Halcyon Davies

Halcyon L. Davies

1923 - 2009

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Obituary of Halcyon L. Davies

St. Regis Falls- a Memorial service honoring the life of Halcyon L. Davies, 68 will held at the St. Regis Falls United Methodist Church Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. Burial will immediately follow in Forest Cemetery, with military honors. Refreshments will follow at the St. Regis Falls Adult Center. There will be no public calling hours; arrangements are entrusted with the Hammill Funeral Home, St. Regis Falls. In the small Adirondack town of St. Regis Falls, Earl and Marion (Douglass) LaPoint celebrated the birth of their daughter Halcyon, on May 18, 1923. She is the sister of Guy Donald LaPoint of St. Regis Falls, and of the late Douglas LaPoint. After graduation from St. Regis Falls High School, in the 1940s, she attended nurses training in Syracuse, NY. In 1945, she joined the U.S. Army near the end of WWII, and was stationed in Saipan, then Korea, stopping in Japan enroute after Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing. After Halcyon's military career, she married Raymond Pondysh, later divorced. Moving back to St. Regis Falls with three children, she worked at Alice Hyde Hospital in Malone, as a registered nurse, then moved on to the Franklin County Infirmary. She then became a Case Worker with NYS Dept. of Social Services where she eventually retired. In 1965 she married Elmer Davies, a NYS Trapper. She and Elmer rehabilitated a variety of wildlife at their country home, including foxes, owls, hawks, fishers, raccoons, deer, and others. Her family reflected on one Sunday morning as Halcyon was leaving for church and caught their pet skunk, "Shot Gun's, tail in the door and consequently did not make it to church that Sunday. They had a joyful country life in St. Regis Falls. Halcyon, loved the Adirondack outdoors, picking berries, camping, fishing and also enjoyed traveling and camping in PEI, Nova Scotia and North Carolina with their travel companions, the Rockhills and Susices. Elmer predeceased her in 1997. Halcyon is survived by 2 sons, Thomas and his wife Karen Pondysh, of St. Regis Falls, Dale Pondysh of Nicholville, and daughter, Carol Rust of Clearwater, Florida. She has five grandchildren, Tonia, Ryan, Dustin, Allison and Coral, and four great grandchildren, Cassidy, Luke, Jacob, and Everett. Halcyon was a member of the St. Regis Falls United Methodist Church, the local American Legion, St. Regis Falls Historians, St. Regis Falls Adult Center, St. Regis Falls Community Band where she played the clarinet, and also served as a volunteer for Hospice of the North Country. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Davies may be made to the St. Regis Falls Volunteer Fire Dept. or Rescue Squad, or the Hospice of the North Country. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.hammillfh.com or son Dale at pondysh@slic.com

Interment at: Forest Cemetery

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Forest Cemetery
Duane Street
St. Regis Falls, New York, United States

Memorial Service

Saturday, December 5, 2009
St. Regis Falls United Methodist Church
Duane Street
St. Regis Falls, New York, United States