Elaine Dodge Davidson, a 50-year resident of Delmar, a 7-month resident of
Child's Nursing Home, a retired music teacher and a native of
Callicoon, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at the Albany Medical Center
from complications following a stroke in January. She was 83 years of
The daughter of the late Walter Lloyd and Laura Albright Dodge, she was born May 17, 1917, in Callicoon. She was the widow of F. William "Bill" Davidson who died February 14, 1985.
A graduate of Callicoon High School Class of 1934 and the Eastman
School of Music, University of Rochester, in 1938, she taught public
school music for five years. Mrs Davidson was an accomplished piano
player. She spent the war years at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi,
Miss., where her husband was stationed. Before and after the war, Bill
worked as a newspaper and AP reporter. He retired from the position of
Executive Director, NYS Thruway Authority in 1978.
Mrs. Davidson was a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Delmar and worked with the youth choir there. She was also a member of
the Delmar Progress Club and a member of the Bethlehem Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Dodge and
Judy Carey Davidson, and their children, Chris, Scott and Julie, all of
Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Thomas Lloyd and Nancy Kaczor Davidson,
and their children, Mark and Ellen, all of Slingerlands; two cousins in
Pennsylvania and several nieces and nephews in Ohio. She was
predeceased by a brother, Gerald Dodge.
Services were held Thursday at the Applebee Funeral Home in Delmar.
Burial will be made in the Dodge family plot in the Methodist Section
of the Callicoon Cemetery in Callicoon at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, N.Y. 12054.