1910 – 2003

SCARBOROUGH – Alice Muriel Gower David, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, May 20, at Pine Point Nursing Center, Scarborough.

She was born in Winthrop, Aug. 8, 1910, the daughter of Dr. Stanley M. Gower and Alice Pillsbury Gower. She grew up in Skowhegan, graduating from Skwohegan High School in 1928 and then from Bates College in 1932. She later received a Masters Degree from Hunter College, New York City.

In 1936, she married John A. David Jr., also a Bates graduate. They made their home in Rye, N.Y., where she taught in Rye High School for nine years. They then lived in Mamaroneck, N.Y., until retiring to North Jay in 1977.

During their 35 years in New York, she raised their two sons, and in 1947, started Pine Knoll Nursery School which she ran until 1961. She was also active in the AFS Student Exchange Program, and served as president of the Mamaroneck chapter in the late 50’s. In 1969, she returned to teaching high school in Port Chester, N.Y., where she taught until retirement.

Early in their years in Rye, “Jack” and “Mimi” joined the Rye Methodist Church (UMC), where she served as president of the United Methodist Women and later as financial secretary. Both participated in all aspects of the musical life of the church.

When they moved to Maine, the Davids joined the First Congregational Church of Wilton, where she served as president of the Women’s Fellowship and as Church Clerk for many years. She was a member of the Tyngtown Club of Wilton and the Jay Historical Society, serving as its president for seven years.

After her husband became a resident of Sandy River Nursing Center in 1989, she spent considerable time there as a volunteer. In 1997, she moved to Pierce House, Farmington, and became a member of Old South Congregational Church. She moved to Pine Point Nursing Center in February, 2002.

She is survived by two sons, John G. David and his wife Nancy of Amherst, N.H., and Edward S. David and his wife Janice of Farmington; grandchildren, Andrew B. David of New York City, John R. David of Cambridge, Mass., and Katherine F. David-Cecchetto of Alexandria, Va., a great-granddaughter, Alessandra Cecchetto; and one brother, Stanley M. Gower and his wife Ruth of Attleboro, Mass.

She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Emma David.

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