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Alice Jean Davis

Alice Jean Davis
b. 10 December 1927, Ripley County, Indiana, to Raymond Lewis and Eva (Hacker) Davis
d. 4 April 2003, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

m. 10 February 1946, La Porte, Indiana
Dorris “Rufus” Mayfield Reeves
b. 24 October 1919, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri

Children with Dorris “Rufus” Mayfield Reeves:

  • Mary Madelyn (b. 1949) married David Bishop
  • Deborah Jean (1951-2002) married Gary M. Hill
  • John Charles (1956-2005) married Mischelle Lyons
  • Candace Jean (1964-2004) married Lanny Gilliam

Alice was born and grew up in Indiana. She met Rufus when she was working as a waitress at a hotel in Racine, Wisconsin. She was there visiting her aunt, Rachel Hacker Clark. Alice said she saw Rufus and dropped her tray. It was love at first sight.

After her marriage to Rufus, who was in the Air Force, Alice lived at several different Air Force bases before ending up in Tacoma, Washington, where she died.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com