Ruth Helen Davis

June 24, 1927March 14, 2020

Ruth Davis was born June 24, 1927 in Modesto, California to Jesse and Constance Brown. She was the baby of 7. She passed away March 14, 2020 in Brighton, Colorado. Ruth was a homemaker until 1968. She then started working for the State of Colorado as a switchboard operator at the Capital. She soon was promoted to the Assistant Chief Operator. In 1969, she went to Front Range Community College and was the very 1st Switchboard Operator. She later retired in 1987. Ruth grew up in Peoria, Illinois and later moved to Wichita, Kansas. This is where she met and married (1950) Donald “Don” Payne Davis. They moved to Thornton, Colorado in 1954. Thornton is where they decided to stay and raise their family. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Donald ‘Don” Payne Davis, both of her children, Son Stanly “Ray” Davis, Daughter Jenna Lynn (Davis) Shaw, Daughter in Law, Karla Davis, 2 grandsons Travis Gene Shaw, and Dylan Payne Shaw, 1 great grandchild Jameson Gene Payne Shaw. Her parents Jesse LeRoy Brown, Mother Constance Edith (Hamlin) Brown, Brothers Emerson LeRoy Brown, Wallace Calvin Brown and Wesley Hamlin Brown. Sisters Constance Etna (Brown) Scott, Florence Louise (Brown) Schmidt, Edith Etheleen (Brown) Andrews. Ruth is survived by her 3 granddaughters, Christine (Scott) Gordon, Misti Shaw, Chelsea (John) Madrid. 2 great granddaughters Cannon Gordon, Jessa Gordon. Son in Law Rusty Shaw. Several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. As well as many, many great friends. The services for Ruth will be held Friday March 27, 2020. Visitation will be held from 9am to 12pm. The burial service will follow per selected family only. Due to the circumstances going on right now, we will have a Celebration of Life service at a later date. In lieu of Flowers, please donate to The family has set up this go fund me to help with Ruth’s Final Affairs.


  • Visitation Friday, March 27, 2020


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Pam Anderson

March 25, 2020

Ruthie was a very important woman in my life. What a powerful prayer warrior! We had lots of fun at our Red Hat gatherings! She had a quick wit & sparkle in her eye! She was my mentor and I always believed she had a direct line to God! I was sure He used her to keep me in line! I valued her admonitions & encouragement. I miss her so much, but am thrilled she is with Him.

Pamela Rollings

March 23, 2020

You will be missed Aunt Ruthie!!! I am so happy that I got to know you! I will miss your laugh and the memories you shared with us. You are "home" now! Love you! Pam

Patty Young

March 23, 2020

Rest In Peace Ruth. Your family is complete again. All my love to you.