Mary Davison, 85, of Anna Maria, died July 3 after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born June 2, 1934, in Oak Park, Illinois.
Her family moved to Michigan around 1940 and she attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit and Michigan State University, where she graduated with high honors and also met Eric Davison, to whom she was married for 63 years.
Their life together was one of great adventure and great joy.
They spent happy years in many places, including Detroit, Mexico City, Paris, New York and Manhattan Beach, California, before settling in Ann Maria in 2002.
She was an artist who worked in many mediums, but for the past 40 years she concentrated on creating jewelry and it delighted her to give her work to friends.
She also was athletic and taught dance aerobics for many years.
She was cremated, and her ashes distributed in the Gulf of Mexico. Her memory will be best served by remembering her kindness, humility and honesty.
No service is planned.
Survivors include her husband, Eric; sons Bruce and Jim, who live in Southern California; and grandchildren Olivia and Brock.