Erna Marie Davis (Nichols), a lifelong resident of Merced County, sadly passed away on August 10, 2021 at the age of 62 with her family by her side.
Erna was born July 28th, 1959 to Chester and Lois Nichols. She was the youngest of her siblings. Erna is survived by her sisters Carolyn Leo and Elma Vargas. Erna is also survived by her husband Dennis Davis, daughters Sheila Sousa (Jorge), Denise Eads (Gary), Lois Ann Davis and grandkids Cheyenne (Chey Chey), Leila, Maximus (Max), Edward (Eddie), Cheyenne (Milo), Dixie, John, and Kayla. March 2021 Erna became a great grandma to Athena.
Erna is preceded in death by her parents Chester and Lois Nichols, brother Chester, sister Ala Vargas, and companion of 17 years Joe Free.
Erna was loved by her family and friends. Erna had a reputation as being kind and giving. Erna loved to sing karaoke and collect many collectable items.
A visitation will be held Aug 19th from 4p-8p, and a Funeral Mass will be held on Aug 20th at 12p. Erna will be laid to rest at Winton Cemetery.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Noble Hospice for their care and compassion.
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