April 26, 1919 August 21, 2013
Elsie Davis, 94, passed away August 21, 2013 at her home in Long Beach surrounded by family members. She had been in failing health for the past several months, but prior to that had lived a long and healthy life. Elsie King was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Long Beach in the 1940's. She was the fifth of nine children and the first to be born in California. She was preceded in death by her husband, JaHack Davis. She is survived by her sisters, Florence and Helen; brother, Louis; daughters, Jeanette Waldo (Randy, deceased), Annette Vandusen (Rob); son, John Davis (Nancy), 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was a long time employee of McDonnell Douglas, retiring in 1981. Elsie was the epitome of generosity, spending countless hours volunteering for the Women's Auxiliary to the Salvation Army, the Community Hospital Auxiliary and the Garden Club of Long Beach. The Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 31st at 2 p.m., with the viewing on Friday, August 30th from noon to 6 p.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel (formerly Sunnyside), 1500 San Antonio, Long Beach, CA. If you wish to honor her memory, donations may be made to Long Beach Garden Club Memorial Fund, 256 Claremont Ave. Long Beach, CA 90803. Funds will be used to plant trees and to help reforest areas devastated by fire. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Aug. 29, 2013