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Obituary: Diane Fay Davis


By Administrator

February 16, 2024

Diane Fay Davis was born April 30th, 1944 to Kenneth and Myrtle Louderback in Liberal, KS. She grew up in the area, attended school there, and later met and married Alvin Davis on March 16th, 1961. They had the privilege of spending 62 years together. In that time, they had three daughters; Malinda, Colleen and Candie.

Alvin and Diane moved from Tyrone, OK in 1966 to the family farm in La Junta, CO. There Diane worked at Gibsons for five years, the two local sale barns, Winter’s Livestock in the café and LaJunta Livestock in the office for fifteen years. They then moved to Wild Horse, CO to the JOD Ranch where she was head cook for all the brandings, shipping, and day workers. She wore out two riding lawn mowers keeping up with her immaculate lawn that she proudly worked on daily.

She loved her family and grandkids dearly. No one left Grandma’s house hungry with a seven-course meal to choose from or a freezer full of Schwan’s Ice Cream!

Later in life Alvin and Diane remodeled a home together and moved it to Haswell, CO. There, she was an administrator of the local cemetery and an active member of the Senior Citizens, serving two years as the President.

She was a caring and loving wife, Mom and Grandma. We have peace in the fact that she left us with faith in God.

She is survived by her husband Alvin and three daughters. Malinda Scott of Rainbow Valley, AZ,

Colleen (Bob) Barnhart of Cheraw, CO and Candace (Cash) Chamberlain of Wild Horse, CO.

Six grandchildren: Bruce Barnhart of Cheraw, CO, Michelle (Jeremy)Dutton of Cheraw, CO,

James Scott & Amanda Scott of Rainbow Valley, AZ, Brock & Rylie Chamberlain of Karval, CO

and Amy (Shade) Etbauer of Kim, CO and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, February 12, 2024, at the Haswell Community Building in Haswell, CO. Inurnment followed in the Haswell Cemetery. Memorial contributions should be made to the Haswell Seniors; Box 65; Haswell, CO 81045. Friends and family can sign the guestbook and register online condolences at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com. Funeral services were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Homes.

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