Pat Davison Obituary

Pat  Davison
Pat Davison
Pat Davison

May 29, 1951 - October 15, 2020
Born in Ida Grove, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Patricia Louise Bubke Davison

Pat Davison died Thursday afternoon, October 15, 2020, at MercyOne Hospice, Johnston, Iowa, from complications of inflammatory breast cancer. She was 69 years old.

Pat was born in Ida Grove, Iowa, on May 29, 1951, to H. Elaine Teghtmeyer Bubke and Dwaine K. “Pete” Bubke. She was followed by another sister and four brothers. Her family initially lived on a farm near Ida Grove, later moving to another farm near Schaller, Iowa. Her faith was confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schaller, on April 11, 1965. Her confirmation verse was John 8:31, 32, “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Pat graduated in May 1969 from Schaller High School as salutatorian. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, graduating in May 1973 with a BA in Accounting.

Following graduation, Pat joined Polk County Federal Savings and Loan in Des Moines as an accountant, working there until 1985. In 1988, Pat began a career of 30 years as an accountant with Hirsh Industries, a manufacturer of filing cabinets and other storage products.

In retirement, Pat volunteered at Mount Olive Lutheran School, helping children with their assignments, and especially playing games with them. One of her students wrote, “Thank you for all the ways you’ve served and helped us.” Another expressed her feelings, “I hope you are brave as you’re battling cancer. Thanks for serving us.”

Pat married George Davison, Jr. on October 16, 1977, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Des Moines. One son, Dwaine, died shortly after birth on October 25, 1983. Pat and George later adopted two children: Erin Louise and Derick George.

The children and grandchildren were Pat’s special pride and joy. She was at their soccer matches, football games, dance recitals and band concerts. Arrangements were made by Pat for horseback riding lessons and computer training. A remarkable cook, Pat followed the recipes to the letter. She cherished honesty, telling George, the children and grandchildren, “If there is one thing that makes me mad, it is if you lie to me, and I can tell if you are.” Pat’s smile and laugh were infectious.

Pat was an active member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, which she joined in 1973. She served as treasurer, member of the finance committee, and on the school board. She also served as treasurer and a member of the board of directors of Agape Pregnancy Center in Des Moines.

Pat is survived by her husband, George; daughter Erin, son-in-law Nathaniel Mumm, and grandsons Sean and Eli Mumm, as well as son Derick, daughter-in-law Brandi, granddaughter Alice and grandson Gage Davison. She is also survived by her mother Elaine Bubke; sister Sandra Hecht, and brothers Dennis Bubke (Kathy), David Bubke, Les Bubke (Libbi), and Rod Bubke (Nancy).

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 20, 2020, between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Iles Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50322. A service of Joy and Victory for Pat will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 56th and Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The service will be livestreamed on the Mount Olive Web Site, Covid 19 precautions will be in effect at the Westover Chapel and the church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Pat’s name be given to Mount Olive Lutheran School; Agape Pregnancy Center, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences are welcome at

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.




Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
5625 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:30 PM


Mount Olive Lutheran School
5625 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
AGAPE Crisis Pregnancy Center
2550 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50310
Charity of Donor's Choice
The family would like to acknowledge your memorial gift. Please notify them of your donation by contacting the funeral home. 515-276-4567.