October 18, 1924 - December 6, 2013 The beautiful Charlotte Ann Chain Davis, a true lady who embodied remarkable dignity, grace, elegance, style and intelligence, brightened the world with her marvelously irrepressible wit. Beloved daughter, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and steadfast friend to many, Charlotte, although practical and a realist, engaged the world that she traveled widely, with optimism and hope. In her own strong but quiet way, Charlotte embraced the teachings and values of her Jewish heritage. Her ethics and moral code were above reproach and unwavering. She generously shared the abundant compassion and kindness that filled her heart. Born in Bakersfield, California, Charlotte, an only child, moved to Los Angeles with her parents at an early age. She attended Third Street Elementary School, John Burroughs Junior High School, Los Angeles HIgh School and UCLA. Throughout her school career she never failed to distinguish herself academically as well as to demonstrate her prowess in dance, theater and sports. Prior to graduating from UCLA, Charlotte met the love of her life, Air Force Captain Eugene B. Davis who had newly returned from combat in World War II. Kismet! They were married and started a family, first, with the birth of son Loren, followed, fourteen months later, with the birth of their daughter, Sydney. Always a vibrantly glamorous couple, Charlotte and Eugene remained happily married for over 63 years. While dedicating herself to raising her family, Charlotte was also active in community, civic and cultural affairs. She volunteered as a host to foreign college students in conjunction with UCLA's International Student Center. A lifelong learner with both a passion for the arts and commitment to their support, she was a longtime active member of The Art Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Blue Ribbon Organization of The Music Center of Los Angeles. She was a passionate patron of the opera and symphony. When it came to animals, Charlotte championed their well-being philanthropically as well as with her hands-on love and care. Charlotte's effervescent spirit, inquisitive mind and inveterate love of life kept her young always and made her an inspiration to those whose lives she touched. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Loren and Carolyn Davis, her daughter and son-in-law, Sydney and Peter Julien and her grandchildren, Olivia and Andrew Julien. Private services. In lieu of flowers, a donations may be made to: Los Angeles Jewish Home The Lange Foundation Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 10, 2013