Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Teel, Edwin A.,                      3-20-1997

“Funeral service for Harrington native Edwin Alfred Teel was held March 6 at the First Free Methodist Church in Seattle. Mr. Teel, 85, died March 2, 1997, from complications of cancer. Born in Harrington on Dec 30, 1911, the oldest of five children, he was raised on a wheat farm. By delivering mile, he worked his way through Seattle Pacific College, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1936. During his college days, he met Laura Pauline (Polly) Cooley and they were married on Aug 12, 1937.  Mr. Teel built a small milking processing plant on a Seattle farm after graduation and moved to an old building in the Green Lake area at the beginning of WW II. There he founded Vitamilk, one of the state’s largest dairies, and he enjoyed giving it vision and watching it grow over the years. With his associates, he also helped develop Vitarich Ice Cream Co and the Food Giant stores. Almost 20 years ago, Mr. Teel turned over Vitamilk to his son, Jerry, now president, and son-in-law, Daryl Vander Pol, chief financial officer.  Mr.Teel served for 30 years on the board of trustees of Seattle Pacific University , becoming a trustee emeritus, and was named the university’s Alumnus of the Year in 1963.  He and his wife started the Wellspring Endowment at SPU, creating a scholarship fund.  Mr. Teel is survived by his wife Polly of Seattle; their children and spouses, Jerry and Kathi Teel of Seattle, Daryl and Claudia Vander Pol of Lynnwood, and Chuck and Barbara Teel of Seattle; his sister, Lois Madden of Seattle; and a brother, Steve Teel of Seattle; 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Kim Feir, Arne and Molly Oien, Julie Teel, Justin Vander Pol, and Sonja Vander Pol; and one great grandson, Erik Oien.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cliff and Ward.” (Davenport Times:  3-20-1997) 


Temple, Carl James,         10-22-1992

“Carl James Temple died of a heart attack while driving in Durango, Colorado , his present home, Oct 7. He was 78. Mr. Temple had served 41 years at the J C Penney Co when he was placed in Durango in 1974. He had been manager of stores in Davenport, as well as Libby, Mont. ,and Durango. He managed the store in Davenport from 1948 to Jan 1955, when he moved to Libby. While in Davenport he was president of the Chamber of Commerce. He also was a charter member of the Davenport Lions Club and was one of the group’s presidents… Mr. Temple was a talented musician and was a member of several music groups in Durango. Survivors include his wife, Lydia; two daughters; two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters.” (Davenport Times: 10-22-1992; omissions due to binding)


Teter, Boyd,                        9-23-1982

“Boyd M. Teter, the son of a blind doctor who was one of Davenport’s pioneers, Dr Frederick Teter, died recently at the age of 70.  Teter was divisional manager of Sherwin Williams Co and had retired from that position. He is survived by his wife, Anita of Mercer Island, WA; a son, William B. Teter of Long Beach, CA; two stepchildren, Patricia L. Fletcher of San Diego, CA, and Howard A. Giffen, Jr., of Phoenix, AZ four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.” (Davenport Times:  9-23-1982)


Thomas, Frederick,           5-04-1986

“Frederick Thomas. Died: 5-04-1986, 14 miles north Davenport. Spouse: Georgia Pautvein. Father: Frederick Tracy Thomas. Mother: Anna Hoopman. Burial: Evergreen Crematorium, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thomas, Georgia Mae,   7-15-1994

“Georgia Mae Thomas. Died: 7-15-1994. Birth: 2-21-1923, IA. Widowed. Father: Chris Pautvein. Mother: Unknown. Burial: Cremation: Inland Evergreen Crematory, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thomas, Mabel Irene,         2-11-1999

“Mabel Irene Thomas. Died: 2-11-1999. Birth: 2-27-1912, Missoula, MT. Spouse: Widowed, name not given. Father: William L. Kinnick. Mother: Lottie Sparks. Burial: Hartline Cemetery, Hartline, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thomas, male infant,        2-24-1929

“Infant male Thomas. Died: 24 Feb 1929, Davenport, WA. Birth: 24 Feb 1929, lived four hours. Father: Vale Thomas, born Woodland, CA. Mother: Ethel Thompson, b. Bluestem, WA. Burial: on farm near Davenport, place not specified.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thompson, female,            11-05-1953

“Female infant Thompson. Died: 11-05-1953. Birth: Stillbirth. Father: Floyd Joseph Thompson. Mother: Lois Marie Conboy. Cremation: Spokane,WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thompson, Gene S.,         6-26-1987

“Gene Stuart Thompson. Died: 6-26-1987, Reardan, WA. Spouse: Dolly A Norris. Father: Frank Thompson. Mother: Mamie Laura McRayde. Burial: Evergreen Crematorium, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thompson, Joseph,           4-14-1922

“Joseph Thompson, age 89, pioneer Spokane County farmer, died Wednesday, April 5, at his home near Four Lakes, after a brief illness. Born in England , Mr. Thompson came to the United States 70 years ago and for the last half century had resided near Four Lakes, where he successfully farmed 1,000 acres of land. He is survived by his widow, Mary, two sons and two daughters.” (Citizen: 4-14-1922)


Thompson, Lee R.,              2-04-1988

“Lee R Thompson of Clinton, Utah died Jan 21, 1988. He was 64.  Mr. Thompson was born Jan 23, 1923 in Spokane. He was raised in the Deep Creek area and was a 1941 graduate of Reardan High School.  He was a WW II veteran and a member of the Reardan Masonic Lodge. He worked as a mechanic for United Airlines for more than 20 years and was retired. Survivors include his wife Norma of Clinton, Utah; a son, Ron Thompson of Spokane; a daughter, Julia Thompson of Reston, VA; his mother, Ethel Peterson of Spokane; two brothers, Harold Thompson of Davenport and Henry Thompson of Spokane; and two grandchildren, Ronelle and Daniel Thompson. Services were held in Roy, Utah on Jan 26. Burial was in a Roy, Utah cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 2-04-1988)


Thompson, Mary Lee,          1-27-1980

“Mary Lee Thompson. Died: 1-27-1980. Birth: 3-12-1889. Spouse: Judd Thompson. Father: Frank J Nichols. Mother: Mary C. Woodward. Burial: Hazen & Jaeger Crematorium, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thompson, Raymond Boon  8-28-1970

“Raymond Boon Thompson. Died: 8-28-1970. Birth: 2-20-1921, WA.  Spouse: Florence Cook. Father: Boon Thompson. Mother: Coreen __. Burial: Thompson Family Cemetery, 14 mi. N. Almira, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thoni, Mar,y                       11-27-1980

“Funeral services were held for Mrs. Fred (Mary) Thoni on Wednesday, Nov 26 under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, with the Rev Roger V. Muisiner officiating. Mrs. Thoni was born in Wilbur, WA, on Nov 17, 1903 and died at the Lincoln Nursing Home, where she had been in residence since June, 1977.  As a child, she had moved with her family to Addy, WA. She had married Fred L. Thoni on July 10, 1923. He preceded her in death in 1955, at which time she moved to Colville, WA.  She moved to Davenport in 1968 where she was employed as companion and housekeeper to Mrs. Walter Bieler until 1974. She had been active in the Sunnyside Community Church, Colville, during her residence there and had been an attendant of the Davenport Presbyterian Church during her Davenport residence. Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Lee (Helen) Howey of Musselshell, MT; Mrs. Wilbur (Irene) Ross of Wenatchee; and Mrs. Ralph (Lila) Clizer of Mondovi; also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clara Vinje of Colville and Mrs. Elsie Potter, also of Colville. She is also survived by 9  grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Interment is to occur in Colville, WA.” (Davenport Times:  11-27-1980)


Thorpe, Clarence,             9-23-1982

“An Edwall native, Col. Clarence Steven Thorpe, US Air Force, retired, died Sept 15 at the Beaument Hospital, Fort Bliss, TX.  He had made El Paso his home most of the years since retirement. Thorpe was born on a farm southwest of Edwall on May 25, 1900, graduated from the Edwall High School and from the University of Washington. He took his military training at Randolph Field, Texas, where he built his own airplane and on several occasions flew it to Edwall to visit his relatives.  In World War II Col. Thorpe served in the Pacific, was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and was on duty during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He took part in the General Doolittle raid on Japan. He was instrumental in the perfection of the Norden bomb.  Col. Thorpe was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Burritt Thorpe, Sept 22, 1961 and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will be at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery at El Paso, Texas.” (Davenport Times: 9-23-1982)


Tollmeier, Fred,              est. 4-09-1926

“Petition for probate of the will of Fred Tollmeier and naming Lillie Tollmeier as executrix has been filed.” (Odessa Record: 4-09-1926)


Tramm, Gertrude,               11-18-1937

“A superior court decree settled the Gertrude M. Tramm estate of $21,732. Mr. Tramm, three daughters and two sons inherit. A second decree approved distribution of the Bessie Horwege estate, $24,542, to her husband and two sons.” (Odessa Record: 11-18-1937) 


Tubbs, Paul A.,                     8-10-1987

“Paul Arthur Tubbs. Died: 8-10-1987, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Mary McKenzie. Father: Claude Tubbs. Mother: Martha Lazona Johnston. Burial: Inland Crematory, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Tye, Lloyd K.,                         7-01-1982

“Funeral services for Lloyd K. Tye were held in Vancouver, WA, last Saturday where he died at his home June 21.  He received his early schooling in Davenport where he lived as a youngster with his parents, Ralph and Alma Tye. He had resided in Vancouver for the past six years and previous to that in Spokane for 25 years.” (Davenport Times: 7-01-1982)


Tyus, James L.,                     7-16-1979

“James Level Tyus. Died: 7-16-1979. Birth: 5-13-1950, WA.  Never married. Father: Henry Mark Tyus. Mother: Viola Burch. Buried: Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, Seattle, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Underwood, Beatrice,           8-14-1997

“Funeral service for Beatrice E Underwood, 88, was held Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Spokane with the Rev Russell Alsgaard officiating.  Burial followed at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.  Mrs. Underwood, a Davenport area native, died Aug 8, 1997 in Spokane , her home for the past 27 years. She was born June 24, 1909, at Egypt to George E and Lottie (Mobley) Hasting. She attended schools in Davenport and Spokane , graduating from Lewis and Clark High School. She then attended WSC and graduated from Kinman Business College. She worked as a secretary in Spokane and at the Lincoln County Court house in Davenport, where she met her husband-to-be, attorney Floyd J Underwood. They married in 1931.  Bea was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She served as worthy matron of Eastern Star, Chapter 131, PEO Sisterhood, Chapter N, both of Davenport. She later belonged to PEO, Chapter EQ of Spokane. She also was a longtime member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church. She later served as a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Spokane. The Underwood family enjoyed spending their summers at Loon Lake for many years.  The Underwoods retired to Spokane in 1969 and enjoyed golf as members of the Manito Golf and Country Club. Mr. Underwood passed away in 1980.  Mrs. Underwood is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bert and Marlene Underwood of Hayden Lake, and Roger and Ellen Underwood of Spokane; one daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Jack Glover of Richland; 7 grandchildren, Dave Underwood, Helen Ardire, Jay Underwood, Jeff Underwood, Kevin Glover, Janet Schuster and Jason Glover, and 6 great grandchildren. Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-14-1997) 


Underwood, Floyd,              10-30-1980

“Underwood was very active in lodge activities. He is past master and a member of Acacia Lodge No. 58 F & AM of Davenport, life member and past patron of the Davenport Chapter No. 131 OES, past worthy grand patron OES for the state of Washington, a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry and of El Katif Shrine. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Manito Golf and Country Club.  He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, at the home in Spokane; a son, Bert, of Houston, TX; a son, Roger of Spokane; a daughter, Joy Glover of Richland; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov 1, at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.  Floyd J Underwood, 74, died Sunday, Oct 26, at a Spokane hospital following a long illness. Underwood was the founder of the local law firm, Underwood, Campbell, Brock & Cerutti, PS.  He recently received the honor of being a 50-year member of the Washington State Bar Association and of being a 50-year graduate of the University of Washington Law School.  Born in Sprague, WA, in 1906 to a pioneer farm family, Underwood graduated from Sprague High School, attended Washington State University and received his law degree from the University of Washington in 1930. He started practice in Lincoln County, settling in Davenport , where he founded the present law firm which has offices in Davenport and Spokane. He retired to Spokane in 1970, remaining of counsel to his firm for many years. His son, Roger H. Underwood, is, and has been one of the principals in that law firm for many years.” (Davenport Times: 10-30-1980)


Unger, Mary A.,                 d. 3-25-1914

“Mary A. Unger. Died: 25 March 1914, Odessa, WA. Birth: March 27, 1827, Pennsylvania. Spouse: Widow, no name given. Father: unknown Long, born Germany ; Mother: unknown, born Germany. Burial: place not stated.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Unknown Native American,  -1989

“The remains of two people, probably Native Americans, were discovered near Moccasin Bay north of Davenport Sunday.  Lincoln County Sheriff Dan Berry said a property owner in the area was pushing rocks out of his driveway when his son noticed what appeared to be a human skull in the rocks.  ‘It had probably schluffed off of the hillside,’ Berry said. ‘They reported it and two deputies went down. They started to see other bones.’  Excavating in the area was done very carefully by hand with garden tools, he noted.  About eight feet from the first set of bones, what appeared to be an exposed hand was found.  Deputies again excavated and found a second set of bones.  Berry’s department turned the remains over to the EWU Archaeological and Historical Services Section.  Officials from that section told Berry Monday that the remains are Native American and probably more than 100 years old.  Berry said all circumstances pointed to that prior to the EWU determination. The remains were found under layers of rock. Roots from plants had intermingled with the remains. The site was on the south side of the Spokane River directly across from the Spokane Indian Reservation.  Dr Sara Keller of Eastern Washington University said that remains such as the ones found near Davenport can be dated by looking at the wear patterns on teeth. The wear on the teeth found ‘reflects a diet which in not modern,’ she said. ‘The teeth are worn down and that reflects eating stone ground foods.’  Keller said Europeans ate softer foods as did Indians who lived in forts. Beyond that, carbon dating would have to be used. The remains are now being handled by EWU and will probably be returned to the proper tribe, Berry said.”  (Davenport Times:  4-20-1989) 


Unknown Males…………1994

“A man’s body was found on the railroad tracks one mile east of Marlin on Thursday morning, March 10, by Burlington Northern workers. The man had apparently been hit by at least one train.  The day before a body of another man was found 10 miles west of Spokane near the railroad tracks. The two men were good friends who had recently been released from Eastern State Mental Hospital. The men had been living in Spokane and had decided to leave the area.  Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are treating the death of the first man as a homicide. Lincoln County deputies are cooperating with Spokane County as the two deaths seem to be related.  According to reports, the first man was either pushed or fell off the train. The second man, the sheriff’s office are not quite sure whether he fell off the train, was also pushed or jumped.” (Odessa Record: 3-10-1994)


Unknown Woman,             d. 8-05-1928

“Anna _______.  Died: August 5, 1928, Reardan, WA. Birth: 15 March 1865, Norway. Spouse: Married, no name given. Father: Hans Larson, born Norway. Mother: don’t know, born Norway. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


VanDoren, James D.,          11-06-1997

“Rosary service was held Thursday last week for James (Jim) David VanDoren of Mead at St Peter Catholic Church in Spokane. Burial Mass was held there Saturday, followed by interment at Jump Off Joe Cemetery in Valley, WA that afternoon.  Mr. VanDoren, 33, died Oct 27, 1997 in Mead.  Born May 24, 1964, in Chewelah, he was a 1982 Jenkins High School graduate.  He studied auto mechanics at Spokane Community College for two years. He married Sandra Eades on Aug 26, 1989. A member of the United Steel Workers Union at Kaiser Mead, he also was a race car driver and member of the AHRA, as well as a scuba diving enthusiast and member of NAUI.  Mr. VanDoren is survived by his wife, Sandra; his parents, Janetta and Ed VanDoren of Valley; two sisters, Betty Urhausen and her husband Michael of Colville, and JoAnne Hansen and her husband Rob of Deer Park; three brothers, Tim VanDoren and his wife Lori of Valley, and Paul VanDoren and his wife Tracy of Veradale, and Pete VanDoren of San Jose; his grandmother, Myrene MIndermann of Colfax; his wife’s parents, Florence and Pete Schafroth of Davenport; his sister-in-law, Cindy Hancock and her husband Robert of Post Falls, his brother-in-law James Eades of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  11-06-1997) 


VanNatter, J. B.,                    9-18-1908

“J. B. VanNatter, who for several years has been a resident of Harrington. died at Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane, Saturday Sept 12, aged 59 years. He had been operated upon a few days previously for a critical case of appendicitis. Mr. VanNatter was a member of the Elks; under the auspices of which order he was buried at Spokane, Monday, Sept 14. Those who knew him best say ‘Van’ was good hearted and generous to a fault. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and a step-son. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.” (Citizen: 9-18-1908)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted December, 2008

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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