Alison Gail Davis

February 9, 1990

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April 23, 2021

Alison Gail Davis

February 9, 1990

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April 23, 2021

Alison Gail Davis, age 31, passed away in her home in Billings, on April 23, 2021, from ovarian cancer.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at Apostles Evangelical Lutheran Church in Billings, with Pastor Jay Bickelhaupt officiating. Burial will follow at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park in Billings. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Apostles Evangelical Lutheran Church.

A memorial visitation with family will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Welter Funeral Home in Huron, South Dakota.

Alison was born on Feb. 9, 1990, in Huron, South Dakota, to Denis and Diana (Hohbach) Slepikas. Growing up in Huron, Alison enjoyed working with her dad on the family farm. She especially enjoyed working with the baby pigs. Alison was involved in many activities and projects, both in school and in the community. She loved helping people and working on fundraisers, such as Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Her cancer diagnosis inspired the creation of a Relay for Life team in Billings, and she was actively working on raising funds up until her death. Bowling was her passion, which included playing in leagues and travel teams. She was very artistic, and became a skilled crafter and quilter, a hobby that led to contributions in the church and other organizations. She also had the greenest thumb of them all, planting many flower gardens and growing vegetables. Many of her jobs in high school and college involved her working in the pop-up greenhouses at local stores. Alison loved music, playing the flute and piano, as well as playing the hand chimes for church. She was an avid cat lover, collecting anything that had to do with cats. She adored her pet cats Whiskers and Poppy.

Alison attended South Dakota State University, graduating with a B.S. in Microbiology in 2012 and a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science in 2014. It was at SDSU that she met her future husband, Wesley Davis. Alison and Wesley were married in October of 2014, and she moved to Billings, where Wesley was already working after college. In Billings, Alison loved working as a Medical Lab Tech for Billings Clinic. She was very involved in the church, especially with arts and crafts. She designed and made numerous centerpieces for special functions, as well as craft projects for kids. She also planted and maintained flowers on the church grounds. Particularly fond of tomatoes, Alison would grow large amounts of tomatoes that she would give away to friends in town. She loved tent camping and enjoyed going to drive-in movies and movies in the park.

Grateful for having shared in her life is her husband, Wesley of Billings; her parents, Denis and Diana of Huron; grandmother, Maudene Hohbach of Mitchell, South Dakota; grandmother, Marlene Slepikas of Huron; aunts and uncles Dan Hohbach of Mitchell, Doug (Penny) Hohbach of Letcher, Denice (Don) Hein of Huron, Craig (Melynda) Slepikas of Huron, Lori (Tony) Beyer of Watertown, South Dakota; and numerous cousins.

Alison is preceded in death by her grandfather, Buell Slepikas; grandfather Donald Hohbach; and her aunt Tricia Hohbach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children or the American Cancer Society for ovarian cancer research.

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15 thoughts on “Alison Gail Davis”

  1. My deepest sympathies to Alison’s family. She was a wonderful woman and so loved. Diana, I am hear if you need a shoulder. Sandi Aldrich

  2. Alison was a kind and beautiful young lady inside and out. It was my pleasure to be her academuc advisor and the prigram director at SDSU for MLS. Our son also graduated from engineering school at the same time as Wes. I fondly remember Alison introducing Wes to me at the engineering event. She touched everyone she met and her faith and strength are gifts she shared with everyone. Continued prayers to you Alison, Wes and family.

  3. Wes sorry for your loss. I will remember for smile because she seemed happy no matter what was happening. God grant you and your family peace!

  4. Wesley … I am so saddened to hear of Allison’s passing. She was such a wonderful person who was always positive and happy when I saw her. You and Allison’s family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Julie Windschitl

    So sorry to hear of Alison’s passing, Wesley. May God give you peace and strength in the days ahead.
    With heart felt sympathy,
    Jeff, Julie and Adam Windschitl

  6. Dear Wesley,
    Paul called and told me of your loss. I am so very sorry to hear of your wife passing. Cherish your memories and it sounds like she was a very neat person and loved by many. Her talents will be missed by many. Will keep you in our prayers. Grandma Grace and Tubby would of loved and enjoyed her. Will drop a card in the mail. You will always have a special place in my heart next to your grandparents. You were so good to them and they loved you so very much.
    Love from Ken and Shari Koll family-Springfield, MN

  7. Susie Hitchcock

    Diana and Denis,
    My heart goes out to you both as well as Alison’s husband. My condolences and prayers.

  8. Dorothy and Rodney Wagner

    Wes and family,
    I was saddened to hear of great your loss. Alison was the sweetest person I ever had the pleasure of working with. Though I did not get much face to face time with her since I worked out at the Heights while she was at West, our encounters were always a pleasure. She had the biggest heart and was such a caring person. My Hubby always liked her and was glad to see her when he came in for Protimes. She will be missed. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort in this time of grief.
    Dorothy and Rod Wagner

  9. Wesley, There are no words to take away your pain. Please know we are thinking of you in prayer. Keep sharing stories and memories of Alison. It will help you in the days ahead.
    Steve & Becky , Alex & Ashley, Jake & Shalee Brown Comfrey MN

  10. I saw Alison’s obituary in the Huron paper today. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all that are grieving. I think the only time I met Alison was years ago at a Thursday evening concert at the bandshell in Huron, Diana. The years have sure slipped away since then. I think of you often, especially now that I live near Sioux Falls and have reconnected with Jennifer. May our Lord give you strength and comfort. Joyce (Stegeman) Everhart

  11. Gary and Karen Poortvliet

    Dear Wesley,
    We were so sorry to read of your wife, Alison, passing from this life to the next. She obviously was an amazing woman from the words of her obituary. Your grief must be great, and so may the thoughts and prayers of those who care about you bring you a measure of comfort. Psalm 34:18 says “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” May you be sensing this love and closeness as you mourn. Do take care, and take time to grieve and restore.
    Gary and Karen Poortvliet

  12. Wesley, I am so sorry for your loss of Alison. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My deepest sympathy, Sandy Johns

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