Wilbur Cemetery Obits     

                                                                                                         Submitted By Marge Womach

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Bagley, Barbara Jean; ( No information) 25/1

“Barbara J. Bagley.—Her home Moses Lake, WA. Survived by her husband, Orville J. Bagley, at the home; 3 sons, Melvin and Robert, both Salt Lake City, Utah; Randy, at the home; her mother, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, Douglas Williams, Blackfoot, Idaho; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lareal Korona, Tacoma, WA; Mrs. Joan Jensen, Layton, Utah; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb 28 at 11 a.m. from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church , Moses Lake, WA; Pastor Gordon Braun officiating. Graveside services Monday, Feb 28, 2 p.m. Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 2-26-1972)

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Balcom, Jesse Orville; ( b. Jun 14, 1905, d. Feb 01, 1974 ) 24/10

"Jesse Orville Balcom. Died: 2-01, 1974. Birth 6-14-1905, WA. Spouse: Norma Dennis. Father: Daniel Henry Balcom. Mother: Lornie Tichner.  Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. "( Lincoln Co Health death card)

 

Balcom, Norma Lois; ( b. Jul 14, 1915,  d. Feb 03, 1974) 24/10  

“Norma Lois Balcom. Died: 2-03-1974. Widowed. Father: William Albert Dennis. Mother: Sarah Susan Wiseman. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

 

Balmat, Cecil H.; ( b. Aug 22, 1896, d. Feb 15, 1974) 53/10  Balmat, Cecil 2-21-1974

 “Cecil H. Balmat, son of John and Lillyan Balmat, was born Aug 22, 1896 in Great Falls, Montana. He moved with his parents to Spokane in 1905 and attended schools in Spokane, graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in 1913. Cecil worked in the Spokane Auditor’s office until he entered the service in March, 1918, from which he was discharged as Sergeant, Quartermaster’s Corps. He graduated from Stanford University in 1924 receiving a BA Degree with great distinction in Mechanical Engineering. In June 1924 he was employed as an engineer by the Standard Oil Co of CA, where he worked for some time. He returned to his parent's home in Spokane, remaining there for about 12 years. He was later hospitalized at the US Veteran’s Hospital at Roseburg, Oregon where he passed away Feb 15, 1974. He is survived by two sisters, Jean Doris McGee of Soap Lake and Mrs. Glen Watson (Helen) of Wilbur; and three nephews, Don Fletcher of Snohomish, Dale Watson of Yakima, and John Watson of Wilbur. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 18, at 2 p.m. from the Robertson Funeral Home. The Rev J. Malcolm McCallum officiated. Interment followed in the Wilbur Cemetery. Pall bearers were Murl Watson, John Watson, Folmar Miller, Robert Bauer, Arthur Hatten, and Herman Rux. The Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Wilbur Register: 2-21-1974)

 

Bandy, A. E.; ( Amey); ( b. Jun 04, 1857, d. Mar 1921) 113/5  

Robert E. Bandy of Wilbur was appointed administrator of the estate of Ame E. Bandy, deceased May 22nd. Bone was fixed at $2,000.00.” (Citizen, May 30, 1930)

 

Bandy, Robert H. ( Hill); ( b. 1856, d. 1935) 113/6 

  “Robert H. Bandy, 86, resident of Wilbur since 1888, died at his home Sunday of a heart attack and paralytic stroke, after an illness of 10 days. He was a native of North Carolina and came to Wilbur before advent of the railroad. He acquired considerable farm land and was reputed one of the best farmers in the region until he retired some years ago. A charter member of Tuscan Masonic lodge, that organization had charge of the services at the grave Tuesday afternoon, following the funeral at the home. Pall bearers were George, Robert E. and Edward Bandy, Dr  G. M. Yount and Bernard Sorensen, Wilbur, and Norman Sorensen, Yakima. Survivors are his widow, four sons, 22 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.”  (Odessa Record: 6-21-1935)

 

Bannon, George; ( b. Jan 15, 1912, d. Feb 06, 1974)  24/6 

“G. W. (Wally) Bannon.—Resident of Davenport, WA; retired school administrator. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean Bannon, at the home; one son, Jerry Bannon, Seattle, WA; 2 brothers, J. Verne Bannon, Kettle Falls, WA; Wayne M.. Bannon, Nampa, Idaho; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joey Summers, Vancouver, WA; Mrs. Edythe McVay, Newberg, OR; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA; Davenport Lions Club; Loyal Order of Moose, Spokane; Spokane Club; WBA; NEA; Davenport Chamber of Commerce; member of Reardan Lodge No. 146 F & AM;  a member and Past Master of Acacia Lodge F & AM, Davenport; Past Patron Starlight Chapter No. 90 OES; Past Daddy Advisor Rainbow Girls; Past Troop Master, Boy Scouts of America; Past Matrons & Patrons Club, Inland Empire; Past District Deputy, District 27 Masons; Secretary of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association; Secretary-Treasurer of Bi-County Interscholastic Youth Assoc.  A member of National and Washington Assoc., of Secondary School Principals.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept 10 at 11 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA; Pastor Stanley Williamsen & Pastor Philip Falk officiating. Burial services Tuesday Sept 10 at 2 pm., Wilbur, WA, Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 9-10-1974)“Funeral services were held Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church for George Wallace Bannon, who died Friday.  Bannon, who had retired only two months ago as Davenport High School principal, was buried in Wilbur after a service conducted by the Rev Stanley Williamsen and the Rev Philip Falk.  Survivors include Bannon’s wife, Jean, and their son, Jerry, Seattle. Two brothers, J Verne Bannon, Kettle Falls, and Wayne M Bannon, Nampa, ID, and two sisters, Mrs. Joey Summers, Vancouver, and Edythe McVay, Newberg, OR, also survive, as do numerous nieces and nephews.  Bannon, who was born in Reardan Jan 12, 1912, was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport Lions Club, the Spokane Club, a Spokane Moose lodge, WEA, NEA, Davenport Chamber of Commerce, Reardan Lodge No 146, FA & M, Acacia Lodge, Davenport, Starlight Chapter OES and two secondary school principals’ associations.  He was also a past daddy adviser for the Rainbow girls, past Boy Scout troopmaster, past district deputy for Masons, secretary of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and secretary-treasurer of the Bi-County Interscholastic Youth Association. Bannon, who came to Davenport in 1967, had just Friday received a certificate of appreciation from the superintendent of public instruction, Dr Frank Brouillet. The state administrator had cited Bannon for 35 years of service to youth.  When he first announced plans to retire this year, ‘Big Wally,’ as the principal was known by more than  a few fellow teachers, paused to reminisce on his career. With the help of a football scholarship, he worked himself through EWSC and then started teaching in Wilbur, where in 1941 he married Jean Miller.  He later taught in Odessa, Harrington, Reardan, Kettle Falls and Riverside.” (Davenport Times: 9-12-1974)

“G. W. (Wally) Bannon.—Resident of Davenport, WA; retired school administrator. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean Bannon, at the home; one son, Jerry Bannon, Seattle, WA; 2 brothers, J. Verne Bannon, Kettle Falls, WA; Wayne M. Bannon, Nampa, Idaho; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joey Summers, Vancouver, WA; Mrs. Edythe McVay, Newberg, Or; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA; Davenport Lions Club; Loyal Order of Moose, Spokane; Spokane Club; WEA; NEA; Davenport Chamber of Commerce; member of Reardan Lodge, No. 146 F & AM; a member and Past Master of Acacia Lodge F & AM, Davenport, WA; Past Patron Starlight Chapter No. 90 OES; Past Daddy Advisor Rainbow Girls; Past Troop Master, Boy Scouts of America; Past Matrons & Patrons Club, Inland Empire; Past District Deputy, District 27 Masons; Secretary of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association; Secretary-Treasurer of Bi-County Interscholastic Youth Assoc.  A member of National, and Washington Assoc. of Secondary School Principals. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept 10 at 11 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA, Pastor Stanley Williamsen & Pastor Philip Falk officiating. Burial services Tuesday, Sept 10 at 2 p.m., Wilbur, WA, Cemetery, with Masonic Graveside Rites. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item)

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Bauer, August W. ( b. 1895,  d. 1971) 169/11                 

“August W. Bauer.—A resident of Wilbur,  WA. A veteran of WW I. Member of IOOF; former mayor of Wilbur, WA. Survived by his wife, Mary E. Bauer, at the home; one son, Robert J Bauer, Wilbur, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Green, Nespelem, WA; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services Wednesday, June 16, 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, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 1971, scrapbook item)

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Bayley, Lester S.; ( No information) 115/6 

  "Lester S. Bayley died Wednesday at Wilbur. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss." (LCT, Feb 02, 1900))

 

Bean, Marvin F. ‘Pete’ (Age 90; d. 1-10-2010)

“Marvin F. ‘Pete’ Bean, age 90.—Passed away on Jan 10, 2010 in Cashmere, WA. His home was Creston, WA. He is survived by his wife, Leora (Manning) Bean at the home, children, Jack Bean and Toni of Spokane Valley, WA; Marlene Hickman of East Wenatchee, WA; Joe and Sally Bean of Creston, WA; Bob Bean of Spokane Valley, WA; and Pat and Cathy Bean of St Maries, ID. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Rex and a sister, Mona. Pete was a member of the Creston Christian Church, NRA, Lincoln/Creston Gun Club, and WAWG. He worked at Boeing on the B-17s during the war. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Creston Christian Church, Creston, WA with Pastor Don Hoffman, officiating. Graveside inurnment will precede Memorial service at Wilbur Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Jan 15, 2010. Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

 

Bender, Anna; ( b. 1843, d. 1926)  6/6 

 “The funeral of Mrs. Anna Bender, aged 83, was held from the Wilbur Catholic church  Monday, the Rev Father Fiavin officiating. Mrs. Bender was a native of Alsace-Lorraine, but came to America with her parents when 9 years old. She was married in Iowa and with her family in 1888 located near Govan, where they acquired a large acreage of wheat land. Mr. Bender died in 1909.” (Odessa Record: 3-05-1926); “Chris Lyse, J. McPherson and Godfrey Thompson, Wilbur, have been named appraisers of the estate of Anna Bender.” (Odessa Record: 6-04-1926)

 

Bishop, Ernest; ( b. Aug 21, 1917, d. Mar 09, 1969) 66/12 

  “Death came suddenly to Ernest Bishop early Sunday morning, March 9, 1969. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bishop on Aug 21, 1917 at Hartline. He received his early education in the Hartline School and later moved with his parents to Plummer, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1938. He came to St Andrews in the summer of 1938 and farmed in the Coulee City area for a number of years.  He was married to Ada Harden in Nov of 1940. They moved to Almira in 1948 where they have made their home since. He drove bus for the Almira School for eleven years. He also worked as a carpenter with Tony Brown of Creston, and since 1963, has been with the McInroy Meat Company of Wilbur.  He is survived by his wife, Ada, at the home; four sons, Lloyd and Clyde at the home, Gail of Maywood, CA, and Gary of Wilbur. He was preceded in death by one son, Claude, in 1966. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Alloress…” (Almira Herald excerpt: 3-13-1969; scrapbook item; Edit: burials of Ernest, Ada, Lloyd and Claude Bishop occurred in the Wilbur Cemetery in Block 66)

 

Bishop, Clyde D.: ( d. Dec 10, 2009)

“Clyde D. Bishop, Age 65.—Passed away Dec 10, 2009 in Spokane, WA. His home, Wilbur, WA. He is survived by his stepson Wesley Cannon of Moses Lake, WA, and his brother Gail (and Donna) Bishop of Spokane Valley, WA, along with two nieces Holly and Nicole, and nephew Shawn. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest in 1969, Ada in 1988, and three brothers, Claude in 1966, Lloyd in 1993, and Gary in 2008. He was a US Army Vietnam Veteran, member of the Airway Heights VFW and he enjoyed helping other people and loved playing cards with his coffee buddies and spending time with his stepson Wesley. Funeral services, Friday, Dec 18, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Wilbur Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA, with Pastor Heather Jepsen, officiating. Interment Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. Mr. Bishop will lie-in-state on Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 from 5-7 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

 

Black, Alma; ( b.  Nov 14, 1888, d. 1973 Jul 20)  124/8     

“Alma Black.—Her home, E1801 Upriver Drive, Spokane, formerly of Wilbur, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. E. G. Brown, Pullman , WA; one grandson, Dennis G. Brown, Moscow, Idaho; one granddaughter, Mrs. Brent (Becky) Hamer, Pullman, WA; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Klingeman, Austin, TX; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 23 at 2 p.m., at the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA, Dr Malcolm McCallum officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-23-1973)

 

Bolik, A. C.; ( No information) 51/7  

“A. C. Bolik, a young man and comparative stranger, died at the Ettenborough hotel in Wilbur last Sunday morning.  He had been digging wells, and was brought to Wilbur about two weeks ago, suffering from blood poisoning, caused by a scratch received while cutting a stick of giant powder. He exposed himself by sitting in a cold hallway, dressed only in his underclothing. Dr Wright warned him that this act might cause his death, and it came sooner than the doctor anticipated. In a very short time the patient was attacked by pneumonia, and death ensued about twenty-four hours afterward.  When it became certain that he could not live long, he gave those attending him the address of his mother, who lives in Pennsylvania and of a sister who lived in South Dakota.”  (LCT: 12-15-1903)

 

Brown, Erwin Glen; ( b. Jan 26, 1899,  d. 7-16-1951) 124/5

  “Erwin Glen Brown. Died: 7-16-1951. Birth: 1-26-1899, MN.  Married.  Father: George Brown; Mother: Ethel Ross. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

 

Brown, Harold; ( b. Jul 17, 1896,  d.  Jan 01, 1973) 105/5  

“Harold Brown.  Died: 1-01-1973. Birth: 7-17-1896, WA. Widowed. Father: Charles Henry Brown. Mother: Priscilla Bender. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

“Harold Brown.—Resident of Almira,WA, formerly of Wilbur. He was a member of the Tuscan Lodge, No. 81 F & AM, El Katif Shrine; a life member of the Wilbur IOOF, VFW; Almira Gun Club; associate member of the Telephone Pioneers of America; Veteran of WW I. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Becky J. Andersen, Spokane; Mrs. Patricia Meier, Corvallis, OR; 2 grandsons, Col. Michael S. Andersen, US Marine Corp, Komoehe, Hawaii; Erik M. Meier, Corvallis, OR; 2 sisters, Florence Constantine, CA; Anna Evers, Almira, WA; numerous nieces, cousins and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan 5 at 1 p.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Pastor C. E. Dyrud officiating. Masonic rites at graveside Wilbur Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: Jan 1973)

 

Brown, Julia Ann; ( b. Jul 21, 1907,  d.  Mar 14, 1990) 205/6   

“Julia Ann Brown. Died: 3-14-1990. Birth: 7-21-1907, WA.  Divorced. Father: Tony S. Brown. Mother: Mary Tavares. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur,WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

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Brown, W. E. ; ( b. Aug 30. 1857,  d.  Sep 16, 1899)  71/11  

( William E.)-W. E .Brown, a prominent farmer, was found dead in the road near his home, a few miles from Wilbur. He had been to town with a load of wheat and was returning home, when in some manner he fell from the wagon and received injuries which caused his death. (Citizen) …Since about four years ago Mr. Brown had been subject to infrequent epileptic attacks and it is supposed that a sudden attack had seized him and that he had fallen forward from the high seat of the grain rack, and that one of the horses kicked him or the wheel of the wagon struck his head, as the bones of his face were broken and there was an ugly cut on the back of his head… Funeral services were held on Sunday at the old GAR hall under the auspices of the Baptist Church, Rev. A. J. Gage officiating.—Wilbur Register, Sept 22 (LCT 29 Sept 1899)  

 

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Wilbur Cemetery Obits, Lincoln County, Washington

submitted by Marge Womach, 2009.

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