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Cahill, Georgie (McCall),   2-24-2006

“Egypt.—No service is planned for Georgie (McCall) Cahill, 95, who died Feb 4, 2006. Her cremated remains will be interred later in the Cahill family plot at the Spangle Cemetery.  Born in Egypt on Sept 8, 1910, to Sadie (Duncan) and S. Nelson McCall, both of pioneering families, she graduated from Cheney High School and later earned an AA degree in food management from Bellevue Community College. She worked for many years as a hospital dietician and food service administrator in the Seattle area.  Among Mrs Cahill’s relatives are members of the Whiteside and Houston families, including her aunt, the late Eunice McCall Whiteside (step-mother to Loma Saunders of Ritzville, who died Feb 1), and a first cousin, Jim Houston, who died last July.  Her family remembers her as ‘the good gramma’ who will be greatly missed.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Claire C. Cahill; a grandson, D. Michael Cahill; and two sisters, Della Dyer and Frances Ramsey.  She leaves her only son, William E .‘Bill’ (and Fritzi) Cahill of Nine Mile Falls; 5 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Baugh of East Wenatchee and Esthemel McFarland of Spokane; and a brother, Kenneth McCall of Spokane Valley.” ( Davenport Times:  2-24-2006) 


Callaway, Leha Mae,  4-05-1984

“Leha Mae Callaway, Davenport, died March 27, 1984, at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane.  She was 52 years old. Callaway was born at Anacortes,WA, and received her early education at Brewster and Amboy.  She completed her education at Prosser, where she had moved in 1943. She later moved to Sunnyside where she lived until 1963. On June 19, 1964 she married Albert Callaway, and together they made their home in Kirkland. He died Nov 23, 1970. In 1972 she moved to Chewelah where she lived until 1983 when she moved to Davenport.  Callaway composed several songs and loved western music. She participated in western dance bands for many years and was an antique collector.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Shaver and Mrs. Ralph (Sue) Owen, both of Yakima; two sons, Thomas Dillon of Seattle and Steven Dillon of Chewelah; six grandchildren; three brothers: Dayton Ames of Parkdale, OR and Fred Walker of Winthrop; four sisters: Mrs. Walter (Marjorie) Otis of Winthrop, Mrs. John (Clara) Knowlton of Brewster, Idalla Steffen of Yakima and Mrs. James (Donna) Chambers of Richland; plus numerous nieces and nephews and her close friend and companion Everett Watson of Davenport.  Funeral services for Callaway were held Saturday, March 31, in the Chapel of the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with Rev Lex Crane of the Unitarian Church of Yakima officiating.  Burial was in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens of Sunnyside, WA, under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.” (Davenport Times:  4-05-1984) 


Canfield, Hazel B.,   3-29-1973

“The Rev Donald Lange officiated last week at the funeral services for Hazel B Canfield, who died March 19, 1973 in Davenport.  Pallbearers included Fred ____, Gilbert Gauger, Dewey ___son, Henry Robinson, George Heller, Leslie Seimer, Jason Horwege, S. A. Hawley, Richard Zellmer and John Reichman.  Mrs. Canfield, who was born in Indiana in 1891, had lived in Davenport 10 years. She is survived by her husband Guy W., one son, Donald K. Gordon, Coulee City, and one daughter, Ruth Kaiser,Washington, DC.  Five grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive Mrs. Canfield, who was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church.” (Davenport Times:  3-29-1973; missing segments due to binding) (buried Greenwood, Spokane) 


Cannon, Mina,  6-07-1973

“Services will be held today for Mina Cannon, who died Monday in Davenport.  The Rev Roger Muisiner will officiate at the funeral at Strate Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Burial at Riverside Memorial Park will follow. Casket bearers include Leslie Seimer, Cecil McKinnon, Alvin Paulsen, Phillip Tarbert, Walter Abbott and Burton Level.  Mrs. Cannon, who was born in 1893 in Medical Lake to John and Ellen Campbell, had been confined to the Lincoln Nursing Home for the last several months. Her husband, Grover, whom she married in 1920, remains there. The couple had operated a cream station in Davenport for several years before WW II; later he operated a gun shop and she worked in the Lincoln County clerk’s office. She belonged to the Presbyterian Church, Rebekahs, Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary.  Survivors other than her husband include a nephew, Herbert Campbell, Richland; a niece, Jean Hogan, Westport; and her brother’s widow, Mrs. A. H. Campbell, Richlan.” (Davenport Times:  6-07-1973) 


Carlton, John,  2-17-1983

“Memorial service for John M. Carlton were held on Feb 7 at the Davenport United Methodist Church with the Rev Roger Barr officiating. Private services were held in Arizona following his death in Yuma on Feb 2.  A resident of Davenport for 22 years, he was retired from Harrington Machinery Co.  He is survived by his wife, Esther; children Judith Kuskey of Federal Way, Donald Carlton of Estacada, OR , and 4 grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers Vance of Seattle, James and Charles of Juleaetla, Idaho; and sister, Gladys Foskette of Sequim,WA.” (Davenport Times:  2-17-1983) 


Carpenter, Clara L.,  6-07-1973

“The funeral for Clara L. Carpenter will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Strate Funeral Home chapel.  The Rev Roger Muisiner will officiate and burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane. Mrs. Carpenter died Monday.  Mrs. Carpenter, born outside Davenport in 1892, spent her life in this area. The daughter of Rasmus and Mada Marie Morgan, she married Rex Carpenter, who died in 1963.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star and active in the tuberculosis association. A son, Charles Morgan, Spokane, survives, as do four grandchildren, and two brothers, Ray Morgan, Davenport, and Victor Morgan, Omak.” (Davenport Times:  6-07-1973) 


Carr, Lorene,   2-25-1999

“Lorene Carr of Davenport died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack Feb 20, 1999. She was 70.  Born Lorene Polvado on Feb 27, 1928, in Round Mountain, Texas, her parents died when she was young.  To support herself, Lorene went to school in San Antonio, Texas, to become a beautician. It was there that she met her future husband, Wilbur. They married on Jan 1, 1950. Because Wilbur was in the US Air Force, they lived in several places, including Bemidji, MN, and Rapid City, SD. In Rapid City, Lorene owned and operated a successful beauty shop until it was destroyed in the flood of 1972.  In 1972, the family moved to Clark Fork, Idaho, where Lorene opened another beauty shop, The Chalet.  After retiring from the beauty business, Lorene and her husband also owned and operated The Hut, a retail convenience store in Clark Fork .  The Carrs moved into their dream house in the Seven Bays area north of Davenport in 1992, where Lorene resided until her death.  Lorene, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, is survived by her husband of 49 years, Wilbur (Willy) Carr of Seven Bays; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Anne Carr of St Mary's, Alaska; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Kenneth Cecotti of Battleground, WA; and a sister, Ann Schneider of Gerogetown, Texas. She also leaves behind three grandchildren, Theresa Carr, Benjamin Carr and Kaelene Cecotti. Lorene is preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters, including a twin, R O, who died in 1976. A memorial service will be held this Saturday, Feb 27, at 2 p.m. in the Helen Marie Community Center at Seven Bays. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  2-25-1999)


Carstens, Albert,  11-03-1983

“Funeral services were held Oct 29 for long-time Reardan resident Albert Carstens. The services were performed at the Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman, where Carstens made his home. Born April 8, 1901 he made his home in Reardan for 41 years after his family homesteaded in Crescent country here. He later moved to Pullman where he farmed, and lived there 41 years, until his death on Oct 26, 1983. Carstens is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Fay Carstens of Pullman, as well as two step-grandsons, and 12 nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  11-03-1983)


Caudle, Nellie C.,  12-29-1983

“Former Davenport resident Nellie C. Caudle, 85, died Dec 17, 1983 in Everett, WA.  She was born in McCool Junction , NE Sept 24, 1898 and moved to Peach in 1901 with her parents, the late Eli and Myrtle Waring.  Caudle married Sidney Caudle on June 17, 1919 who preceded her in death as well as their daughter Grace, who died in June 1983.  She is survived by one son, Dewey Caudle, Everett; 6 grandchildren; 2 sisters, one brother and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Chapel at Purdy and Walters Funeral Home in Everett on Dec 20.”  (Davenport Times:  12-29-1983) 


Christman, Galien,  3-18-1999

“Galien ‘Chris’ Christman passed away March 11, 1999 in Spokane. He was 78.  Chris was born in Bowbells, ND, to Arthur and Ruth (Berg) Christman. He grew up on a farm near Coteau, ND, where he enjoyed participating in, and won, many horse races at county fairs.  He joined the Navy when his family moved West, and his travels took him all over the world and allowed him to learn the trade of steam engineering. During WW II, he served with the Pacific Fleet upon a transport ship taking troops to various campaigns. After his discharge, Chris was employed by Lincoln County Highway Dept as a truck driver and blademan and during the winter months, he operated the rotary snowplow. He also helped install irrigation pumps for Odessa Trading Co and other irrigators.  Chris then went on to serve as the water supt.  for the City of Davenport for many years and he also farmed with his wife Patricia Haynie of Davenport, whom he married on Aug 24, 1945.  He was a member of the Everett Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Davenport. After retirement, Chris and Pat oversaw the construction of a new 220-unit apartment complex in Yakima. They went on to manage the apartments for seven years while maintaining their home in Davenport.  Chris was a dedicated family man and built his life around his wife and children.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pat; four sons, William of Port Orchard, Richard of Davenport, Ronald of Reardan, and Marty of Davenport; one daughter, Kathryn Byers of Moses Lake; 17 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Chris was preceded in death by one son, Gary, in 1969; and one brother, Mel Christman of Missoula, MT.   No service will be held at the request of Chris.” (Davenport Times:  3-18-1999) 


Clark, Bess,   12-10-1998

“Bess (Knappert) Clark passed away Dec 4, 1998 after a heroic struggle with cancer.  She was 77.  She was born March 29, 1922, in Davenport and attended schools here. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1940, then worked for Bonneville Power Administration until 1945 when she moved to Spokane.  In Spokane, she worked for the Spokane Public Library for 27 years, retiring in 1987. She was also a member of the Mountain View Church of the Nazarene, where she had been secretary-treasurer for 30 years.  Mrs. Clark is survived by one son, Glen A. and wife Kim Clark, of Portland; one daughter, Carol and husband John Gilbert of Spokane; three grandchildren, Shad and Jozey Fischer, and Summer Mathes; one sister, Violet and husband Wayne Fisher of Keller Ferry; two sisters-in-law, LaVerna Knappert of Chula Vista, CA, and Rita Knappert of Lynnwood; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Veta (Waring) Knappert; and two brothers, H. A. ‘Corkey’ Knappert and Arthur H. Knappert.  Funeral service was held Dec 8 at the Ball and Dodd Funeral Chapel in Spokane.”  (Davenport Times:  12-10-1998)


Coley, Ernest A.,  5-23-1985

“Private services for Ernest A Coley, 92, of Davenport took place at the Hartline Cemetery in Hartline recently. Mr. Coley died on Sunday, May 12, 1985 in Davenport.  The son of Issac and Martha Wilson Coley, he was born near Hartline on May 17, 1892.  He moved to the Hawk Creek area near Davenport in 1935.  Survivors include two sons, Grover and Clarence Coley, both of Davenport; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Coley was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude; and two sons, Stanley Coley and Lawrence Coley.” (Davenport Times:  5-23-1985) 


Coley, Gertrude,  May 7, 1981

“Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6 in Davenport for Gertrude Ann Coley, with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Mrs. Coley, born in Rhone County, TN, on March 21, 1885, had been a Davenport resident for almost 50 years.  She was the daughter of John and Nora Jenkins. The family moved to the Wilbur area in 1892 and Mrs. Coley was the second student to graduate from Wilbur High School Following her graduation, she attended Cheney Normal, where she received a teaching certificate. Her school teaching included posts at Republic, Del Rio, and Steamboat Rock, all in the state of Washington.  She was married to Ernest Coley on May 20, 1913 and together they farmed in the Hartline area until moving to Davenport in 1934. Mrs. Coley was a member of the Community Grange; the Larene Ladies Club and had been active in the Women’s Association of the Presbyterian Church during her more active years. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Coley of Davenport; three sons, Clarence, Grover, both of Davenport, and Lawrence of Spokane; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Elma Mitchell of Ephrata, Ada Coley of Hartline and Effie Anderson of Wilbur. She was preceded in death by one son, Stanley Coley. Interment followed the local service at the Hartline Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 5-07-1981) 


Coleman, Mae,   4-11-1991

“Former Davenport resident Mae Coleman, 89, passed away March 26, 1991 in Amity, OR.  Mrs. Coleman, who resided here until into her late teenage years, is survived by one son, Carl and his wife Bea, and grandson Chris; two brothers, Grover Cook of Wenatchee and George Cook of Okanogan; two sisters, Edna Tarbert of Omak and Blanche Murphy of Davenport, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Coleman; her parents, Robert and Alice Cook of Davenport ; and twin sister Millie Heid of Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  4-11-1991) 


Conrad, Ernest M.12-01-1994

“Memorial service for Davenport-born Ernest M. Conrad, 80, a former high-ranking University of Washington official, was held Tuesday this week at the University Congregational Church in Seattle.  Mr. Conrad died Nov 21, 1994 after a heart attack in his Seattle home… Born March 17, 1914, in Davenport , he graduated in 1931 from Davenport High School and in 1933 from Kinman Business University in Spokane. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1940 from the UW. While a UW senior, he was named manager of the university’s Student Cooperative Association in Seattle and held that position until 1944, when he joined the UW staff as assistant comptroller. He became UW’s business manager in 1957. As vice president for business and finance, Conrad’s duties represented a consolidation of functions in the areas of business, budgeting and finance, with the university growing both in enrollment and campus facilities. Mr. Conrad’s duties shifted in 1974, with full-time supervision of operations of the Metropolitan Tract, the 10-acre endowment given to the university in 1861 and since developed into the business heart of downtown Seattle, where the original UW campus has been located until 1895. However, Mr. Conrad continued to be responsible for UW’s real estate affairs, principally the acquisition and disposition of all UW properties. An energetic person, Mr. Conrad was involved in a legion of professional and civic affairs even after his retirement, when he lived for some years in Kitsap County at Hansville. He was trustee of Olympic College in Bremerton, commissioner of Hansville Water District, president and board member of WA Association of Water and Waste Water Districts, vice chair of Ferry Riders Coalition, 1989 Kitsap County Person of the Year, charter member of Hansville Chamber of Commerce, vice president and board member of Group Health Cooperative of Spokane, trustee of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, past president of the WA State Council for Post-Secondary Education, board member of the UW Retirement Association, member of the Poulsbo Rotary Club, and board member of the UW Faculty Club.  He also was president of Western WA Assoc. of College and University Business Officers; board director of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, University Federal Savings and Loan, and the Totem Girl Scout Council; member of the Kitsap County Planning Commission; and trustee of the Pacific Science Center, Downtown Seattle Development Association, Harvard University Institute for Educational Management, and the Central Association of Seattle.  In 1976, Mr. Conrad received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the UW Alumni Association.  He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of Seattle; two daughters, Judith Hinkle of Bainbridge Island and Margaret Spence of Puyallup; three granddaughters; two grandsons; and two sisters, Laura Nelson of Creston and Ruth Conrad of Spokane.” (Davenport Times:  12-01-1994) 


Cook, Ella Mae Mann,  1-12-1995

“A memorial service for former Harrington resident Ella Mae Mann Cook, 63, was held at Bothell's Northshore Baptist Church on Dec 23, 1994. A burial service was held at Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood, WA. Mrs. Cook died Dec 20, 1994. She was born on Dec 30, 1930, at Harrington to the late Jacob and Martha Mann. She attended school in Harrington, graduating in 1948.  She was an assistant aide a year for Nellie Swenson, who was teaching first grade at that time. She also attended a year at Cascade College in Portland, OR, and a year at Kinman Business University.  Ella Mae and Warren Cook were married on June 21, 1959. They lived in Spokane for a short time before moving over to the coast, where  they made their home in Bothell.  Ella Mae was plagued by bone cancer for the past four years, but she and her husband were able to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in June. Survivors include her husband Warren; three daughters, Suzan Gilbert and Stacy Cook, both of Bothell, and Sharri Matronic of Snohomish; one son, Shawn Cook of Bothell; 5 grandchildren; nieces and nephews; two sisters, Elsie Ottmar of Harrington and Leona Meske of Colbert; and one sister-in-law, Phyllis Mann of Ritzville. A brother, Arthur Mann, preceded her in death in 1989.” (Davenport Times:  1-12-1995)


Coley, Clarence E.,  10-17-1985

“Funeral services for Clarence E. Coley, 63, of Davenport , took place at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport on Tuesday, Oct 15.  Mr. Coley died last Saturday, Oct 12, 1985 in Davenport. Ref Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church officiated the services. Honorary pall bearers included Echo Geissler, Wayne Geissler, Kenneth Whitney, Phil Denison, Keith Ehlenfeldt and Gordon Bonser. Mr. Coley was born March 13, 1922, in Hartline, to Ernie Coley and the former Gertrude Jenkins, the third of four sons. The family lived there until he was about 11 years old, when they moved to the Hawk Creek area of Davenport, and he attended and graduated from Creston High School. On May 29, 1942, he married Viola; and then entered the Army during WW II, serving in the Aleutian Islands.  Mr. Coley began farming north of Davenport upon his return from the war, and worked as a farmer for 17 years. During that time he learned the carpentry trade, and helped build the MasonicTemple here in town. He joined the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Dept in 1966, becoming sheriff in 1968.  IN 1972, he retired from that position, and opened Clancy’s Antique Store. Survivors include his wife, Viola; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Kathy Coley of Davenport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Jerry Corey of Spokane and Sue and Jim Carroll of Davenport; his brother, Grover Coley, of Davenport; 7 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Stanley and Lawrence Coley.  Mr. Coley served as a member of Northstar Grange, Acacia Lodge No. 58 F & AM, and the Davenport VFW.” (Davenport Times:  10-17-1985) 


Cribby, Chas ‘Ed’,  2-19-1998

“At his request, no service was held for Mondovi native Charles (Ed) Cribby, who passed away Jan 17, 1998 in Chandler, AZ.  Born Sept 7, 1926, in Mondovi, he grew up in the area and graduated from Reardan High School with the class of 1945, joining the Navy prior to commencement.  Mr. Cribby retired from Boeing in 1986, having worked there 35 years, and he and his wife, Bobby, moved from Tam-O-Shanter in Bellevue to Port Ludlow. In 1995, they moved to Sun Lakes, AZ , where Mr. Cribby continued pursuing his love for golf, fishing and his many friends he had made along the way.  Mr. Cribby is survived by his wife, Bobby, of Sun Lakes; one son, Ed Cribby and his wife Pamela of Redmond; a daughter, Pam Schwartz of Issaquah; and a daughter-in-law, Shelley Cribby of Duvall, WA; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Tony, in 1987.” (Davenport Times: 2-19-1998)


Crabbe, Maybelle,  11-30-1978

“Maybelle Crabbe died in Spokane Wednesday, Nov 22, 1978 after a long illness. She was cremated and no services were held, in accordance with her wishes.  Mrs. Crabbe taught first grade in Davenport for about 14 years. The last class of her students graduated from high school here in May, 1978. This was the first year she was not able to attend graduation exercises. While in Davenport , Mrs .Crabbe lived at the home of her cousin, Harry Heid and Mrs. Heid. When she retired from teaching she moved to Spokane. She is survived by one sister in California and several cousins, including the Heids.” (Davenport Times:  11-30-1978) 


Crandell, Eugene R.,  6-07-1973

“Services were held last week for Eugene R. Crandell, 17, who was killed in an Idaho automobile accident.  Crandell, whose funeral service was conducted by the Rev Roger Muisiner, is survived by Louise Geissler, his mother; Wayne Geissler, his step-father; Steve Crandell, Spokane, a brother; Leona Chase, Post Falls, Idaho; Helen Groh, Almira, and Juanita Geissler, Davenport , sisters.  Leonard Geissler, Forest Lake, MN and Robert Geissler, Davenport , both step-brothers; Dianne Geissler, Portland, OR, and Yvonne Geissler, Davenport, both step-sisters. The youth was buried in Newport where his grandfather, Stanley Biggs, still lives.” (Davenport Times:  6-07-1973) 


Cronrath, Albert ,  ,  11-08-1984

“Funeral services took place Tuesday, Nov 6 for Albert Cronrath, a former Harrington resident.  Rev Orville Halley officiated at services held in Fairview Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, ID.   Cronrath was born on Oct 25, 1897 in Kenosha, WI, as one of 11 children. He moved to Lind, WA with his parents as a young boy.  He was married to the former Alma Buhl in 1919, and the couple farmed at Lind, Harrington and Ritzville, before moving to Nampa in 1948.  The Cronrath’s returned to Harrington in 1957, where they farmed until 1969, when they retired back to Nampa. Alma Cronrath preceded her husband in death in April of 1980. He is survived by his present wife Mary at their home; two sons, Edwin of Nampa; and Melvin of Harrington; 2 daughters, Marion Pauley of Lind and Joyce Ax of Nampa; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Herman Cronrath of Odessa; and one sister, Milly McCoy of Filer, Idaho.” (Davenport Times:  11-08-1984) 


Cunningham, Price,  5-10-1922  

“Price Cunningham, 86 year old pioneer of the Crescent area, died at his home there last week. He came to this section in 1879.”  (Davenport Times, May 14, 1998 in 75 Yrs Ago taken from 5-10-1922) 




 Obituaries of Lincoln County Washington submitted

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