Barbara L. Davison
Miss Barbara L. Davison, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012.
A native Delawarean, Miss Davison was born in Wilmington on October 23, 1918, daughter of the late Henry R. Davison, Sr. and Gertrude Marsellus Davison. She made her career with the DuPont Company in Wilmington, where she retired.
Miss Davison greatly enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially when hiking and sailing. She was an avid and adventurous traveler as well. Throughout her life, she especially delighted in supporting animal welfare.
A devout Christian, Miss Davison was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gertrude Davison Jackson, and her brother, Henry R. Davison, Jr. She is survived her nephews, Stephen R. Jackson of Wilmington, Henry R. Davison III and his friend Myron of Philadelphia, and Joseph M. Davison and his partner Phillip of New Castle; and sister-in-law, Nancy P. Davison of Wilmington.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Friday, August 24, 2012, at the Episcopal Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew, 719 Shipley Street (Shipley Street at Eighth Street), Wilmington. A reception will follow in the church auditorium. Interment will be held privately in Lombardy Cemetery in Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Miss Davison may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.