JERRY F. DAVIS Nov. 22, 2018
Jerry F. Davis, 88, affectionately known by her family as GG, a resident of La Mesilla, passed on Thursday, November 22, 2018. She passed peacefully surrounded by more than 40 family members and friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy, son, Max and special grandson Ray Martinez; mother Ann Neunlist; sisters, Ann Duncan and Dixie Sandlin.
Surviving her is her daughter Vici and husband Danny Castaneda; grandsons Wayne and his children, Krystal (Skye) Audree, Nevaeh, Sierra, Melvin, Angel (Dom); David and wife Vanessa and their children, Kianna and Davion. Antonio and wife Karry and family Eric and Joseph; granddaughters Jennifer and husband Carlos and children, Christopher, Savannah and Juliana, Melissa and children, Noah, Talullah and Jeremiah, Amy and husband Alex and children Avelina, Santiago and Sofia; Granddaughters-in-law Candace and husband Jesse and their family, Medina, Denaya, Siua, Soni, Brandi and Nick, Bailey and Curtis, Dion, MJ, Jolene and family Austin, Santana and Judyn
Jerry also is survived by 22 great grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and two new additions expected in the Spring of 2019, and two special nieces Lenda (Jerry) Tedder and Virginia (TR) Reynolds and many other family members from Texas; Godson Billy McCallister and his mother Connie; special people in her life, Becky and Jake Olivas, Arnold Gabaldon, Chester and Rena Smith, Vianes Valdez, Francis and Sonja, Kay Burick, Mike and Betty Coffman, Frank, Gerald and Rochelle Martinez, Vic and Betty Saiz, and many more that are not mentioned.
Special thanks to Rich Erskin for all your help throughout the years. Also thank you to her nurse Claudette from Amber care, and most important, a big heartfelt thank you to our daughter Jennifer for your love and compassion for Mom all these years. You brought joy and laughter and friendship to her, she loved you so much.
Once again thank you to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren for making her feel so special. She loved all of you and was so proud of you. She loved telling people that she was the matriarch of 5 generations. She loved us all dearly and will be missed by all of us.
Jerry enjoyed life to the fullest. She worked for the National Park Service in Santa Fe. She started her nursing career in her 40’s and loved taking care of and meeting many people. She was advocate of the Boys and Girls Club in Carlsbad, NM.
She had been a member of the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. While a member she started a chapter of Red Hat Ladies and thoroughly enjoyed that. Her last few years were painful for her both emotionally and physically but upon her last breath she was beautiful and peaceful. Our love is with you Mom.
Her wishes were to be cremated and have no public service. We will have private internment of her ashes alongside her daughter Kathy and son Max later in Carlsbad, NM.
The family of Jerry F. Davis has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505.747.7477 – www.devargasfuneral.com.