Sarah Sue Alyce Davenport

1925 - 2017

Sue passed away in her home on September 16, 2017 at the age of 92 and was laid to rest beside her husband at Santa Barbara Cemetery on September 20, 2017.

Sue was born April 3, 1925 in Marion, Ohio to Joseph and Grace (Rymer) Whittington, as one of five children who preceded her in death (Lillian, Alfred, Lowell, and Hollis). She married Robert (Bob) Morris Davenport on May 5, 1946 and joined him in Santa Barbara. They were pen pals during his time in the Marines and met in person for the first time 5 days before they married. As she was fond of saying after relating this news: “It’ll never last.” He preceded her in death in 2011.

Sue worked at several area banks, including Santa Barbara and Montecito Bank and Trust, and as a bookkeeper for Ott Hardware, Duncan’s Hardware, and Parton-Edwards Construction.

Sue is remembered by her family and friends for her large garden, love of slot machines, and wonderful sense of humor.

She is survived by her children, Roger Davenport of Thousand Oaks and Becky Davenport of Oxnard, and her
grandchildren, Karla Reid of Oxnard, Katina Wilkins (Mike) of Texas, Marika Koch (Jason) of Florida, Gina Tingley (Tim) of Idaho, and Jason Thompson (Julia) of Arizona. She is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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