Dorothy C. Davis, a retired registered nurse whose career spanned more than 30 years, died Friday of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 56 and lived in Towson.
Dorothy C. Davis was born in Baltimore and raised on Dixie Drive in Towson's Southland Hills neighborhood.
After graduating from Towson High School in 1970, she earned her licensed practical nursing degree from Union Memorial Hospital's Johnson School of Nursing,
She later became a registered nurse and worked at Sinai Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She had also been director of nursing at the Sunrise Assisted Living facility in Towson.
Ms. Davis retired in 2005 because of failing health.
Ms. Davis had been an active volunteer with the American Red Cross and was a member of Friends of Mercy, an organization for "single and single-again" people.
She also had been a member of Roland Park Presbyterian Church, Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church and Central Presbyterian Church.
Ms. Davis enjoyed sewing, performing with the Showcase Players and singing with the Sweet Adelines. She also was a dog fancier and rescued greyhounds.
Graveside services were held yesterday at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are a son, Harrison R. Clement of Seattle; a daughter, Elizabeth Clement Farnham of Hanover, Pa.; her mother, Edith Davis of Towson; a brother, William A. Davis Jr. of Towson; a sister, Laura Davis Lent of Perry Hall; and a grandson. Her marriages to Harrison Clement, Raymond Ciccone and Donald Wineland ended in divorce.