Joan Allene Mosher Davis

LONG BEACH — Mrs. Joan Allene Mosher Davis died April 2, 2021, at the age of 78, in Long Beach, Washington. Joan was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Tulsa, Okla., and considered Long Beach their hometown. She was the sixth child of Tom and Rachel (Turntine) Davis.

Joan spent most of her working years in the food service industry locally. Many fishermen and locals were her favorite customers when she owned the Tidewinds and Port Side Restaurants in Ilwaco. Her career also found her as food service supervisor at the New Serra nursing home, then for the last 10 years she was food service supervisor for the Ocean Beach School District where she enjoyed working with the staff and seeing the children of locals she knew.

She also took on the task of being a foster mother for two girls over an eight-year period. Even though these girls left the area they remained in contact with her and thought of her as their mother.

She is survived by two daughters, Valerie Gill and Kelly Crump; grandchildren, Jessica Long, Mandi Emrich, Triscia Gill, Eric Gill, Rocky Crump and what she considered as a daughter, that of Alisha (Rodger) Johnson as well as 17 great-grandchildren, many of which were the delight of her life; and two sisters, Patty Bolden and Linda Mikkola. Joan and her sisters made it a point to get together for luncheons and daily chats on the phone and remained close siblings. She was preceding in death by her sisters, Joyce Bell, Mary Henington, and Phyllis Benett, her brothers, Dock Davis, Alvie Davis and Rex (Rocky) Davis; her parents Tom and Rachel Davis along with beloved nieces Debra Henington and Lorie Duffy as well as nephew Dale Henington. She was a very caring person that would offer others help only to leave herself with nothing at times.

Ocean View Cremation is in charge of arrangements, 1213 Franklin, Astoria, Oregon, 97103. (503)338-7200

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Nancy Wallace

Joan was truly a blessing to all who were fortunate to know her and she will be missed. I had known Joan when I worked for her at the nursing home when she ran it and later worked for her when she owned Joan's Portside Cafe. What I will cherish about Joan was that even though many of the employees at the restaurant were family, those of us who weren't were STILL family to Joan. She always had a kind word for all, and always thought of others first; no matter what she might have been going through. My son David also worked for Joan for two months before he started Graduate School and I'll never forget how he chased two guys down who didn't pay their bill and how upset Joan was that he did that because he could have been hurt... that was all she cared about. A favorite humorous memory I have was when she was "protecting" me and her niece Debbie from a garter snake because we were so afraid of it. So Joan "armed" herself with a butcher knife and hid it behind her back as she went hunting for it! When I moved away from Long Beach, I lost contact with Joan, but I never forgot about her and it made my heart ache to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to her children and grandchildren because they were the most important things in Joan's life. The world, as my son says, "is a little less better" now that someone like Joan has been taken from us. Good-bye Joan, you ARE and WILL BE missed! Nancy Wallace


My Dear Friend Joan,

You were and still are a blessing to all of us. You always thought of others, even when you were in great pain. You cooked meals for a neighbor, who was just surviving day to day. You remembered my birthday even though I was out of town having surgery. No-one could ask for a better friend. Thank you for all your kindness and love you shared, with all of us. I know you have your wings, which makes me smile and I will never forget you.

My thoughts are with Joan's family and friends. Joan is no longer in pain and will be truly missed. May the memory of all the things Joan did for others, be remember, for all those that need this kindness today. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Your Friend & Neighbor, Sue

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