Greenwood Cemetery Obituaries  

                                              Hunters, Stevens County, Washington

                                                  Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach


As always this is a work in progress....                                          

Crask, Wade W.,  ( b. May 14, 1901, d. Jun 22, 1981)

“Graveside services for Wade W. Crask, former Davenport area farmer, are to be held Friday, June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Greenwood Park Cemetery in Hunters, WA.  He died June 22 in Spokane, where he resided at a convalescent home for the past two years.  He was born May 14, 1901 in Trinidad , CO, and moved to WA in 1913 to settle near Mansfield. In 1924 he moved near Davenport  to farm until 1943 when he moved to Hunters. He lived there until moving to Spokane in 1979. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie, in 1949, and a baby son who died in 1931. Surviving are three sons, Robert of Fruitland, Max of Wichita, KS, Phillip of Madras, OR; three daughters, Arlie Emerson of Fruitland, Sandra Ballou of Lebanon, ME, Judith Balzer of Great Lakes, IL; 11 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Lester Crask of MT, Harry Crask of Tacoma, WA, Dick Crask of WA; two sisters, Jessie Jacobsen of Wenatchee, WA, Madge Gorman of Portland, OR; numerous nieces and nephews. The Rev John Hubbard officiated the services.” (Davenport Times: 6-25-1981)


Guenther, Fred ,  ( d. Jul 12, 2007)        

“Fred Guenther. Hunters.—Family graveside service for Fred Guenther, 96, took place at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hunters, with a memorial service following on July 7 at Columbia High School. Mr. Guenther, one of Hunters’ oldest resident, died Monday, July 2, at his farm, where he was born and raised. The son of Henry and Emma Guenther, he successfully farmed from the young age of 15 until he was 90. His father settled land along Upper Hunters Creek in 1904, farming with crosscut saws and horse drawn plows before the advent of modern farm equipment, electricity and indoor plumbing. Having the area’s first thrashing machine, Mr. Guenther thrashed for many farmers in Fruitland, Hunters and Cedonia. Known for his hard work, integrity and honesty, he also delighted family and friends with stories of farming, family and what is remembered as an amusing slant on daily events.  He also enjoyed years of traveling and visited all the continents except Antarctica. His community service included many years on the local school board, serving as chairman when the present school was built. He also was active in the Greenwood Park Grange and Excelsior Pomona Grange, holding most offices; and was a Washington State Grange deputy. With his wife, he was instrumental in writing and publishing the local area history book, Pioneers of the Columbia . He was the last surviving charter member of the Stevens County Soil and Conservation District and also served on the Stevens County Agricultural Stabilization Board.  He also served on the Hunters Fair Board, missing only one fair in his life, and on the Greenwood Cemetery Board. He also helped organize the annual Pioneer Picnics at Columbia School each Memorial Day and , despite a reluctance to put on ‘going to church clothes’, he regularly ‘sang praises to his Lord’ at Hunters Presbyterian Church. His brothers, Walter (Butch) and Stanley, and an infant son, Dale, preceded him in death. Fred leaves his wife Marion, to whom he would have been married 70 years on July 16; daughters, Joan Cameron of Spokane and Linda Somerlott (and Dan) of Hunters; a son, Vern (and Janet) of Newport ; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-12-2007)


Holbrook, Sanford D.,  ( b. 1899, d. 1968)

“Services were held Nov 30 for Sanford D. Holbrook, a former resident of Hunters.  The services were held at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport , the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Burial was at the Hunter’s Greenwood Park Cemetery.  Mr. Holbrook is survived by his wife, Josephine Holbrook at the home; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Probst of Spokane , and Mrs. Patricia MacMillian of Hunters; one son, Jack Holbrook of Hawthorne, CA; 7 grandchildren and one great grandson.” (D Times-Tribune: 12-12-1968)


Johnston, Arnold P. , ( b. 1911, d. 1996)

“Arnold P Johnston, a lifetime resident of Hunters, passed away March 19, 1996 at his home at the age of 85. Funeral service was held Saturday at the Hunters Presbyterian Church, with the Rev Craig Cosby officiating. Graveside service followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hunters, with the Hunters Masonic Lodge participating. Mr. Johnston was born Jan 9, 1911, in Hunters, the son of Hileman and Huldah Johnston. He was a 1929 graduate of  Columbia High School in Hunters.  He married Nadine Richter on June 11, 1949, in Davenport and they made their home on the family farm east of Hunters. The farming operation was diversified into grain, hay, cattle and some hogs. Mr. Johnston enjoyed hunting as well as travel to many of the states, Canada and Mexico. He was a 68 year member of Greenwood Park Grange and Hunters Masonic Lodge #236, F & AM. He also served on the Hunters fair and cemetery boards for many years.  Mr. Johnston is survived by his wife, Nadine, at the home; two sons, Wayne and his wife Joyce Johnston of Mead, and Edward and his wife Shelly of Davenport; one brother, Amos and his wife Jo Johnston of Phoenix; one sister, Katheryn and her husband Tom Severn of Spokane; and five grandchildren. The Danekas Funeral Chapel of Colville is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 3-28-1996)


Laugenour, Geo.,  ( b. 1853, d. 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)


Lust, Mina M.,  ( b. Aug 28, 1921, d. Jul 08, 1988

“Mina M Lust died July 8, 1988, in Spokane after a brief illness. She was 66.  Mrs. Lust was born Aug 24, 1921 to Edgar and Grace Little Buchanan in Fruitland, WA. She graduated from Columbia High School at Hunters in the class of 1939.  She married Ed Lust on May 30, 1942. The couple had five children. They lived in Harrington for more than 30 years where their home was a loving gathering place for family and friends. Many of Mrs. Lust’s nieces and nephews thought of her as a second mother. She was the hub around which her family of husband, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters revolved.  She is survived by her husband, Ed, of the home; five children and their spouses, Clain Lust of Lacey, Mona and Joe Marlett of Spokane, Don and Brenda Lust of Great Falls, MT, Bruce and Diana Lust of Spokane, Grace and Craig Moeller of Harrington; 8 grandchildren…; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Murray, and grandson, Justin Michael. Services were held July 11 in the Community Congregational Church, Harrington. Rev John Branden officiated. Pall bearers were Larry, Merlin and Ron Buchanan, Tom Paul, Deloss and Wayne Rodenbough, all nephews. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hunters.” (Davenport Times:  7-21-1988)


Newbill, Clementine L. , ( b. 1890, d. 1980)

“The funeral service for Clementine L. Newbill, born in Fruitland in 1880 (sic), was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hunters Presbyterian Church. The Rev Keith Curry officiated at the rites arranged by Strate Funeral Home. Interment was held at the Greenwood Park in Hunters.  She was born July 26, 1890 in Fruitland and lived there most of her life. She was a retired postmistress at Fruitland where the family had a general store for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, and a son, Benjamin. The survivors include six sons, six daughters, 42 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and one brother.” (Davenport Times: 6-12-1980; birth year on headstone.)


Pugh, George,   ( b. Sep 28, 1914, d.  Mar 12, 1995

“Funeral service for George G. Pugh of Fruitland was held Saturday at Hunters Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Hunters.  Mr. Pugh, 80, died March 12, 1995 in Fruitland.  He was born Sept 28, 1914, in Stratford, WA, to Felix and Allie Mae ( Hampton ) Pugh…. Mr. Pugh is survived by his daughter and her husband, Sandra and Gregg Hughes of Port Orchard; two grandchildren, Caroline Ranok and her husband James of Spokane; and Kirt Hughes of Port Orchard; 3 brothers, Floyd Pugh of Tacoma, and Ivan Pugh and Francis Pugh, both of Enumclaw; one half sister, Matilda Baldwin of Puyallup; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Edward Ohlson of Puyallup. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-23-1995) 


Singer, Burgi,  ( b. Feb 08, 1907, d. Jul 16, 1998 )

“Burgi Singer passed away on July 16, 1998 in Davenport . She was 91.  Mrs. Singer was born in Krumbach, Austria, in 1907. She came to the US with her parents and three sisters at the age of 4. Her family lived in Pittsburgh, PA, where she went to school until they worked their way across the country in a covered truck when she was in her teens. They settled in San Francisco but soon moved to Port Angeles. She worked in apple orchards, a cannery and helped cook in a  lumber camp. Burgi married George Singer in 1928. They lived in the Stevens Pass area for many years. They moved to Little Pend Oreille Lakes east of Colville in 1932, and they moved to the Hunters-Cedonia area where they lived until 1993. She was a member of the Greenwood Park Grange and the Pomona Grange. She is survived by four sons; George Singer and Harry Singer of Bremerton, William Singer of Hunters, and Dennis Singer of Fruitland; two daughters, Getty Dashiell of Hunters and Suzanne Lantzy of Fruitland; 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one brother, Edwin Nussbaumber of Hunters; two sisters, Erna Nord of Spokane and Hilda Scheller of Veradale; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held Monday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Hunters. Pastor Ed Dashiell officiated the service. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-23-1998) 



Greenwood Park Cemetery Obituaries, Hunters, Stevens Co,

Washington submitted to the WAGenWeb by

Marge Womach. 

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