Max Davis(3/3/25 - 5/19/2013)

In Loving Memory of Max Davis March 3, 1925 - May 19, 2013 It's been 5 months without our vivacious Mother and Grandmother. We try to fill the void with gratefulness for all of the great times we did have. Among things forgotten to be mentioned were Mom's stints as a PTA President at Vineland/Sunset, a Blue Birds' Leader, and after we kids had left home, the years at Longfellow School as a Teaching Assistant in Special Ed. where she became well-loved by staff and students for her humor and happy disposition. She volunteered at Parkview Julian for 19 years, even throwing luncheons at her home for the volunteers. She started when her mother was admitted. Candy and Kelly at PJ cared for both our mother and her mother, our grandmother, competently and caringly. Mom remembered them and enjoyed the humorous stories they would tell her about her mother, and we appreciated their special care for her during her months there. Pam Mahaffey continued to do Mom's hair through many years that included coping with Mom sometimes passing out in the chair and having an ambulance called. Pam was infinitely patient with Mom, accommodating her physically and emotionally as a true friend. Also appreciated were granddaughter Lisa Gilbert, husband Kirk,their kids Kearstyn, Kameron, and Karson who made a big enough "gang" that over the years of bringing food with their visits, and staying and eating with her made Mom feel as if she were maybe hosting a party at her home. Mom had been a fabulous hostess and these extremely kind and thoughtful "parties" gave her the gift of feeling as if she still "had it." She had the greatest memories of caring for and feeding her family of 5, and all of the neighbors and friends included. She never cared how big the party was, but she insisted that everyone eat well, enjoy themselves fully and freely, don't worry about the cleanup, and then "Get the hell out of my house." What a lady, what a life! Much loved and much missed. Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Wally and Max, interred side by side for eternity at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Forever in our hearts and minds. Together forever in Heaven. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 19, 2013