May 14, 1927-May 18, 2019
Grace Davis was born to Paul Raymond Matteson and Olivia Marie (Nelson) Matteson on May 14, 1927 in Banger, North Dakota and passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on May 18, 2019 four days after her 92nd birthday surrounded by her loving family.
She married Willis D. Davis in December 1945 and together they raised five children in Wise River and Whitehall.
Being a mother is where she excelled. She was the first person her children called to share good news and bad. She always knew what to say or do and there's no doubt that she wanted the very best for her children. Those are just a few reasons we loved her so much.
Grace served as Past Queen of Tirzah Temple #3 Daughters of the Nile, Past Worthy Grand Matron of Ruth Chapter #2 of Eastern Star, and was active in the Daughters of Norway. She was also co-founder of "KNOW", Knowledge Network of Women, board member of Big Brothers and Sisters, a member and officer of the Residents Council of Highland View Manor, RSVP, Columbia Gardens Carousel volunteer, and many other volunteer organizations throughout the years.
Preceding her in death were her beloved son Duane "Bill" Davis who recently passed, her parents, sisters Arlene Lavonyeck, infant sister Doris Kathleen Matteson, brothers Paul Matteson, H.N. "Bud" Matteson, and former husband Willis Davis.
Survivors are children Dennis Paul (Mary) Davis of Pendleton, OR, Sharon Davis (Russell) Rhew, of Franklin, TN, Sandy Davis (Gregg) Lienemann of Bigfork, and Michael Davis (best friend Janet) of Wise River/Butte.
Grace had 10 grandchildren, Scott Davis, Jennifer Davis (Luke Malone), Jesse Rhew, Katie Rhew Lindelof (Buck), Tricia Weston Robinson (Bill), Amber Lienemann Norbeck (Andy), Josette Lienemann Ueland, Tamara Davis, Shana Davis Wright (Ryan), and Luke Davis (Kim), along with 20 great-grandchildren.
Surviving brother and sister are James (Karen) Matteson of Shilo, AZ, Bonnie Behring of Mesa, AZ, cousin Arnold Nelson of Moses Lake, WA, sister-in-law Mary Davis of Whitehall, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to say thank you for the years of wonderful care and comfort our mother received at Big Sky Senior Living in Butte. A special thank you to the ones that took such great care of her on a daily basis and her special friend Nancey Ruark.
Services are to be held at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer in Butte on June 29th at 11 a.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Bagdad Shrine Crippled Children's Transportation Fund of Spokane, WA, Big Brothers & Sisters, or Gold Hill Lutheran Church of Butte.
Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve Grace’s family.