LACONIA - Elisabeth S. Davis, 88, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died peacefully at Taylor Community on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. She was the widow of William W. Davis, who died in 2007.
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Mrs. Davis was born March 27, 1924, in Boston., the daughter of William and Marie (Davidson) Shannon. She resided in Medfield, Mass., for 14 years, then Westborough, Mass., for another 22 years before moving to Laconia in 1988. Mrs. Davis studied commercial art at Worcester Museum School of Art and was employed as a commercial artist for many years.
After retiring, Betty became interested in collecting and selling dolls and did so for over 20 years. Mrs. Davis and her husband traveled throughout the U.S. extensively and to Europe several times. They both enjoyed skiing, golf and photography.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Mills and husband, Earl, of Alexandria, Betsy Davis and husband, Ned Ellsworth, of Pepperell, Mass., Linda Davis Amsden of Sanbornton; and son, Jeffrey A. Davis and wife, Bonnie Kudlicki, of Richardson, Texas; and two grandchildren, Seth Amsden of Somerville, Mass., and Mariah Amsden of Northborough, Mass.; one brother, John Shannon and wife, Maybelle, of Brewster, N.Y.; one nephew and five nieces. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Davis was predeceased by a brother, William Shannon.
services:Services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, 03246, or to the
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Published in Union Leader on September 18, 2012