Alta Lee Davis
1924 - 2020
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Alta Lee Davis

Palm Springs - Alta W. Davis passed peacefully from this earthly home to her heavenly home on the 6th of February 2020, at home.

She was the second daughter born to Wallace D. and Freda Weide on December 29th, 1924 at their farm home northwest of Yates Center, KS. She grew up in that neighborhood and attended all eight years at the Oakland District #44 rural school. The family were faithful members of the Evangelical Church at Turkey Creek, attending both morning and evening services when weather permitted. At an early age, Alta accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior during a weekly revival meeting at the church. She endeavored to grow in her relationship through the years.

She graduated from Yates Center High School with the class of 1942 which consisted of 80 members of which 40 are still living and many have kept in contact through yearly reunions until the past few years.

Soon after graduation, she moved to Wichita and her first employment was at the First National Bank. Because of a long history of asthma, she moved to a more healthful climate on the California desert of Palm Springs in September 1945. Again, she was employed for several years at the only bank in the area at that time, Bank of America. She was a member of the Community Church where she was an active leader in the Sunday School and youth activities. She has several seasonal jobs in resort areas of Yosemite National Park and Death Valley in California and Colorado Springs, CO. Upon returning to Palm Springs, she became the first employee of the Desert Bank when it opened in Cathedral City in July 1949. Later, she moved to the Glendale/Hollywood area where she worked as a secretary to the Comptroller at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. During this time she enjoyed the fellowship of the 500 member Ambassador Singles Group at the First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood.

After three years she again she relocated in Palm Springs and began work in the office of Arthur Elrod I interior Design, and employment of 31 years. She was united in marriage to Roy A. Davis of Yucaipa, CA on October 12, 1957 at the Community Church of Palm Springs where they served together as youth leaders. With Jesus Christ as the cornerstone of their lives and home, rather than raise a family of their own, they agreed to foster a great number of troubled and unfortunate ones to whom they endeared themselves through the years.

Alta's spiritual legacy to all who knew her was letting them know what God had done for her in her life and encouraging them to accept Jesus Christ as the Lord of their lives, too. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Roy of 54 years, her parents, sister, and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. She is survived by her brother Willard Weide of Newton, KS, nieces Karen Weide Foraker of Burrton, KS, Cheri May Kelley of Palm Springs, CA, and Pamela May Larson of Arizona, nephew Brian Weide of Kansas City, MO, several maternal cousins in CA, MO, UT, and special fostered family Mark Franklin, Phillip Franklin and Nancy Franklin Hummer, and friends mostly in the areas of Palm Springs and Yucaipa. Alta requested in lieu of flowers that friends and family consider donations to a Christian charity of their choice.

Services are scheduled on February 22, 2020 at Palm Springs Baptist Church with a viewing at 9:00 AM, service at 10:00 AM, and internment to follow at Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, CA.

Entrusted to the care of Wiefels Funeral Directors, Palm Springs, CA.

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Published in The Desert Sun from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16, 2020.
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February 16, 2020
I will miss the annual Christmas newsletter from Cousin Alta, as well as the occasional emails and message chats we have shared over the years.

My sincere condolences to all of Alta's family. and friends.

~~ Linda Johnson
Linda Johnson
February 14, 2020
Dave & Sheila
We remember Alta with her sweet calm quiet voice reprimanding her husband Roy for wrestling in their living room with Dave or some teen regularly after a Bible Study or a game. Alta's wit and even voice could keep up with any smarty mouthed teen joking around. She was one of the Godliest women we've known. She will be missed... till we meet again.
Sheila & Dave Walker
February 14, 2020
Sheila & Dave Walker married 50 yrs, both Roy & Alta's kids
February 14, 2020
Sheila ( Franklin ) Walker one of Roy & Alta's kids
February 14, 2020
David Walker with Casey - one of Roy & Alta's kids
Mr. & Mrs. David Walker
February 14, 2020
Sheila (Franklin) Walker - one of Roy & Alta's kids
Mr. & Mrs. David Walker
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