Thelma Davis

Jul 6, 1931 - May 3, 2016


Thelma Daphne McQueen was born on July 6, 1931 in the county of Sacramento.

She was a majorette at Sacramento High School in 1947.

Thelma married John L. Davis on Feb 1, 1951.

They raised 4 children together. Edna Taylor, Joseph Davis, Robert Davis and Jonda Gamble.
They all lived in Rancho Cordova for most of their lives.

John was in the Air Force, so they were stationed in Japan for about 3 years.

Thelma loved to travel with her family and took the trip of her lifetime to Australia,
and other exotic destinations.

Thelma worked many years and retired from D.M.V. in 1986.

Thelma had a passion for cooking and her favorite food was Chinese.

You could show up to her home and she would have a full dinner on the table in 10 minutes.
She never used a recipe, she would just throw things together and it ALWAYS tasted GREAT!
Thelma made a mean Chipino.

Thelma was proceeded in death by her husband, John Davis, her sisters, Edna, Marjore, Donalda
Barbara and her great grandson Hayden.

She was like a second mom to her nieces, especially Stephanie and Sandy.
Thelma played a great and important role in her grandchildren’s lives….AND SHE LOVED EVERYONE OF THEM.

Thelma is loved and deeply missed by all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Also by her brother Charles and many nieces and nephews.
Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we lay our beloved Mom to rest.

Thelma will always be remembered for her smile, great sence of humor, and how much she loved her family.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Memorial Park
43rd Street & Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
US 95819


  • Ruth Brimmer says:

    A wonderful lady and Aunt who took good care of me when we were kids. Love you

  • Richard D Gamble Jr says:

    Edna, it hurts my heart to learn of your dear mother’s passing. I know I wasn’t a good son in law I have my own ghosts to live with. But she was a kind and loving woman. No matter how I acted she was still kind to me. I will never forget her. You and Harold enjoy your golden years and may GOD bless you both. I finally came back to him as I should have when your sister and I were together, maybe we may have made it. Well enough. Love always rick . You have a beautiful bunch of grand babies.

  • Juanita mayer says:

    Edna sorry for your loss may your mother rest in heaven god bless you guys love the Mayer family

  • Vickie and Glen Glaser says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Aunt Thelma was very special to our Mom and you could always join them for lunch or dinner on the same day for Chinese food at Asia. I don’t think there was a day where Mom didn’t talk to Thelma at least once even if it was to keep up with their soap operas and check on one another. The pain will decrease but she will always be in your hearts and the littlest things you see will bring back great memories of your Mom.

  • Penny & Jimmy Lee says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Thelma was a wonderful Aunt to me and was there for my mom when she passed. If she wasn’t there she would be on the phone with me. She was so understanding and sweet. I will miss her laughter and smile. I know the sisters are together again. They always had a great time together.

  • Pamela Boxall says:

    We will miss you Aunt Thelma. My heart goes out to all of the family. Love Pam & Jerry

  • Tina Anderson says:

    I am so sorry for your guys loss she was a wonderful lady I will miss seeing that beautiful smile she had every time I saw her

  • Phyllis Spence says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. My memories of Thelma are happiness and she had a heart of gold. I will always treasure.

  • Jeanne says:

    A beautiful tribute Edna.

  • Don Madden says:

    RIP Aunt Thelma. Don Madden (son of Mickey Davis Madden)

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