Anna Mae Anderson Davis

Anna Mae Anderson Davis

Feb. 8, 1924 - April 28, 2020

Anna Mae Anderson Davis, formerly of Chariton, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the age of 96.

Ann was born on Feb. 8, 1924, in Lacona, Iowa, to Joe and Bertha (Haltom) Anderson. Ann grew up in Chariton with five sisters and three brothers. She graduated from Chariton High School in 1942. After high school she worked as the Deputy Lucas County Clerk and Recorder with Dortha Sandahl - a position she loved.

On Oct. 20, 1946, Ann married Rex Allen Davis in Russell, Iowa. She always said that was the best day of her life. After their marriage, Rex and Ann lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and in 1967 moved to Colorado Springs. They were married for 70 years - until Rex’s passing in 2016.

Our mom was our greatest champion. She encouraged us in all we did. Her greatest joy was her family. Ann’s life was rich in love and faith.

Ann is survived by her daughters - Marsha Davis of Greeley, Colo; Barbara (Dave) Ates and Carolyn (Rick) Meyer both of Colorado Springs. Her daughter-in-law Cheri (Joe Sharpe) Davis of Denver, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, her sister Ferne Masters of Chariton - who at 103 is the last of the Anderson girls, her sister-in-law Phyllis Snook of Newton, her sister-in-law Ruth Anderson of Boone and many much loved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Rex and her beloved son Ed, her parents Joe and Bertha Anderson, her sisters Vera Godlove, Wanda Moss, Arlene Stout, and Louise Hoskins, Her brothers Virgil Anderson, Verle Anderson, and Kenneth Anderson. And her childhood friend and giggling partner Marguerite Watkins.

Cremation has been completed. A celebration of Ann’s life will be held in Colorado when it is safe for family and friends to gather together.

In lieu of flowers or memorial contributions, Ann’s family asks that you think of Ann with love and remembrance whenever you read a good book, watch a Rockies game, smile at a child, or smell the first lilacs of May.

We love you mom. You will rest in our hearts forever.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy

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