Betty (Rock) Davis
Nov. 3, 1940 - April 24, 2013
A celebration of life will be held for Betty Davis, 72, of Coquille at 1 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the First Baptist Church in Bandon. A private family inurnment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park.
Betty was born Nov. 3, 1940, in Coquille to Violet and Garland Rock, who preceded her in death. Betty passed away April 24, 2013, at home in Coquille after a battle with cancer.
Betty attended Bandon schools growing up and graduated from Bandon High School in 1959. She studied at Southern Oregon College in Ashland prior to her marriage to Garrett "Ron" Davis, also of Bandon. They were married Oct. 1, 1960. They lived for short periods of time elsewhere, but mainly resided in Bandon until June 1981. That year, they moved to Ketchikan, Alaska and returned to Eugene in 2001. Betty had recently moved to Coquille in January 2013.
Betty's favorite places of employment involved EMT work for the city of Ketchikan Fire Department and as a dispatcher for the Alaska State Troopers. Betty was very involved with many Vietnam veteran organizations and had been given the title Honorary Vet.
Her hobbies included knitting, embroidery, crocheting, sewing and raising flowers. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Bandon.
The most important thing to Betty was family. She is survived by her husband, Ron; sons, Brian and wife, Sharon of San Antonio, Texas and Scott and wife, Traci of Ketchikan; sister, Barbara Kimball and husband, Duane of Coquille; brother, Tom Rock of Bandon; and the five joys of her life granddaughters, Samantha Dossey of San Antonio, Rebekah Kelly and husband, Scott of Siegelbach, Germany, Jessica Wise and husband, Samuel of Cabot, Ark., Jessica Davis and Ron Miles of Ketchikan, and Allison Davis of Abilene, Texas. Betty enjoyed being a vibrant part of the lives of her great-grandchildren, Ashlynn, Isabella and Maddalena Kelly, Connor Wesling, Abigail Wise and Aiden Miles. Betty held a special place in her heart for her many nieces and nephews. Betty is also survived by her sister-in-law, Charlotte Canon and husband, Doyle of Arkadelphia, Ark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Bandon; or South Coast Hospice.
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Arrangements are under the care of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home, 541-267-7182.