DIONE E. DAVIS(1932 - 2013)

DIONE E. DAVIS November 11, 1932 - June 28, 2013 Dione was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Charles and Mattie Barbier in November of 1932, and graduated from high school there in 1950. While attending Phoenix College, she met her future husband, Jim. They were wed in 1951 at St. Agnes Church in Phoenix, where they began almost 62 years of marriage. Dione had a green thumb and loved her yard and flowers or anything that grew. She was very adept at flower arranging and won two national first place awards for her window decorations at Elmore Pharmacy where she was employed for many years. At Elmore's she was a wonderful help to many customers and friends. Her input and advise regarding special gifts and cosmetics were appreciated by all. She enjoyed her bridge games with her friends while they all enjoyed a little of the grape juices from Marc Mondavi's white wine and son Jim Rombauer's Chardonay. Dione loved to travel and spent many days at their cabin in Mill Creek, as well as traveling to Arizona in their travel trailer. She was a long time member of Sacred Heart Church, and after Mass she would share coffee and sweets with her friends at the doughnut shop next door. Sometimes the priest would join them which totally made their Sundays! She leaves behind her husband Jim, daughter Vicki (Doyle) Stroud of this city, Jim (Lauren) Davis of St. Helena, four grandsons Wesley (Lauren) Stroud and baby Boden of Redding, Matt Stroud of Red Bluff, Jim (Woody) Davis, Justin Davis and granddaughter Stephanie Davis of St. Helena and many dear friends and relatives who lovingly enjoyed time spent together. A special thank you to sister-in-law Frances Brown, and the Hospise staff who gave so much comfort and love to Dione and the family. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Donations in her name may be made to Sacred Heart Church or Tehama County Crippled Children Society. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 11th, 10am at Sacred Heart Church.

Published in Daily News on July 2, 2013