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Eleanor Davis

February 14, 1930 — August 10, 2014

ELEANOR L. EVANS DAVIS Eleanor Arny Davis was born Feb. 14, 1930, to Oscar and Zella Youngman at home in Des Moines County, Iowa, and died August 10, 2014, at the age of 84 at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Winter Garden, FL. Arny lived a very full life. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1949 and attended nursing school. She was a medical assistant in doctors offices in California, New Jersey and for Dr. Albert Gleason in Winter Garden, FL. She supported her first husband, high school sweetheart Loren D. Evans, through engineering school in San Luis Obispo, CA. They had five children over a span of seven years. She moved to Basking Ridge, NJ, and lived there 8 years. In 1969, she moved to Windermere, FL, so Loren could work for Martin Marietta. She was widowed in 1970 and left to raise her children, ages 1118 years old. While working full time she was always very involved with her children. She was a leader in Blue Birds, Brownies, Girl Scouts, 4H and Cub Scouts. She had a green thumb and taught her children to garden, which helped feed the entire family. She was active on the Butler Chain Conservation Association, Windermere Town Council and Orange County Water and Sewer Board before retiring in 1982. Arny sang in the Windermere Union Church Choir, where she met Tom Davis. They married in 1981 and built a home in Gotha, FL. They loved to dance and enjoyed life together until Toms death in 1992. She enjoyed oil painting and gardening and having her family nearby. Eleanor was preceded in death by Loren Evans, Tom Davis, parents Oscar and Zella Youngman, brothers Melvin and Myron Youngman. She leaves behind sisters Gwen Rodruck and Janet Sherer brother Larry Youngman children, Becky Frank Watson, Ocoee, FL recently moved to North Florida, Deb John Kamens, Littleton, CO, Susan Evans, Orlando, FL, Jim Evans, Orlando, FL, and Don Evans, Petaluma, CA grandchildren, Ian Amy Watson, Christa Watson, Leigh Kamens, Jill Mark Tucker, Michael Evans, Chelsea Evans Rasmussen and five greatgrandchildren. Eleanor will always be remembered for her laugh and good humor. She loved people and adventure.

A memorial service will be held September 6 at 11:00 AM at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 East Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787, 4078776700, followed by a reception. Inurnment will take place in Winfield, Iowa at a later date.

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Funeral Service

Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home Chapel
1148 East Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Saturday, September 6, 2014
11:00 AM
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