Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Wickert, Frederick A:  (1878-1949);  “Fred Wickert. Died: Jan 22, 1949. Miles.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);  “Fred Wickert. Dated: Jan 18, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Wickert, Susie M: (1879-1962); d. 2-25-1962; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Wiedey, see Weidey:


Wilbur, Ellen J: (1912-2000); d. 3-17-2000;  “Memorial service was held Tuesday for Davenport native Ellen J Wilbur, who died here March 17.  The service was held at First Presbyterian Church, where she was  a member. Pastors Martha Montovani and Barry Hill officiated. A family graveside service preceded the memorial at Mountain View Cemetery.  She was born Oct 26, 1912, in Davenport to N Russell and Ethel (Phillips) Hill. She attended schools in Davenport.  A homemaker, Mrs Wilbur was a lifetime member of the Washington Newspaper Women’s Association. Mrs Wilbur, a lifelong Davenport resident, is survived by one daughter, Doris Jantz and her husband Jerry of Cheney; two sons, Don Wilbur and his wife Nancy, and Dave Wilbur and his wife Linda, all of Spokane; five grandchildren, Curt Jantz of Portland, OR, Brian Jantz of Stuttgart, Germany, Dameon Wilbur of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Scott Wilbur of Seattle, and Rene Davis of Spokane; one great granddaughter, Brittney Davis of Spokane; one brother, Joe Hill of Lincoln City, OR; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Wilbur, in 1998 and one brother, Russell Hill. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 3-23-2000); 


Wilbur, Walter A:  (1910-1998); d. 1-08-1998;  “A local man whose career in community newspapers dates back to the letter press and Linotype, died here last week.  Walt Wilbur, the longtime former owner and publisher of the Davenport Times, passed away Jan 8, 1998 at the Lincoln Nursing Home, where he’d been since late 1995. He was 87.  Wilbur, whose years as a newspaper man began here with the Times-Tribune in 1936, was remembered at a funeral service Tuesday at Davenport First Presbyterian Church. The Rev Martha Montovani officiated the service and burial was at Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery.  Wilbur’s contemporaries share common recollections of the man whose newspaper chronicled the events of Davenport, Harrington, Reardan, Edwall and all points in between from 1936 until its sale in 1988.  ‘Walt was helpful to me when I got started in the business,’ recalls former Waitsburg Times publisher Tom Baker, who bought that Eastern Washington newspaper in 1964 and retired in 1991. ‘I got a kick out of just watching him in action. He was a no-nonsense businessman.’  ‘We knew each other well and depended on each other a number of times’, says Zane Cosby, now of Tumwater, who sold the Wilbur Register and retired as publisher in 1986. ‘I always look back at the cooperation between newspaper publishers, which was the code of the time. You always felt free to call on neighboring publishers like Walt for help and it was forthcoming.’  Cosby, who also owned the Odessa Record for a number of years, had both of his newspapers printed at Times Publishing Co after Wilbur upgraded to the offset press, now an industry standard.  Cosby can remember when Wilbur moved his shop from the corner of Fifth and Morgan, now the home of the old Ernie’s Tavern building, to its long-standing location at Ninth and Morgan. In fact, Cosby purchased a lot of Wilbur’s old equipment when he upgraded.  ‘It seems like every time he upgraded, we’d buy his old equipment. It worked out really well for him and really well for us,’ Cosby says of his old friend.  John Pavlik, retired publisher of the Adams County Journal in Ritzville, also remembers having his newspaper printed in Davenport for many years, as well as serving on the WNPA board of directors with Wilbur.  ‘I was his customer, demanded good work and Walt provided it,’ says Pavlik, who  retired in 1988, selling the Journal.  ‘We were good friends all those years.’  Cosby notes that competition didn’t cloud his friendship with Wilbur. ‘We were both commercial printers, as well as publishers, and we bid against each other on things like county printing. But we were friendly competitors,’ Cosby says, remembering the occasional golf game. Born in Sedro Woolley, WA on July 3, 1910, Walter Allen Wilbur was the third son of Hiram Wellington and Myrtle (Pettis) Wilbur. The family moved to Coeur d’Alene, ID, when he was about 5 years old, and he attended schools there. Wilbur came to Davenport in 1928 and worked for the Interstate Telephone Co until 1932. After that, he attended Seattle Business University in 1932 and 1933, moving on to work for the circulation department of the Crowell Publishing Co. form 1933 to 1936.  He and his wife, Ellen Josephine (Hill), were married on May 25, 1933, in Portland, OR  In 1936, Wilbur bought half interest in the Davenport Times-Tribune from J F Hill and took over the operation of that firm in partnership with his wife and her two brothers, Joe and Russell Hill.  Wilbur later bought out his partners and published the newspaper on his own until incorporating the firm as Times Publishing Co. with his three children as stockholders. The Cheney Free Press was added to Times Publishing Co. holdings in 1970.  Wilbur officially retired on July 1, 1975, but remained as publisher of the board until the company was sold to Journal-News Publishing Co. on Dec 31, 1988.  Wilbur was a lifetime member of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, serving as secretary of the organization from 1947 to 1949 and as president from 1949 to 1950. He also was a member of the WNPA board of trustees for a number of years.  ‘I always remember Walt as a guy with a droll and unique sense of humor about things,’ recalls Waitsburg’s Baker, who remembers working with Wilbur on a number of WNPA committees and projects over the years.  ‘He could always put things in perspective.’  Wilbur was a member of the journalism fraternity Sigma Delta Chi, WSU chapter, and was a 50-year member and past master of the Davenport Masonic Lodge (Acacia Lodge #58, F & AM). He also was active in El Katif Shrine and Scottish Rite.  A community leader, Wilbur was involved in the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, serving as president in 1946, and was a Davenport School Board member in 1949. He also was a member and elder of the Davenport Presbyterian Church. Wilbur suffered a stroke in 1985 and one in 1994. He entered the Lincoln Nursing Home in Nov 1995.  Survivors include his wife, Ellen, in Davenport; one daughter and her husband, Doris and Jerry Jantz of Cheney; two sons and their wives, Don and Nancy Wilbur of Spokane, and Dave and Linda Wilbur of Davenport; 5 grandchildren…; one sister, Lucille Smith of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded him in death. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  1-15-1998) 


Wilke, August:  (1836-1920); {See also, History of Big Bend, item on his son, Charles F Wilke, page 366-7; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74 as “Wilkie”)


Wilke, Beulah W:  (1898-1982);   “A two-car accident on Tickle Hill Road, popular with area youth, took the life of Davenport resident Beulah Wilke, 84, Friday at 4:40 p.m.  Miss Wilke, who was driving a 1980 Buick, was killed when her eastbound vehicle collided head-on with a 1975 GMC Suburban driven by Sylvia Rief of Davenport on the top of one of the tickles for which the hilly road north of here is named.  According to Patrolman Jerry Brantley, Wilke’s vehicle was estimated to be traveling at about 25 miles per hour and the Suburban at about 40 mph.  Mrs Rief escaped injury. There were no passengers in her vehicle. A passenger in the Wilke vehicle, Rosa Anderson, 83, of Davenport, sustained a broken hand and cuts to the head. According to Trooper Brantley, both vehicles were totaled.” (Davenport Times: 5-13-1982; photo of fatality wreck in original) “Funeral services for Beulah Wilke, a resident of Davenport since childhood were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church. When she was a girl, Miss Wilke moved here from Waterville with her mother and two brothers. In her adult life, she was an active member of Davenport Presbyterian Church, it is Women’s Association, and in Rebekah Lodge. She was well known locally, had a host of friends, and enjoyed traveling, especially to Canada. She died May 7 in an auto accident. She leaves no immediate survivors.”  (Davenport Times: 5-13-1982) 


Wilke, Charles F:  (1866-1939); “Chas J Wilke. Dated: Jan 16, 1939.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  See also History of Big Bend, 1904.  h/o Mary B Swank, married 9-28-1903; “Charles F Wilke. Male, white. Spouse: Mary Swash. Birth: Sept 4, 1866. Retired. Birthplace: Illinois. Father: A Wilke, born IL. Mother: unobtainable. Informant: Herman Wilke, Davenport, WA. Death: 1-16-1939, 7 p.m. Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage, onset: 1-16-1939; arteriosclerosis onset: 1937; Contributory: diabetes mellitus onset 1937. Dr Poynter, MD, Davenport, WA. Burial: Davenport, WA. Bumgarner Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death);


Wilke, Ernest F:  (1904-1978);  “Funeral services for Ernest F Wilke, 74, a lifetime resident of Davenport, were held Friday, July 28, in Davenport with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Wilke was born May 16, 1904 in Davenport and died July 25, 1978 in Spokane.  Wilke farmed three miles outside of Davenport before beginning a 25-year career with Lincoln County as a road foreman. The Wilkes sold the family farm in the early 1960s. Surviving him are Mrs Ernest Wilke, wife, at the home; four sons, James Wilke, Davenport; Wendell Wilke, Davenport; Gerald Wilke, Davenport; Charles Wilke, Ritzville; two daughters, Mrs Mary Lynn Hein, Davenport; and Dorothy Schuerman, Odessa; one sister, Mrs Bertha Kammerer, Seattle; 29 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  8-10-1978);“Ernest Frederick Wilke. Died: 7-25-1978. Birth: 5-16-1904, WA. Spouse: June Huffman. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit) 


Wilke, Gustave W:  (1871-1914);   “G. W. Wilkie, a pioneer farmer living near this city, died Wednesday night at the hospital in Sprague following a few days illness from pneumonia contracted from exposure while traveling over the county in a campaign for county office.  Deceased was born in Chicago, Ill., September 25, 1871, moved to Shelby county, Ill., in 1873 and in 1891 came to Lincoln county, Washington, where he has since resided .  he was married in October 1908 to Mrs. Zoe Wilson and is survived by a widow; a sister, Mrs. Chas. A. Level; two brother, Chas Wilkie of Spokane and Herman Wilkie of Davenport; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Wilkie of Davenport; and three step children.  He was a member of the Odd Fellow and Modern Woodmen lodges.  Funeral arrangements have not been made. ( Lincoln Co. Times, Nov 6, 1914; Submitted by Barbara Curtis.)


Wilke, Herman A:  (1868-1947);  “Herman A. Wilke. Dated: March 11, 1947.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) “Herman A. Wilke. Died: 11 March 1947, age 78, Davenport , Lincoln Co, WA. Father: August Wilke. Mother: Whelmina (sic) Vogel. Spouse: Marie Wilke. Batch ID #277621.” ( WA St ate Death Record).


Wilke, Marie A:  (1884-1973);  “Funeral services were held Friday morning in Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor F J Ahrendt for Marie Anna Wilke, who died Nov 19 in Davenport in Spokane (sic).  Ted Buck, Louie Oehlwein, Crayton Guhlke, Ernest Wilke, Don Oehlwein and Ronald Clark served as pall bearers for the service. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery.  Born in 1884 in Alsace-Lorraine, France, Mrs Wilke came to the United States with her family while still a young woman. She and Herman Wilke were married in August, 1920. A member of Zion Lutheran Church, Mrs Wilke had lived in Spokane nursing home for the last ten years. Survivors include one daughter, Lydia Leipham, Kingston; three grandchildren, Arlene Henry, Spokane; Dean Leipham, Spokane, and Daryl Leipham, Davenport; six great grandchildren; one sister, Louise Warmbold, NY, and one brother, Harry Schmauch, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 11-29-1973);


Wilke, Marilyn J: (1944-1997); d. 1-03-1997; “Marilyn Joan Wilke. Died: 1-03-1997. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit) 


Wilke, Minnie:  (1835-1915); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Wilke, Zoe E:  (1875-1970); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Zoe Eliza Wilke. Died: 2-26-1970. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport,WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit)“Zoe E Wilke.—Her home Davenport, WA. Survived by one daughter, Miss Beulah Wilke, Davenport, WA. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 2 at 11 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, WA, Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 3-02-1970, scrapbook obit)


Wilkerson, Daniel:  (d. April 1922); Dav. City; “Wilkerson. Male. Died: 1 May 1922, age 0, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: M F Wilkerson. Mother: Ida May Taulsburry.”  (WA State Death Records: id #275838)


Wilkerson, Samuel S:  (1881-1963); “Sam Steele Wilkerson. Died: 2-03-1963. Birth: 8-30-1881. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit)


Wilkerson, Stella Campbell: (d. 1911)  “Mrs M F Wilkerson, aged 29 years, died of dropsy at her home in Davenport, July 17.”  (Citizen: 7-28-1911);  “Mrs Frank Wilkerson. Died: 1911.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);“Stella Wilkerson. Died: 17 July 1911, age 30, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records);


Williams, Charley:  (1891-1945); d. 11-17-1945; “Charles Williams. Dated: Nov 17, 1945.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Charley Williams. Pvt 7 Inf. 3 Div.  Dec 29, 1891-Nov 17, 1945.” (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williams, Charlie L: (1870-1956); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williams, Charlotte M: (1876-1951); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williams, Clarebell:  (1915-2004);  “Clarebell Williams entered into rest on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in Davenport. She was 89. She was born on Jan 14, 1915, to Stuart and Mary (Lukkes) Moore in Springfield, SD.  She is survived by six sons, Harold Williams and wife Phyllis of Davenport; Russell (Monty) Williams and wife Darlene of Spokane; Larry Williams and wife kitty of Burlington, WA; Leslie Williams and wife Susie of Sedro-Woolley, WA; Robert Williams and wife Laura of Kennewick; and Calvin Williams, also of Kennewick; four daughters, Hazel Eden, Mary Jenks and Violet Olson, all of Spokane, and Val Hall and husband Larry of Richland, WA; 29 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Clarebell was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, canning, gardening, flowers and was an avid bowler, but the largest part of her life was her family. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with pastor Phil Falk officiating. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  6-24-2004);


Williams, Lilly:  (1904-1905); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williams, Mary Emmaline:  “Mary Emmaline Williams. Died: 5 May 1930, Davenport, WA. Birth: 24 Jan 1854, Green City, MO; Spouse: widowed, no name given.  Father: Isaac Allen, birthplace unknown; Mother: Angeline Long, birthplace unknown; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)“Mrs Mary E Williams, 70,  a resident here for 18 years, died Monday. The funeral was held from the Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday. Mrs Williams, born in green County, MO, was married  there to Thomas Williams in 1875. Mr Williams died in 1900 at Garfield, WA, where Mr and Mrs Williams located in 1889. Mrs Williams moved to old Fort Spokane in 1901 and later to Davenport. She is survived by three sons, Charles, Davenport; Richard, Hunters, and John, Oregon, and by eight grandchildren. She was a member of the American Legion auxiliary, two of her sons being World War veterans and her husband a Civil War veteran.” (Citizen: 5-09-1930)   “Mrs Mary E Williams, 70,  a resident here for 18 years, died Monday. The funeral was held from the Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday. Mrs Williams, born in green County, MO, was married  there to Thomas Williams in 1875. Mr Williams died in 1900 at Garfield, WA, where Mr and Mrs Williams located in 1889. Mrs Williams moved to old Fort Spokane in 1901 and later to Davenport. She is survived by three sons, Charles, Davenport; Richard, Hunters, and John, Oregon , and by eight grandchildren. She was a member of the American Legion auxiliary, two of her sons being World War veterans and her husband a Civil War veteran.” (Citizen: 5-09-1930)  “Thos B Williams. Died: March 24, 1900, age 58, male, white, married. Died: Colfax. Cause: Tuberculosis pulmonary. Residence: Colfax. Occupation: Common laborer. W A Mitchell, MD, Whitman Co.” (Whitman Co, WA Death Return #518)


Williams, Mattie E:  (1871-1950);  “Mattie Williams. Dated: June 23, 1950.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williams, Richard C:  (1872-1964); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williams, Russell:  (1910-1982);  “Memorial services for Russell L Williams of Davenport were held Sept 25 at the Strate Funeral Home. Williams was born April 4, 1910, in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, to Herbert and Maude Williams. The family moved to Montana when he was 6, and later he lived in Tacoma and Spokane before moving to Davenport in 1972. He had worked as a house painter locally, earlier in the saw mills and as a cowboy. He died Sept 23 at the Lincoln Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Clarabell of Davenport; six sons, Harold of Davenport, Russell (Monty), of Sumner, Larry of Bayview, Leslie of Sedro Woolley, Calvin of Kennewick and Robert of Richland;  four daughters, Hazel Eden and Mary Jenks of Spokane, Violet Olson of Davenport, and Val Hall of Richland; two brothers, Jack of Belfry, MT and Edward of Longview; three sisters, Laura VanBuren of Laurel, MT, Fern Huver of Red Lodge, MT, and Ivy Jametski of Spokane; as well as 27 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were conducted by Rev Jeff Callender. Cremation followed.” (Davenport Times: 9-30-1982) 


Williams, Will:  (1884-1922); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williams, William: (1821-1892); d. 2-07-1892; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williams, William H: (1864-1915); d. 10-07-1915; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Williamson, Ida M: (b. 1909-d. 2007)  “Ida M (Schmidt) Williamson. Wilbur and Davenport.—Ida Minnie (Schmidt) Williamson, 97, died Thursday, Feb 15, after suffering a massive stroke on Feb 10.  Born Oct 12, 1909, to Gottfried and Wilhemina (Fees) Schmidt on a homestead about 15 miles north of Davenport, she was the fourth child in a family of six boys and two girls.  At ate 13, her mother died, leaving her to take over the duties of caring for the household. She was only able to attend school through the eighth grade. The homestead was lost during the depression and the family moved to Davenport, occupying a house on what is now the Davenport stockyards. She worked in a laundry in town and continued to manage the remaining family of her and six brothers. She was the last remaining member of her family at the time of her death. One of her brothers introduced her to Robert Williamson and on March 21, 1938, they were married in Lewiston, Idaho. Their son, Chuck, was born on June 6, 1941. During the early years the couple lived in Lincoln, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Spokane.  In 1946 they purchased a house at 103 Broadway Street in Wilbur, where he worked as a carpenter/contractor until he retired in 1975. After retiring, they did some traveling on their own as well as with organized groups. Mr Williamson died in 1998.  Mrs Williamson enjoyed taking care of her home, gardening, boating, sewing, quilting, traveling, fishing and going on hunting trips, as well as reading, listening to radio programs in the days before TV and playing canasta. Her associations included Civic Club, Rebekah Lodge and Order of Eastern Star. She was an officer in each organization.  Her friends, Bill and Sharon Rosman, made it possible for her to remain in her own home at least two full years before finally having to move to Vista Manor Assisted Living in December 2004, and then to the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport in October 2005. She really enjoyed life there, participating in almost every activity offered. She leaves a son, Chuck (and Nancy) of Puyallup; two grandsons, Roger (and Sally) Williamson of Tacoma and Jason Williamson of Tucson, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 2-22-2007)


Willis surname: (See also Egypt’s Reinbold Cemetery);


Willis, Alta N:  (1896-1953);  “Alta N Willis. Dated: Jan 23, 1953.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Alta N Willis. Died: 23 Jan 1953, age 57, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Charles Hollis. Mother: not shown.” (WA State Death Records);


Willis, Harold A:  (1903-1904); d. 10-09-1904, s/o WF & Nora; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Willis, Harry G:  (1885-1959);  “Harry Glen Willis. Dated: 12-24-1959. A painter who helped beautify our world.”  (Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen);


Willson, Weltha:  (1840-1901)  “Mrs Wealthy Wilson died in the hospital at Spokane Sunday. Monday the remains were brought here for burial and Tuesday the services were held in the ME Church, Rev Tickner officiating. The deceased was 62 years of age, was a native of New York State, coming when young with her parents to Iowa. For a long time she has been a great sufferer and was taken to Spokane where she underwent a surgical operation, and after lingering about two weeks, succumbed to the inevitable. She leaves three children to mourn her loss: Mrs J L Tripp, Edward and Daniel Wilson, who reside in Davenport and vicinity.” (Dav Tribune: 9-05-1901)  “The funeral services of Mrs Wealthy Wilson, who died in Spokane Sunday, was held in the ME Church of this place Tuesday, Rev J J Tickner of the Baptist church conducting the same. Quite a number of friends of the family of the deceased followed the remains to the cemetery.” (LCT: 9-06-1901) 


Wilson, Elizabeth:  (1874-1946);  “Mrs Elizabeth Luepp Wilson. Died: Jan 29, 1946.” (Presbyterian Ledger);  “Elizabeth Wilson. Dated: Feb 5, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Wilson, L Dale:  (1899-1918); d. 4-06-1918; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Wilson, William H: (1873-1936); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Wimbles, Annie Zeritha:  “Annie Zeritha Wimbles. Died: 5-24-1966; Birth: 12-11-1877, Kansas; Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Davenport, WA. (Lincoln Co Health death card); “twin” to Nannie Irene Warren (1877-1973) as per Lartigues in Tombstone Inscriptions.


Wimbles, Leora Lucile:  (d. 11-11-1907); Aged: 1 yr 4 mos 21 days; d/o Fred H & Annie Z; “Lucile Wimbles, the 17 month old daughter of Mr & Mrs Fred Wimbles, of Bluestem, died last Monday evening of Membranous croup. The child, the pride of the parents, choked to death before their eyes and under the care of two skilled physicians, who did all in their power to relieve its suffering. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday and interment made in the Mountain View Cemetery.” (Dav Tribune: 11-14-1907); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74; date of death had been recorded as 1901 rather than 1907.)


Witham, Audrey Lynn: (1967-1997); d. 12-17-1997;  “Audrey Lynn Witham, 30, the daughter of Bill and Pat (Hansen) Witham of Ephrata, passed away at the Beverly Manor Convalescent Hospital in Yreka, CA, on Dec 17, 1997 following a long struggle with three malignant brain tumors.  Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Jan 10, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, the community where Audrey’s mother was raised. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. There also will be a memorial service at Woodlawn in the San Francisco Bay area.  Born at Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, CA, on April 3, 1967, Audrey attended school at Clark Air Force Base in the Republic of the Philippines and Travis Air Force Base in CA, graduating from high school in San Bruno, CA.  In 1990, Audrey had surgery followed by massive radiation treatments for her first malignant brain tumor.  This past July, she was diagnosed with two inoperable tumors and was unable to take more radiation. At this time, she moved to Yreka, CA, to live with her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sandy Witham.  Audrey is survived by her parents, Bill and Pat (Hansen) Witham of Ephrata, WA; a daughter, Felicia Marie of South San Francisco; a brother, Jim Witham of Yreka; two sisters, Garyanne Witham of Benicia, CA, and Deanna Neimeyer of Newberry Springs, CA; a grandmother, Vivian Witham of Austin, MN; a step-grandmother, Ruth Hansen of Soap Lake, WA; two uncles, Floyd Hansen Jr of Ephrata and Stanley Witham of Fort Dodge, Iowa; two aunts, Norma Berg of Houston, Texas, and Audrey Hastings of Austin, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Audrey is also survived by three special friends since grade school, who stood by her to the end: Nova Vinyard of Lynden, WA, Lisa Ditlevson of Millbrae, CA, and Demetra Odell of South San Francisco. Audrey was preceded in death by a grandmother, Nialeen Slater, and grandfathers Howard Witham and Floyd Hansen Sr. Arrangements are being handled by Strate Funeral Home.”  (Davenport Times:  1-08-1998) 


Witt, Margaret Jones:  (1889-1965); d. 11-13-1965; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Witt, Thomas August:  (1885-1953): d. 11-12-1953; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)



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