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Published October 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Blanche Davenport

Blanche Davenport passed away October 21 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

Blanche was born on December 11, 1926 in St. Paul, MN to Hurley and Phoebe Codding. After graduating from Detroit Lakes High School she attended NDSU and belonged to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Then she graduated from Concordia in Elementary Education. Blanche met Bud Davenport at Pettibone's Lodge in Shoreham, MN. They were married in 1949 in Fargo.

Blanche Davenport

Blanche Davenport passed away October 21 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

Blanche was born on December 11, 1926 in St. Paul, MN to Hurley and Phoebe Codding. After graduating from Detroit Lakes High School she attended NDSU and belonged to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Then she graduated from Concordia in Elementary Education. Blanche met Bud Davenport at Pettibone's Lodge in Shoreham, MN. They were married in 1949 in Fargo.

Blanche taught kindergarten for the Fargo Public Schools for 33 years. She loved her students and fellow educators. Blanche previously was a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, a member of the Fargo Library Board, and past President of PEO Chapter AE in Fargo.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents and sister Nancy Guscette. She is survived by her husband Bud of 64 years; daughters Mary Haugo (George) and Laura Davenport of Cottage Grove,MN; grandchild Stuart Holweger(Toni) and two great-grandchildren Brooke and Abby Holweger of Cottage Grove; and his brother Charlie (Beverly) of Bloomington, MN.

The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Retirement Living on University Drive and 42nd and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their kind and loving care. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Bethany Homes, Hospice of the Red River Valley, or the First Presbyterian Church of Fargo.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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