Lora L. Coffman Davies

lora davies

August 11, 1912 ~ January 22, 2008

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Lora L. Coffman Davies, 95, passed away quietly January 22, 2008. Born on August 11, 1912, in Kansas. Survived by daughter, Merlyn L. Davies; nephews, Merle (Kitty) Varnell, Pueblo and Mark (Nita) Coffman, Las Vegas, Nev.; niece, Sharon Cook, Pueblo; great-nieces and nephews, Tim Varnell, Todd Varnell, Trevor (Lori) Varnell, Brandi Varnell, Jere Schilling, Stephanie Peacock, Cheri Walker and Carl (Terri) Cook; great-great nieces and nephews, Nathan Varnell, Stacey, Raymond and Alexus Walker, Kaitlyn and Kelsie Cook. Predeceased by husband, Merle Davies; sister, Alice Cook; and brother, Marvin Coffman. Lora worked in the CF&I Telephone Office for 17 years, retiring in 1974. Her lifetime job was caring for her daughter, Merlyn, from which she never fully retired. Lora enjoyed cooking, feeding family and friends and playing cards. Her home was always open to anyone who might need a meal, a bed, or a friend. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Merlyn and all who knew her. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Danny Bryant officiating. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Colorado Bluesky Enterprises through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I was researching people from the family and came across this, I remember my Grandmother talking about you, I knew your brother Red. it would have been nice to have met you. RIP

  2. Aunt Lora was a very nice woman. I loved her very much. I will never forget going over her house and sharing cookies and fudge with her. I always enjoyed going to her house and seeing how she was that day.I will miss her and everything she has done for our family and friends.

  3. I have so many special memories of Auntie Lora! From when I was a little girl and would go visit when she worked at the Mill as an operator clear through the last few years when she still kept all of us on our toes!! Eating, cooking,talking, reading her letters from Uncle Merle, and playing 500 with her, Rachel, and my Grandma Alice. All of the family dinners and get togethers we had and trips to the cabin in Beulah with Gus and Pierre. As well as all of the extended family (Aggie, Mike, John, Rachel, Iverna, etc…) get togethers. Hearing all of the stories and sharing in all the fun!! I loved when Aunt Lora would bring out the tins filled with her yummy fudge and divinity! I learned so many great things from Aunt Lora! Seeing the world through her eyes!! She was such a strong women with such a strong will. Her number one priority was ALWAYS Merlyn. And making sure that she would always be taken care of. Therefore, I am so very glad that trusted Sharon (my mom) to care for Merlyn when she no longer could. Because Merlyn is such a blessing to us. I am so glad that Aunt Lora was a part of my family and a part of my life and that I was lucky enough to grow up knowing her. I will truly miss Aunt Lora and all that she brought to my life!


  4. Aunt Lora was a very special and strong woman. I will always remember her working in her garden and tending to her family. When we would go to visit her, she would be taking care of her flowers and her tomato plants. She would usher us into her house and sit us down at her kitchen table. She loved to feed us whatever she had cooked that day. She always had something to share. Aunt Lora would tell us about the depression and how she had raised Merlyn. She told us about all of the places they had lived, about her husband Meryl and about their marriage. She loved visits with her family. She liked seeing the girls when they were little. She kept all of her family pictures on the mantle. Although she could be honery, she definately had her ways, she had a special way of letting you know that she cared about you. We will miss her.

  5. Thanks to Aunt Lora our family had delightful times visiting her and Uncle Mac when we spent our vacations here in Pueblo before moving here. Our kids loved swinging on the old swing with Merlyn, and we all enjoyed eating the delicious food Aunt Lora had prepared.

    My condolences and thanks to my husband Merle (Lora’s nephew) who took very good care of Aunt Lora these last few years, & to his sister Sharon who has been taking very good care of Aunt Lora’s daughter Merlyn these last few years! May the ‘fragrance of memories’ be very real to you both in the days ahead!

  6. My favorite memories are from the old stone house,wrought iron fence,slider swing with the old milk box along side,the cukoo clock ticking away while mac discussed the world, current events,and anything else that crossed his mind,merlin in her swing as the sent of the marigolds would make me wrinkle my nose.and the pink and blue poodles that frolicked around the house and yard.Sometimes mac would get the creepy crawlers and other toys out of the room under the stairs.but during all of these things laura was always diligently making sure that everyone had something to eat, and something to drink.always making sure to ask you if you washed your hands.laura was always making something yummy wether it was cabossi, or her famous jello that always had something inside.always making sure to go that extra length to put her love into something for someone else. my heart goes out to her surviving daughter mernie. who i pray will stay strong.and find some solice from the rest of her family. and dream that somewhere mac and laura are holding hands under the sunset of eternal bliss. once again bonded in their faith and love for one another.love tim varnell

  7. Merlyn, Sharon, Merle,
    Thank you for sending the letter and picture of “Aunt” Lora. Mom (Iverna) and I are so sorry for your loss. Mom and Lora were friends for way over 60 years. “Aunt” Lora was my Godmother and I was named after her. She was so good to me and my brother David. When we were little we were always at her house or the cabin. Uncle Merle and Aunt Lora always treated us as though we were family and I am so grateful for that and to know such a kind woman. I know my mom will miss her very much. The picture you sent made mom very happy and she will treasure it always. Love you to all!
    Iverna and Marilyn “Louise”

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