Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Nansen, Flora MacFarland Boothe:  (1893-1983); d. 12-04-1983;  “Funeral services for Flora (Boothe) Nansen were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Strate Funeral Home.  Mrs Nansen was born Jan 5, 1893, near St Joe, MO, to Charles and Emma MacFarland, the second of five children.  She married Raymond Boothe in 1912, and they moved to Davenport in 1915 where he was a rural mail carrier until his death in 1942.  In 1948 she married Gust Nyberg of Spokane, who died in 1956. In 1963 she married Nis Nansen, of Almira, who passed away in 1969.  Flora was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Spokane, and from 1921-1959, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years.  She was a past member of Rockwood Manor Retirement home in Spokane for the past 13 years, and passed away last Sunday.  She is survived by her son, Charles Boothe, of Spokane; her daughter, Geneva Olson, of Eugene, OR; brother, John MacFarland, of National City, CA; sisters, Blanche Eppinger, of San Diego, CA; and Marie Young, of Great Falls, MT; 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Nora.  Services were conducted by Rev Jeff Callender of the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport. Elaine Maskenthine was soloist, and Sarah Jane Johnson, organist.  Pall bearers included Charles Boothe, Michael Boothe, Ken Huffman, Charles Kunz, Lloyd Maskenthine and Conan Olson.”  (Davenport Times: 12-08-1983) 


Nash, James B:  (d. Aug 1912)  “J B Nash, a Northern Pacific railroad man, who died suddenly at Coulee City the latter part of last week, was buried in this city Sunday afternoon by the members of Davenport Lodge, No 64, IOOF, of which the deceased was a member. Nash , was in charge of the boarding car with the N P construction train that was located here for several weeks and later was moved to Coulee City where the crew was working at the time of his death. The services were held at the Christian church here, Rev N S Fiscus, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducting the service. The deceased was about 55 years of age and is survived by a wife and daughter.” (Dav. Tribune: 8-23-1912)


Nate, Floyd E:  (1917-1967); 1st h/o Hazel Johnson;  “Funeral services have been set for Friday at 11 a.m. for Floyd Nate. Rev Joseph Woodford, Methodist minister, will officiate at the service at Strate Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Floyd had been fighting cancer for more than a year.” (Dav. Times: 6-01-1967); (Edit: see Hazel V Painter); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nate, George Vern:  (1913-1994); “George V Nate. Died: 10-09-1994, Grand Coulee, WA. Birth: 1-25-1913.” (SS Death Index)


Nate, Sigrid ‘Toots’: (1914-1982); “Sigrid Nate. Died: Feb 1982, Creston , WA . Birth: 8-24-1914.” (SS Death Index)


Neal, Albert G:  (1864-1901);  d. 7-19-1901;  “Judge Neal received a message Saturday evening announcing the sad intelligence that his brother A G Neal had been found dead in a boat on the shores of Lake Chelan. How he met his death is a mystery, but every indication points to foul play of which we shall have more to say in a future issue.  Judge Neal hastened west and found the remains at Waterville.  They were brought here on the C W Train from Coulee City Tuesday.  The services were held in the Methodist church, Rev Smith preaching the sermon, taking for his subject the death and resurrection of Lazarus. Beautiful flowers, woven into garlands and wreaths by loving hands were profusely strewn over the casket and chancel rail and other marks of sympathy and respect were shown to the deceased and his sorrowing bereaved brother, sister and chosen mate. He was a member of the Masonic order and the funeral was taken in charge by the members and a number of the craft were in attendance from Sprague where he held his membership.  The deceased was born in Milton, WV, in 1864, and was at the time of his death 86 years of age. He graduated from the Milton high school and chose the law as a profession and was admitted to the bar and became a member of the law firm of Neal, Neal and Neal, of Huntington, WV. His brother, Judge C H Neal, the senior member of the firm came to Washington twelve years ago and the deceased followed two years later and joined his brother in Sprague. He was appointed Receiver of the United States land office at Waterville by President Cleveland and served four years. He then went to Chesaw, Ferry County, and resumed the practice of law and was so engaged at the time of his death. He was reticent when his own affairs were concerned—a good citizen—loved and respected by those who knew him best, his sad end was a shock to his many acquaintances and we who have in the past transacted considerable business with him, can speak of his high sterling character as a man and friend. To his aged mother, who still resides in his native state and to the brothers and sisters who mourn the loss of a brother, is extended the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement.  The funeral of A G Neal was made particularly sad and more so by the fact that the day following the day of the funeral was his expected wedding day. Had he lived until July 24, he would have been married to Miss Etta M Moore, a very estimable young lade of Waterville. To those who know Miss Moore, the blighting of this young life is particularly sad.  Her life has been one of high purpose and noble aspirations. She bestowed her affections on a life that grew and withered prematurely; just as it came to know her well and lover her it went out. The sympathy of all goes out to this young woman who was so full of hope and ready to help the man she loved to build a new life on the strong foundation of a well spent youth. These young hearts were together awake and they were ready to pluck one of life’s sweetest flowers here alone is left to be touched by its thorns.” (Dav. Tribune: 7-25-1901);


Nehls, Barbara J Bowman Lindbloom: (1944-1999); d. 10-14-1999; “Barbara J Nehls passed away Oct 14, 1999 at her home in Davenport. She was 55. She was born in White Salmon to Clyde and Evelyn (Wolfrum) Bowman. She grew up in Davenport.  Barbara was a fun loving, caring, hard working woman, who touched the hearts of all the people she knew.  She loved camping, boating, needlework and crafting.  She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Jim Nehls of Davenport; her daughter, Thena and husband Ken Brown of Newman Lake; two sons, Monty and wife Theresa Lindbloom of Spokane, and Jim and wife Jody Nehls of Lexington, SC; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn and Clyde Bowman; one brother, John Bowman; and two step-children, Jeri Nehls and Malissa Nehls.  Graveside inurnment services were held Oct 16 at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport with Pastor Pat Hogan officiating.  Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 10-21-1999); 


Nehls, Jeri B:  (1974-1993); d/o James C Nehls;  “Funeral service for Jeri Nehls, 19, of Reardan was held Wednesday at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with the Rev Gisela Taber officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Miss Nehls, 19, died Dec 3, 1993 in Davenport.  She attended Davenport schools and earned her GED in Spokane. She enjoyed sports, particularly volleyball, and was a Lincoln County Fair princess. She’d been working at Yoke’s Pac ‘n Save in Airway Heights.  She is survived by her 5 month old son, Anthony Nehls-Smith of Reardan; her father and his wife,  Jim and Barbara Nehls of Davenport; her mother, Karen Talkington of Reardan; her fiancé, Anthony Smith of Reardan; one grandfather, James R Talkington, of Yakima; one grandmother, Rosemary Gould of Tahlequah, OK; one half brother, Jim Nehls of Myrtle Beach, SC; one half sister, Melissa Nehls of Myrtle Beach; one step brother, Monty Lindbloom of Spokane; one step sister, Thena Brown of Spokane; her special family, William and Kumiko Smith of Reardan, and Cherie N Smith of Reardan; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.” (Davenport Times: 12-09-1993);  “A wrongful death suit has been filed in Lincoln County Superior Court against a local doctor and the Davenport Clinic. The suit, asking for unspecified damages, was filed by Anthony Smith, administrator of the estate of Jeri B Nehls, and their minor son.  Nehls died at Lincoln Hospital on Dec 3, 1993, after undergoing a tonsillectomy, according to the court records. The attending physician was Dr Dan Husky, the doctor named in the suit. The suit alleges Nehls received ‘negligent care and treatment’.  It stated she wasn’t apprised ‘of the risks and benefits’ of the chosen course of treatment. Although a dollar amount is not specified, the suit asks for damages for economic loss to the estate, emergent health care and funeral costs, and mental anguish, pain and suffering.  The attorney who prepared the claim, Thomas M Roberts of Spokane, did not return a phone call to comment on the case. Bound by confidentiality regulations, neither the clinic nor the doctor could comment.  Nehl’s death certificate states an autopsy was done. The cause of death was cited as an ‘accident’ by ‘aspiration of gastric contents’.” (Davenport Times:  12-12-1996)   


Neilson, Gerald F:  (1908-1988); h/o Mildred;  “Gerald Fitzgerald Neilson of Davenport died Feb 9, 1988, in this city. He was 79.  Mr Neilson was born April 30, 1908, in Cowley, Wyoming, to Christian Emil and Ella Fitzgerald Neilson. He was the fifth of six children. He graduated from Cowley High School and then attended Brigham Young University for one year.  He was employed in the lumber industry in Oregon and California until 1941 when he met and married Mildred LaMotte, and moved to Hawaii during WW II.  During the war he was employed by the navy as a carpenter and worked on the reconstruction of Pearl Harbor.  Mildred was employed as a nurse in a mental institution. IN 1948, the couple moved to Davenport and purchased the Roxy Theater. They continued to operate it until 1964 when it was sold and became part of the Lincoln Drug Store.  Mr Neilson was then employed in construction around Lincoln County for a number of years. In 1971 he went to work as a maintenance man at Lincoln Hospital and continued that until 1974.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and grew a garden which was enjoyed by neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, and four brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, Gerald A and Patrick L Neilson; one daughter, Sherry M Neilson; one sister, Ruth Hecht; four grandchildren—Michael Debord, Jason DeBord, Amy Neilson and Amanda Neilson; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services were held Feb 12 in the chapel of Strate Funeral Home.  Services were held Feb 12 in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport.  Rev Jeff Callender officiated Pall bearers were Mike Johnson, Paul Kembel, Ruben Ottmar, Bob Luiten, John Coley and Jerry Grunerud. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times:  2-18-1988) 


Neilson, Mildred L:  (1918-1974); w/o Gerald;  “Mrs Mildred Neilson, Lincoln County Health nurse for the past 13 years, died at Lincoln Hospital May 18, 1974. Mrs Neilson had been ill for the past month and had been hospitalized, but was at home when she was stricken Saturday. Rosary for Mrs Neilson was held at the Immaculate Conception Church Tuesday night. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. also in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial was at Mount View Cemetery at Davenport. Pall Bearers were Barney Hutchins, Raymond Riddle, Robert Luiten, Robert Guhlke, Jack MacDonald and Clarence Coley.  Services were conducted by Rev A Breznik. The Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Neilson was born in Scoby, Montana on July 8, 1918, to Marion and Daisy LaMotte. She married Gerald Neilson in California August 3, 1941, and the couple lived in Hawaii during the war where Mrs Neilson worked as a nurse. They came to Davenport after the war to run the now closed Roxy Theater. Mrs Neilson began working for the county as a nurse Jan 1, 1961. Mrs Neilson is survived by her husband, Gerald, at the home; a son, Patrick of Yakima; a daughter, Mrs Sherry DeBord of Lincoln; two grandchildren; her father, M A LaMotte of Scoby, MT; two sisters, Mrs Evalyn Worrell of Goodlesville, TN; and Mrs Margaret Langlow of San Francisco, CA; and a brother, Tony LaMotte of Scoby, MT.” (Davenport Times: 5-23-1974);  Mrs Mildred Neilsen, county health nurse for the past 13 years, died over the week end after a short illness. Rosary services were held for Mrs Nielsen May 21 from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Davenport. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport with Strate Funeral Home in charge. Surviving Mrs Neilson is her husband, Gerald; one son, Patrick of Yakima; a daughter, Mrs Sherry DeBord of Lincoln; 2 grandchildren; her father, M A LaMotte of Scobey, MT; and two sisters. (notes from Odessa Record: 5-23-1974)“Mildred L Neilson. Died:  5-18-74, age 55, _____ ; Mt View, Davenport.” (Davenport Catholic Ledger); 


Nelson, Alice Reinbold Boleneus:  (1906-1993); d. 5-08-1993; {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Alice Reinbold was the first born child of ten of Louise Holzer and Gottlieb Reinbold. Her parents arrived in the Egypt country in 1906 just following her birth. Alice was raised by Simon Reinbold and his wife. Alice first married Lewis Boleneus and had two sons, Lyle and Deral. Lewis Boleneus died in 1950 and she later married Walter Nelson, who also preceded her in death in 1980.}


Nelson, Charles:  (1870-1952); “Charles E Nelson. Dated: 7-17-1952. Father of Mrs R Paulsen and living with them; Buried Mt View.” (Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen; listed also as 7-17-1953); “Charles Nelson. Dated: July 17, 1952.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); Died in Spokane Co, WA.;


Nelson, Edward: (d. Feb 1944);  “Edward Nelson. Dated:  Feb 2, 1944.”  (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “Edward Nelson. Died: 2-02-1944, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Robert Nelson.” (Data from death certificate); 


Nelson, Elizabeth W:  (1825-1913); d. 1-11-1913;  “Died in this city on Saturday, Jan 11, 1913, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Adelia E Wyckoff, Mrs Elizabeth W Nelson, aged 87 years. Deceased was born in 1847 and was the mother of 5 children—one living in Okanogan Co, one in Pomeroy, this state, one daughter in Iowa, one in this city, and one is dead. She was converted to the Christian faith when but 7 years of age… After coming to Davenport in 1891, she united with the ME church…” (D Tribune: 1-16-1913) “Elizabeth W Nelson. Died: 1-11-1913, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: David Adams. Mother: Lucy Wright.” (Data from death certificate);  “Elizabeth Nelson. Died: Jan 11, 1912.”  (Davenport Methodist Ledgers); 


Nelson, Elanzo Tilden:  (1879-1960);  “E T Nelson. Died: 2-28-1960. Pioneer farmer of community.”  (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen);  “Elanzo Tilden Nelson. Died: 2-28-1960, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: Marion Nelson. Mother: Sarah Queen.” (Data from death certificate);


Nelson, Esther E:  (1880-1968); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nelson, Evan L: (1905-1976);  “A memorial service for Evan L Nelson will be held Tuesday, Dec 21, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, at 11 a.m.  Mr Nelson died in a Spokane nursing home Dec 12, 1976 following a lengthy illness. Born in 1905, Mr Nelson lived in Alaska and other states before coming to Davenport in 1969. Here he ran the Alaska Germineral shop as a retirement hobby. He married Othel Mangis in 1946 and she preceded him in death in January of this year. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, the Acacia Lodge No 58, F and AM, the Order of Eastern Star, Bluestem Grange and the Rock Roller Club.  Surviving Mr Nelson are a son, Evan Nelson, MD, Minneapolis, MN; two brothers, Paul Nelson and Glenn Nelson, also of Minneapolis and six grandchildren. Pastor Stanley Williamsen will officiate at the service on Tuesday.” (Davenport Times: 12-16-1976); 


Nelson, Lucy F:  (1857-1910); d. 8-21-1910;  “Miss L F Nelson. Died: 1910.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nelson, Margaret F Close:  (1915-2005); “Funeral for Margaret F Nelson, 90, was Tuesday, Nov 8, at Strate Funeral Home. Mrs Nelson died Nov 3 in Spokane.  Born Margaret Frances Close in Tacoma, on March 21, 1915, she grew up in Seattle and graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, earning bachelor’s degrees in sociology and kindergarten and primary education. In July 1944 she enlisted in the US Navy and served on three different ships before her discharge in January 1946, with rank of Yeoman Second Class. Ten days before her discharge, Margaret married Norman Nelson, to whom she was married for almost 50 years. They built their house at 602 Tenth Street in Davenport, where she lived until Oct 31, 2000, when she took up residence at Brighton Court Assisted Living in the Spokane Valley.  She touched many young lived, teaching in Davenport in 1947 and 1948, and in Harrington for a year in 1954. She was a member of PEO and earned her 50-year pin. The Nelsons were avid campers and photographers. In the late 1950s to early 1960s they owned and operated a photography business in their home. They were both involved in their church. Her husband preceded her in death on June 17, 1995. She leaves a niece and nephew.”  (Davenport Times: Nov 2005)


Nelson, Marion B: (1902-1936); “Marion B Nelson. Died: 3-06-1936, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Wife: Florence; Father: Walter Nelson; Mother: Lulu Halson.


Nelson, Norman C:  (1914-1995); h/o Margaret;  “Norman Nelson, a career pressman who retired from the Davenport Times almost 20 years ago, died Saturday in Davenport.  Funeral service for the 81 year old WW II Navy veteran was held Wednesday at Trinity Bible Fellowship, where he was a member. Pastor Steve McLachlan officiated. Born Feb 6, 1914, in Edwall to Martin and Jenny (Judd) Nelson, he graduated from Reardan High School in 1933. He married Margaret Close on Jan 19, 1946, in Davenport.  In a story in the May 2, 1991, Davenport Times, Nelson recalled his baptism into the printing business. A fire in Reardan had damaged the town’s print shop and Nelson, a freshman in high school, was hired to help clean things up. Eventually, he began setting type, which at that time was done by hand.  After that, he worked for publishers in Davenport, Odessa and Harrington, and was affectionately known as ‘Red’ by his colleagues. In 1991, the retired Nelson donated a relic of his printing career, a 90-year old Chandler and Price job press once used at the Harrington Citizen, to the Lincoln County Historical Museum. Mr Nelson had purchased the press after the Harrington Citizen was sold and used it for hobby printing.  Mr Nelson, who served three and a half years in the Navy, was a charter member of the Davenport Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Survivors include his wife Margaret at the home; one sister, Marian Hagan of Kalispell, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Photo in original; Dav. Times: 6-22-1995) 


Nelson, Walter P:  (1907-1980); d. 12-17-1980; h/o Alice Reinbold Boleneus; Walter and Alice had no children.  “Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 23, for Walter P Nelson, long-time Davenport resident who died Wednesday, Dec 17, 1980 near Ritzville, WA, in an auto accident.  Nelson, born March 6, 1907, in Iowa, was a meat cutter there, a school board member at Liberty Center, a member of Arm Bureau and a member of the Lutheran Church.  He married Alice Nelson, widow of his cousin, Lewis Boleneus, on April 16, 1953. They moved here to Davenport where he farmed south of Davenport on the Boleneus farm. He was known here for his ponies, which he let the area children ride. He would also dress as Santa Claus with his horses and a sleight. He is survived by his wife, Alice, here at the home; two stepsons, Deral D Boleneus, Reardan; and Lyle E Boleneus, Davenport; 5 grandchildren, Louise Boleneus of Wenatchee, Robert Boleneus of Davenport, Jennie Wegner of Reardan, Pete Boleneus of Reardan and Kittie Dietrich of Reardan; six brothers, Victor, Harley and Harold Nelson, all of Davenport, Iowa, Wayne Nelson of Camarillo, CA, Elmer Nelson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Clarence Nelson of Morris, MN; one sister, Ruby Nelson of Pasadena, CA; two nephews, Bill Nelson, Spokane, James P Nelson, of Wichita Falls, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nelson was a member of the Davenport Zion Lutheran Church, where the services were held under the direction of the Rev Stanley Williamsen. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 12-25-1980); 


Nelson, Zenoma: (unconfirmed; d. 12-23-1952; (Dav Presbyterian Funeral) “Zenoma Nelson. Dated: Dec 23, 1952.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Nesbith, Carl G:  (1872-1951); “Carl Gustave Nesbith. Dated: Sept 14, 1951.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); Died in Spokane.; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nesbith, Emma L: (1870-1958); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nesbitt, Aubrey:  (1897-1963);  “Aubrey Nesbitt, 65, retired meat cutter, died Saturday following an illness with cancer.  A funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at Strate Funeral chapel, with the Rev Joseph Woodford officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.  The casket bearers were Charles Hammond, Roger G Lyle, James Holderby, William Nelson, Donald Cline and Darel Boleneus. Aubrey Thomas Nesbitt was born April 16, 1897, at Butte, Montana. He served overseas with the Canadian army during WW I.  Married in 1925 at Moscow, ID, the Nesbitts resided at Wenatchee and Waterville before moving to Davenport in 1954.  He was employed as butcher at the Davenport Grange Supply before retiring a year ago.  He was a member of the Davenport Lions Club and the Clinton S Brown American Legion post.  Survivors include his wife Edna Mae, at home; one son, Lawrence Daryl, Orangeville, CA; one daughter, Lois E Badger, Renton; 8 grandchildren; four sisters; and 5 half-brothers.” (D Times: 1-31-1963);


Nesbitt, Edna M: (1907-1980); “Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 10, for Edna Mae Nesbitt, a resident of Davenport for 25 years.  Mrs Nesbitt was born in Onaway, Idaho on July 7, 1907 and died in her home last Thursday, June 5, 1980.  Edna Mae and Aubrey Nesbitt were married on Feb 26, 1925 and they made their home in Canada, Wenatchee, Waterville, Colville and finally in Davenport in 1954 where they cut and wrapped meat for the Grange.  Aubrey died in 1962 after one year of retirement.  Mrs Nesbitt is survived by one son Bud Nesbitt of Orange Vale, CA, and one daughter, Ilene Badger of Renton, WA. Edna is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Chuck and George Trotter; four sisters, Lillian Dixon, Margaret Bailey, Mary Nichols and Nora Volly.  The interment was in the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport. Rev Stanley Williamsen conducted the service at the Strate Funeral Home.  The pall bearers were Roger Lyle, Don Cline, Jim Holderby, Pete Jonas, Deral Boleneus, and Leonard Abbott.” (Davenport Times:  6-12-1980) 


Neucomb, Vernon R:  (1917-1945); “Vernon Neucomb. Died: Nov 15, 1945.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Newcomb; Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Newton, Thelma G Zornes Buchser:  (1904-1997); d. 4-02-1997;  “Thelma Newton, owner of the former Buchser’s Apparel here in Davenport, died at the age of 92 in Mesa, AZ, where she had been residing in a nursing home for the past year.  She was born May 2, 1904, in Oakesdale, WA, to John and Nancy Zornes. She grew up in logging camps across the Pacific Northwest. She married Rolland H Buchser in 1921. They lived in Republic a short time before moving to Davenport in 1934.  In 1945, Thelma opened a dress shop which later became known as Buscher’s Apparel. ‘Bush’ as Rolland was known, died in 1947. One year later, she married her childhood sweetheart, Edwin Newton. They lived in Seattle until Ed’s retirement, at which time they settled in Coeur d’Alene.  IN 1968 they became snowbirds, spending winters in AZ and summers on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Thelma was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and started the Davenport Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls as her Worthy Matron project. She was instrumental in beginning the Ladies’ Gold Association in Queen Valley, AZ, as well as the women’s and couple’s bridge clubs. She was a very active woman and had many hobbies and interests that kept her young at heart.  Her survivors include two sisters, Alda Zidalis of Spokane and Ailsie Lane of Boise; grandchildren…; seven step-grandchildren; … She was preceded in death by two husbands and her only child, Donald ‘Terry’ Buchser.  Graveside inurnment services will be held this summer at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.”  (Davenport Times:  4-24-1997); 


Nicholls: see also Nichols

Nicholls, Emma A:  (1862-1936); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nicholls, Hank:  (1931-1999);  “Henry D ‘Hank’ Nicholls passed away April 12, 1999 in Davenport. He was 67.  Hank was born Feb 26, 1931, in Spokane to Roy and Roxy (Brink) Nicholls. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1949, and went on to be a heavy equipment operator for Lincoln County for 42 years.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, and previously served on the City Council. He also did community volunteer work for the county for several years.  Hank enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.  He is survived by his wife Lorene (McClure) Nicholls; one son and his wife, Nick and Vicki Nicholls of Davenport; one granddaughter, Angie Nicholls of WSU in Pullman; one brother, Bill Nicholls of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, John Nicholls; and one sister, Eileen Mascher. Memorial service is today at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home with Pastors Martha Montovani and Steve McLachlan officiating.” (Davenport Times:  4-15-1999)


Nicholls, Harriet L: (d. 1-02-1895); Aged: 72 yrs; w/o Thomas; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nicholls, J Roy:  (1882-1956); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nicholls, John H: (1850-1929); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Ben Fitzpatrick, L A Cathcart and J E Fraser of Davenport have appraised the property of the estate of John H Nicholls, deceased, at $36,109.00.” (Citizen: 8-09-1929)


Nicholls, Lorene D:  “Memorial service for Lorene D Nicholls, 71, director of Care and Share in Davenport, is scheduled at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport, with family inurnment preceding at Mountain View Cemetery. Pastor Steve McLachlan will officiate. Mrs Nichols died June 30 in Davenport, her lifelong home. A 1949 Davenport High School graduate, she married Hank Nicholls in 1951. She belonged to the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, corresponding with pen pals, reading, animals, and helping people in need. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999 and a brother, Mervyn McClure.  She leaves a son, Nick (and Vicki) Nicholls, and a granddaughter, Angie (and Tyson) Deal, all of Davenport; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.” (Dav. Times: 7-03-2003)


Nicholls, Roxy R: (1893-1980);  “Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept 10, in Davenport for Roxy Nicholls who died Sunday, Sept 7, 1980 at the age of 87. Services were held at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Strate Funeral Home with the Rev John Martin officiating the service. Mrs Nicholls was born Feb 9, 1893 in Mondovi to the pioneer family of Thomas Brink. He husband, the late Roy Nicholls, was the son of Davenport’s first merchant, John H Nicholls, who arrived in Davenport in 1881 to establish a store and boarding house on Spring Street. Mrs Nicholls is survived by two sons, Bill Nicholls, Hank Nicholls, both of Davenport; one daughter, Eileen Maschev, McMinnville, OR; one sister, Billy Jean Leuck of Pomery, WA; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 9-11-1980);


Nicholls, Shawn R:  (d. 10-04-2005, age 47);  “Shawn R Nicholls, age 47.—Went to see his Lord Jesus on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2005 in Richland, WA, his home was Airway Heights, WA. Survived by his wife, Mary, at the home; seven children, Trisha, Joseph, Seth, Caleb, Isaac, Joey and Elizabeth Nicholls, all at the home; his father, William and wife Nance Nicholls of Davenport, WA; mother, Georgina (Rodeck) Nicholls of Spokane, WA; sisters, Shannon Fleming of Quincy, WA, Chris Tareski of Davenport, WA; brother, Travis Nicholls of Davenport, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a member of the Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church. Shawn owned and operated Nicholls Produce. He was a 1976 graduate of Davenport High School. Funeral services will be held on Oct 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, WA with Pastor Norm Thomas officiating. Concluding services and interment to follow services at Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA… Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman-Review: 8-08-2005) 


Nichols, Henry C:  (1880-1901); s/o WP & MTC; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nichols, Ida Ellen: (d. 11-24-1890); Aged: 5 yrs 3 mos 26 days; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nichols, William Earl:  (1900-1901); d. 2-08-1901; s/o JJ & AW; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nichols, William P:  (1853-1915); d. 10-15-1915; “William P Nichols, age 62, a pioneer of Lincoln  County and of the Davenport country, died at his home in Spokane Friday, Oct 15 after a short illness. The body was brought to Davenport Tuesday by auto hearse, funeral services being held at the Presbyterian Church, Rev F Tonge preaching. The Spokane lodge of Elks took charge of the service at Mountain View Cemetery where interment was made, a large number of Spokane friends coming to Davenport with the body. Deceased leaves a widow, two sons, J J and D L Nichols of Davenport, three daughters, Mrs Etta M Ruthven of Spokane, and Mrs Bessie Hovey and Mrs Artie Enholm of San Diego, CA. W P Nichols, known in Davenport and vicinity as ‘Mule’ Nichols, came to Davenport from Missouri his native state, in 1883, driving a team of mules across the plains. Mules were a novelty in this section then and it was from this fact that the settlers here dubbed him ‘Mule’ Nichols, his old friends using the name to his death. He located on land six miles southeast of Davenport, and by hard work and good dealing had acquired some 1400 acres of land in this vicinity when he moved to Spokane to reside some 10 years ago. He has been in the real estate business in Spokane since going to that city, spending most of the winters in California. He joined the Elks lodge at Long Beach, CA, and was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Maccabees at Davenport.” (Dav. Tribune:  10-21-1915); 


Nielson, Andrew:  (1867-1946); h/o Ida C; “Andrew Nielsen. Died: Jan 6, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nielson, Ida C:  (1866-1956); w/o Andrew; m/o Lillian Kirkwood; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nishi, Bert:  (1906-1908); d. 3-16-1908; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Nottage, Veryl G:  (1911-1998);  “Veryl G Kirk passed away July 10, 1998 at her home in Davenport. She was 87.  Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Steve Woodward will officiated the service and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Kirk was born March 17, 1911, in Davenport. She attended school in Davenport and graduated from North Central High School in Spokane before attending three years of college at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. Veryl returned to Spokane and married Roy Nottage on June 29, 1932. They lived in several Lincoln County communities and settled in Sprague, where she worked many years at McElwains Dept Store, which later became Buscher’s Apparel. Her husband Roy passed away on June 15, 1960. She married John Kirk of Sprague on Dec 17, 1963, and they lived on the farm in Sprague until they moved to Spokane in the mid-1970s. They resided there until John’s death in 1995. Veryl then moved to Davenport to be closer to her family. Veryl Kirk is survived by one daughter, Joan Fries and her husband Jerry of Harrington, four grandchildren and their spouses, Jim and Cheryl Fries of Bonners Ferry, ID, Mike and Virginia Fries of Harrington, Mel and Kim Fries of Spokane, and Laura and Ed Hunt of Portland, OR; and 8 great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-16-1998) 



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