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Nellie Johanna Davidson

08/29/1934 - 04/08/2024
Service Date: 04/20/2024
Service Time: 10:30 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 7752 E McDowell Road Mesa
Visitation Date: 04/20/2024
Visitation Time: 9:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

Nellie Johanna Davidson passed away on April 8, 2024 at 7:00 am in Mesa, Arizona.  She was born in Durango, Colorado on August 29, 1934.  She loved everyone!

Johanna was born to Harold Schaaf and Nellie Mae Hazer.  She was the oldest of six children.  She graduated from Durango High School.  She lived in Arizona from the age of 17.  She is the mother of Rod and Brad Smith. She has 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Johanna was married to Tom Davidson on  February 16, 1976.  They lived their married life together in Sedona, Payson and 40 years in Mesa.

When she was a teenager, she loved horses and competed in barrel racing.  She worked a few years for Motorola in Phoenix, had a successful Indian jewelry business in Provo, Utah, and had a Diet Center business in Sedona and Flagstaff.  She also managed a Diet Center in Mesa before retiring.

She and her husband, Tom, served church missions in Papua New Guinea, Australia, Russia, Arizona and Kentucky.

She loved serving people, and was loved by everyone because of her caring personality. Johanna had a deep love for the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Funeral services will be held on  Saturday, April 20, 2024

Viewing from 9:00 to 10:15 am

Service at 10:30 am

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

7752 E. McDowell Rd.

Mesa, AZ



National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Monday, April 22, 2024


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



  • Jerry & Sharon Davidson

    She was a sweet and loving Sister-in-law. R.I.P. now.

  • Donna S Millett

    I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of your sweet wife and my friend Johanna, she was my neighbor and my friend in our Ward. We were companions and visited many of our friends together. I will miss her vibrant spirit, she was always so friendly and loving to everyone. I have many sweet memories of our visits. May you feel her love as you greet her friends.

  • Johanna has always been so happy and friendly. Despite pain for many years, she always had a smile and a positive attitude. Wherever she went, one could feel her warmth. Truly, there was and is sunshine in her soul. I’m sure that she is spreading joy in heaven and this time pain free. We send out love!

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