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January 23, 1965

Tacoma, Wash.
Daniel R. HOLCOMB of Tacoma died early Saturday at his home here. Funeral services are pending word from a son who has been assigned by the U.S. Department of State in Laos.
HOLCOMB, who had been in ill health for several years, was born April 25, 1901 in Kansas and his parents, the late Mr and Mrs D. R. HOLCOMB, homesteaded a farm near Cogar,Ok. HOLCOMB was reared in that community.
Survivors include his wife, the former Edyth WATSON of Binger, of the home; two sons Harley HOLCOMB, Edmond,and Harvey HOLCOMB, Vientiane, Laos; a daughter, Verlia of Seattle, Wash.;12 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Charlie BURROW of Tryon, Okla., and Mrs. Edward MORAN of Anadarko.
Edyth Sargent  eldsarg@oecadvantage.net


January 27, 1998

HAMRICK
Memorial services for Jessie A. HAMRICK, 95, will be Wednesday at the Sunrise Church of Christ. Mrs. Hamrick, who died Friday, was a 41-year resident of Spokane.
She was born in Indian Territory in Oklahoma, and was a homemaker.
Submitted by: Sandy Scruggs SSCEDAR@aol.com


September 22, 1998

PUTMAN, THOMAS
Lewiston Morning Tribune from Lewiston, ID. Leota (THOMAS) PUTMAN, 97, Red Cross Volunteer Leota Putman, 97, a longtime Red Cross volunteer, died Monday at Tri-State Rehabilitation Center at Clarkston, WA. of causes related to age.
She was born Nov. 17, 1900, to Albert and Mary Coffland Thomas at Okemah,Okla. She attended area schools and was a telephone operator at Okemah. She later moved to Wenatchee, WA., where she graduated from high school. She moved to Lewiston, ID. in 1920. She married Fred Putman in November 1938 in Walla Walla, WA. He died Dec. 28, 1994. She was an accomplished seamtress. She worked for many years as a Red Cross volunteer. During World War II she led and instructed Red Cross groups in preparing packages for military personnel overseas. She was a member of the Luteran Church. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
At her request cremation will take place and no service is planned. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Lewis-Clark Chapter, 313 D Street, Lewiston, 83501. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home at Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by: Sandy Scruggs SSCEDAR@aol.com


September 22, 1998

ARAGON, COBATINE, GIEONTY, HAUBAUGHT, SSCEDAR, THOMAS
Melvin K. Aragon, 52, Former Resort Manager
Melvin K. ARAGON, 52, a former manager of the Copper Creek Lodge Resort in Hells Canyon, died of a stroke Thursday at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston,WA.
He was born May 30, 1945 at Lawton, Okla,, to Lawerence ARAGON and Lucille THOMAS. He was orphaned as a child and raised by his Kiowa grandmother, Moneta Matilda HAUBAUGHT COBATINE GIEONTY, in Oklahoma. He was a former assistant ranch manager at Garden Creek Ranch in Idaho and during the mid-1980's he was a resort manager at Copper Creek Lodge. He had lived in Clarkston the past five years. He helped the homeless and hitchhikers and enjoyed spending time with his friends.
He is survived by a son in Wisconsin; a daughter of Florida; two grandchildren; six half sisters, five in Wyoming and one in New York; and one half brother in Texas. He attended Faith Tabernacle Church at Lewiston. A graveside service will be held at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston, WA. if anyone would like a photocopy e-mail me and I will be glad to send them.
Submitted by: Sandy Scruggs SSCEDAR@aol.com


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