Judy Ann Davidson
October 18, 1939 – May 25, 2016
Judy Davidson, born Judith Ann Bergman on October 18, 1939 in Port Clinton, Ohio, passed away May 25, 2016, at home in Sequim, Washington.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ulmont and Mary (Boeshart) Bergman.
She is survived by her husband Ken Davidson of Sequim, Washington; sister Jeanne Schroeder of Sandusky, Ohio; brothers Jim Bergman and John Bergman of Port Clinton, Ohio; sons Mark Allen of Fairborn, Ohio, and Dale Allen of Port Clinton, Ohio; stepdaughters Annette (Davidson) Whidney and her husband Ken (Eli) of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Heidi Davidson-Howie of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren Tahlia, Blaize, and Holden Allen of Fairborn, Ohio, and Ian Whidney and his wife Jessica of Ilwaco, Washington; and great grandson Everett Whidney, also of Ilwaco.
Judy graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1957. She is warmly remembered along the North Coast for her work and service at the Island House and Lakeland Motel in the 1960’s and 70’s, and then for her time as Manager and Vice President of Island Airlines thereafter.
She passionately served the betterment of the community as a member and officer of the Port Clinton Women’s Club, and as President of what is now the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties. Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the State of Ohio Mental Health Board.
Judy also enjoyed training Golden Retrievers for Canine Companions, a group that provides companion dogs for the disabled.
Judy was blessed with many gifts and was renowned for her culinary skills and green thumb, as well as for being a skillful fisherman and artful painter of watercolors and oils.
Perhaps most remarkable, however, was her knack for bringing people together and creating memories. She was well known among neighborhood children for organizing parade floats, special events, and holiday celebrations with themes and fun activities that created community and goodwill.
Among her family, she was the matriarch who organized family reunions and brought people together to share laughter, meals, and memories.
It is in that spirit that she will be remembered as family and friends join together at Riverview Cemetery in Port Clinton, Ohio for graveside services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The family will host a lunch following the services at Faith United Methodist Church on Jackson Street in Port Clinton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Judy be honored with a donation to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org, or Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County at vhocc.org.