Louise B. Davis
Louise Bourgeois Davis passed away January 20, 2021 at her home in Ephraim. was born June 27, 1947, in Boston Massachusetts to Dr. George Albert Bourgeois III and Marguerite Vichules Bourgeois. Her blond bouncy curls and genuine caring nature brought happiness to all around her. She, along with her younger brother, “Buster” aka Bert (George Albert Bourgeois IV), were known as the “Tenacre Twins” at the Country Day School. Her love of music began while watching Buster and the young James Taylor entertain at camp. She has fond memories of riding her blue Schwinn on the big hill near her home and learning proper-society etiquette from her Grandmother Stella, who was a midwife and her role model.
Louise went to medical school, became an RN, and worked as a nurse in the Boston area. Soon after, Louise joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and moved to Salt Lake City. There she met Terrel R. Davis whom she married in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Terrel and Louise were blessed with three children, and through them, eight grandchildren: Jonathan (wife Lisa; kids: Emily, Joshua, and Richard), Angel (husband Stefan; kids: Owen, Vivienne, and Sophia), and Sarah (husband Calley; kids: Kade and Lilee).
Louise kept a welcoming home, insisting everyone call her Mom or Grandma, giving hugs and sharing laughter. Wherever she lived she was active in the community: Lehi UT; Francestown NH; Kemmerer WY; Lindon UT; and Ephraim UT. In later years she and Terrel loved being part of the community senior centers. They enjoyed taking daily walks, enjoying flowers, and sunshine wherever they happened to be. Louise and Terrel were quite a combo. She, a bit of a Pooh Bear, quiet with a big heart, and Terrel, the bouncy, fun-loving Tigger. The combination was balancing for both. As Louise’s health declined, Terrel developed into her caregiver.
Louise was loved and will be remembered for both being simple and full of empathy. Her gentle ways always had a calming, encouraging effect on those around her. She brought out bring out the best in people. Louise was open, caring, and trusting, We are all the better for having known and loved her.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 Noon in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10 - 11:00 am in the LDS Ephraim First Ward Building, 450 N 200 W Ephraim. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Louise’s obituary. Due to COVID-19, attendee must wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti