LINCOLN - Diana Dean (Davis) Downs, 80, died January 17, 2015 at her home in Lincoln. She was born May 29,1934
in Blaine, Maine, daughter of Emerson and Dorothy (Turner) Davis.
Diana lovingly supported her husband "Pop" in his business Elwood H. Downs lnc., that he started in 1951. Her life was her family, home and many special friends. Diana was a devoted mother and her home was always open for coffee and conversation for anyone who dropped by. She will be fondly remembered for her smile, sense of humor and ability to always make everything better for those she loved. She listened and provided words of wisdom for many and you could always count on her to tell it like it was. She and Pop spent winters in Florida for fifteen years, enjoying warm weather and wonderful friends.
Diana loved her family and is survived by three children, Daniel Elwood and his wife Cindy Downs and Danny's children, Traci and her husband Danny; his daughter Danielle and her husband Joe; his son Dakota and his wife Nicole; Her daughter Jane Ellen and her husband Greg Clifford and their children Kristopher, Suzanne and her wife Kelly, Ashlee and her boyfriend PJ; Her daughter Ann Marie and her husband Bruce Burniece and Ann's children Garrett, Johnathan, Caroline and Michael. Five great-grandchildren Lauri, Drew, Landyn, Georgia Dean and Logan; a sister Barbetta Davis Hardy and her husband Spencer; several nieces and nephews including Penny Kelly and Brian Treadwell, who were like her own children; her long- time friend Ronald Thornton; Debby Delano, who was like her daughter; special friend Bill Head and her beloved dog Chico.
In addition to her parents, Diana was predeceased by her beloved husband Elwood "Pop" Downs; a son David: a sister Jacqueline Davis Rideout; a brother James Rellan Davis; a special sister in law Diane Downs Clifford.
Friends may call from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road Lincoln, where funeral services will follow at 2:30 P.M. with the Rev. Michael Robinson officiating. Refreshment will be served at the Lincoln Congregational Church following the service. Spring interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Cancer Care of Maine. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.