Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1932 RJC

Norman Davenport NORMAN ELTON DAVENPORT, 86, died Aug. 13, 2001, in Oklahoma City, OK with burial at Cedar Hills Cemetery there. He was born May 10, 1915, son of Lottie Stewart & Daniel Howard Davenport. Norman attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1932 at Ranger, TX. He had a brother, Francis Elmer Davenport, who died of appendicitis in Ranger in 1931 at the age of 13. His mother, Lottie Davenport, was a longtime nurse at the West Texas Clinic in Ranger & managed the Marston Building apartments. He is survived by a daughter, Janice Kay Davenport, of Bellevue, Washington, and step-children from his second marriage. His wife, Reba Wershing Davenport, died in 1974, and his second wife, Jane Davenport, died in 1999. He was a first cousin to Jack Waddington (RHS-1949). Norman was cremated and his ashes buried alongside that of his two wives. He was a much decorated career U.S. Army Officer who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, having served 33 months with the First Cavalry in the Pacific Theater in WWII and eleven months in-country during the Korean Conflict and, later, served three years in France and Germany. He was an avid fisherman/hunter and sports enthusiast. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1932 and attended Ranger Junior College and earned a BE from the University of Omaha, NE. Lottie Davenport MOTHER: LOTTIE STEWART DAVENPORT, 78, died in March of 1973 following a lengthy illness, with interment in Old Gordon Cemetery in Gordon, TX. Born May 24, 1894, in Weatherford, TX, Mrs. Davenport has resided in Ranger, TX for the past 50 years and was a nurse in Ranger hospitals for about 35 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors at the time of her death are a son, Lt. Col. (Ret) Norman E. Davenport of Oklahoma City, OK; two brothers, Bob H. Stewart of Fort Worth and Lawrence Stewart of Mineola; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd S. (Eunice) Waddington of Ranger; one granddaughter, Janice Kay Davenport of Oklahoma City, OK.