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 Vivian Lucile “Vinnie” <I>Towle</I> Davidson

Vivian Lucile “Vinnie” Towle Davidson

Birth
Wakefield, Clay County, Kansas, USA
Death 11 Mar 2003 (aged 95)
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Upland, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 97049260 · View Source
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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)
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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!"
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  • Created by: charlene towsley
  • Added: 14 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97049260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vivian Lucile “Vinnie” Towle Davidson (11 Sep 1907–11 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97049260, citing Liberty Cemetery, Upland, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by charlene towsley (contributor 47934924) .