Elaine Davis, former longtime resident of Gypsum, died July 16 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after a very long battle with diabetes. Elaine was born in Payson, Utah, on Nov. 15, 1943, to Marvin and Eva (Estes) Borah.She moved to the Gypsum area in 1972, where she and her former husband, Jack Davis, raised their three children, Terry, Teddy and Jeremy. Elaine was active with behind-the-scenes volunteering at the local schools when her children were in school and was supportive and active in all their 4-H projects. She was the officer manager for Brent Electrical Service in Gypsum for years. Elaine’s favorite things were reading, spending time with her family and attending family functions. Elaine is survived by her children, Terry (Tori) Davis, Teddy (Isaac) James, and Jeremy (Delcie) Davis; grandchildren Tianna and Taylor Davis, Byron Godard, Isaac James Jr. and Jonathan James, and Clayton, K’Leigh, and Hunter Davis; sister Eileen Dokken, of Fruita; and Elaine’s longtime friend and companion, Keith Brent, of Gypsum.There will be services today at the First Baptist Church in Gypsum, located at 900 Second St. Burial will be at the Gypsum Cedar Hill Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation in care of her son, Jeremy Davis. Make checks payable to MDA at 743 Horizon Court #101A, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
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