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Obituary: Davis, Christina

Davis, Christina
Christina Davis passed away on May 8, 2012, after a three year long battle with ovarian cancer.

Christina was the daughter of Emma and Harry Williams, sister to Henry, Bob, Marion and Johnny, mother to Peter, CC, and Scott Jr., mother-in-law to Lisa, and nana to Peter, Michael and Willie, and for more than 43 years the beloved wife and best friend to her husband, Scott L Davis Sr.

Christina was born and grew up in Long Island, New York. She attended Skidmore College and graduated from CW Post College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Scott Sr. and Christina were married in Venice, Italy in June of 1968.

Christina was a member of The Arts Student League in New York, The Association of Botanical Artist and The National Association of Women Artists. She was also the recipient of the National Association of Women’s Artists Bell Crammer Award.

Her botanical, abstract, representational paintings and collages have been exhibited in museums, galleries, universities, and private collections throughout the United States, Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Southeast Asia. Recently a book containing her art was published. The book is entitled Christina Davis Art Works a Generational Legacy.

During the last three years she has produced over one hundred paintings, many of which were created while she was in the hospital or when she was bed ridden at home. The only time she did not paint is when she was in the intensive care and then only because she wasn’t allowed to. Her paintings are now in the homes of the many doctors and nurses who took care of her at Sharp Memorial, Scripps and Sacred Heart Hospitals.

Christina will, of course be remembered as a talented and prolific artist and as an extraordinary mother, grandmother, wife and friend, but more than anything else, she will be remembered as a very special human being, who had figured out what life is all about.

Her family hopes that Christina’s life will be an inspiration to others as it has been to the members of her family. Let her life be an inspiration to you.

Live life to the fullest -
Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life
In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your
Love your family and friends.

And remember that, in spite of misfortune, the human spirit has an extraordinary capacity to endure,

As we learned from Santiago in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, man can be defeated but the human spirit cannot be destroyed.

The indestructibility of the human spirit is the basis of our immortality.

Christina’s spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

There is little that we can say to assuage the anguish of our collective bereavement.

It is our prayer that the sadness and grief we all share will fade; and the sustaining memory of Christina’s beauty, grace, incredible wit, creativity, and quiet elegance will replace the tears in our hearts with smiles on our faces.

And the feeling of tremendous loss that we all feel will be replaced with the realization that we were all blessed to have known her.

A memorial service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 2:00pm, followed by a wake at Sugar Hill, Nine Mile Falls, WA 509 465 2517.