She was born June 8, 1935, in Waukesha, Wis., and lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Stockton before moving to Tracy in 1959.
For nearly two decades, Mrs. Davies was a receptionist at the Tracy Press. Her extensive knowledge of the newspaper’s personnel and operations helped people coming to the office or calling on the phone to reach the right person or receive the information they were seeking.
In 1969, she married William Davies, librarian at Tracy High School. They moved to Ashland in 1995.
Survivors include her husband, William Davies of Ashland; three children, David Tonner, Annette Sorgdrager, and her husband, David, and Susan Tonner; five stepchildren, Alyce Davies, David Davies, and his wife, Heather Lindsay, Daniel Davies, Stuart Davies and Chuck Davies, and his husband, Reese Craighead; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Deanne Davies.
At her request, there will be no services.
The family prefers memorial contributions in Mrs. Davies’ name to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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