Miriam Davis Hurley transitioned from this life to the next on May 28, 2014, in Astoria, Oregon. She was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Cecelia Jones and Wilford Davis.
She attended UC Berkeley and married Richard Alexander Hurley in 1946. They raised their family of three children in the San Francisco Bay area.
Awarded by the city of Oakland for her work as a community activist, Miriam was especially proud of her work on the MacArthur Coalition to reverse urban decay. She was active in peace efforts during the Vietnam era, and environmentally conscious. She continued to be civic-minded in Davis and Astoria by attending city council meetings and following local politics.
Miriam had a keen interest in spirituality as a member of the Unitarian Church and a student of religions, particularly creation spirituality. She organized an Institute of Noetic Sciences group in Davis.
Miriam is survived by her extended family and friends. Her husband preceded her in death.
By Miriam’s wish, there will be no memorial service.