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 Bessie Elsie <I>Wagner</I> Bumgarner

Bessie Elsie Wagner Bumgarner

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Death 1 Dec 2004 (aged 93)
Burial Dusty, Whitman County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 104900466 · View Source
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Daughter of George and Mary Emily (Hankel) Wagner.
Married Ralph F. Bumgarner on October 8, 1931.

Memorial service for Bessie E. Bumgarner, 93, will be today at 1 p.m. at the Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax. Private family interment will precede the service at the Dusty Cemetery.
Mrs. Bumgarner, who died on Wednesday, was born in Wilbur, Wash., and was a lifetime resident of eastern Washington.
She married Ralph Bumgarner in 1931 in Spokane and they later moved to the Diamond area of Whitman County where they farmed.
In 1990, they moved to Colfax.
Mrs. Bumgarner planted large gardens, was an accomplished seamstress, and sewed quilts for her grandchildren. She camped in the Blue Mountains, was a member of the Rebel Flat Grange, the Diamond Ladies Club and the Hubbard Club.
Her husband died in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Robert Bumgarner of Genesee, Idaho; a daughter, Marge Dyck of Ritzville, Wash.; four sisters, Merle Toskey and Edith Robarge, both of Seattle, Ellen Artley of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Ethel Erickson of Nine Mile Falls; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(The Spokesman-Review, December 6, 2004)


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  • Created by: Larry Linehan
  • Added: 9 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104900466
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Elsie Wagner Bumgarner (19 Nov 1911–1 Dec 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104900466, citing Dusty Cemetery, Dusty, Whitman County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Larry Linehan (contributor 4131508) .