Wilbur Cemetery Obits     

                                                                                                         Submitted By Marge Womach


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Thomas, Jackie; ( b. 1926, d.1937    197/7  

Funeral services were held at Wilbur on Sunday for Jackie Valentine Thomas, 11, grandson of Mr. and Mrs.  Frank Roberts, Wilbur. The body was brought from Okanogan by the stepfather and the child’s mother, Dr and Mrs. Ashley Thomas, Okanogan. He died of a ruptured appendix.” (Odessa Record: 3-11-1937)    


Thompson, Mary W.; ( b. Feb 19, 1878, d. Dec 22, 1956)  15/6 

  “Mary W. Thompson. Died: 12-22-1956. Birth: 2-19-1878, Sweden.  Widowed. Father: John Gustafson. Mother: Maria Carlsson. Burial: Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thompson, Mrs. H. C.; (Elizabeth) ( b. 1853, d. 1904)  115/10  

  Mrs. H. C. Thompson passed away last Monday night, the immediate cause of death being heart trouble. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, yesterday, at 2 PM. A large number of the friends of the family attended while the last sad rites were performed. Interment was made in the Wilbur Cemetery. Deceased leaves no relatives here, excepting her husband and son Godfrey, who is bookkeeper for M. E. & E. T. Hay.—Wilbur Register (Citizen, Mar 11, 1904) (Elizabeth w/o Henry C.)


Thomson, Emma (June); ( b.  Jun 12,1871, d. 1970 Feb 10) 1/3

  “Emma F Thomson (Mrs. David Thomson), 98 years old.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. A member of the Community Presbyterian Church, life and charter member of OES, Tuscan Chapter 64, Wilbur. Survived by one son, Edward L Thomson, Wilbur; 2 daughters, Mamie L. Thomson, at the home; and Mrs. Margaret Leipham, Davenport, WA . Funeral services Friday, Feb 13 at 2 p.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur. Rev Kenneth J Scott officiating. Interment Wilbur ,WA, Cemetery; the Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 2-15-1970; Beck data cards)


Tiegs, Walter A. F.;  ( b. 1911, d. 1969)  104/7                                                                                                                     

  "Walter A. F. Tiegs.—His home Creston, WA. Survived by his wife, Cordie A. Tiegs, at the home; one son, Walter Keith Tiegs, Creston, WA; 2 daughters, Mrs. Joyce Darlene Gumm, Williamsburg, VA; and Karen Sue Tiegs, Grand Coulee, WA; 3 brothers, Edwin and Elmer Tiegs, both Creston, WA, and Henry Tiegs, Thornton, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Lehman in Wisconsin; Mrs. Emelia Tilson, Wilbur, WA, and Mrs. Helena Krause, Wapato, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. A member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church and Wheatridge Grange. Funeral services Tuesday, June 3, at 2 p.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Pastor William Bash officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-02-1969; scrapbook item)


Tilson, Clarence;  ( b.  1911, d.  Jul 12, 1973) "Teke" 73/9

  “Clarence E. (Teke) Tilson.—He passed away July 12 at Davenport, WA. His home, Wilbur, WA. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Tilson, at the home; one son, Brent Tilson, Wilbur, WA; 4 brothers, Howard Tilson, Hartline, WA; Harvey Tilson, Davenport; Richard Tilson, Wilbur; Vernon Tilson, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 2 sisters, Mrs Sylvia Wampler, Conover, WA; Mrs Margie Tarter, Spokane. Funeral services will be held in the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Saturday, July 14 at 3 p.m.  Interment The Wilbur Cemetery, Jones & Jones Funeral Home, Wenatchee, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-12-1973)


Tilson, Meek B.; ( b. Apr 04, 1883, d. Aug 02, 1967) 5/1

  "Meek B. Tilson.—A resident of Wilbur, WA. Survived by 5 sons, Clarence E. Tilson and Richard E. Tilson, both of Wilbur; Howard E. Tilson, Hartline, WA; Harvey E. Tilson, Davenport, WA; Vernon S. Tilson, Coeur d’Alene, ID; 2 daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Conover, Brinnon, WA; Mrs. Margie Tarter, Spokane, WA; 2 brothers, Linton Tilson, Wilbur, WA; Luther Tilson, Chewelah, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vergie Hanford, Wenatchee, WA; Mrs. Beulah Zimmerman, Libby, MT; 20 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug 5 at 11 a.m. form the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA. Rev Kenneth Scott officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-05-1967)  


Underwood, Floyd: ( b. Nov 12, 1911, d. May 27, 1978)  54/5 

  “Funeral services were held on May 31 at Wilbur for Floyd Underwood of Marlin who died May 27th in a Spokane hospital.  The Rev Robert MacCheyne officiated at the service.  Born Nov 12, 1911 at Wilson Creek to Louis and Mable Underwood, he was a life-long resident of the area and farmed most of his life.  Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, at the home; three daughters, Sharon Eckhart of Wilson Creek, Marlene Skinner of Chicago; and Diane Henderson of Moses Lake; and 6 grandchildren. Services were from the Wilbur Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record: 6-08-1978)


Underwood, Jean; ( No dates) 54/4 

 “Jean Underwood, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Underwood of Marlin, who died soon after her birth Friday at the Veterans hospital, was removed to Wilbur for burial.” (Odessa Record: 11-16-1950)--



VanSickle, Chas; ( b. 1894, d. 1937) 199/12   

  “An order appointing Mrs. Myra V. Van Sickle, Creston, as administratrix of the estate of her husband, Charles S. VanSickle, was signed in superior court at Davenport. The estate is valued at $8,000. Heirs are the widow, two sons and a daughter.” (Odessa Record: 2-04-1937; Burial in Wilbur)


VanSickle, Robert L.; ( b. Feb 13, 1917, d. Feb 14, 1974) 199/7  

  “Funeral services for Robert Lee VanSickle were held from the Wilbur Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Feb 20, 1974. The Rev Roland Wuest of Pasco and the Rev A. F. Gerstmann officiated. Music was by the congregation and a solo by Frank Hanson, accompanied by Mrs. Roy Sassman on the organ. Masonic rites were conducted at the Wilbur Cemetery by Lee’s brother Masons of the Tuscan Masonic Lodge of Wilbur. They also served as pall bearers. The Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Honorary pall bearers: Wally Meyer, Ing Hansen, Norman Houger, Fred Haydon, Ben Johnson, Phil Gardner, Ralph Starzman, Jim Rosman, Lorin Simons,Vern Nate, Tony Brown and Richard Hedrick. Robert Lee VanSickle was born Feb 13, 1917 near Almira and entered into rest during his sleep on Feb 14, 1974 at his daughter’s home in Long Beach, CA.  The VanSickle family moved to Creston when Lee was five years old and he has been a resident there since that time. After his graduation from Creston High School, Lee operated the family business upon the death of his father, Charles VanSickle. His mother, Myra V. nee Buchanan, also preceded him in death. Lee married Alice Schafer on Jan 1, 1939 in Spokane and to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Roy ( Nancy ) Todd of  Ventura, CA, and Mrs. H. E. (Kay) McGuinness, Long Beach, CA. In addition to his wife at the home, and his daughters, he is survived by two grandsons, Ricky Todd and Shawn McGuinness and two granddaughters, Kristina Todd and Kathleen McGuinness; one sister, Mrs. Ivan (Eva) Hansen of Livermore, CA and a brother, Vallie VanSickle, Kettle Falls, and numerous other relatives.  Lee was widely known for the VanSickle sub-soiler and was reputed to be one of the best welders in the county. He was very active in the business until Oct 13, 1966 when he suffered a severe coronary occlusion and had been disabled since that time. Lee was a member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church and Tuscan Lodge No. 81, F & AM. Also he was a former member of the Creston Town Council and the Creston Community Club.” (Wilbur Register: 2-21-1974; photo in original)


Victor, Frank; ( d. Nov 10, 1904 @33y 9d) 79/7   

  “Frank H. Victor died of typhoid fever Wednesday in the Ettenborough Hotel.” (Wilbur Register in Oct 31, 1974 in 70 Yrs Ago, representing Oct 1904)  


VonBehren, August; ( b. 1857, d. 936)  

  “August VonBehren, 79, Wilbur, died this week of pneumonia. He was born in Germany and came to America 65 years ago. He was a successful wheat farmer and acquired a large holding of land. He retired in 1913. His widow and two children survive and a step-daughter. His funeral was held Thursday afternoon.” (Odessa Record: 11-19-1936).





Wilbur Cemetery Obits, Lincoln County, Washington

submitted by Marge Womach, 2009.

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