Lillian Lee Hudelson Davis, 82, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008.
Born in Pike County, Ill., on April 1, 1926, she was the daughter of Clarence Edward and Ethel Browning Hudelson.
Mrs. Davis was a graduate of Gem City Business College in Quincy, Ill., and among other positions, served as secretary to the State’s Attorney and Court Reporter in Carthage, Ill. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her hobbies were quilting and crafts as well as “all things electronic”, earning her the nickname, “Gadget Grandma”, by her delighted grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family, which although widely scattered throughout the country, was kept tightly knit together by the little red cell phone that never left her side.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her father and mother; former spouse, Dean Franklin Davis; a sister, Claire Evelyn Thiele; and a brother, C.E. “Buddy” Hudelson.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Cindy Davis, Littleton, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Sparrow and Shirley Califf, both of Jefferson, Diane and Tim Garcia, Henderson, Nev., and Michelle and Jeff Kilcher, Bloomington, Ill.; grandchildren, Barbara Burton and Holly Hix, both of Atlanta; Drew Califf, Rockford, Ill., Lindsay Califf, Urbana, Ill., Kahlie Kilcher, Bloomington, Ill.; as well as great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family would especially like to recognize the Staff of Bentley Assisted Living, where she had resided since February, not only the care and support she received, but also for the joy and laughter that staff and residents alike shared as they dealt with the everyday challenges of senior living. If you didn’t have a smile of your own, there was always someone willing to give you one of theirs.
Only a private memorial will be held at a later date in Colorado.
Individuals wishing to celebrate the life and passing of Lillian Davis may send expressions to the family in care of Sharon Sparrow, P.O. Box 603, Jefferson, GA 30549.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contacting Bentley Assisted Living, Jefferson, to make a small gift for Staff recognition or to give a gift of time by volunteering.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.