A Celebration of Life open house for René Davis will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. Come tell stories, laugh, and share a drink with the family in René’s honor.
René passed away to soon on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at her home outside of Albert Lea. She was 59 years old.
René Suzanne (Stephenson) Davis was born on April 3, 1960 in Long Beach, CA to George and Joan (Ater) Stephenson. She grew up in California, and enjoyed going to the beach, surfing, skiing, softball, and volleyball. After she graduated high school, she took some culinary courses at the local community college. On October 18, 1980, she was united in marriage to Randy Davis. The couple was blessed with two children. In 1981, Randy moved the family to Albert Lea, MN, and they have been residents ever since.
René was a cook at Perkins for 32 years. The last couple years she spent working at Mrs. Gerry’s.
Outside of work, René enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, motorcycle trips, and reading Stephen King novels. René always had pets, and especially loved her cats. She was sarcastic, supportive, caring and always thought of others before thinking of herself. She loved the sunshine, but nothing made her day brighter than when she got to spend it with her family. Any time the family was together, René was happiest. Actually, she was happy all the time-except from November thru March; Winters in Minnesota were not her favorite!
She is preceded in death by both parents, George and Joan; a granddaughter, Ashlynn Akin; and sister in-law, Darla Clark; as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.
René is survived by her husband of 38 years, Randy; children, Nick (Ricki) Davis and Alicia (John) Schultheis; grandchildren, Brydan, Connor, Annabel, Ariel, Alec, and Asher; brothers, Rick (Dede) Stephenson, Randy (Cheri) Stephenson, and Robby (Liz) Stephenson; the entire Davis side of the family-too many to list! As well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
Blessed be the memory of René Suzanne Davis!