Nancy Davis Bassford
March 19, 1931- November 22, 2014
Nancy Davis Bassford of Davidsonville, passed away peacefully at her home on November 22, 2014 with her children by her side. Nancy was born in Annapolis on March 19, 1931 to the late Raymond and Georgetta Davis. She was a lifelong resident of Davidsonville, where she grew up on her family farm. In 1950, she married her sweetheart, Paul Bassford, with whom she enjoyed 59 years of marriage until his death in 2009. Nancy loved being outdoors, spending her time growing flowers and vegetables. She was a gifted singer who shared her talents with many, singing in the Davidsonville United Methodist Church choir for many years. As her children grew older, Nancy pursued her teaching degree from Bowie State University and taught for 17 years at Lothian Elementary School. She had a special ability with students needing extra help and always showed them love and patience.
After retirement, Nancy loved travelling with Paul in their RV with their “Charlie’s Angels” camping group. Her later years were spent working in her extensive flower gardens and enjoying her family and many friends. Nancy had a tremendous gift of love for anyone she met. She introduced herself to everyone as Grandma B. and no one was ever a stranger at Grandma B’s house.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul Bassford and brothers John Davis and Raymond L. Davis, Jr. She is survived by her children, Dennis Bassford (Brenda), Linda Harrison (Joe), and Paula Palmer (Jim); seven grandchildren, Bryan Bassford, Crystal Ditch, Kathy Stisted, Matt Harrison and Ben and Greg Palmer; eight great-grandchildren and her siblings, Ruth Mullen, Addie Baldwin and Miriam Kirkwood.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014