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 Elsie May <I>Curtis</I> Davis

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Elsie May Curtis Davis

  • Birth 11 Sep 1917 Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 14 Aug 2011 Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Lake Orion, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 42176114

ELSIE M. DAVIS, 93, of Lapeer, died Sunday, August 14, 2011. She was born September 11, 1917, in Bloomfield, MI, daughter to Thomas and Bernice (Smith) Curtis. Elsie married Murle F. Davis, on November 29, 1938, in Lake Orion. She lived in the same home since 1947 where she cared for their farm as well as family.
Elsie was a member of The Baptist Church of Hadley since the 1950s. She also enjoyed her twenty years driving school buses. Mrs. Davis was a great mother to so many as a foster parent.
Sge is survived by children, Joan (Wally) Engeman of Oregon, Jerry (Berdine) Davis of Lapeer, Kenneth (Kathy) Davis of Lapeer, James (Lynn) Davis of New Hampshire, Frank Davis of California, Jean Davis of Lapeer; thirty-five grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother Arthur (Carol) Curtis of Florida; and 205 foster children.
She was preceded in death by husband, Murle Davis in 1999; son, Ronald Davis; her parents; and three brothers [transcribers' note: Elsie had four brothers, one died as an infant: Ralph, Charles, Melvin, Thomas and Arthur].
Memorials may be made to Brian's House, Davis.
Visitation will be 4-8pm Wednesday, August 17 and 1-4 and 6-8pm Thursday, August 18.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 19, 2011 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, officiated by Elder Arthur Curtis. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion.

PUBLISHED: Wednesday, August 18, 2011, The Lapeer County Press, Lapeer, Michigan

Retired LCS bus driver, 91, gets behind wheel again, if only for a moment
LAPEER -- More than 25 years after she retired as a Lapeer Community Schools bus driver, Elsie Davis, 91, returned to the school bus garage for the year-end transportation department pot luck luncheon and was coaxed into sitting behind the wheel of one of the district's new extended length buses.
Davis let another district bus driver give her a quick spin in the new bus. "There's been a lot of changes," Davis said of the new generation of school buses. "This was a beautiful, long one." Among the changes she noted were AM/FM radios, a bus intercom, automatic transmission and no manual door handle.
Davis began driving for the District about 1961 and retired about 1982 after 21 years of negotiating the rural roads of Lapeer County. At the luncheon she showed off a 1977 newspaper article written about her and her co-workers at the bus garage.
Davis' husband died in 1999. The couple helped raise 200 foster children.

PUBLISHED: Sunday, June 14, 2009, The Lapeer County Press, Lapeer, Michigan

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elsie May Curtis Davis (11 Sep 1917–14 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42176114, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Paws ♥ (contributor 47049802) .