Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Rambo, Earl,  10-12-1978

“Funeral services were held this week for Earl A. Rambo, Spokane, a former resident and well-known business proprietor of Davenport who died early Monday morning, Oct 9 in Spokane.  Rambo and his wife, Carla, who preceded him in death, operated the drug store now known as Brooks Drugs in Davenport for about 35 years before retiring in 1955. The couple began operations in Davenport in 1921. The two moved to Spokane in 1970.  Rambo is survived by a brother, Frank Rambo of Davenport ; two sisters, Lena Baird and Fae L. Rambo, both of Marysville, WA.” (Davenport Times: 10-12-1978)


Rambo, Fae L., 10-12-1995

“Fae L. Rambo of Marysville, a former Davenport resident, died Oct 4, 1995. She was 81.  She was born Jan 22, 1914, in Davenport. She is survived by a sister, Lena R. Baird; sister-in-law, Faye Rambo; two nieces, Marcia Halvorsen and Marilyn Condon; and two nephews, William Rambo and Robert Rambo. No services will be held at her request.” (Davenport Times:  10-12-1995)


Ransom, Jonathon,  7-02-1998

“Authorities say a fatal accident on Interstate 90 Sunday evening was the result of a pedestrian on the roadway. A report by Trooper Rodney Mittman, who investigated the accident, showed that Jonathon Ransom, 30, of Spokane was killed when the pedestrian entered I-90 traffic and was struck in the east-bound lane just east of Fishtrap. A second pedestrian, Scott Ross, 28, of Spokane , suffered minor scrapes and abrasions, according to the State Patrol. The driver of the Geo Prism, which was totaled, sustained minor cuts in the 10:50 p.m. accident.  The call to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Dept communication center from the State Patrol Sunday night indicated there was an altercation between two males rolling around in the dirt at milepost 255, east bound, on I-90. The apparent result was the fatal accident, which the WSP lists as caused by ‘pedestrian in roadway'.” (Davenport Times: 7-02-1998) 


Rauch, Johnny G.,   5-28-1998

“Funeral service will be held today for Johnny G. Rauch, formerly of Davenport at 2 p.m. at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston, OR.  Graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Waterville Cemetery. Mr. Rauch died May 25, 1998 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 78.  Born June 6, 1919, at Clarkston, WA, to John and Martha Kruger Rauch, Mr. Rauch was a veteran of WW II, serving in the US Army. He married his wife of 57 years, Etta Buse, on Feb 2, 1941, in Douglas, WA.  Mr. Rauch was a resident of Hermiston for the last 20 years. He had worked part time at Eastside Market in Hermiston for a few years. Most of his life, he worked as a meat cutter in Davenport, Waterville and Wenatchee. The Rauches also operated a grocery store and meat market in Entiat, WA. Mr. Rauch loved to fish, attend rodeos and watch bull riding. Mr. Rauch is survived by his wife Etta in Hermiston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Don Hutsell of Ritzville, and Jacquie and Rod Hansen of Hermiston; one sister, Marge Swart of Ephrata; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Burns Mortuary in Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 5-28-1998)


Reagan, Barney, 11-02-1995

“Barney Reagan of Cut Bank, MT, a graduate of Davenport High School, died of natural causes on Oct 20, 1995 at Grant Falls Hospital. He was 66.  Mr. Reagan had requested cremation and a memorial service was held Oct 26 at the Masonic Lodge in Cut Bank… Mr. Reagan was born on July 27, 1929, in Cut Bank to Ed Reagan and Mary (McClure) Reagan of the Bald Ridge area. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1947 and later from EWSC. He married Virginia Sanders of Cut Bank in 1955, with whom he had four children. After serving in the Korean War, Mr. Reagan returned and taught school in the Browning area. He graduated from the University of MT Law School in 1963 and served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court. He later served as Cut Bank city attorney… Mr. Reagan was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jacobsen, and his brother Robert Reagan, of the Bald Ridge area. He is survived by his second wife, Somporn Reagan, and two sons, McClure and MacDonald Reagan, all of Cut Bank; two daughters, Vickey Radke of Havre, MT, and Mary Reagan Fugle of Big Piney, WY; one grandson, Jacob Fugle; and an aunt, Olive Ruth Cowden of Big Spring, Texas.” (excerpt Davenport Times: 11-02-1995)


Reid, Wilba McInturf ,  3-23-1989

“Wilba McInturf Reid of Medical Lake died March 13, 1989 at her home. She was 77.  Mrs. Reid was born Aug 13, 1911 in Big Springs, TN. She came to Washington State at a very young age. She lived in Mohler with her parents, three sisters and one brother.  Mrs. Reid attended school in Harrington and graduated in 1930. She moved to Wenatchee where she met Clarence A Reid and they were married Oct 8, 1932. The couple moved to Osbrun in 1935. Their first son, Clarence Leo, was born there Feb 2, 1936. After moving back to Wenatchee in 1938, the couple’s first daughter, Judith Gayle, was born, Oct 5, 1940. In 1942, the couple moved to the Spokane area. They became parents of twins, Janet Ruth and Glenn Ralph, born June 26, 1945. In 1954 she began working at the Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake. She retired in 1972 as an LPN.  IN 1964 the couple moved to Medical Lake where they resided until her death. Mrs. Reid enjoyed traveling with her husband after retirement, seeing many parts of the country from Alaska to Mexico.  Survivors include her husband, Clarence, at home; two sons, Leo and Glenn Reid, both of Spokane; two daughters, Judy Wallace and Janet Anderson, both of Spokane; two sisters, Ruth DeVore of Davenport, and Frances Hardy of Rocklyn; one brother, Bill Warwick of Bluestem; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Services were held March 16 at the Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Greenwood Memorial Terrace.” (Davenport Times:  3-23-1989) 


Reinbold, Emma,  12-15-1983

“Emma Reinbold, former Davenport resident, died Dec 7, 1983 at her Seattle apartment. She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Goodwin of Edmonds, WA; 3 grandsons; 6 great grandchildren; one brother William C. Reinbold; two sisters, Mary Thompson and Anna Reinbold, all of Davenport. Funeral was held Dec 10 with burial following in a Seattle cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 12-15-1983)


Reinbold, Lyndell ,  d. 7-07-2000

“Lyndell E. Reinbold, 60, died in Potlatch, Idaho, Friday, July 7, 2000. Memorial services were held July 12 at Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St Maries and at the Lakeside High School Gymnasium in Plummer, Idaho. Mrs. Reinbold grew up in Potlatch, Idaho, where she graduated from high school in 1957.  She attended the University of Idaho before receiving a degree in education and her master’s degree in education from WSU. She married James Graue in 1960; the couple later divorced. Mrs. Reinbold lived in Spokane and worked for various schools. She also lived in Valleyford before moving to Green Bluff.  She married Dennis Reinbold in 1982, and retired from the Spokane school system after 28 years of service. The couple settled in Plummer in 1992, where she had worked with the educational Upward Bound Program and had also participated in ministry at the Spokane County Jail for nine years.  Mrs. Reinbold was a member of the Life Christian Fellowship Church of Plummer, and was active in gardening, quilting and raising chickens. Survivors include her husband; a son, Wayne Graue of Valleyford; a daughter, Lisa Gingerich of Genesee, Idaho; a stepson, Jake Reinbold of Alaska; four brothers, Alden Fitch of Spokane, Luther Fitch of Hermiston, OR, Byron Fitch of Ritzville, and Duane Fitch of Coeur d’Alene; two sisters, Elizabeth Webb of Kahlotus and Clelia Callihan of Potlatch; and three grandchildren.” ( Davenport Times:  7-20-2000)


Reinbold, Theresa, 12-4-1988

  "Theresa Reinbold of Davenport died Dec 4, 1988. She was 87.  Mrs. Reinbold was born Dec 31, 1900 in Hegyeshalom,Austria-Hungary . In 1907 her family moved to Kansas and in 1913 to Davenport… She married William C. Reinbold May 19, 1926.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Virgil, and two brothers, Bill and Math Thiringer. Graveside services were at the Spokane Memorial Gardens. Survivors included: her husband, William; one daughter, Pauline Soderquist of Liberty Lake; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Kathleen Reinbold of Kirkland; five brothers: Dr Henry Thiringer, Hans and Carl Thiringer, Paul Thiringer and Ed Thiringer; four sisters: Susan Slater and Nellie Coleman, Frieda Graham, and Della Stewart.” (excerpt of DT: 12-08-1988) 


Reinbold William C.;  9-8-1995

“Funeral service was held Wednesday this week for William Christian Reinbold at the Thornhill Valley Funeral Home in Spokane. Mr. Reinbold, 93, died Sept 8 in the Spokane Valley.  He was born Aug 2, 1902, in Egypt to Matt and Christina Reinbold. His parents were early pioneers in the Egypt area north of Davenport.  He farmed wheat lands in partnership with a brother, Ed, in Bluestem, Davenport and Reardan country during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1942, they purchased a dairy farm near Marshall, WA.  After his brother’s death, Bill continued to operate the farm until his retirement in 1971. At that time, he and his wife, Theresa, returned to Davenport. While residing at Marshall, Mr. Reinbold was an active member of Four Corners Grange, serving a term as Grange master.  He also was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Spokane.  During his retirement years in Davenport, he was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Community Grange, taking part in many activities of these organizations. Retirement days were busy for Mr. Reinbold. Hobbies he especially enjoyed were gardening, fishing and building windmills. His windmills can be found in many gardens throughout the Northwest.  Mr. Reinbold was preceded in death by his wife in 1988.  Because of health problems, he had resided in the Spokane Valley since 1992. Mr. Reinbold is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Kathy Reinbold of Kirkland; his daughter, Pauline Soderquist of Liberty Lake; three granddaughters, two great grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 9-14-1995)


Reiter, Ellis, 11-30-1989

“Ellis DeWitt Reiter, Sr., died Nov 11, 1989 after a short illness.  He was born in Davenport Sept 26, 1903 and was 86.  Memorial services were held at Pierce Brothers Hollywood Chapel in Los Angeles, CA Nov 20, 1989 with private inurnment services.  Mr. Reiter was a practicing lawyer. He was admitted to the Bars of Oregon (1930), Washington (1931), and California (1932).  He practiced at various times with his father, E D Reiter, brother Francis M Reiter, son Ellis D Reiter, Jr., and daughter, Kay Reiter Morran. He served on California Bar disciplinary committees and , in recent years, acted as the Disciplinary Hearing Officer. Mr. Reiter was a member of the Free Mason, Eagles and Shriners. He is survived by his daughter, son and six grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  11-30-1989)


Remillong, Edward A.,   2-16-1984

“Funeral mass for Edward A. Remillong, 63, manager of Odessa Union Warehouse, was held Feb 11 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Davenport. He died Feb 8, 1984 after a five-month battle with cancer.  Rosary was held Feb 10 at the church with father Tyrone Schaff officiating. Military graveside services and interment were held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane.  Remillong was born March 8, 1920 in Dickinson, ND. He lived and grew up in Miles City, MT.  On Oct 8, 1943 wile serving with the Second Marine Division, Remillong married his wife Nola in Wellington, New Zealand. They moved to Davenport from Spokane in 1947… Remillong is survived by his wife Nola and son Mike at home; five daughters, Elizabeth Andy Palmer and husband Dennis of Dayton, WA; Mary Bryant, Spokane; Janis Remillong, Spokane; Susan Hamilton and husband Mike, Wenatchee; Sara Hansen and husband Mike, Yakima; two sisters, Margaret Moore, St Louis, MO; and Elizabeth Kuykendall, Eugene, OR; and 7 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Remillong served in WW II with the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He also was a member of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce and was active in community affairs, 4-H and the Catholic Church.” (excerpt of Davenport Times: 2-16-1984) 


Rettkowski, Gene,    12-15-1983

“Gene Rettkowski, 59, Othello, died Dec 10, 1983 in an automobile accident near Othello. Born Sept 22, 1924 in Wilbur, he moved from Wilbur in 1937 to Reardan where he graduated from the high school in 1942. He married his wife Hazel July 10, 1948. He is survived by two sons, Patrick of Warden and Hugh of Othello; a daughter, Susan Rettkowski, Spokane; brother Hugh Rettkowski, Reardan; two sisters, Alice Huffaker, Spokane; and Mary Pohle, Monroe; and two grandchildren. Rosary was Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Muscot Chapel. Christian service was Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial followed at Hampton Cemetery in Othello.” (Davenport Times:  12-15-1983) 


Rhoads, Loren Merril,   4-18-1985

“Private family graveside services for Merril Rhoads took place on April 11, 1985. Mr. Rhoads died at his Spokane home.  A farmer in or near Spokane County most of his life, Mr. Rhoads was born near Deep Creek.  Survivors include his wife, Freda Rhoads at the Spokane home; five daughters, Doris Fountain of Spokane, Millie Rinker of Reardan, June McKay of Bellingham, Carol Hedrick of Soquel, CA, and Elsie Hollenbeck of Bonners Ferry, ID; two sons, Ralph Rhoads of Vancouver, WA, and Harold Rhoads; 23 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; two sisters and five brothers.” (Davenport Times:  4-18-1985) 


Rice, Howard M.,   11-23-1995

“Private burial will be held for Howard M. Rice of Davenport, who died here Nov 13. He was 88. He was born Dec 30, 1906, in Albion, WA, to Bert and Bertha Cunningham Rice.  In 1927, he was employed by Long Bell Timber Co Fired Dept and later by the Weyerhauser Pulp Mill. In 1948, Mr. Rice purchased the New England and the Timber taverns in Kelso. From 1954 until 1969, he was with a pulp mill in Ketchikan, Alaska.  A member of Masonic organizations, Mr. Rice also was  a life member of the BPOE in Kelso.  Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Callie McCarthy Rice, in 1972. He is survived by two daughters, Esther Kimball of Longview and Janet Norton of Kelso; a son, Howard Rice of Longview; a stepson, Charles McCarthy of Davenport; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane is in charge  of arrangements.”  (Davenport Times:  11-23-1995)


Ricketts, Rollin F.,   7-20-1995

Davenport friends of Rollin F Ricketts were saddened to hear of his death July 8, 1995 at his home in Ocean Shores, WA.  At his request, no funeral service was held.  Mr. Ricketts, a longtime coach and faculty member in the Davenport schools, was raised and educated in Montana. His teaching career began in Roman, MT, and he retired in Davenport after 30 years of teaching.  ‘Rick’ as he was known to his many friends and former students, will be remembered as a very talented musician. With his rich baritone voice and his expertise as a saxophonist, he shared these talents by directing the Davenport United Methodist Choir and acted as musical director of the popular Lions Club musical plays.  During school holidays, Mr. Ricketts was an employee of Lloyd Maskenthine at Lloyd’s Hardware Store. Some of his happiest days in Davenport were spent hunting or fishing with either his son or his buddy, the late Thaine Carman. In addition to his wife, Fran of Ocean Shores, Mr. Ricketts is survived by his son, Robert of Everett; his daughter, Ronne Fletcher of Mesa, WA; and four grandchildren. Both is son and daughter are graduates of Davenport High School .”  (Davenport Times: 7-20-1995)


Riddle, Jerald J.,  9-19-1985

“Funeral services recently took place in Gillette, WY for Jerald J Riddle, who died while a patient at Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.   Mr. Riddle had been under treatment for cancer, and suffered a pulmonary emboli.  Survivors include his wife, Elois; two sons, Danny Riddle of Glascow, MT, Ronald Riddle of Fairbanks, Alaska; twin daughters, Tracie Erlandson of Lewistown, MT, and Stacie Riddle of Missoula; one brother, Raymond Riddle of Davenport; grandmother, Minnie Riddle of Davenport; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mr Riddle retired from the US Navy and was employed by Baker-Packer Oil Industries in Gillette, WY.” (Davenport Times:  9-19-1985) 


Roberts, Ruth M.,  4-23-1998

“Ruth M (Magnuson) Roberts, 82, of Salem, OR, died March 21, 1998. Born Oct 9, 1915, in Spokane, she graduated from Reardan High School and WSU.  She married Don Roberts Sr. in 1938 and moved form Schenectady, NY to Salem, OR in 1974. She was a homemaker and volunteer at Salem Hospital Emergency Room. Mrs. Roberts, who enjoyed rose gardening, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Salem, as well as PEO.  She loved nature and donated a parcel of land on the Magnuson Butte near Reardan to Nature Conservancy for the Gus and Lydia Magnuson Preserve. Survivors include her husband, Don; two sons, Dr Donald Roberts of Salem and Dr James Roberts of South Lake, Texas; one daughter, Kathleen Wuthrich of Salt Lake City; 7 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A memorial service for Mrs. Roberts was held at Capitol Manor in Salem.”  (Davenport Times:  4-23-1998) 


Robertson, Frederick C.,  9-12-1985

“Funeral services for Frederick Charles Robertson, 95, of Davenport and Spokane took place on Saturday, Aug 31 at the Fairmont Memorial Park Chapel in Spokane. Interment followed at Fairmont.  Mr. Robertson died on Wednesday, Aug 28, 1985 at the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport, where he resided since March of this year. He formerly lived in Spokane. He was born on Aug 27, 1890 in Brimley, MI to Archibald (Archie) and Maria Allan Robertson.  On April 27, 1915 he married Louise Marie Plourd at Havre, MT. The couple had four children, and Mr. Robertson worked for many years at the Deer Park Lumber Company until his retirement in 1955.  His wife, Louise, preceded him in death in 1959. Also preceding Robertson in death was the couple’s oldest son, Vernon Robertson, who died in 1976.  On Aug 8, 1962, he married Neita Burns Johnson at Beaverton, OR.  Survivors include his wife, Neita, at the house in Spokane; one son, Clifford Robertson of Spokane; two daughters, Vivian King of Reardan and Dorothy Kisiel of Ketchikan, Alaska; brother, Percy Robertson of Hot Springs, MT; one sister, Teresa Mansfield of Great Falls, MT, numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  9-12-1985


Robinson, (Ernest) Albert,  5-04-1972

Funeral services were held Sunday for Ernest Albert Robinson, native of the Bluestem area living near Tonasket.  Services were held in the Barnes Funeral Home in Oroville.  His death came as a result from a jeep accident on a steep hillside on his farm last week. He was taken to the Tonasket hospital by ambulance, where he passed away a few hours later. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson, early settlers of the Bluestem area. Ernest was born Sept 10, 1892, at the farm home near Bluestem. He attended schools in Bluestem and Davenport , and later attended WSC (now WSU).  He is survived by his wife Elise at the home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hargraves of Port Orchard, Mrs. Vernon Mayer of Cashmere, and Mrs. Tom Keithly of Walla Walla. Ten grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive him. He was the brother of Mrs. Vernon Holderby, Mrs. Chester Teel and Dewey Robinson of Davenport , and Mrs. Charles Keiser of Wenatchee, Mrs. Wilford Welch of Walla Walla and Everett Robinson of Genesee, Idaho.  The Oroville Grange served a luncheon for family and friends following the service.” (Davenport Times:  5-04-1972)


Rodgers, Robert H., 3-09-1972

 “Robert H Rodgers, 82-year resident of the area, died Monday in a Spokane hospital following a heart attack at his home. Rodgers, 85, moved to Washington with his family from Odebolt, Iowa, in 1889, the year in which Washington became a state. He married the former Mary Williams in 1912. She survives at the home in Spokane. Though he moved to Spokane in 1957, he farmed near Davenport until 1965. He was an elder in the Davenport Presbyterian Church for more than 30 years and was a member of the East Spokane Kiwanis Club and Mondovi Grange. He also served as deputy field assessor for Lincoln County. Survivors in addition to Mrs. Rodgers include, two sisters, Mrs. Clyde R. (Mary Ann) Millard, Spokane, and Mrs. James (Esther) Campbell, Oakland, CA. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Smith’s Funeral Home in Spokane. The Rev Russell Alsgaard of First Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial in Riverside Cemetery followed.” (Davenport Times: 3-09-1972)


 Rosman, Robert, 1999 

“Rosary service will be held tonight (Thursday) for Creston’s Robert Rosman at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur, where he was a member. Funeral Mass will be heard there Friday at 10:30 a.m. Father Roy Floch will officiate the services. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane. Mr. Rosman died Monday in Davenport. Mr. Rosman was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Spokane, and a former member of the Wilbur Lions Club and Boy Scout leader. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, at the home in Creston; three sons, Chris and his wife Paula Rosman of Coos Bay, OR, Bob Rosman of Spokane, and Fred and his wife Sabine Rosman of Creston; two daughters, Kathy Rosman of Creston and Mary Rosman of Newman Lake, WA; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Rosman of Creston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Rosman was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Georgie Rosman; one sister, Theresa Rosman; and one brother, Frank Rosman. Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur is handling the arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 2-18-1999)


Rowland, Beverly J., 8-10-1995

  “Beverly Rowland, 58, of Seattle, where she had lived most of her married life, died July 18, 1995. Mrs. Rowland is survived by her husband, Frank (Bill) Rowland, who graduated from Reardan High School in 1949; her children, Robin L Rowland of Springfield, OR, Brock W Rowland of Federal Way, and Diane E Lamont of Normandy Park; 2 granddaughters, Randi and Kelsey; her sister, Marilyn Loudon of Wapato; and a brother-in-law, Gene Graham, formerly of Harrington, now of Des Moines. Mr. Rowland was a teacher. She later developed day care centers in the public school system, extending opportunities to teen mothers. She spent her life helping others.” (Davenport Times: 8-10-1995) 

Rudolph, John J., 12-12-1996 

 “Memorial service for longtime Davenport area resident John J Rudolph will be held this Saturday, Dec 14, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church and the Egypt Community Hall. Mr. Rudolph died Dec 6, 1996 of cancer at Lincoln Hospital. He was 68. Born in Wabeno, WI, he worked as a machinist for 25 years in Wisconsin before moving to Spokane in 1967. He worked at ASC in Spokane before moving to Davenport in 1973, and then worked for the Lincoln Mill until it closed. Later he drove school bus and worked maintenance for Davenport School District until his retirement in 1992. Mr. Rudolph is survived by his wife Betty in Davenport; three sons, Robin and wife Joan of Davenport, as well as Steve and wife Roxanne, and Paul and wife Kathy, all of Wisconsin; a daughter, Suzette Thurman and husband Gary of Almira; two step-children, Roxanne Ahlskog and husband Rick of Greenacres, and James Hensel and wife Kathy of Portland, OR; and 11 grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 12-12-1996) --




 Obituaries of Lincoln County Washington submitted

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