ILO C. (Petersen) DAVIS

ILO C. (Petersen) DAVIS

Jan 9, 1914 - May 22, 2008
Ilo C. (Petersen) Davis of Riverton died at Wind River Health Care on Thursday morning, May 22, 2008. She was 94 years old. Cremation will take place and memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Ilo Claire Edson was born in Mason City, NE on January 9, 1914, the daughter of Warren Edson and Lennie Agnes (Hager) Edson. She grew up and went to school there and was a graduate of Mason City High School.

She married Elmer Petersen and they moved from Nebraska with their two sons Larry and Erroll, purchasing their home on West Sunset in 1939.

Mrs. Davis was the first clerk at the sale barn when it was owned by Marion and Dorothy Petsch, and, with her husband Elmer, owned and operated the Texaco Bulk Plant. The couple also ran dairy cows for many years, although her favorite breed of cattle was Charolais.

The family, including Elmer, Ilo, Larry and Erroll, had a dance band called “The Danconians”, and frequently played for dances across the county.

In 1969 she married Edgar V. Davis in Riverton.

Over the years, she participated in the Fremont County Fair, entering her many flowers in the competition. The family said she was an avid duplicate bridge player, taking part in many tournaments all over the state.

Survivors include sons Erroll “Pete” Petersen and his wife Lisa of Jackson, WY and Arizona, and Dana Petersen of Riverton; daughter-in-law Donna Petersen of Riverton; step-son Jim Davis and his wife Georgia of Riverton; step-daughter Mary Burks of Stinnett, TX; grandchildren Monte and Travis Petersen, Lenora Anderson, Laura Lynn, Wayne Petersen, Deborah Gronski, Darrell Petersen, Donna Garcia, Nichole England, Shawna Brown and Dezi Walker; 20 great grandchildren; sister Louise Brown of Riverton; numerous nieces and nephews, including Connie LeClair of Riverton.

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Petersen in 1966; her second husband, Edgar V. Davis in 2003; a son Larry Petersen in 1983; sister Loree Purinton; brothers Newton Edson and Delmar Edson; and niece Nola Morton.

The family is requesting memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Wyoming, c/o Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.