One year ago, On March 18, 2018, we lost the brightest sunshine in our lives, our precious mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, Claudine Davis-Embrey, at age 88.
Her children, Kathleen (husband Brian) Embrey-Barker, John (wife Jill) Embrey, Cindy Embrey, and best buddy Bubba (the pit-bull) shared her last days being near her side through every moment. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren; Jordan Reyling, Ashley, Michelle and Katie Embrey, favorite niece Denise Herring, and many more nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents, Claude and Clemmie (nee Noah) Davis and five siblings; Margorie Kelsey Hunt, Myrtle L Armstrong, John Davis, Faye Nell Dewire, and most recently Dorothy Jean Herring (d 02.08.18). Claudine's last wishes to her loved ones was to let her move on with all knowing she was ready.
Claudine was born on February 1, 1930, on Seevers Avenue in Dallas TX. Youngest of six children, she lived her life as a reflection of her parent’s great guidance, with integrity as her guiding light. Claudine proudly served her country as a Marine during The Korean War, later marrying Sidney Gerard (Gerry) Embrey and starting a family in Dallas.
After raising her children, Claudine struck out into the workforce landing a job with Hewlett Packard. She was transferred to Colorado, and year after year she retained the coveted #1 ranking in her job class over hundreds of her coworkers. Claudine got her niece, Denise, a job at HP. Denise was always so proud to remind coworkers that Claudine was HER Aunt.
Retiring in Waxahachie, TX, Claudine embraced her love for the natural beauties of the earth through her art. She interpreted her visions into gorgeous water-color portraits of her children; flowers, landscapes and seasonal greeting cards. Her art took on various forms as well including intricately-detailed decorated eggs. Hobbies and passions also included walking the pristine beaches to collect sea shells; hunting for crystals and fossils in the majestic landscapes of Colorado with her niece; playing Legos with her grandson, Jordan.
The sound of Claudine's unrestrained, gregarious laughter spread joy and happiness to all those fortunate to be near her. She loved to laugh and had the cutest sense of humor that drew so many people to her. On November 17, 2018, Claudine's family celebrated her life. Her ashes were preserved in amazingly beautiful large marbles with opal inclusions, her favorite gem. Additionally, loving messages were written on luminaries and sent up to her spirit. We reminisced about our favorite Claudine life moments, cried tears of joy that she was out of pain, and shared our grief with each other.