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Betty (Lipe) Davis, 84, died peacefully in her home in Avon on Sunday, September 18, 2016, after a courageous battle with multiple health issues. A loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Betty is survived by her four children, Leigh Kelliher and husband Michael, of Winchester, MA; Michael Davis of Avon, CT and fiancée Pamela Gani; Lori Shield and husband Joseph, of Avon, CT; Stephen Davis and wife Kathryn, of Chatham, NJ; her brother Joseph Lipe and wife Carmie, of Charlotte, NC; her seven adored grandchildren, Lucas Kelliher; Corey Davis, Jaime Davis and their mother Cheryl Davis; Sam Shield, Matthew Shield; Cameron Davis and Phoebe Davis, and many loving nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, John William Davis, her parents, Phil and Vertie (Alexander) Lipe, and her brother Phil Lipe II. Betty was born in Atlanta, GA, spent her childhood in Landis, NC, and graduated cum laude in 1954 with a BS degree in Business Education from Queens College (Charlotte, NC), where she served as President of the Chi Omega sorority and was selected as May Queen. She met her husband, Bill, from Corpus Christi, TX, on a blind date and they married in 1954. Here began a truly adventurous life, in which they lived in six different states and three foreign countries as a result of Bill's profession in the music industry. Betty was an important asset to Bill's career, as well as an involved mother. Her children remember her as gentle, kind, and patient, and a mother who loved unconditionally, instilled an excitement for learning, and encouraged them to pursue their dreams. She played endless games with and read countless books to her grandchildren, and truly enjoyed them at every age and stage of their lives. Betty's interests included family, friends, faith, music, art, reading, gardening and travel, with family always central to her life. She was an accomplished painter who enjoyed visiting and living in different countries, immersing herself in their cultures, and often read to her children from the Michelin Travel Guides. She was a gracious hostess, an excellent cook, and had the gift of making everyone feel welcomed. She was passionate about education, as evidenced by her dedication to and leadership positions with her P.E.O. chapter, a women's philanthropic and educational organization, where she made lasting friendships. An active church member, she served in a number of capacities at the different churches she attended with her family, including Deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and Care Team member. Perhaps her favorite accomplishment was initiating the refurbishment of the pipe organ at West Avon Congregational Church with her husband, Bill. The Garden Club of Avon was also important to her, where she was a past co-President, and enjoyed helping to beautify the town with women who became dear friends. Her friends and family will remember her beautiful, authentic smile, sparkling eyes, soft southern accent, sense of fashion, and focused, loving attention. Encounters with Betty were truly memorable as she was fascinated by each of our life stories, and after being with her you felt special and unique. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5-7 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road in Avon. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at 11 AM at West Avon Congregational Church, 280 Country Club Road, Avon, with a reception to follow in the church Fellowship Hall. The Rev. Dr. Brian C. Hardee will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty's life. The family would like to thank her caregiver, Emelia Lamptey, for the excellent care and friendship that she offered to their mother in the last year of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Betty's memory may be sent to West Avon Congregational Church, 280 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001.