Mary Gouge Miller Davidson of Oxford

Mary Gouge Miller Davidson, 97, of Oxford, died Friday, Dec. 30, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was the wife of the late Lester William Miller who died in 1959, with whom she shared 13 years of marriage and the late Charles Davidson who died in 1999, with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.

Mary Gouge Miller Davidson
Mary Gouge Miller Davidson

Born in Jonesboro, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late West Grove dairy farmer David Gouge and the late Abbie (Tipton) Gouge.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Leota Miller of Tennessee and Elsie Mae Kilby of Kelton; four brothers, Hoy Gouge, Nelson Gouge and Geter Gouge all of West Grove and Lonza Gouge of Delaware.

Mary is survived by her son Howard Lee Miller and his wife Barbara Lea of West Grove; one granddaughter, Trisha Lea Coe of Wakefield; and three great grandchildren, Cheyenne Michael Coe, Luther Charles Coe and Samantha Lea Coe all of West Grove; also, many nieces and nephews.

During Mary’s early years, her brothers would frequently bring home fish and game for the girls of the house to prepare for dinner. This resulted in Mary and Elsie becoming excellent cooks. Their holiday feasts will be missed by all who were lucky enough to enjoy them. The family was never able to determine who made the best pies.

Mary began her working career with the West Grove Knitting Mills and retired many years later from NVF Co. in Kennett Square. She never strayed from her farming background and enjoyed her huge vegetable garden and flower beds until her age and health required her to move to Ware Presbyterian Village. She was a longtime dedicated member of the Kelton Church of Christ.

You are invited to visit with Mary’s family and friends from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-869-2685) 200 Rose Hill Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. A funeral celebrating her life will follow at 11AM.  Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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