KILMARNOCK—Patricia Louise (née Johnson) Davis was born September 2, 1937, in Stanton County, Nebraska, to Ellsworth B. Johnson and Rowena J. (née Hefley) Johnson.
Pat attended country school in Stanton County, graduated high school in Norfolk, and later went on to attend Saint Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kansas, where she graduated with her teaching credentials. Upon completion, she moved to Omaha where she secured a position as an elementary school teacher.
While in Omaha, she met Michael Charles Davis, whom she married on November 5, 1960. The young couple eventually moved to the East Coast for employment. Pat spent many wonderful years raising her family and later returned to work in early child development at a children’s center. She finished out her employment history as a receptionist with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Over three decades, the family split their time between Bowie, Maryland, and Lancaster County. In 1994, they retired to their “Tryst” in the woods, a name of endearment for their country cabin.
She became an active member of their community, enjoyed needle crafts and sewing, was a member of the Mary Ball Society Women’s Club, and participated in St. Francis de Sales church activities.
In 2017, she moved to Herndon to a senior assisted living community where she continued to enjoy church activities, bridge club and reading. Pat played bridge for over 60 years and played her last game just two months prior to her death.
Pat is preceded in death by her son, Edward C. Davis; and husband of 56 years, Mike.
She is survived by her brother, Eugene D. “Gene” Johnson; her daughters, Cynthia M. Glakas (James N. Glakas) and Therese J. Lally (Gregory R. Lally); her daughter-in-law, Lynne M. Davis; and six grandchildren.
A quiet but resilient woman, she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A mass was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock. Interment immediately followed the service. Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska.