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Effie Mae Davis


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Effie Mae Davis Obituary
May 17, 1919 - September 3, 2018
EffieMae Davis was born in San Antonio,Texas on May 17,1919 The only child of Tom Petriny and Effie Williams Petriny.
A resident of Highland Park area for over 60 years and a
dedicated member of Baptist Temple. During her childhood
Effie Mae traveled with her Parents to the Frio Canyon as part of a group of Churches that started the Alto Frio Encampment.
She spent most summers and holidays in one of the three original private cabins on the SE corner of encampment about 100 yards from the Frio river. As her children grew up they attended many a Baptist service in the Tabernacle. Her love of singing Baptist hymns and playing piano were embedded in her heart. She shared her love for the Hill country with her children and could name every wildflower and tree known in Texas.
Effie Mae graduated in 1935 from Brackenridge High School, and in 1939 she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Baylor University in Waco,Tx. During her teaching career she earned M.A. and M.D.D. degrees from Texas State University in San Marcos,Tx and a Doctor of Education Degree from Nova University in Ft Lauderdale FL. Starting as a Substitute Teacher In Lytle Texas, she continued as a Classroom Teacher, Counselor, and Principal of 4 Elementary Schools in SAISD: Knox, DeZavala, Riverside Park and Inez Foster, retiring in 1983.
EffieMae was a member of Epsilon Beta Chapter,Delta Kappa Gamma,
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Fort Concho Chapter, Nekodah Temple No44 Daughters of the Nile, SA Assembly No 159 Social Order of the Beauceant; a Past Matron of Adah Chapter No49 Order of the Eastern Star, a Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of TX,
An Officer and Committee Member of the General Grand Chapter OES, A Member of the Grand Cross of Color, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, a Sustaining member Of Texas Cardinals Inc. of the Grand Chapter of Texas.
She was predeceased by her parents and by Jeff Davis and his son;Kirby Davis. Effie Mae was married to Richard Prassel from 1942 to 1951. She and Jeff were Married for 40 years at the time of Jeff's death in 1993.
Effie Mae is survived by Sons:
Richard C Davis and wife; Carolyn of San Antonio,Texas
Mark T Davis and Wife Sherri of San Antonio and Leakey,Texas
Daughters: Doris D Davis of SA and Rita Wilkinson of Hutto Texas. By Dear Cousin; Jan Frazier and husband Ken of Colorado Springs,CO and Dr. Diane Phillips of Estes Park CO, Wade Phillips of San Antonio,TX.
Grandchildren:
Alexis Teahan (Michael) of Pflugerville Tx, Jove May Scott(Marc) of Boca Raton,FL; Vera V Hoffman(Dayton) of Fair Oaks,TX;
Lindsay Johnston(Taylor) of HoustonTX; Matthew Davis(Jordon) Mansfield Tx; Thomas Davis(Chelsea) of N. Richland Hills Ft. Worth Tx

and Lesley Brogna of Austin,Texas, Bernadette Martin(Robert W) and Spencer Wilkinson, Hutto Tx 15 Great Grand Children.
She enjoyed visiting Eastern Star Chapters in other States, the Provinces of Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia and the Grand Chapter of Scotland. She was honored to receive several International Honorary memberships.
The Family wishes to give most sincere thanks for the services of SEASONS Hospice for their skilled care and support. Her personal caregivers: Margurita Guerra, Danielle Talamantez, Rose Calderon and Melissa Evans who provided excellent Support and friendship.
In Honor of Effie Mae - Request donations to SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN (832- 8241000) https://scottish ritehospital.org
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South located at 1700 S.E. Military Drive San Antonio, Texas 78214 with private interment to follow.
Published in Express-News on Sept. 16, 2018
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