Mountain View Cemetery Obituaries Page 2     

                                      Walla Walla, Washington      


Mary Beth Aylward, 30, of the Fircrest School ( Seattle) died there April 3, 1987. Interment will be with her maternal grandmother. Edith C. Little, Monday at Mountain View Cemetery. Miss Aylward was born February 4, 1957, in Walla Walla to James and Mary Jan Aylward. In addition to her parents at Weston, Mass., she is survived by two sisters, Colleen of New York City and Janie of Seattle; two brothers, J. Patrick Aylward of Wenatchee and John Aylward of Bear Valley, Calif. (WWUB excerpt Sun. Apr 05, 1987.)

Jack A. Bell, 55, died Jan. 24, 1996, at St. Mary Medical Center. Born Feb. 28, 1940, Caraville, Tenn., to William and Mary Ward Bell.  Attended Pioneer Junior High School, graduated from Walla Walla High School. Joined U.S. Army and served in North Carolina and the Dominican Republic.  Worked for Montgomery Ward, Bon Marche and Walla Walla School District No. 140. Married Karen Clayton Staudenmaier in Lewiston1977.  Member BPOE No. 287 Board of Trustees; a former vice president Tri-State Steelheaders; Eagles Lodge and VFW Grant Farmer Post No. 992. Surviving are his wife, at home; a daughter, Shelley Bell, Portland; three sons, William Bell and Mike and Jeff Staudenmaier,Walla Walla; a brother, William Bell, Milton-Freewater; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral was held at Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home.  Chaplian Walter Meske officiated and burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. (from obit dated 1-26-96)

Plane Crash Kills Former Resident -- A former Walla Walla resident, Ivan Ray Bollinger, was victim of a plane crash Saturday while dusting crops in Brownfield, Texas.  Funeral services were held Thursday in the Dewitt Chapel with the Rev. Jasper C. Havens of Central Christian Church officiating.  Interment was in the veterans section of Mt. View Cemetery. Born Nov. 2, 1940 in Walla Walla and resided in Walla Walla up to six months ago.  Served in the Navy as an electrician from 1957 to 1961. Surviving Bollinger are his wife, Linda and his children, Debra, Kelly and Allen all at the home in Brownsfield, Texas.  Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Bollinger, Walla Walla; a brother, Frank Bollinger, Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Doug (Mindy) Lea, Ft. Worth, Texas; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Bollinger, DeBarry, Fla. Worked for Nuetone Electronics in Seattle for six years before moving to Texas.  Married Linda Strode, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Strode of Walla Walla, October 29, 1961 in Walla Walla. (Online Class reunion pages)

Maybelle L. Burnett, 83, died April 2, 1987. Born Sept 22, 1903 in Dayton, the daughter of Miles and Ona Parrett Bennett. She married Lewis Runyan who died in1946. She married Malcolm "Buck" Burnett in Oakland, Calif. June 30, 1953. He died in 1973. Since 1924 she taught in Burbank, Pendleton, Wallula, Fort Lewis, Walla Walla and San Rafael, Calif retiring in 1966. Survived by a nephew, Dale Dixon, Walla Walla; a niece, Carol Conners, Scottsdale, Az., and several grandnieces and grandnephews.  Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. (WWUB excerpt Sun. Apr 05, 1987.)

Theodore Damm died August 27, 2010.  Born (May 23, 1933) and lived his life in Walla Walla. Married Elaine Jeffs in Yakima March 8, 1951. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Damm, at the home; three sons: Curtis Damm, Larry and Rose Damm, and David and Cyndi Damm all Walla Walla; brother, John Everett Damm, Yakima; sister, Susan Chenette, Vancouver, Washington; grandsons: John, Ryan, Cody, Kristopher, and Zachary; granddaughters: Wendy, Dawn, Nikki, Robyn, Amanda and Jaymi; great-grandsons: Kodey, Dustin, Ethan, Tyler, James, Jace and Aleczander; and great-granddaughters: Gwenneth, Jaylee, Kaidee, Rebecca, and Shanlee. Preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Christian T. and Josephine Damm; his stepfather and mother, Jack and Sarah Smoot; and his son, Ted Alan Damm who died in 1981.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 1, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Walla Walla, concluding at Mountain View Cemetery.( Online funeral home ledger memorial)

Miss Flossie Dell, 79, of Santa Barbara, Calif. died Friday . Born Dec 17, 1890 at Chatteroy, Wash. She worked at the Veterans hospital for 17 years retiring as cashier in 1959. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Walla Walla. Survived by a brother Cecil Dell of Santa Barbara. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.  (WWUB excerpt Sun. Jun 14, 1970)

Private family funeral services for Amy A. Givens, 87, Oak St., will be in Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday with the Rev. William Bray of the College Place Presbyterian Church. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Givens died at Smith Nursing Home Monday (January 16, 1978). A native of Walla Walla, born Feb. 26, 1890, the daughter of Frank S. and Mattie Kent. Attended Walla Walla schools and married to Walter E. Givens. They farmed at Valley Chapel. Mr. Givens' death (was) in 1972. Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Spokane. Survived by her sister, Nettie Kent, Walla Walla, and her brother, Arthur Kent, Renton; also a number of nieces and nephews. (WWUB, Jan 17, 1978)

Joseph Jorgensen (February 11, 1844 - January 21, 1888) was a U. S. Representative from Virginia. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. Cadet surgeon, United States Army, March 17, 1864-March 23, 1865. Acting assistant surgeon, April 10, 1865-September 10, 1865, and June 5, 1867-February 21, 1870. Served as member of the Virginia house of delegates from Prince Edward County from 1871 to 1873, appointed postmaster of Petersburg, Virginia, May 21, 1874-June 8, 1877, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress. Elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883). Served as chairman of the Committee on Mileage (Forty-seventh Congress), as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880,  appointed register of the land office at Walla Walla, Washington by President Arthur February 27, 1883, and served until removed by President Cleveland in 1886. He died on January 21, 1888, in Portland, OR and was interred in Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla, Washington.(Submitted)  

Ralph Hendricks Justice, 85, of Walla Walla, Wash., died Feb. 23, 2000, at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Walla Walla. Born July 13, 1914, in West Clarkston, Wash., to James G. and Amanda C. Cox Justice. Graduating Enterprise High School 1932. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941, served as an airplane maintenance technician with the Army Air Corps, World War II, stationed in the European Theater, including in France, Tunisia, Sicily and Central Europe. A sergeant, he was discharged in 1945, received the Bronze Star, Good Conduct and American Defense Service medals. In 1946, married Edna Mae Renfrow in Walla Walla. Was foreman with Continental Can and retired after 30 years. Mrs. Justice died in 1972. Member of the VFW Post No. 992, BPOE No. 287 and FOE No. 26. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Peggy Sullivan of Spokane and Sally Martin of Meridian, Idaho; a stepson, Charles Hunter of Tortola, British Virgin Islands; a brother, George Justice of Enterprise; his longtime companion, Josephine Grassi; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home in Walla Walla, burial following in Mountain View Cemetery. VFW Grant Farmer Post #992 conducted a ritual service. ( The Oregonian, Feb 2000)

Alice Ruth "Sug" Lightfoot, age 81, passed away on May 27, 2009, in Santa Clara, Utah. born March 4, 1928 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Herman Woodruff Greathouse and Cora Mabel Dolson. married Herman Charles Lightfoot on November 21, 1956 in Walla Walla, Washington. raised at Greathouse Springs, Arkansas.  worked as a bookkeeper for Sherwood & Roberts. Later, for the family business, Lightfoot’s, Inc. preceded in death by her husband Charles, parents Herman & Cora Greathouse, brothers Billy and James, sisters Minnie, Hermione and Irene, and grandson Payton. Survived by her children: Terry (Rhonda) Guisinger, Salem, Oregon, Michael (Bunni) Guisinger, St. George, Utah, 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Graveside service, Monday, June 1, 2009, at Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla, WA. ( Submitted)

Walla Wallan, Edith C. Little, 83, of Yakima died here April 4, 1987. Born Sept 17, 1903, in Moxee City, Wa to Pomila and Theophile Champoux. She married Roy Little June 17, 1926 in Moxee. They owned and operated Little's Drug from 1932 to 1959. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jane Aylward, Weston, Mass.; son Jack Little, Albany, OR; five brothers and two sisters, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Her husband died in 1981. Her granddaughter, Mary Beth Aylward, died April 3, 1987. (WWUB excerpt Sun. Apr 05, 1987.)

Ryan Moberg, a DeSales senior who enjoyed helping out with Walla Walla Pacific Little League and was set to study engineering at Washington State University this fall, died Wednesday of head injuries suffered in a pole vaulting accident. Moberg, 18, died at 9:50 a.m., almost 45 hours after he was injured on a practice vault on the school's indoor facility in its gymnasium. Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, Walla Walla will handle the arrangements. Ryan's mother, Debbie Moberg-Williams, said a graveside service will be Saturday morning at Mountain View Cemetery, and a memorial service has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday at the DeSales gym. (TriCity Herald, Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008)

Clinton "Bud" Parker of Bend died Wednesday (Jan 23, 2002). He was 78.A funeral will be held today at the Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home with Deacon Dale Shaefer officiating. Graveside service will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Born Nov. 22, 1923, in La Grande to Clifton and Alma Parker, married Beverley Phillips in March 1948, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Worked as a farrier, shoeing horses for almost 40 years. Lived in Redmond for 10 years, enjoyed horses and rodeos. Survivors include his two sons, David of Walla Walla, Wash., and Chris of Olympia, Wash.; five daughters, Jeanne Miller and Merrie Asher, both of Boise, Idaho, Dee Anne Cavalli of Olympia, Wash., Patricia Piper of Yakima, Wash., and Bonnie Brookshire of Walla Walla, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife. Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home of Walla Walla, Wash., is in charge of arrangements. (The Bend Bulletin, Oregon, 2003)

Longtime area resident, Betty L. Sauer, 84, died March 29, 2010, at the Washington Odd Fellows Homes, 534 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington. Born February 17, 1926, in Oroville, Washington to Herman and Mildred Hanson Jeglin. Attended Walla Walla schools, graduated Walla Walla High School and attended Washington State University. September 22, 1945, S. Martin Sauer married at the First Congregational Church, Walla Walla, where they were members. Worked on their farm, retiring in the early 1990s. Served as 4-H leader over thirty years, leading sewing and horse 4-H clubs, former Exhibitor’s Secretary for the Southeastern Washington Fair, longtime secretary of the Bill Harder Memorial Horse Show for the Pioneer Posse, Narcissa Rebekah Lodge No. 2, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Blue Mountain Riders, Gardena Community Club, Touchet-Gardena Homemakers, Touchet Friends of the Library, and the Arabian Horse Association of Washington. Survived by three daughters: Nancy E. Meyers,  Milton-Freewater, Oregon; Patricia L. Sauer and Karen Ann Sauer both, Tucson, Arizona; two sisters: Roberta Brown, Temecula, California; and Anna Marie Jeglin,Houston, Texas; a brother, Marvin Jeglin, Homeland, California; two granddaughters: Peggy Taylor, Glendale, Arizona and Kathy Davis, Walla Walla; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her sister, Lois Fisk and her husband, S. Martin Sauer. A private graveside service and burial was held at Mountain View Cemetery.  (Colonial DeWitt Funeral home ledger, 2010)

Madge Frances Singer, 84, a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 15, 2005, at a College Place, Wash., nursing home. Her funeral was today at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home at Walla Walla. Pastor Robin Peterson of the Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Born on March 5, 1920, at Unity to James and Isabel Brown. Baker High School graduate, 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, Baker City 1938 to 1943, worked at the Baker Payless store 1963 to 1965, provided child care for 10 years, worked for D & K Frozen Foods Inc., from 1980 until her 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 of Walla Walla, and Richard Singer of Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Estes and Maxine McIntyre; and a brother, Maurice Brown. ( Excerpted Baker City Herald, OR, Feb 17, 2005)

Clarence M. Weathermon, died Monday in Richland at 59. Born July 17, 1916, in Umapine, OR, the son of George and Lela Weathermon. He was a mechanical supervisor, member of the Walla Walla City-County Public Employees Union. Survived by his widow, Frances, at home; his mother, Lela Weathermon, Milton-Freewater; his daughters, Sue Ann Myers, Kennewick, and Roberta K. Robert, Milton-Freewater; stepdaughters Maxine Rice, Hermiston, and Geraldine Harrison, Pensacola, Fla.; sons Alvin Weathermon, LaGrande, and Lynn Weathermon, Walla Walla; stepsons, Norman Simmons, Burbank, and Gene Simmons, Pendleton; his half sister, Kathleen Martin, Samish Island, Wash.; his brothers, Dean Weathermon, Milton-Freewater and Delbert Weathermon, Walla Walla; his half brother, Vince Roff, Milton-Freewater; eight grandchildren, and seven step-grandchildren.  The funeral will be Thursday at Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. ( WWUB, Jun 22, 1976)

Annette Yeend, age 87, passed peacefully on December 15, 2009, born in Yakima, WA January 16, 1922. Daughter of Pierre and Duleina Dufault, graduated from Holy Rosary High School in Moxee, WA. On October 1, 1941 she was married to Myron Arthur Yeend of Walla Walla, WA. After his military service, they lived in the Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley areas, in 1959, settled in Walla Walla, where they raised seven children. Myron passed away in 1978, Annette lived in Walla Walla until her marriage to James Sorensen on January 3, 1996, lived in Prosser, WA until his death in February, 2005. Annette was a licensed beautician and operated a beauty salon in her home for over 30 years. An active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Parish Council and Alter Society. Survivors include: Denise Greco (Bob), Judy Reilly (Mike), Marcey Criscola (Rocky), Mary Steele (Bob), Art Yeend, Teresa Langfitt (Chuck), Mike Yeend (Judy), 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.Also preceded in death by brothers Leon, Conrad, Emile Dufault and sister, Sister Ester Dufault, S.P. Survived by her brother, Marcel (Dode) Dufault, and sisters-in-law, Carmel Dufault and Monica Dufault as well as brother-in-law, Alvin Adams.Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Herring Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, WA. Burial services will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at 9:00 am. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 415 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, WA, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2:00 pm, with Father Robert McNeese of St. Augustine's Catholic Church of Spokane, WA officiating. (Yakima Herald Republic, Dec 18, 2009)


Mountain View Cemetery obituary excerpts submitted to the

 Walla Walla, Washington WAGENWEB, April  2011 by Rella Gleaton.

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