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Lelia ‘Ann’ Davis Memorial
Lelia ‘Ann’ Davis Memorial

Lelia ‘Ann’ Davis

Lelia ‘Ann’ Davis

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Lelia ‘Ann’ Davis, 83, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at home surrounded by family on Sunday, March 14, 2021.  Ann was born on July 31, 1937 to Ray and Pearl Sherrill in Swede Heaven out of Darrington, Washington.

Ann attended grade school in Hamilton, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1956.

She was married to Adrian Knutzen and later divorced.  Ann was living in Alaska, when the 1964 earthquake hit – Jack always said, “God shook Alaska to send Ann back to him.”  They were married in September of 1964, enjoying 56 years of marriage before her death.

Ann worked for the Mount Vernon School District, retiring in 1997 after 20 years of driving bus.  Once retired, Ann and Jack spent their time at their grandchildren’s events and traveling in their motorhome to 41 states.  They were snowbirds to Florida for 12 years.

Ann is survived by her husband, Jack at the family home; children, Tom (Joy) Davis, Vancouver, WA, Tim (Mary) Davis, Pasco, Teci (Steve) Greydanus, Mt. Vernon, Tera (Jeff) Boonstra, Sedro-Woolley, Jack (Alana) Davis, Sedro-Woolley, Sue Davis, Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Chad (Eileen) Davis, Candace (Andrew) Sampson, Vanessa (Jim) Telford, Joshua (Allyssa Rae) Davis, Aaron (Taira) Davis, Arianna (Sean) Nicolaysen, Mat (Bethany) Coker, Amanda (Craig) Baumgartner, Stephanie (Michael) Dalrymple, Derek (Emily) Greydanus, Josh (Angela) Boonstra, Sean (Amy) Haahr, DeeAnna (Ross Marsh) Boonstra, James (Maddie Rayburn) Barney, Jacksen Davis, Raeann (Matt Gubrud) Welch, Tanner Welch, Abi Ferguson, Natalie Ferguson and Nicholas Rude; 35.5 great grandchildren and 1.5 great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy Keener; brother-in-law, Grover Keener, mother and father-in-law, Jack and Fran Davis; brother-in-law, Barry Davis.

A Family Graveside Service will be held, with a Celebration of Life to be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are recommended to the Skagit Historical Museum, 501 South 4th Street, La Conner, WA  98257.  Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  Share your memories of Ann and sign the on-line guest register.



  • Georganne Wilkinson Robertson

    Blessed be the memory of Ann. May her loved ones cherish and find comfort in their memories of her presence among them.

  • mac

    rest in peace, dear friend. you leave a space in my heart where i remember the laughter and visits we shared. you were a very sweet lady and my life was blessed to have you as a friend. i am so glad that we were able to get together with other drivers over the years.
    you will be missed.

  • Norman Mitchell

    Jack and Family,
    Sending my condolences to you on the passing of Ann. She and I went to the Hamilton Grade School and on to Sedro Woolley High School, then lo and behold when I was delivering dairy products house to house I delivered to your family. I am so sorry for your loss of such a sweet person.

  • Kathy

    God bless and keep you safe aunt Ann. You are loved by so many, because you gave so much of yourself and love to others. I will miss and always remember you. Love to you.

  • Michele Greathouse

    I am so sorry for your loss uncle Jack…
    I send my Love and lots of hugs to all of your Family. Aunt Lelia was always such a kind woman.