Eva Davis

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Hoonah resident Eva Davis died Jan. 27, 2003, at her home in Hoonah with her grandchildren by her side. She was 93.

Takdeintaan yedi, Sai'lshex, of the Chookaneidi clan, she was born on April 12, 1909, to John and Susie Isaac James at Tee Harbor. She was a longtime cannery worker, and nurse's aide midwife. She was a lifetime member of ANS Camp No. 12.

She was preceded in death by her husbands George Davis, Frank Wilson, George Bell; 12 children; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings Mary Joanne Johnson and Wilbur "Jumbo" James Sr.

She is survived by grandchildren Mary Joanne Felipe, Elaine Knudson, Celeste Garcia, Ken Willard, Thomas Bell and George Bell, all of Juneau; Wilbur Knudson of Hoonah; John Bell Jr. of Sitka; and David Bell of Anchorage; great-granddaughter and caretaker Teresita Escalante. She also is survived by 18 other great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren, and her sister Jennie Lindoff of Hoonah.

Pallbearers will be Walter Jewell Sr., Johnny Bell Jr., Thomas Bell, Thomas James, Bernard Wolf and Sam Willard.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. at the ANB Hall in Hoonah, with the funeral service and burial at 1 p.m. To contact the family, call Mary Joanne at 723-3854.

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