|Carolyn ''Carrie'' T. Davenport, age 85 passed away on Sunday, 2/18/18 at her home in Seguin, TX. |
She was born on May 2, 1932 to John & Helen Thomson in Los Angeles, CA. Carrie grew up in California, attended Stanford University as an undergrad, finished her BA degree at Washington State College, and received her Master's Degree from Texas Women's University in Education of the Deaf. She wrote teaching materials and illustrated text books for the State of Texas. Carrie married Howard Davenport in August of 1953. They were blessed with three wonderful sons, who added lovely daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren to the Davenport clan. These included: oldest son Jon Davenport, his wife Marcie and his children, Megan, Eric and Lexi; Adm. Dan Davenport, his wife, Beth and their children, Amy, Jenny and Brian; Ted Davenport, his wife Laura and their children, Spencer, Grace, Mary, Ian and Jesse. Carrie is preceded in death by husband, Howard and sons, Jon and Dan. Survivors include her sister Betty Munro, son Ted, daughters-in-law Laura, Beth and Marcie, 11 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a number of step-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Carrie's career included teaching elementary school, and working with the Deaf, but she is best remembered as a professional artist with displays in many galleries over the years in Seguin, New Braunfels and Austin. She also taught painting workshops. She received several awards for her artwork. She was a member of the Sequin Art League. In addition, Carrie was in several bridge groups, an active member of the Shakespeare Club, served on the board of Habitat for Humanity, and was an active member at First Presbyterian Church where she has served on the Women's Board, was an Elder and brought her fabric artwork into the church. Carrie's Memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Seguin at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Pastor Carl McCauley & Pastor Dave Diercksen will preside. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to contribute to the Seguin Art League, P. O. Box 445, Seguin, TX 78156, or to First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 870, Seguin, TX 78156. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.