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Carmen Kay (Kadlec) Davidson

September 28, 1941 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 80)


Carmen Davidson, 80, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2022 at her home in Mechanicsville after a lengthy battle with cancer. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 14th from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton.  Funeral services will follow at 11:00 with Linda Beck as Celebrant. Burial of cremated remains will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville. Online condolences may be shared at

Carmen Davidson, daughter of Ken and Margaret Kadlec was born on September 28th, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, IA. She graduated from Mechanicsville High School class of 1960 then attended what is now Capri Cosmetology College. She met her husband, Butch, in kindergarten. They attended elementary and high school together before marrying on October 13, 1962. Butch enlisted in the USMC which took them to Jacksonville, NC until his discharge in 1965. They then returned to Mechanicsville where they built their life and raised four children. Carmen worked as a beautician at the Mechanicsville Care Center for 27 years.

Carmen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, cooking with Butch, playing cards and golf with her family and doting on her grandchildren who were the light of her life. Carmen loved to travel to the lake or beach. She had an engaging personality and was always willing to lend a sympathetic ear or a hug to anyone who needed it. She was a “second mother” to her children’s many friends and loved them like her own. Simply put: the world was a more beautiful place with Carmen in it.

Carmen is survived by her daughter: Nicole (Dan) Jilovec of Mechanicsville; Sons: Jeff (Ann Jurgensen) Davidson of Mechanicsville, Brad (Carla) Davidson of Osage Beach, MO, and Tim (Lori) Davidson of Wade, NC; four grandchildren: Adam Davidson, Kylee Jilovec, Kaitlyn Jilovec and Emily Davidson and one great granddaughter: Taytum Butler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Butch and her parents, Ken and Margaret Kadlec. In lieu of flowers Memorials should be made to Mercy Hospice or the Mechanicsville Public Library.   

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September 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fry Funeral Home
220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, IA 52772

Funeral Service
September 14, 2022

11:00 AM to TBD
Fry Funeral Home
220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, IA 52772

Graveside Service
September 14, 2022

12:15 PM
Rose Hill Cemetery
309 Reeder Street
Mechanicville, IA 52306


Hospice of Mercy
701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA 52403
Tel: 1-319-398-6206

Mechanicsville Public Library
218 E. 1st Street, Mechanicsville IA 52306
Tel: 1-563-432-7135

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