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Stephen Davenport

In Loving Memory of Stephen Davenport

All gifts will support The John Muir Health Fund

John Muir Health Foundation has created a new fund in memory of longtime supporter and former member of the John Muir Health and John Muir Health Foundation Board of Directors, Stephen (Steve) Lynn Davenport. The fund has an initial goal of $50,000 in order to create an endowment that will provide both an enduring remembrance of Steve and annual funding in perpetuity.

Stephen Lynn Davenport
October 27, 1932 ~ January 9, 2018
Resident of Walnut Creek, CA

Stephen Lynn Davenport passed away on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at the age of 85. He was born in Wichita, KS, and grew up in Southern California before moving to Berkeley in order to attend Cal. While earning his MBA, he met the love of his life, Virginia Markham. They married shortly thereafter and just a few years later, built the home where they would raise their family on Happy Valley Road in Lafayette.

Steve spent his entire career in the life insurance business – building a company leading agency from scratch, training and managing hundreds of successful professionals in the business, and helping to protect from financial loss those most cherished by his clients. He loved every aspect of his work life. He also loved his community and gave generously of his time and skills his entire life. Steve helped guide Alta Bates into the future of medicine fifty years ago, leading the Board and breaking ground for the current hospital building. With many stops along the way, he served proudly on numerous Boards including Tinsley Labs, Berkeley Business School, and WellPoint Health Networks. Steve finished his distinguished Board journey serving on the John Muir Hospital Board of Directors.

Steve also loved to travel. Over their 60+ years together, he and Ginnie traveled all over the world. His favorite way to travel was the cruise ship. It didn't matter where the ship was going, he was "on board."

Steve's greatest love though, was his family. He adored Ginnie and loved his boys, Rick and David. Always present, his greatest priority in life was his family. He made it a priority to be home for dinner every night, even if it meant having to go back to the office afterwards to finish his work. Later in life, as his boys grew and started families of their own, he became an amazing Grandfather who both loved and was loved deeply by all five of his Grandchildren.

Private memorial services are being arranged and Steve's ashes will be scattered off the coast of Sea Ranch – a place that felt like heaven to him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in his honor to John Muir Health Foundation in Walnut Creek.

Recent Donations

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In Loving Memory

by Virginia Davenport
$10000.00
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In Memory of Steve Davenport

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In Memory of Stephen Davenport

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In Loving Memory of Stephen Davenport
In Honor of Dr. Vivian Wing and Linda Womack
by Michelle Bartel
$1500.00
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In Loving Memory of Steve Davenport

by David Kwok
$50.00
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$100..00
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In Memory of Steve Davenport

by Lawrence Thal
$500.00
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In Memory of Stephen Davenport

by Raymond Hammons
$250.00
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In Loving Memory of Steve

by Samuel Ritchey
$250.00
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In Fond Memory of Steve Davenport

by Atilio Mossi
$25.00
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In Memory of Stephen Davenport

by Philip Morrissey
$25.00
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In Loving Memory of Steve Davenport

by Debra Elefant
$25.00
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In Loving Memory

by Ken Anderson
$5000.00
Another great JMHF donor
In Memory so Steve Davenport
We so enjoyed working with Steve. He was a thoughtful and generous man who cared very deeply about others. John Muir Health is a better organization thanks to Steve’s leadership and generosity. We will miss him.
by Cal Knight
$500.00
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In Loving Memory

by Robert Sciutto
$100..00
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In Loving Memory

by Reginald Street
$50.00
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In Loving Memory

by Ginnie Davenport
$10000.00
Goal:
$50,000.00
60%