John Andrew “Andy” Davis

After a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, John Andrew “Andy” Davis of Arvada, Colorado passed away on November 23, 2021 surrounded by his closest loved ones.

Andy was born on August 28, 1979 in Tallahassee, Florida to Richard and Catherine Davis. He was sincere, devoted, compassionate, loving, and silly. From a very young age, Andy was passionate about soccer and he loved the outdoors. He participated in countless sports over the years and after moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2007, Andy became an avid snowboarder, kayaker, cyclist, and runner. He was also a faithful Florida State University fan (especially football and soccer). Andy met Carrie soon after moving to Santa Fe and they married in 2011, had one child, Kira in 2013, and moved to the Denver, Colorado area in 2014. Andy, Carrie, and Kira loved to travel, exploring other parts of the country and other countries. Andy and Carrie enjoyed visiting local breweries with Carrie’s sisters in the Denver area or wherever their travels took them to experience craft beers.

After an early career in Accounting, Andy dedicated most of the last seven years of his life to being an incredible father to Kira. He was a fiercely dedicated father, raising one equally passionate daughter. He excelled at supporting Carrie and Kira through the many passions of their lives whether that was supporting Carrie through her career or Kira through all the experiences of her formative years (such as Girl Scouts, gymnastics, etc.). He made it his mission to improve the lives of others.

Andy was predeceased by his grandparents Ruth and Charles Davis, and Frank Cross. He leaves behind his wife Carrie Zais Davis, daughter Kira Davis, father Richard Davis, mother Cathy Davis, maternal grandmother Margaret Cross, sisters Sara and Lisa Davis, nephews Isaac Branca and Devin Cheshire, niece Emma Cheshire, mother-in-law Sheryl Sclater, father-in-law Laurin Marlow, sisters-in-law Julie and Katherine Zais, as well as numerous extended family.

Andy chose to be returned to Earth in the most “green” way possible and requested to be composted. Following the conclusion of this process, his Celebration of Life Service is expected to take place in Colorado in spring of 2022. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Small Choices, an organization that helped support Andy in his last months of life. Memories of Andy can be shared by sending an email to

To make a contribution to Kira’s 529 Plan using Schwab Ugift:
1) go to
2) enter the ugift code: J6T-62J
3) enter your name and the amount
4) electronic funds transfer or send a check via the instructions

6 thoughts on “John Andrew “Andy” Davis”

  1. Such a rich and full life he had and shared with you and Kira. I’m blessed to have had you all in my life and to have grown and loved with your family so deeply. Such a sweet honor and lovely words to describe a much loved man. Andy will always live on in my heart ❤

  2. I met Andy, Carrie, and Kira on fourth July weekend at Granby Lake. They were kind enough to let us crash their vacation and over that weekend I feel like we all became friends. Andy and Carrie make that easy. Marlene and I will always carry Andy, our Cpt. Chef, in those Cherished memories. I cannot stress how incredibly lucky we are to meet and share memories with such an amazing and beautiful soul.
    Will miss you Andy “Cpt. Chef” David

  3. We were blessed to know Andy for several years of his life. We met in Santa Fe when my husband Brian starting playing soccer with Andy. He was an amazing athlete and even a better person. We will miss him.

  4. We feel fortunate to have known Andy for the time we did. I met Andy playing soccer and immediately liked his style – calm, calculated, but not afraid of contact! He was also always down for celebrating the wins!!! I really enjoyed watching him play soccer (and was grateful he was on our team!), but loved watching him be a father and husband even more. He was such a good family man and would do anything for Kira and Carrie – truly selfless by nature. His patience, communication and genuine curiosity are some qualities of his character that I always admired about him, and that I hope we all try to carry forward. I will miss you brother.

  5. I first knew Andy when he was just a toddler about a year old. I have a special needs son who is now 44 and he and Andy were buddies growing up. GE was always so sweet to Robbie they often rambled the neighborhood together or went fishing in the lake. I loved him like my own child.

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