Published in the Goldendale Sentinel, August 27, 1964, pg 1
[Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]

Elmer Kamholz Dies

"Elmer Kamholz, 63, a former Klickitat county commissioner and prominent Horseshoe Bend farmer, died Friday, August 21 at the Veterans’ Hospital in Vancouver, Funeral services were held Monday from the Stoller Memorial Chapel in Camas with burial in the Camas cemetery.

Mr. Kamholz was born in Klickitat county in 1900 and spent most of his entire life in this area. He was a veteran of World War I. He served several years as a county commissioner and was serving in that capacity when the present court house was built.

Survivors include his wife and one brother, Herman Kamholz, of Goldendale. A complete obituary will be published next week."

Published in the Goldendale Sentinel, September 3, 1964
[Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]

W. Elmer Kamholz

"Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 24 at 2 p.m. at the Stoller Memorial Chapel in Camas for William Elmer Kamholz who passed away Friday, August 24, 1964 at Barnes Veterans hospital, Vancouver. The Rev. R. E. Kunz of Washougal presided.

Elmer was born January 26, 1900 at the family home in Horseshoe Bend, the son of William and Amanda Kamholz. He received his grade school education in District 38 of Klickitat county.

Time wasted is existence: Used is Life, was the motto of the Goldendale high school graduating class of 1917 of which Elmer was president and this motto could well have been called the theme of the inspiring services conducted by his pastor.

Mr. Kamholz joined the navy October 21, 1918; because of illness he was mustered out December 20, 1918 with an honorable discharge from the 13th naval district and the United States Naval Reserve force.

After recovering from rheumatic fever he entered the University of Washington, majoring in electrical engineering. Was a member of two honorary fraternities, Tau Beta Pi (liberal arts) and Sigma Xi (science).

After graduation he was employed for a time by the Skaget River power project for Seattle, then by the Boeing Aircraft company until the death of his father in 1925 when he returned home to assume the management of the ranch in Horseshoe Bend.

In 1933 he, with Sam Ganders and Ray Gatley, began work for the ASC office.

In the fall of 1938 Mr. Kamholz was elected county commissioner, taking office in January, 1939 and serving for six years. In 1957 he began work with the ASC office again and continued until late in June of this year when because of illness, he returned home to Seaside, Ore.

One sister, Mrs. Lillian Wilson, passed away in 1937 and his mother in 1953.

Surviving are the widow, Dariel Lee of Camas; one son, Richard Deako of Inglewood, Calif.; one brother, Herman E. Kamholz of Goldendale and two nephews, Marvin H. Kamholz of Vernonia, Ore., and William E. Wilson of Gold Beach, Ore."

[Researcher Note: William Elmer Kamholz was buried in Camas Cemetery in Clark County, Washington.]