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Obituary: Davenport, Mark Templeton


Mark Templeton Davenport passed away early Sunday morning, April 22, 2012 in Spokane. He had been suffering for a long time with diabetes. Mark was 68 years old. He was the second of eight children born to Robert and Shirley Davenport in Walla Walla, WA. He was raised in Walla Walla and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1961. He attended college at the University of Washington until he joined the U.S. Army in 1965. Mark was called to serve in the President’s Honor Guard in Washington, D.C. until his unit was sent to Viet Nam. He was honorably released from the service after the war and returned home to Walla Walla. He joined the Walla Walla Police Force where he worked while he attended Whitman College. He married JoAnne Pottratz in 1969. Three daughters soon joined their family. They lived in Walla Walla until Mark graduated from Whitman College. His family then moved to Spokane, WA where he finished his law degree at Gonzaga University. They made their home in Spokane, and Mark practiced law until his illness forced him to retire. Mark was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family. He was an active member of the LDS Church in Spokane. Mark is preceded in death by his father, and his daughter, Kirsten. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; his mother and daughters, Laura (Steve) Sellars, Jennifer Davenport, son-in-law, Chris Whalen; his seven brothers and sisters; grandchildren, Kate and Ashleigh Whalen, Tiara (Max) Barnette, Marcus, Ryan, Jairick and Jadin Sellars, and Whitney and Tyler Kelly. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 27, at 1 P.M. at the Shiloh Hills Church of Latter Day Saints, 808 E. Sitka in Spokane, WA. Graveside services will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla, on Saturday, April 28, at 12:00 P. M. HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA in charge of arrangements.


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