It is with great sadness that our beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, Davina Renee Ou, passed away April 27, 2023 at the age of 44.

Davina was born on December 3, 1978 to Donald and Mellie West in Eureka. She is survived by her husband, Mingwha Ou, and their three children, Mingwha Jr. (Toa), Tautua, Leilahanna Ou and her precious Lulu. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Pago Neemia, as well as her brother and sister-in-law, Jared and Amy West. Her nieces and nephews: Tuutuuimalo, Lolua, Talamoni and Waiatupu Neemia along with a multitude of aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Davina was born and raised here in Eureka and attended Lincoln Elementary School, Winship Middle School, Eureka High School and College of the Redwoods. Davina played many sports throughout her youth and high school years, including basketball, softball and volleyball. She was remembered by many for her athletic abilities.

In 1995, she met the love of her life, Ming, and tied the knot in 2004. They then began their family in 2006 and had three beautiful children. Davina worked at Hat World and successfully managed the store for nine years. She then started working at the Eureka Housing Authority, where she formed numerous friendships and impacted many lives. Throughout the years, Davina coached many youth sports beginning with coaching her brother, Jared. She then went on to coach her children and nieces and nephews. Davina took pride in coaching the children of the community. She treated each and every one of them as her own, and was loved and respected because of it.

As her children grew, you could always find or hear her in the stands cheering the kids on at every sporting event while being sure to give the referees and coaches a piece of her mind. When she wasn’t at sports games or spending time with her family she enjoyed going to Bear River Casino or dining at one of her favorite restaurants. She never missed the opportunity for a day trip to the river or camping with her friends and family. Davina made a friend wherever she went and was loved by many.

We were blessed to have you in our lives, Davina. You will forever be missed and in our hearts always.

We want to give a special thank you to Dr. Dieker and the medical staff for their care and support of our loved one, Davina. Also to all of our family and friends who came to be with us during this difficult time. We love and appreciate you all!

We will be having a celebration of life in honor of our Davina on Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at Bear River Recreation Center in Loleta.


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