Robin Manuela “Birdy” Davey, 70, of Astoria, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Portland.

She was born Dec. 16, 1941, in San Francisco, to Robert George and Shirley Barbara (Nedd) Davey.

She studied art history at San Jose (Calif.) State College, and lived in a family of artists. Her father was a folk artist, her mother was a fabric artist and de-signer, one brother was a weaver, and the other brother is a sculptor.

On Dec. 4, 2002, she married Donald Reed Hutton in Astoria. He survives, residing in Astoria.

Her former spouses were Gary O’Daffer, the late Gary Bradburn and the late Bill Welch.

Ms. Davey was a museum worker, librarian assistant, freight forwarder, advertising assistant, bookkeeper, small business owner, production supervisor, weaver, assemblage artist and book seller. She retired in 2002.

She was a member of Green Gulch Farm and Zendo in the San Francisco area.

Family members said her hobbies included gardening, reading fiction and nonfiction, film, creating fine art assemblage, cooking, writing, traveling on a shoestring and living amongst the 10 fictitious alligators and two fictitious crocodiles of her own design. She also enjoyed spending time with her cat, Ms. Missy. Her recent interests included cervical and breast cancer, sarcoidosis, peripheral neuropathy, gangrene, clostridium difficile, colitis, unintentional bowel blockage and known techniques for meditating while in extreme pain.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Marc and Pamela Davey of Hailey, Idaho; and a niece, Zana Davey of Hailey.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Davey.

A private service will be held in San Francisco.

A public memorial will take place in Astoria at a future date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Green Gulch Farm, 1601 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, CA 94965.

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