West Seattle Blog… | In memory of Lisa C. Davidson, 1946-2022


Family and friends remember Lisa Craig Davidsonwho lived in West Seattle for more than 25 years and shares this memory:

Lisa Craig Davidson
10/13/46 – 02/06/22

Surrounded by family and friends at her beloved home in Ellensburg, Lisa Craig Davidson passed away quietly after succumbing to a brief battle with lung cancer on Sunday afternoon, February 6, 2022.

Lisa was born in 1946 in Glen Ridge, NJ. She grew up in Greenwich, CT and attended Greenwich High School. Lisa spent her early years summering with her family in Rockport, MA and Belgrade Lakes, ME.

Lisa moved to Manhattan, NY at the age of 18 to pursue a modeling career. During her time in New York, she also worked as an administrative assistant for Life Magazine. Lisa then moved to Darien, CT where she attended Norwalk Community College.

Lisa married Enfield “Flicky” Ford on the Lake on August 18, 1973 in Belgrade Lakes, ME. Between trips to New York, Maine and Connecticut, Lisa and Flicky enjoyed a busy family and social life. Lisa and Flicky divorced on March 27, 1984.

Lisa moved to Seattle in 1991 where she worked for many years at the law firm Mills Meyers Swartling and enjoyed her home and community in West Seattle. There, she was passionate about helping the homeless and enjoyed entertaining and meeting new people while working for Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes, Seattle’s premier catering company.

Lisa moved to Sheridan, WY in 2008 and married Steve Monninger on July 17, 2008. In 2009 Lisa moved to Paris, France where she immersed herself in French art, food and culture and discovered a hidden and amazing talent in oil painting. After returning from France, Lisa and Steve moved to Vancouver, BC in 2015 and later divorced on March 9, 2016.

Lisa returned to Seattle in 2016, eventually moving into her beloved home Wedding Tree Farm in Ellensburg. Lisa has been very active in the Ellensburg community and has made many close friends. She spent much of her time in Ellensburg volunteering with Kittita’s County Friends of Animals (KCFOA) and the FISH Food Bank.

Lisa loved life and she loved people. She was energetic and moved happily wherever life took her. Lisa loved being alive and will be greatly missed.

Lisa is survived by her sister Lucy Davidson, brother Bill Davidson, niece Sydney Yates, nephew Christian Skovgaard, niece Laura Spuck and nephew Carey Head. A memorial service honoring Lisa’s vibrant spirit and adventurous life will be held in Ellensburg in mid-April.

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