Cynthia Askren Davis

Cynthia “Cynde” Askren Davis died peacefully at her home in Gainesville, FL on September 4, 2018 surrounded by her family as she had wished. She is preceded in death by her parents Herman Greer Askren and Beverly Marie Lariviere, and by her son Matthew J. S. Peck. She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Brooks Davis and children Emory Stewart Davis, Benjamin Sevigny Davis, Joel Brooks Davis, and Alan Tracy Davis. She is also survived by her sister Deborah Greer Askren and brother-in-law Riccardo Cavallino, her half-brother Charles Greer Askren and sister-in-law Grace Feeny her half-sister Marcia Jennings, her grandchildren Holly Davis, Greta Davis, Lyra Davis, and Emilia Davis. Cynthia had an active and varied professional career that touched many peoples lives. She was a Family Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) who earned her Associates Degree from Sante Fe College and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Florida. She worked in a variety of public and private settings including Haven Hospice, ACORN Clinic, private practices, UF Health/Shands and the VA. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Any patient of hers was quite fortunate as she exemplified what the role of a health care provider should be. She always was sensitive to the patient as a person and proactively sought ways to ensure people received the meaningful care and services they needed. She was a passionate gardener, cook, art and all things natural. With the help of her family, friends, and medical personnel she was able to make it to the milestones she so hoped to see with her children. Special thanks go to Jan Moreb, MD, Danielle Pana, MD, Tara Ezell, MD, Parker Gibbs, MD and Robert Decker, MD., the entire staff of the UF Bone Marrow Outpatient Clinic, Chris Fuller, Pharm D, and the entire pharmacy staff at the Publix Exchange. Services were held privately, in keeping with her wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations can made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (

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