Facebook Twitter



Elizabeth Julia Lindsay Davis (known to most as Bessie), died in Salt Lake City on September 22, 1994.

Born October 29, 1905 to Marion David and Luella Stewart Lindsay in Salt Lake City.Married Rulon H. Davis in the Salt Lake Temple on December 19, 1928. Rulon passed away on February 8, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Melba Burton and a son-in-law, LaMar Twede.

Bessie is survived by two sisters, Virginia Thomander and Evelyn Philips and a brother, David Porter, all of Salt Lake City. She is also survived by her four children; Marilyn Twede of Layton; Richard L. Davis (Joyce), Diane Godfrey (Dick) of Salt Lake City; and Julie Nielsen (Douglas) of St. George, Utah. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren who are lovingly called her "Darlings."

Bessie and Rulon raised their family in their beloved home in Holladay. She was an active member of the LDS Church all her life and held many positions of leadership and teaching.

Bessie was especially blessed in poetry and music. Living with her sister, Virginia, in her last years it was always a thrill to hear them break into song or quote poetry that they had written earlier in their lives. She was a member of a well known vocal and instrumental group in the Salt Lake area known as the "Lindsay Sisters". Their voices and violins gained even more renown when they joined in the first national broadcast in Salt Lake City when the air waves of Radio Station KSL carried their music to the far corners of the land. That first broadcast and more than 5,000 personal appearances at funerals, radio shows and benefits marked the singing and piano playing career of Bessie.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, September 24, 1994 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, where friends may call Saturday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services.

Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

T 9/23 N 9/23