Esther Bertina Davis (nee Robinson) of Waco,Texas, passed away in Round Rock, Texas, on November 21, 2019, after a brief hospital stay. She was 91 years of age. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 26th, First Baptist Church, Waco, where she had been a member for nearly fifty years.
Esther was born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and graduated from high school there. She was studying music at Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, Texas, when she met Hugh Davis, recently returned from overseas duty with the US Marines in China. He bought an ice-cream for her and they were married two years later. As the wife of a career Marine, and raising three children, Esther lived a lot of places in the US, but she and Hugh settled in Waco when he retired. She finished a degree in Library Science at Baylor (class of 1972), and was employed at Moody Library there after she graduated. She later worked as the First Baptist Church librarian for a number of years. She was active in the church and community, delivering Meals on Wheels for many years, and supportive of her friends and family.
An avid Baylor sports fan like her husband, she particularly loved the Lady Bears basketball team, rarely failing to remind anyone handy of their accomplishments. She liked people and loved the church and anything to do with books and reading. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers, particularly gladioli and irises. Hugh and Esther traveled extensively throughout the U.S. during their retirement, enjoying the national parks, wildflowers, and the Texas coast.
Her husband passed away in 2017. She is survived by two sisters and a brother; two sons and a daughter; four granddaughters, a grandson and two great-grandsons, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Waco-McLennan County Library.
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