Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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John, Anne:  (d. 2-08-1932); aged 82 yrs 10 mos 15 days; “Mrs Ann Johns, 82, mother of Elizabeth Anderson of Harrington, died at her apartment at Davenport Sunday of this week. Her husband Jenkin Johns, died in 1905. Mrs Johns passed way after a brief illness.” (Citizen excerpt: 2-12-1932) “Anne John. Died: 2-08-1932, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 24 March 1850, Wales. Spouse: Jenkin John, deceased. Father: Thomas Reese, born Wales. Mother: unknown, born Wales. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


John, Gwendolyn:  (1887-1912); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


John, Jenkin: (d. 5-16-1905); aged: 55 yrs 5 mos 24 days; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Johns, Amy Euphamia:  (1891-1973);  “Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church last Saturday for Amy Johns. Amy Euphemia Collins Johns was born Nov 22, 1891 at Uniontown; she died March 29.  Mrs Johns, daughter of Mr and Mrs Orville Monroe Collins, Uniontown pioneers, attended grade school in Uniontown and graduated from Clarkston High School. She went to Cheney Normal School and came to Davenport in 1918 to teach at the Hawk Creek School.  She married to Moss Johns in 1920 at a Presbyterian Church in Spokane. They moved to a ranch nine miles northwest of Davenport following their marriage and resided there until her hospitalization.  Survivors other than her husband are: one son, Danver, of Davenport; four grandchildren, Marie Johns and Lucille Scott of Moses Lake; Robert and Karen Johns of Davenport; two sisters, Alda Flint of Ferndale, and Pearl Lunt of Northford, CT; and eight nephews and five nieces.  Officiating was the Rev Roger Muisiner. Hester Wamstad was organist and Mrs Earl Davenport, soloist. Casket bearers, all nephews, included Melvin Holben, Orville Holben, Weldon Flint, Marion Holben, Robert Collins and Edward Verney.” (Dav. Times: 4-05-1973);  “Amy Euphamia Johns. Died: 3-29-1973. Birth: 11-22-1891, WA.  Spouse: Moss Johns. Father: Orville M Collins. Mother: Tennie McKinley. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Johns, Moss:  (1892-1984);  “”Moss Johns. Died: 9-30-1984, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Widowed, Amy Collins. Father: John D Rice.  Mother: Elizabeth A Johns. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services for Moss Johns, 92, a lifelong Davenport resident, start today at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home of Davenport. Rev Jeff Callender officiates the services. Interment follows at the Mountain View Cemetery. Johns, a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church and Community Grange, passed away Saturday, Sept 30, 1984, in Davenport. He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy E Johns, in 1973.  Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Danver and Verna Johns of Davenport; four grandchildren, Marie A johns of Kalispell, MT; Lucille A Johns of Novato, CA; Robert A Johns of Seattle’s University of Washington, and Karen A Johns of Davenport; plus several nieces and nephews. Casket bearers at interment include Jim Teel, Echo Geissler, Ken Jacobsen, Jack Sterett and Joel Jahn.” (Davenport Times:  10-04-1984);  “The Strate Funeral Home in Davenport held services Thursday, Oct 4 for Moss Johns of Davenport. He died Sunday, Sept 30 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. Johns was born May 23, 1892, on his family’s farm 7 ½ miles northwest of Davenport, which was homesteaded by his father. He attended the Johns’ rural school just across the road from his home as a boy and plowed his first furrow behind a walking plow when he was no more than 10. He became a full-time farmer at age 13, when his father died. He spent his entire life farming. In 1917, he met Amy Collins, the new school teacher at the Hawk Creek rural school, and they were married October 2, 1920, at the Presbyterian Church manse in Spokane. The couple made their home on the farm adjoining the family homestead, and he lived there the remainder of his life…” (excerpt of Davenport Times: 10-11-1984); 


Johns, Verna L: (1931-1999); d. 1-02-1999; “Funeral service for longtime Davenport librarian and local historian Verna Johns will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan 8, at Strate Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend a luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport following the funeral service on Friday.  Mrs Johns, 67, died Saturday morning, Jan 2.  Born Verna Larsen on Jan 25, 1931, she grew up in the farming community of Wilson Creek, where she graduated  high school in 1949. Verna attended Washington State College, where she met her future husband, Danver Johns. They were married in 1951, and made their home on a wheat and cattle ranch northwest of Davenport.  Besides raising four children, Verna worked at the Lincoln County Engineer’s Office for 17 years, then the Davenport Public Library until 1996. Patrons admired her knowledge of the library’s books and her memory of their preferred subject matter. Verna continued nourishing her appetite for the written word as a volunteer at the library in Edwall.  Besides reading, Verna’s interests included quilting, historical research and relaxing at the ocean shore, as well as a great love of opera and art. Verna’s community service included membership in the Davenport Study Club, the Lincoln County Historical Society, Community Grange #855 and Crazy Quilters.  Verna is survived by her husband Danver at the family farm; four brothers, Tom Larsen of Moses Lake, Lloyd Larsen of Seattle, Mick Larsen of Wilson Creek and Chris Larsen of Othello; one sister, Mariane Saunders of Moses Lake; and four children, Marie A Johns, of Kalispell, MT; Lucille A Johns, of Spokane; Robert A Johns of Oak Harbor; and Karen J Simison and her husband Rusty of Davenport.  Verna will also be remembered dearly by her five grandchildren… Verna was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Hansen of Stratford.”  (Dav. Times:  1-07-1999)  “Verna Larsen Johns. Died: Jan 2, 1999. Birth: Jan 25, 1931, Wilson Creek, WA.  Spouse: Married, Danver Johns.  Father: Chris Larsen.  Mother: Marie Jensen. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Johns, William:  (1875-1944);  “William Johns. Dated: June 12, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “William Johns, age 68, a resident of the Davenport area most of his life, died in a Spokane hospital June 12, 1944 following a long illness. Funeral services were held at Davenport Thursday. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs Ben Harris, Wilbur, Mrs Edith Blunk, Elk, and Mrs Mary Alexander, Pullman.” (Citizen: 6-23-1944) 


Johnson, Bessie Green:  (1917-1972);  ‘Funeral services were held recently for Bessie Johnson, 54, in Moses Lake, with burial in the Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. She died Jan 10 in a Spokane hospital.  Mrs Johnson was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Ross Green of Davenport and was a graduate of Davenport High School.  She is survived by her husband Darrel and daughter Nancy at the home in Moses Lake, and another daughter, Judy Wallace and grandson Christopher in Tacoma. Other survivors include four sisters: Mrs Clarence (Faye) Hruska, Basking Ridge, NJ; Mrs Oscar (Edna) Reitmeier, Cheney; Mrs Phil (Ruth) Tarbert, Davenport; and Allene Green, also of Davenport; three brothers: Milton Green, Wenatchee, Dale of Curlew, and Wesley of Lincoln, WA.  Other survivors are aunts, Mrs Morey Holland, Arizona City, Arizona and Myrtha Mill, Cheney, and uncles Clark Green of Davenport and Carl and Gordon Hendreicks, both of Spokane. After her marriage to Johnson in 1943, she went to Stibnite, Idaho, to live until 1966. Then the Johnsons moved to Moses Lake. A graduate of Saint Luke’s School of Nursing in Spokane, Mrs Johnson was director of nurses at the Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake at the time  of her death. She was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church and a member of the American Nurses Association.” (Davenport Times: 1-20-1972); 


Johnson, Clarence: (1910-1981);  “Clarence Johnson. Died: 12-03-1981, Davenport, WA.  Spouse:  Detta Murphy.  Father: Edgar Johnson. Mother: Hulda Swanson. Buried: Hennessey Funeral Home, Spokane, cremation.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec 5, in Davenport for Clarence Johnson, long-time resident who died Thursday, Dec 3, 1981.  Johnson was born Feb 20, 1901 at Indian Prairie and was an active member of the Davenport Senior Citizens Center. Johnson worked for about a year on the remodeling of the center as a volunteer and was a carpenter by trade. The Rev Roger Muisiner officiated the services.  Johnson is survived by a daughter, Frances Howard of Aberdeen, WA; two brothers, Edward Johnson of Four Lakes, WA, Dean Johnson of Tekoa, WA; two sisters, Edna Stone of Thompson Falls, MT, Ruth Jahn of Newport, WA; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 12-10-1981);  (Edit: The WA State Death Index shows the birth od Clarence Johnson as 20 Feb 1910 and his date of death as 3 Dec 1981, in Lincoln Co, WA. Spokane birth records confirm his birth as 20 Feb 1910, the son of Edgar Johnson and Hulda C Swanson.); 


Johnson, Daisy Stewart:  (1888-1968); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Johnson, Dean A:  (1916-1996); d. 5-16-1996; “A memorial service for Dean A Johnson, a retired Latah area farmer, will be held today, (Thursday) at 3 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, with Pastor Mark Mewhinney of the Latah Country Bible Church officiating. Cremation will be held prior to the service. Mr Johnson died May 16 from cancer at the Tekoa Care Center. He was 80. He was born Feb 20, 1916, at Davenport to Edgar and Hulda (Swanson) Johnson. He grew up in the Deep Creek area near Reardan and attended Deep Creek Country School. After his schooling, he worked with his father on the family farm. He entered the US Army in 1943 and served in England, France and Germany during WW II. After his discharge from the service in 1946, he returned to the Davenport area and worked for the Eldon Warwick farm as a mechanic and farm hand.  He married May Thomas on Jan 3, 1950, at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and the Johnsons made their home on a farm near Spangle, WA, for the next 5 years. The family then returned to the Eldon Warwick farm near Davenport, where Mr Johnson worked until 1961.  At that time, the family moved to Latah and purchased a farm east of town, where Mr Johnson farmed and raised cattle. He retired from farming in the early 1980s, but continued to raise cattle for the next several years.  He was a member of Bluestem Grange #776 south of Davenport for over 50 years. He enjoyed reading the newspaper and was an excellent mechanic.  Survivors include his wife of 46 years, May, at Latah; one son, Charles Johnson of Latah; one daughter, Roberta Houck of Blanchard, ID; four grandchildren… Mr Johnson was preceded in death by seven brothers, Ralph, Adolph, Harry, Clarence, Paul, Edward and Frank Johnson; and two sisters, Ruth Jahn and Edna Stone. Kramer Funeral Home of Tekoa is in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 5-23-1996)


Johnson, Della Lenora Cole:  “Della Lenora Johnson. Died: 12-02-1983, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Widowed, Adolph Johnson.  Father: Edward Golland. Mother: Edith Webb.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services for Della Cole Johnson, 80, were held Monday at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home. Rev Roger Barr officiated. Johnson died Dec 2, 1983 after a long battle with declining health. She had been a resident of Lincoln Nursing Home. Born Feb 15, 1903, Johnson spent her early life in the Horse Heaven Hills, Central Washington near Kennewick. At the age of 16, she left home by herself on a train bound for Spokane and Kinman Business University.  She worked for a few years at Graham’s in Spokane. Later she married Everett Cole Sr and they had one son, Everett. While Everett Jr was a boy, she cooked for a Washington Water Power maintenance crew while they worked on Long Lake Dam. She was preceded in death by two husbands—Everett Cole and Adolph Johnson. Johnson was always active. She worked as an aide in the nursing home until age 70. In addition, she was active in Eastern Star having served as past worthy matron, and she served as financial secretary for Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her son Everett and his wife Karen; two grandchildren, Brad and Traci; a niece Mrs Clark Miller, Davenport; a sister, Elsie, Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  12-08-1983) 


Johnson, Detta:  (1903-1981); “Detta Johnson. Died: 11-14-1981, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Clarence Johnson. Father: John Murphy. Mother: Lydia Jones. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Johnson, Ecile A:  (1918-1965); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Johnson, Elma P:  (1916-1994);  “Funeral service for Elma P Johnson will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, where she was a member. Pastors Stanley Williamsen and Fritz Brandenburg will officiate, and interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Johnson died Nov 13 in Davenport.  She was born on Dec 10, 1916, in Lind, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Sackman. She lived in the Lind area as a small child, but moved to the Harrington area where she attended school for a while.  She married Ernest Johnson on Sept 1, 1979, in Davenport.  Mrs Johnson was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, cooking, gardening both flowers and vegetables, and traveling to the coast until her health forced her to move to the Lincoln Nursing Home, where she resided until her death. She was a member of the Egypt Community Homemakers.  She is survived by her husband, Ernest Johnson of Davenport; two children, Pamela Beachtold and her husband Dennis of Elk, and Gaymond Schultz of Los Altos, CA; six grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one brother, Ernie Sackman of Colville; two sisters, Anna Schultz of Bluestem and Virginia Kurfurst of Portland, OR; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs Johnson was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Sackman. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 11-17-1994) “Elma Pearl Johnson. Died: 11-13-1994. Birth: 12-10-1916, WA.  Spouse: Ernest M Johnson. Father: Andrew Sackman. Mother: Elizabeth Schwartz. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Johnson, Eric C:  (d. 1923);  “J T Lyse as administrator of the estate of Eric C Johnson, deceased, has been allowed an order authorizing the sale of certain real property belonging to the estate, at private sale, and notice directing same has been issued.” Citizen: 4-27-1923); 


Johnson, Esther:  (1904-1915); d/o Edgar & Hulda;  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Johnson, Eva:  (1864-1925); {Per Reinbold Genealogy, “Eva the 12th child of Mathias, born 5-08-1864 and died 6-06-1925. Married two times. Eva was born in Germany. When Eva came from Germany with her brothers, they settled near old Fort Spokane (the confluence of the Spokane and the mighty Columbia rivers).  Eva’s first husband, Fredric Gussback, was stationed there at the time. Eva’s first child, Mary (1888, w/o Valentine Zeimantz) was born to this union. After her husband’s death, Eva remarried to Marion (Hickory) Johnson and five children were born to this union. These children were: Martha (1890, w/o Jim Jenson), Wilbur (1892-1892), Robert (1894), Simon (1898), and Edna (1900, w/o Walter P Alexander).}


Johnson, Hilary:  (d. March 1939);  “Hilary Johnson. Dated: March 12, 1939.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Infant Female Johnson. Died: 8-27-1939. Birth: 8-26-1939, WA.  Father: Edgar O Johnson. Mother: Dora Brown. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Johnson, John Virgil:  (1931-1988);  “John Virgil ‘J V’ Johnson, 56, formerly of Davenport, died Jan 4, 1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Mr Johnson was born May 19, 1931 in Spokane to Otto and Mimi Johnson. His father, Otto, was the only veterinarian in Lincoln County for many years.  He graduated from Davenport High School in 1949 and from the University of WA in 1953.  He served in the Korean War and was an avid photographer. He was employed as a tour guide for Trav-Coa and also taught school in Bellevue, WA for 12 years.  Survivors include his step-mother, Signe Johnson of Sunne, Sweden; a brother, David Johnson of Issaquah; nephews, Dean and Brian, and niece Julie Ann, also of Issaquah. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan 16, at 11 a.m. in Davenport’s Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Phil Kunder will officiate.  Inurnment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.” (Davenport Times:  1-14-1988) 


Johnson, Mabel:  (1888-1889); d. 3-11-1889; d/o Peter & Anna; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Johnson, Mamie A:  (1898-1923); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Johnson, Marion J:  (1837-1924); GAR; “Marion J Johnson, age 87, a pioneer resident of this district, died at his home in this city last evening. He had been ailing periodically for several years, and had been seriously ill for several days, although he was able to be about the streets last week. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church Saturday. Mr Johnson was born in PA, served with the Union Army during the Civil War. He came to Lincoln County about 41 years ago as a soldier, and served for some time at Fort Spokane, in this county. After his discharge from the army he took up a homestead in the Egypt country and lived there for many years. He was married in 1888 to Miss Eva Reinbold, who survives him. He is also survived by two sons, Robert Johnson, who is now in Indiana, and Simon Johnson of Davenport, three daughters, Mrs Jake Zeimantz, Mondovi, Mrs James Jensen, Bluestem, and Mrs W P Alexander, Peach.” (Dav Times Tribune: 7-03-1924) {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Marion (Hickory) Johnson was the second husband of Eva Reinbold, the 12th child of Mathias. Marion was born 7-26-1837 and died 7-02-1924. Marion and Eva had the following children: Martha (1890), Wilbur (1892-1892), Robert (1894), Simon (1898), and Edna (1900).} *


Johnson, Minnie J:  (1901-1953); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Johnson, Peter:  (1846-1891); d. 3-13-1891; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Johnson, Wilbur M:  (1892-1892); d. 9-21-1892, aged 1 mo 2 days; {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Wilbur Johnson was born 8-19-1892, the son of Marion Johnson and his wife Eva Reinbold, 12th child of Mathias.  Wilbur died 9-21-1892.} (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Jonas, Lorna A:  (1917-1994); “Lorna Arlene Jonas. Died: July 7, 1994.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Memorial service for longtime Davenport resident Lorna A Jonas was held Tuesday this week at Zion Lutheran Church, where she was a member. Pastor Fritz Brandenburg officiated.  She was born Aug 26, 1917, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Carl and Minnie (Kruger) Jacobs. She married Wilfred ‘Pete’ Jonas on Oct 4, 1941 in Spokane.  Mrs Jonas was a member of Davenport Study Club. She was a past member of the local Library Board.  She is survived by her husband, Pete, at the home in Davenport; one son and his wife, Michael and Margaret Jonas of Orcas Island; two daughters, Vicki Lou Schafer of Spokane, and Laurie Lee Walker of Kent, WA; two grandsons, Scott and Mike Schafer of Spokane; one granddaughter, Laurie Russotto of Virginia Beach, VA; two sisters, Vi McLeod and Carole Dickson, both of Spokane; one brother and his wife, Herb and Alice Jacobs of Palatka, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-14-1994); 


Jones, Beulah M Peake: (1907-1991); w/o Virgil; “Former Davenport resident, Beulah May Jones, passed away Jan 28 at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville, KS. She was 83.  Born May 11, 1907, to John and Maggie Bradney Peake, she graduated from high school in Mahaska, KS. She married Virgil E Jones on Feb 4, 1928, in Washington, KS, and the couple bore two children: a daughter, Dorothy Jean, and a son , LaVon Lee.  The Joneses lived and farmed in the north central Kansas, south central Nebraska area until March 1945, when they moved to Ontario, Oregon. Mrs Jones was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Ontario for many years.  In 1974, the Joneses moved to Davenport, where they lived for three years. In July 1978, after her husband’s death, Mrs Jones moved to Belleville to be near her daughter. She resided at Grandview Apartments there until October 1987, when she entered Heartland Care Center in Belleville.  Mrs Jones was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Virgil; a brother, Ray Peake; a great granddaughter, Janelle Dake, and a son-in-law, Kenneth Dake.  She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Kump and husband Virgil of Jennings, KS; a son, LaVon Jones of Portland, OR; two sisters, Naomi Dejmse of Ontario and Velna Pauach of Mahaska; 8 grandchildren…; 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb 1 at the Church of Christ at Chester, NE, conducted by Pastor Jim Woldhuis. Graveside services were held at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport on Feb 5.”  (Davenport Times: 2-07-1991); 


Jones, David J:  (1845-1924); d. 12-20-1924; “Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Margaret M and David J Jones, made by J E Fraser, James F Forney and E N Imus, Davenport, shows the estate to be worth $12,966.” (Odessa Record: 11-20-1925) (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Jones, Edith:  (1887-1981); d. 5-12-1981;  “Edith Jones. Died: 5-12-1981, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Never Married.  Father: David Jones. Mother: Margaret Hutchinson. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services will be held Friday from the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home here for Edith Jones, a lifetime resident of this area who was born July 2, 1817 (sic) in Mondovi.  She died May 12, 1981 in the Lincoln Nursing Home. She was a legal secretary in Spokane until she retired. Her parents, David and Margaret Jones, homesteaded in the Bald Ridge area. Services will be at 1 p.m. with Pastor Philip Falk of Reardan officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 5-14-1981); 


Jones, Gwennie Ellen:  (1884-1906; TS); d. 8-12-1906;  “Winnie Jones, age 21, was buried in the Mondovi Cemetery. One of five Davenport people to drown in the Spokane River, Sunday August 12.”  (notes from Dav. Tribune: 8-17-1906) (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Jones, Margaret Maria Hutchinson:  (1856-1922); d. 5-31-1922; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Jones, Mearl Roy:  “Mearl Roy Jones, age 78, passed away Sunday, Sept 24, in Spokane. His home was in Davenport.  He was born on Jan 7, 1928 in Clayton, Idaho to Mesch and Ida Mae (Fisher) Jones. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda L (McKenzie) Jones, at the home; four children, Rick Jones of Davenport, Tom Jones of Spokane, and Darla Williams and Doug Davis of College Place, WA; six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mearl was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church. Memorial Services will take place on Saturday, Oct 7, at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Pastor Clinton Schultz will officiate. Inurnment will precede the memorial service at Mt View Cemetery, Davenport. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 9-28-2006)


Jones, Virgil E: (1905-1977);  “Virgil Ellsworth Jones. Died:  Oct 28, 1977.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Virgil Ellsworth Jones. Died: 10-28-1977. Birth: 7-30-1905. Spouse: Beulah Mae Peake. Father: Andrew Jones. Mother: Rosetta McFall. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services for Virgil E Jones, 72, Davenport, were held Tuesday at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home here.  Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiated the services. Interment was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Jones was born July 30, 1905 in Haddam, KS. He died Oct 28 at Lincoln Hospital.  He had lived in Kansas until he was married to Beaulah May Peake on Feb 4, 1928. They made their home in Nebraska and Kansas, where they operated farms for 17 years.  Mr and Mrs Jones gave birth to two children, a daughter,, Dorothy (Mrs Kenneth Dake) and a son, Von. The family moved to Ontario, OR in 1945. Jones was employed by Farmers Supply Cooperative in Ontario for several years. The family moved to Davenport in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Beulah; two children, Dorothy (Mrs Kenneth Dake) of Chester, NB, and Von Jones of Davenport; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren, one sister, Floy LaFarge of Washington, KS; and one brother, Wilbur of Yuma, CO; other relatives and many friends.” (Davenport Times:  11-03-1977);


Jordon, William:  (d. 1901);  “Mr Wm Jorden, a young man 20 years of age, who lived on Hawk Creek, died Monday evening from inflammation of the bowels, after a few days’ illness. He was engaged with a thresher in the harvest field when taken ill.  His father is proprietor of the sawmill in Hawk Creek canyon. The funeral occurred on Thursday, the interment taking place at the cemetery near town, where a short service was conducted by Rev S A Smith.”  (LCT: 8-27-1901) 


Jurgensen, Lenore E: (1923-1987); (Lenore Ellen Jurgensen. Died: Aug 9, 1987.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Lenore Ellen Jurgensen. Died: 8-09-1987. Spouse: Lumarion Jurgensen. Father: Gottleib Reinbold. Mother: Louise Holzer.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Lenore Ellen (Pete) Jurgensen of Davenport died Aug 9, 1987 in the Lincoln Hospital. She was 64.  Mrs Jurgensen was born March 13, 1923 in Davenport to Mr and Mrs Gottlieb Reinbold. She was raised on the family farm in Egypt and attended school in Davenport.  She married Luby Jurgensen on April 18, 1942 in Anneheim, CA. The couple lived in Louisiana for a short time and then returned to Davenport to raise a family. Mrs Jurgensen was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt and later transferred her membership to Zion in Davenport. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary No 7480.  She was a lifetime resident of the Davenport area.  Mrs Jurgensen is survived by her husband, Luby, of Davenport; four children, Vickie VanWaveren of Bellflower, CA, Gary J Jurgensen of Spokane, Sherry Sorrensen and Beverly Strate, both of Spokane; one brother, Herman Reinbold; five sisters, Alice Nelson, Gertie Stuckle, Hilda Thiringer, Claire VanBuren and Irene Luiten, all of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery. Services were held Wednesday, Aug 12, in the Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Stanely Williamsen officiated. The Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times: 8-10-1987); 


Jurgensen, Lumarion:  (1920-1997);  “Lumarion Jurgensen. Died: 10-02-1997. Birth: 1-15-1920, Wilbur, WA.  Spouse: Widowed.  Father: Viggo Ernest Jurgensen. Mother: Ettie C Kraabel. Burial: 10-04-1997, Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Wilbur native Lumarion (Luby) Jurgensen was laid to rest Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, following a funeral service at Zion Lutheran Church, where he was a member.  Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiated. Mr Jurgensen died Oct 2, 1997 in Davenport. He was born Jan 15, 1920, in Wilbur to Viggo Ernst and Ettie (Kraabel) Jurgensen. He grew up in the Wilbur area, graduating from high school there in 1938.  He married Lenore Reinbold on April 18, 1942, in Santa Anna, CA. He entered the US Army Air Corp. in September 1942, where he was a navigator of the B-24. While in the military, Mr Jurgensen received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the American Theater Service Medal and the WW II Victory Medal. When he was discharged in December 1945, he held the rank of major. After his discharge, Mr Jurgensen and his wife moved to the Davenport area, where he lived and worked as a retail clerk in the hardware store for many years.  Mr Jurgensen was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7480 of Davenport, the Davenport Volunteer Fire Department and the Davenport Gun Club.  Mr Jurgensen is survived by one son, Gary Jurgensen of Spokane; three daughters, Vickie VanWaveren of Bellflower, CA, Sherry Sorensen of Nine Mile Falls and Beverly Strate of Spokane; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Jurgensen of Seattle; one sister, Jo Conover of Santa Monica, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore ‘Pete’, in 1987.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport handled the arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  10-09-1997) 



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