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Laura Louise Lambert Davis

September 28, 1934 –
 March 13, 2022


    Patrice Doerries
    18 Mar 2022

    Our family will always remember Tutu for her smile,
    love of life and family. She left a legacy representing Christian witness for everyone to emulate.
    To her family you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, The Sandifer and Doerries Families

    Paul Pacter
    19 Mar 2022

    I met Laura, Fred, and their three young children in 1964, when Fred and I began our graduate studies at Michigan State University. And we’ve been good friends ever since. Great friends. From the day I met Laura, I was in awe of her parenting skills and her people skills. Her singing and piano-playing were pretty good too. And, oh yes, cooking as well. Even though our careers and living locations took different paths, we met up nearly annually until Laura and Fred moved out to Hawaii and I moved overseas. But then we resumed when we all returned to the mainland. We had a memorable VW Microbus trip through Spain in the early 1970s and an equally memorable holiday in Tuscany in 2008. More recently, I had two opportunities to be with Laura at the Dallas Arboretum and to share her joy at that wonderful place. But I must say I never really comprehended Laura’s remarkable ability to understand events and people and feelings until I read her log of an eight-week trip she and Fred took to Nigeria in 1965. (Fred organized the log a few years ago.) On that trip, they chaperoned a group of 30 American students (late teens and twenty-somethings) who were studying and immersing themselves in the culture of rural and remote Nigeria. Laura kept a detailed (100 printed pages) diary of her innermost feelings about the events that took place and people they encountered during those two months. Plus, her comments made very clear that Laura and Fred were truly meant for each other. My nearly 60-year friendship with Laura is one of the most important treasures of my life. Paul.

    Susan Seel
    24 Mar 2022

    It is disconcerting to be in a world without Laura Louise. Truly she was the kindest, sweetest, most angelic person I have ever known -and I’m not stating because she was a cousin……or because I was the flower girl in her wedding….She will be so missed!❤️

    Francine Kong
    27 Mar 2022

    Laura Davis was a treasured volunteer at Castle Medical Center in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii where I met her and her husband, Fred.
    Laura’s beautiful voice and piano accompaniment brought smiles and hearty singing from our patients during our weekly “Healing Melodies” program.
    What a joy it has been to know Laura and FredFrancine Kong

    Karleen Meyer
    27 Mar 2022

    I would be hard pressed to find someone finer than Laura. She was the most Christ-like person I’ve been privileged to know who placed God, family and others first. I have never heard her utter an unkind word about anyone, she shared her talents and immense skills (creative thinking and teaching, music, cooking, writing, etc) with generosity and enthusiasm, was a cherished friend and for numerous years was an incredible and loving volunteer at Castle Medical Center in Kailua, Oahu.

    As a volunteer, not only did she willingly serve anywhere, she also created special programs, using her piano and voice to bring fun, love,
    comfort and joy to patients.
    She was most deserving to be honored as Volunteer of the Year – and respected and loved by all.

    She is missed because she is beloved for who she was and how she made us feel. If there is anyone who has made a positive impact and difference in this world it is Laura.
    Until we meet again -aloha oe.

    Sandra Fujii
    27 Mar 2022

    We were so saddened to read in today’s Star-Advertiser of Laura’s passing. We were happy to have been friends with you both from our First Presbyterian days and later as you came for appointments at our office. We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

    Sandra and Al Fujii

    Paul and Cindy Nachtigall
    29 Mar 2022

    Laura and Fred lived in our house on Aumoe Road in Kailua for 17 years. Our kids loved to visit Laura whenever I had something to repair (that wasn’t often enough for them, Fred took care of most everything) but Laura always greeted them with a smile and love. Laura’s life easily reflected Christ’s love. We are saddened to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person.

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