Itasca Tassie C. Coles Davis

August 17, 1919April 8, 2013

Itasca “Tassie” Annette Coles Davis, 93, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother of Fabens, Texas passed away April 8, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was born August 17, 1919 in Houston, Texas to Howard and Edna Coles.

Tassie attended the University of Texas at Austin where she met the love of her life, Claude Rives Davis, to whom she was married for 67 wonderful years. She was a member of The First Methodist Church of Fabens, President of the Republican Woman’s Club, Charter Member of Rio Valle Woman’s Club, and Parent Teachers Association.

Tassie is survived by her son, Rives Davis (Valerie), granddaughter, Tammy Johnson (Frank), grandson, Troy Davis (April), son Howard Davis and granddaughter, Kristin Rodgers (Brian) and grandson, Casey Davis. She is also survived by nine great grandchildren; J.C., Jake, Jett, and Jaxx Johnson, Sam and Brett Davis, and Zach, Makayla, and Alexandra Rodgers.

She treasured her family and friends and was most at home on the family farm in her beautiful rose garden.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for her wonderful care giver for many years, Rosie Aguirre, Pebble Creek Nursing Home, and VNA Hospice.

Pallbearers will be Troy Davis, Casey Davis, Frank Johnson, Brian Rodgers, Albert Beltran, and Bobby Lettunich.

Honorary Pallbearers are J.C. and Jake Johnson, Zach Rodgers, and all her beloved friends.

The Davis Family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a Funeral service at 2:00 pm at Funeraria Del Angel Martin East. Interment will immediately follow at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, 4301 Alameda Avenue.


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2013

Itasca Tassie C. Coles Davis

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Janis and Roy Whiteside

April 29, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Veronica Seal Hutchings

April 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have so many lovely memories of Tassie being at my Moms Beauty Shop and taking the time to ask me about school and talk about the latest books I had read. I know you will miss her greatly.

April 12, 2013

Valerie, Rives, Howard and family, Tassie was a truly great lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Price

April 12, 2013

We would like to express our deepest condolences to Rives, Howard and the rest of the Davis family. She was a very nice and loving person with a heart of gold. We will deeply miss her. Our prayers are with your family.
David Huante and Family

RoseMarie Porter

April 12, 2013

Tassie Davis was friend to my mother Rose Porter and to my aunt, Ann Daffron. May they enjoy a good chat with other friends in heaven. I miss them all.
RoseMarie Porter Baumann

Mike Byrd

April 11, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Condolences to Rives, Howard and your families.

Tony Morales

April 10, 2013

On behalf of the Elia Morales Family, we would like to express deepest our condolences to Rives, Howard and the rest of the Davis family on the passing of such a wonderful and great lady. Mother (Elia) has fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Davis and the boys. Please know that your family will be in our prayers.