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Obituary for Ruby Davis


Ruby Ellen Davis, 96, of West Salem passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Onalaska Care Center. She was born Dec. 3, 1920, in Lac Vert, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Edward and Ella (Shervin) Baum. The family moved to Huron, S.D., where Ruby was raised with eight siblings. She met and married Larry Davis on June 21, 1938 in Wessington, S.D. They moved to West Salem, WI where they raised their 4 children. Ruby worked in the restaurant business as a waitress for many years. She managed the Doerflinger’s Tearoom until retirement in 1984. Survivors include her daughter, Joan (Gary) Sweek; her son Richard (Barb) Davis; her daughter-in-law, Sharon Davis; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Larry; and sons Robert and James. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov.3, 2017 at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Woodruff Chapel, 4239 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse. Pastor Stephanie Steiner and Pastor Larry Olson will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, La Crosse. A visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the American Red Cross. The family would like to thank the staff at Onalaska Care Center for the compassionate care given to Ruby.