Obituary for Martha Ann Davies

Martha Ann Davies of Northfield, Minnesota passed away at home on September 20, 2018 after a lengthy battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 69. Born in Dallas, Texas on March 13, 1949 to a Texan, Grant Lake, Jr. and a Minnesotan, Florence Louise Randall. After high school, she worked in administrative support until her marriage to James Glass in 1969. Her two sons, the first great loves of her life, were born from that union: Daniel in 1970 and Christopher in 1973. That marriage ended later in divorce. In 1980, she married the second great love of her life, […]

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Martha Ann Davies of Northfield, Minnesota passed away at home on September 20, 2018 after a lengthy battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 69.

Born in Dallas, Texas on March 13, 1949 to a Texan, Grant Lake, Jr. and a Minnesotan, Florence Louise Randall. After high school, she worked in administrative support until her marriage to James Glass in 1969. Her two sons, the first great loves of her life, were born from that union: Daniel in 1970 and Christopher in 1973. That marriage ended later in divorce.

In 1980, she married the second great love of her life, Robert (Bob) Davies. They remained in Dallas until his retirement, eventually moving to Northfield in 2005.

Passionate about historic preservation, she served as an officer/board member of the Thistle Hill Docent Guild (publishing the Recipes Stenciled in Time cookbook) and Texas Heritage Cattle Baron’s Mansion in Ft. Worth, Texas plus the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (writing and publishing Discover Dallas’ Hidden City), served on the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Historic Homes Tour in Dallas for years and was also the chef buyer for their family shop Daffodil Grove Antiques.

Locally, Martha was a long-time volunteer at the Northfield Historical Society, helping create and install numerous exhibits, as well as catering countless events. She wrapped many a gift during Christmas Sharing, and was a member of the Josiah Edson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a very active member of the Sundowners Car Club in Northfield, co-chairing numerous events with husband, and loved being the newsletter editor for a number of years.

She was proudest of being a wife, mother and grandma. She took great joy in creating nice homes for her family, no matter how modest the circumstances. Over the years, she taught herself numerous skills to achieve that goal, including furniture refinishing, upholstery, antiques, carpentry, house renovation (6 houses) and gardening. She was a marvelous cook, baker and seamstress. A big car enthusiast, she was frequently seen cruising around town in her beloved, red 1963 Ford Galaxie convertible (aka “Big Red”).

Survivors include husband, Robert (Bob), son Daniel Glass (wife Vickie, children Andrew, Elena & Ian) of Mansfield, TX, son Christopher Glass of Murfreesboro, TN, step-son John Davies (wife Lynne, children Jonathon & Christina) of Lake Jackson, TX, and step-daughter Aleta Black (husband Jim, children Alyssa and Cory) of Houston, TX, numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Visitation and a time of sharing will be held from 2-4PM, Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest any memorials be made to the Northfield Historical Society.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Visitation

October 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00P.M.

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

2 Comments

  1. Barb Budd

    Martha… What a wonderful person.She made the best punch for NHS receptions.Rest in Peace.

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  2. George Huber

    My clever, funny, talented, quick-witted dear old friend from high school and for many years after. I will miss you so much; you were a true friend, always interested in everything and everyone around you. My deepest condolences to Bob and her children and grandkids, all of whom she loved incredibly.

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