Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary

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Rae Ardelle Davies

April 5, 1931September 10, 2020

Born on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1931, to Raymond and Edna. After graduating from Redlands University, she married Lloyd (1920-2008),the love of her life, in October of 1953.

She taught in public school from 1973-2001. Her teaching responsibilities included elementary school, music, creative writing, and computers.

Rae loved singing and participated in choirs almost all her life. She passed on her love of music to each of her sons, who played in band or orchestra during their growing up years—-one son even went on to become a professional cellist, and teaches music at a California university. She taught one of her grandchildren to play the recorder in person and online. Singing hymns and/or Christmas carols was a requirement for all family gatherings.

She and Lloyd lived life to the fullest. They were active beach goers and enjoyed snorkeling and boogie boarding. Her love of the beach was passed on to her children and grandchildren. In fact, 7 weeks before she passed, she was boogie boarding and snorkeling!

Rae and Lloyd also loved to swing dance and tap. Rae never turned down an opportunity to dance. She and her grandson even took a swing dance class together.

Rae was an avid reader, collecting books, and giving away the ones that spoke to her, which were always books about living a God-centered life, and passing on the Christian faith to the next generation. For birthdays, she would give each grandchild a book with money that equaled their age put in random places throughout the book for them to “find” when they read the book.

Rae wore a pin with tiny baby feet every day and passed them out to interested people. The tiny feet show the exact size of a baby’s feet inside the womb at ten weeks of development, a reminder of the sanctity of life.

She loved the Lord and her family. If you were to talk to her, it wouldn't take long for those two subjects to come up in conversation. She would tell you that the Lord and family are everything. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren, and adored her daughters-in law.

Rae supported Above Rubies, whose mission is to encourage women in their high calling as wives, mothers, and homemakers. Every summer, she would attend their annual retreat in Pine Valley, where she would encourage young families in their calling to raise the next generation well.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, her father, Raymond, her mother, Edna Ardelle, and her brother, Tom. She is survived by her three sons, Thomas, Kenneth, and Daniel, and 15 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a ministry that will have a lasting influence and was close to Rae's heart:

Above Rubies: https://aboverubies.org/index.php/donation-information

Please mention that your donation is in memory of Rae Davies.


  • Thomas Davies, Son
  • Kenneth Davies, Son
  • Daniel Davies, Son
  • Raymond, Father (deceased)
  • Edna, Mother (deceased)
  • Lloyd Davies, Husband (deceased)

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22 September

Graveside Service

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Evergreen Cemetery

201 E. Gillett Street
El Centro, CA 92243


  • Visitation

    Monday, September 21, 2020



Rae Ardelle Davies

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Laura Martin

September 21, 2020

My dear friend Rae was much more than a sweet neighbor to me and my family in Pine Valley. We shared lunches and tea time, both in Pine Valley and El Centro on my trips out there for work. and she attended bridal and baby showers for our daughters, her loving and bright spirit uplifting everyone she met. She shared so much Godly wisdom and is a true light in my and my family’s life. I love her willingness to always have a word from scripture and that we prayed for each other for many years. Her energy, creativity, and discipline are an inspiration, I am sure to many. I will miss her so much, but know we will be together again one day!

Pat Majam

September 21, 2020

Rae and I were at a women’s retreat together through Pine Valley Community Church. She and I decided to go on a morning walk . We had such a lovely time hearing each other’s life stories, or at least an hours worth. She was so open and had such Godly wisdom that she so willingly shared!! Such a sweet lady and her love for Christ and her family were so apparent! Our world needs a lot more people like Rae!

norma mcclellan

September 20, 2020

goodbye sweet sister, we shared so much together. loads of love and songs xoxoxo norma

Angie Escherich

September 18, 2020

Rae had a beautiful and welcoming heart. I would see her during the summers at Pine Valley Community Church. And even though we didn’t chat all the time, I appreciated any time we were able to chat. When talking to her, she had such a peace and liveliness about her. She was also very honest and genuine about what God was doing in her life. What a legacy she will leave. She will be missed!

Michael Davies

September 16, 2020

I remember when Grandma took me on the trolley every summer and we’d go visit balboa park and see different monuments and museums throughout the park. Those were fond memories that I use to and still do cherish of grandma. Grandma you will be forever loved and missed and will see each other again.

Love and miss you,

Michael Davies

Rhonda Gordon

September 16, 2020

I remember when Rae got so excited about what she was learning at the Above Rubies Retreat. She stood up and said “this is not just for mothers! Grandmothers need this teaching too.” Wow, I could only dream of having a mother like her! Her smile lit up the room.

Diana Davies

September 16, 2020

Our mom Rae was a big blessing to me. I remember when I first met her I was so nervous but when I saw her smile and she greeted me with a hug I felt so relieved.
Mom Rae was alway so encouraging always a big support to our children. I miss her so much my comfort is that we will see her again. I love you mom.


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