George J. Moylan Funeral Home

Katherine A. Katherine A. “Kathy” Cairo Davis
(September 1, 1947 – June 21, 2017)

Kripplebush – Katherine A. Cairo Davis, 69, of Kripplebush passed away on Wednesday June 21, 2017 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born in Kingston on September 1, 1947 to Richard O’dell Stokes Sr. and Emily (nee Bevier) Stokes. Katherine attended the Clove Valley one room school and graduated from Rondout Valley High School. Kathy, as known to most, will be remembered for her quick smile, infectious laugh and generous heart, as well as her 35 year tenure as the Town of Marbletown Town Clerk/Tax Collector where she met and touched the lives of many town residents and visitors. A loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, Kathy filled these last 4 years with the activities she enjoyed and felt important: fishing, baking, gardening, bird (and bear) watching, visiting with friends and family, traveling and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. She is survived by her husband A.E. “Jerry” Davis, her daughter Jennifer Cairo (Martin Vavra) of OR, stepsons, Christopher Davis (Julia) of PA, Patrick Davis (Bourbon) of NY, Shawn Davis (Jessica) of SC, brother Richard O. Stokes Jr. (Juliet) of NY, sisters, Mary-Frances Jensen (Robert) of WI, and Jenifer Nerone (James) of NY. Also survived by several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents and a son Robert Richard Cairo. Visitation for relatives and friends will be Saturday June 24 from 2 PM to 6 PM at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Her funeral service will begin at 6 PM following visitation. Rev. Caroline Berninger, pastor of the Rondout Valley Methodist Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Kripplebush Fire Department, 519 Pine Bush Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.