Norene Smith Davis, 92 a lifelong resident of the Washington area who was a member of the Third Church of Christ Scientist and active in civic groups, died of a stroke Tuesday at the home of her daughter in Potomac.

Mrs. Davis lived at Rock Spring, a property she and her husband, the late Floyd E. Davis, president of the old Lincoln National Bank, built in 1930. The couple, also spent much time at Mr. Davis' birthplace in Westmoreland County, Va.

Mrs. Davis was born in Alexandria and educated in public schools there. Before he marriage on April 10, 1920, she worked for the Floyd E. Davis Company, her husband's real estate firm. In addition to her membership in the Third Church of Christ Scientist here, Mrs. Davis was active in the Mother Church in Boston and in various civic organizations. She continued these activities until she had a stroke Feb. 12.

Mrs. Davis and her husband, who died in 1961, were members of the Columbia Country Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Davis Camalier of Potomac; a son, Floyd E. Jr., of Chevy Chase; a sister, Eleanor S. Kirkpatrick of Atlanta; a brother, James Hawley Smith of Chevy Chase, and nine grandchildren.

The family suggest that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Third Church of Christ Scientist, Washinton, or to a charity of one's choice.