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Martha Davis Graham

September 25, 1912 - September 30, 2011

"She was clothed with strength and honor. When she spoke, her words were wise. Her children stand and bless her."

Proverbs 31

Our beloved mother has gone home to be with the Lord at the age of 99. Martha was born to German immigrants,

Siegfried and Helene Jonas, in Kansas City, Mo. She was to become a woman of faith, courage, and keen intellect.

She married Wendell Davis on September 2, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo. In 1936, they moved to Southern California, where their four children were born. They moved to Central Point, Ore., in 1950, to raise their family. Wendell passed on May 22, 1964. On June 29, 1967, she married Roy Graham. They lived in Cottage Grove, Ore., until 1980, when they moved back to the Rogue Valley. Roy passed in 1985.

She worked for Rogue River Cannery, taught Sunday School, was a church camp counselor, and spent countless hours volunteering. Martha was honored as "Mother of the Year" at her church, and was the recipient of the 2006 Jackson County "Community Service" award at the age of 94.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, music, bus tours, and camping by a creek. She took great pride in following her grandchildren's activities and achievements.

Survivors include her children, JoAnna Thornton, Gwen

Miller (Wally), Wanda Burnette (Bob), and Steve Davis (Gladys); 12 grandchildren, Teri Williams, Jeri Ann Miller, Sheila Johnson, Judy Fair, Rhonda Kirk, Verlin and Rod

Jackson, Steve, Tim, and Lori Graham, and Jenny and Marc Davis; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and dog, Cody.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sisters, Luci and Hilly; stepsons, Don and Ed Graham; sons-in-law, Roy, Don, Jack, Bill, and Ed; and grandsons, Will Jackson, and Jon and James Davis; and great-granddaughter, Abigail.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., October 22, 2011, at Rogue Valley Fellowship, followed by a potluck at the church.

"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be

also." John 14