Oct. 17, 1971-March 14, 2003
HERMISTON Michael "Mikie" Scott Davidson died Friday, March 14, 2003, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston at the age of 31.
Mikie was born Oct. 17, 1971, in Pendleton to Loren "Larry" Ross and Marjorie "Marge" Lee (Cannon) Davidson. He was raised and lived his entire life in Umatilla County and had lived in Milton-Freewater, Pendleton and Hermiston. He graduated from Hermiston High School in 1993.
Since graduation, he has worked at Betah Enterprises as a custodial worker at the Umatilla Army Depot.
Michael was an accomplished athlete in the Oregon Trail Special Olympics and has accumulated over 100 medals in bowling, skiing, and track and field competitions, including the statewide competition at Hayward Field in Eugene.
The main love of his life was supporting the Hermiston High School Bulldogs. He never missed a football or basketball game until recently when his health began to fail due to a congenital heart condition, limiting his participation to listening to the games on the radio the past few weeks.
He loved the outdoors and hunting on his grandparents' ranch with his family. He attended the Pendleton Round-Up and the Farm City Rodeo every year. he also helped his father and brothers every year at branding time in sorting calves in the corrals on the family ranch.
He is a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hermiston.
He is survived by his parents, Larry and Marjorie Davidson of Hermiston; brothers, Monte Davidson of Pendleton and Bryan Davidson of Ontario; sister, Julie Justad of Boise, Idaho; godparents, Jerome and Linda Shockman of Milton-Freewater; special friend, Tonya Primmer of Echo; grandfather, George Cannon of Long Creek; uncles, Jim Cannon of Long Creek, Charles Cannon of Hawaii and Ron Davidson of Kennewick, Wash.; aunts, Carol Krom of Vancouver, Wash., and Karen Seavert of Hood River; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Cannon, and grandparents, Rowland and Eva Davidson of Pendleton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Burial followed at the Long Creek Cemetery in Long Creek at 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hermiston Special Olympics in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston at P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, 97838.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.