Mountain View Cemetery Obituaries Page 1 

                                         Walla Walla, Washington      



Mary Helen (Nellie) Barr, 70, died Friday.  Born in Adams, Ore, May 9, 1897, she was the daughter of David and Rado Williams.  Survived by four children: Reginald L. Barr, Spokane; Mrs. Robert ( Miriam) Prahler, Sand Antonio, Tx, Mrs. Russell ( Betty) Fiedler, LaCross, Wis. and Kenneth L. Barr, Ottawa, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. William ( Hazel) Frank, Mrs. Veryl ( Eve) Tompkins and Mrs. Edward ( Gladys) Stegmiller, all of Walla Walla; two brothers, Rosco F. Williams, and Maurice R. Williams, both of Portland Or. Concluding services will be in Mt View Cemetery. (WWUB, Sun, July 9, 1967)

Etha (Wright) Binder, 89, of 263 Marcus St., died Monday of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Cedar County, Iowa, August 9, 1895 to Benjamin L.(sic) and Clara Etta Maricle Wright. Graduated Dayton High School. Married George Binder in 1938 in Iowa. Taught school for ten years in southeastern Washington and Oregon. Following her husband's death in 1947. Member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since 1933. Survived by one half-brother, Alonzo T. Wright,  Portland; and two half-sisters, Olivia Wright Yates and Millicent Wright Brown, both of Los Angeles. Memorial service will be at  the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,  Pastors Alan Nelson and Lon Olsen will officiate. Graveside service will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Elder Al Worthington will officiate. (WWUB, May 21, 1985)

Merle E. Blanc, 83, Pendleton, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Willowbrook Terrace.  Born Aug. 9, 1925, in Shamberville, Miss., to Elwyn and Alline Bounds Poole. Graduated  high school 1942, attended American University, worked for Library of Congress. Married Robert Blanc of Walla Walla Nov. 17, 1951, in D.C. Moved to Touchet, Wash., Pendleton in 1965, owned and operated Pioneer Implement Corp. with John Deere dealerships in Pendleton, Hermiston and The Dalles. Active volunteer with St. Joseph Academy School, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary, and served as president in the early 1990s.  Survived by her husband, Robert, of Pendleton; and four sons and their families: Bob and Carol, Pendleton; and grandchildren John, Kristen, and Michael; Jim and Rosi, Incline Village, Nev.; and grandchildren Georgina and Andre’; Larry and Sally, Pendleton, and grandchildren Andrew and Joey; and David and Shawna, Pendleton; and grandchildren Nicholas and Zachary; brother, Alfred Poole and wife, Mary Pat,Belfair, Wash.; nephew Dennis Poole, Hillsboro, and niece Alline Poole, Beaverton. Preceded in death by her parents; son, Duane Richard, in 1991; and brother, Edward, in 1958. Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday, Sept. 14, at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton. A Mass of Christian burial Monday, Sept. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pendleton, followed by a vault interment at Mountain View Cemetery ,Walla Walla.(The Meridian Star; Pendleton, OR; )

Blanche H. Bryson, 85, died Oct. 9, 1995, at the Washington Odd Fellows Home. Born March 26, 1910 in Walla Walla to Elmer D. and Charlotte Doane (sic-not her name) Bryson.  Graduated Walla Walla High School and Whitman College. Taught school in the Touchet-Gardenia area, was in the sheep business, worked in the family business and helped set up camp for sheepherders. Member First Congregational Church, Daughters of the Pioneers, Daughters of the Nile, Order of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge Narcissa No. 2, Colonial Dames, Huguenot Society and the Whitman College Alumni Association. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Vivian Bryson of Tacoma; and two nieces, Barbara Bishop of Pullman and Katherine Holden of Woodinville, Wash.  Her brother, Howard Bryson, preceded her in death. Mountain View Cemetery, graveside service Thursday,  Rev. Pat Robbennolt of the First Congregational Church will officiate. (WWUB, Tues Oct 10, 1995)

Eliza Mary Crossler passed away, her home in Walla Walla November 28. Born February 2, 1878, Sweet Home, Oregon to George and Mary Hearing, who came to Wallowa county in 1884. Married George Childers and seven children were born, five survive. Mr. Childers carried the Lostine mail to the first passenger train coming into the county until his death. Members of the Christian church, married E. A. Crossler, prosperous farmer of the Chapman district. Selling their farm they moved to Walla Walla. Survived by her husband; two sons, Cecil of Joseph and Clair of Eugene; three daughters, Mrs. Vera Pierson and Mrs. Maxine Schumacher, Portland; and Mrs. Verda Davis, Emmett, Idaho; one brother, M. V. Hearing, Joseph, Oregon, and one sister, May, Medford,  nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; besides three step-daughters, Mrs. Charles (Eula Bloodsworth,  Hermiston, Mrs. Quentin (Irene) Lathrop, Lostine, and Mrs. Herman (Marie) Wood, Colville, Washington; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held in Walla Walla Tuesday, December 1st, 1953, concluding at Mt. View Cemetery in Walla Walla. ( Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, OR, Dec 10, 1953)

LaVelle Fazzari, 70, of Walla Walla died Jan. 29, 2006. Born June 6, 1935, to Charles and Eva Shane Taylor in Milton-Freewater. Graduated La Grande High School 1953 and on June 12, 1954, married Rudy Fazzari in Walla Walla. Worked at grocery and retail stores and retired in 1994. Member of the Catholic Church, served on the St. Francis Parish Council, member of St. Ann's Altar Society and the Italian Heritage Association. Survivors include children and their spouses, Jaynie and Bryan Blanc of Burbank, Wash., and Steve and Delia Fazzari of Spokane; four grandchildren; siblings and their spouses Dean and Marilyn Taylor and Virginia Taylor, all of Walla Walla, Mary Taylor of Tacoma, Wash., Joan and Bill Pontarolo, Mike and Doris Fazzari, and Carol and Ed Stephans of Spokane; and other relatives. Her husband, an infant daughter, Cynthia, brothers, Darrel, Norm, Mick and Ardele Taylor, all died earlier. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery , Walla Walla. Groseclose Funeral Home, 722 W. Alder St., Walla Walla in charge. (LaGrande Observer, Feb 18,2006)

Deloris Ford died October 16, 2010, in College Place. Born June 22, 1930, in Walla Walla, daughter of Merle and Evalyn Jones Brown of Prescott. Attended school in Prescott, graduating high school in 1949. September 25, 1949, married Donald Ford of Waitsburg.  Drove school bus for Prescott School District, member of Waitsburg Chapter #9 of Eastern Star, Prescott Homemakers, Prescott Alumni Association, 4-H leader, Rainbow Girls Mother Advisor, and Historical Auto Club. Survivors include son Allen and his wife Cheryl, Walla Walla; two daughters Annette Bergevin and  husband Mike and Adelle Smith and husband Glen, both of Waitsburg; sister, Carole and Lee Pennell, Walla Walla; aunt, Helen Brown, Walla Walla; brother- in-law, Dale and Sharon Ford, Walla Walla; grand­children Scott (Amy) Ford, Katie Ford, Michelle (Jason) Rutherford, Justin Bergevin, Greg Smith, Angela Smith; four great granddaughters Julie and Amber Rutherford and Ellie and Ava Ford. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents and her husband Don, on March 17, 2005. Memorial services at the Mt. View Cemetery. (Waitsburg Times, 2010)

Norman R. "Dick" Frank, 72, died April 18, 1999. Born Aug 15, 1926 in Walla Walla to Alex and Velma Potter Frank, graduated 1945 Walla Walla High School and as a senior won a state boxing championship title.  Served in the U. S. Army Air Corps June 1945 to November 1946,  joined his father in the family business, the Delishus Bake Shoppe.  Married Leneve Lindstrom Sep 18, 1949.  Earned a bachelor's in education and psychology from Whitman College 1961 and master's in education and administration from Walla Walla College in 1965. Taught at Prospect Point Grade School, Jefferson, Washington, Blue Ridge becoming a school principal in 1974.  Charter member of Grace United Methodist Church, 50 year member of BPOE No. 287, president of Walla Walla /Columbia County Retired Teacher's Association.  Survivors include his wife; a daughter Lynn Weber, Uniontown-Colton, WA; a son, Gordon Frank, Lakewood, N. J.; a brother , Gene Frank Walla Walla; and four grandchildren. ( WWUB April 1999)(Mountain View, HS)

Theodore Albert Froese died Feb 11, 2011.  Born 87 years ago in Walla Walla on July 8, 1923, son of Gustav and Frieda Froese. Survived by his wife Verna L.; three daughters, Anita and Gerald Giesbrecht, Lori and Ralph Maurer, Gretchen and Partha Kundu; three sons Gordon and Mary Froese, Stanley and Marianne Froese, Walter and Danielle Froese; a sister, Marti Baden and one brother Oscar Froese; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by an infant daughter Heidi and five brothers, “Bud” Paul, Gus, Art and Fred. Interment Mountain View Cemetery. (Funeral home ledger.)

Mrs. Emily Sophronia Hill, 87, of Touchet, died Wednesday at a local nursing home. Born Nov 14, 1864 near Milton-Freewater on the Walla Walla River, and spent most of her life there.  Preceded in death by her husband, Edgar, in 1925. Survived by six children, A. W. Hill of Touchet, Frank Hill of Portland, Wilbur Hill of San Jacinto, Calif., Mrs. Fern Henry of Milton-Freewater. Mrs. Lucille Lillianthal of Spokane and Mrs. Geraldine LeRoy of Tucson, Ariz., and 13 grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Friday, Jan 18 at the DeWitt Funeral home chapel. Interment Mountain View Cemetery. Rev Otto Gruber officiating. (DeWitt Funeral home ledger, 1952)  

The funeral for Albert Jenkins of Boyer was conducted Monday, Rev. D. R. Peterman officiating.  Pallbearers were George Shuhart, Kenneth Moss, Dewey Swartz, Richard Fulgham, M. L. Pulliam and Al Fulgham. Interment was in Mt. View Cemetery.( WWUB Mon, Nov 25, 1963)

Adelia Helen Johnson, born April 14, 1878, in Westford, Minn., died Sept. 7, 1968, in Walla Walla, Wash. United in marriage to Frank Johnson March 10, 1896, and he preceded her in death in 1944. Remaining are five children: Elwin of McCall, Idaho, Chester of Cheney, Wash., Glen of Elgin, Ore., Vivian (Mrs. Aubrey Holbrook) of Granger, Wash., and Ruth (Mrs. Earl Tucker) of College Place, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Brooks of Spokane, Wash.; one brother, Claude Chambers of San Leandro, Calif.; 22 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla.(Submitted)

Mrs. Guy W. (Minnie) Kent, 56, died Thursday (May 28, 1953) at a local hospital. Member of the Loney family, one of the Walla Walla’s best-known early day families. Born July 13, 1896 at Walla Walla, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Loney, who came to the Walla Walla Valley in 1882. Graduated from Wa-Hi, and on Dec. 12, 1917 married Guy W. Kent. Survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Bernard T. (Marjorie) Moro and Mrs. Harold (Eleanor) Gorham of Walla Walla; one sister, Mrs. Vincent Nelson of Walla Walla; eight brothers, Orville Loney, Delbert Loney and Virgil Loney, all of Walla Walla; William Loney of Moscow, Ida.; Elwin Loney of Midvale, Ida.; Herbert Loney of Touchet; Samuel Loney of Des Moines, Ia.; and Albert Loney of Connell, Wash; eight grandchildren. Member of Narcissa Rebekah Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F., the Sudbury Farm Bureau, Sudbury Home Economic Club and the Eureka Grange. Funeral services are planned for Monday with interment in Mountain View Cemetery. (WWUB, May 29, 1953)

James DeVern King of Eugene. Or,  died Dec. 15 of emphysema. Born Aug. 4, 1938, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Jim and Bernadean Hubbard King. He married Elsie Hapner in Touchet, Wash., on Dec. 15, 1961. They later divorced. Graduated Walla Walla High School, served in the Navy for two years, employed at mills in the Eugene area before working at States Industries. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie King of Porterville, Calif.; a sister, JoAnn Bocol of Walla Walla; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service and inurnment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.(Submitted)

Wife of W. D. Loney of  Lowden, Mrs. Evangeline C. Loney, 58, died this morning at a local hospital  Born in Weston in 1873, came to the Walla Walla Valley when quite young. Her home for the past 10 years had been at Lowden. Survived by her husband and  three daughters, Mrs. Irvin Alexander of Freewater, Mrs. Guy Kent of Walla Walla and Miss Violet Loney of Lowden; eight sons, William C., Elwin J., Herbert R., Orval, Albert, Delbert, Virgil and Earl, all of Walla Walla, and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Potts of Walla Walla. Member of the Baptist Church. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. (WWUB Dec 30, 1931)

William D. Loney, 81 year old retired farmer, resident of the community since 1882, died Friday morning [April 19] in a local nursing home. Born September 3, 1864 in Ontario, Canada. Farmed in the Hudson Bay District south of Lowden retiring about 1942. His wife, member of the pioneer Stroble family, died December 29, 1931. Loney's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loney and with his brothers, John and Sam, he farmed, grazed cattle on the range from Touchet to the Snake River and farmed the ground where the penitentiary now stands to as far as Dry Creek. Loney purchased the farm in the Lowden District in 1906. In 1911 bought the Cascade fuel yard, in 1918 farmed on Dry Creek, from 1920 to retirement he was on the Lowden ranch. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Guy Kent and Mrs. J. Vincent Nelson, Walla Walla; and Mrs. Irvin Alexander, Freewater; eight sons, William Charles, Walla Walla; Elwin Joseph, Cove; Herbert R., Touchet; Orville R., Delbert S., Virgil T. and Samuel E. Loney, all Walla Walla; and Albert S. Loney, Pasco; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Potts, Sprague and Mrs. Kate Paul, Tacoma; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral is set for Saturday. Interment Mountain View Cemetery ( Walla Walla Union Bulletin, April 19, 1946)

Thomas J. Loranger, 89, died at home Apr 08, 1989.  Loranger was born Dec 02, 1899, in Winters, CA, to Francis Regis and Sarah Anna Keefe Loranger.  Married Mary Grace Patterson in California during WWII, worked in the shipyards there.  In 1945, moved to Walla Walla.  Mrs. Loranger died in 1955.  Loranger worked for the railroad, then St. Mary Hospital as a maintenance engineer until retirement in 1965.  On Sep 17, 1956, he married Amy E. Uribe in Coeur d'Alene. Member of St. Patrick Church. Survived by his wife and two daughters, Virginia Loranger of California and Mary Grace Connelly of Bellevue, Wash.; two sons, Jerald Joseph Loranger of Spokane and Thomas Jackson Loranger of Bellevue; a sister-in-law, Ellen Loranger of Woodland, California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  (WWUB Apr 10, 1989)(Mountain View, HS)  

H. Marie Lynch, 77, Chase Ave, died Thursday, June 2, 1983.  Born Oct 9, 1905 in Fergus, Ontario, Canada to John and Mary Elizabeth Ferrell Beechinor. She came to Walla Walla, attended grade school at Valley Grove and St. Vincent Academy. For 21 years she worked as a nurse's attendant and office assistant for Dr. F. M. Campbell.  Married Maurice Lynch Sept 26, 1942 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  Survived by her husband, a sister, Lorettta Synott of Canada and a brother John Beechinor of Walla Walla.  Six brothers, Thomas, Jeremiah, Frederick, Wilfred and infant twins, John and Michael Beechinor; and two sisters, Elizabeth Leybourne and Annie Hutchison, all preceded her in death ( WWUB June 1983)(Mountain View, HS)

Jose G. Miramontes, 100,  Walla Walla died Friday, Feb 25, 2011, his home. Born March 9, 1910, in Totatiche, Jalisco, Mexico, to Luis and Calletana Gaeta Miramontes. Active in real estate and farming for most of his life. Survivors include children Maria T. Miramontes, Marina Miramontes and Angelina Maycumber, all of Walla Walla, and Jose de Jesus Miramontes, Benjamin Miramontes and Miquel Alonzo, all of Mexico; 13 brothers and sisters; numerous grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; wife Gaudelia Valdes Miramontes; and sons Felipe Miramontes and Alberto Miramontes.  Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, March 8 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 415 W. Alder St., in Walla Walla. Interment  at the Mt. View Cemetery. ( East Oregonian: Saturday, March 5, 2011)

Matilda (Paietta) Pautler died on Sunday, February 21, (2010) at St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane at the age of 92. Born in Walla Walla, WA on September 8, 1917, the third of four children of Vasinto and Catherine Paietta. Received education in College Place, WA, St. Vincent Academy in Walla Walla, Walla Walla College in College Place, WA, and Holy Names Normal School, Spokane, obtained her teacher certification.  Her first position was at Paterson, WA, on the Columbia River (1938-1940), taught for one year at College Place (1940-41). July 27, 1941, married Francis Pautler. Active in St. Francis Parish Altar Society, PTA of St. Patrick School, Cub Scout leader, local correspondent for the Inland Register, newspaper of the Diocese of Spokane. In 1960 returned to teaching first grade at Washington and Edison Schools until retirement in 1985 at age 67.  1981 selected Washington State Mother of the Year. Active in Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Walla Walla Retired Teachers Association and the Italian-American Society.  Preceded in death by husband, Francis, and her son, Philip (1999); and her brothers, Louis, Charles and Stephen Paietta. Survived by her children, Dr. Thomas Pautler (and Nedra), Seattle, Kathleen Laubach (and Vincent), Yucca Valley, CA, Rev. Mark Pautler,Spokane, and James Pautler, Mountlake Terrace, WA., nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Burial will be Wednesday, February 25, 2010 at 1pm and will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be Friday, February 26, 2010 at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. 2nd Ave., Walla Walla, WA.( Funeral Home ledger)

Warren H. Plucker, 88, passed away Oct. 25, 2010 at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1922, in Walla Walla to Fritz C. Plucker and Dolphia H. Gluck Plucker. Grew up on the family farm 10 miles north of Touchet. Graduated Touchet High School 1940, moved to Seattle to work at Boeing, World War II joined the Army Air Corps, served in the 49th Bomber Squadron, 2nd Bomber Group, completed 50 missions as a tail gunner in a B-17 bomber in Northern Africa, Italy, Greece and Germany, held the rank of staff sergeant. March 28, 1943, married Dorothy E. Johnson, in Boise, They were together 61 years. Moving back to the Touchet area, worked on the family farm, moved into Walla Walla in 1969. Active in the Gun Club plus playing baseball for the McNary Dam League. Survived by his daughter, Cheryl Plucker of Walla Walla; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott & Cathy Plucker of Touchet; two granddaughters, Carrie Marie Neppel of Pullman and Katrina Ann Plucker of Pullman; one brother, Robert G. Plucker of Touchet; and numerous nieces and nephews.P preceded in death by his wife Dorothy E. Plucker; a daughter, Karen Plucker Noblin; a son, Gregory Dean Plucker; his parents and his sister, Sally Plucker Walters.. The graveside funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, the Rev. Robin Peterson of College Place Presbyterian Church officiating. (WWUB, Friday, October 29, 2010)

Winifred C. Reed, 87, Ellensburg, died Monday at Highgate Senior Living, Yakima. Born in Wallula, Wash. She worked as a travel agent. In 1995, she retired and moved to Ellensburg. Survivors include two sons, Mel Goudge of Ellensburg and Dave Goudge of Germantown, Tenn.; and three grandchildren. Inurnment will be in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. (Yakima Herald-Republic Online News, Tuesday, December 07, 2010)

Longtime Walla Walla resident Marjorie June Schnebly, 89, died April 12, 2010, at the Washington Odd Fellows Home, Walla Walla. Born Jan. 22, 1921, in Walla Walla, to John and Clara Heimbigner Holwager. Graduated Walla Walla High School 1939, attended Kinman Business College in Walla Walla. July 27, 1940, she and Alwin "Kenneth" Schnebly married in Lewiston, Idaho. Member of the Free Methodist Church and Bible Fellowship. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law,  Nancy and Jim Aeschliman, Walla Walla and Mary Ann and Doug Helton Kent, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Gale and Kathy Schnebly, Aurora, Ore.; sister, Mildred Richardson, Walla Walla; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her husband, August 1992; and sister, Ruby Demaris. Graveside service, Saturday, April 17, Mountain View Cemetery, Rev. Albert Gillin, First Presbyterian Church will officiate. ( WWUB Apr 14, 2010, Wednesday)

Madge Frances Singer, 84, former Baker County resident, died Feb. 15, 2005, at a College Place, Wash., nursing home. Born March 5, 1920, at Unity to James and Isabel Brown. A Baker High School graduate, she married Carl H. Singer on Sept. 1, 1940, at Baker City. They traveled to Wallowa Lake for their honeymoon in a Model A Ford. Employed by Woolworth's Department Store in Baker City from 1938 to 1943,  Baker Payless store from 1963 to 1965, moving to Walla Walla in 1968 worked for D & K Frozen Foods Inc., from 1980 until retirement in 1984. Survivors include her husband; four sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Loretta Singer, Gary Singer, and Robert and Wanda Singer, all Walla Walla; and Richard Singer, Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren Preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Estes and Maxine McIntyre; and a brother, Maurice Brown. Funeral was at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, Walla Walla, Pastor Robin Peterson of the Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery , Walla Walla. (Baker City Herald, OR, Feb 18, 2005)

Edward J. Smith, 89, passed his home in Kennewick, Washington, December 12, 2010.  Born July 5, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Edward and Anne Smuda Smith. Attended Minneapolis schools and graduated from high school there in 1939. A Sergeant in the Army when he met Rosemary Mimnagh. On Jan. 15, 1944, they were married in Minneapolis. A Pharmacy Tech transferred to McCaw Hospital in Walla Walla, WA, discharged 1945 in Tacoma. Worked for Western Auto until 1946 when he bought Builder's Insulation in Walla Walla and changed the name to Smith Insulation. Retired in 1986. President of the Jaycees, life member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks.  Survived by his children: Patty Peterson, Spokane, WA; Martin Smith and his wife Marie of Kennewick, WA; 1 sister, Judy Smith, Melbourne, FL, and 1 first cousin, Dorothy Carroll, Edonia, MN. Also survived by nine grandchildren: Eamon Smith, Shannon Peterson, Ryan Peterson, Brandon Peterson, Michaela Peterson, Sam Peterson, Danielle Peterson, Katie Peterson and Jessica Potoshnik and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 17, 2010, at St. Patrick Catholic Church,  Walla Walla, Father John O'Shea celebrating. Vault interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. ( Tri-City Herald, Dec 16, 2010)  

 Joan Smokoski born Nov. 23, 1933, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Lucile and Clarence Strange. Died at her home of cancer on Jan. 11, 2011. She had an older brother, Bill. All her family of origin members preceded her in death. Cremation interment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Survived by her husband, Frederick; her three children, Melanie Cook, Shauna Steingrebe and Scott Smokoski; as well as seven young adult grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Received B.A. degree from Whitman College, member Phi Beta Kappa for academic achievement, earned master’s degree Central Washington State College and a Ph.D. from University of Colorado. 40-year career  in the field of mental health, the last 18 in private practice as a marriage and family therapist. (Reporter Herald, Loveland, Colorado Mar 9, 2011)  

 Benjamin Stanton,  85, of College Ave, College Place, died Thursday.   Born Feb 14, 1878 in Iowa, lived in the state since 1908 and here 23 years.  Retired cabinet maker.  Survivors are his wife, Edith, three daughters Miss Fairy Stanton and Mrs. Mary Munnick  both of Weslyn, OR and Miss Reita Stanton, Seattle, two sons, Eldred Stanton of Seattle and Dale of Sacramento, CA, a brother Clyde  Stanton of Walla Walla, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. (WWUB Nov 22, 1963)  Funeral was conducted with Elder N. R. Johnson of the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating.  Pallbearers were Edward Flottman, Art Wilkinson, Dan Palmer, Melvin Daniels, Bert Brinker and Joe Hard. Interment was in Mt. View Cemetery. ( WWUB Mon, Nov 25, 1963)

William J. Wilson, died ( Aug 26, 1971).  Husband of Mrs. Elsie B. Wilson, father of William Wilson Jr., Mileitas, CA; 3 grandchildren; brother of Mrs. Minnie Divine, Seattle, Mrs. Mayme McEvoy, Walla Walla, Mrs. Viola Gorman, Enumclaw, Ray Wilson, LaGrande, Ore; Gene Wilson, Enterprise, OR; Glenn Wilson, Veradale, numerous nieces and nephews; 1 great niece. Member of the Union Pacific Old Timers, a resident of the area for 22 years, veteran of WWI. Service Aug 30 at the Mountain View Cemetery. ( WWUB Aug 1971)

 Boyd Calvin York  Died at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at 64yrs.  Born on Jul 21, 1924 in Elk City, ID.  Member of I F Enterprise Lodge #2 as past Noble Grand, the Grange and Tri-State Steel Headers.  Survived by his wife Beatrice York; 2 daughters, Carol Ohail, Bellevue, WA and Teri Lightfoot, Walla Walla; 3 sons, Richard York, Enterprise, OR, Jack York, Walla Walla and Greg York, Richland; 5 brothers, 19 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers. Arrangements by Professional Funeral Directors, Robert D. Brown, funeral director. (WWUB Apr 10, 1989)(Mountain View, Jun 21,1924-1989 Apr 7, IOOF)


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