Vera M. Davidson
January 6, 1922 - September 10, 2021
Vera M. Davidson, born January 6, 1922 in Princeton Minnesota, died on Sept. 10, 2021 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 99. She grew up in Sioux Falls, S. Dakota and married her high school sweetheart, R. Gordon Davidson, on October 17, 1942. She gave birth to their first son and raised him for 2 years, on her own, while Gordon was away serving for the Army during WWII. After the war was over, she and her family moved to Oregon, where she helped Gordon and his brother found a masonry business by doing the books for the company. She had 2 more children and was a stay at home mother/homemaker.
She also kept herself busy with gardening, painting, bowling and being a very active member of Beta Sigma Phi for many years. She worked for Sprague High School and retired from her position of supervisor of the Oregon Legislative Assembly distribution center in 1984. After retirement she enjoyed playing Mahjong, RV camping, traveling the world, and especially spending family times together.
Vera, who had a strong, stoic, outgoing and confident personality, was very social and treasured her many, many great friends and family. Her outspokenness never left a question as to what she was thinking or how she felt about something. That, along with her willingness to help and support others and her witty sense of humor, attracted people to her. She was genuine.
She instilled her strong morals, hard work ethics and “family first” ideals to her own children and also to others who knew her.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, and survived by her sons, David (Jeanne) of Ridgefield WA and Dan (Judy) of Keizer, and her daughter Linda Davidson (Jim McDonald) of Ridgefield, nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren[TG1] .
A graveside service has been planned at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem, on Sunday Sept. 19th at 2:00 pm with Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service assisting. Memorial gifts honoring Vera may be sent to Willamette Valley Hospice www.wvh.org.