WEBSTER – Carola Davidson, 94 of Roslyn and formerly of Webster passed away Sunday August 11, 2019 at Sanford Hospital Webster.
Her funeral will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday August 17, 2019 at Tabor Lutheran Church north of Webster. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Friday closing with a 7P.M. prayer service at the funeral home.
Carola Arlene Johnson was born on May 13, 1925 to Jacob and Anna (McCarlson) Johnson on the Johnson family farm north of Webster, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Tabor Lutheran Church. She attended country school near the family home and graduated from Roslyn High School in 1943. After graduation she attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, South Dakota where she obtained her teaching certificate and taught at country schools in the Day County area.
She was united in marriage to Earl Davidson on December 28, 1947 at Tabor Lutheran Church. The couple made their home on a farm southeast of Tabor. To this union five children were born, Edward, Arlen, Mark, Marilee, and Lorilee. The family operated a dairy farm for many years. Carola later went on to become a certified nursing assistant and worked at the Lake Area Hospital for several years. She later worked with the Head Start program in Webster. Earl passed away in 1983. Carola remained on the farm until 1999 when she moved into Webster. In 2017 she moved to Strand Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn.
Carola was a lifelong member of Tabor Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school and was a part of the WMF (Women's Missionary Federation). Carola was a classy lady who enjoyed music, painting, quilting, sewing, and enjoyed making klub even if she couldn’t take a compliment on it!
A strong faith in God and family and friends were always very important to Carola. She loved and took pride in the families of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and most recently a new great-great grandson as well as her extended family and dear friends. She was known for always welcoming family and friends to her home.
Carola’s last days were spent surrounded by family and friends and she passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the age of 94 years, 2 months, and 29 days in Webster, South Dakota.
Survivors include her children and their spouses: Edward (Debbie) Davidson and Mark (JoEllen) Davidson of Webster, SD, Marilee (Michael) O’Rourke of Gillette, WY and Lorilee (Ryan) Becker of Miles City, MT; her sister Lillian Pies of Webster, SD; eight grandchildren: Cole, Codi, Colleen, Trevor, Erin, Allison, Anna and David; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Arlen, stillborn daughter, grandson Chad, and great-granddaughter Emily; twin brothers Julian and Sherman; two sisters and their husbands: Sylvia (Earl) Luchterhand and Marylin (Alfred) Hemmingson; one brother and his wife, James (Verna) Johnson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Edna (Benford) Grinager, Edward Pies, Marvin (Thelma) Davidson, Raymond (Betty) Davidson and Henry Davidson.
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