Lives Lived: Iris Davis |

Lives Lived: Iris Davis

Iris Louise Davis died Feb. 23 in Auburn, with her family by her side. She was 85.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lewiston.

She was born on April 9, 1924, in Graton, to Herbert and Blanche (Darnell) Stevens. She graduated from Analy High School in Sebastapol.

On April 7, 1947, she married Chester L. Davis in Reno, Nev.

She worked as a school cafeteria cook for more than 15 years.

She belonged to the Women of the Moose and Native Daughters of the Golden West.

She enjoyed digging for antique bottles, crocheting, painting and arts and crafts. Her favorite motto was: “A creative mind is rarely tidy.”

Mrs. Davis is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Frank) Knapp of Nevada City, and Pati (Fred) Langdon of Nevada City; and grandchildren, Jennifer Knapp and Allison Green of Nevada City, Frank Knapp of Sunnyvale, Matthew Kelly of Chico, and Tony Langdon of Spring Creek, Nev.; and great-grandchildren Chilian Kopp, China Rose Kopp, Olivia Green, Jaxon and Triton Green, all of Nevada City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Davis, in 1984; her parents, Herbert and Blanch Stevens; twin sister, Illa Baker, and other siblings Dorothy Rogers, June Thompson and Marshall Stevens.

Arrangements are by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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