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Truma Teton Davis

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Truma Teton Davis, 90, of Fort Hall, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
On March 9, 1925, Truma Teton Davis was born to Maude Dann Teton and Henry Teton. She spent her early years with her family until her mother passed away from childbirth in 1930. As a young girl, she stayed with her grandparents who were raising her younger sisters, Georgina and Irenese; her family grew as she loved her sister, Charlotte. As she grew older, she attended the Presbyterian Mission, Fort Hall Boarding School and the Chemawa Boarding School in Oregon. She had many friends; her best friends were her cousins. She loved her sisters and she loved her grandparents; her grandparents provided her with her foundation.
During her early life, Truma met Stanford Davis and they were married for over 50 years. She was a really hard worker, helping her husband as he farmed grains, alfalfa and other crops. They were one of the early farmers who planted peas in this area.  Together as a young couple, they raised the finest horses, cattle and sheep. It wasn't surprising to find her out all day irrigating the fields, driving the truck to feed the livestock and helping with shearing time. Her life was busy from morning to dusk. She canned her food and dried her meat. She was a handyman, too; she fixed her own broken stove. She was an amazing woman.
Her greatest joy was her family. She loved her children and with Stanford supported their children in their school, 4-H and band activities where she drove them to their school functions for all their activities. Through her encouragement, she taught her family to be hard workers and to study and learn.  Through her fine example, she was known for her kindness, generosity, love for her family, including her extended family who she deeply loved and was concerned with their lives, too. She loved her grandchildren; she helped raise Tat and Cody Davis whom she loved dearly. For her only son, Troy Blaine Davis, she was his angel loving and caring for him through the end of his life; Blaine was close to his Mom and had many of her attributes. She was a great mother. She loved the grandchildren and great-grandchildren; she missed her great-grandchildren, Cedar and Johnny Davis,  who live in England. All of her family had a special place in her heart. She loved her nieces and nephews, her cousins and her family members. Each one has special memories of that special love that she radiated to them. We will miss her.
She was taught to beadwork by her aunt, Jessie Jim; a talent that she perfected throughout her life. Her work was fine and exquisite. Her ability to create beautiful pieces of beadwork was well established, and she was regarded as one of the finest bead workers among the Shoshone-Bannock tribes.  She was featured in a national publication and her work was sought after by many. Throughout her life, she made beautiful Native regalia including: buckskin dresses, traditional Indian saddles and numerous moccasins, belt buckles, coin purses, beaded handbags and numerous other creations. 
For her daughters: Renae, Pam and Andrea, she made each of them beautiful traditional buckskin dresses with all the accessories; they were very blessed to have such a talented mother. Her work stood out at the Eastern Idaho State Fair's Indian exhibits, where she often took home the top prizes.
She is survived by her children: Andrea Barlow and Pam Davis; her grandchildren Tat and Cody Davis, Shelley Williams, Valerie Harris, Britt, Mike, Dennis and Ray Barlow; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and other family members. Also surviving are sisters, Irenese Perdash and Charlotte Tendoy.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanford Davis; her sons, Troy Blaine and Bobby Neal Davis; her daughter, Renae Pokibro; her sister, Georgina Galloway and her parents, Maude Dann Teton and Henry Teton.
Funeral services were held at 1 p. m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. Truma will be at the family residence on West Ferry Butter Road, following Sunday service until time of burial. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at Gibson Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Nov. 27, 2015
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