Dr. Debra F. Davis

dr. debra davis

Deb’s service will be livestreamed below starting at 2:00 PM Thursday February 2, 2023.

Dr. Debra F Davis, 66, of Fargo, North Dakota passed away January 17th 2023, after battling an unexpected and aggressive illness at Essentia Health.

Deb was born on March 6, 1956 in Breckinridge, MN to Donavan ( Donnie) and Lenora Borud (Davis) Jenson. Deb graduated high school in Wyndmere, ND in 1974 and she continued on her education at the science school in Wahpeton ND, thru 1981. She proceeded on to the Northwestern college of chiropractic where she graduated with honors in 1985. Dr. Deb started her practice at Fargo Chiropractic in 1986. She continued her education and became a license acupuncturist. In 2001, she achieved the degree as a master acupuncturist in Santa Fe New Mexico, where she had the ability to practice in multiple countries. Her passion for healing, wisdom and knowledge, shined in every stage of life from completing her medical degree to expanding her education in China.

Deb was incredibly worldly. She loved to travel and get the most of what life offers us, making her the wise caring person we all remember her to be. She gifted us all, shared experiences that left everyone she met with joy and an awareness of what is truly important. Deb experienced it all, a perfect example of a life we all should strive for. Falling in love young and again experiencing the full extent of what our hearts are capable of becoming a nurturing mother, grandmother and fulfilling her purpose as a doctor healing those in need and devoted friend to everyone who cared about her. She loved being outside soaking in the sunshine and fresh air; she was very connected with nature and was very passionate about gardening and then used that to express her talent in the kitchen; sharing the gift of her cooking with those she loved. Deb filled her time with a wide range of hobbies. It is impossible to capture in such few words from sewing, cooking, painting, to ping pong and piano and she was eccentric in all the best possible ways. Deb has left us all with a lasting imprint of herself and her experience on all of us that we are sure to never forget.

Deb is survived by her children, Laurel (Brady) Sexton, Isabella & Louie, Fargo ND: Mike (Julie) Berg & Eva, Fargo ND: Rachel Babcock & Audrey, Teagan, Quinn. Maple Grove, MN; Mother, Lenora Jensen, Fargo ND; siblings, Rick (Joanne) Davis & Ashley, Detroit lakes MN: Vernon Davis and Alex, Osage MN; her extended Florida Family; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and honorary children and her dedicated patients.

Deb was preceded in death by her husband, Greg (Pappy) Grant; father, Donovan (Donnie) Davis.

Visitation will take place from 1:00-2:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00pm Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Hope Lutheran South Campus, Fargo ND.


Visitation - Thursday: February 2, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hope Lutheran Church Fargo, South Campus
3636 25th St S.
Fargo, North Dakota 58104

(701) 235-6629

Celebration of Life - Thursday: February 2, 2023 2:00 pm

Hope Lutheran Church Fargo, South Campus
3636 25th St S.
Fargo, North Dakota 58104

(701) 235-6629

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  1. Thirty or so years ago, a sister encouraged me to see Dr. Deb. Appointments with Chiropractor Debra Davis became a visit with a friend. Those visits and Dr. Deb’s professional ability changed pain into the chance to enjoy and participate in active adventures, which we have done. We knew we could check in with her when we needed ‘tweaking’, which we did. Bad headaches and down-time for Kathleen became times for dancing, biking, sailing and skiing adventures. For Bob, back twists were adjusted so handball, sailing and skiing could continue. Dr. Deb shared hints that help.
    That is all good. Selfishly, what is not good is missing her presence, more time with her selflessness and sincerity. We need to learn from and carry that forward. It is comforting that the suffering is over. Kathleen for Bob & Kathleen

  2. Thinking of all of you. Deb was a tremendous help to me over the years. She was a huge asset to our community and will be greatly missed.

  3. I started with Deb when she first started out. She has helped me SO much over the years. I am so sad to hear that she has left this life. Happy for her she’s with Jesus.
    Thank you Dr Deb, you’ll be missed ! ❤️.

  4. I went to see Deb via Nichole Hensen’s recommendation when I had an emergency back problem one morning. Deb saw me immediately and I had many more treatments with this caring woman. My husband also sought treatment from her and we both were amazed at her compassion and knowledge. We are sending our condolences to her entire family. Sincerely, Sandi Mcdougall & Paul Schierberl

  5. Many lives will change because of your passing, Deb. You were a fabulous friend, great healer, lover of nature, and most importantly daughter, sister, mom, grand, aunt, cousin, and friend. You are deeply loved! I’m so fortunate to have gotten to spend many fun and serious moments with you. Until we meet again Dear Old Friend, you will always be in my heart! Love you Dear!💗

  6. When a room goes dark, a bright light has left the room and there are no words to bring back the light. And Dr. Deb would always light up the room. She will be missed by so very many of us. She will always be in our hearts, our memories and our thoughts. God bless you Dr. Deb and put in a good word for all of us.

  7. Deb will be remembered as a passionate and caring person in her many pursuits and interactions with the people in her life. You will be missed but not forgotten.

  8. Deb, always so full of life and had a way of brightening anyone’s day. Dedicated to her family, friends & professional life. Everyone who knew her loved her. Gone too soon.

  9. Rich and Vern, I am sorry for the loss of your sister. She was spunky, quick-witted, and fun-loving. May you carry Deb and her spirit in your hearts.

    I remember fondly when my family met your family. We were teens and pre-teens in Grand Forks when Lenora and my mom Mary were getting their masters in teaching. I remember the joy and fun your family shared with us then and for years later. There was always much laughter in the house. Like the time, Deb was sewing a garment with complicated directions. She was following the instructions so closely that she stitched the paper into the cloth. Or when Deb crawled inside the kitchen cabinets to paint and came out with just as much paint on her as the woodwork.

  10. Heartbroken and sad. Love and hugs to all of your family,friends and patients.
    Will always remember the good times shared especially in NM celebrating my birthday.
    Forever grateful for your generosity and kindness to me and my family whenever we would visit and you would open your house to us. Going to miss our long telephone conversations and your wisdom and knowledge about shared interests.
    As Greg would always say, “Peace to your soul”.

  11. In sorry we could not make it up she was always a pleasure and a lot of fun to be around going to miss her

  12. I met Dr. Deb after moving to Moorhead to attend school at Concordia College in 1988. I needed a local chiropractor, and she was the only chiropractor I met – just based off her ad in the yellow pages. We hit it off immediately. I’ve seen Dr. Deb here and there over the years since then, including receiving acupuncture for hot flashes when they started kicking in. She helped me immensely and I will be forever grateful for her kindness, caring, loving, nurturing and educational friendship. I will miss seeing her as we shared a passion for gardening – each growing season sharing tidbits of information with what worked and didn’t work or hearing about new plants maybe we’ve either never tried or heard of! It was a great pleasure to have known Dr Deb and I am grateful I was given the opportunity to meet and be friends with such a special person. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr .Deb’s family, friends, and coworkers.

  13. I am so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. I knew her when she was young as we all hung out with her brothers. Lenore, Rick and Vernon I am so sorry for your loss.

  14. dr.deb was a healing chiropractor for my life//I knew her for 30 years and she has made me the person a am today….I would more than likely be a complete cripple if it want for dr. Deb….I referred to here in my mind as a second healing good,,,,I’ll bet she really put up a fight in the hospital..using mind over matter..she was a very positive person..her death was a shock to me…she gave me the impression she was going to live till 110…god bless her!

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