In memory of
Kelly Jeanne Davidson (nee Conklin) of Towson passed away peacefully on April 25, 2018, after a brief but courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 47. Born on August 16, 1970, to Jim and Marilyn Conklin of Hammondsport, NY, Kelly graduated from Hammondsport in June of 1988 as the class Valedictorian. At the University of Buffalo she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa chapter and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in 1992. She graduated with honors from University of Maryland Law School. Kelly married longtime love Gordon Davidson and settled in Towson, MD. Kelly loved animals and being outdoors, and was an accomplished horsewoman. In addition to riding, her adventures included sky diving, trapeze lessons, and white water rafting. Kelly was also a volunteer for Lab Rescue LRCP in VA. Kelly and Gordie lovingly rescued 2 Labrador retrievers and 6 cats. Kelly practiced as a litigator at Ober|Kaler (now Baker Donelson ). She specialized in complex health care investigations and fraud. Those who practiced with Kelly knew her as a highly skilled and fearless litigator. She maintained a cool professional persona, yet was appreciated for her sly, occasionally wicked, sense of humor. Kelly is survived by her husband, Gordon Davidson, of Towson, MD, parents James and Marilyn Conklin of Hammondsport, NY, In-Laws William and Betsy Davidson of Unadilla, NY, grandfather Ardell (Yvonne) Webster of Hammondsport, NY, brother Kevin (Mollie) Conklin of NY, sister Kirsten (Jason) Davis of NY, brothers-in-law Chris Davidson of Virginia, and Tom (Dale) Davidson of Texas, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service is planned for June 16, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00PM at The Manor Tavern, 15819 Old York Rd., Monkton, MD, 21111. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kelly's honor may be made to one of the following: Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc., PO Box 145, Monkton, MD 21111; Lab Rescue LRCP, Inc., PO Box 1814, Annandale, VA 22003; or your local SPCA.
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