It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Harriet Ann Brown Davis, 80, peacefully in faith and surrounded by her loving family, at Falls Memorial Hospital in International Falls on Friday, April 8, 2005.
She was born Jan. 27, 1925, baptized on April 18, 1926, and confirmed in 1939.
Harriet was the beloved wife of 59 years to Victor Wilbur Davis. They were united in marriage on June 16, 1946 and were lifelong residents of Ranier, Mn., which she loved dearly.
After Harriet graduated, she worked for a few months in the Mando bag mill until a secretarial position opened up at the First National Bank of International Falls, where she worked for 6 years.
Harriet also helped Vic with the Ranier books during his 30 years as treasurer.
Harriet loved being a homemaker, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved living on the beautiful shores of Rainy lake in Ranier, and enjoyed taking walks, bike rides, swimming, travelling, dancing, singing, picnics, boating, children, and flowers.
She especially enjoyed the family picnics and Sunday dinners.
St. Paul Lutheran Church was her sanctuary and she was a lifetime member. She sang in the church choir with two of her sisters, she belonged to the ladies aid, the quilters club, and served on the funeral committee.
She also was a member of the hospital auxiliary and was an election judge for many years.
Harriet was the devoted mother of two sons and two daughters, whom she loved very much, Victor Davis III and wife, Lynn, of Fort Frances, Ont., Laurie Ann McGregor and husband. Fred. of Ackley, Mn., Michael Martin Davis and Phillomena of Edina, Mn., and Rhonda Diane Olynyk and husband, Terry, of Prior Lake, Mn.
Also surviving are her grandchildren, Victor IV and wife, JoAnne, Angela, April, Sara, Holly, Luke, Savannah, Mackenzie, Tierra, Dustin, Nicole, and Cody. She also will be missed by her two great-granddaughters, Maya and her special Maggie.
Harriet also leaves behind her sisters that she adored very much, Pauline Hartji, Evelyn Growette, and Mary Korbitz; as well as her only sister-in-law, Arda Brown, and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Harriet was predeceased by her parents, Emil and Anna Brown, who lived in Fort Frances before moving to 806 7th St. in International Falls, where they raised six children.
She also was predeceased by her sister, Ella Hamilton; and brother, Emil Brown.
Harriet was a very organized woman who never missed sending out cards on birthdays, holidays, or special occasions to family and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 14, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at the Green-Larsen Mortuary in International Falls, with a special remembrance starting at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 15 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in International Falls, with Pastor David Gallas of Fort Frances officiating.
If so desired, in memoriam donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, however, she really loved flowers.
Condolences may be left at www.greenlarsen.com
Arrangements are with Green-Larsen Mortuary, Inc.