Gillies Funeral Chapel


Mary A Davis

May 14, 1922  ~  June 19, 2015

Memorial service and luncheon: Rocky Mountain Bible Church 659 North Main, Brigham City on Saturday June 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Interment: Helena, MT Ft. Harrison National Veteran’s Cemetery later this month.


Our beloved mother Mary passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015, at the age of 93, in Brigham City, Utah. Mary was born on May 14, 1922 on the family ranch outside of Jordan, Montana to Edward and Clara Howe. They later moved to Miles City and eventually to Missoula. She married Willard F Davis on August 19, 1954 and they moved to Brigham City in 1958. Mary was an accomplished pianist, a teacher and a nurse. She earned her Bachelor Degree in teaching at Montana State University. She was employed by the Montana School Board as a school teacher for ten years. After raising her family she earned her Nursing Degree from Utah State University and was a nurse until her husband retired in 1984. They enjoyed many years of traveling to different countries, attending concerts and plays and enjoying their friends. Mary loved her grandsons and they were a very important part of her life. Mary was a member of the Rocky Mountain Bible Church in Brigham City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Donald Howe; sister Charlotte Howe Guevarra; and husband Willard Davis. Survivors include her daughter’s Sherron Whitlatch, Golden CO, Margaret Doughty, McKinney TX, and Lisa Ashton, Brigham City UT; her two grandsons Justin Ashton and Taylor Ashton, Brigham City UT. A memorial service and luncheon will held at the Rocky Mountain Bible Church 659 North Main, Brigham City on Saturday June 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held in Helena, MT Ft. Harrison National Veteran’s Cemetery later this month. Mary will be buried with her husband Willard.

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I am so sorry to hear about Mary. I looked forward to seeing her when I would go visit with Vicenta. She had such a big heart. She embraced Vicenta as friend without judgement. I have pictures of them from one of the parties where they dressed in olden days clothes and were drinking moonshine. I will never forget. Mary had to show Vicenta how to hold the bottle. And another picture of the two of them dancing. They were so cute together. Always plotting how they were going to escape from Maple Springs and hit the town and party! I loved Mary! When we left for our summer vacation, we stopped to see Vicenta. I am glad Mary was there with her because it gave me the chance to see her one more time. Matter of fact my husband Greg walked over and gave her a hug. I know this is a very hard time for your family. My heart goes out to you. Mary was a special person who made others feel special. I am glad I had the privilege to know her. You are in my prayers.

Marsha Martz


I was sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a good lady. Even though she only lived through the block from me, I didn't get to know her until she became my Avon lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her. She will be missed.

Denice Witt


To the family of a lively, fun, and beautiful lady, may the memories sustain you in your time of grief. She will be missed.

Kendall and Jeff Allard





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