Submitted by Marge Womach 


                                                                              File 3 Page W through Z





Wagner, Hedwig,             1-12-1967

“Word was received Tuesday, Jan 3, of the death of Mrs. William Wagner (Hedwig Knapp) of Brooklyn, Iowa. Mrs. Wagner was born in Betzinger, Germany, Jan 16, 1902 and came to Harrington with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Knapp and brother Karl in 1905. Educated in the Harrington schools, Mrs. Wagner attended Cheney Normal and taught school for several years before her marriage. Survivors include three children: Donald Green of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Patricia Frankhauser, Tepton, Iowa and Mrs. Joanne Christopherson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and eleven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil Longmere, Portage, IN; Mrs. Dean Armstrong and Mrs. Eldon LePere, Harrington,WA; two brothers, George E. Knapp, Harrington, WA, and Karl Knapp, Mohler, WA, and numerous cousins in this area.” (Davenport Times: 1-12-1967)


Walker, John Delos,            7-24-1997

Davenport native John Delos Walker passed away at his home in Portland, OR, on July 12, 1997.  He was born in Davenport on March 10, 1916, and graduated from high school here in 1934.  In 1938, he graduated from WSU.  After graduation, he worked at Coulee Dam as an engineer for a short time and was transferred to the Army Corp of Engineers in Walla Walla. I 1939, he was sent to the district head office in Portland , where he worked as an engineer until he retired in 1974.  In 1939, he married Gertrude (Trudy) Dickerman, who preceded him in death in April 1994.  Mr. Walker leaves one daughter, Louise Walker, of Portland; one sister, Bernice Kanzler of Davenport; three nieces and numerous cousins.  Graveside service was held July 19 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Gresham, OR, followed by a memorial service at Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, Fairview,OR.”  (Davenport Times: 7-24-1997)


Wallace, J. E .,                           6-24-1937

“J. E. Wallace, 61, who died at Spokane Friday, was buried Monday from the Mary, Queen of Heaven, church at Sprague. Mr. Wallace was born in St Catherines, Ontario, Canada, and worked in the Northern Pacific employ.” (Odessa Record:  6-24-1937) 


Walther, Jacob,                 10-08-1981

“Jacob Walther died Oct 2 in Davenport. His home was Reardan.  Survivors include his wife, Pauline at the home; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Sylvia) Marcotte, Spokane; Ronald B. Walther, Spokane; six grandchildren, one great grandson; Mrs. Elsie Ridgley, Lake Havasu City, AZ; Mrs. Hertha Hisrch, Rock Springs, MT; Mrs. Maggie Hoffer, Vancouver, WA; Mrs. Alvina Quinzeh, Artas, SD; Herman Walther, Spokane; Harold Walther, Grants Pass, OR; numerous nieces and nephews. A resident of this area for 45 years, he was a member of Spokane Aerie No. 2 FOE and a member of the Emmanual Lutheran Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct 7 at the Emmanual Lutheran Church in Reardan with Rev Philip Falk officiating. Graveside services were held at Fairmount Memorial Park.” (Davenport Times:  10-08-1981)


Weber, Patrick M.,                   1-02-1952

“Patrick Michael Weber. Died: 1-02-1952, Ritzville, WA. Spouse: unmarried. Father: Ernest B Weber. Mother: Bertie Mae Odell. Buried: Unknown.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Weeks, Eli C.,                              11-06-1925

“Order for sale of wheat, part of the estate of Eli C. Weeks, has been signed.” (Odessa Record: 11-06-1925)“The funeral of E. C. Weeks, a retired farmer of the Almira district was held at his home Monday afternoon. Mr. Weeks was a native of Tennessee and had resided in Lincoln County since 1899.” (Odessa Record: 10-02-1925)


Weiland, Emma,         9-22-1988 

“Funeral services were held Sept 20 for Emma Weiland. Mrs. Weiland died Sept 17, 1988 at the Lincoln Nursing Home. She was 91. She was born Dec 30, 1896 in Village of Canby, Minnesota to Johnson Weiland and the former Mary Boleneus. She came to Washington State at the age of six with her grandparents and attended school here, graduating from Davenport High School. She then worked as an operator for the telephone company. She met John Weiland here and they were married Nov 10, 1931 in Montana. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church where she was past president of the women’s association, and the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her son, Charles Weiland of Spokane; a sister, Bertha Iverson of Rock Island, IL; two grandchildren, a great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on August 29, 1985. Services were held in the chapel of Strate Funeral Home and Rev Jeff Callender of the Presbyterian Church officiated. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times: 9-22-1988)--


Weipert, Helen M.,              1-14-1982

“Helen M. Weipert, former resident of Reardan and Davenport , died Jan 3, 1982 in Tacoma, WA.  Born April 28, 1933 in Sundance, WY, the family moved to Reardan in 1942 where she completed high school and was employed as a bookkeeper at Lincoln Mutual for several  years.  She moved with her own family to the coast in 1968 and had resided in the Seattle-Olympia area since that time. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth of Seattle and Gregory of Olympia; granddaughter Stephanie Weipert of Olympia; mother, Josie Good of Davenport; two sisters, Mary Ann Remmers of Davenport and Carol Stephenson of Denver, CO. Final services were held Thursday, Jan 7 at Mills Chapel in Olympia with Rev Tom Hoey officiating.” (Davenport Times: 1-14-1982)


Weipert, Loie,                     10-01-1981

“Funeral services were held Sept 24 in Spokane for Mrs. Loie Weipert who died Sept 18 in Sun City, CA.  Mrs. Weipert was born in Smithson, PA, on July 21, 1884 and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Mrs. Lee Williams of Edwall.  She came to Waukon, WA, in 1901 with her parents and two sisters. In 1904 she and Charles Weipert were married and farmed in the Edwall-Reardan community until 1919 when they retired and moved to California.  Mr. Weipert died in 1949. The one son born to them died in infancy.  California was their home permanently with yearly visits to Washington with their relatives and friends. Casket bearers were Leo Addington, Stanley Dormaier, Jim Bannon, A. C. Patton, Floyd Mihm and Roy Weipert. Soloist was Catherine Addington and organist was Eleanor Dittrich. Burial services were held at Riverside Memorial Park .” (Davenport Times, Edwall section: 10-01-1981)

Wendlandt, Emma, 10-02-1980 “Funeral services were held Monday Sept 29 at 2 p.m. in Tacoma for Emma Jo Wendlandt who died Sept 24. She will be remembered as the former Emma Jo Brown, whose father, Rush Brown, was an operator at the Little Falls Power Plant. She attended high school in Reardan and graduated with the Class of 1929. She was married to Alvin Wendlandt in 1930 and they raised four children. She is survived by her husband at their home in Tacoma; one son, James, in Tacoma; two daughters, Mrs. Loyd Barker (Jean) of Ahsahka, Idaho, and Mrs. Duane Hanks( Beverly ) of Post Falls, Idaho; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and a host of friends. Their oldest son, Harold, was killed in a plane crash in California in 1974. They would have observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct 18.” (Davenport Times: 10-02-1980) 


Wheatley, Edward M.,         3-28-1996

“Edward M. Wheatley, a former longtime Harrington pastor, died Jan 9, 1996 at the age of 73. A memorial service was held I Monroe Jan 13. He was born Sept 11, 1922, to Elwood ‘Woody’ and Alda Brittingham Wheatley. His sister Isabelle joined the family in Jan 1924. His father was a farmer in Laurel, DE.  In 1942, Edward married Viola Mears. He had learned the meat cutting trade and was drafted by the US Army. He served nearly five years in the Army, spending most of his time in France and the British Isles during WW II. While overseas, Viola contracted tuberculosis. Shortly after his discharge, his wife passed away in 1948. Mr. Wheatley felt a call to the ministry and began attending Allentown Bible Institute, later known as Eastern Pilgrim College, in 1949. It was there that he met Delores McIntyre and they were married in July 1950. Their first pastorate was for a beginning church in Waynesboro, VA. Other pastorates in the Pilgrim Holiness denomination included Denton, MD; Blanchard, LA; Gloversville, NY; and Coeur d’Alene. After the Idaho pastorate, Mr. Wheatley transferred his member ship to the church of the Nazarene and took a church in Harrington in 1967. It was there that he led the church in the building of a new sanctuary and educational unit. His last pastorate was in Monroe, where he dreamed of building another church; however, personal health problems forced him to retire from his pastorate. During his pastorates, Mr. Wheatley took on part-time jobs to help make ends meet. He worked as a truck driver, hospital janitor, meat cutter, painter and school aide. He also worked during wheat harvest for several farmers, including Bob Kramer of Harrington from 1973 to 1982. While in Harrington, Mr. Wheatley also started driving school bus. After moving to Monroe , he continued driving bus for the Northshore School District until his retirement in 1988. After his pastorate in Monroe and after surgery, Mr. Wheatley took a night job driving truck.  In February 1986, Mr. Wheatley was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. After his retirement in 1988, he continued to work many hours in the yard and garden, doing general upkeep.  Mr. Wheatley entered Merry Haven Health Care Center in August 1994. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Delores Wheatley of Monroe; two sons, Tim and his wife Pam Wheatley of Monroe; and John Wheatley of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Cassandra and her husband Richard Anderson of Cashmere; one sister, Isabelle and her husband John Davis of Sharptown, MD; one foster daughter, Donna Storeide of Yakima; 7 grandchildren, Megan, Joshua, Amanda and Jacob Anderson, and Brooks, Michael and Janae Wheatley; one niece, Sara Holland; and one foster granddaughter, Michelle Storeide.” (Davenport Times: 3-28-1996)


Whidden, Della G.,                9-05-1996

“Della G, Whidden, who taught in the primary grades at Davenport, passed away July 27, 1996 in Tacoma, WA. At her request, no services were held.  She was born to Nathan and Myerl Lacey in Hunters on March 5, 1906. She attended school in Davenport and received her teaching certificate from Eastern Washington College of Education in Cheney. After leaving Davenport, she taught in the Tacoma schools until she retired in 1961.  She was active in Delta Kappa Gamma and the Washington Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by her son Larry in Tacoma; a sister, Mattie Tanke of Petalluma, CA; many nieces and nephews; and a great niece, Shelly Johnston of Davenport .” (Davenport Times: 9-05-1996


Williams, Harold E.,          5-05-1988

“Harold E. Williams of Kennewick died April 27, 1988 in Richland after a short illness.  He was 73. Mr. Williams was born Dec 2, 1914 at Mondovi. He attended Reardan schools. He and Bernece Bilyeu were married Nov 4, 1939, in the home of his parents, John and Mary Williams, in Mondovi.  The couple farmed and ranched in the Reardan-Edwall-Endicott area and also in the John Day Valley area of Oregon for many years.  IN 1956, he embarked on an insurance career with State Farm Insurance Company in Davenport. In 1966, he and Bernece moved to Kennewick where they maintained a State Farm Insurance Agency until Mr. Williams’ retirement Sept 1, 1987. During his insurance career, he won many outstanding sales awards.  Mr. Williams enjoyed traveling, having been to Europe on several occasions, and also Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii and throughout the continental US. He was a member of the “Pasco Elks Lodge #1730, the Kennewick Moose Lodge #482, the Kennewick Eagles Lodge #2485, the Washington State Life Insurance Underwriters and the Tri-Cities Life Insurance Underwriters. He took special pride in the accomplishments of his three sons and grandchildren. Survivors include: his wife, Bernece Williams of the home; three sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, Edward and Beret Williams, Jennifer, Jason, John and Tim, all of Sunnyside, Gerald and Linda Williams, Laura and Brian, all of Grandview;  Daryl and Georgia Williams, Rick, Greg, Randy and Angela, all of Kennewick; three sisters, Ester Halverson, Mrs. Lyle (Ruth) Funnell and Marie Holderby, all of Spokane; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Mildred Williams of Reardan; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Williams of Spokane and Alvida Williams of Espanola; his mother-in-law, Grace McDonald of Kennewick; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Howard Williams. Services will be held Thursday, May 5, in the Tri Cities Funeral Home, Kennewick. Burial will follow in the Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Kennewick. Becky Strite, Mr. Williams’ niece, will be soloist. Pall bearers…; Honorary pall bearers…. Muellers Funeral Home is in charge.” (Davenport Times: 5-05-1988) 


Williams, Laura M.,               est. 4-08-1927

“Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Laura M. Williams, made by R. W. Colyar, Henry Wiltzius and T. A. Linder, shows the estate to consist of property valued at $1,889.” (Odessa Record: 4-08-1927)


Wilson, S. Anna,                              2-11-1927

“Order settling the final account of Roy C Fox, administrator of the estate of S Anna Wilson and decree of distribution of the estate have been signed.” (Odessa Record: 2-11-1927)


Winter, Fred,                        5-26-1944

“Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Davenport Saturday morning for Fred Winter, age 29, local barber and school bus driver, who died at Sacred Hospital in Spokane about midnight the previous Tuesday. He was born in Medicine Lake, Mont, and was reared by an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Winter, now of Davenport, and came here in 1941. He was married to Dorothy McCaffery, daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. Charles E. McCaffery, May 2, 1943. They have a son born April 22, just three days after the father was removed to the hospital, critically ill with heart trouble. IN addition to his widow and their son, Christian Charles Winter, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Winter, Willeston, ND; five sisters, Mrs. Victor Bell, Salt Lake City, Utah, Miss Louise Winter, Jameston, SD, Mrs. Joe Sayres and Cecilia Winter, Bremerton, and Genevieve Winter, Willeston, ND, and one brother, Antone Winter, in the navy at Bremerton.” (Citizen: 5-26-1944)


Witt, George Douglas,       12-06-1918

“George D Witt Dies of Wounds. Sad News Received Tuesday Oct 26th. Buried in France. Details Lacking. A telegram to George M Witt received Wednesday evening brought  the sad news that George Douglas Witt, his son, had died in France as a result of wounds received in action.  Some weeks ago Mr. Witt had received a letter from George stating that he was in a hospital having been wounded but was getting along well.  A later brief note stated about the same thing. Nothing was heard for several weeks until the wire Wednesday stating that he had died Oct 26, and that he had been buried in France, where the body would remain until peace was declared.  The shock to the relatives and the entire community is great.  George was well liked by all of us.  He was born here and it seems that he belongs to all of us. He graduated from the local high school in 1915. In that class were four boys, and half of them have died for their country—the other being Wesley Miller. Little did that class realize in those happy days that the God of War should exact of it such a heavy toll.  Following his graduation here George went to the state college where he was in attendance at the time war broke out. He enlisted in the medical corps and for some time was stationed at Mare Island , in California. Desiring to participate more actively in this great conflict he entered a branch of the Marine Corps and attained the rank of pharmacist’s mate. He had not been in France many months until he was wounded so severely that it cost him his life.  Like so many similar cases the details surrounding his injuries and death are but little known as yet. We know but the outstanding features of the tragedy; that he left us a short while ago in the vigor of youth, and that he has given his life in our defense.  The highest tribute we can pay will not express the depth of obligation we owe to George and those like him who have died for us.  Deceased is survived by a father, a step-mother, a brother Clarence, 5 sisters, Mrs. Maida Witt Martin, Florence, Vivian, Edith and Helen and a step-brother, Robert Brown.”  (Citizen:  12-06-1918)  “G M Witt Gets DSM.  George M. Witt received this week from the navy department the distinguished service medal awarded posthumously to his son, George Douglass Witt, who lost his life in France as the result of wounds received in the Argonne fight. The letter accompanying the medal follows:  ‘Navy department, August 29, 1919. Sir: It gives me great pleasure to forward to you a distinguished service cross, issued by the war department to  your son, George Douglas Witt, No. 1,648,474, who so nobly gave his life October 26, 1918, while serving in France as pharmacist’s mate third class with the sixth machine gun battalion.  Although the department does not believe that this award will in any way lessen  your great sorrow, it feels that this token and the words of the following citation will be a great source of consolation to you in future years: ‘Extraordinary heroism in action near St Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 6, 1918. Pharmacist’s Mate Witt displayed remarkable bravery and coolness in giving medical aid to wounded marines while going forward with the assault waves during the attack north of Blanc Mont Ridge and near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, on October 6, 1918. Later in the afternoon on the same date, while giving first aid to a wounded marine in an advance machine gun post, he was shot and seriously wounded by an enemy sniper.’  Very truly yours, W S Benson, acting secretary navy.’—Harrington Citizen.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 9-25-1919) 


Witt, Natt,                           6-15-1928

“Nat Witt, 63, Passes On.  Natt Witt, 63, Succumbs in Spokane. Natt Witt, age 63, retired farmer of the Harrington country, died Sunday at his home, W707 Fifth, Spokane, Washington.  He had lived here for the last year and is survived by his widow, Frances J; six sons, August, of Bremerton; Roy and Joe W., of Stockton, CA; W H of San Francisco; Robert and Richard at the home; also two daughters, Mrs. H. D. Haldeman of Rosalia; and Mrs. D. F. Cartwright of Elmira, Oregon; and a brother, W H, in Kennewick; and a sister, Mrs. Nick Anderson, of Kennewick. Mr. Witt was an early settler of Harrington, having homesteaded in that region in 1889 after he came west from Georgetown , TN.   He had been ill for the last three years. The funeral was held from Smith & Co’s mortuary, Tuesday.”  (Citizen: 6-15-1928) 


Witt, Walter,                      11-12-1981

“Walter Witt died Sept 16 in San Jose, CA, where he had lived for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Flo of San Jose; his sons, Orville ‘Bud’ Witt and Larry Witt, both of Santa Rosa, CA; his daughter, Violet Witt Meniktos of Santa Rose; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Witt was born 86 years ago in November of 1895 in Harrington, one of six children of Nathaniel Witt and Mollie Marler Witt who both moved to this area in March of 1887.  He grew up on a homestead six miles west of Harrington and attended the old Harrington school. Of his siblings, August Witt, Roy Witt, Joe Witt, Adelia Witt Roper and Winifred Witt Haldeman, only the latter remains alive. Mrs. Haldeman, who was born here in 1887, now lives at the Summitview Nursing Home in Yakima.” (Davenport Times: Harrington page: 11-12-1981)


Wood, Marjorie,                    8-12-1982

“Funeral services will be held for Edwall native Marjorie Jean Wood Aug 14 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church at Lewiston with the Rev Larry Nicholson officiating. Interment will be at the Normal Hill Cemetery with the Order of Eastern Star conducting the ceremony.  Mrs Wood died July 21 near Kendrick, Idaho, in a plane accident. She was the youngest child of George and Emily Thorpe, an Edwall pioneer family. The businesswoman and pilot was a member of the Spokane Chapter of the MG Car Club and the Cranker’s Club, and antique car group at Lewiston.” (Davenport Times: 8-12-1982)


Woodford, Avis K.,             8-15-1996

“Memorial service for Avis K. Woodford, 82, was held Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Davenport, where she was a member. Pastor Steve Pruitt officiated. Ash burial will occur at the Masonic Cemetery in Elma,WA on Saturday. Mrs. Woodford, a longtime resident of Davenport, died here Aug 8, 1996 after a brief illness.  She was born May 30, 1914, as Avis Katrina Reinhart, the daughter and oldest child of George and Lisetta Reinhart, in Elma, where she was raised and graduated from high school. It was there she met and married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Woodford. The Woodfords began their married life on a small farm near Elma, where they soon became three with the birth of their oldest child, William. They went on to have another son, Gary. Mr. Woodford felt called to the ministry and the family moved to Walla Walla , where Joe attended school and served his first charge with the Methodist Church. Avis kept the household, raised their two children and had two more: John and Amanda.  Mrs. Woodford kept busy with teens and babies and then the family moved to Orting, minus Bill, who had joined the Navy. From Orting, they moved to Oroville, this time without Gary, who had gone on to college. After Oroville came Davenport, where John and Amanda graduated from school, going on into military service and college.  Mr. and Mrs. Woodford then moved to Omak and then Rosalia, where Joe retired. By this time, Avis had become a nurse’s aide and cared for patients in nursing homes both in Davenport and Omak. After retirement, the Woodfords returned to Davenport , where Avis care for her husband until his death in 1985. She lived out the rest of her days in Davenport. No matter where she lived, Mrs. Woodford not only took care of her home and family, but was active in church activities and women’s groups. She was a dedicated Christian, who loved caring for others.  Mrs. Woodford is survived by three son, William Woodford of Auburn, WA, Gary Woodford of Belfair, WA, and John Woodford of Milton, IN; one daughter, Amanda Gebhart of Edwall; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one brother, John Reinhart of Olympia. Davenport’s Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-15-1996)


Woods, Gladys,                      5-14-1981

“Gladys A. Woods died Sunday, May 3, in Spokane. She was born at Reardan on March 13, 1896 and remained in the area all of her life. She and her husband, Glen Woods, lived on a farm east of Reardan until they retired to Spokane in the fall of 1958. He preceded her in death shortly after they had moved to Spokane. Mrs. Woods has resided at Rockwood Manor in Spokane for the last several years.  During her earlier years she was active in the Reardan community and was a member and past president of the Reardan Home and Garden Club, Spring Creek Grange and served as a Lincoln County 4-H Club leader.  Surviving is a son, Donald E Woods, Grass Valley, CA; two grandchildren, Del Woods of Los Altos, CA and Donna Glanz of Nevada City, CA, and two great grandchildren. Private cremation services were held at the Hazen & Jaeger Crematorium in Spokane.” (Davenport Times:  5-14-1981)


Wraspir,Marie,                    1868-1955   Mother

“Marie Anna Wraspir. Died: 1-28-1955. Birth: 3-25-1868, Czechoslovakia. Widowed. Father: Anton Douky. Mother: Anna Hlinousky. Burial: Bohemian Cemetery.  Odessa, WA.. .” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Wright, Terry Erland,      d. 8-15-1970

“Terry Erland Wright.  Died: 8-15-1970.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit)


Wynecoop, Darlene F.,             10-29-1998

“Darlene F. Wynecoop passed away Oct 15, 1998 in Wellpinit, where she made her home. She is survived by one daughter, Molly Wynecoop of Wellpinit; one son, Larry Wynecoop of Spokane; three grandchildren, Wade and Matty Wynecoop and B J Wynne; her parents, Larry and Betty Landreth of Reardan; one sister, Lynda Titchenal of Edwall; two brothers, Dean and Dale Landreth, both of Reardan; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Colville Confederated Tribe. Funeral service was held Oct 20 at the Wellpinit Longhouse. Burial was at Wellpinit Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 10-29-1998) 


Wynecoop, Vernon W.,                 6-07-1980

Vernon Wade Wynecoop. Died: 6-07-1980. Birth: 10-30-1945. Spouse: Darlene Faye Landreth. Father: Clair Victor Wynecoop. Mother: Phoebe Gailbraith. Burial: Wellpinit  Presbyterian Cemetery, Wellpinit, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Yale, Dorothy.,                                11-05-1981

“Dorothy (Mrs. Dean) Yale died in Calgary, Canada , on Friday, Oct 27. Before her marriage, Dorothy was employed here by the Old National Bank. Together, the Yales operated Yales Store in Harrington for many years. Mrs. Yale is survived by her husband, Dean, at their home in Calgary ; by one son, Dick of New York; by a daughter, Diania Killian of Seattle, and by four grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: Harrington page: 11-05-1981)


Younie, Leona Hattie,                      12-25-1925

“Final report of the Spokane and Eastern Trust Company, executor of the estate of Leona Hattie Younie, and petition for distribution of the estate have been filed.” (Odessa Record: 12-25-1925)


Zimbelman, Elise (Lizzie),   d. 8-20-1989

“Elise (Lizzie) Zimbelman. Died: 8-20-1989. Birth: 9-15-1896, NE. Widowed. Father: Phillip Pfeifer. Mother: Sophia Adolph.” (Lincoln Co Health death card; widow of Henry; Burial in Pines Cemetery in SpokaneValley, per family file)


Zundel, Fred,                        d. 5-02-1974

“Fred Zundel. Died: 5-02-1974, Wilson Creek , WA.  Spouse: Emma Tschritter. Father: Paul Zundel. Mother: Katherine Schwartz. Buried: Schultz Memorial Cemetery , Ruff, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Zundel, Paul,                        d. 8-21-1930

“Paul Zundel. Died: 21 August 1930, Odessa, WA. Birth: 29 June 1865, Russia. Spouse: Widowed, not named. Father: Jacob Zundel, born Russia . Mother: not known, born Russia. Burial: Ruff, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card; cemetery not stated)


Zwainz, George Leo,               d. 8-18-1989

“George Leo Zwainz. Died: 8-18-1989. Birth: 10-02-1906, WA.  Spouse: Zinnia Marie Hein. Father: Sebastian Zwainz. Mother: Steiner.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Zwainz, Marjorie,                                1-07-1988

“Marjorie (Riffe) Zwainz of Laguna Hills, CA, died Dec 24, 1987 at her Palm Terrace retirement home.  Services were held Dec 29 at the McCormick Laguna Hills Chapel with Pastor Dallas Gladson officiating. Interment was at Inglewood Park Cemetery.  Mrs. Zwainz was born Dec 11, 1899, at the family farm northwest of Reardan, the only child of a former Lincoln County Commissioner, Richard and Floye Riffe. She attended the Windy Hill elementary school and graduated in 1915 from Reardan High School. After receiving her teaching certificate from Cheney Normal, she taught school at Ritzvilleand Davenport before marrying Anton J Zwainz on Nov 24, 1921. They farmed the Zwainz homestead for a few years before moving to southern California . Marjorie and Anton were married 58 years before his death in Jan of 1979.  She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Willis Anderson of Laguna Niguel , CA ; and one granddaughter, Vicki Anderson of Huntington Beach,  CA. One son, Richard, preceded her in death in 1953. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, George and Zinnia Zwainz of Reardan; and sister-in-law, Mary Derdowski of Sacramento, CA. She had three nieces and five nephews by marriage.” (Davenport Times:  1-07-1988) 



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted December, 2008

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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