Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...I through J

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Ingles, Dave, (owner in 3-66 w/ grave)

Ingle, John

Funeral services were held at the Community church Saturday for John C Ingle, colorful pioneer of this area. Mr. Ingles, who would have been 86 years old Nov 27, died at Park Hill nursing home in Spokane, Wednesday.  He was born in Oklahoma and spent his youth in TN. He came west with saddle and pack horse in 1889. Influenced by a former schoolmate, Luther P Turner, he homesteaded north of Lamona. Survivors include two brothers, Reese Ingle and Joe Ingle; a son and a daughter by an early marriage. (Citizen-26 Nov 1948)

Ingle, Joseph,  6-16-1916

"The funeral of Joseph Engle, a pioneer of Lincoln County and until recently engaged in operating a sawmill on the Columbia River near Lincoln, was held here Sunday, the services being in charge of the Knights of Pythias. For the last few months he engaged in farming in Adams County. Mr. Engle at one time leased a portion of the John E. Russell ranch and was well known at Harrington, where he had many friends." (Citizen: 6-16-1916)


Jahn, Emil

Funeral services were held for Emil C. B. Jahn, 63, a native of Davenport. Interment was at the Hillcrest  Cemetery. He married Jessie Watson of Harrington in 1917 and in 1918 entered military service with the signal corps during WW I. He served 11 months in France. When he returned from the war he farmed for several years and became owner of the Harrington Manufacturing Co until five years ago when he sold and retired. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Jessie Jahn; 3 sisters, Mrs. Helene Hansen, Mrs. Anna Maskenthine and Mrs. Elsie Mecklenburg; 5 brothers, Herman, Fred, Otto, Paul and Walter. (Dav. TT-13 May 1954)(d. 5-02-1954)

Jahn, Jessie May (Watson)

Mrs. Emil Jahn passed away Sunday night, July 30, 1967 at the Odessa nursing home. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband who passed away in May 1954. Jessie May Watson was born on a farm near Harrington Jan 9, 1890 to Mr. & Mrs. James Watson. She graduated from Cheney Normal. Jessie Watson taught school at Knob Hill, Lamont and Davenport, and after her marriage to Emil B. Jahn in June, 1917, she taught in the Harrington schools 1917-1919 while Emil was in the armed services; her superintendent was her brother-in-law, J. Q. Thomas. Upon Emil’s return they farmed near Bluestem and then Mohler, with Mrs. Jahn teaching at Mohler. When Emil Jahn and John Norin purchased the Harrington Manufacturing Co she worked for them. Surviving Mrs. Jahn is her sister, Mrs. John Q. Thomas (Estelle); two brothers, Brud A. and Frank Watson. (Dav. Times-10 Aug 1967)

Jarmon, Edward

Edward Jarmon, one of Lamona’s best known citizens, died of apoplexy at the Langley hospital in Harrington last Saturday, Aug 22, 1914. Mr. Jarmon came to Lamona four years ago and none of his relatives reside near here. He was born in Wales, British Isles, about 60 years ago. He emigrated as a young man and settled first in Chicago, IL. He was married in the east, his wife preceded him in death. Three children were born to this union. One daughter, Mrs. Nordstrom, resides in Evanston, IL; another resides in Kansas City, MO; and a son, Edward Jarmon, resides in Chicago. Short funeral services were conducted on Saturday after which the body was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-28 Aug 1914)(The death certificate gives his birth as June 5, 1854 in England, and that he was a widower. His father is shown as Thomas J. Jarman of Wales and his mother as Ann Jarman of Wales. Cause of death was cerebral apoplexy. Place of burial is not shown on this certificate.)

Jarvis, Anna E. (Yarwood) ,

Mrs. Anna Jarvis died at her home in Davenport, Wednesday morning (Aug 29) of last week. Death came suddenly from a heart attack. Anna Elizabeth Yarwood Jarvis was born in LaGrande, Indiana and came west with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Yarwood, in 1894, settling at Harrington, WA. In 1898 the family moved to Davenport which was thereafter her home. She became a member of LaGrande Methodist church and Epworth League in 1892 and was church organist at Harrington and Davenport for 50 years. She was a member of the Davenport Methodist church and Woman’s Society of Christian Service, the Fortnightly Study club and was librarian of the Davenport Public Library for 29 years, serving continuously. Last rites were held Saturday afternoon, Sept 1, from the First Methodist church of Davenport. Rev Eugene Ford officiated. Pallbearers, relatives of Mrs. Anna Jarvis, were Elsworth Yarwood, Charles Yarwood, Lawrence Borck, Robert Elias, Edward Rogers and John Yarwood. Surviving are two brothers: J. H. Yarwood of Omak and Ed Yarwood of Seattle. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, in the family plot where Mrs. Jarvis’ parents, grandfather, brothers and uncles are buried. (Citizen Sept 7, 1956)

Jensen, Sylvia Bell, … d. July 9, 1980

Johnson, Barbara A., ---1952

Johnson, Blanche K., … d. Dec 17, 1951

The ashes of Blanch Johnston who died in Seattle Dec 17, 1951 at the age of 53 were brought to Hillcrest Cemetery June 2, 1954 for burial. (Citizen-9 July 1954)

Johnson, Charles Victor

Charles V Johnson died at his home here last week Thursday, Nov 2, 1950. Death came as welcome release from weeks of suffering from cancer of the throat. Firm to the convictions of his religion, he met the great hour fearlessly. Born in Sweden Aug 3, 1871, Mr. Johnson came to the US in 1895, locating in MN. In 1898 he came to WA and worked for John Cormana until he homesteaded land 14 miles southwest of town. In 1940 he moved to town. Surviving him are his daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Schailzel; sisters, Mrs. Hilma Lybecker and Mrs. Alma Kundsen; brother, John Johnson. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-10 Nov 1950)

Johnson, Daniel Hugh

The funeral  of Hugh Johnson, who died of heart disease at the home of his brother, F. M. Lynch, in Spokane last Friday, was held Tuesday in Harrington at the Baptist church. The services were held under the auspices of Harrington Lodge No 160, IOOF, of which order deceased was a member. The pallbearers were J. J. Cormana, W. T. Cormana, A. J. Soash, W. B. Armstrong, James McKinnon and C. O. Amrine. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Daniel Hugh Johnson was born in Paradise Valley, NV, Sept 12, 1871. In 1888 he came to Washington with his mother and the rest of the family and has lived here almost continuously ever since. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Brenchley, a brother, Henry Johnson of Harrington, a sister, Mrs. C. A. Despain, of Casper, Wyoming, and a half brother, F. M. Lynch of Spokane. (Citizen-Oct 20, 1922) (Edit: Henry Johnson died August of 1941 in Vancouver, WA.)

Johnson, Freda Brugger

Freda Brugger Johnson of Spokane died May 23, 1988 in the Regency North Nursing Home. Mrs. Johnson was born Oct 11, 1893 to Christian and Rosina Brugger. She went to school in Lord’s Valley. She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Lehman of Spokane; one brother, Walter Brugger of Roseville, CA. Inurnment was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Dav. Times-May 1988)

Johnson, Giles (boy)

Jiles Raymon Johnson, two years and twenty-three days old, little son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter R. Johnson died Tuesday of this week (Sept 13, 1927) after a very brief illness with acute gastro enteritis. The funeral was held from the Evangelical church. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery.

Johnson, Helen

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Helen Duncan Johnson, Friday, from the Harrington Funeral Home. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Helen Duncan was born near Ennis, Texas, July 28, 1899, and came, when 7 years old, with her mother to Harrington. Here she attended the local schools. She was employed by WWP Co in the local office. She was married to Glen Johnson in Spokane, Nov 20, 1917 and the couple resided here for a time. They moved to Hunters and thence Canada where they lived several years. Here their son Glen Jr. was born. Recently they have resided at Entiat, WA. Mrs. Johnson was taken to the Deaconess Hospital in Wenatchee for an appendectomy, and gall stone operation. She passed away April 5, 1938, nine days following the operation. Two years ago she and her sister, Mrs. Dachwald, made a trip to Texas where they were united with their two sisters. Mrs. Johnson’s mother, Lulu Duncan, passed away several years ago. Surviving Mrs. Johnson are her widower and 16 year old son; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Dachwald, Mrs. Meck Hoag and Mrs. Georgia Hoag; 2 brothers, Eli and Pete Duncan. She was a niece of Mrs. Sally Davis, Mrs. G. A. Armstrong, Eli Goodwin and Jim Goodwin. (Citizen-15 Apr 1938)

Johnson, Henry, d.8-22-1941, cited from obit of mother, unconfirmed burial

Johnson, Jack ,… Jan 4, 1944

Having come to the end of his earthly pilgrimage, Jack Johnson was found dead in the Johnson home here late Friday night (Jan 4, 1944). The lad was born at St Cloud, MN, June 24, 1922 and with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Johnson, came to Harrington in April 1923. He conducted Jack’s Service Station before he enlisted in the Armed Forces. He was accepted in March 1942. In Texas he passed tests for a machine gunner. He was promoted to sergeant. Apr 20, 1943 he was given a discharge from the army for physical disability. In December he underwent a serious major operation in Spokane, and had not completely recovered to normal condition. Interment was in the family plot at Hillcrest, where rests a brother, Giles, who died when he was four years old. Survivors include besides the parents, one sister, Virginia; grandmothers, Mrs. Barbara Long and Mrs. Margaret Johnson; uncles and aunts, the Long Brothers, Oscar, Jack, Joe, Andy and William; Harvey Johnson, and Mary Nelson. (Citizen-21 Jan 1944)

Johnson, Jennie D. (Pearl) Fox ,

Jennie Pearl Johnson was born May 4, 1868 in Iowa. She was married to Albert H Fox Aug 25, 1886. On Dec 22, 1898 the Foxes and family arrived in Davenport, WA from Clarion, Iowa. In the spring of 1899 they moved to Harrington. Mr. Fox passed away Mar 24, 1905 and is buried in Hillcrest. Mrs. Fox remained here for many years. Later in life she was married to Mr. Johnson, who preceded her in death. The past nine years she made her home with her daughters, Mrs. Ellen Brennar of Tacoma and Mrs. Verna Crask of Eatonville. Mrs. Johnson was the oldest of 15 children in her family. Word of the death of a brother in the east came to her recently. Within a few days she suffered a stroke which was the cause of her death on June 26, 1958. Survivors include her children Raymon Fox of Cheney; Mrs. Ellen Brennar; Mrs. Etha Metzger, Spokane; Warren R. Fox, Sprague; and Mrs. Verna Crask; 4 sisters, Mrs. Clarkston Riker of Iowa; Mrs. Edward Lister, MO; Mrs. Ernest Catron, Oklahoma City; and Mrs. William Jones, OK; 2 brothers, George Pearl, CA; and Charley Pearl of Oklahoma City. Interment was in Hillcrest. (Citizen-18 July 1958)  

Johnson, Julie Abbott  d. 2008

 “Johnson, Julie M (Abbott); Age 59; Passed away on Jan 21, 2008 in Airway Heights, WA. She is survived by her sons, Brian Johnson and Mona of Post Falls, ID, Clint Johnson of Mt Vernon, WA, and Dale Johnson and Cynthia of Spokane, WA; her parents, Dale and Hazel Abbott of Davenport, WA; one brother, Carey Abbott of Cheney, WA; and one sister, Diane Kovar and Duane of Bothell, WA, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Services will be held Monday, Jan 28th, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA. Pastor Steve Myers will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital; Box 2472, Spokane, WA. 99210-2472. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport,WA is caring for the family.”  (Spokesman Review Online--Jan 26, 2008)  “On Monday of this week, Julie M Johnson, 59, whose parents are Dale and Hazel Abbott of Davenport , was stabbed to death in an Airway Heights mobile home park. She is believed to have graduated in the 1960s from Davenport High School and her three sons attended Davenport schools as well. A 54-year old man was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is expected to have the arrangements.”  ( Davenport Times: 1-24-2008) 

Johnson, Minnie,  d. Feb 26, 1969

Funeral services for Mrs. Walt Johnson (Minnie) of Davenport were held March 1, 1969 at Strate Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Walt; one daughter, Mrs. Sam Remmers (Virginia); two brothers, Oscar and Bill. Burial was at Hillcrest. (Dav. Times-13 Mar 1969)

Johnson, Walter R  d. Apr 5, 1971

“Walter R Johnson.—His home Davenport , WA . Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sam ( Virginia ) Remmers, Clarkston, WA; 2 granddaughters; one great granddaughter; 4 brothers; 3 sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 8 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport , WA , the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery,  Harrington, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 4-08-1971)

 Jolliff, A. I.,  d. Oct 14, 1949

Funeral services for A. I. Jolliff were held at the Christian church in Wilbur Wednesday and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery that afternoon at Harrington. Mr. Jolliff, 67, was owner of a jewelry store at Wilbur and formerly was a Harrington resident where he operated a jewelry store. He died Oct 14, 1949 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is survived by his wife, Carrie, at Wilbur; 4 daughters, Mrs. Alfred Hildebrand; Mrs. Mary Dickinson; Mrs. Gertrude Long; and Mrs. Irene Heimbigner; 3 brothers, Roger, Andy and Eli Joliff. (Citizen-21 Oct 1949)

Jolliff, Carrie Alice (Payne)  

Mr. & Mr. Francis J. Rieth attended the funeral services for Mrs. Carrie A. Jolliff, Tuesday of last week, at Wilbur. Her husband, A. I. Jolliff died in Oct, 1949.  Mrs. Jolliff (Carrie Alice Payne) was born July 21, 1888 at Sedalia, MO. She was married to Mr. Jolliff in 1906 and they moved to Idaho in 1916, and later to Harrington where they resided until they moved to Wilbur in 1938. Surviving Mrs. Jolliff are 4 daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hildebrand, Mrs. Mary Riddle, Mrs. Gertrude Long, and Mrs. Irene Heimbigner; 3 brothers, O H Payne, Fount Payne and Clinton Payne (all of Lincoln, NE). Mrs. Jolliff died Saturday, Aug 12, 1950 at Deaconess hospital in Spokane. After the funeral services in Wilbur, she was brought to Harrington for burial in Hillcrest cemetery. (Citizen-25 Aug 1950)

Jolliff, Dorothy E .,

Dorothy E, 9 years of age, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. I. Jolliff of Harrington, died Sunday Aug 28, 1932) at Sacred Heart in Spokane, following an operation for appendicitis. The remains were brought to Harrington. She is survived by her parents and 4 sisters: Mrs. Alfred Hildebrand, Mrs. Mary Dickinson, Gertrude Jolliff and Irene Jolliff. (Citizen-2 Sept 1932)

Jones, Eula (Blackwood)

Interment rites were held here Sept 20, for Mrs. Eula Jones. Funeral services had been held Sept 19 at Seattle in the chapel of the Georgetown Funeral Home. Eula Blackwood was born May 18, 1880 in North Carolina. She was married to Pancost W. Jones in the East, and they came to Washington in 1901, settling in Ritzville. The family later moved to Mohler. Mr. Jones was killed in the summer of 1926 in a speeder accident on the Great Northern. He is buried in the Harrington Cemetery. In recent years Mrs. Jones had made her home with her children. She was ill for many months, and was bedfast a year prior to her death in Seattle on Sept 16. Mrs. Jones’ sister, Mrs. Lyman Haight (Ethel) passed away about 6 months ago iat Ritzville, and her brother, Mark Blackwood, died at Sprague within the last year. Danekas and Duncan were in charge of the graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Jones are her children: Mrs. Ruth Zimmerman and Mrs. Hazel Chafe, Seattle; Mrs. Ethyl Sovey, CA; Rex Jones, Dayton; Claude Jones, Longview; and Paul Jones, Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. (Citizen-30 Sept 1955)

Jones, Pancost (Panco) W .,

A shocking accident resulting in the death of Mr. Pancost W. Jones, laborer on the Great Northern section at Mohler, occurred Tuesday in front of the depot. Mr. Jones and others came in on the car on which it is said there was some scrap iron. In some way he lost his footing, and fell in front of the moving speeder which passed over his chest. He died from his injuries… Deceased lacked only a few days of being 57 years and 6 months. He is survived by his widow and three sons and three daughters. The funeral was held at Mohler and burial is being had in the Harrington Cemetery. Mrs. G. J. Hampton and Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Womach of Cheney, came over Thursday for the funeral. Mrs. Womach is a sister of Mr. Jones. (Citizen-12 Aug 1927)

Jordan, William

The funeral of William M. Jordan, proprietor of the Harrington-Davenport Stage, who died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, was held here Tuesday afternoon from the Community Congregational church, the Rev E. A. Allin officiating. The funeral was under the auspices of Harrington Lodge No 160, IOOF, of which Mr. Jordan was a member. Undertaker J. E. Turner had the body in charge upon its arrival here. Burial was in the Odd Fellow’s lot in the Harrington Cemetery. A brother of the deceased, Charles Jordan from Seattle and a sister, Mrs. Laura Wilson, from Richmond, CA, were present. Mr. Jordan was a member of the Eagles’ Lodge, which order held services at Padgett & Haegele’s undertaking parlors in Spokane, Monday and the remains were forwarded on to Harrington Monday evening. (Citizen-Jan 7, 1927)(Date of death is Dec 28, 1926)

Judy, Bernice E., 

Bernice E. Judy—Passed away Oct 25, 1983 in Davenport. Her home, Harrington. Survived by her husband, Sam Judy; one son, Sam Judy Jr.; one daughter, Anita Christensen; one brother, Clarence McCartney; 3 sisters, Anna Hershall, Hazel Adams, and Ellen Jerome. Graveside services Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Judy, Samuel Lewis 

Samuel L. Judy—Passed away July 23, 1994 near Harrington, WA. His home, Harrington. He is survived by one son, Sam Judy; one daughter, Anita Christensen; one brother-in-law, Clarence McCartney; 3 sisters-in-law, Anna Hershall, Hazel Adams, and Ellen Jerome. Preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Judy, brothers and sisters. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)




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