Longtime Soldotna resident Sylvia Ann Davis died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Anchorage Providence Hospital in Anchorage, after recently being diagnosed with cancer. She was 82.
Services will be conducted at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna Wednesday at 3 p.m. A reception will follow at O'Neill Hall.
Mrs. Davis was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Virginia, Minn. She married Bernard L. Davis in 1943, and in 1945, the couple moved to Kelso, Wash. They moved to Alaska in 1961, with five children, settling in Soldotna where two more children were born.
"She was a gentle mother, grandmother and friend who welcomed visitors with a warm smile. She was always ready to stoke the fire in the bathhouse, put a cake in the oven or offer a bed to her guests. With her tremendous sense of humor, she frequently lost herself to fits of laughter, and she was a dancer with a flair for the polka. Her life was full of love and fun and she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her," her family said.
She is survived by her sons, daughters, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, Maxine and Charles Pohland of Anchorage, Gary and Susan Davis of Soldotna, Marilyn and Steve Waller of Valdez, Margaret Prestwick of Soldotna, Dennis and Karen Davis of Anchorage, Jay and Ruth Davis of Soldotna and Kevin and Lisa Davis of Anchorage; grandchildren, Suzanne Shafer, Brian Davis, Donald Pohland, Karen O'Hara, Kay Ellen Schuster, Charlie Pohland, Anna Marie Prestwick, Carol Davis, Leigh Prestwick, Ray Davis, Crystal Davis, Sylvia Davis, Jared Davis, Jayce Davis, Lillian Davis and Jackson Davis; and great-grandchildren, Cassidy Prestwick, Allison Shafer, Olivia Schuster, Olivia Davis Tuttle, Elena Schuster and Aily O'Hara.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Anchorage Funeral Home.
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