Obituary of Teresa Elaine Davis
Terri Elaine Mansisidor Davis entered this earth May 15, 1945, the first born to Dorothy (Chadez) and Alfonso Mansisidor of Homedale, Idaho. She left us July 25, 2018, in Reno, Nevada.
Terri attended school in Homedale through the second grade when the family moved to Spokane, Washington. Three years later they moved to Boise, Idaho, where she graduated from Borah High School in 1963. She matriculated at the University of Idaho and Boise State College graduating in 1967. Terri continued studies at Boise, where in her biochemistry class she met the love of her life, Carl B. Davis of Emmett, Idaho. They married and relocated to Reno, Nevada, to attend graduate school at the University of Nevada.
Terri worked in a pathology lab in Boise and in Reno she helped develop the forensic lab for the sheriff’s department which she found intriguing. Terri left the job market upon the arrival of their first born, Alicia, and later cared for their son Leon, who died at age five. Shortly after, Terri and Carl accepted a foster infant, Charles, who they subsequently adopted.
Terri was a good student and enjoyed academic challenges. She continued to attend classes at the university through out her life and she tutored at the community college in Reno.
Terri was gifted in the art field, drawing and painting well, even before grade school with the encouragement of her mother and she continued to enjoy that creativity through her life. She also had a natural skill for writing short stories and poetry, particularly focused at children. She was fascinated with photography and was renowned for being the lady who was not properly dressed unless her attire included a camera. She liked the outdoors, camping, backpacking, and learned to snow ski with her children. Terri enjoyed the exhilaration of flight, flying glider planes, and she took flying instructions , qualifying to take her final license exam. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Leon. Terri is survived by her husband Carl, daughter Alicia (Patrick), adopted son Charles, grandchildren Gwyneth and Liam, brother John(Diane), and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins through the Mansisidor and Chadez families. Services will be held August 11, 10:30 am at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Homedale.