April 12, 1927 - Jan. 16, 2012
Jean E. Davis of Milton-Freewater, passed away Jan. 16, 2012, at the Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla at the age of 84 years. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Milton-Freewater with Pastor JJ
Dygert officiating. Private inurnment was held at the Mt. View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Jean Davis to the Christ the King Lutheran Church or the Christian Aid Center in care of the Munselle-Rhodes
Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR.
Jean E. Davis was born on April 12, 1927, the daughter of Ovid D. and Esther M. (Anderson) Reese in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. She began school in Coeur d' Alene and later in Pendleton, where she graduated from high school. Jean worked at the Flour Mill and on Oct. 15, 1950, she married Philip Davis in Pendleton. The couple moved numerous times, including to Hermiston where she worked for the Hermiston Herald, The Dalles for a short time, Hillsboro for two years, Walla Walla for four years and finally settling in Milton-Freewater. Jean was a cook at Ferndale School and retired after working there for 19 years. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church and enjoyed quilting, cooking and canning.
Survivors include her husband, Philip Davis of Walla Walla; children and spouses, Phil and Sally Davis of Milton-Freewater, Paul and Lois Davis of Fredericksburg, Va., Timothy Davis of Milton-Freewater, Steven and Terri Davis of College Place, Roger and Jenny Davis of Petaluma, Calif., Christine Davis of Walla Walla, Janice and Paul Grimm of Pendleton; sisters, Virginia Sperber of Mercer Island, Wash., and Ada Shiffer of Walla Walla; grandchildren, Corey Davis of Milton-Freewater, Katie and Anna Davis of Fredericksburg, Va., Lexi and Tanner Davis of Petaluma, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Her parents and a brother, Russell Reese, preceded her in death. xx