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LoJuana Gay (Cross) Davis


1942 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
LoJuana Gay (Cross) Davis Obituary
LoJuana G. Davis passed away on June 8, 2015 at her home in Castle
Rock, Colorado, surrounded by her family. She was 72 years old.
LoJuana Gay Cross Davis was born on November 17, 1942 to Don & Inez
Beedy Cross. She was born in Denver and weighed 10 lbs. 14-1/2 oz.
They brought her home to a small house 11 miles north of Arriba, and
later moved 4 miles north to where her Grandparents lived, after they
moved to Glenwood Springs. She spent her first two years of school at
Sunny Slope, which was a two-room schoolhouse. The rest of her
schooling was spent at Arriba where she participated in Choir, Band,
Pep Club, and 4-H, where she won first place at the State Fair for her
homemade bread.
On August 6, 1961 she married John Dean Davis, and they moved to a
small home in Eastern Washington County. Dean and LoJuana went to the
same school, where she used to sit on his lap on the school bus when
she was in kindergarten.
They adopted two children, Chris Dean and Dena Kristy, and built a new
home on the land in 1975.
LoJuana belonged to the Bethel Church of the Brethren in Arriba, where
she blessed the church with her vocal talent and beautiful flower
arrangements. She was also a member of the Lincoln County and
Washington County Cattlewomen, as well as the LNO club in Arriba.
LoJuana loved to garden, both vegetable and flower gardens, and making
a beautiful home for her husband and children. Her gardens were well
known for their amazing beauty. She enjoyed entertaining at their
home, both indoors and out, and hosted numerous anniversaries,
reunions, and celebrations.
In 2004 Dean and LoJuana moved to Castle Pines, CO where LoJuana
joined the Castle Pines Garden Club, where she was known as the garden
encyclopedia, the Canto Deo Festival Choir, and was active in her new
Church community. She greatly enjoyed her Sunday School classes. She
continued these activities after the loss of her husband in 2009, and
was well loved by her new community. LoJuana was blessed with many
friends, and continued to host events in her beautiful yard, including
her 50th class reunion and multiple Garden Club events.
In addition to her beautiful gardening and singing, LoJuana greatly
enjoyed fashion and participated in multiple fashion shows with the
Garden Club. She was an excellent cook and baker, could sew just about
anything, and enjoyed decorating both her own home as well as her
church for holidays and seasons.
LoJuana was proceeded in death by her parents, Don and Inez Cross, and
her husband Dean. She leaves her children, Chris and wife Jill,
daughter Dena, and beloved grandchildren Ryan and Cole Davis and
Ashley and Wesley Noe; Brother Jack and wife Nancy and their family.
Love Funeral Homes, of Limon, was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on June 24, 2015
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