Keller Davis Dies

New Mexico horseman Keller Davis died February 17.

Keller Davis died unexpectedly on February 17.

Keller F. Davis, 66, a lifelong resident of the South Valley and Bernalillo, New Mexico, area died unexpectedly Monday, February 17.

Keller was born in 1947 in Albuquerque and graduated from Valley High, Class of 1965. As a youth, Keller was very active in 4-H. He attended New Mexico State University until his father died, at which time he came home to help his mother farm.

Keller farmed for 26 years on the Sandia Reservation raising alfalfa, wheat, and corn. He served on the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau as a director, the Bernalillo County Farm Bureau and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Board. Keller was a member of Temple Lodge No. 6 AF & AM and Ballut Abyad Shrine.

After farming, Keller went to work for Farm Credit and in 2005 he started transporting horses for breeding, sales, and horse racing.

He loved agriculture in all forms and the people associated with it.

Keller was a very giving person who always had time for others. He was a loving husband, brother-in-law, and uncle and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Anna Fay Davis, who is the executive director of the New Mexico Breeders Association; sister-in-law, Lee Anne "Punky" Davis; brothers-in-law, Jim Bob Best and Tom C. Best and wife, Kim; nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred W. Davis Sr. and Pauline (Ford) Davis; brothers, John Dawson Davis and Fred W. Davis; and uncle, Russell Ford.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held Monday, February 24, at 1:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St. NE, in Albuqerque, with a reception to follow.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Keller's name to the New Mexico 4-H Foundation, 13008 Gray Hills, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or to the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau Collegiate Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 20004, Las Cruces, NM 88004-9004.

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