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Ellen Davis Memorial Donation

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 It is with a heavy heart that the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse announces the passing of Ellen Davis on February 26, 2019.

Ellen was the daughter of Preservation Association Board of Trustee members Earl and Gladys Davis, and the granddaughter of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse's last civilian Principal Keeper and first Coast Guard Chief of Station, Edward Meyer. Ellen is survived by her mother Gladys Davis, sister Julia Davis, cousin Dana Fischer, and her faithful companion dog, Shammy.

Ellen grew up in the shadow of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and followed in her grandfather's footsteps by joining the US Coast Guard in 1984. During her 20-year career, Boatswain's Mate First Class Davis ran a 44-foot lifeboat on Lake Erie, maintained aids to navigation in the Florida Keys, served on the Coast Guard's District Seven Tactical Law Enforcement Team in Miami, and was Officer in Charge of the Aids to Navigation Team in Fort Pierce. A highlight of her Coast Guard career occurred when she was given the opportunity to serve at her grandfather's last duty station, the Loggerhead Key Light Station in the Florida Keys.

Ellen retired from the Coast Guard in 2004 and went on to earn her USCG Charter Boat Captain Master License shortly thereafter.       

At her family's request, the Preservation Association has established a memorial fund in "Captain Ellie's" honor. All proceeds will be applied towards the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Endowment Fund. Held in perpetuity Endowment Fund donations provide long-term funding the restoration and preservation of the Ponce Inlet Light Station for this and future generations. 

Making a donation in Ellen's memory is easy. Donations start at $10. Those wishing to donate more than $10 in Ms. Davis's memory may simply select the desired donation amount from the list provided. Your total donation will be adjusted automatically.

Your may download and print a charitable contribution acknowledgement letter after completing your transaction and attach it to your receipt for tax-deduction documentation purposes. A Charitable Contribution letter will also be mailed to your home address.

The Preservation Association and Ellen's family appreciate all donations made in her memory. Thank you for your support.

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