Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...BA through BO 

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Baggett, Jo Ann Rae (Blk 7 Lot 19)

“Birth: Nov 18, 1940; Died: Feb 18, 2009; Burial: Feb 25, 2009. Daughter of Ray and Elsie Huddle.” (City Records); “Joann Baggett. Funeral for JoAnn Baggett, 68, took place Wednesday, Feb 25, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Mrs Baggett died Feb 18 after a three year illness.  Born Nov 18, 1940, to Ray and Elsie (Heimbigner) Huddle, she attended Harrington Schools and graduated from Harrington High School in 1959. She attended EWU for a year and graduated from Kinman Business University.  She married John Baggett on Jan 10, 1964, in Seattle. Their daughters Shannon and Tina were born June 2, 1969 and April 18, 1972, respectively. She raised her children in the Seattle area but never forgot her roots in Eastern Washington, returning frequently to the family farm to visit family and friends. She loved gardening, her poodle ‘Snoopy’ and little children. Besides her husband, two children and poodle, she leaves several cousins.” ( Davenport Times: 2-26-2009)

Bailey, Anna F., (Charlton)

A lifelong resident  of Harrington, Mrs. Anna F. Bailey, died Aug 14, in the Davenport nursing home at the age of 94. Mrs. Bailey’s home has always been Harrington, living first on a farm outside of town then moving into the community. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clyda Kibbler; one son, Lyle Bailey. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-9 Aug 1976)(Edit: Anna was the widow of Ralph E Bailey.)

Bailey, Arlene G., --- 1983

Arlene G. Bailey (52)—Passed away June 23, 1983 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Harrington. Survived by her husband, Donald Bailey, at the home; one son, Michael P. Bailey, Ft Wayne, IN; 4 grandchildren; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Lyle and Bertha Bailey; one sister, Dolores Stewart, Federal Way, WA. Cremation. Strate Funeral Home in charge. (Spokesman-Review)

Bailey, Bertha (Timm)

Bertha Bailey—Passed away Dec 14, 1984 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Harrington. Survived by her husband, Lyle Bailey, at the home; one son, Don Bailey; one grandson, Michael Bailey; 2 sisters, Mary Warwick, Elsie Robinson; Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Bailey, David L.,

David L. Bailey—Passed away March 13, 1982 in Davenport, WA. His home Harrington. Survived by his wife, Ruth, 3 children, Dennis Ryan, Daniel Lyle and Rachel Dawn, all at the home; mother and father, Donald and Arlene Bailey; one brother, Michael Bailey; great grandparents, Lyle and Bertha Bailey. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Bailey, Donald Lyle

Donald Lyle Bailey of Harrington died Oct 4, 1989 in the Lincoln Nursing Home, Davenport, WA. He was born Aug 23, 1929 in Deaconess Hospital, Spokane. He was the first son of Lyle C. and Bertha R Bailey. He graduated from Harrington High School in 1947. In 1949 he married Arlene Grace Wilson in Missoula, MT. That fall he and his wife moved to the Bailey farm three miles south of Harrington. The farm was the homestead of his grandfather, Ralph E. Bailey, and his wife, Anna. Donald farmed with his father for 16 years. The couple’s first child, Michael P., was born in 1950, and a second son, David Lyle, was born about 4 years later….The family moved to Spokane from 1966 to 1972, returning to the farm until 1978. After returning to the Harrington area, Mr. Bailey was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. His wife, Arlene, cared for him for several years. She preceded him in death in 1983. Mr. Bailey moved to the Lincoln Nursing Home on July 30, 1985. Burial was in the Harrington Cemetery next to his wife, Arlene. (Dav. Times-19 Oct 1989)

Bailey, Larry Dean

Larry Dean Bailey was born Aug 9, 1935 in Spokane to Mr. & Mrs. Lyle C. Bailey (Bertha Timm). He was a graduate of Harrington HS in 1953. Sept 6, 1957, Miss Marian Green, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John F. Green, and Larry were married in Davenport. The couple moved to Cheney where Larry was in his 5th year. In December Larry developed a strange illness, aspergillus, and had surgery on his neck to remove the growths peculiar to the disease.  Feb 2, 1958 he was taken to Deaconess hospital where he had more surgery. He died Feb 12, 1958. Primary cause of death was cancer of the lungs. Besides his wife and parents, Larry is survived by a brother, Donald; grandmother, Mrs. R. E. Bailey (Anna); nephews, Michael and David. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-21 Feb 1958)

Bailey, Lyle Charlton

Lyle C. Bailey (age 91)—Passed away Aug 31, 1996 in Harrington, WA. His home was Harrington. He is survived by one grandson Mike Bailey. He was preceded in death by his wife Bertha, sons Larry and Donald; and one grandson. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Bailey, Ralph E

Death came to Ralph E Bailey Tuesday night, following a heart attack Monday. Born Oct 4, 1878 in Iowa, Ralph Emery Bailey came to San Francisco, with his parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin W. Bailey, when he was six years old. The family later went to Portland, then Junction City from where they traveled by covered wagon to Walla Walla. Here they stopped for the haying season, then continued north to Medical Lake. As a young man, Mr. Bailey worked for Hutton and Schoeler’s sawmill at Clear Lake. He played first cornet in the band. When he was 21 years old, he came to Harrington and homesteaded land southwest of town. In early days Mr. Bailey was widely known as a “fiddler” for social gatherings. Survivors include his wife, Anna (Charlton) Bailey; one son, Lyle; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Smith (Clyda); one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Ahlf. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-22 Apr 1949)

Baker, Augusta (Sutton)

Mrs. B. L. Baker (Augusta), who had been ill of a heart condition many months, passed away Sept 18, 1963, under circumstances not entirely unexpected, but grevious and filled with shock for her children. She died at the close of funeral services for her daughter, Mildred (Mrs. Stone) in Sprague, on Wednesday. Mildred’s death was a shock to Mrs. Baker, who had been in the Odessa nursing home for several months. Augusta Sutton was born Oct 30, 1880 in New England, Ohio. On Oct 10, 1898 at Athens, Ohio, she was married to B L Baker and the family made their home there until June, 1909 when with their two children, Dana and Mildred, they came to Harrington. A third child, Bernice, was born to them here. M. Baker was employed by the city for 20 years. In 1944 he retired. Mr. Baker died Aug 9, 1959. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery, beside her husband. Survivors include her children, Dana Baker and Mrs. Leo Birge (Bernice), grandchildren and great grandchildren. (Citizen-26 Sept 1963)

Baker, Bert L .,

Bert L. Baker was born November 27, 1873 at Athens, Ohio and was reared in that district. In early young manhood he worked in the coal mines there. Oct 10, 1898 he married Augusta Sutton, at Athens and the couple resided there until June, 1903 when the family came to Harrington. For 20 years Mr. Baker was a city employee—water supt, marshall, and sexton of the cemeteries from which work he retired in 1944. Mr. Baker loved flowers, and enjoyed working with them. He took pride, with Jim McKinnon, in establishing the city park, and in its upkeep. Mr. Baker was a member of the Harrington Lodge, Knights of Pythias and when the lodge became inactive he placed his membership in the Grand Lodge at Olympia. He was also a member of the DOKK. Mr. Baker passed away Aug 9 at the Cheney Nursing Home where he had been taken the previous Wednesday. He had suffered a heart attack some time ago, but was doing nicely from that condition, when he had a slight stroke, and from which he did not recover. Last rites for Mr. Baker were held Aug 13 at the Community Congregational church, Rev A. Hausauer of Odessa officiated and Strate Funeral Home was in charge. Gordon Larson of Davenport sang “Good Night and Good Morning” and “God Understands.” Mrs. Dean Armstrong was organist. C F Gilbert, Clifford Swenson, Paul Beck, Ronald Gooley, George Kloster and Buriage Armstrong were pallbearers. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving M. Baker, besides his wife, at the family home, are his children, Dana Baker, Harrington; Mrs. Hugh P. Stone (Mildred), Lamont; and Mrs. Leo Birge (Bernice) of Bremerton, grandchildren, Larry and Gayle Baker; Dick and Don Stone, and Gordon Birge; 9 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Susie Wilson, Toledo, Ohio. Coming from out of town for the rites were Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Stone, Mr. & Mrs. Dick Stone, Lamont; Don Stone, Portland; Mr. & Mrs. Leo Birge, Bremerton; Mr. & Mrs. Boyde Fink, Tekoa; Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Lewis, William and Ann Lewis, Spokane (friends of the Stones); Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Lull, Spokane (niece of Mr. Baker), Eva Sasselwan, Elk (niece), Melvin Baker, Grand Coulee and Velma Beck, Moses Lake; also Jack Robasse, Spokane. (Citizen  -Aug 21, 1959)

Baker, Dana Lewis

Private family interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery for Dana L. Baker on July 19. Baker, who passed away early on July 12, following a lengthy illness, was born Oct 18, 1905 near Athens, Ohio. He was the son of early day Harrington residents, Bert and Augusta Baker, who came to Harrington with their family in 1909. Baker, who was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and a sister, Mildred Baker Stone, was graduated from Harrington HS in 1924. In 1935, he and Maxine Cassels were married and made their home in Harrington. He was assistant postmaster prior to becoming bookkeeper for the United Grain Growers. In 1945 Bakers purchased the former Yale Store, renaming it Baker’s Grocery, which they operated until their retirement in 1963. Baker is survived by his wife, Maxine; a son, Larry; a daughter, Gayle Ollila; and a sister, Mrs. Bernice Birge. (Dav. Times)

Baker, Geneva Belle

The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H. B. Baker died at birth Monday (Aug 4, 1919). Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery Tuesday. (Citizen-8 Aug 1919)  

Baker, Maxine Cassels

“Graveside service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington Wednesday last week for Maxine Baker, 81, a 53-year resident of Harrington.  Mrs. Baker passed away on Friday, July 23, 1993, in Snohomish. The Rev Robert Bench, her son-in-law, officiated and the eulogy was delivered by her son, Larry.  Maxine Cassels was born on Nov 2, 1911, in Davenport as the third child of Moyle P. and Russel P. Cassels. She had one sister, Delores, and one brother, Glen. All preceded her in death.  She graduated from Davenport High School with the Class of 1929 and then attended Washington State College for two years.  She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.  On March 15, 1935, she married Dana L Baker of Harrington, where they made their home. For many years, she and her husband owned and operated Baker’s Grocery. They retired in 1964 and she then was the Harrington City Treasurer until her health forced her to retire.  Dana and Mrs. Baker enjoyed bridge, golf and traveling until his death in 1978. Following his death, Mrs. Baker enjoyed golf, gardening, reading and traveling. In 1988, as her health continued to fail, Mrs. Baker moved to Snohomish to live with her son. In 1989, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Due to the debilitating nature of this disease, it was necessary to move her to Parkway Nursing Center in 1991, where she lived until her death.  She is survived by her son Larry of Snohomish; her daughter Gayle Bench and husband Bob of San Ramon, CA; 5 grandchildren: Lynn , Kim, Amy, Dana and Kira; 10 great grandchildren: Corey, Blaine, Brook, Jeremy, Stephanie, Richard, Sean, Ericka, Jon and Dalton; 3 nephews: Russel and Gary Allan, and Gordon Birge; one cousin, Eileen Birkland; many friends; and her cat, Sam.”

 (Davenport Times:  8-05-1993)

Baker, (Melvin) Louis

The little son of Mr. & Mrs. Harrison Baker, who met with an auto accident at Cashmere which proved fatal, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Sunday afternoon, the funeral cortage making the trip all the way by auto… A short prayer service was conducted in Cashmere prior to bringing the body to Harrington where the funeral was held in the Evangelical church. A small choir of small girls sang and four small boys acted as pall bearers. (Citizen-27 Apr 1928)(Edit: The tombstone reads Melvin Lewis Baker  1923-1928.)

Baker, Wilma (Yarwood)

Wilma Yarwood Baker—Passed away June 4, 1976 at her home, Spokane, WA. Formerly of Davenport, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Epling, Kellogg, ID; 2 brothers, Ellsworth Yarwood and Charles Yarwood, both of Spokane; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marie Borck, Ephrata; Mrs. Anna Berg, Seattle. Funeral services June 9, United Methodist Church, Davenport, WA. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. (Spokesman-Review) Wilma Yarwood was born in Davenport Oct 24, 1909 to William and Theresa Yarwood. She graduated from the Marcus High School wile living with a relative there. She was married to Lucius W. (Jack) Baker in 1931 and he died in a farm accident in 1936. They had one daughter, Barbara. (Dav. Times-10 June 1976)

Ball, John Slade

The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. T. S. Ball, born Dec 17, died Saturday, Dec 26, 1925,  having lived but nine days. Rev W. H. Hillis, pastor of the Free Methodist mission, conducted a brief funeral service at the home and burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. Baby John is survived by his parents, two sisters and a grandfather, J. L. Ball. The baby’s death was a coincidence in that he died on the 82nd anniversary of Mr. J. L. Ball. Mrs. J. L. Ball, the baby’s grandmother, who died Jan 12, 1925, had the soul of a poet, many of her poems having appeared in these columns…(Citizen-Jan 1, 1926)

Ball, Joseph Lightfoot

Joseph Lightfoot Ball came to his journey’s end at his home in Harrington Sunday night following a rapid decline in health which began about a month ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Community Congregational Church under the auspices of Laurel Lodge No 119 of which he was a charter member. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery where his life companion was laid to rest ten years ago. Joseph L. Ball was born Dec26, 1843 in Jefferson Co, Ohio… He met and married Theresa Cook in CA.  In 1886 they moved to Washington Territory, bought 1 ¼ sections of raw land—one quarter from Brook B. Glascock, reclaiming the land from the bunch grass and sage brush. Following the death of his wife, his adopted son and family moved into his home with him. Mr. Ball is survived by one brother, Jasper Ball, in VA; an adopted son, Thomas S. Ball; 2 granddaughters; two nephews (J. J. and Charles Cameron), besides other nieces and nephews in CA and the East. (Citizen-22 Nov 1935)

Ball, Theresa Ann (Cook)

Another of the grand old pioneers of Harrington passed away when Mrs. J. L. Ball, age 80, answered the call on Monday morning. Following the fall in which she broke her leg a month ago, she has been bedridden. She was recovering nicely but pneumonia set in and at her age the malady proved too much. The funeral was held at the Ball home and burial was in the Harrington Cemetery. The funeral services were in charge of the Eastern Star, of which she was a charter member. Theresa Ann Cook was born in Kendall Co, IL on Jan 12, 1845. In 1850 Peter Cook, her father, accompanied by four neighbors crossed the plains from Illinois to Sacramento, arriving there July 4th, 1850. On his second trip in 1867, he took with him his family which consisted of his wife and 6 children. Theresa was then 16 years. They made the trip in covered wagons. After braving the perils from marauding Indians who were then on the warpath, they reached Carson City, NV, having spent 4 months and 4 days making the trip. She married Joseph Lightfoot Ball in CA on Oct 13, 1882. In 1886 they came to Washington and lived on a farm for 15 years before moving to town where they resided until her death on Jan 12, 1925, her 80th birthday… She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. S. N. Stillwell of Olympia, and her nephew and adopted son, Tom Ball and his wife… (Citizen-16 Jan 1925)

Barber, George

George Barber, who was ill at the Fallert Hotel, died Sunday evening. He was waiting his call in the draft and expected to go and join the colors at any time. His age was 22 and he worked for Dick Doggett this summer having come west with Lynn Smith from their home in Raymore, MO, some months ago. The relatives were notified and desired the body shipped back home but this was impossible. (Citizen Oct 25, 1918) Death certificate shows: Clark Barber, male, white, single, b.1896, age 22 years, farm laborer, born Raymore or Betthan, Mo. Father=George (deleted to Clark); death October 20, 1918 at 3 a.m.; cause: influenza and pneumonia; burial: Harrington.

Barbre, Betty

Betty G. Barbre—Passed away March 5, 1996 in Davenport; her home Harrington. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Barbre. Three daughters, Annita Franklin, Laura Bischoff, and Doris Murphy. Private family graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)"Private family graveside service for Betty G. Barbre of Harrington was held the morning of March 8 at Hillcrest Cemetery. This was followed by a memorial service at Harrington Community Congregational Church, with Pastor Jack Jennings officiating. Mrs. Barbre died March 5 in Davenport. She was 72. She was born on June 22, 1913, in Gould City, Mich., to George and Carydel (Marshall) Tidland. As a young girl, she moved to Columbia Falls, MT, and to the Spokane Valley, where she attended school. She graduated from Central Valley High School in 1932 and then attended college at Spokane University for two years. She married Ralph Barbre of Creston on Aug 25, 1934, at her home in the Spokane Valley. After they were married, the Barbres moved to Harrington, where they made their home and raised their family. Mrs. Barbre was a member of the Harrington Community Congregational Church, Bluestem Grange and Harrington Golf and Country Club. She was a former member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three daughters, Anita Franklin and her husband Ron of Spokane; Laura Bischoff of Spokane; and Doris Murphy and her husband Ted of Eugene, OR; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements." (Dav. Times: 3-14-1996)

Barbre, Ralph, 1999

Ralph C. Barbre—Passed away July 12, 1999 in Spokane. His home, Harrington, WA. He is survived by 3 daughters, Anita Franklin, Doris Murphy and Laura Bischoff; one brother, Paul Barbre of Omak, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty Barbre. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Barnes, M. C., baby,---1926

Barrett, Jennie Russell

Jennie Russell Barrett, a sister of our old fellow townsman, W. L. Crowell, died in Spokane, May 27, 1911, and was buried in the Harrington cemetery Tuesday. She was born May 20, 1862 at Rockway, NJ; married Joun C. Barrett May 27, 1896; came to this country 20 years ago and was a resident of Harrington for nine years. She spent six years in Spokane. She leaves to mourn her loss, one son, two brothers and two sisters. (Citizen-2 June 1911)

Bassett, Herman Sherman

Herman Sherman Bassett was born Oct 27, 1869 on a farm in Fairfax Co, VA, son of Wilbur Fisk Bassett and Adelia Lenora Lewis Bassett. When he was 9 months old his parents went to Walla Walla, Washington Territory. In the 1870’s they resided on a homestead near Four Lakes, WA. When 15 years, Herman apprenticed himself to George Stewart of the former Cheney Herald. He worked on the Medical Lake Ledger, the Sprague Herald, partners in the Wilbur Register; he purchased the Edwall Press in 1905; Harrington Citizen in 1907. He was mayor of Wilbur in 1904; town clerk at Harrington; Justice of the Peace 13 years. Mr. Bassett operated the Citizen until 1959. In 1890 he married Nettie Judd. Three children were born to them, Edwin died in infancy; Adelia and Florence, survive their parents. Nettie died in 1932. In 1937 Mr. Bassett married Mrs. Sadie Scott Smith Baer. She died in 1944. In Aug 1962 Mr. Bassett was seriously ill for several months. Last March, he grew weaker and death came quietly April 2, 1965. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-15 April 1965)

*Bassett, Nettie A. (Judd),

The sudden death of Mrs. H. S. Bassett, 61, brought a great shock to the people of Harrington. Her demise came as the result of a heart attack. Nettie Judd Bassett was born at Horicon, WI, June 17, 1870, and in her early girlhood moved with her people to the Sprague district while WA was a territory. In 1893 she was united in marriage with Herman S. Bassett, publisher of the Harrington Citizen. To their union three children were born. She was one of the founding members of the Harrington Community church, a past Worthy Matron in Bright Hope OES, and a conscientious worker in the Harrington Woman’s Club. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. C. A. Scott, Harrington, and Miss Florence Bassett, Spokane; three brothers, Frank E. and Charles S. Judd, Spokane; William H. Judd, Bremerton; and one sister, Mrs. M. M. Nelson, Reardan. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington.

Bassett, Sadie Baer

On Tuesday, Jan 11, 1944, Sadie Scott Baer Bassett, wife of the Citizen editor, reached the end of life’s troubled and tempestuous trail that leads to that house not made with hands…. Rosary was said Wed. eve and funeral services were held Thursday morning, Jan 13, at St Francis Church, the Rev Wm Brennan officiating and interment followed in the Bassett plot in Hillcrest Cemetery, com-plying with her requests. The pall bearers were: Geo Kloster, M. V. Yale, Chas E. Moore, Eldon LePere, Lyle Bailey, and F. J. Rieth; honorary bearers: Jim McKinnon, F. J. Coombs, Rudolf Norske, J. A. Davidson, Henry Swenson, and John Flemming…. Mrs. Bassett former prominent Spokane resident, was born in MO, coming west to a large farm between Visilia and Tularie, CA, then to Cheney in the 1880’s. She was the step-daughter of the late W. H. Bishop, who was auditor of Spokane Co in 1881. She was the widow of the late Harry Baer, whom she married in 1892; he was associated with the late Jacob Goetz in the establishment of the Coeur d’Alene Hotel in Spokane and original owners of the Bunker Hill mine. Sadie married Herman S. Bassett on July 14, 1937. She was director of St Joseph’s Catholic choir and soloist while in Spokane… She was survived by her widower, a nephew, Lt Comm. Roy Knox, at Bremerton, and 2 step-daughters, Adelia Scott and Florence Bassett. She was preceded in death by her former husband, mother, step-father and her sister, Bessie B. Knox (Sept 22, 1942) who had lived with her in Harrington… (Citizen-Jan 14, 1944)  

Batchelor, Ethel E. (Lamb),

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Ethel E. Batchelor, 24, of Spokane, from the Strate Funeral Home June 8, 1968, following her death in a Spokane hospital. She was critically injured in a motorcycle-car accident on March 22, 1968 in Spokane. The daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John R. Lamb, Mrs. Batchelor was born July 19, 1944 in Ellensburg and was taken to Alaska by her parents in 1945. She attended school there until 1958 when they came to Harrington, she graduated in 1964. She was married to Daniel Batchelor on Nov 5, 1966. She is survived by her husband, in CA; her mother, Mrs. Jeanine Lamb; her sister, Mrs. Eileen Aldridge; her grandfather, Otto Reich. Interment was in Hillcrest. (Dav. Times-13 June 1968)

Baugh, Laura

Laura Baugh, the 15 month old baby daughter of Mr. & Mrs. R. R. Baugh, died at 7:30 Friday morning of pneumonia following an illness of a week. This baby, known as the “baby doll” at the Sacred Heart where it was born Nov 12, 1921, weighed but 2 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and was fed milk with an eyedropper. She was kept in an incubator and successfully passed this critical stage—only to pass away at 15 months of pneumonia. The funeral will be held at the Baptist church Saturday. (Citizen-16 Feb 1923)

Baugh, Robert Jr.,

Robert Baugh, 16, who met with a serious accident Saturday evening, Sept 21 in the Ramp garage in Spokane, died Sunday morning, Sept 29, 1929. Robert is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Baugh; 3 brothers, Marion, John and Donald; 2 sisters, Frances and Louise, all of the home; grandfather, J. H. Baugh of Tulsa, OK; and grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Biffle of Baker, MT. Harrington friends of the Baughs, who resided here for many years, extend sympathy in their hour of sorrow. (Citizen-4 Oct 1929)

Bayles, Artemas W.,

Mr. Bayles had been called to this place from Colburn, Idaho, to fill the place temporarily of N P Anderson, section foreman on the G N RY Co, while the latter was gone to ND. Mr. Bayles was not well when he came to Harrington on April 15th. While at Wilson Creek one day last week, he got caught out in a heavy rain. This resulted in pneumonia, from which he never recovered. The wife, mother, and two brothers were telegraphed and when they arrived he was unable to recognize them and died the next morning. Mrs. Bayles requested the local lodge bury him here in a private ceremony. Artemas W. Bayles was born at Frazeysburg, OH on   March

5, 1852 and died at Harrington May 26, 1903. Deceased leaves a wife, 3 little daughters, the eldest being 13 years, now residing in Colburn, Idaho. (Citizen-May 29, 1903 excerpt)

Baynes, William D.,   1-10-1986

Beck, Florence (Moore) “Floss”,

Mrs. Paul Beck passed away Friday afternoon (May 5, 1961) at Odessa Memorial hospital following a short illness. She had a slight heart attack in the morning and was taken to the hospital. A severe attack followed from which she did not recover. Mrs. Beck (Florence Moore) known always to her friends as Floss, resided in this community many years. She attended school here. Mrs. Beck’s husband, Paul, survives her. (Citizen-11 May 1961)

Beck, Paul

Paul Beck (92)—Passed away Oct 13, 1980 in Spokane. His home Harrington, WA. Survived by 8 sisters, Mrs. Anne Almquist, Mrs. Olga Bliss, Mrs. Mary Wiscombe, Mrs. Lily Critzer, Mrs. Lena Schmidt, Mrs. Elsie McKinney, Mrs. Henryetta Weipert, Mrs. John (Eugenia) Marlett. A lifetime resident in the Harrington, WA area. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Bell, Doris Semore

Doris Semore Bell, 54, who was drowned in Coffee Pot Lake Sunday, May 26, 1957, was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery here Wednesday following last rites at the Davenport Methodist church. Mr. Bell, with his wife were fishing at Coffee Pot Lake and it is believed while he was putting out the anchor from the rear of the boat, he fell overboard and was hindered by grass and mud at the bottom of the lake and could not return to the surface. Mrs. Bell was putting out the anchor at the front of the boat. Jack Hartford came to his aid immediately and took the body from the lake. Besides his wife, Virgie Mae at their home in Davenport, survivors include sons, Vernon and Ross; daughter, Mrs. Bettie Burbank; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Johnston. Mrs. Bell chose Hillcrest as the resting place for her husband because of their admiration last fall for this cemetery. (Citizen-7 Jan 1957)

Benham, infant s/o Mr. & Mrs. L. M .,

On July 4, 1919 the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. L. M. Benham died a few minutes after birth. Burial occurred in the Harrington cemetery July 5. (Citizen-11 July 1919)

Benzel, Carl

Funeral services for Carl Benzel were held Saturday, Dec 14, in Harrington. Burial was at Hillcrest. He is survived by his wife, Anna, at the home, one son Ed, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. (Dav. Times-19 Dec 1968)

Bethel, Charles

Charles Bethel is no more. The end came June 10 at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane. The funeral was held Thursday from the Bethel home. Born Jan 26, 1857 in Adams Co, IL. His father was a native of VA. His mother was born in KY. His grandfather, William Bethel, was a flag bearer in the War of 1812. Mr. Bethel was one of 13 children, 9 of whom reached maturity. One brother and three sisters still live. The mother of this family lived to be 96, and died only a few years ago. The father died when Charles was 10 years of age. The widowed mother and her children moved to a farm in MO. At the age of 18 he heard the call of the far west, and set out for CA in 1875, with M.r & Mrs. John F. Green. In 1883 Mr. Bethel set out for the state of Washington. On Nov 7, 1884 he was married at Cheney to Miss Mary Belle Cormana, his childhood friend and playmate. In 1905 he built a spacious and comfortable home in Harrington. In 1912 he was elected a member of the state senate, which office he held for four years. (Citizen-13 June 1919)

Bethel, Georgia May

Georgia May, only child of Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Bethel, died Wednesday morning, May 25, 1898, of meningitis, aged 12 years, 7 months, and 26 days. Many hearts are saddened by the loss of this beloved little girl. She was well known in her neighborhood and her happy, loving disposition had won her many friends. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.  The funeral was held in Harrington Thursday where a large concourse of friends met to pay their last respects to the dead. Miss Anne Yarwood played a march while the little schoolmates and companions passed in and covered the bier with flowers, after which they sang, “Shall We Gather At the River.” A beautiful and impressive service was conducted. The remains were laid to rest in the new cemetery. Again the little children came forward with sad hearts and loving hands covered the grave with flowers. (LCT-30 May 1898)

Bethel, Mary Belle (Cormana)

Death came to Mrs. C. W. (Belle) Bethel Wednesday (Feb 25, 1942). Born in Mirable, MO, she came west Nov 1884, as a young woman to join her fiance Mr. Bethel, and they were married at the home of the Baptist minister, Rev Carmichael at Cheney and proceeded to Mr. Bethel’s pre-emption claim, 15 miles west of Harrington, where a dug out home awaited the bride. The following summer a rough board house was built for them and in 1898, on the Bethel homestead five miles west of Harrington, they built a fine house still standing and occupied by the Herb Defabaugh family. In 1905 the Bethels built a modern stucco Mexican bungalow in town and moved in. From 1913-1917 Mrs. Bethel spent much time in Olympia with her husband, who was senator from this district. Mr. Bethel died in 1919. Mrs. Bethel was a charter member of the Presbyterian church that was organized in 1884. The church building was erected when a store building that was used for the church gatherings proved inadequate for the crowd that attended the funeral services of the Bethel daughter in 1898. Mrs. Bethel had a heart ailment. Mrs. Bethel is the last one of her generation of the Cormanas but she is survived by nieces and nephews, among them the children of the late J. J. Cormana. (Citizen-27 Feb 1942)

Bibioff, Catherine (Schultz) ---

Billings, Emma C.,

Mrs. Emma C. Billings, 90, passed out of this life in her Harrington home Friday, Feb 21, 1930. Her final illness came on Feb 6 when she was taken ill with influenza. Interment was in the Harrington cemetery beside her husband. Emma C. Hatch was born at Lebanon, NH, March 10, 1838 and resided near and in Harrington from 1887 pioneer days. She was allied with the Presbyterian church. She was united in marriage with H. S. Billings at Lebanon, NH, in 1857. Thirty years later they moved across the continent, following their sons. She is survived by but one son, George H. Billings. Her other two sons, Charles and Arthur, preceded her in death. (Citizen-28 Feb 1930)

Billings, George H.,

August 19, 1944 in Spokane closed the last chapter in the life of the son of another pioneer, George H. Billings closed his eyes in eternal sleep. Born in NH in 1860, son of Mr. & Mrs. H. S. Billings, he moved with his family to Boston when he was 10 years old, where he lived until 1897. In 1883 he married Inez E. Colburn. Three children were born to them, all of which are living. The family moved to Harrington in 1903 until 1922 when they moved to Spokane. Burial was in Hillcrest where his parents are at rest. Survivors include his wife, Inez; children, Mrs. Helen F. Dow, Mrs. Edna B. Nellist and Oscar Billings. (Citizen-25 Aug 1944)

Billings, Henry S.,

It is our sad duty to record the untimely death of H. S. Billings, the father of Mayor Billings, a merchant of Harrington, which took place at his ranch Friday morning July 4, 1902. Mr. Billings was born in Lebanon, NH in 1836. He was the son of a farmer and had always followed that vocation. He has lived in Harrington for years and has made many fast friends. The deceased having been an Odd Fellow, the funeral which took place Sunday at the Presbyterian church was in charge of that order. Rev Haystead preached the funeral sermon, after which the body was escorted to the cemetery by the Odd Fellows, who performed the last rites at the grave. Mr. Billings is survived by a wife and two sons, both of whom reside here. (Citizen-11 July 1902)

Billings, Inez E., ---

Oscar Billings of Bremerton, and his sisters, Mrs. Helen Dow of Seattle and Mrs. Edna Nellist, were here Tuesday for the committal services at Hillcrest for their mother, Mrs. George Billings, who passed away Friday, Oct 26 in a Seattle hospital. Private funeral services were held Monday at the Fisher & Kalfus Funeral Home in Seattle. Mrs. Billing's husband passed away last year in August and rests in Hillcrest. Mrs. Billings was the former Inez E Colburn, born Dec 22, 1857 at Lebanon, New Hampshire. She and Mr. Billings were married in 1883 and in 1902 brought their family to the Harrington district where they lived on a farm west of town. In 1922 they moved to Spokane, and for a few years lived on an acreage near the river north of Davenport. Mrs. Billings was an early day member of the Presbyterian church here, and one of the leading members of the Ladies Aid. She went to the Coast last fall to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Dow. Three weeks ago she became ill, and suffered from a fall. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving her besides her son and two daughters, are seven grandchildren and three great grand-children. Mrs. Dow and Mr. Nellest went to Spokane Monday evening to visit before returning to their homes, and Mr. Billings continued on to Metaline Falls to visit his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Loren Billings whose husband is an ensign in the navy, stationed at Guam. (Harr. Cit. 2 Nov 1945)

Birge, Cecil L.,

Funeral service was last Saturday for Harrington’s Cecil L. Birge, who passed away on Feb 2, 2000 after a valiant three-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Burial at Hillcrest followed the service at the Community church. Cecil was born on July 18, 1925, in Seattle to Ules J. and Norma (Kitt) Birge. He was raised in Harrington graduating from school here in 1943. He entered the US Navy that year and was discharged in 1946 after serving in WW  II. He attended WSU for 6 weeks until his father was killed. He returned home to help run the International Implement Dealership in Harrington until the early 1960’s, when he went into the insurance business and continued as an agent for 30 years. He married Irene Schoenberg on March 30, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Spokane. Survivors include his wife, Irene Birge, at the home; one daughter, Sharon and her husband Doug Heimbigner of Ritzville; 3 sons, Dennis of Lacey; Mark of Lake Oswego, OR; and Tim of Harrington. (Dav. Times-Feb 10, 2000)

Birge, Frances E.

Frances E. Birge (age 82)—Passed away March 12, 1980 in Spokane. Formerly of Odessa. Survived by one brother, David K. Birge; one sister, Nellie Batelaan. A retired school teacher. Graveside services March 15, 1980 at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) "Graveside services were held March 15, at 1 p.m. in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Harrington, for Francis Edyth Birge, age 82. Frances E. Birge was born May 4, 1897 in Davenport, WA, to George Kellog Birge and his wife, Minnie Bonneywell Birge. She was baptized in the Cedonia Community Church, north of Davenport. She attended the Davenport Elementary School and graduated from the Hunter, WA, High School. She then attended what is now the EWSC at Cheney, WA, from which she graduated with a life time teaching certificate. She taught in various schools in the Odessa area, including Odessa, since her parents had moved to Odessa in 1924 where she lived with them. After teaching for many years in Cedonia, Warden, Ralston and other area schools, she retired from that vocation, moving back to Odessa and taking care of her parents. After her father passed away, she could no longer take care of her mother, who had to be put into a nursing home in Spokane, she lived alone in her parents’ house until 1961 when she moved to Spokane, WA, where she lived with the Marcuson family until 1970, when she entered the North Madison Nursing Home, where she passed away Wednesday, March 12, 1980. She was a member of the Washington State Retired Teacher’s Association, of which organization she was very proud. For many years she was suffering from arthritis, which made walking very difficult for her at times. Her parents and four brothers, Ed, Al, Henry and George, preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, Dave K Birge of Odessa; one sister, Nellie Batelaan, of Hacienda Heights, CA; two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home of Davenport with the Rev A .Hausauer officiating." (Odessa Record: 3-20-1980)

Birge, George Kellogg

Following funeral services at Odessa, Wednesday, the body of G. K. Birge was brought to Hillcrest for interment in accord with the pioneer’s wish. It was in 1883 that Mr. Birge, a native of Genessee, NY, arrived at Harrington. On Oct 9, 1892 he married Miss Minnie Bonneywell, daughter of Wm Bonneywell,  at their home 10 miles west of here. Mr. & Mrs. Birge were ready to observe their 58th wedding anniversary Sunday when death came. Assembled members of the family continued with the observance in tribute to their father.  Pomeroy was the first destination of Mr. Birge when he came west. Here he was in the cattle business; then stock business in Sprague; a jeweler and mayor in Davenport. Leaving Davenport in 1924, the Birges resided at Hunters until 1924, when they moved to Odessa where they started a garage business. Survivors include his wife, Minnie; 5 sons, Edward, Alfred, Henry, George and David; 2 daughters, Miss Frances Birge and Mrs. Nellie Bateman; and one sister, Mrs. W. A. Trimble. (Citizen-13 Oct 1950)

Birge, Irene Evelyn Schoenberg

"Birge, Irene Evelyn (Age 80).—Passed away March 23, 2007 at Deaconess Medical Center. She worked as an RN at the Davenport Medical Center for over 30 years. She was also an active member of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Altar Society. Irene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cecil, who passed away in February of 2000; her parents, her brother, Ed Schoenberg Jr, and her sister, Lorene Hebble. She is survived by her children: Sharon Heimbigner and husband Doug of Ritzville, WA; Dennis Birge and wife Marlis of Lacey, WA; Mark Birge and wife Tenley of West Linn, OR; Tim Birge of Bellingham, WA; and Patty Birge of Harrington, WA; her grandchildren: Chris Heimbigner and wife Julie of East Wenatchee, WA; Megan Heimbigner of Ritzville, WA; Jennifer Downey of Bothell, WA; Joe Gonzales and wife Chandra of Graham, WA; Rachael Birge of Olympia, WA; Heather Birge of Lacey, WA; Justin Birge of Eugene, OR; Ryan Birge of Portland, OR; Kevin Birge and wife Allison of Moscow, ID; and Nik Birge of Moscow, ID; great grandchildren: Alexa, Spencer and Carter Heimbigner of East Wenatchee, WA; Jacob and Jaxson Downey of Bothell, WA; Joseph Gonzales of Graham, WA; and Tamrynn Heimbigner Socci of Ritzville, WA. Irene was also survived by her sisters: Genevieve McKellips of Littleton, CO; Doris Wood of Tulsa, OK; Roberta Underwood of Spokane, WA; sister-in-law Dora Jean Swanson of Pendleton, OR and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary Services will be held on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 7 p.m. at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Harrington, WA. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is caring for the family." (Spokesman Review: undated, March 2007)

Birge, Minnie (Bonneywell) ---

Committal services for Mrs. G. K. Birge (Minnie Bonneywell) were held at Hillcrest Cemetery last week Thursday afternoon. Rev A. Hausauer of Odessa officiated. Her parents were Mr. & Mrs. William Bonneywell. (Citizen-16 Jan 1959 excerpt, original contains errors per the family.)

Birge, Norma Jean

Services for Norma Jean Birge, 84, a former Harrington, WA, businesswoman is scheduled for Monday. Burial is to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Birge, who died Thursday in Pendleton, OR was born and raised in Harrington, graduated from Harrington High School in 1922. She and her husband, Ules J. Birge, owned and operated an International Harvester dealership until he died in 1946. Then she and her son-in-law ran the business until 1959… She suffered a stroke in 1984 and moved to Pendleton to live with her daughter. Survivors include a son, Cecil Birge, of Harrington; a daughter, Dora Jean Swenson of Pendleton… (Dav Times) (Funeral program shows date of birth as June 21, 1904 and date of death as Sept 5, 1991.)

Birge, Ules J.,

Tragic death was the fateful lot of Sonny Birge who was killed Monday night as his auto crashed into a freight car at the grade crossing just south of Davenport. He died instantly. Ules James (Sonny) Birge was born Sept 2, 1902 at Goddard, KS and came with his parents to Harrington when he was 2 years. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1922. On Jan 24, 1923 he married Norma Jean Kitt. He was employed by the International Harvester Co for 21 years and he was associated with his step-father, the late A. J. Soash, in his blacksmith shop for several years. Surviving are his wife, Norma, daughter, Dora Jean, and sons, Cecil and Robert; his mother, Mrs. A. J. Soash; a sister, Mrs. Fred Nooney (Violet Birge) and a brother, Leo (Boots) Birge. Laurel Lodge No 119 will conduct graveside rites at Hillcrest. (Citizen-1 Nov 1946)

Bisterfeldt, Dorothy (Tanke), ---1975

Black, Beverly L., ---

Bliss, Lettie Anna (Smith) Scott

Lettie Anna Smith was born Aug 1, 1872 in Michigan, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Smith. She was reared and educated in Michigan, and taught school for a short time. In 1888 the Smith family came west and homesteaded in the Govan, WA, area. April 29, 1891, Miss Smith and Edwin Clarence Scott were married in Wilbur, and came to live on Mr. Scott’s homestead northeast of Harrington. In 1899 they moved to Spangle where Mr. Scott was ordained into the ministry and served the Baptist church there 9 years. In 1908 the Scotts moved to Wilbur, and later to Davenport, where Mr. Scott served the Baptist churches. The Scott family returned to their ranch in 1912, to 1919, when they moved to Harrington. In 1923 Mr. Scott received a call to the Clarkston Baptist church through 1927, returning to Harrington. Rev Mr. Scott passed away in Oct of 1931. After several years Mrs. Scott moved to Seattle and made her home with her son David. In Sept 1938 she was married to Edwin Bliss and resided in Wenatchee. Mr. Bliss died in March 1943, and Mrs. Bliss returned to Seattle. Last week she developed influenza which was the immediate cause of her death. Following funeral services in Seattle, the body was brought home to Harrington with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband, Rev E C Scott. (Citizen-25 Mar 1955)

Bliss, Olga L.,

Olga L. Bliss—of Blaine, WA. Passed away Sept 10, 1983 at the age of 82. Born Nov 6, 1900, Harrington. Survived by two daughter, Pauline Bailey and Mitzi Moore; six sisters, Henrietta Weitert, Lily Critzer, Lena Schmidt, Elsie McKinney, Eugenia Marlatt, Mary Wiscomb. Graveside services Sept 16, 1983 at Harrington. Cremation will precede these services. (Spokesman Review)

Bly, C. Wesley

C. Wesley Bly, age 78, passed away Dec 18, 2000, in Davenport, WA. His home, Harrington. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Verla (Dietrich) Bly at the home; two children, Beverly and husband Jim Williams, Spokane; and Dennis and wife, Susan Bly; 5 grandchildren; one brother, Dale Bly. He was preceded in death by his parents. Member of the El Katif Shrine and the Scottish Rite in Spokane. He graduated from Rocky Mountain School of Auctioneering, Billings, MT, in 1958. Vault interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Bly, Dale M 2016

"Dale M Bly.—Passed away July 31, 2016 in Grand Coulee, WA at 90 years old. Dale was born on March 16, 1926 in Spokane, WA at his Grandma Myers' house. He was the son of Eber and Mary Bly. Dale graduated from Davenport High School in 1944, went into the
Navy ROTC in July 1944 through April 1946. He attended Gonzaga University and played varsity basketball for the Zags in 1944-45. Dale attended WSC in 1946 and graduated with a degree in Agriculture. Dale married Helen J Dunlap Sept 9, 1947. They had five children: Judy, Becky, Nancy, Donald and Terry. Dale married Darlyne Tower on May 9, 1964. They had one son, Dale Wesley and three stepchildren, Varlyne, Lance and Lindsey. Dale married Shirley Largent Feb 22, 1998 and gained six step-children: Johnne, Barbara, Penny, Ronald, Buddy and Leed. Dale lived and farmed in Harrington, WA from 1948 to June 1966. He moved July 1, 1966 to Tomahawk, Alberta, Canada and
managed Cormie Ranch until 1969. He moved to Dillon, Montana and managed Beaverhead Ranch. He moved back to Harrington and farmed until 1980. He moved back to Canada and managed Cormie Ranch 1980 to 1093. He moved to Arizona in 1983 working in the Financial Consulting business. Dale belonged to Lion's Club, Masons and the Cattleman Association of WA State. His hobbies included investing, reading, sports and family. He has 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Eber and Mary Bly, brother Wesley Bly, sister-in-law Verla Bly and step-daughter Varlyne Reiter. Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport with Monty Fields officiating. Inurnment services were held at the
Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home is caring for the Bly family." (Spokesman Review)

Bly, Eber Adelbert

Funeral services and burial for Mr. Eber Adlebert Bly of Davenport were held Friday and burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was a resident of the area since 1897. Mr. Bly was born in 1893 in Akron, Iowa. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Eber Bly Sr. moved west when he was about 4 years old, to the Espanola area. He lived there until his marriage to Mary Myers in 1917. In the fall of 1939 he purchased the former Denson farm 6 miles south of Bluestem and founded Wesdale Farms. At the time of his death, Dec 1, 1969, he was serving as a Director of the Federal Land Bank Assn. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, C. Wesley and Dale M. Bly; one sister, Hazel Gerbracht; 3 brothers, I.E., Elmer and Levi Bly. (Dav. Times-11 Dec 1969)

Bly, Mary Ethel (Myers), ---1974 "Funeral services for Mary Ethel Bly were held in Davenport Presbyterian church Monday with the rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Burial followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Mrs. Bly, born in Spokane County in 1893, the daughter of George and Eunice Myers, died Thursday following an extended illness. She received her early schooling in Spokane and moved to Deep Creek in 1902, where she met and married Eber Bly, Jr., on Feb 10, 1917. Their entire married life was spent on farms in the vicinity of Spokane and Lincoln counties. Bly died in 1969. Shortly thereafter, Mrs. Bly moved to Bluestem, living on her ranch, which was operated by her son, Dale, and adjoining the ranch operated by her other son, Wesley. Mrs. Bly was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian church, the Bluestem Grange, the Washington State Wheat Association, and the Lincoln County Cow Belles. Surviving are two sons, Wesley and Dale of Harrington; one sister, Dorothy Jones of Seattle; 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Serving as organist at the service was Jeanne Green of Davenport with Gregg Knapp of Harrington as soloist. Casket bearers, all grandsons of Mrs. Bly were Dennis Bly, Donald Bly, Lance Tower, Roger Etter, Terry Bly, Dale Wesley Bly, Jim Williams and Don Bramer." (Dav. Times: 4-25-1974)

Bly, Verla Dietrich  2012

“Verla (Dietrich) Bly, age 90.—Passed away Saturday, July 7th at her home in Harrington, WA. She was born on June 1, 1922 in Davenport, WA to Arlina Rouse Dietrich and Arthur B Dietrich. When she was 11 years old, Ted M Manly became her stepfather. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1940 and attended WSC (now WSU) for two years. In 1942, she married her Davenport HS classmate, C Wesley Bly. They made their home on a wheat, cattle and Belgian horse ranch outside of Harrington and raised two children, Beverly and Dennis. She was very involved in the day-to-day activities of the farm: bookkeeper, cook, pie baker and even wheat truck driver during harvest for many years. She became an accomplished piano player at a young age and was very involved as an accompanist for groups and individuals during her school years. She taught piano lessons and played for dances at the Harrington Golf Club and for a dance band in Yuma, AZ where they spent their later winters. She joined Eastern Star in 1950 and was past Worthy Matron. She was appointed and served as the Grand Organist of the Grand Chapter Order of Washington Eastern Star for 1978-79. She was a member of the Harrington Community Congregational Church, Washington Association of Wheat Growers and Washington Association of Cattlemen. She was Lincoln County Multiple Sclerosis chairman for 10 years and member of the Inland Empire MS Board for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years and her brother Leland Dietrich. She is survived by her daughter Beverly (Jim) Williams, Spokane; and her son Dennis (Susan) Bly, on the family farm in Harrington; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two half sisters; foster son, Dick Peterson; brother-in-law Dale (Shirley) Bly; and special companion, caregiver and former classmate Bill Livingston. Verla was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family and was always so proud of everyone’s accomplishments. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. A private interment will precede the service at the Harrington Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: July 2012)

Bly, Wes (see C. Wesley)

Boger, Elizabeth Unbewust

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Unbewust Boger, who died in Spokane Feb 17, 1918, following an operation for appendicitis, was held at the Methodist church. Deceased was born near Harrington 31 years ago. She got her education here and attended Cheney Normal and for some years was a teacher. Two years ago she married Mr. H. A. Boger and they made their home near Hartline at the time of her death. Deceased is survived by a husband, a 4 month old son, a mother, a father,  brother, 3 sisters and other distant relatives. Funeral services were held under the auspices of the Pythian Sisters and interment took place in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-22 Feb 1918)

Bond, Celia

Celia Bond, age 92.—Passed away Sept 21, 1986 in Davenport, WA. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jaunita and Merle Jayne; one daughter-in-law, Alice Bond; one son-in-law, Gordon Bonser; two brothers, one sister, Elizabeth Forgey; preceded in death by her husband Roger Bond, 1961, a son, Marvin Bond, 1959, and a daughter, Emma Bonser, 1985. Graveside services Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Bond, Marvin O.,

Last rites were held March 31 for Marvin E Bond in Davenport. Mr. Bond, who was foreman at the Lincoln Co rock crushing plant, became ill on the job Friday (March 27, 1959) and returned home. Mr. Bond passed away in the afternoon. Marvin Bond was born June 5, 1914 at Asotin, WA to Mr. & Mrs. R. O. Bond. When he was 4 years the family moved to Idaho. In 1923 the Bonds returned to WA and resided at Palouse. In 1936 Mr. Bond and Alice Wollenweber were married at Davenport. They lived in Davenport, Elk City, Edwall, Davenport and Harrington. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Alice; children, Edward, Carol, Roger, and William; sisters, Mrs. Gordon Bonser and Mrs. Merle Jayne; and his parents, Mr. & Mrs. R. O. Bond. (Citizen-3 Apr 1959)

Bond, R. O .,---

Bond, Robert Owen ,---

Bonneywell, Sarah Jane (Brenchley)

Last Friday, (Apr 16, 1926),  Mrs. Sarah Jane Brenchley Bonneywell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Birge of Odessa. Mrs. Bonneywell was born in Kent, England, Sept 15, 1840; she was married in England to William Bonneywell, Dec 11, 1864. To this union 7 children were born, 5 of whom are still living. They left England in 1878 and lived in Nevada and then Walla Walla, before moving here. In 1888 they took a homestead 10 miles west of Harrington where they made their home until his death on July 11, 1910. He was buried in the Harrington cemetery. She is survived by 5 children: W H and George Bonneywell, Mrs. Jennie Ingersol, Mrs. Nellie Cockle and Mrs. Minnie Birge. Burial was held in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-23 Apr 1926)

Bonneywell, William H.,

W. H. Bonneywell, who was laid to rest in our cemetery last week, was born in Kent, England, March 25, 1838, and died July 11, 1910, aged 72 years, 4 months, 16 days. He is survived by a wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom were at his bedside during his last hours. He was for many years a resident of this section where he had many friends. But Death, the Reaper of mortals, has closed his page in history. (Citizen  July 22, 1910)

Bonneywell, William Henry

The funeral of William Bonneywell, who died at Odessa last Sunday, Feb 24, 1929, was held from the Community Congregational church Tuesday, the Rev Glasspool of Odessa officiating. Burial was in Harrington Cemetery. William Henry Bonneywell was born Jan 9, 1866 at Kent, England. At the age of 12 years he came to America with his parents, residing in Nevada 3 years before coming to Washington. He spent the last four years in Odessa with his mother and sisters. His mother preceded him three years, Apr 16, 1926. His father preceded him 19 years ago, July 11, 1910. He has been ailing many years but has been bedfast the past month. He was raised Episcopalian. He was a devoted son and brother. He leaves to mourn his loss 3 sisters and one brother: Mrs. Jennie Ingersoll, Sedro Wooley, WA; Mrs. Nellie Cockle, Odessa; Mrs. Minnie Birge, Odessa; Mr. Geo Bonneywell, Everett, WA… (Citizen March 1, 1929)  

Borck, Lawrence

"Lawrence George Borck.—formerly of Ephrata, died Wednesday, Dec 28, 2005, in Moses Lake. Born on Feb 7, 1922, the youngest of four children born to George Borck and Bertha Knack Borck of Rocklyn, WA. During his childhood the family had also lived in Davenport, Addy and Rice. He attended grade school in Davenport, graduated from high school in Harrington. Enlisted in the Marine Reserve on Apr 4, 1942 while attending Eastern WA College, with active duty on July 1, 1943... Was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds...Married his high school sweetheart, Marie Yarwood on Feb 15, 1947. The couple then moved to Ritzville where Lawrence served as a deputy sheriff, and they operated a motel. In 1951 they moved to Florence, MT and in 1953 to Ephrata. Lawrence in addition to contracting was the owner-operator of the Ephrata Speedway for many years. In his years of retirement his great joys included his grand children’s activities, and traveling with his wife. Lawrence was a member of the Ephrata Elks, American Legion and lifetime member of the VFW. He is survived by his brother Elwood ‘Jake’ Borck of Yakima, daughter Gretchen Borck of Ritzville; son Philip Lawrence Borck and wife Linda of Ephrata; and granddaughter Sara Tempel and her husband David, and grandson Andrew Philip Borck. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, wife Marie, daughter Susan Sperline; brother Othello; and sister Lorraine Janett. Memorial service at Nicoles Funeral Home in Ephrata." (Review)

Borck, Marie Yarwood,  2005

"Mabel (Marie) Borck. Harrington.—Interment for Mabel (Maire) Borck, 80, is scheduled at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 22, at Hillside (sic) Cemetery in Harrington following a 1 p.m. memorial service at Nicoles Funeral Home in Ephrata. A former Ephrata resident, Mrs. Borck died Saturday, Oct 15, in Moses Lake. Born July 2, 1925, to William Henry Yarwood and Theresa Himmelspach Yarwood of Mohler, she attended high school in Harrington and married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence Borck, after he completed service with the US Marine Corps on Feb 15, 1947. The couple moved to Ritzville, where he worked as a sheriff’s deputy and they operated a motel. In 1951, they moved to Florence, MT, and to Ephrata in 1953. She volunteered with the North Central Washington Camp Fire Girls program for several years and was awarded the highest honor of the Gulick Award. She was active in Epsilon Sigma Alpha for more than 50 years, Daughters of the American Revolution and Lady Elks, participating in many community service projects. From 1971-1989, they owned the Ephrata Speedway. She also worked for a local physician and attorneys. Following the footsteps of her grandfather, who was elected Lincoln County clerk in 1898, she became active in the Republican Party, serving as a state committeewoman from 1965-70, a delegate alternate to the 1968 national convention, a county chairwoman in 1971-72, and a member of the Electoral College for the 1972 presidential election. A daughter, Susan Sperline, two brothers, Elsworth ‘Pete’ Yarwood and Charles ‘Dutch’ Yarwood, and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Yarwood and Wilma (Billie) Baker, preceded her in death. Besides her husband, she leaves a sister, Anna J Berg of Seattle; a daughter, Gretchen Borck of Ritzville; a son, Phil (and Linda) Borck of Ephrata; a granddaughter, Sara (and David) Tempel; and grandson, Andrew Borck." (Dav. Times)

Bowers, Adam

The funeral services for Adam Bowers who died recently in Spokane, were held Tuesday at the Baptist church, the Rev E. C. Scott officiating. The pall bearers were all old acquaintances of the deceased pioneer and included: W. W. Downie, J. L. Ball, John Gordon, John Taylor, George Turner Sr., and Pat Croker of Spokane. Deceased was born in 1850 in the state of Indiana and died in Spokane June 24, 1921, being 71 years, 3 months, 5 days. His parents crossed the plains in 1853 when he was but 3 years old and settled in Oregon. There the deceased lived until 1887 when he moved to Washington and settled on a farm about 4 miles southwest of Harrington. His wife died 12 years ago and his oldest son, Ruben, died 9 years ago. He is survived by 6 children: Mrs. Barbara Davis, of Republic; Mrs. Katherine Green of Spokane; Mrs. Mary Campbell of Lind; Mrs. Patience Hughes of Spokane; J A Bowers and Paul Bowers of Harrington. Two sisters and three brothers also survive: Mrs. Elizabeth Allen of Cottage Grove, OR; Mrs. Sarah Parlow of Portland, OR; George Bowers of Miles, WA; Solomon Bowers of Corvallis; and John Bowers of Eugene, OR. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery, the body being in charge of undertaker J. E. Turner. (Citizen July 1, 1921)

Bowers, Beatrice “Trixie” (Hasty)

Mrs. Paul Bowers of Mohler died on the operating table at Spokane last Monday morning (July 10, 1922), while under-going an operation for the removal of a goitre. She leaves three children, age 11, 9 and 4. She was 34 years of age. The funeral service will be conducted at Harrington by Rev Curry of Mohler. Her people live in Indiana. (Citizen-14 July 1922) Deceased was born at Newport, Indiana, Feb 1, 1888. In 1910 she married Paul Bowers and from this union three children were born: Ralph, Paul and Beatrice. Deceased is also survived by her husband and one brother, Chas Hasty of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. (Citizen-21 July 1922)

Bowers, John A. (Tad),

John A. Bowers (Tad) died in the hospital at Chewelah Tuesday and committal services were held Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery, with burial in the family plot. Born in Eugene, OR, March 17, 1880, he came to this district in 1887. His parents were the late Mr. & Mrs. Adam Bowers, who farmed the land four miles south of town, now farmed by George Simpson. In 1915 he moved to Wauconda and later moved to Springdale. Surviving Mr. Bowers are a daughter, Mrs. Wm E. Smith (Martha) of Leavenworth, and 2 sisters, Mrs. O. V. (Kate) Green of Spokane and Mrs. C. M. (Barbara) Davis of Republic… (Citizen-22 Feb 1946)

Bowers, Mary Ann (Hollis)

Mary A. Bowers died in Spokane, Friday Oct 16, 1908, the funeral being held from the ME church. Mrs. Bowers was a pioneer of this section, having resided here since 1882, in the Mohler vicinity. She was born Oct 30, 1852, in Hamburg, Page Co, VA, and was the mother of 9 children, 3 sons and 4 daughters surviving her; the other two are buried in Oregon. She was a true Christian and died a firm believer in God. (Citizen-23 Oct 1908)

Bowers, Paul

Funeral services were held Saturday for Paul Bowers who passed away Wednesday, April 28, 1937, at the Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake, WA. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Bowers was born Sept 24, 1884, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and in 1885 came with his parents by covered wagon to Waverly, Spokane Co, WA. In 1887 they moved to Lincoln Co and Harrington was his home town most of his life. He married Miss Beatrice Hastie of Indiana, who passed away July 10, 1922. He was a member of the Odd fellows, Harrington Lodge No 160. Surviving Mr. Bowers is one son, Ralph of Maxville, MT; one daughter, Mrs. Vernon McKee (Bernice) of Coulee dam; 3 sisters, Mrs. Barbra Davis of Republic; Mrs. Kate Green and Mrs. George Wiley of Spokane; one brother, J A Bowers of Wauconda, WA; one granddaughter, Edith Bowers of Maxville. (Citizen-17 May 1937)

Bowers, Paul Jr., --- d.9-18-1936

Funeral services for Paul Adam Bowers were held Friday, Sept 17 in Harrington. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Paul was born Aug 7, 1913 at Starbuck, WA and came with his parents to Mohler in 1916. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1930. After graduation he worked for his uncle, John Bowers, near Wauconda on a farm. Recently he had been employed, with his partner in business, John Callen, on construction work at Coulee Dam. He died suddenly Wednesday morning at the Mason City hospital as the result of an abscessed ear. Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Bernice McKee of Grand Coulee; one brother, Ralph, of Butte, MT; four aunts, Mrs. Reuben Bowers, Mrs. George Wiley, Mrs. Dick Green and Mrs. Charlie Davis; one uncle, John Bowers. (Citizen-25 Sept 1936)

Bowers, Reuben

Reuben Bowers, son of Adam Bowers, died Sunday morning at 4:30, following an operation for appendicitis on Monday, June 17th. The funeral was held Tuesday, June 25th. Mr. Bowers was 35 years of age and leaves besides a wife and little daughter, a father, four sisters and two brothers: Adam Bowers, Mrs. C. W. Davis of Almira; Mrs. O. V. Green of Spokane; Mrs. Otheo Campbell of Kennewick; Mrs. Lee Hughs of Mt Vernon; “Tad” Bowers of Harrington and Paul Bowers presently of Indiana. Deceased was a mechanic of considerable ability, having constructed the headless biplane which he and Mr. Mecklenburg have been flying at the Bowers farm south of town. He was a member of Odd Fellows lodge. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery… (Citizen June 28, 1912)

Bowers, Tad Adam (see John A.) ,

Bowers, William Henry

William Henry Bowers was born in Lane Co, Oregon in 1860 and died at the home of his brother, Adam Bowers, near Mohler, Nov 28, 1908. He was one of a family of 8 boys and 2 girls, 7 brothers surviving him. He also leaves a family at Pendleton, OR, of five orphan children, the eldest 18 years and youngest 12 years. For the past two months he has been rendered every assistance from a complication of ailments, chief of which was diabetes, at Adam’s home. Rev R. A. Armstrong preached the funeral sermon at Harrington and his remains were laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-4 Dec 1908)

Boyer, Anna May (House)

Mrs. Jesse Boyer reached the end of life’s trail Dec 27, 1943, the direct cause of which was a two day illness of quick pneumonia. She was born May 29, 1871 at Newport, Perry Co, PA. She married Jesse H. Boyer in 1908 and they  came to WA in 1909. With Mrs. Boyer’s son, Wesley Billow, she and Mr. Boyer conducted the B & B Café for several years. She was a member of the Baptist church until its merger. She is survived by her husband; one son, Wesley Billow; an adopted daughter, (May) Mrs. Wm Caldwell and one adopted son, Jack Boyer. Interment was in Hillcrest. Mr. Boyer’s sister, Mrs. Pinkerton of Seattle was unable to be present because of the serious illness of her mother. Mrs. Boyer is now 81 years old. (Citizen-31 Dec 1943)

Boyer, Ida (see McCue)

Boyer, Jesse H., --- d. 1956

Jesse H. Boyer died at Odessa Memorial Hospital, Nov 22, 1956. He was born Oct 24, 1880 at Spring Valley, MI. He first came to Harrington in 1909 but did not remain. In 1912 he returned to be a partner in the B & B Café (Billings & Boyer). He had married Anna M. House. In 1916 he purchased the Ludy place on the east edge of town. Mrs. Boyer died Dec 27, 1943. Mr. Boyer is survived by his son Jack, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Mae Caldwell, residing near Sandpoint, ID; and a sister, Beulah Boyer of Yakima. Interment was in Hillcrest. (Citizen-30 Nov 1956)




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