Dr. Donna Sue Davenport, 76, of Georgetown Texas left this world on October 8, 2022 for her next travel adventure.
Donna was born on July 29, 1946. Because her father was a high school principal in several towns across Texas, she lived all over the state. After earning her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctorate from the University of Texas in Austin, she taught counseling psychology to graduate students at Shippensburg University and Texas A&M University for more than thirty years and maintained a private practice for almost forty years. Her special teaching skills earned her multiple awards from Texas A&M University and the American Psychological Association, as well as the virtually universal respect of many hundreds of students.
She and her second husband, James Butler, shared fourteen loving years together. They traveled around the globe to London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, and Athens, as well as many places in the U.S.
Donna was exceptionally smart, kind, and feisty. She always cared about others above herself and helped those in need as much as possible. She taught her students to live with integrity, dignity, compassion, and always to follow the truth. She was involved in or contributed to numerous organizations such as the American Psychological Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Planned Parenthood. She was also a passionate progressive, doing all she could to fight for democracy and America.
Donna is survived by her husband James Butler of Georgetown, Texas; son Wes Simonds of Austin, Texas; brother Everard Davenport and wife Kay of Austin, Texas; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to acknowledge the following special people: Nancy Algert and Kenita Rogers of Wimberley, Texas; Diane Stewart of Sacramento, California; Michele Merkle of York, Pennsylvania; and many friends and colleagues in Williamsburg, Virginia.