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Susan Davis Stiles


1924 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Susan Davis Stiles Obituary
SUSAN DAVIS STILES June 1, 1924 - November 15, 2015 Loving mother, wife and grandmother, Susan Davis Stiles was born in 1924 as Susan Alice Countryman. She attended Short Ridge High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University in 1945. At IU she met and married Richard Davis; and from 1947-1952, they lived in Lafayette, Indiana, where she taught dance. They had two children, Mary Ruth and Donald Robert. From 1952-1957, they lived in Indianapolis, before moving in 1957 to Riverside, CA, her home for 58 years. Susan devoted many years to community service, beginning with the Junior League in Indianapolis and continuing with the National Charity League in Riverside. Susan's keen interest in education led her to teach English in junior high school and consult for the Riverside School District to develop grants for special educational projects. She was a longtime supporter of art and developed a program of volunteer docents for school groups visiting the Riverside Art Museum. She co-authored a program called Art Though History, which enriched social studies in elementary schools. After the death in 1984 of her husband Richard Davis, she married a fellow trustee of the Riverside Art Museum, Chuck Stiles. For many years they helped raise funds for the historic Julia Morgan building, and in 2001, she and Chuck received the Riverside Art Museum's Top Dog Award. Susan relished seeing ballet and opera and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. She is survived by her husband, Chuck Stiles; daughter Mary Davis MacNaughton; and son Donald Robert Davis, as well as grandchildren, Sloane and Morgan Hofer and Amanda and Matthew MacNaughton. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Saturday, December 19, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send memorial donations to the Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 684-7111 www.riverside art museum.org


Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 20, 2015
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