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

16 March

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

16 March

Reception

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

REMEMBERING

Frank George Davenport

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Kim Phillips

February 12, 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

Mandaline Davenport

February 9, 2019

Uncle Frank, (grandpa)

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
and whispered,
“Come to Me”

With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay.

A Golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Your youthful spirit lives in me forever.
I promise to make you proud, grandpa.

Your granddaughter,
Mk. Davenport
"Dusty" "Mandibles"


Terri King Daughter #1

February 8, 2019

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Baby Frank

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Young Frank with his favorite dog, Curly

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Frank and Curly

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