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Pam Davis, known for her eclectic style, talent beyond measure, inner beauty and passion for historic preservation, passed away on Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A seventh generation Missourian and lifelong resident of Boonville, Ms. Davis was a determined advocate for projects she believed would bring revitalization to the town she loved.

She was one of the first and most vocal opponents of the Union Pacific Corporation’s plan to demolish the iconic MKT railroad bridge, spanning the Missouri River. A battle won after several years.

Ms. Davis renovated several downtown buildings in Boonville to their original state of grandeur and believed in the importance of this to rejuvenate the town center and pride in the town’s history. “Beautiful downtown Boonville,” a phrase recently spoken, is one which cannot be said without thinking of Pam.

Pamela Jo Davis was born Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1946, to Joseph Jefferson Davis and Helen Virginia (Fuser) Davis at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Boonville, Mo.

She graduated with a bachelor of fine art from the University of Kansas at the top of her art class. This experience played a good hand in her lifelong love of the arts and she remained friends with many of her contemporaries who became well known artists.

A celebration of Pam’s life will take place 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Thespian Hall in Boonville.

Pam is survived by her father, Joseph Jefferson Davis; stepmother and friend of Fayette, Marsha Davis; brother, Jeff Davis of Fayette; husband Stanley Thomas of Boonville; two daughters, Yardley Wing of Boonville; and Amanda Thomas of Columbia; and one grandson, Jesse Davis Moore of Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Save the Katy Bridge in memory of Pam.

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