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Salter, Edgar R.,   3-02-1995

“A memorial service for former Davenport resident Dr Edgar R. Salter was held Feb 17 at Vancouver. Dr Salter, 77, died Feb 13, 1995 at his home in Vancouver. He was born on March 11, 1917, in Minneapolis, MN, and grew up in Priest River, ID until moving to Spokane, where he graduated from North Central High School. Dr Salter graduated from the U of W in 1941 and the U of OR Medical School in 1943.  Dr Salter and his wife, LaVerne, moved to Davenport in 1946, where he practiced medicine until 1962 and raised three daughters.  Dr Salter moved to Vancouver, WA, in 1962 and practiced medicine until his retirement in 1986. Although retired, he stayed active in the medical community by serving on the Washington Medical Political Action Committee. He was awarded the Clark County Medical Society Good Citizen Award in 1991 and was active with the Clark County Disability Board. Dr Salter is survived by three daughters, Karen Salter of Los Angeles, CA, Linda Tracy of Seattle and Janet Duncan of Lake Stevens, WA; and five grandchildren: Jordan Cohen and Hillary Wollman of Los Angeles, Alison Tracy of Seattle, and Josh and Sarah Duncan of Lake Stevens.  He also leaves his wife Ingrid at home in Vancouver , and two step-children, Michael Kirchoff of Tacoma and Heidi Salter of Bellevue .” (Davenport Times:  3-02-1995) 


Schauerman, Theodore,  d. 7-03-1996

“Theodore Schauerman. Died: 7-03-1996. Birth: 1-14-1915. Married: Elsie L Kaiser. Father: Jacob Schauerman. Mother: Katherine Pister. Cremation: 7-05-1996, Pacific NW Crematory,  Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Scheibner, Carl E. ,   d. 7-20-1990

“Carl Elmer Scheibner. Died: 7-20-1990. Birth: 6-16-1915, WA. Spouse: Berna Crawford. Father: Oswald Scheibner. Mother: Clara Campbell. Cremation: Riplinger Crematory, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)


Schillinger, Kenneth,   1-13-1983

“Kenneth Schillinger, 53, died Monday evening, Dec 27, 1982 at the Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born in Davenport on Feb 12, 1929, and moved to Colusa about 16 years ago. He moved to Biggs 10 years ago where he was residing… He is survived by his wife Viva Schillinger, of Biggs; two stepsons, Ernie and William Robinson, both of Colusa; one step-daughter, Violet Sanders of Arbuckle; four brothers, Lewis, Walter, Howard and Ernest Schillinger, two sisters, Mary Carney and Freida Lokken, both of Washington; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; one aunt, Gertie Trent of Yuba City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service arrangements are pending and friends are asked to call the Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel for service times.”  (Davenport Times: 1-13-1983) 


Schmidt, Jacob (Jack),   2-28-1985

“Funeral services for Jacob (Jack) Schmidt, 77, start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Interment follows at the Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane.  Schmidt died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Seven Bays on  Monday morning, Feb 25, 1985, as he worked in his orchard.  Born on Jan 28, 1907, in Edmonton, Alberta , Mr. Schmidt moved as a young man to the Edwall area where he worked for several years.  He later farmed at Orchard Prairie, northeast of Spokane, until his wife died in 1968.  He lived in Chewelah for 10 years, moving to Seven Bays in 1978, where he planted an orchard of over 100 fruit trees. In March, 1981, Mr. Schmidt married Irene Chrisman of Indian Creek.  Survivors include his wife, Irene, at the home; his daughter, Kay Clayton, and grandson, Jack Clayton, of Chattaroy; a brother, Phil Smith of Glendale, CA; and two sisters, Ernestine Joncas of Penticton , British Columbia and Barbara Cristoferson of Sun City, CA.  Other survivors include several nieces and nephews, and five step-children—George Chrisman of Indian Creek, Gordon Chrisman of Lost Lake, Merline Chrisman and Arlou Ives of Creston and Barbara White of The Dalles, OR.”  (Davenport Times:  2-28-1985) 


Schultz, Mary Rose,  7-23-1998

“Mary Rose Schultz of Reardan entered into rest on July 16, 1998 in Davenport at the age of 90.  Vigil service was scheduled for 7 p.m. July 22, at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Reardan. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today at St John Vianny Catholic Church in Spokane, with Father Ty Schaaf celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane.  Mrs. Schultz was born on June 21, 1908, in Portland , OR . She was a graduate of Holy Names Academy in Spokane and Cheney Normal School.  She taught school in the Garfield area until moving to the ranch near Gravelle following her marriage to Frank Schultz on May 29, 1934, in Spokane. She was a longtime member of St Michael’s Catholic Church in Reardan.  She is survived by her sons, John Schultz of Reardan, Tom and his wife Joanna Schultz of Gravelle, and Jerry and his wife Beverly Schultz of Winthrop; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Mrs Schultz was preceded in death by the light of her life, her husband Frank, in 1996, and their twin sons, who died at birth. Cheney Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-23-1998)    


Schultz, Pete,  12-27-1973

“The Rev Phil Falk conducted memorial services Saturday at Emmanual Lutheran Church for Pete Schultz who died Thursday at the home of his daughter Linda Johnson in Bellevue. He and his wife Helen had arrived there Tuesday to spend Christmas with the Johnson family. Born here in 1906, he was a lifelong resident of Reardan, and had farmed the Bus Magnuson land until retirement about three years ago. Prominent in community affairs, Schultz was a member of the Reardan Lions Club and active in the Community Day Association. In December, 1972, he was named to a five-year term on the town Library Board. Besides his widow and Mrs. Johnson, he is survived by two granddaughters, Jennifer and Cindy Johnson, Bellevue, his sister, Mrs. G. L .(Alvina) King, and nephew, Leonard King, Reardan; and a niece, Betty Schultz, Two Rivers, W .”  (Davenport Times:  12-27-1973)


Scott, James E. ,  8-01-1996

“Former Davenport resident James Edward Scott, 82, passed away July 23, 1996 in Sequim after an extended illness.  Jim was born Aug 8, 1913, in Daisy to Edward J and Agnes Gibson Johnston Scott. He grew up in Davenport, completing high school here in 1931.  He went on to graduate from Eastern Washington State College in 1935, where he played varsity football and was on the tennis team.  Mr. Scott moved to Sequim in 1935 to begin a long, rewarding and successful career as a teacher and coach in the Sequim School District. He and Sarah Tierney were married June 8, 1941, in Seattle.  Mr. Scott interrupted his teaching career during the last 1940s and 50s to be a delivery truck driver for the Standard Oil Distributor in Sequim. He returned to teaching in 1961.  Throughout his life, Mr. Scott remained an avid and knowledgeable follower of all sports and an enthusiastic consumer of books. He loved to play golf and was one of the first members of the Dungeness Golf Club. During his retirement years, he was an active participant and a charter member of the Sequim Aquatic Recreational Center. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sarah, of Sequim; a sister, Mary Lybecker of Harrington; two daughters, Jean Chandler of Yakima and Janet Reese of Marysville; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Harper Ridgeview Chapel in Port Angeles is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  8-01-1996)


Selde, Archie ,  2-24-1983

“Archie E. Selde, 79, a former resident of Davenport, died in Olympia, WA, recently. A native of Davenport, he was born here March 9, 1903 to Elizabeth and Peter Selde Jr., and Died Feb 5, 1983.  He was a retired school teacher, and had taught school in Devon and Shelby, MT, Seattle and Wishkah Valley School.  On May 26, 1979, he was honored at a 50-year class reunion at Coleman Grade School in Seattle. He enjoyed woodwork and was a master carpenter who constructed several houses and churches… On June 15, 1931, he married Mary Cochran of Spokane, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1981. She survives at the family home.  Other survivors include a son, Gerald Selde, Kelso; two daughters, Arch Elee Oakshott, Lewiston, Idaho, and Kay Adams, Davenport; a sister, Lillian Simons, Fairfield, WA; 3 grandchildren, 3 nieces and 2 nephews. The funeral was Tuesday at the Whiteside Chapel, Elma, with the Rev Floyd Green officiating.” (Davenport Times:  2-24-1983) 


Self, Win M., 5-21-1998

 Win M. Self, age 87, died May 17, 1998 at his home in Seven Bays, WA with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane. He was born on Nov 19, 1910, in LaCrosse, WA to WA and Laura Self. He married Helen Marie Macho on Oct 26, 1935 in Spokane, and they had two daughters Rosemary and Charlotte. “In 1945 they purchased Odessa Tractor and Implement in Odessa. He and Helen were both very active in the community especially the Odessa clinic, doctors and hospital. In 1957 Win and Helen moved to Seven Bays on Lake Roosevelt to develop the community now thriving for recreation and retirement. Win, with Helen at his side every step of the way, promoted the recreation on Lake Roosevelt through tourism. he was the Founder of the Net Pen Fish Program and Pheasant Program.” (notes and quotes from Odessa Record: 5-28-1998; photo of Win Self in original) “The man who fulfilled his dream of developing a thriving community along Lake Roosevelt north of Davenport died May 17 at his home in Seven Bays. He was 87…. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Virgil King of Spokane, and Charlotte and Stewart Lombard of Manchester, WA; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one brother, Ken Self of Portland, OR; 2 sisters, Mildred Goff of Chatsworth, CA, and Bernadine Leibrecht of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Self was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Helen, on Oct 2, 1997; one brother, Mike Self, and one sister, Kathryn Joyce,” (Excerpt of Davenport Times: 5-21-1998) 


Selfridge, Dorla,   3-05-1998

“Memorial service for Davenport’s Dorla Lucille Selfridge will be held today (Thursday) at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home, with Pastor Phil Falk officiating. Mrs. Selfridge, 68, died here March 1, 1998.  She was born July 6, 1929 in Lind. A homemaker, Mrs. Selfridge was an avid bowler in Spokane.  Survivors include her husband, Franklin Selfridge, at the home; five children, Launa and her husband Terry Trulson of Pasco, Donna Smith of Spokane, Gregory Smith of Spokane, Douglas and his wife, Pamela Smith of Kennewick and Deborah Smith of Spokane; one stepson, Jay and his wife Jozica Selfridge of Spokane; a daughter-in-law, Vicki Fischer of Spokane; two sisters, Una Oesterle of Pasco and Jerry Smith of Moses Lake; 17 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Selfridge was preceded in death by one son, Steve Smith in 1987; one step-daughter, Tammi Sims in 1994; and two sisters.” (Davenport Times: 3-05-1998) 


Shaffer, Gary, 4-07-1983

“Gary Shaffer, a 47-year old Davenport resident, died early Easter morning in a Lincoln County jail cell when he hanged himself with a bed sheet from the cell bars. Shaffer, who most recently was involved in the food business as he and his wife Donna operated the Hangar No. 1 café here for the past three years. Was arrested Sunday shortly after midnight… Shaffer was arrested by Davenport police at the café on the charge of violating a restraining order… Shaffer, born at Hot Lake, OR, was active in community projects here, being a member of the Davenport Lions Club and the volunteer fire dept. He graduated from Prosser High School in 1953 at Prosser, WA, and moved to Davenport in 1976 when he started work with the Davenport Grange Supply. He later entered the restaurant business with his wife, who still operates the Hangar No. 1 on the east end of town. Funeral services were held yesterday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at the Davenport Assembly of God Church with the Rev Mike Roberts officiating. Graveside services are to be held today, April 7, at 11 a.m. in the East Prosser Cemetery in Prosser. The Rev Clint Nelson will officiate. Surviving Shaffer are his wife, at the home; two sons, Tracy K. Shaffer, Spokane, Casey M. Krueger; two daughters, Mina M. Dorman Touchet, Sheri R Shaffer, Colfax; one grandson, John B. Dorman Touchet; his mother, Mrs. Anna V. Montgomery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  4-07-1983) 


Shane, Gertrude,    7-29-1982

“Gertrude Shane, a resident of the Davenport area for the last 10 years, died July 23, 1982 at the age of 93.  Mrs. Shane was born as Gertrude Downs in Dublin, Ireland, on Sept 30, 1889. At the age of 20 she immigrated to Canada to be with her father, a former sailor who had moved there. The following year she married Frank Shane in Saskatchewan and they moved to Spokane in 1919. She lived there until her move to Davenport, where she became a member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her son, Jay F. Shane of Great Falls, MO; her daughter, Florence Hollis of Davenport; her son-in-law, Clayton Hollis of Davenport; her foster son, Mowat Gowens, of Kamloops, BC; 4 grandchildren, Ronald Shane of Kalispell, MO, Mel Hollis of Davenport, Mrs. Phil (Maureen) Bledsoe of Spokane, and Mrs. Ronnette Brown of Superior, MO; as well as 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Rev Jeff Callender presiding. Pall bearers were Gene Clark, Paul Clark, Terry Goodman, Oswald Heid, Joe Lilje and Bob Olson.  Jan McNeilly was soloist, and Sarah Jane Johnson, organist.” (Davenport Times:  7-29-1982)


Shaw, Gladys M.,   2-16-1989

“Gladys M Shaw of Pasco died Feb 12, 1989 in the Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 83.  Mrs. Shaw was born Jan 24, 1906 in Bluestem. Her mother, Edna Warwick, came to Bluestem as a part of a pioneer family and married George Black. Mrs. Shaw was the third of five children born to the couple.  She married Virgil ‘Cack’ Shaw, a Bluestem farmer. He preceded her in death in March 1961.  She was a past member of the Bluestem Grange and Eastern Star in Harrington. She later joined and was an active member of Eastern Star in Kennewick.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Gladys Shaw, and two brothers. Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Bob Souder of Kennewick; two sisters, Lillian Berg of Sunnyside and Beth Burfiend of Burien; three granddaughters and one grandson; four great granddaughters and two great grandsons. Services will be held today, Feb 16 at 11 a.m. in the Ball and Dodd Funeral Home, Spokane. Burial will be in the Greenwood Terrace, Spokane.”  (Davenport Times: 2-16-1989) 


Smith, Howard E. ,  3-23-1995

“No funeral service was held for Davenport native Howard E. Smith, per his request, who died March 2, 1995 at Sun Lakes, AZ.  Born July 15, 1922, in Davenport, he was a former motel, restaurant and cocktail lounge owner in Odessa, Colville and Boise.  He also was a past Veterans of Foreign Wars commander and charter member of Sun Lakes United church.  Mr. Smith is survived by his wife Beryl of Sun Lakes; an adopted son, Donald Smith of Kooskia, Idaho; a stepson, Ken Stenehjem of Yakima; a sister, Verl Giese of Spokane; a brother, Gerald Smith of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.  Valley of the Sun Funeral Home of Chandler, AZ, was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-23-1995) 


Smith, Jennie,   4-07-1983

“Funeral services were held here April 2 for Jennie Charlotte Smith, 83, of Davenport.  Mrs. Smith was born Aug 30, 1899, at Egypt, WA, to Hans Alfred Brodin and the former Mathilda Marie Emmanuelson.  She attended Coeur d’Alene College and married Harry A. Smith on April 6, 1919. The Smiths lived here their entire married life.  She was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, a charter member of Mondovi Grange, a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star No. 131, and a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society. She is survived by her husband, Harry, of the home; daughter Anita Reinbold of Davenport, Ray Brodin of Davenport, Agnes McConnell of Shelton, and Marie Derr of Odessa; her brother, William Brodin of Coeur d’Alene, sister Mary Snook of Deer Park; as well as 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Irene Ekstrom. Services were held at the Davenport Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev Jeff Callender and Rev Stan Williamsen. Pall bearers included Bill Reinbold, Glen Ekstrom, Doug Luiten, Sam Cole, Ray Brodin, and Mervyn McClure. Soloist was Jana Callender and Sarah Jane Johnson was organist.” (Davenport Times: 4-07-1983)


Smith, Lily (Albin) ,  12-15-1983

“Funeral services were held recently for Lily (Albin) Smith, a former Davenport resident.  She was born Feb 13, 1896 in Coal, MO and passed away at her home in Kennewick. Services were held at Mueller’s Chapel of the Falls and interment at Riverview Heights Cemetery in Kennewick.” (Davenport Times:  12-15-1983) 


Stewart, Myrtle E.,   12-11-1980

“Word was received here Wednesday of the death of an early Davenport resident, Myrtle Eleanor Warren Stewart of South Norwalk , CT, on Dec 1, 1980.  Mrs. Stewart was born in Wilbur June 30, 1895, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Warren. The family moved to Davenport in 1904 when Warren was elected Lincoln County Superior Court judge.  Mrs. Stewart was educated in the Davenport schools and attended Pratt Institute in New York City before going to work for Lord and Taylor.  Survivors include her husband, George, at the home, South Norwalk, CT; her daughter, Mrs. Scott (Ann) Griffith, Jr., Edenburgh, Scotland; a granddaughter, Sarah Griffith, a grandson, Ian Griffith, also of Scotland; one niece, Mrs. Vernon Carstens of Reardan and three nephews, John McGregor, Walla Walla, WA, William McGregor, Hooper, WA, and William Grant Warren of Middleburg, VT; several great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by two sisters, Elgin McGregor, Hooper, WA; and Althea Sherburn, NY, NY; by three brothers, Earl of San Francisco, CA; Wilcom Grant of New Caamen, CT; and Virgil Warren of Spokane.” (Davenport Times:  12-11-1980) 


Steyee, Sharon L.,   3-14-1985

“Memorial services for Sharon L. Steyee, 16, of Sutherlin, OR, took place here on Monday of last week, March 4 at the United Methodist Church. Miss Steyee died on Thursday, Feb 28, 1985 in Sutherlin, OR, following a car accident.  Rev Roger Barr, pastor of the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church, officiated the service. Funeral services took place in Sutherlin, OR, where Miss Steyee resided, with burial services held in Shelby, MT on Wednesday, March 6.  Miss Steyee was born on Nov 16, 1969 in Cut Bank, MT. She lived in Davenport for a while, before residing in Sutherlin, OR —where she attended Sutherlin High School.  Survivors include Miss Steyee’s mother, Lasca Steyee of Sutherlin, OR; her father, Alf Steyee of Cut Bank, MT; her grandmother, Emma Kanning of Davenport; her grandfather, Clare Kimball of Davenport; a sister, Karen Kountz of Cascade, MT; and two brothers, Tom Gunst of Surry, British Columbia and Larry Gunst of 100 Mile House, British Columbia.” (Davenport Times:  3-14-1985) 


Stolp, Elenore I.,  9-30-1999

“Elenore I. Stolp passed away Sept 21, 1999 in Olympia following a stroke. She was 58.  Elenore was born June 30, 1941, to James Knowles and Fayetta (McCullough) Schmidt in Davenport. She married Roger W Stolp in 1961, and went on to be a homemaker. She was a member of Eastern Star, Zora Temple and St Mark Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed camping, arts and crafts, reading and woodworking. Mrs Stolp is survived by her husband, Roger Stolp of Lacey; two sons, Harold Stolp of Providence, Utah, and Matthew Stolp of Lacey; two daughters, Debbie Peralez of Selah and Nancy Guzman of Lacey; eight brothers, Carl Schmidt, Kenneth Knowles, Nelson Knowles and Joseph Knowles, all of Sunnyside, Duane Knowles of Kingston, OK, James Knowles of Colbert, Lewis ‘Butch’ Knowles of Bremerton, and Robert Knowles of Deer Park; four sisters, Vivian Hyslop of Spokane, Alice Rules of San Francisco, Anita Tuller of Sunnyside, and Susan Halma of Bremerton; her mother, Fayetta Schmidt of Sunnyside; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, James E Knowles.  A memorial service was Friday, Sept 24, at St Mark Lutheran Church in Lacey.” (Davenport Times:  9-30-1999)


Stone, Wanda P.,  11-21-1985

“Graveside services for Wanda P. (Doney) Stone, 71, of Davenport took place at 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Cemetery last Saturday, Nov 16. Mrs. Stone died on Wednesday, Nov 13, 1985.  Rev Michael Roberts officiated the graveside services. Born on Feb 19, 1914 in Klamath Falls, OR, the deceased attended Klamath Falls, OR schools; graduating from Klamath Falls High School in 1934.  She married S. A. (Shorty) Stone in Klamath Falls, OR and the couple lived there and at Medford, OR before moving north to Tonasket, WA in 1947.  Mrs. Stone served as the city of Tonasket ’s librarian for seven years, and then worked in North Valley Hospital in the bookkeeping department. She retired from that position at the hospital in 1962.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1968; and Mrs. Stone moved to Davenport in 1984 to live near her family.  She remained active in the Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles, Rebekah Lodge 279 and with the Tonasket Senior Citizens group. Survivors include a son at Davenport, Robert Stone; and two brothers, Fred Doney of Moses Lake, and George Doney of Shady Cove, OR. The Bergh Funeral Service at Oroville,WA, remained in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  11-21-1985)


Suzuki, George R.,  7-23-1998

“George R. Suzuki passed away June 11, 1998 after complications from surgery at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 81.  Mr. Suzuki was born in Havre, MT, on March 17, 1917. His family moved to Lincoln County in 1921. A graduate of Davenport High School in 1935, he later attended Washington State University , excelling in track, tennis and basketball. He became a chef and throughout his career won many honors and culinary awards. Upon his retirement, he moved to Marcus,WA, where he enjoyed fishing gardening, berry picking and bowling with his family and many friends. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Anna and David Emery of Bellevue; special friend Leslie Russell; his son, George Suzuki; a sister, Mary Suzuki; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank, in 1995. Memorial service was held at the Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane, on June 19.” (Davenport Times:  7-23-1998)


Sweinton, Chester W.,   3-26-1985

“Chester W. Sweinton, 70, a former Davenport resident, died on Saturday, March 15, according to word just received from Orofino, Idaho.  Mr. Sweinton, an Orofino resident for the past four years, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after failing health, reports say.  He was born on June 27, 1914 to Walter and Mary Sweinton at Chicago, IL. He attended Chicago schools and then married Zoie Mangis McLean in Creston, WA on June 27, 1953.  The couple moved to Palo Alto, CA, and Mr. Sweinton worked in sales management in the freight department of TWA Airlines at the San Francisco Airport for about 20 years. Around 1966, the Sweintons moved to Davenport , where they operated a flower shop, and also owned and operated a service station. Mr. Sweinton retired just before moving to Orofino, Idaho. During his lifetime, he served with the Masonic Lodges in Orofino, ID and at Davenport; as a member of the Eastern Star here in Davenport and at Orofino; as a member of Spokane’s Scottish Rite, as well as with El Katif Shrine at Spokane. He was also a member of the Rosicrucian Order AMORC. Mr .Sweinton’s body was cremated with Thornhill Funeral Home of Spokane in charge of arrangements. A memorial service took place at the Orofino Masonic Temple at Orofino, ID. Survivors include Mr Sweinton’s wife, Zoie, at Orofino; and two step-sons, Courtney McLean of Orofino, Idaho and Douglas McLean of Redwood City, CA.”  (Davenport Times:  3-28-1985)


Swiger , Frances A., 12-10-1998

“Frances A. Swiger of Ford passed away Nov 30 in Spokane. She was 52.  Frances was born Nov 23, 1946, in Davenport to George and Irene (Brigman) Hughes. A graduate of Hunters High School , she was an accountant for the Spokane Indian Tribal Agency.  She is survived by three sons, W Franklin and wife Stephanie Swiger, John and wife Shelly Swiger, and Dale Swiger, all of Ford; two daughters, Cindy and Rebecca Swiger, both of Ford; 7 grandchildren; one brother, Don Hughes of Fruitland; three sisters, Mildred Lopp of Spanaway, Marlene Hughes of Fruitland and Sherry Stearns of Wellpinit.  She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Irene Hughes; and one son, Anthony.  Rosary was held Dec 4 at St Philips Benzi Catholic Church in Ford, and a funeral service was held Dec 5 at the same location.  Interment was at Herbert Cemetery in Ford, with Father Jake Morton and Father Dominic Doyle officiating. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of the arrangements.”  (Davenport Times:  12-10-1998)


Switzer, Alice,  12-30-1971

“Funeral services were held Wednesday for Alice Switzer, retired teacher and 74-year area resident. The Rev James W Montgomery of Westminster Congregational Church in Spokane officiated. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.  Born in Illinois 85 years ago, Miss Switzer moved with her parents to the Davenport area in 1897.  She began teaching in 1907 near Creston. In 1918 she moved to Spokane where she taught for School District 81 until her retirement in 1951. Surviving are three nieces, including Mrs. P. H. Janett of Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  12-30-1971)



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