Donna R. Davidson-Hodgkinson, 82, died peacefully at her home in Lacey, WA on May 16, 2013 surrounded by the love of her family after her courageous battle with cancer.
She was born September 9, 1930 to William H. Mann and Gracie Sterling in Seattle, WA and married Daniel R. Davidson on January 10, 1953 in Seattle, WA. Together they made their home of 44 years in Shelton, WA.
Donna is survived by her current husband, Donald Hodgkinson. Together Donna and Don loved to travel particularly spending time at their homes in Hawaii and California.
Donna is survived by her children; Mike Davidson, Shelton, WA., Pat Davidson (MaryLee), Boise, ID, Scott Davidson (Phyllis Henderson), Hilo, HA., Jeff Hodgkinson, Hillsboro, OR. Teana Robbins (Greg), Selah, WA. Pam Easterwood (John), Minneapolis, MN, Janine Kanable (Bill) Beaverton, OR, nineteen Grandchildren, twelve Great-Grandchildren, a special cousin, Lorna Jacks of Gilroy, CA. and Donna’ dog, Noble.
Donna was a member of the Shelton Yacht Club, serving as the Commodores wife in 1989 – 1990. She was also a member of Wrinkles of Washington, The Red Hat Society, Hospital Guild, United Methodist Church, Bayshore Golf Club (Hole-In-One Award 7-30-91), and Alpha Xi Delta Sorority of University of Washington.
Donna received her most enjoyment by spending time with her family. She was always willing to read the kids a book, hem a pair of pants, endlessly listen to friends and family, play a family card game, and most important to her children, the enjoyment she had in teaching us to bake. We have all learned so much from mom as she was such a talented, patient teacher providing endless guidance and support.
Donna’s hobbies included toll and oil painting, dancing, sewing, knitting, traveling, cooking, gardening and assembling creative crafty projects. Additionally, Donna was very skilled at quilting and constructing beautiful porcelain dolls that she would individualize for each of her children and grandchildren.
The love and friendship Donna shared with others will be forever carried on in their heart.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 7-8 pm at McComb Funeral Home, Shelton. A funeral service is planned for Friday, May 24, 2013 at Shelton Presbyterian Church, 1430 Shelton Springs Road, Shelton, at noon. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at the Shelton Yacht Club from 1-3 pm. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:00 at Shelton Memorial Park.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice.