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Betty Jo Davis

August 21, 1929 March 10, 2018
Betty  Jo Davis
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Obituary for Betty Jo Davis

Our wonderful mother passed from this earth early Saturday morning. One of her most fervent wishes was that she be able to stay in her home being cared for by her family.

Betty Jo Davis was born and raised in the Panhandle of Texas. She was born Betty Jo Henderson to Jewell and Milton Henderson of Amarillo. Betty was to be the oldest of three daughters. Throughout her formative years she lived all over the Panhandle because her father was employed by gas camps which were located in Pampa, Sunray, Phillips, Borger and Dumas.

She was a 1948 graduate of Dumas High School. She then attended and graduated from the Amarillo School of Business. It was during this time in Amarillo on a blind date that she met our father, Lloyd H. Davis, he was from Whiteface. They married and began their military life together in San Antonio. They would go on to have four children: Vicki Jo, Beverly, DeAnne and Richard.

Their life in the Air Force led them all over the world. The life of an Air Force wife and mother of four was full of duty stations, moving, records transfers, learning to rely on family, and new found friends. Our mother never met a stranger. Upon our fathers retirement from the Air Force our parents moved to Prague, Oklahoma. It was here that they were able to grow their 2-acre garden. Our mother could grow anything from a clipping, any clipping. She enjoyed being active in the First Christian Church of Prague and was first introduced to the Kolache tradition during Wednesday cook days. The CWF split the year either making Kolaches or in a quilting circle.

Our mother worked as a librarian, a secretary and as an administrative assistant. Her favorite working condition was to be around her family though. Whether it was preparing a holiday meal, or a family birthday celebration, she wanted each family member to be able to have their favorite dish. Nobody has ever made a cream pie or cracker cake that tasted better than our mother.

As her children grew older she was able to enjoy more of her own hobbies. She was an avid member of the Red Rose Garden Club of Midwest City. Her being around these other ladies, that shared a mutual love of gardening, made her whole. Mobile Meals was also an organization that she served many hours driving and delivering for in Midwest City through FCC.

These last years of her life were marred by a diagnosis of Cancer; however, our mother was content with having a cup of coffee on the back porch and reading the newspaper. As one would occasionally see her look down at her hands and smile at her manicure or fluff her beautiful head of silver hair, you would realize that she was content with the simplest of things in life. “Flowers have the sun and children have their mother.”

Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Jo Chaffin and husband Earl Wayne, Beverly Besse and husband Cuz, DeAnne Evans-Sharp and husband Jim; son, Richard Davis; grandson, Calem Besse; granddaughter, Madison Evans; and great grandchildren, Calem Besse, Jr., and Lucas Besse.

A memorial service will be 1PM, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at First Christian Church of MWC, 11950 E. Reno Ave. Contributions can be made to Oklahoma Special Olympics or Mobile Meals through the First Christian Church of MWC.

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1:00 PM 3/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
First Christian Church of Midwest City

11950 East Reno
Midwest City, OK 73130

First Christian Church of Midwest City
11950 East Reno Midwest City 73130 OK
United States

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