Feb. 4, 1923 Dartmouth Bristol County Massachusetts, USA
Nov. 1, 2009 Buhl Twin Falls County Idaho, USA
Linwood Davis Faunce, 86, of Buhl, Idaho passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009, at Desert View Care Center in Buhl.
He was born February 4, 1923, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts to Davis Collins and Jennie May Adams Faunce. He married Marva Penney on May 31, 1944 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. They later divorced. On January 26, 1987, he married Margaret Reed. She survives him.
He is also survived by his daughters, Kay Ardyth Gardner, May Doreen Ure, and Carol Lee Pearson, sons, Davis Collins Faunce, and Terrance Linwood Faunce, he has thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters; Marion Penney and Gladys Salter and brothers, Carlton Thomas Faunce, Adelbert Franklin Faunce and Oliver LeRoy Faunce.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio gunman on a B-17 bomber crew. He flew 25 dangerous combat missions during the early part of his service. For his valor, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation with citations, Presidential Unit Citation and many letters of commendation and appreciation. He retired from the Air Force in September 1964 after serving 22 years and six months.
After retiring from the Air Force, he began his second career with the Utah Department of Transportation in 1967. He worked in the Accounting and Auditing Department. He retired from there in 1987 and moved to Buhl, Idaho.