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Helen L. Davis

Born: Wed., Mar. 1, 1939
Died: Tue., Feb. 7, 2012

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Helen L. Davis

Helen L. (Mowery) Davis, 95 years young, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at Homeland Center in Harrisburg. Born and raised in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of William F. and Ida Lulu Mowery.

On March 1, 1939, she married Richard R. Davis. Helen's parents and her husband Richard all passed away during the summer of 1964. Richard was 50 years old. She was also predeceased by her six brothers and sisters.

Helen and Richard were part of the "Greatest Generation". During World War II, Richard served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While he was stationed in California, Helen worked at the Douglas Aircraft Company as "Rosie the Riveter". She was petite and could climb onto the wings of planes. Subsequently, Richard was sent overseas to the European conflict. He was critically injured in the Battle of the Bulge, one of the last great battles of World War II.

The center of Helen's universe was her family. She is survived by her daughter, Linda L. Davis of Mechanicsburg, and her son, Richard R. Davis and his wife, Mary Jane, of Dauphin. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, David W. Sunday, Jr. and his wife, Lishani, of York, William D. Sunday and his wife, Bonnie, of Camp Hill, Richard R. Davis IV and his wife, Lindsay, of West Bath, Maine, and Christina S. Covey and her husband, Nathan, of Phoenixville. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Cate Davis and Barrett and Colin Covey. She is also survived by nieces Phyllis Moore of Mechanicsburg and Jeanne Owens of Florida.

Prior to her retirement at age 82, she was employed by the K. Cooper Dress Shop in Camp Hill. She had worked previously at the Junior Dress Shop in Harrisburg.

We wish to thank the staff at Homeland Center for the loving and excellent care given to our mother while a resident there and the staff at Compassionate Care Hospice for their guidance and excellent care during her illness.

Donations can be given in Helen's memory to Homeland Center, 1901 N. 5th Street, Harrisburg 17102 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Suite 100, Camp Hill 17011.

Burial will be private at Northumberland Memorial Park in Paxinos, Pa.

Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania, Inc.

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