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Davis, Anna M.

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April 11, 1924 - February 23, 2015

Davis, Anna M.

Anna Mason Davis “Anne”, age 90, of Plano, Texas, passed away on Monday, February 23rd 2015. Anne was born on April 11th 1924 to the late John Frank Mason and Anna Templar Mason in Antioch, California as a 4th generation Californian. She leaves behind her loving husband of 73 incredible years, Col. Eugene William Davis, who was her best friend throughout life. Anne’s beauty & grace will be remembered by all that knew her; including those young men who chased after her as well as her husband who made sure to set them straight. Anne was a woman of many talents. She enjoyed her needlework projects, crochet, knitting, and was quite a skilled artist. She loved crossword puzzles, games of solitaire, jigsaw puzzles and reading (including the Encyclopedia) which, when paired with her genius IQ, made her love for trivia unmatchable. Possibly most impressive was her dedication to supporting her husband’s notable military career first as a Marine in WWII through his retirement from the Army. Anne was a wonderful cook who enjoyed creating meals inspired by all over the world. She loved to travel with her husband. Together they’ve been to over 75 countries and all 50 U.S. states though she would always consider Bali to be her favorite place. Anna M. Davis will be remembered as a kind woman and wonderful mother who cherished family above all else.

Anne will be dearly missed by her husband, Col. Eugene William Davis, daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Anne Carberry and Sterling Carberry, of Fairview, TX, son, Ronald Eugene Davis, of Oroville, CA, son and daughter-in-law, Richard John Davis and Heidi Davis, of Pacific Grove, CA, and her sister, Barbara Rehborg of San Luis Obispo, CA.

Though there will be no services at this time, Anne and Eugene’s legacy will be honored at the Arlington National Cemetery in VA in the future when they can be together again.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Anne’s memory to a charity of your choice.


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252


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Richard Davis

June 22, 2015 11:50PM

I just learned of this obituary by goggling Mom's name, I wish I could have known about it earlier. Mom was the best Mother anyone could ask for. It is a shame that she passed away so far from home, her beloved California. She and Father wanted to come home for years, and now she is home now.

Steve and Debbie Macnoll

March 01, 2015 7:22PM

Dear Pat and Sterling,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Anne. We know that she was a treasure to you, and that likewise you were a treasure to her. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Bob & Carolyn Swartz

February 28, 2015 5:29PM

Dear Pat & Sterling & the rest of the Davis Family:
We were saddened to learn of your Mom's passing, but were honored to have been a part of their last trip to Hawaii, their last luau at Ft. DeRussy on the beach at Waikiki, and serenaded by Glenn Medeiros with "The Hawaiian Wedding Song." It was so obvious and heartwarming that Anna & Eugene were absolutely devoted to each other - what a loving example they set for their children and for everyone with whom they came into contact. You folks took such good care of them. May your Mom rest in peace, and may your family cherish the countless happy memories (and we will always remember their unforgettable "Silver Alert" adventure.)
Aloha mene mene (With Deepest Sympathy),
Bob & Carolyn

Jim and Marilyn Pulliam

February 28, 2015 1:25PM

Pat and Sterling,
Thinking of you and Eugene during this difficult time of loss. Anne's life was well-lived and know you have many sweet memories of her.

Arun and Neha Mamtani

February 28, 2015 10:19AM

God has blessed your family with beauty of mind and spirit. What a loving story you have shared with us all! She lives on in you, Pat, and we wish for peace and calm in your family.

Carol Price

February 28, 2015 9:07AM

I always knew Aunt Anne was a great beauty, and the two of them made a handsome and talented couple. I an so glad they had each other for so long. It wasn't until the past few years that I was aware how truly gifted Anne so many different areas. She always cut and styled her own hair and made beautiful clothing as well; and I now learn about her other artistic talents.
Thank you for sharing her life story. She will be missed.
Niece, Carol Price