Beulah Juanita Bauer Axtell

September 5, 1909November 27, 2013

AXTELL, BEULAH ( Age 104) – Beulah Axtell was born on September 5, 1909 to John and Addie (Haden) Bauer on her parent’s farm eight miles south of Wilbur, WA she passed away on November 27, 2013 in Spokane, WA. She grew up in the Wilbur area and started her education in a rural school and graduated from Wilbur High School. She married Gordon Axtell in Spokane, WA on January 16, 1932. They lived on the family farm raising wheat and cattle for 35 years before retiring to Wilbur in 1968. Gordon died in 2001. She moved to Vista Manor in Wilbur in August of 2002, after that closed in May 2012, she moved to Brookdale at Harbor Crest in Spokane and then to Touchmark one month ago. In addition to raising her family of four she was always interested in arts and crafts. She took up oil painting, pottery, family genealogy, family photographs and making stuffed animals and was a member of the Wheatridge Grange. She got her first computer at age 90 and enjoyed keeping up with the family via the internet when she was over 100. Beulah is survived by three children Ralph (Ginny) Axtell of San Antonio, TX, Lloyd (Jacqueline) Axtell of Portland, OR and Kay Wilson of Portland, OR along with ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter and her sister Barbara Clinton of Spokane, WA. She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon in 2001, son John in 1985 and her brother Dale Bauer in 2000. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM at the Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA with Pastor Roger Hudson, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Wilbur Swimming Pool. Please sign the online guestbook at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WA is caring for the family.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 7, 2013

Beulah Juanita Bauer Axtell

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Chelle Carrasco

December 9, 2013

Beulah was a first class lady all the years I knew her (over 50) and loved my many.

I will miss the visits and phone calls
we had during the time she spent in Spokane.

She will be greatly missed.

December 6, 2013

Jim & Irene Holmdahl
Jackie, Tracie, & Wade Benton

Brenda Phillips

December 6, 2013

Beulah was very warm and kind, giving me happy memories of being with her at the farm. She was a dear, well loved grandmother to my children.

December 5, 2013

She was such a sweet person, I loved visiting with her at Vista Manor.
Shirley Kelley

December 4, 2013

Wonderful lady, wonderful memories of her. Lola Wagner-Moore

Alece (Goodlake) Edwards

December 4, 2013

May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

December 4, 2013

Dear Cousins...Beulah was there at my birth and was our oldest cousin. When I was a little girl she sewed doll clothes for all my dolls...some still exist. She was always much admired for her temperament and artistic ability. What a great life she had. I have donated to the Wilbur pool and cemetery in her name. May she rest in peace among our ancestors. Her mother (my aunt) had a great influence on me as did all the sisters of my mother. In over a hundred years she had a community influence too.Blessings MOLLY SATY .

December 4, 2013

My sincere sympathy to the Axtell family and friends on the loss of your dear love one. May the God of tender mercies and comfort give you the needed strength to endure in your time of distress. He(God)is giving the tired one power Isaiah 40:29.

December 4, 2013

Our condolences to the family for the loss of a special lady...
from Maui pat and Toni