Christy Sue Davidson McDowell, age 45, of Wellsville, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 17, 2009. She lived life on her own terms and was feisty and incredibly courageous till the end.
Christy was born on November 30, 1963 in Elmira, NY to Albert and Carol (Allen) Davidson Sr. Penn Yan, NY. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes in Elmira. The family moved to Fayetteville, NC, where she attended junior high and in 1978, they returned to NY, settling in Wellsville where she attended Wellsville High School.
Chris loved anything Harley Davidson, going to yard sales, the Buffalo Bills, Bud Lite, happy hour with her friends, blue jeans, flannel shirts and country music. But most of all, she deeply loved her children and her family.
In addition to her parents, Christy is survived by her husband, George McDowell of Wellsville; Grandmother, Mildred Allen (Nan), Charlottesville, VA; children: Lindsay (Eric) Robak, Bolivar, NY, Haley McDowell and George (Geo) McDowell, Wellsville, NY, Step-daughter, Jennifer Beckwith; grandchildren, Lily and Ally Robak, Bolivar, NY; brother, Albert (Emily) Davidson Jr., of Denver, CO and Canandaigua, NY; sister Tamara (Tami) (Scott) Bluett, Hammondsport, NY; nieces and nephews; Todd (Steph) Green, Rochester, NY, Kaitlin Gostley, Wellsville, NY, J. Kyle Gostley, Alfred, NY, Jordan Davidson, Madison Davidson, and Jack Davidson of Mendon, NY; former sister in law, Ann Chaffee; aunts and uncles: Floyd (Butch) and Arletta Allen Jr., Corning, NY and Sharon Allen, Charlottesville, VA; cousins and their spouses, former sister in law, Ann Chaffee Tim, Lisa, Michele Jeff, Jodi, John and her favorite cousin and helping angel, Kelley Willett, Waverly, NY. Thanks go to Sandy for being a caring friend and companion.
Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 W. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 on Saturday September 26, 2009 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, a memorial services follows for loved ones. Christy wanted us to celebrate her life. Those who loved her are invited to share memories and good times at a reception at the Moose Lodge, 242 Maple Ave, Wellsville, NY, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Donations may be made to a scholarship fund for Haley and Geo McDowell, Christy's children. envelopes will be available at the services or send in care of Tami Bluett, 8446 County Route 87, Hammondsport, NY 14840.