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Belva Hegsted Davis

November 1, 1918 — March 3, 2024

St. George, Utah

Belva Hegsted Davis

Belva Hegsted Davis, 105 years old passed away peacefully at home in St. George, Utah, the evening of Sunday March 3, 2024. She was born in Salem, Idaho to her parents Wray Walker Hegsted and Cleova Mortensen Hegsted on November 1, 1918. She was married to Guy Austin Davis on December 22, 1947, in San Diego, California


She grew up and attended Ricks College, now known as Brigham Young University-Idaho where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Belva was a full-time nurse serving for 36 years in the communities of Idaho Falls, Idaho and San 

Diego, California. 


Belva was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and actively served in many callings including being a temple worker with her husband in San Diego, California. 


She enjoyed reading, cooking, knitting, and caring for her violets. After her husband retired, they moved to Hemet, California and had many years of travelling together. 


She was a dear friend to many and loved her family fiercely. Belva enjoyed preparing meals and spending quality time with her family and friends. Her wit and charm always kept you smiling. 


She is survived by her daughter in law Ursula Davis of Germany; Grandson Stefan Jonack of Germany; her Granddaughter Tammy Lynn (Ronald) Rathburn of Alabama; and Great grandsons Tyler & Bradly Rathburn of Alabama. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Guy Austin Davis, her son Frank Wray Davis, her Brother Harold Hegsted, and her Granddaughter Bettina Yarbrough.


A private interment will take place March 19, 2024, in Southern California, at the Riverside National Cemetery.  


Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

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