Steven Arthur Davies
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Steven Arthur Davies AKA Captain Steve AKA Uncle Steve died suddenly Saturday, February 12, 2022 at home in our Condo in Port Aransas, Texas. He was just 68 years old. I was with him; I am Carrie or as he liked to call me 'The Wife' or 'She who must be obeyed' (like he EVER did!)
He was the Captain of his fishing boat (the Carrie On). The kids at Trelawny Resort called him Captain Steve and it stuck.
Captain Steve was born in Detroit, Michigan on Friday, September 11, 1953. He was predeceased by his parents Jeanne (Beauregard) Davies and Frederick Davies. He was the second eldest of their 6 children. He is survived by all of his siblings Dan (Lynne), Bill (Michelle), Cindy (Jim), Janet, and John as well as many extended family members.
Steve grew up and went to school in Redford Township, Michigan graduating from Thurston High in 1973. At some point during that time, he was a Boy Scout. He often told me what a positive impact scouting and his scoutmaster had on him. He especially enjoyed telling me about the Hiking Trip they took to Philmont, New Mexico.
He was a self-employed brick mason (Davies Mason Construction) for a few decades before we decided to head up North and become the owners of Trelawny Resort. Together, we were the caretakers of Trelawny for 26 years. Steve loved Trelawny and Lake Huron. I believe the years up there were the happiest years of his life. He loved mentoring the young people that worked for us over the years and introducing generations of Trelawny kids to the ant lions on the beach and serving hotdogs at the Monday night hotdog roast, and all the aspects of being the Trelawny go to guy.
In his woodshop in the garage at Trelawny, he made furniture for all the cabins and our house, Adirondack chairs, picnic tables. anything he put his mind to - he could make. He was good looking AND handy. He and his Father built the train that sits on the beach at Trelawny one car at a time over the course of 3 or 4 years. It was a wonderful bonding experience for them both and he was grateful they could do that together. The kids love that Train as well as many adults, including this one.
All the Davies are smart and creative, so this will not surprise you. Cindy (Steve's sister) designed and made the Trelawny Sign out on US23. Steve's Dad worked with Steve to make the wooden frame and put it all up. He loved that sign.
He loved fishing Lake Huron in the intrepid 'Carrie On'. We call it the new boat - it is merely 30 years old. The 'old' boat is the PT73 a 1959ish Lonestar and a much scarier vessel.
If you spent any time with Captain Steve, he probably gave you advice, smoked fish, home roasted coffee, took you fishing or all of the above. Many of our Trelawny employees from past years have reached out to tell me how he impacted their lives and the things he taught them.
In addition to his siblings, aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends - he left me behind. We were married Saturday, September 5th, 1981. We were married 40 years. As Steve would say - 'it was a good run'. I say - way too short.
We sold the resort this past June. He had no plans of leaving us, - he died still making plans for future adventures in the Turtle Train II to Alaska and beyond.
Right now, there are no concrete plans made to celebrate his life - but there will be - and if you knew and loved him. You are invited.
If you would like to donate something in his memory- here are a couple ideas - some choices - or you just do what feels good to you.
American Heart Association
Best Friends Animal Society
Friendship Room, Alpena, MI
'Ever has it been that Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation'
'Death leaves a heartache no one can heal - Love leaves a memory no one can steal'
Taken from a headstone in Ireland