Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


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Oakley, Hannah:  (unconfirmed: d. 4-13-1896);  “Hannah Oakley. Probate File #298, filed Jan 26, 1897.  Hannah died 13 April 1896. She was married to John Oakley on 24 Nov 1852. John’s age in 1897 was shown as 64.”  (Notes from Lincoln County Superior Court Probate File #298); 


Oakley, John:  (unconfirmed: d. 6-18-1902)  “Mr John Oakley, who located in Egypt 23 years ago, and who was one of the first to take up a homestead in that part of the country, died at Medical Lake, Wednesday, June 18 and was buried in the cemetery near Davenport last Friday afternoon. For the last year Mr Oakley had been failing rapidly, and for the last six months, was confined to his home most of the time. He moved into town from his farm about six or seven years ago, and having been a wagon-maker in his younger days, found all the employment he wanted in this line at the blacksmith shops. For the last year or two, however, he had been unable to do much. About a month or six weeks ago his mind failed him altogether, and he was taken to the asylum at Medical Lake, where he could receive the best of treatment, but continued to grow weaker until his death came early Wednesday morning, the 18th. His remains were brought back, his funeral taking place last Friday from the M E Church, with which organization he had been connected for many years. Deceased was born in Tioga County, NY in February 1830, and was married to his first wife when 22 years of age, his wife being one month his junior. She died in Davenport five years ago. Leaving NY they went to Minnesota where they lived 13 years, then went to Iowa, stopping there 5 years, next came California where they lived about seven years, and in June 1880, drove down to Egypt and located on a piece of government land where they continued to reside until a few years ago. He married his second wife in Sept, 1897. She survives him, as do two foster-children, one of whom lives in California, the other H E Oakley, in Davenport.”  (Citizen:  6-27-1902) (Edit: John and Hannah Oakley and their foster son, Herbert E Oakley, were residing in Cow Creek, Douglas County, OR for the 1880 census. Following Hannah’s death in 1896, John married V P Maynard Spann on Sept 5, 1897. Following John’s death, Virginia remained in the area, last viewed on the 1920 Larene census with the Hansen family.)


Ochs, Ines Ellen:  (1891-1920); w/o August;  {Edit:  “August Ochs, residence Davenport, age 26, single, farmer, s/o J P Ochs and Katie Kuiss/Kniss, both born Russia; Ines Light, of Davenport, age 26, d/o W F Light and Laura Lewis, born OH and WA respectively; Married 24th day of Jan 1918 in Spokane, by Justice of the Peace. Witnesses: Silvia M Light and Barney Light.”  (Certificate of Marriage, License No 23784, Spokane County Auditor, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA)


Ochs, Leah:  (1905-1999);  “Leah Ochs. Died: 4-28-1999. Birth: 7-22-1905, at Endicott, WA.  Widowed. Father: Henry K Scheuerman. Mother: Elizabeth Lust. Burial:  Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);   “Leah Ochs passed away April 28 in Davenport. She was 93. Leah was born July 21, 1905, near Endicott to Henry and Elizabeth (Lust) Scheuerman. She was one of 10 children. She graduated from Endicott High School and married Samuel Ochs on Nov 28, 1923 in Colfax.  The couple went on to live in Endicott and later they farmed in the Egypt area for several years. Leah and Samuel then retired in Davenport, where she had resided at the Lincoln County Nursing Home for the past year. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport and the Davenport Senior Center. Leah enjoyed traveling, especially in Montana with Sam, and on an Alaskan cruise with her sisters. She was a skilled oil and textile painter, needlecrafter and cook.  Mrs Ochs is survived by one sister, Alvina Cain of Spokane, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel in 1980. Funeral service was held May 3 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with her grandniece, the Rev Becky Ottmar-Anderson, and Pastor Mark Egertson officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.”  (Davenport Times: 5-06-1999); 


Ochs, Samuel:  (1894-1980); d. 11-04-1980;  “Samuel Ochs. Died: 11-04-1980, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Leah Scheuerman. Father: John Peter Ochs. Mother: Katie Knees.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Funeral services were held Friday, Nov 7, for Samuel Ochs at the chapel of Strate’s Funeral Home. Ochs was born Aug 17, 1894 and died Nov 4 at Davenport.  He spent most of his life farming north of Davenport. He is survived by his wife, Leah, and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery and was officiated by Pastor Stanley Williamsen.” (Davenport Times: 11-20-1980)


O’Connell, James Patrick: (1899-1966);  “James Patrick O’Connell.  Died: 10-27-1966, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Spouse: divorced.  Father: James Charles O’Connell. Mother: Mary Harney.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery,  Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);“James Patrick O’Connell.  Died:  10-13-66, age 67, natural causes; Mt View-Davenport. By: William M Dugan.  (Davenport Catholic Ledger); 


Odell,  Gladys Allene:  (1914-1984); d. 12-15-1984;  “Gladys Allene Odell. Died: 12-15-1984. Spouse: Malcolm Odell. Father: Gorden N Hensley. Mother: Sally Peak. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);   “Funeral services for Allene (Hensley) Odell took place Tuesday, Dec 18 at 2 p.m. in the Davenport United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Mrs Odell died on Saturday, Dec 15, 1984 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.  Rev Roger Barr officiated the Tuesday service. Interment followed at the Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers included Kent Jacobsen, Don Reed, Dick Teel, Richard Zellmer, Mike Hardin and Ted Zeimantz. Honorary bearers included Emit Holderby, Virgil Rux, Elmer Reinbold, Don Spinning, Lawrence Jayne, John Conrad, Danver Johns and Les Seimer. Dixie Guhlke served as soloist for the service and Connie Meye served as organist. Sacred selections included ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’.  Mrs Odell was born on April 17, 1914 at the family farm north of Davenport to Gordon and Sallie (Peak) Hensley. She attended school in Davenport. Upon graduation from high school in 1932, she attended Kinman Business School in Spokane.  On Feb 6, 1935, she married Malcolm (Mick) Odell of Valleyford, WA. The couple made their home on the farm until 1976, when they retired and moved to Davenport.  Mrs Odell served as a member of Community Grange, Egypt Community Club, the Lincoln County Historical Society and the Washington Wheat Growers Association. Survivors include her husband, Malcolm, at home; sons J Gordon and wife Carol of Albuquerque, NM, Robert E (Gene) and wife Norma of Davenport; a daughter, Carol Ann Campbell of Tigard, OR; and 9 grandchildren—Kathryn Quigley, and Karen, Lynnetta, Carolyn, Keith, John and Timothy Odell, and Sarah and Samantha Campbell.” (Davenport Times:  12-20-1984) 


Odell, Malcolm:  (1909-1992); d. 4-21-1992;  “Malcolm Eugene Odell.  Died: 4-21-1992.  Birth: 12-11-1909, WA.  Widowed. Father: John Clinton Odell. Mother: Anna May Jerdee.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Service for Malcolm E ‘Mick’ Odell was held Saturday at the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church in Davenport. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  He was born and raised at Valleyford, WA, and graduated from high school in Rockford. He attended Cheney Normal School, where he was active in sports. He married Allene Hensley in 1935 and made his home at the family ranch eight miles north of Davenport. They retired from farming in 1976 and moved to town where he enjoyed playing snooker and pinochle with his many friends.  Mr Odell actively enjoyed participating in many horseshoe tournaments in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and as far away as North Carolina.  A 50-year member of the Community Grange, Mr Odell also was a member of the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church, Lincoln County Historical Society, Washington Horseshoe Association and Spokane Horseshoe Chapter. He was preceded in death by his wife Allene, in 1984 and two sisters.  Survivors include J Gordon Odell and wife Carol of Albuquerque, NM; Robert E ‘Gene’ Odell and wife Norma of Davenport; Carol Ann Campbell of Tigard, OR; six granddaughters; and three grandsons.” (Davenport Times: 4-30-1992); 


Odgers, George Allen:  (1893-1984);  “Dr George Allen Odgers, a former Davenport resident with relatives in the Reardan area now, died on Oct 21, in Newberg, OR.  Memorial services took place on Nov 25 at 2 p.m. in the First Memorial Church in Newberg, OR with Pastor Jim Fellers officiating. Dr Odgers’ ashes were interred in the Mountain View Cemetery here in Davenport. Born on Sept 12, 1893 to Richard Henry and Leona Varney Odgers in Furnas County, Nebraska, he grew up in Nebraska and Davenport.  He attended the schools of Bennet, Nebraska and Davenport, Willamette University and the University of Nebraska. The Universities of Washington and Hawaii awarded him master of arts degrees, and Stanford University awarded him his doctorate degree.  Joining the Methodist Episcopal Church as a boy, he early volunteered for foreign service. After graduation  from Nebraska University, he served as the head of boys’ schools in Burma; and Mathura and Calcutta, India, before becoming a school administrator and university lecturer in Honolulu. After returning to the mainland, he served as a university lecturer and college administrator in Oregon, Washington and Montana. In 1916, he joined the Burma Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1950 he entered the pastoral ministry and served the Powell, Wyoming Methodist Episcopal Church. He also served the Church of Christ in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Trinity Church in Colorado Springs, CO, and the St Paul Church in Vancouver, WA.  After retirement, he served the United Methodist churches in Yamhill and Dundee for several years.  On April 25, 1919, in the Thoburn Memorial Church of Calcutta, India, he married Doris Bessie Slater of Lincoln, NE. She preceded him in death on Feb 24, 1936.  Throughout his life, Dr Odgers took a prominent part in denomination, ecumenical, professional, cultural and civic affairs. He was a retired member of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Theta Kapp, Phi Rho Pi, Intercollegiate Knights, Mt Hood Lodge 32, AF & AM of Vancouver, The Oregon Consistory of Scottish Rite, Newberg Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Oregon and Yamhill Historical Societies, and the Oregon Memorial Association. He also belonged at one time or another during his lifetime to the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Amaranth and the Grange. He belonged to organizations concerned with nature and wildlife because of interest he held in those subjects. He served as a co-organizer of the Northwest Association of Junior Colleges, the Northwest College Personnel Association, the Portland Public Schools Society, the Portland Citizens School Committee, and Salt Lake City’s Council of Churches.  He also founded the Zeta Cji fraternity, the Tyee Honor Society, the Cardinal Circle, and the Round Table on Honolulu.  Pi Kapp a Phi fraternity honored him with a Distinguished Service Citation, and the late Governor Dwight Griswold of Nebraska appointed him an admiral fo the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska because of his outstanding public service.  On Sept 3, 1937 he married Cora Marie Wilhemenia Christiansen at the First Congregational Church in Portland. Survivors include his wife, Cora, at Friendsview Manor in Newberg; two daughters, Charlotte Henrietta (Mrs R Arthur Hall) of Sacramento, CA; and Harriet Louise (Mrs Robert H) Davidson of LaGrande, OR; two sons, George Allen Odgers Jr of Seattle and Rev Richard Varney Odgers of Neligh, NE. A daughter, AlJeanne Elisabeth, preceded him in death.” (Davenport Times: 11-08-1984; binding prevented reading); 


Odgers, James:  (1849-1908);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Odgers, Leona Varney:  (1873-1914);  w/o Richard Henry; “Leona Odgers. Died: 7-14-1914. Married. Age 41 years 3 months.” (Davenport Methodist Ledgers); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Odgers, Paul:  (1899-1903); s/o James;  d. 6-20-1903; “Paul Odgers, 4 years old son of James Odgers, editor of the Davenport Tribune, died on Saturday morning. The funeral was held from the Christian Church Sunday afternoon, Rev Gist preaching the sermon. The child had been sick for some time, but its fatal illness was sudden.” (Citizen: 6-26-1903); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Odgers, Richard Henry: (1861-1932); h/o Leona;   “Richard Henry Odgers.  Died: 14 Oct 1932, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.  Death: 12 May 1861, Cornwall, England.  Spouse: Widowed, Leona Varney, died Dec 1914.  Father: George Odgers, born England. Mother: Grace Paul, born England.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Citizenship papers were granted to 11 applicants. Included in the group were Richard H Odgers, a native of Great Britain, four men living now in Almira and two from Odessa.” (Davenport Times: Sept 21, 1995 in 75 Yrs Ago reflecting DT: 9-23-1920)  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Oehlwein, Fern Ruth Mounger:  (1912-1993); d. 11-10-1993;  “Fern Ruth Oehlwein. Died: 11-10-1993. Birth:  10-11-1912, TN. Widowed. Father: Guy MOunger. Mother: Esther McGill. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Service for Fern Oehlwein was held Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Oehlwein, 81, died Nov 10, 1993. Born in Wheat, TN, she moved to Davenport many years ago.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Mondovi Grange and the Lutheran Women’s Sewing Club. She was a former 4-H leader.  Her husband, Louie Oehlwein died in 1986.  Survivors include a son, Donald Oehlwein of Davenport; two daughters, Della Reinbold of Davenport and Jan Talley of Ritzville; two brothers, Darius Mounger of Davenport and Edwin Mounger of Hawley, MN; three sisters, Fay Hagen of Marysville, WA, and Beulah Reinbold and Edith Reinbold, both of Davenport; eight grandchildren; and three step grandchildren. Davenport’s Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 11-18-1993)


Oehlwein, Herbert Eugene:  (1910-1996);  “Herbert Eugene Oehlwein.  Died: 3-26-1996. Birth:  7-31-1910.  Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);


Oehlwein, Louie Herman: (1906-1986); d. 12-10-1986;  “Louie Herman Oehlwein. Died: 12-10-1986, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Fern Ruth Mounger. Father: Otto L Oehlwein. Mother: Salone Schmauch. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Louie H Oehlwein was born April 19, 1906, to Otto L and Salome (Schmauch) Oehlwein at their home two miles east of Davenport. He died Dec 10, 1986, in Davenport.  Louie attended school in Davenport. He then farmed in the Davenport area until his retirement in 1968 when he moved to Davenport. He was a life member of Zion Lutheran Church and was a member of Mondovi Grange for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife Fern, of Davenport; one son, Donald Oehlwein of Davenport; two daughters, Della Reinbold, of Davenport; and Jan Talley of Ritzville; one brother, Herb Oehlwein of Pasco, WA; two sisters, Margaret Ludeke of Spokane, and Hilda Sleizer of Casper, Wyoming; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec 13, 1986, at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Philip Falk of Reardan officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.” (Davenport Times:  12-18-1986); 


Oehlwein, Otto L:  (1869-1962);  h/o Salome Schmauch; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Oehlwein, Salome Schmauch:  (1883-1958); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Oertel, Irwin E:  (1900-1970);   “Irwin Erhardt Oertel.  Died: 10-16-1970, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Mary Frank. Father:  Joseph Oertel. Mother: Marie Reinnueva. Burial:  Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);“Irwin E Oertel.—His  home Davenport, WA. Survived by his wife, Mary, at the home; 2 sons, Virgil Oertel and Vernon Oertel, both of Spokane; 2 daughters, Mrs Marianne Lesime, Hales Corners, WI; Mrs Darlene Martin, Spokane; 12 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs Irene Cross, Salinas, CA; Mrs Marie Cleary, Bothel, WA. Funeral services Wednesday, Oct 21, at 2 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA, the Rev Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook)


Oertel, Mary:  (1906-1993);  “Service for longtime Davenport resident Mary Oertel will be held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor David Daugs officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mrs Oertel died Jan 2 in Spokane. She was 86.  She was born in Seattle, WA, to Anna Marie and John Frank, Sr.  She graduated from Ballard High School and then attended Metropolitan Business College in Seattle. She married Irwin Oertel on June 10, 1928. The couple was married by Mr Oertel’s step-father, Pastor H P Christensen.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Davenport Senior Center. In her earlier years, she was very active in her circle and church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin Oertel, in 1970. She is survived by two sons, Virgil Oertel of Houston, TX, and Vernon Oertel of NY; two daughters, Marianne Lesine of Spokane and Darlene Cook of Portland, OR; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one brother, Leo Frank of Walnut Creek, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 1-07-1993)  Mary Frank Oertel died Jan 2, 1993 in Spokane, age 86. Mary was born Jan 6, 1906 in Seattle, the daughter of Anna Marie and John Frank. Her father was a pioneer blacksmith in Odessa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin Oertel in 1970. She is survived by two sons, Virgil Oertel, of Houston, and Vernon Oertel of New York; two daughters, Marianne Lesine, of Spokane, and Darlene Cook, of Portland; one brother, Leo Frank, of Walnut Creek, CA. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, WA. (notes from Odessa Record: Jan 1993)



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