Odessa Vicinity Deaths

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Babb:  “Our mother, Elizabeth Louise Andren Babb passed into the care of our Heavenly Father on July 18, 2012. Elizabeth was born on June 15, 1921 in Cheney , WA . Her parents were George Leopold Andren  and Vena Shonkwiler Andren.  Elizabeth was their second daughter. Her older sister, Catherine Andren Wileen and Elizabeth were two years apart in age and they were best friends and loving sisters throughout their lives. Shortly after Elizabeth ’s birth the Andren family moved to Paha , Washington , where her father worked at the Centennial Mills grain elevators. Paha is now just a whisper of the community it was when our mother lived there and where Elizabeth spent the majority of her childhood years. Then Paha was a thriving farming community located on the mainline track of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Well into her old age our mother recalled some of her happiest moments in life while living in Paha. Her parents, George and Vena Andren, loved books and reading and Elizabeth remembers that her parents and her sister traveled over dirt roads to Ritzville , WA , which was the location of the nearest library every week, where the whole Andren family checked out books, returning them the next week for more books. Our mother instilled in her children and grandchildren her lifelong love of reading and learning. The small town of Paha was very close-knit, and the friends Elizabeth there remained her friends throughout their lives. Our mother was innately talented. As a little girl she performed at gatherings in and around Paha. She tap-danced by ear, and she played the piano by ear. She also sang. As an adult she taught herself to play the accordion and often performed at meetings of the East Cheney Grange where our parents were members for many years. At the age of four our mother read at an adult level. She skipped two grades in classes and graduated at the age of sixteen from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane , WA . Before that she went with her older sister to Seattle , WA , because the sisters were inseparable and her older sister wanted to attend school in Seattle . Our mother attended school as well at Roosevelt High School in Seattle . Our mother then returned to Spokane where she became a nanny, cook, and housekeeper for room and board with the family of Stub Francis, the original and longtime owner of ‘The Shack’ restaurant in Spokane , WA . Our mother took care of their toddler daughter, Robin, after whom I am named, when she was not attending school at Lewis and Clark. Elizabeth then attended the Eastern Washington College of Education (now EWU), where she majored in biology. During that time Elizabeth met the love of her life, our father, John Mason Babb. John farmed with his father, John Babb, Sr, on the family homestead southeast of Cheney. John and Elizabeth were married July 16, 1942 in Coeur d’Alene , Idaho . They resided in a house on my grandfather’s farm, where my brother and I lived through most of our childhood. Our mother quit school during her junior year of college and became a full time partner in life with our father in the farm and as a mother to us. Their son, David John Babb was born Oct 9, 1943, and their daughter Robin Elizabeth Babb was born Oct 5, 1945. We were born during World War II and farmers like my father and my mother produced food for the war effort. Mom loved gardening and flowers and we were truly a self-sufficient farm, milking cows, raising cattle and hogs, and raising chickens and selling eggs. Mom churned our own butter for years and also passed milk through the cream separator twice a day, where excess cream was sold to the Cheney Creamery. Our house was always full of friends and relatives where we enjoyed simple activities like Canasta and Pinochle, or best of all, just listening to our elders tell stories of the ‘old days’. The best legacy our mother gave to us was to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, picnics in the pasture, and collecting the first buttercup in spring. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, John, and her sister Catherine. Elizabeth is survived by her son, David and wife Kathleen, who still reside on the Babb homestead; and by her daughter Robin Babb Bruce, her husband Lyle, of Post Falls , Idaho ; and her sister-in-law, Helen Babb Boots of Cheney. Elizabeth is also survived by three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, as well as loving cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 24, 11 a.m. at Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney , WA .” (submitted; July 2012)

Ball:  Eldora V Ball passed away Jan 10, 2013. She was born in Irby in Eastern Washington on September 29, 1918. She graduated from Odessa High School. She married Charles Ball May 15, 1943. The couple raised their family in Seattle. Eldora was a homemaker and Charles drove truck for Safeway. They opened ‘Balls Barn’ near Smokey Point where they operated an auction for 10 years. During this time they moved out near Lake Goodwin. Eldora, now a widow, lived there for over 20 years alone. She had many hobbies: oil painting, gardening, crocheting and sewing. After her 80th birthday she moved into Everett. At the time of her death she was living with her daughter in Everett. Eldora is survived by her children, Terry Ball (Wanda) of Lynnwood and Teresa Oppie (Kalani) of Everett. She also leaves seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983; and daughter Leora Hammack in 2008. Services are Friday, Jan 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd in Lynnwood.” (submitted) Eldora Lesser Ball was in the Odessa High School graduating Class of 1939. She was the daughter of Henry Lesser and Mollie Walters Lesser.

Banko:  “Jacob Banko received word this week that his father, Daniel Banko of Parkson, MN, died Dec 12 at the age of 64 years. Mr Banko was  not aware of his father’s death until reading the obituary in his home paper.” (Odessa Record: 12-20-1901)

Caryl: Mary Margaret Van Marter Caryl “Our beloved mother slipped away from us in the early morning hours of Dec 20, 2012. Mary Margaret Van Marter was born Oct 17, 1916 in Lind, WA to Sylvester Van Marter and Margaret Ellermann Van Marter. During the 1918-19 flu epidemic, her parents both contracted the flu. Her mother died in Jan 1919, her father was too ill to care for Margaret and her brother and sister, so they were sent to Opportunity, WA where they were raised by their Uncle Henry and Aunt Annie Van Marter. Auntie and Uncle gave the children a very loving and happy childhood. Margaret graduated from Opportunity School, East Valley High School and attended Cheney Normal School (now EWU) where she met Delmar Caryl. On March 5, 1938 they eloped to Newport, WA. When Del finished his studies at Cheney in 1941, Del, Margaret and their two daughters moved to the Meadowdale Beach area north of Edmonds, WA. Two sons were born later.  Mom’s family and friends were her joy. After Dad retired in 1975, they spent many happy years traveling the world as members of the Friendship Force and enjoying the simple pleasures of life, their family and friends, metal detecting and community events. Mom enjoyed Garden Club and Community Club activities. Her optimistic spirit and sense of humor carried her through life’s ups and downs. At her request, no funeral services will be held. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Del; daughter, Jan Santini; and grandson, Adam Singleton. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (John) Jorgensen of Brier; sons, Delmar Caryl of Sequim and Van (Pamela) Caryl of Edmonds; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. She leaves an empty spot in our hearts.”  (www.heraldnet.com/obituaries;  submitted by a former Lind resident) 

Claucherty: “Word has reached Odessa of the June 5 death in Sun City, Arizona, of Loretta Elnora Claucherty, 67, a resident of that Arizona community who was born in Odessa. She was the niece of Ida Roloff and Emma Quast of Odessa. Mrs Claucherty was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, of The Lakes Club, of Boswell memorial Hospital Auxiliary, of the American Association of University Women, and of the Retired Teachers Association. She was a foreign language teacher for the Spokane school system, and helped pioneer teaching foreign languages through public television before moving to Sun City in 1977, Other survivors include her husband, Merlin, at the family home; a daughter, Lee Sloan Walker of Glenmoore, PA; a brother, Leonard Quast, and a sister, Arlene Steiman, both of Spokane. Private concluding services were held in Faith Presbyterian Church, Sun City.” (submitted by family; Loretta Quast Claucherty was born 15 Jan 1919 and died June 1986.)

Cooper:  Anna L Cooper died Sunday, Nov 21, 2010 at her home in Wilbur at the age of 66.  She was born Dec 28, 1943. She married Donald E Cooper Jan 23, 1965. The couple had four children. Donald died Nov 3, 1993, and their son Donald J Cooper died on May 28, 2009. Anna was also preceded in death by her parents, Hazel and Edward Goodlake, Sr, brother Rondall Goodlake and sister Eursal Nelson. Survivors include three daughters, Maryanne Driftmeyer of Spokane, Donnell K McQuistion of Spokane, and Kathleen P Cooper of Wilbur; 5 grandchildren: Laramie D McKenna of Davenport, Mahrissa L McQuistion of Spokane, Jonathan D Cooper of Wilbur and Justin J and Joshua J Abrahamson, both of Ford; and numerous sisters and brothers. A celebration of life memorial will be held at the Wilbur school at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 11.” (Odessa Record: 12-09-2010)

Dormaier:  Alfred A Dormaier. 1919-2005. Our beloved father and friend passed away peacefully Sunday, May 15, with his family at his bedside in Bellevue, WA. A longtime resident of Monitor, Alfred moved to the Puget Sound area in 2004 to be closer to his family.  Born Dec 9, 1919 in Quincy, WA, Alfred grew up in Cashmere. After high school, he served honorably in the Pacific during WW II at 1Lt in the US Army Combat Engineers. After his military service, Alfred moved to Monitor where he married his wife, Gertrude, raised a family, and established himself as a carpenter and long-time orchardist. Working his 30 acres of apples and pears, Alfred was known by his family and friends for his strong work ethic and innovation.  During his career, he served on the board of supervisors of the Wenatchee-Entiat Soil Conservation District, and was recognized the 1964 Conservationist of the Year.  Alfred enjoyed a vast array of activities with his family including water skiing, camping, fishing, golf, traveling in his motor home, and playing bridge. His ingenuity and curiosity kept him busy throughout his life, tinkering in his shop and  on his computer. Alfred was also an avid sports fan, taking a keen interest in the Sea-hawks, Mariners, and Sonics.  In addition to his wife, Gertrude, who passed away in Monitor in 1991, Alfred is preceded in death by his brother and sister (Adeline and Robert), and parents (Benhardt and Regina). He is survived by two sons and two daughters (Albert, Terry, Christine and Debra), and their families including six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. A memorial Service will be held 11 am. Wed., May 25 at the Monitor United Methodist Church.” (Seattle Times: 5-22-2005) 

Eastman:  Colista R Eastman, ‘Kicky’, 77, of Everett, WA died on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013. Colista was born on Oct 7, 1935 in Stratford, WA. Kicky, a Washington Native for all her life will be remembered for her love of family, caring heart and her smart wits. Kicky was always looking for new adventures spur of the moment. She enjoyed crocheting, Bingo on Friday nights at the club house, along with the trips to the casino with her family for some fun. She was the most amazing Mom, Wife and Grandma a family could ask for and will be deeply missed.  She was survived by her loving husband of 52 years. Raymond E Eastman; her children, Kevin Eastman, (Bobbie Cox), Chana Eastman (Mike Meehan), Rick Eastman and Keith Ormison; siblings, Francis Simons; niece, Trisha Parish; great-niece, Roschell (Mitch); her grandchildren, Stephanie, Justin, Nikia and Chris; great grandchildren, Ethan, Madsen and Sydney. Kicky was also loved by so many family and friends too many to list, you know who you are! The Family would like to thank everyone for all their love and support that was provided during this difficult time. A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Lago De Plata Club House, 620 112th Street SE, Everett, WA.” (submitted: possibly the Everett Herald, undated)

Edwards:  “Rev Dexter H Edwards, Jr, died Nov 24, 2012. He was born May 22, 1926 and married Myrtle J Brinkmann Dec 23, 1947. He received a BS in Agriculture from Colorado State University in 1950, a Master of Theology from Dallas Seminary in 1961, and a Master of Cross-Cultural Communications from Wheaton College Graduate School. He was ordained in July of 1951 in Colorado. He served churches in Hawaii, Iowa, California, Oregon, Michigan and Washington. He and family served as missionaries to the Kau’ District of the Big Island of Hawaii in five preaching points and as assistant pastor of Kaimuki Evangelical Church in Honolulu. He rebuilt the Memorial Chapel at Punaluu in memory of Henry Opukuhaia; served on the Committee of Church and Ministry for the United Church of Christ and was chaplain for the American Legion for 15 years. He joined the US Navy in 1944, serving in South Pacific and Okinawa. He is survived by his wife Myrtle, daughter Pamela and sons Brian (Karen) and Jonathan; brothers Richard (Mikki) and Donald (Ruth); grandchildren Keith (Jessica); Reid and Annalise; great grandchildren Brielle and Elliot. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Barbara and daughter Elizabeth Ann. Services were held at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Lind.” (Odessa Record: 12-27-2012)

Frick:  David Wesley Frick, Sr. passed away after a brief illness on Dec 27, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at Kaysers Chapel of Memories in Moses Lake on Friday, Dec 31, at 3 p.m.  Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec 31 at Kayser’s Chapel. Interment will be Monday, Jan 3 at Guarding Angels Cemetery in Moses Lake , at 11 a.m.  He was born Nov 28, 1927 in Moody, WA to Fred and Bernardines Frick. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Marlin and graduated from Marlin High School in 1946. He graduated from Kinman Business University with an accounting degree and attended Gonzaga University in Spokane , WA before being called home to the family farm.  He served in the US Army Infantry during the Korean War. He spent his lifetime farming in the Ruff, Marlin and Moses Lake areas. He served on the Grant County Mental Health Board from 1969-1992, was a Volunteer Firefighter for Grant County 5, for more than 35 years. He was also a member of the Grant County Crop Improvement Association. David is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary of Moses Lake, sons David Frick of Seattle and Fred Frick of Spokane and daughter Joanne Frick of Ravenna, OH, brother Don Frick of Odessa, sisters Lorraine Goetz, Allison Swartz, Phyllis Larsen and her husband Chris, all of Spokane, sister-in-law Yvonne Boarts of State College, PA and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by both parents, his step-mother Ida Frick and daughter Susan Frick.” ( Odessa Record: 12-30-2010)

Funk:  “Relatives from Odessa attended the funeral, May 4, at American Falls, Idaho, of Mrs Gottlieb Funk, they report on their return. She had died suddenly Wednesday morning, April 30.  Mrs Anna Schultz Funk was born March 9, 1887, in Bessarabia, Russia. In the year 1900 she came with her parents to Canada and a year later, 1901, she came to the United States, living for a time at Odessa, where she met her future husband, Gottlieb Funk.  The marriage took place Jan 1, 1911, at American Falls. Six children were born to them, four sons, Otto, Elmer, William and Leonard, all of American Falls, and two daughters, Ida, of American Falls and Helen of Aberdeen. There remain besides her husband and children, 10 grandchildren, her father, five sisters, Mrs Mary Faas, Mrs Henry Lehmann, Mrs Gottlieb Nieschke, Mrs W D Goehring and Mrs A Bell, and two brothers, Martin and Gottlieb Schultz.” (Odessa Record:  5-29-1947) 

Gesik:  Christian Gesik died Tuesday at his home in Spokane. Mr Gesik, who has many relatives in this area, was well known among local people. He had worked for the Great Northern railway as a carman until retiring and had lived in Spokane 46 years.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Mollie Gerkensmeyer, Spokane, and Mrs Marie Elster, Alhambra, MT, three sons, Elmo, Portland, OR; Arthur, Colbert, and Rine, Goldbeach, OR; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 3-27-1947)

Grabow:  Robert ‘Bob’ M Grabow died March 9, 2011 in Tucson, AZ. He was born in Marlin on April 28, 1933 and attended Marlin High School, graduating in 1952. he served four years in the US Army. He then went to work for Garrett Air Research/Allied Signal/Honeywell until he retired in 1995.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister and his wife, Cecil. He is survived by one son, Robert of Tucson; three step-daughters, Darlene Depew and Kathy Brown, both of San Diego, CA, and Charlene Hill of Colorado Springs, CO, as well as many nieces and nephews. Bob’s many friends enjoyed his humor and wit. He liked to travel in his motorhome and spend summers in a cooler climate. He was a member of the VFW. Memorial services will be held in Odessa in June.” (Odessa Record: 3-17-2011)

Holmes:  Annabelle Holmes. Mrs W S Holmes died last Saturday morning of paralysis of the heart at her home in this city. She had been ill but a short time and was not considered so seriously ill.  Mr Holmes on arising Saturday built a fire as usual, and moving about the house as quietly as possible so as not to disturb his wife, and going down town to make some purchases. On his return he went to the bedside of his wife whom he supposed was sleeping and was grief stricken to find that she was dead. The blow was a sad one and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr Holmes and daughter in their sad affliction. Services were held at the house. The remains were taken to Ritzville by Undertaker Stone for burial. The Odd Fellows who reside were attended the funeral in a body to show their brotherly love to a brother in the hour of trouble, and laid a wreath of flowers on the casket. Following are the Odd Fellows and the states they represented: J K Staples, Montana; P Schumacher, Illinois; J H Ray, Missouri, Nicholas Urbanus, Indiana; Rudolph Behrands and S B Barney, Nebraska; H E and O W Stone, Michigan; F J McKay, Washington; J Kriegler, Dakota; Chas McCann, Minnesota.” (Odessa Record: 1-10-1902)

Humble:  Roberson Norval Humble.  “Bob Humble, longtime resident of Napa, CA, died Dec 8, 2012, at age 91. He was born in Banks, Ark., Feb 22, 1921 to Henry Humble and Hattie Smith Humble and was raised in Banks along with four brothers and two sisters. Bob joined the US Navy after graduating from Little Rock High School in 1938. He was serving in the Pacific aboard the USS Wright on Dec 7, 1941, and his ship was just four hours from its destination at Pearl Harbor Naval Station when the Japanese attacked. Emergency communications temporarily diverted his ship, and the next day they sailed into the devastation at Pearl Harbor.  Bob married Virginia Kissler Feb 1, 1943. After the war, he enjoyed being accompanied by his wife as he was stationed for three years at Skaggs Island, CA, and two years in Yokosuka, Japan. His Navy enlistment had become a 20-year career in the field of communications when he retired in 1957. Bob then enrolled at UC Berkeley to major in electrical engineering. He and Virginia had two sons, Roberson, Jr, and Roger. They purchased 7.5 acres of land on Murphy Creek in the Coombsville, CA area and built a new home. Bob studied at Pacific Union College and completed a master of science degree in mathematics and physics and obtained a teaching credential. Bob enjoyed his second 20-year career teaching mathematics at Vanden High School in Fairfield, CA. Bob is survived by his wife of 70 years, Virginia Humble; sons, Roberson, Jr, and Roger of Napa; sister Freda Acton (Alfred) of Eldorado, Ark,; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Elizabeth; and brothers Asa, Ray, Ned and Jimmy. Services will be private.” (Odessa Record: 12-27-2012)

Jasman:  “Mrs Seiler of this city left for Portland the first of the week to attend the funeral of her brother, Geo Jasman.” (Odessa Record: 8-30-1901)

Johnson: “Former Resident Killed.  Loren Raymond Johnson, 5, son of Mr and Mrs John Wesley Johnson, Spokane, former Odessa residents, was killed in Spokane this week when he was run over by a water sprinkler truck owned by the city of Spokane.  The boy had evidently been hanging onto the sprinkler and had fallen under the rear wheels of the vehicle. The truck driver was exonerated.  Mr and Mrs Johnson, who formerly lived in Odessa, have six children, ranging from 5 to 14 years of age. Mr John, formerly a rancher, is out of employment.  The boy had been warned against riding on the truck and had been punished by his parents for repeated riding. The children of the neighborhood had formed a habit of stealing rides on the truck, despite efforts of the driver to keep them off.” (Odessa Record:  9-09-1932)

Kagele:  Melvin F Kagele, life-long area Ritzville farmer, died Dec 29, 2010, following complications from leukemia. Mel was born Nov 12, 1930 in Ruff, WA, to Fred and Amelia (Schmauder) Kagele. Melvin was a life member of the Menno Mennonite Church. He served locally on many boards, recently completing a 27-year service to Big Bend Electric Co-op. Melvin served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954.  Melvin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Erna (Pein), along with his children, Don Kagele, Connie Phillips, Bev Kulm (Darrel) and Julie Cain (Emmitt) and grandchildren Jill, Laura, Ian, Shelby, Dusty, Kylie and Rory. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jerry Kagele. Services will be held at the Menno Mennonite Church Saturday, Feb 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. Neptune Society is in charge of cremation.” (Odessa Record: 1-06-2010)

Kauffman:  “After an illness of three months, Mrs A Kauffman died at her home 12 miles west of Lind, Sunday, May 26.” (Odessa Record: 6-07-1901)

Kiehn:  Henry Kiehn, resident of Ritzville for 60 years, where he operated a grocery store, is being buried from the Zion Congregational church this afternoon, with the Rev Peter Ruder and Rev Raymond Griffith officiating. His wife, one daughter and three sons survive.” (Odessa Record: 10-23-1947)

King: Niece of Mrs F V King. “Mrs F V King received the sad news from Kansas that her sister’s child was drowned by falling into a well.” (Odessa Record: 5-24-1901)

Kuhlman, Elmer J (Mannie):  Elmer J (Mannie) Kuhlman.—Passed away in Spokane , March 20, 1975. His home E7417 Second Ave. Survived by his wife, Gladys, at the home; 2 daughters, Mrs Dorothy Kuest, Wenatchee, WA; Deanna May Kuhlman, Spokane; 2 sons, Donald Kuhlman, Springdale, WA; Dennis Kuhlman, Portland, OR; a sister, Mrs Charlie Aarli, Spokane; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sat, March 22 at 1 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home W1125 Riverside Ave, with Rev Paul Chell officiating. Cremation will follow at the Smith Crematorium.” (Spokesman Review: 3-24-1975)

Lesser: Loren L ‘Bud’ Lesser died March 16 at Hospice House of Spokane. He was born in Irby August 22, 1922. He attended Odessa High School through the 11th grade. There he met his wife of 66 years, Phyllis Schillinger. They were married April 9, 1944, in Spokane. As a young man he worked for a local garage in Odessa, and then with the Lincoln County Road Dept and Standard Asphalt doing road maintenance. He enlisted with the US Army on Jan 11, 1945 and served with the Army Corps of Engineers, with a tour of duty in the Philippines and Japan. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant Nov 25, 1946. He returned to Odessa where he was a wheat farmer. The family moved to Spokane in 1951, where he worked as a mechanic. He then went to work at Betts Oil Company, initially working as a home fuel delivery driver while farming in Odessa during the spring and summer. He eventually worked as a heating/cooling technician for Betts Oil until he retired. He was a member of the Odessa VFW and the Odessa Grange. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Mollie Lesser, sister Dorothy Cornelius and brother Harold Lesser. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, his children Greg (RuthAnn), Bruce (Sheila), Jeff (Tina) and Lori Lesser; grandchildren Stefanie Lesser and Jeff Lesser, Jr (and fiancé Monique Weston); great grandchildren Trenton and Tyler Elizondo, all of Spokane; by his sisters Laverna Dormaier of Spokane; Janice Eckhart of Moses Lake and Eldora Ball of Everett, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, March 21, at Heritage Chapel.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-2011)

Mansfield:  Ryan Clark ‘Rink’ Mansfield died Saturday, march 12, 2011.  He was a graduate of Odessa High School. He was a true cowboy and loved rodeo, fishing, horseback riding and river rafting. Friends say he was a best friend to many and enjoyed being with his family. Ryan was preceded in death by his stepdad Bob Gilbert. He leaves behind his ‘Gramma Dorothy’, mom Kathy Gilbert; dad Don Mansfield; brothers Shane (Carrie) Gilbert, Kody (Julie) Johnson, Kory (Rachel) Johnson and Brandon Mansfield; sisters Gayla (Marty) Nelais, Natalie Mansfield and Heather (Tony) Martinez; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Ace.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-2011) 

McIntosh:  J Dwaine McIntosh, known also as ‘Doc’ or ‘Mac’ to many, lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis Dec 22, 2010. Born in Sargent, NE on Dec 15, 1936 to J Donald and Anna McIntosh, he was the oldest of three children. After several moves, Dwaine graduated from high school in Ellensburg in 1954. He married his sweetheart, Anita Emry, in Ellensburg on May 26, 1956. After several years of working on ranches Dwaine embarked on an ambitious venture, returning to college with a wife and three children. He graduated from WSU with a doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1971. After graduation he moved his family to Moses Lake to begin working at the Moses Lake Veterinary Clinic and never left. Dwaine was the owner of Moses Lake Veterinary Clinic for the past 35 years. His love and passion for animals and people has been appreciated by many over the past 40 years. In 1977, he pioneered the idea of ‘taking the practice to the people’ when he designed and had built the first mobile veterinary clinic. He thoroughly enjoyed serving the needs of the small communities in the Columbia Basin that couldn’t support a full time vet. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anita; daughters Cheryl (Cal) Harris, Darcy McIntosh and Lori (Lyle) Van Winkle; grandchildren Erica (Reid) Anderson, Krista Harris, Brenna, Brittany, Gabriel and Nathanael Van Winkle; great granddaughter Kya Anderson. He is also survived by his brother Darwin (Sharon) McIntosh, along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Shirley Born and grandson Caleb Van Winkle. Despite his illness he continued to work, dragging an oxygen tank with him. When asked, he was always ‘doing great’, his handshake and voice strong to the end. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 in Moses Lake with interment at Guarding Angels Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 12-30-2010) 

McLean:  “Car Overturns; Man is Killed.  Don T McLean, 22, telephone worker from Okanogan who had been attending a telephone school in Spokane and was enroute to that city after spending the week end in Okanogan on a hunting trip, was injured fatally about 2 a.m. Monday when his car left the highway 10 miles west of Davenport, slanted off to the side over a steep bank, crashed into a rock cliff and overturned several times. Claude Gillis and Maurice Roberts of Bradford, Ont., found McLean, still alive, hanging out of the car door on the right side. They removed him from the wreckage and placed him in blankets alongside the road and notified the sheriff’s office in Davenport. The car was demolished. Sheriff Frank C Rambo and Deputy Sheriff Warren Kennett got to the scene of the accident about 3 a.m.  McLean died a short time later, just before an ambulance arrived from Davenport. The body was taken to Bumgarner funeral home in Davenport and was taken to Okanogan that afternoon.  It is believed that McLean must have gone to sleep at the wheel of the car, as the accident occurred on a straight stretch of highway. The car finally stopped directly north of what is known as the Wilson place buildings, a familiar site on the highway. For a time it was feared that there had been another man in the car, as a wallet and cards on which were the name of W S St John, Okanogan, were printed were found in the front seat. Mr St John was located at Okanogan and said he had been hunting with Mr McLean Sunday and had left the wallet and the cards in the car seat.” (Odessa Record: 10-23-1947)

Meske:  “The 3 weeks old child of Mr and Mrs John Meske died on Monday.” (Odessa Record: 12-20-1901) 

Mollison:  “A memorial service for Donna Gay Mollison will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Bible Church, 15 140th Ave NE in Bellevue. A 30 year resident of Issaquah, Mrs Mollison, 55, died Sunday at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. She was born Nov 3, 1936, in Wilbur, WA, grew up in Wilson Creek, WA, attended Whitworth College in Spokane and graduated from San Jose State College in San Jose, CA.  For many years she was a legal secretary and was employed by Aslan’s Thriftstore in Issaquah. Her interests included the Grace Bible Church in Bellevue, where she was an active member and involved in Bible study fellowship. Her survivors include sons, Jeff Mollison of Renton, Jason Mollison of Redmond; a brother, Gary Gross of Wilson Creek; a twin sister, Jeanne Fleming of Wilson Creek; and grandchildren, Victoria and Kasey Mollison. Green’s Bellevue Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Submitted news item: 3-03-1992)

Morse:  Marciel J Morse died Oct 27, 2009 in Davenport. She was 76. She was born June 15, 1933 in Odessa to Reuben and Elizabeth (Homburg) Fink. She grew up in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School, and then attended Pacific Lutheran University for three years. She is survived by four daughters, Sherri Stockman and Kathy Stockman (and Greg Fisher) all of Tacoma; Julie Schmick of Sunnyside and Susan Stockman of Federal Way. She also has four grandchildren: Nathan and Shelby Fisher and Dan and Ayla Schmick. She has three stepchildren Randy Morse, Candy Hannum and Claudia Leake. Marciel is also survived by her brothers Alvin Fink and Janet of Odessa, Marvin Fink and Marilyn of Odessa, and her twin brother Maurice Fink and Helene of Anacortes, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. She was a member of the Davenport Study Club, Happy Hookers. She was a former Chamber of Commerce President and Pioneer Days Chairman and past grand marshal of the Pioneer Day Parade and was involved in many community events. She owned and operated Jeramiah’s Clothing store for many years. She loved to travel. She worked at the high school as an aide and also taught piano for many years. She was a CNA at Lincoln Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Orrie Morse in 2009. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct 31, in Davenport. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 11-05-2009)

Nichols:  Rodney L Nichols died Dec 12, 2010 in Moses Lake at the age of 77. He was born Feb 25, 1938 in Odessa to Anthony and Irene (Schauerman) Nichols. He attended Odessa High school , where he played football, basketball and baseball. He graduated in 1957. He received a football scholarship at Columbia College and participated in their welding program for two years. He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia JoAnn Schafer on June 20, 1959. He was employed with Odessa Trading Company from 1959-2000 as a shop foreman. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pat Nichols, at the home in Odessa; his three daughters: Pamela Nichols of Spokane, Ronda Haase of Gig Harbor and Kristie Nichols of Spokane; five granddaughters: Hayley Olson, Nicolette Olson, Hilari Haase, Jori Haase and Ciere Haase; his brother Michael Nichols and Cheryl of Odessa; two sisters: Elaine Lawrence of Sunnyvale, CA and Juanita Pirie of Seattle, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by h is parents, Tony in 1981 and Irene in 2000. He was a member of the Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept for 25 years. He was also a member of the English Congregational Church (now Heritage Church ) and the Odessa Golf and Country Club. He volunteered for the Odessa float committee and was Deutschesfest Biergarten chairman three years in a row. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, fishing and teaching his daughters to drive and shoot pistols and rifles. He also enjoyed his trips to Mexico , road trip to Las Vegas , Phoenix , Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon . A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Church in Odessa , with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Strate Funeral Home, in Davenport , is caring for the family.” ( Odessa Record: 12-16-2010)

Palmer: "William Palmer Rites HeId Sunday Afternoon Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Canby Funeral home for William D. Palmer 57, who died in his sleep after retiring Tuesday night at his home on Union Hall road. Rev. John J. Stone, pastor of the Canby Christian church officiated, and .Burnell Vernon sang. Pallbearers were Paul Enterline, Abe Hepler, Norman Christiansen and Louis Gelbrich, co-workers of the late Mr. Palmer at Doernbecher Manufacturing company's Coalca sawmill, and Orville Dann and L. W. Howland of Canby lodge No. 156 I.O.O.F. Interment was in Zion Memorial park.Mr. Palmer, resident of Canby district since 1945, was a member of the Christian church in his former home city of Sheldon, Ia., and of Canby I.O.O.F. lodge. He was a native of Algona, Ia., born Nov. 10, 1894. In 1917, after his marriage to Hazel Hatch, he went to Sheldon, la., from which city they came west to Bremerton, Wash., in 1943 and to Canby two years later. He had worked at Doernbecher's mill since moving here.He is survived by his widow, Hazel; a son Ronald, and grandson, Jerry Joe Bales, all at the family home; a daughter, Mrs. Dolle Bales of Portland; his step mother, Mrs. E. J. Palmer of Portland; four brothers, George, of Algona, la., Herbert .of San Francisco, Donald of Clear Lake, Ia., and Charles. of Sheldon, Ia.; a half brother, Roger, in Algona; and three haIf-sisters, one in Clear Lake, one in Texas and Mrs. Wayne Christenson of Madras, Ore.Among out-of-town relatives here for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Christenson of Madras, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Palmer of San Francisco, who left Tuesday for their home; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sutherland, and Mr. and Mrs . Bud Howerton of Kingston, Wash.; Mrs. Alice Sorensen and her mother, Mrs. Smith, of Penddleton; Mrs. Will Cole of Eureka, Mont., who is spending this week with Mrs. Palmer, her sister; and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Larson, nephew and niece of Mrs. Palmer, who are here this week from Kingston, Wash."  (Submitted, G. Snow)

Pearce:  Claude A Pearce died Feb 7, 2011. He was born Feb 24, 1927 in Wilbur to Alexander ‘Sandy’ and Violet Pearce, the third of four children. The family lived in Creston until 1942. For his sophomore year in high school, Claude and his sister Mollie moved in with their Aunt Pearl and Uncle Bob Kennedy, because their parents had bought a farm at Stratford but had not yet moved to it from Creston. Claude was graduated from Wilson Creek High School in 1945. Claude met Delores Brashear while attending a dance at the Adrian Grange Hall in 1948. They married two years later on June 25, 1950. From then on, they were never far apart, working, playing and enjoying life as one. Claude was an active supporter of the Stratford and Wilson Creek communities, serving on the Wilson Creek school board from 1962-1975, on the Wilson Creek Union Grain Board starting in 1963 and as a commissioner for Grant County Fire District #12 starting in 1971 and continuing until his death.  Favorite times were spent in harvest or combing the hills of Stevens County looking for cows with his buddy Bill Anderson. Two other close friends were Heb Morely and Bill Lowry. Bill Anderson’s death last July left a large void, since he and Claude had been like brothers since high school. Claude’s parents and his sister Mollie preceded him in death. Claude is survived by his wife of 60 years, Delores; two sisters, Maxine Warren (Jim) of Lewiston, Idaho and Roberta Quirk (Anthony) of Wilbur; four children, Sandy (Melanie) Pearce and Jerry Pearce (Lorry), both of Stratford, and Jim (Betty) Pearce and Claudia (Howie) Pfeifer, both of Wilson Creek; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren with two more expected; five brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb 19, 2011 at the Wilson Creek school gymnasium.” (Odessa Record: 2-17-2011) 

Plunkett:  Agnes F Plunkett.—Passed away March 26, 1975, at a local hospital. Her home, E14307-12th Ave. Survived by four daughters: Miss Joan Plunkett, Fayetteville, NC; Mrs James (Kathleen) Keller, Mossyrock, WA; Mrs Dan (Sally) Slankard, St Louis, MO; and Mrs Phil (Linda) Gober, Millwood, WA; five sons: Thomas V Plunkett, Vancouver, WA; Marcus A Plunkett, Veradale, WA; John F Plunkett, Opportunity, WA; Robert G Plunkett, Spokane, WA; and James C Plunkett, Spokane, WA; four sisters: Mrs Paul (Vera) Siemers, Green Bluff, WA; Mrs Anna Helphrey, Spokane; Mrs Mary Neff, Spokane; Mrs Helen Barnes, in California; seven brothers: Richard Nechanicky, Spokane; Vit Nechanicky, Seattle, WA; Milo Nechanicky, Salt Lake City, Utah; Albert Nechanicky, Oklahoma City, OK; Ted Nechanicky, Lewiston, Idaho; Cy Nechanicky, Salmon, Idaho; and John Nechanicky, Seattle, WA; 22 grandchildren. The Thornhill Valley Funeral Home, S1400 Pines Road, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 3-28-1975)


Ramsey:  “The 18 months old child of Mr and Mrs James Ramsey, living on a milk farm just north of Colfax, was probably fatally injured recently by drinking a quantity of concentrated lye.” (Odessa Record: 8-30-1901) 


Reiman:  (Lydia Reiman) “Funeral services for Mrs William Reiman, Quincy, who died at the home of her son, Fred Reiman, at Dryden Saturday night, were held on Wednesday, with a 10 o’clock service at Dryden and a 2:30 o’clock service at Quincy. She is survived by six sons and two daughters.  Going from here were Mr and Mrs C E Weber, Mrs John Kuest, Mr and Mrs Jake Wacker Sr, Mr and Mrs J P Weber, Marcus Weber, Mr and Mrs Wentel Weber and Mrs Helena Schimke.” (Odessa Record: 3-27-1947) 


Reister:  Howard W Reister died Jan 1, 2011 in Spokane at age 89.  He was born in Eatonville, WA, Feb 25, 1921, to Ora and Elizabeth (Bockhaus) Reister. His family settled in Wilbur in 1941. He worked for G W Emerson Lumber Co before entering military service in July 1942. He served three and a half years in the US Army Medical Corps. Most of his time was spent aboard 15 different ships, picking up the wounded and bringing them back to the US. The South Pacific, England, and France are just some of the places he saw. In Nov 1945, he was honorably discharged and returned to Wilbur to work at Emerson. Howard met Patricia Nadine Tyson Sept 25, 1948 and they were married on Nov 5, 1948 in Superior, MT. He worked at Emerson until the plant burned to the ground in July 1960. At the suggestion of Dr Kenneth Gudgel of Odessa, he applied for work at Empire Electric and worked for them for 30 years until retiring in Oct 1991. He is survived by his wife Patricia, his three daughters: Connie Moeller and Bruce of Spokane, Debbie Cato and Ron of Spokane and Barb Frederick of Liberty Lake; 7 grandchildren: Amy Moeller and fiancé Eric Seaver, Lisa Michaud and Neil, Amber Moeller, Chris Cato and Amy, Sarah Williams and Rob, Derek Frederick and Jessica Frederick, 5 great grandchildren: Corrin Michaud, Charlie Cato, Melody Michaud, Joey Williams, and Brennan Cato; one brother, Ray Reister and Dora of Wilbur; 3 sisters: Mildred Wagner of Medford, OR, Edith Roloff of Odessa and Irene Kennedy and Keith of Davenport; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Howard was a member of the Heritage Church in Odessa, the Odessa VFW and the Odessa Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He also liked to help his children out, doing remodeling on his own home and those of his three children. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan 7, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Heritage Church, Odessa, with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is caring for the family.”  (Odessa Record: 1-13-2011) 


Reister:  Patricia N Reister died Jan 11, 2011 in Spokane at age 79.  She was born Aug 9, 1931 in Colorado to John Smith and Opal (Carter) Tyson. When her daughters were growing up, Pat was very involved as a 4-H leader, Girl Scout Day Camp worker and Bible school teacher. Pat worked at the school as a cook for seven years. She also helped to prepare the Lions Club dinner twice a month. After coming in from picking weeds in a bean field one day, Pat read a help wanted ad in The Odessa Record.  Even though she didn’t know how to type and had never done that kind of work, she was just the person that the Larsons, then publishers, were looking for. Walt and Mary Lou were willing to teach her, so she borrowed a typewriter and, over one weekend, taught herself to type with the aid of her children’s typing books. Typing and talking to customers were her main jobs.  Zane Crosby, publisher of the Wilbur Register, later bought the paper and asked Pat if she would run it. With the help of Leffel, Otis and Warwick, she learned how to keep the books. Her next employers at the paper were Tom and Pat Bertsch. She was a valuable employee for the Bertschs because she knew the area and the people. In 1988, Pat had brain surgery and after that she was forced to retire. She is survived by her three daughters: Connie Moeller and Bruce of Spokane, Debbie Cato and Ron of Spokane and Barb Frederick of Liberty Lake; seven grandchildren: Amy Moeller and fiancé Eric Seaver, Lisa Michaud and Neil, Amber Moeller, Chris Cato and Amy, Sarah Williams and Rob, Derek Frederick and Jessica Frederick; five great grandchildren: Corrin Michaud, Charlie Cato, Melody Michaud, Joey Williams and Brennan Cato and one sister, Shirley Finkbeiner of Loveland, CO.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, who died Jan 1, 2011. She is also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, John and Edgar Tyson, and four sisters: Ruth Meis, Betty Sitton, Mary Northrop, and Margaret Kokes. A memorial service was held Monday, Jan 17, 2011, at the Heritage Church in Odessa with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 1-27-2011)


Richardson:  W M ‘Bill’ Richardson. “Bill Richardson died Feb 11, 2011 in Odessa. He was born June 14, 1921 to Albert C and Emma (Kunz) Richardson at the family home near Lamona. He attended grades 1-6 in Lamona and 7-12 in Odessa, graduating in 1939. Following graduation, he worked for a year before serving in the US Army during WW II in England and Germany. After almost a four-year hitch, he returned home where he was employed by the Lincoln County Highway Dept until 1949, when he went to work for Odessa Tractor & Implement. In 1949, Bill married Alva D Gettman. In 1951, their daughter, Janet was born and in 1953 their daughter Lora. In May of 1953, Bill began his long fuel-delivery career when he took over the Standard Oil Bulk Plant from Carl Dammel. In 1966, Bill went to work for Odessa Grange as the fuel delivery person and worked there until he retired Jan 1, 1985. Bill was active in the Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept and was Fire Chief for a number of years. He was a life-long member of the English Congregational/Heritage Church. He gave many years of service to the Odessa Lion’s Club, the Masons and the community. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alva Richardson of Odessa; two daughters, Janet (Steve) Wright of Pasco, and Lora (Jim) Zimprich of Odessa; one grandson, Josh (Michelle) Wright of Lynden, WA and four step-grandchildren, Denise Quaid, Jim Zimprich, Tammi Burke and Tony Zimprich; three great grandchildren and several step great grandchildren and very special nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Sam and Pete Richardson and a sister, Lenora Ring. Services were held Feb 15, 2011 at Heritage Church with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 2-17-2011


Rieth, Robert F              2013

Robert F Rieth. Age 92.—Passed away Feb 1, 2013 in Spokane , WA , his home Harrington , WA . He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Gwen Rieth, at the home. They have five children, Roberta Maras, Ronald (and Calesta) Rieth, Roger Rieth, Renea (and Kevin) Larmer, and Rod (and Lori) Rieth, along with nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Gertha Rieth, and four sisters and an infant brother and sister. He was a member of the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, former Harrington Lions Club, Equalization Board, the farmers’ bowling league and a local boat club. Robert enjoyed carpentry, building their home and out buildings on the farm, drafting, reading, Sunday driving trips and loved to eat seafood. At his request no services will be held. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport , WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman: undated)


Ryan:  Linda Ann Ryan died Feb 11, 2011 at the age of 64.  Linda was born in Butte, MT and graduated from high school there in 1964. She graduated from Western Montana College in 1968 with a degree in Business Education and went on to received an elementary education degree from Eastern Washington University. Linda married Carl Ryan in 1968 and the two have lived in Odessa since that time. Besides her husband Carl, she is survived by three children and four grandchildren; Bill and Lorain Ryan of Nampa, ID, Mike Ryan of Spokane, and Chris Ryan and John Schumacher of Orting. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Julie O'Neil. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading and cross stitching, as well as spending time with friends and family. She enjoyed any friend or family get-together. She loved her grandchildren, Luke, Katy, Ben and Cameron—and was often visiting to watch their various events. Linda worked for the Odessa School District as an elementary teacher for almost 30 years. After retirement she spent most of her time traveling, which was a passion of hers. She loved traveling with family and friends and had recently returned from a month-long trip to Eastern Europe. Linda’s life will be celebrated at the Heritage Church in Odessa on Feb 17 at 4 p.m. and at a gathering following her service.” (Odessa Record: 2-17-2011)


Underwood:  Lucile M Underwood died March 20, 2011 in Odessa at the age of 91. She was born Feb 18, 1920 in Ruff to Henry and Katie (Frick) Schibel. Lucille graduated from Odessa High School in 1939 and then attended Kinman Business University in Spokane. She worked for many years as a loan officer in Spokane. She is survived by her brother, Donald Schibel (and Lorene) of Odessa, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents and two sisters, Lillian Derr and Dorothy Galloway. Lucille enjoyed traveling, her camping group and dancing. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-2011) 


Weber: Beverly A Weber died Jan 10, 2011, in Odessa at the age of 73. She was born May 8, 1937, in Spokane. She graduated fro Ritzville High School and then attended WSU. She married Gerald D Weber in Ritzville on June 22, 1957, and they lived in Ritzville for a short time before moving to Odessa. She is survived by her three sons, Bill and Karen Weber of Odessa, Edward and Nancy Weber of Yucaipa, CA, and Larry and Kelly Weber of Odessa, and one daughter, Debi and Terry Carlson of Wenatchee; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Hennings of Spokane and Harold Hennings of Ritzville, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald in 1993, her parents and one brother, Donald Hennings.  She was a  member of the Heritage church, as well as the Odessa Palettes. She enjoyed bowling and she helped in the floral shop for years. She loved making cakes for weddings and graduations. She loved going to the Washington and Oregon coasts and spending time with her family, especially watching her grandchildren. A memorial service was held Jan 18, 2011 at the Heritage Church in Odessa, with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 1-27-2011)


Zacher: Zacher, Robert J.  Bob passed away Dec 19, 2012. He was born March 12, 1921 to John and Delma (Olson) Zacher in Spokane, WA. Bob graduated from North Central High School in 1939 and then served in the army during WW II as a staff sergeant and medic from 1942-46. In 1949 he married Frances Anne Gallagher. Bob had a 37-year career in banking with Seattle First National Bank, which is now Bank of America. Bob and Fran started a family in Richland before moving to Odessa and eventually returning back to Spokane in 1974. Bob retired as manager of the Security Branch on Broadway and Monroe in 1982. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Frances (1999). He is survived by his children Karl (Nancy), Jennifer (Gary), Tom and Dave; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Bob was an active bowler, member of Chamber of Commerce, BOF, Kiwanis, Lions Club, NRA and VFW. He was generous and contributed to many charitable organizations. Bob and Fran enjoyed dancing, photography, taking family vacations and going to the lake. A special thank you to the Touchmark staff that took care of Bob during his stay. In honor of Bob’s request, no viewing or service will be held.” (Odessa Record: 12-27-2012)  



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