Page County, Iowa Obituaries
from: Jerry Hamm -

Brabson, Norma Jean (McAlpin)

Norma Jean Brabson 83, resident of Deming passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Normal, Ill., where she has most recently been residing.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday Nov, 9, 2009, at First Church of the Nazarene, 301 Doña Ana Road, where funeral services will begin at 10, with Pastor Al Bunting officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.
Norma Jean was born Feb. 10, 1926, in New Market, Iowa, to Willie and Effie (Hancher) McAlpin. She has been a resident of Deming since August 1968, when she and her husband, Marshall, moved here from Moline, Ill. Norma was a homemaker and always enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her sons, Mike Brabson and his wife Irene of Deming; Richard Brabson and his wife Mary Ann of Bloomington, Ill; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with 1one on the way. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Branson, on May 24, 2004, and by nine siblings.
Pallbearers will be Mike, Richard, and Brandon Brabson, Larry Von Tress, Mark Boggs and Cliff McDougal. Honorary bearers are Shawn, Andrew and Jason Brabson,
Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. (575) 546-9671.
Published in Deming Headlight on November 5, 2009


Coy, Floyd F.
Floyd F. Coy, 76, of 26 Farmersville Road, Leola, died Thursday at Lancaster General Hospital. He had been under a physician’s care.
He was husband of Gladys Stirk Coy.
Coy retired in 1975 after 19 years as farm manager for the New Hollan Machine Company.
He was a member of Leola United Methodist Church.
Born in Hepburn, Iowa, he was the sone of the later William J Coy and Stella Hollis Coy.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Judith, wife of Arthur Rushworth, Brooklyn, New York; a son, Robert L., Leola, four grandchildren, a brother George Lingo, of Arizona and a sister, Lorraine, wife of John Hoskins, Idaho.


Davison, Estella Blanche (White)

Mrs. Stella Davison, who would have been 72 in March, died at the Municipal Hospital at 1:30 am Friday and funeral services were held this Monday.  She had suffered a terrible fall a year ago last July and was never able to recover from the shock of a fractured hip.  She fell at her farm and lay for hours near her porch before being found and give medical care.  She and her son, Othel, had moved to Clarinda after the fall.  She is survived by two sons and a step-daughter; Othel, Donald, and Mrs. Aletha Frey, the latter arriving this Monday from their homes in Bellevue, Washington for the funeral.  She was born in Taylor County and lived most of her life in Page County.


Davison, Rob - Death of Rob Davison

Robert Harvey Davison was born in Page County, Iowa March 4, 1871 and passed away at his home West of Hopkins, February 25, 1920 at the age of 48 years, 11 months and 21 dayss.  He was married to Margaret Belle Lasley in 1895.  To this union was born seven children, two of whom have preceded the father in death.  Thos at home were Harvey, Lula, Pearl, Harlan, and Archie.  Mr. Davison was united with the Christian Church at the time of his death, he was still a believer in the bible.  He was a good, kind husband and loving father, ever ready to lend a helping hand.  He will not only be missed in the home, but all who knew him.  He leaves to mourn his lost besides the wife and children, one sister, Mrs. Jane Webb of Hopkins, and one brother, Harley E. Davison of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The remains were take to the Shearer Cemetery where they were laid to rest to await the coming of the resurrection morning.  Rev. Stitles of Hopkins being the officiating minister.


Davison, Roy, 77, was county native

Roy Davison, 77, well known Page County farmer and cattle feeder, died at the Osteopathic Hospital in Kansas City at 9:40 pm Tuesday, after been hospitalized for three days.

He was the son of the later Charles and Clara Brooks Davison.  He was born on a farm near Shambaugh, where he was engaged in farming for many years.  In recent years he has lived in Clarinda, his home being 601 N. 16th Street.  He is survived by his wife, the former Corda Willison and one brother, Merrill, of Clarinda. Preceding him in death was a brother, Wilber, and also preceding by another brother and sister, Vernon and Beulah, who died in the early 1890s.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 pm Friday with the Rev. D.C. Davis

Fleck, Gracie Davison

Gracie Davison Fleck, daughter of Wayne and Martha Davison, was born in Buchanan Township, December 26, 1887.  Departed this life, June 12, 1924 at her home in Valley Township. 

Her mother died when she was a small child, also her father about 10 years ago.  She was reared to womanhood by her Grandmother Nancy Davison. 

February 16, 1910, she was married to John C. Fleck and to this union 7 daughters and two sons were born.  Edna, Irene, Ruth, Hazel, Violet, Gladys and Betty Jean and Howard, Gerald Wayne, an infant preceded her in death two years ago.  She was a kind and loving mother, she bore her suffering of 10 weeks patiently. 

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, seven daughters and one son, one half brother and two half sisters, also a host of relatives and friends.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at the house by Rev. Gordon of Hepburn.  Burial at Hawleyville Cemetery.


McCurdy, Franklin N.
Franklin McCurdy is being laid in his final resting place this Thursday Morning after he spent a lifetime of service in Page County, being raised and living until about a year ago on the old home place North of Braddyville.  His death came at 6 o’clock Tuesday Morning at the home in Braddyville, at the age of 62 years, 1 month, and 1 day. 
The funeral is at the Christian Church in Braddyville at 11 o’clock, Rev. B. F. Hall of the Clarinda church in charge.  He leaves behind is aged mother, Mrs. Easter McCurdy of Braddyville and brothers and sisters, John, O.K., Sam and Robert McCurdy, Mrs. Ernest Berry, Mrs. Jas. Dunn, and Mrs. Myrtle Steman.


Schroeder, Mildred, 89, Teacher

Kissimmee, Florida - Mrs. Mildred Schroeder of Kissimmee died Saturday (March 13, 1989) at Gold Samaritan Health Care Center.

She was 89.

Born in Page County, Iowa, on January 8, 1910, she came to Lakeland, Florida 12 years prior to moving to Kissimmee. She was a teacher. She attended Light & Life Free Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Schroeder; brother Orville Huddle; and sister Jeanette Huddle. She is survived by her brother Virgil Huddle, McPhearson, Kansas.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Vista Memorial Gardens, Hialeah, Florida.

Lanier Funeral Home.


Scott, Melvin Duane "Scotty" , 78, West Pittsburg, CA

Melvin Duane "Scotty" Scott, Resident of West Pittsburg Melvin went to be with his Lord on December 29, 2007 in Concord, CA. He was born in Clarinda, Iowa, February 8, 1929 to Mae and Melvin Scott.

Melvin served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 - 1948 at El Toro Marine Base in Santa Ana, CA and in the Iowa National Guard from 1950-1957. Melvin married Dorothy Ruth McCoy March 3, 1949. They lived in Clarinda Iowa until they moved to West Pittsburg, CA in 1957. Melvin was an active member of the West Pittsburg Church of Christ since 1960.

He volunteered for the West Pittsburg Food Bank and the Church of Christ Food Pantry. Melvin retired from Continental Can Company/Sonoco in 1994 after 35 years of service. His hobbies were wood working, making toys for his grandchildren, fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his children Allen Scott, Dale (Vicki) Scott, Theresa Grijalva Scott and Darla Scott. He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Scott, mother Mae Parsons, father Melvin Scott, brother Darwin Scott and sister Gwendolyn Scott. His grandchildren include Lynna Grijalva, Daniel Allen Roger Scott, Hiram (Kim) Grijalva, Gary (Tiffani) Scott, Melissa (Perry) Foreman, great grandchildren Ian Scott, Isabel Grijalva, Lean Ruth Foreman and loving friends and family.

Friends and family are invited to attend services, Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10:00 am., Oakmont's Inspiration Chapel, 2099 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. Interment will be following the service at Oakmont Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, January 3, 2008 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Redwood Chapel, Oakmont.