Obituary of Fay Davis
Fay Lendel (Guhring) Davis, 89 of Ilion, passed away on Saturday June 29, 2019 at The Grand in Ilion.
She was born on June 8, 1930 in Little Falls, the daughter of Frederick H. and Julia Agnes (Lenz) Guhring. She resided in St. Johnsville until the age of 12, when her family moved to Frankfort. A few years later she moved to Litchfield and attended West Winfield High School. Upon her graduation, in 1947, she furthered her education by attending the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, a voice major. In 1951 she auditioned and was accepted by, the famed, Robert Shaw Chorale, which performed concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York and traveled across the US. In 1954 she married Donald E. Davis and taught music in local schools, while caring for her three children Lendel, Brett and Shawn.
Fay was a true Gemini, wanting to be involved. She was a councilwoman for the Town of German Flatts for 20 years, past DDGM and treasurer for the Evening Star Valley #82, member of the Ilion Garden Club and Historical Club, Director of the Mohawk Reformed Church choir, the Republican Club as well as Chairman of the Mohawk Homestead Board. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed planting along the German Flatts Trail.
Fay is survived by her son Shawn of Ilion and a sister Eleanor; seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is predeceased by her husband Donald, daughter Lendel and son Brett.
A memorial service for Fay will be held on Saturday August 17 at 10:30 am at the Mohawk Reformed Church. She will be laid to rest with her husband and daughter in the Mohawk Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion.
The Whiter Funeral Company was started in 1893 by H.A. Whiter and was originally located in Forestport, NY. Following a fire in Forestport our family relocated in Ilion, and reopened the funeral home, in the early 1900's.
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