WOODSTOCK – Jane Davis lost her year and a half battle with ovarian cancer Jan. 4, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Jane was a longtime Mainer. She built her house up on a mountain in Woodstock to be closer to her areas and people involved in her hobbies of rock hounding and gem cutting. Jane came to Maine from the Philadelphia area in 1983 to work for WVII-TV on a one-year contract. She decided to stay so her children could graduate from Bangor High School and never left. Jane obtained a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Maine, Orono, and went on to get a Masters of Business Administration degree in 1996 from Husson. She then spent two years as supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service, Portland. She was a member of Maine Air National Guard, retiring from the 101st Air Refueling Wing in 1993. Jane served an active duty tour in Washington, D.C., in support of the Gulf War in 1991. Jane also worked in sales, real estate, delievered mail, loved selling on eBay and buying at auctions. She was a volunteer with Northeast COMBAT. Although she loved the Oxford Hills area, Jane spent plenty of time traveling to all seven continents. She also did motivational travel presentations for various groups. At home, Jane was active in Oxford County Gem & Mineral Association, editing the newsletter until her illness. She was a member of South Paris American Legion and Norway-Paris Kiwanis. She was a life member of American Mensa and an Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association. Jane won many trophies for her shooting ability.
Jane is survived by her three children, Frederick Davis III of Langhorne, Pa., Alicia Romac of Bennington, Vt., and Scott Davis of Conway, S.C.; a brother, Michael Koffley of Bristol, Pa.; an aunt and uncle, Jane and Charles Wiedemann of McHenry, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, plus numerous cousins, a niece and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.