Pamela Joy Davis, 82, died July 11, 2023, at Independence Village East in Fishers. Pam was born on March 25, 1941, in Frankfort, Indiana, and graduated from Frankfort High School in 1959. On September 9, 1960, Pam married the love of her life, Milo Dale Davis Jr., and made a beautiful life together in Lafayette, Indiana, where they raised their four children. After years of being a full-time mother and homemaker, Pam worked at the front office at Central Catholic High School, followed by the Visitor Information at Purdue University. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Tri Kappa.
After retirement, Pam and Dale spent winters in Englewood, Florida, on Sandpiper Key. They thoroughly enjoyed the “snowbird life” with their close-knit community of friends. They were active members of Englewood United Methodist Church, where Pam sang in the choir. They were actively involved in several volunteer activities.
When Dale passed unexpectedly in 2006, Pam was left to deal with not only a huge hole in her heart, but a cancer diagnosis requiring surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. During this difficult time, she continued to be a “light in the darkness” to others, offering her contagious smile, a listening ear, and encouraging word. Often times she would show up with a home-cooked meal, strawberry roll, peach cobbler, or fruit pizza to brighten the day. She shared her faith and love of the Lord through works of caring and compassion for others.
Pam loved all children, especially her grandchildren, and enjoyed participating with them in activities such as Bible school, art projects, singing songs and reading favorite childhood books. She could make a “craft” out of anything!
Pam never met a stranger…….ever. She had cold hands and a warm heart. She had no concept of the term “personal space”; loved giving hugs, grasping hands, and sharing life experiences/stories. She painted beautiful watercolors and shared them with friends and family. She had the voice of an angel and enjoyed listening to 40’s, jazz, and Christian music. Her children and grandchildren will especially miss her “happy birthday song” phone calls on their birthdays. She loved peanut M&Ms, Twizzlers, Diet Coke, and happy hour. The Wizard of Oz was her favorite movie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Julia Beth Cooprider and Joseph Wren Hodge, and loving husband, Dale. She is survived by her children: Joni Kluth (Michael), Kelly Relue (Jeff), Marc Davis (Theresa), and Neil Davis (Jana); grandchildren: Aubrey Herron (Matthew), Chase Kluth (Madison), Haley Kabrich (Trent), Rachel Relue, Madi Relue, Allison McCauley (Daniel), Drake Davis, Jillian Davis, Milo Davis, Lylah Davis, Lillian Davis; great grandchildren: Crew and Cohen Herron; and sister, Kathy Mario.
A Celebration of Life Service is planned at Flanner and Buchanan – Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250, on Sunday, July 23, from 11 AM to 1 PM. The Celebration of Life will be an open house type forum with family speaking briefly at 12 PM. Light food and beverages will be served along with Pam’s favorite snacks.
Flowers are appreciated and/or donations to Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 East Dearborn Street, Englewood, Florida 34223.