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Carolyn Sue Crossland Davis Daukantas was born to Rex George (R.G.) and Hazel Crossland on August 15, 1944 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She graduated from Capitol Hill High School in May 1962 and married her high school sweetheart, Garth Vaughn Davis in June of 1962. Carolyn attended Central State University and later moved to Maryland where her husband, Garth, was stationed in the military. She worked for many years in the furniture and design business. Later, her husband developed a new concept and business model in the trucking industry. A company called “Trucker’s Inn” was formed, and they worked diligently together to make it successful. After 20 years of marriage, Carolyn and Garth decided to dissolve their marriage but not their commitment of friendship. They remained committed, life long friends until Carolyn’s last breath. After a few years of single life, Carolyn met and married Albert Alexander Daukantas. They lived in Maryland for a number of years and later decided to move back to Oklahoma City where her family resided. Carolyn began working for the company her parents founded in 1956, Crossland’s A&A Rent-All & Sales Company. She worked with her brother, Jimmy Crossland, sister-in-law, Laura Crossland, her nephews, Rex Crossland, Joe Goodnoh, Joseph Keyser, nieces Laree Crossland, Danna Crossland, Lauree Miller, Rachel Keyser and a whole host of fellow co-workers whom she considered friends.
Carolyn enjoyed dining with family and friends, traveling to various places, watching television shows and movies including courtroom dramas, Hallmark movies, game shows, and surprisingly, murder and detective mysteries. Carolyn loved attending Southern Hills Baptist Church to worship her Lord, Jesus Christ, and visiting her church family. Carolyn was a faithful and loving friend to many people. For those whom she befriended, she considered them friends for life. She was a faithful, honest, and loyal family member, friend and worker.
Carolyn was a “Cancer Warrior” who bravely and fiercely fought four different cancer wars. The Lord called her home on June 13, 2022 after she “Fought the Good Fight”, “Finished Her Race”’ and Kept Her Faith.”
Carolyn is survived by her beloved sister and best friend, Dr. Lou Ann Marlar, and a large number of nephews and nieces, including Rex and Danna Crossland, Laree Crossland, Sarah and Sophia Sawaya, Sam and Meghan Marlar, Joseph and Trish Goodnoh, Michael and Anita Schwab, Joseph and Rachel Keyser, Lauree and Jason Miller, Andria and Andrew Stoumbaugh, and Lauren and Bachir Belaid. Beloved friends and cousins, who were so important to her, were former husband, Garth Davis, sister-in-law, Karen Davis, step-daughter, Karen Daukantas Jones, cousin, Randi Plunkett, cousin, Judy Small, and a dear, loving childhood friend, whom she considered family, Lois Howell.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, R.G. and Hazel Crossland, brother Jimmy Crossland, sister-in-law Laura Crossland, niece Sharon Crossland Schwab, and husband Al Daukantas.