Mary Lynn Davis

On November 6, 2020, Mary Lynn Davis, better known as Lynn, passed away at the age of 76. She lived a full life and left an impact on so many.  She was born on May 15, 1944 in Riverside, California, to Emma Gustafson and Lester Dowell. Lynn was the middle child with her two brothers Bob and Roy Dowell. She grew up an Army brat and spent her younger years moving around. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1962, and then moved to Spokane to start her life on her own. Although she went to college and had many different careers through her life, Lynn’s real life’s work was being a caretaker to her animals and to her family.
Her love for her family and any critter she could get her hands on was incomparable. In 1981, she married her husband of nearly 40 years, Bruce Davis. He supported her in her love for animals and her family quickly became his own. She spent a lot of her time tending to her large array of different pets over the years including a monkey, raccoons, exotic birds, and all kinds of dogs and farm animals. She was the most knowledgeable about horses, dogs, and birds, and even created the CR Mini Farm for her and her grandchildren to enjoy. She was a devout Christian and attended church as well as 5th Sunday sing in Omak whenever she could. Lynn sat on the board of her local Church of the Nazarene for several years. She enjoyed participating in the Red Hats Club and handing out food at the Senior Center in Brewster. Helping people was truly her passion.
On December 19, 2020, shortly after Lynn passed, her youngest daughter Pamela (Pam) Ann Hill passed away at the age of 51. Pam was born on July 23, 1969 in Brewster, Washington to Lynn and William (Bill) Hill. Pam was born profoundly handicapped and was only expected to live into infancy. She was taken care of at home by her family in her first years and she spent the remainder of her life at a living facility in Lakeland Village where she received great care. She enjoyed having visitors, especially her mom, and she loved dogs. Pam has always been a fighter, even surpassing her life expectancy by nearly 50 years.
Lynn was preceded in death by both her parents and her eldest daughter, Peggy Sherouse.
She is survived by her husband Bruce, her daughter Kathy Hampton, her 2 brothers Roy and Bob, her 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
A memorial for Lynn and her daughter Pam will be held on July 16 at 11 a.m. at the Bridgeport Cemetery. Food will be served at the Berryman Park immediately following the service.
 

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