It has been a while since I last posted as I have taken a break for a bit since our mom passed away August 28th. So to start, just a few pictures of my mom and dad.
The first two pictures are from a yearbook called the “The 1950 Crucible” which is from my mom and dad’s freshmen year at Bay City Junior College. They got married in February of 1951 so it is probable they knew each other at this time, although I did not see where mom signed the yearbook (the yearbook was my dad’s copy based on the comments from his friends). I note the name of Lawrence Gordon in the Vet’s Club photo, whose family became lifelong friends of our family. At least I assume that it is the same family.
And 51 years later here are a few pictures taken for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration in 2001.
Gloria J. Davenport, age 86 years, died peacefully at home Monday, August 28, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born to the late Hudson Dexter II and Mary Esther (Magill) Mead on March 12, 1931 in Kimball, Nebraska. On February 3, 1951, she was united in marriage to Frank H. Davenport, II in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Saginaw and he preceded her in death on August 10, 2014. Gloria was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and past President of the St. Elizabeth’s Guild. She enjoyed reading, politics, watching sports, spending time with her family at the cabin “up north”, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving family members include her seven children: Frank Davenport III of Essexville, Thomas (Diane) Davenport of Bay City, Charin Davenport of Hazel Park, David (Julia) Davenport of IL, James Davenport of Essexville, Beverly (Leonard) Fauble of Bay City and Daniel (Patti) Davenport of FL; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; Gloria was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Faye Davenport, and brother, Hudson Dexter Mead III.
A private Celebration of Gloria’s life will take place. Memorial contributions may be directed to McLaren Hospice. The Davenport family would like to express their grateful appreciation to the staff of McLaren Hospice for the genuine care, respect and support shown to Gloria.