Recently at Wilderness Church in Waldoboro, Goldie Davis celebrated her 90th birthday with roses, cake and ice cream.

She is the mother of the Rev. Murray B. Davis of Waldoboro. Goldie was born Feb. 24, 1920, to Irvin and Clara Bartlett in the town of Thorndike.

In 1939 she married Malcolm Davis from her town. Later they moved to Milo. They raised three children, two boys and a girl: Mary, the oldest, and her husband, Roland Richardson of Milo, have three children; David and his wife, the late Joy Davis of Virginia, have three children; Murray and Linda Davis of Waldoboro have two children. Altogether, she has 20 great-grandchildren.

In her earlier years Goldie worked for the Gilford and Corinna woolen mills, but mostly as a housewife.

Goldie is in great health. She loves to walk for exercise. She takes care of her own apartment, and doesn’t take any medication. She’s a great giver and loves children.

She has been a churchgoer for many years. She also sang in the choir.

Goldie now resides in Waldoboro with her son and daughter-in-law.

Her husband, Malcolm, passed away in 1998. They were married for 59 years.