The Mt. Adams Sun, Bingen, WA., May 20, 1965, page 1
MRS. MARKGRAF SERVICE FRIDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. LuDell Markgraf, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Gardner's Chapel, White Salmon. She apparently met her death by falling in Rattlesnake Creek near her home, six miles east of Husum, according to Deputy Coroner Moz Burles of Bingen.
The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., May 20, 1965, page 1
82 YEAR OLD FOUND DEAD IN CREEK BED
The Klickitat county Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday that Mrs. LuDell Markgraf,
82, of the Rattlesnake area, Northeast of Husum was found drowned in creek after
she had apparently wandered away from her home.
Mrs. Markgraf was the mother of Frank Markgraf, Husum, she had made her home near her son for some time.
They reported to Deputies that she had been accustomed to going off with religious groups on weekends and they hadn't worried when she didn't show up Monday, but Tuesday they reported her missing and Deputies found her body in the middle of the creek bed in about a foot of water. She had apparently been in the water about 3 1-2 days. Deputies reported she may have fallen in and her body washed downstream for a short distance. It is believed she may have wandered a. way Saturday.
LU DELL MARKGRAF
Funeral Services for LuDell Markgraf will be held Friday, May 21st, at Gardner's
Chapel in White Salmon with interment at the Goodwill Cemetery. The Rev. Mr.
Alfred Waln will officiate.
Mrs. Markgraf is survived by: her husband, Charles F. Markgraf who lives at Medical Lake; four sons, Conrad A. of Prineville, Oregon, Walde of Pilot Rock, Oregon, Ted of Glenwood and Frank D. of Husum; three daughters Emily Leslie of Walla Walla, Washington, Anne Ward of Galesburg, Ill., and Alma Nagel of Palouse, Wash.; one brother, Clevland Burtschi of B. Z. Corners.
She was preceded in death by two children: Carl and Lorna.