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Dorothy C. Davis

Dorothy C. Davis

Jun 26, 1940 - Apr 12, 2024

Dorothy C. Davis - Obituary


orothy Carrie Davis, nee’ Custer, of Davidsonville, Maryland passed quietly after an extended illness on Friday, April 12, 2024. Dottie, as many knew her, was born on June 26, 1940 in Washington, D.C. Dottie enjoyed a career in the NASA Radio and Television Division during the 1970’s attending many of the launches. In her role with NASA, she routinely greeted former and current astronauts at Cape Kennedy and at the headquarters in Washington, D.C. Dottie continued to follow NASA events and spend time with former colleagues into her retirement years. An avid animal lover, Dottie cared for her rescue cats at home in Davidsonville and donated regularly to animal rescue and recovery nonprofits throughout the country. She also supported many causes related to American Indians. Dottie was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, John Edgar Davis, and their son Jeffrey Allen Davis. She is survived by her son Kenneth William Davis; her daughter, Karen Lynn Edwards and her husband Jon Edwards; grandchildren Sarah Davis, Tyler Davis, Kipp Davis, Amy Edwards and Kimberly Edwards; sister Darlene Custer Carson; brother Michael Grimley; and other loving members of extended family and friends. Dottie made the world a better place with her subtle sense of humor and laughter, and her love for family, home and God’s creatures. Family and friends are invited to Dottie’s life celebration on Friday, April 19 from 6-7 pm, with a memorial service to begin at 7, at Kalas Funeral Home and Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control, Inc., P.O. Box 45, Millersville, MD 21108 or at https://www.faacac.org/