Gloria S. Davis
April 30, 1935 – September 28, 2019
Gloria S. Davis, age 84 of Ogdensburg and formerly of California and Africa, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 surrounded by her family. Surviving is her son Mark Burrows of England; two daughters Karen (Ron) Wallwork of Devon, England and Barbara Hohban (Cletus Power) of Ottawa, Ontario; grandchildren David, Michelle, Jennifer & Michael Burrows of South Africa and Natalie (David), Amanda & Katelyn Hohban of Ottawa, Ontario.
Gloria was born on April 30, 1935 in Birmingham, England, a daughter of the late Leslie & Dorothy “Doris” (Lovell) Davis. She graduated from Greenmore College in England and later married Michael J. Burrows on February 21, 1953 in Africa.
Gloria was English through and through with a love of tearooms, good cups of tea and delicious cake. She enjoyed ancestorial homes, art, the opera, and classical music. She loved books and was an avid reader of historical fiction and biographies. She loved her many pets and always had a soft touch for rescuing strays when living in Africa and California.
She began her career at the British Consulate in Africa, later leaving the workforce to raise her family. Years later she returned to work at Aetna Casualty Insurance as an Underwriter in San Bernardino, California. Gloria qualified in law at Riverside University in California and progressed professionally where she taught others in bond management. She retired in 1996 and moved to New York State in 2002. Determination of spirit and her wit will be long remembered, along with her generosity.
As per her request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence County SPCA, 6718 State Highway 68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.
Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
- No Funeral Services
Gloria S. Davis
October 3, 2019
I was the midnight nurse on Milligan for several years prior to my retirement 2 years ago. Gloria was always one of my favorites. She always had a smile for me every morning and remembered to ask after my cats (she always remembered my husband and I had 4). She was a wonderful lady who will be missed.
October 2, 2019
How do I begin to say I much you mean to me. I will miss you so much, Mom. You always had the best advice, your kindness and without a doubt, always there for me and my girls. I miss not being able to pick up the phone and say 'Hi" I have lots of memories of you and will treasure every single one. I remember you sitting on the patio, ready a book as I splash around in the swimming pool, doing somersaults! You were always by my side. To celebrate your life we are going to enjoy a High Tea and raise a tea cup to you. We will also release, one yellow balloon, as per your request. I thank you for being the Best Mom that you are and I will never forget you. Love you, until we meet again. I will always be your baby, and today, I am really feeling it!
October 1, 2019
To my mother, 1975 a shared profound memory of a delightful little church in Lucerne Switzerland that had us both bowled over in amazement. The walls were alive with a deep divine connection of prayers. It was truly a holy place. My love of history and people with our mutual enjoyment of museums. There was a lovely small museum in Durban based on World War One and we used to be filled with tears as we read, yet again, the beautiful love letters from the battlefield that soldiers wrote who never returned. Seeking out nice tearooms with cakes to die for. My 1960's childhood of Mum making the weekly chocolate cake and crumpets to butter with strawberry jam. A passion for books for enlightenment, knowledge and pleasure. A motto mother lived by and which her mother had told her and she passed on to me "with a good book you are never alone". I trust my mother is in a large comfy chair with a favourite book, a beloved pussycat on her knee and a faithful friend at her feet (Brandy) with a perfect tray of tea with chocolate digestives and cake, a beautiful vase of flowers to fill the air with perfume and much loved pieces of music as soft background. Thank you for a love of beautiful things and to laugh as much as possible as there is always the funny side to things no matter what. Good wise medicine that I will keep as my memory of YOU. Everything can be solved with a good cup of tea and laugh. Thank you and RIP much love from your eldest daughter Karen xx