Mark Davis

Mary Lee Davis, 81, active in community theater and church choir

Mary Lee Davis, a retired secretary and former Dundalk resident who enjoyed performing in community theater, died Dec. 21 of heart failure at her Clearwater, Fla., home. She was 81.

The former Mary Lee Brown was born and raised in Rivesville, W.Va., where she also graduated from high school.

In 1949, she married John Walter Davis, and the couple moved to Dundalk when her husband went to work at Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Sparrows Point.

Mrs. Davis worked as a secretary in Bethlehem's public relations department for many years, and spent the last decade working for McLean Contracting Co. in Curtis Bay, until retiring in 1996.

While raising her children, Mrs. Davis was...