On Sunday, September 1, 2019, Juanita Davis passed away peacefully. For her and her family it was a celebration of life because she had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. A memorial service was held for Juanita in Portland, Oregon on September 7, 2019. At her memorial one of her granddaughters spoke about how strong of a woman she was and that strength, she has passed on to her children and grandchildren and what a blessing that has been for all of us.
She was born on March 27, 1930 in Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico to her parents Cupertino Hernandez Zarate and Ester Ramirez Membrilla. She married Lennie Davis and had 6 children.
She worked for J.R. Simplot Company where she made many lifelong friendships and retired after 27 years. She enjoyed music, dancing, singing and was an avid reader. She was a wonderful cook, this gift she learned from her grandmother.
She had a heart of gold and gave selflessly to anyone in need. Her family and friends adored her because of the love and affection she gave.
Left to cherish her memory is her sister Elia Hernandez Velasco (Mexico); brother Cupertino Hernandez (Mexico); 2 sons, Moises Davis and Michael Davis; 2 daughters, Lilia Davis (Philip Thompson), and Alena (Lean) Vargas (Jose Silver Vargas); 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; her husband Lennie; and her two sons Larry and Arthur Davis.
We would like to especially give a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Patricia Buford and all the other doctors and care professionals who came together and helped care for her. Also a deep heartfelt thanks and gratitude from all the family to her daughter Lilia Davis, granddaughter Carina Bedolla, and grandson Gera Vargas for giving her love and support in her final days. We are eternally grateful!