Ramona “Dell” (Williams) Davis was born at Quinn, S.D., Aug. 26, 1954, to H. Vincent “Vint” Williams and Louisa Jeannette Leggett Williams of Cottonwood, S.D.
Dell grew up on Triangle Ranch attending Fairview School for first through seventh grade then went to Kadoka through high school. Many happy childhood days were spent riding horseback, sketching, 4-H projects and, best of all, making pets of all the ranch animals. She was known for her artistic talents, which she shared with pencil and paintbrush, skillful home decorating, tiling and house painting to name a few. At 26, she moved to the Black Hills and fell in love with that area, where she still resided in a beautiful spot with a view of the Seven Sisters Range. Her photos of sunrises and sunsets are awesome.
For the past 22 years, her talents and people skills were shared with not only her family but her Kindom Ministry through the Jehovah’s Witness Organization into which she was baptized on April 23, 1995, becoming a full-time Pioneer, serving from Sept. 1, 2009, until her death Dec. 19, 2017.
Grateful for having shared her life are her sisters, Lyndy Williams Ireland (Kenny) of Philip, and Nancy Williams Stephenson of Hot Springs; her nieces, Nicole Ireland Nelson (Wesley) of Midland, and Melanie Stephenson Serres (Heath) of Glenrock, Wyo.; her nephews, Vincent Ireland (Amy) of Rapid City, and Marty Stephenson of Hot Springs; all her beloved great-nephews and great-nieces; Tom Conger and a host of other relatives and friends, too many to count.
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Dell was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, James Rumney and John Davis, and her great-niece, Jennifer Nelson.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 30, 2017, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hot Springs.
Committal services will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Family Triangle Ranch near Philip.
Arrangements have been placed in care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.