Joan Dorothy Davidson


Joan Dorothy Davidson passed away at 9:53 a.m. January 3, 2018 surrounded by family at Mercy West Hospital in West Des Moines.


Funeral services were held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA. Family greeted friends following the service. Burial was at Iowa Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.


Joan, or "Josie", was a woman with impeccable style and a smile that could light up a room. She was strong in her Catholic faith, enjoyed spending time with her family, and keeping up with current events. She knew how much sports meant to the family and would always have the play by play for our favorite teams!


Joan was a loving mother to Shelley Scott and Tracy Lukavsky; grandmother to seven and great-grandmother to nine. She is also survived by her sister, Joy (Paul) Maske of Iowa City; and many nieces and nephews.


Her parents were Edward and Irene (Hora) Heck of rural Washington. Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ivan Davidson; and siblings: Jerry, Jim, Janis and Jay.

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