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Messer, David L. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jamieson 1949-2009 David Leo Messer, 60, of Jamieson, died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Sept. 29, one mile west of Jamieson. Graveside services will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lostine Cemetery. A memorial service will follow on Monday at the Pendleton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1401 SW Goodwin Place. A memorial service was held Oct. 5 in Vale. Lienkaemper Chapel of Ontario was in charge of arrangements. David was born Aug. 11, 1949, to Leo Eugene Messer and Elizabeth Lucille Jenson in Great Falls, Mont. He attended Great Falls schools and graduated from Charles M. Russell High School. He took courses in land surveying with the Montana State Highway Department and North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and obtained his Montana State Land Surveyor-in-Training license. In 1977, David married Nadine Hayes in Sandpoint, Idaho. They lived in the greater Seattle area and Kalispell, Mont., where he worked for 20 years in the private land surveying field and Nadine taught elementary school. In 1989 the couple moved to Pendleton, where David earned associate degrees with honors in civil engineering technology and math/computer science from Blue Mountain Community College. In 1995 he opened a computer consulting business, which he operated in Pendleton and, since 2007, in Vale. He enjoyed reading,...

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Schwenn, Daphne Molstrom – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The funeral for Daphne Mabel (Molstrom) Schwenn will begin 2 p.m. Friday at Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton, with vault interment at Olney Cemetery. Mrs. Schwenn, 82, formerly of Pendleton and Athena, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1986, at the Federal Way Convalescent Center in Federal Way, Wash. She was a resident of Greenlake, Wash. Born in Pendleton, May 27, 1904, she was the daughter of Elsie Lee (Bowman) and Abe Molstrom. She was graduated from Pendleton High School in 1921 and from Willamette University in 1925; then took post-graduate work at both the University of California and Oregon State University. She taught school in Huntington, Adrian and Athens before moving in 1941 to Seattle, where she worked in the accounting department of Boeing Aircraft. In 1954 she married Earl Schwenn at Seattle. She retired in the 1960s and was divorced. She then worked as supervisor for Martha Washington School for Girls, retiring there in 1970. Mrs. Schwenn was active in the Rebekah Lodge of Greenlake, Wash., and the United Methodist Church there. Survivors include brother Frank Molstrom of Pendleton. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Stuth, Nellie M. Grunden – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Nell M. Stuth, 82, of Olympia died Saturday, Jan. 5, 1985, in an Olympia convalescent center. She was born July 1, 1902 in Ellensburg and lived in Seattle and Yakima before moving to Olympia in the 1930s. She was married in 1940 to Albert E. “Stubb” Stuth in Olympia. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Stuth worked for Miller’s Department Store and was a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters, Anna Nichols, Port Orchard and Lottie Dale, Portland, Ore. The graveside funeral service for Mrs. Stuth was today, Jan. 8, in Masonic Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Mills and Mills Funeral Services. The Olympian, January 8, 1985 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Brunn, Marie Hertz – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. Marie Brunn, the wife of Dr. C. Brunn, died at her home, 3124 South Seventh Street, early Sunday morning [June 3]. Mrs. Brunn has suffered from asthma for a number of years, and about two months ago the disease developed alarmingly, causing her death yesterday. She was 45 years of age and had come to Tacoma from Seattle two years ago. Mrs. Brunn is survived by her husband and eight children. The funeral services will be held at her late residence on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Walker of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church conducting the services. Interment will follow in Tacoma Cemetery. Tacoma Daily News, June 4, 1906 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Fix, Clara Jane Harris – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. S. E. Fix, 78, former Pierce County resident, died Tuesday in a hospital at Olympia. She was born at Rockford, Ontario, Canada, and came to the United States with her parents in 1884. The family made its home at Auburn, and prior to her marriage, Mrs. Fix taught in Orting schools. She was married January 28, 1903 at Auburn and for many years the couple made its home at Kapowsin, later moving to Olympia. She had been ill the past few years. Mrs. Fix was past matron of the Narcissus Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Fitch, Shelton; Mrs. Ione Chase, Electron and Mrs. Zena Dubendorf, Olympia; a son, Russell O. Fix of Kapowsin; a sister, Mrs. Rachael Walbridge, Eugene, Ore.; six grandchildren and three nephews, Richard, Fred and Orno Oliver of Alderton. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Orting Funeral Home with the Rev. A. O. Quall officiating. Burial will be in the Orting Cemetery under the direction of members of Narcissus Chapter. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cahill, Alice V. Boers – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Alice V. Cahill, who died Thursday evening at the Sturgis Community Memorial Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home, with Rev. Harold Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Bear Butte Cemetery under the direction of the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home. Alice Boers was born on June 14, 1905 at Lacon, Ill. to Ole and Daisy [Hewitt] Boers. The family moved to South Dakota in 1911, returning to Lacon until 1915 when they returned to South Dakota. In 1917 they moved to Seattle, Wash. returning to South Dakota in 1921. She was married to Joseph E. Cahill on Oct. 30, 1926 at Dupree, SD. In 1943 the couple moved to Rapid City where they lived until 1946 when they moved to Sturgis and have lived there since. She is survived by 2 sons, Eugene Cahill of Portland, Ore., and Keith Cahill of Spokane, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Freeman of Sturgis; one brother, Louis Boers of Sturgis and one sister Doris Boers of Sturgis, and 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974 and an infant brother. Black Hills Press, December 13, 1975 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Boers, Louis Paul – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Louis P. “Slim” Boers, Sturgis, were Friday at Carlsen-Jolley Funeral Home, Sturgis, with the Rev. Randy Hogarth officiating. Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery will full military honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard. Boers, 78, died April 21, 1993, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1914, at Lacon, Ill. to Ole Jacob & Daisy Ellen (Hewitt) Boers. In 1917 he and his family moved to the Faith area where they lived for several years. They moved to Seattle, Wash., for a short time before returning to South Dakota. He served in the United States Army from April 1942 until January 1946, and upon release from the military he returned to the Sturgis area where he practiced his carpentry trade until his retirement. He had lived at the Highrise since 1977. He was a member of the Sturgis American Legion. Survivors include one sister, Doris Boers, Sturgis; two nephews, Eugene Cahill of Portland, Ore., and Keith Cahill of Sturgis; one niece, Virginia Freeman, Sturgis; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alice Cahill. Black Hill Press, April 24, 1993 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Penner, Gerhardt Adolph – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now A resident of Lewis County from 1923 to 1977, Gerhardt Adolph Penner, 88, died in a Kirkland nursing home, Tuesday, January 2. He was born March 26, 1890 in Port Orchard and has been a resident of Bellevue since 1977. Mr. Penner worked as a salesman for Darigold and as a custodian for the Centralia and Chehalis Schools. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Chehalis and was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Dorene in August, 1978. Survivors include a son, Clark C., Walnut Creek, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. H. C. (Carman) Hardebeck, Bellevue; a brother, Carl, Walla Walla; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Leid, Kennewick and Mrs. Alice Ashley, Renton. Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Sticklin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Weaver officiating. Interment will follow at Claquato Cemetery, Chehalis. Daily Chronicle, January 3, 1979 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Penner, Audrey Dorene Viles – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Audrey Dorene Penner, a resident of Lewis County for 70 years, died Thursday [August 24] in a Bellevue Hospital. She was 79. She was born Oct. 25, 1898, in Grove, Okla., and was raised in the Adna area. Survivors include her husband, Gerhardt at home in Bellevue; a son Clark C, Walnut Creek, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. H. C. (Carmen) Hardebeck, Bellevue; a brother, George W. Viles, Centralia; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Sticklin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Weaver officiating. Interment will follow at Claquato Cemetery, Chehalis. Arrangements are under the direction of Sticklin Funeral Chapel. Daily Chronicle, August 26, 1978 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Milns, Anna Katherine Mueller – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Long-time Ellensburg resident Anna K. Milns died early Wednesday at a local rest home.She was 89. Born November 26, 1880 at St. James, Minn., she came to the Ellensburg area with her family when she was 2. In 1909 she was marred to Martin Wippel. He died in 1915. In 1930 she married Frank Milns and they moved to Auburn where they resided for 10 years. Following his death in 1941, she returned to Ellensburg where she has since made her home. She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Altar Society and the Golden Age Club. Rosary will be said at St. Andrews, Friday at 7:30 p.m. Requiem mass at St. Andrews will be Saturday, 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Daily Record, November 19, 1970 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Nicol, Robert W. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Robert W. Nicol, 93, former Ellensburg resident and Wilson Creek area farmer, died Thursday in Yakima. Funeral services will be Monday, 2 P.M., at Evenson’s Chapel. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition. Nicol, Robert W. Robert W. Nicol, 93 former Ellensburg resident and Wilson Creek farmer, died Thursday, June 07, 1973 in Yakima, where he had lived for the past three years. He was born in Scotland, Feb. 1, 1880, and came to the United States in 1900. In 1901 he settled in the Colockum area where he homesteaded for many years and ran wild horses. He furnished horses for the first Ellensburg rodeo. He married Leva Blair Johnston at Ellensburg in 1922. They established a farm on Wilson Creek in 1925 and in 1942 moved to Whidby Island, where he worked as a fireman at Fort Eby, during world War II. Upon his retirement they returned to Ellensburg in 1946. Mrs. Nicol died in March, 1956. He moved to Renton several years ago, and for the past six years he has resided in convalescent homes. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hinkle, of Madras Ore., and Mrs. Dorothy Buroker, of Renton; and stepdaughter, Mrs. Lucille Lundstrom of Ellensburg; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services will be Monday, 2 P.M....

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Bratton, Sophia R. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bratton Rites Set Saturday Funeral services for Sophia R. Bratton, 56, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ellensburg. Mrs. Bratton, a former Ellensburg resident, died Wednesday in Seattle. She was born January 16, 1909 in Tacoma and spent her childhood years in Ellensburg. She had lived in Seattle and Tacoma the past 43 years. She is survived by a son, Frank Frost of Chicago, Ill., a brother, W. R. Johnston, Tacoma; a sister, Mrs. Fred Lundstrom of Ellensburg; two half sister, Mrs. Margaret Hinkle of grand Coulee and Mrs. Dorothy Buroker, Renton; a granddaughter, Miss Deborah Frost, Seattle; and her step-father, R. W. Nicol of Edmonds. She was returned to Ellensburg by the Evenson Funeral Home. The Rev. Silas Erickson will officiate at the services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Ellensburg Daily Record, December 2, 1965 Contributed by: Cathy...

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Smathers, Willie Smith – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. Willie F. [Smith] Collins Smathers, 31, died Thursday [January 3, 1952] in Seattle at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Miles. She had been ill a short while and went to Seattle three weeks ago. She came to the state of Washington from West Virginia in 1902 with a previous husband and two children. They settled in the Kittitas valley, and she had since made her home here. She became the wife of John E. Smathers of Ellensburg who survives her. Mrs. Smathers is also survived by a son, Frank Collins of Seattle, and five daughters, Mrs. Nettie C. Lane and Mrs. Ettie M. Sackett of Tacoma, Mrs. Victor L. Hewitt and Mrs. Miles of Seattle, and Mrs. W. J Weybright of Columbia Falls, Montana; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Internment is to take place here Monday in the IOOF cemetery following funeral rites at Honeycutt-Evenson funeral home. The time of service is to be announced. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Banister, Sam L. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sam L. Banister, 55, former Ellensburg resident who had resided for several years in Kirkland, died Thursday in Maynard Hospital, Seattle, following a lingering illness. Born in Tieton Aug. 28, 1913, Banister resided in Ellensburg until 1943 when he went to work for Boeing Aircraft Company. He is survived by his wife, Helen at the family home in Kirkland; two sons, Paul and Perry Banister, both in the U.S. navy; a brother, George Banister, Seattle; an aunt, Mrs. Belle Lewis, Yakima; and four cousins, Bertha Longerbeam, son, Cora McEwen and Mrs. Pat Jordin, all of Ellensburg. Funeral arrangements are pending. Samuel was the son of Lyndon Newell Banister and Margaret. He died October 31, 1968. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Daniel R. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Daniel R. Cooke, 32, died Dec. 28, [1991] in Youngstown, Ohio. He was born May 26, 1959 in Seattle. He attended grade and middle schools in Ellensburg, graduating from Kittitas High School in 1977. He played baseball and football on the KHS teams. Since graduation he has been driving moving vans for Mayflower and United Van Lines. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. He is survived by his daughter, Diana Allemand; and his parents, Glen and Sally Cooke, all of Ellensburg; a sister Glenda Sederstrom, his sister and brother-in-law Mary and Bill Pettit, three nieces and one nephew, all of Spokane, and his special friend, Patti Napoliano and her children of Boone Terre, Mo. Services are pending. Funeral Notice Memorial Services for Daniel R. Cooke, 32, who died Dec. 28 in Youngtown, Ohio, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church in Ellensburg. Memorials are suggested by the family to the Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Contributed by: Shelli...

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