Vail Daily column: P. ‘Hal’ Sims Davidson, 1947-2015 |

Vail Daily column: P. ‘Hal’ Sims Davidson, 1947-2015

P. “Hal” Sims Davidson, 67, passed away Sept. 27. He was born Oct. 21, 1947, in Dallas to Nelle and Sims Davidson. He grew up in Dallas, went to Moses Brown Prep School, graduated from the University of Denver and lived in Golden until he recently moved to Florida.

Hal’s license plates said it all: “GolfSki” and “LIVIN.” Hal loved the good life: Golf, skiing, his dogs, travel, the beach, eating out, telling stories, but mainly his family and many friends. He was truly a larger than life personality, and to all that had the pleasure to know him he will deeply missed.

Hal is preceded by his sister Marion Davidson. He is survived by his sister, Diana Macdonald; nieces, Nelle Dressler (Bruce Savell) and Anne Bleiler (Chris); nephew, James Macdonald (Jenn); stepson, Adam Rapp; four great-nephews, Charlie, Sims and Davis Macdonald and Zachary Savell; five great-nieces, Grace and Lilly Bleiler, Paige Beltman (Trent), Fiona Macdonald and Emma Savell; aunt Mary Frances DeLoache; and innumerable cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Davidson Metastatic Breast Cancer Fund at the Inova Health Foundation, 8110 Gatehouse Road, No. 200 East, Falls Church, VA 22042-1210.

Please visit our online tribute at Arrangements were made by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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