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Mildred Lora Davenport (Miller)

January 4, 1917 - January 10, 2009

A viewing will be 9:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., also at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

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Mildred Lora Davenport, age 92, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. She was born in Japton, Arkansas to Jessie James and Sarah Rose Etta (Eubanks) Miller.

She moved from Arkansas to Texas in 1937, and then returned to Arkansas in 1939. In 1941, she moved to Vernonia, Oregon and eventually settled in Sweet Home in 1945.

Mildred was a member of Oak Street Church of Christ in Albany, Oregon.

During WWII, she was an aircraft warning service observer and earned her wings. She worked at U.S. Plywood in Lebanon and Cardwell’s Department Store, Cornett’s, and Sprouse Reitz in Sweet Home. She retired in 1982 from White’s Electronics.

She enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, hunting, and fishing. She loved to cook, and no one ever left her home without being fed.

Mildred is survived by her husband, Ewell Hayden Davenport, Sr., of Sweet Home; daughter, Joy, and her husband, John Claborn, of Sweet Home; son, Ewell, and his wife, Deb, Davenport of Albany, Oregon; four grandchildren; and five great grand children.

She was preceded in death by daughter, LaQuita, in 1943; father in 1941; mother in 1975; brothers, William and Marion, twins, Oval and Orville, and her twin brother, Loren; and sisters, Oma McChristian and Esther Steeley of Arkansas, Maggie Drain Dixon of Salem, Wilma Garrett of Jefferson, and Sina Milburn Cahill of Sweet Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District in honor of the paramedics she so dearly loved.

A viewing will be 9:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., also at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.