Irene Davis, 86, of Payson, died July 6, 2000, in Payson. She was born July 9, 1913, in El Dorado, Ark.
As a teenager, Mrs. Davis left the South for California during the Great Depression. She was an artist and journalist, writing for newspapers in the San Bernardino Valley. She wrote columns for the Payson Roundup after moving to Payson in 1975.
Survivors include her sister, Juanita Lacy, of Little Rock, Ark.; four nieces and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Watson M. Lacy, M.D. of Payson.
Services were private, and handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.