Wednesday, July 30, 2008
My Mum's friend and mother to my nursery friend passed away last week and today we attended her funeral. My friend was very very upset but I, in my typical Nathanael fashion, was just thrilled to see so many people and get so many hugs. Here's what was written about Mom's friend:
07/27/2008 BECCI GILBERT DAVISON BURLINGTO N — Becci Gilbert Davison, 48, of Poirier Place in Burlington, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. The daughter of Marjorie Gilbert Carpenter and John Gilbert, Becci was born June 5, 1960, and grew up in Burlington, attending area schools. The family lived in Utah, briefly, before settling finally in Vermont. Following graduation from Burlington High School in 1978, Becci attended the University of Vermont, studying art. Becci married her high school sweetheart Floyd Davison, July 21, 1979. Together they had seven beautiful children—Steve and his partner Maria Notaro, Maureen, Whitney, Kevin, Patrick, Liam and Sean, who were the light of her life. Throughout her life, Becci was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She took great joy and pride in her faith and used it as the foundation for building a strong and vibrant family. She dedicated her life to serving others by her love, kindness, warmth and generosity. Her extended family and friends will always remember her hospitality; her ability to make holidays, birthdays and any gathering a special occasion, with her special touches, flare and enthusiasm. The greatest joy she had in life was spending time with family and friends, especially at the family camp in Holland Pond, Vermont, where she spent every summer since honeymooning there. Becci loved arts and crafts, cooking and spending time with the lady's in the hood. She was famous for her German Chocolate Cake, a birthday specialty for her family. She also loved music, singing in her church choir and around the Holland Pond campfire. Becci was predeceased by her parents; her beloved “Noni“ Nora Gilbert; and her fatherin-law, Joseph H. Davison. She is survived by her husband and children and her siblings Linne Shea and her husband Chris and their family, David and his wife Merry Ann and their family. Also surviving are her half siblings, Jamie, Julia and Noah; and her mother's husband, Mike Carpenter. She is also survived by Floyd's siblings and mother; her aunts, uncles, many cousins, and friends; along with Tully, who will miss her dearly. Becci was as generous in death as she was in life—requesting the donation of all her organs. Her family is comforted to know her beautiful heart will beat on bringing joy to another family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to an education fund for her children. Please send contributions to Davison Children Education Fund c/o Joe Davison, 5 Lorri Road, Derry, NH 03038 A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church, 400 Swift St., So. Burlington, with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. Public visiting hours will be on Monday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral and Cremation Services, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. For directions or to send online condolences please visit www.readyfuneral.com.
God be with you til we meet again!