Davis, Ruth H. (Rons) (September 11, 1904 - July 21, 2000)

Ruth Davis

Douglas Budget - July, 1997

Funeral services for Ruth H. Davis, 92, were July 24 at First Baptist Church in Douglas with Pastors Frank Wiederrecht and Ray Epps officiating.

Interment was in Provo City Cemetery in Utah with Pastor Scott McKinney of the Evangelical Free Church of Orem, Utah, officiating.

Mrs. Davis died at Memorial Hospital of Converse County July 21.

She was born Sept. 11, 1904, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Alexander "Alec" and Stella Georgene (Hirschi) Rons. She was raised and educated in the coal mining communities of Somerset, Colo., Castle Gates, Mohrland and Hiawatha, Utah, where her father worked as the coal companies' carpenter.

She met her husband Le Roy Payton (Roy) Davis of Uintah Basin, Utah, at West Hiawatha where he worked in the mine and she worked at the miners' boarding house. They married Dec. 15, 1920, at Price, Utah.

Six children were born to this union. They spent most of their married life in Mohrland and Hiawatha. When Mr. Davis retired in 1960, they moved to Provo. Her husband died Dec. 27, 1975, and Mrs. Davis continued to make her home in Provo until Nov. 26, 1995.

Her sister, Lydia Stratton, lived with her in Provo from 1976 until she died Oct. 27, 1995. Mrs. Davis then came to live with her daughter, Faun Cole, in Douglas.

She always loved the Wyoming scenery and friendly people. She was a very loving and gentle, kind Christian woman. She was a faithful member of Evangelical Free Church of Orem for many years and in 1996 joined First Baptist Church of Douglas.

She was a lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary, Women's Missionary Society, Christian Women's Club, an honorary member of North Platte Homemakers, and Douglas Senior Citizens' Center.

She was a gold star grandmother. She loved to make quilts for her grandchildren, crochet and cook. She loved birds and flowers. Most of all, she loved family and friends. She loved the children especially and was very interested in their activities. She lived to serve others and everyone loved her. She had a smile for everyone and made many friends. Her best friend was always the Lord Jesus, her Lord and Savior.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her daughter, Faun Cole of Douglas; sons Gary Davis of Provo and Glenn Davis and wife, Joan, of West Valley City, Utah; brother Morris Rons of Glendale, Ariz.; grandchildren and their spouses, Eugene and Lee Cole, Ruth and Dana Penn Sr., Laurie and Brian Seipel, all of Douglas, Glen and Dawn Cole of Soldotna, Alaska, Dan, Anthony and Amanda Davis of West Valley City, Timothy Davis of Boulder, Colo., Todd Davis of Salt Lake City, Rachel and Lee Schwarzmiller of Lake Stevens, Wash., Caprice and Marcella Davis and Anicia and Scott Espinoza of Albuquerque, and Sabrina Davis of Seattle; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters Rose Zabell and Lydia Stratton; daughters Hazel Marie Davis, Fern Stella Davis (Faun's twin) who died in childhood; and son Le Roy Davis, E.M. and 2nd Class, killed in action during World War II.

Memorials to First Baptist Church Youth Projects, 209 South Fourth Street, or to Douglas Senior Citizens' Center, 340 First Street, or to the choice of the donor would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of arrangements.

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