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Forest Center Cemetery
Valley, Stevens County, Washington

Lat: 48° 05' 58"N, Lon: 117° 46' 00"W
T30N R40E S16

Contact:
Jim Myers - 509-937-2395
3683 Long Prairie Rd
Valley WA 99181

Transcribed and compiled by Maggie Rail 1999, last edited Jan 29, 2016 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 91.

Forest Center Cemetery lies about 3 mi north of Springdale. Traveling north on Hwy 231, turn west onto Forest Center Rd, curve right or north onto Long Prairie Road. Cemetery will be on your right/east side of road across from a farm.

This cemetery originally was used by, and located in, the small town of Gray, Washington. It is now only a farming community. Gray Road was about all that was left to continue to have that name when I was there in 1999. Most residents of the area may not even know the town once existed. Now the road is called Forest Center Road.

This cemetery had gone to weeds, the first time I visited. I was very pleased when I visited in 2006 to see that it has been completely restored, even some stones repaired and all the overgrowth has been removed by interested people in the area. I say they have done a good job.

A good record of births and deaths was not kept for many years prior to Del Field taking over. There was just the map which leaves one not knowing if the person who purchased the lot is actually buried there, unless you can find their headstone or a legal record. If anyone can fill in the rest of some of the names, please contact me.

In 2010 Mr Field resigned and the Forest Center Cemetery Association has been established with Pres. Jim Myers, V-pres. Wes frick and Sec-Treas. Doug Willms.

I will always remember headstones buried in immense growths of bushes, one huge ant hill and a hornet's nest to entertain me. I can now say, they have been removed.

I first walked this cemetery in 1999 and revisited on Apr 26, 2006, using my digital camera.

- Maggie Rail

Ackley, James Paul 'Jamie', b. Jun 29, 1972, d. Jul 31, 2010, nephew of Doris Bem
Adkins, Clara, b. 1941, d. no date, s/w Millard W
Adkins, Millard Wayne, b. 1937, d. 2011, s/w Clara
Anderson, ?, no dates, Lot1 B1
Baldwin, J. F., no dates, Lot2 B19
Barney, A. J., no dates, Lot4 B1
Beck, Terry Lee, d. Dec 09, 1943, stillborn s/o Jessie & Roy, per Faye Weiler, Lot2 B9
Bem, Doris Faye Ackley, b. 1945, d. 2010, photo
Burton, ?, no dates, Lot2 B12
Carter, Robert C., b. 1927, d. 1938, Lot3 B4
Craker, Edith P., b. 1907, d. 1933
Cummmings, A., no dates, Lot2 B1
Davidson, ?, no dates, Lot3 B10
Day, Agnes, b. 1850, d. 1903, s/w John P, Lot3 B15
Day, John P., b. 1850, d. 1929, s/w Agnes, Lot3 B15
Duncan, Charles F., d. Nov 22, 1939, 23yr 5mo, Lot2 B6
Farnsworth, Doris May, b. 1931, d. 1945, s/w Gertrude Rose
Farnsworth, Gertrude Rose, b. 1907, d. 1939, s/w Doris May
Farnsworth, Mabel Kenney, b. Feb 07, 1895, d. Jun 21, 1996
Farnsworth, Ralph L., b. 1906, d. 1975
Fish, Romey E, b. 1909, d. 1993
Fisher, Mary Francis, b. 1852, d. 1922
Fowler, ?, no dates, Lot2 B11
Frick, Catherine J., b. Feb 1984, baby, died same day, s/by Salem Kirban
Futcher, ?, no dates, Lot1 B12
Hacksma, Jacob J., d. c. 1956, h/o Phroney, bur. Rainier OR, Lot2 B9
Hacksma, Phroney Ebbens, b. 1883, d. Jul 11, 1937, age: 54yr, w/o Jacob J, Lot2 B9
Hancock, John C 'Jackie', b. Sep 09, 1926, d. Jun 05, 1928
Hansen, B., no dates, Lot3 B7
Hanson, Katherine, b. Oct 18, 1896, d. Nov 14, 1916, d/o Wm.
Hanson, M., no dates, Lot4 B14
Hargrave, Laura Evelyn Lockwood, b. Oct 03, 1922, d. Oct 31, 2004, Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Harris, Leonard M., b. Apr 13, 1895, d. Oct 22, 1918
Henry, ?, no dates, Lot2 B13
Herting, Jansen, no dates, Lot3 B12
Jackson, Joseph, d. Oct 20, 1929, bur. Oct 22, 1929, age: 65yr, (Chewelah Independent), Lot3 B19
Johnston, Howard B., b. 1875, d. 1935, Lot4 B19
Kendrick, Irene, b. Mar 21, 1912, d. Dec 02, 1914, d/o Leo, Lot1 B11
Kenney, Matthew E., d. 1925, Baby, Lot4 B2
Kenney, R., no dates, Lot3 B1
Kirban, Mary, b. Mar 21, 1926, d. Jan 10, 2012, w/o Salem, m. 63yr
Kirban, Salem, b. Nov 12, 1925, d. Apr 29, 2010, h/o Mary, m. 63yr, US Navy WWII
Little, Elijah, no dates, Lot5 B12
Lockwood, Charles, d. Mar 07, 1927, age: 6mo, flu
Lockwood, Frank N., b. 1849, d. 1932, Lot4 B7
Lockwood, L., no dates, Lot4 B7
Lockwood, Willard, d. Mar 13, 1927, age: 15y, flu
Martin, John, b. 1863, d. 1938, Lot4 B12
McAvers, Infant baby, no date, Lot1 B14
Melville, P. E., d. May 14, 1938, Lot3 B9, baby
Meyers, Willard B., no dates, Lot1 B7
Mitchell, Arthur, b. 1872 in Bornholm, Denmark, d. Jan 21, 1928, Lot3 B19
Morrell, Bazel, b. Dec 25, 1841, d. Jan 14, 1918, Father
Morrell, Harley, no dates, s/w Howard
Morrell, Howard, no dates, s/w Harley
Morrell, Martha Jane, b. Oct 25, 1847, d. Jan 04, 1928, Mother, Lot4 B12
Morrell, R., no dates, Lot3 B14
Morrell, S. B., d. Jan 14, 1918, age: 75yr, s/o Syris & Mary, Lot2 B18
Myers, Emma A., b. 1873, d. 1935, Mother, Lot1 B7
Myers, Lena May, b. 1906, d. 1923, Lot1 B7
Myers, Walter B., b. 1876, d. 1948, Father, Lot1 B7
Nuckolls, William B., d. 1921, Beloved Child, Lot3 B1
Nugent, Georgia E., b. Jul 04, 1879, d. Feb 07, 1956, Lot2 B7
Nugent, H., no dates, Lot2 B7
Nugent, Malcom E., b. Jul 08, 1900, d. Aug 29, 1915, s/o Georgia, Lot2 B7
Olsen, Alice, b. 1887, d. 1940, Mother, s/w Arthur C, Lot2 B-
Olsen, Arthur C., b. 1871, d. 1943, Dad, s/w Alice, Lot2 B10
Olsen, Constance, b. 1853, d. 1928, Mother
Peters, Elizabeth, b. 1880, d. 1917, Mother
Peters, William, b. 1872, d. 1924, Father
Peterson, Jesse Orne, b. 1905, d. 1926, Lot1 B2
Peterson, Martha Marie, b. 1914, d. 1915, Lot2 B19
Peterson, Martin, no date, Lot1 B19
Poteet, Albert L., b. Jun 01, 1904, d. Nov 10, 1959, Wash Pvt AAF WWII, Lot4 B11
Poteet, Susan Jane, b. 1867, d. 1947, Lot4 B11
Poteet, William D., b. 1847, d. 1919, Lot4 B11
Pruitt, Infant, b. Aug 03, 1907, d. Aug 03, 1907
Reed, Frank, no dates, Lot4 B15
Reed, George, no dates, Lot4 B10
Reed, Infant, d. 1904, s/o Vetts S., Lot1 B15
Reed, Vera Jean (Verna Jane), d. Feb 22, 1924, B15
Scott, Sarah Tucker, d. Feb 02, 1929, age: 67yr, w/o #1 Russell K Rogers, m. 1876, #2 John W Scott, m. 1911(Chewelah Independent)
Snider, James O., b. Dec 25, 1911, d. Nov 19, 1930, Lot2 B4
Taylor, Bernard H, b. 1841, d. Apr 25, 1927, h/o Clara Streeter
Tertelgte, Albertus, b. Dec 23, 1898, d. Jan 18, 1926
Tertelgte, Frederick, b. Mar 02, 1900, d. Jan 1977 Pullman WA
Weyand, Dilena E., b. May 15, 1847, d. Dec 13, 1917, Lot4 B6
Weyand, Isaiah, b. Jun 18, 1831, d. Jan 06, 1911, Lot4 B6
Weyand, Jessie, b. Mar 06, 1878, d. Aug 23, 1916, Woodman of World, L4 B6
Wohlfahrt, Berndt, b. 1850, d. 1930, Lot3 B19
Wyland, Effie, b. Mar 09, 1886, d. May 21, 1909, Lot1 B6

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