DAVIES AlmaPosted: April 18th, 2013
ALMA MAE ARLENE (EAGLESON) DAVIES of Magrath, Alberta, departed this life on April 11, 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta. With patience, faith and dignity she spent her seventy fifth year fighting a debilitating cancer. She leaves to celebrate her wonderful memory, all who knew her: five children, Carol “Dawn”, Kathy, Daniel Jr., Dale and Mary; and nine grandchildren, Chris, James, Hanna, Sophia Ahmed; Miles, Becca, Cadence Davies; Marcia and David Samonds and John Hansen; sons, daughters, brothers and sisters (in-law); and friends. Beyond, she now reunites with her dear husband, Daniel, her mother and father Marcia and Robert Eagleson, her beloved older brother Wilbur, her stepfather Clyde Shields and friends and family.
Alma was exceptional and passionate in her life as daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother, student and teacher. She grew up on her father’s farm in Warner, Alberta, loving nature, the animals and the flowers. Alma became an accomplished pianist studying with her much honored teacher, Beatrice Foster, of Lethbridge. She attended the University of Alberta where she was accompanist for the choir. During a school break, Dan Davies, from Hillspring, asked her to play the piano for him to sing in church. They fell in love and Dan proposed at the piano on Christmas Eve 1957. They married in June 1958 and made their home in Bow Island, then Lethbridge, and later moved their family to Magrath. Alma loved music and shared this passion with her husband who had a beautiful tenor voice. Together they performed for many weddings, funerals and other events at the request of friends and family. Just before her death, Alma received a certificate of recognition from the Alberta Registered Teachers’ Association for forty-five years of membership. She has touched the lives of hundreds of piano students. Despite life’s challenges, including her disabled son, whom she devotedly cared for as long as she was physically able, Alma loved life and the people in her life.
Friends may meet the family at Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, Alberta on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Service Alma will be remembered and honored on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Magrath LDS Stake Center: 21 E 1st Ave S, Magrath, Alberta.
Alma’s body will be laid to rest beside her husband, Dan, at 2:30pm on April 18th in the Cardston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to the Lethbridge and Cardston Music festivals towards scholarship funds in Alma’s name.
Friends are welcome to visit the families memorial site for Alma Davies at www.forevermissed.com.
E-mail your condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham of Legacy.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677