The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

August 27, 2012

Mary Eleanor ‘Dee Dee’ Davidson

Transfer centenarian was child day care provider

---- — A funeral service will be held Wednesday for Mary Eleanor “Dee Dee” Davidson of Hopper Road, Transfer, formerly of Reno, Venango County. She passed away of natural causes at 5:18 p.m. Saturday (8-25-12) in her residence. She was 104.

Mrs. Davidson was born May 29, 1908, in Springfield Township, a daughter of David Alexander Baker and Mary Louise Cotton Baker.

She was a member of Grove City High School’s graduating class of 1926 and attended what was then Slippery Rock College.

A homemaker, Mrs. Davidson enjoyed working as a child day care provider in her later years in the Franklin area.

As a 75-year member at Grace United Methodist Church in Oil City, she was its oldest living member.

While raising her children, Mrs. Davidson was very active with the Girl Scouts of America and active in the Parent Teacher Association for a number of years.

Her husband, John Carl Davidson, whom she married June 27, 1927, passed away Feb. 23, 1980.

She leaves her son, John William Davidson, Bridgeport, N.Y.; and a daughter, Mary Carlene Hills and her husband Mark F., with whom she lived.

A loving grandmother, she is survived by her five grandchildren, Tracy Davidson, Philadelphia; Stephen Davidson and his wife Robin, Sicklerville, N.J.; Kelly Davidson-Chatwin and her husband Mark, Bridgeport; Stephanie Wilson and her husband Joseph, Greenville; and Jennifer Fisher, Fredonia; and four great-grandchildren, Anna and Elise Chatwin; and Taylor and Jacob Davidson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Florence Thompson; and two brothers, George and Clair Baker.

Her family suggests anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in her memory to please consider Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, 30 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5862.

DAVIDSON

Mrs. John Carl (Mary Eleanor “Dee Dee”), 104, Hopper Road, Transfer, formerly of Reno, Venango County.

Calling hours: Friends and family will be received from 11 a.m. to time of service Wednesday (8-29-12) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

Service: Funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Mitchell, retired Methodist minister, officiating.

Interment: Mount Irwin Cemetery, Amity, Pa.

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