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Durema Davis

Durema Davis

Jan. 26, 1929-April 12, 2013

Durema C. Davis, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home.

Durema Catherine Davis was born to Martin and Ellen (McDougall) Gravelle on January 6, 1929 in White Earth. She was raised by her grandmother, Kitty (Palma) McDougall and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School.

Durema was united in marriage to Robert S. Davis in 1946. They moved to Illinois and then to Seattle, Wash., where Durema not only raised her four children, but was a cashier at a grocery store.

Upon retiring, Durema and Robert moved back to the Detroit Lakes area. Robert died in 2006.

Survivors include her four children, Bruce (Janice) David of Seattle, Susan Allard of Detroit Lakes, Scott Davis in Florida and Michael (Mary) Davis of Detroit Lakes; six grandchildren, Kim, Dawn, Durema, Michelle, Jeni and Chris; 18 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a sister: LaMae Larson of Detroit Lakes.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Earl and Johnny Gravelle.

Special thanks to our sister, Sue, great niece, Brianne, Hospice of the Red River Valley and Home Instead Senior Care for their loving care of our mom.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.