February 6, 1941 - January 27, 2019
Fun and lovable, Dena Davis, raced to the finish line after being diagnosed with stage four cancer. Masterful at championing others, Dena was kind, generous and delightful to be around. Her sweet soul and mischievous spirit will be sorely missed. Born February 6, 1941, in Kilgore, TX to Abe and Rae Roth, Carol Diane began her journey as the youngest and most adored sibling of Shirley and Gary who were also her best friends. As a young adult, Dena married Shel Mitelman and had two beautiful children; Risa and Robert. This was when things really got fun. Especially when the grandkids were born and she became Mimi. Being a grandmother was her favorite thing ever, and she loved her grandchildren. Jason, Kevin, Laurel, Lainey and Allie are her special legacy that she cherished and adored. For Dena, family and friends were the most important part of her life. She loved and treasured Cami, her cousins, nieces, nephews and some very special neighbors and friends. Frequently joking that the primary cause of divorce is marriage; Dena was determined to defy the odds and married Hal Davis. A doting and supportive wife; she tirelessly worked in his businesses and supported his ventures. After being widowed, Dena moved to Austin and used her advanced care taking skills to start Mimi’s care giving. Providing child care, senior care and pet care was Mimi’s way of helping others. Dena will be lovingly remembered for her disarming anecdotes and special way of making people smile. If you ever had the unique pleasure of being her phone solicitor, waitstaff, banker, mechanic, delivery driver or other service provider, you know that she was one of a kind. Thoughtful, kind and generous to a fault, Dena spread joy everywhere she went. Her presence will always be with us. May her memory be a blessing.
Fun and lovable, Dena Davis, raced to the finish line after being diagnosed with stage four cancer. Masterful at championing others, Dena was kind, generous and delightful to be around. Her sweet soul and mischievous spirit will be sorely missed. Born... View Obituary & Service Information
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