April 24, 1942 - Nov. 18, 2017
Long time Coos County resident, Kathleen Ann Davis, passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 from complications of dementia. She spent the last couple of years in Michigan where she was cared for by her daughter, Colleen. She was an active member of Relay for Life in Coos Bay and spent many hours baking and sewing for the cause. She is survived by two sisters, Nancy and Susan, who she enjoyed long talks with every Sunday. She is also survived by her four children. Colleen, who sacrificed many, many hours of personal time to provide care and love that only a daughter could provide. She made sure that her mom did not need anything in her final days and kept her spirits up by showing and filming videos of family that she could enjoy. Her son James, who visited her when he could and called to offer support to his sister while she cared for their mother. Her son Larry, who always loved his mom and had a tough time dealing with her condition. Her son, Jerry, who visited his mom on several occasions and offered support to Colleen and sent many videos to his mom to try and keep her spirits high. Colleen and Jerry worked very hard together to keep Kathy in high spirits all the way until her death.
Kathy worked hard her entire life. She worked as an 8-track repair person, as a cashier at Bandon Bait Shop, and even owned her own antique shop with her husband. Her proudest personal accomplishment was when she got her nursing degree and started working with the elderly and mentally challenged. She really enjoyed being around people who needed help and attention which allowed her "giving heart" to show. Everyone she touched always had kind words to say and always mentioned how hard she worked. In her off-time, Kathy loved crocheting and making quilts. All her kids and close friends have something given to them that Kathy has hand made for them and each one has a special message or meaning.
Kathy loved all her children and sacrificed a lot to make sure that the family never had to do without. She worked long hours and still had time to make sure all the kids had a warm meal after school. She was the mom who would clean her kids’ house and fill the refrigerator while they were at work just to make sure they had food and a super clean home to come home to. Kathy will be missed by all. There will not be any services. Her ashes will be spread in Bandon in the spring.