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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