Amy E. Lavis, 38, programmer, analyst

September 22, 2004

Amy E. Lavis, a statistical programmer and analyst, died of melanoma Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Annapolis resident was 38.

Born Amy Maud England in Baltimore and raised in Severna Park, she was a 1983 graduate of Severna Park High School and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1992.

Mrs. Lavis worked for Westat, a Rockville-based research corporation, from 1992 to 1998, when she joined the Easton-based Delmarva Foundation Inc., which works to improve health care services.

She left the foundation in 2001 and worked for a year at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, then returned to Delmarva, where she was employed until her death.

Mrs. Lavis enjoyed vacationing at Cape Hatteras, N.C., visiting England, and assembling travel scrapbooks. She also liked ceramics and drawing.

She was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

Surviving are her husband of seven years, Robert J. Lavis, a Hewlett-Packard account manager; a 3 1/2 -year-old son, Jason David Lavis, and 19-month-old daughter, Emma Grace Lavis; her parents, Forrest Edwin England and Dorothy England of Annapolis; a brother, Stephen F. England of Annapolis; and two sisters, Kari L. England of Annapolis and Sara E. D'Ovidio of New Market.

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