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Geraldine Geiger Davidson, 91, passed away Jan. 26, 2018, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Ashland, o Geraldine Williamson Geiger and Davis Earl Geiger.
Gerry attended public school in Ashland and graduated from Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Mass., and Centre College in Danville with a degree in music. Centre College is where she met her husband of sixty-six years, Gordon B. Davidson, attorney and civic leader.
Gerry was involved with numerous community affairs, including Children's Hospital Auxiliary, Children's Hospital Foundation, Historic Homes Foundation, Farmington, Louisville Ballet, Highland Presbyterian Church and Second Presbyterian Church.
Forever optimistic and wonderfully natured, Gerry led by example rather than through promotion. She was deeply proud of her Ashland, roots and her Appalachian wisdom and sense of humility were impressive. Gerry deeply treasured her relationships with friends, family and community.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ceres G. Henkel of Nebraska; and her husband, Gordon.
Gerry is survived by her daughter, Sally D. Rhodes (Marc); her son, Stuart G. Davidson; and a grandson, Stuart G. Dederer.
The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to caregivers Lynette Ramsey, Darlene Sowell, Mark Wheeler, M.D., and the entire staff of OneMD.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Pearson Funeral Home in Louisville. A private burial will follow.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Gordon B. & Geraldine G. Davidson Endowed Fund for Foreign Study at Centre College, 600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422.
Published on January 27, 2018
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