Steve and Ann Davison celebrate 50th anniversary
- The Times - Features
Couple's children plan event for June 25
The children of Steve and Ann Davison will host their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on June 25 at 2 p.m. in Tigard Christian Church, 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd.
Steve Davison was born in Seattle and at the age of 4 moved to Lakewood, Wash., where he grew up and graduated from Clover Park High School in 1958.
He worked as a journeyman auto mechanic and attended the University of Puget Sound.
Ann Davison, whose maiden name was Wigton, was born in Britt, Iowa, and at the age of 3 moved to Tacoma, Wash. After graduating from Lincoln High School, she attended Puget Sound Christian College and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, where she met her future husband.
After their wedding in Tacoma in 1961, Steve started his own auto repair shop and continued classes at UPS. His interest in computers led him to take computer science classes at Tacoma Vocational School (now Bates Technical College), and Ann did office work for a magazine distributor in Tacoma and assisted in picking up parts for the auto repair business.
After Steve graduated from his computer science program, he looked for work in Washington and Oregon and took a job with Georgia Pacific Corp. in Portland.
After a few years, he took a new position in Portland with Richard Abel Co., which later became Blackwell North America. After 35 years holding various management positions in information technology, he took early retirement for physical reasons.
Ann was able to be a stay-at-home mother until the children were older, when she went to work for Tigard-Tualatin School District's food service for 14 years, until retiring in 2005.
The Davisons' three children are: Neil and his wife Stacy and their four children, Brianne, 14, Brandon, 13, Brittney, 12, and Brock, 10, of Everett, Wash.; Carl lives in the Portland area and is a busy uncle; and Nancy and her husband Adam Kneisley live in Kingsport, Tenn., with their two sets of twins Hannah and Olivia, 6, and Abigail and Andrew, 3.