Agnes Davis celebrates 100th birthday

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Agnes Blossom Cline Davis, part-time resident of Creede, CO since 1986, celebrated her 100th birthday in Las Animas, Colorado March 23, 2020.  While big birthday celebrations were put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic, her grandchildren still drove from Denver and Colorado Springs to her home to celebrate and surprise her.

Her grandchildren held handmade ‘Happy 100 Birthday’ posters against windows and left gifts of pizza, roses, 100 pieces of chocolate candy and champagne – some of her favorite things on the porch. “She was so surprised,” said her daughter and caretaker, Judy Thomeczek, who shared Agnes has Alzheimer’s disease, but feels blessed to be able to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Agnes was born of humble beginnings and created a life of adventure and success. She was part of the ‘Greatest Generation’, known for esteemed qualities:  faithful commitment, personal responsibility, integrity, humility, a hard work ethic and financial prudence.

Special memories Agnes has shared with family over the years include: climbing Pikes Peak at 8 years old on a family vacation, living through the dust-bowl and Great Depression, getting their family’s first radio, seeing her first airplane, meeting Eleanor Roosevelt when she was in high school, getting married in 1937, finally having a house with electricity and indoor plumbing, and retirement travels to many places around the world including Egypt, Hong Kong, Barbados and RVing across the U.S.  Eventually she and her husband Cecil purchased a summer cabin in Bristol Head Acres in Creede, Colorado.  She has described Creede to her friends and family as a little piece of ‘heaven on Earth’ and is very fond of Creede’s hummingbirds and wildflowers.

Agnes was born in Gage, Oklahoma in 1920.  She moved to Las Animas, Colorado in 1946 with her husband Cecil Davis, seeking irrigated land. They farmed and built the home where she still resides during the winters and spent 70 years together until Cecil passed in 2008. Agnes has 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Davis has received over 100 greetings, cards, emails, texts, photos and favorite ‘Agnes’ memories.  If you have an additional memories or stories you’d like to share with Agnes, the family is collecting and reading them to her. Please email your memory or story to: [email protected]