Susan K. Davies, beloved wife of James J. Davies, died peacefully surrounded by her family on July 16.

She was born in Monmouth, Ill. to Frances and Armound Olson. She graduated from Augustana College in 1964 and taught in public schools in Colorado and New York. She married James J. Davies in 1966 and waited for a year for him to return from Vietnam. Together, they began an IBM corporate journey that would take them to New York, Vermont, Virginia, Connecticut, Arizona and back to Connecticut where they settled. Along the way, they had two children, Karyn and John.

Susan was an elegant lady, a wonderful, patient wife, a fantastic mother and a doting grandmother to Brennan, Tyler and Kelly. She sang in church and community choirs including an eastern European tour with the Danbury Community Chorus. She was able to travel extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe during their 52-year marriage. From a strong Viking heritage, Susan did it her way and did it well.

Interment will take place on August 23 at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. A celebration of her life will be held in The Villages, Fla. at a future date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at