Location: Pasco Washington

Bryson, Charlotte (Peffley) – Obituary

Charlotte May Bryson, 95, of 605 Bryant St., died Saturday at Park Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Waubeek, Iowa, on July 16, 1880, and came west with her parents and family by train to Cove, Ore., in 1886. She attended Ascention School in Cove and later taught school for several terms in Eastern Oregon. She attended Whitman College Academy in 1902 and 1903, and later taught at Valley Grove, Whitman Station and Slater, Wash. On June 30, 1907 she married Elmer D. Bryson in Pasco. The couple homesteaded in the Touchet area and lived there until 1918 when they moved to Walla Walla. She was a member of the Ladies Aide of the First Congregational Chu8rch, Alki Chapter No, 25, O. E. S., El Karnak Club No. 6 of Spokane, El Karnak Club No. 3 of Walla Walla; and the Washington State Hugnot. She was also a member of the National Society, the Deborah Wing Chapter Colonial Dames XVII and Century Chapter No. 12, Daughter of Pioneers of Washington. Survivors include her daughter, Blanche H. Bryson of Walla Walla; her son, Howard R. Bryson of Orting, Wash.; her two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Groseclose Garden Chapel with the Rev. Emrys P. Thomas of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. –Walla Walla...

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Biographical Sketch of Wallace McClain

This well-known and representative business man and patriotic citizen of Harney county is one of the firm of McClain & Biggs, liverymen and dealers in horses and mules in Burns, where their stables are, being also owners of a fine stock ranch. Our subject was born in Scotland county, Missouri, on September 16, 1854, being the son of Martin and Sarah (Childers) McClain. The father was in the confederate army and in the battle of Pea Ridge lost his right arm. He served under Price. In 1866 the family removed to Schuyler county and our subject was educated in these two localities and he remained with his parents until 1875, when he went to Waterloo, Iowa, and took up the grocery business. In 1877 he went to Elk City, Kansas, and the next year he came to San Francisco, and thence by steamer, George M. Elder, to Portland and soon he was in Linn county. He was engaged in a flouring mill until 1881 and then came to Summerville, Union county, and freighted from Umatilla to Idaho. It was 1883 when he came to the Silvies valley, engaging with Lux & Miller, stockmen. He took a train of twenty-one cars of cattle to Chicago and another to Omaha and was foreman of the company until he met with an accident of falling under a wagon, which unfitted him for...

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Twaddell, Lula Stockham – Obituary

Mrs. Lula Addie Twaddell, 88, died at the home of her daughter 1603 W. Yakima, in Pasco (Washington) early Tuesday (Feb. 15, 1961). She was born in Joplin, MO Aug 31, 1872. At the age of four, she traveled across the Plains in a covered wagon and settled in Paradise, Oregon. Mrs. Twaddell came to Pasco two years ago from Steveston. B.C. where she had lived since 1948. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dora Mae Moxley and Mrs. Ida Coleman, both of Pasco, and Mrs. Neomi (Charles) Avery, Bremerton, two sons William O. Twaddell of Steveston, BC, and James E. Twaddell of Central Point, Oregon; 20 gradnchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by another son John A. Twaddell of Canada. Mrs. Twaddell was a member of the Methodist Church in Paradise. Funeral arrangements are pending at Greenlee Funeral Home. Contributed by: Tami Sherrill Note: Daughter of John Albert Stockham and Sarah E....

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Loney, Albert Strobel – Obituary

Former area resident Albert S. Loney, 76, died here Monday [October 13, 1986] at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, 2604 W. Lewis St., Pasco. The graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Mrs. Hugh DeYarmon, 721 W. Yakima St., Pasco, 99301. Loney was born Dec. 7, 1909, in Walla Walla to Evangeline Strobel and William David Loney. He graduated from Umapine High School in 1928, then attended Washington State College at Pullman. Loney married Gwen Overturf on Feb. 20, 1936, in Walla Walla. A retired Connell area wheat farmer, he moved to Pasco in 1942. He was a life member of the Walla Walla Elks, and a member of the Connell Grange. Loney is survived by his wife, Gwen Loney, at the home; a son, Gary Loney of Othello; a daughter, Carol Harper of North Bend, Wash.; two brothers, William Loney of Moscow, Idaho, and his twin, Delbert Loney of Walla Walla; a sister, Violet Nelson of Walla Walla; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Walla Walla Union Bulletin, October 16, 1986 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Baker, Amy Mrs. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Amy Barker, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Barker, was born in Minnesota, February 27, 1891 and died at the G. M. Baker home on March 2nd, 1922, after a short illness. At the age of sixteen she came with her parents from Minnesota to Pasco, Wash. where they resided for two years, then coming to Cove, where her education was completed and she was married to Roy J. Baker on November 3rd, 1912 when they made a permanent home on a farm two miles north of Cove. Mrs. Baker leaves her husband Roy J. Baker, two sons, Claude Edward, age 7, Robert Orien age 4, and a daughter, Lois Jean, age 8 months, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Barker, four brothers, Ray Barker of Salem, Guy Herbert and Gordon of Cove, also five sisters, Mrs. R. H. Daniel and Nellie, Lura, Berta and Dorothy of Cove, besides a host of friends for it can be said “to know her was to love her”. Mrs. Baker united with the M. E. church in 1910 and has ever been a faithful and willing worker in all Christian work. She was also a member of Mt. Fannie grange and at the time of her death held the office of Worthy Lecturer, one of the most important offices of the order. The...

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Arnold, George – Obituary

George Arnold, born April 26, 1853, in New York, passed away June 23 at his home in Pasco, Washington. Funeral services were held June 25 at the chapel at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. U. F. Hawk. Deceased made Pasco his home for about six years. He is survived by his wife, a niece, Mrs. John Perry, and two nephews, John and Francis Arnold, all of Pasco. Mr. Arnold was a resident of Union for many years and news of his death will be a shock to many friends in this section. 1929 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

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Ross, Doris – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Doris Ross, 80, of La Grande died Nov. 18 at her home. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mrs. Ross was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Pasco, Wash., to William D. and Lucille C. Skeen Reinhardt. While in high school she was in a violin ensemble that won first place in the state of Washington.She graduated from Pasco High School in 1944. The following year she married Donald C. Ross at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walla Walla, and they had two children. She worked in banking most of her adult life. Although polio struck her at age 26, she overcame many obstacles and kept a positive attitude for the remainder of her life. She’ll be remembered for her quick wit, kindness and love for her family, friends and the Grande Ronde Valley. Mrs. Ross was a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church and was very active in the community, including membership in Soroptimist International. She enjoyed her church and attending concerts, plays and the symphony. She also enjoyed reading, working puzzles, swimming and playing the violin. In her later years, she learned to use the Internet and kept in touch with many out-of-town friends and family members via e-mail. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Donna...

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Simonton, Rolvin David – Obituary

Colonel R. D. Simonton, one of the best-known railroad men in the Lewiston Country, died this morning [December 30, 1915] at 2:20 o’clock at the family home, 9223 Twenty Fourth Street from hemorrhage of the brain with which he was stricken last May. Colonel Simonton had been in failing health since first stricken and for the past month his condition was critical. It was known for several days that the end was near. Colonel Simonton would have been 74 years of age on January 24, 1916. He was employed by the Northern Pacific 27 years and was relieved from duty as watchman at the Spalding Bridge when the steel structure was completed a year ago. Colonel Simonton entered the employ of the company at Hope, later going to Pasco and for 16 years he served the company at Spalding. At the time Howard Elliott retired as president of the Northern Pacific to go to the New York, New Haven & Hartford. Colonel Simonton was one of the employees invited to leave his post and travel to St. Paul to be a guest at the farewell banquet given in honor of Mr. Elliott. He is survived by his wife and four children, all the children residing in the east. The funeral will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the late residence and the remains will be laid to...

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Hayes, George – Obituary

George Hayes Dies At Pasco, Valley Pioneer Passes Thursday George H. Hayes, 75, a Kittitas Valley pioneer, died Thursday afternoon at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco following an illness of two weeks [died May 31, 1956]. He had made his home in Pasco with a daughter, Mrs. Helen Rombough, for the past year. Hayes was brought to the valley by his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James T. Hayes. He farmed for many years in the Edgemont District before his retirement. He was a past master of the Kittitas Grange, a charter member of the Ellensburg Moose Lodge and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Sunnyside. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Rombough: four brothers, John and Harry Hayes of Ellensburg, Abe Hayes of Kittitas and C. P. Hayes of Yakima; a sister, Mrs. Marie Bender of Ellensburg; and a granddaughter, Donna Marie Rombough, and a grandson, Roy D. Rombough, both of Pasco. His wife, Mrs. Lydia Hayes, died in 1933, and another daughter, Mrs. Hilda Marie Rexroth in 1955. The body was returned here by the Evenson Funeral Home and will lie in state there until Monday at 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Evenson Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Daughter of the Pasco Episcopal Church officiating. The Ellensburg Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside services at the IOOF Cemetery....

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Barnhart, Pleasant Frederick – Obituary

Pleasant Frederick Barnhart, 70, son of original pioneers of Kittitas Valley, died Wednesday night, March 28 [1951], in a Pasco Hospital. He had made his home in Pasco since 1917 Barnhart was a veteran railroad man. He had been employed by the Northern Pacific since 1906 until retirement three years ago. Death followed illness of three months He was born here [Ellensburg] on October 7, 1880, and lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Barnhart, on the family farm in the Fairview District until he began his railroading career. In 1906, he went to live in Pasco, returned here for several years, then went back to Pasco in 1917 to make his home. His mother died here last spring Barnhart was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the Christian Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Locomotive Enginemen and Firemen He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Olive Barnhart; two sons, Frederick G. Barnhart, San Diego, Calif., and Harold F. Barnhart, Ellensburg; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Ninneman, Troy, Mont.; three brothers Dr. Jess B. Barnhart, Modesto, Calif., and Albert and Ernest Barnhart of Ellensburg; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Schnebly and Mrs. Dorsey Schnebly of Ellensburg and Mrs. Max McKenzie of Yakima; four grandchildren, one great grandchild, seven nephews and five nieces Funeral services will be held at the Honeycutt-Evenson Funeral Chapel in Ellensburg, Saturday, March 31,...

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Barnhart, Olive A. Brisson – Obituary

Mrs. Olive A. Barnhart, former Ellensburg resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 24 [1961] at the home of her son Fred G. Barnhart in San Diego, Calif., at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Barnhart was born August 15, 1884 in Flint, Mich., and was married to P. Fred Barnhart in Wenatchee, June 1903. Following their marriage they moved to Ellensburg where he farmed for several years in the Fairview District before moving into town when Mr. Barnhart began working for the N. P. Railway. In 1917 they were moved to Pasco by the railroad and Mrs. Barnhart lived there until 1952, following the death of her husband in 1951, when she moved to San Diego. Mrs. Barnhart was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the First Christian Church. Survivors include her son Fred, with whom she lived; another son, Harold F. Barnhart of Ellensburg and a daughter, Mrs. Floy Ninneman of Troy, Mont., as well as a brother, Oliver Brisson of Ellensburg. She leaves four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Evenson Chapel Friday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Rev. Paul Nance will officiate and committal will follow in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Sheli...

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Grewell, Thomas Clayton “Clate” – Obituary

Veteran Of Indian Wars Passes Away. Clate Grewell Made First Trip Through This Valley In 1878. Clate Grewell, 75, pioneer resident of Washington and a veteran of the Indian Wars, passed away Friday night, April 1, 1938, at the Pasco Hospital after a brief illness. He had suffered a stroke on March 27. Funeral services were held at Kennewick on Monday, the service being read by Rev. Stanley Grewell of Ellensburg, a cousin of the deceased. Burial was in the Mabton cemetery, pallbearers being C. I. Wright, Matt Wiehl, Henry Young, Colburn Anderson, Archie Borden and Paul Schicka. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Belle Little of Yakima, two sons, Purdy and Byron Grewell of White Bluffs, a daughter, Mrs. Harry Parsel of Ellensburg, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Born in Lucas County, Iowa, in 1863, Clate Grewell came to Washington as a baby and lived through a colorful career as a soldier, scout and cowboy during the early days of this state. His parents started across the plains by ox team with their family of four children and their household belongings when he was but four months old. While on the trip, his father died, and his ten-year-old brother brought the party the rest of the way, reaching Vancouver, Washington, six months later. After living there for ten years, the family moved to Ellensburg, there being...

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Leid, Anna Emma Penner Bernhardt Hansen – Obituary

Former Dayton resident Anna Emma Leid, 96, died November 18, 1993 at Our Lady of Lourdes Health Center. The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the family plot in Dayton City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice through the funeral home. Mrs. Leid was born February 6, 1897 in Tacoma to Henry and Emma Hagen Penner. She married James Hansen on October 8, 1924, they were later divorced. On October 20, 1936 she married Robert Leid. He died January 11, 1971. She lived for many years in Dayton; and the last 10 years at Retirement Inn in Pasco. She loved doing fancy work and in later years worked with ceramics.. Survivors include two sons, James Hansen of Davis, Calif., and William R. Leid of Kennewick; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death a son, Milton Hansen in December 1937; by five brothers, Henry Jr., Herman, Carl, Gerhardt, and William Penner; and one sister, Alice Ashley. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hopkins, Dezell J. – Obituary

Dezell J. Hopkins, 77, died at the hospital Wednesday afternoon [March 11]. He had been taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. He had been taken to the hospital only the day before but had been ill for a much longer period from cancer of the liver. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at nine o’clock from the Lee-Perry Undertaking Parlors and burial in the local cemetery. Mr. Hopkins was a well-known resident of this community for the past 18 years and had many friends. He is survived by a daughter, who with a niece and a grandson, all of Spokane came for the funeral. Pasco Herald, March 12, 1936 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Davis, Glen J. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Glen J. Davis, 76, of Baker City, died Jan. 15, 2006, at his home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop Allen Bingham will conduct. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Coles Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. MST at the Logan City Cemetery in Logan, Utah. Glen was born on May 20, 1929, at Logan, Utah. He was the son of Glen J. Davis and Olga Zilles Davis. He was the oldest son, followed by George Davis of Anchorage, Alaska; Marie Farnes of Ogden, Utah; Ronald Davis of Springville, Utah; Wayne Davis of Millville, Utah; and stepsister, Frances Kay Carlson of Ogden, Utah. At the age of 9, Glen was baptized at the Logan LDS Temple. He was a 1947 Logan High School graduate. While in high school, he was active in the R.O.T.C. After graduation, he enlisted in the army serving for three years. He served two additional years in the National Guard. Glen then found an orange-and- black Plymouth convertible he was fond of while working at Standard Oil in Pocatello, Idaho. In 1955, Glen married Elmoyne Hoge in the Logan Temple. Standard Oil transferred them to Bountiful, Utah. where they had Steve Davis, Glenda Smith, Rick...

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