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Liz Davis lights up retail in Craig

Bear Steadman/ For the Craig Daily Press

Liz Davis owns the Giving Tree located at 525 Yampa Ave. in Craig.

From operating her own store, attending biker rallies with her husband and being an avid member of the women's Masonic organization called the The Order of the Eastern Star, Liz Davis is just one of the many engaging and devoted people of Craig.

Davis was born in Illinois but was raised on the beaches of California and moved to Hayden in 1978. She has owned her store, The Giving Tree, for five and half years now, which has been very successful. Davis likes to spend time with her family and ride her Harley around the country with her husband, Russ who is a police officer. She is also a big John Wayne fan.

“Who doesn’t love John Wayne,” Davis said.

When it comes to music though, Davis likes a little bit of everything, yet she particularly enjoys listening to the Beach Boys and George Strait.

“I’m not a big country fan, but I will tolerate George Strait,” Davis said.

Her father and husband are also Master Masons within the Masonic order, and she has been involved with Masonary since she was a child. Freemasons is a fraternal organization that have traces all the way back to the 14th century and have certain beliefs about God and ways of treating people, according to Davis, but The Order of the Eastern Star is an all women's branch of the Freemasons that regularly donates to food banks and charities.

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“We’re the wives, daughters, sisters and widows of Master Masons,” said Davis

Davis’s daughter, Sandra King, said that her mother is very supportive of her family and takes a special interest in all of her customers. One memory that sticks out in King’s mind about her mother is when she made her rake up a bunch of snow to look for her keys that she misplaced, but after all her hard work, it turned out that the keys were in her mom’s pocket the whole time. Since then it has become a humorous story that the family likes to regularly revisit.

Davis has put a stamp on downtown Craig with her gift shop, and is always open to indulge the passerby in conversation.