October 22, 2003 - Ames Tribune: Senegal RPCV Helen Elizabeth Davison dies in Ida Grove

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By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-110-177.balt.east.verizon.net - on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 2:21 pm: Edit Post

Senegal RPCV Helen Elizabeth Davison dies in Ida Grove

Senegal RPCV Helen Elizabeth Davison dies in Ida Grove

Helen Elizabeth Davison

By: October 22, 2003

Helen Elizabeth Davison, 30, of Ida Grove and formerly of Ames, died Saturday, Oct. 18, of brain cancer at Morningside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ida Grove.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Davison lived in Ames from 1991 to 1996, graduating in December 1995 from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. She was a photographer and later photo editor at the Iowa State Daily, and also worked at the South Duff Avenue Pizza Hut and at Composite Technologies Corp.

After serving in the Peace Corps in Senegal, Davison returned to Ames in 1998, where she worked in marketing for CTC. She moved to Washington, D.C., in 1999 and worked as a travel counselor. Her illness forced her return to Ida Grove in November 2001.

She is survived by her parents, Leroy and Betty of Ida Grove; and two brothers, James of Freeland, Mich., and Thomas of Altus, Okla.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Edward, in 1986.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at Christiansen-Huffman Funeral Home in Ida Grove, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

©Ames Tribune 2003

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By Anonymous (res-200-128.resnet.wmich.edu - on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 7:56 am: Edit Post

I think this woman was in Senegal, the same time I was. I was a Marine Guard in Senegal at the time.

I think her picture is the largest one on the U.S. Embassy Dakar site for PCV's. She is in the red tank top.


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