Obituaries: Barbara Jane Davenport (1934-2008)


Barbara Jane Davenport


Barbara Jane Davenport, 73, died on April 11, 2008, in Crescent City. She was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Little Rock, Ark. She moved to Del Norte County from Lancaster 11 years ago.

She was a member of the Crescent City Fushia Club, American Fushia Society and an officer in the Lancaster Civil Air Patrol. She was an apartment manager in Lancaster until she retired in 1997 and moved to Crescent City.

Barbara enjoyed Southern-style cooking, sewing, drawing, painting and working her garden and greenhouse.

She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Jo Forrester, three brothers, William and James Reynolds and Michael Wiles.

She is also survived by four daughters, two sons, three sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law: Jackie and Robert Zankowski, Jeanie Murray and Malcolm Davenport all, of Crescent City, Paul and Lois Davenport of Van Vleck, Texas; Judy and Hal Glover of Merlin, Ore.; and Janet and Gary Olsen of Benicia. She has 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Burnett Davenport, and her brother, Scott Wiles.

The family requests contributions be made to one's favorite charity in Barbara's memory.

Private services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.

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