Odessa Vicinity Deaths

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Galle:  Rev Menno Jacob Galle died June 8, 1971 in San Luis Obispo, CA at the age of 87. He was the oldest son of Rev William and Maria (Krehbiel) Galle, born near Moundridge, Kansas on Aug 11, 1883. He married Marie Friesen of Hague on Jan 1, 1914. Some of his pastorates included: two Mennonite churches near Lind and Ruff from July 1919 to July 1922; two Mennonite churches near Ritzville and Ruff from 1929 to 1937 while simultaneously accepting the pastorate of the English Congregational Church in Odessa from Jan 1, 1931 to Dec of 1947. Burial not stated. (notes from Odessa Record: 26 Aug 1971)

Galloway:  Molly Sara Galloway, age 7 years, died July 18, 1998 as the result of an automobile accident near Moses Lake. She was born Aug 19, 1991, the daughter of Joseph and Deborah (Mikey) Galloway. She was attending P C Jantz Elementary School in Odessa and had completed the second grade in June. Survivors include her parents, three sisters and one brother, all of Odessa; local grandparents Ervin and Clara Belle Galloway of Marlin, numerous relatives in the east. Funeral service was held in Sandpoint, with a memorial service in Odessa. Burial was in the Seneacquoteen Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 7-29-1999)

Galvin: “A child born to Mr and Mrs W C Galvin, living south of town, Monday, died shortly after birth.” (Odessa Record: 9-01-1911) (WA State Certificate of Death shows burial on the farm.)

Galvin: “ Martin Galvin, a pioneer of the Big bend country, died at his home south of Odessa Wednesday, Jan 8, of heart failure. The deceased came to the Big Bend country nineteen years ago and took up a homestead and has lived here continuously ever since. He was 82 years old at the time of his death.—Odessa Record” (LCT: 1-24-1908)

Ganson:  Mrs Katherine (Kate) Ganson Holmes, 83, Winslow, Wash., passed away Jan 12, 1963, at a Bainbridge Island sanitarium which she entered Dec 9 when her health failed. She lived in Odessa from 1902 to 1919. Mrs Katherine Ganson Holmes was born Nov 6, 1879, in Monte Vista, Colo.  Her early life was spent in Espanola, New Mexico, where she married Dr Lee Ganson and they came to Odessa in 1902, where Dr Ganson practiced medicine 17 years. In 1919 they moved to Yakima where Dr Ganson practiced seven years and Mrs Ganson lived 25 years. Dr Ganson passed away in 1926. Mrs Ganson moved to Seattle in 1944 and remarried David C Holmes in 1946. Mr Holmes died in 1955. Mrs Holmes went to Bainbridge Island in 1960. She was a member of the Bainbridge Music and Arts and the University Unitarian Church of Seattle. Memorial services were held from this church on Tuesday, Jan 15. Survivors include one son, A L Ganson, Bainbridge Island; two daughters, Mrs William A Sutton of Yakima and Mrs Charles H Glover of Seattle; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 1-17-1963) 

Gardner:  “Funeral services were held at Puyallup on Saturday afternoon for Mrs Hattie Fleisch Gardner, 81, former Odessa resident, who died May 30 at the Lutheran hospital there. The remains were sent east by train to Jordan, MN, for burial in the Jordan Cemetery alongside her first husband. Her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs John Mitchell, went along.  The Fleisch family were long time residents of Odessa.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Florence Mitchell, Cosmopolis, WA; Mrs Lois Birch, Cosmopolis; Mrs Inez, Odessa; two sons, Lloyd Fleisch, Monteray, CA, and Kenneth Fleisch, Puyallup; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mr and Mrs Chris Zier and Sol Zier went to Puyallup for the funeral. Others attending were: Mr and Mrs Lloyd Fleisch, and Mrs and Mrs Buddy Fleisch, of California; Mr and Mrs Kenneth Fleisch and family, Puyallup; Mr and Mrs Roy K Lenoue, Tacoma; Mrs H B Irish, Puyallup; Mr Anderson and daughter, Ruth, with her husband, and Mr and Mrs Harvey Irish, Puyallup.” (Odessa Record: 6-07-1956) 

Garner:  “A family graveside committal service was held in Laurel, Montana for the stillborn child of Kevin and Cathy Garner on Tuesday morning, May 26. Cathy is the daughter of Rev and Shirley Schoessler and a recent graduate of Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Kevin is a Private First Class in the Army, stationed at Ft Riley, Kansas. The service was held in the Laurel Cemetery, The Garner’s current address is PO Box 295, Ogden, KS.” (Odessa Record: 5-28-1981)

Garrett:  “Private funeral services for Pauline E Garrett of Spokane, WA, were held on Oct 28, 1983 from the Chapel of Flowers, Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane, WA. Rev Frank G Van Doren officiated at the 1 p.m. service.  Pauline E Garrett entered into rest of Oct 23, 1983, at her home in Spokane. She was a member of the English Congregational Church, Odessa, WA; Pres. of WW I Widows and of the VFW Auxiliary.  Survivors include two sisters, Ida Mills, Odessa, WA, and Emma Janke, Davenport, WA; one brother, John Giese, Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband, Ralph Garrett in 1969; six brothers and one sister. Private interment was in the Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane, WA.” (Odessa Record: 11-03-1983) 

Garrett:  Velma ‘Babe’ Garrett of Nine Mile Falls, a former Odessa resident, died June 8, 1989 in Spokane. She and her husband Ray lived in Odessa for a time while he was station master on the railroad. Funeral service was at Pines Cemetery Mausoleum in Spokane Valley. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-15-1989)

Garrison:  “Funeral services were held at Cashmere’s funeral chapel on Tuesday afternoon for Asa Garrison, 68, pioneer resident of that community. Mr Garrison, father of Mrs Leonard Lobe, had taken in the harvest at the Lobe ranch in recent years and became well known in Odessa. He has been ill for about two years. Survivors include his wife, Jessie, at the home; the daughter, Inez Lobe, of Odessa; two sons, Robert of Coquille, OR, and Eugene at Wenatchee, and one brother, Orrie Garrison of Twisp.” (Odessa Record: 12-05-1963)

Gaspard:  Bernice Wacker Carkeek Gaspard died June 10, 1999 in Spokane. She was born Feb 8, 1927 near Irby, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine Kuch Wacker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stephen Carkeek, under which name is her TS. See Odessa Cemetery file. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-01-1999 & cemetery file)

Gasser:  Elizabeth R ‘Betty’ Gasser, 92, a former Odessa resident, died Jan 29, 2003. Mrs Gasser lived in Odessa in the early 1950s when her late husband, John G Gasser, was principal of Odessa High school. She was active in civic and social affairs here. She later was a kindergarten teacher in Hartline and Hunters. She and her husband retired in 1971 and settled in Mesa, AZ for 25 years during the winter months. She is survived by three sons, John R ‘Jack’ Gasser of Bard, CA; Larry Gasser, of Westport, WA; and Dale Gasser of Nine Mile Falls, WA. A memorial service was held at Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane. (notes from Odessa Record: 2-06-2003)

Gasser:  John G Gasser, a former principal of Odessa High School, died Dec 13, 1999 in Spokane. Mr Gasser was an educator for 44 years. He was with the Odessa school district in the early 1950s. He was 93 years old. Cremation preceded the memorial service held at Riplinger Funeral Home of Spokane. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-16-1999)

Gehring:  Jacob L Gehring. Male, white, married, merchant. Age: 61 yrs 8 days. Birth: Switzerland. Father: Otto Gehring born WI; Mother: Florence McClemmen born Canada. Death: July 10, 1908, 8 p.m. at Stevens & Dean St, Spokane. Cause: Cerebral hemorrhage. ____ Cooper, MD. Burial: Greenwood. Undertaker: Smith & Co.” (WA State Board of Health, Cert of Death)

Geise:  William Geise died at his home southeast of Warden at 10 a.m. last Tuesday, and a child was born to his wife at the same hour. Mr Geise had recently moved from a farm near Odessa to what is known as the old ___ Jay ranch, owned by the Wells Investment company of Spokane. He had been troubled with heart disease, not having been able to do any hard work for three years. He leaves a widow and 12 children. The funeral was held at Warden on Wednesday.—Ephrata Journal.” (Odessa Record: 1-10-1919)

Geisler:  “Funeral services for Andreas Geisler were held Monday, Apr 22, at the Jerome Methodist church in Jerome, Idaho. Mr Geisler was born Feb 26, 1885, in Bessarabia, Russia. He came to the United States as a young man, working as a farm hand in this community. He was married to Anna Schimke, Feb 23, 1913. He then farmed in this area until they moved to Hanson, Idaho in 1928. Later moving to Jerome, Idaho, he farmed until ill health forced him to retire. He die3d Apr 17 in the Jerome hospital after a week’s illness.  Survivors include his wife, Anna, at the home; two daughters, Eveline Junkert of Gooding, Idaho, and Martha Nichalson of Dixon, MT, and one son, William Geisler of Seattle; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A daughter, Ruth Nichalson preceded her father in death.” (Odessa Record: 4-25-1963) 

Geisler:  “Funeral services were held for Emma Schimke Geisler at Missionary Alliance Church at Arlee, MT on May 1, 1982. Pastor Wayne Campbell presided at the service.  Emma Geisler was born Dec 27, 1893 at Parkston, SD, the daughter of John and Helena Schimke. At the age of sever her parents moved to Odessa, WA. In 1913 she was married to Andrew Geisler. They lived in Odessa until 1929 when they moved to Jerome, Idaho.  In 1972 she went to live with her daughter, due to ill health.  Suffering a slight stroke and congestive heart failure, she entered the hospital on Dec 28, 1981 and then went to live at St Luke’s Nursing Home in Ronan, Idaho. She passed away April 27, 1982.  Preceding her in death were her husband Andrew and two daughters, Ruth and Evalina. Survivors include one son, William A Geisler, Jerome, Idaho, and one daughter, Mrs Dwight Nicholson of Arlee, MT; four sisters, Mrs Ruth Weber, Odessa; Mrs Esther Hansen and Edna Hyatt, both of Tacoma; and Mrs Johanna Sandvig, Ferndale, WA; one brother, Leo Schimke, Sequim, WA; 8 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Special music was provided by Earle Reimer. Burial was at Jerome, Idaho.” (Odessa Record: 5-13-1982)

George: "George, Peter A. Male, white, widowed, retired farmer. Residence: 5 yrs in Odessa, WA. Born: 10-01-1864, Belgium; Father: Nichols Y George, born Belgium; Mother: Barbara Clair, born Belgium. Informant: Mrs M A Cosguse, Odessa, WA. Death: 9-03-1942, at 6:15 at Odessa, WA. Cause: Coronary sclerosis, due to arteriosclerosis. Physician: L J Bonney, MD, Odessa, WA; Burial: Removal on 9-04-1942 to Idaho Falls, Idaho." (WA State Dept of Health: Cert. of Death) “P A George, retired farmer who made his home with his daughter, Mrs M A Cosgrove, died at the family home here on Thursday evening, and his body was shipped to Idaho Falls, Idaho, for burial Tuesday from the Holy Rosary Catholic church, the Rev Fr. L A Lobell officiating.  Mr George was born in Belgium and came to America as an infant at the age of nine months, living in New York State. He came west after marriage and about five years ago came to make his home with the daughter here, when his health commenced to fail.  Survivors include the daughter, Mrs Cosgrove, and four sons, N E George, Homedale, ID; E J George, Salt Lake City, Utah; and A J and C E George at Idaho Falls.” (Odessa Record: 9-10-1942) 

Gerlick: Frank Gerlick, engineer, died in engine cab at Odessa, remains to Hillyard. (2-05-1909 of Odessa Record)

Gettman:  “Word has been received of the death of Henry Gettman, Jr, in Portland on Dec 27, with funeral services on Dec 31. He is survived by his wife, one son, and four daughters. he was a former resident of the Odessa area, and his sister, Mrs Karl Wederspahn, formerly of here, is also a Portland resident.” (Odessa Record: 1-10-1963)

Gettman:  Katherine Gettman nee Schwab, a Portland resident, died July 17, 1990 in Portland. She was born April 16, 1896 in Russia. She married Jacob Gettman in 1913 and settled on a farm near Odessa. After her husband’s death in 1932, she moved to Portland. Survivors include: daughters, Helen LaBarre of Portland and Violet of New York City;  a son Herman of Portland; half-brother, Joseph Schwab of Portland; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  A son, Harold, died in World War II.  She was a member of Rivercrest Congregational Church. Burial was in Rose City Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 8-16-1990)

Gettman:  Lydia Gettman, formerly of Odessa, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at her home in Bellevue. She was 91 years old. She was born in Ritzville on Sept 25, 1913, the daughter of Jacob Ils and Katherine Margaret Schoessler Ils. In her earlier years, she attended the Zoar Church (also known as the Hoefel church) and later was baptized and confirmed in Odessa at St Matthew Congregational Church.  She attended the Walter School south of Odessa until the eighth grade and then worked on the family farm until she moved to Spokane, where she worked from 1934 to 1936 at Deaconess Hospital. She returned to Odessa in 1936 and worked for Brooks Cafe for Rachel and Mary Gettman, the sisters of Dan Gettman, whom she married on June 5, 1937. They lived and farmed on the Leslie place, where they raised their two children, Norma and Dan.  In 1975, Lydia and Dan built their ‘dream home’ in Odessa after living on the farm for 39 years. Lydia was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church as well as her bridge club and the Palettes painting group while they lived in the Odessa area.  In June 1992, Lydia and Dan left Odessa, moving to Bellevue to be near their children and grandchildren. Lydia lived there until her death.  She was a talented artist, seamstress, baker and an accomplished bridge player. Lydia enjoyed reading novels, doing crossword puzzles and leading Bible study groups. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Dan Gettman; her daughter Norma Olson and her husband Paul and their daughter and son-in-law Tanya and Jamie Callison and their children: Cristina, Nicholas and Ashley; son Dan Gettman and wife Janet and their two sons Cory and Chris; a brother, Adam Ils, and a sister, Allie Benzel.” (Odessa Record: 5-12-2005)

Gettmann:  Elmer L Gettman, 80, a lifetime area farmer and rancher, died on Monday, Oct 25, 2004 at his rural home between Ritzville and Odessa. Elmer Gettmann, the son of Henry G and Amalia (Heimbigner) Gettmann, was born Dec 11, 1923 at Odessa. He attended grade school in Ritzville and high school in Harrington. He began helping on the family farm at a very young age and has continued to farm his entire life, raising wheat and livestock. Elmer married C. Marie Clinesmith Sept 25, 1960 at Benge.  He was a member of the American Shorthorn Assn and the National Duroc Assn.  Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Marie Gettmann; a sister Alva Richardson and her husband Bill, of Odessa; a brother-in-law, Richard Harland; nieces Janet Wright, Lora Zimprich and Amalia Harland, and a nephew, Ferrin Harland. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct 29, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Danekas Funeral Home chapel, in Ritzville, the Rev William Bull officiating. Gettmann will lie in state at the Danekas Funeral Home on Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and again on Friday prior to the funeral service.” (Odessa Record: 10-28-2004)

Ghormley:  Dr Lee Fletcher Ghormley, who was a part-time general practitioner from 1986-1990, at the Odessa Clinic and Odessa Memorial Hospital, died at his home in Yakima on Feb 23, 2001. He was 82 years old. Dr Ghormley was born on April 18, 1917, in Choteau, MT, the son of Floyd and Katherine Campbell Ghormley. He served in the US Army as a lieutenant in the European Theater during WW II. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie Ghormley, two daughters and one son. No formal service was held. (notes from Odessa Record: 3-22-2001)

Gibford:  “Word  was received late Monday evening of the death of Clayton Gibford of Missoula, MT. Clayton was the eldest son of Dorothy Gibford and a brother of Lois Hemmerling. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Rockie Howell of Missoula; and son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Pat Gibford, and one granddaughter, Jennifer, all of Salem, OR; his mother, Dorothy Gibford, Odessa; 5 sisters, 2 brothers, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.” (Odessa Record: 11-22-1984)

Gibford:  Dorothea Gibford of Odessa born July 16, 1901 in PA to Clayton and Louise Maloney. She died Dec 31, 1986. Burial: Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane. (notes from  Odessa Record: 1-08-1987)

Gibson:  “Funeral services for Deross Gibson, 65, were held in Seattle on July 28, many relatives from here attending. Born in Spokane in 1898, Mr Gibson had lived there, also at Kellogg, ID; in CA, was an Odessa resident for a time, and has lived in Seattle since. He and Mrs Gibson, the former Miss Amelia Janke of Odessa, celebrated their silver wedding about two years ago.  She survives, together with their two married daughters, Betty and Irene, and one son, Deross Jr; one brother and one sister.” (Odessa Record: 8-06-1964)

Gies:  Lauron W Gies, Jr, 48, died April 28, 2003 in Bozeman, MT. He was the son of Joanne G Gies and the late Lauren Wendel Gies. He was the grandson of the late Henry and Katherine Gies, Odessa area pioneers. Lauron was born Aug 29, 1954, in Baton Rouge, LA, where he grew up and went to school. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Evans, of Baton Rouge; mother Joanne Gies, and brother Howard Gies; aunts Dorothy Gies and Kay Gies, and uncle Dr Robert L Tanck, all of Odessa, and many cousins. Lauron’s ashes were spread in the Buffalo Flats in Yellowstone National Park, an area where he had worked in 1978-79. (notes from Odessa Record: 5-29-2003)

Gies:  “Funeral services for Mrs Saloma Gies, 51, Quincy, were held Friday in St Paul’s Lutheran Church at Quincy with the Rev Leikaul officiating. She died in Quincy valley hospital last Tuesday after a long illness. Sally Schultz was born at Quincy, July 31, 1909, and lived in Odessa 20 yrs. Her pallbearers were all from Odessa, including Henry Uhrich, Reuben Heimbigner, Frank Els, William Frederick, Henry C Gies and Henry Schafer. Survivors include eight brothers, Paul, Walter, David, Alvin, Gene, Raymond, Herman, and Fred Schulz; all of Quincy, and one sister, Hilda Kirsten of Ellensburg.” (Odessa Record: 5-24-1962)

Giese:  Gottlieb Giese, a former Odessa resident, died June 25, 1993, at Regency Care Center in Spokane after a lengthy illness. He was 78 years old. He was born on Nov 24, 1914, at Batum to Wilhelm and Leontina Thillman Giese. He attended Odessa schools. For several years before moving to Spokane 35 years ago, he owned and operated Giese Plumbing and Heating Company in Odessa. Earlier he had been employed on a number of Bureau of Reclamation projects. He was foreman in charge of plumbing and steam fitters during the construction of Grand Coulee Dam, Boundary Dam and Dworshak Dam. During the construction of the Grand Coulee canal near Stratford, Mr Giese and his first wife, the former Ella Smith, of Odessa, lived at Stratford. It was there that she was killed in the collision of her car and a bus. When Mr Giese and his second wife, the former Marjorie Zicha, of Odessa, moved to Spokane, he was engaged in the plumbing field. He was a 30-year member of Plumber and steam Fitters Local #44. He was a member of the Spokane Rifle Club and a past president of Eagles Aerie #2. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, at the home; three daughters, Maita Ann Davey, of Spokane, Donna Williams, of Deer Park, and Linda Giese, of Loon Lake; two sisters, Hulda Ingram, of Seattle; and Frieda Rodgers, of Odessa; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. A memorial service was held in Spokane on Tuesday, June 29. The son of Gottlieb and Ella Smith Giese, William Giese, of Dallas, died suddenly on June 27, 1993, two days after the death of his father. He was 52 years old. Memorial services were held in Texas.” (Odessa Record: undated)

Giese:  “Memorial services for Johnnie Giese, who was born in Odessa and was a former resident, were held Oct 18 in Spokane.  Mr Giese died Oct 14. He was 80 years old. He was graduated from Odessa High school and served with the US Navy during WW II. For many years he owned and operated a jewelry store in Davenport. In 1964 he moved to Spokane, where he worked at Imperial Lanes for a year before retiring.  Mr Giese was a former member of the Davenport Methodist Church, Davenport Lions Club, Davenport Commercial Club and the American Legion post in Davenport.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 44 years, Verl; one son, Sam Giese, of Edmonds, WA; two daughters, Kathy Giese of Spokane, and Patricia Lee Pettibone of Plymouth, CA; two sisters, Ida Mills of Silverdale, WA, and Odessa, and Emma Janke, of Davenport; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 10-24-1991)

Giese:  Laurence D ‘Bud’ Giese of Olympia, born Oct 9, 1918 in Odessa to Daniel and Minnie Giese, died March 29, 1986 in Olympia. Married Alberta Bailey in Wenatchee in 1949. Burial not stated, funeral: Olympia. Among survivors, his mother, Minnie Giese of Odessa, two sisters, Ruth Walter of Odessa and Marilu Quast of Spokane. (Odessa Record: 4-17-1986)

Giese:  Reinhold Giese. Male, white, single. Birth: Dec 30, 1918, Grant Co near Warden. Father: Wm Giese, born Russia; Mother: Leotina Hermann, born Russia. Informant: (not shown).  Death: April 11, 1919, 2 a.m., Odessa, WA.  Cause: Lobular Pneumonia. Signed Lee Ganson, MD. Burial: (not shown).” (WA State Board of Health: Register of Death) 

Giese:  “The son of Gottlieb and Ella Smith Giese, William Giese, of Dallas, died suddenly on June 27, 1993, two days after the death of his father. He was 52 years old. Memorial services were held in Texas.” (Odessa Record: undated in the obit of his father)

Gihring: “The Rev John Gihring, 76, former pastor at Lamona and Lauer, and at Marlin, died Wednesday at Spokane, the morning paper reports. He had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs E L Richardson. Funeral services are set for Saturday afternoon. Before retiring Rev Gihring had a pastorate at Rockford, WA. He pioneered in the Lutheran church missionary work throughout the Inland Empire. Survivors include his wife, Bertha, at Spokane; one daughter, Mrs E L Richardson; three sons, Walter Gihring, Rockford; Harold Gihring, Spokane, Oscar Gihring, Whitefish, MT; five grandchildren. George Gihring of Odessa is a brother.” (Odessa Record: 5-12-1955)

Gilbert:  Bob Gilbert, 61, of Helena, MT,  died at his Maple Valley, WA, home on March 14, 2005. In 1964, Bob moved to Odessa, where for the next 30 years he raised his family and was active in the community. He served as Odessa’s police chief for 10 years. A memorial to honor Bob’s life was held in Kent, WA, on March 19. (Notes from Odessa Record: 3-31-2005)

Gilbert:  Lula S Gilbert, age 84, died Tuesday in Odessa, where she had been visiting her son, A J Gilbert. She is survived by 6 sons: Ralph, Norman, Jay, Duane, Arthur and Glenn and 4 daughters, Mrs Ella Lavell, Mrs Iris Ella, Mrs Emogene Lane and Mrs Carol Pyle. She is also survived by 3 sisters: Mrs Zadia Shook, Mrs Jennie Schofield and Mrs Viola Schantz. Services will be held in Three Forks, MT with burial in Willow Creek, MT. (notes from Odessa Record: 3-08-1973) 

Gillette:  “A searching party, called after an overturned boat was found on Sprague Lake Monday night, recovered the body of a man Tuesday and expressed fear there may have been a second victim.  The body of Vernon D Gillette, 32, of Medical Lake, WA, was found shortly after sunrise.  Deputy Sheriff Alan Denson of Lincoln County said that Gillette’s aunt, Miss Josephine Keller, had checked out the boat with Gillette. Search for her was continuing.” (Odessa Record: 5-10-1951) 

Gilmore:  “A broken neck was suffered in a head-on automobile collision near Creston on Friday night by William Gilmore, 70, old-time resident of Spirit Lake, Idaho. Mrs Gilmore escaped serious injuries. Mrs Edna Hooper, Grand Coulee, was also hurt. In the other care were Mr and Mrs Gene Mace, Deer Park, and Miss Barbara Hoag, 23, Coulee Dam. The car skidded on the slippery highway and crashed into the other car. Mr Mace, 24, was unconscious when taken to the hospital, suffering possible skull fractures, concussion and cuts. Miss Hoag suffered a broken jaw, and Mrs Mace minor injuries. Mr Mace and Mr Gilmore died later at a Spokane hospital.” (Odessa Record: 12-09-1937)

Glasspool:  “The Rev George Glasspool, 57, former Odessa minister, died last Friday at a Spokane hospital and was buried at Spokane on Tuesday afternoon. His home was at Ephrata. Survivors include his wife, Anna, at the home; three sons, James H Glasspool of Spokane, Charles of San Francisco; George E Jr, of Ephrata. He had been retired form the ministry for several years.” (Odessa Record: 1-28-1937)

Glasspool: “Word was received last week of the death of Hilda (Hoefel) Glasspool. Hilda passed away Aug 17, 1984 after a lengthy illness. Hilda was born Sept 15, 1913, in Odessa, WA. She was the daughter of Robert and Maria Hoefel. She was graduated from Odessa High School and Kinman Business University. On March 27, 1936, Hilda was married to Charles Glasspool. Preceding her in death was one brother, Arthur Hoefel. Survivors include one daughter, Marian Loch, Minneapolis, MN; two sons, Charles and Richard Glasspool, Las Gatos, CA; four grandchildren; one sister, Esther Mitchell, Benicia, CA; and two brothers, Paul and Harold Hoefel, both of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 8-23-1984)

Gobel: Lydia Bastrom Gobel...burial Riverside Memorial in Spokane, survived by two sons: Donald Cochrane and Newton Cochrane of Spokane (notes 3-12-1964 Odessa Record)

Godwin:  “Miss Lulu Godwin, 30, a resident of the Mondovi district most of her life and a former Davenport high school student, was instantly killed early Saturday when her car crashed into a safety island on Aurora Avenue in Seattle. She had been working in that city recently. Survivors include a number of sisters and brothers in the Mondovi and Reardan districts.” (Odessa Record: 10-28-1937)

Goede:  “Mrs Leroy Mills received word of the death of her sister, Mrs George Goede, of Chauvin, Alberta, Canada. Mrs Goede was a former Odessa resident before moving to Canada.” (Odessa Record: 1-17-1963)

Goede:  Jeanne E Heikkila Goede died June 10, 1999 in Coeur d’Alene, the wife of Norman Goede, a former Odessa resident. She was born Feb 17, 1921, the daughter of Emil and Lydia (Silven) Heikkila. Burial was at Forest Cemetery. English Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-17-1999)

Goede:  Madeline Grace Goede, a former resident of Odessa, died Thursday, Feb 11, 1999, in Coeur d’Alene.  Mrs Goede, 78, was a resident of Post Falls, Idaho. She was born in Santa, Idaho, Jan 22, 1921, the daughter of Bernard and Estella (Goff) Bretz. She lived in Coeur d’Alene, where she worked as a waitress in various restaurants. She married Weldon Goede, formerly of Odessa, in St Maries, Idaho, on Feb 26, 1962. They moved to Odessa in 1966, and she managed the Odessa Motel for five years. In Odessa, she was active in the Coin Club. The Goedes moved to Post Falls in 1992. She was a member of the Post Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was also a seamstress and made crafts to aid the handicapped. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Weldon; a son, Bernard Oehrling, of Spokane; a brother, Bernard Bretz, of Bothell, WA; two sisters, May Thornton, of Coeur d’Alene, and Blanche Shephard, and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2-18-1999) 

Goede:  Weldon Eugene Goede, residing in Post Falls, died April 2, 2004. He was born Nov 1, 1923, the con of Charles R and Emma (Raugust) Goede. He graduated from Odessa High School in the Class of 1941. He married Madeline Bretz on Feb 26, 1962 in St Maries, ID.  Throughout his lifetime, Weldon was a wheat farmer, carpenter, painter and motel manager in Odessa. Weldon was preceded in death by his wife in 1999. Funeral services were held in Coeur d’Alene with burial at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-08-2004)

Goehner:  Dena (Gross) Goehner died March 31, 1999 in Cashmere. She was born Dec 24, 1916 near Ralston to Gotthilf (Bill) and Rosina Schaal Gross. She graduated from Lind High school in 1934. She married Herbert Goehner of April 10, 1938 in Ritzville. Herbert died in 1977. Dena came often to visit her mother, Rosina Gross, who lived for 10 years at the Odessa Convalescent Center. She is survived by one son, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, one brother, and 3 sisters, who are Ruth Wiest, of Odessa; Amanda Goehner of Seattle, and Frieda Radach of Moses Lake. Funeral services were held April 2 at Dryden Community Church. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-22-1999)

Goetz:  “Funeral services for Daniel Goetz, resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center who died on June 6, were held at the Odessa Baptist Church, Rev Albert Richardson officiating. Burial services were at Washington Memorial Cemetery, Seattle, on Tuesday, June 10. Daniel Goetz was born on April 24, 1892 in Parkston, SD.  He moved with his parents to Salem, OR at an early age and later to the Odessa area. He was united in marriage to Minnie Keller on Oct 23, 1917. To this union five children were born: Bruno of Great Falls, MT; Gilbert of Burton, Calvin of Vashon, Aletha James of Marlin, and Henrietta Shaeffer of Yakima.  He served in the Armed Services during WW I and was a member of the Gatewood Baptist Church in Seattle where he resided prior to returning to Odessa. His wife preceded him in death on Jan 15, 1971. Besides his 5 children, he is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; one sister, Emilia Roth of Spokane; 3 brothers, John of Odessa, Emanuel of Marlin, and Henry of Seattle.” (scrapbook obit, undated)

Goetz:  Ewalt Goetz, 92, died Feb 22, 2003, in Spokane.  He was born in Odessa May 13, 1910, the son of Frederick and Emelia (Schorzman) Goetz. He married Marcia Carey in 1930, and they spent most of their married life in Wenatchee, where Ewalt owned and operated Goetz Trucking and Marcia managed the Conifers Mobile Home Park. They retired in 1985 and traveled extensively. They lived in Spokane for the past 4 ½ years. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, daughters Julia Gordon, of Edmonds, WA, and Ione (Karl) Felgenhauer, of Fairfield; sister Esther Roller, of Odessa; brothers, Herbert Goetz, of Tacoma, and Ralph Goetz, of Cashmere; 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, three brothers and five sisters. Interment was Feb 28 at Wenatchee Cemetery followed by a memorial service at Central Christian Church in Wenatchee.” (Odessa Record: 3-06-2003)

Goetz:  “A memorial service for Jack Kenneth Goetz will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Marlin.  Mr Goetz died Monday, April 14, 2003, at his home in Oak Harbor, WA. He was 83 years old. He was born Jan 2, 1920, at the family ranch in Canniwai Canyon, northeast of Marlin, in Lincoln County, the son of John R and Emma (Wagner) Goetz. Jack was nicknamed ‘Happy’ by an uncle and enjoyed that disposition throughout his life. Hap graduated from Marlin High School in 1938 and entered Washington State College in Pullman. His college career was interrupted by WW II, when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served in the Pacific theater, earning many decorations, including two Bronze Stars as a B-25 pilot. After returning from the service, he continued his studies at WEC, earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts. In August 1948, he married Anne Chicos, and together they moved to Tacoma, where he completed additional  courses earning a bachelor of education degree at Pacific Lutheran College. In 1950, Hap and Anne moved to Oak Harbor, where he taught industrial arts at Oak Harbor High School for the next 25 years. Hap left a legacy of memories and a philosophy of positive school involvement, hard work and impeccable ethics.  He is survived by his wife, Anne, of Oak Harbor; daughter Jan and husband Bob Boush, of Sumner, WA; son Marc and wife Maureen Goetz, of Lynnwood, WA; son Jeff and wife Kathey, of Graham, WA; 5 grandchildren; brother Alvin Goetz, of Odessa, and sister Alma Riley, of Spokane. A cousin, the Rev Tom Goetz, of Buckley, WA, will officiate at the service. Following this service, Hap’s ashes will be scattered in Canniwai Canyon, per his wishes.” (Odessa Record: 5-01-2003)

Goetz:  Raymond Goetz, 69, died June 6, 1994 in Wenatchee. He was born in Cashmere on Feb 20, 1925 to Frederick and Emelia (Schorzman) Goetz. He served in WW II. He married Marie Martin on June 1, 1946 in Wenatchee. Graveside services were held at the Cashmere Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-16-1994)

Golm:F H (Buck) Golm of Omak, born Sept 30, 1915 in Spokane to Paul and Edna Golm, passed away Dec 14, (1988) after suffering a heart attack at home. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1934 and was married here in 1938 to Marciela Zicha. For several years he operated the store at Lamona, then moved to Omak where he owned and operated the Ford automobile dealership for more than 35 years.  Active in the Omak Stampede, he was nominated to the Hall of Fame of that group, which he served for 35 years. He was a member of the Omak Elks Lodge, El Katif Shrine Club, Okanogan County Shrine Club, and the Omak Masonic Lodge F & AM. Mr Golm is survived by his wife, at the family home; by two sons, Charles Golm of Issaquah and Phillip (Whitey) Golm of Sun Valley, Idaho; by a daughter, Penny Singh of Olympia; by a brother, Charles Golm of Harrison, Idaho; by two sisters, Polly Kelley of Coeur d’Alene and Charlotte Smith of Mesa, AZ; and by 2 grandchildren. Memorial service was held Dec 19 at Barnes Elmway Chapel in Okanogan.” (Odessa Record: 12-22-1988)

Goodman: “The 17 months old child of Daniel Goodman, of Wilson Creek, was seriously burned last Tuesday and doubts are entertained of recovery. The little one is a grandchild of Mr and Mrs Jack Stirrett, and the family are staying at the Stirrett home.” (LCT-Sept 23, 1902)

Goodwater:  Mrs Eugene Goodwater’s funeral was held from the Lee funeral home due to the fire at the Congregational church at Sprague, which was an hour before the funeral. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-09-1936)

Golm:  Marciel E Golm ‘Shorty’ was born in Odessa, WA, to Louis and Del la Zicha on October 25, 1918. She graduated as valedictorian of Odessa High School in 1936. It was there she met her future husband, F H ‘Buck’ Golm, to whom she was married for 50 years. She and Buck went to Omak in 1938, where she lived until May 2006, when she moved to Shelton , WA , to be closer to her daughter. Short died on Dec 20, 2007, at Alpine Retirement Apartments in Shelton .  She was preceded in death by her husband Buck Golm and her son Charles Golm. Survivors are her daughter Penny Petersen, son Whitey Golm, four grandchildren, Jeff Jordan, Vienn Longmire, Jake and Rachel Golm, and five great grandchildren. She is described by her family as having had a great sense of humor, rarely complaining, and whose life revolved around family and her home. Shorty chose not to have any services. In the spring her cremated remains will be placed beside her husband in the Omak Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: undated)

Goulette: Edward Goulette died in GNRR wreck, west of Odessa at Cascades. (see Odessa Record of Aug 27, 1909)

Graber:  Jess A Graber died in Spokane Dec 15, 1999. He was born May 16, 1915 in Oyen, Alberta, the son of Adolph and Rose Graber. He graduated form Odessa High School. In 1940 he married Geneva Amen. He is survived by his wife, Geneva; son Max Allen Graber, daughters Bonnie Heimbigner and Deborah West; brother William Graber; sisters Verna Griffin and Frances Schillinger. Burial was at Spokane Memorial Gardens. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-23-1999)

Grabow:  Rev Arthur Grabow was born at Sac City Iowa on July 18, 1898. In 1923 he married Miss Leona Baardonner of Cicero, IN, and they had 5 children. He died June 24, 1984 in Spokane. Memorial service was held at Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He was pastor in Marlin (1930) and Ruff (to 1936). He retired to Spokane in 1966. (notes in Odessa Record: 6-28-1984)

Graham:  “Word was received by Mr and Mrs Stanley Wraspir of the passing of their nephew, Dave Graham, son of Mabel Graham, recently deceased.  Dave passed away on Saturday, Dec 6, 1980 at his home in Grand Prairie, Texas at the age of 37. He is survived by his wife, Trudy; a daughter, Kathy, and one brother, Wallace Graham of Simi, CA. Dave recently retired form the US Navy in October of this year, and will be buried at sea.” (Odessa Record: 12-11-1980)

Graupman: Clarence Graupman died Dec 3, 2005. He was born in Lamona, WA on Dec 10, 1919. Survivors included: his wife of 56 years, Bea; sister, Evelyn Schirmer of Spokane; 3 daughters, Christine Maiani; Wendy Baldwin, Renee Christensen; and one son, Greg Graupman, 8 grandchildren. Service was held in Hayden Lake, ID. (notes from Spokesman Review: 12-07-2005)

Graves:  “Mrs Sarah Graves, 67, Trinidad, formerly of Odessa, was buried Friday at Wenatchee, following her death on Wednesday. She came to Odessa in 1911 from England. She leaves two sons and a daughter, all of Trinidad; Henry, Charles, Arthur, Fred, Odessa; James, Seattle; and William, Wenatchee, brothers. Most of the Odessa relatives attended the funeral.” (Odessa Record: 11-05-1936)


Green:  John C Green, an aged man, was found dead in his Reardan home where he lived alone. He was born in Indiana in 1871 and came to eastern Washington in 1889, residing in Spokane until 1926, when he moved to Edwall. He went to Reardan in 1936. Survivors are two brothers, A E Green and George Green, who farm north of Mondovi. (notes from Odessa Record: 8-02-1945)

Green: “O W Kennedy, the hustling liveryman from Odessa, passed through Harrington from Davenport last Wednesday where he had been to attend the funeral of his father-in-law, J W Green.” (Citizen: 12-21-1900)

Green:  “Funeral services were held at Spokane on Saturday for Robert L Green, pioneer of the Odessa region. The Rev John Brogden officiated, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.  Mr Green came to the area in the early days as one of the partners in the California Ranch company, which had a large cattle ranch near Coffee Pot Lake...” (Odessa Record: 3-21-1946)

Green:  William J Green, one of the early day partners in the California Land Company of the Odessa area, died at Spokane this week, and services were held on Wednesday afternoon, from a mortuary chapel, with cremation following.  The firm operated a large cattle ranch north of here in the Coffee Pot Lake area, the present Joe Kremsreiter place, in the days when the area was starting to develop. Mr Green divided his time between firm holdings, spending alternate years on the ranch here. He had lived at Spokane for 38 years.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Helen F Gillis, of Spokane; two sons, John F Green, Davenport, and Alfred W Green, Opportunity; two grandchildren, Marian and Keith Green, both of Davenport, and a sister, Mrs W C Hannum, Spokane, several nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 4-05-1956)

Greene:  “Harry John Greene, who was 87 years old, died Friday, July 29, 1994 in Portland.  He was born June 10, 1907 in Odessa.  He owned and operated a grocery store. Survivors include a daughter, Penelope Hannigan, of Portland; a son Harry J Greene Jr, of Sacramento, CA, and 8 grandchildren. (Obituary submitted by Marie Krieger, Portland.)” (Odessa Record: 8-18-1994)

Greene:  “Ray B Greene, Spokane, son-in-law of Frank Wraspir, Sr, of Odessa, died Saturday at his home there after a long illness. He was secretary of the Germania Consolidated Mines and a member of the Northwest Mining association for many years.  Funeral services were held from a Spokane funeral home Wednesday morning, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery. The Rev John MacDonald officiated. Survivors include the widow, Helen, at the home; 3 daughters, Kathleen, Jean, and Dolores, and a son, Thomas, all of Troy, NY; two sisters, Mrs Samuel Hinsdale, Latham, NY, and Mrs Estelle Gross of Seattle, anda stepson, Robert L Leslie of Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 7-07-1949)

Greenwalt:  “Funeral services for Mrs Carolina Greenwalt, 75, were held on Monday at Moscow, Idaho. A resident of Palouse, Mrs Greenwalt had died Friday morning at Finck Memorial hospital in Pullman. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery at Moscow.  Mrs Greenwalt was born April 7, 1881, at Paulstol, South Russia. She was married to Jacob Greenwalt Sr on May 12, 1904 at Menno, WA. Mr Greenwalt preceded her in death March 19, 1956.  The family farmed in the Menno area until 1937, when they retired to a small place near Palouse.  Survivors are four sons, Jacob and Chris of Odessa, Henry of Tekoa, and Herman of Palouse; two daughters, Mrs Henry Hardt of Spokane and Mrs Jonathan Gering of Moscow; two sisters, Mrs Barbara Ottmar of Odessa and Mrs Troutman of Yakima; two brothers, Chris Hochstatter...” (incomplete obit from Odessa Record: 7-19-1956)

Greenwalt:  “A terrible accident occurred at the home of Mr and Mrs Conrad Greenwalt Jr, living 14 miles southeast of Odessa, last Saturday evening, when their 14 month old child overturned a kettle of boiling water on its body, scalding it severely and resulting in the child’s death, after two days of intense suffering, Monday evening.” (Odessa Record-Nov 8, 1912)

Greenwalt:  “Funeral services for David Greenwalt were held from the Cashmere Methodist church on Monday, the Rev Oestrich officiating, with Hy W Rieke as soloist. David Greenwalt died suddenly Wednesday evening, Feb 12, at his home in East Wenatchee, at the age of 54. Born in Geneva, NE, at the age of 6 he moved with his parents to Colorado, where he grew to manhood. At the age of 18 he came to Odessa and in 1919 was married to Matilda Hardung at Spokane. He served two years in the AEF, participating in three of the big battles of WW I and was gassed. He moved to Chelan County in 1925 and has lived there since. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lutheran church.  Survivors include his widow, one son, Loren, and one daughter, Fern Louise Greenwalt.” (Odessa Record: 2-20-1947)

Greenwalt:  Elizabeth Greenwalt, 63, died at a Bellingham hospital last Wednesday, and was buried there on Saturday. She was formerly of Odessa, and had lived at Bellingham for the past 20 years, and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church there. She was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Andrew Heimbigner, who had moved to this locality among the earliest pioneers. She grew to womanhood in the Packard area and was married there to John Greenwalt, farming there for several years before going to Bellingham. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Alfred A and Marvin C, of Bellingham; four daughters, Mrs Lester Pfannekuchen of Ritzville; Mrs Harold Oestrich of Aberdeen; Mrs J E Finns of Albuquerque, NM; and Mrs Virgil Houghteling, of Bellingham; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Henry G Gettman of Lamona; four brothers, Jacob and Henry Heimbigner of Ritzville; John Heimbigner, Spokane, and Conrad Heimbigner of Puyallup. Mr and Mrs Henry Gettman attended the funeral services.” (Odessa Record: 7-22-1948)

Greenwalt:  Henry Greenwalt, Tekoa, former Odessa resident, was killed in a collision Wednesday morning between a pickup he was driving and a large truck. Greenwalt worked in Spokane and was making his daily trip to work. He is a brother of Jacob and Chris Greenwalt of Odessa , and a daughter is Mrs. Charles Schoonover of Irby. Mrs. Greenwalt is the former Miss Hilda Schaal, sister of W. C. Raugust.” (Odessa Record: 4-30-1964) “Henry H. Greenwalt.—Passed away April 29, near Valleyford, WA. His home Tekoa, WA. Survived by his wife, Hilda Greenwalt, at the home; 2 sons, Ralph E. Greenwalt, Cunningham, WA; Larry W. Greenwalt, Ritzville, WA; 3 daughters, Gail Ann Greenwalt, at the home; Mrs. Margaret Addington, Seattle, WA; Mrs. Loretta Schoonover, Irby, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Hardt, Spokane; Mrs. Laura Gering, Moscow, ID; 3 brothers, Jacob Greenwalt, Odessa, WA; Christ Greenwalt, Odessa, WA; Herman Greenwalt, Palouse, WA; 4 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The Thornhill Valley Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 4-29-1964)

Greenwalt:  Jacob Greenwalt, Sr., was born Oct 22, 1884, in Frank, Russia. He came to the US at age 14 and the family homesteaded in the Menno district. May 12, 1904 he married Carolina Hochstatter at Menno. They retired in 1937. He died at his home near Palouse with burial in Sunset Memorial Cemetery at Moscow. (Odessa Record: 3-22-1956)

Greenwalt:  Melvin D Greenwalt, 56, died July 17, 2004, at his home in Ritzville. Melvin was born Sept 9, 1947, in Ritzville, the son of Jacob and Lydia (Kulm) Greenwalt. He grew up on the family farm southwest of Odessa. He is survived by 5 brothers: Walter of Lynnwood, WA; David of Odessa; Leo of Moscow, ID; Robert of Odessa; and twin brother Marvin, of Moses Lake. Danekas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (notes from Odessa Record: 7-29-2004)

Gregg: Violet K Gregg, a native of Odessa, died on June 11, 1993 at her home in the Portland area, where she had lived most of her life.  Mrs Kregg was the half-sister of Art Kunkel, a barber in Odessa early in the century, and an aunt of Gertrude Kundel Dale, a former Odessa resident, now of Seattle.  She was born in Odessa of Jan 8, 1903 and as a child lived in Corral, Idaho. She later moved to Forest Grove, OR, but returned to Idaho, where she taught high school for 16 years in Meridian. She married Guy R Gregg in 1952 in Portland.  Her husband, a son, a daughter, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren survive.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1993)

Grening:  “Word has been received in Odessa of the death of George Grening Jr., 77, of Puyallup on Wednesday, Oct 1.  Mr Grening was born in Russia, and came to the US 75 years ago. He has been a resident of Puyallup for 45 years. He was a retired meatcutter and a member of the Lutheran Church, Veterans of WW I, and the American Legion.  Survivors include his wife, Mattie L; two sons, Elmer E of Puyallup and Clarence G of Woodinville; a brother, Jacob, of Odessa, a sister, Mrs Frieda Urich of Tacoma, and 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Mr Grening was in Odessa just a couple of weeks ago visiting friends and relatives.” (Odessa Record: 10-09-1969)

Groseth:  “The need for the Odessa Inhalator was shown this week when a 23-year old WWP company lineman, Gilbert Groseth, Davenport, was fatally burned Monday morning when he came in contact with a 13,000-volt power line while working at the top of a pole four miles north of Reardan.  The accident occurred at 9:30. After efforts to resuscitate Groseth on the scene, the Reardan Fire Department inhalator crew, assisted by Dr E D Reinking, Reardan, rushed the dying man to the Spokane hospital… The deceased had formerly lived in North Dakota and was not married.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1937 excerpt)

Gross:  Rosina Gross of Odessa, born Sept 23, 1893 to Jacob and Rosina Schaal in Benkendorf, Bessarabia, Russia, passed away Aug 10, 1990 in the Odessa Convalescent Center. She was formerly a long-time Dryden resident, who had farmed with her husband, Gottlif ‘Bill’ Gross at Ralston until his death in 1937. She then ran the farm with a brother’s assistance until 1945, when she moved to Dryden. She came to the Odessa center ten years ago.  Mrs Gross arrived with her family in the US in 1907, immigrating through Canada to the Warden area. She married her husband in Feb, 1912, and the couple had six children. She was a member of the Dryden Community Church and the Women’s Mission Society there. Survivors include a son, Jack Gross of Edmonds; five daughters, Ruth Wiest of Odessa, Frieda Radach of Moses Lake, Dena Goehner of Cashmere, Amanda Groehner of Seattle and Elsie Billings of Burien; and 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, by several sisters and brothers, and by a great grandson. Memorial services were held Aug 13 at Dryden Community Church, Rev Marion Knoll officiating. Burial followed at the Cashmere Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 8-23-1990)

Guhlke:  Elmer Guhlke, recently living in Idaho, died early Saturday morning of injuries received when a horse kicked him in the head. Funeral services were held at St Maries. His parents, Mr and Mrs Albert Guhlke, Sr, and a brother, Henry Guhlke, reside at Edwall. Mr Guhlke formerly operated a cattle ranch east of here on Crab Creek.” (Odessa Record: Sept __, 1945)

Gustafson: Lars Gustaf Wilhelm Gustafson of Port Angeles died April 6, 1991. He was born Apr 25, 1915 in Hoquaim. He served in the US Navy from 1939 to 1945. On August 22, 1943 he married his wife Lucille in Odessa. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-18-1991)

Guth: Barbara Guth, former Odessa resident, died at her Spokane home on Saturday, where she had lived for many years. She made her home here for about 5 years, when members of the Guth family were identified with Odessa business life, living with her sisters, Theresa and Pauline. Her two brothers, Leo and Frank Guth, who operated the Odessa Hardware Store here, preceded her in death.  At Spokane she had lived with a sister, Hildegarde Guth Presley.  Survivors include six sisters, Mrs Frank J Presley, Spokane; Mrs August Simonett, Madelia, MN; Mrs Paul Pitman, Temple City, CA; Mrs Charles Leedy, Bend, OR; Mrs Celia Campbell, Los Angeles, and Mrs Joseph Janikula, Enumclaw, WA.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday from St Aloysius church, Rev John T Prange, SJ, officiating, with interment at Holy Cross.” (Odessa Record: 6-02-1949) 

Guth: Frank J Guth, age 52, died at Spokane from toxic poisoning of the brain. Had resided Odessa 27 yrs; survived by widow, 6 daughters, one brother. Spokane funeral and burial. (June 3, 1927-Odessa Record)

Guth: Father of Mrs F J Guth, see Robert Howie, 2-21-1913, buried WI.

Guttschmidt:  “Frozen water pipes on Sunday brought sudden death to Henry Guttschmidt, young Wheeler area rancher, who was burned to death by exploding gasoline. Having filled his blowtorch, he crawled beneath the house to thaw the pipes, and had finished his work when the accident occurred. Crawling out from the structure, his blowtorch ignited the gasoline he had been using, and the flames enveloped him. He was rushed to Moses Lake but died in the car on the way, states a Wheeler report. Survivors include his young wife, and three brothers, of the Warden and Wheeler areas, and three sisters at Walla Walla. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Warden, birth place of the deceased.” (Odessa Record: 21 Jan 1943)


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