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DAVIS, DOROTHY LOUISE "DOTTIE," 88,
DAVIS, DOROTHY LOUISE "DOTTIE," 88, of Williamstown and a longtime resident of Barre, died November 6 at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Her family had been at her bedside. Born July 31, 1924, in Montpelier, she was the daughter of George Sherry and Mayme (Lindsay) Burton. She attended Montpelier Elementary School and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942 and had attended Vermont Junior College, also in Montpelier, on a scholarship. In June of 1946, she married Richard E. Davis in Montpelier. Most of their married life had been spent in Barre. He is deceased. In earlier years, she had worked as a secretary in Boston, and for many years she was director of the Hedding United Methodist Church nursery school program. A veteran of World War II, she served as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy. She enjoyed all card games, bowling at the Masonic Temple, gardening, collecting and reading cookbooks, golfing and her family cottage at Caspian Lake. For many years, she hosted the extended Davis family for many holiday dinners. Dottie was a former member of Hedding United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, Barre Women's Club, of which she had been president for several terms, Barre Jaycee Anns and the Mountain View Country Club in Greensboro and had served on its board of directors. She had hosted a radio show at WNCS in Montpelier devoted to cooking and interviewing renowned chefs in the area and operated her own business, Truffles, Etc., from her home on Bolster Avenue. Survivors include her son, Richard E. "Ricky" Davis Jr., and wife, Nekol Pyle, of Barre; and three daughters: Debra Davis and husband, Enver Safir, of Crofton, Md., Valerie Blachly and husband, Ted, of Sutton, N.H., and Tammy Davis and husband, Michael Braun, of Berlin; and nine grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Sherry Wheale.
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