December 6, 2021 ~ 2 Tevet 5782
Natalie Muriel Goldberg Davis, 90, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021. On November 29, 1931, Natalie was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Saul and Marie Goldberg. Her parents moved to Los Angeles, CA, while she was a toddler, and she graduated from Susan Miller Dorsey High School. After graduation, she attended secretarial school. Growing up in Los Angeles, so close to Hollywood and the lives of the “rich and famous,” she would retain a lifelong interest in movie stars and their personal affairs.
It was following an extended visit to cousins living in Louisville, KY, that caused her to eventually move to Louisville, and in 1953 she married Arthur “Skip” Davis. Natalie worked for several years at Standard Oil of Kentucky before starting a family. Later she worked at the Pendennis Club from the early 1970s to 1988 and juggled assignments among several temp agencies until fully retiring at the age of 81.
Natalie was interested in history and visiting museums and cultural sites. In addition to her forays throughout the United States, she visited the United Kingdom, India, and Australia. In addition to her visits in person, she enjoyed attending travelogue programs. Naturally outgoing and gregarious, Natalie always made it a point to talk to and get to know people. She had an uncanny ability to remember people’s names, and she maintained correspondence with several people she met on her trips for many years.
She loved music—especially broadway musicals and the sounds of her favorite singers like Steve and Eydie, Barbara Streisand, and Tony Bennett. In addition, she was passionate about sports (mostly basketball, football, and baseball) and a dedicated Louisville Cardinals fan. Yet, her biggest joy and source of happiness throughout her life was spending time with her family, including her two sons, her five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Melvin (Mel) Goldberg, and grandson, Brent Davis.
Natalie is survived by her former husband Arthur “Skip” Davis; two sons, Henry (Hank) Davis and Brian (BJ) Davis; two nieces, Patrice Goldberg and Claudine Goldberg Bushnell; four grandchildren, Ashley Davis Sigman, Amy Davis Bowling, Emily Davis, and Shayna Davis; great-grandsons, Asher Sigman and Theo Bowling, great-granddaughters Juliette Sigman and Estelle Bowling; daughters-in-law Sheila Murphy Davis and Donna Duley Davis; and grandsons-in-law Jay Sigman and Eric Bowling.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 9th, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Ave. Her burial will be in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Masks are required.
The family expresses their gratitude to the nurses, aides, and staff of Westport Place Medical Center, as well as Hosparus Health of Louisville, for being so compassionate and devoted to Natalie in her final months. Expressions of sympathy can be made with donations to the World Wildlife Fund (World Wildlife Fund) or the Environmental Defense Fund (Environmental Defense Fund).