Vivian Davis


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 5:20 pm
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Vivian Davis, 89, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to her family for a fund to be established.
Vivian was born on Feb. 2, 1923, in Moline, the daughter of Leslie A. and Pearl W. Allison Willard. Vivian Larvenz married Robert L. Erickson on June 18, 1965, in Pine City, Minn. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1990. Later, she married Glen Davis Sr., in Clinton, Iowa.
Vivian was a former member of the former Moline Gospel Temple, where she taught Sunday school. Glen and Vivian served communion to the church shut-ins at Cornerstone Christian Church of Moline, where she was a current member. Church and her church family were a very important part of her life. In her younger years she enjoyed camping and fishing.
Survivors include her husband, Glen Davis; son, Ronald Larvenz, Osborn, Ill.; daughter, Vicky (Tim) Swank, Milan; son, Randy L. Erickson, Port Byron; stepson, Glen (Marsha) Davis Jr., Rock Island; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Jean (Bob) Griffin, Colona; several nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Erickson; daughter, Mary Jo Larvenz; sisters, Shirley Banfield and Carolyn Fair; and brother, David Willard.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting her obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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