Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach




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Bean, Emma: (burial); see 3-03-1899; d/o W J; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bean, Emma Perry: (d. Mar 3, 1899); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Beck, Katherine Ethel:  (1926-1978)  “Funeral services for Katherine (Logsdon) Beck were held Wednesday, Nov 8, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home, with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating. Mrs Beck was born on April 10, 1926 in Davenport and died in Los Angeles, CA, on Tuesday, Nov 2, 1978.  She had resided in Davenport until 1939, at which time she moved to Los Angeles, where she resided most of her life.  Survivors include her father and step-mother, Mr and Mrs Archi Logsdon of Davenport; two sisters, Alice Fritsch of Medical Lake, WA, and Beverly Criswell of Davenport; one half-sister, Ardis Speigel of Colville, WA; three step sisters, Patricia Gant of Spokane, Betty Ellis of Spokane and Vicki DeLeon of Kennewick, WA; one step-brother, Charles Piersol of Fairbanks, Alaska.  Interment followed at the Mt View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  11-09-1978); 


Becker, Briana Marie:  (d. 3-04-1996; infant)  “Briana Marie Becker was laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport on March 8, 1996, the beloved infant daughter of John and Teresa Becker, and beloved sister of Christopher and Krista Becker.  Surviving grandparents are John and Barbara Badgley of Davenport, Cal and Joni Becker of Columbus, NE, and Betty Krenz of Iowa; great grandparents are Wayne Badgley of Davenport, Marvin and Marion Becker of South Dakota, and Norma and Larry Johnson of Wilbur; aunts are Lana Becker of Davenport, Tara George of Spokane and Sandy Hawkins, Laura Starr, Christy Krenz and Debbie Krenz, all of Iowa; and uncles are Heath Becker of Davenport, and Craig, Greg and Gary Krenz of Iowa.”  (Davenport Times:  3-14-1996) 


Becker, Carolyn Ruth Dickinson:  “Celebration of Life memorial service for Carolyn Ruth Becker, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Pastor Steve McLachlan will officiate. Mrs Becker died May 31, 2008 at her Davenport home. She was a longtime resident of Harrington and Davenport. She worked for the Harrington and Davenport clinics for 35 years. Preceding her in death were her mother, Virginia Dickinson, in 1964, and her husband, Virgil Becker, in 1986. She leaves a brother, Tom Dickinson of Daufuskie Island, SC; five children, William (and Karlene) Becker of Spokane, Michael (and Kim) Becker of Chewelah, Deborah (and Rick) Roemer of Davenport, Richard (and Laurie ‘Max’) Becker of Harrington, and Mary (and Frederick II) Bell of Davenport; 14 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two nephews. Family interment service at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport will precede the 11 a.m. service.” (Davenport Times: 6-05-2008)


Becker, Emanuel:  (1884-1949) “Emanuel Becker. Died: Nov 21, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Becker, Frieda L:  (1887-1967) (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Becker, Virgil L:  (1934-1986); h/o Carolyn; 


Beebe, J Howard:  (1918-1995);  “Funeral Mass for longtime Davenport resident Howard Beebe was held Tuesday this week at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Albert Paretsky officiating. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mr Beebe died Sept 7, 1995 at his home in Davenport. He was 77.  He was born Jan 19, 1918, in Grand Rapids, MN, to James and Gladys (Dayton) Beebe. He grew up in Grand Rapids, St Cloud and Warba, MN., graduating from Grand Rapids High School in 1939.  He worked briefly for the city of Grand Rapids and then entered the US Army Air Corp during WW II (1939-1945). After that, Mr Beebe moved to Spokane, where he worked as a mechanic for various car dealerships, including Utter Cadillac. In 1959, he moved to Davenport and worked for K 7 J Pontiac until 1974, when he went to work for Sunset Garage in Almira. He retired in 1983.  He completed all certification courses of the National Institute of Automotive Services Excellence.  Mr Beebe, who married Betty Anderson of Davenport on June 16, 1972, kept very active in veteran affairs, not only in Davenport, but also as a service officer for Lincoln County. Mr Beebe was a life member and past commander (1962-63 and 1979-81) and current adjutant of Jim M Gale Post #7480, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served many chairmanship positions for District 9, culminating in district commander in 1980-81. He was Department of Washington ‘Buddy’ Poppy chairman for 1989-090, and earned the National ‘Aid-de-Camp’ honor in 1971-72 and 1991-92. In addition , Mr Beebe was a life member of Pup Tent #23 Military Order of Cooties and was a member of Clinton S Brown Post #46 American Legion.  Mr Beebe is survived by his wife, Betty, at the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Roger D and Mickey Beebe of Modesto, CA; one daughter, Lynn R Borhauer of Spokane; one step-son, Wesley Anderson and his wife Julie of Spokane; two step-daughters, Catherine Anderson Revill and her husband Dennis of Medical Lake, and Teresa Paulson of Prescott, WA; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one sister, Pat Fredrick of Sitka, Alaska.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 9-14-1995)


Beeman, Louisa Maria (nee Hager), age 45, born VT, Father = Steadman Hager; Mother = Sylvia E. Davis.  (A family report states that Louisa was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA, in the Davis family plot.) (unconfirmed)  


Beers, Charles H:  (1866-1896);  “Charley Beers of Larene died last Sunday and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery near town on Monday. He was the son-in-law of Mr Parks of Larene and had a wife and one child.”  (LCT: 7-31-1896) “Chas Beers. Died: Aug 2, 1896, age 32, marr. Died: 7 miles north of Davenport; Cause of Death: consumption. Occupation: engineer.”  (Lincoln County Auditor: death return #58);

Beieler, Cora M Teel:  (1880-1976);  w/o Walter;


Beieler, Earnest W:  (1907-d. 12-18-1988); h/o Verna;  “A memorial service is scheduled today, Dec 22, at 1 p.m. at Davenport Presbyterian Church for Earnest W Beieler. He was 81.  Beieler was born Sept 14, 1907, at the family farm north of Davenport, to Walter Beieler and the former Cara Teel. He attended the rural Heid School for eight years, graduated from Davenport High School in 1926, and then from Cheney Normal School. He later received his teaching diploma in 1931.  He began teaching in a one-room rural school in Telford (now known as Rocklyn). He then taught Jr High Social Science and Health at Odessa for six years, and while there he organized the first Boy Scout troop and remained as its leader for many years. On June 18, 1933 he married Verna Luiten in Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. In 1937 they purchased the farm which was his grandfather’s homestead begun in 1833 (sic), and farmed there until 1981 when he retired from active farming and moved into Davenport. He entered the Lincoln Nursing Home in 1983.  He died Sunday, Dec 18, 1988, in Davenport.  He was past director of the Davenport Union Warehouse, a member of the Washington Wheat Growers Association, Lincoln County Crop Improvement Association, Community Grange and Davenport Grange Supply Board, Davenport Soil Testing and Laboratory Board, 4-H Club leader, Charter member of Lincoln County Historical Society, and was a member of Davenport Presbyterian Church for 61 years, where he served as an Elder and Trustee and was chairman of the Memorial Committee for many years.  He is survived by his wife Verna, sons Vern of Wenatchee and Roger of Bellevue; daughter Janet Scott of Harrington; sisters Theresa Miles of Spokane, and Ethel Gould of Carnation; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Mollenhauer. Services will be officiated by Rev Jeff Callender of Davenport Presbyterian Church, with Sarah Jane Johnson, organist, and Carla Boleneus and Dawna Reed, vocalists. Pall bearers include his grandsons Chad Beieler, Ryan Beieler, Michael Beieler, James Beieler, and Allan Scott.” (Davenport Times:  12-22-1988); 


Beieler, Fred:  (1849-1932); “Fred Beieler. Died 1932.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger) “Winter Apples For Sale, at the ranch of the undersigned, one and one half miles northwest of Larene PO, in quantities to suit purchasers. Fred Beieler.” (LCT: 12-16-1898) See also, History of Big Bend.  Fred Beieler, 82, one of the earliest pioneers of Lincoln County, a grandfather of Ernest Beieler, teacher in the Odessa schools, died at Davenport on Thursday. Mr Beieler was one of the real pioneers of the region. Born in Switzerland in 1849, he lived there until the age of 12 and then left home. He worked in a brickyard near Geneva during the summer and attended a French school during the winters. He came to the US at the age of 17. He is survived by two daughters and one son, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 4-15-1932)


Beieler, Mary M:  (1851-1925); w/o Fred; “Mrs Fred Beieler, died: May 30th.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger, no year shown)  “Decree settling final account of Fred Beieler, executor of the estate of Mary M Beieler, and decree of distribution of the estate have been filed.” (Odessa Record: 2-19-1926)  “Mrs Fred Beieler, age 75, a pioneer resident of this district, died at 12:30 a.m. this morning at her home at Larene. Funeral services for Mrs Beieler will be held at the Presbyterian church here at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Private services will be held at the Fred Beieler home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  Mrs Beieler had been ailing for some time. She had been a resident of Lincoln County for 43 years. She is survived by her husband, Fred Beieler, two daughters, Mrs A A Rutter, Spokane, and Mrs E E Mansfield, Davenport, and a son, Walter of Larene, as well as by a number of grandchildren.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 5-28-1925)


Beieler, Verna Luiten:  (1912-1990); w/o Earnest; “Verna Luiten Beieler of Davenport died Jan 11, 1990. She was 77.  Mrs Beieler was born Dec 8, 1912 in Ritzville to Jacob Luiten and Martha Burghard. She was the couple’s third child and second daughter. She was baptized in Ritzville’s Lutheran church and confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. She graduated from the Rathdrum School. On June 18, 1933, she married Earnest Beieler in Davenport’s Zion Lutheran Church. The couple had three children, Vern Beieler of Wenatchee, Janet Scott of Harrington and Roger Beieler of Bellevue.  She and her husband farmed the homestead founded by his grandfather, Fred Beieler, until their retirement in the mid-70s when they moved to Davenport.  Mrs Beieler became a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest, in 1988, and a brother and sister.  Survivors include three children; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; six brothers, Orval Luiten of Ritzville; Arnold Luiten of Spokane; Raymond Luiten of Rocklin, CA; Elroy, Orlen and Robert Luiten, all of Davenport; and two sisters, Florence Walker of Davenport; and Lillian Jablonski of Spokane.  Memorial services were held Jan 15 in Davenport’s First Presbyterian Church. Pastor David Daugs officiated. Cremation preceded the service. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.”  (Dav. Times: Jan 1990) 


Beieler, Walter F:  (1879-1970);  h/o Cora;  “Funeral services for Walter F Beieler, age 90, were held Saturday at the Davenport Presbyterian Church with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Pall bearers were five nephews: Cliff Teel, Jim Teel, Dick Teel, George Scharff, Vernon Sautter, and a family friend, Clifford Walker. Music was furnished by Mrs John Green at the organ and Oswald Heid sang ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Lillies of the Valley’/  Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Beieler, who had been in failing health for some time, passed away in Spokane on July 15, 1970.  He was born in Cass County, MO, on Oct 21, 1879 and migrated with his parents, Mr and Mrs Frederick Beieler, to a farm they homesteaded nine miles north of Davenport the summer of 1882. There were very few families here at that time and they experienced many difficulties and hardships in getting established. The family lived in a log cabin until March 19, 1903, when Walter Beieler married Coral Teel. The young couple bought a farm six miles north of here and lived there until October, 1943, when they retired and moved to Davenport where they have lived since.  Mr Beieler became an elder in the church at Larene when he was 24. He also served in that capacity in the Davenport Presbyterian Church, totaling almost 50 years as a church elder. He also taught Sunday school for many years. Survivors include his wife, Cora, at the home; a son, Earnest Beieler, Davenport; three daughters, Mrs Arno (Hazel) Mollenhauer and Mrs Orville (Theresa) Miles,  both of Spokane; and Mrs Elbert (Ethel) Gould of Carnation, WA; five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-09-1970) “I Hereby Certify that on the 19th day of March in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine hundred and three at Larene… did join in lawful wedlock Walter F Beieler of Larene of the County of Lincoln and Cora M Teel of Larene of the County of Lincoln. In the presence of Maggie Teel and H W Teel. (Officiant) Rev John A Rodgers.” (Certificate of Marriage; Lincoln Co Auditor: U-695) “License: March 17, 1903. Groom: Walter F Beieler, age 23, of Larene, WA. Born: Pleasant Hill, MO. Farmer. Father: Fred Beieler. Mother: Mary Graham. Bride: Cora M Teel, age 23 of Larene. Born: Dayton, WA. Father: Henry W Teel. Mother: Maggie J Humphrey. Marriage Date: March 19, 1903 at Larene. Rev John A Rodgers. Witnesses: Maggie J Teel and H W Teel.” (Marriage Return, #900; Lincoln Co Auditor) 


Beiland, William:  (d. 1-20-1907, aged 80 yrs 4 mos);  “William Beiland died at his home near Rocklyn Jan 20, 1907, and was buried at Mountain View Cemetery Jan 22, 1907. He was 80 yrs and 4 mos old and had spent his life of usefulness by always performing the duty nearest at hand. The funeral services were conducted by Father O’Brien from the Catholic Church. A number of relatives and a host of friends paid their last respects to him who had done much good during his life. We could not get a more extended notice of his life for this week.” (LCT: 1-25-1907)


Belknap, Harriet N White: (Feb 7, 1827-July 6, 1890);  (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bell, Charles A:  (1867-1927); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bell, Ettie A:  (1872-1955);  (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bell, John William:  (Nov 27, 1894-Oct 4, 1966); S 2 US Navy WW I; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bell, Martin L:  (1844-1943); “Martin L Bell. Died: Apr 23, 1943.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) (TS shown in 1974 listing) “Martin L Bell. Died: 23 April 1943, age 98, St Luke’s Hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Dennis Bell, born Maryland. Burial: Davenport, WA on 27 April 1943. Batch id # 277490.” (WA State Death Records)


Berg, Adolph:  (1858-1940);  Adolph Berg, age 82 years, one of the early pioneers of this region, passed away at his home Sunday morning following a short illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Davenport Lutheran church, with the Rev F J Ahrendt officiating, and the Bumgarner Funeral Home in charge.  Mrs Fred Buck and Mrs Guy Munson sang, accompanied by Mrs O W Johnson. Interment was in the Davenport Lutheran Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Henry Kucks, H J Maskenthine, Emil Zimmerman, John Albin, Otto Oehlwein and Henry Boleneus.  Mr Berg was born at Eisenach, Germany, Feb 7, 1858. He came to the United States in 1881 and to the Davenport region a short time later, taking up a homestead. He retired from farming in 1916 and moved to Davenport, residing here until his death. He is survived by his widow, Augusta, at the home here, and a sister in Germany.” (undated: 1940) Adolph Berg was buried in the (now) Mountain View Cemetery of Davenport. His homestead was applied for on June 11, 1901 in Sec 20 Twp 25 R 36.  His widow was Augusta Bursch Kruger Berg, buried at Zion, with her first husband, Henry Kruger. “Adolph Berg. Died: June 30, 1940) 


Berge, Ida R:  (1860-1949);  “Mrs Ida R Berge. Dated: Late August, 1949; from Seattle.”  (Presbyterian Ledger); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Berge, Jacob H:  (1856-1932);  “Jacob H Berge. Born: 1856, PA. Occupation: Hardware Merchant; Residence: Davenport. Admitted on Dimit from Indianola Lodge, No 123 at Indianola, Nebraska. Petition Nov 12, 1900. Dues paid through Nov 18, 1929. Passed away Nov 16, 1932. Buried at Davenport on Nov 18, 1932.”  (Acacia Lodge ledger);  “J E Turner of the Harrington Funeral Home was called to Davenport Wednesday evening to take charge of the remains of J H Birge, postmaster there, who died Wednesday night. Mr Turner and David Scott made the trip with the ambulance.” (Citizen: 11-18-1932)


Berge, Jessie May:  (1893-1916); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bergland, John:  (1887-1964);  (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bettys, Harold G:  (1906-1964); “Harold George Bettys.  Died: 20 May 1983, Telford, WA.  Father:  George Bettys. Mother: Clara Elley May. Spouse: Martha Alice May. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services for Harold George Bettys of Creston were held May 23 at Strate Funeral Home.  Bettys was born Jan 25, 1906 in  ___ca, Montana, to Mr and Mrs George Bettys. He grew up in Lewistown and __ilger, Montana, where his father was a logger. He married the former Martha Carpenter on April 4, 1934, and owned an automotive supply store in Spokane for many years.   They retired to the family farm near Creston, where they lived the past 20 years. He died May 20, 1983 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.  He is survived by his wife, Martha; daughter, Dolores Kolmodin of Bellevue; sister, Frances Haller of Butte, MT; granddaughters Dina Kolmodin and Beth Kolmodin of Bellevue; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pall bearers included Pete Bean, Ray Kettel, Guy Copenhaver, Merle Angstrom, Robin Rudolph, and Vern Nate. Rev Jeff Callender officiated. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery.  Bettys was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Spokane and El Katif Shrine.” (Davenport Times:  5-26-1983; omissions due to binding)



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