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Who was John Denver's mother?

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John Denver's mother was Erma Deutschendorf Davis, born Erma Louise Swope in Oklahoma. She was a receptionist at the University of Colorado and a longtime resident of Denver and Aurora. Deutschendorf Davis died on January 17, 2010 in an Aurora, Colorado nursing home after health complications from an earlier fall.

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Deutschendorf Davis was born in 1922, and married John Denver's father in 1942. A decade after her first husband's death, she married her second husband, Raymond Davis. At the time of her death, Deutschendorf Davis had eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was 87 years old and known for her lively demeanor.

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