INGA BIRGITTA SCOTT DAVISApril 17, 1941 ~ November 25, 2017 (age 76)
Inga Birgitta Scott Davis
I was born and raised in a small village in Sweden growing up between two wonderful brothers, Roland and Torgny. I moved to Stockholm at age 18 and a few years later started working at the famous Karolinska Institute. In 1966, I came to America with a medical team to conduct cancer research at the University of Washington in Seattle. I was a research technologist working on a novel cancer treatment that is currently in use today. After two years, I decided to visit San Francisco and it reminded me of Stockholm and quickly found a job in cancer research at Children’s Hospital. Later, I trained to become a cardio-pulmonary function technologist working with a wonderful physician who was patient and generous with his time. I met my future husband, Raymond at the famous Buena Vista Café near Fisherman’s Wharf over Irish coffees. We got married in Sweden in 1976 with the entire ceremony conducted in Swedish. He’s still trying to figure out what he promised me! We lived in Santa Rosa, CA for a few years and then moved to Bainbridge Island, WA. I worked at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for many years and I loved my job. We moved back to California when my husband received an offer to continue his career as a forensic scientist there. I had seen enough of illness and death during my career and decided to do something uplifting. Swedes love flowers and I made the decision to get a degree in horticulture. After graduating, I began working for a successful wedding company as a floral designer. I also loved Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. In 2004, we moved to Eagle to be close to Raymond’s family. I want to thank the wonderful staff at MSTI for their love, care and support during my leukemia treatments. To my husband, I say, ”Du är den bäste som finns”, kram, Birgitta
Birgitta kept her zest for life and her dignity to the very end. There wasn’t a moment of self-pity or a complaint for all the pain she was in. She constantly thanked us for any small act of kindness we showed her. I hope to be as brave when my time comes. I also want to thank the MSTI staff for the medical care and compassion they showed my wife. I cannot think of a better place where she could have been better taken care of. God bless you for all you do. Raymond
There will be a memorial service for Birgitta held at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Drive, Garden City, ID on Santa Lucia Day, December 13, 2017 at 11 am.