Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Laabs, Eugene,                    9-02-1982

“Word was received in Harrington that Eugene Laabs died in Seattle on Aug 26. Funeral services were held on Aug 28.  Laabs was born to Harrington pioneers C. Wesley Laabs and Anna Timm Laabs on June 9, 1923. He graduated from Harrington High School in 1941 and entered the navy two years later. After serving three years, Laabs was discharged and returned to Seattle where he lived until his death. Laabs is survived by his wife, Phyllis Webber Laabs, a former Odessa girl; two sons, Michael and William; a daughter, Barbara, several grandchildren; two sisters, Geneva Draper and Viola Restad; and two brothers, Lawrence and Leonard Laabs, all of Seattle.” (Davenport

 Times: 9-02-1982)


Lair, Albert A.,                 11-11-1937

“Albert A Lair, 80, for many years a resident of Reardan, but lately residing at Central Point, OR, died there Nov 3. He is survived by his widow, two sons and three daughters.” (Odessa Record: 11-11-1937)


Larmer, James Robt.,     10-09-1925

“Order permitting the administrator of the estate of James Robert Larmer to rent land, part of the estate, to A. D. Harris for $2.25 an acre has been signed. Order for sale of personal property of this estate has also been signed.” (Odessa Record: 10-09-1925)


Lask, George E .,                d. 3-01-1936

“An order was signed in the superior court appointing Mrs. Bertha Cathcart of Davenport administratrix of the estate of George E. Lask, who died in California, March 1, 1936. The estate is valued at $30,000.” (Odessa Record: 11-04-1937)


Laugenour, Geo,              11-20-1925

“George Laugenour, age 72, died Nov 12, at his home near Hunters. With his wife he came to Washington in 1882 and settled near Harrington where he engaged in wheat raising until 1895. After a year in Spokane he moved to Hunters. Mr. Laugenour is survived by his widow, a son, Cecil Laugenour, four sisters in California and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home.” (Odessa Record: 11-20-1925)


Lefevere, Mary E.,               9-20-1981

“Funeral services were held in Spokane last week for Mary Evangeline Lefevere who died in that city, Aug 24.  Evangeline Fleming came to Davenport in the late 1920s to teach at Davenport High School.  Coming about that time also was Quimby J. Lefevere. The next year, the two young people married.  They continued to live in Davenport where Mr. Lefevere taught and was principal of the high school for many years before retiring.  She retired from teaching and they had five children born while they lived here. Lefevere died several year ago and Mrs. Lefevere has been living in a Spokane convalescent home since that time. Survivors are one son, Robert J. Lefevere, Palatine, IL; four daughters, Bernadette Pederson of Medical Lake, WA; Lauretta Taylor of Grandview,WA; Janet Hugo of Des Moines, WA; Ann Krussell of Walla Walla, WA; one sister, Gertrude Williams, Seattle; 22 grandchildren; one great grandchild.” (Davenport Times: 9-20-1981)


Lefevre, Quimby J.,                6-13-1973

“Quimby James Lefevre. Died: 6-13-1973. Birth: 11-27-1901, WA. Spouse: Mary Evangeline Fleming. Father: Peter Joseph Lefevre. Mother: Nellie Gray. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Lemon, James,                     8-14-1980

“James Irl Lemon, 81, died in Lincoln Hospital Saturday, Aug 9, after residing in the Lincoln Nursing Home nearly five years. Funeral services were held at Garfield Christian Church in Garfield, WA , with burial in the family plot at Garfield City Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug 12. He was born at Garfield on April 13, 1899 and resided there until he was brought to Davenport. He was a retired Grange Supply manager and a long-time member of the Masonic and Scottish Rite orders. Lemon is survived by his wife, Kloma, of Davenport; his sister, Ruth Knight of Dayton,  WA; his brother, Hi Lemon of Garfield; several nieces and nephews including Marion Kembel of Davenport .” (Davenport Times: 8-14-1980


Lenney, Jeanne,                   9-02-1982

“Jeanne Anarde Lenney, granddaughter of the later Mr. and Mrs. Jacob P. Huddle of Harrington, died in Spokane on Aug 17, after a long illness.  She is survived by her husband, Major William H. Lenney III and one son, William H. Lenney IV, at the home; her mother, Mrs. Frank (Glenna Huddle) Anarde of Tacoma; and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Anita Anarde) Gillespie and two nieces, Jenny and Susan Gillespie, all of Palo Alto, CA. She is also survived by numerous cousins, among them Ralph and Ray Huddle of Harrington, and Joe Huddle of Washtucna. She was born on Dec 30, 1946 in Tacoma to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anarde, a family of musicians. Her father was the music supervisor of the schools in Tacoma until his death in 1963…  Memorial services were held at St David’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Aug 22 with Father Peter Stretch officiating. Cremation preceded the service.” (Davenport Times: 9-02-1982)


Lesnett, Lillie M., Mrs.,    d.  8-28-1941

“Bones, identified as those of Daniel Wesley Murray, were found Sunday in a lonely sagebrush pasture west of Davenport. Murray had been missing since August 29, 1941, the day after his mother, Mrs. Lillie M. Lesnett was shot and killed by a .22 caliber rifle. Bones scattered over a small area were located by August Bauer, who owns the pasture land, about a mile from the Lesnett home. The bones were identified as Murray’s by a wristwatch, social security card and parts of the clothing he was wearing when he disappeared. The same rifle believed to have been used in the killing of Mrs. Lesnett, was found with the bones, officers said. The bones and other effects were taken to Davenport by Sheriff Frank C. Rambo.” (Citizen: 6-25-1948)(see also Daniel W. Murray)


Liebenwald, August ,              11-05-1926

“Judgment for $4,105.46 and $350 attorney fee has been given R. L. Green, administrator of the estate of August Liebenwald, in a foreclosure action against Vincent Sommers.” (Odessa Record: 11-05-1926)


Lightner, Loretta K .,        10-21-1982

“Loretta Katherine Lightner, former Davenport resident and of Camano Island, died Oct 14 at her residence. She was born Aug 6, 1904 in Portland, OR.  Lightner moved to Camano Island in 1972. She had taught school in Seattle and eastern Washington, retiring after 32 years of teaching. She was a member of the Davenport, WA, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 131, St Cecilia’s Catholic Church of Stanwood. She leaves her husband Donald, at the family home, stepson, Otis Craig Lightner of Spokane,and step-daughter, Donna R. Anderson of CA; brother, Edwin Lawler, Jr., of Puyallup WA, and a sister, Margaret Lawler of CA; 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial mass was held Oct 19 at St Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Stanwood, at 12 noon with Father William Treacy officiating. Private cremation with interment will be held at a later date. Services were under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.” (Davenport Times: 10-21-1982)


Lindley, Elmer,                        4-01-1910

“Elmer Lindley, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lindley living five miles north of Sprague, died of rheumatism and heart trouble March 19.” (Citizen: 4-10-1910)


Logsdon, Archie,                  9-23-1982

“Memorial services were held Monday at the Strate Funeral Home for Archie Logsdon, who died Sept 16 in Davenport. Logsdon, 83, was born and reared here. He worked for the Odessa Grain Warehouse for 25 years.  He is survived by his wife, Vulia; six daughters: Alice Fritsch, Betty Ellis and Patricia Casarez, all of Spokane; and Beverly Crisswell of Davenport, Victoria Garcia of Kennewick, and Sue Rowell of Pasco; his son, Charles Piersonl, of Fairbanks, Alaska; two sisters, Anna Cassis of Spokane, and Millie Thomas of Greenacres; his brother, Lawrence Logsdon of Spokane; as well as 29 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. In addition to the local memorial service, officiated by Rev Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, a funeral service was held Monday at the Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA . Burial followed at the Grandview Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 9-23-1982)


Lotte, Roy,                          8-20-1981

“Funeral services were held Aug 17 at 11 a.m. for Roy Lotte at the Memorial Chapel of the Jerue Funeral Home in Cheney with the Rev John Myers of the Cheney Christian Church officiating.  Lotte, who died on Aug 13 in Cheney, was born on Nov 17, 1902 at North Egypt , a farming community north of here. After growing up on the family farm, he moved to Spokane.  He served in the armed services from 1924 to 1925 and later married in Spokane in 1928.  He was a member of the Cheney Christian Church and the Cheney Senior Citizens.  He retired from EWU in 1965 where he had been the head gardener.  Survivors include his wife, Rachel Lotte, at home in Cheney; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Bliesner, Fairfield, Mrs. Mary Frear, Glostenberg, CT, Mrs. Frances White, Cheney, and Mrs. Fern Smith, Spokane; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Interment followed the service at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane.” (Davenport Times: 8-20-1981)


Lucas, John J.,                   est. 4-08-1927

“Inventory and appraisal of the estate of John J Lucas, made by H. A. Brodin, Otto Johnson and Mangus Johnson, shows the property of the estate to be worth $747.” (Odessa Record: 4-08-1927)


Ludwig, Otto,                    3-05-1915

“News received by Fred Ludwig, who is working for Eli Goodwin, is that his brother Otto was drowned in Elk River, Idaho, last Friday. The accident occurred while he and another companion were crossing the ice. His companion escaped but the brother was carried down stream under the ice and has not been recovered.” (Citizen: 3-05-1915)]


Lueck, Larry,           12-07-1995

“A memorial service was held for Larry Lueck, 61, Tuesday at First Christian Church in Pomeroy, with the Rev Rick Bender officiating. A longtime Pomeroy resident, Mr..Lueck died of congestive heart failure at Garfield County Memorial Hospital on Nov 30.  He was born May 1, 1934, in Davenport to Harvey and Wilma Brink Lueck. He completed his schooling at Davenport and the family moved to Pomeroy in 1949.  Mr. Lueck worked in various logging industries in the Pacific Northwest and married Lillian Ferrell at Lewiston, Idaho, on May 16, 1950. He then went to work for OK Rubber Welders at Pomeroy. He also worked as a mechanic, school bus driver and truck driver.  Mr. Lueck later owned and operated the Kozy Korner Café and Texaco Service Station at Pomeroy…Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Lillian, at the Pomeroy home; his father and step-mother, Harvey and Betty Lueck of Uniontown, WA; four sons, Doug and Zack Lueck of Pomeroy, Steve Lueck of Walla Walla, and Major Michael Lueck, a pilot in the US Marine Corps stationed at Quantico, VA; his sisters, Sandra Holderbaum of Lewiston and Ada Neible of Pomeroy; a brother, Dwaine Lueck of Bullhead City, AZ; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Lueck in 1987. Richardson-Brown Funeral Home in Pomeroy was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  12-07-1995)


Lundgren, Norma Jeanm       5-22-1997

“Funeral service for Reardan native Norma Jean Lundgren will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Pastor Herb Parish officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane.  Mrs. Lundgren, 66, died Sunday in Everett.  She was born June 13, 1930, to Emery and Esther ( Clark ) Henry in Reardan. She grew up in that area, graduating from Reardan High School . She married Lloyd Lundgren on Sept 28, 1956 in Spokane. The Lundgrens had been living on the family farm on the Indian Prairie outside Spokane for many years.  Mrs. Lundgren is survived by her husband Lloyd at the home at Indian Prairie; two children, Betty Donaldson and her husband Chuck of Sultan, WA, and David Lundgren and his wife Monica of Spokane; four grandchildren, Sarah, Josh, Emmalee and Hannah Donaldson, all of Sultan; two brothers, Robert Henry of Spokane and Richard Henry of Elk, WA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kathy Lundgren; and one brother, Charles Henry. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  5-22-1997)


Lynn, Maurice E.,                9-03-1981

“Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept 2, in Davenport for Maurice E, Lynn, 76, who died Thursday, Aug 30 in Davenport.  Services for Lynn were held at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home here and interment was at the Sutton Lynn Cemetery.  Lynn, born in Peach, WA, is survived by his wife, Eva Lynn, at the home; three sons, Clyde Lynn of Davenport, Vernon Lynn of Brewster, WA, Kenneth Lynn of Omak; one daughter, Lorraine Claassen of Davenport, 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, four sisters, Sadie Rima of Spokane, Jessie Stromburg of Spokane, Ivy Ragsdale of Spokane, Clara Timmons of Wellpinit; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Assembly of God Church here. Officiating the services were the Rev Rod Burgess and the Rev Donald Bowe.” (Davenport Times:  9-03-1981)  



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted December, 2008

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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