July 15, 1944 - July 27, 2012
RoseAnn Rosie Jane (Abbott) Davis, born July 25, 1944, in Vallejo, CA, to BJ Gene Abbott and Dolores Abbott. She passed away in Bend, OR, July 27, 2012, of complications from surgery, with her family nearby. Rosie met her love, David L. Davis in 1964, and they were married in 1965. They retired in Redmond, OR, in 1990. In retirement, Rosie and Dave were able to travel the world, one of their most favorite things to do. Rosie's love for God was evident in her everyday life. She looked for the good in everyone and instilled hope in those she met. Rosie was quick to make friends because of her non-judgmental approach to life. Rosie always gave 110% to whatever she did. Whole heartily she devoted herself and time to her family, and friends, and the friends of Bill W. As a mother she made her children feel safe, confident, okay and loved. Competed twice in the National Bowling Championships in Reno, NV. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska and rode in a horse and buggy to school. Rosie enjoyed her job as a bookkeeper for Deschutes Memorial Garden in Bend, OR, loved gardening and the plants she grew loved her, she loved collecting turtles of every sort and antiques, she enjoyed playing sports like bowling and softball, and liked to embroidery.
She is survived by her mother, Delores Abbott of Redmond, OR; her one brother, David, two sons Lyle, Brent and his wife, Shannon; five grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, David, and one son.
Recitation of Rosary Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 6:00 p. m.; a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday August 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, OR. Arrangements are being handled by Redmond Memorial Chapel, Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com