Christine Crowell Davison, 106, of Royse City, Texas, passed March 27, 2017, in Royse City.
Christine was born Christmas Day, 1910, to Robert Lee Crowell and Mattie Evelyn Dowell Crowell in Fate, Texas, Rockwall County, later moving to the Burrow community in Hunt County. She graduated Royse City High School and attended East Texas Teachers College in Commerce, Texas. She married Rip Davison on Oct. 26, 1936, and raised their family in Royse City. She went to work for the Malouf Clothing Manufacturing of Dallas, and became the manager for their Royse City facility.
Christine attributed her longevity to raising and preserving most of their own food. Gardening, sewing and taking care of her family were her loves. She was a lifetime member of the Royse City Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Ripley (Rip) Davison, in 1978.
She is survived by two sons, Joel of Royse City and Danny and wife Lee of Bryan; four grandchildren, Daniel R (Dart) Davison of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and son Daniel of Lagrange, Ga., James and wife Karen Davison and daughter Jaycie Kay Davison, all of Gonzales, and son Cole Davison and wife Whitney and Milli of Stephenville, Cynthia Davison Lacy and husband Phillip and son Asa E. of Kerrville, and Justin B Davison and wife Renae and son Drew Dash of College Station; two brothers, Robert Crowell and Murphy Leroy (Buck) Crowell, both of Royse City; one sister, Leona Mae Strain of Houston; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Lee Fikes of San Antonio and Steve Snyder of Dallas.
The family would like to thank her niece, Becky, for all the care and kindnesses shown.
A celebration of life will be held later.
Published on April 4, 2017