Violet Irene Manchester Davis, 93, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 14, 2012 surrounded by her family. Violet was born in Pittsfield, Mass. on July 11, 1918 the daughter of Estella (Burroughs) Sturtevant. Violet moved to Michigan in 2006 and made Traverse City her home. She will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends. Violet leaves her two daughters and their spouses, Betty A. and Paul Maciejewski of Traverse City, Mich., and Barbara I.D. and Joseph H.E. Lemay of Youngsville, NC. Violet has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, CMSgt. George Joseph Davis on June 6, 1992. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the First Congregational Church located on Center Rd. in Traverse City at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the First Congregational Church’s Jamaican orphanage mission would be appreciated in Violet’s name.