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1994 Funeral Notices and Obituaries for Pomeroy Related People


Denzil Lee Bartels (1927-1994)

Denzil Lee Bartels of Bothell, Washington, a former Pomeroy resident, died of cancer Tuesday [July 26, 1994] at Bothell. He was 66.

He was born Nov. 5, 1927, at Pomeroy and graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1944. He enrolled at Washington State College (now Washington State University) at Pullman in 1945. In 1948, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in Japan.

He married Beverly Danielson Aug. 25, 1950, and graduated from WSC with a degree in pharmacy in 1953. He worked at White's Pharmacy in Pullman for three years. He later managed Hulsey's Drug at Oroville, Wash., for two years.

From 1958 to 1979, he owned Brown's Drug at Pomeroy. He was employed by M & R Drug at Walla Walla until retiring in 1991. He and his wife later moved to Bothell.

Prior to graduating from college, he worked at the cannery in Pomeroy and in farming and television repair.

He enjoyed bowling, golf, gardening, reading, listening to Dixieland music, watching TV, snowmobiling, boating, spending time in the outdoors and traveling across the country with his wife in their mobile home. He also had a pilot's license and owned an airplane with his two brothers, Darrel and Duane.

He was a member of the Masons, Elks, and the Washington State Pharmaceutical Association.

Survivors in addition to his wife of Bothell are two daughters, Kathleen Ryan of Maple Valley, Washington, and Constance McLean of Sun Valley, Idaho; a son, Steve "Craig" Bartels of Spokane; two brothers, Darrel and Duane Bartels, both of Pomeroy; a sister, Phyllis Stallcop of Pullman; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Monday [August 1, 1994] at Pomeroy Christian Church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Memory Manor Nursing Home in Pomeroy.

George Albert Ledgerwood

George Albert Ledgerwood, 63, a lifelong Garfield County resident, died of a massive heart attack Saturday afternoon. [May 23, 1994,] at Tri-State Memorial Hospital at Clarkston.

He was a self-employed farmer and real estate broker, and had served eight years as Garfield County commissioner from 1969 to 1976. He also served as commissioner and interim administrator at Garfield County Memorial Hospital at Pomeroy and helped establish Memory Manor Nursing Home there.

He tried unsuccessfully to unseat incumbent state legislator Eugene A. Prince from the District 9 House seat in 1984.

Ledgerwood was born July 6, 1930, at Pomeroy to Fred and Anna Geiger Ledgerwood. He attended Holy Rosary school and Pomeroy High School, graduating in 1947.

He and Dorothy Prater were married June 3, 1950, at Pomeroy and had five children. They divorced in 1976.

He and Glenna Jacoby were married December 8, 1977, at Coeur d'Alene. They lived and farmed on Alpowa Ridge.

In addition to his other civic activities, he enjoyed acting as master of ceremonies for many events, and liked to play pool and garden.

Survivors include his widow, Glenna, at their Alpowa Ridge home; three daughters, Barbara Donaldson of Kennewick, Karen Baxter of Benton City, and Molly Dixon of Spokane; two sons, Steve Ledgerwood and Ken Ledgerwood, both of Pomeroy; a stepdaughter, Val Jacoby of Spokane; three stepsons, Bud and Tom Jacoby of Spokane and Ken Jacoby of Marysville, Wash.; a brother, Dick Ledgerwood of Pomeroy, and 12 grandchildren.

A Rosary was recited on May 19, with at the funeral Mass celebrated on Thursday, May 20, at Holy Rodary Catholic Church in Pomeroy.

His family suggests that any memorials be made to the Garfield County Ambulance Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 967, Pomeroy, Wash. 99347.