Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Oligher, Aggie:  (1922-1995);  “Funeral service for Agnes Carolyn (Aggie) Oligher of Davenport was held Tuesday this week at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Pastor Steve Pruitt officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Mrs Oligher, 72, died May 11.  She was born Oct 12, 1922 at Morgantown, Kent. She married Cliff Oligher on Nov 19, 1948. The couple ranched in the Rocklyn area until moving to Davenport in 1967. Mrs Oligher worked for 11 years at Lincoln Hospital, 15 years for Grant County Seniors and 3 years for Okanogan County Senior Association, retiring on Dec 31, 1992. She was active in and past president of the Lincoln County Cowbells Association. She also belonged to the United Methodist Church and the Wilson Grange. Mrs Oligher loved people, helping and doing things for them. Her granddaughters and great grandchildren were the lights of her life.  Mrs Oligher is survived by her husband Clifford at the home; one daughter, Carole Rickert of Moses Lake; a foster son, Allan Savelesky of Le Mesa, CA; four granddaughters, Olufunke Conrad of Inchelium, Tammi L Miers of Moses Lake, Rebecca C Harkoff of Grand Forks, BC, and Brenda F Pratt of Denver, Colorado; 6 great grandchildren; one brother, Albert Massey of Okachobee, FL.  She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, one brother and one great grandson.”  (Davenport Times:  5-18-1995);


Oligher, John E:  (1881-1952); d. 12-24-1952; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Oligher, Mildred A E:  (1888-1958); d. 8-01-1958; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Oliver, Minnie E:  (1903-1961);  “Minnie Gehis Oliver. Died: 10-17-1961, Fort John British Columbia, Canada. Spouse: Widowed. Father: Michael Buck.  Mother: Katherine Wagner. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Olsen, Anna Belle:  (1882-1967); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Olsen, Arthur Thomas:  (1890-1944); d. 9-22-1944; “Arthur Thomas Olsen. Died: Sept 22, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Olsen, Baby:  (d. 1-09-1927);  “Infant Male Olson. Died: 3 January 1927, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 3 January 1927. Premature birth, lived 2 hours. Father: Arthur Thomas Olson, born Davenport, WA.  Mother: Dorothy Thiele, born Ashton, Kansas.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Olsen, Brenna:  (1952-1986);  “Brenna Lee Olsen. Died: 11-29-1986, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Never Married. Father: Marvin O Olsen. Mother: Beulah H Rux. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Brenna Lee Olsen. Born June 30, 1962, Spokane, WA. Passed Away: Nov 29, 1986, Davenport, WA. Funeral Services: Wednesday, Dec 3, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. Assembly of God Church, Davenport, WA, Pastors Jim Buell, Jim Terry and Gail Ott, officiating.  Sacred Selections: ‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’, ‘He Will Carry You’, ‘We’ll Understand It Better By and By’. Trio: Barry Kruger, Janice Kruger, and Wendall Kruger. Linda Zellmer, organist. Congregational Singing, ‘Victory in Jesus’. Concluding Services and Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Casket Bearers: Dennis Hardy, Darren Henderson, Wayne Terry, Mathew Hardy, Dwight Henderson, Myron Butcher.” (Funeral Program); “Brenna L. Olsen (34).—Passed away Nov 29, 1986 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Davenport, WA. Survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. (Bud) Olsen, Davenport, WA; two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Bonnie) Schlottmann, Beaverton, OR, Mrs. Lee (Melanie) Sperry, Woodinville, WA; two nephews, Randy and Bryan Chrisman, two nieces, Corynne and Selena Sperry, both of Woodinville, WA; preceded in death by sister, Barbara Chrisman. Member of Davenport Assembly  of God Church, 1970 Graduate Davenport High School, 1974 Graduate Seattle Pacific University. Funeral Service, Wednesday, Dec 3, 1986 at 2 p.m., Davenport Assembly of God Church, Pastors Jim Buell, Jim Perry, Gail Ott, officiating. Interment Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated)


Olsen, Dorothy Elizabeth:  (1891-1978);  “Dorothy Elizabeth Olsen. Died:  4-19-1978, Davenport, WA. Birth: 12-25-1890, Kansas. Spouse: Widowed. Father: Frederick Thiele. Mother: Magdalena Brehm.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Olsen, Dorothy J:  (1891-1944); w/o Oscar;  “Mrs Oscar Olsen. Died: March 30, 1944.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); “Dorothy Jane Olsen. Died: March 30, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Dorothy Jane Olsen. Died: 3-30-1944. Birth: 8-09-1891, OR.  Spouse: Oscar Olsen. Father: Freemont Sprowls. Mother: Anne Stogdale. Burial: Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln County Health death cared); 


Olsen, Howard:  (1852-1900); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Olsen, Marvin O ‘Bud’: (1912-1999); h/o Beulah Rux;  “Marvin O ‘Bud’ Olsen passed away Nov 6, 1999 in Davenport.  He was 87.  He was born June 27, 1912, on the family farm in Davenport to Oscar and Dolly (Sprowls) Olsen. He received his education in the Davenport schools, and went on to mechanical school in southern California, living with his grandmother.  Bud married Beulah Rux in a small family wedding Dec 25, 1934, and celebrations for the 50th and 60th anniversaries were held at the Davenport Assembly of God Church. They would have celebrated their 65th anniversary this December.  Mr Olsen was a successful farmer, sportsman and served as Lincoln  County Commissioner for 16 years, retiring in 1975. He is  survived by his wife; one daughter, Melanie Sperry of Woodinville; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Harold Olsen of Bellevue; one sister, Beatrice Lane of LaGrande, OR; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three daughters, Barbara Chrisman, Bonnie Schlottman and Brenna Olsen; and two sisters, Dorothy Matchett and Margaret Luiten.  Mr Olsen will lie-in-state Friday, Nov 12, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Davenport Assembly of God Church, with pastor Jim Terry officiating. Concluding service and vault interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.”  (Davenport Times:  11-11-1999); 


Olsen, Oscar E:  (1888-1959); h/o Dorothy J; “Funeral services were held here Monday for Oscar Edgar Olsen, 71, lifelong resident of the Davenport community, who died May 7 at his home. The Rev John A Christensen officiated at the rite at the First Presbyterian Church arranged by Strate Funeral Home. The Davenport Odd Fellows lodge conducted graveside rite at Mountain View Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wayne Riddle, Wilbur Dietrich, Henry Robinson, Murray Zuehlke, Oswald Heid and Ted Buck.  Oscar E Olsen was born on a farm north of Davenport on Jan 2, 1888, and farmed until 1925. He was engaged in business in Davenport until 1944 when he retired. Mrs Olsen preceded him in death in 1944.  He was a 25 year member of Davenport Odd Fellows lodge No 64 of which he was a past noble grand and serving as treasurer at the time of his death. He was a member of the Grand Encampment, Woodman of the World and Rebekahs lodge No. 286. He was a past director of Davenport Union Warehouse company.  Survivors include five children:  M O (Bud) Olsen, Beatrice Lane and Margaret Luiten, all Davenport; Dorothy Matchette, Spokane, and Harold Olsen, Seattle; a sister, Nellie Olsen, South Gate, CA; 12 grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.” (Davenport Times: 5-14-1959); “Oscar E Olsen.  Dated: 5-07-1959. The father of a fine family.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen);  “Oscar Edgar Olsen.  Died: 5-07-1959, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Widowed. Father: Ole Olsen. Mother: Mathilda Kartak.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery. Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Olson, Carl Peter:  (1896-1977);  “Carl Peter Olson. Died: 7-12-1977.  Birth: 12-26-1896, WA. Spouse: Lea Kanzler. Father: Peter Olson.  Mother: Mathilda Youngren.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Olson, Dale Eugene:  (1932-1997); d. 3-09-1997; “Dale Eugene Olson.  Died: 3-09-1997.  Birth: 4-22-1932, Spokane, WA.  Spouse: Never Married.  Father: Carl Olson. Mother: Lea Kanzler.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);   “Graveside service for lifelong Davenport area resident Dale E Olson will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating. Mr Olson, 64, died March 9, 1997, in Davenport.  A graduate of Davenport High School, he served in the US Navy for four years. A lifelong farmer, he was a member of the American Legion and also belonged to Bluestem Grange for 48 years. Mr Olson is survived by his mother, Lea Olson, of Davenport; one sister, Mary Jane Schultz and her husband John of Tacoma; one brother, Jerry Olson and his wife Carolyn of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Olson, in 1977 and a sister, Janet Koeller, in 1991. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-13-1997); 


Olson, Lea Kanzler: w/o Carl; “Lea Olson passed away July 1, 1998 at her home in Davenport. She was 89.  Memorial service was scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating. Mrs Olson was born Oct 8, 1908 in Dillon, Montana, to George and Louise (Land) Kanzler. Mrs Olson was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and Bluestem Grange.  She is survived by one son, Jerry Olson, and his wife Carolyn of Davenport; one daughter, Mary Jane Schultz of Tacoma; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Roy Kanzler of Tacoma; two sisters, Clara Mills of Tacoma and Mary Loveich of Gig Harbor; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs Olson was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Olson in 1977; one son, Dale Olson in 1997; and one daughter, Janet Koeller in 1991. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-09-1998)   


Olson, Maria M:  (1857-1940); “Maria Olson. Died: Jan 31, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Olson, Peter:  (1857-1929);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“The will of Peter Olson, deceased, was admitted to probate at a hearing before Henry Robinson, Court Commissioner, Aug 2 and Carl P Olson, a son of Davenport, was appointed Executrix.” (Citizen: 8-09-1929);


Oswalt, George A:  (1850-1902); d. 12-19-1902;  “The many old friends and neighbors of Mr George Oswalt were shocked and grieved Monday evening to hear that he had met with a terrible accident in the harvest field, and that it was believed his back was broken. He had been accidentally knocked off of a header-bed by the falling of the mast, while he was unloading, and his back broken between the shoulder blades. The accident occurred Monday afternoon about 3 o’clock. The header men on Mr Oswalt’s place were short a man, and the latter took charge of one of the wagons until another man could be secured. He was at the stack and was just in the act of unloading the nets. The hoist hook had been hitched on, and the driver had started to draw the net up, when one of the guy ropes broke, letting the mast down with a crash. Mr Oswalt had jumped up on the upper edge of the header-bed, as is the custom, to allow the nets full swing while going out, when the guy rope broke. He fell back over, but whether the mast hit him, or did he fall from the jar on the rack, no one knows. There were no bruises or scratches on him, and it is surmised that the pole struck the rack close to where he was sitting, throwing him back. Those who saw him as he fell, say that he was thrown up a foot or two above the rack. The fall could not have been over six or eight feet, but he was lying perfectly helpless when assistance came, and he then said that his back was broken.  He was brought to town about 6 o’clock in the evening, and Dr Whitney called to attend him. A hasty examination confirmed their worst fears. The next morning he was taken to Spokane, where he was operated upon in the hospital in the afternoon. A broken joint was removed from the back, and the patient is now resting easy. The doctors seem to think there is a slight chance for recovery.  Mr Oswalt for many years conducted a hardware store in Davenport, and was one of the most esteemed and respected citizens in the community, and expressions of profound regret are everywhere heard that such a calamity should have overtaken him. He is still in the prime of life, and it is hoped that he may win in the slight chance left him.” (LCT:9-19-1902)  “First Methodist Episcopal Church of Davenport. Signed 22 March 1892; Davenport Circuit, Columbia District Columbia River Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. George A Oswalt; George L Oman; J P Lawrence; J W Earles; A P Oliver; Charles C Buck; and J F West.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Articles of Incorporation); 


Oswalt, Mary C: (1853-1939);  “Mary C Hughes Oswalt.  Died: 1-03-1939.  Birth:  !-18-1853, Ohio.  Spouse: George A Oswalt. Father: James Hughes. Mother: Sarah Osburn. Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Mary C Oswalt. Date of Funeral:  Jan 5, 1939. Ordered by Eugene Oswalt. Death: 1-13-1939, Wilbur, WA. Funeral: Wilbur, WA. Clergyman: Rev Orr. Burial: Jan 15, 1939, Davenport, WA. Age: 85 yrs 11 mos 28 days. Widowed. Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio.  Father: James Hughes, born Ohio; Mother: Sarah Osburn, born Ohio. Residing Lincoln Co: 20 yrs. Physician: G M Yount.” (Mortuary Ledger); 


Ottmar surname:  “For the first time in nearly 20 years, descendants of Johann and Frederika (Frei) Ottmar gathered for a reunion on Saturday, June 25, at the Davenport Memorial Hall.  About 80 people attended from all over Washington state and Portland. Local family attending included Ruben Ottmar of Davenport, Alvin and Elsie Ottmar of Harrington, Margaret (Ottmar) Schmauder of Davenport, Walt and Linda Ottmar of Kennewick, and Roger and Sandy Ottmar of Lynnwood. Former area residents who attended were Neal and Linda Ottmar of Seattle, Ronda (Ottmar) and Sam Kimble and family of Colton, and Becky Ottmar of Centralia.  The Ottmars originally emigrated to Russia under the reign of Catherine the Great, one of many German families recruited to build up farming there.  Johann and Frederika both died in Russia, but seven of their children eventually came to America. Some moved in the 1880s to farm in North and South Dakota.  A number of families later moved to farm near Moses Lake, where they were joined by more of the family from Russia, just prior to the Russian Revolution.”  (Davenport Times:  6-30-1994);


Ottmar, Ben:  (1913-1992);  “Service was held Wednesday morning for Benjamin ‘Ben’ Ottmar in Davenport, with the Rev Walter Estelle officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Ottmar passed away in Spokane on Sunday, Feb 23, 1992. His home was in Davenport. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Elizabeth Ottmar of Spokane, and Bruce and Mernie Ottmar of Medical Lake; three grandchildren, Tom Ottmar of Spokane, Todd Ottmar of Medical Lake and Erika Ottmar at Western Washington University in Bellingham; four great grandchildren; one brother, Rynold Ottmar of Spokane; two sisters, Margaret Schmauder of Davenport and Pauline Zickler of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, in 1985 and two brothers, Chris and Jake Ottmar. Mr Ottmar was a past master of the Masonic Lodge, member of the Community Grange and the Davenport Gun Club. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 2-27-1992)


Ottmar, Evelyn: (1920-1985);  “Evelyn Ruth Ottmar. Died: 8-23-1985, Davenport, Lincoln County, WA.  Spouse: Married, Benjamin Ottmar.  Father: Jacob Schauerman. Mother: Katherine Margaret Piester.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Ottmar, Laura K Oakes:  (1919-1995); d. 4-05-1995;  w/o Ruben;  “Memorial service for Laura K (Oakes) Ottmar was held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, with the Rev Scott Phillips officiating. Interment preceded the service at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Ottmar died April 5 in Spokane after a lengthy illness. She was born May 25, 1919, north of Davenport to August and Ines (Light) Oakes. After her mother’s death in 1920, Laura lived with her grandparents, William and Laura Light, attending school at Narcisse and Colville. In 1932, they moved to Davenport, where Laura graduated from high school in 1936 as valedictorian. She then attended Cheney Normal School and worked in Davenport.  On Oct 7, 1939, she married Ruben Ottmar in Coeur d’Alene. They moved into the home Ruben built in Davenport and she worked in various businesses here. When their daughter, Becky, was born, Mrs Ottmar retired as a medical secretary for Dr Poynter. Mrs Ottmar served as a leader for Girl Scouts and 4-H, and taught Sunday school. She also was a Republican precinct committeewoman and served as a local registrar for vital statistics. She was  a member of First Presbyterian Church in Davenport.  Mrs Ottmar loved music and played organ, piano, guitar and violin. Many people have samples of her fine filet crochet work. She also loved to debate politics, read nonfiction and discuss current events, even in her final year of illness at Lincoln Hospital.  Family, friends and her cats filled her life.  Mrs Ottmar is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ruben, at the home; one daughter, Becky of Centralia; a great-aunt, Leah (Mrs Sam) Ochs of Davenport; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.”  (Davenport Times: 4-13-1995); 


Ottmar, Ruben:  “Graveside service for Ruben Ottmar, 87, is scheduled at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at Mountain View Cemetery, with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, with the Rev Barbara Caviezel of Harrington United Methodist Church officiating. A long time Lincoln County contractor and builder, Mr Ottmar died Oct 12 at his Davenport home. Born Sept 22, 1914, in Wheeler, WA, to German farmers John W and Amelia (Miller) Ottmar, he attended school there and in Ritzville, graduating from Harrington High School in 1932.  Although he was an avid gardener after his retirement, he chose not to follow the family footsteps of farming but trained instead in diesel motor mechanics in Seattle. He eventually went into carpentry, which became his life long vocation.  He worked as a civilian carpenter for government projects at Geiger Field, Coulee Dam and Pacific City, OR, during WW II. Over the next 40 years, he built or remodeled more than 100 homes in Lincoln County, as well as major renovations to the Presbyterian and Methodist churches in Davenport. He also built Edna’s Drive-in, the Times building, the Lincoln County Museum, the city hall and library and fire station.  He met his future wife, Laura Oakes, at Christian Endeavor. The ‘eloped’ to Coeur d’Alene, where they married Oct 7, 1939, in the home of the Christian Church minister. They moved into their first home, built by Ruben, on ‘Bungalow Ridge’ near the county court house in Davenport. He would live the remainder of his life there, with several remodelings and additions. He was a charter member of the Davenport Lions Club, a member of First Presbyterian Church and had served as a city councilman. He enjoyed family events, visiting people in the hospital and nursing home, watching television, reading westerns and being with his cats, two of which he left behind.  He lived two years after being diagnosed with lung cancer. His wife preceded him in death n 1995 and a brother, Alvin, died earlier this year.  He leaves a daughter, Becky (and Gary) Anderson, of Quilcene, WA; a brother, Walter (and Linda) of Marysville; sister-in-law, Elsie Ottmar of Harrington; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 10-18-2001);  (Edit: Apparently Ruben’s brother, Walter’s wife (Linda Doering Ottmar) was interred in Restlawn Memorial Park in Edmonds, WA.)


Overman, Orval M: (1902-1974);  h/o Pearl ;  “Orval M Overman.—His home, N4314 Stevens. Survived by his wife, Pearl Overman, at the home; one stepson, Lester Moss, Spokane; his sister, Exie Bates, California; 3 grandchildren including Darrell Matthews, Portland, OR; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, numerous cousins. Funeral services Saturday, April 13, 1974, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Flowers, Riplinger Funeral Home, the Rev Laurel V Lindberg officiating.  Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Spokesman Review:  4-12-1974)


Overman, Pearl M: (1902-1995);  “Memorial service for former Davenport resident Pearl Overman, 92, of Portland will be held at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home this Sunday at 11 a.m.  Inurnment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Overman died Jan 23, 1995 in Portland. She was born March 11, 1902 in Windsor, MO. She was a longtime resident of the Davenport-Harrington area before moving to Spokane.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Overman, and her son, Lester H Moss, both in 1974. Mrs Overman is survived by three grandchildren, Darryl and his wife Nancy Matthews of Beaverton, OR, Jeanne Ostby of Chattaroy, and Jesse Moss of Fruitland; her great grandchildren, Louri and Eric Matthews of Beaverton; and a daughter-in-law, Eileen Moss-Cannon of Fruitland.”  (Davenport Times: 3-16-1995); 


Owens, David J: (1889-1973);  “David John Owens.  Died: 12-22-1973.  Birth: 12-01-1889, PA.  Never Married.  Father: Thomas Owens.  Mother: Sarah Edwards.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);   “David John Owens, 84, died in Davenport, Dec 22, 1973. He was born Dec 1, 1889 in Plymouth, PA and came to Davenport when he was two years old with his parents, Thomas and Sarah Owens, a pioneer family of this area. He lived on the same homestead two miles west of Davenport before retiring and moving to town. Mr Owens never married and lived with his brother Wendell Owens and his wife Mona for 64 years.  He served in the army in France during WW I and was a member of the Clinton S Brown American Legion Post. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Mona Owens of Davenport and several nephews and nieces including Donald Owens, Seattle, and Neil Owens and Dorothy Kirkwood of Spokane.  Funeral services will be held at the Strate Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev Roger M Muisiner officiating.” (Davenport Times: 12-27-1973); 


Owens, Donald H:  (1910-1999);  “Funeral service for Donald ‘Cookie’ Owens, 89, who died Nov 19, 1999, in Seattle, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  Mr Owens was born Nov 4, 1910, to Wendell and Mona Owens, Lincoln County pioneers. He graduated from Davenport High School, where he was active in football and track, winning the state mile event in his junior year. He then attended Washington State College for  a year before becoming employed by Sperry Flour warehouse in Davenport and Rocklyn.  He served in the quartermaster corps of the US Army during WW II until he was discharged because of his age. After that, he moved to Seattle and began work in the building trade. He purchased land and built eight homes on it besides building and remodeling homes for others.  He built a cabin cruiser and he and his wife, Alma, sailed with a power squadron, often teaching classes for it. Later they traveled in a travel trailer with a trailer club.  He leaves his wife of 50 years, Alma; a sister, Dorothy Kirkwood of Spokane; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Peck of Las Vegas, NV; numerous nieces and nephews, and grand and great nieces and nephews.  Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. The memorial service will be conducted by the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.” (Davenport Times: 1-08-2000);


Owens, Martha D:  (1872-1945); “Martha Owens. Died: Jan 6, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Owens, Mona A Trask:  (1886-1976);  “Mona Alice Owens.  Died: 7-04-1976.  Birth: 1-04-1886, MA.  Widowed. Father: Charles Trask.  Mother: Mollie E Dunn.  Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Mona A Owens, resident of the Davenport area since 1896, died on July 4, 1976 at the Lincoln Nursing Home, following a short hospitalization there. Mrs Owens was born in Springfield, MA in 1886 and spent her elementary education in the old Earl schoolhouse, south of Rocklyn.  She was graduated from Davenport High School in 1906. She married Wendell P Owens in Davenport on October 5, 1909. He preceded her in death in 1954. Mr and Mrs Owens had been long time wheat farmers, farming about two miles west of Davenport. They had moved into Davenport in 1950. Mrs Owens was a member of the Davenport United Presbyterian Church, a long time member of the local chapter of Order of Eastern Star in which organization she had served as Worthy Matron.  Survivors include one son, Donald H Owens of Seattle; one daughter, Mrs Dorothy Kirkwood, of Spokane; one brother, Fred Trask of Napa, KD; four grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was also pre-deceased by a brother, Albert Trask. Services were held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. from the Presbyterian Church, under direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Organist was Jeanne Green and soloist was Dixie Guhlke. Casket bearers included Leslie Seimer, Dale McGrath, August Schmauder, William Thiringer, Rudolph Schmauder and Donald Schultz. Burial was at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport. Members of the Order of Eastern Star participated in the funeral services at the church.” (Davenport Times: 7-08-1976); 


Owens, Oney Larson:  (1865-1940) “Olie Larson Owens. Died: Sept 10, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Olie Larson Owens.  Died:  9-10-1940.  Birth:  7-27-1864, NY.  Spouse:  Martha Owens.  Father & Mother: unobtainable. Buried:  Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Owens, Rosine:  (1877-1897); d/o TB &SA; “Rosa Owens. Died: Feb 15, 1897 near Davenport; aged: 19 yrs, single; Father: T B Owens.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death ledger);


Owens, Ruth:  (1905-1981);  “Elizabeth Ruth Owens. Died: 2-02-1981, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.  Spouse: Walter Owens.  Father: Emil Knappert. Mother: Anna Dreager. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 2, for Davenport native Ruth E Owens, who died Jan 2, 1981 in Davenport at the age of 75.  She was born here on Oct 29, 1905 to Emil Knappert and Anna Dreager. She married Walter Owens in 1952. She was a babysitter and worked at the telephone company. She was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport. Surviving her are husband, Walt of Davenport; three sisters, Lena Louise Field, Oroville, WA, Katherine Jarvis of Davenport and Gertrude Ford of San Antonio, Texas. Interment was held at Mountain View Cemetery here. Services were conducted by the Rev Stanley Williamsen of the Zion Lutheran Church.” (Davenport Times: 1-08-1981); 


Owens, Sarah A:  (1895-1895); d. 3-25-1895; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Owens, Sarah A: d. 11-09-1922; (Dav. Presbyterian Church death ledger; burial not specified)


Owens, Thomas B:  (1848-1902); d. 11-15-1902;  “Mr Thomas B Owens, whose home is a few miles from town, passed away last Saturday afternoon in a Spokane hospital, where he had undergone a surgical operation a few days before, which confirmed the fears of his physicians that he was suffering from cancer of the liver.  The disease was in such an advanced stage that no attempt was made to remove the cancerous growth. The patient rallied from the operation, but on the evening preceding his death, began to sink,, passing away, amidst family friends, on Saturday. The remains were brought back to Davenport Sunday evening, his eldest son, Rev Edmund Owens, of Mullen, Idaho, and his brother-in-law, Rev Jonathan Edwards, of Pendleton, Oregon, accompanying them. The funeral took place at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon, Rev J A Rodgers conducting brief services.  Mr T B Owens was born in North Wales 55 years ago, came to America in 1881, and for a time lived in Pennsylvania. He came to Lincoln County in 1887, and secured a farm near town, and in the spring of 1891 his family joined him. He leaves a wife and seven children. He was a quiet, industrious, hard-working citizen, who enjoyed the esteem and good will of all who knew him.  For several months his health had been quite poor, and a few weeks since his condition became so alarming that his physicians concluded that he would have to be taken to a hospital for an operation. The sympathy of neighbors are with the bereaved household, who are thus early deprived of the directing care of a husband and father.” (LCT: 11-21-1902);


Owens, Wendell P:  (1884-1954); “Wendell Owens. Died: 5-22-1954. Faithful but ill much of life.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)




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