Geraldine Mae Davis


(Feb. 10, 2008)

Geraldine Mae Davis, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 10 in Powell.

Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell.

She was the second child born to John William and Pearl Emma (Cramer) Swendener on Oct. 8, 1913 in Eskridge, Kans.

She married Harold Davis on Jan. 12, 1933, in Loveland, Colo. They were married for 61 wonderful years. To this union three daughters were born: Barbara, Shirley and Janet.

Geraldine worked for 25 years as a store clerk for JCPenny in Powell and was a postmistress for 10 years in the Gas Hills.

She enjoyed sewing, painting and knitting. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars for 50 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her three daughters Barbara (Glenn) Gillett of Powell, Shirley Garvin of Casper and Janet Bessler of Powell; a sister, June Chiles of Westminster, Colo.; a brother, Darrell Swendener of California; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, one sister, one grandson and two son-in-laws.

Honorary pallbearers will be her eight grandchildren — Cheryl, Cathy, Connie, Gary, Debra, John, Pamela and David.

The family would appreciate that any memorial donations to be given to  the local Meals on Wheels program in her name.