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Obituary for Mary Davis

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Mary Davis

June 21, 1929 - September 30, 2017

Mary Ruth Davis, long time resident of Ogden Utah, passed away at home, after a brief battle with cancer, on Saturday, September 30th. She was surrounded by her family.

Mary was born in 1929, at home, on a tobacco farm in Deep Run, North Carolina to Earnest and Nora Smith. Years later she met and married Oval W. Davis. They soon moved to Ogden Utah, where they built a home and then a family of four children: Owen, Bill, Marilyn, and Ray.

Mary had a successful career with the Safeway Grocery store in Ogden. She worked for 30 years in the meat department where she enjoyed her work as well as her fellow workers. Mary was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was an avid fan of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and never missed an opportunity to listen to them.

She also enjoyed traveling and exploring the world with her husband, always returning with bags of memorabilia for herself, her friends and her family. Mary enjoyed cooking, especially the hometown recipes from her childhood in North Carolina. Her kitchen artistry delighted her children and grandchildren. Mary was a kind-hearted woman who gave of her time and possessions to family and friends at the drop of a hat. She would never turn away an open hand and has often served as a surrogate mother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary’s home was always the center of every holiday, often having two trees for Christmas; one for the upstairs living room for the adult’s gifts and a tree for the grandkids in the downstairs living room. Presents were stacked far and wide.

Mary would never smile for photos because she said she never felt beautiful. Others who knew her would say she is one of the most beautiful women they’ve ever met, both on the outside and on the inside. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by her two sons, William Davis and Ray Davis as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leavitt’s Mortuary of Ogden Utah has been entrusted with arrangements.

A Viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, on Thursday, October 5th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing held before at 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street.

Please send condolences to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Date: Friday, October 6, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

A Viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, on Thursday, October 5th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing held before at 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street.


 

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Born: June 21, 1929
Died: September 30, 2017

Condolences for Mary Davis

Ryan Marriott-Cline posted on 10/7/17

Mary was a very wonderful, loving and caring woman. She showed her love in more ways then anything. Her husband Orville Wesley Davis baptised some members of my family as well as other people's families as well. I would like to take a moment and tell Mary thank you for the many blessings you contributed to being a wonderful woman. I know that she is in heaven as an angel for she was one when she was on Earth. Thank you so very much Mary, your legacy will forever live on with those you have inspired.

 

Don Tucker posted on 10/6/17

A sweet lady. Sister of my brother-in-law Bruce. My sister loved Mary Ruth like her own sister. A marvelous reunion in Heaven

 

Barbara Hoskins posted on 10/5/17

You are right Richard. Mary was truely a wonderful person. I loved talking to her and working with her. Her cute little smile always made me feel like I was her friend. Best to her family.

 

Richard Garrett posted on 10/4/17

To Mary's sons and their families you have the deepest condolences of Mary's former coworkers at Safeway in all of the Ogden area stores, we are having a lunch gathering Friday afternoon where we talk of the good old Safeway days and Mary's passing and remembering her will be talked about. Mary will be missed

 

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