Ann Louise Duncan Davis passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023. She was born in Roscoe, Texas, on November 13, 1944 to Judge Ernest Louis Duncan, Sr. and Fern Carll Duncan. She was a long time resident of Tahoka, Texas until 2021 when she moved to Lubbock, Texas.
Ann was raised in Roscoe and graduated from Roscoe High School in 1962. She played in an All Star softball league and starred in high school theatre. Ann was a very active in Girl Scouts and spent her summers at Girl Scout Camp.
She attended Texas Tech University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1966. She moved to Tahoka after graduation and served as a Home Economist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. She enjoyed working with the home demonstration groups and 4-H clubs in Lynn County. While there she met Billy Ward Davis, and they were married in Roscoe, Texas on August 5, 1967. They spent decades supporting the 4-H programs locally and all over Texas.
In 1973, Ann began working for the Department of Human Services where she served as a caseworker for the State of Texas. Ann was an accomplished seamstress and taught her daughters and others to sew and cook. She also helped many students obtain 4-H scholarships by giving guidance with applications.
Ann was very competitive in both bridge and golf. She proudly scored a hole in one in Bryan, Texas. She and Billy enjoyed years of golfing together, and they had wonderful memories with friends playing in Playdays at the T-Bar Country Club. She loved Billy’s jokes, and he adored her dry sense of humor.
After retiring from the state, she worked at the T-Bar airport in Tahoka for the Boll Weevil Eradication Program. Ann also worked at the Lynnwood Assisted Living Center. During her retirement years she loved traveling to see grandkids and going with Billy to the State 4-H functions across Texas. While at home she was always avidly working in her garden. She and Billy spent many hours devoted to working outside together on their yard.
Ann put her faith in Jesus Christ. During her years she attended church at the First United Methodist Church of Tahoka, The Springs Fellowship in Lubbock, and the First Baptist Church of Tahoka. In 2016, Ann was baptized at the Frio River near Concan, Texas, with family at her side. This location was a place of many happy family memories as a child and later with her children.
Those left to cherish her memory are children: Patricia Davis of Lubbock; and Katherine Adair and husband James of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Joshua Noble, Kobi Grace, and Kyli Joy Adair of Fort Worth; her brother John Duncan of Chickasha, OK; sister-in-law Darlene Duncan of Corpus Chrisi; and 2 nephews and 2 nieces. She was preceded in death by her father, E.L. Duncan; her mother Fern Duncan; her brother E.L. Duncan, Jr.; and her beloved husband of 55 years, Billy Davis.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of her caregivers at The Bee Hive assisted living where she spent her last 16 months in Lubbock.
Friends and family are invited to a Reception (visitation and viewing) to honor Ann on Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 am -11:00 am. It will be held at The Venue inside the Combest Funeral Home in Lubbock, located at 2210 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas, 79401. Ann will be laid to rest at the Tahoka Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the Lynn County Pioneers Senior Citizens Center (P.O. Box 223; Tahoka, TX 79373) or the Lynn County Hospital payable to LCHD Foundation (P.O. Box 1310; Tahoka, TX 79373).