Davis Davis GAUSE—A celebration of her life for Mary Sue Moore Davis was held Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Gause United Methodist Church in


Mrs. Davis died Sunday,

May 6.

She was born in Gause on April 25, 1921, to Terr y and Mayme (Walker) Moore.

Mrs. Davis grew up in Gause and attended high school in Hearne. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1943 and briefly taught home economics before moving to Houston to work at Sinclair Rubber Plant.

While attending a USO-type dance in Houston, she met Keith, whom she married on Jan. 1, 1944, at Gause United Methodist Church.

Prior to moving to Thorndale 13 years ago, she resided in various cities, including Austin, Bloomington, Indiana and 42 years in Tempe, Arizona.

In Tempe, Mrs. Davis was a member of the University Presbyterian Church and was active in Faculty Wives, Republican Women’s Club, and PEO Chapter X.

She enjoyed creating ceramics and woodworking pieces, including inlaid chessboards, and genealogy was of great interest to her.

The family grew many varieties of citrus in their backyard and attended Arizona State University football games.

They enjoyed summer car trips in the U.S., visiting family friends and interesting sites. Mrs. Davis also made numerous trips to Hawaii and some international travel destinations, including her favorite, Florence, Italy.

At age 50, she began an interest in poetry and song writing. A collection of poems called “Mother Goose Hangs Loose” was compiled and some were published in Arizona and Texas newspapers.

She also enjoyed playing piano by ear.

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Keith Davis; an infant daughter, June Sharon; a sister, Sally Bennett; and two brothers, Mike Moore and Johnny Moore.

Survivors are a son, Charles Terry Davis and wife Tina of Carefree, Arizona; a daughter, Jean Davis Hejl and husband A llen of Thorndale; and five grandchildren, Julie Esner, Keith Davis, Sophia Davis, Kerry Hejl Ward and husband Heath, and Kelli Hejl Foulkrod; also, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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