Annie L. Davis, passed away suddenly from a heart attack, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. She was born Annie Louise Early, May 18, 1947, in LaPort, Ind., to Steven Ambrose Early and Helen DuFour Early.
Annie was raised until age 13 in Minneapolis, Minn., then the family moved to California. Her father, Steven Early, attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in both history and agriculture. He was a highly skilled gardener, and grew many types of plants, including orchids. His studies were stopped by World War II, when he went to the South Pacific in the Navy. Her mother, Helen Early, had been a highly skilled dancer, and was in the chorus line of the Rockettes in New York. In World War II, she worked as a secretary for a Naval Officer in San Francisco, while her husband was in the South Pacific. After World War II, Steven and Helen had three children, Annie, Tim, and Helen.
Annie obtained a degree in Theatrical Arts from the College of San Mateo, while working as an operator for the phone company, and being active in politics for the Democratic Party. Annie went to Japan and became a regular feature named "Hanako-San" on the "Top Hat Comedy Hour" on Japan's "Asahi Broadcasting Company." With a savings account from Japan, Annie returned to the U.S.
In 1980, Annie met Michael Davis, they married, and she supported him through thick and thin, from that day to this.
Annie's great sweetness of personality was appreciated by all. Annie is greatly missed.
Services were held at Clairemont Mortuary, San Diego, Calif. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Women's Heart Health Education Program, National Institutes of Health, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814.