LINCOLN COUNTY OBITUARIES 1908 to present...

 

                                                                     Submitted by Marge Womach 

 

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Alexander, Harry E.    8-31-2006

“Harry E. Alexander.  Reardan.—Memorial for Harry E. Alexander, 79, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept 1, at Fourth Memorial Church, in Spokane. Mr. Alexander died Aug 24 in Reardan. Born June 26, 1927, in Yakima , he graduated in 1945 as valedictorian from Granger High School in Granger, WA. He moved to Reardan in the late 1940s to farm, retiring in the late 1990s. He was involved in the development of Riverview Bible Camp north of Cusick on the Pend Oreille River. He leaves two children, Rebecca (and Arne) Seim of Reardan and Leo Bennett Alexander of Montana ; 5 grandchildren and a great grandchild; a brother, Stanley Alexander of Granger, WA; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Alexander of Spokane.  Ball and Dodd Funeral Home in Spokane is in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 8-31-2006)

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Barbee, Elvera   1-25-2007

“At the family’s request, no service was scheduled for Elvera Barbee, 61, who died Jan 10 in Spokane.  Born Feb 21, 1945, in Klamath Falls, OR , she was the daughter of Lawrence and Anna (Erickson) Dodson. Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Leanna Sumpter; grandson Jesse Hauck; and a brother, Roger Dahl. She leaves two daughters, Debbie Taylor (and Ron) of Gifford and Myla Hauck (and Dale) of Davenport; four grandchildren, Jeremy and Ashley Taylor and Kori and Jon Hauck; a brother, George Dodson of Alturas, CA; a sister, Gladys Potski of Flagstaff, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport handled the arrangements.” 

(Davenport Times: 1-25-2007)  

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Cronrath, Raymond   8-30-1973

“Raymond Cronrath died Aug 22 at his home in Spokane following a heart attack. Funeral services were held Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Iva, a son Bruce, in Germany ; and a daughter, Marcia Spencer, in Lubbock, Texas; brothers, Harold of Burien, Clarence of Bellevue, and Eugene of Harrington; one sister, Ruth Kirk, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and six nephews and three nieces.  Cronrath was born in Lind, Feb 13, 1913 and came with his parents, the Ernest Cronraths, to Harrington when he was small. He graduated from Harrington High School and Eastern Washington State College. He taught at Cashmere before moving to Spokane where he was mathematics instructor at Lewis and Clark High School and administrator for adult education and special education classes in Spokane.  He was a member of the Northwood Presbyterian Church, Spokane Lodge No. 228 BPOE, the Rotary Club of Spokane, Spokane Education Association, the Washington Education Association and the National Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa, and member and secretary of Big Brothers.” (Davenport Times: 8-30-1973)

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Eller, Patrick Michael   8-17-2006

“Reardan.—Memorial for Patrick Michael Eller, 29, of Reardan, took place Saturday, Aug 12, at the Reardan community park. Mr Eller died Aug 7 in a tragic automobile accident.  He was born Dec 10, 1976, in Lewiston, Idaho. Martial arts were a significant part of his life, as he held four 6-degree black belts and grandmaster status as well.  He leaves his wife of 10 years, Melanie Eller (Calhoon); three children, Ethan, Sean and Alicia; his parents, James and Susan Eller; three brothers, Carl, Scott and Danny (Daniel); and many other family members. Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-17-2006)]

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Flood, Vera    d. 8-29-2009

“Vera Flood, age 86.—Passed away August 29, 2009 at her daughter’s home, Cathedral City, CA. Born on July 19, 1923 in Reardan, WA to Casper and Mary (Zeimantz) Peck. She was a lifetime resident of Reardan, WA, graduating from Reardan High School in 1942. Married Seymour Flood of Reardan on April 16, 1944 and was a ‘Farm Wife; until her health caused her to move to southern California to be with her daughter. Vera is survived by her husband of 65 years, Seymour Flood of Reardan, WA; and her daughter, Sheila Flood of Cathedral City, CA; along with numerous nieces and nephews and multiple friends. A Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Sept 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Phil Falk, officiating. Inurnment will follow at the West Greenwood Cemetery (East of Reardan, WA). Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

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Greenwood , Alfred C.    1-04-2007

“Spokane.—Memorial service for Alfred Clarence Greenwood, 96, of Spokane, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 6, at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Spokane. Mr. Greenwood died Dec 26 in Spokane . He was born July 20, 1910, in Marinette, WI. Family will remember him as ‘a beloved father, son, brother, grandfather and great grandfather and a tough son of a gun’.  He was a master craftsman who left behind many structures he and his partner, Carl Allen, built in the greater Spokane area from the 1940s to 1960s. During the 1930s, he was a hose skidder in the woods of Oregon and Idaho which is how he met his wife of 68 years, Pauline. He retired from the Old National Bank in the mid-1970s. He was a member of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the Carpenter’s Union . His parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, Pauline (Hylton) Greenwood , at the home; four children, Alfred Greenwood (and Joan) of Seven Bays ; Michael Greenwood (and Rickie) of Davenport ; Jackie Sailing of Spokane , and John Greenwood (and Pam) of Davenport ; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 1-04-2007)

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Hann, Alma E.   6-14-2007

“Fruitland.—Graveside service for Alma E. Hann, 87, took place Friday, June 8, at Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane. A resident of Fruitland, she died May 28 at her home. She was born Aug 29, 1919 in Spokane to Floyd and Marie (Durnell) Ramey. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport had charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 6-14-2007)

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Hansen, Roy Allen   8-31-2006

“Roy Allen Hansen. Reardan.—Roy Allen Hansen, of Prairie City, OR, and a former Lincoln County resident, died Aug 28, in Bend, Oregon. Born May 4, 1932 in Spokane, he was raised in Wilbur by his parents, Chris and Audrey Hansen, and had five siblings. In high school he played football, basketball and tennis. During his senior year he entered the US Air Force. He served stateside in Georgia during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Washington, where he met and married Roberta ‘Bertie’ Whitney in July 1954. They made their home outside of Davenport where he lived before moving to Lincoln, where he worked for Boise Cascade. The couple had nine children together before separating. He traveled through Oregon and California before returning to Bates, Oregon, to take a job with Edward Hines Lumber Co, and raised his children as a single parent. When the Bates Mill shut down and moved to John Day, he bought his house, tore it down for lumber, bought another house and moved it over the mountain to Prairie City where he continued to raise his youngest three children while commuting to work at the mill in John Day.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an older brother, Art Hansen; twin infant sons, David and Dale; and his children’s mother, Robert Whitney-Wiklund. He leaves five sons, Chris (and Linda) of Reardan, Craig (and LaVonna) of Crescent, OR, Les (and Lorene) of Reardan, Todd (and Cindy) of Reardan, and Chad (and Tammi) of Spokane ; two daughters, Tina (and Richard) Poitra of Reardan, Lorna (and James) Askew of John Day, OR; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.”  (Davenport Times: 8-31-2006)

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Hardwick, Robt ‘Hink’ d. 10-11-2009

“Robert Howard ‘Hink’ Hardwick, age 76.—Passed away Oct 11, 2009 in Davenport, WA; his home Davenport. He is survived by four children: Deb Ost of Wellpinit, WA, Randy Hardwick of Fruitland, WA, Raymond Hardwick of Wellpinit, WA, and Bob Hardwick of Inchelium, WA. Two adoptive children, Terry Nail of Phoenix , AZ and Daniel Hardwick of Eugene, OR. He has several grandchildren and great grandchildren along with one brother, Dean Hick of Kittitas, WA, and two sisters, Donna Siegel of Colville, WA, and Getty Dubbins of Sprague, WA, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a US Navy Korean Veteran. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Oct 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Father Mark Heolsken officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

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Heinemann, Ralph   d. 1-14-2006

“Reardan.—Funeral for Ralph Dean Heinemann, 80, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan 20, at the American Lutheran Church in Billings, MT, with burial in Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park. Mr. Heinemann died Saturday, Jan 14, at his Billings home. He had suffered a stroke at Thanksgiving. Born July 13, 1925, in Reardan to George and Martha Heinemann, he was the third of four siblings in a wheat farming family. After attending a country school for three years, consolidation moved him to elementary and high school classrooms in Edwall. He joined the US Navy in 1943, went through boot camp at Farragut, Idaho, engineering school in Illinois and water tender school in Philadelphia. He served in the Philippine Islands, Okinawa, Hong Kong , China and Shanghai during WW II and was at sea during a Christmas Eve attack by the Japanese. After his 1946 discharge, he earned a degree in animal husbandry from Washington State College. He worked at Armor and Company in Spokane as a cattle buyer, later moving to Portland, OR. He also worked as a field representative for the American Shorthorn Assoc. and Western Livestock Journal, based in Denver, CO.  He married Marilyn Tollefson March 10, 1974, in Billings. He was an active Lutheran, having been baptized as an adult, and also belonged to the Elks, the Yellowstone Country Club… He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Dave Anderson; two brothers, Laurence and Robert Heinemann; a sister, Ruth Hilby and brother-in-law, Noel Hilby. He leaves his wife of almost 32 years; nephew, Steve (Lore) Hilby of Issaquah, WA; nieces, Cory Hilby, MD, of Olympia and Darcy Hilby of Burien; and two great nieces, Veronica and Roxanne Hilby. Dahl Funeral Chapel of Billings handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times excerpt: 1-19-2006)

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Hendrickson, John P.   2010

“John P. Hendrickson, age 61.—Passed away on Feb 16, 2010 in Spokane, WA. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Wilbur Clark, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

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Klein, Carol   6-14-2007

“Sprague.—Graveside service for Carol Klein, 83, was Saturday, June 2, at Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane. A memorial celebration followed at Sprague Community Church in Sprague. Born July 12, 1923, to Capt. Fred and Pearl Gardner in Tacoma, she attended Whitworth College and Cheney Normal School and taught school for a year in Yakima. On June 9, 1945 she married Gerald Klein and became a full-fledged farm wife in Edwall, learning to drive truck, cook and raise four boys. She also taught school in Sprague for 18 years. She was an accomplished pianist and organist, playing for more than 60 years for Sprague Community Church . She also was an active Washington State Grange member, playing for many functions including being state pianist for 10 years. With her husband, she enjoyed traveling and being with family. Besides her husband of 62 years, she leaves a sister Eleanor of Tacoma; four sons, Roger (and Mary Kaye) of Edwall, Rudd (and Linda) of Edmonds, Marty of Edwall, and Mark (and Jan) of Edwall; 13 grandchildren (and their six spouses) and eight (soon to be nine) great grandchildren. Cheney Funeral Chapel in Cheney had charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 6-14-2007)

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Krupke, Randall D.    1-25-2007

“Reardan.—Memorial service for Randall D. Krupke, 57, was Sunday afternoon, Jan 21, at Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane. Mr. Krupke died Jan 17. Born Aug 30, 1949, in Spokane , he was the son of Carroll and Carolyn Krupke of Reardan. In 1955, he started at Reardan schools, graduating in 1966. He attended WSU two years. He graduated summa cum laude from Whitworth College with a degree in communications. After his Jan 1973 marriage to Judy Jo Wicks, he began what his family describes as ‘the joy of his life’ –vegetable gardening and selling produce at farmers’ markets. When his health began to fail, he moved to Spokane where his wife continued working for the Washington Dept of Social and Health Services. Family members remember him as one who ‘loved music, playing guitar, mandolin and fiddle, was good at water sports, swimming, water skiing, fishing (he owned a small sailboat), and knowledgeable about political science and world news. He lived life to the fullest and will be missed greatly’. Mrs. Krupke died suddenly in November 2003. Besides his parents, he leaves a son, Jeffrey Krupke; step children Mike Lewis and Tonya Lewis; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 1-25-2007)

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Lemen, Loren Wm.       1-11-2007

“Seven Bays.—Memorial service for Loren William Lemen, Sr., 91, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan 13, at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S Pines Road, Spokane Valley, with Pastor Warren Damschen of Lake Roosevelt Bible Church officiating. Mr. Lemen died Saturday, Jan 6. Born in 1915 in Lemens , MO , to Ura Baxter and Flossie Queen, he moved in 1934 to Washington to work with family in Wenatchee and Cashmere until he married Lelah J. Skipper in 1935. He became an aircraft mechanic and opened his own business, Lemen Aircraft Service. After 60 years in business, he retired at age 83 to Seven Bays. He was an A/P mechanic with inspection authorization, a flight instructor and pilot. He attended many churches in Kirkland , Spokane , Davenport and Seven Bays and was most recently a member of Trinity Bible Fellowship in Davenport and Lake Roosevelt Bible Church in Seven Bays. Besides his wife of 71 years, Lelah, he leaves a son, Loren, Jr, 5 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 1-11-2007)

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Martin, Elizabeth M.   5-31-2007

“A Celebratoin of Life service for Elizabeth M. Hersey Martin has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 4102 S Crestline in Spokane in the 99203 zip code.” (Wilbur Register: 5-31-2007)

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Mecklenburg, Lois   4-05-2007

“Lois Mecklenburg. Bluestem.—Funeral for Lois Mecklenburg, 84, of Bluestem, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport . Concluding service and vault interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spokane. Mrs. Mecklenburg died Monday, March 28, at her Bluestem home. Born Dec 25, 1922, in Harrington to Muriel and Belle (Kennedy) McKee, she was a lifetime resident of Lincoln County, settled in Bluestem and attended Davenport High School graduating in 1940.  She married Edward Mecklenburg in Sept 1945 in Millwood. They farmed and raised cattle. She worked for the prosecutor’s office for a short time. She gave 48 years of service to the Lincoln County Fair Association. She was a member of the Bluestem Grange for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the Pomona Grange, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Women’s Association of the First Presbyterian Church. She volunteered at the VA Hospital as well as the Lincoln Nursing Home. She cooked meals for various organizations, especially the Davenport Lions Club.  Her husband and three sisters preceded her in death. She leaves a daughter, Pan (and John) Close of Spokane; three grandchildren, Lori (and Marc) D’Andrea of Spokane, Kari (and Sean) Leland of Grand Rapids, MI; and Johnny (and Outi) Close of Bainbridge Island, WA; a niece, Judy Westerberg of Kennewick; and a nephew Gerry Stiles of Davenport. She will lie-in-state from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport.” ( Davenport Times: 4-05-2007)

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Payne, Guy D.            1-04-2007

“Davenport.—Memorial service for Guy D. Payne, 48, of Davenport, took place Wednesday, Jan 3, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel.  Mr. Payne, who died Dec 16 in Davenport , was buried Dec 27 with military honors at the Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado Springs , Colorado. Born Oct 16, 1958, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to James E and Sue (Neal) Payne, he attended the Air ForceAcademy after high school, served in the active military from 1981 to 1989 and joined the Washington Air National Guard in 1992. He completed his career as a lieutenant colonel. After his Dec 20, 1986 marriage to the former Catherine Grassell in Lake Tahoe, NV, he worked as a pilot for Alaska Airlines from 1989 to his June 11, 2006 retirement due to illness.  He was a member of Trinity Bible Fellowship in Davenport, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and also worked with Cub Scouts and 4-H. He also was a volunteer bus driver for Christian Heritage School and was an academy liaison officer for the Air Force.  He leaves his wife, Catherine Payne, at the home; three children, Katie, Angela and David Payne, all at the home; his parents, Sue Kendrick of Davenport and J. E. Payne of Hollis, OK; and a sister, Donna Wingo of Houston , TX .”          (Davenport Times: 1-04-2007)

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Raney, Ida May   4-26-2007

“Ida May Raney. Sprague.—Ida May Raney, 85, of Sprague, died Thursday, April 19, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. She was buried Wednesday, April 25, next to her husband, Ivan, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR.  The daughter of Carson and Hazel Stott Howes, she was born March 11, 1922, at Junction City, OR. She married Gale Wallace on June 27, 1939, and they made their home in Jasper, OR. In 1950 she married Ivan Raney in Reno, NV.  They lived in Prineville, OR. After his death in 2003, she moved to Sprague to be near her daughter. She leaves a daughter, Joy Daweritz of Sprague; a brother, Carl Howes of Kettle Falls; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 4-26-2007)

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Reitmeier, Charles   d. 3-02-1997

“Memorial service for a 20-year farmer and member of the Reardan Grain Growers Association, Charles Reitmeier, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St Maries, Idaho, with the Rev Dennis Wilson officiating. Mr. Reitmeier died March 2 in St Maries. He was 85. He was born Jan 1, 1912, to Louis and Hazel (Burcham) Reitmeier at Spokane . He grew up at White Bluff Prairie near Spokane and attended Deep Creek High School. He graduated from Mead High School in 1930, then going to work on the construction of the Sunset highway. He married Louise Meyer on April 10, 1934, at Spokane, with his brother officiating. He then worked as road boss for Spence Township of Spokane County. In 1936, he bought a wheat farm on Four Mound Prairie near Nine Mile Falls. He farmed for about 20 years. After that M.r Reitmeier was employed by Spokane Woodworking for two years and then worked for the Spokane County maintenance department for 17 ½ years. Mr. Reitmeier moved to St Maries in 1970 and retired in 1975. Mr. Reitmeier loved horses and went on the Chief Joseph Trail ride for 16 consecutive years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, the Reardan Grain Growers Association and the Gentleman on Horseback Association. M. Reitmeier is survived by his wife at the family home and a brother, the Rev William Reitmeier. He was preceded in death by his son Gail V. Reitmeier in 1951 and a brother, Ronald Reitmeier.” (Davenport Times: 3-06-1997)

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Robinson, Mary Christine   2010

“Mary Christine Robinson.—Passed away peacefully at home in Reardan, WA, on March 1, 2010. Chris was born to William, a member of the Navy, and Mary Blandford 21 Dec 1942 in Pensacola , FL. She grew up in Webster Groves, MO with her three sisters. She married William Robinson, a member of the USAF, in Webster Groves, MO on Aug 6, 1964. The family’s thanks go to Dr Young and the staff at Hospice. Christine was preceded in death by her parents and sisters. She is survived by her husband, William; daughters, Linda Hobbs, and Jennifer and her husband, B. J. Kieffer; and grandsons, Jacob, Samuel, Nathan, Joshua and Aiden. Chris’s final services will be postponed until the passing of her husband—a joint memorial will be planned at that time. Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

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Rude, Mildred            4-09-2009

“Memorial service for Mildred Lucille Leaverton Rude, 91, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt , 16 miles north of Davenport on SR 25. Pastors Roger Bruggink and Phil Falk will officiate. Mrs. Rude died March 30 in Davenport.  She was born July 2, 1917 in Andes, Montana, to Vance LaRue Leaverton and Lorena Geraldine Farquhar Leaverton. She graduated from Richey High School in Richey, MT, and married Carl Douglas Rude of St Louis Park, MN, on Sept 8, 1938. She worked as a beautician for many years in Hope and Sagle, Idaho, loved pinochle, her Monday and Friday bridge, talking on the phone, books on tape, her family, people and dark chocolate.  She leaves a daughter, Bonnie (Gene) Smith of Fort Spokane; two grandchildren, Jodie Smith of Federal Way, WA; and Mike (Rebecca) Smith of Nine Mile Falls; 5 great grandchildren, Brandi, Brittany and Alexis of Federal Way, and Morgan and Andrew of Nine Mile Falls; brother-in-law, Russ Rude of Minneapolis, MN; three nieces, Donna (Allan) Ellstrom of Knoxville, TN; Anita (Greg) Seibert of Tacoma; and Sandra (Kim) Linhart of LaCrosse, WI; three nephews, Fran Flatten of Plymouth, MN; Jack (Diane) Leaverton of Boise, ID; and Tim (Linda) Rude of Chanhassen, MN; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and two very special friends, June and Marcella.” (Davenport Times: 4-09-2009)

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Schultz, Phyllis    7-19-2007

“Phyllis Schultz. Davenport.—Funeral for Phyllis Schultz, 79, a former Davenport resident, took place Wednesday, July 18, at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home’s Alwin Chapel in Spokane. Interment followed at Fairmount Memorial Park. Mrs. Schultz died July 14 in Spokane. Born Aug 24, 1927, in Renovo, PA, the daughter of Ralph and Nellie (Brunner) Drake, she graduated from Renovo High School and received nurse’s training at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, DE. From 1951 to 1953, during the Korean conflict, she served with the US Army Nurses Corps and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant. She met and married John R. Schultz, whose Navy career moved them many places. She worked as a registered nurse in various hospitals and nursing homes across the country, as well as in Tokyo, Japan. They spent 12 years in Livermore, CA , and eventually moved to Davenport , where they resided for more than 25 years. She enjoyed traveling while in the service, bowling, reading and knitting. Her parents and a sister, Pati Stull, preceded her in death. Besides her husband in Spokane, she leaves four children, Larry Schultz and Cindy Schultz, both of Spokane, Gary Schultz (and Linda) of Moses Lake and Linda Schafer of Spokane; and four grandchildren, Ian Bechtold, Amy Bechtold, Chad Schafer and Megan Schultz.” (Davenport Times: 7-19-2007)

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Simpson, Ella    7-05-2007

“Ella Simpson, 99, longtime resident of the Spokane area, died June 17 at the home of her daughter, Veryl Waldron, in Halfway, Oregon . A Celebration of her life will be held in August with the specific date and time yet to be determined. Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home.” (Davenport Times: 7-05-2007)

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Simpson, Keoka L.   3-06-1997

“Funeral service for Keoka Marie ‘Ko” Little Simpson was held Monday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North, followed by burial at Fairmount Memorial Park. Mrs. Simpson, 51, died Feb 27. She was born in Spokane and graduated from Reardan High School. She attended WSU for a year and Spokane Falls Community College for a year. A former member of the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. Simpson had owned Sonrise Specialties, an advertising firm, since 1987. She also had worked for Rockwood Manor and the telephone company. Mrs. Simpson was a member of the Kiwanis Club Northeast of Spokane and Business Women of Spokane. She also was one of the founders of the Spokane Shrine Duck Race. She volunteered with Deaconess Medical Center, Anna Ogden Hall for Women and Children, and the Spokane Shriners. Mrs. Simpson is survived by a son, Robert BJ Simpson III of Spokane; two daughters, Cherylee Boatman of Ritzville and Michele Howes of Airway Heights; her parents, Marie and Walt Loftis of Spokane; three sisters, Naomi Thormahlen of Spokane, Jean Roberts of Columbia, SC, and Isla Durheim of Nine Mile Falls, a brother, Mike Little of Newport; and a grandson, Bradley Boatman, of Ritzville.” (Davenport Times: 3-06-1997)

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White, Zachary James   d. 2009

“Zachary James White, age 22.—Passed away on Aug 3, 2009 in Reardan, WA. A 2005 graduate of Medical Lake High School and received his Machinist Degree from SCC just this year. For the past two summers he had worked at Wallowa Lake Marina in Joseph, OR. Survived by his mother, Bonnie, at the home in Medical Lake, WA; his brother, Jason White of Ft Morgan, CO; his maternal grandfather, Thomas E Greenwell of St Cloud, FL; his paternal grandfather, Elba Lea White of Medical Lake, WA; his fiancé, Emma Lee Strickland of Medical Lake; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins  as well as several nephews, nieces and friends. He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, hiking and enjoyed being in the outdoors, loved fast cars and working on cars. He was a person who loved people and was always willing to help others. He was very persistent in achieving what he wanted. He was preceded in death by his father, James L White, maternal grandmother, Martha D Greenwell and paternal grandmother Betty White. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Aug 8, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Lake City Assembly of God Church, E 400 Grace St , Medical Lake, WA with Rev Jerry Foster officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman: undated, submitted 2009)

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Zellmer, Kendall W.    d. 1-03-2006

“Davenport.—Private memorial service for Kendall W. Zellmer, 47, of Portland , OR, is scheduled Jan 28 in Seabeck, WA. Mr. Zellmer, a 1976 Davenport High School graduate, died Jan 3.  Born in Spokane on April 26, 1958, to Willard and Norma Zellmer, he was raised in Davenport. He attended the University of Puget Sound and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1980 with a degree in English. For several years after graduation, he worked on the family farm southeast of town. He later moved to New York and worked for church organizations as a pension administrator. At his time of death Kendall was a pension specialist for Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. He enjoyed writing and traveling and traveled the world extensively. He leaves his partner of 8 ½ years, Don Roofener, of Portland; his parents, Willard and Norma Zellmer of Sequim, WA; two sisters, Karen (and Jim) Luallen of Erie, CO, and Lindi (and Dan) Zuber of Seabeck, WA; four nephews, Nathan and Wilson Luallen of Erie, CO, and Tanner and Dylan Zuber of Seabeck, WA.” (Davenport Times: 1-19-2006)

 

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Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted April 2010

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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