here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart. i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
-ee cummings
  • 85 years old
  • Born on July 4, 1932 in Michigan, United States.
  • Passed away on May 31, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona, United States.

Please join us in a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the historic San Pedro Chapel, 5230 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712.   Please feel free to add an object of remembrance to our family and friends altar that day, and add a photo or story to this website. Inquiries can be directed to Erin Whitfield (520-301-8515) or Evan Davis (520-331-0023). 

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joan Davis 85 years old, born on July 4, 1932 and passed away on May 31, 2018. We will remember her forever.  Survived by daughter Erin Whitfield, and sons Sean Davis and Evan Davis; sister Wendy Worley; brother John Chambers, and grandchildren Courtney Whitfield, Max Whitfield, Robert Charles Davis, Jr., Kyle Davis, and Andrea Davis.  Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles Davis and son, Brian Leigh Edgar Davis, as well as sister Linda Burrell, mother Genevieve Chambers and father John Chambers.  

In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charity under Joan's name are appreciated:  

Arts for All

Posted by Joy Marshall on 4th July 2018
Thinking of Joan today, and sending love to Erin and all the family.
Posted by Erin Whitfield on 4th July 2018
Happy birthday, Mom. Thinking of you today, and every day. Will look for you in the fireworks filled sky tonite! ♥
Posted by Elizabeth Cook on 15th June 2018
Dear Joan, you have been my most constant friend since our teens when we sat in a neighborhood cafe drinking tea, smoking cigarettes and solving the world’s problems. Whenever we talked by phone (even if months had passed) it was as if we had shared thoughts a few days earlier. I will always remember your creativity, inclusive nature , thoughtfulness and capacity to love. See you later dear friend. Liz❤️
Posted by Joy Marshall on 8th June 2018
I have known and loved Joan, and my dear friend Erin, almost my whole life - for over 50 years! What a dear, creative, beautiful person Joan is. I remember her dancing, and the amazing trunk of costumes in the basement! She was a second mom to me when I was in elementary school. I think of you all often. sending all my love, your old friend, Joy Marshall
Posted by Evan Davis on 8th June 2018
One of Mom's favorite quotes... “I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host.” -Dorothy Parker

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