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Reddy, O. J., Feb 2, 1912

O. J. Reddy, at one time a resident of Edwall, died at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. (Citizen-Edwall Section)  


Reiber, Elizabeth,  Apr 4, 1974

"Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church for Elizabeth Reiber, who died Monday in Davenport. The Rev Stanley Williamsen will officiate, music will be provided by Ellen Brodin and Dixie Guhlke, and pall bearers will be Clark Miller, Charles Miller, John Miller, Gary Geibe and Allen Koch. Burial will follow in Ritzville. Mr. Reiber, born in March, 1902, in Kolb, Russia, came to the US before her first birthday. With her family she settled in Tacoma, where the family lived until moving to Ritzville when she was eight. There she met Fred Reiber; after their marriage in 1920 they lived in Ritzville until 1940, when they moved to the Rocklyn area. The couple retired in 1952 and moved to Davenport. Survivors include her husband Fred; two sisters, Hannah Becker, Spokane, and Lydia Koch, Ritzville; two step-sisters, Mary Schutz, Ritzville, and Molly Miller, Dryden. Several nieces and nephews also survive." (Dav. Times: 4-04-1974)


Reiman, Mrs. Gottlieb,  Nov 29, 1918

(notes) Mrs. Gottlieb Reiman died 12 miles southwest of Odessa of influenza at the age of 47 years. Her maiden name was Christina Polensky. She was born Dec 25, 1875 in South Russia. Interment occurred in Ritzville. (Odessa Record)  


Reinbold, Daniel,  Jan 10, 1974

"Services were held Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church for Daniel F Reinbold, who died Jan 1, in Davenport. Pall bearers for the service included Curtis Reinbold, Rick Reinbold, Tim Reinbold, Tom Reinbold, Jim Reinbold, Jerry Stinnett and Wayne Hutchinson. The Rev Stanley Williamsen officiated at the funeral; providing music were Elaine Maskenthine and Phyllis Ziemer. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Reinbold, who was born in Baden Baden, Germany in 1894, belonged to Zion Lutheran Church and North Star Grange. He had come to this country in 1905 and settled in Egypt, where he farmed until retirement in 1953. Reinbold, who married Adeline Knack in 1916, belonged to Christ Lutheran Church until retirement. Survivors include his wife and four children—Don, at the home farm; Bernice Haines, Davenport; Pat, Odessa, and Gene, Moses Lake. Fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive." (Dav. Times: 1-10-1974)


Reinbold, Fred W., Aug 10, 1973

"Funeral services were held Tuesday for Fred William Reinbold, 82, who died Saturday. The Rev Stanley Williamsen conducted the funeral at Zion Lutheran Church. Pallbearers were Loren Reinbold, Roger Reinbold, Jon Tomka, Randy Riddle, Steve Martin and Raymond Riddle. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Reinbold, born in Egypt, had lived in that area all his life. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Community Grange and the IOOF and Rebekah lodges. Survivors include his wife, Nona J., a daughter, Barbara Riddle, Davenport; two sons, Mark F. Reinbold, Portland, OR; and Howard H. Reinbold, Seattle; five grandchildren; four brothers—Simon, John and Alfred, all of Davenport, and Charles, Spokane; two sisters—Freda Gefert and Ida Pyle, both of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews." (Dav. Times: 8-30-1973)


Rettkowski, Mary, Dec 08, 1983

“Rosary services were held on Nov 27 followed on Nov 28 by a funeral service for Mary Rettkowski. Mary died Nov 24 after becoming suddenly ill the previous evening.  Services were held at St Aloysius Catholic Church in Spokane  with the Rev Richard Smith officiating. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Born in Charleston, IL, on July 28, 1895, Rettkowski moved to the Creston area in 1904. She attended the Brentz School, as well as Creston and Sprague High Schools and came from a family of seven children.  Mary was wed to Arthur Rettkowski in 1917 in Wilbur. They lived in the Reardan area for 38 years before moving to Spokane where she lived in her own home until the time of her death. Her husband passed away in March 1979.  A former member of St Michaels Parish in Reardan, she was also a member of the St Aloysius Parish and Altar Society and the Ladies Sodality.  She is survived by four children—Alice Huffaker of Spokane; Gene Rettkowski of Othello; Hugh Rettkowski from Reardan; and Mary Pohle of Monroe; one sister, Sister Mary Roberta SSMO from Portland, as well as 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her grandson, Raymond Pohle, who is stationed in Alabama while serving in the Army, was able to attend the funeral services, as well as her granddaughter, Ann Center, who serves with the Marines in California.  Pall bearers for the ceremony were grandsons: Duwane and Dan Huffaker of Spokane; Hugh Rettkowski of Othello, Pat Rettkowski of Warden, Tom Rettkowski from Reardan, along with Ron Pohle from Monroe. They each had served also as pall bearers at their grandfather’s funeral.” (Davenport Times:  12-08-1983) 


Reynolds, Nancy, Jan 16, 1913

Mrs. Nancy C. Reynolds died very suddenly last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. W. Anderson from pneumonia….Deceased is the widow of J Reynolds, who died last summer… (Body was shipped to family plot in Cedar Creek, IL) (Dav Tribune)  


Richards, Jess, Sep 25, 1953

"Jess Richards died Sept 12, at American Falls, Idaho, following a heart attack. Funeral services were held there Sept 15. Mr. Richards is survived by his widow, the former Leodia Armstrong, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. A. (‘Doc’) Armstrong, Harrington pioneers; one son, Jack, and three grandchildren. Mrs. Finis Hambright, sister of Mrs. Richards, went to American Falls last week to attend the last rites, and to be with her sister for a while. Jess Richards, in early days, was employed by the later John E. Russell on his farm. He went to American Falls in the early 1900’s where he homesteaded land. The farm is now operated by Jack Richards, and the senior Richards have a home in town." (Harrington Citizen: 9-25-1953)


Riddle, Walter Charles,  d.  Sep 08,1930

“Walter Charles Riddle. Died: 8 Sept 1930, Davenport, WA  Birth: 12 Dec 1868, St Joseph, MO. Spouse: Married. no name given.  Father: Rob James Riddle, born London, England. Mother: Elizabeth Holmen, born Wisten, MO. Burial: Spokane, WA-place not specified.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Rihill, Wm, July 15, 1910

Egypt.—The funeral of the late Wm Rihill was very largely attended. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful, showing the respect and esteem in which he was held. (LCT)  


Rinker, Paul L,, Mar 14, 1974

"Paul L. Rinker, 79, Reardan, a long time resident of this area, died Saturday evening in Desert Hot Springs, CA. He was a member of the Reardan Presbyterian Church, Reardan Lions Club and Spring Creek Grange. Survivors include his wife, Lillian, at the home; one son, Jim, Reardan; two grandchildren, Connie Roden, Fayetteville, NC; and Richard Rinker, Reardan; and three sisters, Helen McKinnon, Chelan; Mabel Rinker, Dayton; and Sue Owens, Spokane. The funeral is tentatively set for tomorrow at 1 p.m. and will be announced later by Strate Funeral Home." (Dav. Times: Mar 14, 1974)


Robinson, Baby Girl,  d. Oct 30, 1973

“Baby Girl Robinson. Died: 10-30-1973, Stillborn.  Father: Charles Alan Robinson; Mother: Bonnie Marilyn Gustad. Cremation: Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) 


Robinson, Arthur Joseph,  d. Jan 20, 1988

“Arthur Hoseph Robinson. Died: 1-20-1988, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Eda A Gates. Father: Charles Henry Robinson. Mother: Eda A Gates. Burial: Swan Funeral Home, Removal, Clinton, CT. ” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Robinson, Charles S.,   d. Mar 17, 1956

“Charles S Robinson. Died: 3-17-1956, Glenolden, PA.   Father: Unknown; Mother: Unknown. Spouse: unmarried. Burial: Unknown.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Robinson, Elsie Ruth,   d. Mar 03, 1985

“Elsie Ruth Robinson. Died: 3-03-1985, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Widowed, Ernest Albert Robinson. Father: August Timm; Mother: Dorothea Buhr. Burial: Oroville Cemetery, Oroville, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Robinson , Frances Ella,  d. Nov 14, 1935

“Frances Ella Robinson.  Died: 14 Nov 1935, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 29 July 1855, Carrolton, Ohio.  Spouse: Single. Father: John Robinson, born Ohio. Mother: Eleanor Frick, born PA. Burial: Bloomington, IN, place not specified.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Robinson, James B.,  d. Nov 05, 1940

“James Boardman Robinson. Died: 11-05-1940. Birth: 3-26-1863, Iowa.  Spouse: Ethel Harrison.  Father: James Boardman Robinson. Mother: Sarah Ferguson. Burial: Cheney, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Robinson, Olive,    d. Feb 13, 1972

“Olive I Robinson. Died: 2-13-1972. Birth: 5-05-1892, Colorado. Widowed.  Father: Charles Mason. Mother: Anna Weatherell. Removal: Saline & Eros Mortuary, Olympia, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Rogers, Mr., Feb 11, 1915

The sad news of Mr. Rogers’ death came over the phone Monday, many will attend the funeral Wednesday. (Dav Trib-Mondovi column)  


Rogers, Arthur A., Apr 29, 1909

Arthur A. Rogers was shot by Sheriff Martin of Odessa, and was taken to Harrington where he died on Sunday. He was 27 years of age and from Minneapolis. (Dav Trib. notes)  


Roloff, Dan A., May 18, 1916

Daniel A. Roloff died at his home 15 miles southwest of Odessa last Thursday morning, after an illness of 12 days with typhoid pneumonia. Mr. Roloff was 48 years of age at the time of his death. He was born in South Russia and emigrated to the United States in 1903, and ten years ago came to Washington and settled on the ranch on which he died. Funeral services were conducted at the Hoffensburg Congregational church Saturday afternoon, Rev Albert Reimann of Odessa officiating and the remains were interred in the church cemetery. (Ritzville Times)


Roscoe, Gladys Mae           2-07-1968

“Gladys Mae Roscoe.—Her home, Almira,WA. Wife of Forrest Roscoe at the home; mother of Mrs Anthony Groh, Almira, WA; grandmother of Sherri Renee Groh, Rodney Jay Groh, both Almira; sister of Mrs Orville Woodhouse, Wibaux, MT; Harvey E Scammon, Colville, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Almira Community Church, Federated Women’s Club, a charter member of Grand Coulee Grange No. 807; an honorary member of Garden Patchers’ Club, Almira. A longtime resident of the area. Funeral services Wednesday, Feb 7 at 1 p.m. (instead of as previously announced) from the Alwin Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Rev R W Rieger officiating. Cremation to follow.” (Spokesman Review: 2-07-1968)

Rose, Carol B,  d. Feb 02, 1951

“Carol B Rose.  Died: 2-02-1951. Birth: 1-10-1885, Iowa. Married.  Father: Charles Blomberg. Mother: Carrie Englund. Cremation: Smith Crematorium.” (Lincoln County Health death card)


Rosin, Mrs. Herman, Sept 10, 1909

Mrs. Herman Rosin died at her home near Egypt, Tuesday August 21, and was buried from the German Lutheran Church at Davenport, Thursday, Sept 2. Born in Germany in 1848, she came with her husband and three children in 1883. (Citizen)  


Rousseau, Mrs. Mary, May 21, 1909

Mrs. Mary Rousseau, mother of Mrs. W. H. Englert died Thursday, May 6th, of influenza and pneumonia, and was buried Saturday afternoon, Rev Father C. McAleer of St Francis Catholic Church performing the funeral ceremony. (Citizen quoted in LCT)


Rux, Ada Jan 10, 1974

"Funeral services for Ada Rux were held Wednesday at Moscow, Idaho, with burial at Pullman. She was the wife of Charles Rux, who died in 1972." (Dav. Times: 1-10-1974; edit, the second wife of Charles Rux; Charles and his first wife Julia were buried in Davenport's Mountain View Cemetery)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted November, 2005

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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