Suzanne White Davis left our earthly world on Friday, June 30, 2023. She was born Sunday, May 6, 1945 to Emery Hardin White and Mary Jane Maxey White in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee. They preceded her in death as did her in-laws, Harold H. and Dora Amelia Barone Davis; and her sister-in-law, Sharon Marie Kuyper.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Major (RET) Charles Harold Davis; children, Jonathan Hardin Davis (Jeanine), Elizabeth Barone Davis Cave (Bill); grandchildren, Emery Young Davis, Michael Cave and Sara Cave; brothers, Emery Hardin White (Donna) and John Jones White (Jeanne); brother-in-law, Ted Kuyper; nephews, Kent Hardin White (Stacy), William Bradley White, Cullen Edwin Bash (Beth), Paul White (Heather); nieces, Mary Elizabeth Kirsch (Adam) and Lucy Goodman White Carlson (Jared); eight great-nephews; and six great-nieces.
Suzanne got her spiritual beliefs from her parents and from her activities at the Glasgow Baptist Church. She went to other church activities and summer programs that were convenient to get to by bike.
Suzanne had Bachelors and Masters degrees from Western Kentucky University. She taught preschool, special Education, and first and second grades in Kentucky, Colorado, Germany, and New Jersey and retired from the Los Alamos School District in New Mexico. She enjoyed teaching primary children to read and to love reading. She kept up with many of her students and their parents long after her retirement in 2005.
Suzanne had many friends from the days when her husband was in the Army. They had lived in Kentucky, Colorado, Germany, Nebraska and New Jersey before moving to New Mexico. She enjoyed keeping up with her friends and hearing about their families.
Suzanne loved reading, going to movies, concerts and plays. She enjoyed traveling, especially cruising with Charles. She also enjoyed her children and her visits and travels with grandson, Emery. She loved watching plants grow, especially tomatoes. Her favorite activity was socializing. She enjoyed owning dogs and dog-sitting for friends' dogs. She also enjoyed their wonderful neighbors and friendly neighborhood.
Suzanne enjoyed her Community of Joy Lutheran Church and participated/volunteered in various ways in the church as well as volunteering in other venues. Please celebrate her life as she has her last party on earth. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for you to donate to your favorite charity. A Memorial Service will be held at Community of Joy Lutheran Church, 841 Saratoga Dr. NE on Friday, August 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.