Margaret C. Davis, 87

Homemaker, volunteer

January 16, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Margaret C. Davis, a homemaker and volunteer, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Friday at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown. She was 87.

Margaret Chandler was born in Baltimore and raised on Edgevale Road in Roland Park. She attended the old Girls' Latin School and graduated in 1939 from St. Mary's Female Seminary, now St. Mary's College of Maryland.

During World War II, she volunteered with the Red Cross, driving medical supply trucks between Washington and Baltimore.

For many years, the longtime Ruxton resident volunteered at Children's Hospital, Boy's Home Society and the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development.

After moving to Chestertown in 1988, she established the gift shop in 1992 at Heron Point, and served as its first manager. She also volunteered at Chester River Hospital Center.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the board of Nottingham Properties from 1959 to 1993.

A skilled and avid golfer, Mrs. Davis achieved two holes-in-one on the same hole at the Elkridge Club, where she was a member.

She was predeceased by her three husbands. Richard L. Campbell, a civil engineer with Harry T. Campbell & Sons, died in 1958; N. Page Worthington, vice president of public relations for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., died in 1986; and Richard G. Davis, a Far East expert with the CIA, died last year. A son, Richard "Chip" Lorimer Campbell Jr., died in 2003.

Mrs. Davis was a former communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton. She was a parishioner of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Church Hill.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

Surviving are two sons, Chuck Campbell of Black Mountain, N.C., and Tyler Campbell of Chestertown; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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