Patsy Carol Davis was born on April 12, 1937 in Blaine County, Oklahoma to Lester and Opal (Owens) Fee and passed away on June 17, 2020 at the age of 83 in Hydro, Oklahoma. She was a lifetime resident of the Watonga area and graduated from Watonga High School. She held various jobs throughout her life such as waitressing, heat set operator at Hollytex, and her last job was as a lunchroom cook at Watonga Elementary School.
Patsy married Dewey Halverson on September 18, 1954 her senior year of high school. Dewey and Patsy divorced in November of 1968. Patsy later married James S. Davis in September of 1977 and added another daughter and son to her family.
In 2011 she added another member to her family- “Bear.” Bear was carved by Jim Sinclair out of an old tree that had been damaged by hurricane Aaron. Later, she decided to wish Donnie happy birthday and posted a sign on the bear- its life of announcing community events, seasons, and holidays had begun!
She was an active member of the Watonga Christian Church helping in many capacities throughout the years. One of the most recent was The Ladies on Their Own group. She as a member of the Friends of The Library, Friends of Roman Nose, Friends of the Ferguson Museum, a HEC member, Cheyenne Quilting Guild and several other quilt clubs, She chaired the local blood drives; was a certified Blaine County Reserve Officer, made and donated Quilts of Honor to area veterans, and numerous other volunteer works in the community. One year, she was honored with the Chamber of Commerce “Volunteer of the Year Award.” Patsy was excellent at recruiting volunteers for various projects, you come to visit- you are drafted!
Patsy had always wanted to go on a mission trip. When Church Growth Ministries went to Copeland, KS to add onto their church, she took the opportunity. Since construction wasn’t her strong suit, she volunteered to head up the kitchen for the week. She kept three meals a day, snacks, and drinks ready for the entire week (as well as providing cinnamon rolls throughout the week!) She knew she hadn’t gone far but she was proud that she had done a small mission trip. She often put many of us younger ones to shame.
Patsy was proceeded in death by her parents, Lester Fee and Opal Seedorf; her son, Danny; her husband, James Davis; granddaughter, April Teply; her great-granddaughter, Cassandra Downey; her brother, Glen Fee; and step-sisters, Virginia Post and Margaret Staude.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Schmidt and husband Ronnie, of Copeland, KS; son, Dean Halverson and Angie of Rock Springs, WY; Don Halverson of Watonga; Mary Ann Teply and husband Fred of Watonga; Rick Davis and wife Diane, of Laverne; five granddaughters; one grandson; and six great grandchildren. As well as many other friends, relatives, and “the bear.”
Funeral services for Patsy Davis will be held Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Watonga Christian Church (On the corner of 3rd and Noble) with Pastors Adam Lovitt and Joe Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Watonga, OK with Wilkinson Mortuary of Watonga in charge of arrangements.
Viewing/Visitation for Patsy will be Sunday, June 21st 3:00P.M.-6:00P.M. and Monday June 22nd 9:00A.M. - 8:00P.M.
Memorials may be made to the Watonga Christian Church or the Church Growth Ministries-Prison Ministry.
Please send donations to:
Watonga Christian Church
P.O. Box 509
Watonga, Ok 73772
Make sure to write in the “Memo” section of your check which mission you would like to support.