Ruth Davis

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Ruth Jane Davis, age 94, was born September 29, 1919, and moved on to her promised home in heaven on April 15,2014,where she has joined many loved ones especially her beloved husband, Raymon B. Davis, her son, James Raymon "Jim" Davis, and great grandson, Cade Johnson. Born to Calvin and Della Jones in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Ruth spent her early years working on the family farm and attending school in a one room country school house. This same school was where she taught, without the benefit of having obtained a teaching certificate, after her high school graduation. This placed a huge responsibility on her, one that she took very seriously. Education was and remained a priority to her and her children in the years to come. During World War II, she moved to Nebraska where she was a civilian secretary for the military. Being a small town farm girl, this was a big step for a single lady; leaving home, moving out of state, and making new friends. Toward the end of the war, Ruth moved back to Walnut Ridge where she met the love of her life, Raymon Davis, who was on leave. A short long distance romance followed. Just prior to his military discharge, they married in the pastor's office of First Baptist Church, Conroe on May 24, 1945, where they remained members for the next 70 years. Not only was she a devoted wife and loving mother but she was a mother who worked outside the home. For over 25 years she was the receptionist, bookkeeper, insurance clerk and office manager (all at the same time) for Dr. Phillips and Dr. B.E. Powell. Although she worked from 8-5 she never let this interfere with her desire to share her children's school experiences. If there was a school event during the day, she would take her lunch break at the time of the event so that she could attend it. This tradition continued throughout her grandchildren's progression through high school and college. At the end of every event she would be waiting with a smile and hug that made you feel as if you were the "star. "Mother led by example. She taught us how we should treat others, taught us to not be judgmental, taught us to be willing to help others and to always consider each person's circumstance. Never did we hear her speak ill of anyone. She could keep your secrets, be they large or small, and she was always there for you when you needed someone to turn to. She was a strong Christian lady who always gave unconditional love and support. She was a devoted member of the Deborah Sunday School class and joyfully sang in the First Baptist Church choir until she was 89 years old. Those left behind to cherish her memory are Daughters: Delann Johnson and husband Delbert, Rheta Dabney and husband David, Grandchildren: Paul Johnson and wife Julie, Rachael Archer and husband John, Joe Runnels and wife Jenny, Michael Davis and wife, Alyson, Rebecca Mathews and husband Albert, Jim Davis and wife, Jessica, Sarah Dabney, Paul Adam Richard and Daniel Dabney and fiancée Bobbi Ranke, Great grandchildren: Jordyn and Ryan Johnson, Reagan and Lauren Archer, Dalton and Callie Runnels, Madison and Chase Davis, Elena and Roslyn Mathews, Will and Jessie Davis, Joey Watson, Drew Richard, and Charlie Peters. She is also survived by her sister Janeil Cox and brother-in-law Bennett Hart, along with many other loving family members. Pallbearers are grandsons Paul Johnson, Michael Davis, Joe Runnels, Jim Davis, Paul Adam Richard, and Daniel Dabney.Honorary Pallbearer: Roy Steelman, long- time family friend. A special thank you to the caregivers at Hands From Above Assisted Living for the love and devotion you provided Mother over the past 3 years. To the nurses on fourth floor south at Conroe Regional, we say thank you for providing a friendly caring atmosphere and to the employees of Rose of Texas Hospice organization a heart- felt thank you for making the last days ones of comfort and peace not only for Mother but also her family. Visitation will be held at Cashner Funeral Home on Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:00a.m also at Cashners'. Interment will be at Garden Park Cemetery. In lieu of floral arrangements the family request donations be made in her name to the , 6055 South Loop East at Long Drive, Houston, TX 77087 or M D Anderson , P O Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486


Published on from Apr. 16 to Apr. 30, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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