Gene Allen Davison, age 87, lifetime resident of Adams County, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger.Posted November 29, 2013
Gene Allen Davison, age 87, lifetime resident of Adams County, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger.
The Memorial Service for Gene will be held at 1:30 pm MT, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Centennial Chapel of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger. Richard Wyman will officiate with burial in the Hettinger Cemetery.
Special music will be provided by Betty Svihovec.
Gene was born in Dakota Township to John B. and Anna (Marler) Davison. He attended Paranto Country School near the Davison farm and graduated from Hettinger High School in 1944. On June 5, 1947, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Fitch. To this union as son and two daughters were born.
Gene farmed and ranched until 1983 when he and Dorothy moved into Hettinger. He was active in the Farm Bureau organization and worked for them for fourteen years before retiring at the age of 72 in 1998.
Gene was a strong believer in the development of the Southwest Rural Water Project and worked hard to achieve its goal. He also served on the school board in both Haynes and Hettinger. He was appointed by the Governor to the North Dakota Vocational Education Board. Gene was a 4-H Leader, a member of the Eagles Club, a Mason, and a member of the First Congregational Church (UCC).
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy, Hettinger; their children, John, Hettinger, Diane (Terry) Babb, West Fargo, ND; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; Steve Davison, Hettinger, Ben Pearson, West Fargo, Bryan (Melissa) Pearson, Addie and Cayden, Burnsville, MN, Shari (Matt) Steele, Mitchell and Aaron, St. Croix Falls, WI, Terry (Kori) Babb, Lauren and Kati, Hawthorn Woods, IL, Ryan Babb and Lindsay Babb, Fargo, one brother and two sisters-in-law, Dave and Rose Marie Davison, Northfield, MN, and Eva Davison, Lemmon, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Kathleen in infancy, a brother Neil Davison, and three sisters, Mildred Jennings, Vera Tyler, and Alta Schnell.
A memorial has been established.
Visitation will be on Friday from 1:00 to 5:00pm, and on Saturday from 9:00 to 1:30pm at the Centennial Chapel of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com