Alice Davis


Alice Marie Davis, 103, of Douds, IA passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Van Buren County Health Care Center. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, IA with Pastor Phil Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery near Eldon, IA immediately following the service. A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Pedrick Funeral Home and will last until the time of service. Memorial contributions in Alice’s honor may be directed to an organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at

Alice Marie Davis was born on June 28, 1918, in rural Davis County, IA to Max and Leota Grant Archer. She attended the Rabbit Ridge Country School and then graduated from Troy High School. Shortly after graduation she married the love of her life William Davis. Together they became the loving parents of two boys: Marion and Rollin. Alice was a hard worker who wore many hats around the farm. She cared for the children, looked after the house, and was a farmer working alongside William. She enjoyed getting together every month with her lady’s club and also spent 20 years as the secretary for the Senior Meals in Douds. She was also a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. She cared deeply for her family and friends and would do anything to help. Alice lived a long life and saw a lot of changes during her time here. She will be missed by her family and the many people fortunate enough to call her friend.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Davis; a son, Rollin Davis; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Davis; a grandson, Bill Davis; a granddaughter, Tanna Roberts and four siblings, Bob Archer, Laverne Archer, Lucille Grinstead, and Bessie Peek.
Left to honor her memory is her son, Marion (Lavenia) Davis of Des Moines, IA, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and numerous great great grandchildren, as well as many extended family and friends.

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