Linda G. Davidson

Linda G. Davidson

Linda G. Davidson, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., and formerly of Richmond, and Dongola, died on April 2, 2018, shortly after 5 a.m. at the Hospice of the Valley, Lund Home facility in Gilbert, Ariz.

Linda was the daughter of Paul and Imogene Davidson of Dongola.

Most of her teaching career took place in Richmond, where she taught business, accounting and computer classes for 30-plus years. She retired in 2005 and moved to MountainBrook Village in Gold Canyon, Ariz.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Mesa, Ariz., and a former member of the Dongola Lutheran Church. She was an active member of the Lions Club and the local library district.

She graduated from Dongola High School in 1965 and Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1969 with a bachelor of arts degree in business education. She later received her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

She was an avid cat lover and is also survived by her beloved rescue cat Porters, who delighted in belly rubs while upside down in her lap. During her retirement years, she loved to travel to foreign countries, especially Africa, where she fell in love with the big cats.

She is survived by her sister, Carole (Edwin “Sonny”) Eddleman of Anna; her brother, Robert (Patricia) Davidson of Chandler, Ariz.; two nieces, Susan (Timothy) Nance of Anna and Laura (Daniel) Zehring of Tempe, Ariz.; two nephews, Rodney Eddleman of Anna and Greg (Andrea) Davidson of Gilbert, Ariz.; an aunt, Afton Davidson of Anna; 13 great-nieces and nephews, Nicole, Macayla, Landon, Mark, Aedyn, Lois, Joss, Ellie, Wesley, Hazel, Aubrey, Karissa and Bianca; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Imogene Davidson, and by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services for Linda Davidson were at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola on Wednesday, April 11, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Hasty of Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery west of Dongola, beside her parents.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Dongola was in charge of arrangements.

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