She and her husband were active members of the First Christian Church in Denton, Texas for 55 years and for many years were members of the Danforth Association, representing the University of North Texas. She was a past President of the U.N.T. Faculty Wives Club and for many years was active in a number of philanthropic and charitable organizations in the Denton community including P.E.O. and the Denton Community Food Bank. She was an avid bridge player and a member of several bridge clubs resulting in many treasured and enduring friendships. Her highest priority and lasting legacy though was her focus on her husband and family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Ayer; mother, Stella Heisler; and father, Henry Harrison Heisler. She is survived by her children, Margaret Mason Ayer and husband Darin Davis of Austin, Texas and David Hugh Ayer and partner Katie Stark of Santa Fe, N.M.; grandchildren, Mason Hugh Ayer of Austin, Texas and Davis Ayer of Los Angeles, Calif.; and siblings, Nan Davis of Owensboro, Ky., Jane Heisler Tong of Evansville, Ind., Henrietta Heisler Harrison of Owensboro, Ky., Robert Heisler of Owensboro, Ky., and Gene Heisler of Calhoun, Ky.
Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Oak Grove Cemetery in McLean County, Ky. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Hwy. 1046 & Hwy. 250, Calhoun, Ky. 42327.
James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro, Ky. is in charge of local arrangements.
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