Orville J. Davenport

orville davenport

August 19, 1920 ~ July 13, 2008

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Orville J. 'O.J.' Davenport, 87, passed away July 13, 2008. Survived by his children, Gregory Thomas Davenport of Loveland, Colo. and Tehri (Roak) Parker of Amherst, Wisc. Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Davenport in 1990; brothers, David, Terrence Clyde and William Davenport. O.J. was born to Wyatt and Rose Davenport on Aug. 19, 1920, in Leadville, Colo. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was an engineer and began working for IBM in 1957. In 1965, he was transferred to Boulder, Colo. to design and build the Boulder IBM plant where he continued to operate the facility until his retirement in 1987. O.J. was proud of being a Colorado native and was an avid outdoors man. As per his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Name: Ross M. McDonald
    E-mail: romac1905@yahoo.com
    Telephone: 928-526-2647
    It is of great sorrow that we’ve learned of O. J. Davenport’s passing. All of the Davenport boys were my good friends, but O. J. and I, because of our near ages, were particularly close. We enlisted in the Navy together during WWII. He will be missed! Ross & Jackie McDonald

  2. Hello Greg & Tehri, We are so sorry to hear about OJ’s passing and offer our sincere condolences. We only found out today, when we returned from vacation and read Tehri’s card. I used to help O.J. with his iMac computer a few years ago, and very much enjoyed to continue visiting him to chat about current affairs, travel, and his history, over a cup of coffee. He had a keen wit, a delightful sense of humor and was always very gracious. We will miss him.

  3. I just found out about my Uncle OJ and pass my condolences to both of his children, Greg and Tehri. He was a wonderfun person and I have lot of good memories of all of his visits to my parents and them my home’s.

  4. I was sorry to read of O.J.’s death in the paper today. I helped him buy his condo years back and enjoyed visiting with him when I brought by Bronco Schedules. I am sorry for your loss.

  5. Hello Greg, Tehri and Roak, I am a daughter of Edna Davenport and just want to let you know that my husband Gene and I are thinking of you at this difficult time. We know that you will miss O.J. but at least he is not suffering anymore as life had become very difficult for him. We have good memories of him and especially his sense of humor.

  6. Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts.
    In His care,
    Windtower Condo Board

  7. Greg and Tehri….I am very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with your dad. He was a very intelligent and well-informed individual – always the perfect gentleman. I will miss him.

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