Life story – emma jane davis, 86, formerly of de soto – leader publications_ local news

Doris Mouser was a gold mine of historic information about the little community of Hematite, and she loved to share what she knew with others.

Mrs. All inclusives hawaii vacation packages Davis died Dec. All inclusive hawaii packages 7 at age 86 of complications from lung cancer. Deals for hawaii A longtime bank teller in De Soto, she grew up in Palestine, Texas, the daughter of an oil field rigger.

“Mom worked at the movie theater in town,” said her son, Jerry Davis, 67, of De Soto.

Resort hawaii “She talked about working the ticket booth and taking care of the concession stand. Hawaii resorts I guess she ushered and ran the projector, too – she did all of that.”

“There was another family, the Rogers family, who moved up here from Texas with us,” Jerry said. Trips to hawaii “It took us two days to drive up here. Hawaii all inclusive vacation packages We stayed in cabins out at Washington State Park until the movers got here with all our stuff.”

“One Christmas she took a job at Sherman’s department store in De Soto to earn extra money,” her son said. 2 island hawaii vacation packages “And then she just stayed on after the holidays. All inclusive hawaii She’d also take in laundry.”

“My dad was appointed district administrator for the Little League in the ’60s and ’70s, when us kids were playing,” Jerry said. Hawaii specials all inclusive “Mom helped him a lot with that.”

The couple went to conventions and gatherings as far away as California and Hawaii. Multi island hawaii vacation packages The whole family traveled to baseball tournaments, making the trips into mini vacations.

“Dad had free passes for the railroad, so at least once a month on a Saturday morning we’d get on the Texas Eagle and go down there, mainly to get haircuts. Inclusive hawaii trips They were only 25 cents at the little barbershop in Palestine,” Jerry said. Hawaii travel packages cheap “They’d pack sandwiches for the trip, and we’d get off the train and walk down about a block and a half to the barbershop and get our haircuts. Hawaii vacation islands Then the grandparents would pick us up and we’d stay overnight with them, and get back on the train and be back here in time to go to work and school Monday morning.”

“She left Sherman’s and got a job at the American Bank (later Boatmen’s Bank and now Bank of America),” Jerry said. Inexpensive trips to hawaii “She was a teller there, and the companionship with all the other tellers continued on until today. 2 island hawaii packages They’d go out once a month to different places and eat, catch up on the local gossip. Group hawaii vacation packages There were about eight of them, and the group is slowly dwindling down.”

“My dad was transferred to Omaha for the last two years of his railroad career,” Jerry said. Hawaii all inclusive resorts “When he retired, they moved to Tyler, Texas, and lived there until they moved back up here and bought a house in Crystal City in 2003.”

Mrs. Cheap deals for hawaii Davis’ family said she was tested by the loss of her husband in 2004, a son in 2005 and a daughter in 2008, along with two granddaughters, but she stayed strong and kept busy with friends and family.

“She had 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren,” her son said. Cheap hawaii vacation packages “Any birthday or holiday, she’d get everyone together she could and cook for them. Oahu hawaii vacation She would go to their games, their parties and school Christmas programs and stuff. Package travel to hawaii Anything she could get to, she would.”

“She had a five-way bypass and came out of that really well,” Jerry said. Cheap hawaii travel packages “She had smoked cigarettes for something like 57 years, but she quit right then and never had another one.”

“She had 36 treatments, and that didn’t get rid of it,” Jerry said. Hawaii travel specials “They started her on chemo earlier this year, but the side effects were devastating and they took her off those real quick.

“My late brother’s oldest son got married in North Carolina and she went,” Jerry said. Trip to hawaii package “My sister took her shopping for a dress and Mom said, ‘Whatever I find, it’s the dress I’m going to buried in,’ and she was.