|Death: ||Jun. 25, 2009|
Eugene "Gene" Davenport
Eugene "Gene" Davenport died at home in Mill City, Oregon on June 25, 2009
from Cancer with Family beside him. He was born in Dustin, Oklahoma
On may 6, 1922. Gene came to Oregon in 1942 and was drafted into
the army in 1943. going to Fort Lewis Washington transferred to
Camp Mac Call, North Carolina, for training as a paratrooper. He had additional
training at Camp Polk, Louisiana, before sailing from San Francisco, California
for New Guinea.
The unit became the 11 Airborne. The 11 Airborne helped liberate
the Philippine Islands in 1944, then went to Japan in 1945. Gene had many combat jumps.
He was discharged from the Army January 1946 at Fort Lewis, Washington as Sergeant .
Gene married Doris Tudor in Bristow Oklahoma in 1943. They had Three children,
Carolyn Meuser, deceased, Lindsey of Cove, Oregon, and Dale of Mill City, Oregon.
Surviving is wife, Doris and Sister Lucille Baley of Springfield, Oregon.
A Memorial Service will be held at the United Methodist Church,
in Stayton, Oregon on July 3, 2009. At 11 a.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services
Online condolences can be made at www.Weddle-Funeral.com
Created by: Dr Andree S
Record added: Jul 04, 2009
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