Mary Catherine Davis
February 19, 1923 – October 5, 2021
Mary Catherine Davis passed away in Thornton, CO on October 5, 2021. She was born February 19, 1923 in Erik, Nebraska to David B. Sullivan and Ann V. Sullivan, the second born in a family of 10 children. She grew up in Nebraska where her family ranched and in Montana for a short time where her father worked in the oil fields. She had many fond memories of her time in both areas.
She worked various jobs after high school and then worked at Hill Air Force Base, Utah where she met her husband. She married James K. Davis in Ogden in 1944. She raised her family in Ogden and spent many hours gardening. They both had long careers in civil service and lived in Ogden, UT. After retirement she lived in Sterling, CO before moving to Ft Collins, CO, recently moving to Thornton, CO.
Besides enjoying visits with friends and family, she enjoyed spending time at a mountain home near Drake, CO. She was also active in various clubs and served for a few years as an election judge in Ft. Collins, CO. Her favorite past time by far was reading but she also enjoyed sewing and doing crafts. She was always willing to recall her time Nebraska and Montana and about her family. She would talk to anyone who was willing to listen. Her favorite travel experience was when she and Jim traveled to her ancestral home in Listowel, Ireland where her Sullivan relatives still live.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James K. Davis, daughter Marilyn J. Woodward (William Woodward) and siblings Thomas Sullivan, Eleanor Sullivan, Laura Jensen (Jack Jensen), David Sullivan, Robert Sullivan (Lilija Sullivan and Darlene Sullivan), Jeramiah Sullivan and Theresa Kraye (Fred Kraye).
She is survived by daughters Mary Moore (Larry Moore), Diane Davis and son James Davis (Dorothy Davis); siblings Donald Sullivan (Sherron Sullivan) and Rosalie Bullington (Sid Bullington) and sisters-in-law, Kathy Sullivan and Virginia Sullivan; as well as multiple nieces and nephews. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Sandra Machut, Chris Moore, Jennifer Grosse, Candace Scarlata, Russell Davis, Jonathan Woodward, and two step-grandchildren Fred Woodward and Arlene Arnold, 11 great-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2021, at Allnutt Drake Road Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Mary Catherine Davis
Kathie Jensen Bradovich
October 15, 2021
Aunt Mary was so gracious to my Mom (Laura) and I when we moved to Utah to settle into a new life after some hardships in Oregon. I will always be grateful for her willingness to take us in during an otherwise stressful time. Aunt Mary was such a blessing to us and our prayers are with both family and friends during this time of mourning.