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Jane Crisp "Gooney" Davis Obituary
Jane "Gooney" Crisp Davis Surrounded by family, Jane "Gooney" Crisp Davis passed away peacefully of natural causes on February 9, 2013, 10 days short of her 95th birthday. Jane, the first baby born in the Ross Hospital, was the eldest daughter of The Honorable Fred J and Mabel Crisp; sister to Peggy Elliott Wilson (dec. 2005) and Maryanne Cowperthwaite (Jim) of San Anselmo. Jane grew up and lived most of her life in San Anselmo which she loved dearly; attended Tamalpais High School, Marin JC and graduated from San Jose State in 1939. Following a short teaching career in Willits, CA, Jane met her future husband of 63 years William (Bill) Davis (dec. 2005); they were married in 1942. Bill was deployed in 1943 to serve 2 years overseas as an officer in WWII, returning safely in 1945 to meet his nearly two year old daughter Mary Lou Davis Busch Hayward (Peter). Two more daughters followed; Nancy Davis Tadlock (Terry) and Jeanne Davis Imai (Bruce). Grandchildren who really knew and loved their "Gooney" are Emily, Riley and Lori Busch; Michael Tadlock (Chelsey and great grandsons William and Robert), Robert Tadlock; Lindsay Imai (Cliff Hong and great grandson Yujiro) and Peter Imai. Jane, as a mother and community member, volunteered at Wade Thomas School, Sunny Hills, Marin Charitable, Marin Art and Garden Center, San Anselmo Historical Society and was a long time member of the San Anselmo First Presbyterian Church where Jane's family has deep roots. Her primary passion however was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Our family wants to extend our gratitude to Heartland Hospice, the caregivers at Homewell Senior Care and the staff of Aldersly Garden Retirement Community where Jane spent her last 8 years. Each, in their own way, provided enrichment for Jane during the last years of her life. A Memorial Service will be held Friday March 1, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice of Marin or the SPCA.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Feb. 19 to Feb. 24, 2013
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