Arbutus "Bootie" Davis

Born on Jul 16, 1929
Departed on Jan 16, 2020

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Arbutus “Bootie” Lorraine Milroy Davis, 90, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11:00 am at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Visitation; Friday, January 24 from 4-7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Funeral Homes. Burial:  Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bootie was born to William and Ethel (Boots) Milroy on July 16, 1929.  She spent most of her life in the Cedar Rapids area.  She moved to Manchester for a few years where she graduated from Oneida Consolidated High School.  On December 7, 1947 she married Kenneth H. Davis at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They returned to Cedar Rapids for her remaining life.  They were blessed with four sons and a daughter.  Kenny Ray (deceased), twins Dennis W. (Pat) and Daniel R. (deceased), Roxi (John) McCrane, Scott (Birgit), Tailfingen, Germany.  She had eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Ken, two sons, six brothers and four sisters, making her the last of that Milroy generation.  She was also preceded by a great grandson Blake. She worked at Collins Radio for 23 years as test repair inspector.  After retiring, she did volunteer work at St. Luke’s Hospital and Westminster Church.  You’d always find her in a kitchen doing a volunteer job for someone.

She was a lifelong member for Westminster Presbyterian Church and served on many boards there.

She enjoyed playing cards and traveling which included many trips to Europe.  Her biggest joy in her life was spending time with her family.

Memorials to be directed to the family.