April 13, 1915 — March 17, 2013
Carrie Marie Davis passed away March 17, 2013, at her home. She was born April 13, 1915, one of nine children to Anthony Long and Bridget (Mecca) Long.
Carrie graduated from North Collins High School in 1934 and went to work for a toy factory for several years. They made large shipments for toys to send to the 1939 New York World’s Fair. When the United States entered WWI, Carrie moved to Buffalo, N.Y. and worked two years on a drill press at the Curtis Wright Aeroplane factory.
In 1943, Carrie and her brother moved to Seattle, where she met her husband-to-be, Roger L. Davis. After a six week whirlwind courtship, they married Dec. 30, 1944.
They moved to Walla Walla then back to North Collins, N.Y., for a few years before returning to Walla Walla. Roger and Carrie lived in and managed apartment houses for a while before buying their first home. Then Carrie worked 10 years the Washington Odd Fellows Home before retiring in 1970.
Carrie loved being a mother to their two sons. She maintained a beautiful yard and flower beds well into her 80s. Roses were her favorite flower. She prepared many specialty Italian dishes and enjoyed hosting family gatherings.
Carrie precedes her husband of 68 years in death. She is survived by her two sons, Ray (Connie) Davis of Walla Walla and Roger (Donna) Davis of Kalispell, Mont.; six grandchildren, Mark Davis of Tacoma, Kelli Davis of Spanaway, Wash., Brian Davis of Yakima, Suzanne Davis of Sandpoint, Idaho, Michael Davis and Diane Coy of Pompey Pillar, Mont.; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Agnes Dills of North Collins, N.Y.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at www.herringgroseclose.com.