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Carey Field Davis ’73

Published in Apr. 19, 2006, issue

Carey Davis died Nov. 6, 2005, of ovarian cancer.

Throughout her life, Carey worked in education and with young people. She was director of the Presidio Hill School in San Francisco, served as board member for several other schools, taught at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, was associate director of the Mountain School in Vermont, and worked at the Windsor Mountain Camp in New Hampshire and the Telluride Institute in Colorado. She earned a master's in education from Harvard in 1991.

Sept. 21, 2005, was Carey Davis Day in San Francisco.

The eldest of five, Carey was raised on a working farm in Sparks, Md. She created dynamic programs for underserved girls, performed in children's theater companies, and directed a round-the-world one-man show. She traveled extensively overland from Afghani deserts to Himalayan peaks and Balinese temples, believing that slow travel on the ground was a superlative learning experience.

The class extends deepest sympathy to Carey's partner, Cissy Lewis; her parents, Herbert '49 and Ruth Anne Davis; her siblings, nephews, and nieces; and a wide circle of admiring friends, colleagues, and students. She was a model of positive energy, enduring hope, and deep gratitude for the blessings of life.

The Class of 1973

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C. Parks Schaefer Says:

2010-08-31 11:02:43

I grew up with Carey, and though we went in different directions, I remember her much the way her freinds did herein -- full of positive energy and enduring hope. My best wishes to her family and friends.
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