Doris Davis

Davis, Doris Mae (Weis)

Doris Mae (Weis) Davis, 81, Green Bay, passed away January 2, 2013. Born on August 27, 1931 she is the daughter of the late Conrad and Irene (Neumann) Weis and is the twin sister of the late Conrad K Weis II. She graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1949. After graduation she participated and graduated from a commercial art course. Doris married Donald N. Davis in a double ceremony with her twin brother, Conrad K. Weis and Donna Mae (Cleary) Weis on October 11th 1952 at St John Evangelical Catholic Church in Green Bay. She was very dedicated to her family. Doris worked for five years for the telephone company as an operator before being transferred to the Engineering Department. She was very active in the P.T.A, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Brownies. Doris was also a charter member of the Bay Area Genealogy Society. She loved crafts and was always looking for something new to make for her family and friends. Doris specialized in ceramics and graduated to porcelain dolls which she entered into craft shows and was a proud recipient of many blue ribbons. She loved to make Christmas tree "skirts" and was proud of seeing that all the grandchildren in the family have pieces of her artwork. Doris loved Christmas and was the number one candy and cookie maker for the week before the holidays. In her younger years, she liked to travel and made several trips to Europe. Weekends were saved for her cottage on Lost Lake in Marinette County where she enjoyed the sun and watching the birds from her deck with her dog Lacey.

Doris is survived by her husband of 60 years; two children, Pamela (Stanley) Gilson of Denmark, and Scott Davis of Green Bay; six grandchildren, Melissa (Adam) Schneider, Jessica McCallum, Krista (Zachary) Carlson, Jeni Davis and friend Eric Benson, Christine Davis, and Christopher Davis; three great grandchildren, Vanessa McCallum, Ali Anna Mortlock, and Eleanor Carlson; sister in law Donna Weis; brother-in-law, Gary Wegner; a very special friend Lila; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin brother, Conrad; sister-in-law Barbara Wegner; father and mother in law, Bernard and Lillian Davis; aunts and uncles.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home University Ave at Baird St., Sunday from 4 PM until the time of the wake service at 7 PM at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday at the funeral home from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM with the Rev. Ken DeGroot O Praem. officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Unity Hospice and Parkview Manor for the care they gave Doris in the last year of her life.


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2013