Hattie Gene was born on September 19, 1922 in Junction, Piute, Utah to Joseph and Hattie Permelia Morrill Ipson. She was the 7th of 9 children. Her father passed away when she was only 16 years old.\r\n\r\nShe married Douglas D Davidson on May 28, 1947 in the Manti, Utah temple. Together they had six children; two boys followed by 4 girls—Douglas, Robert, Hattie, Maureen, Kathleen, and Mary.\r\nGene has always been a woman of many talents and she loved to serve others, taking care of their needs at the expense of her own. She loved her family and loved to show that love in the things she did for them. \r\n\r\nShe was an excellent cook and gourmet chef, and food preparation was an art that turned out to be a lovely and delicious experience to those who have been privileged to eat in her home. She loved to have people stay at her home…family and relatives were always welcome.\r\nShe was an excellent seamstress and took great pride in being able to sew gifts of love for her family. She has made numerous temple robes, aprons, veils, sashes, and wedding \r\ndresses for herself, her husband, and children and others. \r\n\r\nShe has sewed draperies and curtains, and completely clothed her children with her skill while they were growing up and they were always clean and neat and well dressed. She made many beautiful dresses alike for her four girls and even for some of\r\nher nieces.\r\n\r\nShe learned how to make braided and crocheted rugs and many other crafts to beautify her home and to give as presents. She excelled in all the homemaking arts and taught her children to work hard and not waste time. She taught her daughters how to clean, sew, cook, bake bread, bottle all manner of vegetables, meat and fruit, and she taught them the value of food storage as a necessary skill. She taught them how to wash clothes and iron at an early age.\r\n\r\nWe loved hanging wet clothes on a clothesline and sorting out the towels to match according to size and color even while on the clothesline…everything was an art to our mother. She taught us that “If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well,” And she taught us patience…”If a string is in a knot, patience Will untie it…patience can do many things, did you ever try it?” That has helped us many times. We marveled at her patience when teaching us a new skill that was difficult. We wish we had been that good with our own children. She knew that we had to participate in the activity consistently to learn it well.\r\n\r\nShe was an excellent example of provident living. . .”To put it on, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” She taught us to love the challenge of making something beautiful and useful out of little or nothing. She taught us that family comes first and that children are more important than anything else, no matter what. She believed that children need their mother at home whenever possible—that it is important to be there at the crossroads when they are coming or going. She loved to remember and think of others in their special times and has always had amazing energy…We have always had to run to keep up with her but we have never been able to. Our mother was an amazing and strong woman. She lovingly took care of our father who was bedfast for more than six years.\r\n\r\nLife was a struggle for her, as her own health was not so good during those years but she tried to show him each day how much she loved him by doing things willingly that she never thought she would have to do. She tried to be grateful and remember how blessed she was that she could still take care of him instead of turning his care over to someone or someplace else that she felt would be able to care for him as well as she could.\r\n\r\nShe has been a wonderful mother and an amazing example of righteousness and good works. Thanks for your dedicated service and love to your family and friends. We love you and know we will see you again! \r\n\r\nSurvived by six children: Douglas (Lynda) Davidson, West Valley City; Robert (Carol) Davidson, Murray; Hattie (Steve) Jensen, Highland; Maureen (Jerry) Reiersen, Yuba City, CA; Kathy (Darrel) Johnson, Henderson, NV; and Mary (Dave) Shaw, Roy, UT; as well as numerous grandchlldren and great grandchildren. She always had a vitamin C tablet for them rather than candy when they visited—a cherished memory.\r\n\r\nPreceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers: Morrill (Rula) Ipson; John (Beatrice) Ipson; Madsen (Jean) Ipson; sisters: Ella (Earl) Hurdsman; Ruby (Vedell) Hatch; Mary Ipson; Margaret (DeVerl) Hatch, and Viola Ipson; and a grandson, Michael Shaw.\r\n\r\nFamily and friends may call Thursday evening, December 14, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S State, Murray, UT 84107, and on December 15, at 10 am at the Murray 16th Ward Chapel, 619 W 5750 S, Murray, UT prior to the funeral at 11 am. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.