In Memory

Joanne Poore (Davis) - Class Of 1957

 CONDON – Joann Thelma Davis, 71, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.

She was born in Cut Bank to Fred R. and Lillian Poore, on Sept. 16, 1939. She was a graduate of Sunburst High School, in Sunburst.

Joann moved to Spokane and was a graduate of Kenman Business College. She taught at the Business College, as well as held several other jobs while living in Spokane.

On Sept. 4, 1965, Joann married the love of her life, David L. Davis. During the next several years they were blessed by two wonderful sons, Davey and Scottie. After living in numerous areas of the U.S. with Dave’s job, they settled in Hillsboro, Ore. During those years, Joann and Dave operated a construction business and were active at First Church of the Nazarene in Hillsboro.
In 2000, Joann and Dave retired. Not being able to decide where they would live permanently, they built a summer home in the mountains of western Montana and wintered in Mesa, Ariz. At Condon Community Church, Joann was a constant source of meals and encouragement for others needing help.

As “snowbirds” in Arizona, she and Dave were active members of the Church of the Nazarene Apache Junction. In the warmth of the Arizona winters, Joann became a social butterfly! For several years she was president of the Social Club Committee at Casa-de-Paz, their condo complex. She was also the water aerobics instructor and was lovingly called “The Mayor” of the complex.

Joann loved crafts of all sorts and was constantly teaching her friends a new skill. But most of all, Joann was known for her beautiful smile and her wonderful faith in her Lord Jesus Christ.
Joann was preceded in death by her parents; her half-sister and husband, Betty and Dick Quantz; and half-brother Fred Poore Jr.

She is survived by husband David L. Davis of Condon; sons William David Davis and wife Becky of Hillsboro, and Scott Kevin Davis of Condon; grandsons Kris, Jake 10 and Luke 9; brother Robert (Wanda) Poore of Kalispell; brother James (Helen) of Seattle; and numerous other family members. Joann was especially proud of her three grandsons and was so pleased they recently accepted Christ and have been baptized.

A celebration of the life of Joann will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Condon Community Church, Condon.

Donations in memory of Joann can be sent to Mission Christian School, PO Box 1155, Condon, MT 59826.

Cremation & Burial Society of the Rockies assisted the family.