OBITUARY

Frank George Davenport

July 3, 1937February 1, 2019
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Frank George Davenport, 81, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on February 1, 2019. He was born July 3, 1937, in Aurora, IL, where he lived and attended grade and high schools. He graduated from Benedictine University (then known as St. Procopius College) in 1959 with a B.A. Degree in Social Service. He attended Officer Candidate School, Newport, RI, leading to 3 years active duty as a U.S. Naval Officer and 17 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve attaining the rank of Commander. During his 3 years of active duty – he spent approximately 27-36 months at sea – he attended Air Control School, Brunswick, GA, Naval Air Station, and was Air Control Officer aboard the USS Canberra CAG-2, from early 1960 to early 1961 while the Canberra was employed in an Around the World Cruise. He had the opportunity to work flight operations with various naval aircraft carriers and always felt complete and utter admiration for the “jet jockeys” during all aspects of carrier operations. One of his greatest and enduring “thrills” was serving as LSO (Landing Signal Officer) on the carrier during landing operations as the fighter pilots returned from their mission.

Following military service, he worked in capacity of Investigator and Criminal Investigator with the U.S. Civil Service Commission, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General. Following retirement in 1987, he continued his passion for adventure and mountain trekking in the Himalayan, Andes, and Karakorum mountain ranges as well as peaks Kilimanjaro in Africa, Aconcagua in South America, and K2 Base Camp, Pakistan. As an amateur photographer, he recorded his trips with over 20,000 slides and frequently hosted slide presentations for local Sierra Club and others.

He is survived by his wife, SomJit; daughters, Terese and Kimberly; son, Keith; grandchildren, Casey, Misti, Mandaline, Daniel and Matthew; and great grandchildren, Jackson and Gracie. He looks forward to reuniting with his son, Danny, who preceded him in death on October 7, 1974.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Palm Southwest Mortuary.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, March 16, 2019

Memories

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Toni Davenport

April 1, 2019

Today I woke up sad and then realized today marks two months since you left us. The day is still so fresh in my mind, yet it feels as if you've been gone for so, so long. You were loved beyond words. This week will be difficult as we prepare to lay you to rest at the Southern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, but visiting this page and seeing photos of happy times makes it a little easier.

Love you,
DIL Toni Davenport

Terri Davenport Kin g

February 22, 2019

Dad..
I can't believe you're gone.. I truly thought you'd be here for another 10, 20 years at ther very least.
You were so healthy, took such good care of your body. I just can't believe it.
You are in a far better place than we are... you're with Danny, Grandma D, Grandpa D, Lee Cowan etc.
I hope you can sent me a sign like Grandma D did on the day of her funeral.
Daughter #1, Terri

Kim Phillips

February 11, 2019

Liz Kuhn

February 10, 2019

I'm Joe Kuhn's wife , daughter-in-law to Ann Kuhn. I am sorry for your loss. I didnt know Frank well but one fun memory of him was when he came to visit the Kuhn family at Ann's home for Christmas in Plano, Il. He gave everyone deodorant for Christmas gifts. He said it was something we could all use. It made everyone of us smile. We talked about that for a long time. He was always smiling. His mother Mary was dear to me when my son was born.
Frank Davenport will always be fondly remembered by our family. Thank you for all the great memories.
Liz Kuhn

Kim Phillips

February 9, 2019

Dearest Dad,

We talked about this while I laid on your bed with you. We both had tears slipping from our eyes. You told me you were ready, and I told you it was okay for you to go. I was trying to be brave. I did not know that in a few days you would be gone. On February 1st, I prayed that God would take you peacefully. But the truth is, Dad, I was not ready. How could I be?

I miss you so very much. I listen to the old messages you left on my voicemail. The ones I used to ignore. But now I dial your number because your voice is still there on your answering machine. I am comforted by the sound of your voice. Dad, I was not ready. How could I be?

When I wake each morning, for a few brief moments, I forget you are gone. And then… suddenly, the realization and the ache in my heart begins. Dad, I was not ready. How could I be?

I do trust God will bring us together again. And the tears will be different then. For that, Dad, I will be ready, and it will be as it should be.

Until then, I love you and miss you!

Love always,

Kim – Daughter #2

Terri King

February 9, 2019

Terri King,

February 9, 2019

Blanchard Caverns, Arkansas

Terri King, Daughter #1

February 9, 2019

Wild Cave Tour at Blanchard Caverns in Arkansas

Terri King, Daughter #1

February 9, 2019

Dad helping with the garage in Beaver.

Mandaline Davenport

February 9, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Just imagine what these eyes will see and where these feet will take him

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FROM THE FAMILY

First Communion

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Young Frank with his favorite dog, Curly

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Frank and Curly

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Father (Merle), Mother (Mary), and Frank

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Mom (Mary), Sister (Lorraine), and Frank