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Terry E. Davenport

davenportterry.jpgTerry Davenport, 60, of Olympia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on November 27, 2011, due to complications from a stroke. He was born on April 8, 1951 in Woodbury, New Jersey to Edward and Mildred Davenport.

Terry graduated from Pennsville High School in 1970. He served 2 tours in Vietnam, New York State, Germany, Korea, and Fort Lewis, WA, 1970-1985 with the US Army, Sergeant First Class.

After his years in the military, Terry joined the Tumwater Police Department as a patrolman, lieutenant patrolman and detective, and acting commander. He was responsible for bringing the D.A.R.E. program to Tumwater schools during that time. In 2001, Terry realized a lifelong goal to become a police chief. From 2001-2011, he served in that capacity in Shelton, WA. During that time, he had the opportunity to attend and graduate from the 217th Session of the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, in 2004.

Upon retirement in March, 2011, he became a program manager for the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. He was a member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, Kiwanis, United Way, various other organizations, and helped in the implementation of Drug Court in Mason County.

Terry enjoyed woodworking, boating, bowling, and golf. He loved his family and friends deeply and cherished his time with them.

Terry is survived by his beloved wife, Teresa, of 21 years, 2 sons and 2 daughters, Aaron, Seth, Elise (Brimhall) and Linda(Mott), his mother, Mildred, his brother, Larry (Barb), and sister, Nancy Hadley, grandchildren, Olivia and Daris Brimhall, Hunter Fields, Emma and Madison Mott, and numerous other relatives. He is preceded in death by his father, his sister, Sandy, and son, Casey.

 

Service Information:  Grace Community Covenant Church, Olympia, WA 6:30 p.m., November 30, 2011

 

Julius E. King & Rena M. King

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Wilbert H. “Bill” Busack

busackbill.jpgWilbert H. “Bill” Busack, 89, a sixty year resident of Shelton, WA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation.  He was born on July 23, 1922 in Hancock MN to Otto and Bertha (Hoope) Busack.  Bill served in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant and Tank Driver from October 1942 to January 1946.  He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a Purple Heart Recipient. 

On November 9, 1946 he married Marjorie S. Beresford in Toledo, OR.  They were married for 65 years.  Bill worked at Beckwith Jewelry, Washington State Correction Center, and the Washington State Patrol.  He retired in 1982.

He was a member of the VFW, Elks and the Methodist Church since 1951.  Bill enjoyed dancing at Little Skookum Hall, gardening and working in his yard, repairing holiday lights, and clocks. 
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie “Marge” Busack of Shelton, WA; sons, Gary L. Busack of Billings, MT and Scott Busack (Beverly) of Shelton, WA; daughter, Susan Bannier (Dan) of Monroe, WA; grandchildren, Ian, Jennifer, Danielle, Christy, and Sara; great grandchildren, Gavin, Andrew, Ella, Raylee, Andrea and Roman. 
A memorial service will be held at the Shelton United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm.  Inurnment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Salem, OR at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of McComb Funeral Home.