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Catherine G. Davis

January 3, 1926 - October 15, 2018

Life Legacy

Catherine G. Davis (Kay) peacefully passed away at home on Monday, October 15th. She was a beautiful 92 years old. Kay was born and raised in Red Wing, Minnesota. She was the eldest of four girls - the Greene girls: Kay, Dorothy (Dort), Peg (deceased), and Marilyn (deceased). She earned her RN from St. Mary's nursing school, then affiliated with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She and her sister Dort moved to San Francisco in 1948, where Kay met the love of her life, John R. Davis, Jr., a handsome Naval officer (now deceased). They married at her parents' home in Red Wing on June 4, 1949, then returned to San Francisco.

Kay and John had eight loving children: Rebecca Davis Veach, Alan Davis (deceased), John R. Davis III (deceased), Margaret Davis, Sarah Davis, Robert Davis, Joseph Davis, and Matthew Davis. Kay travelled with John and their family on various tours of duty throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, returning to the Bay Area to settle in San Lorenzo.

Kay and John's sweet grandchildren include John R. Davis IV (John and Myrna), Marissa Shannon (Robert), Will Davis (Sarah), Lydia Houghton (Joseph), and Jake Davis, Luke Davis, and Ike Davis (Matt and Cookie). And two darling great-grandchildren, Violet and Henry Shannon.

Kay was a very active member of St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Hayward, from teaching CCD classes to Eucharist administration and more. She touched many lives with her caring and sweetness. Her strong faith and great love for her family were the cornerstones of her life.

We are blessed to have had her as our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother for as long as we did. Her sweet smile and giggles will live on in our hearts and minds. Visitation will be held at Grissoms Mortuary on Wednesday, October 24th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Thursday, October 25th, a Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joachim's Catholic Church, followed by internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

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San Lorenzo, CA 94580