Viola Davy

Monday, January 23, 2017

May 13, 1914 - Jan. 21, 2017

Our family lost a beautiful soul today at 102 years of age. Viola Fern Morgan Davy, the oldest living resident in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, passed away at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho, on Jan. 21, 2017.

Vi was born to Main and Hazel Morgan on May 13, 1914, in Stultz, Mo. Vi had four brothers and two sisters.

Her family left Stultz when Vi was 14 and took up residence in Glenns Ferry, where the kids attended school. Because of her height and athletic ability, Vi played girls basketball as a guard for Glenns Ferry High School.

On July 3, 1934, she married John R "Bud" Davy. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Mildred and Nancy.

During this time, Bud worked for Union Pacific Railroad, and Vi was employed with Judge Babcock. Vi made some of the most fabulous pies in Glenns Ferry.

Her family especially loved her pies and decadent desserts. Because of her pie-making expertise, the Sports Shop hired her to do just that -- make pies.

In 1965, Vi lost the love of her life -- her husband, Bud. She gained employment at Glenns Ferry Floral Shop, where she used her gift of creativity and made beautiful floral arrangements. After the floral shop closed, she went to work at Belva's Dress Shop.

Vi lived in the same home for 80 years and took great pride in her home. She loved working with the flowers in her yard.

Because of her green thumb, she always had gorgeous and various types of bushes and flowers. One rose bush in particular had been transplanted from Vi's mothers house to her yard, where it still looks beautiful.

Vi was an expert on the history of Glenns Ferry and all of its characters. She loved playing cards, visiting with friends and family, dancing and, overall, having fun. She loved telling her family stories of her escapades and making us all laugh hysterically.

Vi was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Vi is survived by a brother, Keith Morgan of Kathleen, Ga.; two daughters, Mildred (Jack) Thomsen and Nancy (Jim) VanSickel; one grandson, Davy (Lorie) Thomsen; and four granddaughters, Janet (Hal) Wright, Debbie (Bud) Schritter, Cindy (Sean) Haney and Karla Holm; and 13 great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m., at Rost Funeral Home, located at 500 North 18th East St., Mountain Home, Idaho. The family will receive friends starting at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at Glenns Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry.