ted at the Springville Middle School…his professionalism and humor were legendary. Just thinking about him makes me smile!

  12. Rebecca and Jason Posey

    Bishop Davies was a more than a bishop to me and my husband. He was our friend and a huge support to us. I am privileged to have known him and been a part of his life and him in ours. He was always a good example and a friend.
    You will be missed but not forgotten,
    Rebecca and Jason Posey

  13. Jorge Aguero

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I had the honor and pleasure to work with Ted in the past as a college recruiter. Ted, was by far the kinddest counselor I had ever worked with. All of this is a complete surprise and devastating to hear. I know that he is now in an amazing place with our Heavenly Father free from and discomfort and pain. Such an amazing man. Until we meet again. -Jorge Agüero

  14. Ken Alford

    Many wonderful memories of your service as bishop Tom foxwood apartments.

    The Alfords

  15. Luke Watkin

    One of my favorite teacher. Wouldn’t have graduated without his help

  16. I am very sadden that Ted is gone. He was my counselor at Landmark. He was nice.

  17. Carolyn Judd


    I am so sorry for your loss. Ted was and is a great man. You were both fortunate to have each other. May the Lord watch over you and bless you. I hope you find solace in the plan of salvation. You are a great lady. My prayers are with you.

  18. Yisong Guo

    Rest in peace Bishop Davies, you’ll be deeply missed. May heavenly Father take good care of you until we meet again.

  19. Dear Peggy and Judy,

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Will always remember summers when your family came to visit. Hope you are well.

    Sincere sympathy,
    Janet Barney

  20. Katie Smith

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    The Families of: Dean and Sherry Smith, Eldon and Katie Smith and Loren Smith