given by Ralph and Nancy Davison
Mabel Davison was born Mabel Donaho in 1909 near Floresville, Texas. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her family. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1928 and began her career, following the profession of her mother and father. She was a teacher and a school librarian for over 40 years. Mabel was a strong believer in education for both men and women throughout their lives. She went on to earn her Master of Arts in Education from Incarnate Word College in 1963 in San Antonio, Texas. Being a deeply religious person, she honored the dignity of every human being without prejudice. Her son, Ralph M. Davison, and his wife, Nancy Davison, established and financed the Mabel Davison Fund in her memory. Nancy continues the Fund in honor of Mabel and her family. Nancy also established a separate endowed Scholar Grant in honor of her husband, Ralph M. Davison. Both Funds are intended to encourage and to assist strong women to return to school to improve their own lives, their family’s lives, and to work for the greater good in their communities.