DAVIDSON, Annetta 1920-1964
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/20/2015 at 08:47:32
Last Rites Held Friday For Mrs. Gordon Davidson
Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church for Mrs. Gordon Davidson, who passed away Tuesday evening. Death was attributed to complications following heart surgery at the University of Minnesota hospital in September 1963. She had been a patient at the University hospital in Iowa City one week prior to her death.
Rev. Duane Heap officiated at the service. Music was furnished by Mrs. Carl Palmer, organist, and Russell Kruse, vocalist. Pallbearers were: Glenn Brown, Glenn Moats, Fred Draper, Norman Messer, Lawrence Kline and Lawrence Pence. Mrs. Roger Mooty and Mrs. Don Lage were flower attendants. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mrs. Gordon M. Davidson was born Annetta Marla Knox, daughter of Philip and Dessie Knox, at Strool, South Dakota, November 19, 1920, and passed away at the State University Hospital in Iowa City on July 21, 1964, at the age of 43 years, 8 months and 2 days.
When she was four years old, her parents moved to Minneapolis and it was here that she received her elementary education at Michael Dowling School for Crippled Children. She was elected to the National Honor Society at Marshall High School. Her B.S. degree in Medical Technology was obtained at the University of Minnesota.
While working in Asbury Hospital in Minneapolis, she attended the Lutheran Bible Institute, graduating in 1948. From there she entered the Deaconess Institute in Omaha, Neb., giving ten years of her life for that work. during this time she took Occupational Therapy training at Western Michigan College at Kalamazoo, Mich. Her intern work took her to Grand Rapids, Mich., Welfare Island, N.Y. City, and Oakdale, Iowa.
Under the Lutheran Board of Christian Service she organized therapy shops in the homes for aged at Chisago City, Duluth, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Mankato, Minn., later returning to the Deaconess Institute in Omaha to work there among the aged. She did occupational therapy in the Veterans Hospital of Omaha. In 1961 she took up work at Younkers Rehabilitation Center in Des Moines.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, and took an active part in the women's organizations of the church. She was a member of the Mid Country Club, Melrose Homemakers and the Sunshine Bunch.
On March 24, 1962, she was married to Gordon M. Davidson in Minneapolis. They resided on a farm near Grundy Center, and later moved to their present home north of Conrad.
Those who survive are her husband; mother, Mrs. A. Dessie Knox, Hastings, Minn.; and two brothers, Donald, Hastings, and Philip Knox, Wayzata, Minn.
Mrs. Davidson had a cheerful and friendly personality in spite of her affliction, and was endeared by all who had come to know her in the short time she lived here.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 July 1964, pg 3
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