Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Davidson

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Davidson

Dec. 17, 1922 - Jan. 25, 2018

McCOOK, Neb. — Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Davidson, of McCook passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 95 years old.

Betty was born in Indianola, Neb., on Dec. 17, 1922, to Ivan H. and Matilda M. (Colling) Quigley. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1940.

On Feb. 26, 1944, Betty married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth “Lee” Davidson at Smokie Hill Air Force Base in Salina, Kan. After Lee’s honorable discharge from the Army in 1945, they made their home on the top of the hill in Indianola, where they raised their five children.

She enjoyed baking, gardening and family Sunday dinners. Betty especially enjoyed her travels which included family times in the mountains of Estes Park, Colo., and trips to California by train.

Betty was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Indianola American Legion Auxiliary, Fireman’s Auxiliary and the Indianola Historical Society. Betty was employed at Republican Valley Elementary school as a secretary for 27 years before her retirement in 1997. She and her husband spent many Saturday nights with the Family Frolics square dance, where they made many lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee; daughter, Debi Cullen; great-grandson, Bernard Davidson; sister, Bernice and husband, Clifford Vaughn; brother, Jim Quigley; and sister-in-law, Margaret Quigley.

Survivors include son, David and wife, Connie Davidson of McCook, daughter, Nanci and husband, Tom Stritt of Indianola, son, Tom and wife, Joellyn Davidson of Indianola, and daughter, Lisa and husband, Don Felker of McCook; brother, Charlie and wife, Lois Quigley of McCook; brother, Kenneth Quigley of St. Francis, Kan.; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and loved ones.

Rosary will be recited on Sunday Jan. 28, 2018, 7 p.m. at Hermann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, 2 p.m. until rosary time.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m., at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Indianola with Father Greg Pawloski. Interment will be in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery in Indianola.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Indianola Fire Department. Friends may leave on-line condolences at www.herrmannfh.com.

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.