Heaven gained a true angel on February 1, 2022. Ardith Roe Davis, age 89, peacefully passed in the home her father built, which she was born in; a long-held wish. She was surrounded with love by all six of her children. Ardith was born on December 6, 1932, in Panguitch, Utah to Wilford and Ruby Roe. She graduated from Panguitch High School.
A pillar of the Panguitch community, Ardith’s hands created heirloom quilts, crocheted afghans, painted holiday ceramics for her children, and hand-dipped her well-known chocolates and turtles. She cooked for her community at the Senior Citizen Center for 13 years after retiring from Sears management in 1993. She loved volunteering her time to her community and church. She was honored to receive Volunteer of the Year Award. Her green thumb maintained a beautiful home and garden where she made room for everyone. Her heart was a soft place to land for all. Everyone who walked into her home said it felt like love. She exuded love. She enjoyed traveling the world with her family, many road trips, and loved trying new, adventurous activities. One of her favorites were roller coasters even at 80 years of age. “The more loops the better!”
After meeting Jim Davis in 1950 at a local dance, they were married and sealed in the Manti Temple. Together they created a family that includes their six children: Janet (Mike), Rodney (Lana), Kevin (LaRie), Debra (Richard), Karen (Brent) and Michelle (Bob); 22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Ardith is preceded in death by her husband, Jim; parents; brothers Earl and Ken Roe; and sisters, Winona, Beverly and Thais; and her two sons-in-law, Jeff Roberts and Timothy Scott Buehner. We are comforted to know she is now in their arms.
Ardith’s Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 11:00 am, in the Panguitch 1st Ward Chapel, 550 S 100 W. The family will receive friends a a viewing Sunday evening, from 6-7pm or Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 am at the same location. Burial will be in the Panguitch City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
The family would like to thank everyone in the Panguitch community for their love, care, and support of our mother.
We can only wish to be as loved as this amazing woman was. A model of strength, patience, humor and so much more. Heaven will no doubt enjoy her cinnamon rolls, chocolates, sparkling blue eyes, and unwavering love. We love and miss you dearly, mom! A wonderful role model you have been.
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