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Marie N. Davis
(January 21, 1936 - March 8, 2012)

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Marie N. Davis

Norma Marie Davis (Marie), age 76, residing with family on Vashon Island, passed away at home on Thursday, March 8, of natural causes. Marie is survived by her four children; Cindy Alumbaugh with spouse Matt of Vashon, Jim Francis of Brinnon, WA, Kris Gregg and spouse Steve of Delray Beach, FL, and Ken Davis of Brier, WA; her seven grandchildren, Nathan Francis, Natalie Olsen, Karl Olsen, Christine Goering, Kaydi Francis-Dublin, Heather Gregg and Megan Gregg; and five great grandchildren, Emily, Jack, Thomas, Summer and Ruby Lee ; as well as her two sisters Kay Sherman and Jeannie Foster both residing on Vashon with their families. Marie was born on January 21, 1936, in North Bend, Oregon, to parents Everett and Opal Hamilton. She and her two younger sisters grew up in Oregon until the family moved to Alaska on the family owned fishing troller, where they lived and worked into their young adult lives. Marie was married to Dick Francis while in Alaska, where they operated their own fishing boat and had two children together, Cindy Alumbaugh and Jim Francis. Marie later married Darrell Davis and her second two children Kris Gregg and Ken Davis were born. The family then moved to Vashon in 1965. Many years later, in 1983, Marie met and fell in love with Mr. August Takatsuka of Vashon and shared her life with him for the remainder of his years. Though he preceded her in death, her love for him never ceased. In addition to working on a fishing boat, Marie worked for the U.S. Post Office in Seattle, and K2 Corporation on Vashon. She retired from K2 in 1988. Marie would do anything to help her family. Her mom and dad, her sisters, her children and grandchildren, all came before her throughout the course of her life. Even if providing that support would put her out, she was there. Nor was her help limited to family alone. Many people found themselves living under her roof over the years. Her willingness to take people in and provide help was only limited by how much she had to offer. Marie will be sorely missed by her family and friends. At Marie’s request, no service is planned. A special thank you goes out to Providence Hospice Care and Island Funeral Service for their help to the family.

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