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Sherry La Rea Davis

02/06/1941 - 12/08/2016
Service Date: 12/28/2016
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: Benson LDS Stake Center

Sherry La Rea Dennis Davis, beloved wife and mother, passed away December 8, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Gilbert.  Sherry was born February 6, 1941 in Morenci, AZ to Lawton Tex and Norma Dennis. Sherry graduated from Thatcher High School and Eastern Arizona College where she later taught art.  Sherry married her devoted husband Tommy Davis on August 19, 1961 and together they had 3 children.  Living most of her life in Southeastern Arizona, Sherry was an accomplished pastel portrait artist, teacher, librarian, great supporter of athletics, and many charities. She served as the school librarian at Valley Union High School for over a decade, sharing with students her love of books and learning, as well as being a mentor, friend, and compassionate supporter making a difference in their lives.  She touched many young people throughout her life while teaching art and twirling as well.  Sherry is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Tom, sons Braden (Melanie) and Brett (Dannie), daughter Brandi, grandchildren Brittany (Joseph) Knight, Taryn (Kasey) Bell, Cheyenne, Madison, Logan Davis; Joshua, Jace, and Jaret Luzania; Tyler (Kelby), Travis, Ryan, and Loren Davis; a great grandson Ridley Knight; her beloved sister Sarah Carlstrom (Gary); nephews Shay and Koye (Terese) Carlstrom; and “adopted” son, Darek (Angela) Anderson and their children.  Preceded in death by her parents and infant sister.

Memorial services will be held at the Benson LDS Stake Center on Wednesday, December 28th at 1 pm.


  • Deep condolence to you and you beautiful family Brandi ❤❤❤

  • Gretchen Moolenaar Meyers

    Sherry was a wonderful woman. I spent many happy hours in the library and doing stats at the football and baseball games with her. Praying for you Davis family.

  • She was a wonderful woman and always had the best smile.

  • Skip and Marsha Russell

    We wish your family peace of mind and hope you know that our warmest thoughts go out to you in your time of loss. We know the spirit of Sherry will live forever in your memories and in your heart. In sympathy, Skip and Marsha Russell

  • I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the Davis family. Sherry was a wonderful person and will be missed.

  • Prayers with Tom and the family.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss, and I wanted to offer you some comfort that I’ve found in the Bible. Isaiah 25:8 says “God will swallow up death forever” and he promises to comfort us, saying he “will wipe away the tears from all faces.” I hope this verse brings you some comfort in this hard time.

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