Pleasant Valley Cemetery Photos/Obituaries
(Please note: These are only a few of the graves at Pleasanton Valley Cemetery)
|Anderson, Clarence Victor||09-13-1884||05-12-1925||Clarence Victor Anderson (Column 3) Obituary: Clarence Victor Anderson (Column 4) Obituary (link & work by Jeffrey Elmer) Clarence Victor Anderson was born in Pleasant Valley on September 13, 1884 to Lena [Pearson] and Peter Anderson. He passed away on May 12, 1925 at his mother's home in Goldendale.|
|Bartlemay, Sharon Rae||1939||01-16-1940||Gravestone Sharon Rae Bartlemay was born in 1939 to (Zelda) Irene [Beeks] and Leroy Bartlemay. She passed away as an infant under the age of one year old in Yakima, Yakima, WA on January 16, 1940. Sharon's mother Irene is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Packwood, WA. Her father LeRoy is also buried in that cemetery.|
|Beeks, Arnold Lloyd||03-12-1926||09-28-1927||Gravestone Findagrave Memorial & Obituary Arnold Lloyd Beeks was born on March 12, 1926 to Laura M. [Dingmon] and Lloyd L. Beeks. He died at the age of 1 1/2 from pneumonia.|
|Beeks, Carroll Don||08-05-1930||12-01-1930||Gravestone Dr. Bankerd reports the birth (Column 5) A double funeral (Column 4) Carroll Don Beeks was born to Laura Mary [Dingmon] and Lloyd Lyman Beeks. He died at the age of 3 months on December 1, 1930 and was buried in a double funeral with the infant Richard Wesley Beeks, son of Cynthia [Dingmon] and John Beeks.|
|Beeks, Cynthia A. [Martin]||09-15-1858||10-05-1895||
Gravestone 3 Cynthia A. [Martin] Beeks was born September 15, 1858 in Missouri.
She married Phillip Lowery Beeks on June 25, 1878
in Klickitat County. Cynthia died on October 5, 1895 in Goodnoe Hills, Klickitat, WA.
[Researcher Note: There are records that indicate that the widowed Cynthia Beeks remarried on April 28, 1895 - a few months before she died. If this is the correct "Cynthia Beeks," she was married to Willard G. Barrick in Klickitat County.]
|Beeks, Cynthia Grace [Dingmon]||10-04-1908||05-08-1989||Gravestone 1 Gravestone 2 Gravestone 3 Findagrave Memorial and Obituary Cynthia Grace [Dingmon] Beeks was born on October 4, 1908 near Goldendale. She married John Beeks, Jr. on January 12, 1926 in Klickitat County. In 1940, they moved to Roosevelt. In 1976, the Beeks moved to Dallesport. Her husband John died in 1988. The Beeks are buried in proximity to the graves of their infant sons Martin and Richard. Their daughter Connie [Sigsbee] survives them.|
|Beeks, Frank||06-30-1909||10-20-1937||[Please see Marion Franklin "Frank" Beeks]|
|Beeks, Jacob N||05-10-1879||03-10-1956|| Gravestone
Jacob N. Beeks was born in Washington Territory on May 10, 1878 to Cynthia [Martin] and Phillip Lowery Beeks. On his WWI Draft Registration, he listed himself as a
"Cattle Raiser". Jake N. Beeks married Lottie May Bagley
on July 7, 1905 in Klickitat County. On March 7, 1932, he married
Edna [Luther] McDaniels in Klickitat County. He was married to
Minnie Short on January 5, 1938 in Klickitat County. Jacob passed away
on March 10, 1956.
[Note: On his WWI Draft Registration, Jacob listed his middle name as "Nimrick". On his WWII Draft Registration, he listed it as "Nile". On both Draft Registrations, he listed his birth year as 1879. Additionally, on the 1880 US Census, he is listed as one year old in June 1880.]
|Beeks, John Wesley||07-03-1906||05-25-1988||Gravestone 1 Gravestone 2 Gravestone 3 Findagrave Memorial & Obituary John Wesley Beeks was born July 3, 1906 in Pleasant Valley, Klickitat, WA. He was married on January 12, 1926 to Cynthia Dingmon. In 1940, the Beeks moved to Roosevelt. In 1976, the Beeks moved to Dallesport. John passed away on May 25, 1988 in The Dalles. His wife Cynthia died in 1989. The Beeks are buried in proximity to the graves of their infant sons Martin and Richard. Their daughter Connie [Sigsbee] survives them.|
|Beeks, John Wesley, Jr "Wess"||11-18-1880||05-07-1952||Gravestone Findagrave Memorial & Obituary John Wesley "Wess" Beeks was a pioneer of Klickitat County, born on November 18, 1880 in Pleasant Valley to Cynthia [Martin] and Phillip Lowery Beeks. He married Minnie M. Tuttle on December 14, 1902 in Klickitat County. The Beeks had eight children and were successful sheep ranchers. Wess passed away on May 7, 1952 in North Bonneville.|
|Beeks, Marion Franklin "Frank"||06-30-1909||10-20-1937||Gravestone Gravestone Findagrave Memorial & Obituary Frank Beeks was born in 1909 to Minnie [Tuttle] and John Wesley Beeks. He was ill for a long time from diabetes, and finally succumbed at the age of 28 to the illness. Frank passed away on October 20, 1937 in Goldendale.|
|Beeks, Martin Raymond (infant)||1927||11-27-1927||Concrete Stone Metal Marker Martin Raymond Beeks was born to Cynthia [Dingmon] and John Beeks. He died as an infant and is buried beside his brother Richard Wesley Beeks who died in 1930.|
|Beeks, Minnie May||04-06-1878||08-20-1955||Gravestone Obituary (link and work by Jeffrey Elmer) Minnie May [Tuttle] Beeks was born on April 6, 1878 in Clay County, Kansas to Margaret [Shell] and William Tuttle. She married John "Wes" Tuttle on December 14, 1902 in Klickitat County. The Beeks had eight children and were successful sheep ranchers. Minnie passed away on August 20, 1955 in Goldendale. Wes died in 1952.|
|Beeks, Nancy Virginia [Brasmer]||08-10-1936||02-21-2003||Gravestone Findagrave Memorial & Obituary Nancy Virginia [Brasmer] Beeks was born on August 10, 1936 in Saint Helens, Columbia County, Oregon to Mary Ellen [Skinner] and Franklin Benjamin Brasmer. She married Phillip L. Beeks on August 7, 1955 in Klickitat County. The Beeks family lived in Glenwood and then Trout Lake. Phillip died in 1992. Nancy passed away on February 21, 2003 at home in Trout Lake. She was survived by two sons: Phillip and Bill, and four daughters: Laura [Anrig], Diane [Schmid], Judy [Reynoso and Mindy [Nair].|
|Beeks, Phillip Lowery Sr.||10-29-1851||07-03-1890||Gravestone 1 Gravestone 2 Gravestone 3 Early Oregonian Search Phillip Lowery Beeks, Sr. was born on October 29, 1851 in Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon to Mary Ann [Beal] and Silas Jacob Nimerick Beeks. He married Cynthia A. Martin on June 25, 1878 in Klickitat County. Phillip passed away on July 3, 1890 in Goldendale.|
|Beeks, Phillip Lowery Jr.||12-12-1890||08-11-1942||
Philip (or Phillip) Lowery Beeks was born on December 12, 1890 in Goldendale, WA. to Cynthia [Martin] and
Phillip Lowery Beeks. He married in Wapato, Yakima County, WA on
July 12, 1913 to Vera Violet Martin. On various documents through time, he listed himself as a farmer, lumberman and shephard. Phillip passed away on August 11, 1942 in
Wasco County, Oregon. His daughter Clarice (1934) preceded him in death. Along with his wife Vera, Phillip was survived by four sons: Malcolm, Clavin, Phillip and James,
along with three daughters: Nellie [Short], Sharon [Hayden] and Vera [Cotton].
[Researcher Sources & Note: WWI & WWII Draft Registration; 1900, 1920, 1930, 1940 US Censuses; Oregon Death Index. Note: In the 1900 census, Phillip is listed as the "adopted son" of Sophia and William A. Martin. His father died in 1890 and his mother in 1895. Thus it appears that this Phillip Beeks was raised by his Uncle William Martin, the brother of his mother Cynthia [Martin] Beeks.
*** This researcher has not as yet located the gravestone for this Phillip Beeks; however, there are many Beeks buried there, and family trees from ancestry.com indicate that he was buried there. There are several graves where the small metal markers are no long legible. It should not, however, be counted as indisputable fact that Phillip is buried there.]
|Beeks, Phillip Lowery III||03-04-1925||11-11-1992||Gravestone
Findagrave Memorial & Obituary
Phillip Lowery Beeks was born in Wahkiacus, Washington on March 4, 1925 to Vera Violet [Martin] and Phillip Lowery Beeks. He served in WWII in the United States Navy aboard the USS Plunkett.
Phillip married Nancy Virginia Brasmer on August 7, 1955 in Klickitat County.
The Beeks family lived in Glenwood and then Trout Lake. Phillip worked for the SDS Lumber Company for 20 years. He passed away on November 11, 1992 at home in Trout Lake.
[Research Resources: US Soc Sec Applications and Claims Index; Dept of Vet Affairs BIRLS Death File; Soc Sec Death Index; 1930 & 1940 US Censuses; WWII Navy Muster Rolls; WA State Digital Archives Marriage Records]
|Beeks, Richard Wesley (infant)||1930||12-02-1930||Concrete Stone Metal Marker A double funeral (Column 4) Richard Wesley Beeks was born to Cynthia [Dingmon] and John Beeks of the Grand Dalles. He died as an infant and was buried in a double funeral with Carroll Don Beeks, the three month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Beeks of Klickitat. Richard Wesley is buried beside his brother Martin Raymond who died in 1927.|
|Beeks, Vernon Elwood||12-23-1914||09-01-1964||Obituary
Vernon Elwood Beeks was born December 23, 1914 in Goldendale to Vera V Martin and Phillip Beeks. In 1940, Vernon was ordained as a minister after attending Bible College.
He married Roberta Hendricks in 1942. They had four girls: Collen, Beth, Bonnie and Jerrie. Vernon passed away on September 1, 1964 at the age of 49 at Trout Lake, WA.
His wife Roberta died in 1980 in Portland. She's buried in the Greenwood Hills Cemetery
[Researcher Sources: Obituary; Findagrave Memorials; WA Births 1907-1919 (See surname of Beske & Becks); 1920, 1930 US Census; Soc Sec Death Index. **NOTE: Birth year discrepancy: Some sources list the birth year as 1915]
|Binns, Doris Elaine||06-21-1930||10-29-2005||Gravestone Findagrave Memorial & Obituary Doris Elaine Binns was born in Klickitat County to Margaret [Beeks] and Henry Darwin Creason on June 21, 1930. On August 29, 1948, she was married in Goldendale to Ronald Howard Binns. The Binns family were Centerville ranchers until 1961. Doris worked for the Oregon City U.S. National Bank, retiring as a customer service representative in 1986. Doris passed away on October 29, 2005 in Wasco County, Oregon.|
|Brownlee, James B.||12-10-1823||07-11-1918||Obituary|
|Cowles, Elizabeth||04-06-1834||08-16-1918||Obituary Findagrave Memorial w/photo Nee: Blackburn|
|Creason, Margaret Ann [Beeks]||12-04-1912||11-13-1956||Gravestone News Findagrave Memorial Margaret Ann [Beeks] Creason was born on December 4, 1912 in Goldendale, WA. She was married on October 25, 1929 to Henry (Harry) Darwin Creason. They had three children: Elaine [Binns], Donna [LaShene] and Edward. Margaret was fatally injured in an automobile crash and died in Goldendale on November 13, 1956. Her husband was critically injured; however, he survived, and died in 1974. Henry was buried in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.|
|Ellis, Augustus||03-21-1849||03-10-1938||Obituary (Sentinel Archive) Ellis Funeral Services Held Spouse: Sarrah Libby Ellis|
|Geer, Alma "Myrtle" Mabel [Saxton]||11-18-1897||12-08-1896||
Alma "Myrtle" Mabel Saxton was born in Pleasant Valley on **November 18, 1897 to Emma [Lusby] and George Saxton.
She married Earl John Mobley on June 2, 1915 in Goldendale.
She had at least one child who died as an "infant Mobley" is etched on one side of her gravestone. Two other children were born to the Mobleys, including Roland and Anna Minerva.
Myrtle later married Floyd E. Geer on May 6, 1926.
Myrtle passed away at her home at Cliffs on December 8, 1926.
Earl Mobley died on December 31, 1931 in Goldendale.
[Research Note: The Findagrave Memorial cited her birthdate as 9-22-1896; however, her death records show her age at death as 29. Klickitat County Birth Records cite the birth of an infant girl on November 18, 1897, and it is almost certain that this is Myrtle's birth date. The 1900 US Census shows a 2 year old daughter living with Emma & George Saxton named Alma M. who was born in November 1897. The 1910 census has 12 year old Myrtle living with her parents Emma and George. George Saxton (link & work by Jeffrey Elmer)]
|Hartz, James (infant)||unknown||unknown||Gravestone There is a marker for James Hartz, infant. No additional information is cited.|
|Martin, John||08-14-1818||05-14-1896||John Martin was born August 14, 1818 in Ohio. He married Susan Jane Clossin (Closson/Clausen). By the 1880 US Census, the Martin family was living in Klickitat County. John passed away on May 14, 1896 (likely in Klickitat County). His wife Susan died in 1920.|
|Martin, Susan Jane [Clossin]||11-21-1823||07-29-1920||Findagrave Memorial Susan Jane [Clossin/Closson/Clausen] Martin was born in Pennsylvania on November 21, 1823 to Elizabeth (Bettie) [Slippey/Schleppi] and Alexander Clossin (or Closson). She married John Martin. Susan passed away on July 29, 1920 in Goldendale.|
|Mobley, Stillborn||02-05-1911||02-05-1911||Chapman Funeral Records A stillborn infant was born and died on February 5, 1911.|
|Mobley, Stillborn||04-10-1916||04-10-1916||Chapman Funeral Records A stillborn infant was born and died on April 10, 1916. He was the son of Myrtle M. [Saxton] and Earl J. Mobley.|
|Mobley, Victor||unk||infant||Grave Marker [This grave marker does not cite a date, but merely says he was an "infant son". Perhaps one of the stillborn Mobley children listed above.]|
|Pelagalli, Stanley Albert Jr.||05-08-1953||08-09-1983||
Stanley Albert Pelagalli was born on May 8, 1953 in Tacoma, Pierce, WA. He married
Norma J. Fite on October 6, 1975 in Vancouver, Clark County. Stanley
on August 9, 1983 in Clackamas County, Oregon.
[Researcher Resources & Note: Oregon Death Index; US Soc Sec Death Index; Soc Sec Applications and Claims (may be under Stanley Albert Cotton or Cottn) & WA State Digital Archives. I believe his mother's name was Vera Violet Beeks Cotton and her father was Stanley A. Pelagalli. His Grandfather would have been Phillip Lowery Beeks, Jr.]
|Shell, John Henry||03-15-1842||07-22-1925||John H Shell Obituary Parents: Elizabeth [Clausen] and Jacob Shell. Spouse: Nancy [Johnson]|
|Short, Nellie Lucille [Beeks]||01-17-1922||10-15-1977||
Obituary (link & work by Jeffrey Elmer)
Nellie Lucille [Beeks] Short was born on January 17, 1922 to Vera and Lowery Beeks in Klickitat County. On May 5, 1941, she married Robert Wilson Short in Goldendale. Nellie passed away
at the age of 55 on October 15, 1977 in The Dalles General Hospital in Wasco County, Oregon.
Oregon Death Index; US Soc Sec Death Index; 1930 & 1940 US Censuses]
|Short, Robert Wilson||12-25-1916||06-03-2004||
Obituary: Robert Wilson Short (Column 1) Robert Wilson Short was born on
December 25, 1916 to Minnie [Wilson] and Ari Short. On May 5, 1941, he married Nellie Lucille Beeks in Goldendale. Robert worked for the railroad and had many activities,
including rock hunting, treasure hunting, fishing, gardening and gathering wild mushrooms. Nellie died in 1977. Robert passed away at the age of 88 on June 3, 2004 in
The Dalles Hospital in Wasco County, Oregon.
Oregon Death Index; US Soc Sec Death Index; 1920, 1930 & 1940 US Censuses]
|Slusser, Silas Winfield||09-08-1880||01-28-1920||The remains of Silas Slusser (Column 3) Both Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Slusser (Column 1) Findagrave Memorial Silas Winfield Slusser was born September 8, 1880 to L. [Orin] and J. Slusser. He was married to the former Mrs. Fuhrman. Silas was living in Klickitat County in 1918 working as a farmer. Silas passed away in Yakima, WA on January 28, 1920 of the influenza. His wife was also very ill with the influenza but apparently survived. [Researcher Sources: WWI Draft Registration; Chapman Funeral Records, Sustains Broken Leg (Column 3)]|
|Smith, Samuel Husten||04-03-1836||04-12-1925||Samuel H. Smith Obituary|
|Stump, Mary Ann||04-05-1852||12-18-1935||Mrs. Mary Ann Stump (column 6) Mary Ann [Beeks] Stump was born in Oregon in 1853 to Mary [Beal] and Jacob Beeks. She married William Henry Stump on November 17, 1880 in Klickitat County. (William died in 1922.) Mary Ann died in Granger, WA. [Researcher Note: Although I cannot locate a citation of Mary Ann Stump on "Findagrave," I believe that she is buried at this cemetery because not only does the newspaper Funeral Notice (link above) say that she was buried here, but her husband William H. Stump is cited as buried here. Researchers should pursue verification of Mary Ann Stump's burial in Pleasant Valley.]|
|Swan, Mina||04-02-1856||05-21-1935||Pioneer Passes Obituary: Mina Swan Parents: Carry & Jacob Holter. Spouse (1885): Charley Swan|
|Thomson, Daniel Ferguson||11-11-1876||01-18-1936||Click for obituary written by his Great Granddaughter Sarah Ann Tebbs. Daniel died on January 18, 1936. His widow Lela married again on November 22, 1950 to Leon De Clerk in Klickitat County. She died in 1973 and is buried in the Mountain View IOOF Cemetery in Goldendale.|
|Tuttle, Thomas Edward||05-28-1884||07-26-1938||Thomas E. Tuttle Dies in Yakima (column 7) Thomas Edward Tuttle was born in Kansas to Margaret [Shell] and William Tuttle. He married Hattie Eleanor [Axtell] Lahey on May 6, 1916 in Klickitat County. Thomas died on July 26, 1938 in Yakima|
|Wilson, Maude [Beeks]||06-21-1906||12-03-1981||Gravestone Maude (Beeks) Wilson was born June 21, 1906.
She married a Mr. Wilson. Maude passed away on December 3, 1981 in Goldendale.
[Research Sources: WA Death Index; US Soc Sec Death Index]
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