Baker City, Oregon
Patricia Bernadette Davis, 69, of Baker City, died March 2, 2004, at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, 2235 First St., followed by a graveside service at Mount Hope Cemetery. Father Rob Irwin will officiate.
Friends are invited to join the family after the services for coffee in the St. Francis Parish Hall. Visitations will be held at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., on Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Patricia was born to Eric J. and Edith (Wilks) Darling on March 3, 1934, in Birmingham, England.
Pat lived in the Midlands until World War II, when she was sent to live in a convent near London. She lived in the convent until she was 17.
After the war ended she and her bothers returned to Wolverhampton. Pat then attended nursing school in England and became a registered nurse. She continued living in the Midlands where she began her life long career in nursing.
Patricia met Billy Oliver Davis, who was serving overseas in the U.S. Air Force, and the two were married and moved to London where Billy had got a job.
The couple had two boys, Bruce and Charles, both born in Gloustershire, England. Billy then moved his family to Boise and then to Seattle where he worked for Boeing. They lived in Seattle together until 1992 when Billy passed away.
After visiting a friend in Baker City, Patricia fell in love with the city and moved here in 1993. In Baker City she worked as a home health nurse. Through her job she met many people and started many friendships.
Patricia loved Eastern Oregon and enjoyed fishing, camping and going to the hot springs at Lehman. She also loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Pat is survived by her two sons, Bruce and his wife Emma of Baker City and Charles of Wolverhampton, England; four grandchildren, Trever and Emily of Baker City and Robert and Jenna of England; and one brother, Tony Darling of Wolverhampton, England.
She was preceded in death by her mother Edith and her brother Dennis.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Eastern Oregon Dialysis Center in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726 Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 5, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor