Mildred (Louise) Davis, 98, of South Dennis died December 8 at her home. She leaves family in Falmouth.

She was born in Beaverdale, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Davis became a nurse after high school. She served from 1939 to 1942 as an Army nurse in Europe during World War II, ending her service with the rank of first lieutenant. During her tour of duty, she met Erwin Davis, the man who would become her husband in 1946.

After her marriage, Ms. Davis worked at the Boston Lying-In Hospital. After becoming a mother and moving to Hingham, she worked as a school nurse for the Milton school system.

She and her family moved to South Dennis in 1967, and then she joined the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Cape Cod, remaining until her retirement in 1986.

Active in the community, Ms. Davis served on the board of directors for the local library for many years and as treasurer for her neighborhood association. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking and sewing.

She leaves two sons, E. Winn Davis of Falmouth and Alan M. Davis of West Barnstable; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Andreev of Manhattan, New York, and Benson Davis and Taylor Davis, both of Natick; a great-grandchild, Victoria Andreev; two siblings, Janet Barney and Regis McNeill; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years.

The graveside service at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne was to be private.

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