Creston Cemetery Burials and Obituaries 

                Submitted by Marge Womach


             Introduction to Cemetery on Page A

               Creston News and Notes addendum at bottom of page




Page D through E

Davis, Maude R.;  (b. 4-19-1890; d. 12-28-1902; d/o Almira; listing)  “Maude R. Davis.  Died: Dec 28, 1902, aged 12 years.”  (Lincoln County Auditor) 

Dawson, Talmage J.;  (b. 5-10-1906; d. 12-23-1906; s/o S & C; listing) 

Debord, Carl:  (Added) (b. 3-17-1917; d. 10-13-2000);  “Carl Debord, a Creston native who farmed north of there for years, died Oct 13, 2000 in Yuma, AZ. At his request, there was no service. Inurnment was in the Debord family plot at Creston. The El Sariba Shriners plan a memorial service at a later date in Arizona.  Born March 17, 1917 in Creston, he was a prominent citizen of Lincoln County, belonging to the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, and serving many years on the boards of Lincoln Electric Cooperative and Inland Power and Light Co.  He also was a very active member of the El Katif Shrine while living in Creston, then transferring to the El Sariba Shrine in Yuma when he retired and purchased a home there. He and his wife had been ‘snowbirds’ there for several years before moving permanently. He found the desert environment much kinder to his asthma and arthritis.  They enjoyed traveling, including a trip one winter through the southern states during which he visited his parents’ birthplace in Kentucky and continued to trace ancestry in Virginia. He leaves his wife of nearly 30 years, Haroldine Debord, at the Yuma, AZ, home; tow sons, Cecil Debord of Creston, and Claude Debord of AZ; two step-daughters, Patricia Rae Bradley of Yuma, and Frances Landt of Missoula, MT;  several grandchildren and great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  10-26-2000); 

Debord, Glen A.;  (b. 1925; d. 1995; s/w Helen; listing)  “Graveside service for lifetime Creston resident Glen A. DeBord, 70, was held Tuesday at the Creston Cemetery, with Pastor Warren Lynn officiating.  Mr. DeBord, who was born on Feb 27, 1925, at Creston to Russ and Nellie Mae (Wetzel) DeBord, entered into rest on Dec 30, 1995 in Spokane.  Mr. DeBord was a respected master sawfiler at the Lincoln Mill for 35 years.  He also was an avid hunter and fisherman, who devoted his life to enjoying the outdoors.  According to Glen’s family and friends, his merry flirtatious nature sparked a flame of love and kindness in everyone who knew him.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Helen, and his best buddy, ‘Corky’.  He is survived by his beloved family, Bill and Cheri DeBord of Davenport, Mary Debord of Spokane, Mike DeBord of Creston, Ed and Jeanne DeBord of Creston, Patty and Dana Haugan of Spokane, and Joe and Deanne DeBord of Wenatchee; a brother and his wife, Wallace and Ann DeBord of Pasco; a sister and her husband, Mildred and Harvey Tilson of Davenport; 15 grandchildren, Tracy and Dan Anderson, Jennifer, Joe, Taylor, Levi Nathan, Justin, Chealsey, Jed, Michelle and Jason DeBord, Austin and Ashleigh Becker, and Reese and Dillon Haugan; two great grandchildren, Damen and Tevin; special family friends, Robert and Mary Margaret Wagner, and Sharon Christman; and numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and dear friends.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  1-04-1996)

Debord, Helen;  (b. 1924; d. 1988; s/w Glen; listing);  “Helen L. DeBord of Creston died July 20, 1988, after a long illness. She was 64.  Mr. DeBord was born April 7, 1924 in Wenatchee to William and Mary Schoenmakers. She was raised with six brothers and sisters, on their father’s orchard and attended school in Wenatchee where she graduated in 1942.  Mrs. DeBord worked for Boeing in Seattle where she met and married Glen DeBord on Nov 12, 1947. The couple moved to Creston and raised six children. She was a devoted and loving mother who attended the Catholic Church in Wilbur and was a member of the Altar Society.  She is survived by her husband, Glen, of the home; six children and their spouses, Bill and Cheri DeBord of Davenport, Mary DeBord of Spokane, Mike DeBord of Creston, Ed and Jeanne DeBord of Creston, Patty DeBord of Spokane, Joe and Deanna DeBord of Rock Island; 13 grandchildren, Michelle and Jason DeBord, Austin and Ashleigh Becker, Traci, Jennifer and Joey DeBord, Taylor, Levi and Nathan DeBord, Justin, Chealsey and Jed DeBord; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Henry Schoenmakers of Wenatchee, Anne and George Dosser of Wenatchee, James and Millie Schoenmakers of Pueblo, Colorado, Irene and Robert Smith of Wenatchee, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Rosary services were held July 24 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur. Funeral services were held in the same parish July 25. Burial followed in the Creston Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times:  7-28-1988)“Helen DeBord.  Died: 20 July 1988; age  64; Creston Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger); 

Debord, Mrs. N. E.;  (b. 1858; d. 1921; listing)

Debord, Roy L.;  (b. 1899; d. 1957; listing) “Roy Lee Debord. Died: 30 April 1957, age 67, Raymond, Pacific Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records; note incongruous data, not confirmed for this person)

Deissner, Valerie French;  (b. 1894; d. 1964; listing)

Dekker, Cornelious G.;  (b. 1888; d. 1967; s/w Marjorie L; listing); “Cornelius Dekker. Died: July 1967, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 3-21-1888.” (SS Death Index);

Dekker, Ellen;  (b. 1864; d. 1939; s/w George; listing);  “Ellen Dekker. Died: 8 Feb 1939, age 75, Wapato, Yakima Co, WA. Father: Cornelius Ton. Mother: Bessie Lehoon. Spouse: George Dekker.” (WA State Death Records);

Dekker, George;  (b. 1862; d. 1920; s/w Ellen; listing)

Dekker, Marjorie L.;  (b. 1897; d. 1992; s/w Cornelious G.; listing); “Marjorie L. Dekker. Birth: 12-13-1897. Died: 12-06-1992, Nine Mile Falls, WA.” (SS Death Index);

Delong, Cheryl Renee;  (b. 5-23-1966; d. 6-04-1966; infant, s/w Lisa; listing) 

Delong, Lisa Carol;  (only 6-05-1966; infant, s/w Cheryl; listing) 

Dick, Daniel;  (no dates; Civil War; listing)  “Daniel Dick. Dated: 6-21-1917; #264, $25. nursing care for Daniel Dick.” (Application for Relief of Gen Rusk Post #93) “Daniel Dick. Dated: Aug 1, 1917. Voucher #266. Amount: $50. Funeral expense.” (GAR Relief Application: Post #93);  “Daniel Dic (sic), 57, VA; Margaret, wife, 42; marr. 25 yrs; Amy, 15; Olive, 11; Kenneth, 9; Margery, 1.” (1900 Welch Creek, Lincoln Co, WA census details); “Daniel Dick. Died: 13 July 1917, age 74. Father: David Dick. Mother: Anna Louise Andersen.” (WA State Death Records); “Daniel Dick. Enlistment Date: 15 Aug 1861. Enlisted as a Private on 15 Aug 1861 at the age of 18. Enlisted in Co F, 32nd Infantry Regiment Ohio on Dec 22, 1863. Transferred into 26th Light Artillery Regiment Ohio on 22 Dec 1863. Mustered out 26th Light Artillery Regiment Ohio on 2 Sept 1865 at Tod Barracks, Columbus, Ohio.” (American Civil War Soldiers);

Dick, Margaret M.;  (no dates; listing); “Margaret Dick. Died: 16 Aug 1952, age 92, Seattle, King Co, WA. Father: Archie Campbell. Mother: Margaret Cook.” (WA State Death Records);

Dinkins, John I.;  (b. 7-03-1844; d. 5-28-1915; s/w Mary A; listing); “John I. Dinkins. Died: 28 May 1915, age 70, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Sabyrd Dinkins. Mother: Nancy Walker.” (WA State Death Records);

Dinkins, Mary A.;  (b. 5-08-1844; d. 2-07-1920; s/w John I; listing); “Mary A. Dinkins. Died: 7 Feb 1920, age 77 years, Seattle, King Co, WA. Father: John Rouse. Mother: Mary Meek. Spouse: I. J. Dinkins.” (WA State Death Records);

Dodd, George H.;  (b. 1872; d. 1948; s/w M. Moss; listing); “George Henry Dodd. Died: 17 Sept 1948, age 76, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: James Jefferson Dodd. Mother: Mary Moss. Spouse: Mattie.” (WA State Death Records); {“G H Dodd, male, 30, MO, barber; M S, female, 23, WA; J J, 2, male, WA.” (1902 Creston City Census); A 1910 business directory in Creston show George H Dodd as a barber.} “Assault and Battery Case.  The Creston assault and battery case taken to Davenport for trial last week, in which George Dodd, of Creston, was plaintiff, and Walter Huston, of Sherman, defendant, resulted in a verdict of not guilty.  The trouble has apparently aroused a good deal of feeling through the Big Bend where the parties are known, and it transpires that there is a girl in the case. George Dodd had been keeping company with Huston’s sister, to which Walter and another brother had interposed their objections, and it finally terminated in a fight, in which Dodd is said to have been the aggressor. It is also claimed that he used brass knuckles. At all events he left some deep scars on Huston’s head and face, and Mr Cole, an uncle had Dodd arrested for assault and battery, and the justice fixed his bonds at $200 pending the preliminary hearing. Dodd then had Huston arrested charging him with the same offense, but as sentiment out that way seemed to be with Huston, a change of venue was demanded and granted, and the case taken to Davenport for trial. The examination of witnesses lasted until a late hour, but the jury very shortly brought in a verdict of not guilty.”  (LCT: 2-21-1896) 

Dodd, M. Moss;  (b. 1875; d. 1942; s/w George H.; listing)

Dodd, James J.;  (2-08-1831; d. 3-22-1912; listing);  “James Jefferson Dodd. Died: 22 March 1912, age 81, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Uriah Dodd. Mother: Allie Hutchins.” (WA State Death Records);   {Edit: A 1910 business directory shows a James J. Dodd in Creston, advertised as a lawyer.}

Dodd, Mary Ann Moss;  (b. 1840; d. 3-24-1903; age 63 yr 7 mo 7 days; w/o J. J.; listing) “The physicians of Mount View Sanitarium, Spokane, who examined Mrs. J. J. Dodd, found her suffering with valvular disease of the heart, all the vales being affected more or less seriously, and stated that they could afford her no relief, says the Creston News. They advised her to return to her home and place herself under the care of physicians at Creston, who could give temporary relief as occasion required. They said that with care she might prolong her life for years; but that, on the other hand, death might come at any time.” (LCT: 3-17-1903)

Dodd, S. B.;  (b. 1833; d. 4-26-1908; age 75 yr 5 mo 4 days; b/o JJ; listing); “S B Dodd. Died: 26 April 1908, age 75, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Uriah Dodd. Mother: Allie Hutchins.” (WA State Death Records);

Duncan, Molly;  (b. 1902; d. 1920; listing) “Mollie Duncan. Died: April 6, 1920, Spokane Co, WA. Father: James Duncan. Mother: Minnie Brown.” (WA State Death Records: File #1992759); 

Dungen, J. M.;  (empty; listing in 2-35)  * “John Dungan delivered some fine turnips to W. B .Sumerlin, the progressive merchant of Creston. These turnips were very fine specimens, many of them weighing from eight to ten pounds.” (LCT: 3-03-1905, Welch Creek Items) “J. F. Spencer has sold his ranch, comprising a section of Big Bend wheat land, to J. M. Dungan, of Creston. This is a valuable property.” LCT: 11-19-1901) “J. M. Dungan, 42, VA; E. E., wife, 32, CO; M. W., dau, 13, WA; I. S., dau, 11, WA; H. I., son, 8, WA; J. G., son, 4, WA; Babe, dau, 6 mos., WA.” (1902 Creston City Census); “John W. Dungan, head of household, 53, VA, single.” (1910 Welch Creek, Lincoln Co Census); “Mordeci D. Dungan, head of household, 43, VA, married; Fanny A., 44; Mary V., 18; Paul H., 15; P. Myrtle, 13; Hazel W, 11; Chloe D., 5; Sarah A., 3.” (1910 Creston, Lincoln Co, WA census);

Dutton, Celia Jane & infants;  (b. 2-27-1878; d. 10-09-1916; mother & infants; listing)  “Mrs. James R. Dutton. Died: 9 Oct 1915, age 37, Hartline, Grant Co, WA. Father: James Johnson. Mother: Eliza Field.” (WA State Death Records);

Duvall, Alvin;  (b. 10-01-1892; d. 12-23-1932; listing)  “Funeral services for Alvin Duvall, blind piano tuner of Creston, well known to Odessa, who was killed at Missoula, MT, in an automobile accident, was held from the Christian Church at Creston on Tuesday, the Rev Mr. Wilson of Peach officiating. Interment was in the Creston cemetery, where the body of his wife, who died in 1924, is buried.  Mr. Duvall was born in Virginia and came to the Big Bend country in about 1900. He was blinded in one eye by an attack of typhoid when an infant and his other eye was blinded when he was 14 while at play with his brothers. Despite his affliction, he became proficient at his trade and traveled to several towns, including Odessa. Surviving are his 10 year old son, Duncan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E .Duvall, Hunters; six brothers, Eddie, Seattle; John, Creston; Carl, Alter, Winston and Vernon, at Hunters; and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Le Doux, Frenchtown, MT; and Viola and Janet, Hunters. Mr. Duvall was on his way to visit his son at the home of Mrs. Le Doux, in a car driven by Mrs. Agnes Dennis, when it skidded on an icy Montana road, hurling Mr. Duvall through a window, where he was killed instantly. His sister and son were in the car with him, but escaped serious injury, as did the driver.” (Odessa Record: 12-30-1932)

Duvall, Charlotte;  (b. 1916; d. 1998; s/w Winston; listing);  “Charlotte B. Duvall. Died: May 1, 1998, Elmer City, WA. Birth: 2-04-1916.”  (SS Death Index);

Duvall, Clayton;  (b. 1902; d. 1977; s/w Phyllis; listing);  “Clayton Duvall. Died: 1 April 1977, age 74, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #009163)

Duvall, John William;  (b. 11-12-1898; d. 6-15-1947; listing);  “John William Duvall. Died: 15 June 1947, age 47, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: William E Duvall. Mother: Nannie Anderson.” (WA State Death Records); “John W. Duvall. Died: 15 June 1947, age 47, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #38);

Duvall, Kenneth Thomas;  (b. 1912; d. 1915; listing)  Kenneth Dewall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Dewall, residing 18 miles northwest of Odessa and 13 miles northeast of Krupp, on what is known as the Portugese Joe ranch, was accidentally shot in the back of the head last Sunday, living less than an hour after the accident happened. The little fellow was playing with his brother upstairs in the Dewall home with a gun which they found there, and unknown to the parents who were below. The funeral services were held Wednesday and burial was made at the cemetery near Wilbur.” (Odessa Record: 1-08-1915) 

Duvall, Lizzie Oda;  (b. 2-13-1900; d. 2-09-1924; listing) 

Duvall, Maggie A.;  (b. 1873; d. 1954; s/w Robert A.; listing);  “Maggie A. Duvall. Died: 1 Nov 1954, age 81, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA.”  (WA State Death Index: Certificate #20720)  

Duvall, Minnie Catherine;  (b. 9-12-1874; d. 11-28-1937; listing) 

Duvall, Nannie Mary;  (b. 1870; d. 2-07-1902;  listing) 

Duvall, Phyllis;  (b. 1910; d. 1997; s/w Clayton; listing)

Duvall, Robert A.;  (b. 1875; d. 1943; s/w Maggie A.; listing) 

Duvall, Wendy Dayle;  (b. 6-18-1958; d. 10-11-1958; baby; listing);  “Wendy Dayle Duvall. Died: 11 Oct 1958, infant, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Clayton Dale Duvall. Mother: Joy Little.”  (WA State Death Records); “Graveside services were held at one o’clock in the Creston Cemetery for Wendy Dayle Duvall, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Duvall of Spokane . In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Nanette, and one brother, Steven, both at the home, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Little, Creston, and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Duvall, Spokane. Rev Wallace Smith officiated at the services in charge of Smith Funeral Home of Spokane.” (Davenport Times: 10-16-1958)

Duvall, William Elihue;  (b. 8-29-1865; d. 3-10-1936; listing) 

Duvall, Winston;  (b. 1915; d. 1994; s/w Charlotte; listing);  “Winston B. Duvall. Died: 4-15-1994, Elmer City, WA. Birth: 10-08-1915.” (SS Death Index); {Edit: Of unknown relationship, the death record for another Winston Duvall was obtained; burial not specified. “Winston B. Duvall. Died: 19 July 1968, Moses Lake, Grant Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #015459)

Edmundson, Hulda M.;  (b. 1876; d. 1920; w/o Kem; listing);  “Hulda M. Edmondson. Died: 25 April 1920, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Aged: 43 yrs 8 mos 18 days. Father: Jesse Cunningham. Mother: Margaret E Barbre.” (WA State Death Records: #1992755); 

Elliot, James;  (b. 1859; d. 1944; listing);  “James Elliott. Died: 29 Oct 1944, age 85, Wenatchee, Chelan Co, WA. Father: Robert Elliott. Mother: Sarah J. Young.” (WA State Death Records); {Edit: A 1910 Creston business directory lists James Elliott as proprietor of both a livery stable and lodgings.}

Elliot, Maude A.;  (b. 1891; d. 1957; listing):  “Maude Agnes Elliot.  Died: 1 June 1957, age 66, Wenatchee, Chelan Co, WA.  Father: George W. Cronn. Mother: Anna Campbell.” (WA State Death Records);

Erickson, Oscar W.;  (b. 6-18-1901; d. 6-15-1996; listing);  “Oscar W. Erickson. Died: 15 June 1996, age 94, Grant Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #018753)  

Erickson, John Hugo;  (b. 12-01-1912; d. 12-09-1971; US Army WW II; listing);  “John H. Erickson. Died: 9 Dec 1971, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #030493) 



Creston News and Notes  


(Misc. Ledgers: B-108) Presbyterian Church of Creston, filed Dec 6, 1899, with J. W. Maib (Pres) W. R. Foster (Sec), and D. F. McKay (Treas).

Davis:  “Miss Anna Davis of Creston, who spent last week visiting in this city with her sister, Miss Olive Davis, left Friday morning for Roy, where her parents moved several months ago.” (LCT at Davenport; 6-21-1912)

DeFreece:  “Gilpin DeFreece and his wife, of Creston, last week were granted a divorce. Then they decided they had made a mistake and were remarried.” (Citizen: 11-19-1909)

Dodd:  Geo Dodd, the barber, has added a fine bath room to his barber shop and is fitting the room up nice.” (LCT: 3-08-1901)

Dodd:  J. J. Dodd, an old time resident of Creston, was a caller at this office Wednesday. Mr. Dodd is a lawyer by profession, and was on his way to Olympia to apply for admission to practice before the supreme court. He has been practicing  before the lower courts for a number of years.” (LCT: 3-03-1899) 

Doggett:  “Upon petition of 27 Creston residents, Wayne Doggett, young grain dealer of Creston, was appointed justice of the peace for that precinct.”  (Odessa Record: 4-08-1937) 

Doggett:  Wayne Doggett, newly appointed justice of the peace at Creston, had his first case Monday of last week when Sheriff Lew Hutsell arrested F L Davis of Seattle for speeding through Creston and brought him before Mr. Doggett who fined the man $5 and costs.” (Citizen: 4-23-1937)

Duncan:  F. A. Duncan, cashier of the Creston bank, was here on business Saturday.” (Dav. Trib: 7-28-1904)

Dungan:   “J. F. Spencer has sold his ranch, comprising a section of Big Bend wheat land, to J. M. Dungan, of Creston. This is valuable property.” (LCT: 11-19-1901)

Dunham:  “Dr Edward Dunham practiced medicine here and had a drug store in 1889 and lived in Wilbur until 1898 when he moved to Creston. Dr Dunham also took land near Wilbur. He and his wife are long since deceased, but Mrs. Dunham’s daughter by a prior marriage, Mrs Charles Watson, lived near Creston.”  (Wilbur Golden Jubilee: June 1939)

Duval:  “While milking a cow on a ranch 16 miles from Wilson Creek Tuesday before last, Mrs. William Duval was fatally injured by being crushed under a hay rack falling upon her. She died on the following Friday.” (Citizen: 2-21-1902)

Edwell:Elmer Edwell, whose team and wagon were lost in the Columbia River, near Harvey Post Office, on May 30th, and were found on a shoal north of Hesseltine a week or so ago, was in Creston last Sunday night, on the way to the latter place to re-claim the wagon and harness, which were saved by parties near there. The harness and wagon were new.” (LCT: 7-08-1902)


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