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Davette Lynn Behrens

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Davette Lynn Behrens

AGE: 59 • Newark

Davette Lynn Behrens passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 after battling Stage IV ovarian cancer courageously for over four years. She passed in the comfort of her home, surrounded by loved ones.

Davette earned her Bachelor's degree in biology from Muhlenberg College where she developed an interest in the sciences. She spent most of her career as an anti-cancer researcher, testing potential drug candidates for efficacy and publishing her findings in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals. Throughout her career, Davette held research positions with Albert Einstein Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University, DuPont, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and QPS. Davette enjoyed swimming, relaxing on the beach, and traveling in her free time. But most of all, Davette was a devoted wife, caring mother, and loyal friend who cherished spending time with those she loved.

Davette is survived by Carl, her loving husband of 28 years; son, Douglas; daughter, Diana; mother-in-law, Harriet; and sister-in-law, Susan. She also leaves behind her brother, Don; sister-in-law, Carole; nephew, Alexander; and nieces, Amelia and Adele. Davette was the daughter of the late David and Myreta Tippett.

A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown Roads, Wilmington, Delaware 19808. A service will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 3003 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810, and interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, 1516 Ashland Clinton School Road, Hockessin, Delaware 19707. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Davette to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2013
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