Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Weaver, Amy E:  (1894-1973);   “Graveside services were held yesterday at Mountain View Cemetery for Amy E Weaver, 79, who died Sunday in Grand Coulee.  Mrs Weaver, an Electric City resident, had lived in Davenport until 1944 when she and her family moved to the Grand Coulee area.  Born in 1894 in Pollock, Miss., she married Ben F Weaver in 1910. They moved to Davenport in 1915 where they farmed. She is survived by one daughter, two sisters, two brothers, three grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a niece and nephew.” (Dav. Times: 10-11-1973) 


Weaver, Ben F:  (1883-1951);  “Benjamin Franklin Weaver. Dated: July 4, 1951.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Ben Weaver, farmer north of Davenport, was thrown from his horse Friday and suffered a severe leg injury.” (Odessa Record: 6-29-1939);


Weaver, W B: (1925-1952); “Buddy” (per Lartigues); “William James Weaver. Dated: March 21, 1952.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Webb, Edith Upton:  (1819-1907); d. 7-20-1907; w/o Thomas E;  “Mrs Edith Upton Webb died at her home four miles south of Davenport the 20th of July. Mrs Webb was an aunt of Mrs J L Camp with whom she made her home.” (Citizen: 8-03-1907);  “Mrs Edith Webb died Sunday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs J L Camp, at the age of 88 years. The funeral services were held at the home, the Rev Payseur of the Baptist Church officiating. Mrs Webb’s husband served as a soldier in the Civil War for 3 years and a member of Co A 8th Minnesota Volunteers and died 37 years ago.” (Dav Tribune: 7-25-1907)


Webb, Emmett M: (1919-1997); d. 4-09-1997;  “Emmett M Webb of Newport died April 9 in Davenport. He was 77.  Funeral service was held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, with Pastor Martha Montovani officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.  He was born Oct 6, 1919, in Wellpinit to James M and Emma (Etue) Webb. He grew up in the Wellpinit area prior to joining the US Army in 1942 during WW II. He served until 1945, when he was discharged after serving in the European Theater with General Patton.  He returned to Washington state after his discharge, where he worked at various occupations before retiring to Newport, where he spent the last 10-plus years.  Mr Webb was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2877 of Toppenish, the National Rifle Association and the Newport Eagles. He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Sandi and Bryl Berkimer of Kalispell, MT, and Nancy and Tony Miller of Anchorage, Alaska; five grandchildren, Richard Berkimer, Emmett (Steve) Berkimer, Shannon Crosby, Gary Crosby, and Phillip Crosby; three great grandchildren…; one brother, Chuck Dryer of Wilbur; two sisters, Laura Douvia of Missoula, MT, and Lorraine Haynes of Colville; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mr Webb was preceded in death by his infant son, Richard Webb; his second wife, Shirley Webb, in 1989; one brother, Art; and three sisters, Minnie, Leola and Zelva. Davenport’s Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 4-17-1997); 


Webb, Hector:  (unconfirmed burial; d. 11-26-1896); “Hector Webb, who lived on a place down in Indian Canyon, north of Larene, died last Thursday, Nov 26, of impaction of the bowels, after about a week’s illness, and was buried in the cemetery near town on Friday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev Walker in the Presbyterian church. Mr Webb was 61 years old and leaves a wife and two or three grown sons and a married daughter.” (LCT: 12-04-1896)


Webb, Shirley Mae:  (1935-1989); 2nd wife of Emmett M;  “Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 23, 1989 at the Davenport Presbyterian Church for Shirley Webb. She was 54.  Mrs Webb was born June 13, 1935 in Creston, to Vernon Badgley and the former Eva Lowary. She grew up in Davenport and attended all 12 years of her schooling here, graduating from Davenport High School in 1953.  In 1954 she moved to Kettle Falls, where she lived for the next 27 years. She drove the mail truck from Kettle Falls to Davenport from 1962 to 1972, and returned to live in Davenport in the early 1980s. Here she took care of her mother for about five years, and worked at the bowling alley and later at Lincoln Nursing Home.  In Oct of 1984 she married Emmett Webb in Davenport, and later the couple traveled and lived in Arizona and Eastern Washington.  She died Sunday, Aug 20, 1989 in Davenport.  She was a member of VFW Auxiliary in Lake Havasu City, AZ; the Newport Eagles; and Davenport Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon.  She is survived by her husband Emmett, of Wilbur; son, Randy Anderson of Silverton, OR; daughter, Julie McGill of Spokane; three brothers, Jim Badgley of Federal Way, Dale Badgley of Rockligh, NJ, and Wayne Badgley of Davenport; two sisters, Betty Fuzzell of Seattle, and Nyla Dewey of Beluga, Alaska; three granddaughters, Nyoka and Heather McGill of Spokane, and Meca Anderson of Canada; one step-grandson, Brian Condon of Salem, OR; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Services were officiated by Rev Jeff Callender of Davenport Presbyterian Church, with Sarah Jane Johnson as organist and Maurice Saunders, soloist. Pall bearers included Don Larson, Larry Doty, Dave Unser, Walt Campbell, Chuck Dyer, and William Haynes.” (Davenport Times: 8-24-1989); 


Webber, Ervin W:  (1900-1999);  “Ervin W Webber passed away June 24 in Davenport. He was 99.  Erv was born Feb 5, 1900 at Kiona, WA, near Richland, to William H and Lillian (Kelso) Webber. His mother, Lillian, died about 1907 and Erv and his two sisters, Gladys and Joyce, moved to Walla Walla to live with an aunt. Erv’s father bought a farm in Walla Walla and they farmed there until 1913, when they moved to Spokane so his father could work for the Holt Co. Holt soon transferred his father to Odessa, where they lived until 1915.  The family then moved back to Spokane where Erv went to school and worked as a delivery boy for Kemp & Herbert (forerunner of John W Graham Co.).  He delivered retail purchases to customers by bicycle and occasionally rode electric trolleys to far out locations like Lincoln Heights.  In 1917, Erv saw hundreds of Spokanites die of the influenza epidemic as his work site was across the street from the county morgue.  Erv’s father moved to Davenport in 1918 to build a Holt dealership, which later became Caterpillar Tractor. They sold Holt harvesters and later tractors from Davenport to a wide area stretching to Waterville and the Canadian border. When automobiles started to become popular, they sold Essex and Overland autos to many area farmers. Since it was their first automobile, Erv was elected to teach them to drive, which resulted in lots of funny and frustrating experiences.  In 1926, Erv bought a Holt crawler tractor from his dad and pulled logs on a sleigh in the Wenatchee area. Later, he logged with wagons for the Tom Lantzy sawmill near Fruitland. In 1929, the mill ceased operations and Erv moved to Spokane to look for work.  That same year Union Oil Co offered him the lease on a new service station they were building in Davenport on the property now occupied by Davenport Building Supply.  After securing the service station job, he started building his house on the property next door, using lumber from the sawmill which agreed to pay his back wages in lumber. He was a true ‘do-it-yourselfer’ even digging his basement with a hand shovel. In 1942, the Union Oil bulk plant operator was drafted into military service and Erv took over the bulk plant while his wife, Mata, with his help, ran the service station. After World War II, the oil company installed a new operator in the service station and Erv continued to sell Union Oil products to farmers and commercial accounts in the Davenport area. In 1962, he retired from the heavy oil plant work to pursue an old hobby—radio.  He had one of the first radios in Davenport in the 1920s and capitalized on that experience to teach himself TV repair. Eventually, he was servicing almost all the TVs in Davenport and he got to know his friends and neighbors quite well because he spent a lot of time working in their living rooms.  In 1981, his wife developed Alzheimer’s disease and he devoted most of his time caring for her. In 1987, she was moved to the Lincoln Nursing Home, where he faithfully visited her every day.  Erv has been a recognizable figure around Davenport for many years as his little poodle Gigi energetically took him for walks around Davenport’s streets and alleys.  Erv is survived by one son, Ron and wife Colleen of Spokane; three sisters-in-law, Elsie Buck of Roseburg, OR, and Esther Reinbold and Anita Luiten of Davenport; and one brother-in-law, Kenneth Ferguson of Spokane.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mata, in 1998. Graveside service will be held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is in charge of the arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 7-01-1999) 


Webber, Mata B Reinbold:  (1903-1998); {From the Reinbold Genealogy, Mata Bertha Reinbold was the second child of William and Bertha Elizabeth (Conrad) Reinbold. She was born Jan 1, 1903. She married Ervin Webber and they had one son, Ronald.}  “Funeral service for local native Mata B (Reinbold) Webber will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, where she was a member. Pastor Mark Egertson will officiate. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Webber passed away March 8, 1998 in Davenport. She was 95.  She was born Jan 1, 1903, north of Davenport to William and Bertha (Conrad) Reinbold. She grew up on the family farm north of Davenport and attended the Egypt rural school, where she and her sister rode horseback and sometimes were able to take a buggy.  After school, she went to work for the maintenance department of Spokane College and then held a job at the newly built Davenport Hotel in Spokane.  In 1927, she went to work at the local telephone company as an operator and was employed there until rotary phones were installed. ON Feb 14, 1929, she married Ervin Webber of Davenport in Coeur d’Alene. They built their home in Davenport and have lived there ever since.  After leaving the phone company, Mrs Webber went to work for the city of Davenport as a deputy clerk. She and her husband ran the Union Oil Bulk plant until 1962. After that, Mrs Webber became a full-time homemaker, but also helped her husband in the television repair business until the 1980s.  In July 1986, Mrs Webber’s health forced her to move to the Lincoln Nursing Home where she resided until her death.  Survivors include her husband, Ervin Webber, at the home in Davenport; one son and his wife, Ronald E and Colleen Webber of Spokane; one sister, Elsie Buck of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs Webber was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.” (Davenport Times:  3-12-1998) 


Weidey, Henry:  (1848-1920); (“Wiedey” in listing of Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Weidey, Henry C:  (1876-1953);  “Henry C Weidey. Dated: Sept 23, 1953.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74 as “Wiedey”)


Weidey, Lena:  (1856-1934);  “Lena Weidey. Died: 17 April 1934, Davenport, WA; Birth: 6 Dec 1856, Bremen, Germany; Spouse: widow, Henry, deceased 1920; Father: Henry Scharsun, born Germany; Mother: Wilhelmina unknown, born Germany. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Wiedey, Mrs. Died: 4-17-1934.”  (Davenport Methodist Ledgers);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74 as: “Wiedey”)


Wellence, Susie:  (1905-1995); d. 11-27-1995;  “Private family service for Susie Wellence, 90, of Davenport was held Dec 1 and interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Wellence died Nov 27, 1995 in Davenport. She was born on April 17, 1905, in Pennsylvania to John and Mary Maturkanich. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Bernice and Herman Fisher of Davenport; one son, Stanley Wellence of Chesterton, ID; nine grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, an done sister, Anna. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.”  (Davenport Times:  12-07-1995)


Wells, Fred S:  (1876-1922);  “Fred S Wells. Dated: March 28, 1922.”  (Acacia Lodge Index);  “Fred A Wells. Died: March 28, 1922.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); 


Wells, Minnie Kahse:  “Funeral for Minnie Wells, 101, took place Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport, with concluding served and interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Wells, a lifetime Davenport resident, died Feb 12. Born in 1902 to Henry and Augusta Kahse, she spent most of her life in Davenport. She graduated from Davenport High School and completed a business course at Cheney Normal School. She worked at the Davenport and Harrington branches of the First Independent Bank.  During the Depression, she was secretary to the bank receiver in Lincoln County and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She managed the Kahse Park and worked at the Auditor’s Office in the Lincoln County Courthouse until her retirement.  She married her childhood playmate, Raymond Well, in 1940. He preceded her in death.  She loved to play tennis and was an accomplished piano player. She was a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society. She leaves a sister, Louise Spinning, of Davenport; and numerous cousins.” (Davenport Times:  2-19-2004); 


Wendlandt, Baby Boy: (d. 1946);  “Infant Wendlandt. Dated: Dec 11, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Wesley, David Henry:  (1948-1994); d. 2-14-1994;  “David Wesley passed away Feb 14, 1994, in Davenport. His home was in Baker City, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Wesley, at the home in Baker City; two children, Kathy Wesley of Union, Oregon and George Wesley and his fiancée Tammy Stokes of Reardan; his mother Juanita Lust of Colfax; two sisters, Kay Garland of Colfax and Donna Daniels of Wilbur, one brother, John Wesley of Pendleton, Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews. A 1968 Creston High School Graduate, David was also a member of the Wilbur VFW and was a US Army Vietnam veteran. Funeral services were held Feb 19 at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport with Pastor Pat Hogan officiating. Interment was at Mt View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 2-24-1994); 


Wesley, Henry: (1917-1994); d. 7-21-1994;  “Graveside and Veterans of Foreign Wars services were held for Henry Wesley on July 25, 1994 at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Pastor Larry Sutton of Wilbur officiated, with VFW Chaplain Virgil Kemmer of Fruitland assisting.  Mr Wesley, 77, died July 21, 1994. He was born April 29, 1917 at Ford, graduating from Rogers High School in Spokane in 1935.  He attended Kinman Business College, then volunteered for the Army in 1940. He was sent to New Guinea in 1942 and spent 19 straight months there. He was wounded twice and received the Purple Heart. Mr Wesley spent the next 51 years as a disabled veteran in hospitals, nursing homes and foster care. He moved to Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport in December 1992, where he remained until his death. He is survived by his sister, Lela Boissoneau of Davenport; two nieces, Joanne Davies of Moses Lake and Donna Daniels of Wilbur; two nephews, Kermit Boissoneau of Maple Valley, WA, and John Wesley of Fordyce, Ark.; and numerous great nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 8-04-1994);


West, Frances H: (d. 3-24-1891); Aged: 39 yrs 10 mos 12 days;   “Francis West.  Probate File #176. Filed 4 March 1898. Died: 3-24-1891 in Lincoln County. Property in 21-26-37.  Administrator: Jacob F West. Bill submitted: $62 coffin and services by J P O’Farrell, undertaker, Davenport.  $15 for south ½ Block #30 (?36) in cemetery, dated Jan 14, 1892.” (Notes from Lincoln County Superior Court Probate File #176); 


West, Jacob Ferdinand:  (1849-1938); d. 4-07-1938;  “Jacob Ferdinand West. Died: 4-18-1938; Birth: 4-11-1849, Ohio.  Spouse: Frances Pope.  Father: Jonathan West. Mother: unknown.  Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “First Methodist Episcopal Church of Davenport. Signed 22 March 1892; Davenport Circuit, Columbia District Columbia River Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. George A Oswalt; George L Oman; J P Lawrence; J W Earles; A P Oliver; Charles C Buck; and J F West.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Articles of Incorporation); 


West, James Harvey:  (1861-1949);  “James West. Dated: Oct 28, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


West, Lausen S:  (1879-1965); d. 10-12-1965; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


West, Sarah Jane:  (1860-1935);  “Sarah Jane West. Died: 16 July 1935, Davenport, WA. Birth: 18 March 1859, North Carolina. Spouse: James Harvey West. Father: Anderson W___lor, born NC; Mother: Martha Matney, born NC; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Sarah Jane West. Died: 7-16-1935.”  (Davenport Methodist Ledgers);  “Funeral services for Mrs Sarah Jane West, 76, who died last Tuesday, were held Thursday from the Methodist church at Davenport. Burial was in Mountain Home Cemetery. Mrs West, a native of North Carolina, came to the county 30 years ago. She is survived by her widower, J H, and a son and three daughters.” (Odessa Record: 7-26-1935)


Weston, Bonny L: (1906-2000);  “Davenport.—Funeral service for Bonney L Weston, 93, a former Davenport resident, will be Friday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the Strate Funeral Home chapel in Davenport.  Mrs Weston died May 29 in Spokane, where she had made her home for the past 25 years. She had lived in Davenport until 1975.  She was born Aug 29, 1906, in Echo, OR, daughter of Charles and Anna Mae (Miller) Lievsay. She belonged to the Mondovi Home Demonstration Club and the Mondovi Grange.  She also worked for a time at Lincoln Hospital and helped Elizabeth Clark at the florist shop for several years before moving to Spokane. Her husband, Maurice, died in 1975. A son, Lauren Weston, died in 1982.  She leaves a son, Warren and Florence Weston, and a daughter, Gail and Del Chinn, all of Spokane; 8 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vault interment at Mountain View Cemetery will follow the service.”  (Davenport Times: 6-01-2000) 


Weston, Maurice Lloyd: (1898-1975);  “Maurice Lloyd Weston. Died: 3-09-1975; Birth: 1-10-1898, Michigan. Spouse: Bonney Lievsay; Father: Leroy Weston; Mother: Marietta Harmon. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Funeral services were held for Maurice L Weston, who died Sunday. The Rev Roger V Muisiner officiated and pall bearers were _ Clark, Albert Leipham, _ Ottmar, Lloyd Stannard, _ Hawley and Jim Huck. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Weston was born in North ___, Mich. and settled with his family in the Lind area in 1906. He married Bonney Lievsay at Bonners Ferry, Idaho in 1925; from 1941 until retirement in 1964 they farmed in the Mondovi community. When retired, they moved to Davenport.  Survivors include his wife, Bonney, at the home and three children: Warren, Colbert, Lauren, Spokane, and Gail ___ken, also Spokane. Eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter survive, as do three sisters, Ethel Ogle, Ed___dsburg, MI, May Billington, ___, and Charity Bumgart, Spokane.” (Davenport Times: 3-13-1975, loss due to binding) “Maurice L Weston.—His home, Davenport, Wash.  Surviving are his wife, Bonney, at the home; tow sons, Warren of Colbert, Wash., and Lauren of Spokane; one daughter, Mrs Roger (Gail) Siefken, Spokane; eight grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs Ethyl Ogle, of Edwardsburg, MI; Mrs May Billington of Lind, Wash., and Mrs Charity Bumgart of Spokane, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 12, from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, Wash., Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating. Concluding services at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, Wash., Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 3-15-75)



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