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Transition * Alice Jane Davis * Sept. 14, 1951 * Oct. 12, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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  Alice Jane Davis, a longtime resident of Eureka Springs, died on Friday, Oct. 12 in Fayetteville. She was born on Sept. 14, 1951 in Indianapolis, Ind.

  Alice is survived by her husband of 36 years, Daniel Lee Davis; her son, Matthew Lee Davis; her parents, Bill and Marjorie Conger of Holiday Island; two sisters, Susan Lawson of Eureka Springs and Cathy Williams of Phoenix, Ariz.; her niece, Libby; and her three nephews, Tommy, Ben and Allen, whose lives were greatly influenced by the relationship they enjoyed with their very loving and giving aunt.

  Alice was a loving, caring soul; she always put others before herself. Many benefitted from her generosity. Above all, her joy was her son, Matthew, of whom she was so proud.

  Alice and Dan worked side-by-side throughout their entire marriage. They owned and operated Miceli’s Restaurant in Eureka Springs for 26 years.

  It was important to Alice that their employees be treated as family. In a business where employees tend to come and go, their employees stayed and stayed. This was reflected during her stay at the hospital where so many of their loyal employees showed their love and support for Alice, Dan and Matthew.

  Aside from her love and devotion to her family, Alice lived for vacations. She adored Key West and Jimmy Buffett music. She also spent a lifetime devoted to stray animals. She found homes for some of her strays; many she kept, but she made certain all were neutered or spayed.

  Dan and Matt will return Alice to her favorite vacation spot, Key West, where she will become one with the ocean and sand she loved so dearly.

  A celebration of Alice’s life will be held for family and friends on Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sadie’s Barn on Rockhouse Road. A potluck dinner will begin at 5 p.m. For details, call 253-9702.