Wilhelmina Davis

1928 - 2013

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Wilhelmina Davis

Nov. 18, 1928 — Nov. 30, 2013

Wilhelmina (Minnie) Clara Oschner Davis, 85, of College Place, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Walla Walla.

Minnie was born in Torrington, Wyo., on Nov. 18, 1928, to David and Martha (Beierle) Ochsner. Following her elementary and high school years in Lyman, Neb., she attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb., where she pursued a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Wilhelmina married Robert Lee Davis in 1949. Upon her graduation from Union College in 1950, she and Lee settled in Caldwell, Idaho, where she spent the next 20 years working in various hospitals as a nurse, nurse supervisor and nurse administrator.

Following her nursing career, Minnie began taking in foster children. During the next 25 years, she cared for more than 40 children, in particular those with special medical needs.

Minnie was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which she dedicated tireless hours leading out in the children’s divisions, working with Community Services, feeding and clothing many deserving individuals, and coordinating fellowship meals and benefit sales.

In 1998, Minnie and Lee retired to Milton-Freewater, where they continued to be active in the Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 2005 they relocated to College Place.

Minnie is survived by her husband, Lee Davis; one son, Ron (Nancy) Davis, of College Place; and two grandsons, Todd (Wendy) Davis and Troy Davis, of Loma Linda, Calif. She also is survived by one brother, Robert (Marilyn) Ochsner, of Milton-Freewater; and two sisters, Rose (Bill) Coleman of North Fork, Calif., and Lillian (LeeRoy) Jordan of Burlington, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Outreach through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church. Family and friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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