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Shirley Bea Toland Davis 1935 – 2017
Shirley Bea Toland Davis was born October 4, 1935, to Dillard McClenney Toland and Gyona Almeda Scott Toland, in Texas. She died unexpectedly on March 9, in Dillon.
Shirley married Asa Edwin Davis on February 27, 1954, in Bredckenridge, Texas. They had three children: Steven Walter (Susan) Davis, Kirk Edwin (Marilyn) Davis and Gail Lynn Davis (Joe) Barnhart.
Shirley was a gifted artist in many mediums, but is best remembered as a compassionate friend and advocate. She lived in Dillon since 2004 and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful people she met in Montana.
Shirley is survived by her three children, their spouses, nine grandsons and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Asa Edwin Davis; her mother and father; and her only brother, Leo Donald Toland. There will be a private, family service after winter has passed.