Ellen Simons Davis passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was 91 years old. Ellen was born on February 15, 1927 on a ranch near Woodruff, UT, to Wainer Dixon Simons and Hazel Pearl Dean Simons. She was raised and attended schools in Woodruff and Payson, UT. She married Blair W. Davis on October 24, 1942 in Payson, UT. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa, AZ LDS temple. The following year, Blair left to serve in the US Marine Corps during WWII while Ellen supported him from home and cared for their firstborn. In 1961 the family moved to Flagstaff, AZ. While living in Flagstaff Ellen owned the Merle Norman Cosmetic studio for many years. After retiring to Clarkdale and the passing of her husband, Ellen returned to Flagstaff where she resided until the time of her passing.
Ellen was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in various callings. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, poetry, and writing. A devoted wife and mother, she cherished and was very dedicated to her family.
Ellen is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, and her husband. She is survived by her son Blair L. Davis (Kapi), daughter Janet Coker (Jeff), son Dixon Davis (Garry Olson), sister Dona McPherson, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00 – 9:45 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 625 E. Cherry Street, Flagstaff, AZ. The funeral will follow at 10:00 am. Interment and graveside service will directly follow in the veterans’ Section of Flagstaff Citizens’ Cemetery.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.norvelowensmortuary.com. Arrangements by Norvel Owens Mortuary.