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Lola Merle Johnson Davis
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1931
Vernal
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 2010
Vernal
Uintah County
Utah, USA

Funeral services were held June 25, 2010 for Lola Merle Davis, 78, 11:00 a.m. at the Uintah Stake Center(4080 South 2500 East) Coray Goodrich Conducted.
Family Prayer: Austin Kendall(Son-in-Law)
Prelude/Postlude: Geri Benedicto
Opening Hymn: "I Am A Child of God"
by Grandchildren
Invocation: Kyle Lance(Nephew)
Eulogy: Anita Heritage(Daughter)

Lola was born Oct. 16, 1931 to Benjamin Franklin Johnson and Katie Merle Smuin Johnson in Vernal. She married Theron Arneldon Davis on Oct. 4, 1947 in Vernal. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on Dec. 8, 1955.

Lola married just before her 16th birthday; because of that she did not finish school. In 1964 after being employed as a substitute mail carrier, she decided to take night classes to get her diploma in order to obtain full-time employment with the U.S. Postal Service.

She was a full-time wife and mother, part-time mail carrier, helped Theron on the farm and worked on her education. On June 11, 1981, after night classes for 17 years, Lola graduated from high school with her daughter, Anita.

Lola was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served many years as secretary of Primary and Jr. Sunday School. She also served in the Vernal Temple since its opening in 1997.

Lola loved her family and cherished the time she could spend with them. She loved embroidering, crochet and making quilts to give to her family for birthdays and Christmas. Last year she made 52 quilts. Her quilts will be a cherished part of all their lives. She loved sightseeing in the mountains and fishing. If you couldn't find her and Theron, you could be sure they were fishing someplace.

Lola is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Theron; four children, Bonnie (Austin) Kendall, Ardeldon (Deborah) Davis, Anita (Roger) Heritage and Loretta Heisa; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She will be missed!

Memories of Grandma by Grandsons:
Shane Heisa, Brian Heritage, Patrick Davis
Special Musical: "Amazing Grace"
Loretta Heisa(Daughter)
Speaker: Arneldon (Ned) Davis(Son)
Closing Remarks: Coray Goodrich
Poem: Preston Heisa
Special Musical: "In the Garden"
Geri & Joel Benedicto, Kathy Deets,
& Kyle Lance, Accompanied by Lindy Anderson
Benediction: Doug Watkins(Nephew)
Interment: Vernal Memorial Park
Dedication of the Grave:
Arneldon (Ned) Davis(Son)
Compassionate Service:
Davis 2nd Ward Relief Society 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Johnson (1911 - 2004)
  Katie Merle Smuin Johnson (1915 - 1995)
 
 Siblings:
  Lola Merle Johnson Davis (1931 - 2010)
  Farrell Frank Johnson (1935 - 1957)*
  Jay Willard Johnson (1939 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Vernal Memorial Park
Vernal
Uintah County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Alice Bodily Ruppe
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53985361
Lola Merle <i>Johnson</i> Davis
Added by: Alice Bodily Ruppe
 
Lola Merle <i>Johnson</i> Davis
Added by: Alice Bodily Ruppe
 
Lola Merle <i>Johnson</i> Davis
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