Shirley Ann (Clark) Davis
Shirley Clark Davis, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28 while being comforted by her family. She was born March 18, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN to John and Agnes Ruffcorn.
Shirley married Wayne Clark in Minnesota in 1948 and moved to Billings, Montana in 1954 to open the Clark Lincoln Mercury car dealership. Shirley and Wayne happily raised their five children in Billings until Wayne’s passing in 1973. Shirley remarried in 1983 to Kenneth Davis in Billings, Montana. He passed away in 2006.
Shirley worked at the Clerk and Recorders office as a marriage license clerk until retirement. Her signature is on her son Michael’s marriage license.
Shirley was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church her entire life. She attended the Billings Seventh Day Adventist Church since the time it was built, volunteering in the choir for many years. Her son, Chuck, made sure she was able to attend up to the week of her passing.
Shirley was fond of knitting and crocheting, donating many expertly made baby booties to the Billings hospital. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Washington State, Red Lodge and Minnesota. She took great joy in visiting her brother in California, and taking her kids to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and SeaWorld, and enjoyed traveling the Northwest with her daughter Patti, when Patti was competing in horse shows. She loved family gatherings, especially for holidays. She was also part of the Shriner G.I. Wives.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents John and Agnes Ruffcorn; her husband Wayne A. Clark, and her husband Kenneth Davis; as well as her daughter, Patricia A. Wages.
She is survived by sons Michael Alan Clark (Laura), of Montana City, MT, Charles David Clark of Billings, MT, Douglas Lee Knoche (Teri) of Billings, MT, and Daniel Jay Clark (Marilus) of Lakewood, CO; a brother John Ruffcorn (Carol) of Grand Terrace, CA; grandchildren Matt Knoche, Traci Lauckner, Jenna Clark, Holly Knoche, Kaci Clark, Spencer Clark, Zachary Clark, Daniella Clark; and 6 great-grandchildren. All who will miss her grace and presence.
A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Saturday March 5th at Billings Seventh Day Adventist Church
3200 Broadwater Ave, Billings, MT, 59102.