Odessa Vicinity Deaths

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Higginbotham:  Charles E Higginbotham died Dec 2, 2004 in Odessa. He was born Nov 19, 1944 in Jonesboro, OA, the son of Eddie Dude and ____ Elizabeth (Cullpepper) Higginbotham. He was a farmer for the past 15 years in Odessa. He is survived by spouse Jean Myers-Higginbotham of Odessa, 11 children, grandchildren, one brother, Rodger Higginbotham of Tieton, and two sisters, Betty Flathers of Tieton and Pat Leonard of MI. A memorial was held at the home in Odessa. (illegible notes from Odessa Record: 12-16-2004)

Hill:  Mrs Hill, mother of W T Hill of Peach, died in her sleep Sunday night or early Monday morning. Mrs Hill had been in good health and retired apparently as well as usual.”  Odessa Record: 5-09-1924)(edit: buried Wilbur cemetery)

Hille:  Almon G Hille, a native of the Odessa area, died Friday, May 4, 2001, in Portland at the age of 87. Mr Hille was born Nov 10, 1913, on the family farm at Lauer, the son of Gottlieb and Martha (Delzer) Hille, Odessa area pioneers. He moved to Portland in 1942 and was a boilermaker and steel fabricator for several companies, including King Brothers and Gabriel Boilers, until his retirement in 1978. In 1939 he married Edna J Gross. She died in 1989. Survivors include his sons, Arvin, Larry, Michael, and Randall; sisters Lorena Kuest and Emma Deife, both of Odessa, and Agnes Banaka, Ann Powell, Dorothy Meyers and Rose Marie Strocen; 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. A funeral was held on May 8 at Ross Hollywood Chapel in Portland. Interment was at Skyline Memorial Gardens.” (Odessa Record: 5-31-2001)

Hille:  Edna Justina Hille, a northeast Portland homemaker, died in her home Friday (Dec 29) of complication s from cancer. She was 69.  The funeral was held Sunday in Rosa Hollywood Chapel with vault burial in Skyline Memorial Gardens. Mrs Hille was born in Ralston, WA, Oct 11, 1920. Her maiden name was Gross and her parents, Gottfried and Mary Gross, as well as her brother Paul and sister Viola preceded her in death. A 1939 graduate of Odessa High School, she married Almon G Hille at Odessa on Sept 23, 1939. The couple pursued wheat farming at Reardan for about three years before moving to Portland in June, 1942. Survivors in addition to her husband include sons Arvin of Lake Oswego, OR; Larry of Millersville, Maryland; Michael of Somerset, KY; and Randall of Gresham, OR. She also leaves a sister, Ruth Deerheim of Sprague and 8 grandchildren. (This obituary was forwarded from the Portland Oregonian by Record correspondent Marie Kriegler of Portland.)” (Odessa Record: 1-18-1990)

Hille:  “A message was received about noon yesterday from Spokane that Mrs John Hille, one of the first settlers of the southwest Odessa country, lay at the point of death after an operation for gall stones at a city hospital. On receipt of the sad news, her children, C C, Louis and John Doering and Mrs H J Melcher made preparations to take the evening train for Spokane to attend at her bedside, but an hour before the arrival of the train another message came announcing that she had passed away. He son, Solomon, and daughter, Miss Saloma, Doering, were with her at the time of her death. Arrangements have been made to have her remains brought here for interment and complete obituary will appear in next week’s Record.” (Odessa Record: 10-31-1919)

Hilson:  Herman Hilson, 51, associated with Inland Empire newspapers the last 25 years, died at a Spokane hospital Saturday. He was editor and publisher of the Almira Herald the last 2 ½ years and last year bought the republic News-Miner. For eight years he published the Oakesdale Tribune. On coming from Pensacola, FL, his birthplace, he served as linotype operator for many years. He was president of the Almira Chamber of Commerce and had been democratic chairman of Lincoln County. Surviving are his widow, three sons, and two daughters. One son, Irving, is editor of the Coulee City Dispatch.” (Odessa Record: 6-10-1937)

Hink:  Mrs J F Hink, Sprague, died unexpectedly Monday from heart failure. She was on her way to Spokane when she suffered an attack and was rushed back to Sprague. She was born at Walla Walla in 1903. She came to Sprague six years ago. She leaves seven children and her widower and her stepfather.” (Odessa Record: 2-11-37)

Hinkhouse:  “Funeral services for Frank Hinkhouse, 97, who died Sunday in Moses Lake, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Eccleston-Penhallurick Chapel of Memories with R W Gilbert of the Spokane Unitarian Church officiating. Burial will be at Pioneer Memorial Gardens. Mr Hinkhouse was born Aug 25, 1873, in Hilter, Germany, and lived there until he was 13 years old and moved to West Iowa with his parents in 1886. He homesteaded near Armour, SD, in 1904 before moving to Krupp (Marlin) area in 1906 where he owned a lumber yard and sold real estate. Moving to Ruff in 1910, Mr Hinkhouse farmed until 1940 when he semi-retired and later moved to Moses Lake. Survivors are his four adopted children: one daughter, Mrs Arch Hawley of Armour, SD; three sons, Dick Hinkhouse of Moses Lake; Woodrow Hinkhouse of Denver, CO; and Clifford Hinkhouse of Eastlake, CO.” (scrapbook obit, undated)

Hinkhouse:  “Memorial services for Louise Anna Hinkhouse will be held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, July 18, at Kayser’s Chapel of Memories in Moses Lake. Mrs Hinkhouse, who was 81 years old, died on Thursday, July 11, 1996, at Riverview Care Center in Spokane. She was a long-time resident of Moses Lake and a former resident of the Odessa area. She was born on Sept 9, 1914, in Puyallup, WA, the daughter of the late George and Katherine (Schmidt) Schafer. AS a young girl, she moved with her family to the Odessa area, where she was raised. She was baptized and confirmed in Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa.  She graduated from Odessa High School in 1933. On Feb 9, 1940, she married Clark Wilson Hinkhouse. Their early years together were spent moving around with a road crew, and they later farmed in the Moses Lake area. They moved to Moses Lake in 1958. They were active in the Lutheran Church and were members of the Immanuel Lutheran congregation in Moses Lake. Clark died in 1969. In Dec 1995, Louise moved to the Riverview Retirement Community in Spokane. Last Feb, she entered Riverview Care Center, where she died, a victim of cancer. She enjoyed working in the yard and loved animals. Louise was especially proud of her grandchildren, Michael and Alexa.  Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Dwayne Carter, and two grandchildren, Michael and Alexa Carter, of Bow, WA, and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Dorothy Schafer, of Spokane and Odessa, and Henry and Katherine Schafer, of Odessa. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marie Connell. Following the memorial services, inurnment will be in Pioneer Memorial Gardens in Moses Lake.” (Odessa Record: 7-18-1996)

Hinkle:  Emil Hinkle, 62, district lineman for the Great Northern Railroad, died Saturday at the Columbia Basin hospital. Hinkle was born Oct 23, 1900, at Lucas, ND, and had lived at Odessa for some time before moving to Ephrata three years ago. Survivors include his widow, Ann; five brothers, Lewis Hinkle of Kalispell, MT; Rudolph of Wisconsin; Adolph of Minneapolis; John of Kenosha, WI; and Gus, address unknown. Rosary was held at 8 p.m. Monday at the St Rose of Lima Catholic church in Ephrata with the Rev John McDonnell officiating. Burial was to be in Larimore, ND.” (Odessa Record: 7-23-1964)

Hinkle: Robert Melroy Hinkle, 90, died on Wednesday, Aug 13, 1997, in Portland. He was born in Odessa on Aug 4, 1907, and spent most of his life in Portland.  He served in the merchant marines. He was a chief steward for US President Lines for more than 24 years, retiring in 1960. Survivors include his daughters, Patsy Metz, of San Mateo, CA, Barbara H Pennywell, of Houston, and Kay Guerrero, of Friendswood, TX; a son, Ronald D Hinkle, of Tacoma; brothers Ted Hinkle and Bill Hinkle, both of Portland; sisters Emelia Spangler and Louise Martin, both of Portland; 7 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. At his request, no service was held. Private interment was at Willamette National Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 8-28-1997, submitted by Marie Krieger of Portland)

Hinrichs:  L. Irene (Quast) Hinrichs died March 27, 2005, in Spokane. Irene was born Dec 13, 1922, to William and Minnie (Deife) Quast, Odessa area wheat farmers. Irene married William ‘Billy’ Carolus in 1947, who preceded her in death in 1955. In 1964, she married John W Hinrichs of Pullman. They resided in Pullman until John’s death in 1994. She returned to Spokane in 1998. Burial was at Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-07-2005)

Hirschel:  “Mrs Loeffelbein’s Mother Dies At Latah.  Mrs Elizabeth Hirschel, 65, died Wednesday morning at her home at Latah from a paralytic stroke suffered Monday evening. Born August 29, 1871, in Illinois, she came to Latah with her husband in 1902 from Minnesota. She is survived by four sons, six daughters, three brothers and three sisters, 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements had not been made.” (Odessa Record: 6-17-1937) “Funeral services for Mrs Elizabeth Hirschel, 65, Latah, WA, were held Sunday from the Evangelical church, the Rev William Glaeser officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery at Latah. Mrs Hirschel is survived by 4 sons, six daughters, including Mrs J B Loeffelbein of Odessa, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 16 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.”  (Odessa Record: 6-24-1937)

Hoech:Helen Hoech. Female, white, single. Birth: May 7, 1916, WA. Aged: 5 mos 8 days. Father: John Hoech born MO; Mother: Elsie Lacy, born MO. Death: Oct 15, 1916, 5 p.m. Wilson Creek, Grant Co, WA. Cause of death: Marasmus of 5 months’ duration. G W H Moore, MD, Wilson Creek.” (WA State Certificate of Death; burial not shown)

Hoefner:  Alvin Hoefner, son of Mr and Mrs Jake Hoefner, Cashmere, was killed instantly last Tuesday when the car he was driving sideswiped a truck on the highway near Moses Lake. Critically injured were Miss Joyce Barham of Cashmere and Miss Frances Sorenson of Wenatchee, passengers in Hoefner’s car.  Hoefner’s family is well known here. He was a graduate of Cashmere High School in 1946 and served in the armed services during WW II. His death was the seventh traffic fatality in Grant County in nine days, and the 18th in the county for the year.” (Odessa Record: 12-02-1948)

Hoefner:  Pauline Weis Hoefner, 83, died July 12, 1993 in Cashmere. She had lived part of her early youth at Batum. She was born Nov 16, 1909 at Warden to William and Christina Schaal Weis. She married Henry Hoefner in Cheney. They raised their family of three children, Marcedis Lantz, Wayne and Lyle, near Cashmere. In addition to these immediate family members, she is survived by a sister Olga Weber of Odessa and a brother Albert Weis of Tekoa. The funeral was held in Cashmere. (notes from Odessa Record: 7-15-1993)

Hoff:  “A memorial service for Darrell Allen Hoff was held on Monday, June 23, in Portland at St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Mr Huff died Thursday, June 19, 2003. He was 70 years old. He was born Dec 19, 1932, to Ed and Esther (Kallenberger) Hoff at Dryden. The family later moved to Marlin for several years, and Darrell graduated from Marlin High School in 1951. He then joined the Marine Corps. He lived in Spokane before moving to Portland in 1965. He was a retired salesman. He married Donna E Pyle in 1977.  Their numerous trips to visit relatives in the Marlin and Odessa area were  very special to him, especially the Marlin School reunions. Survivors include his wife, Donna, daughter Heide L (Steven) Moncrief, of Boise; son Edward (Paula) Hoff, of Spokane; two grandsons, two step-sons, a sister, Joyce Smith, several nieces and nephews; an aunt, Ida Schorzman, of Odessa, and many cousins and friends. Private inurnment was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.” (Odessa Record: 6-26-2003)

Hoff:  Mrs Fred Hoff, 59, of Hartline, WA, passed away Sept 12 in Coulee Dam hospital. Her home had been at Hartline the last 10 years. She formerly lived at Ruff. Her survivors are her widower, Fred Hoff; three daughters, Mrs Clive Egbert, Mrs Henry Schell and Mrs Chester Higginbotham. Funeral services were held on Sunday from the Hartline Lutheran Church.” (Odessa Record: Sept __, 1945)

Hoff:  John Hoff of Spokane, born in Russia 89 years ago and a resident of Odessa from 1905 to 1946, passed away April 30 at Valley Hospital.  Mr Hoff farmed in Odessa and Marlin before the family moved to Spokane in 1946, where he drove school bus and delivered lunches to the schools. Later, he worked in maintenance at the school. After his retirement, he kept his garden and yard beautiful until 1984, when he and his wife moved to Holman Gardens Retirement Home, Spokane.  He was a member of the Pasadena Park Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his wife Matilda, at the family home; three daughters: Bernice Schrenk and Elaine Hirschel of Spokane; and Amy Clark of Cedarville, OH; and a sister, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Service was held Tuesday, May 5 at Colonial Chapel, Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record: 5-07-1987; a John and Kathryn Hoff died in 1938 with burial in Odessa City Cemetery.)

Hoff: "Rubin Hoff, the six year old son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Hoff, residing sixteen miles southwest of town, and about one mile east of Moody, was burned to death last Wednesday afternoon. The little fellow was playing about the field in which the Hoffs were cleaning up weeds with a large iron harrow, and which they had fired for the purpose of burning the weeds as they were raked up, when in some manner he got under the machine and before he could be extricated he was so badly burned that he was dead. The funeral services are to be held today." (Odessa Record: 4-03-1914; his burial was in the Emmaus Congregational Cemetery in Adams Co)

Hokanson:  Wardine M (Geissler) Hokanson died Jan 8, 2006 in Marblehead, Mass., where funeral services were held. She was born in Odessa, the daughter of the late Edward and Lena (Miller) Geissler. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1937. She is survived by two children: Dean Hokanson of CT and Gail Allyn of Morristown, NJ. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-12-2006)

Hollinshead:  “Bayard Hubbell Hollinshead, 74, a native of Fulton, IL, and an educator for many years, died March 15 in a hospital at Aberdeen, WA.  Mr Hollinshead was a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools in Illinois for 20 years.  He married Mildred Virginia Davis of Savanna Aug 8, 1937, and they went to Washington in 1943. He taught for 19 years in Washington, including two years in the Odessa high school in the early 1940s, and 17 years in Miller junior high in Aberdeen. Until retirement he and Mrs Hollinshead taught in the same schools. Survivors include two sisters and a brother.” (Odessa Record: 4-23-1970)

Holm:  Clifton P Holm of Odessa, a long-time educator in eastern Washington who concluded his career as principal of Odessa Elementary school between 1954 and 1973, passed away Aug 3 at Odessa Memorial Hospital. He was 78.  Born in Spokane, Mr Holm graduated from North Central High school, then attended Cheney Normal School (now EWU) and the University of Washington. He was a graduate of Gonzaga University Law School. He began teaching in the mid-1930s at Coulee City, and taught at Wellpinit and Colfax before serving as teacher, principal and superintendent for the Garfield School District between 1944 and 1954.  He was a member of the English Congregational Church of Odessa. Mr Holm is survived by his wife, Jackie, at the family home; by a son Mark Holm of Silverdale; by two daughters: Apryl Wraspir of Odessa and Donel Griggs of Bellingham; and by 7 grandchildren. Memorial service was held at the English Congregational Church on Aug 5, Rev Cynthia Scanlin officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 8-11-1988)

Holmes:  “Mrs Katherine (Kate) Ganson Holmes, 83, Winslow, WA, passed away Jan 12, 1963, at the 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, CO.  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. Mr Ganson moved to Seattle, WA, 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)

Holmes:  Sandra Phillips Holmes died Oct 20, 2004 in Albuquerque, NM from cardiac arrest. Born in 1936 to Howard E and Juanita Phillips in Odessa, she graduated from Odessa High School in 1956 and went to the U of W, where she obtained her nursing degree. In 1986 she married Denton Holmes of Seattle, and in 1989 they moved to New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Phillips, and brother, Neal Phillips. She is survived by her husband, her father, one brother, Ned Phillips, and sisters: Suzanne (David) Huff, of Austin, TX; Nancy Burris, of Cheney; and Kathleen (Ed) Kennel, of Federal Way, WA. (notes from Odessa Record: 11-04-2004)

Homburg:  John George Homburg died March 16, 2003, in Woodland, WA. He was born Oct 13, 1908, the son of Conrad and Elizabeth (Zier) Homburg, in Odessa. He was graduated from Odessa High School, Cheney Normal (now EWU), and WSU. George married Thora Swanstrum in Dillon, MT on July 12, 1946. During WW II he served in the US Navy’s Construction Battalion, being stationed in Alaska and Okinawa. He was employed as a teacher, district superintendent and administrative positions in Dryden, Pullman, Lyle, Neah Bay and Woodland, before retiring in 1969. At his request, no services will be held. Arrangements were provided by Woodland Funeral Home. (notes from Odessa Record: 3-20-2003)

Hook:  Shirley Fay Hawley Hook died May 23, 2005. She was born in Spokane on May 23, 1920, the youngest daughter of Herbert S and Eva K Hawley. She married LeRoy Hook on Aug 10, 1941. They lived in Odessa during the time that LeRoy was a faculty member of the Odessa schools. Her husband LeRoy resides in Millwood, WA. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-09-2005)

Hoover:  “Funeral services were held for Emanuel B ‘Mannie’ Hoover of Spokane, who passed away on Feb 28, 1984.  Mannie Hoover was born on June 16, 1899 in Iowa. He came to the Marlin area at the age of two, with his parents, Joe and Anna Hose Hoover to the family homestead south of Marlin, WA, known as the Black Rock area. He attended school in that area, later moving into the town of Marlin, WA. There he was associated with Doc Carr and Roy Swigert in the hardware business in both Marlin and Ruff. He later moved to Spokane, where he resided for several years.  Preceding him in death were his wife, Alice; one son, Herbert Hoover; four brothers, Walter Hoover, Clarence Hoover, Alfred ‘Tutz’ Hoover and Roy Hoover.  Survivors include one son, Rickard ‘Dick’ Hoover, Liberty Lake, WA;  three grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Totusek, Marlin, WA; and 2 brothers, Earl Hoover of Spokane, WA and Edgar Hoover, Sequim, WA. Among those who attended the funeral were Ruby Totusek, Margaret, Loren and Viril; Edna and Camas Lenz, and Grace and Henry Kallenberger, all of Marlin.” (Odessa Record: 3-08-1984) 

Hopkins:  Pearl M Bird Hopkins of Gresham, OR, born in Odessa June 9, 1909, died Nov 6, 1989. Burial was in Willamette National Cemetery. Raised and educated in Odessa, her maiden name was Walsborn/Wolsborn. (notes from Odessa Record: 11-16-1989) 

Hornbeck:  Lloyd A Hornbeck, well-known in Odessa and throughout Lincoln and Grant counties for his efforts to promote the rehydration of Lake Creek, died Tuesday, Aug 29, 2000, at his home in Medford, OR. Mr Hornbeck was born Sept 18, 1910 in Haines, OR. On Dec 31, 1937 he married Mary Adele Ciccarelli, who survives. He served in the US Army during WW II.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Bonney, of Odessa, in 1976. A graveside service was conducted Sept 1 at Siskiyou Memorial Park in Medford. (notes from Odessa Record: 9-07-2000)

Horst:  “A seventeen year old son of Fred Horst, of Odessa, died of diphtheria last Saturday. Eight other children of the family have the disease but it is thought that all will recover.” (LCT: 12-29-1903) See possibly Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Menno.

Horst:  “A 12 year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Fred Horst died of diphtheria at their home 12 miles SW of Odessa last Saturday night. This is the second child to die of that dread disease in their home within two weeks.”  (Jan 8, 1904-Odessa Record)

Horst:  “Mr and Mrs Fred Horst and Mr and Mrs Jakie Horst returned home this week from a visit with George Horst, 65, a brother, who had been ill at Phoenix, AZ. They found a telegram awaiting them stating that George had died on Monday. The elder Mr Horst was well known here, having visited his brothers from Idaho, where he farmed. His last visit to Odessa was in 1920. He is survived by his wife and son, George Jr, at Phoenix.” (Odessa Record: 6-26-1947)

Horst:  “The body of Henry Horst Jr, son of Mr and Mrs Fred Horst, who died at American Falls, Idaho, of influenza Monday, arrived at Odessa for burial yesterday morning.  Henry was raised in the Odessa country but left here several years ago to take up farming in a new country and settled in Idaho. He was in army service at Camp Lewis for a while last summer, but was later discharged as being too small of stature to meet army regulations and was here last summer while on his way home from the camp.  He had been ill only a few days, his parents not knowing of his sickness until they were notified by wire Sunday that his condition was critical and while they were getting ready to go to his bedside, word came of his death. Funeral services were held outside the home yesterday afternoon, Rev Christensen officiating, after which burial took place at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, southwest of town.” (Odessa Record: 12-13-1918; edit: burial per TS is noted at Emmaus Congregational Cemetery)

Houck:  Elsie Houck, wife of Elmer Houck, funeral and burial at Harrington, see Hillcrest file.

Hower:  Magdalene Katherine Jeske Hower died June 17, 1997. She was born in Odessa on Oct 24, 1905, the daughter of William and Katherine (Reiser) Jeske. She had a twin sister. Their family moved to Dryden in 1917 where she continued her schooling.  She married Claude Hower in Wenatchee on Nov 10, 1928 in a double wedding with Katherine Heinrich and Glen Hower. Maggie and Claude lived at an orchard in Dryden until 1973, moving to Cashmere. She was preceded in death by her husband, by a daughter, Janice Judd, one granddaughter, Claudette Ford, her twin sister Mary, and sever brothers, including one pair of twins. She is survived by her daughter Nadine Flaherty of Seattle, 5 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Esther Rawson and Emma Cohn, of Seattle. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-26-1997)

Hroch:  “A Bohemian named Anton Hroch, who lived in the vicinity of Hartline, boarded a train, attempting to steal a ride, but had not gone far until he fell from the cars and was instantly killed. The accident was very peculiar in the manner of the injuries the victim sustained. Both feet were crushed and his head horribly crushed, but no other part of his body seemed to be touched. The remains were shipped to Nebraska, his former home.” (LCT: 7-08-1902)

Hubbard:  “From the Oregonian of May 15, 1989: Funeral for Emma Hubbard, a Portland resident, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Mt Scott Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs Hubbard, who was 85, died in a local nursing home Thursday of injuries sustained in a February auto accident. She was born March 19, 1904 in Lind, WA, and moved to Portland in 1910. She and her husband founded Hubbard’s Drapery Co. in 1938. She retired in 1981. She is survived by her son, Dick of Portland; daughter, Anna Jean Keller of Boring; sister, Elizabeth Fuller of Portland; brothers, Eddie Beck and Henry Beck, both of Portland; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: undated scrapbook)

Huber:  “The Rev Fred Huber, former pastor of the Odessa Baptist church, died this week at Loci, CA, according to word received here. Since leaving Odessa about 20 years ago, Mr Huber served charges in the Dakotas and California.” (Odessa Record: 2-03-1938)

Huff:  Edward ‘Eddie’ Huff of Ephrata passed away Friday, Dec 21, 1990 at Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane.  A resident of Ephrata most of his life, he had been a member of the Odessa Coin Club since 1968, and was quite well known here. Among survivors is his wife, Mildred, at the family home in Ephrata. At press time, details of funeral arrangements were not known.” (Odessa Record: 12-27-1990)

Hughes:  Betty Hughes, a former resident of Odessa and member of the pioneer Burghard family of the Packard area, died Tuesday, March 9, (1999), at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. She was 72 years old. She was born Oct 22, 1926, the daughter of Lillie and Fred Burghard, at Packard. She grew up on the farm and graduated from Ritzville High School. She married Neil Hughes on May 5, 1946, and she worked for the telephone company in Ritzville for many years. The Hugheses lived in Odessa before moving to Moses Lake. She is survived by husband Neil; two sons, Louie and Steve; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Virgil, Herb and Don Burghard; and 3 sisters, Viola Arlt, Ramona Meise and Shirley Conover. She was preceded in death by two daughters, her parents and two brothers. Arrangements by Kayser’s Chapel of Memories are pending.” (Odessa Record: 3-11-1999)

Hull:  Delbert E Hull, a native and former resident of Marlin, died on Thursday, March 12, 1998. Mr Hull, who was 83 years old, was a resident of Spokane Valley. He had lived in Spokane for the past 60 years.  He worked as a sales manager for Armour, the meat packing firm. He was a member of Elks Lodge 228, Kiwanis and the Millwood Community Presbyterian Church. A memorial service was held Monday, March 16, at the Millwood Community Presbyterian Church. Private inurnment will be at Pines Cemetery in Spokane Valley.” (Odessa Record: 3-19-1998)

Hull: “Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Ritzville funeral home chapel for Mrs Gertrude Hull, with Rev a Hausauer officiating. Interment was in the Pines Cemetery at Spokane. The daughter of Mr and Mrs W C Raugust, Mrs Hull was born here July 29, 1920, graduated from the Odessa high school. She was prominent in school musical activities and served as church pianist. After a year at WA State College she accepted employment with the Federal Land Bank in Spokane.  She married Orville Hull on Aug 10, 1940, leaving soon after for CA, where they lived until 1944, when they returned and Mr Hull took the management of the Farmers Supply Co in Ritzville. Her illness showed up in 1941, and it was not until some time later that it was diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. She doctored in many MS clinics, without success, and spent the past two years as almost a complete invalid in a Spokane nursing home. Survivors include her husband, Orville, at the home; two daughters, Rosanne, Seattle; and Marianne, at the home; parents, Mr & Mrs W C Raugust, Odessa; three sisters, Mrs Wilma Partain, Seattle; Mrs Betty Fox, Augusta, GA; Mrs Margaret Heinemann, Ritzville; one brother, Wm Raugust, Jr, Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 5-24-1962)

Humphries:  Donald R Humphries, 68, of Lacey, WA, died June 15, 1996 in Madigan Army Medical center, Tacoma.  He was the husband of the former Martha M Roth, formerly of Odessa. He was born July 20, 1927, to Percy L and Ruby (Ripley) Humphries in El Dorado, AR.  He was a member of the Lacey Moose Lodge and the American Legion. Burial not given. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-27-1996)

Hurley:  Benjamin F Hurley, 85, Davenport pioneer, died Wednesday of pneumonia. Mr Hurley came west by wagon train while still a child. In 1882 he went to work for the Wells-Fargo company, in 1884 took up a homestead near Telford. He was married in 1903, his wife dying in 1935.” (Odessa Record: 6-29-1939)

Hurley:  “Funeral services for John M Hurley, 44, executive director of the Washington Railroad Association, was held in Seattle on June 5. Mr Hurley, well known in Odessa, died suddenly in his home Friday, after an illness of several months.  A native of Seattle, Mr Hurley was reared in LaConner, where he graduated from high school. After attending Skagit Valley Junior College he was graduated in fisheries from the University of Washington. He served in the Army Air Corps during WW II. After the war he became chief of the stream improvement for the State Department of Fisheries. For the past 11 years he had been director of the railroad association. Mr Hurley, known to many people as ‘Jack’ was commended by the House and Senate of the 1963 Legislature, ‘in recognition of his fine services in promoting better government.’  Survivors include his wife, Alma; a son, Michael, and a daughter, Jan Michelle, both at the home; his mother Mrs Nina Hurley, LaConner; and a sister, Mrs George R Herrold, Seattle.” (Odessa Record: 6-13-1963)  “Mr and Mrs Ed Salo are in Seattle where they were called by the death of Mr Jack Hurley, husband of the former Alma Lenz. Mr Hurley passed away Thursday evening following a long illness.” (Odessa Record; 6-06-1963)

Hutchins:  Leo Hutchins, a former principal of Odessa High school passed away Nov 9, 1998. At the time of his death, he was living at his Deer Lake home. Hutchins had resided in the Spokane area for over 50 years. He retired from the education profession in 1995 after 30 years.... A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Nov 11, at Northview Bible Church.” (quotes from Odessa Record: 11-12-1998)

Hutchins:  “Mrs Lorene Zelia Hutchins, a former resident, died Nov 1 in an auto accident between Moscow and Pullman. Funeral services were held last Wednesday at Moscow and Thursday at the Conconully Community Church with burial at Conconully.  She was born June 26, 1921, in Salem, OR. She had lived in Moscow since April of 1965 and in Odessa and Ritzville previous to that. Her husband, Donald W Downs died Oct 3, 1960 in Ritzville. She remarried to Allen Hutchins who died last year.  Mrs Hutchins is survived by two sons, Gene Downs of Moscow and Errol Downs of Wenatchee. Two daughters survive, Mrs Gene Kagele of Odessa and Mrs Ronald Numaker of Washtucna. There are two step children, John and Wallace Hutchins of Moscow.” (Odessa Record: 11-11-1965)

Hyatt:  Edna I Schimke Hyatt of Tacoma, born Apr 22, 1908 near Odessa to John D and Helena Schimke, died Feb 28, 1987. Memorial in Tacoma. Survivors include: a brother Leo Schimke of Tacoma; 3 sisters: Ruth Weber of Odessa, Esther Hansen of Tacoma, and Johanna Sandvig of Ferndale.  (notes from Odessa Record: 3-12-1987; see Odessa Cem. w/ TS)

Hyatt:  “Word was recently received of the death of Frances Lyons Hyatt, who passed away on Jan 21, 1985 at Kingman, AZ, a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease and pneumonia. Mrs Hyatt was the sister of Jim Lyons and grew up in the Odessa area, graduating from Odessa High School.” (Odessa Record: 2-14-1985)

Hyatt:  Mrs Jasper Hyatt, near Govan, reported being attacked and her baby killed (Odessa Record: 8-22-1902) but later Mrs Hyatt was charged with the murder of the infant. 


Odessa Vicinity Obituaries, Odessa, Washington, 

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