Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Davis, Gerald A.,  11-13-1980

“Funeral services were held Friday, Nov 4, for former Davenport resident Gerald A. (Jerry) Davis, who was reared here and graduated from high school here in 1929.  Davis is survived by his wife, Irene; step-son, Philipp C. Aldridge, Seattle; Wanda Allen, Oak Harbor; Nancy Woogerd, Yakima; Charlene Ebert, Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Leta Whitmarsh, of Hoodsport, WA; 2 step-granddaughters and 6 step grandsons. He was a member of Ballard Lodge No. 827, BPOE.” (Davenport Times:  11-13-1980) 


Deissner, Norma,  4-18-1985

“Mrs. Norma Deissner died suddenly at her home in Spokane last Saturday morning, April 13, 1985. Stricken with polio at age 7, she spent her entire life in a wheelchair. An accomplished cook and seamstress, she maintained a nurses’ telephone service from her home for many years. In the early 1960s she married Doug Deissner, a son of the late Ida May (Lang) Deissner. He also spent all his life in a wheelchair, since polio struck him in 1918.  The couple maintained a happy, loving home and found no task too difficult to tackle until his death in July of 1973.  Survivors include one son, Dusty Deissner, a practicing attorney in Spokane; one sister, Marg Carter in Spokane and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Locally, the cousins include Merle Plotts, Florence Casey and Virginia Byram. Funeral services took place yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, April 17, at the church she regularly attended.” (Davenport Times: Edwall Section: 4-18-1985)


Denson, Alan F.,   4-23-1998

“Funeral service was held Tuesday for Davenport native Alan F Denson, who passed away here April 18, 1998.  Pastor Steve McLachlan officiated the service at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport . Burial followed at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane.  Born Oct 8, 1923, in Davenport , Mr Denson owned and operated a sporting goods store in Ashland, OR, and then worked for many years as a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy. He retired from the State of WA Dept of Motor Vehicles.  Mr. Denson is survived by one sister-in-law, Harriot Denson of Davenport; two nephews, Richard Denson of Medical Lake and Gregory Denson of Vallejo, CA; two cousins, Keith Denson of Bridgeport, WA, and Carol Mulahay of San Diego, CA; and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Edith Denson, and one brother, Col. Robert Denson. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  4-23-1998)


Dent, Francis,   1-07-1927

“Word was received at Davenport of the death last Friday of Dr Francis E. Dent, a pioneer physician, at Seattle.” (Odessa Record:  1-07-1927)


Deppner, Donald J.,  8-12-1993

“Donald J Deppner, 69, of Dryden and a former longtime resident of Entiat, died at his home Saturday following an extended illness. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Eastmont Presbyterian Church in East Wenatchee, with the Rev Andrew Ekblad, the Rev Bob Johnson and the Rev Marion Knoll co-officiating.  Concluding service and interment will follow at the Entiat Cemetery. He was born July 22, 1924, in Spokane to Edwin and Emily (McGlophin) Deppner. The family made their home in Davenport , where he graduated from high school in 1942. He married June Bell in 1943. She died in 1946.  Mr. Deppner continued to live in Davenport until 1958, when he moved to Wenatchee. He started his own business there, D and W Distributing Co, a candy and tobacco route. He married Beryle Whitehall on March 9, 1962, in Entiat, where they made their home. IN 1967, he sold the distributing business and that same year purchased the Grange Insurance Agency. He then sold the agency in 1978 and moved with his family to Tualatin, OR, where he managed a commercial insurance agency. They returned to Entiat in 1980.  Mr. Deppner then went to work for Northwest Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent until his retirement in 1989. Three years ago, the Deppners sold their home in the Entiat Valley.  Mr .Deppner was a member of the Entiat Confederated Church, where he had served as chairman of the board and elder. He also was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent, and served as lay-pastor for a number of years. He served on the Entiat School Board and was an active participant in the Entiat Log-o-rams. He was a past member of the Professional Insurance Agents.  He currently attended Dryden Community Church, was a member of the Gideon's and was active in the Billy Graham ministry.  Survivors include his wife, Beryl, at home; his father, Edwin Deppner of Davenport; three sons, Bill Deppner of Manicure, NC, Ted Whitehall and Bob Whitehall, both of Entiat; seven daughters, Denise Sanchez and Charlene Warren, both of Phoenix, AZ, Cleo Lyons and Marcia Whitehall, both of East Wenatchee, Joan Rudd of Waterville, and Judy Williams of Port Orchard; one brother, Art Deppner of Davenport; two sisters, Esther Kik and Edwina Mielke, both of Davenport; 23 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. His mother Emily preceded him in death in 1978.  Telford ’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-12-1993) 


Dickey, Phyllis M.,  4-05-1984

“Funeral services were held Monday at the chapel of Strates Funeral Home in Davenport, for Phyllis M Dickey, 63, who died March 29, at her Reardan home after a long illness. The Rev John Thomas of the Reardan Presbyterian Church officiated at the services with burial following at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane.  Phyllis was born Aug 5, 1920 in Edwall to Thomas and Mary Belle McLain. On Sept 18, 1938 she married Chester C Dickey who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one son, Larry T Dickey, Kettle Falls; 8 daughters, Mrs. Lee (Verla) Enright, Spokane; Mrs. Albert (Marietta) Nesbitt of Spokane; Janice Hanson from Santa Cruz, CA; Mrs. Dale (Judy) Mitchell, White Salmon; Mrs. John (Rosie) Rowe of Otis Orchards; Mrs. Dick (Linda) Withee from Seattle; Bonnie Matz of Troutdale, OR; Mrs. Charlie (Connie) Walton of West Richland; three step-sons, Jackie (Junior) Dickey of Kansas City, MO, Frank C Dickey of Costa Mesa, CA, Stanley D Dickey from Hawthorne, CA.  She is also survived by two brothers, Loyd McLain and Wayne McLain, and one sister, Mrs. Pete (Lois) Brommer, all of Reardan; as well as 36 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers for the services were all of her grandsons—Terry Nesbitt, David Nesbitt, Mark Nesbitt, Kevin Nesbitt, Richard Enright, and Jeffrey Dickey.” (Davenport Times:  4-05-1984) 


Dietrich, Antionette,  10-26-2000  

“Spokane.—Funeral for Antionette P. ‘Toni’ (Zundel) Dietrich, a former Harrington resident, took place Monday, Oct 23, at the Thornhill Valley Funeral Home on Pines Road in the Spokane Valley, with burial following at the Fairmont Cemetery.  Mrs. Dietrich died Tuesday, Oct 17, 2000 in Puyallup. Born Feb 21, 1930, to Rudolph and Louise Zundel in Ruff, WA, she moved to Harrington where she graduated from high school. She married Claire John Lofgren Jr. on April 2, 1949, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and lived in Spokane. He preceded her in death in Nov 1970. She married Thomas E Dietrich in June 1972. The following year, they moved to Eugene, OR, and lived there until she moved to Spokane in 1993. Mr. Dietrich died in Dec 1984… She leaves two sons, Kenneth Lofgren and Kevin Lofgren, both of Puyallup; a daughter, Luann Sells of Wenatchee; nine grandchildren; a brother, Russell Zundell of Harrington; two sisters, Geri Williams of Spokane and Francis Elam of Anchorage, Alaska; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times excerpt: 10-26-2000)


Ditmar, Anna,  1-03-1936

“Word was received at Davenport this week of the death in Illinois on Dec 24, 1935 of Mrs. Anna Ditmar, a pioneer of the county. The body was sent to Spokane for burial. She went east last summer after her husband, William H, one  of the earliest settlers of Davenport, died March 7.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. India Evans, Spokane.” (Odessa Record:  1-03-1936)


Ditmar, Irene A.,   6-15-1972

“Funeral services were held in Spokane last Saturday for Irene A. Ditmar who passed away on the previous Tuesday there.  Irene A. Zeimantz was born in Minnesota in 1890 and came west with her parents in 1896. They settled in the Mondovi area on a farm.  Later she married Mr. Ditmar who preceded her in death some years ago. In recent years she had lived at Loon Lake, WA, with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Schultz, former Davenport residents.  Besides her daughter Josephine Schultz, survivors are two grandsons, Ron Schultz, Spokane Valley, and Rod Schultz, Tucson, AZ;  6 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harry (Sophia) Phillips, Mondovi; and three other sister, Mrs. Helena Dean, Spokane; Mrs. Minnie Fouch, Kokomo, IN; Mrs. Margaret Hurst, of Spokane; and a brother, Ted Zeimantz, of Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  6-15-1972) 


Dodge, Robert,  d. 5-24-1981

“Memorial services were held under direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating on Wednesday, May 27, for Robert Dodge, 80, resident of the area for many years and resident of Davenport since 1968.  Dodge was born in St John, WA, on Sept 9, 1900 and died following a brief illness on May 24 at the Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.  As a youngster, his family had spent some time in San Jose, CA, but the family returned to St John in 1920, where Dodge worked as a farm hand. IN 1929 he was married to Mary France in Spokane, WA. They had worked for varying times in Whitman County and about 1941 moved to Newport, WA, where they opened a general store and also operated a dairy ranch.  In 1950, they purchased a cattle ranch on Hawk Creek and operated it until Dodge retired in 1968. Survivors include his wife, Mary Dodge of Davenport, and a number of nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 5-28-1981)


Dory, Wilma Timm, 11-17-1994

“Memorial service for Wilma M. Timm Dory was held Nov 5 at the Pondera Funeral Home at Conrad, MT. Cremation had taken place. Mrs. Dory died of natural causes at her Brady, MT home the morning of Oct 27, 1994. She was 78.  She was born Feb 12, 1916 at Palouse, WA, a daughter of August and Emma Timm.  She graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane with a degree in mathematics and science. She taught school for three years at the Montana towns of Cohagen, Harrison and Hardin. She married Keith Dory on Sept 21, 1941, at Harrington. They were in the service for three and a half years at Mount Home, Idaho, before returning to Washington, where they farmed until 1966.  Then, they moved to their farm east of Brady, MT. Mrs. Dory liked to knit and do hand crafts.  Survivors include her husband, Keith Dory, of Brady; one son, Tom Dory of Brady; a daughter, Karla Underwood of Long Beach, WA; a brother, Harold Timm, of Harrington; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Harold and Inez Timm, and Harvey and Marjorie Nitschke, all of Harrington, attended the memorial service.” (Davenport Times: 11-17-1994)


Duenwald, Clement V,  3-18-1999

“Clement ‘Clem’ Victor Duenwald of Bead Lake passed away March 15, 1999. He was 83.  Clem was born Jan 12, 1916, in Hoven, SC, the son of Bernard ‘Ben’ Joseph and Mary (Minnerath) Duenwald. He married Ruth Virginia Green on Oct 10, 1939 in Spokane.  Clem was a wheat farmer near Edwall for 33 years.  After his retirement in 1981, he and Ruth traveled and enjoyed their lake home near Newport… He also served as a director on Edwall School Board, Edwall Chemical Corp. and Edwall Grain Growers. He was a member and supporter of St Michael’s Catholic Church in Reardan and St Anthony’s Church in Newport.  Clem is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth; two sons and their spouses, Jeffrey and Barbara Duenwald of Spokane, and Bernie and Cindy Duenwald of Vancouver; two daughters and their spouses, Cathy and Jerry Bounds of Yakima, and Marla and John Landt of Missoula; 13 grandchildren; one great grandson; two brothers, Anthony Duenwald of Lebanon, SD, and Lloyd and Ruth Duenwald of Platte, SD; one sister, Genevieve Cizaldo of Ralston, NE; one sister-in-law, Marie Duenwald, of Hoven, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary will be conducted tonight at 7 p.m. at St Anthony’s Church, with Father Ed Marier officiating. Memorial Mass will be on Friday at noon.” ( Davenport Times: (3-18-1999, excerpt)


Dugger, Ruth A.,  8-05-1999

“Ruth Acelia Dugger of Colfax passed away at the Whitman Health and Rehab Center on Aug 2, 1999.  She was 71.  She was born on Nov 4, 1927, at Davenport to Ray and Viletta Granger Frohnhafer. Ruth was raised and educated in the Davenport area and graduated from Davenport High School in 1945. She attended Cheney Normal School for a year before becoming employed as a telephone operator. Ruth was married to Robert C. Dugger in 1950 at Davenport. Following their marriage, they lived in the Harrington area, then moved to the Odessa area for a short time. Ruth and Robert moved to Colfax in the fall of 1960.  Mrs. Dugger enjoyed painting with oils and water colors, and working among her garden and flowers. She is survived by one son, Randy Dugger of Colfax; five sisters, Hazel Schuh of Moses Lake, Dorothy Erks and Trudy Frohnhafer of Airway Heights, Betty Crumley of Spokane, and June Bancroft of Tempe, AZ; and one brother, Bob Frohnhafer, of Airway Heights. Mrs. Dugger was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; her parents; two brothers; and one sister.  Private family graveside service for Ruth was held Aug 4 in the Colfax Cemetery, with the Rev Bob Ingalls officiating. Interment followed. The Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  8-05-1999) 


Eastman, Charles E.,   2-26-1981

“Memorial services were held for Charles E Eastman of Davenport Wednesday, Feb 25 at 1 p.m. with the Rev Michael Harpel officiating.  Eastman was born on Dec 28, 1929 in Mott, ND; and was raised in Reardan by Mr. and Mrs. Clair ‘Skeet’ Kelso. He graduated from Reardan High School in 1949.  On June 22, 1956 he was married to Glenda Dixon in Richmond, CA .  For many years he owned Chuck’s Service Center in Reardan and most recently was employed by the Lincoln County Road Dept.  He found Christ as his personal Lord in 1976, and became an active participant in both the Assembly of God Church and Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship.  He is survived by the Kelsos; his wife, Glenda; a son, Charles Eastman, Jr, of Portland, OR; a daughter, Kathy Eastman, of Reardan; a brother, Carlyle Eastman, of San Pablo, CA; two sisters, Lolly Raymond of Little Sioux, Iowa; and Carla Cunnington of Porterville, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hieb of Reardan.” (Davenport Times:  2-26-1981) 


Edwards, Elva A.,  6-13-1985

“Private funeral services for Mrs. Elva A Edwards, 67, a former Harrington resident, took place on May 14 in Hayden Lake, Idaho, according to word just received. Mrs. Edwards died May 13, 1985 at her home at Hayden Lake from cancer.  The daughter of Bud and Alma (Griffith) Watson, she was born Oct 9, 1917 in Harrington. She attended school in Harrington until her senior year of high school. She graduated from Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, AZ. She attended EWU at Cheney and after graduation, taught school for a number of years.  On July 1, 1938 she married Harold O Edwards in Pomeroy, WA. They moved to Hayden Lake from Tekoa, WA, in 1970.  Mrs. Edwards also served as a member of Order of Eastern Star, the PEO club and Avondale Golf Club.  Survivors include her husband at the home;  two daughters, Nikki Turner of Hayden Lake and Terri K Crews of Coeur d’Alene; one sister, Berna Easton of Harrington; and four grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  6-13-1985) 


Emter , Frances,   3-26-1998

Davenport ’s Frances (Meyer) Emter passed away at her daughter’s home in Pacific, WA, on March 19, 1998, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was 71.  She was born on Aug 13, 1926, in Glen Ullin, ND. She graduated from high school and then married Anton Emter in Glen Ullin on Nov 22, 1948. She taught school in southeast North Dakota for one year.  The Emters moved to Spokane in February 1951, where they worked and raised their family. After retiring, they traveled and visited family before settling down again in Davenport in July 1991.  Mrs. Emter loved to care for her family, cook and bake, crochet and do puzzles. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Anton, and their seven children:  Terrence and his wife Mary Emter of Yakima; Linda Jorgensen, Allen Emter and Wayne Emter, all of Pacific; Sharon and her husband James Mershon of Spokane; Kathleen Mertens of Spokane; and Ronald and his wife Susan Emter of Wenatchee. Mrs. Emter also is survived by 12 grandchildren and one great grandson. Memorial service was held Wednesday at Gethsemane Cemetery in Federal Way.” (Davenport Times:  3-26-1998)


Erickson, Theodore,   3-26-1998

“Longtime Hunters area resident Theodore ‘Ted’ J Erickson died March 11, 1998 at Colville at the age of 87.  Funeral service was held Saturday, March 14, at the Cedonia Community Church, with Pastor Ed Dashiell officiating. Burial followed at the Cedonia Cemetery. Born Oct 19, 1910, one of four children of Edward and Hilma Erickson, Ted was raised and graduated from high school in Issaquah, WA. He went to work on the family farm. On Feb 14, 1939, he married Mildred ‘Bonnie’ Settem in Issaquah. They continued farming until 1965, when they moved to Hunters. While living in Hunters, Mr. Erickson drove school bus for the Columbia School District for numerous years. Mr. Erickson, who also continued farming, was a past school board member. Mr. Erickson, who enjoyed hunting and fishing, started his Grange membership in Issaquah and transferred to the Greenwood Park Grange. He also was a member and served on the board of the Cedonia Community Church. Mr. Erickson was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie in 1986, as well as two sisters, Julia and Linnea, and a brother, Edward.  Survivors include four sons, Dale Erickson and his wife Doris, and Mel Erickson and his wife Aurora, all of Hunters, Daryl Erickson and his wife Marie of Longview, and Ray Erickson and his wife Patty of Moore, MT; one brother, Tauno Erickson and his wife Camilla of Issaquah; nine grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. The Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-26-1998) 


Feil, William T.,  10-04-1984

“Services for William T Feil, 74, of Reardan took place yesterday, Wednesday, Oct 3 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home. Feil died Monday, Oct 1, 1984.  Pastor Phillip Falk of Reardan officiated funeral services, and interment followed on Wednesday afternoon at the Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane. He was born on May 23, 1910 in Delta, CA, and had been a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Feil, at the home; one daughter, Carey E. Fiess, also at the home; three grandchildren, Debora Fiess of Tacoma, and Doug and Dale Fiess of Reardan; one brother, Henry Feil of Yakima; two sisters, Kate Duncan of Delta, CO, and Ellis Ray of Grand Junction, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  10-04-1984) 


Fichtenberg, Myrtle,   2-02-1984

“In Memoriam. The community paid final respects to Myrtle Fichtenberg in Davenport on Saturday. Following services at the Lutheran Church, and burial in Spokane , families returned to the church for a luncheon reception.  Mrs. Fichtenberg was born in the Rocklyn area as Myrtle Miller nearly 81 years ago. She and Jake farmed on what was known then as the Maurer-VanBrunt place. In the 40s the family moved to the Mecklenburg place (Stockman), and were one of the early pioneers in farm irrigation. Two children were raised at Rocklyn, Wesley, who died in 1958, and Leeta, who resides in Tacoma. Jake and Myrtle retired in davenport in the 1950s, and following her husband’s death, Myrtle continued to be actively involved in church and community life, giving special care for a granddaughter, Laurie and her two small children. A brother, Ralph Miller, still resides at Rocklyn. Neighbors knew her well through Grange and Rocklyn Homemakers. Her sense of humor and enthusiasm will be missed.” (Rocklyn by Sugar Kik in Davenport Times:  2-02-1984) 


Fisher, LaRue,  1-26-1995

“Graveside service for former Davenport resident LaRue Cleveland Fisher was held Wednesday last week at Greenwood Riverside Terrace in Spokane. Viewing, followed by a service was held the previous afternoon at 1st Ward Chapel in Edmonds.  Mrs. Fisher died Jan 14, 1995. She was 93.  She was born July 18, 1901, at Cardston, Alberta.  She was a 50-year member of OES Chapter 131 and a supporter of the American Legion Auxiliary in Davenport.  She also was past mother advisor to Rainbow Girls of Davenport and past state vice president of the American Heart Association. Mrs. Fisher was preceded in death by her husband, Noble Vaughn, and sons George and Jerry.  Survivors include one son, William of Spokane; a daughter, Joyce Shepard of Seattle ; two sisters, Eunice Harrison of Dietrich, Idaho , and Gene Girl of El Cerrito, CA; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Beck’s Funeral Home of Edmonds was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  1-26-1995)


Flood, Bernard L.,  2-19-1998

“Bernard L Flood entered into rest on Feb 15, 1998 in Spokane. He was 92.  Mr. Flood was born in Reardan and lived in this area for nearly all his life. A graduate of Reardan High School and later Kinman Business University, he worked for the Standard Oil Company and later operated the family farm in the Mondovi area for many years until his retirement. Mr. Flood also enjoyed fishing and traveling.  He is survived by Mary Jane Bradford and sons Jared, Andrew and Michael; nieces Irene Haugen and Elvira Henderson and numerous cousins including the Flood and Solverson families.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb 21 in the Heritage Chapel with Rev Ed Underhill officiating. Interment will follow at 12:30 at Spokane Memorial Garden .” (Davenport Times:  2-19-1998) 


Flood, Mary M.,   ,   12-25-1980

“Mary Magers Flood died Thursday, Dec 21, 1980 in Spokane.  Her home was Reardan. Mrs. Flood was born Sept 10, 20 William Louis and Nancy Magers, who homesteaded the family farm four miles northwest of Deep Creek in 1878.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ed (Dolores) Fell, Reardan; two sons, Seymore Flood, Reardan; Lloyd P Flood, Chewelah; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice Magers Paul of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec 27, at the Alvin Chapel, Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane. Rev Edward J Underhill officiated. Burial services were held at West Greenwood Cemetery . A lifetime resident, Mrs. Flood was born on the family farm on Sept 10, 1883. Up to her death, Mrs. Flood could recall with a vivid memory her childhood days. She started school in the old Mason School at the age of six. Sunday school was also taught in the one-room school  Mrs. Flood once state, ‘The teacher had barely an eighth grade education and they just taught you  reading, writing and arithmetic and taught it to the tune of a hickory stick.’  She recalled all the youngsters at Christmas time having a treat—a sack of candy—a few nuts and perhaps an orange for each child. That was the only time they saw oranges.  Mrs. Flood also recalled the many walks her father made to Colfax to pick up their mail, until a post office was built in Deep Creek.  Winter meals consisted of cooked wheat, mile and bread. Summer gardens were plentiful. All their clothes were made by hand, including their stockings and mittens made of spun wool.  Indians were also a part of the life of Mrs. Flood. The old Colville Trail went through the Magers’ land. She and her younger brother learned to talk the Indian’s language.  She recalled that there were not rich and poor people as such in those days. Everybody was striving to make a living, she recalled in a publication on pioneer families in the region. It wasn’t money they were striving for, she recalled, but simply to live.  She wrote in the publication on pioneer families, ‘I guess I’ve lived through a lot of history, from covered wagons to moon walks. It was a pleasure to look back on all that happened, both good and bad’.” (Davenport Times:  12-25-1980) 


Forney, O. James,   9-07-1995

“Mondovi native O. James Forney, 89, died July 13, 1995 at his home at Lake Chelan.  He was born Jan 20, 1906, at Mondovi, the son of James F and Eva ( Wilson ) Forney. He attended school at Mondovi and later graduated from Davenport High School.  He then attended the University of Washington. Mr. Forney was then employed with Shell Oil Co at Davenport and also Standard Oil and Associated Oil Companies. IN 1932, he moved to Wenatchee, where he purchased the Kenneth Van Leuven Insurance Agency and later was employed with the J S Mooney Insurance Co.  He married Margaret Mitchell at Wenatchee on July 9, 1935, and they moved to Chelan in 1938, where Mr. Forney was employed with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.  He purchased the agency in 1942.  Mr. Forney was a member of the Chelan United Methodist Church; Chelan Valley Lodge #118, F & AM; and the El Katif Shrine. He was past president of the Lions Club, camera Club, Saddle Club, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Chelan Eagles #2218. He was the first commodore of the Lake Chelan Boat Races. He also had served as secretary to Chelan River Irrigation District and for many years had played the role of Santa Claus. Mr. Forney is survived by his wife, Margaret, at the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lee Vonne Forney of Chelan; and a daughter, Katherine Forney of Spokane.  He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Scott Forney, on July 3, as well as his parents and a sister.  Service was conducted July 18 from the Chelan United Methodist Church and private interment followed at Fraternal Cemetery.” (Davenport Times:  9-07-1995) 


Frazier, Patrick R.,  8-23-1984

“Patrick Riley Frazier, 36, of Kingston, Idaho, died last Friday, Aug 17, 1984 at Kellogg, ID. He was a Kingston, Idaho resident, and lifelong citizen of the Silver Lake, Idaho area. He was born Sept 4, 1947 at Wallace, ID to William and Frances Frazier… Frazier served in the Army Reserve. He married Patty McCullough of Davenport on Aug 19, 1972 in Spokane. Survivors include his wife, Patty; one daughter, Krista; and one son, Tony, all at their home in Kellogg, ID. Also surviving is one brother, Bill Frazier of Lolo, MT. Funeral services took place at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kellogg, Idaho at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug 21. Albi Sinks officiated the service, under the direction of Shoshone Funeral Home in Kellogg.” (Davenport Times:  8-23-1984) 


Frisk, Viola,  1-01-2004

“Reardan.—Memorial service for Viola Frisk, 73, a Reardan High School graduate, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 10, at Maple Hall in LaConner, WA.  Mrs. Frisk died Dec 16, 2003. Born Oct 16, 1930, in Chewelah to Adolph and Maude Anderson, she grew up on a farm in Reardan. She married Jack Frisk on Aug 22, 1948. The couple lived in Reardan, Aberdeen, Bremerton, Kennewick,  Anacortes, Port Angeles, Yakima and Olympia. They retired back to Anacortes in 1987.  She served as a Girl Scout and Campfire leader, taught church school and was known for her storytelling abilities with a flannelboard. She was an avid reader and kept a journal for many years. In later years, she joined her husband in Rotary Club activities and was a major donor to Rotary Foundation. Her giving spirit continued after death when she donated her body for organ harvesting and medical research. Her parents, a brother, Harold Anderson, and a grandson, Paul Roberts, preceded her in death.  Besides her husband of 55 years, she leaves two daughters, Connie (and Dennis) Milliken and Jo Griggs of Sedro Woolley, WA; a son, Jim Frisk of Anacortes; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Albert (and Virginia) Anderson and Charles (and Eleanor) Anderson, both of Spokane; a sister, Thelma Allison of Great Falls, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.”  ( Davenport Times:  1-01-2004) 


Fritsch, Milton O.,  1-07-1999

“Edwall native Milton O.  Fritsch passed away Jan 4, 1999 in Spokane, where he had been an 80-year resident. He was 89.  Private interment will precede a memorial service, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. this Friday at the Fourth Memorial Church, Spokane. Pastor Ed Underhill will officiate.  Born in Edwall, Milton moved to Spokane at an early age. He attended Audubon and Grant grade schools, and graduated from North Central High School and Kinman Business College. He was employed by KFPY (KXLY) radio from 1936 to 1945. He then went to work for KHQ retiring as secretary-treasurer in 1974. Milton was a member of the Spokane Lions Club, the Y’s Men Club and Fourth Memorial Church. He also aided the Union Gospel Mission. Survivors include four daughters, Marian B. Johnson of Vancouver, WA, Beverly E. Hagseth of Phoenix , Margaret ‘Pinky’ A. Miller of Spokane and Nancy L. Brown of Spokane; a step-daughter, Marilyn Ackley of Buckfield, ME; a brother, Homer B Fritsch of Spokane; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Milton was preceded in death by his wives, Bernice in 1978 and Gladys in 1993. Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane is in charge of arrangements.”  (Davenport Times:  1-07-1999) 


Frost, Frank,   9-30-1999

“Memorial service for Frank Frost, former Washington Water Power manager in Davenport , was held Sept 21, in Coeur d’Alene. He grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and graduated from high school in Boise. He went on to graduate from Lewis-Clark State College and he won the Oscar Levage Award for most valuable baseball player for the Idaho-Washington League. Frank was a pitcher for the Lewiston Broncs. He was a Shriner for 40 years and a Trail Blazer for 50 years.  He is survived by his wife Alyce; daughter Joan Brock of Davenport; one grandson, Corey; and two great grandsons, Braden and Derek.” (Davenport Times:  9-30-1999)



 Obituaries of Lincoln County Washington submitted

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