Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Easton, Wilbur,              8-12-1982

“Wilbur E. Easton of Davenport died Friday morning at the nursing home. He was 80 years of age. Easton was born Aug 3, 1902 at Warren County, Ohio, the fifth of 10 children of David E. and Alice Easton. He lived most of his life in the Cheney area. He worked in a wheat warehouse in Rosalia, then as a carpenter in Davenport, and in the housekeeping department of the local hospital. He retired in July of 1966 and had been a resident of the nursing home since July of 1978. He was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge at Rosalia, and Bright Hope Chapter of Eastern Star in Harrington. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Davenport; sons Robert and his wife Pamela of Sacramento, CA; and Will and his wife Helen of Great Falls, MT;  his daughter, Margaret Prindle of Sacramento; brothers Elmer of Harrington, and Allan of Seattle; sisters Ann Norton of Juneau, Alaska, Eunice Niccolls of Lafayette, OR, and Tabitha Huffman, of Davenport; stepsons Harry Nessly and his wife, Brenda, of Glenns Ferry, Idaho, and James Nessly and his wife, Rowena, of Spokane; as well as 13 grandchildren, …; and two great grandchildren…  Funeral services will be at the Strate Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug 12 at 11 a.m.  Rev Jeff Callender will officiate, with Gaynor Guell, soloist, and Sarah Jane Johnson, organist. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Spokane at 1 p.m.  Pall bearers will be Ralph Brown, Ralph Clizer, Oswald Heid, Roger Muisiner, Ruben Ottmar and A C Patton.” (Davenport Times: 8-12-1982)


Eckert, Ethelmae,               4-24-1997

“Former Reardan resident Ethelmae Ekins Eckert passed away on April 17 in Seattle. She was born on Nov 14, 1918, in Connell to George Walter and Ethel Younce Ekins. She graduated from Reardan High School, then attended Whitworth College in Spokane, where she met Edward Arthur Eckert. They were married on July 21, 1940, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan, where she was baptized and confirmed. They moved to Seattle in 1940, where they started their family. Donald Edward was born on March 25, 1942, Thomas Frederick on Feb 25, 1947, and Marilee Joy on Aug 21, 1955. Mrs. Eckert taught piano for many years and was very active in local music organizations. She enjoyed travel, ballroom dancing and corresponding. In 1973, she survived  a stroke and continued living an active life. She and her husband helped found the Evergreen Stroke Club, publishing its newsletter for many years. Mrs. Eckert was an active member of University Lutheran church in Seattle for nearly 50 years. In addition to her children, she is survived by four grandchildren, Randi, Rick, Heidi and Mark; and four great grandchildren, Robert, Joshua, Jennifer and Megan. She also is survived by her sister, Dorothy Fox of Heuvelton, NY, and her brother, Richard Ekins of Kirkland. Acacia Funeral Home in Seattle handled the arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  4-24-1997)


Edmundson, Eldon,            4-02-1981

“Former Harrington school superintendent Eldon H. Edmundson, Sr., died March 26, 1981 in Boise, Idaho. The Edmundsons made their home since retirement in Clarkston, WA, where he is survived by his wife, Annice Edmundson. He is also survived by four children, including Cynthia Baker, Kennewick, WA; Eldon H. Edmundson, Jr., Boise, Idaho; Susan Broemmeling, Lewiston, Idaho; and John Edmundson, Clarkston, WA.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, including Lynn Cronrath, Kimarie Baker, Amy Baker, and Dana Baker and one great grandchild, Corey Cronrath, all of Harrington, and two brothers and one sister in the east.  Edmundson was a teacher, coach and administrator for 31 years. He graduated from Missouri State College and the University of South Dakota. The Edmundsons are fondly remembered from their teaching years in Harrington where he was superintendent from 1958 to 1967. He retired after  being superintendent in Palouse, WA, in 1973. Services were held Monday, March 30 at 11 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church in Clarkston of which he was a member. The Rev Willard Ackles officiated.  Larry Baker and children, Kimarie, Amy, Dana, and Lynn and Joel Cronrath and Corey Michael were in Clarkston Sunday and Monday to be with the Edmundson family and to attend the services for their grandfather, Eldon H. Edmundson, Sr., on Monday morning at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarkston.  Also attending the memorial services from Harrington were Mr. and Mrs. Vic Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Knapp, Mr .and Mrs. Wes Bly, Alma Knapp, Dennis Bly, Cecelia Rieth, Maxine Baker and Cecelia Talkington.” (Davenport Times: 4-02-1981)


Elliot, Arthur M .,           1-28-1937

“Arthur M. (Uncle Art) Elliot, 78, died at Wilbur Saturday night. He went from Iowa to Hartline about 50 years ago, bought a section of school land there in 1899. His estate grew to 800 acres of wheat land, which he farmed until stricken. His wife died 42 years ago, leaving him with the responsibility of rearing six small children, which he did without outside help, giving them good educations. His funeral was Wednesday at Hartline, the Masons officiating.” (Odessa Record: 1-28-1937)


Erickson, Hilma,            3-09-1939

“Mrs. Hilma Erickson, 60, Wilbur, died Sunday. A native of Sweden , she came to America at 16. Married in 1900 she came to Wilbur. Survivors are two sons, Oscar and John Erickson, Wilbur, and a daughter, Mrs. Theodore Wolf, Ardenvoir , WA. The funeral is today.” (Odessa Record: 3-09-1939)


Finch, Elva L.,                   11-12-1998

“Elva L. Finch passed away Oct 31, 1998 in Renton. She was 88. She was born Dec 20, 1909, to Granville and Grace Kelso near Mondovi, and graduated from Reardan High School in 1928.  She was married to Norman (Brownie) Finch in 1930, and they spent most of their married life in Spokane, where he was Supt.. For the Spokane Humane Society for many years. Mrs. Finch was a beautician for several years. She then moved to Renton in 1996.  Mrs. Finch is survived by one son, Earl C Finch of North Bend; three grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and one brother, Lester Kelso of Pleasant Hill, CA.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974; a brother, Alvin Kelso in 1982; and a sister, Marjorie Kelso in 1998. Funeral service was held at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane, Nov 6, with Pastor Paul Brilla of the Reardan United Methodist Church officiating. A memorial service is planned for Nov 20 at Saint James Episcopal Church in Kent.” (Davenport Times:  11-12-1998) 


Fisher, William V.,            2-27-2003

“Davenport.—Memorial service for William V Fisher, 72, a 1948 Davenport High School graduate, is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home in Spokane. Mr. Fisher died Feb 18 in Spokane , where he had resided during the past 32 years. Born Sept 21, 1930 in Twin Falls, Idaho, he was the son of Noble and Larue Fisher. He was a member of the American Legion, a 50-year member of Acacia Masonic Lodge of Davenport, the IBEW No. 77 and the Liberty Lake Men’s Golf Club. He coached Little League baseball and was a scoutmaster. He worked as an electric power lineman for more than 30 years. Between 1948 and 1954, he served with the US Navy Seabees during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George and Jerry.  He leaves his wife of 49 years, Marguerite (Peggy) Fisher of Spokane; children, Steve Fisher of West Lynn, OR , Dave Fisher of Spokane and Diane Hutchens of Spokane Valley ; nine grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Shepard of Union , WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.” ( Davenport Times: 2-27-2003)


Fitzpatrick, Michael,           9-18-1980

“A Spokane man drowned in Fishtrap Lake Sunday during a fishing excursion. Lincoln County Sheriff Deputy Stan Reider said the body of Michael Fitzpatrick, 43, was found about 3:30 p.m. in the lake, which is located about eight miles northeast of Sprague in Lincoln County.  Reider said Fitzpatrick was the only person in the 12-foot rented wood boat and he apparently fell overboard. It was not known what time he fell. Fitzpatrick was unemployed and is survived by his mother in Spokane.” (Davenport Times:  9-18-1980)


Frank, Dorothy J.,              11-11-1982

“An Oak Harbor woman died and four others were injured Sunday afternoon in a two-car accident about three miles east of Wilbur on Highway 2.  According to the state patrol, Dorothy J Frank, 44, died when her vehicle struck the rear end of a vehicle driven by Ricky A Albaugh, 30, Spokane. Both were eastbound on Highway 2. The collision resulted in cuts and bruises to Albaugh whose vehicle traveled off the road and into a field along with the Frank vehicle. Three passengers in Albaugh’s vehicle, his wife and two children sustained injuries and were taken to a Spokane hospital. Debra Albaugh, 32, sustained a dislocated left thigh, a dislocated pelvic bone and cuts. Amy Albaugh, 8, suffered a broken femur and bruises. Craig Albaugh, 6, suffered the same type of injuries.” (Davenport Times: 11-11-1982)


Forstom, Irene,                    6-25-1981

“Irene (Stevenson) Forstom, former Reardan resident, died June 16 at her home in Schugiak , Alaska.  Mrs. Forstom was born in Reardan in 1898 to Tom and Emma Stevenson. She graduated from Reardan High school in 1919 and attended WSU where she met and married Edwin Franzen. They had one daughter, Kay. She later married Helmar Forstom and resided at Colbert, WA, until his death. She then lived in Alaska with her daughter.  Besides her daughter, Kay, she is survived by 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; two brothers, Wallace and Herbert Stevenson, preceded her in death. There will be a memorial service Saturday, June 27 at the Kingdom Hall, Spokane, at 2 p.m.  Ronald Harrington, a grandson, will officiate.” (Davenport Times: 6-25-1981)


Fry, John W., 11-18-1932

 “Nov 12, 1932 marked the passing of John W. Fry, pioneer of Lincoln County, who has resided in and near Davenport for a great many years. Mr. Fry, for his age, was one of the spriest men we have ever seen and he came very near beating Father Time in the race for the century mark having rounded out ninety-five years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Davenport. Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. Cramm, Mr.s Burton, both of Los Angeles; Mrs. W. H .Coleman of Medical Lake, WA; 5 sons, Dave A of Spokane, A. W. of Edwall, W. H. of Sprague, C. L. of Seattle, J .W. of Los Angeles; one brother, A. C. Fry of Seattle, and a sister in Tiffin, Ohio.” (Citizen: 11-18-1932) 


Fulkerson, Jessie P.,         12-24-1987

“Jessie P. Fulkerson of Davenport died Dec 21, 1987 in the Lincoln Nursing Home. She was 94.  Mrs. Fulkerson was born in Carroll Co, Arkansas on Oct 8, 1893. Her family moved to Colorado Springs in 1900 to a ranch near the present US Air Force Academy. In 1917, the family moved to Davenport. As a young school girl, she was active in basketball and other sports including horseback riding and livestock showing. She began her working career as a telephone operator/bookkeeper. She became a deputy Lincoln County treasurer under C C Gibson. This continued some 40 years until her retirement.  Her spare time activities included an interest in hunting and fishing as well as ceramics and other art. She also maintained a long interest in public services and social organizations. She was a member of the Davenport OES, Rebekah Lodge and Soroptimists. Survivors include a brother, Earl T. Fulkerson of Spokane; three nieces, Nancy Hill of LaCrosse, WI, Judith Didier of Auburn , and Joyce Mewhinney of Spokane; two great nephews and one great niece. Services will be held today, Dec 24, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport.  Rev Jeff Callender will officiate. Private interment will be in the Riverside Memorial Gardens, Spokane. Strate Funeral Home is in charge.” (Davenport Times:  12-24-1987) 


Fulton, Golda,                      6-19-1980

“Funeral services were held for Golda Buelah Hampton Fulton at the Coulee City Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 16 under the direction of Jones and Jones Funeral Home of Wenatchee, with the Rev Roger V. Muisiner officiating. Mrs. Fulton had moved to the Coulee City area with her parents as a child in 1902. She graduated from the Coulee City High School and also graduated from Cheney Normal School in 1916 and returned to Coulee City as a teacher there.  She was married to Harry Fulton in Coulee City on June 12, 1918, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Fulton had taught in Del Rio, Stevens Co, Mold, Omak and Cashmere besides Coulee City. Her teaching career spanned 40 years.  She had served as state president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, had been a member of Grange, was associated with both the Washington State Teacher’s Association and the National Retired Teacher’s Association. She had been a member of both the Davenport and Omak Presbyterian churches as well as the Christian Church of Lawndale, CA. She had made her residence with her daughter, Elva Fulton Calkins, in Bothell, WA, since the death of her husband in 1967.  Survivors include one daughter, Elva Calkins of B Bothell; one sister, Mrs. Glen Slater of Davenport; three grandchildren; one niece and one nephews. Interment occurred at the Hartline Cemetery, Hartline,WA.” (Davenport Times:  6-19-1980)


Gaddy, Oscar,                    1-04-1924

“A return of sale of personal property in the Oscar Gaddy estate has been entered and has been approved by the court.” (Odessa Record: 1-04-1924)


Galladay, Homer,              8-17-1919

“Funeral services for Homer A. Galladay, who died at the Sacred Heart Hospital Saturday morning, August 9, were held from the Methodist church by Rev Daniel on Monday at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Mr. Galladay was formerly from Wyoming, but has until his recent sickness been making his home with his sister, Mrs. M. Tubbs.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 8-17-1919)


Garvin, Carl Debs,          10-31-1996

“Carl D. Garvin, 67, a resident of Davenport, passed away here Thursday, Oct 24, 1996. Services will be held at a later date.  Mr .Garvin is survived by his wife, Lynn Garvin, of Davenport; three daughters, Carla Caskey and Terry Garvin, both of Davenport, and Sharon Haga of Clatsknine, OR; three brothers; four sisters; 8 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. Garvin is a veteran of WW II, having served in the US Coast Guard during that time. He loved to fish and work with wood. He was a loving grandfather and will be deeply missed. The Cremation Society of Washington, Spokane, is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 10-31-1996)


Gobel, Lydia Bastrom,       3-12-1964

“Funeral services were held at Spokane on Wednesday for Lydia (Bastrom) Gobel, native of Odessa and a daughter of pioneer parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bastrom. The Rev Homer Swartz officiated and burial was in Riverside Memorial Park. Survivors include two sons, Donald Cochrane and Newton Cochrane, both of Spokane; six grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel R. Bastrom, Spokane, and Jacob Bastrom, Auburn.” (dated: 3-12-1964, scrapbook item)


Gobel, Martha,                       4-27-1923

“John W. Gobel Sr. has been appointed executor of the estate of Martha Gobel, his deceased wife, who died Feb 10, 1923. The petition lists real and personal property near Downs, WA.” (Citizen: 4-27-1923)


Gochnauer, Judy,                   8-28-1997

“Services were held last Saturday, Aug 23, for former area resident Judy Gochnauer, 60, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Coos Bay, OR. Mrs. Gochnauer died Aug 17, 1997 in North Bend, OR.  A true southern belle, Judy graduated from Spearman High School, Texas, in 1955, then West Texas State University in 1959 with a degree in English Education. She taught junior high in Texas, Heppner, OR and Creston until 1984.  Mr. Gochnauer was involved in many activities, including Bible studies and Christian Women’s Club.  Her main interests, though, focused on her grandchildren. She loved spending time with them and spoiling them rotten. Well loved by those who knew her, Mrs. Gochnauer will be greatly missed by friends and family. She is survived by her husband, John, in North Bend, as well as three daughters, Lynne Guhlke, Melody Nuxoll and Cindy Gochnauer, and their families in Davenport and Spokane. She has joined her son, Kenneth, who preceded her in death in 1984. North Bend Chapel of North Bend, OR, was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-28-1997) 


Goddard, Georgiana,             4-27-1928

“In a letter to The Citizen from Mrs. John MacInnis, Portland, Oregon, she encloses a clipping from the Portland Daily Journal which tells of the death of her mother, Mrs. Goddard, who is known to many Harringtonians as she resided with her daughter here for a number of years. ‘Funeral services were held Friday for Mrs. Georgiana Leslie Goddard, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John MacInnis, April 10. Mrs. Goddard was born at Harrisburg , PA, in 1847, and married Benjamin E Goddard of Freeport, IL, in 1865. She lived in Illinois before moving to Washington in 1889. Since the death of her husband in 1916, she has been making her home with her daughter. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. M. Bumstead and Mrs. John MacInnis, and five sons, B F, F D, and E F Goddard, all of Portland; John B Goddard, of Hollywood, CA; and Charles Goddard…” (excerpt of Citizen: 4-27-1928)


Goodwin, Charlie,               d. 2-27-1938

“Charlie E. Goodwin. Died: 2-27-1938. Residence: Hartline, Grant Co, WA. Divorced. Birth: 11-28-1859.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death card)


Gough, Warren,                8-19-1932

“Old timers who have not heard it will be sorry to learn of the passing of Warren Gough, last week in Spokane following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Gough, a brother of Mrs. C. D. Ellis, was for many years…” (excerpt Citizen: 8-19-1932)


Gowan, Alma M.,                    3-14-1996

Egypt native Alma Marie Gowan, 73, of Bellingham passed away March 5, 1996.  She was born Nov 11, 1922, in Egypt to Chris and Anna Christian Reinbold.  She married Kenneth Gowan in Davenport on  May 30, 1944. The Gowans moved to Bellingham in 1948. Mrs. Gowan was a member of the Central Lutheran Church, Bellingham Senior Center and the Altar Guild at Central Lutheran Church. She enjoyed baking and canning while her family was home, and later she helped serve the homeless meals at the Assumption Church. Mrs. Gowan is survived by her husband Kenneth at the family home; two daughters, Loretta Gowan of Bellingham and Rosemary Medford of Fircrest, WA; her twin brother, Elmer Reinbold of Davenport; four sisters, Elaine Mellert of Camas, Irma Wollin of Davenport, Gladys Huffman of Vancouver and Grace Rutherford of Yakima; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Monday at the Central Lutheran Church of Bellingham, with Pastor Len Erickson officiating. The Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel and Crematorium of Bellingham was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-14-1996)


Graff, Katherine,                 6-03-1938

“Mrs Katherine Graff was born Oct 26, 1858 in Philadelphia, and was married to Fred Graff in 1878 at St Louis. The family came west in 1887, settling at Harrington where they operated a store. At this time the nearest railroad was at Sprague and from here supplies had to be brought to Harrington for their store. Mail was also received by way of Sprague. Later the Graffs purchased a farm about two miles south and west from Harrington, across from the Cardwell farm, where they resided for many years. Again they moved to Harrington for five or six years and in 1918 moved to Spokane. Here they resided until Mr. Graff’s death in 1929 when Mrs. Graff went to Yakima to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Burrill.  At the time of her death, Mrs. Graff was visiting with relatives in Spokane and she was not considered in a serious condition until the last two days of her illness.  Ten children were born to this union, seven of whom survive: Frank M. and W. B. Graff and Mrs. Otto Swearingen (Flora) of Spokane; C. R. Graff, Los Angeles, Ca; L. H. Graff of San Francisco; Fred D Graff of Boise, ID and Mrs. T. O. Burrill (Maude) of Yakima. Also 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive her. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday of last week at Hazen & Jaeger’s in Spokane. Dr C. K. Mahoney and the Rev Frank Moore officiated. Burial was in Riverside Park. Mrs. Graff was a member of the Methodist Church. The Citizen extends sympathies to these children, who grew to manhood and womanhood in our midst, in the loss of their mother.” (Citizen: 6-03-1938)


Gray, William A.,                  3-11-1982

“Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. for lifetime resident and farmer of the Edwall area, William A Gray, who died March 9 at the age of 70 in his home near Edwall.  The services will be held at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport with Rev Steve Kliewer officiating and cremation will follow. Gray was a 1929 graduate of Reardan High School and chairman of the Lincoln Hospital Board for 19 years as well as a charter member of that board.  He was a member of the Reardan Presbyterian Church, a charter member of Edwall Lions Club, a 50-year and charter member of Spring Creek Grange, past member of Reardan IOOF Lodge and past member of the Edwall Grain Growers board.  He is survived by his wife, Esther, at the home; one son, Ed Gray of Reardan; two daughters, Mary E. Gray of Olympia, WA, Sherry L. Ledgerwood of Edwall; six grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey Gray of Greenacres, WA, Lee Gray of Taylor, MI; two sisters, Alice Provers of Whidbey Island, WA, Lila Wendell, Everett, WA; numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 3-11-1982)


Gressley, Alma S. Baker,    5-21-1926

“Letters testamentary over the estate of Alma S Baker Gressley have been issued to George W Gressley.” (Odessa Record: 5-21-1926)


Gunther, Robert,                  1-15-1943

“First Lieutenant Robert Gunther was killed in action in the battle of the Solomons. He was born in Rocklyn in 1916. His father operated the old Rocklyn store. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Gunther of Walla Walla , and two brothers who are both in the service.” (Citizen: 1-15-1943)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted December, 2008

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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