|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1907|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 2003|
VIVIAN L. DAVIDSON
Funeral services for Vivian Lucile Davidson, 95, formerly of Junction City, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel, 805 Caroline Ave. The Rev. Dr. Patty Brown-Barnett of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Mrs. Davidson died March 11, 2003 at Manor Care in Topeka.
She was born Sept. 11, 1907, near Wakefield, daughter of Fred Eli and Nina Evelyn Parker Towle. The family moved into town before she started to school and she graduated from Wakefield High School in 1925. She also attended Kansas State University. On Feb 15, 1930, she married Oreno Baker Davidson at Kansas City, Mo.; he preceded her in death Sept. 12, 1963.
She taught school at Sunny Slope near Wakefield, the grammar school her father had attended as a child. Following her marriage, the couple lived in Wakefield until 1932, when they moved to Junction City. She moved to Topeka in 2001.
She was a member of First Methodist Church in Junction City, the Senior Sunday School group and the Tuesday morning Bible study group. She had been a member of the Kansas Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Topeka chapter of DAR.
Survivors include a son, Cecil Ray Davidson of Waco, Texas; a daughter Charlene May Towsley of Topeka; six grandchildren; a sister, Mable Watson of Brookville, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Marge Towle of McPherson.
She was preceded in death by a son, Loren Ronald Davidson, on Feb. 27, 2003.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to donor's choice.
(Junction City Union)
Vivian was named after her father's first cousin, Vivian Taber. The two Vivians kept in touch as long as both were living.
She was "Vinnie" to brothers, sisters and friends, "Viv" to her husband.
She was to be named Vivian Lucile but her oldest brother wanted her to be named after their mother, Nina; so that was tacked on and she was named Nina Vivian Lucile. She didn't use the name Nina but it does appear on some early records.
She was blue-eyed and, like her brothers and sisters, her hair when she was young was so blonde it was white. She said they were the tow-headed Towle kids.
She lived a highly ethical, moral life. She retained that staunch New England heritage where the right of things had no compromise. She believed the way to keep going was to keep going. If asked if something were too heavy or too much, she would answer, "Oh, no, I'm a Towle kid!"
Fred Eli Towle (1873 - 1947)
Nina Evelyn Parker Towle (1880 - 1947)
0reno Baker Davidson (1904 - 1963)*
Cecil Ray Davidson (1931 - 2004)*
Loren Ronald Davidson (1937 - 2003)*
George Willis Towle (1902 - 1995)*
Charles Horace Towle (1905 - 1977)*
Vivian Lucile Towle Davidson (1907 - 2003)
Fred E Towle (1910 - 1982)*
Mable Towle Watson (1912 - 2013)*
Freda Evelyn Towle Carroll (1918 - 2003)*
Created by: charlene towsley
Record added: Sep 14, 2012
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