Thelma Davis

Thelma Dell Davis, 93, of Sweet Home died Nov. 2, 2008. She was born Oct. 2, 1915 in Iliff, Colo. to Charlie and Susie (Duffield) Gill.

She was raised in Colorado and went to school in Podroni, Colo.. She has lived in Lebanon and Sweet Home. She loved ceramics, crafts and pool.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her children Barb and husband Don Pierce of Albany, Janet Thill of Apache Junction, Ariz., Butch Davis of Lebanon, Daryl and wife, Bobbie Davis, of Sweet Home, LenNel and husband, Robert Weber, of Albany, and Debra and husband, Rick Powell, of Soldotna, Alaska; brother Dayle Gill; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; and caregiver and companion Lynn Mankin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Davis in 1994; son Marvin Davis in 1956; siblings Ruby Mae Gill Barr, Virgil E. Gill, Delbert F. Gill, Glenna Gill Anderson, Harry Gill, Ralph Gill, Eva Gill Reynolds and Velma Gill Ritchie.

A celebration of life will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Foster RV Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in Mrs. Davis’ name.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.