Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Rhoads, Beulah M: (d. 2002, aged 73) “Davenport.—Funeral for Beulah M Rhoads, 73, of Davenport, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec 13, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport, with Pastor Steve McLachlan officiating.  Mrs Rhoads died Dec 7 in Davenport.  She was a volunteer at the Lincoln County Care and Share in Davenport. She was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Everson. She leaves her husband, Clifford, at the home; six children, LeRoy Havens of Davenport, Laurie Holdaway of Alturas, CA, Larry Havens of Reno, NV, David Rhoads of Davenport, Julie Lawson of Davenport, and Susan Elzea of Medical Lake; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; five brothers and a sister, Carl Everson of MN, Harold Everson of WI, Carol (and Bud) Everson of WI, Leland Everson of Montana, Clifford Everson of WA, and Lois Gardner of WI; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services directed by Strate Funeral Home.” (Davenport Times: 12-12-2002) 


Rhoads, Clifford:  (1928-2005);  “Funeral for Clifford Rhoads, 76, of Davenport, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Bassett officiating. Concluding service and vault interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Rhoads died Thursday, March 17, 2000 at his home.  He was born Nov 25, 1928, to John Rhoads and Cora (Buskirk) Rhoads. Family members issued this statement: ‘In his thoughtfulness and kindness he was like a giant Sequoia. In his profession of taping and texturing, he was sought after much like the giant redwood, for endurance and beauty of the finished product. He was one of the best entertainers there ever was. He was like an encyclopedia of country music.’  He leaves his children, LeRoy Havens of Davenport, Laurie Holdaway of Ateraus, CA, Larry Havens of Reno, NV, David Rhoads and Julie Lawson, both of Davenport, and Susan Elzea of Spokane; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; two brothers, Hershel Rhoads of Tacoma, and John Sigle of Sacramento, CA; a sister, Ila Fletcher; and numerous nieces and nephews.”  (Davenport Times: 3-24-2005)


Richards, A L:  (d. 1929);  “H K Furgeson, David McNeal and Charles C Gibson of Davenport have appraised the property of the estate of A L Richard, deceased at $487.59. The deceased was working at a road camp near Rocklyn at the time of his death and no relatives have ever been found.”  (Citizen: 3-15-1929);  R L Richards. Died: 11-01-1928. Construction worker, apparently nothing was known and no one found out anything.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);"See also A L Richards below" 


Richards, Alta J: (1868-1928); “Alta Jean Richards. Died: 15 Sept 1928, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 28 Nov 1868, Ira, Iowa.  Father: George M Wilson, birthplace unknown; Mother: Susan W Biggs, birthplace unknown; Spouse: widowed, Charles E Richards, deceased: 1922. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Richards, Charles E:  (1868-1922);  (See also Egypt Mining, dated 10-21-1893, Maude S Marble Lode);


Richards, Cleo W:  (1895-1973);  “With the death of Cleo Richards last Friday a long time Davenport civic leader and business man passed from the local scene. Mr Richards was born in Ira, Iowa on Nov 20, 1895 and was a resident of Davenport since 1906. He graduated from Pullman High School and Northwestern Business College, Spokane in 1916.  He owned and operated the Davenport Fuel Company for years and also the Davenport Building Supply Company.  He was married to Pearl Anglen in 1923 in Port Orchard, WA. She pre-deceased him in 1966.  Mr Richards had served the town council from 1932 to 1942 at which time he was elected Mayor of the town, a position he held for the next 20 years. Many civic improvements are the result of his administration. A new sewage system, three new wells and some 14 miles of town streets were added during his term of office.  Awards given Mr Richards included a certificate for outstanding community service by the Lions Club in 1971; a civic citation awarded by the Association of Washington Cities in 1962; and a certificate of appreciation award awarded by the Davenport Chamber of Commerce in 1972. He was a past president of the Chamber.  He was a past commander of Clinton S Brown post of the American Legion and a veteran of WW I.  He acted as a hospital commissioner of the Lincoln County Hospital district from 1968 to 1973. He was a 50-year member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church and had served as a ruling Elder for 9 years and trustee for 5 years part of which he acted as Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the Masonic Order since 1923 and was recently awarded a 50 year pin for continuous membership. He served as Worshipful Master for a term and as secretary of the local lodge from 1951 to 1972. He was also a member of the Royal Arch Masons, the York Rite Bodies and the El Katif Shrine. He was also Past Patron of Davenport Chapter No 131, Order of Eastern Star.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec 27, at 1 p.m. from the Davenport Presbyterian Church under direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating.” (Davenport Times: 12-27-1973);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Richards, Pearl C:  (1898-1966); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)  “Pearl Clarinda Richards. Died: 12-10-1966, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Cleo W Richard. Father: S J Anglum. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Richards, R L:  (d. 11-01-1928);  “R L Richards. Died: 1 Nov 1928. Construction Worker.  Apparently nothing was know and no one found out anything. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); “Ed Spinning of Davenport, administrator of the estate of A L Richards has filed his final account and petitioned the court for distribution of the estate. Hearing will be had on his petition July 16.” (Citizen: 6-28-1929)


Riddle, Alta H:  (1911-1973); w/o Glen; “Funeral services were held yesterday for Alta Helen Riddle, long-time Davenport resident. Mrs Riddle died Sunday at the age of 61. The Rev Roger Muisiner officiated at the service held at the Strate Funeral Home, which was followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Riddle was born Oct 19, 1911 in Chambers, WA, to George and Madie Bourbonnie. She married Glen Riddle in Yakima on Nov 5, 1931.  The couple lived in Toppenish until 1936; in that year they moved to their farm 18 miles northwest of Davenport where they lived until Mrs Riddle’s death. Pallbearers for the funeral were Grover Coley, Ernest Coley, Robert Reinbold, Dean Reinbold, Robert Dodge and Moss Johns.  Survivors include her husband, Glen, at the home; a daughter, Sharyn Benner, Spokane; two grandchildren, Scot and Jodi Benner, Spokane; her mother, Madie Bourbonnie, Chambers; a sister, Eltha Murrey, Spokane.” (Davenport Times: 7-19-1973);  “Alta Helen Riddle. Died: 7-15-1973. Birth: 10-19-1911, WA. Spouse: Glen Riddle. Father: George Bourbonnie. Mother: Madie King. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Riddle, Aurora B:  (1880-1970); d. 5-29-1970; w/o Elzie;  “Mrs Aurora Riddle died May 29 and was laid to rest Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery. Services were held at Strates with the Rev Donald Lange presiding. Mrs Riddle was born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina in 1880.  She married Elzie E Riddle in 1897 and they came to Washington in 1903. They acquired a homestead near Davenport where they lived until Mr Riddle’s death in 1950.  Mrs Riddle was also preceded in death by three sons, Phillip, Gordon and Elton.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Myrtle Jones of Bellingham, and Mrs Texie Hering of Spokane; two sons, Glen Riddle of Davenport, and Virgil Riddle of Spokane; and four brothers and a sister in Eastern states; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 6-04-1970); 


Riddle, Barbara A:  (1932-1988); d. 11-26-1988;  “Barbara An Riddle. Died: 11-26-1988. Birth: 2-20-1932, WA. Spouse: Raymond Arlo Riddle. Father: Fred William Reinbold. Mother: Nona Joyce Downing. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);   “Services were held Nov 30 for Barbara A Riddle. Mrs Riddle was 56.  She died Nov 26, 1988 in Lincoln Hospital, Davenport.  Mrs Riddle was born Feb 20, 1932 to Fred and Nona Reinbold. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1949 and married Raymond Riddle that same year. She was employed in Dr Jon Wamba’s dental office for 9 years and was a 27-year employee  at Lincoln Hospital. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, Raymon, at home; two daughters, Marcia Kunz of Davenport and Susan Alspach of Ritzville; her mother, Nona Rux of Davenport; a brother, Mark Reinbold of Spokane; and four grandchildren. A son, Randy preceded her in death in 1980.” (Davenport Times: 12-01-1988) 


Riddle, Elton Vance:  (1916-1968); d. 3-08-1968;  “Elton Riddle. Died: March 1968, Portland, OR. Birth: 10-03-1916.” (SS Death Index); “WA Pfc. Med. Det. 161 Inf. WW II.  Oct 3, 1916-Mar 8, 1968.” (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) “Elton V Riddle.—His home was Portland, OR, formerly of the Davenport, WA, area. Survived by his mother, Mrs Aurora Riddle, Spokane, WA; 2 brothers, Glen Riddle, Davenport, WA; and Virgil Riddle, Creston, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs Texie Herina,  Spokane, WA; and Mrs Myrtle Jones, Bellingham, WA. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA, Rev Joseph Woodford officiating. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (damaged Spokesman Review: 3-14-1968; scrapbook item)


Riddle, Elzie E:  (1873-1950); d. 8-08-1950; h/o Aurora; “Elzie E Riddle. Died: Aug 8, 1950.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “An examination has been called for postmaster at Peach, WA, a fourth class office. E E Riddle, who has filled the office some years, will resign on account of ill health. Mr Riddle’s son will have charge of the store.”  (Odessa Record: 4-29-1937) “Elzie E Riddle. Died: 8 Aug 1950, age 77, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA, at Deaconess Hospital. Father: Leander Riddle. Mother: not given.” (WA State Death Records);“Elzie V Riddle.—His home, N2928 Washington. Survived by his wife, Mary Riddle, at the home; 4 daughters, Dolores Olson, Olympia, WA, Carol Mcinroy, Anchorage, Alaska; Louise Wetzel, Wilbur, WA; Joan Crawford, Spokane; 2 sisters, Mrs Myrtle Joans, Bellingham, WA; Mrs Texie Hering, Spokane; one brother, Glen Riddle, Creston, WA; 11 grandchildren. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Coulee Dam, WA. Funeral services Friday, Feb 4 at 2 pm. at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel, Davenport, WA. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Hennessey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 2-09-1972)


Riddle, Glen E:  (1909-1979);  “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec 6 for the long-time area resident Glen Edison Riddle, 72. The services, officiated by Rev Stanley Williamsen, were directed by the Strate Funeral Home.  Riddle was born on July 27, 1907 at his home on a farm in the Indian Creek area and died Sunday, Dec 2, 1979. He married Alta Bourbonnie on Nov 5, 1931. Mrs Riddle preceded him in death. Riddle had farmed in this area all his life. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Sharyn Benner; one son, Larry Riddle; two sisters, Mrs Myrtle Jones of Bellingham and Mrs Texie Hering of Spokane; and two grandchildren. Interment occurred at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 12-06-1979);  “Glen Edison Riddle. Died: 11-30-1979, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Widowed. Father: Elzie Riddle. Mother: Aurora Class. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);


Riddle, Larry:  (d. 1940); “Larry Riddle. Died: April 28, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Riddle, Minnie L Bowers:  (1888-1986);  w/o Walter L;  “Minnie Leona Riddle. Died: 3-14-1986, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Walter Leander Riddle. Father: George Frank Bowers. Mother: Sarah Hane Pruitt. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);


Riddle, Phillip Claude:  (1900-1945); d. 10-04-1945; “Phillip Riddle. Died: Oct 4, 1945.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Riddle, Randall R:  (1949-1980); d. 5-10-1980;  “Funeral services were held Wednesday for a man formerly of Davenport whose body was found early Monday morning near Rockford, WA. The body of Randy R Riddle, who attended school here and is the son of Raymond and Barbara Riddle of Davenport, was found in his vehicle, partly submerged in Rock Creek about a quarter of a mile north of Rockford.  According to the state patrol of Spokane, Riddle had last been seen on May 9 and it is believed the auto accident occurred in the early morning of May 10. The patrol reported that the vehicle was made visible only a few days ago because of high water throughout the spring and early summer. Riddle had worked as a farmhand in the Rockford area the past few years. He was born in Spokane and resided in Davenport throughout his school years. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1968 and attended Washington State University, Spokane Community College and Eastern Washington University.  Riddle was active in high school sports, was a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church here. Funeral services were conducted by Rev Stanley Williamsen from the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home here. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.  He is survived by his parents in Davenport; two sisters, Marcia Riddle, Spokane, Mrs Susan Alspach, Ritzville; two grandmothers, Mrs Nona Rux, Davenport, and Margaret Riddle, Walla Walla; his great grandmother, Minnie Riddle, Davenport.  According to the state patrol, Riddle, 30, apparently left the roadway in the 1967 Pontiac station wagon and traveled down a steep embankment into the creek.” (Davenport Times:  7-10-1980); 


Riddle, Raymond A:  (1930-2004);  “At his request, no service is planned for Raymond A ‘Rip’ Riddle, 74, who died Feb 29 in Davenport.  Born Jan 1, 1930, in Davenport, he was the son of Wayne and Margaret (Waring) Riddle. He graduated from Davenport High School. He married Barbara Reinbold in 1949 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  He worked for Lincoln Electric as a lineman and superintendent and later as an electrical inspector for Washington Water Power Co (now Avista). After his retirement, he continued to live in Davenport and was very active following his grandchildren’s sporting events. His wife, a son, Randy, and daughter, Marcia Kay Kunz, preceded him in death. He leaves a daughter, Susan (and Roy) Alspach of Ritzville; four grandchildren, Jamie and Brett Alspach and Natasha and Tara Kunz; and a brother-in-law, Mark Reinbold of Spokane. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 3-18-2004); 


Riddle, Virgil:  (1905-1972); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) (No Lincoln Co Health death card);


Riddle, Walter L:  (1880-1977);  “Walter Leander Riddle, long time resident of Davenport, died at Lincoln Hospital Oct 30, 1977 at the age of 97 following a four month illness. Services will be held today, Nov 3, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport at 2 p.m. with the Rev Joseph Woodford officiating.  Riddle was born April 4, 1880 in Wilkesboro, NC as the seventh of 14 children, who all preceded him in death.  He left North Carolina at the age of 20 and came west to Salt Lake City, UT, where he worked three years for the railroad. In 1903 he came to Davenport where he lived and farmed continuously, except for 16 years spent at Chelan where he worked until retirement in 1960. Upon retirement he returned to Davenport.  On Dec 27, 1908, he was married to Minnie Bowers at the Bowers family home on Indian Creek. Mr and Mrs Riddle gave birth to three children: Wayne Riddle, deceased; Velma Riddle Hansen of Davenport; and William Riddle of Juneay, AK. Also surviving are seven grandsons, one granddaughter, seven great grandsons, seven great granddaughters, and one great-great granddaughter. Riddle was a charter member of North Star Grange and a 71 year member of the IOOF Lodge in Davenport.  Pall bearers will be grandsons Raymon and Jerald Riddle; Marvin and Rodney Hansen; Gary, Allan and Lamar Riddle; great grandsons Curtis Reinbold and Randy Riddle. Honorary pall bearers will be Ted Harms, Louis Oehlwein and Orlin Maurer.” (Davenport Times: 11-03-1977);  “Walter Leander Riddle. Died: 10-30-1977. Birth: 4-06-1880, NC. Spouse: Minnie Bowers. Father: Leander Riddle. Mother: Mary Parker. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);


Riddle, Wayne F:  (1909-1977);  “Funeral services for a lifelong resident of Davenport, Wayne F Riddle, were held Monday morning from the Strate Funeral Chapel. The Rev Joseph Woodford officiated. Mr Riddle died Feb 18 in Spokane. He was 67.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothea, at the home; both parents, Mr and Mrs Walter Riddle, Davenport and two sons, Raymond A Riddle, Davenport, and Jerald Riddle, Lewiston, MT. A brother, William Riddle of Juneau, AK and a sister, Velma Hansen, Davenport also survive as do seven grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.  Mr Riddle was a past noble grand master of the Washington State Odd Fellows. Casket bearers were Leslie Seimer, Phil Talbert, Burton Level, Vern Badgley, Olin James and Walter Abbott. Burial was at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 2-24-1977); 


Rielly, Edith Josephine:  (1893-1894); d. 5-05-1894; d/o J & K; (listed also as Reilly)


Rimpler, Mattice:  (Feb 17, 1902-Feb 17, 1903; s/o Martin and Ruth) (Data on Tombstone as viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) (No listings at Lincoln Co Health death records);


Rimpler, Rollo B:  (Jan 2, 1902-Sept 27, 1902; s/o Richard); (Data on Tombstone as viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) (No listings at Lincoln Co Health death records);


Rinker, Arthur L: (1907-1944);  “Arthur Lawrence Rinker. Died: 12-19-1944; Birth: 2-22-1907, WA; Spouse: Inez.  Father: Karab Rinker.  Mother: Ellen Jayne.  Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death card) “Arthur Laurence Rinker. Died: Dec 19, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);   “The Methodist church was filled Friday afternoon by people at last rites in solemn tribute to Arthur L Rinker, 37 year old local barber, who died the previous Monday at his home here after several weeks illness with a fatal disease. Members of the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Active Club of which Mr Rinker was a prominent member, attended in bodies and filled the center section of the church. The church service was conducted by the Rev Erling Bergan of Rathdrum, Idaho, former Methodist minister here, who eulogized Mr Rinker’s life, and the Rev Hunter McKain. Music was furnished by Mrs Mae Huffman and Mrs Albert Zellmer, accompanied by Mrs Anna Jarvis. Knights of Pythias were in charge of the graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery where the body was interred. Casket bearers were Oliver Barnes, James Huck, Jack McDougall, Gerald Janett, Albert Leipham and Henry Leipham. Arrangements were by the Bumgarner Funeral Home. Mr Rinker was born in Davenport, son of Mr and Mrs K M Rinker, graduated from the local high school in 1928 and was employed in other barber shops here prior to acquiring his own several years ago. Surviving are his widow, Inez Rinker, at the home here; four sisters, Miss Mabel Rinker, Dayton; Mrs Luther Owens, Colville; Mrs Percy McKinnon, Chelan; Mrs Sam Jackson, Spokane; three brothers, Paul Rinker, Reardan; Irving Rinker, Spokane; Stanley Rinker, Freewater, OR; several nieces and nephews.” (a Davenport paper: undated; photo with obit) Tombstone in Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery: 1907-1944)


Rinker, Ella R:  (1866-1940);  “Ella Rebecca Rinker. Died: 5-26-1940.  Birth: 2-12-1866, PA.  Spouse: K M Rinker; Father: Chas Jayne.  Mother: unobtainable. Buried: Davenport, WA” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Mrs Rinker. Died: 5-26-1940.”  (Davenport Methodist Ledger); “Ella Rinker. Died: May 26, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); 


Rinker, Korah M:  (1858-1925);  “ K M Rinker. Died: 3-28-1925.” (Davenport Methodist Ledger); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Rinker, Lillian C:  (1900-1990);  “Lillian Clifford Rinker. Died: 2-11-1990. Birth: 7-15-1900, CO. Widowed.  Father: Orlando Clifford. Mother: Lela Tatum. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Rinker, Mabel E:  (1903-1989);  “Mabel Elizabeth Rinker. Died: 5-03-1989.  Birth: 3-24-1903, WA.  Never Married. Father: Korah Rinker. Mother: Ella Jayne. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);


Rinker, Mary F:  (1895-1921);  “Mary Rinker, 25, died Wednesday from typhoid fever that she contracted on a recent visit to Idaho. She was known to have a weak heart and this may have hastened her death. She was born in Eastonville, PA, and came with her parents to Edwall in 1900 before moving to Reardan. She is survived by four brothers and four sisters, all but one in this area.”  (Davenport Times-75 Yrs Ago Column representing 9-08-1921);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Rinker, Paul L: (1894-1974); “Paul L Rinker.—His home was Reardan, WA. He is survived by wife, Lillian, at home; one son, Jim and daughter-in-law, Millie Rinker of Reardan, WA; one granddaughter, Mrs Connie Roden of Fayetteville, NC; one grandson, Richard Rinker of Reardan; three sisters, Miss Mabel Rinker of Dayton, WA; Mrs Sue Owens of Spokane; and Mrs Helen McKinnon of Chelan, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Spring Creek Grange and Presbyterian Church, both of Reardan. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. from the Reardan Presbyterian Church, Rev Dave Peterson officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item)



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