Daniel M. Davidson
Daniel M. Davidson
  • March 14, 1952 - May 19, 2017
  • Simi Valley, California

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Daniel Martin Davidson, 65, passed away on May 19, 2017 at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, CA after a 5 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Dan was born on March 14, 1952 in Hardin, Montana to Dean Carl and Gladys Vining (Smart) Davidson.
Dan spent his early childhood years in Sidney and Billings, Montana before moving to Bozeman, Montana where he graduated from Bozeman Senior High School in 1970.
After high school Dan served in the Navy during the Vietnam era from 1971 to 1975 when he was honorably discharged. While in the Navy, Dan participated in a two-month atomic survey of Enewetak Atoll in preparation for an atomic debris cleanup conducted by the Defense Nuclear Agency. Dan was stationed in Coronado, CA where he met his wife Georgia Ann Prine and they married in 1973 in San Diego, CA.
Dan attended college at San Diego State University, CA where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. Dan was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Upon graduation he began work for ITT Gilfillan in Van Nuys, CA as a Design and Manufacturing Engineer where he worked until 1992. Following, he held various engineering positions within the aerospace and telecommunication industries.
In 1987 Dan moved his family to Simi Valley, CA. He loved his wife of 43 years with all his heart and strength and they raised five children with unceasing dedication and spirited energy. Dan coached soccer, cross-country running, and wrestling for many years and this allowed him to not only mentor his own children but many other young people. He called his grandchildren his crown and enjoyed spending time and playing with them. Some of his favorite hobbies included fishing, hiking, running, gardening and camping.
He enjoyed teaching others all he had learned and was experiencing through Christ Jesus. He also enjoyed worshiping and playing guitar with his church family. He taught at One-in-Christ Christian Fellowship, in Simi Valley, CA for many years. He frequently helped the homeless and opened his home to those in need. He was strong and courageous to the end. His admirable passion and faith will always be remembered.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents Dean and Gladys, and his brother Dale. Dan is survived by his wife Georgia Davidson; sons, Ben Davidson and wife Kylie, and Andrew Davidson; daughters, Jody Bancroft and husband Matt, Naomi Breithaupt and husband Brian, and Hannah Mobeck and husband Ken, all of Simi Valley, CA; sisters, Donna Lewis and husband Rick of Superior, MT, and Carla Kelly and husband Ross of Fredericksburg, VA. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren Trevor, Amber, Ethan, Dana, Logan, Savannah, Ella, Dean and Tucker as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 2864 Sycamore Dr. Simi Valley, CA 93065 at 11:00 a.m., June 3, 2017. A reception will be held immediately following at 840 Irvine Rd. Simi Valley, CA 93065.

Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, Westlake Village, CA.