Wilma "Toody" Davidson

August 24, 1941 - September 13, 2017
Resided in Indianola, Iowa
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Wilma “Toody” M Davidson, 76, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Services will be held 10 am Monday, September 18, 2017, at Central Bible Church Assembly of God on Guthrie Ave in Des Moines, IA. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wilma was born August 24, 1941, in Davis City, IA, to William and Della (Cornielson) Bigley. She married Lloyd Davidson on
April 26, 1969, and together they raised ten children.

She worked at Sealy for 8 years and then as a chef for 10 years, retiring in 2003. She was also a volunteer at Park Ave School where she read to the children.

Toody enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her family. She liked to travel to see her family in other states and to northwest Iowa to see the fall foliage. From time to time she and Lloyd were known to hop in the car and take spontaneous day trips. Because she had such a love for her family, she cooked many holiday meals and hosted all of the family get togethers. Toody spent many hours knitting scarves, hats, and blankets. She also used her creativity to make numerous ceramic figurines. Over the years, she attended many of the kids and grandkids activities to support them. Finally, Toody had a love of baseball and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Yankees and the Cubs.

Toody is survived by her husband, Lloyd Davidson; daughters, Debbie Breeden of Mount Pleasant, IA, and Sandy (Jack (d)) Dearden of Indianola, IA; sons, Larry Fees of Las Vegas, NV, Tony (Becky) Fees of Norwalk, IA, Kevin (Melissa) Davidson of Des Moines, IA, Scott (Darla) Davidson of Bondurant, IA, Perry Davidson of Rock River, WY, and Michael (Margie) Davidson of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters, Lorene Dekoster of Calona, IL, and Carol Lorenz of Altoona, IA; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jerry Cornielson, and Marvin "Butch" Bigley; sisters, Roberta McKenzie and Sharon "Kay" Jones; children, Mike Fees and Sonya Davidson.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Grandview Park Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, September 17, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Bible Church Assembly of God
2430 Guthrie Avenue
Des Moines, IA United States 50317
Monday, September 18, 2017
10:00 AM


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105