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217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Henry Walter Davenport IV

April 17, 1961August 8, 2019
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AUBURN — Henry Walter Davenport IV, or “Butch”, died peacefully where he grew up on North River Road in Auburn, at the age of 58, on Thursday, August.8th. He spent his final days in his home battling cancer, surrounded by family and good friends. Henry was born in Provo, Utah on April 17th, 1961, a son of the late Henry Walter Davenport III and Nancy Arnold Davenport. He attended Auburn Schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1980. During his youth he played and excelled in baseball, football, ski jumping and downhill racing. After high school he joined the Marine Corps. He then went on to be an ironworker belonging to Local # 7 traveling the countryside to many jobs & projects including the Golden Gate Bridge. He was a gifted ski instructor, avid hunter & fisherman, carpenter, a rigger and master of knot tying. Other favorite pastimes were farming, western books and movies, listening and going to Grateful Dead concerts, snowmobiling and ATVing and telling stories and jokes. Most of all he enjoyed and loved surrounding himself with his family and friends. He was the master of the family & friends Lobster Bash and went all out to make sure a good time was had by all. He married Dorothy Footer who blessed him with 3 beautiful children, Kimberly, Crystal and his namesake Henry Walter Davenport V (also known as Ben). He was thankful for the opportunity he had in the past few years to care for his aging parents at the family home and for all the precious time he had to spend with his children and grandchildren. Butch was especially grateful for the help and support from his family and friends that enabled him to stay at the family home while receiving hospice care. Special thanks to Mark Farrel, Nate and Mark Farrell Jr.,Rodney McKenzie, Greg Massey, Bentley Rathbun and Razell, Mike Cook, Paul Bissonette, Paul Blackerby, Jim Bowie, and Kathy Landry for the countless hours of time and support. He is survived by his mother Nancy A. Davenport. His daughters Kimberly Davenport and partner Raymond Saucier, Crystal Davenport and partner Matthew Macvane, and son Ben. His grandchildren Dakota and Luna Saucier, Aidan, Averie and a soon to be born grandson Macvane. His brother John Davenport and wife Micole. His sister Sheryl Cotton and husband Lloyd. Cousins Mary Ellen Taylor and husband Robert, David Arnold and wife Melanie, Eileen Wisnewski and husband Michael, Dan Arnold, Mike Spear and Wife Renee, Chris Spear and partner Brie, Daniel and Jimmy Spear, Robyn Alexander and husband Scott. Nephew’s John Davenport II and James Davenport, Matthew Cotton and wife Jennie. Niece's Miranda Paiton and husband Matthew Gurney, Kristen Cotton and partner Cameron. His Aunt and Uncles, Kip and Barbara Arnold, Linda and Harold Spear, Marilyn McClellan, numerous family members, countless loyal friends and his dog Colt. He was predeceased by father Henry W. Davenport III, grandparents, Henry and Marjorie Davenport II, Clifford and Edith Arnold and cousins, Norman and Terry Stairs. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August, 14, from 5‑8 p.m. at Fortin/Auburn. A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 15, at 11 a.m. at Fortin/Auburn. A celebration of life will follow at Lost Valley, 200 Lost Valley Rd. Auburn, ME. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Merrick Chadbourne Foundation, care of Lost Valley, 200 Lost Valley Rd. Auburn ME. 04210.

  • FAMILY

  • Henry is survived by his mother Nancy A. Davenport. His daughters Kimberly Davenport and partner Raymond Saucier, Crystal Davenport and partner Matthew Macvane, and son Ben. His grandchildren Dakota and Luna Saucier, Aidan, Averie and a soon to be born grandson Macvane. His brother John Davenport and wife Micole. His sister Sheryl Cotton and husband Lloyd. Cousins Mary Ellen Taylor and husband Robert, David Arnold and wife Melanie, Eileen Wisnewski and husband Michael, Dan Arnold, Mike Spear and Wife Renee, Chris Spear and partner Brie, Daniel and Jimmy Spear, Robyn Alexander and husband Scott. Nephew’s John Davenport II and James Davenport, Matthew Cotton and wife Jennie. Niece's Miranda Paiton and husband Matthew Gurney, Kristen Cotton and partner Cameron. His Aunt and Uncles, Kip and Barbara Arnold, Linda and Harold Spear, Marilyn McClellan, numerous family members, countless loyal friends and his dog Colt. He was predeceased by father Henry W. Davenport III, grandparents, Henry and Marjorie Davenport II, Clifford and Edith Arnold and cousins, Norman and Terry Stairs.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Daniel Spear

August 18, 2019

One of a few I most remembered: Henry (Butch) when in high school his ski jumping, wow I thought. Don't forget the wings today butch, he smiled and said God gave me ski's see you at the bottom, as he climb this massive ski jump in Pettingile park in his home town In Auburn Maine. I was blessed by his charm, laughter, and wisdom in his later years. Thanks for serving for our freedom. Now go fly high with (poopsie)- family pet red tail hawk) and your father.

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Biography

AUBURN — Henry Walter Davenport IV, or “Butch”, died peacefully where he grew up on North River Road in Auburn, at the age of 58, on Thursday, August 8th. He spent his final days in his home battling cancer, surrounded by family and good friends. Henry was born in Provo, Utah on April 17th, 1961, a son of the late Henry Walter Davenport III and Nancy Arnold Davenport. He attended Auburn Schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1980. During his youth he played and excelled in baseball, football, ski jumping and downhill racing. After high school he joined the Marine Corps. He then went on to be an ironworker belonging to Local # 7 traveling the countryside to many jobs & projects including the Golden Gate Bridge. He was a gifted ski instructor, avid hunter & fisherman, carpenter, a rigger and master of knot tying. Other favorite pastimes were farming, western books and movies, listening and going to Grateful Dead concerts, snowmobiling and ATVing and telling stories and jokes. Most of all he enjoyed and loved surrounding himself with his family and friends. He was the master of the family & friends Lobster Bash and went all out to make sure a good time was had by all. He married Dorothy Footer who blessed him with 3 beautiful children, Kimberly, Crystal and his namesake Henry Walter Davenport V (also known as Ben).He was thankful for the opportunity he had in the past few years to care for his aging parents at the family home and for all the precious time he had to spend with his children and grandchildren. Butch was especially grateful for the help and support from his family and friends that enabled him to stay at the family home while receiving hospice care. Special thanks to Mark Farrel, Nate and Mark Farrell Jr.,Rodney McKenzie, Greg Massey, Bentley Rathbun and Razell, Mike Cook, Paul Bissonette, Paul Blackerby, Jim Bowie, and Kathy Landry for the countless hours of time and support. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August, 14, from 5‑8 p.m. at Fortin/Auburn. A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 15, at 11 a.m. at Fortin/Auburn. A celebration of life will follow at Lost Valley, 200 Lost Valley Rd. Auburn, ME. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Merrick Chadbourne Foundation, care of Lost Valley, 200 Lost Valley Rd. Auburn ME. 04210.