Zella Y. Davis

Zella Y. Davis


Zella Yvonne “Bonnie” Davis, 90, of Irvine, California passed away September 12, 2021.

She was the oldest of 14 children born to Alvin and Ellen Paramore on August 14, 1931, in New London, Ohio. She graduated high school in 1949 from Ruggels Troy High School.  She is survived by her husband Raymond A. Davis of 32 years.  She is also survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Terry) Asbury, son Thomas (Morag) Neer, and stepchildren Janell (Rick) Dankert, and Rod (Carla) Davis.  She is also survived by 5 granddaughters, 5 grandsons and 7 great grandchildren, 4 sisters, Jean, Eleanor (Lennie), Marilyn and June and 4 brothers, Harold (Susan), Marion (Mary Jo), Mark (Patty) and Richard and an extensive family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Art, Jim, Robert, Lawrence, sister Mary, brothers in law Jack and Chuck, and sister-in-law Thelma and son Timothy.

Raised in a large family she was given to kind generosity, a loving nature, stubbornness, strong will and a mischievous sense of humor most likely passed on from her father. What can you say about a woman who has given us life?  As a mother, she was simply the best.  Our Heavens shine brighter!

Bonnie and her husband Ray spent their retirement years cruising the continental United States on Casper, their Honda Gold Wing during summers visiting family and friends.  They also headed up the organization MARC (Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club) for many years in Southern California. 

Cremation was handled by Cremation Society of Orange Coast, Garden Grove, Ca.

Interment is scheduled for June 2022 at Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenwich, Ohio.


  1. Kelley Kroll says:

    You will be missed Aunt Bonnie. May peace and comfort be sent to all family and friends.

  2. Demetrios and Lisa says:

    A lovely tribute. May her member eternal.

  3. Thomas Neer says:

    I miss your voice and wisdom.
    Love You Always
    Love your son

  4. Thomas Neer says:

    you wil be missed mom by all the family, another part of my heart broken. rest in peace you are out of pain now. love n miss you Morag

  5. Candace Russ says:

    Such a great person to be close to. We will always have you in our hearts. You’ll be in our hearts and thoughts for ever
    Love, Candace & son Jacob

  6. Ginger White says:

    Bonnie was a friend and mentor of mine through M.A.R.C. Her dry sense of humor and wit left us all in stitches many times! Sending gentle hugs of support to Ray and all the family as you navigate through this time.

  7. Anne Rodriguez says:

    My wonderful grannie, how much you will be missed. I love you you so much. My heart is broken and empty. R.I.P Heaven gained a beautiful angel.

  8. Thomas Neer says:

    I miss your voice and wisdom.
    I miss you yesterday, today & tommorrow.
    Love You
    Tom & Morag

  9. Sandy Wright says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Bonnie was an amazing woman whose memory will always bring a smile.

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