Carmen's Cottage with Mary Davies as Carmen the Nurse had its final broadcast on March 25, 1977. When the show ended, Mary had become the longest running children's TV character in the Twin Cities. She first played Carmen in October 1954, filling in for Clellan Card's Axel when he was ill. Mary appeared intermittently on the program and took over the show when Card passed away in 1966. The program became Carmen's Cottage in the early 1970s, leading in to the Clancy and Willie Show every morning. The Our Gang/Little Rascals shorts were a popular feature of the program, dating back to the days when Axel hosted the show.
Following the end of Carmen's Cottage Mary Davies continued to perform and entertain in the Twin Cities. She worked as a volunteer and was a supporter of the Animal Humane Society. She raised a family of six children. In 2004 she was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame and appeared at the “Hi Kids” events at the Heights Theater in 2009 and 2010. Mary passed away on February 7, 2014, at the age of 88