Sally Lou Davis
Sally Lou Davis passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation at the age of 92.
As the youngest child of Howard and Floy Davis, Sally was born on June 19, 1930, in Teague. Sally’s early years were spent in Teague in a home on 9th avenue where she and her sister, Linda, lived until they ventured out into the world.
Sally graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1947. She attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where in 1951, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Advertising Design.
In 1953, she received her teacher certification from Southern Methodist University. She continued her education at the University of Georgia where she obtained a Master of Fine Arts – Ceramics in 1969.
Her advanced education allowed her many opportunities. She spent a year in Chateauroux, France teaching at the NATO Air Base for the US Dept. of Defense.
She taught two years in the Wilmer-Hutchins school district, and 30 years in the Dallas Public School system. In 1980, Sally received the Texas Art Education Association Life Membership Award for Outstanding Service to the field of Art Education after being nominated by the Dallas ISD and the Dallas Art Education Association.
Sally believed that art is essential for human growth and development and successfully communicated this to all she touched. After retirement in 1986, Sally moved back to Teague to care for her aging parents.
Sally was blessed with many friends and family members who traveled with her all over the world. There were few places Sally didn’t visit.
As one of her dear friends stated, “Sal didn’t let the grass grow under her feet.”
Whether traveling the world or just visiting with family and friends, Sally made everyone, both young and old feel like she had known them forever.
She loved people, especially young people.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents Howard Davis, Floy Elliot Davis, and her sister Linda Jan Davis. She will be interred next to her beloved family at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Teague Public Library or the Teague Historical Preservation Society.
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