83R139 JGH-D
  By: Patrick H.R. No. 34
         WHEREAS, Family and friends will long cherish their memories
  of Arabella Davis of Arlington, who died on December 6, 2011, at the
  age of 76; and
         WHEREAS, The former Arabella Toney was born in Plainview on
  November 26, 1935, to O. T. and Laura Grace Toney; she graduated
  from high school in Abilene and went on to earn a bachelor's degree
  in education from Baylor University; and
         WHEREAS, After moving to Arlington, she joined the First
  Baptist Church, where she met John L. Davis; they were married in
  1968, beginning a rewarding relationship that lasted for 43 years;
  together, they were blessed with two sons, Stephen and Michael, and
  saw their family grow to include five grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Davis distinguished herself in the course of a
  29-year career as a teacher in the Arlington Independent School
  District, during which she mentored hundreds of students at Short
  Elementary School and Wood Elementary School; and
         WHEREAS, A dedicated educator and a loving wife, mother, and
  grandmother, Arabella Davis excelled in all of these roles, and she
  leaves behind a legacy that will be treasured by all who held her
  dear; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Arabella Davis and
  extend sincere condolences to the members of her family: to her
  husband, John L. Davis; to her sons, Stephen Davis and his wife,
  Ronda, and Michael Davis and his wife, Melissa; to her
  grandchildren, Haley Davis, Jordan Davis, Anna Davis, J. Davis, and
  Mark Davis; and to her other relatives and friends; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for her family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Arabella