Spring Canyon Cemetery Obituaries



                                                      Serving the Grand Coulee, Washington area


                                                        Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach






This is a partial listing and as always, a work in progress. Serves the towns of Grand Coulee, Coulee City, Electric City etc.  


Burke: “Grand Coulee.—Graveside service for Edward W. ‘Bill’ Burke, 83, of Grand Coulee, took place Tuesday, June 14, at Spring Canyon Cemetery.  Mr. Burke died Friday, June 10, 2005, at his home in Delano.  Born in Corfew near Moses Lake on Oct 20, 1921, to Edward and Clara (Ellsworth) Burke, he was raised and educated in the Cedonia-Hunters area, graduating from high school there in 1939. He served in the Army during WW II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He worked in the farming and mining industry until the late 1950s when he went to work at the Lincoln Mill. He worked for Crown Zellerbach in Omak and Grand Coulee and retired from the Lincoln Mill in 1987. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and playing cards.  Preceding him in death were his wife Michelle ‘Mickey’ Burke, in 2002, and two grandchildren.  He leaves two sons, Dale (and Linvill) Burke of Fruitland and Iver (and Anita) Burke of Santa Fe, NM; a daughter, Nita (and Randy) McKay of Electric City; a brother, Iver (and Diana) Burke of Fruitland; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  6-16-2005)


Burns, Lillian P., (b. 1885, d. 1972, OES);  “Lillian Burns.—Passed away Aug 21, at Grand Coulee Hospital. Her home, W1107 Knox, Spokane. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. John D. Turner, Deer Park, WA; Mrs. Herbert Dailey, Coulee Dam, WA; one son, Frank S. Burns, Anaheim, CA; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. A member of Charter Member Loyalty Chapter of Eastern Star, No. 210, Spokane Press Club, Women of the Moose, Grand Coulee Senior Citizens. Saleslady for the Crescent store for 22 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug 24, at 2 p.m., at the Barnes Chapel of the Barnes Funeral Home, Grand Coulee, WA. Interment Spring Canyon Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 8-23-1972; Beck data collection cards)


Everts, James Marion, (b. Dec 01, 1919, d. Nov 25, 1971, Idaho Cpl US Army WWII); “James Marion Everts.—His home Box 455, Grand Coulee, WA. Husband of Louise Everts at the home; father of Mrs. Ruth Peters, Moses Lake, WA; Miss Laura Everts, Ephrata, WA; Charles Everts, US Army, Germany; 2 grandchildren; brother of Earnest Everts, Spokane; son of Earnest Everts, Spokane; stepson of Bertha Everts, Spokane; 8 half brothers and sisters; several aunts and uncles. A veteran of WW II. Funeral services Tuesday, Nov 30, at 10 a.m. in the Gothic Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral home, N1306 Monroe St, The Rev David Paine officiating. Graveside services, Tuesday, Nov 30, at 2 p.m. at the Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 11-29-1971; Beck data card collection) 

Goetz:  Kim Goetz was killed in an auto accident Friday morning with the funeral in Odessa on Tuesday. Burial was in Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee. Kim Newell Goetz, 19, was born on Aug 27, 1956, the son of Allen B. Goetz and Doris  E. Starkel Goetz. Survivors include his father, Allen, of Odessa; his mother, Mrs. Doris Mills, Grand Coulee; brothers Dan of Grand Coulee and Rick of Odessa; sisters, Mrs. Marilyn Buttons of Ellensburg and Ellen Goetz of Grand Coulee; grandfather Emanuel Goetz of Marlin; step-mother Mrs. Cathy Goetz and step-sister, Tonya, of Odessa.” (notes from Odessa Record: 11-13-1975)

Grosso: "Gladys G. ‘Grace’ Grosso, 95, died in Odessa on Monday, May 24, 2004. She was born near Tonasket on Nov 28, 1908, the daughter of Francis and Henrietta (Goldsworthy) Beeman. Her mother died when Grace was young, so her stepmother, Kathryn (Black) was instrumental in raising her. On June 5, 1928, she married Jack Grosso. They moved to the Grand Coulee area in 1935, where they owned and operated the Maytag store for many years. He preceded her in death in 1975. In the early 1980s, she moved to the Odessa area to live with her daughter. She also lived in Yakima for a short time. Grace is survived by two daughters, Beverly Auker, of Odessa, and Gloria Wraspir, of Irby; two sons, Robert Grosso, of Yakima, and David Grosso, of Winchester, VA; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Graveside services were held on Friday, May 28, at Spring Canyon Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements." (Odessa Record: 6-03-2004)

Grosso:  “Funeral rites for Julius (Jack) Grosso, 72, 40-year resident of Grand Coulee, were held Saturday morning in Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee.  Mr. Grosso died April 16 in a Grand Coulee hospital.  Survivors include his wife, Grace, at the home; three daughters, Beverly Auker and Gloria Wraspir, both of Odessa; and Betty Bender, Spokane; two sons, David in Arizona, and Robert, Wapato; one brother, Bert, in Montana; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 4-24-1975)

Harrison, Gladys Halsey, (b. 1912, d. 1971, OES, Rebekah);  “Gladys Harrison.—Passed away Sept 2, in a local hospital. Her home, Coulee Dam, WA. Survived by her husband, at the home; one son, William Harrison, Palo Alto, CA; 4 brothers, Stanley Halsey, Electric City, WA; Gilbert Halsey, Seattle, WA; Howard Halsey, Spokane; Raymond Halsey, Electric City, WA; 3 sisters, Mrs. C. B. (Alta) Elmore, Mrs. John (Shirley) Downey, both of Seattle; Mrs. Ray (Thelma) Harrison, Richland, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation was held. Private memorial services to follow. Ball & Dodd Funeral Directors, S421 Division St. in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 9-02-1971)

Miller, Arthur O., (b. 1886, d. 1973, s/w Dorothy D.) “Arthur O. Miller.—His home Spokane. Father of Mrs. John A. (Juanita) Martinson, Spokane, Douglas D Miller, Pullman, WA; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother of Mrs. Ray Seavers, San Bernardino, CA. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Carpenters Union Local 98, Ephrata Odd Fellows Lodge 262. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan 8 at 10 a.m. in the Gothic Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, N1306 Monroe St. Bishop V Gibson Sears officiating. Burial services Monday, Jan 8 at 2 p.m. at the Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 1-13-1973; Beck data card collection);

Neal: Mrs. Eloise (Cline) Neal of Grand Coulee passed away last week and services were held from Grand Coulee Barnes Funeral Home. Interment was in the Spring Canyon Cemetery. Mrs. Neal was a sister of Russell Cline.” (Wilbur Register: 7-03-1975)

 Nolan:  Robert L. Nolan, 59, Wilson Creek resident and Supt of Wilson Creek School Dist., passed away Jan 5, 2006, at his home in Wilson Creek. Cremation arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel and Crematory, Moses Lake, WA. Memorial services will be held Jan 28, 2006 at the Wilson Creek School with Gene Sharratt officiating. A private inurnment for the family will take place at a later date at Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee, WA. Bob was born July 30, 1946, in Grand Coulee, to Al Nolan and Shirley (Spratlin) Nolan. He is survived by his wife Kathy of Wilson Creek; parents of Grand Coulee; a daughter, Kasey Baxter; and grandchildren; a sister, Judy McGuire of Electric City, nieces and step-children. (notes from Wenatchee World: 1-11-2006)

Powell, Ralph N., (b. Feb 10, 1924, d. Jun 23, 1971, Washington, Tec5 83rd Field Arty WWII);  “Ralph Norman Powell.—His home Coulee City, WA. Survived by his wife, Hazel Powell, at the home. One daughter, Mrs. Donna Ruth Essex, Moses Lake; 2 sons, Richard Ray Powell, Seattle; Ronald Gill Powell, at the home; 3 brothers, Marvin Powell, Walla Walla; Claude Powell, Coulee Dam; Edwin Henneigh, Alberta, Canada. He was a power plant operator for the Chief Joseph Dam. Veteran of WW II, A resident of Coulee City, WA, for 25 years. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 28, at 2 p.m. from the Assembly of God Church, Coulee City, WA. The Rev Roland Meier officiating. Interment services at Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee, WA. The Nicoles Funeral Home, Ephrata, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review:  6-29-1971; Beck data card collection)

Sharkey, Fred J., b. Jul 26, 1885, d. Jul 13, 1969, s/w Mildred J);  “Fred John Sharkey.—His home, 311 Columbia, Coulee Dam, WA. Husband of Mildred J Sharkey at the home; uncle of Mrs. William Harris Toppenish, WA; Mrs. T. O. Walton, Jr., College Station, Texas. Member of Community Church, Coulee Dam, WA, life member of Elks of Wenatchee, WA, American Legion Post; Rotary Club, Coulee Dam, WA; a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Life resident of the area. Funeral services Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m. from the Gothic Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, N1306 Monroe St. Rev William Woodworth officiating. Cremation to follow in the Hazen & Jaeger Crematorium. Memorial services Friday July 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Coulee Dam Community Church, with Rev William Woodworth officiating.” (Spokesman Review: 7-18-1969)

Thompson: Mary Ellen Thompson. Died: 6-08-____. Birth: 8-04-1936, WA. Spouse: Glenn Thompson. Father: William Currey. Mother: Retha Larson. Burial: Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card; year was not typed onto the card) “Mary E. Thompson. Died: 6-09-1991, age 54, Lewis Co, WA. Residence: Grant Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #015649, did not view)

Walker:  Harold C. Walker was born May 3, 1904 at Minerva, OH. He died on May 13, 1983 at Coulee Community Hospital. Interment was in the Spring Canyon Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-02-1983)  

Wallace: Mae B. Wallace. Died: 4-07-1989. Burial: Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee, WA." (Lincoln Co Health burial permit)



Spring Canyon Obituaries, Lincoln County, Washington

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