Alice Edna (Hinman) Davis, 1912–2005

Edna Davis died Dec. 23, 2005, in her favorite chair at the Grand Villa in Grand Junction. She was 93.

Born Sept. 19, 1912, at home in Broadwater in the Sand Hills of western Nebraska, Davis was the middle of seven children, having one sister and five brothers.

She graduated high school in 1931 in Bridgeport, Neb., with a temporary teaching certificate. She taught school in a log house, where her future mother-in-law and sister-in-law had taught.

She married Albert Davis, a high school classmate, at the parsonage of the Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport on June 4, 1933. With his job as a welder for Standard Oil, the family moved regularly, following the large crude oil pipeline through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. The family moved to Craig in 1947, where it stayed until his retirement in 1972. The family moved to Clifton in 1983 and to Grand Junction in 1994.

Edna and Al Davis enjoyed many activities together, especially ballroom dancing.

She was active in Women’s Club, Garden Club and Rebekah Lodge (in Craig). She also was an active P.E.O. since 1987. Her work life varied and included farmer’s wife, mother and helpmate through difficult Depression times.

She held various jobs with Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney Co. Her last “paying” job was with the Congregational Church in Craig, where she was secretary for nine years.

She was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Grand Junction and attended services regularly.

Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Davis. She is survived by one brother, Harvey Hinman of Quincy, Wash.; and two daughters; Glenda Moore of Grand Junction and Elaine DeuPree (Loyd) of Craig. Her grandchildren include five grandsons and two step-granddaughters: Michael Moore (Carol) of Grapevine, Texas; Paul Moore (Wendy) of Stuttgart, Germany; Blair Wilson (Cresh) of Craig; Blake Wilson (Jeannie) of The Colony, Texas; Von Wilson (Molly) of Steamboat Springs; Karen Hatfield (George) of Pagosa Springs and Cindy Staggs (David) of Englewood and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Grand Junction. Visitation will be at the Callahan Edfast Mortuary today from 1 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. 5th St., Grand Junction, CO 81501. Visit the online obituary and register at

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