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Valeria Lynne Davison

February 13, 1949 ~ December 29, 2018 (age 69)

Val had the ability to explain everyday happenings in a way that made the people listening to these “stories” believe they had just been part of an adventure. Val’s story telling came to an end on December 29, 2018.

Val was born in Denver Colorado on February 13, 1949 to Webster and Francis (Burgdorff) Davison. Her family moved often when she was a child, finally settling down near her mother’s family in Loveland, when Val was a high school freshman. She graduated from Loveland High School in 1967. One of her fondest memories during this time was being a lifeguard at the Loveland Municipal Swimming Pool.

After attending two years at CSU, Val worked as a Quality Assurance Technician at Hewlett Packard. Later she worked at the “City News” Magazine and Bookstore until she landed her “Dream” job working in the children’s department at the Loveland Public Library. 

On March 2, 1991 Val married Michael John Otteman, sharing a love of art, gardening, cooking and reading.

Val was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She graduated from the Catholic Biblical School and for several years she participated as a sponsor and group leader in R.C.I.A religious education classes.

She was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Webster Davison; her aunt, Virginia Rutt and uncle, Dewey Burgdorff.

She is Survived by her husband Michael Otteman of Loveland; sisters Paula Davison and Cindy (Ed) Bublitz of Loveland; niece Claudia (Jeff) Lewis and great-niece Faith Lewis of Berthoud; Cousins Stevie (Gary) Cissell of Loveland, Ann Skinner of Parker, Daniel Herbertson of NM. Nephews Bradley Burgdorff (Mary-Margaret) of Connecticut, and Doug Burgdorff (Ronnie) of Westcliffe.

Memorial service is Friday January 4, 2019 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, Rosary starts at 9:30am with Mass following at 10am.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Friends of the Loveland Library.

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