Dorothy Jean (Thaxton) Davis


June 15, 2018

Dorothy Jean (Thaxton) Davis arrived into this world on January 25, 1925 in Worland, WY to Elijah and Mary Edith Thaxton. She ended her earthly journey at the age of 93 when she peacefully went home to her Lord & Savior on June 10, 2018 in Spokane Valley, WA.

She was mostly raised on the upper Nowood of Ten Sleep where her Dad worked for several ranches. She attended country schools and enjoyed riding horses with her oldest sister. Later they moved to the Wigwam & finally Ten Sleep where she graduated from Ten Sleep High School in 1943.

On February 18, 1945 she married the sweetheart of her life, Marvin James Davis. After Marvin served his country in the Army during WWII, they returned to Ten Sleep and spent their working life on the family ranch on the lower Nowood where they raised their 3 daughters. Dorothy eventually went to work outside the home and retired from the Postal Service in 2001. In 1996, Dorothy & Marvin had moved into Ten Sleep and lived there overlooking the beautiful "Big Horn Mountains" until moving to Otis Orchards, WA to be with family.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Marvin, sisters Marion Claycomb and Margaret (Peg) Ward, brother Lige (Jack) Thaxton and her oldest daughter Marva Kay Peterson.

She is survived by daughters Shirley (Ron) Beydler, Sheila (Don) Beydler, 6 grandchildren Billie Jo (Bryant) King, Bo Beydler, Brooke (Nate) Bartlett, Keri (Mike) Gibson, Brian Peterson and Aaron Peterson, 7 great grandchildren Terik, Serynah, Joey, Benjamin, Vivienne, Gianna & Maverick along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Ten Sleep Methodist Church and loved serving the Lord, her family and the Ten Sleep community, always willing and ready to help with a smile on her face.

Dorothy enjoyed camping, fishing and hiking with her family, a good pinochle game and a good cup of coffee visiting with her many good friends. She was a true example of a woman of God, full of compassion, wisdom, integrity and honesty. She was a loving wife, amazing mom, grandma and great grandma, a true blessing to all that knew her.

Memorial services will be held in Ten Sleep a little later and Dorothy will be laid to rest in the Ten Sleep cemetery. A family celebration of life will take place in Spokane, WA.


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