Mountain View Cemetery
submitted by Marge Womach
Page Da through De
See cemetery introduction on page A
(d. 5-19-1892; age 36 yrs 5 mos 17 days); (tombstone listing shown by
Lartigues in 1974);
(b. 1-01-1895; d. 1-09-1949); “Henry Daley.
d. 1-09-1949” (Bumgarner
Funeral Ledger); “Henry Daily, Groom, of Lincoln Co. Lula Viola Godwin, Bride,
of Mondovi. Marriage: 21 Oct 1916 at Mondovi, WA. License date: Oct 17, 1916.
Officiant: Fred E White, minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: Henry Emil Godwin
and Mary E Godwin.” (Marriage Certificate details) “Mr and Mrs Henry
Daly have been visiting Mrs Daly’s parents, P W Godwin, returning to their
home Tuesday.” (DTT: 10-31-1918)
Danruther died last Thursday at his Larene home of pneumonia at the age of 49
years. The funeral services were conducted at the Larene Church last Sunday by
the Rev George Koehler of this place and interment was made at the Mountain View
Cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife, two grown sons and a daughter. He is a
native of Indiana and moved here from that state eight years ago. He was a
prosperous farmer in the Larene district and one of our best citizens.”
(Dav. Tribune: 4-09-1908)
(1881-1948); “Ada Darling. Died: 4-13-1948.” (Bumgarner Funeral
Index) “Mrs Ada Darling. Dated: Apr 16, 1948. Member.” (Davenport
(1882-1965); “John Burton
Darling. Date of Petition: May 26, 1919. Born: Jan 18, 1882 near Ardella, MO.
Occupation: Dairyman; Residence: Davenport. Dues paid 1919-1944, transferred to
new ledger.” (Acadia Lodge Ledger data)
(1889-1954); w/o Lucius N; (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);
(July 16,1848-Feb 22,1919); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in
(1889-1967); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);
(1833-1911); “John L
Davies, aged 87 years, pioneer of this county, died at his home at Davenport, of
paralysis. He had been a resident of this county for 26 years.”
(Citizen: 6-09-1911) “ John L Davies. Died: May 31, 1911, age 78, at
Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records)
(1889-1968); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974); ”Leroy
Davis.—His home, Reardan, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs Alice Smith,
Reardan; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs Florence
Summers, Bridgeport, WA, and Mrs Adelia Hebel, Eauclaire, WI; one brother, Lynn
Davis, Chicago, IL. Funeral services Wednesday, Jan 17 at 11 a.m. from the
Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, Rev Joseph Woodford
officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. The Strate Funeral
Home, Davenport, WA in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 1-17-1969)
(1906-1926); “Louis Davis, age 19, a former Davenport boy, was drowned
almost instantly Monday in the Toppenish River near Yakima. He had gone from
Spokane to Yakima three days before his death to work in the orchards. Young
Davis ate a big meal, and desiring to cool off, jumped into the river near where
he and his family had camped. He did not swim more than three strokes before he
went down. An uncle tried to bring the body to the top, but did not succeed. The
body was finally brought to the surface in about 10 minutes and resuscitation
methods were tried for several hours without avail. The body was sent to Spokane
for burial. Young Davis formerly lived north of town with his parents. He is a
nephew of Mrs Robert Shook and Charles Moss of Davenport.” (DT & T:
(1873-1948); “Lucius Davis. Died: April 9, 1948.” (Bumgarner Funeral
Index); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);
(1847-1922); d. 12-04-1922; (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in
(1876-1940); “Isis Mae Day. Died: March 28, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral
Index) wife of Ulysses Sherman Day;
(1872-1937) (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);
Deakin, Florence V: (1920-1974); “Funeral services were held this week for Florence Veda Deakin, who died Monday. The Rev James Farrell officiated and burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Deakin was born in Palouse in 1920, the child of John and Bertha Bunch. She married George William Deakin in 1939 and the couple, who lived in Lincoln for many years, moved to Davenport in 1972. Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Joyce Appel, Davenport; two sons, Gerald Deakin, Del Rio, TX; and Robert Deakin, Germany; and 9 grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and three brothers. They include Gladys Davis, Wilbur; Mary Fuller, Payette, Idaho; Goldie Davis, Spokane; Guy Bunch, Santa Ana, CA; Ernest Bunch, Moscow, ID; and Herb Bunch, Texas.” (Dav. Times: 3-07-1974) “Florence Veda Deakin. Died: 3-04-1974 at Davenport, WA. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);
George W (Bill):
services for George (Bill) W Deakin of Davenport took place at 1 p.m. last
Saturday, April 13 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Father Tyrone Schaff officiated the graveside service.
Mr Deakin died on Wednesday, April 10, 1985 in Davenport.
He lay in state at the Strate Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until noon last
Saturday, April 13. Mr Deakin
served as a member of the Davenport Senior Citizens Center, contributing much
time and effort to the current center. Survivors include his wife, Grace Deakin,
at the home in Davenport; two sons, Gerald W Deakin of Wichita Falls, TX; and
Robert G Deakin of Morrow, GA; one daughter, Joyce Appel of Davenport; 11
grandchildren; 3 brothers, Robert Deakin, Art Deakin and Harry Deakin all of
Pekin, IL; 3 step-children, Mary Mumma of Spokane, Clyde Evans of Edmonds and
Ellen Tanneberg of Toppenish; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport
(1906-1992); “A service was held last Saturday, Jan 2, at the chapel of
Strate Funeral Home for Grace Deakin of Davenport, who died Dec 30. She was 86.
Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Davenport Senior Center. She is
survived by one son, Clyde Evans of Edmonds, Wash; two daughters, Mary Munma of
Spokane and Ellen Tanneberg of Toppenish, Wash; three step children, Gerald
Deakin of Texas, Robert Deakin of Georgia and Joyce Appel of Davenport; numerous
grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Sheril Booth of Davenport;
and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge
of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 1-07-1993) “Grace Deakin. Died: 12-30-1992.
Birth: 12-30-1906, WA. Widowed. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”
(Lincoln Co Health burial permit);
An area of the Davenport Cemetery was referred to as the ‘Dearling
burying grounds’ in the obit of the infant of Robert Henry.)
d/o James and Dessie; (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974); Age
3 yr 1 mo.
Mrs Robert Henry.
(d. 5-25-1889, aged 48 yrs);
(1828-1906) w/o Philip; “The remains of Mrs Eliza DeFreece were brought
here for interment Friday afternoon and the funeral services were held at her
former residence in Davenport, Saturday afternoon, Rev H A Sheldon of the ME
church officiating. The deceased
was born in Ohio, April 12, 1828, and when quite young moved with her parents to
Missouri, where she grew to womanhood. May 8, 1853, she became the wife of
Philip DeFreece to whom ten children were born, seven of which survive her.
At the time of her decease she was on a visit with her daughter, Mrs
Maggie Hamilton of Baker City, OR. She was a good woman, a kind neighbor and
beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.”
(Dav. Tribune: 2-22-1906) (See probate #861)
(d. 10-11-1902; age 79 yr 4 mos 2 days); h/o Sarah; (tombstone listing
shown by Lartigues in 1974);
Mondovi Cemetery, d. 1904
DeFreece, Phillip: (1826-1904); d. 11-10-1904; h/o Eliza; “Mr Philip Defreece, who has been quite ill for several weeks, passed away last Thursday, Nov 10, 1904, age 79 years. The immediate cause of his death was heart trouble and dropsy. He had been in failing health for some time, and both he and his aged wife have been in the care of kind neighbors since early fall. Mr Defreece was born in Summery County, TN, April 6, 1826, was married to Miss Ella Waits, May 8, 1853, and came to Davenport in 1892, near which place he had since lived. Ten children were born to them, seven of whom are still living, only one of whom is in this county. Mr Defreece had spent much of his life in frontier settlements, freighting across the country to military posts, remote from railroad centers. He was a teamster in the Mexican War, and was also in the War of the Rebellion and since has spent most of his time in the West. He and Mrs Defreece were members of the Methodist Church, the funeral services being conducted from that church last Friday, Rev Rounds officiating. Mrs Defreece wishes to express her sincerest thanks to the neighbors who so kindly gave every assistance during the illness of her husband.” (LCT: 11-18-1904)
(d. 2-20-1893; aged 65 yrs 10 days); “Mrs Defreese. Died: Aug 13,
1893.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death ledger) w/o James;
(1904-1983); “Arthur W
Deking, 78, Davenport, died Sept 12, 1983 in Spokane. Born in Nov 1904, he lived
here most of his life. He and his wife, who died in 1978, farmed seven miles
southwest of Davenport. Deking is
survived by one son, Richard, of Harrington’ three daughters, Arlene Johnson,
Donna Peterson and Corrine Lightner, all of Spokane; two brothers, Ed Deking and Walt Deking of Ritzville; two
sisters, Elsie Deking and Helen Thom, both of Ritzville; 6 grandchildren and 4
great grandchildren. Funeral will
be held today at 1 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport with Pastor
Stanley Williamson officiating. Interment
will be at Mt View Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 9-15-1983)
(1911-1978); “In Memory of
Ella Deking. Born March 21, 1911, Odessa, Washington. Passed Away Dec 24, 1978,
Spokane. Funeral Services Thursday, Dec 28, 1978 at 1 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church,
Davenport, Washington. Pastor Stanley Williamson, Officiating. Concluding
Graveside Services and Vault Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport,
Washington. Casket Bearers: Cecil Birge, Bob Charlton, Denny Hardy, Harold
Jenkins, Richard Hardy, Delmar Schultz.” (Funeral Program)
Richard W ‘Dick’:
service for lifelong area resident Richard (Dick) Deking, 42, was held Wednesday
at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, with Pastor David Daugs officiating.
Private family graveside services were held at Mountain View Cemetery in
Davenport. Mr Deking passed away Feb 12, 1992 at his home near Davenport.
A 1967 graduate of Harrington High School, Mr Deking was a lifelong
resident of the Harrington/Davenport area. He attended Spokane Falls Community
College briefly and took over his family’s wheat farm in Harrington in 1979,
which he continued to operate until his death.
Friends and family remember Mr Deking as an excellent farmer, who enjoyed
traveling and was knowledgeable of the histories of several farm families in the
area. He is survived by two daughters, Haley and Natalie Deking of Mercer
Island, WA; three sisters, Corrine Lightner and Dona Peterson, both of Spokane,
and Arlene Strate of Davenport; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces,
nephews and friends. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of
arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 2-20-1992);
(1816-1902) (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);
Denison surname: (Denison, Lewis #572 did not view, guardianship, est 1902)
(1906-2000); “Clara C Denison of Davenport passed away Feb 15 in
Spokane. She was 93. Rosary was
held Friday evening at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.
The funeral was held there Saturday morning with Father Jake Morton and
Pastor Jeff Dowd officiating. Interment followed at Davenport’s Mountain View
Cemetery. Mrs Denison was born on Oct 16, 1896, in Fruitland to Henry and Julia
(LeFleur) Brown She attended Fort Colville Missionary School, Chemowa Indian
School and Fort Spokane Indian School The family migrated to the Yakima Valley
as pickers during the apple and hop season.
She met Jesse Denison in the Govan area and they married on April 16,
1925, in St Maries, Idaho. They logged in the St Maries area for several years
until they moved to the West End of the Spokane Indian Reservation in the late
1920s and she lived there ever since. Mrs
Denison is survived by four sons, Dennis, Phillip and Harold (Cheach) Denison,
all of the West End Spokane Indian Reservation and Danny Denison of Davenport;
six daughters, Eileen Cannon, Wilma Mankin, Altha Flett and Sharon Kieffer, all
of the West End Spokane Indian Reservation; Jessie Spencer of Spokane, and
Ardell Boleneus of Reardan; 55 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse, in 1965; one son, Grant
Denison in 1970; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Strate Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 2-24-2000)
services were held Saturday afternoon in Davenport for George Lyle Denison, who
died August 30. Pallbearers for the
funeral were Walt Wolfrum, Harold Mc Coy, Billy Kiefer, Gene Wolfrum, John
Keiffer and Don Forbush. The Rev Roger Muisiner conducted the service, which was
followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery.
Denison, born Aug 16, 1897 at Spokane Bridge, had married Lillian Martin.
She died several years ago. Survivors include a son, Leroy, Spokane; one
grandson, three granddaughters, six great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Althea Colby, Burlington, and Clara Lantzy, Fruitland, also
survive.” (Davenport Times: 9-06-1973)
(1934-1970) (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974); “Grant
H Denison. Died: 3-22-1970, age 35,
(1907-1965); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);
(1936-1970); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);“Shirley
Denison. d. 3-18-70, age 33, car
(d. 5-10-1906); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);
(1858-1933) h/o Mary; (Edit: The
family of Frank Denson was shown on the Davenport Ward 3 Census of 1910 as:
Frank E, 51; Mary, 50; Rena, 22; Fred, 19, and Verne, 14.
Rena married Charles Norman Kyle on Oct 29, 1912. Son Fred Denson died in
Sept 1982, which see also in county file.);
Mary A Smith:
(1860-1923); w/o Frank; (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);
Robert G Denson, 70, of Davenport died Feb 14, 1988, in his home.
Col. Denson was born Jan 1, 1918 in Davenport. He graduated from
Davenport High School in 1936. His family was among the early settlers in the
area. Col. Denson retired from the United States Air Force in 1971 and returned
to his hometown. During his years
in the area he took an active part in activities including scouting.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Feb 18, at 11 a.m. in the chapel
of Strate Funeral Home. John Hudson of Medial Lake will officiate.
Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.
He and Gillie Thomas were the first Eagle Scouts in Lincoln County and he
was a strong supporter of scouting throughout his life.
Col. Denson married Harriet Jean Klinger in Boise, Idaho on Nov 16, 1947.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet of Davenport; a son, Dick, and
daughter-in-law, Chris, and their children, Holly, Andy and Robbie, all of
Wenatchee; a son, Greg of Benica, CA; and a brother, Alan, of Davenport.”
(Davenport Times: 2-18-1988) “Robert
G (Bob) Denson. Bob Denson wrote this account of his life as recorded in his 50th
anniversary High School yearbook. ‘After
graduation, I attended the Universities of Washington and Utah. I worked for
Boeing, Seattle/King Co, and the National American Red Cross until it became
time to join the army. I enlisted to train as a glider pilot to begin what was
to become 32+ years of military service. I had become a Sgt pilot when the
glider program was mercifully scrapped and I finished my training as a cadet and
was commissioned . I instructed for a while before finishing the war in the
European theater where I remained on occupation duty for another year.
I returned home and separated as a Captain.
During this break in service, I met and married Harriet Jean Klinger in
Boise, ID. We have two sons and three grandchildren to which we have done our
loving best to completely spoil—mission accomplished. I was recalled to active
duty in 1948 (Berlin Airlift) as a Lt. and then remained in service until 1971.
I retired from the USAF a Colonel. The years for us were mostly good with many
memories of many places, friends and challenges—some that are brought to mind:
Oops gliders again? In combat? Answer. Yes. Invasion of Germany 1945;
Walked back to the Rhine unscathed.—A rough sloppy landing in Nurmburg got me
a left-handed compliment from passenger Reich Marshal Herman Goering. He said
‘ya a Goot Machin,’ his fellow passengers, Admiral/Generals Doenitz, Kietel,
VonRibbontrop, Kesselring, Jodl and others were glum; their future had
expired.—Airlifted the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire from Nurmburg to
Vienna; swung Charlemagne’s sword and tried on crown.—Assigned for three
years in Alaska; enjoyed its beauty and flying skis, floats and
wheel.—Unbelievable! Assigned to home territory; Spokane Geiger Field in
fighter interceptors (F86 & F102s); great while it lasted.—On the crew of
Air Force Two as the co-pilot we ran off the runway in a snow storm in Portland,
OR and that passenger said nothing, having missed a luncheon in Eugene,
Vice-President Richard Nixon was also glum.—The ultimate; assigned as a UN
Truce Team member to Palestine (Jerusalem) at that time occupied by Jordan (62)
and now by Israel. Incredible experience for all of us and saddening too. Uneasy
peace prevailed and things happening like being intercepted by Egyptian Migs
with your family and others on Board in UN marked aircraft. Israelis didn’t
like us either—in fact later did destroy that plane on ground in Amman,
Jordan.—Flew Dr Ralph Bunche to Yemen to celebrate their joining United
Nations and to quell a civil war; partially successful; celebration OK.—I
moved my family to Davenport to expose them to that environment and their
grandparents when I went unaccompanied to Thailand and joined them later in
retirement and here we remain. We do travel and have the kids close, too. What a
joy’.” (Davenport Times: 2-18-1988)
Denson, Thomas: (1832-1907) Co K 9th Regt Mich. Vol. Inf.; “Thomas Denson, the aged father of Frank Denson, passed away Wednesday evening at about 9:30, after a week's illness. He had been living at the home of his son for several years, and up to the time of his last illness had enjoyed apparent good health. He was over 80 year of age and was born in England, coming to this country when quite a young man. He came to this county about 16 yeas ago The funeral services will be held at St. Luke's church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.” (The Lincoln County Times, Aug 30, 1907; Submitted by Barbara Curtis) “Thomas Denson, a resident of Davenport, 80 years old, died the night of the 28th ult., evidently of old age, although he had been in failing health for a year or more. Mr Denson came to Lincoln County 17 years ago.” (Citizen: 9-06-1907) (See probate #1083) “Thomas Denson. Dated: Nov 29, 1901; Voucher #133, amount $14. Post #93.” (GAR Relief Application)
Denson, Verna Jean:
(1923-1954); (tombstone listing
shown by Lartigues in 1974); d/o Vern and Estella;
Denson, Verne F:
(July 14,1895-Apr 29, 1970); s/o Frank and Mary A; (tombstone
listing shown by Lartigues in 1974); WA Pvt. 41 Co 166 Depot Brig. WW I;“Verne
F Denson.—His home, Davenport, WA. Survived by his wife, Estella, at the home;
one son, Keith R Denson, Bridgeport, WA; one brother, Fred Denson, Hemet, CA;
one sister, Mrs Gladys Mansfield, Davenport, WA. Funeral services Saturday, May
2 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev
Donald D Lange officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.
Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 5-02-1970,
DeVaux, Daisy May: (1901-1901); infant of Chas E and CE; b. May 11, 1901; d. Sept 7, 1901. “The little four month old child of Mr and Mrs Chas Devaux, of Moscow (Bluestem), passed away at 7 o’clock Saturday morning last, and was buried in the cemetery near town Monday, brief funeral services being held at their home. Mr Devaux was a resident of Davenport for awhile, but is now conducting a store at Moscow. He and Mr Turner, of this place, have formed a combination, a stock of hardware being carried in connection with groceries and other articles which supply the communities’ needs through that section of country.” (LCT: 9-10-1901)
Louise A: (1934-2009)
“Louise A Dewald, age 74, died May 24, 2009, in
Dewell, Adelbert: (d. April 1935) Adelbert Dewell was born about 1869, son of Jacob and Mary, from Trumbull County, Ohio. “The funeral of Delbert C Dewell, 71, who died at a Spokane hospital, Friday, was held Sunday at Davenport, with burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 5-03-1935)
Dexter, Cora Mae: (1930-1983); “The funeral for Cora Mae Dexter was held Dec 17 at Strate Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Roberts officiating. Dexter lived in Davenport for many years then moved to Spokane in 1971 where she resided until her death on Dec 14, 1983. She was born June 20, 1930 at Ione, WA, but attended Davenport schools. Dexter is survived by a daughter, Carol Sue Hale, Davenport; a son, George Wolfrum, Boise; her mother, Viola Farnsworth; five sisters, Rose Hilderbrant, Anna Fredrick, Martha Brooks, Bertha Carr and Helen Metlow; two brothers, Daniel Farnsworth and George Farnsworth; one granddaughter, Andrea Hale; and three grandsons, Tim Wolfrum, Matthew Wolfrum and Wade Hale.” (Davenport Times: 12-29-1983)
Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted
to the WAGenWeb by Marge Womach, January 2009
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