Location: Kitsap County WA

Cooke, Daisy Victoria Storey – Obituary

Mrs. Daisy Victoria Cooke, 78, of 410 S. 49th Ave., died Monday [September 19, 1977] in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mrs. Cooke was born in Cumberland, Wash. Her parents, George C and Emma Storey, were Washington State pioneers. Mrs. Cooke was educated in Seattle Public Schools. On Sept. 19, 1922 she married Howard P. Cooke in Wenatchee. Today was their 55th wedding anniversary. They moved to Yakima 10 years ago from Port Orchard. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, served as a musician for many drill and degree teams for fraternal organizations, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 279, Cooties, Women of the Moose Post 389 in which she hild a friendship degree, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2229 of Toppenish, American Legion Auxiliary Post 36. She also was a member of the National Federation of Grandmothers of America. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Clifford Cooke of Bremerton, and Howard P. Cooke Jr., of Sam Jose, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Dorothy) Hunt of Phoenix, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Ray Goodwin of Seattle; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Yakima Herald Republic, September 20, 1977 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Yocom, Ward Alva – Obituary

Ward Alva Yocom, 80, died Wednesday [October 27, 1982] in a Reno hospital. A native of Ellensburg, Wash., he was born June 28, 1902. He served in the Army during World War II. From 1951 to 1964, he lived in Port Orchard, Wash., with his family. He was an electrician for I.B.E.W. in Seattle, Wash., traveling extensively throughout the U.S. In 1964 he moved to Reno, though he continued to travel. Surviving are his widow, Dorothy, and daughter, Judy Zuppan, both of Reno; son, Bruce Lantz of Yelm, Wash.; daughters, Bonnie Younghans of Sparks, and Vickie Perdue of Fallon; and seven grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the Walton Funeral Home, Reno. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Sutton, Daniel Huston – Obituary

A former Walla Walla resident, Daniel H. Sutton, 85, of Port Orchard, died at his home there Wednesday [April 27, 1971]. Born Sept. 1, 1884 in Whittier, NC, Sutton came to the northwest in 1906. He was a self-employed painter and carpenter before his retirement and had lived in Baker, Ore. before coming to Walla Walla in 1955. He moved to Port Orchard in 1967. Sutton is survived by two sons, Theodore Sutton of Adams, NY and David Sutton of Walla Walla; six daughters, Mrs. Orville (June) Ott and Mrs. E. A. (Jeanne) Robanske, both of Walla Walla, Mrs. Percy (Dessie) Weyer of Port Orchard, Mrs. Bill (Velva) Johnson of Pendleton, Mrs. E. E. (Dorothy) Postlewait of Portland and Mrs. Neil (Kathleen) Rohrbaugh of Pemberton, NJ; a brother Ewart Sutton of Spartanburg, SC; 30 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. His wife, Bina and another son, Daniel, preceded him in death. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Colonial Chapel with Rev. Frost Hatch of the Pendleton First Church of God officiating. Vault interment will follow in Blue Mt. Memorial Gardens. Contributed by: Shelli...

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McDonald, Marian Titangos Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon There will be a memorial gathering at 2 p.m. Saturday for the friends of Marian McDonald, a former North Powder resident who died Jan. 2, 2004, at Los Angeles while visiting her family during the holidays. For directions to the memorial gathering, call Roxanna Swann at 523-9265. Marian had moved to Bainbridge Island, Wash., in 1999 after living in Baker County for almost 30 years. She was born at Youngstown, Ohio. Her parents Emile A. Titangos and Anna Fondas, came from Triglia, Asia Minor. The family moved to Los Angeles when Marian was quite young. Her father was a furrier and Anna was a seamstress. They made and sold fur items to the Hollywood stars of that time. Marian graduated from UCLA and taught English in the Los Angeles school system. She first came to Baker County in 1968, where she and her husband purchased a piece of property near Anthony Lakes. After retiring from teaching, Marian moved here permanently and became an active member of the community. She had jobs in advertising and public relations and was an ardent supporter of several environmental causes. She was active with the Blue Mountain Native Forest Alliance, the Blue Mountain Environmental Council, the Nature Conservancy, and the Sierra Club. She especially loved the forests of Eastern Oregon and spent many hours hiking around her property and on trails...

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Moberry, June – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon June Moberry, 89, of Salem and formerly of La Grande died Jan. 9 in Beaverton. No service is planned. A family gathering will take place June 9 to plant a rose arbor. Mrs. Moberry was born June 9, 1917, the daughter of Oscar and Anna Hultman, in Ketchikan, Alaska. She was raised on Bainbridge Island in Washington, and married Ralph Moberry in 1951 in Seattle. She lived off and on in La Grande from 1955 to 2002 and was assistant manager of Founta Court. She belonged to the Christian Science Church and had two children, Carol Moore and Wendy Abel, as well as five children and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death. Springer and Son Funeral Home of Aloha is in charge of arrangements. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Jan. 13, 2006, Published: January 13,...

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Lundgren, Keith Mickey – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Keith Mickey Lundgren, 89, of Boise and formerly of La Grande died Jan. 9 at his home. Mr. Lundgren was born May 6, 1917, in Osceola, Neb. As a young man growing up on the Great Plains, Keith was drawn to the romance of the railroad and the possibilities of the West. After graduating from Grand Island High School in Nebraska, he joined the U.S. Navy. He spent six years, just prior to World War II, aboard the U.S.S. Lexington traveling around the Pacific and through the Panama Canal, including several weeks searching for the lost aviator Amelia Earhart across the central Pacific Ocean in 1937. Mr. Lundgren was discharged from the Navy in 1941 and went to work at the Naval Shipyards in Bremerton, Wash., as a coppersmith. It was there that he met his future wife, Jacqueline, daughter of his coppersmith instructor. In 1945 Keith was hired by the Union Pacific Railroad. He spent his career as a brakeman and conductor working around the Pacific Northwest for Union Pacific and Amtrak, primarily out of Portland and La Grande until retiring in 1982. After retirement, Keith and Jacqueline moved to Tillamook County, where they enjoyed saltwater fishing, crabbing, clamming and entertaining family and friends. In 2002 they moved to Boise to be closer to family. Mr. Lundren was a long-time member of the Elks. He...

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Bowman, Goldie Marie Emery – Obituary

Funeral for Goldie Marie Bowman will be 10 a.m. Monday at Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel, Pendleton, with burial at Olney Cemetery, Pendleton. Mrs. Bowman, 79, Pendleton, died Wednesday, June 19, 1985, at her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1905 at Bremerton, Wash., the daughter of Charles and Mary Abigail (Sevy) Emery. On Feb. 25, 1925 she married Robert L. Bowman. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. The Bowmans farmed on the Bowman family ranch until retirement but continued to reside at the ranch. Mrs. Bowman enjoyed sewing, cooking, and mountains and berry picking, and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has been a resident of Pendleton for 62 years. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Bowman, Pendleton; sons, Tilden Bowman, Meacham, and Duane Bowman, Pendleton; daughters, Leora Burr, Ontario, and Helen Coles, Portland; a sister, Hazel Barnes, Pendleton; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Filer, Peter Louis – Obituary

Services were held Saturday for Peter Louis Filer, Methow Valley pioneer who passed away at the age of 88 years [January 17, 1951] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ora B. Voight, Bremerton. Born April 9, 1862, in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Filer came to Washington in 1887, then but a territory. He stopped for a time in Ellensburg, coming on to Methow, where he took up a homestead on Beaver Creek and where he and his family lived for many years. Here he was engaged in cattle raising and ranching. He also was one of the first mail carriers in the valley, carrying the mail from Brewster in Silver. Mr. Filer was engaged in the grocery business in Twisp, where he was associated with Dan McAlister for many years in the partnership of Filer-McAlister. He has been active as a director of the Commercial Bank of Twisp, which position he held until last year when he resigned. He had retired from active farm life seven years ago, selling his Beaver Creek land and home in Buck Stillwell. For several years the Filers made their home in Twisp where Mrs. Filer passed away July 16, 1945 [Bertie Eudora Stone]. One son, Ernest, of Texas, preceded Mr. Filer in death. Surviving are Ora B. Voight, Bremerton; Frieda Schrag, Eatonville; Phyllis Bergo, Seattle; and Marie Risley of Twisp; two sons, Carlyle...

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Bilyeu, Byron – Obituary

Byron Bilyeu, 74, of Kingston, died Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be in Albany, Ore. He was born on Aug. 26, 1896 in Scio, Ore. He was a retired carpenter from the Southern Pacific Railroad and was a member of Junction City Lodge No. 128, F&AM; and the Multnomah Chapter No. 1, Royal Arch Masons of Salem, Ore. Mr. Bilyeu had lived in Kitsap County for the past eight years and is survived by his wife, Nellie Bilyeu, of the family home; and a brother, George D. Bilyeu of Lebanon, Ore. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis Funeral Chapel. Bremerton Sun, September, 10, 1970 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Henry, Jim – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Jim Henry, 81, died at home on July 22, 2005, after a long battle with lung cancer. His graveside inurnment service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the military section of Mount Hope Cemetery. Father Camillus Fernando of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Military rites will be under the auspices of the National Guard and Doug Riggs will speak on behalf of the Baker Elks Lodge. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the services at the Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St. Jim was born on Aug. 17, 1923, at Denver to John J. Henry and Mary Florence Fellows Henry. He was one of 12 children. Jim attended Catholic schools in Denver, including St. Joseph High School. After high school, he worked in his father’s heating and sheet metal business, learning the trade. In 1940, the family moved to Washington, and Jim again was employed in the sheet metal business at Bremerton, Wash. In May 1943, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After training, he was assigned to the 19th bomb squadron, 22nd bomb group. His group was known as the Red Raiders. He was a nose gunner on the B24 Liberator Bomber. Jim flew 40 combat missions in the South Pacific Theatre of World War II. His plane was shot down twice, once over...

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Dale, Naoma Jean Johnson Mrs. – Obituary

Naoma Jean Johnson Dale, 69, a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 15, 2005, at Bremerton, Wash. Her husband, Roger Dale, died in 2000. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and she loved to cook. Survivors include her daughter, Kaye Ginter of Washington; sons, Ed Hasbrook of Montana and Russell Hasbrook of North Carolina; four sisters, Francis Parker, Raye Bacus, Virginia Humphress and Gerry Herbes, all of Baker City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 23, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Green, Philip Gordon “Phil” – Obituary

Philip Gordon “Phil” Green, 89, died June 1, 2005, in Baker City at the home of his daughter, Aletha Green Bonebrake. A celebration of life will be held at the Island Funeral Home in Vashon, Wash., on Saturday, June 11, at 11:30 a.m., followed immediately by the committal in the family plot at the Vashon Cemetery. Phil was born in Olalla, Wash., on Jan. 8, 1916, but spent most of his childhood on Vashon Island with his parents, Philip and Kate Sandwith Green and his beloved brother and sister, Joseph Sandwith Green and Janet Isabella Green Okeson, all of whom preceded him in death. He attended Burton Elementary School and Vashon High School, and then attended the Lakeside School in Seattle for his senior year when he was recruited to play football for them. The following two years Phil played football at Whitman College where, as the varsity quarterback, he earned the name of “Rabbit Tracks.” While at Whitman, he supported himself by baby-sitting for the young Adam West, who later became famous for playing the role of Batman. Phil initially raised eyebrows by being the first young male in Walla Walla to be employed as a nursemaid and baby-sitter, an experience that subsequently served him well when he produced his own considerable family. Attracted by the graduate training available at the University of Washington, Phil transferred to the...

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Wright, Emma Louella Edd Mrs. – Obituary

Emma Louella Wright, 91, of La Grande, a former Baker City resident, died June 15, 2005, at a La Grande care center. A graveside service and celebration of her life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Abbey View Memorial Park in Brier, Wash. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel in La Grande. Emma Louella Wright was born on Nov. 21, 1913, at Glasgo, Mont. She was the oldest of eight children born to Pete and Minnie Hill Edd. The family moved to Williston, N.D., where she was raised and educated. Emma married Leland Stroud at Williston, N.D. They later divorced and Emma moved to Seattle, Wash. In 1945 she married Henry Benter in Seattle, where they lived until 1947 when they moved to Oregon. They lived at Springfield, Mayville and Baker City. They were Baker City residents from 1954 to 1961. They next moved to La Grande where they remained until Henry’s death in 1965 when she moved to Seattle to be near her sisters. She married Bill Wright in 1978 at Olympia, Wash., and lived at Bremerton, Wash., until her husband’s retirement from the shipyards. They moved to Canton, N.C. Bill died in 1986. Emma remained at Canton until 1993 when she returned to La Grande. She was an excellent gardener and could grow anything. She was a wonderful seamstress and loved to sew....

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Lee, Eileen Cochrane Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Eileen Lee, 91, a longtime Baker City resident, died at her home on Jan. 27, 2003. Her memorial service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. The Rev. Susan Barnes will officiate. At Mrs. Lee’s request, a private interment of her cremated remains will be at the North Powder Cemetery. Eileen was born June 24, 1911, in Baker City, the only child of Edgar and Susan Browning Cochrane of Haines. Eileen attended school in Haines until 1924, when her parents moved to Baker City. She was a 1929 Baker High School graduate. She attended Willamette University at Salem and Eastern Oregon University at La Grande. She taught music and elementary school at New Bridge, La Grande, North Powder, and Baker City. She retired from teaching in 1973 after 32 years of service that spanned five decades. Eileen married George E. “Jimmy” Lee on Dec. 27, 1938, at Baker City. After brief relocations to Payette, Idaho, Boise and the Bremerton, Wash., Shipyard, she and her husband returned to Baker City until 1947, when they opened their own grocery store and locker plant in North Powder. In 1955, the Lees moved back to Baker City. Eileen was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was the church organist for more than 20 years and the founder and director...

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Kitsap County, Washington Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted At Kitsap County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) Buena Vista Cemetery Burley Cemetery Colby (South Colby) Cemetery Fraola (Olalla-Fragaria) Cemetery Island Lake (Silverdale Lutheran) Cemetery Olalla Pioneer Cemetery Phinney Bay (Jackson) Indian Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment) Buena Vista (Port Gamble Historic) Cemetery Fort (Port) Blakely Cemetery Hansville Cemetery Hillcrest Cemetery Island Lake Lutheran (Silverdale) Cemetery Little Boston Cemetery Seabold Cemetery Washington Veterans Home (Retsil) Cemetery...

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