Davalee Robin Thibodeau, who had grown up in Swanville and attended Belfast High School, lost a long battle with breast cancer on Oct. 16.

She had fought and survived breast cancer in 1999, but it returned throughout her body in 2011. She always kept saying that she had beaten it once and would do so again. Her determination to survive and watch her grandchildren grow up kept her alive longer than most people could have hoped for. Unfortunately, her body was not as strong as her spirit.

Davalee, who was called “Dee” by her friends and “Sissy” by her family, was dearly loved. She was extremely generous and kind, and more than a little strong willed.

She enjoyed spending her summers in the camper she called home among the campground neighbors who became like a second family to her. She also enjoyed the time she spent with her granddaughters who were her pride and joy.

She is survived by her mother, Beverly Floyd; her sister Renee Bradford; her brothers Randy Dodge and Ryan Floyd; five nieces; two nephews; her son Alan, who she was very proud of; and her daughter-in-law, Kellee, who she loved like her own daughter; and her granddaughters, Alanna and Jaslyn, whom she adored more than life itself.

All will miss Dee and the impact she has made in their lives, but her family takes comfort in knowing that she was secure in her salvation, and even told her brother that she would say “Hi” to Jesus for him.

Graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Swanville at noon on Oct. 22.