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Douglas Erwin Davenport

July 20, 1957 — December 23, 2022

St George

Douglas Erwin Davenport

Douglas Erwin Davenport was born on July 20 1957 to Erwin Orlo (Pecos) Davenport and Cleone Wallis, died December 23. 2022 in St. George, Utah, with family at his side.

Doug grew up in St. George, Utah, and was proud of it. He loved the red rocks and climbed all over them as a child. He attended East Elementary, Woodward Junior High School, Dixie High School, and Dixie College, a real St. George native. He grew up near the park and on Flood Street playing baseball with the neighborhood boys in the heat of the St. George summers and didn't get bothered by the typical heat. He just drank some more water and went on playing more ball or whatever was the next game that was played. After school, he would put his shotgun over his shoulder and ride his bike to the Washington Fields and hunt whatever was in season. He truly loved his St. George youth.

Doug went on to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He proudly served in the Indianapolis Indiana Mission. He loved to share his missionary experiences with his children and grandchildren. He felt that he was blessed to have that opportunity to serve.

After returning from his mission, he met and married Karlee Petersen in the St. George Temple. They resided in St. George and Washington for the rest of his life. He was the father to three rough boys, Brian, Stanton, Tyson, and one daughter, Amber. He loved spending time with them and teaching them all he knew about hunting and fishing. He loved the out of doors and his family. He also loved his Father in Heaven. He had a strong testimony of the Plan of Salvation, and knew that he would soon see his parents and grandparents.

He served in many different positions in the church, but his favorite was serving in the primary. He would willingly go in as a substitute when he had a chance to. In his mid life he was diagnosed with diabetes. That disease had taken a toll on both his body and mind. He developed neuropathy, which made it difficult to play ball. The neuropathy led to other diseases that had limited his ability to run and hike like had used to. He lost vision in his right eye (his shooting eye), which limited his hunting to primarily using a shotgun or rifle. Then he had a kidney transplant about five years ago. He recently had foot injuries that limited his walking. He also had difficulty controlling his blood sugar, which lead to his death.

He is survived by Karlee, his wifie, (yes, his wifie as he would call her), of forty-one years. He is also survived by his children, Brian (Kristy), of Hurricane, Utah, Stanton, (Billie), of Aurora, Utah, Tyson (Kalli), of Washington, Utah, and Amber Davenport of Hettinger, North Dakota. He also was a proud grandfather to eleven grandchildren.

A viewing will take place January 6, 2022 at the Washington Fields Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints located at 3167 East 1140 South, St. George, on from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held January 7, 2022 at 11:00 A.M., with a short visitation prior to services. Interment will be at the Washington City Cemetery following services. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and many other health care providers that helped and served Doug throughout his life.

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