Beth A. Davis

Jan 6, 2020
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Family-directed memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Central Christian Church, 3475 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


Beth A. Davis, age 68, of Waterloo, died Monday, January 6, 2020 at her home.

She was born August 6, 1951 in Waterloo, the daughter of Clarence and Virginia (Ehlers) Davis.  She attended Edison and Emerson Elementary Schools, West Jr. High and graduated from Waterloo West High School with the class of 1969.  Beth earned an associate degree in Horticulture from Hawkeye Community College and graduated from the LPN program at Kaplan University in Cedar Falls.  She was united in marriage with David Ralston in Las Vegas, NV and the couple later divorced.

She worked as a printer at American Color for over 18 years and then was a groundskeeper at Hawkeye Community College for about 5 years.  More recently, Beth work as an LPN at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown for 5 years.  She was a member of Central Christian Church in Waterloo.

Beth was proud that she helped landscape the memorial that was constructed in honor of the victims of the Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City.  She enjoyed gardening and loved her pets – most recently Lola her cat.  Beth was a longtime fan of the Blue Band and the recent adaptations.

Survivors include 3 sisters, Ellen Regenold and Janice Davis, both of Waterloo and Jean Davis of Talent, OR.; 5 nieces and nephews, Steve (Monica) Regenold, Shawn (Steve Kearney) Regenold, Sherrie (Dean) Wise, Christy (Matt) O’Brien, and Sara (Shaun) Knoll; great nieces and great nephews, Stephanie Regenold, Mia, Ian, Emma and Jeremy Kearney-Regenold, Nic and Erica Wise, Samantha Strange, Lorna O’Brien, Jake Dodge, Maxim and Addison Knoll.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Nancy Koht Johnson | Jan 10, 2020
     Ellen, Janice, and Jean my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I remember the wonderful times of giggling, playing games and learning about ourselves at our family reunions.  We were so lucky to have each other and grow up with exceptional parents and family. Beth will join all we have lost. God Bless all of you!
  2. Carol | Jan 08, 2020
    Beth was a dear sweet person with a heart of gold! I always enjoyed spending time with her and Lola! She loved taking about her family,  the kids and her employment at the Veterans Home.  She was one of a kind! She meant very much to me and she is, as well as always, will be missed so very much! 
  3. Debbie (D'acquisto)Shoemaker | Jan 07, 2020
    Jan, Jean and Ellen,  my heart is breaking!  The memories that I have of my times with Beth and all of you will always be in my heart and mind!  I know she will be our guardian angel!  Rest in peace, my dear friend!

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