RaeDawn Liston Davis, 72, returned to her heavenly home on May 13, 2019 while asleep in her Spring Valley, Arizona home.
RaeDawn was born in Provo, Utah and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. In May 1964 she met her husband Terry Davis on a blind date set up by mutual friends and the couple was married in November of that same year in Granger, Utah. In June 1966, RaeDawn and Terry were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. They adopted their daughter CaSandra (then Davis) as an infant in March of 1967 making RaeDawn the youngest mother to adopt from the Salt Lake City Catholic Family Services at the time. Four years later in December 1971, they adopted their son, Jeffrey Davis.
RaeDawn and Terry traveled much of their marriage with Terry being active in the United States Navy. Together they lived in Utah, Florida, California, Texas, and Illinois before settling in Arizona. Here, RaeDawn fostered her love of children by tending kids in her home for 30+ years. She then earned her Certified Nursing Assistant License and worked in nursing homes for 5 years before transferring to a CNA in the surgical wing at Boswell Memorial Hospital where she worked for 10 years before retiring.
RaeDawn is survived by her husband, Terry; her siblings, Michael Liston and Wendy Rasmussen and their spouses; her children, CaSandra Pritchett and Jeffrey Davis and their spouses; 5 grandchildren and 2 spouses; 8 great-grandchildren and several additional nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019; Visitation/Viewing at 10:00am, Funeral Service at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 325 W. Coral Gables Dr. Phoenix, Arizona 85023. She will be laid to rest at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, Arizona 85301. All family and friends are welcome.