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BAR HARBOR - Eva Mary Linscott Davis died on April 6, 2016 at Eastern Maine Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born April 15, 1932 in Ellsworth the daughter of Harvard and Ruth (Wood) Linscott.

Eva was educated in the Ellsworth school system and graduated high school in 1949. From there she attended Eastern Maine School of Nursing. In 1951 she married Warren E. Davis. Eventually, they moved to Mount Desert Island for his work with the New England Telephone Company. Eva and Warren deeply loved the island and found happiness there building their home, raising their three daughters and they enjoyed 56 years of marriage.

Eva worked for many years in the school lunch program at the Emerson School where she greatly enjoyed menu planning and providing nourishing meals for elementary and middle school children. She was an active and faithful member of St Saviour's Episcopal Church, serving in many capacities. She was also a 45 year member of the MDI Hospital Auxiliary. Eva also volunteered with the Jesup Memorial Library, the Seacoast Mission, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County and was a long time member of the Kebo Valley Golf Club. She found great joy in a game of bridge or spite malice, a round of golf, biking or hiking in Acadia National Park and cooking for her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean Davis (Susan Barnes) of Des Moines, Iowa, and Nancy Davis Griffin (Glenn Griffin) of Portland, Maine; a granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Davis Griffin; a grandson, Matthew Fish; a brother, Sidney Linscott and wife Rita; and her sister-in-law, Marjorie Linscott. Eva was predeceased by her parents; husband, Warren; brother, Frederick; and oldest daughter, Patricia Davis Crocker.

A service honoring Eva's life will be held 2:00 pm on April 30, 2016, at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, 42 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Memorial Contributions in Eva's memory in lieu of flowers may be made to the St. Saviour's Episcopal Memorial Fund or to the MDI Hospital Auxiliary, 10 Wyman Lane, Bar Harbor, 04609.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com

To Those I Love

If I should ever leave you whom I love

To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,

Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk

Of me as I were beside you, for

Who knows, but that I shall be oftentimes?

I'd come, I'd come, could I but find a way!

But would not tears and grief be barriers?

And when you hear a song I used to sing,

Or see a bird I loved-let the thought

Of me be sad, for I am loving you

Just as I always have...You were so good

To me...So many things I wanted still

To do... So many, many things to say to you...

Remember that I did not fear-It was

Just leaving you I could not bear to face...

We cannot see Beyond...But this I know,

I loved you so...'twas heaven here with you!

By Isla Paschal Richardson
Published on  April 11, 2016
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