Marjorie Suzann Davids, 89, of Wadsworth and formerly of Elkhart, Ind., died June 28, 2019, at home.
Suzann was born May 21, 1930, in Elkhart, Ind., to Robert and Audrey (née Behymer) Young. She graduated from Elkhart High School in 1948, received a bachelor's in music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a master of arts and a master of fine arts from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University. Suzann married Donald J. Davids June 16, 1957, and soon after they made their home in Denver, Colo., where they raised their three children. Suzann became well-known as a professional harpist and harp teacher. She was professor of harp at over a dozen universities in Colorado, Indiana and Michigan, and she taught many private students from young children to adults. Suzann left a fine legacy in her harp students, with many of them continuing into careers as professional musicians and many of them remaining in contact with her for years past the time of their study with her.
Upon their return to Indiana in the 1980s, Suzann and Donald took over management of her father’s title insurance company, Elkhart County Abstract Co. Suzann was a lifelong learner and received her Juris Doctorate at age 65, and loved travelling the world. As much as Suzann loved to travel, she gave it up to take care of Don when he was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease.
Suzann will be deeply missed by her children, Deborah (Ken) Holzworth, of Wadsworth, Mark (Lynette) Davids, of Boley, Okla., and Douglas Davids, of Leavenworth, Kan.; grandchildren, Emily (Jeremy) Grigsby, Daniel Holzworth, Julia (Ryan) Kopina, Cassandra Holzworth, Lucas Holzworth, Kaitlyn (Clark) Skaggs and Matthew Davids; great-grandchildren, Zane, Tzeitel and Hava Grigsby; and sister, Roberta Motz, of Gallatin, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2013.
Roberts Funeral Home handled arrangements.