Frances G. Davison, 85, homemaker

July 25, 2006

Frances G. Davison, a homemaker and active Oak Crest Village resident, died of internal bleeding Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 85.

The former Frances G. Brammer was born in Ferrum, Va., and raised in West Virginia, where she attended public schools. She was a graduate of Strayer's Business College in Washington, and during World War II was a secretary at the Pentagon.

In 1941, she married Len Davison and became a homemaker. After raising her family, she returned to work in the 1960s at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Silver Spring.

She and her husband later lived in Kansas City, Kan., and Bella Vista, Ark., before moving to the Parkville retirement community in 1997. Her husband, a certified public accountant, died in 2005.

Mrs. Davison was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was active in the religious program at the retirement community and was a lifelong member of United Methodist Women. She enjoyed tennis and bridge, and painting in oils.

Services were held yesterday at Oak Crest.

Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Davison of Towson and James M. Davison of Milford, Conn.; a daughter, Patricia L. Hatzfeld of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Lenora Gillespie of Rainelle, W.Va., and Louise Sawyers of Bel Air; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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