- July 3, 1922 - July 17, 2013
- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
of Adalyn's Passing
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Adalyn Davis, 91, a resident of The Seabrook of Hilton Head, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She grew up in Atlanta and was graduated from Girls High School and Marsh Business College. She was one of the thousands of girls who went to Washington during World War II and continued to work in the federal government for thirty-five years, retiring in 1978. She served on Congressional staffs, in both the House and Senate, and with the Air Force Intelligence, both in the Pentagon and in Salzburg, Austria. The last 15 years of her career were with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, a part of the U.S. State Department, where she achieved the position of Deputy Public Affairs Director. In that capacity she was responsible for responding to press representatives; for writing a number of technical publications on nuclear issues, and the annual report of the Agency mandated by Congress; and speaking to civic and educational groups throughout the United States. She was a member of the delegations negotiating the Nonproliferation Treaty; Review Conferences of that treaty; and the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), both in Geneva, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria. She was nominated to the National War College class of 1972 and had the distinction of being the only female in the class. After retirement she was the Treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of the Woman's National Democratic Club. She moved to Moss Creek in 1993 where she will be remembered as a golfer and as the organizer of a Club Speaker Luncheon program. In 2004 she moved to the Seabrook of Hilton Head where she was elected to the board of Regim I. She greatly enjoyed the many activities, especially bridge, and the companionship of her many friends. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a volunteer for Volunteers in Medicine and the Bargain Box. She is survived by a brother, Joseph D. Davis, and by five nieces and three nephews. Services will be private. Donations may be made to Volunteers in Medicine, 15 Northridge Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.