Odessa Vicinity Deaths

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Palmer: “Bertha Hashagen was born at Medical Lake 29 years ago and was united in marriage with Mr John Palmer on June 23, 1907. She departed this life at their new home at Rockland, Idaho, on Jan 30, 1915. She is survived by a mother who resides at Odessa, her husband, Mr John Palmer, well and favorably known to the people of Harrington, and three children—Theo May, aged six years, John Martin, aged four years and Charles Dewane, aged one year. She was only sick about 12 days with pneumonia, and despite efforts of the best physicians obtainable, and the presence of trained nurses, her life could not be saved. She always enjoyed the best of health up to the time of her recent illness. Before moving to Idaho, the Palmers resided for some time upon a farm southwest of Harrington. The remains were shipped to Odessa and the Odd Fellows of Harrington accompanied them to Odessa Thursday morning where Rev S H King of Harrington preached the funeral sermon, at 1 p.m. The remains were then re-shipped to Medical Lake where they were given interment in the old home cemetery. The husband and father is heartbroken over the loss of his life companion and in his deep sorrow he and the mother and other relatives have the sympathy of a host of friends.” (Citizen: 2-05-1915 Odessa) Record of same date gives a longer account: "Bertha Hashagen was born in Medical Lake, Washington on the 7th day of January, 1886." Other pertinent details include that she was the daughter of Mrs Effie Hashagen, who survives, as did two sisters, Mrs J J Stremel of Great Falls, MT, and Miss Pauline Hashagen of Odessa, and 5 brothers: Will, John, Milton, Lester and Herman. Her father, one sister and a brother preceded her in death.)

Parker: Funeral of Horace Parker at Sprague, aged 78, burial not specified (notes from Odessa Record: Apr 1, 1910)

Parlette: Maud Parlette died Tuesday morning at Medical Lake, preceding the Mar 9, 1917 issue of Odessa Record. Her sister, Leona, intends to take the body to Spokane for funeral and burial. (item in 2-21-1913 of Odessa Record “announcing the marriage of Lenora Parlette to Guy C Worthly at Seattle on Feb 15.”

Parr:  Mary Elaine Lubold Parr died Dec 14, 2003. She was born in Hummels Wharf, Monroe Township, PA in 1947 and moved to Odessa when she was five years old. She married William Parr, formerly of Harrington, and is survived by a daughter, Stacy Parr, son Wesley Parr, parents Lillian and Robert Lubold Sr, of Odessa, brother Robert Lubold Jr, of Mesa, and sisters, Susan Janke of Ephrata and Dawn Ivans of MT and Sharon Russell of Spokane. Memorial was held at her home in Spokane. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-25-2003; divorced)

Patzer:  Hulda ‘Hilda’ Patzer died Nov 30, 1999, at the age of 90 at Harvey, ND. The daughter of Michael and Christina (Baier) Patzer, she was born Oct 10, 1909, at Harvey, ND. Following her parents’ deaths, Miss Patzer moved to Odessa in 1956 to care for an aunt and uncle. She later lived in Ritzville and Lind, where she did housekeeping and care for many ill and elderly persons for several years before returning to Odessa. She retired and moved to Livingston, MT in 1975 to be near her brother, Albert. She returned to North Dakota in 1996. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Edna Patzer. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Fessenden, ND. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-30-1999)

Payne:  Edna Mae Olmstead Sego Payne died July 6, 2005. She was born April 7, 1914 in Rapid City, SD, the daughter of Henry and Mabel Olmstead. The family moved to Colorado where she met and married Benjamin F ‘Fred’ Sago, who preceded her in death. Edna moved to western MT where she raised her first family of three, and during WW II she moved to Spokane. In 1949 she moved to Okanogan where she married Guy R Payne Jr in 1950. They had four children. Guy preceded her in death in 1990. Edna lived in Odessa the last four years with her youngest daughter, Susie Largent and husband Casey. Burial was at Omak Memorial Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 7-14-2005)

Peavy:  “A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb 7, at 1 p.m. at the Harrington United Methodist Church in Harrington for Jesse D Peavy. Mr Peavy, who was 59 years old, died Feb 2, 2002, in Spokane. He had been a resident of Odessa for the past year. Jessie was a member of the Harrington United Methodist church in Harrington. He was a lay speaker in the church. He enjoyed helping people who had some personal hardship, and he especially enjoyed helping youth. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars and spending time outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Peavy. He is survived by his wife, Anita (Judy) Peavy, at the home; two sons, Chris Christensen, of Harrington, and Eric Christensen of the US Navy; one daughter, Ashley Hall, of CA; two brothers, Ed Peavy, of Greenville, SC; and Timothy Peavy, of Bakersfield, CA; four sisters, Gladys Buddell, of Taft, CA; Gloria Hernandez, of Tacoma; Glenda Robinson, of Spokane; and Kimberly Culp, of Coeur d’Alene; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pastor Barbara Caviezel will officiate at the memorial service. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2-07-2002)

Pebles:  Maxine Pebles. Female, white, single. Birth: April 15, 1920, Spokane. Age: 6 yrs 0 mos 26 days. Father: Henry Pebles, born Davenport, WA. Mother: Cleo Brown, born MO. Informant: Henry Pebles, address Odessa, WA. Death: May 11, 1926, 10:20 a.m. at Odessa, WA.  Cause: pneumonia, bronchial , of 3 days duration. Contributory: scarlet fever of 5 days duration. Thompson, MD of Odessa. Burial: Greenwood, Spokane. Undertaker: Hennessey & Calloway of Spokane.” (WA State Board of Health Death Certificate)

Peck: “A telegram received by M J Peck Monday brought the sad intelligence of the death of his mother, Mrs Anna Peck, of paralysis of the heart, at the home of her daughter in Oakland, CA. Deceased was 73 years of age and is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters, four of whom live in the East.” (Odessa Record: 10-01-1909)

Peck:  Mrs Clara Peck, 60, wife of Malcom J Peck of the north country, died at a Spokane hospital during the weekend, following an illness. Funeral services were held from the Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon, with Dr Joel Harper officiating. Interment was at Spokane. Survivors include the husband, at the home; one sister, Mrs F S Robinson, of Spokane; one brother, Edward Weber of Parkdale, OR.  Mr and Mrs Peck comprise one of the pioneer families of this area and made their home on their extensive land holdings north of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 9-10-1936) 

Peebles:  “Word reached here Tuesday that Maxine Peebles, the six year old child of Mr and Mrs Henry Peebles of Odessa, had died that day about 10:30 a.m. of scarlet fever and complications. She had been ill but a short time and the shock was very great to her parents, especially as she was their only child. Mr Peebles conducts a variety store in Odessa. Mrs Peebles was formerly Miss Cleo Brown and is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Cortez Brown of this city (Harrington).” (Citizen: 5-14-1926; edit: not buried Harrington)

Person:  “After a hearing in superior court on Tuesday the will of Carl Person was admitted to probate and Charles A Aten, Wilbur lawyer was named administrator.  The petition of William Krause, Wilbur farmer, to be named administrator was denied. Mr Person died in California in April, leaving an $11,000 estate, of which $8500 worth of real property is located in the Wilbur area.  Mr Krause is farming this land under a 50-year lease, and the will provides that a life interest shall go to Olivia Person, sister of the deceased, and that it shall belong to Mr Krause after her death. Miss Person about three weeks ago petitioned the court to name Mr Aten as administrator.” (Odessa Record: 11-24-1938)  

Peters:  “Friends from here attended funeral services at Quincy last Wednesday for Mrs Anna Peters, who died in Oregon. She came to the US 68 years ago. Survivors include six sons, John of Deer Park; Bernhard of Aurora, NE; Deitrich of Schrag; Henry of Ruff; Isaac and George, both of Dallas, OR; three daughters, Mrs Anna Waltner of Monroe; Mrs Helena Schrag of Independence, OR; Mrs Elizabeth Gossen, of Dallas, OR; 40 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 1-27-1944)

Peters: "Miss May Peters, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jacob Peters, of the country south of Neppel, died at the family home a week ago Sunday, following an illness of several months. This is the second death in the family within the month, as the oldest daughter, Mrs Dan Jeske of Peshastin, died three weeks ago. Miss Peters would have celebrated her 23rd birthday on Dec 3. Funeral services were held last Wednesday at the Neppel Pentecostal church with the Rev Davis, pastor, in charge of the services. Burial was in the Warden Cemetery later in the day." (Odessa Record: 12-10-1936)

Peters:J J Peters, a former Odessa business man, was the ninth victim of what appears to be an epidemic of sleeping sickness that has struck Spokane. He passed away Friday afternoon one week after he contracted the disease. Mr Peters had been working in a meat market. He was taken with a headache the Sunday before his death but went to work Monday, but became worse and fainted and had to be taken home. He never left his bed. He is survived by his widow at the home, his father John Peters, in MN, and 5 brothers, Ferdinand, Nick, Gustav, Albert and Henry, all of Cold Springs, MN. Mr Peters was the 9th person to die of sleeping sickness at Spokane in 11 days.” (Odessa Record: 22 Dec 1922)

Peterson:Pete Peterson, a well-known cattle man, died of pneumonia April 24 at his home west of town. The remains were brought to town Saturday morning and shipped to Spokane for burial.” (May 10, 1901-Odessa Record)

Peuck:  “Funeral services for Mrs Maggie Peuck, Newman Lake, former Odessa resident, were held at Spokane on Saturday morning. She was a member of the Lutheran church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Minnie Henderson, Yakima; Mrs August Womack, Four Lakes, WA; two sons, Harry Peuck, Cheney, and John Peuck, Spokane; 15 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: July 1948)

Pfaff:  John (Lefty) Pfaff, a Halfway, OR resident formerly of Ruff, passed away April 19 in Boise, ID. Mr Pfaff was born at Ruff March 6, 1910 to John and Elizabeth Pfaff. He attended school there and, later, in Spokane. After living in Tacoma for a time, he moved to Grand Coulee Dam, where he was employed as a carpenter during its construction. Later, he returned to Tacoma and worked in shipyards; he was also self-employed as a painter and carpenter. After retiring, he moved with his wife to Halfway, OR. Preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters and two brothers, Mr Pfaff is survived by his wife, Sadie, at the family home; by several step-children; and by a brother, Ben Pfaff, of Moses Lake. Funeral service was held April 23 at Halfway, and interment there followed.” (Odessa Record: 4-30-1987)

Pfeifer:   Betty Jean Pfeifer, age 72, died Saturday, Dec 28, 2002, in Ephrata. Her home was in Soap Lake. She was formerly of Odessa. Betty was a member and past president of the Lady elks in Ephrata. For several years she was a school bus driver in Wilson Creek. She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading and collecting cookbooks. She is survived by her husband, Ray, at the home; two children, Marilyn (and Michael) Santangelo, of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and Lyle (and Marlene) Pfeifer, of Ellensburg; 6 grandchildren, Joe Giovanelli, Maggie Santangelo, and Mitchell, Matthew, Brian and Kaitlin Pfeifer; one brother, Duaine (and Lorabelle) Childers, of Almira, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service was held on Friday, Jan 3, at the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa, with Pastor Don Smith officiating.” (Odessa Record: 1-09-2003)

Pfeiff:  Rev Harry G Pfeiff died Dec 7, 2004 in Lodi, CA. He had been pastor of the Odessa United Congregational Church from 1958 to 1962. He was 89 years of age. Survivors include his wife, Ramona, son Merlyn, both of CA; daughter Nadine Quast of Puyallup, brother Sam Pfeiff of Loveland, CA and sister Edna Haemmelman of FL. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-16-2004)

Phelps:Alberta Phelps, the two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Sydney Phelps, died last Sunday at the family home, ten miles northwest of Odessa. Dysentery was the cause of death. The bereaved parents left on the evening train Monday for Waitsburg, taking the remains there for interment.” Odessa Record: 9-26-1902

Philbrick:  Mrs Theresa Philbrick, 33, formerly of Odessa, the past 10 years a resident of Grotto, WA, passed away at her home on April 21, following a long illness, according to word received here this week. Mrs Philbrick was born at Ruff, WA, on Nov 17, 1903, and was a member of the Lutheran church at Ruff. She is survived by her widower, James Philbrick; two sons, Herbert and James Jr; three daughters, Evelyn, Adeline and Louella, all at the home; her father and mother, Mr and Mrs Fred Bohnet of Odessa; three brothers, Albert, Wilson Creek; Fred Jr, Hartline; and Theodore, Odessa; 7 sisters, Mrs Mike Winter of Odessa; Mrs Floyd Philbrick, Grotto; Mrs Robert Major, California; Mrs Emanuel Witt, Odessa; Mrs Alton McKinley, Wenatchee; Mrs Henry Trupp, Oregon; and Mrs Henry Schillen of Seattle.  Funeral services were held at the chapel of Purdy & Whitfield at Monroe on Saturday, with the Rev Harry Allen officiating. Interment was made at the Monroe Memorial Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 4-29-1937)

Philbrick:  Rebecca Philbrick, a native of Ruff, died Dec 5, 1996 at her home in Vancouver, WA.  She was born in Ruff on Feb 26, 1905. She had lived in Monroe from 1965 to 1990. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Philbrick, and her son, Arthur Floyd Philbrick. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery in Monroe. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-12-1996; edit: Rebecca was a daughter of Fred Bohnet Sr and his wife, Rosina Jeske Bohnet.)

Phillips:  Dorothy P Phillips, a former Odessa resident and more recently of Spokane, died on Sunday, Aug 5, (2001). She was 88 years old.  She was born in Stockbridge, WI, and she taught school there for several years. She then managed a motel in Orofino, Idaho, and later worked for the Grange Supply Company of Odessa.  Mrs Phillips had lived in Spokane for the past 11 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice. Survivors include two sisters, Ileen Koegler and Velma Weddle, both of Spokane. At Mrs Phillips’ request, no service was held. Inurnment was at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 8-23-2001)

Phillips: "Eldridge Phillips, 87, father of H C Phillips of Odessa died at the family home near New Boston, MO, on Wednesday morning. Mr Phillips, in company with a brother, J J, of Spokane, had left for his father’s bedside early Wednesday morning before the message was received here. It was relayed to a Montana point for delivery to him on the train. Survivors include his widow, a sister to G W Finney of Odessa, and four sons, H C, Odessa; J J, Spokane; Frank and Arthur, of New Boston. Mr Phillips visited in Odessa several years ago, where he made many acquaintances." (Odessa Record: 4-09-1936)

Phillips:  Mrs E C Phillips, 78, mother of H C Phillips and J J Phillips of this community, and a sister of G W Finney, died at her home at New Boston, MO, on Thursday morning, states a telegram received here. Other survivors include two sons, Frank and Arthur, of New Boston. She made her home with the latter. J J Phillips, who lives at Spokane, received word when he arrived in Odessa on Thursday morning from a trip to Wilson Creek. It is not known if the Odessa relatives will make the trip back east to the funeral.” (Odessa Record: 2-17-1938)

Phillips:  “Two former Odessa bankers died at Spokane last week, Jesse J Phillips and Herman G Cordes.  Funeral services for Mr Phillips were held at Spokane Thursday afternoon, with Dr David E Dilworth and Rev Russell Alsgaard officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Mr Phillips came to the Odessa-Marlin area as a young man and worked at banking until ill health caused him to leave the bank. He operated in the lending field and as a land owner, having large holdings in the Ruff area southwest of here. He kept his Odessa contacts with visits with relatives and friends while looking after his property interests.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Phillips, at the Spokane home; two sons, Dr Robert M Phillips, Spokane; and Dr James W Phillips, Seattle; two grandchildren; two brothers, H C Phillips of Walla Walla and Arthur Phillips of New Boston, MO. There are several nephews and nieces, including Howard E Phillips of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 5-06-1965)

Phillips:  “Funeral services for Paul H Phillips were held from the St Aloysius church at Spokane at 8 o’clock Saturday morning, with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane. Mr Phillips was taken to a Spokane hospital last December, after having been ill for some time, and it was found he had a ‘strep’ infection in his blood. He was brought home two months later and was recuperating nicely for a time. He carried on some work at home but was unable to go to his office. about a week before his death he became quite ill again and was taken to the hospital March 19. Mr Phillips was reared in Odessa and graduated from high school here, later attending Whitman College and graduating from the University of Washington law school. He was deputy prosecuting attorney  for two years and was elected prosecuting attorney in Nov, 1942. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Phillips, and two young sons, at the home in Davenport; his parents, Mr and Mrs H C Phillips of Odessa; a sister, Mrs Boone Wilson, Seattle; and two brothers, Howard E Phillips, Odessa, and Merlin, Walla Walla.” (Odessa Record: 3-29-1945)

Pickens:  Pedestrian William Pickens was killed when struck by a car as he crossed a Spokane street. The driver of the car was Lester Leroy Wolff, a former Odessa resident. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-06-1966)

Pierson:  Rev Larry Pierson, who was pastor of the Heritage Church in Odessa from 1995 to 1997, died Aug 18, 2005. He was born Nov 30, 1942 in Chewelah, the son of the Rev Walter and Dora Pierson. He married Linda Prue Smith in April 1966 with whom he had two daughters. Linda preceded him in death on Jan 13, 2003. On May 15, 2005, he married Jean Hilton Pierson. Funeral service and burial in Plentywood. (Notes from Odessa Record: 9-01-2005) 

Pirtle:  “Death claimed Mrs L A Pirtle, Hartline, at the Johnston hospital at Wilbur.” (Odessa Record: 3-16-1944: County News)

Pitner:  August B Pitner, former Odessa resident, died at Spokane this week and was buried there on Tuesday. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Lottie Foreman, Spokane; Mrs Ada Rice, Chelan; and Mrs Ella Heiman, CA; three sons, Chester Pitner, Bellingham; Irvin and Roy Pitner, Seattle.” (Odessa Record: 5-24-1945)

Pittner:  “A notice in the Seattle Times reports the death of Roy M Pittner, who died unexpectedly on July 6. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, with burial in Tacoma.  Mr Pittner, whose home was in Alderwood Manor, was the youngest son of A B Pittner, a pioneer of the Odessa country. A B Pittner came to the Odessa country Dec 15, 1900, and his sons were also pioneers.  Survivors include his wife, Pearl L, at the home; four step-children; two brothers, Chester, Bellingham; and Irvin V, Alderwood Manor; sister, Mrs Ada Rice, Pullman, WA.” (Odessa Record: 7-11-1963)

Poggensee: Hans Amos Poggensee, 84, Ruff, was buried from the Ruff church on Wednesday, following his death there on Saturday evening. The Rev A Grabow was in charge of the service, which was under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Born in Germany, Sept 11, 1852, Mr Poggensee continued living there until 1880, when he came to America. During this time he served in the German army and was called to service just at the close of the war between France and Germany, the war ending before he went to the battlefields. His first stop in America was Nebraska, where he remained for 10 years, coming to Tacoma by rail and taking a boat to Seattle and Whidby Island, where he lived for a long time. He later moved to Oak Harbor. In 1920 he came to that part of Douglas County that is now Grant County, living there for many years. His wife died in 1927 and he ranched for two years longer, retiring in 1919 (probably should be 1929) to live with his son at Ruff. Pallbearers were Gottlieb Spies, Reinhold Zundel, John Wilging, John Wilging Jr, Gust Wilging and Fred Bohnet. Survivors include one son, William H, Ruff warehouse operator; two grandchildren, two brothers and a sister in Germany.” (Odessa Record: 11-05-1936)(edit:buried Schultz Memorial Cem near Ruff)

Poggensee: “William Poggensee, former Ruff resident, died at Spokane this week and funeral services are to be held at Ruff at 1 o’clock on Saturday, with the Rev A Grabow officiating.  He is survived by his widow, Emma, at the home; two daughters, Mrs Helen Mende of Ruff and Mrs Edna Geil of Spokane; six grandchildren; a half-brother, Henry Doelling of Hillsboro, Oregon.” (Odessa Record: 11-23-1950)(edit: buried Schultz Memorial Cem near Ruff) 

Pohl:  “Funeral services were held at Spokane Monday afternoon for Mrs Alma K (Amende) Pohl, sister-in-law of Mrs A M Amende of Odessa, and well known here through visits with the Amende family. She had died last Wednesday. Survivors include her husband, Albert Pohl, two children, Arlene and Russell, at the home; one sister, Mrs Mabel Clay, San Grabiel, CA; five brothers, Walter Amende, ID; Lawrence Amende, Yakima; F R Amende, Seattle; E E Amende, San Marino, CA; and Milton Amende, San Francisco, CA.” (Odessa Record: 3-14-1946)

Popple:  Cerita Popple, the 15 yr old daughter of Lester Popple, died at her home two miles east of town yesterday morning of appendicitis, after an illness lasting over two weeks. Deceased has lived here since early childhood and has greatly endeared herself to her family and friends, and her death will be sincerely regretted by all who knew her. The remains were taken to Ritzville this morning to be laid in their last resting place beside the grave of her mother.” (Odessa Record: Aug 16, 1907)

Porter:  Cordie Tiegs Porter, 85, a member of a pioneer Odessa area family, died Wednesday, Sept 21, 2005, in Spokane.  She was born Nov 10, 1919, in Odessa, the daughter of A A King, Odessa cattleman and dairy operator.  She resided in Wilbur for 30 years, after which she moved to Spokane, where she lived until her death.  Cordie was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Tiegs; daughter Karen (Hal) Whitaker and seven sisters and brothers.  She is survived by her husband Glenn S Porer; a sister, Esther Bunker; a brother, Dick (Peg) King; a son, Keith (Carol) Tiegs; a daughter, Joyce (Charlie) Gumm; step-children Stan (Kay) Porter, Norman (Nina) Porter and Ron (Bev) Porter, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Memorial services were held at the Independent Baptist Church in Spokane on Sept 30 and at the Wilbur Lutheran Church in Wilbur.” (Odessa Record: 10-06-2005)

Porter:  Kenneth W Porter died Oct 27, 2003 in Spokane. He was born May 12, 1917 in Odessa, the son of Charles and Susan Porter. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1937. On Oct 10, 1940, he married Ednes Lobe in Odessa, who survives him. Interment was at Fairmont Memorial Park. (notes from Odessa Record: 10-30-2003)

Poulin:  “A memorial service was held on Jan 14 at Christ Community Church in Beaverton, OR for Pearl Elizabeth Poulin, who died Friday, Jan 11, 2002, at age 88. She was born Pearl Elizabeth Stump on March 10, 1913, in Odessa and was raised in Wapato. She moved to Portland in 1932, where she was a homemaker. In 1931, she married Orville Poulin. He died in 1988. Survivors include her daughter, Lovejoy Schell, and her brother, Harvey Stump.” (Odessa Record: Jan 31, 2002)

Prewitt: “The Rev and Mrs F Wm Westwood drove to Peshastin on Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs Robert Prewitt, wife of a former pastor of the English Congregational church, who left here in 1950.  The Rev Dr Archie Hook, state supt. of Congregational-Christian Churches of WA, officiated. Mrs Prewitt, who had been ill for several years with cancer, had been bedridden some weeks before her death.” (Odessa Record: 5-03-1956)

Pritchard:  Mrs Lucinda Pritchard, wife of the rev W S Pritchard, Spokane, died there this week, and is being buried this afternoon, Dr Joel Harper officiating, with burial at Riverside Park.  Other survivors include a son, Stanley, at home, and a sister, Mrs Martha Pritchard, of Canada. The Pritchards were former Odessa residents, Rev Pritchard having been pastor of the English Congregational Church.” (Odessa Record: 4 Feb 1943)

Pryne:  Beverly Pryne of Odessa died Sept 23, 1989 in Spokane. She was born in Yakima Sept 29, 1939. She married Roy Pryne and they had 6 children. Her mother, Frances Lindner of Odessa, also survives. Burial at Greenwood Memorial Park, Spokane. (notes from Odessa Record: 10-05-1989)

Puderbaugh:  “The infant child of Mr and Mrs T L Puderbaugh died Tuesday, burial taking place on Wednesday.” (Odessa Record: 8-02-1912)

Pytcher:  Mrs Susie R Pytcher, 80, died on Monday, Sept 12, at the home of her brother, E G Unger, in Odessa, after a long illness. Susie Heiss was born in Pennsylvania, June 22, 1852, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to A D Pytcher and came to Washington while the state was still a territory, homesteading on a farm southeast of Odessa, where they lived for years. Mr Pytcher died about 20 years ago. Since the death of her husband Mrs Pytcher made her home in Ritzville, coming to Odessa two years ago to make her home with Mr and Mrs Unger. No children were born to their union. She is survived by two brothers, E G Unger, Odessa, and A Heiss, Knoxville, TN. Funeral services will be held at Spokane on Friday morning, with interment in the family plot at Fairmont Cemetery, beside the grave of her husband.” (Odessa Record: 9-16-1932) 

Quast:  Dennis D Quast, 61, died Sept 5, 1996, at his home in Huntington, OR. He was born April 28, 1935 in Odessa, the son of Lawrence and Emma (Widmer) Quast. He was raised on his parents’ wheat farm near Odessa with his younger brother, Verl. He was graduated from Odessa High School in 1953. In 1954, during the Korean War, Dennis left college and enlisted in the US Army, and was stationed in Germany. His dream to own a cattle ranch took him to Colorado, then Cheney, WA, and Huntington, OR. He married Janelle Radtke of Sacramento, CA, in 1962, and they had three children. Graveside services were at Huntington, OR. (notes from Odessa Record: 9-12-1996)

Quast: Elbert Quast, of Spokane, died June 15, 1993. He was born in Odessa on Nov 11, 1911, the son of Martin and Julie Karsten Quast. He is survived by three cousins, Lottie Horwege, of Davenport; Lawrence Quast of Odessa; and Lydia Kost, of Missoula, MT and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Davenport High School.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1993)

Quast:  Jacob Quast, Jr, was born Aug 25, 1882 at Parkstone, SD, moved to Eugene, OR at age 7, to Odessa at age 17, married in 1903 to Lena Karsten. Burial in the family cemetery north of Odessa. See file: Quast/Friedensfeld Cemetery near Odessa. (notes form Odessa Record: 6-28-1956; obit in 7-05-1956)

Quast:  Jacob Quast, a pioneer rancher of the Odessa country died at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane Wednesday night following an operation for appendicitis. Mr Quast had for a number of years past made his home at Ritzville, but was taken sick here and rushed to the hospital about ten days ago. He has four sons residing in the Odessa country, Jacob, John, Martin and Fred Quast. Arrangements have been made for his remains to be taken to Ritzville for burial.” (Odessa Record: 8-12-1921)(edit: Friedensfeld Cemetery burial)

Quast: Martin Quast, d. Davenport, 7-06-1963, s/o Jacob Quast and Helena Hahn, widowed; buried: Mt View in Davenport” (Lincoln Co health death card) “Funeral services were held from the Strate Funeral Home chapel at Davenport for Martin Quast, retired farmer, who died Monday at his home.  The Rev Joseph Woodford, Methodist pastor, officiated.  Born, Feb 2, 1885, at Parkston, South Dakota, Martin Quast came west as a youth to the Odessa area. He was married in Odessa in 1910 to Julia Karstens and she died in 1924. After farming in the Odessa area, he moved to a farm north of Davenport in 1938. He sold that place last year and retired to live in Davenport. The only survivor is a son, Elbert, of Fairfield.” (Odessa Record: 7-18-1963) 

Quincy:  Mel Quincy Sr died March 4, 1997 at his home in Odessa. Interment was March 8 at Goldenrod Cemetery in Tekoa. Strate Funeral Home was in charge. He was born Oct 19, 1938, in Fernwood, Idaho, the son of Malcolm and Wilma (Arp) Quincy. He grew up in the Plummer/Tensid, Idaho area. He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959. He married Doris Mueller on June 23, 1962 in Coeur d’Alene. He was preceded in death by his father in 1939; he was survived by his wife, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, his mother, Wilma Brimacomb, of Spokane, one brother, Richard Walkup, of San Francisco; three sisters, Betty Nelson, Margaret Hobson, and Cleta Amsden. (notes from Odessa Record: 3-13-1997)


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