Shirley Ann Davis
April 13, 1938 ~ March 6, 2022
This spunky, determined, passionate, loyal, and deeply loved woman, Shirley Ann Davis, was the love of our lives. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home in Syracuse, Utah on Sunday, March 6, 2022. After fighting hard to overcome a severe stroke she decided to go “dance with Dad in the stars” and return to her Heavenly Parents.
She was born in Buhl, Idaho to Loyal Lee and Emma Flo Mason. She was the youngest of three older siblings and was nourished with plenty of attention, love and hugs. All the love she received during these developing years carried over into her adult life and she showered her family with the greatest of love. She adored and loved her children, Jace E. Davis and Jacqueline Jill Flink. She never could do enough for them, and she always wanted them close.
She received a BA at Idaho State University (ISU) in Education and was a long-time professional educator. Wherever in the world Terrel—a career U.S. Army Officer—took her, she taught elementary, middle school, high school, and adult education students. It was at ISU that she met her lifelong sweetheart and upon graduation they were married in Buhl, Idaho on July 8th, 1961. Their new adventure together all started in Ft. Benning, GA as a young 2nd Lieutenant’s wife. Terrel took her on adventures to Ft. Lewis, WA, Idar-Oberstein, Germany, Ft. Lee, VA, Ft. Bragg, NC, Daegu, South Korea, Sharpe Army Depot, CA and Tracy Defense Depot, CA. She also held the fort down when Terrel served two years in Vietnam. After Terrel retired from the U.S. Army she followed him in civilian life to Tupelo, MS, Apple Valley, CA, Sandy, UT, and Syracuse, UT.
Shirley deeply loved her family and treasured each and every moment she spent with them. She enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, house boating, water skiing, snowmobiling, traveling and vacationing, and celebrating birthdays and the holidays with her family and friends.
Shirley was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Terrel and Shirley solemnized their marriage in the Oakland California Temple on February 27, 1976. She loved to serve others in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in her community. It showed in various ways by the positions she held over the years. She served as President of the Officer Wives Club (Germany, California, South Korea), Red Cross nurses aid, Hostess at the Beehive House, downtown Salt Lake City tour guide on the Trolly, and Vice President of the Lady Lions Club. Shirley served an inner-city church mission for 18 months, as a Jordan River Temple ordinance worker, and in various leadership positions in Young Women and Relief Society. She also taught youth and adult Primary and Sunday School classes.
She is survived by her children, Jace (Shannon) Davis and Jill (Steve) Flink; her older sister, Jackie Mason; her older brother, Buck Mason; her 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren (known as her GG babies)—all who were the love of her life.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist Syracuse Mortuary, 869 S. 2000 W. in Syracuse, Utah. Friends may visit with family members on Monday, March 14, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment, Norton Cemetery, McCammon, Idaho.
Condolences may be shared with the family at: www.lindquistmortuary.com
The funeral service will be livestreamed, click on the link below, at the bottom of the obituary.