Doris Maxine Davidson

Published 4:16 pm Friday, September 10, 2021

Doris Maxine Davidson, 96, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away on September 8, 2021, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Maxine was born on November 23, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa, to C.C. (Curly) and Daisy Wilson.
Maxine loved music and learned to play the accordian at an early age eventually playing in a band and performing on the radio in Des Moines. She worked many years as a secretary/treasurer for the City of Des Moines, City of Sioux Falls, S.D., and retired from the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
She was active in the ABWA of Sioux Falls, S.D.; was president of the GFWC of Tennessee Elizabethton Woman’s Club, and president of the American Legion Post 48 Auxiliary. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church, singing in the choir and active in the United Methodist Women, and officer in the Johnson City District of Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Velma Stanton of Miami Springs, Fla., Vivian Meyer of Des Moines, Iowa, and Marjorie Monahan of Roberts, Mont.; and husbands, Ramon L. Thomas, Arthur T. Roberts and Edward E. Davidson.
Maxine is survived by her daughter, JoAnn McDonnel and husband Gary of Valley Mills, Texas; daughter, Sheila Rae Thomas and partner Mickey Jackson of Kenosha, Wis.; son, Richard Thomas and wife Mary of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; and son, Gary Thomas and husband Ron Wallace of Santa Rosa, Calif.; three grandchildren, Mark McDonnel and wife Joni of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Travis McDonnel and wife Jane of Cedar Park, Texas; and Nicole Naudi and husband Lionel Rocheleau of Milwaukee, Wis.; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Ryder, Colton and Bailey; and four nieces. Other survivors include step-children, Cheryl Roberts Duffey (H.D. Hap), Arthur Roberts (Maureen), Susan Williams, Lydia Davidson and Sid Davidson (Linda), and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Maxine donated her body to Quillen College of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program. There will be no service per her wishes. Any memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

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