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Talkington, Delbert, 11-02-1989

“Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct 28, 1989 at the Edline-Yahn Funeral Chapel for Delbert ‘Deb’ Talkington. He was 88.  Services were officiated by Rev Marvin Eckfeldt.  Mr. Talkington was born in Harrington to Thomas Edward Talkington and the former Amanda Bell. His wife Grace preceded him in death in 1977.  Mr. Talkington graduated from Harrington High School in 1922 and started farming. He later moved to Seattle and worked in the oil industry. He and his brother, Wayne Talkington, purchased a wheat farm in Pomeroy where he grew wheat for many years until he retired.  Mr. Talkington then moved to Seattle.  Mr. Talkington died on Oct 24, 1989 at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.  Mr. Talkington is survived by his sister, Mrs. Doris Phillips, and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Talkington will be privately interred at Holyrood Cemetery in Seattle .” (Davenport Times: 11-02-1989) 


Taylor, Orville ‘Shorty’,  10-04-1984

“Orville ‘Shorty’ Taylor’s funeral services start today, Thursday, Oct 5, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home here in Davenport.  Pastor Stanley Williamson officiates the services. Cremation follows. Taylor , 62, died Monday, Oct 1, 1984 in Davenport.  Born on April 3, 1922 in Osborne, KS, Taylor later served in the Air Force during WW II, as a VFW member and an IBEW (electrical union) member. Taylor had worked as a lineman for the electric company.  Survivors include his wife, JoAyn; one son, Michael Taylor of Spokane; two daughters, Kathy Haptonstall of Pullman and Kelly Taylor of Benton City, OR; 3 grandchildren, Sydney Haptonstall and Jaymie Haptonstall of Benton City, OR; and Michelle Taylor of SC; one sister and brother-in-law, Imogene and Myron Off of Littletone, CA; one sister-in-law, Bertha Taylor of Emmett, Idaho; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.” (Davenport Times: 10-04-1984) 


Teel, Ward ,  4-28-1994

“Ward Teel of Seattle died Monday, April 11, at the age of 80. He was one of  Shoreline Community College’s founding pioneers and served as its first science division chair until 1970. Mr. Teel was born Nov 30, 1913, in Harrington to Alfred and Gertrude Teel. He was raised on the family ranch with his five siblings, where he grew up reading books, breaking horses and harvesting wheat. He memorized poetry while doing chores such as plowing, and liked to recite verses to his dog.  He graduated from Harrington High School.  His achievements were numerous, but most importantly, he brought a special leadership and philosophy to his work. He was deeply committed to the welfare of all students and held steadfastly to a vision of a community college which integrated vocational and academic education. Mr. Teel, always trim and fit, died at one of his favorite spots: the tennis courts.  Survivors include his wife, Mickey; his son David Teel of Seattle ; his daughter, Sidney Schrumm of Campbell River, British Columbia; his sister, Lois Madden, and brothers, Steve Teel and Edwin Teel, all of Seattle; and three grandchildren. A brother, Cliff Teel of Harrington, preceded him in death. At his wish, no services were held. Shoreline Community College flew the flag at half-staff on Thursday and Friday, and friends were invited to stop by his home to share memories and walk through his Japanese garden.” (Davenport Times: 4-28-1994)


Thiemens, Glenn E. ,   8-04-1994

“Graveside service will be held for Glenn E. Thiemens on Saturday, July 30, 1994 at Spokane Memorial Gardens, 5909 S Spokane-Cheney Road. Those attending are asked to please come in casual attire and bring a lawn chair. Mr. Thiemans died last fall.  Following the service, there will be a potluck picnic at the home of Esther Thiemens at 7106 N Valerie in northwest Spokane at 1 p.m. Thiemens used to live in Harrington.” (Davenport Times:  8-04-1994)


Thiringer, Henry M.,    9-14-2000

“Davenport.—Funeral service for Dr Henry M. Thiringer, 89, are scheduled Friday, Sept 15 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport with Rev Mark Egertson officiating.  Concluding rites and vault interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Spokane Memorial Gardens.  A family and friends reception will follow the funeral service in the fellowship hall of the church.  Dr Thiringer died Sept 6, 2000 at his home in Forest Grove, OR.  Born Nov 1, 1910, in Atwood, KS, he was the son of Mathias and Theresia (Unger) Thiringer. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Davenport, where he attended school. He graduated in 1940 from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, IL. He also attended and taught at the College of Chiropractic in Los Angeles, CA.  He married Inez G. King in 1934.  The couple lived in the Spokane area, where he had a chiropractic practice until his retirement in 1986.  They moved to Forest Grove in 1988. She preceded him in death in 1999 after celebrating their 65th anniversary. The Thiringers also operated the White Swan lunch counter in Spokane for many years before he attended chiropractic college.  He belonged to Emmanuel Lutheran in Cornelius, OR. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Hans, Matt, Paul and William Thiringer; two sisters, Theresia Reinbold and Susan Slater and a daughter, Shirley.  He leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Dr Sheridan A. and Judy Thiringer, Veronia, OR; a stepson, Justin Serley, Portland, OR; two brothers, Ed Thiringer of Portland, and Carl Thiringer of Spokane; three sisters, Nellie Coleman and Freda Graham, both of Davenport and Della Stewart of Seattle; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.” ( Davenport Times: 9-14-2000) 


Thiringer, Inez,  2-11-1999

“Memorial service for Inez Genevieve Thiringer was held Feb 3 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Cornelius, OR . The Rev Delmer T. Anderson officiated. Mrs. Thiringer, 91, died Jan 30, 1999 at Forest View Care Center in Forest Grove, OR.  Born Aug 28, 1907, to William W and Victoria C (Willey) King, Inez was raised and educated in the Ritzville and Spokane area. She was united in marriage to Henry Thiringer, who was born and raised in the Egypt area, and together they celebrated over 65 years of marriage.  The Thiringers raised three children, and owned and operated a restaurant, the White Swan, in Spokane for many years. As a young mother, Mrs. Thiringer was involved with her children’s activities, serving as a den mother and room mother.  Mrs. Thiringer was an active member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Spokane for many years.  She had attended the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Cornelius, OR , after she and her husband moved to the Forest Grove area in the 1980s to be closer to their family.  Among her personal interests, Inez enjoyed sewing, painting and pastels. She was very talented in arts and crafts. Her mother had been a hat maker and Inez was an accomplished seamstress at an early age. Besides her parents, Inez was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley.  Survivors include her husband, Henry, at their home in Forest Grove; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr Sheridan and Judy Thiringer of Veronia, OR; a stepson, Justin Serley of Seattle; and three grandchildren, Donna Homan of Seattle, Sherry Richards of Columbus, OH, and Kim Thiringer of San Diego, CA.  Forest Grove Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements, with private interment at Spokane Memorial Gardens.” (Davenport Times:  2-11-1999) 


Thiringer, Paul Jacob,  5-07-1998

Davenport native Paul Jacob Thiringer, 78, passed away April 23, 1998 in Roseburg, OR .  Funeral service for Mr. Thiringer, who made his home in Oregon in 1965, was held there April 27 at Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses, with Pastor Wally Gustav officiating. Interment of Mr. Thiringer, who was a member of the Lutheran Church, followed at Roseburg National Cemetery . Pall bearers were Ed Thiringer, Craig Thiringer, Jerry Thiringer, Matt Thiringer, Robert Thiringer and Ray Stewart.  Born May 14, 1919 at Davenport to Mathias and Therisa (Unger) Thiringer, he served in the Army Air Corps during WW II.  On Feb 1, 1944, he married Donna Blair in Fresno, CA.  Mr. Thiringer spent most of his life around farm animals, first in California, where he had dairy cows, and then I March 1965, he and his wife went to Oregon and went into the cattle business.  Survivors include three brothers, Edwin R. Thiringer of Portland, OR, Carl D. Thiringer of Spokane, and Dr Henry M. Thiringer of Forest Grove, OR; three sisters, Della M Stewart of Seattle, and Nellie Coleman and Frieda Graham, both of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept 1, 1980, and five brothers and sisters. Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  5-07-1998) 


Thorpe, Adaline,   10-20-1983

“Adaline (Betty) Thorpe died Oct 13, 1983 in Lincoln County Hospital.  Born in 1914 in Wisner, MI, she lived in Detroit most of her early life. She worked in a defense plant during WW II.  She married Bob Thorpe in April 1946, and they then moved to Davenport. Thorpe is survived by her husband Bob; two brothers, James and William McCreedy, Detroit; and one sister, Edlough Messer, Wisner.  Cremation followed services at Strate Chapel Oct 14.”  (Davenport Times:  10-20-1983)


Thurman, Gary,  5-13-1999

“Memorial service for longtime area resident Gary Thurman of Almira was held Friday at the Davenport Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Pat Hogan officiating. Inurnment was at the Johnson Cemetery near Fort Spokane.  Born Oct 29, 1956, Mr. Thurman died May 4, 1999 after a valiant battle with liver problems. He was 42. Employed by the Lincoln County Public Works Dept. for 10 years, he was working as a heavy equipment operator in Wilbur until health problems made him quit in July 1998.  A very proud recovered alcoholic of 11 years, he enjoyed fishing, gardening and tending to his yard. He was remodeling his house when his health began to fail him.  Survivors include his wife, Suzy Thurman of Almira; his mother , Bobby June Thurman of Davenport; two sons, Steven Thurman and Michael Thurman; eight brothers, Joe and his wife Brenda Thurman of Gervais, OR; Brian and his wife Sarah Thurman of Choctow, OK; Terry Thurman of Enid, OK; Bob and his wife Connie Thurman of Spokane; Glen Thurman of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Jerry and his wife Kandace Thurman, David and his wife Rhonda Thurman, and Dwayne and his wife Brenda Thurman, all of Davenport; numerous nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Betty Rudolph of Davenport. He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Thurman. Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane was in charge of cremation.” (Davenport Times:  5-13-1999) 


Tramm, Thelma E.,   2-17-1983

“Thelma E. Tramm of Bellevue died in Sun City, CA , on Feb 7, 1983.  She was the daughter of the later Peter N. Tramm and wife Gertrude, a pioneer family of Reardan. A graduate from Reardan High School and WSU, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.  Tramm taught at Mason Junior High school in Tacoma and then was employed by The Boeing Co, until her retirement. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. A. J. Nielson of Bellevue; a niece, two nephews and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A memorial service will be announced later.” (Davenport Times:  2-17-1983)


Troth, Bill,  11-28-1992

“A recently hired soil conservationist at the Davenport field office, Bill Troth died the first week of November. For the previous six months, Mr. Troth assisted with Fo_ Security Act conservation compliance plan revisions and state reviews.  He also helped with the Conservation Reserve Program status reviews.  Mr. Troth brought extensive agriculture experience with him to his job in Davenport. In addition to a degree in agriculture, he managed his family’s dry land farm, where he grew up, in Lewistown, MT…” (excerpt Davenport Times: 11-26-1992; no personal data)


Tucker, Carolyn Sue,   8-11-1983

“After an extended bout with cancer, Carolyn Sue Tucker of Davenport died Aug 4, 1983 in Davenport at the age of 40.  Tucker, who lived in the Davenport-Creston area most of her life, was born march 15, 1943 in Pieoria, OK. Funeral services were held here at Strate Funeral Home Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev Roger Barr of the United Methodist Church officiating. Tucker had worked several years for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Dept as a radio dispatcher and civil deputy. She was a member of the Davenport women’s softball team for several years as well.  She is survived by two sons, Monte Tucker of the Army National Guard in Ft Lenardwood, MO, and Stacy Tucker of Spokane; 6 brothers, Elmer Eby of Mead; Jack Hopkins of Niles, OH; Charles Hopkins of Waitsburg; Don Hopkins of Davenport; Darold Hopkins of Vancouver, WA; and James Hopkins of Walla Walla; two sisters, Pat Isley of Milton-Freewater, OR; and Dee Nelson of Spokane; mother and father, Jack and Maudie Hopkins of Walla Walla; numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  8-11-1983) 


Tuttle, Clara,   12-15-1983

“Clara Tuttle, 86, passed away in Portland, OR on Dec 9, 1983 after a short illness.  She was born in Aurora, MO , Jan 28, 1897 and came to Davenport area from Tacoma with her parents Joseph and Dursilla Moore. She married Harry G Tuttle April 4, 1916 in Davenport. Her husband had come to Davenport with his family as a young boy in 1897.  The couple farmed north of Davenport for several years and then carried mail on several star routes. Mrs. Tuttle drove the Davenport to Lincoln route for four years and her husband drove from Creston to Lincoln and Gerome. All told he operated mail routes for 14 years.  They moved to Arch Cape, OR in 1934 and then to Seaside where he passed away. She lived in Sheridan for some years before moving to Portland to be near their only son, Harry G Tuttle.  Their son and his wife Mavis are her only survivors. Several young fellows received board and room at their home in Davenport during the depression years, and were treated like sons. Among them was Walt Wilbur, Ernest Mellert, and Walter Erfurth.  Services for Mrs. Tuttle were held at the Zeller Funeral Chapel in Portland Dec 10.  Cremation followed.” (Davenport Times:  12-15-1983) 


VanHook, George J., 6-28-1984

“Memorial services were held Saturday, June 23 for George ‘Buck’ VanHook who was killed June 19, 1984 in a trucking accident. The service was at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, officiated by Rev Dale Cockrum.  VanHook was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1946, and made his home north of Edwall. He was a member of VFW, Teamsters Union Local No. 690 and had been a truck driver for the James J. Williams company for the last 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Joan, one son, Dann; and one daughter, Tina; all living at home. Also his parents, Donn and LaVerne Jennings of Sprague; one sister, Mrs. John (Vicki) Lovchil of Seattle; his father-in-law, Stuart Michael of Edwall; one aunt, Mrs. Delma Greer of Dallas, TX; and six nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 6-28-1984) 


Vaughan, Marvin L.,  10-27-1994

“A private family memorial for Marvin L Vaughan, who died Oct 12, 1994, was held Oct 15. Mr. Vaughan, 54, had requested no funeral service.  Mr. Vaughan spent many hours of hangar flying in the Nampa Airport, with buddies and fellow pilots. His love of flight and planes kept him going until his sickness grounded him.  He is survived by his wife, Georgia Vaughan of Boise, Idaho; his daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Berry of Boise; his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Tammy Vaughan of Seattle; his son, Lee of LaGrande; his mother, Vera Eastman of Davenport; three brothers, Max Vaughan of Burns, Harry Vaughan of San Marcos, CA, and Jerry Vaughan of Creston; three sisters, Juanita Poore of Casanova, MO, Crystal Wynecoop of Spokane, and Merry Watson of Wilbur; and a lot of fellow pilots and friends he made over years of flying.  He joins his father, Harry H Vaughan; his brothers, Henry L and Charles B; his sister, Lois Rose, his father-in-law, Presley Wilson, and his brother-in-law, George Wynecoop.” (Davenport Times:  10-27-1994) 


VonLehe, Loren 11-10-1983

“Many Edwallites attended the funeral of Loren VonLehe last Tuesday. Loren lived here for many years, was a member of the Wheat Growers Assoc. and of the Waukon Grange. He was a graduate of the Reardan High School. Since he lived in Medical Lake, he has been a member of the School Board there for 22 years.” (Davenport Times:  11-10-1983)


Walker, Lorena R.,   3-18-1999

“Lorena R Walker passed away March 5, 1999 in Davenport. She was 96.  She is survived by one daughter, Gloria Spencer of Davenport; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; 2 great-great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Lorena was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton in 1971; one son, Robert Walker in 1991; one grandson, Roger Spencer; two brothers and four sisters.  No service will be held at her request. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-18-1999)


Walton, Lincoln S ,  3-17-1983

“Former Davenport area resident Lincoln S. Walton, 61, died recently at his home in Shelton, WA.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, at the home; two sons, Jim at the  home and Larry Lee at Boardman, OR; one brother, Stanley Walton, Spokane; three sisters, Wilmeth Towery, Davenport; Edna Austin of Washtucna, and Marjorie Walton of Spokane. Walton died on Feb 19, 1983.” (Davenport Times:  3-17-1983) 


Warwick, Roy L.,   4-04-1985

“Rev Roy Levi Warwick, 86, a native of the Harrington area, died Thursday, March 21, 1985 at St Elisabeth Hospital of Bed Bluff, CA, according to word just received Monday.  Memorial services took place at the Evangelical Free Church in Chico, CA with graveside services held at the Tehoma Cemetery in California.  Mr. Warwick, born on Dec 27, 1899 in the Harrington area, attended local schools. He served as the first pastor of the Davenport Gospel Tabernacle, now known as the Assembly of God Church; and previously held Weekly gospel services at the Earl School house in the Lake Creek area. After leaving Washington State, Mr. Warwick lived in Chico, CA, where he continued his ministry. He also worked as a grocery clerk in Butte and Tehoma Counties of California.  He served various Indian Missions in his later years, establishing several lasting friendships tied with the missions. Although lacking seminary training, Mr .Warwick’s ministry and singing became a blessing to many people throughout the years of his life, reports one person who knew him.  Survivors include two sons, Norman Warwick of Veronia, OR and Leonard Warwick of Chico, CA; one daughter, Esther McDaniels of Walla Walla; a half-brother, Bill R Warwick, of Davenport; four half-sisters, Fran Hardy, Ruth DeVore, and Mary Parsons, all of Davenport; and Wilba Reid, of Medical Lake; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.” (Davenport Times:  4-04-1985) 


Watson, Bob,    2-24-1983

“Harrington native Bob Watson died Feb 15, 1983 at his home in Marysville, WA. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Born June 8, 1916 in Harrington, Watson graduated from Harrington High School and farmed west of Harrington for many years before retiring to the coast. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; son Gerald; daughter Deanna; and four grandchildren. His son, Bob, preceded him in death. Also surviving are sister Berna Easton of Harrington, brother Boyd Watson of Honolulu , and sister Elva Edwards of Hayden Lake .” 

(Davenport Times:  2-24-1983) 


Watson, Everett F.    5-22-1997

“Memorial service for Everett F. Watson, 68, of Davenport will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating.  Mr. Watson died May 12, 1997 at his home in Davenport.  He was born March 28, 1929, in Gimble, NE.   He worked as a mechanic for Boeing in Seattle for many years before retiring to Davenport about four years ago.  Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Darlene, at the home; one son, Jerry Watson of Kirkland; 5 step-children, Marianne Reed of Custer, WA, Garry Benham of Kent, WA; Bob Benham of Birch Bay Village, WA, and Ray Benham and Joyce Washburn, both of Blaine, WA; 7 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Lyle Watson of Chewelah; one sister, Maxine Watson of WA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  5-22-1997) 


Weddle, Kathryn E.,  12-20-1984

“Kathryn E. Weddle of Seven Bays, 63, died Saturday, Dec 15, 1984 of a heart attack at her home in Seven Bays. A resident of Seven Bays for not quite half a year, Mrs. Weddle was born in Monmouth, IL on Sept 7, 1921.  Funeral services and burial for her take place tomorrow, Friday, Dec 21, at Burlington, Iowa.  Survivors include her husband, Robert, at the home;  one son, Michael; two daughters, Paula Brown of Huntsville , AL and Karen Lancaster of Burlington, Iowa; six grandchildren; her mother, Elizabeth Shunick of Seven Bays; and one brother, Thomas Shunnick of Baltimore, Maryland.” (Davenport Times: 12-20-1984) 


Weiland, John F.,   9-12-1985

“Funeral services were held at the Strate Funeral Home Tuesday, Sept 3, for John F Weiland, 92, of Davenport. The Davenport man died on Thursday, Aug 29, 1985 in Davenport.  Mr. Weiland was born Oct 8, 1892, in Elroy, WI , to Charles Johnson Weiland and the former Wilhelmina Gretmacher. He grew up in Elroy, and farmed there before coming to Washington prior to WW I. He worked for farmers when he first arrived here, and then for different private contractors.  He met Emma here in Davenport , and the two were married on Nov 10, 1931 in Montana.  He began working here for the State Dept of Transportation starting about that time, working on highway maintenance and construction.  He served as a lifetime member of the Knights of Pythias. Survivors include his wife, Emma. Pf Davenport; a son, Charles O Weiland of Spokane; sisters, Louise, Clara, Emma, Ida and Anna; two grandchildren; one great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were led by Rev Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church. Pall bearers included Murray Zuehlke, Robert Peak, Vic Meyer, Bob Luiten, Frank Rambo and Louis Mayewski. Burial followed at Spokane Memorial Gardens.” (Davenport Times:  9-12-1985)


Wham, Cathryn1984

 “Funeral service for Cathryn Wham was held Friday from Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. She died of an apparent heart attack.  Mrs. Wham was the daughter of Sam and Mary Schultz and a graduate of Harrington High School She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School of Nursing. She was on a leave of absence from Holy Family Hospital where she had been employed since 1971. Mr .Wham also had started the oncology unit at Holy Family.  She married Earl Wham, one of the nation’s top-ranking limited hydroplane racers in Spokane in 1968. Survivors include her husband at the home, one brother in Olympia.” (Davenport Times: 4-05-1984)


Whitt, Jeanetta,    5-22-1997

“Jeanetta Whitt of Spokane passed away May 1, 1997 in Davenport,WA at the Lincoln Nursing Home. She is survived by one step-daughter, Shirley Landis of Ohio; two grandchildren, Leslie and her husband Matt Ruch of Spokane; Steven W Whitt of Arkansas.  She is preceded in death by her husband Luther Whitt and one son, Steven Russel Whitt.  No services will be held as per her request. She was born on May 27, 1915 in Franklin, Ohio to Walter and Lena (Bean) Hines. She grew up in the Ohio area, graduated from high school and went to college and received her nursing degree. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  5-22-1997) 


Wiedenheft, Ina Mae,  12-01-1994

“Ina Mae Wiedenheft of Rupert, Idaho, died Nov 16, 1994 in an automobile accident. She moved with her parents, Glover and Nettie Eilers Acock to Rupert when she was 6 years old and attended schools there. She also attended the University of Idaho and Idaho State University.  On Aug 1, 1948, she married Keith Wiedenheft in Rupert. They lived in Malta, Rupert and Moscow, Idaho, and Fairfield , Spokane and Davenport, Washington. They also lived in several places in Oregon before returning to Rupert. She made friends easily and loved to do things for her family. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and an active member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband Keith, one daughter and four sons, five grandchildren and two sisters. Funeral service was held Nov 21 at the Rupert United Methodist Church with burial at the Rupert Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 12-01-1994)


Wiggins, Virginia,    11-30-1978

“Funeral services were held Nov 20 in Greensboro, NC, for Virginia (Laughbon) Wiggins, who was born and reared in Davenport.  Mrs. C. C. Wiggins died in Greensboro Nov 16. She was born here in 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Laughbon. She attended the local schools and was branch manager of Mayodan Employment Security Commission for several years.  She and her husband lived in Madison, NC. She had been in the hospital for four months suffering from cancer.  Survivors other than her husband at the home and her parents in Davenport are a daughter, Meg Richardson; a son, Michael Wiggins; a brother, Robert Laughbon of Denver, CO; and three grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 11-30-1978) 


Williams, Herbert M.,  1-14-1999

“Herbert M. Williams passed away Jan 10 of complications due to pneumonia after a short illness. He was 88.  Herb was born in Stockett , MT , Dec 27, 1910, and moved to Tyler in 1919. He graduated from Edwall High School in 1930 and married Rhoda Green in 1934.  While serving as a farmer in Edwall for most of his life, he was active in the Edwall Methodist Church, as well as a 4-H and Boy Scout leader.  Herb also was involved in the Edwall Lions Club, Edwall Grain Growers and was a 50-year member of the Waukon Grange, serving as grand master for several years.  Herb is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rhoda Williams; three sons, James Williams of Spokane, Huw Williams of Edwall, and Joe Williams of Ilwaco; two daughters, Janet Cruz of Kamiah, Idaho, and Rebecca Teeters, of Kent; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be on Saturday, Jan 16, at 2 p.m. at Edwall’s Christian Heritage School. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home of Spokane was in charge of cremation arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  1-14-1999) 


Willms, John,    4-27-1972

“Several area residents recently attended funeral services in Nice, CA, held for John Willms. Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Luke Flood, Mrs. John Hampton of Edwall, Louis Willms of Spokane, Ella Soverson, Lena White of Spokane, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Willms of Cheney.  Willms was the brother of Luke Flood, Louis Willms, Ella Solverson,  Lena White and Herman Willms. He was also a nephew of Fannie Hampton.” (Davenport Times:  4-27-1972) 


Wisdom, Enid M.,  11-27-1997

“Enid Muriel Wisdom passed away on Nov 20, 1997 after an extended stay at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco. She was 78. She was born Enid Muriel Gallaher in Waterville on July 6, 1919. She moved to Mansfield where she married Glen R. Wisdom in 1938. In 1942, they moved to Reardan, where they lived until his retirement from the Reardan School system. They then moved to Spokane in 1986. Glen died in 1987.  Enid spent her life serving others. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved to serve others in her family, church and places of work. She served as a nurse’s aide at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport for 10 years while living in Reardan. Interment was Monday, Nov 24, at the Mansfield, WA, cemetery. A memorial celebration was held At Calvary Church in Richland Nov 25.” (Davenport Times:  11-27-1997)


Zook, Sylvia,  12-27-1984

“Sylvia Jayne Zook died on Sunday, Dec 16, 1984 in Lompoc, CA while visiting her son and family.  Mrs. Zook was born on June 6, 1920 three miles south of Davenport as the daughter of Benjamin and Ruth Phinney Jayne, Davenport pioneers.  She attended Davenport schools, graduating from high school in 1938.  She married Kenneth Zook in Jan of 1941. After Mr. Zook’s return from the South Pacific, the couple made their home in Spokane , later moving to Chelan and Wenatchee, WA. In October of this year, the Zooks returned to Spokane to make their home.  Mrs. Zook was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Doris; and brothers, Ben and Edward. Survivors include her husband, at their home in Spokane; two sons, MSgt Ronald Zook of Vandenburg AFB, CA, and Donald Zook of East Wenatchee; 2 granddaughters, Bianca and Jennifer Zook of East Wenatchee; 2 grandsons, Michael Zook of CA and Jacob Zook of East Wenatchee; one brother, Merle Jayne of Spokane and one sister, Othel  Vradenburg of Entiat, an Uncle Edward Phinney of Spokane and numerous nieces and nephews. Their friend, Pastor Dennis Howell of the Methodist Church in Moses Lake conducted graveside services at the Wenatchee Cemetery on Friday, Dec 21 at 2 p.m., with the Telford Chapel of the Valley (Grant Road ), East Wenatchee in charge of services.” (Davenport Times:  12-27-1984) 


Zunker, Frank H.,    7-05-1984

“Funeral services were held Saturday , June 30 at Fairmount Memorial Park in the Sunset Chapel for former Reardan area resident Frank H. Zunker. He died June 27, 1984 after surviving multiple injuries in a vehicle accident June 19 near Ritzville.  Born to German immigrants Emma (Kiehl) and Herman Zunker, Frank Zunker farmed in this area before moving to Waitts Lake where he later made his home. Pastor John F Paulson officiated the services. He is survived by a step-daughter, Maxine Strode of Oregon , one niece Nina Walker and one nephew, William Zunker, both of Reardan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ingia.” (Davenport Times:  7-05-1984)



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