FORT FAIRFIELD – Daniel D. Davenport, 61, died unexpectedly, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at his Fort Fairfield residence. He was born Nov. 11, 1945, at Fort Fairfield, the son of John and Alice (Downing) Davenport. Daniel graduated from Fort Fairfield High School in 1963 and went on to attend the New England Farrier School. He was a long-time and highly respected farrier, who dedicated his life to the well-being and soundness of all the horses in his care. He was blessed with a unique ability and talent to communicate and understand the way of the horse. The horse world as we know it has truly lost one of it’s own, however, his journey continues as the heavenly horses are now in his care. Mr. Davenport had served in the Maine National Guard and was a member of the American Farrier’s Association, as well as a founding member of Pine and Spurs Riding Club, Fort Fairfield. In addition to his parents, Daniel was predeceased by two brothers, Jasper and John Davenport; one sister, Della Paradis. He is survived by the love of his life, Nancy E. Bergin of Fort Fairfield; one daughter, Nicole Muellner and her husband, Scott, of Green Bay, Wis.; two sons, Eric Davenport of Mapleton and Morgan Davenport and his wife, Nikki, of Windham; three grandchildren, Brittany and Brock Muellner, both of Green Bay, Wis., and Thomas Davenport of Windham; five sisters, Annie Whitmore of Presque Isle, Hazel Napolien and her husband, Louie, of Portland, Sally Mc-Laughlin of Windham, Conn., Alice Kinney and Maxine Mc-Carthy, both of Plaster Rock, New Brunswick; three brothers, Gideon Davenport and his wife, Jessie, Talford Davenport and his wife, Rose, all of Fort Fairfield, and Russell Davenport and his wife, Louine, of Presque Isle; numerous nieces and nephews. Danny will be sadly missed by his beloved horse and companion, Onyx. Calling hours will be private. A memorial service will take place at Pine and Spurs Riding Club, Fort Fairfield, in the summer of 2007, at a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Davenport to Pine and Spurs Riding Club, P.O. Box 4174, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Arrangements are in the care of Dorsey Funeral Home, Fort Fairfield.
DANIEL D. DAVENPORT
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.