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CECILE DAVIS


1919 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
CECILE DAVIS Obituary
CECILE DAVIS Cecile Nellie Wadsworth Reid Foster Davis was born in Alamo, June 4, 1919, to Leonard E. and Cecile V. Wadsworth. She departed this life Nov. 5, 2013. Nell Davis spent the past six years battling back from severe injuries, suffered in two major falls, and from the final devastating effects of breast cancer. There was never a complaint, but her inner strengths dominated this long, painful journey. Nell was first a wife and mother and mother-in-law, and then a grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family and her affiliation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Music was her source of inspiration, and she gave freely of her talents to the church through her piano, organ and choral work. She spent years working in both the St. George and Las Vegas Temples, and found an inner peace in doing so. When she and her second husband, Karl Foster, built their home on Bonanza Road, it was designed so that she awoke each morning and could look across the street at the temple. The arts were significant in Nell's life. Paintings and music surrounded her. She loved to travel and made life-long friends from all around the world who visited her regularly when they journeyed to Las Vegas. She loved to entertain, and making desserts was her specialty. After 34 years of working at Centel, later Sprint, Nell retired and finally took time to study the piano and keep her extended family together. Nell was a walker and, in her early years, she could out-run all of the boys in Alamo. Until the day of her first accident, she walked around Sunrise Mountain at least a mile every day. She was a Nevada child, a native of the desert, and was fiercely loyal to Alamo and Pahranagat Valley. She lived in Las Vegas after the death of her first husband, F. Horace Reid, and considered Las Vegas her final home. She will rest by the side of her second husband, Karl F. Foster, at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, S. Eastern Ave. Grieving her loss and surviving Cecile Nellie are her three children, Jocelyn Kaye Jensen and beloved husband, Ronald B. of Las Vegas, Fredrick Walter Reid and his cherished wife, Dawn of Reno, and Leonard Kent Reid and his sweet wife, Tawnya of Jacksonville, Ore. Additionally, Nell was a second mother to the children of Karl Foster and Richard Davis. A beautiful obligation to make a difference in the world rests upon the shoulders of her 12 surviving grandchildren, Rustin, Stephanie, Summer, Ben, Sienna, Carmalee, Ember, Breete, Kerry, Chawna, Michelle and Cody; and her 18 great-grandchildren. In memory of Cecile Nellie Wadsworth Reid Foster Davis, monetary gifts should be made to Wilma's Home in her name. The care she received under the auspice of Ms. Patricia Diaz should be recognized and carried on for others who will one day require a loving, caring environment of the type Nell so lovingly received. Public viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Family viewing will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, with services in celebration of her life following, all at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Please visit www.palmeastern.com for more information.
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