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Benjamin John Davis

Updated: Aug 10, 2023


Benjamin John Davis, 41, died August 5, 2023 at his home in Creede, Colorado.

He was born on January 23, 1982 in Tribune, KS, the son of Jane Davis.

Ben moved to Creede with his mom, Jane, in the summer of 1996 where he attended school and graduated from high school in Creede, May of 2000. Ben spent the rest of his life living in Creede, working at the grocery store as clerk and a butcher and then worked for the City of Creede as the Public Works Director for many years.


Ben was a son, brother, and uncle. He always made time for his siblings, nieces, and nephews when they would come to Creede to visit. His favorite things to do with family were showing the kids the heavy equipment at his job, hunting mushrooms, camping, and showing them all around Creede. Ben also spent the last few years transporting hikers in and out of the mountains while they hiked the Colorado trail and loved every minute of if it. He was the self-appointed ambassador to Creede always showing up with a smile and a helping hand. He will be missed dearly by everyone that knew him.


Ben is survived by his mother: Jane Davis of Creede; three brothers: Dustan Ricker of Akron, Colorado, Rustan Ricker of Phillipsburg, Kansas, and Tristan Ricker of Elizabeth, Colorado; one aunt: Susan Cox of Portland, Oregon; and two uncles: Lynn Davis of Richmond, Virginia and Mike Davis of Laramie, Wyoming. Ben also has eleven cousins, six nieces and four nephews.


Let us not forget the many friends in Creede who affectionately called him “Jamin” and loved him as much as we do! You could not walk in anywhere in Creede by his side without someone hollering from across the room, “Hey Jamin what’s up.” We love you Brother!

A grave side services for Ben will be held Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the Creede Cemetery.

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