Elizabeth B. Davidson, nurse anesthetist, dies at 94

July 31, 2013

Elizabeth B. Davidson, a nurse anesthetist at Howard University Hospital for 30 years, died July 24 at Charlestown retirement nursing home in Catonsville, Md. She was 94.

The cause was pneumonia and congestive heart failure, said her daughter Michaele Davidson.

Mrs. Davidson retired from Howard University Hospital in 1984. She later briefly worked in real estate sales in Anne Arundel County. She lived in Davidsonville before moving to the retirement community in Catonsville in 1997.

Elizabeth Margaret Barth was born in Jersey City. She was a nurse in doctors’ offices in New Jersey before receiving a degree as a nurse anesthetist from Duke University in 1952. She then settled in the Washington area.

Her husband of 55 years, Arthur C. Davidson, died in 1999.

Survivors include five children, Loran Davidson of Pattaya, Thailand, John Davidson of West Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Eric Davidson of Danville, Va., Kathryn Owen of Portland, Ore., and Michaele Davidson of Davidsonville; 16 grandsons; and three great-grandsons.

— Bart Barnes