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Violet Marie Keogh McDavit

Violet Marie Keogh McDavit
  • December 20, 1925 - June 9, 2019
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Lupus Foundation of America, Pacific Northwest Regional Office.
    1601 5th Avenue, Suite 1100
    Seattle, WA 98101

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“My deepest sympathy, Lynn. Your mom was a special lady. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Yvonne Abela - Camp Hill, PA

“Yes she will be really missed but will be in our thoughts and memories forever. Great person, Great friend, Great family. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Dave Boalich - Conway, SC

“Missing you still, Mom... with our love. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Lynn Habbestad - Daughter

“I am glad she lived a full life. rest in peace! ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing God hears your prayers and sees your tears. Isaiah 38:5 ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“May Almighty God and his son Jesus Christ bless and comfort your family in this time of sorrow. John 17:3 ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: - GA

“Meeting and spending a little over an hour with Ms. Vi made an impact on me! I will never forget the sweet, funny "queen of the castle"! ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Elizabeth Graziano - Charleston, SC


Violet Marie Keogh McDavit, 93, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of the late John "Jack" Wilson McDavit, Jr. died Sunday, June 9, 2019. Her services will be held at a later date at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Vi was born December 20, 1925 in Union City, New Jersey, daughter of the late James Francis Keogh and the late May France Keogh. Just after World War II ended Vi was working as a secretary for the Chamber of Commerce NYC; while on a commuter train from New Jersey to New York City, she met Jack who was still recovering from a wounded arm. Their sweet union began in 1946, and they married in February 1947 for 65 years. After the birth of three girls, Boeing brought them to Seattle, Washington, where Jack was a Boeing Engineer. They lived there for 54 years and were members of the United Methodist Church in Auburn, WA. Jack affectionately called her "Duchess" and she was the matriarch of the McDavit family. Vi was an Irish girl filled with spirit, determination, and laughter. We shall miss you, Mom. We love you.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynn M. Habbestad (Roger) of Mount Pleasant, SC and Jill McDavit of Enumclaw, WA; five grandchildren, Lars Anderson (Jeremy Haldeman), Erik Anderson (Michelle), John Habbestad (Amanda), Jennifer Habbestad Hall (Peter) and Tyson Luce (Samantha) and eight great-grandchildren, Grace and Jaret Anderson, Madison, Nathan and Emily Habbestad, Annika Hall and Westin and Rowan Luce. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl McDavit Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Pacific Northwest Regional Office, 1601 5th Avenue, Suite 1100, Seattle, WA 98101; www.lupus.org or Wounded Warrior Project P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675