Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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ROBERT CHESTER DAVENPORT, 85, a resident of Rickreall died Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Independence. He was born on December 25, 1926 the son of Clarence and Elsa Hildred Cline Davenport in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. During World War II he served in the Navy and was discharge as Seaman First Class. Through the help of family he became a “Pen Pal” to a nice young lady by the name of Gislinde Edeltraut Gnosa from Germany. They were married on June 6, 1956 in Hamburg, Germany. She had to wait six months for the immigration papers to come through before she could come to America. They made their home in Long Beach, California. He attended Drake College and received training in accounting. He worked as an insurance investigator for many years. When he retired from insurance he became a dairy farmer in Monitor, Oregon with Holstein cattle. They later sold that farm and moved to Rickreall where they raised calves. Bob and Gislinde both liked animals, traveling and wintering in Arizona.
He is survived by his wife Gislinde of Rickreall, sons Thomas Davenport of Portland and Richard Davenport of Brookings, a brother Howard of North Carolina and six grandchildren.
Private inurnment will be in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is handling the arrangements.
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