Betty Ardell Davies, 92 – Owned Home-Based Dress Shop
Betty Ardell Davies, 92, lifelong resident of Tamaqua, died on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Coaldale, PA.
She was the wife of the late John “Jack” P. Davies to whom she was married 57 years at the time of his death on March 21, 2008.
Born in Tamaqua on January 29, 1927, Betty was the daughter of the late George and Amelia (nee Lloyd) Morris but was raised by her late aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Charles Wink.
A 1944 graduate of Tamaqua High School, she worked as a switchboard operator at the Atlas Powder Company, Reynolds for 21 years.
In later years, Betty owned a dress shop which was located in the basement of her home.
She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church, Tamaqua.
Betty is survived by son, Jonathan Davies and his wife, Deborah of Tuscarora, PA; daughter, Beth Lattanzi and her husband, John of Hometown, PA; daughter-in-law, Marie Davies of Hermosa Beach, California; grandchildren, Josh Davies of Georgetown, Texas, Michael Luna of Franklin, Tennessee, Amanda Hascin of Tamaqua, Lynn Davies of Hellertown, PA, and Olivia Lattanzi of Hometown; and 2 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by son, Jeff Davies and brother, William Morris. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Ed Noftz officiating.
Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 501 West Broad Street, Tamaqua will follow services. Call 9-11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials in her name may be made to New Life Assembly of God Church, PO Box 183, Tamaqua, PA 18252.
Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.