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Beatrice Davis

October 14, 1923 — November 19, 2020

Beatrice June (Eichler) Davis, age 97, passed away on Thursday, November 19,2020 at Country Man-or Memory Care, Davenport, Iowa. She was born October 14, 1923 to Rudolph J. Eichler and Catherine B. (Shebeck) Eichler in their home in the North End of Iowa City known as Goosetown, where she lived for more than seventy five years. She was raised and educated in Iowa City and attended school at the original Shimek grade school, Horace Mann elementary and graduated from Iowa City High School in 1941, the second graduating class. She was united in marriage to Herbert A. Davis June 11, 1944 in the side yard of her parents home just prior to his embarkation on his assignment to the China Burma India Theater of Operation in World War II. They were married for seventy one years until his death in 2014. She work for over twenty years at Measurement Research Center (MRC), the forerunner of ACT, be-coming a learned operator of the initial computer system that we have today. Following that, she worked in the College of Dentistry Dean’s Office until retiring in 1991. Bea was an avid Hawkeye fan. Growing up she would enjoy following Nile Kinnick and the Iowa Iron Men and occasionally catch a glimpse of him in downtown Iowa City. She was ecstatic when Forest Eveshevski took the Hawks to two Rose Bowls. As a season ticket holder, she did not miss a game as Hayden Fry resurrected the Hawks and continued on with today’s Head Coach Kirk Ferentz. Oh how she loved those Hawkeyes!

Beatrice is survived by a son Dennis Davis and his wife Sandy of Fargo, North Dakota. A daughter Kathryn Pottratz and husband Steve of Redding, California and a son Terry Davis and wife Donna of Manhattan, Kansas. There are six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband and her four siblings: Eleanor Kline, Virginia Carr, Joseph Eichler and Dolores Rogers.

A committal service will be held at a later date in Oakland Cemetary in Iowa City Memorials may be made in their honor to the charity of your choice. Enough thank you’s cannot be said to Country Manor Memory Care Staff of Davenport for the care she and dad received for the years they lived there. Additionally, the tender loving attention and care given by Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care can never be repaid.

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