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In Memory of

Deborah Cecile Davidson

August 23, 1954 - October 3, 2016

Obituary


Deborah Cecile Davidson, 62, departed to her heavenly home on October 3, 2016 after a courageous battle with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Deborah was born to the late Charles Asher and his widowed wife Terry Asher, in Seattle, WA on August 23, 1954. She was immersed in the Christian community that would be her lifelong support from an early age. She graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 1972 and later...

Deborah Cecile Davidson, 62, departed to her heavenly home on October 3, 2016 after a courageous battle with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Deborah was born to the late Charles Asher and his widowed wife Terry Asher, in Seattle, WA on August 23, 1954. She was immersed in the Christian community that would be her lifelong support from an early age. She graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 1972 and later accepted a position as a Drafter at Boeing in Everett.
Deborah was blessed with a loving family. She married her best friend, John Harold Davidson, on October 21,1974 in Bothell, WA. John and Deborah met through a mutual interest, the Mountaineers. Deborah left the working world after becoming a mother, which she would say was her greatest achievement. She played the role of a homemaker better than any, creating a warm and friendly environment for the kids, their friends, and their many pets. From the very beginning, she dedicated her children to God and encouraged them to explore the beauty of the gospels.
Deborah raised her three beloved children with patience and unconditional love, putting their needs first in all things. They shared her affection for animals. Her daughter Sharon chose to complete community service to satisfy graduation requirements at Sarvey Wildlife Center. This led to volunteer work which Debbie jumped on board with as well, and the family spent many hours helping sick and orphaned animals and returning them back to their natural habitat. Many great memories were made making friends with bears, cougars, deer, and birds.
Deborah spent many Sundays teaching Sunday school, sharing the love of Jesus Christ with children at the church. This was one of her many favorite activities.
Deborah attended Everett Community College later in life, and through that was drawn specifically to studies of nutrition. This led eventually to Deborah's work with Zurvita, whose products she believed in whole-heartedly to help improve overall health and wellness. Through her own personal business she provided her family & loved ones with those items each month. Yet another way for Deborah to be in constant care of others.
Deborah was a devoted grandmother. She spent much of her time supporting her grandchildren whether it was through her help with homework, proud smiles at choir concerts, performances, and graduations, or through her loud cheering at a football game. Deborah helped to prepare for special events, taking late night shopping trips to find that perfect dress. She also wasn't afraid to get dirty, often digging in her garden while her grandson was right next to her attempting to dig to China. She always said that she loved how they kept her active.
Deborah was known for her generosity towards others, leading by example. Even in her last year while battling cancer, Deborah was putting others' needs first. She would take elderly neighbors to appointments and help them to clean their homes.
Deborah was kind and soft-spoken, and selfless. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator and no longer in pain.
Deborah is survived by her husband, John; her sons Jim, and Ben and daughter-in-law Erin; her grandchildren Anthony, Bonita, Samantha, and Brayden. She is also survived by her mother, Terry; her sisters, Sheila Haley and brother-in-law Tom, and Sandie Kilgore and brother-in-law Bill. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Asher; and her daughter, Sharon. There are so many others that loved and knew her. She left too soon.