Eileen Davenport passed from this life on February 8, 2019.
Eileen was born on July 15, 1932 in Salinas, Ca. to Manuel and Ardyce Silva and grew up in Pacific Grove and Monterey.
She graduated from Pacific Grove High School in 1950 and went on to attend Humboldt State College where she met her future husband, Ed Davenport. Ed and Eileen were married on
February 17, 1951 in Reno, Nevada.
Eileen gave birth to four boys; (Dennis, Dean, Keith and Kyle)
She is preceded in death by her youngest son, Kyle, grandsons, Ryan and Trevvor as well as her sister Norma Marsh.
Eileen was active in the Republican Women’s Club in Eureka. Eileen served on the Humboldt County Grand Jury for two
She enjoyed crafting and ceramics as a young bride.
Ed and Eileen enjoyed travelling to Europe, Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand and Hawai’i. They also made several trips with various cruise lines.
Eileen volunteered as a docent for the Ferndale Victorian home “Fern Cottage” for several years.
Eileen and Ed also enjoyed camping with the boys at Cabana Holiday Resort (Mendocino County) through-out the early years.
She served as a Cub Scout “Den Mother” at times, and was always there to make sure there weren’t any “bears in the closet” at bedtime.
Eileen is survived by her husband Ed; sons Dennis (Robin), Dean (Debbie) and Keith (Betty); grand-daughters Rebecca and Roseanne Davenport; Kayla Davenport; grandson Joshua
(Lydia); nieces Judy Jackson and Susan Marsh, Danny Marsh and brother-in-law Don (Joann) Davenport.
Services will be held at Sanders Funeral home on February 14th at 1:00 pm.
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