Yvonne Davy was born in South Africa in 1912. After graduating from Helderberg College, now Helderberg University, Yvonne taught there for a number of years. She married Arthur Ludlow Davy and in 1943, they served as missionaries in Central and East Africa for 23 years. They moved to the U.S. in 1966, where he was a pastor in the Oregon Conference until they both retired in1978. Yvonne taught piano and became a freelance writer. She authored twelve books and numerous articles for primary church publications. She also became known as "The Camp Meeting Storyteller" to hundreds of young people in the primary and junior divisions at camp meetings in Gladstone, Oregon, from 1967 until 1987, a year before her death.