Bettie Lou (Cates) Davis (1943 - 2018)

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Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK

Bettie Lou Davis, age 74 passed away peacefully on August 23, 2018 at her home in Clam Gulch, Alaska.

She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on September 3, 1943 to W.L. and Annie (Daves) Cates. After high school, she worked as a hairdresser at the Rivera Casino in Las Vegas. She enjoyed dressing hair for some celebrities, including Diana Ross.

She always had a hug and a kind encouraging word whenever or wherever you saw her. She was unselfish and a true giver from the heart. Bettie never judged you but accepted you. Bettie was a true Proverbs 31 woman. She read the Bible daily and was a prayer warrior. That is how she started every day.

Bettie was a hard worker. She never knew the meaning of the word "quit." Bettie went along with any crazy adventure Howard asked her to do no matter how ridiculous, scary or dangerous it was. She went with Howard from Las Vegas, NV to Anchorage, AK, to Dutch Harbor/Unalaska, AK, then back to Anchorage and finally to Clam Gulch, AK.

She lived a full, exciting and beautiful life. Bettie loved angels and collected them. Bettie also liked teapots and having tea parties. If you came to the house she would put on a pot of tea and have some kind of goody or cookies to go with it. She taught her grandbabies how to have proper tea parties from the time they were young. She loved with all her heart, her body, her soul and her spirit.

She worked hard in the world of men. She also worked hard for the kingdom of heaven. She knew she was not made for this world. She knew she was going home. Bettie wanted nothing more than her friends and family to accept Jesus as their Savior and go to heaven.

Bettie was beautiful on the inside and out, simple, blessed and kind. She was completely loved by her husband, looked up to and respected by her children and was close and had an unbreakable bond with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Howard Davis, Jr.; her sister Hazel Faye Hawk; her brother Boe Cates,; and her parents, W.L. and Annie Cates. Bettie is survived by her daughter Deborah L. Davis-Presley of Clam Gulch, AK; her son Howard "Taft" Davis III of Reno, NV; grandsons Landon Davis of Clam Gulch, AK, Tristian Davis of Clam Gulch, AK, Marek Presley of Clam Gulch, AK, Dalton Davis of Soldotna, AK and Carter Davis of Salt Lake City, UT; granddaughter Kaitlin Davis Gibbs of Tacoma, WA; and a great-granddaughter, Rhealene Daniels of Clam Gulch, AK.

No services are planned at this time.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Sept. 10, 2018
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