Fred Lawrence Davidson, a 54 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Tuesday March 13, 2012 in Torrance. Born in Murdo, SD on December 28, 1924, Fred was 87 when he died. Fred was a member of the Torrance Community Church of the Nazarene. He worked for Virco MFG for 32 years. Fred is survived by his wife, Gwen Davidson of Torrance, CA; son Lawrence (Tracy) Davidson of Albuquerque, NM; daughter Lila (Steve) Allen of Torrance, CA; sister Laura Hackworth of Sturgis, SD; brother Lyle Davidson of IL; sisters-in-law Betty Lou and Lucy Davidson; brother-in-law Kent Walker; nieces and nephews, Helen, Don, John, Mary Lou, Carol Sue, Ronald, Ione, Denise, Kenny, Lavonne, Roy, Suzanne, Elise, Chuck, Brenda, Burton, Danny, Kent, Cora Jean, Larry, Terry, Sandy, Jeff, Steve, Nikki, Dawn, Toni, Scott, Debbie Hanson, Bonnie Tallmon, Georgia Moos, Teresa Littleton, Shirley, Calvin and Melvin; grandchildren, Jeff Davidson, Chris (Maria) Allen, Sonja (Joshua) Wicker, Brian (Michelle) Davidson, Tiffanie Massengale, Trisha (Joel) Ackley, Stephanie (Nick) Fernando, Kevin (Stephanie) Davidson; great grandchildren: Shelbylyn, Helayna, Denver, Andrew, Fiona, Caleb, Luke, Jacob, Emily, Aaron, Layla, Harmony, Ally, Jacob, Adam, Mason, Owen, Gunner, Ripley. He was preceded in death by parents Emroy and Opal Davidson; brothers Everett (Maybell) Davidson, Evlin, (Liz) Davidson, Claude, Charles; sisters Bonnia (Allen) Miller, Cora Walker, Bertha (Steve) Jarabek. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Thursday, March 22 at 9am. There will be a graveside service held at Green Hills Memorial in Rancho Palos Verdes at 1pm. A memorial service will be held at Torrance Community Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, March 24 at 1pm.

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  1. Dear Aunt Gwen, I am so sorry for your loss yet know that you will have endless wonderful memories of your life with Uncle Fred. My memories of the two include how special, delightful and refreshing your home made me feel; how kind, polite and loving you both were to each other as well as us ”kids” who tagged onto you endlessly; how lovely you both looked, not only your person and clothes, yet also your countenances. And I will always appreciate you both for looking after Grandpa, as well as for inviting me to come there…I realize things happen for a reason, that changing circumstances would changes all our lives, so I thank you and Uncle Fred for precious memories of laughter, beauty and love. My laryngitis prevents me from calling, yet I am confident that the loving community of friends and family you and Uncle Fred built there will comfort, care and love you. Though he is physically gone, his presence will be apparent everywhere. Revel in the love, hugs, prayers and memories. Much love, Helen

  2. Hello Cousin Gwen, I am sorry to hear about Cousin Fred. Being “the baby” of The Bill Andrew’s kids I do not have near the stories as the older kids. I do remember coming over and playing at your house all those years ago. I always looked forward to that. You both were always kind and only had wonderful things to say! I will be praying for all of you. Sheryl (Andrews) Cannon…

  3. Sorry, to hear about Fred’s passing. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and paryers will be with the family.

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