January/February 2003 Volume 10 Number 1
(L) Candy Davis and Bruce Lee with Candy’s Witch Candy right after its successful Level 2
flight at Nebraska Heat II. (R) Candy with her 1999 Graduator at NH II. (Richard Burney)
Winter Meeting Schedule
Tuesday January 7th, Tuesday
February 4th, and Tuesday March 4th.
Each meeting will start at 7:00 PM at the
La Vista Community Center.
January/February 2003 Calendar
2003 calendar pending. Stay tuned!
In Memory of Candy Davis
By Richard Burney
Most everyone who belongs to THOR has
probably learned by now of Candy’s accidental death the
evening before Thanksgiving. Candy’s son, Jacob, had
stopped breathing and Candy had rushed him down to
the basement of the Davis’ residence where Arley was,
in order for Arley to perform CPR. When Candy went to
run to go call 911, Candy slipped and fell in a pool of
water that had backed up from the basement drain. In
the process, Candy came in contact with a drill press
that was plugged into an improperly wired socket.
Candy was electrocuted. Arley was able to revive
Jacob, but was unable to revive Candy. Candy was only
22 years old. She leaves behind her two year old son,
Jacob, and her four month old daughter, Necia. Candy
was laid to rest at the St. Mary’s Cemetery on December
During the last five years, a few other THOR
members have passed away. Bruce Furan died in early
1998 from MS. Scott Meinhardt died in August 2000
from cancer. In both cases, both men weren’t that old;
Scott was in his mid 30’s and Bruce I believe was in his
late 40’s. But due to the nature of their illnesses, we had
time to say goodbye. In Candy’s case, the last time
some of us got to see her was at the November meeting.
And then she was gone. I know I will miss her. Candy
was only 7 years younger then me, so this definitely puts
into perspective how short our lives can be in this world
and how fr