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Janine A. DAVIS

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At dawn on November 21, 2015, Janine "Jennie"Anne Davis (nee Schmidt) peacefully ascended into paradise. An Iowa native, Jennie earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She was an accomplished molecular biologist and served over 20 years in the federal government at the National Institutes of Health, where she specialized in eye research and received the 2013 Director's Award. She was also a phenomenal baker and sewist. She volunteered with the Baltimore City Master Gardeners and loved to garden with all her kitties. She was deeply funny and generous and just an awesome Mom and friend. In Baltimore, she leaves behind husband George E. Davis, daughters Grace K. Davis and Claire S. Davis and Claire's partner and Jen's "Son", Walker D. Teret; her Iowa family includes her mother, Suzanne Schmidt and late father, George Schmidt; twin sister, Kathy Phelan, sister, Susan Schmidt, and brother, Steve Schmidt. Jennie was a true warrior and an exceptional person. She will be with us always. At Jennie's request, guests attending her service are encouraged to wear cheerful colors. Friends may call at the family-owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook Road), Baltimore, MD 21212 on Friday, November 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. . At Jennie's request, guests attending her service are encouraged to wear cheerful colors. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 11:00 AM in the Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane at Dulaney Valley Rd (Exit 27N), Towson, MD 21286. Interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baltimore Humane Society , 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. www.mwfuneralhome.com
Published in Baltimore Sun on Nov. 24, 2015
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