DAVIS, ANN BYARGEON (1933 ~ 2011)
The following obituary appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on January 15, 2011.
Our precious wife, mother and grandmother, Ann Vaniece Byargeon Davis, 77, was accepted into Christ’s loving arms on Thursday, January 13, 2011, while surrounded by her family. She was born on February 6, 1933 in Houston, Texas, to Theo W. Byargeon, Sr. and Mary Lee Sims Byargeon.
Ann was a graduate of the 1950 class of Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, and attended Baylor University where she was a charter member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Ann met the love of her life, Will D. Davis at Barton Springs pool in Austin, Texas. They were married on December 17, 1954 in Austin. Ann later worked for Governor Allen Shivers.
Her whole life was focused on nurturing and caring for her family. She spent summers enjoying the mountains at their family cabin in Estes Park, Colorado and their family home on Lake Austin with her husband, children and grandchildren. Not only was “Mimom” a great mother and grandmother to her own family, she demonstrated the same love toward all their friends. Her kind and gentle spirit continues to impact not only her own family but also anyone who came in touch with her.
Ann loved the church and walked out her faith. She was a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church and Austin Christian Fellowship. Ann had a strong persevering belief in the goodness of God and His blessings. She was a true woman of prayer. Ann was a faithful friend who demonstrated sincere empathy and caring regardless of whether you had known her a lifetime or just recently met. Though the last decade of her life had many health struggles, it never affected her kind spirit.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Theo W. and Mary Lee Byargeon and her brother, Theo W. Byargeon, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Will D. Davis; daughters Lisa Ann and her husband Jeffrey Alan Davis of Houston, Mary Lynn and her husband William A. Walker, Jr. of Austin; son, Will D. Davis, Jr. and his wife Susie Gerrie Davis of Austin; grandchildren, William A. Walker, III and his wife Whitney Lye Walker, Katelyn Hart Davis, Allison Annalise Davis, David Davis Walker and his wife Leanne Forestiere Walker, Will D. Davis, III, Natalie Kathryn Walker, Rebecca Walkup Davis, Emily Anne Davis, Sara Marie Davis; sister-in-law, Kathryn Byargeon of Chappell Hills, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, North Lamar.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, with Dr. Will D. Davis, Jr. officiating. Private family burial at the Texas State Cemetery will be later that afternoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Austin Christian Fellowship, Helping Hand Home for Children, or the Davis Endowment Fund at Baylor University.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the nurses and care-givers at The Summit Healthcare Center of Westlake Hills.
Biographical sketch provided courtesy of Weed Corley Fish.