Monday, April 30, 2018

Obituary: Marilyn June Davault

Marilyn June Davault was born to Ada Tot (Minnick) and Ellsmere Merle(Joe) Davault, on May 2, 1939, in Vineland, Kansas. Marilyn passed peacefully from this life, on January 18, 2018. At her time of passing, Marilyn was 78 years old and resided at The Citadel, in Mesa, AZ.
Marilyn June Davault
As a child, Marilyn grew up in both Kansas and Missouri. Her mother Ada, was a homemaker and her father Joe, owned and operated the Springfield Equipment Company. Marilyn attended Central High School, in Springfield, Missouri and graduated with a scholarship in music. She also received the title of Seven Star Thespian, in dramatic arts. Marilyn attended Hamlin Baptist Church, as a girl, also in Springfield, where she was baptized and an active member of the church choir. She also sang for weddings and many other special events. Marilyn was a very talented singer/actress and played the piano with great joy and enthusiasm, throughout her life.
Instead of pursuing a college career, in 1957, she married Charles Elvin Smith and they had three children from this union: in 1958, Candice Olivares-Prangley of Apache Junction, Arizona, in 1960, David Joseph Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, and 1962, Gregory Allen Smith, Peachtree, Georgia.
Marilyn had a very full and colorful life. She was later married to Air Force Master Sargent, James D. Dockens. They were stationed abroad, in both Spain and England, when her children were young.
While in England, she was very interested in antiques and visited many historical places. Upon her return to the United States, she resided mainly in Phoenix, Arizona, for the remainder of her life, working as a care provider.
In her later life she loved to go fishing on the boat, traveling around and visiting beautiful places in Arizona, coloring in her coloring books and enjoying playing the piano, singing, and enjoying good food family and friends. She always wanted to have a party and invite all of the kids!
She is survived by her daughter Candice, her son David, six grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her son Gregory Smith, of Peachtree, Georgia, both parents, Ada and Ellsmere (Joe) Davault of Springfield, Missouri, and a brother, Larry Joe Davault, of Blueye, Missouri. Also, a half brother and half sister, Norman Dee Spring of Kansas and Norma Jean Tabor, of Kansas City, Missouri.
May the Lord be with her and bless her... and may she rest in eternal peace.

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