M. Pearl Davis (80) passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry, ID. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 2pm in the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home in Bonners Ferry, ID. Burial will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry, ID.
Pearl was born April 25, 1929 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania to Robert and Mildred Lobb. She was the oldest of nine surviving children having four brothers and three sisters. A set of twins died at birth.
Pearl graduated from Houtzdale Woodward Joint High School in 1947. She began a life's journey that allowed her to travel extensively and to reside in Germany, Hawaii and several states including Missouri, Texas and Alaska.
She held many jobs during her lifetime primarily in the service industry where her sunny disposition resulted in her acquiring many loyal and long term friends.
She received additional education and graduated from the Northwest School of Hotel and Motel Management. She subsequently held several managerial positions including manager for a company that manufactured culvert pipes in Alaska.
Pearl moved to Bonners Ferry, ID from Alaska and shortly thereafter open up the Carriage Trade Dress Shoppe. Though this business venture was successful, Pearl ultimately joined the wait staff of the Chick-n-Chop Restaurant where she remained a highly valued employee for fifteen years.
Although Pearl had two daughters, one on the east coast and one on the west coast, she considered the Earl Ericksons her "family."
Pearl's superstitious nature presented itself in various quirky sayings that endeared her to her customers. She was known by many and loved by all who knew her.
Pearl is survived by two daughters, Marian (Lorrie) Corsi of Fredonia, NY and Karen (Greg) Krape of Renton, WA; three granddaughters, Jill Caroli (Peter), JoLynne Miller (Gary) and Kate Wakefield and three great grandchildren.
She is also survived by two brothers, Ronald Lobb of Cocoa, FL and Raymond Lobb of AZ; three sisters, Boatrice Kercher of Allentown, PA, Delores Shaffer and Louise Cherit of Satsuma, FL.
Family and friends are invited to sign Pearl's book at www.bonnersferryfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.