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Lottie Mae Davidson

02/04/1939 - 06/14/2024
Service Date: 06/20/2024
Service Time: 9:00 AM
Service Location: City of Mesa Cemetery 1212 N Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Lottie Mae Basner Davidson passed away peacefully, surrounded by her husband and family on the afternoon of 14 June 2024, in Gilbert, Arizona.

Lottie was born on 4 February 1939, in Gladwin County, Michigan; the third of nine children born to Walter Edward Basner (1908-1970) and Bessie Marie Ruse (1917-1976).

Lottie was known for being a hard worker with abundant energy; her first job was at age 15-16, in a dime store in Grand Blanc, Michigan, where she lived with her uncle and aunt. Other places of employment included J.C. Penny Co., Chrysler Co., Motorola, and several doctor’s offices in Mesa, Arizona.

Before leaving Michigan in 1965, with three young daughters, Lottie joined the LDS Church and was an active member all her life, serving in many and various callings and capacities.  On 22 October 1965, Lottie married Gene Paul Brimley.  They were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona temple on 4 November 1966.  Four more children were born of that union; 2 daughters and 2 sons.

From the time Lottie left Michigan, in 1965, she lived most of her life in Mesa, Arizona.  She loved Mesa and the people of Arizona.

Lottie is preceded in death by her parents; six of her siblings; her husband, Gene Paul Brimley, and their son, Glade Eric Brimley. Lottie is survived by her husband, Dan Davidson, and three younger siblings; Arthur James Basner, Dorothy Viola Basner Unger, and Judy Marie Basner (Jerald) Vincent.

She is survived by 6 of her 7 children; Geri Lee (Paul) Palmer, Mary Lou (Steve) Wilson, Kimberly Marie (Mike) Crockett, Shawna (Scott) Papenfuss, Robyn (Dan) Carroll, and Jason LaMar Brimley.  She is also survived by 27 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren who will miss her.

The family is grateful to Bunker Family Funeral Home for handling the graveside and burial details.  There will be a graveside service on Thursday, 20 June 2024 and Lottie will be interred in the Mesa Cemetery.



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • Paula (Bates) Allen

    A beautiful lady; as a young girl she was my neighbor, and I remember her as a busy, loving mom to her family. I spent quite a few moments playing in her yard with her girls, and watching how well she managed her home and sweet family. Fond memories??

  • Laurie Lambson Thomas

    She was my MIA-Maid and Laurel teacher in 19 th ward. She was fun, gracious, strong and had a powerful testimony!

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