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Ada May Davison



Ada May Cochran Davison was born September 22, 1927 to John Cochran and Olive Bullinger in Toppenish, Washington. Ada Passed away July 25, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri of Alzheimers/Dementia.

Ada Cochran graduated from Toppenish High School in 1945. She married Raymond Ellis (Slim) Davison on March 22, 1946.

Ada was the first Toppenish Rodeo Queen in 1948, a member of the Palomino Caballeros Riding Club and an excellent horsewoman with many trophies and ribbons. In the 1980's Ada learned to quilt from her daughter Gwen, and won numerous awards at the Central Washington State fair and Goldendale fair. Ada is a former resident of Glenwood where her great-grandparents (Cochran's) homesteaded 100 acres.

Ada's pride and joy were her five grandchildren; Michelle Lawther Barfuss, Chuck Lawther Jr., Raymond Gamble, Morgan Gamble, Katie Gamble; eight great- grandchildren: Amanda Lawther, Allen Lawther, Breanna Fradella, Seth Fradella, Alyssa Barfuss, Jack Gamble, Madison Gamble, and Garrett Gamble.

In 1974, Ada created Celia Totus Enterprises with the help of Celia Totus and traveled the United States selling her Beadwork patterns. In 1980 she sold the business to Violet Rau of Toppenish and retired.

Ada married Kenneth C. Davison March 20, 1998 in Ellensburg, Wash., and they lived in Glenwood, Wash., until 2004 moving to Mississippi and then moving to Rogersville, Mo. in 2008 to live by her daughter.

Ada is preceded in death by her husband Slim on May 4, 1994, her daughter Pat Davison Troup July 2012 and husband Ken Davison on July 15, 2014.

Ada's ashes will be buried in the Cochran family plot at the Glenwood, Wash. Cemetery, at a later date.


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