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.
East Lawn Memorial Park
43rd Street & Folsom Boulevard