Marian McKee Davis (1937 - 2011)

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    - Lauren Beck
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Marian McKee Davis was taken from the world on May 26, 2011. She was born in Stockton, Calif., in 1937 to Robert McKee and Elizabeth James, one of three children.
Marian moved to Montana in 1969 and lived in Livingston and Bozeman before spending the past several years in Three Forks. She was a hard working, independent, businesswoman, who was well known in the community, retired now for several years. She lived her life with a passion for everything in which she was involved. She loved her family and home, especially her flower garden and waterfall. Everything she touched turned into something beautiful.
Marian loved to golf and was also one of the best bowlers in the senior league in Arizona, where she and her loving husband and best friend, Gary, spent their winters. She relished her time fishing with her son and spending many summer weekends on the houseboat with her three children. She especially cherished visits from her life-long friend, Faina Disterheft. Marian also had a very special bond with her Aunt Eleanor Bernardo who accompanied her to Giants baseball games and swimming, a particular joy for them both.
Marian was a free spirit, an honest woman who had a true love for life and made people around her feel the same way. She will be sorely missed by her large circle of friends in Montana and those in Arizona as well.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Gary E. Davis, Gary's daughter, Thail Davis, daughter Tracy (John) Beck, granddaughters Lauren and Madelyn, daughter Ellie Rothing and grandsons Jake and Ryan, son, Don Sweeney and grandson Derek, Marian's brother-in-law, Jerry and sister-in-law Margaret Davis, brothers, Bob McKee and Joe McKee (Cathy) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. Ashes will be spread in one of Marian's favorite places.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 31, 2011
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