In loving memory of

Sharon J. Davenport
December 24, 1952 - January 15, 2023

Sharon J. Davenport (Briones) was born December 24th 1952 in San Bernadino, California. She was the oldest of 5 children born to Ignacio and Rachel Briones. She graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto, CA, class of 1970. She attended college at California State San Bernadino and achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health. She pursued a career in public health, working for Head Start in San Diego, CA until June of 1986 when she went on to work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Correctional Officer and retired as a Language Specialist from the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota. She married Scott Davenport in May of 1987.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Scott; daughters Cassandra (Craig) and Michelle Davenport; her siblings Sandra Jimenez, Manny Briones, Nash Briones and Armand Briones.

Sharon passed away on January 15th, 2023 at the Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, MN. She is preceded in death by both her parents and many other loved ones.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home (5421 Royal Pl NW Rochester) with visitation held one hour prior to the service.

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A'Dgereanna Armor wrote on Jan 30, 2023:

"Life just won't be the same without Sharon and she will be truly missed. She always had a beautiful smile on her face, and no-one was a stranger. Sharon loved everyone and she was really down to earth. I can remember our last conversation; we were able to pick up where we left off and we never missed a beat. Rest my sister, until we meet again. Love you forever. A'Dgereanna (Dee) Armor "

Stacy and La Honda Boyd wrote on Jan 25, 2023:

"I would like to thank and Mr and Mrs Davenport for making my family I feel acceptted upon my arrival at FMC Rochester in June 1998. She and Scott welcomed us with open arms and we will never forget your kindness. May God give you strength and joy during these difficult times and remember the sweet and kind person Sharon (Mrs. Davenport) was and let us always remember her unforgettable contagious smile. Stacy and La Honda Boyd Much Love Always."

Dominic A GutiƩrrez Sr wrote on Jan 25, 2023:

"We are sorry for your loss, sending our prayers and sympathy. "

Loren Else wrote on Jan 23, 2023:

"A kind and caring co-worker. It was a pleasure to know Sharon. Prayers were said for her family and friends. "

Roadas family wrote on Jan 23, 2023:

"Sorry for your loss. Take care of each other during this difficult time. Sharon was a wonderful woman in all ways. "

Barb Banitt wrote on Jan 23, 2023:

"Condolences to Sharon?s family. She was a wonderful coworker, full of laughter and life. "

Christine Dudlext wrote on Jan 18, 2023:

"I'm so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She was a wonderful light, always laughing, always ready to share her happiness with the world. She was loved by all who were fortunate enough to meet her. My kids adored her, and she will be greatly missed by us all. We love you, Sharon! --Christine Dudlext" wrote on Jan 17, 2023:

"May God bless you Sharon. ?????? Nancy Rian Kelley "