On March 13th 2015, Shirley Leone Davis was reunited in heaven with her loved ones; husband Emmett Davis, parents Sydney and Pearl Bacon, sister Dorothy, brothers-in-law Gene Davis, John Ed Davis and Jack Davis, grandchildren Michael Davis, Jerry Davis, Richard Nelson, Monica Davis and Jimmy Huber, and great-grandson Connor Howell.
Shirley and Emmett, who was employed by LADWP, moved to the Owens Valley in 1950. They spent 30 years moving throughout the valley with his job, and in 1980 they settled in beautiful Big Pine.
Born on July 11, 1923 in Santa Monica, California, Shirley had many careers in her life. One of interest was being a “Rosie the Riveter” during WW2 in 1942. However, the most important thing in her life was giving her family and friends “unconditional love”. Grandma Shirley will be remembered by her bright blue eyes, nurturing personality and her beautiful smile. She loved music, dancing and celebrating life.
She is survived by her four daughters, Dorothy Nelson and husband Jigger, Debbie Mason and husband Mike, Tammy Deyo and husband Dan, and Leslie Davis; four sons, Tommy Davis, Buddy Davis and wife Beverley, Jerry Davis and wife Babe, and Jack Davis and wife Napuah; nephew Bob Bann and wife Jeanette and daughters Cindy and Lynette; cousin Nelda Adkins and husband Clem and daughters Denise, Janel and Marla; brothers-in-law, Charles Davis and wife Ann, and Curtis Davis and wife Kathy; and sister-in-law Joyce Hill. She also leaves behind 29 Grandchildren, 38 Great-Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday March 20th from 4-6 pm at Brune Mortuary, 325 West Elm Street, in Bishop.
Services for Shirley will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at the Big Pine cemetery, with a celebration of life to follow at the home of Dan and Tammy Deyo, 700 Glacier Lodge Road in Big Pine.