Submitted by Marge Womach
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Located one-half mile west of Almira on Highway 2, Almira Cemetery is in the SW corner of section 32 township 26N, range 31E, and approximately 4.25 acres in size. Founded in 1886 when the child of Charles Davis died , Davis himself was buried there in 1899. His widow sold the two acres to the town and another two acres were purchased. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
This is only a partial listing...and is a work in progress.
Hilma: ( b. 1874, d. Aug 07, 1970)
Manchester.—Passed away at the Cheney Care Center, Aug 7. Resident of
Almira, WA. Survived by one son, A. R. Manchester of Spokane; 2 daughters, Mrs.
Russell (Fern) Draper of Phoenix, AZ; Mrs. C. E. (Myrtle) Bower of Cheney, WA; 8
grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Highland Grange
of Almira; WCTU. Services will be Wednesday, Aug 12, at 1 p.m. at the Almira
Community Church, with the Rev Dyrud officiating. Burial will be at the Almira
Cemetery. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge of arrangements.”
(Spokesman Review: 8-12-1970)
( b. 1882, d. 1935) 198/3 “Miss
Lucy A. Maxwell, 553, Almira, died Tuesday night. She came to Almira in
1901 and for many years taught school at Hartline and
McDonald, George: ( b. Mar 19, 1890, d. Jul 26, 1945) 167/1 “George R. McDonald, 55, prominent Almira business man, was buried there Thursday. For many years he operated the Old Union Supply store before taking over the Almira Hotel, which he managed during the early days of the Coulee Dam construction when the Bureau of Reclamation had its headquarters there. He had been closely identified with the promotion of the Coulee Dam before it became a reality and helped finance much of the preliminary work. Mr. McDonald died at Spokane last Monday following a protracted illness. He is survived by his widow at their Spokane home, and two children, Mrs. June Adams and Ellsworth McDonald, both of Berkeley, CA.” (Odessa Record: 8-02-1945)
Mills, George: ( b. Nov 19, 1932, d. Jun 26, 2009) 128/4 “George Bennett Mills, Age 77.—Passed away June 26, 2009 in Spokane, WA. Born in Almira, WA on Nov 19, 1932, the son of Frederick B and Juanita (Louis) Mills. Family moved to Spokane and he attended Lewis and Clark High School. At 17 joined the US Navy, later the Navy Reserve. Discharged in 1964. Worked for a time as a police officer in Quincy, WA, several years for Apollo Boat Manufacturing Co and as a chef at several of the finer restaurants in downtown Spokane. Retired in 1988. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe. Graveside services will follow at the Almira Cemetery, Almira, WA.” (Spokesman-Review: 7-01-2009)
( d. Jan 21, 1972
11/3 “Nettie E. Mills.—Her
home, Nespelem, WA. Member of the Methodist Church, Nespelem Grange. Survived
by one son, John Mills, Jr., Nespelem, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Darlene Duff,
Cornwall, PA; four brothers, Harry Cox, Venezuela; Lewis Cox, Phoenix, AZ;
Grant (Red) and Ira Cox, both of Nespelem; one sister, Mrs. Flora Gilbert,
Pittsburg, CA; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral
services will be held Friday, Jan 21, at 10:30 a.m. from the Nespelem
Methodist Church, the Rev Joseph L Woodford officiating. Interment services
Almira, WA, Cemetery, 2 p.m. Jan 21, The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA,
in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 1-18-1972)
( b. 1890, d. 1966) 5/9
Morrison.—A resident of Almira, WA. A member of the Presbyterian
Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Washington Historical Society. Survived
by one brother, Claude G Shively, Almira, WA. 2 nieces, Mrs. Ella Bergh of
Blackfoot, Idaho; Mrs. Glyn Hughes of Almira; one nephew LeRoy Shively of
Thailand. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct 8 at 1:30 p.m. from
the Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA. The Rev Kenneth Scott officiating.
Interment Almira, WA, Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 10-08-1966)
Anna: ( b. Jun
08, 1889, d. Aug 03, 1974) 11/13 “Anna C. Peha
died August 3 in the Davenport Nursing Home where she had lived since mid-July.
Final services were held Tuesday from the Robertson Funeral Home in Wilbur with
pastor A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Burial was in the
( b. Apr 13, 1924, d. Mar 08, 1996)
memorial service for Betty J. Peterson, 71, will be at Our Savior’s
Rees, Russell B: ( b. 1903, d. 1924) 72/1 “Russell B. Rees, of Almira, died at the home of his son, T. J. Rees, May 13.” (Citizen: 5-28-1909)
Salter, Mrs. M. C.,:
( b. 1875, d. Jun 18, 1910 ) 116/4
Mrs. M. C. Salter of Almira died
Saturday evening, June 18, a few hours after giving birth to a daughter. She was
the daughter of Mr. I. J. Coley of Hartline. (Citizen, Jul 01, 1910)(edit:
Florence E. w/o Milton)
Schumacher, J. V.,?: ( Jan/Feb 1908) J. V. Schumacher of Almira, who was severely injured Christmas Day in a runaway, died last week, Wednesday, in a Spokane hospital. He was buried Thursday following from the Congregational church, Almira. (Citizen(questionable)
Alma L.: ( b. Sep 18, 1863, d.
Feb 25, 1931) 191/5 “Alma
L. Shaffer. Died: 25 Feb 1931, Almira,
, Claude Gilbert; ( b.
1883, d. Nov 16, 1970; age 87; S-59, Lot 2)
“Claude G. Shively.—A resident of
J. J.: ( b. 1849, d. Feb 07, 1901) 93/1
, J. J.: ( b. 1849, d. Feb 07, 1901) 93/1Jasper Joseph-J. J. Stafford, an old and estimable resident of Almira died after a long illness, last Sunday, and was interred in the Almira Cemetery Tuesday. The deceased was a member of the IOOF lodge and a deacon in the Baptist church. He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter, and hosts of friends, to mourn his loss. Davenport Times (Citizen).
Almira Cemetery Obituaries, Almira, Lincoln County, WA,
submitted to the WAGenWeb by Marge Womach, Aug 2009
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