Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Immler, Rueben,                      7-29-1971

“Rueben S. Immler, a long-time Harrington resident died suddenly Tuesday, July 20., 1971. He was 66.  Mr. Immler was born June 26, 1905 in Indiana to Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Immler. As a young boy he traveled west with his parents and settled in Steptoe. He spent his youth there and graduated from Steptoe High School. On Nov 19, 1926, he married Marguerite Stonerook of Wilbur. IN 1952 the Immler’s moved from Ritzville to Harrington, where he began work with the Harrington Machinery Company. He continued to work there until his retirement two years ago. Surviving Mr. Immler are his wife  Marguerite at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Bryant, Jackson, MS; one son, John F. Immler, Medical Lake; and four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Billingsley, Kennewick , and Mrs. Emma Ray, Benton City, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, July 20, at the Smith Funeral Chapel in Spokane. Cremation followed.” (Davenport Times: 7-29-1971)


Jacobson, Dorothy L.,        8-08-1996

“Dorothy Leah (Green) (Monk) Jacobson died on July 28, 1996 at her home in Spokane. She was 81. Daughter of Ed and Fern Green, she grew up in Edwall, graduating from high school there.  She attended Cheney Normal School.  She married Gene Monk in 1934 and they farmed in the Edwall area for over 30 years. Gene died in 1976. Dorothy moved to Spokane and later married Kenneth Jacobson. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed cooking, making quilts, playing bridge and traveling. She and Kenneth wintered in Arizona. Mrs. Jacobson was a member of the Edwall Methodist Church and Audubon Park United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Wilson Monk of Edwall; three daughters, Sandra Beck of Spokane, Susan Sloan of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Bonnie Chandler-Warren of Renton; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three step children, Roland Jacobson of Ballston Lake, NY, Mary Kay Hiatt of Spokane and Margaret Loew of Chugiak, Ala.; 10 step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and five sisters, Marian Strunk of Bothell, Rhoda Williams of Spokane, Lois Evanoff of Spokane, Esther Burns of Seattle, Ruth Duenwald of Newport, and Meryl Pruitt of Tacoma. Mrs. Jacobson was preceded in death by two husbands, Gene Monk and Kenneth Jacobson; one granddaughter, Victoria Shaw; one sister, Ellen Wulff; her brother, Robert Green; and her parents. Memorial service was held at Audubon Park United Methodist Church on Aug 2, with the Rev John Brewer officiating. She was buried at Spokane Memorial Gardens preceding the service.” (Davenport Times: 8-08-1996)


James, James R.,                7-24-1980

“A hitchhiker identified as James R. James, 38, Nespelem, was killed in a one-car accident 2.3 miles east of Creston on Highway 2 Wednesday evening of last week. James was riding in a 1975 Jeep Cherokee station wagon driven by Michael S. Walters, 33, Veradale, WA, who suffered abrasions on the elbows and knees. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport for treatment and released the same evening. According to State Patrolman Ed Snyder, the accident occurred at 9:25 p.m. when the eastbound car left the roadway on the right side of the highway into a ditch and struck a rock embankment.” (Davenport Times: 7-24-1980)


Jannot, Joseph T.,             12-26-1996

“Funeral service was held Saturday at the Keller Community Center for Joseph T. Jannot, 92, who died Dec 17, 1996 in the Nespelem Convalescent Center. Burial was at the Keller Cemetery.  Born March 27, 1904, he made his home in Keller. Mr. Jannot, a former Harrington resident, is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Barbara Jannot of Keller, and Morgan and Peggie Jannot of Wilbur; 7 grandchildren, Gary Jannot of Wilbur, Pam Warnecke of Wilbur, Rusty Jannot of Keller, Mick Jannot of Spokane, Melissa Bro of Spokane, Delaine Rutter of Davenport and David Jannot of Savannah, GA; 8 great grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren, Kathy Stokes of St Maries, ID; and Mark Wilke of Spokane; 2 great step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  12-26-1996) 


Jarvis, Bruce W.,              2-12-1970

“Word has been received here of the death of Dr Bruce W. Jarvis, age 84, on Jan 16 in St Paul, MN.  Dr Jarvis was reared in Davenport and was a  1904 graduate of Davenport High School. He attended Willamette College, the University of Washington and in 1915 complete his medical work at the University of MN Medical School. With his first wife and oldest son, he went to China as a medical missionary for the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church in 1924. With the exception of a brief return during his first wife’s illness and death in the early 1940’s, he remained at his work in China until 1949 when the Communist government came to power. In 1945 he married Anna Moffet who was also working for the Board of Missions in China. After leaving China they went to India for three years returning to New York City in 1953 where they worked in the Board of Missions office until retirement in 1958. At that time they moved to St Paul to make their home.  He is survived by his wife Anna, and three sons: Dr Bruce Jarvis of Houston, TX ; Dr Charles Jarvis of St Paul, MN; and Dwight Jarvis, a chaplain Lt Col in the US Army; and by one brother, Mel C. Jarvis of Davenport.  Dr Jarvis bequeathed his body to the University of MN Medical School in the interest of medical science and education.” (Davenport Times:  2-12-1970)


Jasper, Lucille,                  1-07-1982

“A teacher here for 32 years, Lucille Parsons Jasper recently died at the age of 87 in Davenport. Funeral services were held Dec 22 at the Davenport First Presbyterian church with the Rev Don C. Cornish and Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Concluding services and interment were at Greenwood Terrace Cemetery in Spokane. Mrs. Jasper, who died Dec 18, was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, Chapter N PEO, Order of Eastern Star and Davenport Study Club as well as the Garry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her husband, Jay Lee Jasper, preceded her in death and she is survived by two sons, Lee C. Jasper of Crow’s Landing, CA, Leland R. Jasper of Spokane; one brother, Harry Parsons of Los Angeles, CA; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Albert E. Parsons, Spokane; one nephew, Al Parsons of Coeur d’Alene, ID; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great nephews.” (Davenport Times: 1-07-1982)


Jefferis, W. H.,                     4-17-1931

“Yesterday’s Spokesman-Review carried the notice of the death of Walter H. Jefferis, aged 78 years, a retired farmer and resident of Hayden Lake, Idaho. Harringtonians will remember Mr. Jefferies, a pioneer resident of this section, where he was active in the Presbyterian Church and the local lodge of Odd Fellows. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. D. B. Heil, Spokane, a niece, Miss Anna Webb, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; three granddaughters, Barbara, Bernice and Norma Jean Heil, all of Spokane, WA; and two grandsons, Robert and Carol Mayer of Portland, Oregon. His last services have been entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Spokane. Mr. Jefferis died at a Spokane hospital. His home for several years has been RFD No. 2, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He lived for many years on a farm bordering the Town of Harrington, to the northeast, on which place Mr. and Mrs. James Crowley have resided since he moved away. He was a devout church member, a good citizen and neighbor.” (Citizen: 4-17-1931)


Jenkins, Harold G.,              3-28-1996

“Private services and entombment were held for former longtime Harrington resident Harold G Jenkins, who passed away March 22, 1996 in Spokane.  Mr. Jenkins, who farmed for many years in the Harrington area, was a longtime member of Bluestem Grange #76.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rose E. Jenkins, at the home in Spokane; two sons, Darrell Chappell of Spokane and Arling ‘Red’ Chappell of Liberty Lake; three daughters, Maxine Wetjen of Petaluma, CA, and LaDerma Wacker and Peggy Heidenreich, both of Spokane; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and one sister, Lura Hunter of Bly, OR. Ball & Dodd Funeral Home North of Spokane was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 3-28-1996)


Jenkins, Robert,                5-25-1972

“Funeral services were held for Robert Jenkins, former resident of the area, at the Whiteside Chapel in Aberdeen May 9 with the Rev George Huber officiating. Interment was held at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Cosmopolis. Pallbearers were Earl Lunceford, Dwight Lunceford, Reginald Mays, Lance Jenkins, Orville Davis and Oren Billingsley, Wilbur. Robert Jenkins, formerly of Creston, passed away on May 4 in a Cosmopolis hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on Sept 21, 1902, in Neva, Tennessee, and first came to the Harbor in Washington in 1920.  He was married to Pearl Stambaugh of Creston in 1933 at Davenport,Washington. The couple lived in Creston until 1956 and then returned to the Harbor where he again worked as a millwright until his retirement.  In addition to his wife, Pearl, at the home, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Orville (Barbara) Davis of Mission, South Dakota; and Mrs. James (Marilyn) Zelka of Hardin, Montana; three brothers, W. E. and Richard Jenkins, both of Cosmopolis, and Spencer Jenkins of Elizabethon, TN; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Arney of Butler, TN; four grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.” (Davenport Times: 5-25-1972)


Jesseph, Ethel G.,                      10-19-1934

“Mrs. Ethel Grace Jesseph passed away Wednesday at Wenatchee just two months from the day she underwent an operation there. Funeral services will be conducted today (Friday) at Hazen & Jaeger’s in Spokane at 2 p.m.  The family has requested that no flowers be sent. Surviving her are her widower, Ward; two daughters, Mrs. Ethelyn Garrett and Mrs. Wardine Fenton, one granddaughter Marilyn, Wenatchee; mother, Mrs. John F. Green, Spokane; two sisters, Miss Maud Green, Spokane and Mrs. Ora Hannum, Los Angeles; two brothers, Will J. and Robert Green, Spokane. Jesse Williams is a second cousin and he and Mrs. Williams went to Spokane today to attend the services.” (Citizen:  10-19-1934)


Jeter, James,              est. 5-26-1916

“M. F. Richter has letters of administration of the $1,000 estate of James W. Jeter who died recently at Sullivan, Tennessee.” (Odessa Record: 5-26-1916)


Johnson, Edgar Dick,    d. 10-31-1932

“Edgar Dick Johnson. Died: 31 Oct 1932, Reardan, WA. Birth: 16 July 1930, Wallace, Idaho. Father: Edgar Johnson; Mother: Ollie. Burial: Removal to Davenport, WA. Actual Burial not stated.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Johnson, Edward E.,    d. 5-25-1941

“Edward E Johnson. Died: 5-25-1941. Birth: 3-21-1874, MN.  Spouse: Henrietta Johnson. Father: Engle Johnson. Mother: Martha Johnson. Burial: (not stated)” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Johnson, Harry R. ‘Johnie’,    5-26-1988

“Harry R. ‘Johnie’ Johnson died May 23, 1988. Funeral services for Mr. Johnson have been scheduled Friday, May 27, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Pastor Phil Falk will officiate. Strate Funeral Home is in charge.” (Davenport Times:  5-26-1988)


Johnson, Laura A.,               5-16-1919

“Mrs. Laura A. Johnson, wife of C. V. Johnson, of Harrington, died at Medical Lake Wednesday afternoon and was buried Thursday at the Medical Lake cemetery. Those who attended the funeral were Mr. Johnson and family, Mr .and Mrs. Gus Lybecker and B. A. Watson. Deceased was 43 years of age and a native of Missouri. About 25 years ago she married H. A. Dixon who died in 1915. Seven children were born to them, six of whom survive the parents, Mrs. Alta Evans of Vancouver, BC; Mrs. Grace Hill of Milton, OR; and four unmarried children, Clara, Reta, Henry, and Dortha. On Sept 6, 1917, deceased married C V Johnson of Harrington. In January deceased was taken to the Medical Lake sanitarium where she remained until her death which was due to pneumonia. Of the four unmarried children, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lybecker have Dortha and the other three are staying with their step-father.” (Citizen: 5-16-1919)


Johnson, Marion,            11-18-1937

“According to a telegram received this week Marion Johnson, 27, formerly of Wilbur, was killed in an accident in California. He was a nephew of George and Robert Bandy and was left an orphan at an early age. He made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bandy there and later enlisted in the marines. He is survived by his widow and first child, born on Armistice Day.” (Odessa Record: 11-18-1937)


Johnson, Temple,              10-04-1935

Temple Johnson , 80, passed away at his home in Davenport and was buried in the Marshall Cemetery, Saturday, Sept 21. Although recently a victim of poor health, he had been very well during late months. He suffered a heart attack. Mr. Johnson was a resident of the Bluestem district for a number of years and was well known in Harrington. He leaves his widow, and two sons, Lon, of Davenport, and Frank of Four Lakes.” (Citizen: 10-04-1935)


Johnstone, Walter L.,                   2-02-1939

“Former Resident Passes in Oakland. Word has been received here of the death last week in Oakland, CA, of Walter L. Johnstone, age 50 years, a former Davenport resident. He had practiced law at Oakland since 1926, and the funeral was held there Thursday, with his step-father, the Rev Sidney Morgan of Seattle officiating…” (excerpt Davenport Times-Tribune: 2-02-1939)


Jones, Edward C.,                12-31-1926

“Order admitting the will of Edward C. Jones to probate and naming John R. Lewis, Coulee, as executor has been signed. The estate is estimated at about $17,000.” (Odessa Record: 12-31-1926)


Jones, Narvella O.,                6-05-1997

“Graveside service for Reardan’s Narvella O Jones, 70, was held Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane.  Mrs. Jones entered into rest on May 31, 1997 in Spokane. Born in Alex, OK, she lived in the Gustine, CA, area for most of her life. She was a homemaker, and loving wife and mother. Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband of 50 years, Laurence Jones, at the home; one son, Steven Jones of Modesto, CA; two daughters, Sharon Clifton of Modesto and Shirley Jones of Reardan; one brother, Walter Nelson of Modesto; one sister, Gladys Herring of Sierra Village, CA; four grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane handled the arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  6-05-1997) 


Jones, Richard G .,                      12-25-1925

“Edward C. Jones, Govan, and John L Lewis, Coulee, have been named appraisers of the estate of Richard G Jones. Executor’s bond was fixed at $25,000.” (Odessa Record: 12-25-1925)


Jones, Robert A.,                 10-12-1995

“Robert Arnold Jones, of Creston, died Saturday, Oct 7, 1995, of complications associated with leukemia. He was 70.  No services will be held per his request.  He was born on April 15, 1925, in Chicago, IL, to Harold and Dorothy Jones.  His early years were spent in Lake Geneva, WI, and Helena, MT, where he entered the US Navy. He served aboard the USS California as a radioman.  Using the GI Bill, Bob pursued a career in electronics and graduated from Idaho Junior College in Coeur d’Alene. He worked as a cameraman and technician for KXLY TV for 20 years. He left Spokane in 1973 to farm with his father-in-law, Norman Houger. He farmed until his retirement in 1987. Bob served as past president of the Creston PTA and assisted his wife with Girl Scouting activities. He also served on the Lincoln County Fair Board for nine years, spending the last four as president. IN his spare time, Bob liked to back pack, camp, and build ship models and model airplanes. Bob is survived by his wife of 28 years, Karen, at the home; one son, Dale Jones of Lewistown, Montana; and three daughters, Deanna Jones of Spokane, Teresa Dehler of Vancouver, WA, and Dr Brenda Ferril of St Ignatius, Montana; 6 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He is preceded in death by one son, Gary. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 10-12-1995)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted December, 2008

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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