Janice Elizabeth (Myers) Davis
3-25-1917 ~ 1-4-2013
Janice Elizabeth (Myers) Davis, age 94, passed away the night of January 4, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack G. Davis, of Audubon, Iowa, and her parents, John and Alma Myers of Fremont, Nebraska.
She is survived by her four sons Jay and John (Patricia) of La Veta, Colorado; James (Debra) of Fremont, Nebraska, and Jan (Lori) of Pueblo, Colorado. Janice is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Born March 25, 1917, in Fremont, Nebraska, Janice attended Fremont Public Schools and then graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Jack G. Davis, an engineering graduate of Iowa State University, in 1943. As was true of many couples marrying at this time, Jack and Janice spent the early years of their marriage in separation while Jack served as an engineering supervisor bomb-proofing the locks of the Panama Canal and Janice performed drafting duties in Brownsville, Texas, converting DC-3 airplanes from civilian to military use.
After the war Janice and Jack settled in Fremont where they established a construction business and raised their four sons. Janice was a long-time member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was a passionate researcher of her family’s genealogy, was an active member of the Congregational Church and was a devoted mother to her sons supporting them in Boy Scouting, school band, theater, swimming and many other activities.
Since the 1970’s Jack and Janice spent as much time as they could at their second home in La Veta. They often made a summer getaway to escape the heat of Nebraska and they always came to enjoy the fall colors. After Jack’s passing Janice realized a life-long dream to leave her hometown, Fremont, when she moved permanently to La Veta.
Janice enjoyed her years living in La Veta. She never missed a parade. She regularly partook of services at the library and she enjoyed senior lunch services. She loved the annual Art in the Park and ate Rotary Bar-B-Que every summer. She supported 4H and enjoyed the associated rodeo most years. She was happy in La Veta. She particularly loved the animals that are a part of rural living.
At Janice’s request there will be no public memorial. Janice and Jack will be remembered in a private family gathering this summer. Janice asked that you each remember her in your own way.
Memorials, if you choose, may be sent to the Masonic and Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont, Nebraska, or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
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