Pauline Davenport Obituary

April 27, 2011

in News,Obituaries,Woodstock

The life of Pauline Hird Davenport will be celebrated on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 1 p.m. at her parents’ home on Prosper Road in Woodstock. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.
Born to Charlet and Peter Davenport in Rutland, Vermont on July 21, 1969—the day humans first set foot on the moon—Polly loved Woodstock and resided nearly her entire life in close orbit of her girlhood home.
After attending Proctor Academy and the University of Vermont, she studied with potter Miranda Thomas, an apprenticeship that deeply informed her life’s ethos and artistic sensibility.
Loving, devoted mother and caregiver of many local children, Polly believed in the wondrous miracle of young hearts and minds. Gifted at the art of motherhood, she will be remembered always for her unconditional love of children and benevolent, generous spirit.
As an active volunteer, teacher and supporter of many local or-ganizations concerned with the education and well being of chil-dren, Polly was an ardent advo-cate of Woodstock Nursery School, Norman Williams Li-brary, the Pomfret School, and Pentangle Arts Council.
Polly intensely cherished her family and home as the heart and womb of her world. She sends her joy, radiance and love into the world through her children Griffin, Campbell, Katrina and Oliver Boswell; her husband Partridge Boswell; her mother Charlet and father Peter; her brother James Davenport and his family; her sister Karin Daven-port and her family; and all whose life she touched.
In lieu of flowers, please love your children. Memorial gifts may also be donated to the Pauline Davenport Children’s Fund, c/o Pentangle Arts Council, 31 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091, created to support programs for children and families in the Woodstock community.

This obituary first appeared in the April 28th print edtion of the Vermont Standard.

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Nicole Sutherland-Maiden May 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

There will always be a place in my heart for Polly. She was the un official Head Lifeguard at the Kedron Pond for many wonderous lazy summer days with all our children frolicking in the sun. That is one spot I am confident her spirit will reside. With love to all of her family.

Jenny Hewitt May 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

This obituary is touching, both in its sentiment and style. Polly’s children will certainly carry on her spirit. My thoughts are with them and the entire family as they grieve.

karen mayers April 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Our hearts go out to Polly’s entire family. What a beautiful person she was. She will be sorely missed. Karen & Dan Mayers

vickie & courtney brooks April 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm

What a lovely and fitting tribute to Polly. Our hearts and prayers are with the entire family.

vickie, courtney, isabella and olivia brooks

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