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Betty Laurine Lange Davis
November 19, 1927–June 15, 2012

Betty L. Davis, 84, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Friday afternoon, June 15, 2012, at her home in rural Maquoketa, surrounded by her family.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the celebration and burial will be at a later date.
Betty Laurine Lange was born on November 19, 1927 in Monticello, Iowa, to William Frederick and Violet Beatrice (Carr) Lange. She was raised in the Ozark area and graduated from Maquoketa High School. She married Robert D. Davis on May 25, 1947 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Betty was a full-time homemaker and mother. She had also cleaned houses and worked for Bramer's for three years, Bonton Cafe and Carson's Pharmacy.
Betty was a member of the "Betty" Club in Maquoketa. She was an avid bowler and loved deer hunting, gardening, canning, crocheting and sewing. She was affectionately known as "Grandma Boop" to her family and had wintered in Apache Junction, Arizona since 1993.
Betty is survived by her seven children, Kaye Miller of Medon, Tennessee, Monica Faye Lawrence of Apache Junction, Arizona, Robert Jr. (Judy) Davis of Maquoketa, Iowa, Thomas (Kathleen) Davis of Delmar, Iowa, Jeff (Jennie) Davis of Maquoketa, Iowa, Larry (Pam) Davis of Maquoketa, Iowa and Boyd (Rhonda) Davis of Maquoketa, Iowa; a brother, Ervin Lange of Maquoketa, Iowa; twenty-two grandchildren, forty-eight great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Leo and a sister, Leona.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, Maquoketa, Iowa, June 20, 2012


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