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Barbara B. Davis

Barbara B. Davis, 91, a Brookings resident for 43 years, died Feb. 16, 2002, at her home in Brookings.

Memorial services will be today (Feb. 23,) at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 15786 Highway 101, Harbor.

Barbara was born Sept. 11, 1910 in Clarkston, Wash.

On July 6, 1937, she married Orvil E. Davis, and they made their home in Portland until 1953, then moved to Klamath, Calif. The 1955 flood destroyed their home and personal property. They then moved to Smith River where they lived until 1959.

Barbara and Orvil were original shareholders in the Brookings Plywood Plant. In 1959 they moved to Brookings after their new home was built on Fifth St. Orvil was president of the plywood plant when he suffered a major heart attack. Barbara worked the share until he was able to return to work. She worked part-time for many years at Palmers Variety Store (now Sports Unlimited), and in food preparation for Brookings-Harbor schools.

Barbara is remembered as one who lived life fully and on her own terms.

She was a long-time member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Harbor where she was a member and head of the prayer chain.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973.

She is survived by four daughters, Wilda Henry of Avon Park, Fla.; Phyllis Watson of Grants Pass; Karen Bailey of Oakridge; Pam Huddler of Crescent City; two nieces, Barbara Jean Embrey of Clovis, Calif., and Annetta Steadman of Turner; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Local grandchildren are Herb and Carol Arlandson of Brookings, and Thomas and Marty Snead of Crescent City.

Memorial donations may be made to Curry County Hospice, 800 Chetco Ave., Brookings, OR 97415.

Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.


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