Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Langfeldt, Lynn,  12-30-1971

“Memorial services were held Friday at the Reardan Presbyterian Church for Lynn Langfeldt, whose struggle with cystic fibrosis ended at the Regional Hospital at Fairchild Air Force Base, Dec 21, 1971.  Lynn was born Aug 18, 1945, in Coffeyville, Kansas. He lived for 8 years in Illinois and moved with his family to Washington in 1953. He graduated from Reardan High School in 1963 and attended EWSC and Spokane Community College. He was active in the Presbyterian Church, Boy Scouts, and the Spokane Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Association. Survivors include his mother, Bernadine Langfeldt, at the home; sisters, Paula Heimbigner of Columbus, GA; and Pamela Langfeldt at the home; two grandmothers, Edna Curry of Richmond, VA, and Louise Langfeldt of Neilsville, WI, and 14 aunts and uncles.” (Davenport Times:  12-30-1971) 


Lanway, Barbara,  4-11-1991

“Barbara J. Lanway of Creston entered into eternal rest of April 7, 1991 in Spokane after a short illness. She was born Feb 10, 1930, to John and Rachel (Eckhart) Hansen in Davenport.  She resided in Newport and attended schools there graduating in 1948.  She continued to live there until April 8, 1955, when she moved to Spokane. She lived there 12 years before moving to Creston in 1967, where she resided until the time of her death.  On Sept 4, 1948, she married Russell H Lanway in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Mrs. Lanway is survived by her husband, Russell, at the home;  four sons, Michael and wife, Diane Lanway, Patrick D. Lanway and Timothy J. Lanway, all of Creston, and John Lanway of Wilbur, one daughter, Dawn Colleen and husband Don Hopkins of Creston; three grandchildren, Russel Jack and Eric Matthew Hopkins, and Nicholas Shelby Lanway, all of Creston; two brothers, Harold E Hansen of Spokane and Guy A Hansen of Tenino, WA; one sister, Joann Buchite of Newport, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother James S Hansen. Mrs. Lanway was an avid outdoors person who loved to fish, boat, camp and work in her flower gardens. For the last three years, the center of her life has been her three grandsons. She was also active in the family trucking business. Funeral mass will be held today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur, with the Rev Pat MacMahon officiating. Graveside service to follow at 3 p.m. at the Newport Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 4-11-1991)


Lasater, Herbert M., 6-11-1998

“Herbert Milton Lasater, who made his home in Davenport the past six years, passed away here June 8, 1998. He was 90. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home North in Spokane with burial at Fairmount Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to a gathering following the service at the home of Gary and Sharon Buck in Davenport. Herbert was born Nov 17, 1907, in Piedmont, KS, to Oliver W and Ethel May (Stick) Lasater. He graduated from the University of Montana and went on to teach high school science and agriculture for a number of years in that state. After that, he was employed as a farm Indian agent in Inchelium and Wellpinit for about 10 years, then retired as a machine operator from Biles-Coleman in Omak in 1973.  Mr. Lasater’s wife Anne preceded him in death nine years ago. He came to Davenport in 1992 and spent the late year and a half in the Lincoln Nursing Home. Active in the Davenport Senior Center, Mr. Lasater also was an avid fisherman and camper, and had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren. After he retired 25 years ago, Mr. Lasater wrote about 2,000 stories about his life experiences as a hobby. He inspired an interest in genealogy in granddaughter Sharon Buck of Davenport and they did a lot of research together. Survivors include two daughters, Frances and her husband Perry Frazier of Harrington, and Olivia Jeffries of Asotin; 6 grandchildren, Sharon and her husband Gary Buck of Davenport, David and his wife Lorre Frazier of Colville, Michael and his wife Kimberly Frazier of Sutherlin, OR, Richard and his wife Vicki Jeffries of Spokane, Gary and his wife Julia Carpenter of Asotin, and Janet and her husband Mike Mundt of Lebanon, NH; 14 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; special adopted family members, Pat and Charlie Quill, both of Grand Coulee; a 107-year old aunt, Anna Jensen, of Eureka, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  6-11-1998)


Layton , Rosa M.,   7-21-1983

“Rosa M. Layton, 96, Bothell, died July 14, 1983. She was born June 23, 1887 at the farm home of her parents located 18 miles north of Odessa.  She moved to Seattle in 1918 and to Woodinville in 1919 where she lived the rest of her life. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Harrington and a member of the Church of God of Everett.  She is survived by a son, Dick of Harrington, daughters, Frances Hartsfield of Woodinville, LaVerne Bauer of Woodinville, Vera Henning of Everett; brother, Otto Reich of the Odd Fellows Home, Walla Walla; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert F, sons Glen and Virgil, daughter Lois Hart and brother, Ernest Reich, who died in June. Family graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cypress Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Purdy & Walters Cassidy Funeral Home.”  (Davenport Times: 7-21-1983)


Lehman, Ralph ‘Gene’6-06-1985

“Ralph E. ‘Gene’ Lehman, a former Reardan resident, died last Saturday, June 1, 1985 at St Joseph Hospital in Tacoma. Mr .Lehman was born and raised in the Bald Ridge area, northwest of Reardan. After his marriage to Edna Gohr in 1935, he moved to Graham.  The couple later moved to Spokane in 1955, where Mr. Lehman worked for the city of Spokane.  After retirement, the Lehmans moved to Spanaway.  Edna Lehman died in March of 1982, and he and Ellen Anderson were married in 1983.  Survivors include his wife, Ellen at the home in Spanaway; a daughter, Arlene Field, at Roy, WA; a son, Ronald Lehman at Nine Mile Falls; one sister, Flossie Holman of Wenatchee; four grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.” ( Davenport Times:  6-06-1985) 


Leigh, Edward J.,   d. 3-20-1953

“Edward Jay Leigh. Died: 3-20-1953.  Birth: 7-17-1952, Spokane, WA.  Never Married.  Father: Earl I Leigh. Mother: Georgia L Dean. Buried: Fairmount Cemetery, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Leipham, Henry P.,  1-12-1996

“Henry P. Leipham, born in Davenport on March 26, 1904, passed away on Nov 18, 1996 at C & R Nursing Home in Lacey.. No formal services will be held.  Mr Leipham was a graduate of Davenport High School and studied architectural drafting at WSU. He was a Delta Upsilon member.  He worked for Washington Brick and Lime at Clayton, WA, in 1927 as plant superintendent. During WW II, he was a draftsman on Velox Naval Supply Depot construction, and later worked for the Home Owners Loan Corporation Association.  Mr. Leipham rejoined Washington Brick and Line in 1946 ….  In 1969, Mr .Leipham and his wife, Lydia , retired from farming. For Lydia’s health and Henry’s fishing, the couple moved to Kingston, WA in 1982, they moved to Panorama City Retirement Community in Lacey (near Olympia ). After Lydia passed away in 1987, Henry lived between Spokane with his son Dean Leipham and Panorama City Retirement Community.  Henry will be missed by his survivors, which include three children, Dean H. Leipham and Arlene K. Henry of Spokane, and Daryl L Leipham of Davenport; six grandchildren, Paige M. Lee, Andrea L. Sandvoss, Aaron A. Henry, Tim Leipham, Jeff Leipham and Desiree Leipham; and two great grandchildren, Tierney Vogler and Galen Sandvoss. Arrangements were handled by Mills & Mills Funeral Directors of Olympia.” (Davenport Times: 12-12-1996) 


Light, X William,  5-19-1983

“Funeral services were held in Colville on May 14, for X William Light who died in Colville on May 11, 1983.  Light was born near Davenport on Oct 17, 1895 to the late Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Light, early pioneers in the Egypt area.  He was married to Dorothy Hayter in Davenport on April 5, 1919. The couple moved to Colville in 1922 where they lived until the time of his death. They recently celebrated their 64th anniversary.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy  Light at the home; nine children including Margaret Landon, Nada Green and Corrine Hirsch, Kettle Falls, Lorraine Hughes and Mildred Pratter, Hauser Lake, ID, Shirley Cutteridge, Spokane, Nora Rappe, Okanogan, Claudia Cooper, Calgary, Alberta, Bill Light, Seattle; 30 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; two sons, Richard Light and Noel Light preceded him in death.” (Davenport Times:  5-19-1983) 


Lightle, Susie Fay,  7-29-1999

“Susie Fay Brown Lightle went home to be with her Lord on July 16, 1999. She was 89.  Susie was born Dec 30, 1909, in Missouri and came by train to the Spokane Valley in 1918. She attended Trentwood Grade School and West Valley High School before marrying Burdette Lightle in 1929. While in Spokane, Susie worked for the Diamond Match Company and had three daughters before the family moved to Reardan in 1945. Susie worked for the Reardan School District, Frisk Grocery and was a care giver for a number of years before moving back to Spokane. She was a charter member of Pasadena Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Lightle was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Dora Brown; two brothers, Oren and Charles Brown; a sister, Goldy Pierce; her husband of 31 years, Burdette, in 1960; and a daughter, Donna Smith, in 1996.  She is survived by daughter Helen and Harold Krupke and their six children…; daughter Carol and Keith Schulz and their six children…; and Donna’s daughters, LaDonna and Jerry Parent, and Kathy and Leonard Hawkins.  Mrs. Lightle was blessed with 36 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service was held on July 20 at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home in the Spokane Valley, with a graveyard service immediately following at the Pines Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 7-29-1999) 


Lilienthal, Lena May,   5-04-2000

“Spokane.—A memorial service is scheduled Friday, May 5, at 3 p.m. for Lena May (Kirby) Lilienthal, who died April 28, 2000. The service at Fowler United Methodist Church, Spokane, will follow burial at Fairmount Memorial Park.  Mrs. Lilienthal and her husband, Ed, farmed north of Davenport for many years in an area still known as the ‘ Lilienthal Mountains.’  They moved to Spokane to retire.  She was quite active with providing care for newborn grandchildren or others needing help.  As a child, she came west with her family and settled in Peach, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Robert. She leaves two daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and Fred Bley and Lila and Don Howard; a daughter-in-law, Jo Lilienthal; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane handled arrangements.” ( Davenport Times:  5-04-2000) 


Lilienthal, Wm,   2-05-1981

“William A Lilienthal, one of seven children of north Egypt pioneers Max and Susie Lilienthal, died in a Spokane hospital Jan 22, 1981 at the age of 89.  He served in the US Army at Fort Colville and Fort Spokane. He homesteaded in this area and was born in the original log cabin at the homestead.  Lilienthal first became a farmer, then worked for a road construction company and was employed by the Spokane Park Dept from which he retired in 1958. He was a Spokane resident for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Lucile; son Don of Great Falls, MT; daughter Elgin McLay of Washington, DC; three grandchildren; sister, Florence Ellis of Spokane; brothers Ed of Spokane and Albert of Laguna Hills, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Fowler Methodist Church in Spokane.” (Davenport Times:  2-05-1981) 


Lillengreen, Reba,   6-29-1995

“Funeral service was held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Reardan for Reba Lillengreen, 87, who died June 20, 1995 in Davenport. The Rev Cynthia Rodkey officiated. Interment was at Spokane Memorial Gardens. She was born May 2, 1908, at Creston to Joseph and Iva (Golliher) Cox. She grew up in Creston and attended school there, graduating in 1926. She later graduated from Spokane University.  She married Ray Lillengreen of Creston on June 8, 1934, in Portland, OR. They moved to the Mondovi area in 1934, where they lived until 1948 when they moved to Reardan.  Mrs. Lillengreen was an avid supporter and fan of Reardan athletics, as well as church and Reardan Senior Citizens activities. A charter member of the Hassie Club, she also enjoyed traveling and old car parades.  Mrs. Lillengreen was preceded in death by her husband in 1976, two brothers and one sister.  She is survived by her son and his wife, Paul and Sandy Lillengreen of Edwall; two grandsons, Philip Lillengreen of Worley, ID, and Vance Lillengreen of Anchorage, Alaska; two great granddaughters, Brooke and Paige Lillengreen of Worley; one brother, Raymond Cox of Spokane; three sisters, Rachel Blackshaw of Cheney, Gladys Pershall of Vale, OR; and Esther Edwards of Grangeville, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  6-29-1995) 


Long,  Edwin,   d. 7-06-1989

“Edwin Long died July 6, 1989 in Seattle.  Mr. Long was the son of Mary Long and the late Oscar Long. He was a 1940 graduate of Harrington High School. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of the home; sons, Gary and Steve Long of Seattle; his mother, Mary Long of Ritzville; a brother, Leonard Long of Spokane; and several grandchildren. Services were held July 11 in Seattle.” (Davenport Times:  7-13-1989) 


Lowary, Ivan M.,    9-19-1985

“Ivan M. Lowary, 77, a Davenport native, died last week, on Monday, Sept 9 in Seattle.  Born on Aug 22, 1908 in Davenport to Frank and Dora Lowary, he grew up here and attended one year of Davenport High School. Mr. Lowary became a graduate of Rockford High School in 1926. After his marriage to Emila Rauter, he moved to Seattle and worked for Boeing for 30 years before retiring. Survivors include one sister, Eva Badgley, and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  9-19-1985) 


Lueck, Blanche,   d. 9-26-2001

“Spokane.—A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct 6, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 4521 N Arden Road, Otis Orchards, for Blanche Rose Furgason Lueck, 99, who died Sept 26, 2001 at her Foothills area home. She was a former grade school teacher at Mondovi in the early 1920s. Born to Luther and Mary Furgason on Nov 27, 1901, in Gibbon, NE, the family moved to the Reardan and Pleasant Prairie areas when she was four months old, following a fatal shooting accident involving her oldest brother. She graduated from North Central High School in 1919, received a teaching certificate from Cheney Normal (now EWU), and taught all eight grades at Mondovi. In 1922, she married Frank Lueck and moved to a ranch north of Davenport. The family later moved to Lewiston, ID, then back to Spokane, where she lived for the past 62 years. She was active in St Paschal’s School and Church, St Joseph’s Church, the Foothills Blue Ribbon Circle and other community charities.  Her oldest son, Frank, a B-29 pilot, was lost in 1942. Her husband died in 1983 and daughter, Helen, in 1999.  She leaves a son, Dean (and Rosalie); 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.” ( Davenport Times:  10-04-2001) 


Lueck, Frank W.,  3-31-1983

“Funeral services were held in Spokane recently for former Davenport area resident Frank W. Lueck, who died March 25, 1983 at a Spokane nursing home.  Preceded in death by a son, Andrew Frank Lueck, he farmed north of Davenport from 1920-1929 and then worked for WWP Co from 1930 to 1940. He later worked as a foreman in a welding shop and served at Fairchild Air Force Base from 1940 to 1944… Funeral Mass was held March 28 at St Paschal’s Catholic Church in Spokane with the Rev Don Codden officiating. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane and Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home was in charge of services. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Furgeson Lueck at the home in Spokane; a son, Dean Lueck of Foothills, WA; a daughter, Helen M Williams of Spokane; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren…; a brother, Fred Lueck of St Maries, ID; numerous nieces and nephews. He married in 1922, his wife being from the Reardan-Mondovi area. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in April of 1982. Son Andrew was killed in WW II while piloting a B-29. Lueck attended school in Davenport and Harrington.” (Davenport Times:  3-31-1983) 


Luiten, Orval H.,  5-10-2001

“Ritzville.—Graveside service for Orval Herman Luiten, 92, a former Ritzville resident with family in the Davenport area, is scheduled at 10:30 today (Thursday) at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Ritzville. Mr. Luiten died May 5, 2001 at Good Samaritan Village in the Spokane Valley.  The son of Jacob and Martha Burghard Luiten, he was born Oct 19, 1908, near Marcellus, WA. He was a farmer for most of his life.  Two wives and a daughter preceded him in death. Among those he leaves are brothers Orlen, Elroy and Robert Luiten, all of Davenport , and Arnold Luiten of Spokane.” ( Davenport Times: 5-10-2001) 


Lynch, Lillie,  4-26-1984

“Services were held on Saturday, April 21, for Lillie May (Janke) Lynch, 91, a lifetime area resident. Mrs. Lynch was the daughter of Eastern Washington pioneers, William and Anna (Rushmeier) Janke, and was born July 20, 1892 at Four Mound Prairie near what is now Christensen and Four Mound Roads.  She was raised in this area and attended one-room schools. In 1907 she was married to Ancil Lynch, who was also born and raised at Four Mound and whose parents had also come West in covered wagons.  Besides working on the farm and raising two children, she also cooked for threshing crews. This involved working in the small confines of a sometimes moving chuckwagon, trying to keep potatoes, bread and meat all cooking on a small wood stove so all would be ready for the crews at each mealtime.  Ancil Lynch died in 1955 at which time she moved into Spokane and maintained her own apartment until last December. For all her 91 years, she never flew in an airplane and only traveled beyond a 50-mile radius about five or six times in her whole lifetime.  In later years she enjoyed visiting on the phone with many friends and relatives, recalling many incidents of the past. Mrs. Lynch was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Four Mound Homemakers.  Survivors include one son, George E Lynch, Nine Mile Falls; 7 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Ora E. Blair, died in 1979. She was buried in the family plot at West Greenwood Cemetery on Coulee-Hite Roa . Rev Philip Falk of Reardan officiated.” (Davenport Times:  4-26-1984) 


Lynn, Mary E.,   2-22-1973

“64 Survive Mary Lynn.  Mary Elizabeth Lynn, grandmother of Jackis Hollis, Davenport , died recently in Spokane. A lifetime resident of the Inland Empire, she was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides Mrs. Hollis, she is survived by a daughter, two sons, a sister, 12 other grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 2-22-1973) 




 Obituaries of Lincoln County Washington submitted

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