Mollie Villeret Davis

September 2, 1936March 20, 2020

On March 20, 2020, Mollie Villeret Davis closed the chapter in a book of the glorious journey of her life on this earth. However, the remainder of the book will have wonderful chapters of her heavenly existence.

On March 12, 2020, Mollie fell, causing very serious head trauma, followed by extensive brain surgery from which she was not able to recover. She left her husband of 62 years, C. Dean Davis, along with two sons and their families -- A. Dean Davis and his wife, Laura, of New Canaan, Connecticut and their two daughters, Kristin A. Davis of Paris, France and Drew A. Davis of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Kevin T. Davis and his wife, Stacy, of Williamson County and their two sons, Kevin Todd Davis of Houston and William Brooks Davis of Washington, DC. Mollie is also survived by her sisters Mary Louise Stites, and her husband, Robert, of Arlington and Susan Menotti, and her husband, Louis, of Centerville.

There will be a Memorial Service as soon as current prohibitions are lifted. The Memorial Service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd located at 3201 Windsor Road in Austin. Burial will be held in a private service. An extensive obituary will be published at a future date and will provide the date and time of the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd or a charity of your choice.


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Kenda Dalrymple

April 21, 2020

We were very sorry to hear of Mollie's passing. She was always so kind to us and the most gracious of ladies. It was an honor to call her my friend. May her memory always be a blessing to her family. She was one of a kind - the original steel magnolia! With love, Kenda, Bill and Erin Dalrymple

Kim Murray

April 2, 2020

Davis family-

I’m so sorry to hear of Mollie’s passing. She was the ultimate in class, genuine charm and beauty. She was always so sweet to me and to my family-particularly my mom. Now, they are talking Governor’s Mansion, antiques and flowers together from a better place. Much love and peace to you all as you treasure the memory of Mollie.

Kim (Rogers) Murray

William Darling

March 29, 2020

One of the most gracious, engaging people I have ever met. Always had a smile on her face and something positive to say. Years ago Mollie and Dean showed up at the hospital at time my family needed support and it has and will never be forgotten. Texas and the world has lost a great woman.

Brooke Breed

March 27, 2020

Davis family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you navigate your new normal. I know y’all have wonderful memories having Mollie in your lives. She was beloved by people in Austin, including my in-laws, Truman and Ann Breed.
God bless always!

Judy Singleton French

March 26, 2020

Such a beautiful, classy lady who will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved her. Such a tragic loss.

Sharon Vaughn

March 26, 2020

Dear Dean and family:
Molly was an extraordinary woman whose belief in all children having the opportunity to learn to read initially connected us. I was so impressed with her passion, sensitivity and steadfast desire to assure that all youngsters were provided appropriate opportunities to learn to read. I loved her and you and am grateful for all of the times we were together.

Bill Hemphill

March 26, 2020

Dear Mr. Davis, I learned of Mrs. Davis' death this morning. I extend my sincere sympathies to you, Kevin and the rest of your family. Mrs. Davis was always so kind and hospitable to me, especially in my youth playing and adventuring with Kevin at your then homes on Ridge Oak and then Western Trails. She continued to show me warmth during our annual visits at the Symphony Ball and Settlement Club garage sale. Mrs. Davis was fearfully and wonderfully made! I pray that our Lord will comfort and sustain you and your family in the days and months ahead. God's peace,

Bill Hemphill

Ann Doctorman Brewer

March 25, 2020

Dear Dean, I just learned of Mollie's passing this morning. I am shocked and beyond sorry that I have not recently been in touch with you and Mollie. There is no excuse because you have both been in my thoughts and prayers. I met you and Mollie on my second date with Bill Doctorman in August 1968. He was anxious for me to meet both of you. I remember a delightful visit and that Mollie served her delicious homemade chocolate meringue pie. But there are so many memories and good times over the years. Prayers for you, your wonderful boys, and their families. With love, Ann Doctorman Brewer