Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Ahern, Lester M.,  4-05-1973

“Funeral services were held Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, Reardan, for Lester M. Ahern, a long-time area resident, who died in Spokane March 26, 1973.  He was born at Medical Lake in 1900, and spent his early childhood in Downs; at the age of 10, he moved with his parents to homestead at Deep Creek.  Ahern continued to live there, operating a farm until his retirement in 1970, when he and his wife moved to Reardan.  He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Reardan, a charter member of the Reardan Lions Club; past master and member of the Reardan Lodge No 146, F & AM; past patron of Starlight Chapter No. 90, Order of Eastern Star; Spokane Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies; El Katif Shrine; 50-year member , Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Davenport; and a charter member of West Deep Creek Grange.  Officiating at the funeral services were the Rev Forrest C. Travaille and the Rev C. C. Saunders. Soloist was Mrs. Bob Zwainz , with Paul Lillengreen at the organ. Burial services followed at Spokane Memorial Gardens with Reardan Lodge No. 146, F & AM participating. Casket bearers were Donald Sullivan, John Porter, Jr., Dave Franklin, Tom Sipp, Zene (Pepper) Stillar, Larry Sullivan, Billy Sullivan, Robert Porter and Lloyd Pilant. Honorary bearers were Leonard Humphrey, Glenn Humphrey, Herman Wagner, Bill Colville, Ralph Frisk, John Hampton, Robert Anderson, George Reinbold, Ray Stevenson, Jerry Stevenson, Thomas Landreth, Joe McLaughlin, Clinton Landreth and William Meyer.  Survivors include the widow, Loreen, at the home; daughters, Phyllis Sullivan, Spokane and Connie Hayden, Spokane Valley; step-daughters, Norleen Stillar, Montgomery Ala. , and Norma Porter, Spokane; 13 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; a sister, Mae Beattie, Medical Lake; and several nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  4-05-1973) 


Ahern, Loreen W.,   10-25-1984

“Loreen M Ahern died last Sunday, Oct 21, 1984 at the Southcrest Convalescent Home in Spokane. She had lived in Reardan for 70 years.  Ahern was born on July 30, 1905 to Lee and Myrtle Worthy in Alberton,WA.  Survivors include two daughters, Noreen Stillar and Norma Porter, both of Spokane; one step daughter, Connie Hayden of Spokane; six sisters, Erma Morrison, of Spokane, Evoril Brodersen of Pasco, Iris Jauntis of Tacoma, Joan Opendack of Spokane, Doris Earl of Newport and Lola Hall of Colfax; one brother, Marvin Worthy of Spokane; 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ahern participated as member of the Reardan Presbyterian Church, the West Deep Creek Grange 880, the Rebecca Lodge, the Reardan Chapter of OES, El Karnak and Chapter 6, Daughters of the Nile. Funeral services took place yesterday, Wednesday, Oct 24, at the Reardan Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. with Rev John Thomas officiating the service.  Interment took place at the Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery.” (Davenport Times:  10-25-1984) 


Aldrich, Harl P.,   7-19-1984

“Memorial services for Harl P. Aldrich, 93, a former Reardan School Supt., take place Monday, July 23 at the Westminster Congregational Church, Spokane.  Aldrich died at the Madison South Nursing Home in Spokane after a six month illness. He first came to Reardan in 1914 as a coach and a manual training teacher. He left in 1916 but returned in 1923 to fill the Supt. position. Aldrich organized and coached Reardan’s first girls’ basketball team in 1923, as well as the first football team in 1926…. Aldrich left Reardan in 1934 and would have observed his 94th birthday. He and his wife, Lucy, celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary May 29. Survivors include his wife, Lucy, at their Spokane home; one daughter, Elsie Towner of Veradale; two sons, Harl Aldrich, Jr., of Concord, Mass, and Lynn Aldrich of Prescott Valley, AZ; 10 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 7-19-1984) 


Aldrich, Robert J.,   4-02-1998

“Memorial service was held Monday for Davenport’s Robert James Aldrich at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev Martha Montovani officiating. Mr. Aldrich died March 25, 1998 in Davenport. He was 72.  He was born June 11, 1925, in Hart, Michigan to Arthur and Janette Aldrich. In 1930, he moved with his family to Lincoln Park, MI, outside Detroit, where he graduated from high school in 1943 in the midst of WW II. He enlisted in the Army and went from basic training to officer training to overseas service in Germany. Sergeant Aldrich won a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation. Mr. Aldrich was discharged in Germany and re-enlisted as part of the occupation Army. IN 1946, he completed his Army service at Fort Lawton, WA, in the Seattle area. Mr. Aldrich met Lois Butterfield while they were both attending Hanover College in Indiana. They were married on Christmas Day in 1950 and he graduated from Hanover College in June 1951. Mr. Aldrich worked for a time in insurance and then joined the police force in Allen Park, MI.  The Aldriches and their five children moved to Springfield, VA, in 1967, where Bob worked for customs as a special agent. In 1973, he was transferred to Spokane and became one of the first instructors in the Sky Martial program. In 1977, he was transferred to Danville, CA, in the San Francisco Bay area, where he retired in 1985.  Upon his retirement he received the Gallatin Award for service.  Knowing they wanted to retire in Eastern WA, the Aldriches bought a piece of property northeast of Davenport. They sold it when they found their home of the past 12 years in the Hawk Creek area. During his last 12 years in Davenport , Mr. Aldrich was in the Wheatland Players’ production of ‘One Mad Night’… An ordained elder and deacon at the Davenport Presbyterian Church, he also was active in the Lincoln County Historical Society… Mr. Aldrich is survived by his wife, Lois, in Davenport; two sons, Gregory Aldrich of Marshall, VA, and Robert Aldrich Jr.of Seattle; three daughters, Janette Swearingen of Marshall, Judith Ann Aldrich of Issaquah, WA, and Beth Elwood of Johnson City, NY; one sister, Arlene Hoover of Brevard, NC; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 4-02-1998)


Alexander, Robert, 12-03-1926

“Word reached Wilbur last week of the death of Robert Alexander, 34, at Los Angeles, CA. He resided at Wilbur many years, and at one time was employed by the Columbia River Milling Company. A Alexander, president of the company, is his uncle. He moved to California about five years ago. He is survived by his widow, one son, Wilson , 10; sister, Mrs. Edward Davies, Prosser; a brother, Frank Alexander, Los Angeles; his uncle here, and another uncle, John Alexander, of Coeur d’Alene, ID. ” (Citizen:  12-03-1926) 


Anderson, Dan E.,  2-19-1998  

“Memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. for Davenport ’s Dan E Anderson, 69, who died Feb 13, 1998 in Spokane. Pastor Steve McLachlan will officiate the service at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport , which will be preceded by cremation. Born Feb 14, 1928, in Craig , CO , Dan headed to Washington state with his family, including nine brothers and sisters, when he was 7 years old. The Andersons settled at Hungry-Hollar near Hunters. There, Dan graduated from Columbia High School in 1945. After graduation, he helped an electrician wire his parents’ home.  During the summer of 1946, he earned 85 cents an hour working in a pea processing plant and drove Cat for farms in the Palouse country. In the summer of 1950, he met Eillene Ulrich. Although he was drafted into the Army while they were dating, they married on his furlough from Camp Polk, LA, on March 11, 1950. A week later, he was shipped off to Korea for 15 months. Mr. .Anderson returned home in July 1952 because his brother Ben was ill, earning an honorable discharge from the Army. He then worked for his brother-in-law, Melvin Maurer, until the fall of 1954.  After that, Mr. Anderson and his family moved into the Fred Dietrick place, where he farmed for 15 years. In 1969, the Andersons moved to the Thunder Bird Ranch in the Rocklyn area, calling it home ever since.  Mr. Anderson’s specialty was candy making, a talent he has passed down to family members. His love and sense of humor will be remembered by all.  Mr. Anderson was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Harrington for 17 years and Trinity Bible Fellowship in Davenport since its inception in 1980. A lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Association, he also held memberships in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association. Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Eillene, at the home; three sons, Terry Anderson and his wife Deborah of Davenport, Randy Anderson and his wife Lynne of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and Fred Bell and his wife Mary of Davenport; two daughters, Judy Mustain and her husband John of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Jolene Moeller and her husband Vince of Clayton; 15 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Forrest Pry of Hayden Lake, ID, Ray Anderson of Kettle Falls, Albert Anderson of Snohomish and Dick Anderson of Fruitland; 2 sisters, Mary Gifford of Gifford, and Lillie Dashiell of Cedonia. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.” (Davenport Times:  2-19-1998)


Anglemeyer, Earl L.,     6-30-1983

“A former county schools superintendent here for 17 years, Earl L. Anglemeyer died recently at his home, Lacey, WA.  Anglemeyer, who died Sunday at Panorama City Convalescent Center, was born on June 13, 1894 in Compton, IL. He worked in Davenport in the late 1950s and into the 1970s.  He is survived by his wife, Minnie, in Lacey; four sons, James of Sunnyvale, CA, Donald of Spokane, Richard of Anchorage, and William of Kissimee, FL; a daughter, Betty Richardson of  Palm Bay, FL; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Memorial services were held Tuesday at the Quinault Chapel of Panorama City.” (Davenport Times:  6-30-1983) 


Barnes, Richard,   10-12-2000

Priest River , Idaho.—Funeral service for Richard ‘Dick’ Lee Barnes, a Reardan native, was Friday, Sept 29, at Sherman Knapp Funeral Home, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River.  Mr Barnes died Sept 26, 2000.  Born in December 1935 at Reardan, he graduated from Davenport High School and then enlisted in the US Army, serving in Korea. After his honorable discharge, he moved with his parents to Priest Lake, where they purchased the Outlet Resort in 1959, which they operated until 1989. At that time, he and his oldest son, John, bought the Rose Hurst ranch where he lived out the remainder of his life.  He married Florence Jeanne Allen on Dec 16, 1961, in Coeur d’Alene . He belonged to the Priest Lake Lions Club and also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was planning an elk trip at the time of his death. He also was a carpenter. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, John and Michelle Barnes and Jerry and Lori Barnes; and two grandsons, Andrew and Jerry, all of Priest Lake.” ( Davenport Times:  10-12-2000) 


Bartlett, Vaughn,  4-27-1972

“Vaughn L. Bartlett, 62, died recently in a Lewiston, Idaho, hospital. He had suffered a heart condition for two years.  Bartlett was the father of four former Harrington residents—Richard and James Bartlett, Sally Dickenson, and Beverly Miner. Bartlett lived in Lewiston for 10 years and had lived in Long Beach, CA, for 10 years prior to moving to Idaho. He was a cabinet maker and builder. Richard now lives in Panama City, FL, James in CA, Sally in Spokane, and Beverly in Joplin, MO. ” (Davenport Times:  4-27-1972) 


Bauer, Catherine S.,  11-19-1992

“Funeral service for Catherine S. Bauer, 76, was held Thursday, Nov 12 at Behrens Mortuary, Rapid City, SD. Interment was at the Black Rills National Cemetery in Sturgia, SD.   Mrs. Bauer died Nov 8, 1992, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She was born Oct 21, 1916 in Pactola, SD, to Siles and Clara (Schamberger) Giles. She grew up and attended schools in South Dakota before moving to Mattawa, WA area in 1980 and then to Davenport in 1989, where she lived until her death. She is survived by two sons, Lee Bauer of Davenport and Richard Bauer of Rapid City, SD; grandchildren, great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  11-19-1992) 


Bennetts, Theodore E.,  10-24-1985

“Masonic memorial services for T. E. (Earl) Bennetts start at 2 p.m. today, Oct 24 at the Masonic Temple in Ennis, MT.   Mr. Bennetts, 81, died Sunday, Oct 20, 1985 in Davenport.  Montana Lodge No. 2 AF & AM conduct the memorial services with Rev Neil Ireland assisting; cremation precedes the services. Honorary pall bearers include friends of Mr. Bennetts from the Madison Valley in Montana. Mr. Bennetts made his home in Davenport for the past 21 years. Previously, he resided in Ennis, MT …. He also served as former Police Chief in Davenport for 5 years. Survivors include his wife, Elinore M. Bennetts, at the home.  They were married on Aug 7, 1928 in Farmington, Utah . Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Theodore (Ted) Earl and Marlene Bennetts, Jr., of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters, Donna L Armstrong and husband Dan of Davenport and Dixie B. Evans of Plantation, FL; one brother, Charles Bennetts of Dillion, MT. Also surviving are three sisters, Ruth Hungerford of Dillion, MT; Jean Bigelow and Hetty Carlson, both of Ennis, MT; as well as 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.”  (Davenport Times:  10-24-1985) 


Bernard, Robert,  6-29-1995

“Memorial service for Davenport’s Robert Bernard was held here Tuesday evening at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home.  Funeral service was Wednesday at the Gideon Lutheran Church of Connell, with Pastor Ralph Schultz officiating. Graveside service was held at Desert Lawn Cemetery in Kennewick.  Mr. Bernard, 80, died June 22, 1995, in Spokane. He was born Aug 14, 1914, in Chickasha, OK, to Russell and Coma (Shoptaugh) Bernard. He grew up in Texas , residing in Preston Bend and later Bonham. He married Bennie Brown on Jan 5, 1936, in Madrill, OK.  In 1945, Mr. Bernard moved to Connell, WA, where he raised his family and farmed until 1970.  At that time, he moved to Davenport.  Mr .Bernard is survived by one son, Bert Bernard of Pasco; four daughters, Dorothy Pruett of Connell, Jean Williams of Spokane, Joan Prohal of Royal City and Leola Badgley of Pasco; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and one sister, Ellen Cupp of Denison, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Bennie Bernard, in 1992.” (Davenport Times:  6-29-1995) 


Bettys, Martha C.,   6-13-1991

“Services were held Wednesday at Green’s Bellevue Funeral Home for Martha Carpenter Bettys, 92.  She passed away June 8, 1991, in Redmond's Cascade Vista Convalescent Center.  Mrs. Bettys was born in Creston on July 4, 1898. Her father, Patrick Carpenter, homesteaded a ranch on Bachelor Prairie in the late 1800s. She graduated from Holy Names High School in Spokane in 1916. Then she lived in Spokane from 1935 to 1963, where she worked at the Old National Bank for 10 years. Mrs. Bettys moved back to the ranch at Creston until 1983. She then moved to Bellevue, where her daughters and family live.  Mrs. Bettys is survived by her ….” (excerpt Davenport Times: 6-13-1991; did not copy all)


Bispo, Herbert L.,   5-20-1999

“Herbert L Bispo passed away May 1, 1999. He was 74.  A summer resident of Miles, Herbert was born in Monterey, CA, and had resided in Santa Cruz County since the early 1950s. He was a WW II veteran, serving with the 10th Mountain Division from 1943 to 1946.  Herbert received the Bronze Star in June of 1945. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, SIRS Watsonville Branch 111, and the IBEW Union. Mr Bispo enjoyed the last five summers he spent with his family and friends and acquaintances he made in the Miles, Creston and Davenport areas.  Herbert’s survivors include his wife, Lorraine of Watsonville; four sons and one daughter-in-law, Peter of Los Gatos, Stephen of Klamath Falls, Joseph of Aromas, and Stuart and Maria of Davis, all in California; one daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Dan Wilson of Yakima and the Miles area; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A short remembrance memorial will be held this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Spokane Store.” (Davenport Times:  5-20-1999) 


Boehme, Bertha,   9-15-1983

“Bertha Boehme, a former Reardan resident, died in Kootenai Memorial Hospital in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Aug 30, 1983.  Born in southern CA on Dec 7, 1898, she came with her parents to Reardan. She attended the Reardan schools, and after graduation from college, she was for many years head of the foreign language department of North Central High School in Spokane.  The last few years, she made her home with her niece, Mrs. Eleanor Mercer, who survives. Other Survivors include two more nieces, Mrs. Patricia Foss of Seattle and Mrs. Edna Haugen of Reardan; a nephew, Theodore Boehme of Bellevue.”  (Davenport Times:  9-15-1983) 


Brigman, Debora J.,   11-17-1983

“Deborah J. Brigman, 21, died Nov 12, 1983 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. She is survived by a son Brandon Lee Brigman at the home; her mother and step-father, Alvina and Jerry Wood, Davenport; Ron Brigman, US Army; Dale and Ed Brigman, both of Davenport; eight sisters, Patricia Wiles, Spokane; Janell Probert, Lewiston, Idaho; Vicki Brigman, Wellpinit; Teri and Kerri Brigman, and Jerilyn Woods of Davenport; a grandfather, Jim Brigman, Fruitland; plus numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Rosary was Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home. Mass was Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, West End, Spokane Indian Reservation. Father Koehler officiated. Interment was in West End Catholic Cemetery.” (Davenport Times:  11-17-1983)


Bourcy, Arthur H.,  10-14-1999

“Arthur H Bourcy passed away Oct 6, 1999 in Seven Bays. He was 80. Arthur was born March 19, 1919, in Shevlin, MN to Howard and Phoebe (Lameroux) Bourcy. He was raised in Shevlin and worked and lived there until he joined the US Army Air Corp in 1940 and retired from the Air Corp in 1949. He then moved to Spokane, working as a mechanic, truck driver, heavy equipment operator and carpenter. He retired in 1981 and moved to Seven Bays. Mr Bourcy was a WW II veteran, a life member of the Wilbur Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the North Star Grange at the Rice Odd Fellows.  He is survived by his wife, Louise (Kramer) Bourcy; three sons, Tommy and wife Christina of Loon Lake, David and wife Kathleen of Spokane, Michael of Liberty Lake; three daughters, Dianne Pritt of Bellevue, Marlene and husband Tye Yaeger of Spokane, and Marcia and husband George Bell of Fairchild Air Force Base; four step-children, Leslie and husband Pap Etue of Fruitland, Nickolette and husband Neil McMurray of Monroe, Art and wife Tracy David of Anchorage; and Lynn David of Salem; 17 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred Cooper of Colorado. At his request, no services will be held.” (Davenport Times: 10-14-1999)


Brown, Bertha L.,   8-01-1985

“Funeral services for Bertha Lucille Brown (‘Bert’ Schultz) of Mount LakeTerrace, a former Davenport resident, took place on Monday, July 8 at the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane, according to word just received. Mrs. Brown died on Monday, July 1, 1985 in Seattle.  She was the wife of Kenneth B. Brown, who operated the Rexall Drug Store in Davenport years ago.  A resident of this region of Eastern Washington since 1910, Mrs. Brown served as a member of the Edmonds United Methodist Church, a member of the PEO, and Worthy Matron of the Harrington Bright Hope Chapter 79 of the OES.  A graduate of Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Mrs. Brown also graduated from EWU with a degree in education. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth B Brown of Mount Lake Terrace; one brother, Charles L Baldwin of Spokane; several nieces and one nephew.” (Davenport Times: 8-01-1985)


Brown, Margaret (Peggy),  7-30-1998

“Private memorial service for Margaret ‘Peggy’ Kuchenbuch Brown, 74, will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements. Born in Wilbur, Mrs. Brown died Wednesday, July 8, 1998.  Her family moved to Mondovi and in 1941 she graduated from Davenport High School. She also graduated from Kelsey-Baird Business College in Spokane. Mrs. Brown went to work for Spokane Air Technical Service Command during WW II and in 1947 moved to San Francisco, where she married Walter Brown in 1949. They made their home in the San Francisco area and she retired in 1980 from Pan American World Airways after 15 years. Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved to Davenport in 1984. Her husband died in 1994. Survivors include a step-daughter, Sally Kitts, and a stepson, William Brown, both of New York; two sisters, Carol Larmer of Harrington and Juanita Johnson  of Reardan; and eight nieces and nephews, Hal Johnson, Gail Johnson Jantz, Denise Larmer, Kevin Larmer, LaMarr Larmer, Dorcas Hirzel, Marcus Diltz and Curt Diltz.” (Davenport Times:  7-30-1998) 


Brown, Thomas,  10-12-1978

“A memorial service for Thomas D Brown will be held from the chapel of Ball and Dodd, Spokane, on Monday, Oct 16, at 11 a.m.  Brown, longtime Spokane resident, was the father of Mrs. Duke (Laverne) Blanchard of Davenport.  Brown had been owner-manager of Binyon Optometrists in Spokane for 43 years, retiring from his practice last year. His wife, Sarah, preceded him in death in 1971. They had celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.  Dr Brown was born in Vallejo, CA, on Sept 14, 1896 and moved with his family to Seattle when a small boy. His three granddaughters are all former Davenport residents: Karen Wollman of Beverly Hills, CA, Linda Tracy of Seattle,WA, and Janet Duncan of Everett,WA.  Also surviving are four great grandchildren and a brother, Carl Brown of San Marcos, CA.  Dr Brown was a member of Oriental Lodge No. 74, Scottish Rite, El Katif Temple. He was also a member of Amarantha, Spokane Elks and Spokane Eagles lodge.  Dr Brown was a long-time member of the American Optometric Association and Washington State Optometric Association. Officiating at the service will be Rev Roger Muisiner.” (Davenport Times:  10-12-1978) 


Buchanan, John,  3-17-1983

“John Buchanan, a former resident of Reardan, died in San Marcus, CA, March 7, 1983 at the age of 89.  He is survived by his wife, Inez, at the home in CA; two daughters, Ruby Hanning of San Marcus, CA, and Mary Pelnarsh of Sun City, CA; 4 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; three sisters, Iva Garber, Reardan; Laura Nichols, Spokane; and Lila Waltman of Burlington, WY.” (Davenport Times:  3-17-1983) 


Bumgarner, Hugh M.,  7-14-1983

“A Davenport native, Hugh M Bumgarner, 64, died on July 5, 1983 in Puyallup, WA. He was born in Davenport on July 5, 1919 and lived here until the World War II years when he was employed in western Washington.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret R Bumgarner; their daughter, Beverly Ann, and her husband, James Whitehouse; granddaughters Tammy Loraine and Meg Elaina. All six have resided at the family home in Puyallup for some years. A brother, Vern O Bumgarner, also survives.” (Davenport Times:  7-14-1983) 


Bumgarner, Paul J.,  7-07-1983

“Death recently claimed former Davenport resident Paul J Bumgarner of Portland, OR.  He was born in Thornton,WA, on July 5, 1904 and lived in Davenport during his school years. As an adult, he lived in Portland.  Survivors include his wife, Izetta, Portland; daughters. Dorothy Williams of Malibu, CA, Harriett Atencio of Lakewood, CO; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brothers, Hugh Bumgarner of Puyallup and Vern Bumgarner of Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  7-07-1983) 


Buob, Esther,  8-16-1984

“Late Sunday afternoon, Esther Buob passed away. She lived most of her life in Edwall, although in recent years she’s been at Rosewood Manor in Spokane. Her funeral is today, Thursday, Aug 16, 10 a.m. at the Sprague Community Church.” (Davenport Times:  8-16-1984)


Burleson, John,  11-24-1983

“Rev John Burleson, known as Pastor John to all, died last Saturday in his home in Harrington at the age of 60.  He was born in Springfield , North Dakota on Nov 20, 1923. He is survived by two brothers, George Burleson of NY, and Hugh L Burleson, of Washington, DC ; three sisters, Katherine Weeks, Louise Spring , and Mary Zolinger, all of CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rev Burleson made the decision at a young age to become a minister. He came to Harrington in June 1983 to serve the United Methodist Church. In this short time, many came to love and respect this quiet caring man. He was involved with the Harrington Youth Council and enjoyed working with children and young people.  Pastor John enjoyed working with wood. One project he completed was the new City Hall and Library sign which he made and donated to the City of Harrington this fall. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Harrington.” (Davenport Times:  11-24-1983)


Burns, Marguerite B.,  8-10-1995

“Former Davenport resident Marguerite B. (Fischer) Burns, 83, died July 21 in Federal Way.  She was born Nov 23, 1912, in Davenport. She graduated from Whitworth Grade School on Jan 24, 1927,  North Central High School on June 5, 1931, and Kinman Business University on Aug 22, 1933. She married Crawford D Burns of Reardan on Oct 9, 1933. The couple farmed north of Davenport until 1966, then moved to Bellevue.  In 1990, Mrs. Burns moved to Federal Way.  She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth VonBracht of Spokane; a son, Robert C Burns of Federal Way; one grandson, Robert D Burns of Sumner; one granddaughter, Ronee C. Burns of Federal Way; and two great grandchildren, Garret Crawford Burns and Frankie Elaine Burns.” (Davenport Times: 8-10-1995) 


Byram, Marion L.,   3-14-1985

“Funeral services for Marion L. Byram of Edwall, who turned 100-years old last September, take place tomorrow, March 15 in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home at 1 p.m.  Rev Roger Barr officiates the service. Interment follows at Spokane Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Byram died March 11, 1985 in Davenport.  She is preceded in death by her husband, J. N. Byram, who died in 1979, and her son, O. D. Byram who died in 1983.  Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Virginia Byram of Edwall; a grandson, Dennie L Byram of Spokane; 3 great granddaughters, Idonna Gullett, LaRee Duncan and Xandra Case, all of Spokane; a great-great granddaughter, Amber Case of Spokane; one brother, Albert Ford; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the Starlight Chapter of Eastern Star and The Daughters of the Nile . Born on Sept 21, 1884, in Cheney, she later married J. N. Byram in November, 1905, at Lewiston, Idaho. The couple operated several general merchandise stores between 1905 and 1926 in Eastern Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Eastern Washington .  In 1926, the couple settled in Edwall and operated Byram’s General Merchandise Store until retiring in January of 1954, turning the operation over to their son, O. D. Byram.” (Davenport Times:  3-14-1985) 



 Obituaries of Lincoln County Washington submitted

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