August 15, 1923 – June 9, 2015. Ivye Christine, 91, went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2015; the daughter of Carl Valmer and Ruth Pearl (Lockhart) Arnold. Ivye was born in Dustin, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Ivye loved to sing in church with sisters Audrey Mae and Jeannie and aunt Hazel. She graduated Wetumka High School in 1942. Ivye and her family moved to Whittier, California when she was 21 years old, arriving on Easter Sunday morning, 1944. During WWII, she worked as a riveter for Douglas Aircraft Company. After the war, Ivye and her sister Jeannie Boyd owned and operated a beauty shop in Whittier. August 25, 1948 she married Charles Davies, then moved to Flagstaff, Arizona where first daughter Marilyn Ruth was born. A few years later, the family moved to Oxnard, California where their second daughter Janet Beth was born.
We will always hold dear her strong commitment to our Lord and her love for her family. She will be deeply missed, but her legacy will continue on within her family and the lives of those she touched. She leaves cherished memories with her brother Carl Ray Arnold; her daughters Marilyn and Janet; Marilyn’s husband Douglas Reeves and their daughters Alyssa, Sherri, and Jenna; Janet’s husband Gregory Coppock and their daughters Taryn and her husband Michael Froeberg; Elizabeth Green; Colby and her husband Chad Duty and their children Dustin and Everly; and Shayli Coppock.