Submitted by Marge Womach 


                                                                            File 2  Page N through Q






Nee, Francis,   5-04-1972

“Funeral services were held for Francis Nee in Wenatchee Saturday.  Nee was the brother of Mrs. Ed Zellmer of Davenport, and was a 1926 graduate of Davenport High School.  Services were held at the chapel of Jones and Jones, with the Rev Gilbert George of Entiat officiating. Interment was at the Entiat Cemetery.  Nee lived in Entiat for 44 years. He is survived by his wife Gladys at the home in Entiat, two daughters, Mrs. Ray Olson of Entiat, and Mrs. James McAbee of Tacoma, 8 grandchildren, his sister, Mrs. Zellmer, and two nieces, Mrs. Kenneth Hayes of Davenport and Mrs. Robert Anderson of Spokane. Mr. and Mrs. Zellmer and Mrs. and Mrs. Hayes attended the funeral.”  (Davenport Times:  5-04-1972)


Neill, Katherine M.,  6-06-2003

“Egypt.—Memorial for (Katherine) Marie Neill, 78, took place Wednesday, June 4, at the Egypt Community Hall.  Mrs. Neill died May 29, 2003 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after complications from a fall she suffered at Lincoln Hospital. She was preceded in death by a son, Bo; two brothers, Vernon and John Wesley; a sister, Jimmy Lea; and 3 grandchildren.  She leaves her husband, Joe, at the home in Fort Spokane Acres; three daughters, Faye (and Gerry) Stiles of Davenport, Virginia (and Martin) Erkela of Twisp, and Linda (and Jim) Maddux of Medford, OR; two sons, John (and Christine) Cannon of Davenport, and Wesley Cannon of Vancouver, WA; three sisters, Betty McCall of Sacramento, CA, Shelby (and Herbert) Sykes of Wenatchee, and Peggy Taunton of Anderson, CA; two brothers, J W Evans of Bend, OR, and Shirley Evans of Lewiston, ID; 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.”  (Davenport Times:  6-06-2003) 


Nelson, A. Nels,  1-05-1989

“A. Nels Nelson of Davenport died Dec 25, 1988 in the Lincoln Nursing Home. He was 78.  Mr. Nelson was born Sept 4, 1910 in Freedom, Wyoming to Soren and Effie Pearce Nelson. He was employed by the Lincoln Electric Cooperative Inc. for 34 years as a line superintendent. On April 20, 1936 he married Elsie Bates in Randolph, Utah. Survivors include, his wife, Elsie; a son, Gary Nelson of Lewiston, Idaho; a daughter, Karin Helvie of Moses Lake; five grandchildren, Eric Helvie of Moses Lake, Robin Tellio and Sandy Mathewson of Clarkston; Kyle Nelson and Chad Nelson of Lewiston, Idaho; a great grandchildren, Brook Tellio of Clarkston; and a sister, May Floyd of Salt Lake City, Utah. At the request of Mr. Nelson, no services were held.” (Davenport Times:  1-05-1989; photo in original)


Nelson, Elsie,  d. 12-15-1989

“Elsie Nelson of Davenport died Dec 15, 1989 in a Moses Lake nursing home. She was 75.  Mrs. Nelson was born  Elsie May Bates on May 12, 1914 in Cokevillie, WY, to Frank and Elisabeth Bates.  Survivors include: her sister, Pat Lannon of Cottonwood, CA; a brother, Archie Bates of Mount Pelier, Idaho; a son, Gary Nelson of Lewiston, ID; a daughter, Karen Nelson of Moses Lake; grandchildren, Robin Tillea of Clarkston, Lassinda Mathewson of Clarkston, Kyle Nelson and Chad Nelson, both of Lewiston; and one great-grandchild, Brook Tillea. Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband, Nels Nelson; two sisters, Lillan Bates and Volia Bates of Cokevillie; and her parents. There were no services at the request of Mrs. Nelson.”  (Davenport Times: Dec 1989)


Nelson, Clayton J., 10-21-1999

“Funeral service for former area resident Clayton Jenner Nelson was held Oct 12 at Eden Lutheran Church in Rural Sheyenne, ND, with burial in Eden Lutheran Cemetery. Mr. Nelson died Oct 8, 1999 in New Rockford, ND. He was 77.  He was born on April 9, 1922 in Wells County, near Bremen, ND, the son of Charlie J and Josie (Simonson) Nelson. He attended Blackhammer School in Valhalla Township, Wells County.  Working on area farms as a young man, he entered the US Navy in 1942 and served with the Seabees until he was discharged in 1945.  Clayton married Carol Joyce Tonn in Ventura, CA, in 1945. They farmed near Bremen, ND, for a couple of years, then moved to Alameda , CA. They returned to North Dakota and operated a restaurant in Fargo. In 1954, they moved to Spokane and later to California. In 1958, Mr. Nelson went to work at the sawmill in Lincoln, WA, until 1973. He and his family lived in the Lincoln and Creston area during those years. After his wife died in Feb 1980 in Davenport, Mr. Nelson returned to North Dakota and worked in several towns and jobs, including as a janitor at Central High School in New Rockford and Sioux Manufacturing in Fort Totten until his retirement. Mr. Nelson entered the Lutheran Home of Good Shepherd, New Rockford, in Oct 1996. He enjoyed singing, was an avid harmonica player, and family was an important part of his life.  Survivors include his daughters, Sandra and her husband Keith Nelson of Creston, Sheila and her husband Gene Satterfield of Anderson, CA, and Kathy and her husband Don Campbell of Davenport; 10 grandchildren; 11 great  grandchildren; 2 brothers, Eldon and his wife Mary Lou Nelson of New Rockford, Byron and his wife Pauline Nelson of West Fargo, ND; and 3 sisters, Vennoy Stokke, Alerene Hoffman and Doris Jordan, all of New Rockford. Besides his wife, Mr Nelson was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Victor and Harley.  Arrangements were handled by Evans Funeral Home of New Rockford-Carrington, ND.” (Davenport Times:  10-21-1999)


Neubauer, Kenneth W., 10-03-1985

“Funeral services for Kenneth W. Neubauer, 75, a former Davenport City Police Chief, took place last Thursday, Sept 26 at 11 a.m. in Schanzenbach Funeral Home of Chewelah. Burial followed at the Chewelah City Cemetery. Mr. Neubauer died Monday, Sept 23, 1985 at St Joseph Hospital in Chewelah. Born on May 19, 1910 in Minnesota, Mr. Neubauer served as a former deputy sheriff in Spokane County for a time.  He also served as police chief in Davenport for two years, and lived here for about 30 years, before moving to Chewelah 21 years ago. In his early years, Mr. Neubauer was on the rodeo circuit and competed at Madison Square Garden.  Survivors include his wife, Katherine, at the home in Chewelah; two brothers, Irvin Neubauer of Spokane and Fred Neubauer of Chewelah; and two sisters, including Ann Towery of Newman Lake.” (Davenport Times:  10-03-1985) 


Nicholson, Larry D.,  9-07-1995

“Memorial service for Larry Douglas Nicholson was held Tuesday this week, Sept 5, at Crowder James Funeral Home in LaMarque, Texas.  Mr Nicholson, 39, died Aug 31, 1995 at the scene of an accident on Bluestem Road. He died of injuries he suffered after his pickup went off the road, rolled twice and he was ejected.  He was born April 10, 1956, in Taylor, Texas. Mr. Nicholson is described by his family and friends as a good worker and friend, who will be missed by all.  He is survived by his wife, Arleen C. Nicholson of Davenport; six children, Carolyn M Nicholson, Jason Nicholson and Brandon Nicholson, all of Texas city, Billy Wayne Nicholson and Latisha Nicholson, both of Houston, and Edward W. Nicholson of Davenport; his mother Lou Bell of LaMarque; his father, Billy Nicholson of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  9-07-1995) 


Nollmeyer, Lucille,  1-05-1983

“Lucille Nollmeyer passed away Dec 27, 1983 (sic), at the Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee.  Survivors include her husband Max Nollmeyer of Withrow, Bertie and Paul Hein of Reardan, Jim and Barbara Nollmeyer of Reardan, Etta and Ray Lillquist of Withrow, Phil and Susan Nollmeyer of Farmer, one brother, Orville Armstrong from Farmer, as well as 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Dec 29, 1983 (sic) at the Waterville United Lutheran Church in Waterville with Pastor Kurt Luebkeman officiating.” (Davenport Times: 1-05-1983; died: 12-27-1982) 


Oehlschlaeger, Mary,   7-12-1984

“Mondovi resident Mary E Oehlschlaeger passed away July 8, 1984 at Sacred Heart Hospital at the age of 90. Family burial service will be at West Greenwood Cemetery at 12:30 noontime, followed by a memorial service July 12 at 2 p.m. in the Reardan Presbyterian Church. Rev John Thomas officiates.  A native of this area, born and raised near Four Mound, she had lived in Mondovi for the last 32 years. Mary was a member of the Reardan Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two sons, Glenn D. Oehlschlaeger of Reardan and Robert E. Oehlschlaeger of Moscow, Idaho; as well as nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  7-12-1984) 


Ofsthun, Caroline M.,   5-21-1998

“Carolyn Ofsthun, 62, died Thursday, May 7, at her home. She was a former owner of the Green Parrot Café in Edwall and at the time of her death, a resident of Makoti, ND.  She was born Nov 6, 1935, on the family farm in North Dakota to Peter and Eleanor Koffler. She graduated from Bowman High School and then attended Minot State University.  She married Milton ‘Mickey’ Ofsthun on April 13, 1956, and then moved to the Northwest. For many years, she worked as a waitress and cook, including at the Green Parrot in Edwall for about 5 years. She is survived by her husband and children, including her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Jay Warwick of Reardan; 14 grandchildren; and several sisters and brothers. Funeral service was held at Hope Lutheran Church in Makoti, ND, with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Minot.” (Davenport Times:  5-21-1998) 


Oyler, William H.,  11-18-1932

“William H. Oyler, 60, was found dead on the floor of his apartment in the Northern Pacific depot, at Davenport, Monday morning when R M Dye called. He was ill with influenza last week, but had driven to Washtucna Sunday to visit his wife, and on his return was stricken with a heart attack at Harrington and Dr C. S. Bumgarner was called from Davenport and took him on home. Chas E Moore attended the funeral Wednesday at Davenport.” (OR: 11-18-1932) 


Palmer, Bertha,  5-23-1985

“Bertha Palmer, a descendant of two pioneer families—the Binks (sic) and the McClures—died on Monday, May 20, 1985 in Davenport at the Lincoln Nursing Home.  Born in a log cabin near the Bald Ridge area, Mrs. Palmer attended schools at Bald Ridge and in Davenport.  She married Cliff Palmer on Jan 1, 1920, and the couple lived in Davenport for 18 years before moving to Coulee Dam.  Later, during the war years, the Palmers moved to Portland, OR; and then lived in Dundee, OR for 15 years. When Mrs. Palmer’s husband, Cliff, retired, the couple returned to the Davenport area.  The Palmers lived here until their deaths.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Keith Ehlenfeldt of Davenport; one granddaughter, Trissie Sanguinet of Davenport; two grandsons, Bill Ehlenfeldt and Bob Ehlenfeldt, and Bob’s wife Colleen of Spokane; six great grandchildren, Holly, Amy, Charles, Annette, Michelle and Christine; and one great-great granddaughter, Rochelle.” (Davenport Times:  5-23-1985) 


Parr, Eloise M.,   9-19-1974

“Funeral services were held in Spokane Thursday for Eloise M. Parr, a former Davenport resident, who had lived in Spokane in recent years.  Mrs. Parr is survived by her husband, Walter, and a daughter, Bonnie Lee Action, in Germany, and a son, Dennis Parr, in California. R M Parr, of Davenport, was her father-in-law.” (Davenport Times:  9-19-1974)


Patton, Alexander C.,  8-06-1998

“Alexander C Patton of Spokane, a former Harrington resident, passed away on Aug 2, in Nine Mile Falls. He was 95. Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Sunset Chapel of the Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane. Pastor Phil Falk will officiate the service. Mr Patton was born on July 1, 1903, in Spokane. He graduated from Odessa High School and attended WSC. He married his wife, Alice Weipert in 1927.  Mr. Patton was employed by Reardan Grain Growers as a bookkeeper for a number of years and was also in the US Navy during WW II. He moved to Harrington in 1946 and was employed by United Grain Growers until his retirement in 1972. He moved to Spokane in 1988.  Mr. Patton was a member of Acacia Lodge #58 F & AM, Scottish Rite, Sage Shrine Club, El Katif Shrine, Eastern Star Chapter #131, Harrington Lions Club, Pacific Northwest Grain Dealers Association and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife Alice Patton, at their home in Spokane; one son, Robert Patton of Spokane; two daughters, Beverly Lazz and Joan LaVerne, both Spokane; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-06-1998)


Paul, Sam,  5-17-1984

“Memorial services were held last Friday at Strate Funeral Home for Sam Paul of Davenport, who passed away May 8, 1984 at Lincoln Hospital. He was 80. Paul was born Dec 10, 1903, in Philadelphia, PA , to James Paul ad the former Suzanna Simson. When he was 2 or 3, his family of nine came on the train to this area to farm. He grew up on the family farm east of Davenport, and attended school here. On July 26, 1937, he married the former Wilma May McDougall. During the next 47 years of their marriage, they lived in Malden, Ephrata, Seattle, Spokane, San Francisco, and Port Hueneme, CA, before moving back to Davenport in 1980.  He spent most of his working years as a foundryman, making numerous brass artistic and industrial objects which are now found from across the Midwest to Spokane to Manila, the Philippines. He is survived by his wife Wilma; his daughters, Sister Virginia Paul of Walla Walla, and Patricia Winkelhauer of Chicago, IL; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the local chapters of Acacia Lodge F & AM, and Order of Eastern Star. Memorial services were led by Rev Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church.” (Davenport Times:  5-17-1984) 


Pence, Eugene,  12-06-1973

“Memorial services are planned for Eugene L. Pence, 89, who died Nov 28, 1973 in Spokane. Pence, a former Egypt farmer, moved to Spokane about 25 years ago. He had come to this area in the early part of the century; about 1915 his family built a new home on its farm where Dan F Reinbold later farmed. Don Reinbold now farms the land. Before retiring, Pence lived with his widowed sister. He is survived by two sisters, Doris Pence, Spokane, and Alice Seargeant, Seattle, and two brothers, Edgar, Spokane, and Mark, Seattle.” (Davenport Times: 12-06-1973)


Peters, F. E. ‘Slim’1-15-1998

“A private family service will be held for F. E. ‘Slim’ Peters, who died Jan 12, 1998 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. He was 83.  A longtime resident and businessman in the Spokane Valley, Mr. Peters was retired and living at Harrington.  Mr. Peters is survived by his wife, Marjorie, in Harrington; son Chuck and his wife Sarah Peters of Portland, OR; son James and his wife Jackie Peters of Spokane; daughter Jayne and her husband Gary Nordstrom of Vienna, VA; daughter Judy Tanke of Seattle; son Bill Tanke of Seattle; 5 brothers and sisters, Ms Ocie Rakes, Eva Sweeny, Peggy Harris, Alice Page and Ray Peters, all of Floyd, VA; one brother, Herman Peters of Stockton, CA; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  1-15-1998) 


Peterson, Gilbert L.,  2-25-1999

“Gilbert L. Peterson, a pioneer in the Edwall/Sprague area, passed away Feb 15, 1999 in Edmonds. He was 97.  Gilbert was born Dec 19, 1902, in a log cabin on a farm near Deep Creek to Oluf and Enga Peterson. His early years were spent in Deep Creek, Fishtrap and Edwall. In 1931 he married Merle McDowell and together they farmed near Sprague for 40 years before retiring in 1971 and moving to Cheney. A few years after Merle’s death in 1985, Gilbert moved to Edmonds to be near his daughter Carol.  Gilbert was a charter member of the Tyler Grange, served on the board of the Sprague Community Church, Sprague School Board, Darigold Farms in Spokane, and was active in the Cheney Community Church.  In 1952, he was named Soil Conservation Farmer of the Year and later was a member of the Sprague-Harrington Soil Conservation Board.  He is survived by his daughter Carol and husband Ron Robinson of Edmonds ; two granddaughters, Julia and husband Tom Riener of Redmond, and Ruth and husband Dave Cohen of Encinitas, CA; four great grandsons; two sisters-in-law, Helen Paul of Spokane, and Alive Peterson of Walla Walla; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at the Cheney Community Church on March 6 at 1 p.m.  Interment will be at Riverside Memorial Park  preceding the memorial service.” (Davenport Times:  2-25-1999)


Peterson, Michelle R.,  7-15-1999

“Michelle R. (Mickey) Peterson of Creston passed away July 12, 1999 in Spokane. She was 61.  Mickey was born on Nov 25, 1937, in Spokane to Maurine D. and Mildred (Clausing) McGruder.  ON April 4, 1959, she married Gordon Peterson, her husband of 40 years. Mrs. Peterson worked for General Motors Acceptance Corporation over 30 years, retiring as credit manager.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur and served as president of the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Coulee Dam Art Club.  Survivors include her husband Gordon at the home; one son, Steven P. and wife Kathy Peterson of Spokane; one daughter, Shelley M. and husband Mark Brady of Spokane; one grandson, Shawn P Peterson of Spokane; one brother, John P. McGruder of Coeur d’Alene; one sister, Maurine Guthrie of Hayden Lake; her mother-in-law, Kathleen J Rozar of Chewelah; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur. Funeral Mass will be Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Roy Floch officiating. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-15-1999) 


Phillips, Doris,   4-28-1994

“Doris Talkington Phillips died April 13, 1994 in Seattle.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Bell Talkington. She married Wallace Phillips in 1931. Doris is survived by three children, Pat Currou and husband Pete, Wallace Phillips Jr. and his wife Kay, and Jay Phillips and his wife Melinda. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren Service was held for Mrs. Phillips at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle.” (Davenport Times:  4-28-1994)


Phillips, Elaine C.,   8-06-1998

“Elaine Conrad Phillips died of pancreatic cancer on Friday, July 3, 1998, at St Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho . Funeral service was held July 7 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Boise. Cloverdale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Elaine was born on Aug 20, 1923 to Grace and Will Conrad of Harrington. She attended school in Davenport. After graduation, she moved to Spokane where she graduated from Kelsey-Baird Business College in 1942. She then worked for three years in the art, photographic and engraving department of a large newspaper in Spokane. It was during that period that she met Air Cadet John Phillips. He was Lieutenant Phillips when she married him in 1945… She is survived by her husband, John; two sons, Greg and Jeff and their wives Patty and Rosie; four grandchildren, Tricia, John, Ryan and Heather; a brother, Ray Conrad and his wife Ethel; a sister, Jean Mroz and her husband George; three nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.” (Davenport Times:  8-06-1998)


Prentice, Jami L.,   10-13-1983

“A young Sprague girl was killed Saturday in a one-car accident near the Lincoln County town, reported the Washington State Patrol. Jami L Prentice, 16, Route 1, Sprague, was killed instantly when the car went onto the shoulder of the road, and broadside back across the road and rolled three times coming to rest on its wheels.” (Davenport Times:  10-13-1983)



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