EXETER - Dorothy (Dimpie) Reynolds Davidson passed away peacefully in her home on December 6, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Dorothy was born on May 31, 1926 in Kinderhook, New York.
She was a resident of Exeter New Hampshire, formally New Market and Kinderhook.
Dorothy was raised on The Reynolds Apple Farm in Kinderhook and as a child worked the orchards with her father and family.
She graduated from Northfield Seminary in 1944 and Centenary Jr. College for Women in 1946.
Dimpie and her husband, Bob, met at Northfield and Mount Hermon Schools. The couple wed in 1947 at her families home in Kinderhook.
She was a proprietor and owner of The Treasure Shop in Kinderhook for 30 years where she and Bob built there house and raised their family.
Dimpie was the first female elected as a trustee to the town of Kinderhook.
Her pride in Kinderhook was again evident as she was instrumental in the efforts in making Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren's (8th President of the United States) birthplace, a National Historic Landmark.
In 1984 The Davidson's moved to NH to be closer to their three children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years Robert J. Davidson.
Her son Jim and his wife Patricia of Brooks, Maine. Her daughters Janet Dinan and her husband Peter of Portsmouth, NH and Susanne Falzone and her husband Stephen of Hampton, NH; along with 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grand children. She is also survived by one brother Lester J. Reynolds Jr. of Haddam, Conn. and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was pre-deceased by her parents Lester J. Reynolds and Dorothy Mathews Reynolds, her sisters Mary Reynolds and Elizabeth Reynolds Price.
Dorothy was a member of The Exeter Woman's Club and the local Chapter of the DAR.
There will be a graveside service at The Dutch Reform Cemetery in Kinderhook, NY. on December 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
Arrangements are being made by Brewitt Funeral Home in Exeter, NH. www.brewittfuneralhome.com