Submitted by Marge Womach 


                                                                                   File 2  Page M




Maddocks, Kenneth,  4-26-1984

“Kenneth Maddocks, a former Davenport resident, died April 13 in a Mesa, AZ hospital. He was 75.  Maddocks moved to Davenport around 1970 where he resided until his wife died about nine years ago. He was active in many organizations here.” (Davenport Times: 4-26-1984) 


Mahrt, Edward A.10-06-1983

“A long time Reardan resident, Edward A. Mahrt died at the Mansion House Nursing Home Wednesday Sept 28, 1983 at the age of 89.  He was born on Dec 15, 1893 on his father’s homestead ranch near Reardan. He farmed in the community for over 45 years. After retiring in 1962, he moved into Reardan’s city limits. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arna, who died in 1964. Survivors are one daughter Harriet Foland of Spokane; one son, V E (Bud) Mahrt of Seattle; grandchildren, Greg and Dennis Foland, both of Spokane; Cheryl Titus from Quilcene, WA; Edward Mahrt of Seattle and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Etta Sprinkle of Davenport; David Mahrt and Peter Mahrt, both of Reardan, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Oct 1 in Spokane, Rev Phil Falk officiating, followed with private burial on Oct 3 in Riverside Memorial Park.” (Davenport Times: 10-06-1983) 


Malone, Marcene,  4-26-1984

“Bill and Helen Colville, Herman and Nancy Wagner, Wm H Wagner and Geri Wagner attended funeral services on Wednesday, April 18, at Magnolia Presbyterian Church, Riverside,CA, for Marcene Colville Malone, 58, who died April 14, 1984 of a sudden heart attack.  The Rev Robert Byrd officiated along with Ungava Chapter, OES. Burial followed at  Riverside National Cemetery. Marcene was the daughter of the late Bill and Martha Colville, founders of the present 65-year old Colvilles Garage at Reardan. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and four grandchildren, all residing in the Riverside area. Also surviving are her two brothers, William A Colville and Herman Wagner and nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  4-26-1984) 


Manly, Ted,   6-14-1984

“Ted Manly, 81, died June 6, 1984 at his home in Spokane Valley. He was born Nov 11, 1902 in Minneapolis, MN to Levi and Eva (Swan) Manly.  He came to Washington at age 5 via train with his family, and lived at Four Lakes.  He came to Davenport when Thorpe Family operated the Laundry across the creek, behind the Presbyterian Church. He married Arlina (Rouse) Dietrich Dec 8, 1933 and they owned and operated the Laundry that was where the Lyle, Leffel and Otis CPA offices are now. In 1943 they sold the Laundry to Claude Rutter and returned to Four Lakes, operating a dairy for 20 years. Arlina passed away in 1961. In 1963 he married Dagmar (Jurgensen) VanPatton who passed away in 1969. He has made his home in Spokane Valley the past 11 years.  He is survived by his daughter Verla Bly of Harrington, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, niece Barbara Brooks, North Bend and nephew Lyle Manly of Greenbluff.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Mike and Bert Manly; and son Leland Dietrich of El Monte, CA. He was a member of Four Lakes Grange.” (Davenport Times: 6-14-1984) 


Mann, Anne E.,   8-04-1983

“Services for Anna E. (Dueber) Mann, 93, an eastern Washington pioneer and mother of a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, were held today at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  Burial of the former Reardan resident was held at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane. She died July 26, 1983 at Lincoln Hospital, Davenport. Born in Mondovi,WA, she and her husband, J Henry Mann, had a wheat and cattle ranch at Reardan for several years. Her husband died in the early 1970s.  She was a member of Gold Star Mothers Club and her son, Army PfC Joe E. Mann was the first Inland Empire paratrooper killed in World War II. He died Sept 19, 1944, when he threw himself on top of a German hand grenade to save the lives of six members of his unit, the 101st Airborne Division. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for that action near Best, Holland.” (Davenport Times:  8-04-1983) 


Mann, Don,  6-05-2008

“Davenport.—Celebration of Life memorial service for Don Mann, 82, of Davenport, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the Strate Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Louis Claassen will officiate. Mr. Mann died Monday, June 2, 2008. Born April 22, 1926, he was the son of Clifford and Opal Mann.  He could often be found during the day having coffee with ‘The Boys’. He ran his own general contracting business for many years and enjoyed working with the cattle and putting up hay. One of his great loves was working for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve road deputy and dispatcher and in his earlier years was a fire chief in Utah.  He served in the Marine Corps and was ordained in 1951 as a deacon and in 1952 as an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Colorado Springs Branch. In more recent years he worked for the City of Davenport as building and zoning inspector. He leaves his wife, Elana; 8 children, a step-daughter, 36 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren.” ( Davenport Times: 6-05-2008)


Mansfield, Claude,  12-30-1971

“Memorial services were held Dec 20 for Claude Mansfield, lifetime resident of Davenport and former mayor of the city.  Mansfield was part of a family of pioneers to the area and was born in Davenport Dec 16, 1891. He passed away 80 years later to the day, on Dec 16, 1971.  He graduated in 1915 from what is now Washington State University with a degree in pharmacology and practiced in Davenport for many years with Mansfield and Rambo Drugs. He was a member of several lodges and fraternal organizations, including Acacia Lodge, Masons, OES, Scottish Rite, Lions’ Club, and the El Katif Shrine. He was also a member of the Episcopal Church. Mansfield was also an active participant in civic affairs, having served as mayor and a member of the city council. He was president of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce in 1926.  He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Denson, in Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  12-30-1971) 


Mattison, Henry A.,  2-15-1973

“Henry A. Mattison, long-time Fruitland mail carrier, died in Davenport Feb 7, 1973.  Mattison, who had retired from the postal service after 26 years three years ago, operated the Fruitland General Store with his wife Tillie. Before operating the store, they also farmed in that area.  Besides his wife, whom he married here in 1945, Mattison is survived by two sons, Charles Wiltse, McMinnville, OR, and Robert Wiltse, Pullman,and a daughter, Jeanie Carpenter, Spokane He is also survived by a brother, Melvin, of Deer Park, four sisters—Mabel Axel, Spokane; Thelma Miller, Spokane; Emma Johnson, Wilbur; and Edith Sims, Espanola, as well as 12 grandchildren.  Born in 1909 to Herman and Agnes Mattison, in Gerome, he was a member of the Enterprise Grange.” (Davenport Times:  2-15-1973)


McBurney, Kate,   9-28-1995

“Memorial service for Davenport resident Kate McBurney was held Wednesday at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve McLachlan officiating.  Mrs. McBurney died Sept 23 in Davenport. She was 42.  She was born June 13, 1953, in Koppen, Germany. Her father, Kenneth, was in the Air Force, so she got to travel around the world, making stops in Germany, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Florida, England, NY, ND, and Massachusetts. In 1969, she moved to Spokane where she attended Lewis and Clark High School. She played on the high school golf team and graduated in 1971.  She attended EWU for three years, where she wanted to study to become a physical therapist. While attending EWU, she worked as a physical therapist aide. Then, she spent some time with her parents in Baja, CA. Upon her return, she went to work for an insurance company for a short while. In 1976, she went to work at Spokane Mortgage Co, where she started work as a cashier. She later worked as a loan processor and then as a loan closer. She was married to Bruce E. McBurney on July 15, 1978, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Spokane. In August 1980, she terminated her position at Spokane Mortgage Co and moved to Davenport with her husband. After her children were born, she stayed at home to raise them. She did day care in her home until June of 1992. Mr. McBurney is survived by her husband Bruce at the home; two children, Aharon and Amanda, both at the home; her parents, Kenneth and Jane McKnight of Spokane; one brother and his wife, Steve and Jessica Lee McKnight of Spokane; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.” (Davenport Times:  9-28-1995)


McCallum, John J.,  4-15-1999

“John J McCallum passed away April 11, 1999 in Seattle. He was 81.  John was born Jan 4, 1918, and was raised in Davenport, where he graduated from high school. He then attended University of Washington, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta.  Mr. McCallum was drafted in 1941 as one of seven from Washington State with the first lottery capsule drawn. He served in the US Army, 42nd Engineers, spending four years overseas in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. He returned at the end of WW II as a master sergeant.  Mr. McCallum was employed in the printing and envelope field for many years in Seattle. He was a member of Toastmasters, Rotary and Puget Sound Croquet Club. He is survived by his wife Ellen; two daughters, Andrea Rhodes and Sandra McCallum; one son, J. B. McCallum; a brother, Bamey McCallum; a sister, Janet Clark; 3 granddaughters; and 7 nieces and nephews. Memorial service was Wednesday at Ballard First Lutheran Church in Seattle.” (Davenport Times:  4-15-1999)


McClure, Myrtle B.,  11-01-1984

“Funeral services for Myrtle B McClure, 93, a pioneer of this area, took place on Oct 18 at Strate Funeral Home. She died on Oct 15, 1984. Born on March 21, 1891 in Iowa State, she came at an early age with her family to Greasy Run. She married Vernet McClure on Nov 17, 1917, and the couple farmed near the Bald Ridge area for 41 years.  After her husband’s death in 1968 Mrs. McClure remained on the farm. She made her home in Davenport for the past few years.  Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Bertha Palmer of Davenport and Mrs. Art (Norma) Glotfelty of Los Angeles, CA; 3 nephews, Robert Sailor of CA, Dale Sailor of Tum Tum and Mervyn McClure of Davenport; and 4 nieces, Evelyn Edington, Audrey Jessen of Seattle, Benita Mason of Nine Mile Falls and Helen Ehlenfeldt. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  11-01-1984)


McCoy, Alfred E.,  3-25-1999

“Funeral service will be held today for Alfred E. McCoy, 80, of West End Spokane Indian Reservation, who died March 21, 1999 in Spokane. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the West End Community Center, with Pastor Jeff Doud officiating. A wake was held Wednesday evening at the community center. Alfred was born March 6, 1919, to Walter and Louise (Louie) McCoy at the West End.  He married Pearl Kenney. Mr. McCoy was a member of the Spokane Indian Tribe and the Moose Lodge of Chewelah. A WW II Army veteran, he also belonged to the Chewelah Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Survivors include his wife, Pearl McCoy, at the home; and 11 children: Kathryn Kieffer, Ken McCoy, Clyde McCoy, Linda Kieffer, Pete McCoy, Teresa McCoy and Robert McCoy, all of Fruitland; Carrie Abrahamson, Sandy Bair and Charlene Abrahamson, all of Wellpinit; and Trudy Botten of St Paul, MN.  Mr. McCoy also was survived by 39 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Steve McCoy, and a step-son, Don ‘Butch’ Dennison. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-25-1999)


McCrea, Dennis G., 10-19-2000

“Grand Coulee.—A memorial mass was held Saturday, Oct 14, at the West End Catholic Church in Fruitland for Dennis G. McCrea, 63, a Grand Coulee resident.  Father Jake Morton officiated. Mr. McCrea died Oct 10 while at work on the Colville Indian Reservation northeast of Nespelem. Born Aug 18, 1937, in Davenport to Archie and Alva McCrea, he graduated from Columbia High School in Hunters and enlisted in the US Army, where he served for two years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cutting logs. He belonged to the Colville Tribe and the Catholic Church. He leaves a son, Shane McCrea, and a grandson, Aaron McCrea, both of Keller; a companion, Judy Bach, of Grand Coulee ; 8 brothers and 2 sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee handled arrangements.”               ( Davenport Times:  10-19-2000) 


McDowell, Dean W.,    8-12-1993

“Memorial service for Dean Walter McDowell of Lind will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Father Ted Bradley officiating.  Mr. McDowell, 70, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Medical Center. He was born April 3, 1923, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Walter Lee and Roberta Bean McDowell. His early life was spent on the McDowell homestead in Monida, MT, and in Nebraska and Colorado. He attended a one-room country school in Monida during his elementary years, graduating from Beaverhead County High School in Dillon, MT in 1941.  He went into the Army 414th Military Police at Fort Knox ,KY. From there, he was sent in convoy to North Africa to bring back Rommel’s Afrika Korp prisoners of war. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to Dillon. He married Dorothianne Boka on May 29, 1946.  When the McDowells received teaching credentials in 1948, they went to Eltopia, WA to teach. In 1950, they went to Long Lake, WA. While there, their son Dana and daughter Karlye were born. They came to Lind in 1955, where Mr. McDowell became grade school principal and served 23 years until his retirement in 1978.  He received his bachelor’s in education from Western Montana University in 1949 and a master’s in education from Eastern in 1957.  He was awarded the Golden Acorn Emblem for excellence in education by the NEA in 1967.  He was an avid sportsman, environmentalist, collector, hobbyist and craftsman, who loved his family and friends.  He spent many months of the year in this area at his lake cabin. He was a life member of the NEA, WEA, Columbia Basin Principals Association, Lind Gun Club, National Rifle Association and Reardan Masonic Lodge. He taught gun safety courses for the state Dept of Wildlife for 20 years.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothianne, in Lind; a son, Dana and his wife Debbie of Colville; a daughter, Karlye and her husband Mike Pixton of Warden; and 4 grandchildren, Michael Pixton Jr, Dorian Pixton, Jacqueline McDowell and Rory McDowell. He also is survived by two sisters, Loretta and husband Bud Cashmore and Aileen and husband Jess Warrick, all of Dillon; and the following nieces and nephews, Randy Scott, Loran Bond, Alden Cashmore, Walter Warrick and Roberta Chism…” (Davenport Times: 8-12-1993) 


McLaughlin, John J.,  2-19-1987

“John Joel McLaughlin, 91, passed away Friday, Feb 13, 1987 at Manor Care Convalescent Center in Spokane,WA.  Services were held Feb 16, 1987 at First Presbyterian Church in Reardan. Interment was at West Greenwood Cemetery near his home. He was born Aug 14, 1895 to William H and Emma O (Smith) McLaughlin at the family farm home in the Coulee-Hite district near Reardan. He was a lifetime resident of the Reardan area and farmed the family farm until his retirement.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Reardan, WA, 50-year member of West Deep Creek Grange, a 48-year board member of West Greenwood Cemetery, 30-year commissioner of Rural Reardan Fire district, and 20-year board member of Lincoln Mutual No. 2.  Mr. McLaughlin is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Claude Humphrey, Reardan, WA; four grandchildren, Dennis Humphrey, Cheney, WA; Karen Meye, Ritzville; Brian Humphrey, Sprague; Mark Humphrey, Reardan; 7 great grandchildren; 10-step children, Iva Thiringer, Richard and Glen Atkinson, all of Spokane, Colleen Carstens, Reardan, Roselie Baldwin, Richard Thomas, Arthur Collins, all of Spokane, Leslie and Wallace Collins, both of Nine Mile Falls, WA; numerous step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 2-26-1987) 


McDougall, Mildred ,  11-30-1989

“Mildred Leora McDougall of Newport died Nov 23, 1989. She was 82.  Mrs. McDougall was born July 31, 1907 in Drayton, Ontario,    Canada to James and Ada McDougall. She taught school in Canada and married Ross McDougall in Ontarioon Dec 30, 1939. They moved to the Mondovi area near Davenport.  In 1946, she and her husband moved to the Cusick area and farmed. In the mid-1960s, Mrs. McDougall worked at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse for the assessor, auditor and treasurer’s offices. In 1985, the couple moved to the Newport area. She was a member of the Calispel Grange in Cusick. Survivors include her husband, Ross, of Newport; a son, Alec McDougall of Mt Vernon; three daughters, Heather Fischer of Spokane, Lynn Parnell of Colbert and Sheila Paul of Limerick, ME; two sisters, Marie Day of Elmira, Ontario, Canada and Doris Ballard of Palmerston, Ontario, Canada; and 13 grandchildren. Memorial services had not yet been scheduled. Sherman Funeral Home is in charge.” (Davenport Times: 11-30-1989; parents’ names typed as found)


Mecklenburg, Ed,  7-14-1983

“Services were held Friday at the Davenport Presbyterian Church for Edward Leonard Mecklenburg of Bluestem, who died Tuesday.  Mecklenburg was born June 8, 1918, in Bend, OR, to Max Mecklenburg and the former Georgia Barnes. The family lived in Oregon until Ed was 12, when they moved to this area.  He graduated from Creston High School in 1938 and served with the Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska during WW II. On Sept 17, 1945, he married Lois McKee, and the couple began farming here in 1954.  He died July 5, 1983 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lois; his daughter, Pam Close of Spokane; three grandchildren, Lori, Kari and Johnny Close of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mecklenburg was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, past master of Wilson and Bluestem granges, member of Pomona and national granges, and past commander of Clinton S Brown Post No. 46, Davenport.  Services were officiated by Rev Jeff Callender. Jana Callender was soloist and Sarah Jane Johnson accompanied.  Casket bearers included Keith Cederblom, Dick Deking, Crayton Guhlke, Courtney Morse, Harry Schneider and Richard Ziemer.  Honorary bearers were Vic Alt, Jimmy Graham, Howard Jantz, Floyd Morse, Rudy Schmauder, and Adolph Schultz. Graveside services were conducted by American Legion Post No. 46 at Riverside Memorial Park. Two floors of the church were filled with mourners for Mecklenburg and a speaker system was installed for the occasion on one floor.” (Davenport Times:  7-14-1983) 


Meyer, William M.,  5-21-1998

“A memorial service will be held and the charter draped in memory of 69-year member William W. Meyer at the next meeting of West Deep Creek Grange, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 1998.  Mr .Meyer passed away April 27, 1998 at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. He was 97.  Born in Cameron, Idaho, on Nov 5, 1900, he moved to Deep Creek in 1907. He began a wheat and dairy operation there in 1929… Survivors include his wife, Juliane; three daughters, Joan Rae of Bellingham , Phyllis Ahlf of Shelton, WA, and Suzanne Mull of Vienna, VA; a sister, Louise Reitmeier of St Maries, Idaho; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. A memorial service for Mr Meyer was held May 1 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan. This was preceded by a graveside service at Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane.” (Excerpt Davenport Times: 5-21-1998)


Michaelsen, Wm P.,  3-08-1973

“A former Lincoln County employee died last month in Ellensburg. William P. Michaelson, who worked in the country clerk’s office here in the early 1930s, was buried Feb 24, 1973, near La Clede, Idaho, where he and his wife had been injured in an automobile accident last December.  Mrs. Michaelson, the former Evelyn Durfey, died Dec 28 as a result of injuries suffered in that accident. Michaelsen, who was 68, had married Miss Durfey in 1932 in Odessa. He is survived by a sister, Helen Michaelsen, Ellensburg, and a brother, Harvey, of Sunnyside, as well as a cousin, H. A. Michaelsen, in Colfax.” (Davenport Times: 3-08-1973; inconsistent spelling of Michaelsen/Michaelson)


Milford, Ethel,    1-13-1994

“Ethel Milford, a former postmaster at the Waukon Post Office, died Jan 1, at a Great Falls, MT, hospital. She was 90.  Cause of death was related to age.  She was born Oct 2, 1903, in Nettleton, MO.   She and her husband, ‘Pappy’, owned and operated Waukon General Store and Post Office from 1953 to 1959. They lived in Davenport from 1959 to 1960. Her husband died in 1964 in Tucson, AZ. She had lived in the Great Falls area since 1978.  After cremation, a memorial service was held Jan 6 at the Belt Community Church in Belt, MT.  She is survived by three sons, Ed Kirk of Fairbanks, Alaska, Don Kirk of Wenatchee, and Bob Kirk of Pomeroy, WA. She also is survived by 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Frank, as well as a brother and sister.” (Davenport Times:  1-13-1994) 


Miller, Alta Odgers,  6-15-1972

“Alta Odgers Miller, 70, formerly of Davenport , died June 2, 1972 at Coquille, OR.  Though a resident of Coquille for the past 20 years, she was an early pioneer of the Davenport area, coming here with her family when she was a baby.  Mrs. Miller was a daughter of Richard and Leona Odgers.  Born June 30, 1901, in Bennett, NE, she came to this area later that year when her father located here as a freighter and mail carrier.  She married Shirley R Miller, May 25, 1919, in Davenport. He died in 1963.  Mrs. Miller is survived by two sons, Richard A., Coquille, and M Louis of Lind, 6 daughters, Leona Bumgardner, Kennewick , Elaine Bratten, Puyallup, Phyllis Steinert, Yakima , Ruby Shipp, Eugene , OR , Dorothy Greenough, Pasco, and Donna Botelho, Tacoma. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Powell Tobiasen, Davenport, a brother, Dr George Odgers, Newberg, OR, 19 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.  Services were held in the Coquille Chapel of Coos Mortuaries June 6 with the Rev John Quallery of the Pioneer Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens , Coquille.” (Davenport Times:  6-15-1972) 


Miller, Lois I.,   12-03-1998

“Lois I Miller passed away Nov 29 in Spokane. She was 73. She is survived by two sons, Dale and wife Linvill Burke of Fruitland, and Iver and wife Anita Burke of Santa Fe; two sisters, Laura Holland of Kettle Falls and Mary Picard of Nespelem; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Miller, in 1986; one grandson, David Burke in 1998; an infant granddaughter; and several brothers.  Memorial service was Wednesday, Dec 2, at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenpor , with Pastor Ed Dashiell officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  12-03-1998)

Milligan, Daniel,  6-29-1995

“Mass of the Resurrection was offered for Daniel Laurence Milligan on June 9 at St Mary’s Parish in El Centro, CA, with the Rev Msgr. Thomas Vidra officiating. Interment was in Central Valley Cemetery in El Centro, CA.  Pall bearers were William Milligan, Terry Milligan, Kelly Milligan, Jaime Gomez, Michael Wong and Thomas Brandy. Mr. Milligan, 48, passed away June 6, 1995 in El Centro.  Born July 15, 1946, in Spokane, he graduated from Davenport High School as salutatorian in 1964.  He continued with his education, graduating magna cum laude from Gonzaga University in 1968. On June 13, 1970, he received his master’s degree at Loyola University in Los Angeles .  Having completed his education, Mr. Milligan traveled in Mexico, serving as interpreter for several families. Through his travels, he met his beloved Maria del Consuela Martinez , who became his wife on Dec 30, 1972.  Returning to Pacific Beach, CA, he worked for many years as a revenue officer for the IRS. Failing health because of cancer forced him to stay at home for the remainder of his life. Mr. Milligan is survived by his devoted wife at home; his daughter, Ariadne; two sons, William and Terrance; one brother, Terrance of Spring Valley, CA; his mother and father, Alvin and Ariadne of Escondido, CA; and many cousins, nieces and nephews in CA and Delaware.” (Davenport Times:  6-29-1995) 


Moffat, Laura E.,  12-11-1997

“Laura Ellen Moffat passed away Nov 19 and a memorial service was held last Thursday, Dec 4, at Hawthorne Manor Upper Lounge.  Her father, with J Gill as partner, operated a general store on the corner of Main and Oregon in Edwall.  Officiant at the service was Chaplain Leonard Jones, with Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Born in Edwall on March 4, 1902, she moved to Spokane in 1908, graduating from North Central High School and Northwestern Business College of Spokane. She worked at the Palace Department Store, was secretary to the vice president of Spokane and Eastern Trust Co, then worked with the Spokane Clerk’s office for 32 years. Miss Moffat was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Esther Reed Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter. She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews.”  (Davenport Times: 12-11-1997)


Moore, Marjorie L.,  3-18-1999

“Marjorie L. Moore passed away March 15, 1999. She was 81. Marjorie was born on May 24, 1917, in Rodna to Angus and Eva Miller Baker, Whitman County pioneer families.  She went on to live in various locations during her younger years and graduated from Colfax High School. She married Joseph Thomas Peebles on Sept 29, 1941 at Colfax, and he passed away in 1959. Marjorie then married Robert W Moore on Dec 3, 1960, at Coeur d’Alene, and he passed away in 1984.  She served as a deputy assessor for Whitman County for several years before becoming a deputy assessor at Okanogan for three years. IN 1972, Marjorie became deputy assessor in Lincoln County and was elected as assessor in 1976. She retired from that position in 1982.  Marjorie moved to Colfax three years ago, where she enjoyed playing cards and held the title of Whitman County Cribbage Champion… She is survived by two children, Timothy Paul Peebles of Coeur d’Alene and Mary R Crawford of Colfax; 5 grandchildren…; one great grandchild; and one sister, Kay Krom of LaCrosse.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sue; one brother, Robert A Baker; and her parents. Friends who wish may visit at the Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and graveside services will be held in the Colfax Cemetery with the Rev Bob Ingalls officiating. Interment will follow.” (Davenport Times:  3-18-1999)


Moore , Robert Wm,   d. 10-01-1984

“Robert William Moore. Died: 10-01-1984, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Marjorie Louise Baker. Father: Jess Moore. Mother: Lucy Milarch. Buried: Cremation, Evergreen Crematorium, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) 

 “Services for Robert (Bob) Moore begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct 7 at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport. Rev Roger Barr officiates the service.  Moore , 67, died Monday, Oct 1, 1984 in the Lincoln County Hospital here in Davenport.  Born on Feb 14, 1917 in Portland, OR, Moore later worked for the State Highway Dept, as a leadman in Pullman. He served in WW II and was a member of the Davenport VFW, a past president of the Eagles Club of Colfax and the Moose Lodge of Pullman.  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Moore, a past Lincoln County Assessor; one son, Gary Moore of Eugene, OR; one step daughter, Mary Crawford of Colfax; one step son, Tim Peebles of Coeur d’Alene, ID; 5 grandchildren; and one brother, Clifford Moore of Srappoce, OR.” (Davenport Times:  10-04-1984) 


Morgan, Depre A.,  11-09-1978

Depre A Morgan, 89, died Oct 21, 1978 at the hospital in Yakima. Interment at Yakima followed cremation.  He was a brother of Ethel Charlton, Sadie Moon, Spokane, Grace Hamilton, Portland, and George Morgan, Seattle. He operated theatres in Harrington and Colville (Alpine Theatre 1926 to 1950).  When he was in his 80’s, he built a house in which he did all the work and then sold it. He and his wife, Ruth Charlton Morgan, moved to Seattle in 1974 where they resided at 2354 North 187th with their daughter, Elva Ruth.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Morgan, daughter Elva Ruth Huntley and 2 grandchildren; Mrs. Ron (Sandra Lynn) Swanson of Yakima, Mrs. Sami (Shelly)Ghishan of San Francisco.” (Davenport Times:  11-09-1978) 


Morse, Amy E.  8-26-1970

“Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Amy E Morse in Spokane who died at her home August 21, 1970.  Mrs. Morse was born at Bluestem in 1883, the daughter of ___ and Julia Sawyer. She married Fred Morse in Davenport in 1903 and they lived in the area until 1948 when he retired and they moved to Spokane. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 131 and Bluestem Grange.  She is survived by three sons, ___mond J. Morse of Spokane, Floyd F of Harrington, and Orrie of Davenport; one daughter, Mrs. Julia Neubauer of Spokane ; ___ grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services were at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport and burial was at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane. Officiating was the Rev Ray L __itlow of Edwall.  Honorary pall bearers were Henry Robinson, Charles Linstrum, Carl Olson, Gus Reinbold, Al Koch and Jay Whitten.” (Davenport Times: 8-26-1970; omissions due to binding).


Motycka, Joe M.,  1-10-1985

“Joe M. Motycka, 58, of Spokane died  at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane on Monday, Dec 31, 1984. He was born on Jan 6, 1926 in Odessa to Al and Pauline Hardung Motycka, Odessa pioneers. He attended Davenport schools and served in the Korean War as a sergeant. Mr. Motycka also served as a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1435, and with the DAV.  He resided in Spokane for the past 10 years.  Survivors include his daughter, Jodel Frank of Spokane , two grandchildren; two brothers, Alvin and Irwin; three sisters, Julianne, Marlene and Iona, of Spokane; four aunts, and several nieces and nephews. Services for Mr. Motycka take place at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home in Spokane.” (Davenport Times: 1-10-1985) 


Mounger, Darius,  1-27-2000

“Funeral service for Darius M. ‘Shorty’ Mounger was held Friday, Jan 21, at Egypt’s Christ Lutheran Church , with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating.  Mr. Mounger, a resident of the Lincoln Nursing Home for the past five years, passed away Jan 18, 2000 at Lincoln Hospital. He was 89.  Darius was born on Jan 1, 1911. While living north of Davenport, he attended grade school at South Egypt and Hart country schools. He went to Davenport High School for four years, graduating in 1929.  After graduating from high school, Darius went to Longview, WA, to work in the timber industry and fish cannery. He entered the Army in April 1942. He was a sergeant in the 610th Army Air Force at Williams Field, Chandler, AZ, where he was an airplane mechanic. He was honorably discharged on Jan 25, 1946, at Maxwell Field in Alabama.  While living in Florida, he worked in a service station and motorcycle shop. He moved to Kettle Falls,WA, in 1958.  Mr. Mounger owned an electric shop and worked as an electrician in Kettle Falls. Later, he worked for Bonners Lumber Co. He retired in 1980 and came to Davenport to live with Bud and Edith Reinbold for five years.  He borrowed five acres of land from Bud and planted an orchard, and a vegetable and fruit garden. He was a successful gardener and gave many of his friends fruits and vegetables that he had grown. He planted a peach and apricot orchard at Miles. Mr. Mounger became ill in Nov 1994, and entered the hospital and nursing home, where he stayed until he died.  Mr. Mounger is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mounger; and two sisters, Fern Oehlwein and Violet Pimentel. Survivors include three sisters, Beulah and her husband Herman Reinbold, and Edith and her husband Bud Reinbold, all of Davenport; and Fay and her husband Ted Hagen of Marysville, WA; one brother, Edwin and his wife, Marilyn Mounger of Hawley, MN; and many nieces and nephews.  Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 1-27-2000) 



 Obituaries of Lincoln County Washington submitted

to the WAGENWEB by Marge Womach, 2008.

      USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing
          free information on the Internet, data may be used by
          non-commercial entities, as long as this message
          remains on all copied material. These electronic
          pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit
          or for presentation by other persons or organizations.
           Persons or organizations desiring to use this material
          for purposes other than stated above must obtain the
          written consent of the file contributor.
          This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb.         

© Copyright  2008  WAGenWeb