Obituaries T

Okanogan County, Washington

Surnames T

TABER, Mary L.
THERIN, Donald
THOMAS, Newton
THORP, Cyrus F.
TICE, Mrs. G. E.
TIGARD, James M.
TILLMAN, Arnold. R.
TILLMAN, Francis P.
TILLMAN, Myrtle V.
TUTTLE, James M.

Mary L. Taber  Added 12/30/07
Brewster - Mary Louise Taber, 71, passed away at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA on October 14, 2005. She was a long time resident of Brewster, WA and lived in Richland 1 1/2 years. She was born November 14, 1933, in Malvern, Arkansas.
She moved with her parents to Seattle in the early 1940's, then to Brewster in the mid 1940's. She attended school in Brewster and received her LPN license from Wenatchee Valley College. She worked at Okanogan Douglas District hospital for 39 1/2 years as an LPN, operating room scrub nurse and hospital purchaser.
She married Corky Taber on November 19, 1948.
She is survived by her husband, one daughter, one brother, one sister, two grandsons; two great grandsons; 8 nieces; 13 nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Hall; and mother, Winnie Hall-Stuart.
A Memorial Service will be held at Barnes Chapel in Brewster, WA, on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at 1 p.m.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - October 18, 2005
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

T. T. Taylor  Added 11/30/06
Orchardist Meets Death By Accident
T. T. Taylor Killed Monday At Mill East Of Riverside
T. T. Taylor, local orchardist, met with a fatal accident at the Cubbage sawmill east of Riverside Monday afternoon while hauling lumber out to a point where it could be brot to town by an auto truck.
Having only a short distance to with his load, Mr. Taylor evidently thot it unnecessary to bind the lumber to the wagon and in going down a steep incline the load slipped forward onto the horses throwin Mr. Taylor to the ground.
One leg was fractured and internal injuries were sustained of a fatal nature. Messrs Jesse Yowell and Perry Saddler rushed the injured man to the home of Dr. L. Q. Spaulding as rapidly as possible and in a desparate effort to save the fast ebbing life the doctor took the patient to the nearest hospital at Riverside and called Dr. H. M. Fryer in consultation, but very little could be done and life passed from the body very soon after the arrival at the hospital.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - April 16, 1920

Alice Teegarden  Added 07/25/09
Methow, March 29 - Death, the grim destroyer, has again been in our midst and cast a pall of gloom upon this community. Alice Teegarden, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Teegarden, died at Pateros Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. The cause of her death is believed to have been indigestion. The child had been ailing for some little time but her condition was not believed to be serious until Saturday morning when she was taken to Pateros for medical aid. A hard fight was made by Dr. E. E. Hardy for the little ones life and for a time hopes were entertained for her recovery, but Saturday afternoon she became unconscious until death claimed her Sunday morning.
Little Alice was a remarkably bright child and her sunny disposition made her a general favorite with all who knew her. Mr. and Mrs. Teegarden and family have the profound sympathy of the whole community in their great bereavement.
Funeral services held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment in the Methow Cemetery.
The Pateros Reporter - Pateros, Washington - April 2, 1915

Glenn Thayer  Added 01/02/11
The body of Glenn Thayer of Brewster, who lost his life at Pateros dam during high water, was recovered Thursday in a good state of preservation and was buried at Pateros Friday with Military honors under the auspices of the Brewster post of the American Legion.
Reports have been published that the body had been lodged at the dam and was loosened by dynamite. T. Raymond Enloe, vice president of the Okanogan Valley Power Company, scouts that version stating that the dynamiting done by the company was not at the dam but up on a side hill. His theory is that the body floated down the Methow until it struck the backwater of the Columbia, which during high water extended some distance up the Methow river, and there lodged against some brush, perhaps partially held by accumulating gravel, and became loosened as the water receded.
Some boys swimming in the Methow discovered the body floating down but could not reach it. The body was recovered by the father of the victim on the Douglas county side of the Columbia.
Both jaws of the victim were broken, indicating that he had been struck and swept off the dam by a cable.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - August 16, 1921

Donald Therin  Added 03/15/07
Donald Therin Dead.
The death of Donald Therin occurred at Riverside on Sunday, May 24, the funeral taking place the next day. A daughter, Mrs. Combs of Oregon, and his son Richard of this place were the only relatives present. Deceased had been ailing more or less for the last year, and when death came was in unfortunate circumstances. Hub Carlton raised a purse of $20 from the Odd Fellows, and substantial aid was also rendered by Chris Pein. Richard Therin has also been unfortunate the past season. During the last winter he met with a severe accident which put him in the hospital for a time and left him unable to work for a still longer period. The kindness of his neighbors at this trying time is keenly appreciated both by himself and sister.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - May 30, 1908

Newton Thomas  Added 01/05/07
Death Claims Newton Thomas, Old Settler
Passes Away At Colville Home.
"Newts" Many Activities Recalled by Friends--Was Picturesque Figure in Valley.
Newton Thomas, one of the earliest settlers in this portion of Washington, passed away at his home in Colville Sunday at the age of 76. Thomas was well known in Okanogan county and in various other communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho, having taken an active interest in community affairs. He served in public office in this county for four years with honor, leaving behind him an enviable record.
Thomas was born on September 10, 1815, in Missouri. In 1854 the family joined a caravan of Missourians who were leaving their homes to better their condition in the then virgin west. The journey was an arduous one, taking from early spring until late summer, many hardships and dangers filling the weary months of travel. The party was in almost continual danger from roving bands of Indians on the prairies east of the Rockies, and was forced into a number of skirmishes with them. Fortunately, however, the aboriginies at no time overcame them, the caravan plodded on, every eye fixed on the golden west, every heart hoping that fit living and a greater degree of happiness would be found beyond the mountains. In Montana every horse in the party was run off by Indians.
The ox drawn wagon made almost imperceptible progress through the Rockies and the Cascades, finally arriving on the west slope of the latter range, skirting the corner of Washington, and halting in the Willamette valley in Oregon. Here the Thomas' remained for 15 years. From there a movement was made to the Whetstone valley, near Walla Walla. After a short residence there the family resided in various places, including what is now Lewiston, and several other points in Idaho.
In 1871 Thomas married Anna Montgomery at Dayton, Wash., the couple moving afterward to the present site of Spokane. Here the first white child in the city of Spokane, their son Harvey, was born on July 2, 1880.
The Thomases came to Okanogan valley in 1895. At that there was but one store at the present site of Okanogan--under the elm near the Bureau hotel. Pard Cummings, now of Riverside, operated the store.
From 1904 to 1908 Thomas held the office of sheriff in Okanogan county. To him and Judge E. K. Pendergast are largely due the credit for relentless action taken against cattle rustlers, who then infested the county. Numbers of these depreda- county.
Marc Thomas, son of the pioneer, left here Monday afternoon for Oroville, whence he will take train for Colville to attend the funeral of his father.
"Newt", as he was familiarly called by all his friends, was a sturdy character with a picturesqueness that marked him wherever he went. He was tall and slim, dressed for many years after the country had become settled, and the services of scouts were less in demand, in the garb of a frontiersman. "Newt", through his long experience in settled places, acquired a knack of turning his hand to almost anything, and doing it well. He was by turns a hunter, a scout, a freighter, and Indian fighter, and peaceful rancher. His ability as a preacher was by no means small, and his admonishing voice often was heard in the Methodist pulpits of the valley. Yet he could step from the pulpit and roll up his sleeves to do battle for his own or another's rights. He served in the Nez Perse Indian campaign in Idaho under Colonel McConville.
"Newt's" death came as a shock to many old timers and a host of others in the valley.
He is survived by his wife, who resides in Colville, and by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Emma Carpenter of Spokane; Mrs. Olive Reynolds of Colville; Mrs. Alfa Wood of Eugene, Ore.; Harvey Thomas of New York, who is at present in South America; Marc Thomas of this city; Mrs. Belle Ludvig of Wrangle; Winnie of Colville; Cecil Thomas of Wrangle. It is probable that nearly all of these will be at hand to attend the funeral.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - November 1, 1921

Cyrus F. Thorp Added 9/15/06
Cyrus F. Thorp Dead
Cyrus F. Thorp, the well known rancher of Winthrop and prominent in Democratic circles in Okanogan county, died Wednesday night of last week at Wenatchee from typhoid, contracted three weeks ago while at Mansfield. His wife was in constant attendance during his illness and was with him when the end came.
Mr. Thorp was 44 years old. He leaves a wife and three small children. He was a member in good standing of the Yeoman lodge and the Odd Fellows.
The deceased was well known throughout Okanogan county particularly the upper Methow valley. Last fall he made a strong race for sheriff, running on the Democratic ticket. For years he was in the mail service, carrying mail on the Skagit route across to the mines.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - September 24, 1915

Mrs. G. E. Tice  Added 8/07/06
Mrs. G. E. Tice, a new resident of this city, died early Friday morning following several days' illness of influenza. Mrs. Tice was the wife of one of the line-men working here temporarily for the Pacific Telephone Company. She had been here about six weeks. Her home is at Billings, Montana.
Deceased was 35 years of age and leaves a daughter and a young son, besides her husband. The daughter arrived here early in the week in response to a message telling of her mother's serious illness.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - February 7, 1920

James M. Tigard  Added 01/30/09
Civil War Veteran Found Dead In Cabin Saturday
James M. Tigard, age 73, was found dead in his cabin on the reservation five miles east of Okanogan Saturday October 5. It is thought that he had been dead about three days and no inquest was held as his death was apparently due to natural causes.
Funeral services were conducted at Okanogan Sunday by Undertaker V. G. Grove and interment was made at that place.
During the Civil War deceased was a member of Co. b, 1st Reg., Oregon Infantry.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - October 29, 1919

Death of a G.A.R. Man  Added 06/04/10
James W. Tigard, an aged farmer, living alone on the reservation about five miles east of Okanogan was found dead in his cabin Saturday. Coroner Victor Grove of Molson was notified and came down to investigate the case. The coroner was convinced that deceased had died a natural death, probably from heart failure, and did not deem it advisable to hold an inquest. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Yarwood undertaking parlors in this city, Rev. H. R. Page reading the service. Tigard was father of Mrs. Moses Conger of Omak. He was an old settler in the Chelan section and had lived here for a short time on rented land. He was a G.A.R. veteran, having been a member of Company B, 1st Oregon Infantry. He was 73 years of age.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - October 28, 1919

Arnold R. Tillman
Loomis Notes News
A. R. Tillman, the pioneer sawmill operator, passed away on the 22nd day of February at about 5 o'clock in the morning. Mr. Tillman was another of those staunch pilgrims of the early days, struggling against and overcoming the difficulties of typical pioneering. He was known and loved for his honesty, frankness and obliging character. He leaves a widow, two daughters and three sons, besides a step-son, to mourn his untimely death. The entire community extends sympathy to the bereaved family.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - February 25, 1921

Francis P. Tillman  Added 01/25/07
In Memoriam
Graveside service held for Francis Tillman
Francis P. Tillman died Friday, August 25, 1978 in Tonasket following a short illness. He was born March 17, 1900 at Greenwood, B.C. Canada. He married Myrtle V. King, August of 1928 in Penticton, B.C.
Survivors include one sister, Bertha Sullivan of Loomis, three nephews, Glee Sullivan of Loomis, Pat Sullivan of Coulee Dam, and arnold Tillman of Florida. His wife, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Graveside services were held August 29, 1978 at the Tonasket Cemetery. Bergh Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Abstracted from the original - The Gazette-Tribune - Oroville, Washington - August 31, 1978
Submitted by Dorothy Petry

Myrtle V. Tillman  Added 01/25/07
Myrtle V. King Tillman passed away Thursday after a long illness.
She was born Feb. 11, 1896 in Carolina and married Francis Tillman in Penticton, B.C. in 1927.
Survivors include her husband, one brother, Clifford King, of Charlestown, Ind.; and four nieces and nephews.
Abstracted from the original - The Tonasket Tribune - Tonasket, Washington - May 4, 1967
Submitted by Dorothy Petry

Rose Tillman
Death Of Mrs. A. R. Tillman
Mrs. Rose Tillman, wife of A. R. Tillman, the well-known saw mill man of Loomis, died at her home a short distance south of that place last Friday morning after a brief illness, and was buried from Woodman hall Saturday afternoon in the local cemetery, Puritan Circle, No. 382, Women of Woodcraft, of which she was a social member, having charge of the ceremonies. Mrs. J. L. Masters read the Catholic funeral services at the hall, and at the grave the ladies of the Circle delivered the ritual services. Six members of the King's Daughters, of which organization the deceased was also a member, acted as pall bearers. A large concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place.
The death of Mrs. Tillman was a grevious shock to the community, and is keenly deplored by a wide circle of friends. She had always enjoyed excellent health up to the time of this fatal illness. She was born, raise and was married at Green Bay, Wis., coming west to Loomis with her husband about eleven years ago. She was 39 years of age, and leaves a husband and five children, the eldest 17 years of age and the youngest 6. The deceased was a devoted wife, a loving and self-sacrificing mother, and a most kindly and sympathetic friend and neighbor. Her untimely death is a great blow to husband and family, who have the sincere sympathy of all who know them in their sad bereavement and irreparable loss.
The Oroville Gazette - Oroville, Washington - June 24, 1910

Sadie L. Townsend  Added 12/15/07
Sadie Lee Townsend, 78, of Okanogan, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at the Valley Care Center.
She was born in Arkansas and was a longtime resident of Okanogan.
Survivors include her five children and one sister.
A memorial service will be at noon on Nov. 4 at the Omak Longhouse near St. Mary's Mission.
Arrangements are by Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, Okanogan, and the Okanogan County Crematory.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - October 25, 2006
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

John Truax  Added 10/17/07
Death of John Truax.
Methow, April 26.--Word was received here yesterday morning of the death of John Trux at the Providence hospital at Seattle. Mr. Truax has been ailing for the past six months with a disease of the stomach which baffled all medical skill, and two weeks ago was taken to Seattle for treatment.
John Truax was one of the early settlers in this country and was well known throughout the valley, his kind and generous disposition won for him a host of friends.
Chas. Grant, clerk of the local camp of the W.O.W., of which the deceased was a member, left for Seattle today and will bring the remains home for burial.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - April 30, 1915

James M. Tuttle  Added 06/04/10
James M. Tuttle Dead.
This community must again bow its head in sorrow in deference to the supreme ruler, in the loss of another of its esteemed and influential pioneers, James Mott Tuttle, who has many years been a resident of the Methow valley, living happily on his dairy and fruit farm in the Carlton neighborhood.
Following an illness of several months, his suffering was relieved by death last Thursday evening, Feb. 13, his last moments being peaceful, his wife and several members of his family being by his bedside. Twisp News.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - February 25, 1919


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