Frank E. Davidson, 68, loving husband, father and grandfather, died March 28, 1993 in Salt Lake City after a valiant struggle with cancer.
Born January 28, 1925 in Salt Lake City to John Alexander Davidson and Edna Elizabeth Anderson. Married Judith L. Lashley in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 15, 1946. He was an avid golfer, tennis player and fisherman, who loved the outdoors and enjoyed time spent with wife, children and grandchildren.Frank graduated from South High in 1942, where he starred in football, basketball and tennis. Chosen as South's all-around athlete, senior division with all-city honors.
Frank was a patriot and loved the American Flag. He flew as a navigator with the USAF 98th Bomb Squadron 11th Bomb Group, "Grey Geese' on 40 B-24 combat mission in the Central Pacific and Japan campaigns, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and two Bronze Stars. He served in the Korean War, where he received the Bronze Medal, retiring in 1953 as a USAF Captain. Earned his BS degree from the University of Utah in 1955, and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
He worked throughout his business career in real estate since 1954, where he started as an agent with Jerry Mooney and was a nominee for salesman of the year, 1957. In 1959, he was co-owner of Davidson-Lashley, which at the time, was one of the major real estate companies in Salt Lake City. He was a builder of quality homes and he appraised most of Utah while working with the State Tax Commission. In 1978, he opened up a Real Estate Appraising Company in St. George, Utah. At the time of his death, he was the Principal Broker of Frank Davidson Realty and a member of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. Throughout the years, he belonged to Willow Creek, Hidden Valley and Bloomington's Country clubs, and was a current member of the Utah Seniors Golf Association. Willow Creek C.C. D flight champion 1962 and 1963.
Member of the First Baptist Church-Frank was always very active and wiling to help, serving on membership and fellowship commissions.
Survived by sons, Steven J. and Dexter F.; daughters, Diana Bernstein, Deidra Davidson, and Mary Jane Patterson, all of Salt Lake City; nine grandchildren, David, Andrew and Elizabeth Bernstein; John, Laura and Deverie West; Vanessa, Erika Davidson and Alan Betts; brother, George Davidson; sister, Helen Seddon. Preceded in death by his wife, Judith on Nov. 28, 1985.
A special thanks to the Creekside Hospice Care, the staff of the VA and U of U hospitals, and to his friends, for all their kindness and support.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 1993, at the Evans & Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South, where friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, one hour prior to services.
Burial, Mount Olivet Cemetery under direction of the Evans and Early Mortuary.
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