Helen M. Davis

October 18, 1937July 5, 2019

The matriarch of the family, Helen M. Davis 81, a resident of Spofford, NH for over 60 years, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH, surrounded in the love of her family.

Her parents, Harold and Elvira (Perry) Rhoades welcomed their daughter into the world on October 18, 1937 in Putney, VT. Helen resided in Putney for many years before moving to Spofford.

She worked for many years with Forestview Farm in Spofford, a job she truly loved, especially in making homemade donuts for the many customers she was blessed to greet and help over the years; and the former Spofford Hall and the Thompson House in Brattleboro, VT.

On October 20, 1956, Helen married Elmer A. Davis in Our Lady of Mercy Church in Putney. They spent over 58 years together, listening to music, dancing, and creating many special memories with their family, until his passing on May 10, 2015.

She will be greatly missed by many, especially her three sons, Elmer A. Davis, Jr. and his wife, Elaine, of Athens, VT, Patrick Davis and his wife, Martha, of Westmoreland, Frank Davis of Wardsboro, VT; her grandchildren, Christine Standeven, Mathew Davis, Nicole Davis; her great-grandchildren, Allysa Standeven, Isabell Standeven, Kaiden Davis, Jaiden Perkins; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Jacqueline; her brothers, Gerald Rhoades, Edward Rhoades, Donald Rhoades, Gordon Rhoades, Bud Schulenberger, William Perry; her sisters, Evelyn How, Leila Boomer, Ruth Laraway, Pauline Clapp, Edith Kissell, Josephine Clark.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH. Burial in the Friedsam Cemetery, Chesterfield, NH, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Davis’ memory to the Resident’s Activity Fund at Maplewood Nursing Home, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467.


  • Resident's Activity Fund at Maplewood Nursing Home


  • Visitation and Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Helen M. Davis

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