Wilbur Cemetery Obits     

                                                                                                         Submitted By Marge Womach


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Alderson, William King; ( b. 1861, d. 1959) 193/10 

"William King Alderson, 88, pioneer Wilbur farmer, died at his home in Wilbur Sunday morning. Funeral was held at the Community church in Wilbur." (notes from Odessa Record: 12-01-1949)


Alexander, Marion E. ; ( b. Oct 16, 1907,  d. 1974 May 06 @66y 6m 20d)  113/3

“Marion E. Alexander.—Lifelong resident of Wilbur , WA , passed away May 6, 1974 in Spokane . Member of the Community Presbyterian Church, Tuscan Lodge No. 81, F & AM Scottish Rite, El Katif Shrine, Spokane, Wilbur Lions Club, Wilbur Chamber of Commerce. Retired manager of Grain Growers of Wilbur; past president of Northwest Grain Dealers Association. Survived by his wife, Winifred, at the home; one son, Alexander (Rick) Alexander, Kent, WA; one grandson, Edward Alexander, also Kent ; two sisters, Mrs. John (Mildred) Crosby, and Mrs. B. (Roberta) Densow, both of Spokane; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2 p.m. Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA, Rev Malcolm McCallum officiating. Interment Wilbur,WA, Cemetery, with Masonic rites at the graveside. Robertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 5-09-1974)


Alderson, Elsie D.; ( b. Jul 30,1898,  d. Jun 27, 1971) 207/1                                                                                                     

Elsie D Alderson.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. A member of the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA; Tuscan Chapter No. 84, OES. Survived by one son, Col. Frederick K Alderson, Alexandria, VA; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Aldred, Carmichael, CA; Mrs. Joanne Costello, Sacramento, CA. Funeral services Wednesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA. The Rev Kenneth J Scott officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 6-30-1971)


Andersen, Katherine;  ( b. 1889, d. 1973) s/w Alfred W.   155/5

“Katheriane M. Andersen.—Her home, E1801 Upriver Drive, Spokane, formerly Wilbur, WA. Member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church, the Rebecca Lodge, VW Auxiliary. Survived by one son, Glenn Andersen, Almira, WA; one brother, Albert T. Petersen, Santa Rose, CA; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Christle, Spokane; one grandson, Sgt. Michael S. Andersen, with the US Marines in Hawaii; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec 27 at 1 p.m., from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Pastor A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Interment Wilbur,WA, Cemetery, The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 12-26-1973)


Anderson, Louis; ( b. Oct 24, 1853, d. Apr 11, 1909)  115/8  

"Louis Anderson, a pioneer of Wilbur, died April 11, 1909, aged 55 years. He was a native of Sweden coming to America in 1869." (Apr 16, 1909, Citizen)


Anderson, Neal; ( b. 1888, d. 1937) 195/9

 “Ed Jones, Wilbur, charged with manslaughter for the death of Neal Anderson, Wilbur farmer, March 26, furnished a $1,500 bond to appear in superior court May 1.”  (Odessa Record: 4-08-1937)  


Anderson, John E. M.; ( b. 1905, d.2003) 58/? 

 “Dr John Edgar Anderson, age 98.—Born in Winterset, Ohio on March 2, 1905 to Edgar and May (Tuttle) Anderson; passed away Oct 10, 2003. Graduated from Harrington (WA) High School in 1922. Attended the University of Washington, then University of Oregon School of Medicine, graduating in 1931. John practiced family medicine in Almira, WA from 1932 to 1940 after his internship. His practice in Wilbur, WA lasted from 1940 to full retirement in 1991. During some of those years, he was the Lincoln County Health Officer. Survivors include Grace Towers of Everett, WA and Bennett (Jan) Anderson of Mercer Island, WA; six grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace, in 1978; brother, Charles; sisters, Maude, Pearl and Helen. Private graveside services will be followed by a celebration of John’s life on Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at the Wilbur Community Center at 1 p.m.” (Spokesman-Review: 10-22-2003) 


Anderson, Hosea T.; ( b. Jul 23, 1839, d. Aug 1904 @65) 45/4

 “Hosea T. Anderson died August 18, age 65. He was the father of Mrs. John Bruhn.” (Wilbur Register of 8-22-1974 in 70 Years Ago, representing August 1904)*     


 Angstrom, Dellis Q.; ( b. 1923, d. 1985) 107/10   

“Funeral services for Dellis Q Angstrom, 61, of Creston, took place Monday afternoon, Sept 16 at the Christian Church in Creston with Rev Ron Greene officiating. Mr. Angstrom died on Thursday, Sept 12, 1985 at Deaconess Hospital .  Anecia Hatten served as the organist at the funeral service, with Elaine Burton serving as the soloist. Casket bearers included Russ Sellers, Tom Martin, Ron McKay, C Jack Robertson, Andy Rustemeyer and Harold Roloff.  Interment followed at the Wilbur Cemetery , with concluding rites conducted by the VFW Post.  Mr. Angstrom was born Oct 7, 1923 in Creston. He attended Creston schools and became a graduate of Creston High School in 1943.  He married Lois Boston the same year, 1943; and entered the US Army in 1944, serving until his discharge in 1946.  Mr. Angstrom farmed in the Creston area until his health forced retirement. He also served as a member of the VFW Post 6268, and the Disabled Vets.  Survivors include his wife, Lois at the  home in Creston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Blake and Kathy Angstrom and Brad and Claudine Angstrom, both at home in Creston; a foster daughter, Nancy Brown of Kennewick; three brothers, Dean Angstrom and Boyd Angstrom of Wilbur, and Merle Angstrom of Medical Lake; 3 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and 4 foster grandchildren. (Publication?, Sep 26, 1985)


Angstrom, Kathryn M.; ( b. Jun 13,1908, d. Feb 11, 1974) 107/1 s/w Dean 

“Funeral services for Kathryn M. Angstrom were held Saturday, Feb 16 at 11 a.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church. The Rev Malcolm McCallum officiated at the ceremony. Frank Hanson sang ‘In the Garden’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ accompanied by Mrs. Geraldine Stephenson on the organ. Interment at the Wilbur Cemetery followed the service. Pallbearers were Lyle Perry, Vern Wolfrum, Les Gardner, Arthur Wagner, Herman Rux and Glenn S Porter. The Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Surviving Mrs. Angstrom are her husband, Dean, at the home; one daughter, Carolyn Johnson of Spokane; two step-daughters, Sharon Rowlett of Medford, Oregon, and Janice Gollehon of Wilbur; eight grandchildren; a sister, Emeline Brand of St Louis, Missouri, and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathryn Martha Angstrom, oldest of three children of Walter and Martha Dowen, was born in Evansville, IN , on June 15, 1908. At the age of nine the family moved to Cut Bank, Montana, where her father worked for the Great Northern Railroad. After graduation from high school she returned to Evansville where she completed beauty school and worked until her marriage in 1929. One daughter, Carolyn, was born of this union. From 1936-1961, she lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina and it was during this time she was active as a troop leader with the Girl Scouts as well as several garden and bridge clubs. In Charlotte she was active in the Meyer Park Baptist Church and employed as Jewelry Buyer for J C Penney’s. Coming to Spokane in 1961, she became assistant buyer of sportswear at The Crescent. During this time she met Dean Angstrom and they were married in September 1962, when she came to Wilbur to make her home. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Auxiliary No. 2577 of Grand Coulee and The Wilbur Gem and Mineral Club.” (Wilbur Register: 2-21-1974)

Angstrom, Lowell C.; ( b. 1933, d. 1971) 107/4  

 “Lowell C. (Hunk) Angstrom.—Passed away Dec 3 in Spokane. His home, N4811 Monroe, formerly of the Wilbur and Creston areas. Survived by his wife, Datha Angstrom, at the home; 2 stepsons, Timothy E. and Bruce E. Sapp, both at the home; 4 brothers, Merle, Delis and Boyd Angstrom, Creston, WA, and Dean Angstrom, Wilbur, WA. a member of the Eagles Lodge at Grand coulee, WA. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec 7, at 2 p.m. from the Presbyterian Church with the Rev William Bash officiating. Interment Wilbur Cemetery, the Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 12-07-1971; scrapbook item)


Ashcraft, Otho A. "Abe"; ( b.  1903,  d. 1970) 16/9

“O. A. (Abel) Ashcraft.—His home Wilbur, WA. A member of Local 1332 Carpenter’s Union, Grand Coulee, WA, Washington State Trappers Assoc.  Survived by his wife, Maxine Ashcraft, at the home; one son, Robert Ashcraft, Corona, CA; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Jane Coffman, Wilbur, WA; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Frame, Kansas City, MO; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec 4 at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wilbur, WA Father Ronald Schenk officiating. Interment Wilbur,WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur,WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 12-05-1970)


Attleson, Emma; ( b. May 27, 1856,  d. Jul 29, 1927)  

 “Emma Attleson. Died: 29 July 1927, Creston, WA.  Birth: 27 May 1856, Hinford, Ontario, Canada. Spouse: Widowed, none stated. Father: William Schram. Mother: No name or place stated. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) (No headstone)


Aubertin, Aaron Shaye; ( b. 1971, d. 1973)  57/11 

  “Aaron Shaye Aubertin.—His home, Keller, WA. Survived by his mother, Mrs. Bradley P. Aubertin, at the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Aubertin, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Farmer, both Wilbur, WA. A member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Aug 20, 11 a.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, the Rev Malcolm McCallum officiating. Burial Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-23-1973, scrapbook item) 


Aubertin, Bradley P.; ( b. 1952,  d. 1973) 57/11 

“Bradley P. Aubertin.—His home Keller, WA. Survived by his wife, Connie Aubertin, at the home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin L. Aubertin, Wilbur, WA; one brother, Joel Aubertin, at the home; 3 sisters, Carol Ann and Nancy Aubertin, at the home; Joan Marie St John, Zillah, WA; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Aubertin, Keller, WA. A member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug 20, 11 a.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, the Rev Malcolm McCallum officiating. Burial Wilbur, WA, Cemetery.  The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-23-1973; scrapbook item)  


Austin, Ida June; ( b. Nov 13, 1868,  d. Mar 21, 1947)  77/7  

“Ida June Austin. Died: 3-21-1947. Birth: 11-13-1868, MO.  Spouse: James D. Austin. Parents: unknown. Buried: Wilbur, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Austin, James F.; ( b. Oct 24, 1876,  d.  Jul 27, 1957) 77/8 

 “James Franklin Austin. Died: 7-27-1957. Birth: 10-24-1876, Illinois.  Widowed. Father: James E. Austin. Mother: Cecile Whiteside. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)


Axtel, Anna K.; ( b. Oct 23. 1877,  d.  Apr 23, 1972) 159/4

 “Anna Katherine Axtel. Died: 4-23-1972. Birth: 10-23-1877, Germany.  Widowed. Father: Christian Schmidt. Mother: Katherine Brucker. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur,WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Axtell, Betty Jo; ( b. 1923,  d. Aug 04, 1988) 66/5 

 “Bettyjo Axtell. Died: 8-04-1988, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Chester Axtell. Father: Lawrence Harden. Mother: Beulah Wiseman. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Axtell, Monte Gary; ( b. Oct 23, 1955,   d. Aug 07, 1963 ) 66/5  

“Monte Gary Axtell.  Died: 8-07-1963. Birth: 10-23-1955, WA.  Never Married. Father: Chester G. Axtell. Mother: Betty Harden. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)



Wilbur Cemetery Obits, Lincoln County, Washington

submitted by Marge Womach, 2009.

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