Margaret 'Maggie' (Davenport) Sprecher
Loving mother and world traveler. Margaret 'Maggie' (Davenport) Sprecher, the daughter of Roy and Neta (Allen) Davenport, was born April 27, 1933 in Inglewood, CA, died peacefully on September 25, 2021 in hospice care in Wilsonville, OR after a hemorrhagic stroke.
Maggie's joyful childhood memories were shared with her sister Dorothy and brother Harvey. In 1951, Maggie graduated from Inglewood High School and thereafter attended El Camino College in Los Angeles. Maggie's career included Aircraft and Crew Scheduling for Seaboard and Western Airlines, Data Analyst for Hughes Aircraft and Executive Director for the Washington County Fairgrounds. In service, Maggie received the 1994 "Packy" Award for her volunteer work at the Oregon Zoo and received the Girl Scouts of America 25-year Service Award.
She married Laurence 'Larry' Robert Sprecher on July 25, 1953. The newlyweds settled in Inglewood and later in Burbank, CA to raise their growing family. In July 1968, the family moved to beautiful Beaverton, OR. Together Maggie and Larry shared passions for gardening, camping, entertaining and most importantly traveling on annual trips across Europe, North America, and the South Pacific. They enjoyed 62 wonderful years of marriage as soulmates and beloved travel companions. No one was more important in Maggie's life than her Larry.
Maggie is survived by her six children: Jon Sprecher (Terry) of Bend OR, Debbie Knechtel of Eugene OR, Mary Perre (Leon), KJ Sprecher, David Sprecher (Becky) of Portland OR, Claudia Gray (Roy) of Trumbull CT, 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Her husband Larry preceded her in death in January of 2015.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic considerations, a Celebration of Life for Maggie will be scheduled at a future time. Donations in Maggie's memory may be made to the Oregon Zoo Foundation.