Ann C. Davis, 83

Ann Davis

Ann Davis

Ann Carsley Davis, 83, a lifelong resident of Harrison, died at Bridgton Health and Residence Center on Sunday, July 20, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family and friends, following a long illness.

Born on May 15, 1931, Ann was the sixth generation of the Carsley family — founders of the town of Harrison — to be born on Maple Ridge. Ann graduated from elementary school at the one-room schoolhouse on Maple Ridge, and then from Bridgton High School, where she majored in secretarial studies.

In June 1951, Ann married insurance agent and WWII U.S. Navy veteran Earl Davis Jr. Following their wedding, Ann and “Junior” moved to Harrison village, settling at the 19th century Wheeler House at 13 Front Street on Long Lake.

For most of the next half-century, Ann and Junior resided there, making memories and raising their three children. While Junior rose to become head of the agency, Ann became a homemaker and volunteer in the community and her children’s schools and activities. When Junior was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in the early 1980s, Ann became his caregiver until his death in 1990.

In 1999, Ann moved to a new modular home on Dawes Hill. That same year, Ann was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In the end, though, she became a cancer survivor, and she lived to see her three beloved grandsons grow into young men.

Ann’s survivors include children Keith Davis of Sylmar, Calif., Andrea Mattson of Harrison and Christopher Davis of Ocoee, Fla.; her three grandchildren; her sister, Marcia Carsley Munn of San Diego, Calif.; and brother, Earlon William “Bill” Carsley of South Paris.

Ann’s memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the United Parish Congregational Church, 77 Main Street, Harrison.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harrison Historical Society, PO Box 294, Harrison, ME 04040.

Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services. Please visit advantageportland.com to leave condolences for the family.

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