Louis Bourgeois Davis
Louise Bourgeois Davis was born June 27, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts to Dr. George Albert Bourgeois III and Marguerite Vichules Bourgeois. Her blond bouncy curls and genuine caring nature brought happiness to all around her.
She, along with her younger brother, “Buster” aka Bert (George Albert Bourgeois IV), were known as the “Tenacre Twins” at the Country Day School.
Her love of music started while watching Buster and the young James Taylor entertain at camp. She has fond memories of riding her blue Schwinn on the big hill near her home and learning proper-society etiquette from her grandmother Stella, who was a midwife and a strong role model.
She went to medical school, earned her RN, and worked as a nurse in the Boston area. Soon after, Louise became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and moved to Salt Lake City where she met Terrel R. Davis and were soon married in the Salt Lake Temple.
Terrel and Louise were blessed with three children, and through them, eight grandchildren: Jonathan (wife Lisa, kids Emily, Joshua, and Richard), Angel (husband Stefan, kids Owen, Vivienne, and Sophia), and Sarah (husband Calley, kids Kade and Lilee).
Louise kept a welcoming home, insisting everyone call her mom or grandma, giving them hugs and sharing laughter. Wherever they lived they were active in the community; Lehi; Francestown, New Hampshire; Kemmerer, Wyoming; Lindon; and Ephraim. In later years she and Terrel loved being part of the senior centers. They enjoyed taking daily walks, enjoying flowers, and sunshine wherever they happened to be. Louise and Terrel were quite a combo.
She, a bit of a Pooh Bear, quiet with a big heart, and Terrel, the bouncy, fun-loving Tigger, the combination was balancing for both. As Louise’s health declined, Terrel developed as her caregiver.
Louise was loved for both being simple and full of empathy. Her gentle ways always had a calming, encouraging effect on those around her. She always seemed to bring out the best in people. Louise was open, caring, and trusting, and we are all the better for having known and loved her.
A viewing will be held prior to services on Friday, Jan. 29, from 10-11 a.m. in the Ephraim First Ward, 450 N. 200 West. Masks and social distancing is asked for those who physically attend.
Graveside services with brass band will be held at noon in the Ephraim City Park Cemetery.
Online guestbook and live streaming of the services available at http://www.maglebymortuary.com under Louise’s obituary, and a video will also be published. Funeral directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.