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Edward Marion Davidson

05/16/1946 - 02/26/2017
Service Date: 03/04/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6942 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, Arizona

Edward (Ed) Davidson, age 70, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on February 26, 2017 from complications of brain cancer.  He was surrounded by his wife, his children and their spouses.  Ed was born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 16, 1946 to Arlo Davidson and Vivian Lambson Davidson.  He was raised in Chandler, Arizona where his family owned and operated Davidson’s Reliable Hardware store for many years.  As a youth, he enjoyed playing music and sports with his 3 brothers, Vance, Steve and Doug, and his sister, Arlene (Langoff).

He married Frances Thompson in 1967, and together they raised 3 beautiful children, Becky, Joleen and Terry.

In February of 2001 he met and fell immediately in love with Bonnie McKusick.  They were married soon afterwards on September 10, 2001.  Ed and Bonnie loved traveling together and went on many adventures.  Ed loved spending time with each of his grandchildren.  He enjoyed going to all of their concerts, plays, sports, and other activities.  He was and still is their biggest fan.

Ed worked most of his career as a computer engineer, the longest time (25 years) for Motorola in Mesa.  The last few years before retirement he worked for the Tempe Police Department.  Ed was an avid volunteer and loved to give service to everybody around him.  He served several years in the Boy Scouts of America.  He loved cooking and sharing his food with others and was nicknamed “Eddie Crocker” by the people he worked with.  He also had a great sense of humor that made life better in good times and bad.  He made life fun.

He was survived by his wife, Bonnie Davidson.  His children: Becky (Steve Mousser), Joleen (Brian Krueger), Terence (Kathlyn Davidson); step children:  Laura (Carl Simpson), and Dan Akridge; and 10 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held March 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m., preceded by a visitation at 9:00 a.m., at the LDS Chapel on 6942 E. Brown Rd. Mesa, AZ 85205.

There will also be “Celebration” of his life on March 18th from 2 – 4 pm at the Las Palmas Clubhouse, 215 North Power Rd., Mesa, AZ.  This will be an informal gathering to laugh and share funny stories about Ed, and there are many of them.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Brain Tumor Society, 550 Chapel Street, Suite #200, Newton, MA 02458.



  • I have loved you from the day you were born and I will continue to love you, always….Arlene

  • My sincere condolences.

  • Loved this man. One of the good guys that wanted a better world and did something about it. Whether he gave to a group or helped an individual boy to grow, he was always there with his smile and laugh. Hard to believe he’s gone….but I know he has touched my heart enough to keep the same spirit of life going.

  • Brad and Holly Emery

    Bonnie – we feel so blessed to have met Ed and have enjoyed following all of your travels on facebook. We’ve especially admired his sense of humor even in the darkest of his days. And even though we didn’t know him well, we will never forget him as he has been an inspiration to so many! Know that you and yours remain in our hearts as you celebrate Ed’s life this weekend. Love and Prayers –Brad and Holly

  • Michael and DeAnna Mireau

    Beautiful tribute to Ed. Hugs to you and all the family. See you soon.

  • Judy and Michael Gallagher

    I will miss Ed very very much, especially his warm smile and positive attitude. He was a strong Christian who loved his Lord and what a great testimony he was. My prayers go out to you and your family. See you soon.

  • Bill Thompson

    Condolences to the family.

  • Donna Stewart

    Bonnie, Condolences on Ed’s passing. Believing that your memories of your time together over the last 15+ years will sustain you during this difficult time. I always enjoyed visiting you & Ed through the years – Ed was always gracious to me and my family – cooked such great meals when we were there & I appreciated his sense of humor. He loved you, Laura and Daniel well I know, and Laura’s children too. So glad you were able to travel together. We will miss Ed. Love you.

  • Arch and Liana Willis

    One of the good guys! We will always love and miss Ed. Thank you, Bonnie, for all of your wonderful FB posts and photos through the years.

  • Debbie. Johnson

    Bonnie and family , sincere condolences. Love and prayers to the family . Love you all !

  • To the Davidson family, I’m very sorry for your loss. I wanted to offer you some comfort that I’ve found in the Bible. In John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from this promise that we can see the loved ones we have lost to death again.

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