Michael Davenny: April 24, 1944 – May 23, 2024

Michael Ross Davenny passed away on May 23, 2024. Mike was a son, husband, father, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend to many. He was born in Seattle, WA at Swedish Hospital on April 24, 1944 to Don and Betty Davenny. He was married to Susan for 55 years, and father of 2 sons, Nathan and Ryan.

His first 18 years of life were spent in various cities in WA as his father had different territories as a traveling salesman. He lived in Seattle, Dungeness, and Kingston, among others, then Vancouver, where he graduated from high school, and in Clinton and Langley.

Upon graduation from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering, he worked for Harvey Dodd & Assoc. He married Susan Jane Groehler on August 16, 1968. His first son, Nathan, was born in Seattle in 1969. After 6 months he went to work for the Gulf Oil Company who first transferred him to Los Angeles, later on to San Diego and then to the east coast where he lived in Atlanta, GA where he earned his MBA from Georgia State University, Richmond, VA, and lastly Charlotte, NC where his second son, Ryan, was born in 1976.

He missed the great Pacific Northwest, so in 1978 he applied to the Boeing Company and was immediately hired. He moved back to Washington State where he lived on the beach at Sandy Hook for 21 years while commuting to Boeing, and later in Langley for 25 years. He retired from Boeing in 2000. He joined Useless Bay Golf club where he served on the board for 3 years and 1 year as President. After being retired for 10 years he decided to drive a school bus. If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, he started refurbishing and selling bikes off the lawn under the guise of “Mike’s Bikes”.

Mike loved living on the shores of Puget Sound where he spent many years boating, fishing, sailing, crabbing, clamming, and just enjoying the beach.

He leaves behind his wife Susan, sons Nathan and Ryan, older brother, Don Jr. (Harriett (dec)), younger brother, Jay (Kathleen). Also sisters-in-law: Verdelle (Roger (dec)), Debbie (Mark), Kathie (Don) and Sharan (Larry) and numerous nieces and nephews.

We owe a sincere debt of gratitude to the nurses and aides at Whidbey Health who showed great care and compassion and made him comfortable in his last days.

Memorial donations may be made in Mike’s name to Good Cheer in Langley, or a charity of your choice.