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OBITUARIES FROM THE KERN VALLEY SUN' 

NEWSPAPER 

Kern River Valley, Lake Isabella, Kern County, California 

VOLUME I 



1969 - 1972 
Indexed 



FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARV 
35 NORTH WEST TEMPLE 
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84150 



by 



The Clan Diggers Genealogical Society 
of the Kern River Valley 



DATE M1CR0FICHED 
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INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



The Obituaries listed within does not include all deaths in the Kern River Valley, 
only those published in the 'Kern Valley Sun' newspaper. The first year available 
and copied was 1969 and this is a continuing project. 



The gathering of Obituaries in book form was compiled throught the efforts of the 
Clan Diggers Genealogical Society of the Kern River Valley, with the permission 
of the publishers of the 'Kern Valley Sun' newspaper. We would like to express 
our appreciation to these publishers for their cooperation, without which we could 
never have started this project. 



It is our hope that this gathering of Obituaries will simplify the search for 
information on the relatives or friends that have gone before us and will further the 
interest in Genealogy. 



The SURNAME INDEX includes only the name of the person deceased and does 
not include other persons that may be mentioned in the obituaries. 



CLAN DIGGERS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

P.O. BOX 531 

LAKE ISABELLA, CA 93240 



Compiled and arranged by Jim and Phyllis Piper 
Indexed by Martha Allington 



THIS PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF 

MAMIE FRANCES (CARPENTER) HENDRICKS 




Mamie F. Hendricks 
Memorial services were held Thursday, November 
17, 1994 at the Library in Lake Isabella for Mamie F. 
Hendricks of Lake Isabella. Mamie was born August 
17, 1913 in St Joseph, Missouri and passed away 
November 9, 1994 in ML Mesa. 
Mamie was married to Steve Hendricks in 1932 and 

had 49 years together until he passed away in 1981. 

She was a clerk at the U.S. Post Office in San Jose 
for 20 years before retiring in 1978. Mamie was a 
member of the NARF, Senior Nutrition, the Clan 
Diggers and the NSDAR 

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Alice 
and Cecil Dale of Lake Isabella; her brother-in-law 

and sister-in-law John and Judy Hendricks of ML 
View, Calif; also many neices and nephews and 

grand neices and grand nephews. Arrangements 

by Valley Mortuary 



NSDAR 
The Kawaiisu chapter of 
the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution held a memorial 
service for Mamie Hendricks 
on Nov 17 at the Library in 
Lake Isabella. The service was 
presented by Marian Adkins, 
RegenL Attending the service 
were her sister, Alice and Cecil 
Dale of Lake Isabella and family, 
brother-in-law John and Marie 
Hendricks of ML View, Calif., and 
family, and three neices, Mamme 
and Mike Markieviez of Albuquerque, 
N.M. and family, Janet and Robert 
Gibson of San Jose and family, and 
Chcrric Rubnankara and son of 
Sacramento. Also present were many 
friends and members of the NARF, 
Clan Diggers, NSDAR, and Senior 
Nutrition. Mamie was a charter 
member of the Senior Nutrition 
organization. Nadelle Getting 
announced that Mamie's name would 
be placed on a plaque at the Senior 
Center in Lake Isabella. Mamie was 
an active and faithful member of our 
chapter. The offices she held in four 
years as a member were Chaplain, 
Registrar, Lineage Research, 
Membership and press book 
chairman. During the memorial 
service red, white, and blue carnations 
were placed by our members. The 
hall was decorated in red, white, and 
blue. Refreshments were served by 
Phyllis Piper and Marge Laskowski. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Jan. 2, 1969 



Thursday 
Jan. 9 , 1969 



OBITUARIES 



OBITUARY 



GERALD FAIRFIELD 

Services were held in the 
Turner Funeral Home Chapel in 
Wofford Heights on Friday, De- 
cember 27th at 2 p.m. for Ger- 
ald Elmore Fairfield, 66, of Bod- 
fish. 

Born in Waverly, Iowa on July 
31, 1902, Fairfield was a retired 
security policeman employed by 
the Aerojet Corporation. He had 
lived in the state for the past 49 
years. 

He is survived by his widow 
Sally, and a daughter, Mrs. A. 
G. Owens of Reseda and two 
grandchildren, Glenn and Shar- 
on Owens. 

Rev. Loren Drake officiated at 
die service, interment was in 
the Kern Valley District Cem- 
etery. 



KYLE WELCH 

Graveside services were held 
at I p.m. on Saturday, Decem- 
ber 28th at the Kern Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery for Kyle Thom- 
as Welch, 67, of Wofford Heights, 
who died in the Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

A native of Bluefield, West 
Virginia, Welch was retired 
from the U. S. Navy and lived 
in California for the past 21 
years. 

His survivors include his wife, 
Gladys a n d a son Richard of 
Tehachapi and a daughter, Mrs. 
Lyndefl Greene of La Mirada. 

He is also survived by four 
grandchildren and a brother, 
Walter of Huntington, West 
Virginia. 

Rev. Loren Drake officiated at 



WILLIAM HARRIS 

Services wNl be held at t h . 
Turner Funeral Home Chapel in 
Wofford Heights on Friday. Jan- 
uary 10. at 11 a m., for William 
J. B. Harris, 70, of Wofford 
Heights, who died on January 6 
A native of Arkansas born On 
March 31, 1898, Harris had liv- 
ed in California for ihe past 
42 years. He was retired froro 
ihe Los Ajigelcs School System 
and had lived in the area for the 
past five years. 

He leaves his widow, Minnie, 
and a daughter, Mrs. Loren Wil- 
son of Pacoima. He is also sur- 
vived by three grandchildren, 
Tom, Susie, and Cindy Wilson. 
Rev. Delmar Parks will offic- 
iate at the services and inter- 
men: will be in the Kern Rivrr 
Vallev District Cemeterv, 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Jan. 16, 1969 



Jan. 16, 1969 



John C. Ross 
Succumbs at 
the Age of 90 

Lonj; limt valley residi^ 
John C Ros>. (ltd Sunday, Ja«v 
uar\ 12 in a Bakt rsfield Cu.ivnl> 
escent Hospital. a! the njy: "' '''' 

Born in Albert Lea. Minne- / 
til on March 22, 1STS, Rons can- 
io California in ISSG settling .•■ 
Pasadena. In ISM, he joined K. 

brothers in the Kcm River V>d 
ley fo work on the consiruciiui 
of the Edison Borcl Canal. Tin ■< 
llu: Ross Brothers engaged 
the mining business and ny.tv 
I he area off and on during ':•* 
next SI' years. 

Meanwhile Ross returned '•'■' 
Pasadena, established a bus" 
in ss met and married Svvedi li 
nnniiLTan: Edith M. Carlson 
During World War II. he servl 
a.- a inili:ary policeman for t '« 
Pasadena Water Works, then 
returned to the Kern River Val- 
ley to continue mining. 

In his earlier years, Ross, a 
self-taught musician, helped pro- 
vide the music for the old-time 
dances in the valley, participat- 
ed in Chamber of Commerce 
work and community projects 
and was especially active in 
youth programs. 

Ross is survived by his wife 
Edith who is confined to a con- 
valescent hospital in Pasadena, 
rwo daughters, Bunny Tibbetts 
of Lake Isabella and Dorolhy 
Douglas of Houston, Texas, 
three grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews. 

Graveside services will be 
conducted by Rev. Dale Brown 
and held at 2 p.m. toi'ay, Thurs- 
day, January 1G. in t' t old sec- 
tion of t+ie Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery under the di- 
rection of Turner Funeral Home. 




JOHN C. ROSS 



OBITUARY 



NONA NArFZIGER 

Services were held on Tues- 
day, January K:h. :n the Hill- 
t rt st .Memorial Chanel in Bak- 
ir-fuld for Nona E. Naffziger, 
Ml. of Lake Isabella. Mrs. Naff- 
? Ltr d;ed in the Parkview Jul- 
ian Convalescent Hospital in 
Bakersfield where she had bun 
confined for several years 

She was born in Arminglon, 
Illinois on November 12, I8S1 and 
is survived by a son, Charles, 
who is Field Director with the 
American Red Cross in Korea 
and is unable io attend t h e 
funeral. She us also survived hy 
a daughter. Berty W. Snyder of 
Lake Isabella and a grand- 
daughter, Mrs. Diane Dnnkwine. 

Mrs. Naffziger was a member 
of the Christian Church in Min- 
ier. III. Rev. Dale Brown offic- 
iated and pallbearers included: 
.lames W. Ash, Rex Hart, Char- 
les Maggs, Sid Van Laar, Bert 
Clements and At Goodman. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Jan. 30, 



1969 



Thursday 
Feb. 6, 1969 



Thursday 
Feb. 13, 



1969 



OBITUARY 

MONTA R. BENNETT 

Masonic riles were held on 
January 27, at the Kern Valley 
District Cemetery for Monta 
Ream Bennett, 73 of Lampson's 
Mobile Village in Lake Isabella 
who died in the Kern Valley 
Hospital on January 25. 

Born on January 21, 1896 in 
Queen City, Missouri; Bennett 
was retired from the Gage 
Building and Supply in Los An- 
geles where he was manager. 
He had lived in the area for the 
past four years and in (he siate 
for 46 years. 

His survivors include his wid- 
ow, Clare and a daughter, Al- 
varee Richardson of Santa Bar- 
bara and a grandson, Timothy. 

Rev. Bryan Wilber officiated 
at the services. Turner Funeral 
Home was in charge of the ar- 
rangements, and Masonic rites 
were conducted by Dr. Charles 
Ackerman and Ernest Mitchell. 



OBITUARY 

EVELYN MORTON 

Funeral services were held on 
February 3, at the Community 
Methodist Church in Kernville, 
for Evelyn Gertrude Morton, 66, 
who died in the Kern Valley 
Hospital on January .10. 

A resident in the area for the 
last seven years, Mrs. Morton 
and her husband Elton, were 
residents of the Sierra Trailer 
( Lodge. A native of Gysum, Col- 
orado, she had Jived in Califor- 
nia for the past 45 years. 

She is survived by h e r hus- 
band, Elton and two daughters, 
Eileen E. Lintz of Santa Monica, 
and Elsie E. Davis of Canoga 

Park. She also leaves nine 
grandchildren and t w o great 
grandchildren, and a brother, 
W illiam G Thompson of Bell. 

Rev Loren Drake officiated 
at the services. Graveside ser- 
vices were conducted by (he 
VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Turner 
Funeral Home was' in charge of 
the arrangements. 



OBITUARY 



MARY WRIGHT 

Funeral services were held on 
Saturday, February Sth, at the 
Highland Chapel in Lake Isa- 
bella, f o r Mary Gertrude 
Wright, 65, of Bodfish, who 
died on February 5:h 

Mrs. Wright had lived in the 
area since 1964 and was an ac- 
tive member of the 55-plus club 
Born in Fulton, New York on 
March 23, 1903, she had been a 
resident of California for 10 
years. 

Mrs. Wright is survived by 
her daughter, Mrs. William 
Whalen of Bodfish and a grand- 
son, Brian. She also leaves a 
brother, Cecil Herner of Utica. 
New York. Rev. Bryan Wilber 
officiated at the services and 
interment followed at Forest 
Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood. 
Turner Funeral Home was in 
charge of the arrangements 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Feb. 20, 



L969 



Thursday 
Feb. 20, 



1969 



OB3TUARY 



GEORGE McCREADY 

Masonic r-'.es were h t I <l on 
February 17th al Turner Funer- 
al Ho:ne, for George Miller Mc- 
Creacly, 73. a resident of Sierra 
Trailer Lark in Kemviile who 
died on February 13. 

A native sou t>f Uba City. Mc- 
Croady was bu.'n on February 3, 
1KS6 and rin;i lived in California 
nil his life lie was a retired 
Postal Derailment employee, 
having worked in the Napa Post 
Office for 30 years. 

He and his widow Ida Lee liv- 
ed in the area for the past two 
years. Ke is also survived bv a 
step daughter, Mrs. Lois Rach- 
ford of Anchorage, Alaska. 

.MeCreadv was a member of 
t h e KRV Elks Lodge 235S, a 
WW I veteran anil a member of 
the Masons for the past 50 years. 
He was alio a member of the 
Shriners. Interment was in the 
Kern Valley District Cemetery. 



LEO DICKTANIS 

Graveside services were held 
«t the Kern River Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery on February 18, 
for Leo Dicktanis, 55, of Wof- 
ford Heighis, who died on Feb- 
ruary 5, after a short illness. 

Dicktanis was a native of 
Penn-sylvania and lived in the 
area for the past 10 years. He 
was last employed by Duffy's 
Tavern as a caretaker. He 
leaves a sister, livirig in Glen- 
daJe. 



Dr. Gunderson 
Services Held 



Services were held on Wed- 
nesday, February 19. for Dr. 
Clayton B. Gunderson of Bakers- 
field, who died in his home on 
Sunday, February 16. Dr. Gun- 
derson retained a part-time 
practice in the area for m a n y 
years and was associated with 
Dr. Paul Wright in Kemviile. 
Until his death, he was an asso- 
ciate of Dr. Robert Wolney in 
Wrrfford Heights. 

Dr. Gunderson had practiced 
medicine for 34 years and had 
lived In Bakersfield for 17 years. 
He served in the U.S. Navy dur- 
ing World War II and held the 
rank of Lt. Commander. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Georgia; a son, Tim; and a 
daughter, Gigi. all of Country 
Club Drive in Bakersfield. He 
also leaves his father, Carl Gun- 
derson of Everett, Washington; 
sisters,, Mrs. Olive Ht.herson of 
Seattle, Washington and Mrs. 
Esther Poison of Everett, Wash- 
ington and a brother, Dr. Har- 
old Gunderson of Everett, Wash. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Mar. 6, L969 



Thursday 
Mar. 13, 1909 



OBITUARY 

CLARENCE BUSHNELL 

Services will be conducted in 
the Greenlawn Memorial Chap- 
el Saturday, March 8 at 12 30 
p.m. [or Clarence Philip Bun- 
nell, 71, Lake Isabella, who (lied 
February 26 in the Kern Valley 
Hospital, Lake Isabella. Bishop 
Robert Hemingway, Church of 
Jesus Christ, Latter Day Sainis, 
Six-th Ward, will officiate and 
interment will follow in i ht 
Lakeside Section of Greenlawn 
Memorial Park. 

Bus.hnell was a na:ive of Lari- 
mer, Colorado, and had resided 
in California 35 years and Kern 

County 28 years. He was last 
employed as repairman at the 
Monolith Portland Cement Plant 
where he had worked for 18 
years. He was a veteran of the 
United States Army, World War 
One. 

Survivors include six daugh- 
ters, Betty Williamson of Eur- 
eka; Peggy Richardson and 
Theda Helm, both of Bakers- 
field; Esther Wyckoff of Visalia, 
Kathy Blair of Long Beach, and 
Rowene Doolinle of Oregon; 
Three sons, Bill Bushnell of Te- 
hachapi; Dick Bushnell of Reno, 
Nevada; and Duane Bushnell of 
Fort Collins, Colorado are also 
survivors. A brother. Dale Bush- 
nell of Nebraska; two sisters, 
Ruth Kimber and Esther Alex- 
ander, both of Colorado; 23 
grandchildren and great grand- 
children are included. Pallbear- 
ers will be Richard Williamson, 
Kenneth Richardson, Lloyd Wy- 
ckoff, Marshall Helm, Robert 
Blair and Larrv Tiller. 



OBITUARY 



I RADA A. SMITH 

Services were held on Febru- 
f,~y 27, at HiJlcreM Memorial 
fiftrk in Bakerffield for Urada 
A Smith, 71. who died on Feb- 
ruary 23, at the California Con- 
valescent Hospital in Pasadena. 

Bom ;n Sahna, Utah on Janu- 
ary 21, 1888. Mrs. Smith and her 
<~~^hand had been married for 
Nars. She h^.d been an active 
v (ibcr of the Latter Day 
. . -its Church and a member of 
ti.-.e Ladies Auxiliary of World 
V>ar I veterans. The couple had 
lived in Kemville for the pas; 
eight years. 

She .v survived by her hus- 
band, Gilbert C. of Durwood 
Street m Kemv.lle and two sons. 
Jay M. Smith of El Segundo; 
Clifton Smith of Lyon, Oregon; 
and two daughters, Mrs. Mary 
XJalkmdn of St. Cloud, Minn.; 
and Mrs. Darlene Brokaw of La- 
y.ina Beach She also leaves 14 
grandchiku-en and three great- 
grandchildren. 



HAROLD WEHUNT 

Services were conducted at 
ithe Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel, 
Wednesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. 
{for Harold M. Wehunt, 52, of 
1754 Curran Street, Lake Isa- 
he.Ha, who died March 8 in his 
home. Arthur Barnes, Worshipful 
Master and John F. Carl, Chap- 
lain, of the Caledonia Lodge No. 
4S6, officiated a^ the chapel ser- 
\ice. 

Wehunt was bom in Cleveland. 
Tennessee, and had moved to 
California in 1949. He had resid- 
ed in Mantro?.e, California prior 
to his residence in Lake Isabella 
for the past year. He was an 
employee of the Southern Pa- 
cific Railroad for the past 35 
years and was a member of the 
tujunga Lodge No. 592, F.&A.M. 

He \s survived by his widow, 
Mrs. Barbara Wehunt of L a k e 
Isabella; son, RonaW Wehunt 
of Lake Isabella; mother, Mat- 
Lilly of Florida. Interment whs 
in -Parkview Lawn of HiUcrt-st . 
Memorial Park, Bakersfield. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Mar. 20, 



1969 



Thursday 
Mar. 27, 



1969 



OBITUARY 



AARON FORD 

Services were held at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park in 3akersfield 
on March 5, for Aaron Ford, 88. 
of Kernvale; who died on March 
2. at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

Bom in Scotland on March 17. 
1900. Ford had been a self em- 
ployed restaurs rweur for 15 
years prior to h i s moving to 
Kernvale in 1952. 

Married for almost 49 vears: 
iie leaves his widow, Evangeline 
and three daughters — Mrs. 
Betty Smith of Bakersfield, Mrs. 
Joyce Minchew of Lake Isabella 
and Mrs. Evangeline Myers of 
Lancaster. He also leaves II 
grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. He leaves a sis- 
4cr, Mrs. Mary Topeff of Ft 
Lauderdale. Florida 

Ford was a member of t h e 

Presbyterian church in Bell- 
i lower and a member of t h e 
Kern River Valley Elks Lodge 
No. 2358. 



OBITUARY 



LEO SMITH 

Services were held on March 
18 at the Turner Funeral Home 
jn wofford Heights for Leo Es- 
mond Smith, 61 of Kernvale, 
who died in the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital on March 14. 

Smith was a retired supervisor 
of overhaul compressors for the 
Garrett Corporation prior to his 
retire-mem 2'/ 2 years ago. A na- 
tive of Kansas, Smith had lived 
in California for 34 years. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Els-ie E.; two sons, Ramon 
Smith of Saugus and Airman 1st 
Class Robert Smith, stationed at 
Norton AFB: a daughter, Chri- 
lee Pinney of Los Angeles and 
six grandchildren; also a sister, 
Mrs. Lyle Read of Worland 
Wyoming. 

Smith was a member of the 
Firts Baptist Church in Lake 
Isabella. Rev. Dale Brown offic- 
iated at the services. Inter'mcnt 
followed a: the Inglewood Parle 
Cemetery in Inglewood. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
April 3, 1969 



Thursday 

April 1U, 1969 



Thursday 
April 17 



1969 



OBITUARY 



FRED H. CAMPBELL 

Graveside ser\ ices were cor, 
rinored a.: rhe Kern R:\er Valley 
Distr.c; Cemetery b\ rhe Veter- 
ans of Foreign Wars Post 766o 
i>n March 26, for Fred Hernry 
Campbell. S-0, of Mi. Mesa who 
died on March 21. a; the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

Bom on March 4. 1889 in Min- 
nesota, Campbell was retired 
from rhe forest service. Camp- 
bell lived in the area for the past 
18 years and in the s t a t e 60 
years. There are no known stir 
vivors. 

Turner Funeral Home was in 
charge of the arrangements. 



OBITUARIES 

REX MYERS 

Grave.vuje services were said 
oa April 12. at Memory -Gardens 
in Brea. bythe Buena Parle 
B.P.O.E. for Rex Norman My- 
ers, 55, of Kerjivillc. 

Rex and ..hi,- wife. Mary, 
bought the Tattle Tale dress 
shop in Kemville on March 1, 
19t>8; she operated die shop un- 
til Rex joined her .in J-uly, aft' 
his retirement a.s Supervisor 
Productal Products in Santa r 
Springs. f- 

Born in El Centro. on April 
23. 1914. he had been a Califor- 
nia resident ail of his life. The 
couple built a home in Lake Isa- 
bella several years ago. and 
had planned un moving to the 
area after his retirement. 

Rex was a member of the 
Whlttier Elks Lodge and a char- 
ter member ;>f -the Buena Parle 
Lodge. He was also a member 
of. the Kern -River Valley Elks 
Lodge, having demitted to the 
lodge, one week prior to h i 3 
death. 

He is survived by his wife of 
3t> years. Mary; two -sons. Dan- 
ny of Monterey and Donald of 
Anaheim. He atso leaves s i x 
grandchildren, a sister in Ore- 
gon and a brother in San Dieg«. 

ALFRED LUXTON 

Graveside services were held 
at the Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery an April 4, for Alfred 
G. Lux-ton. 78. of Kernville. who 
died on April 6 at the Kern Val- 
ley Hospital. 

Luxton was horn on August 9, 
1890. in Demtnir.g, New Mexico, 
and lived in California for the 
pa^t 45 years and iu the area for 
nine years. He is survived by 
liis wife, Mary and a son. Dean 
Luxton of Newport Beach; a 
C'aughrer. Dorothy Telford, of 
Long Beacn; five grandchildren 
and five great-grandchildren. 

Rev. Norman Mack perform- 
ed the services. Turner Funeral 
Home was in cliarge of the ar- 
raiieementb 



OBITUARY 



JULIA STONE 

Rosary was said at the Dough- 
ty Calhoun O'Meara chapel in 
Bakersfield on Sunday, April 13. 
for Julia Stone. 49, of Onyx, who 
died on April 10. at the Mercy 
Hospital in Bakersfield. 

A native of Onyx. Mrs. Stone 
had lived in rhe Kern Valley all 
her life. 

Mrs. Stone is survived by her 
husband, Albert and her ' par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Willy An- 
dreas. She also leaves four" sons, 

j Philip Miranda, Clifford Mir- 
anda. Eugene Stone and Anthony 
Slo:»e; eight daughters. Bertha 
Eller. Geraldine Nash. Alberta 
Garrett. W'ilma Johnson, Ru h 
Bencoma. Betsy Jonhson, Edna 
Stone and Josephine Stone. S::e 
is also survived by 29 grand- 
children. 

She leaves three brothers, Sun 
day, Siri-ey and James; also 
a sis-er Lucy Erb. 

IrtTerrr.eiv followed graveside 
services held on Monday. April 
1- ar-rhe old section of the Kem 
Valley Di«:\cr Ceme-.erv. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
May 8, 1969 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

May 22, 1969 



Thursday 
May 29, 1969 



WILLARD W. PETERSON 

Graveside services were held 
Wednesday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at 
the Kern Valley District Ceme- 
tery for Willard Walter Peter- 
Fon. 64. of Lakeland Estates in 
Lake Isabella, who died at t h e 
Kern Valley Hospital on Mon- 
day, May 5. 

Peterson and his wife, Margar- 
et lived in the area for I h e 
past five years. He was employ- 
ed as a butcher at the Wofford 
Heights Market. Born on. Novem- 
ber 20, 1904 in Minnesota, Peter- 
son had lived in California for 
the past 40 years. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Margaret; his mother, Mrs! 
Amanda Peterson of Minnesota; 
two sisters, Ethel Storm and 
Mrs. John Borajider; a brother. 
Belden Peterson, all of Minne- 
sota. 

Turner Funeral Home was in 
charge of the arrangements. 



Services Friday 
for Sid Van Laar 

Sidney Van Laar. a well 
known Valley resident, passed 
away Monday evening, May 5, 
at Mercy Hospital in Bakers- 
field. He and his wife, Bernice, 
had been residents of the Valley 
about five years. 

Sid, as he was called by his 
many friends, was the co-found- 
er of Isabella Ready-Mix (now 
Advance Concrete). 

He was born on June 23, 1917 
in Pipestone, Minnesota. He was 
also a veteran, having served 
his country during World War II. 
He was an active member of the 
First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella. 

The arrangements are being 
handled by Hillcrest Mortuary 
in Bakersfield, services will be 
held in the First Baptist Church 
of LaJ<e Isabella, Reverend Dale 
Brown, officiating, Friday, May 
y. at 1:30 p.m. Interment will 
follow in the Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. 

A Memorial Fund has been 
started and anyone wishing to 
contribute to it in lieu of flow- 
ens please send to Rev. Brown 
so designating. 

He is survived by his wife Ber- 
nice and one son, Allan, both of 
Lake Isabella; two grandchild- 
ren, and numerous brothers and 
sisters. 



OBITUARIES 



HAUL RHOADS 

Services were held on Mon- 
day, May 19, at the Kernvilie 
Methodist Church in Kernvilie 
for Paul Clark Rhoads, 66, of 
Weldon who died at the Mercy 
Hospital in Bakersfield on Fri- 
day, May 16. 

Paul and his wjfe Virginia 
built Paul's Place in Weldon in 
1941 and have operated the busi- 
ness since that time. A valley 
resident for 46 years. Rhoads 
was born in Coon Rapids, Iowa, 
on December 6. 19(12 He was a 
member of the Weldon Methodist 
Church in Weldon. a member of 
the Lake IsabeLLa Chamber of 
Commerce, Kern Valley Fish 
and Game Association, the Post 
Masters Association and a mem- 
ber of the Kem County Employ- 
ees Association. 

He leaves his widow, Virginia 
sons. Kenneth H. Rhoads of 
Bakersfield. Robert Clark 
Rhoads of Bell; and a daughter 
Mrs Pauline V. Stewart of Wel- 
don. He is also survived by 
seven grandchildren,, two broth- 
ers and six sisters. 

Interment followed in the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. 
Services were conducted by Rev 
Bryan Wilber of the Weldon 
Methodist Church 



OBITUARY 



LORAINE C. CLARK 

Services were held on Mon- 
day. May 26. at the Highland 
Methodist Chapel in Lake Isa- 
bella, for Loraine C. Clark, 69, 
of Squirrel Vallev who died on 
May 23. at the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. 

Bom in Lockport, New York 

on May 28, 1R99, Mrs. Clark and 

her husband. Orho. had lived in 

the area for the past 10 years. 

She was a member of the 

Women's Auxiliary of the Amer- 
ican Legion. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band and a son. Edward A John- 
son of San Francisco: t w o 
daughters. Anne Forester of 
Santa Barbara and Alice Coch- 
rane of Kenifield, Calif ; and 
15 grandchildren and two sisters. 
Man- Hool of San Rafael and 
Ethenr Pennypaeker of S a n t a 
Monica She is also survived by 
three step-children, Mary John- 
son of San Rafael and' Jean 
Dunlap of Pacific Palisades and 
Robert Clark of Beverly Hills 

Re\ Bryan Wilber officiated 
at the services and interment 
was in the Kem River Valley 
Disinct Cemeterv. 



MAUDE CARTER 

Services will be held on Thurs- 
day. May 29, at the First Bap- 
list Church in Lake Isabella for 
Mrs Maude Carter, 74, of Sleen- 
sen Road. Kernvale, who (lied 
on May 27. at the Kem Valley 
Hospital. Mrs. Carter was the 
widow of the late William G 
Carter She was a member of 
the F.rs; Baptist Church in Lake 
Isabella and a member of the 
Kem Valley Hospital Auxiliary. 

She was bom in Gentry Coun- 
ty. Missouri, om Sepiember I. 
1894, and moved to the area four 
years ago from Hemet. 

She is survived by a daughter. 
Mrs Charles Lampson. Lake 
Isabella, sisters. Beatrice Beach, 
Norfolk. Va., Genevieve Floyd, 
Albany, Mo.; brothers, Orville 
Guess. Oklahoma City. Okla.; 
and John Gviess of Gardena, Ca. 
She also leaves a grandaugther, 
Sharon Lampson and a grand- 
son. Ron Lampson and three 
great-grandchildren. 

Interment will be in Albany, 
Mo. 



KERN VALLKY SUN 



Thu r sda y 
June 5, 1969 



Thursday 
June 12, 



1969 



Thursday 

June 19, 1969 



OBITUARY 

MRS. JESSIE WILSON 

Services will be said by Rev. 
James Wyatt, at the Grove Col- 
onial Mortuary in San Bernardi 
no Friday, June 6, ar 2 p.m. for 
Mrs. Jessie Wilson. 84, of S a n 
Bernardino, mother of Mrs. 
Helen Glosch of Wofford Heights. 

Mrs. Wilson died on June J in 
San Bernardino. She was a resi- 
dent of California for the past 
27 years and born in Yankton. 
South Dakota. She was a past 
Noble Grand of the Rebekaiis 
in Castana Iowa and Compton. 
California. 

She is survived by her daugh- 
ters, Helen; Rosemond Lyons of 
Scottsbluff. Neb.; Emma Holmes 
and Lorraine Olson of San Ber- 
nardino; a son, L A Wilson of 
Tona Park, Md., and a daught- 
er-in-law, Mrs. Evlyn Wilson of 
Hesperia. 

She also leaves a brother and 

three sisters. 



OBITUARY 

GEORGE W. DUNN 

Services were said by Rev. 
Dale Brown at the Turner Funer- 
al Home Chapel on June 7, for 
George William Dunn, 74, of 
Lake Isabella, who died on June 
5 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

Dunn, a retired miner, had 
lived in rhe area for the past 15 
years and moved from his native 
state of Texas. 36 years ago. 

He and his wife. Ariel lived 
at Mariner's Trailer and Storage 
in Lake Isabella. 

He leaves his wife, ArieJ, t vo 
sons, R. L. Dunn of Texas and 
Grims Dunn of Vista; a daugh- 
ter, Bemice Krawiek of Fair- 
field; and three grandchildren. 
He is also survived by a bro her 
and two sisters. Interment was 
in the Kem River Valley Dis- 
trict Ce.meu-ry 



OBITUARY 

HELEN GRACE STUART 

Funeral services were said on 
Friday, Jane 13, at the Veterans 
Hall in Lake Isabella by Rev. 
John Spear, for Helen Grace Stu- 
art, 66. of Bodfish, who died on 
June 8 at Physician's Hospital 
in Oildale. 

Born in New York City on 
July 18, 1901, Mrs. Stuart had 
lived in the area for the past 
four years and in California for 
26 years. She and her husband 
were active members in the 55- 
Plus Club of the Kern River 
Valley. 

She is s-urvived by her hus- 
band, Ivan S. Sluart and two 
sons, Kenneth of Kirkland, Wash- 
ington; and Edwin of Longview, 
Washington: a daughter Louise 
Kielman of Tacoma, Washington; 
thirteen grandchildren; and two 
sisters, Lila Adarason of Kern- 
vale and Edna Clarahan of Se- 
attle, Washington. 

Interment was in the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery-, 
Turner Funeral Home was in 
charge of the arrangements. 



10 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
June 26 , 



1969 



Thursday 
July 3, 1969 



Thursday 
July 3, 1969 



OBITUARY 



INNESS H. GATES 

Graveside st-rvjct-s were said 
on June 19, by Rev. Dale Brown, 
at the Kern ValJey District 
Cemetery for Inn&ss H. Gates, 
74, of Kernville, who died on 
June 16, at the K e r n Valley 
Hospital. 

Gates was born in Kansas City, 
Kansas on January 12, 1S95 and 
had retired after 32 years with 
the Los. Angeles Municipal Wa- 
ter and Power Company. He and 
his widow. Irene had lived in the 
area for the past six years. 

He leaves his widow, Irene; 
a son, George Gates of S a n 
Ramon; a daughter, Alice Blan- 
ton of Oxnnrd and five grand- 
children. 

He was a member of the Dis- 
abled Veterans of World War 1. 

MARY G. CAMPBELL 

Services are pending for Mary 
Gertrude Camphell, 83. of Onyx 
who died in her home on Wed- 
nesday. June 25. 

Born in Barnard, Mississippi, 
on February 14, 1886, Mrs. 
Campbell moved to the area in 
1!>62 and had lived in California 
since 1912. 

She is survived by two sons, 
Orian Campbell of Onyx and Otis 
Campbell of Lexington, Ky. She 
also leaves five grandchildren 
and nine great-grandchildren. 

Todd. Mortuary in Pomona is 
in charge of the arrangements. 

RONALD C1STERNAS 

Mass will be said today at 9 
a.m. at St.' Jude's Catholic 
Church in Wofford Heights for 
Ronald, Laurende Cisternas, 32, 
of Los Angeles who died on J tine 
22 in the Southern Inyo Hospital 
in Lone Pine. 

Ciste.rnas, a native of Welrion, 
was bnm on January 19, 1937 
and lived in the Los Angeles 
area for the past five years. He 
was employed as a body and 
fender repairman. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Lavernc and a son, Martin; and 
daughters, Karherine, Barbara 
and LeDonna. He also leaves 
three brothers, Stanley of Onyx; 
Kenneth of Kansas; Wayne of 
Long Beach; three sisters Dor- 
othy- of Stevinson, California; 
Madelyn Bratton of Bakersfield 
and Florence Weldon of Onyx. 



OBITUARY 

HENRYETTA ABNEY 

Services were said by Rev. 
Bryan Wilber, on Tuesday, July 
1, for Henry etta Abney, 66, of 
Miracle Hot Springs, who died in 
Bakersfield on June 27. 

Mrs. Abney had lived in the 
area for the past 12 years and 
was a former cook at the Camp 
Owen, boys camp in Kernville 
in the 1940s. She lived in Kern 
County for 33 years. She was 
born in Fowler, Colorado on 
June 28, 1903. \ 

She is survived by her mother, 
Mrs. Lucy Davis of Oklahoma, 
two daughters, Mrs. Ruby 

Dodds of Miracle Hot Springs 
and Mrs. Mclba Waisancn of Los 
Angeles; six grandchildren and 
six great-grandchildren. She also 
leaves three brothers, Tom Ma:- 
thew-s and Elma Davis of Okla- 
homa and Marshall Davis nf 
Hanford, Calif.; sisters, Murtie 
Parsley, Mary Rogers, Nora 
Stkes, Ruby Fulron, Bertha Bak- 
er a n d Grace Daily of Okla- 
homa; and. Myrttie Lotus, of Ar- 
kansas; and Mildred Pendley of 
Yukiah. 

She was a member of the 
VFW Auxiliary Post No. 7665 m 
Lake Isabella. Interment was in 
the Hillcrest Memorial Park in 
Bakersfield, 



OBITUA RY 

"MA RYKRUPICKA 

Services were said on Tues- 
day, July 1, in Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa, for Mary Knipicka. 76, of 
Skodie Street. Kernville, who 
died on June 27 in the Kern Val- 
ley Hospital. 

Mrs. Krupicka had lived in the 
area for the p.-.s; 11 yiHrs and 
was a native o! Czechoslovakia 
born on April 14 IS93. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band. Joseph Krupcka and i»o 
daughters, Mrs. L:obv Weir \A 
Kernville and Mrs Mac- Lenway 
of Bc.dfish; two sons, Frank G. 
Maly of Cedar Rapids, Joseph S. 
Maly of Fresno; five grandchild- 
ren and four greur-grandchild- 
rt n She also leaves three sis- 
u-rs Mrs. Frances Mitvnlsky of 
Tucson, Am.; Mrs. Rose Ke-ty- 
/.: o! Racine Wise.; and Mrs. 
1 idui \oorjcu-. u! Denver, Colo. 

Interment will be in the C^ech 
National Cemetery in Cedar 
Rapids, 

JULIUS M. BEHRENS 

Funira! sen ices were said on 
J.int 24, by Rev. James Wyatt 
at the Randsburg Methodist 
Church, for Julius M Behrens. 
S3, who died at the Kem Valley 
Hospital on June- ?0. 

Behrens has beer. r. patient ■<■.: 
i'i !.:-.kc View G'.tc-s; Home in 
V. i.!:(.rd Heights for tie pas; 7'/j 
years. Ht was a retired civilian 
i rnfiloyc e oi the' Naval Wtapous 
Center in China Lake and had 
lived in thi county for 37 years. 
He came !o the: area in 1932 lo 
mine for guld and also worked 
the- Yellow Aster Mine near 
Rundsburg. He was a member 
of the Masons and a member 
(\f (he American Legicm and o 
veteran of WW I. 

He leaves three sons: Charles 
.1. of Randsburg; Ralph E, uf 
Ridgec rest; ti n d a step son 
Ge-o-gt Guoderson of Yuba City 
He also, leaves; two brorhers and 
three sisters 

• Interment was in the Rand 
District Ceroettry in Johannes- 
burg. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



11 



Thursday 
July 10, 



1969 



Thursday 
Aug. 7, 1969 



Thursday 
Aug. 14, 



1969 



OBITUARY 

MARGUERITE ROGERS 

. Funeral services, will be held 
at n<xirs.on Saturday, July .12 at 
die Grwnhill mortuary at 2750J 
South Western, Avenue in L o s 
Angeles for Marguerite 'Rogers 
who rlifcd.,foJ lowing a prolonged 
illness- on July 8, 1969 at the 
Daniel '; Freeman • Hospital in 
Ingleuood. 

Mrs. Rogers and her husband, 
John, were owners of the Blue 
Jay Trailer -Park in Wofford 
Heights and had lived in the area 
fot the past 10 years! 

She is survived by her hus- 
band, John and one daughter, 
Mrs. Gertene Capolutq of Los ' 
Angeles and-two grandchildren, 
Michael and Rac. Lynn.. 

Interment will be in the Green- 
h:l) Ctrr.rtery. ;. 



OBITUARIES 

L&GAR WILLIAM ABLE'.S 

Services were said on Mon- 
day, August 4, at the First Bap- 
liist Church by Rev. Dale Brown 
lor Edgar Wiiteam Abies, 69, of 
Lake Isabella, who died at the 
Ke.m Valley Hospital on July 31. 

Abies uas a native of Cold 
( reek, Term, and had been a 
sell employed landscape gard- 
ner. He bad been a resident of 
the state for the past 49 years, 
and }-.\ ed jn the area for four 
months. « 

He is survived by his widow, 
Delia Abies; a daughter, Gladys 
flampigfa of Santa Barbara; 
three grandchildren; a sister, 
Grace Derciis of Long Beach and 
a brother, Elmer Able? of Bar. 
tell, 111. 

F'allbearers were; John Brown, 
Jim Ash, Elwin Vernon, Re>: 
Hart, Lincoln M-cNeece and 
Charles Maggs. Burial was in 
the Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery An honor guard was 
fuwiished by ihe VFW. Valley 
Mortnai-y. 

WANNJE HALVE KSON 

F^reral services were held on 
Tuesday, August 5, by Rev. Dale 
Brown at the Lake Isabella Bap- 
list Church tor Wannie Orlene 
Halverson, 20, of Los Angeles, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nor- 
man Halverson. of Lake Isabella. 
Miss Halverson died in Los 
Angeles on August 1, and had 
been employed as a legal sec- 
retary for the California State 
Disability Department in Los 
Ajigeles. 

She is survived by her parents 
a n d one sister, Mrs. Merilyn. 
Hilsabeck of Glendale. 

Pallbearerswe re. Jim Ash, 
Charles Maggs. H oil is Roland,' 
Ralph Rice, Jim Thomas and 
Rt>: Hart. 

Irueirncni followed at the 
Kern River Valley District Cem- 
etery. \iJley Mortuary. 



OBITUARY 

GLADYS G. BOLAND 

Rosary was said on Friday, 
August 8, and funeral services 
were held at 10 a.m. at the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery 
for Gladys G. Boland, 72, of 
Kernville, who died on August 7 

Mrs. Buland was born in Lead- 
ville, Colorado on May 22, 1897 
and had lived in California for 
the past 45 years and in Kern- 
ville since 1 ( j6.'I. 

Mrs Boland and her husband, 
Andrew J. had been married -U 
years. She leaves her husband, 
also two sisters, Marge Donovan 
and Abbie McGowan, both of 
Inglewood; three brothers Ber- 
nard Gillespie of Torrance and 
Edmonri Gillespie of Gardcna 
and Joe Gillespie of Los Angeles 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Sept . 4 , 



1969 



Thursday 
Sept. 4, 1969 



Thursday 

Sept. 18, 1969 



OBITUARIES 



DOROTHY M. CURTIS 

Rosary was said at 8 p.m., 
Tuesday, September 2. at St. 
Jude's Catholic Church in Wof- 
ford Heights for Dorothy Marie 
Curtis, nee Turner, 60 of Lake 
Isabella, who died on August 30 
in the San Joaquin Hospital in 
Bakersfield. Mass vjas said at 10 
a.m. on September 3, by Father 
James Murphy. 

•Mrs/ Curtis was born in Min- 
neapolis, Minnesota on -March 
_ 24. 1909, and had lived in the-. 
Kern River- Valley for; the past 
23 years-. She owned Dottie's Ice: 
House in Lake Isabella. ' 

She is survived . by her hus- 
band, Collie P. Curtis of Lake 
Isabella; two sisters, "Phoebe 
Link of KernviHe, and Mary 
Catherine .White, of Bakersfield; 
and four brothers, Eugene R. 
Moffatt of Seattle, Washington; 
Leionard. T. Moffatt of Portland, 
Oregon; Laurence D. MoffaU 
also of Portland and Charles R. 
Moffatf of Orindal California. 

Interment was in Che Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. 
Turner Funeral Home was in 
charge of the arrangements. 

WARRNER GRISWALD 

Services will be said, tomor- 
row, September 5 at 10 a.m. by 
■the Kern River Valley Veterans 
of Foreign Wars Chaplain, for 
Warmer Griswald, 63, of Lake 
Isabella who died on August 31 
at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

Born in Orient, Mich., Gris- 
wald' hnd I'rvrd ; r the area for- 
tfce past three moiithi and had' 
been an aircraft ir.spec.or with 
Hughes Aircraft. He and his wi- 
dow, Charlene, were residents, 
of the Mt. View Trailer Park. 

He leaves h s wxtow and t w o- 
sons. Chariee of Penn. and Bar- 
ney of San Carioi and a daugh- 
ter, Barbara Johivoton oi San 
Diego. Valley Mortuary is in 
charge of tin arrange me ms. In- 
terment will be in the Kern River 
Valley District Cer-.ftery. 



OBITUARY 

ROBERT H. SMITH 

S*rvire* w.ll r* m<<1 today at 
2 p.m. September 4. by Rev. Lor. 
en Drake a; the Valley Mortu- 
ary Char>*-i *r<- Robert H 
Smwh, bH, c'. H.j-itington Park, 
who dita on August 31, the day 
before he way to ruire from the 
U.S. Rubbe: Co-rvpany in t h e 
Los AngHt-? st^k 

Smith »f.: tc-r in Atlanta. 
Georgie. in lP:f f .-,d had planned 
to retire to hus property in the 
area. 

He is survived by his wife 
EKabetfr L.; rmc son, Robert 
Smrth rrf Fullerfym and a daugh- 
ter, Joan Apslunri of Bakersfield, 
and five r-rtuvk-KiVr^n 

Interment w:H follow in the 
Kern River Valley. District Cem- 
etery. 



OBITUARY 

RALPH DOWNARD .. 

...Services were conducted in 
the Greenlawn Chapel, Bakers- 
field, Wednesday,. September 10. 
at 10 a.m. for Ralph Emerson 
■ Downard, .84, Erskine- Greek 
Road, in Lake Isabella, who died 
September. 7 in the Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

Masonic services w«re con- 
ducted by t h e Security Lodge 
No. 581. John Whitfield, Wor- 
" shipful Master, and Ray Brierly, 
Chaplain. Interment is in die 
Garden of Memory, Greenlawn 
Memorial Park, Bakersfield. 

Downard was a native of Kan- 
sas and had resided in California 
55 years and Kern County 23 
years. He had been a peace offi- 
cer for 20 years and was last 
employed by the City of Los An- 
geles as a police officer. He was 
a member of the Albert Pike 
Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles, 
Scottish Rut, and Al Malaikah 
Shrine. 

Survivors include a son. James 
Downard of Lake Isabella; iwo 
daughters. Harriet Kay of Al- 
hambra and Ruth Marie Was- 
com of Midway City; a brother, 
George Downard of Kansas; 7 
grandchildren and 15 great- 
grandchildren. 

STANLEY McHATTON 

Services will be said at t h e 
Valley Mortuary Chapel by Rev. 
Dale Brown, pastor of the First 
Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, 
today. September 18, at 2 p.m. 
for Stanley McHatton, 74, of 
Lake Isabella, who died on Sep- 
tember 16, at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

McHatton, a former chef at 
the Silver Saddle in Downey, re- 
tired to the area 4'/$ years ago. 
He was a native of Guasum. 
Colorado. 

He is survived by his widow. 
Ethel; two brothers, Edward of 
Phoenix. Arizona, and Richard 
of Denver. Colorado; a sister, 
Ellen Atwood of Denver. 

Interment will be in the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



13 



Thursday 

Sept. 25, 1969 



Thursday 
Oct. 23, 



1969 



OBITUARY 

A. G. JORDAN 

Services were said by Rev." 
Bryan- Wilber pastor of the Wei- 
don Methodist Church, assisted- 
fcy the offioers of the Kern River 
Valley B.P.O.E. No. 2358 on 
Tuesday,. September 23, 1969 v for . 
Acie Gilmer Jordan, a native of 
Taswell, Virginia, was born "on 
September la, 1928,. and had been 
a part time resident prior to his 
moving to., the area a yeat. ago. 
•He was employed as a group 
supervisor a* Camp Owen Boys 
Camp im-KernviUe, and a mem-'- 
ber-of the K.R.V. Elks. Lodge. 

He is survived by h i s wife- 
Dorothyr parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Vine* Jordan, no- address given;. 
a brother, Lee -of Weldon and a ' 
sister, Ann- Bagby of Georgis- 
and three step children. 

Interment was' in th'e-.Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery.- 



OBfTUARY 

Frances Ertel, 67, 
River Kern, Dies 

' Frances D. Ertel, 67, wife of 
Ralph End, River Kern, died 
October 9 at Kern Valley Ho*, 
pital following almost a year of 
coronary complications. 

She was buried at Mountain 
View Cemetery t AUadena, Oct. 
13. Services were held at Lamb 
Funeral Home, Pasadena. 

The Ertels moved to River 
Kern from AUadena .four years 
ago after his retirement as gen- 
eral foreman for Pacific Pumps, 
Inc., Pasadena. 

Besfdes her husband, Mrs. Er- 
tel- is survived by a sister, Mrs 
Clarence Richmond, Torrance 
and three grand children, Stev- 
en, Tracy and Daniel Ertel, all 
of Arcadia. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Oct. 30, 



1969 



Thursday 

Oct. 30, 1969 



Thursday 
Nov. 6, 1969 



OBITUARY 

Lola Wagar, 
Business, Civic 
Leader, Dies 



and civic leader, died Saturday 
(Oct. 25) ai St. Luke's Hospil 



Lola L. Wagar, 54. well 
known KernviHc busicuao *uma.i 
Saturday 
Hospital. 
Pasadena, following a lengthy 
illness. She was the wife of 
Cecil L. Wagar. 

From 19M until her illness in 
May she was a partner in I h c 
firm of Ola & Lola Bookkeeping 
& Secretarial Service. 

She moved to Kernvillc in 1963 
from Long Beaeh and was em- 
ployed at lilt James Store until 
1964. when she and Mrs Ola 
Hutchison formed their book- 
keeping and office services 
company 

As an aenve civic leader and 
part. ci pant in cornm-nity afia<rs 
:"he served as- st.crtli.ry f. r. d 
rrverr.Der oi the ooatd of direc- 
tors of the Kfcrnv.llt Char:J5ei 
of Coromwcfc. 

Shi was, ar. o r !:rt: o! K « p h 
Chapter. Orue: ol '.he Golden 
ihppc-r, and was secretary and 
ut*3ur(T of ;ht CoinriKiJiity 
Untied Metnodisi Church. 

In aridJton, Mrs. Wagar v. as = 
merrfber of the supervising com- 
m ttee for the Kerr. Valley Lur,,- 
minny Credv. L'aon ar.da mem- 
ber of the Kern Val.ey Business 
& Professions! Women's Club. 

She wrs born in Bennett, 
Neoc , Au£. 20, i3.5. 

Be>sjde-s her husband, she i* 
survived by hut (i.:r*r, 0. A. 
Strieker. Denver, Colo.; two 
sisters, Evelyn Hsjiey. Rid&e 
cre-st, and Dorothy Ludwig. Den- 
ver; and a brother, Gayland 
Strieker, Kansas City, Mo. 

Grave-sicie services were held 
Wednesday (Oct. 29, at ti.e Kerii 
River Valley Cemetery with 
Rev Lot-en Drake, pa.-t^r o! sj>« 
Communwy United Methodist 
Church, Ktrnviiifc, officiating 
Arrangements, were by HUlcresT 
Mortuary, Bakersiield. 

Honorary caskec ©wrert were 
Erie Hume. Fred Kirste, Rooe-ri 
Welte. James Parker, Willard 
Murray, Sirri barne*, CLnt 
Ja-me*. Siaoley Pltws. ttutl 
""**■''"- bad. Cdisla F jiftrlrr . frn 



OBITUARY 

Heart Attack Takes 

Ira Jef fers, Pomona 



!m A. Jtl 



Po.-r,c.--a, 



was stMCKC-n Saturday *,it, a/i 
apparent hear: a - .t6CK and was 
rushed to the Kem Vailey Hos- 
pital where he u as. pronounced 
dead on ainval Immediately- 
prior to the attack ne was re- 
ported in good he«kn and Lad 
beein fishing Saiuroav moriyruj 
wiih Mr and Mrs. Ear] Camp- 
bell, long time friends of Weldoiw 
H>s body his removed to Kern 
General Hospna, for t.r. a.-topsy. 
Funeral ariarigerticnis .-. Po- 
mona were handled fay Todd 
Memorial Chapel. Among oihew, 
he >s survived r-v his wife- LiJa. 



OBITUARY 

Daniel Goosen, 
57, Passes Away 

Services were held Monday 
(Nov. 3) for Daniel Goosen, 57. 
Lake Isabella, who died Oct. 29 
in a San Bernardino hospital. He 
had lived in the Valley 11 years 
and for 40 years was a construc- 
tion worker. He was a native of 
Kansas. 

Survivors include his mother, 
Mrs. Katherine Hand, Shatter; 
a brother, A. V. Goosen, Seattle! 
three sisters, Selnia Daniels of 
Lake Isabella, Dora Goosen of 
Pasadena and Mrs. Fred Howl 
of Angels Camp 

Rev. Ve.uon H. Rajjsdale of ' 
the Highland Assembly of God 
Church. Bakersfield, officiated 
at the services. Ir.terment was 
at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 
Biikersfiela. 



Thursda y 

Nov. 20, 1969 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
Dec. 4, 1969 



Thursday 
Dec. 4, 1969 



15 



OBITUARY 

Heart Attack 
Takes Melvin 
Meadors, 47 

Melvin M«.adors, 47, of Erskim- 
Creek Ril.. Luke .Isabella, died in 
Kern Valley Hospital Tuesday 
(Nov l») luiluwing a h e a r I 
attack. 

Funeral services will be at 1 
p.m. Friiiuy (Nov lil) at Val- 
ley Mortuary, Lake Isabella, 
with interment at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery lollowing. 

Rev. Dale Brown of the First 
Baptist Church. Lake Isabella, 
will officiate. 

Before ins retirement to the 
Valley two year* ago Meador* 
was, a technical supervisor in 
manufacturing engineering ot 
Douglas Aircraft Corp. in t h e 
Los Angeles aiea. 

He was oorn in Oklahoma on 
limp IK. mi and has lived in 
California lor the past 27 years. 
He is survived by his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meadors of 
Lake Isabella; his wife, Gwtn- 
yth; a daughter, Scarlett Wolf, 
Lake Isabella, and two sisters, 
Imogene Ridenour and Geneva 
Ci res in tick. 

Joe Walling 
of Weldon 
Dead at 45 

Funeral services were h e Id 
Monday (Nov. 17) at Wood'.awn 
Memorial Park Cemetery, Col • 
ma, for Joseph Edward Walling, 
45, Weldon, well known in t h e , 
Kern. Valley as owner ami oper- 
ator for 17 years of the South 
Fork Garage. He died Nov. 11 
after a shont illness. 

He was a member of the vol- 
unteer rescue team at Weldon. 
He was a native of San Francis- 
co and was born Dec. 9, 1923. 

Survivors, include a daughter, 
Mary Higgins of Bakersfield; a 
son, Edward Leon Walling, U.S. 
Army at Nuremburg, Germany; 
a brother, George Walling ol 
San Francisco; and his parents, 
Mr: and Mrs. Joseph Leon Wall— 
ing of San Francisco. 



OBITUARY 

Margaret Parker, 
Wofford Heights, 
Dead at 55 

Mrs. Margaret L. Parker, IS, 
of Woffora Heights, died Mon- 
day (Dec. 1) at Kem General 
• Hospital, Bakersfield, of natural 
causes. 

She was employed as a maid 
at t h e Mount-N-Lake Motel, 
Wofford Heights, and had lived 
in the Kern Valley for 18 months 

Services were conducted Wed- 
nesday (Dec. 3) at the V a 1 1 e y 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, 
vtfrth interment following at t h e 
Kern Rivei Valley District Cem- 
etery. Rev. James Loper of the 
Assembly of God, Wofford 
Heights, officiated. 

Mrs. Parker was born in Hay 
den, Colo., on November 29. 
MM, 

• She is survived by her mother. 
Alta Covert, Wofford Heights; 
a son, Richard Fletcher, Matt- 
ffloee, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. 
Sheila Fletcher, Buena Vista. 
Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Lorene 
Bales of Bodfish Oaks, and tour 
grandchildren. 



Claude Jones, 89, 
Keyesville, Passes 

Claude B. Jones. 39. Keyes- 
ville, died of natural causes in 
the Kern Valley Hospital Friday 
(Nov. 26). 

A resident of California for 42 
years, he formerly was a real 
estate salesman. He was born 
m Cassopolis, Mich., on Sept. J, 
1880. He had lived in the K e r n 
Valley six months prior to his 
death. 

Services were conducted at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel. Lake 
Isabella, on Saturday (Nov. 29) 
with interment following at 

MfltuMtn View Cemetery, AKt- 
dena. 

• Rev. Dale Brown of the First 
Baptist Church, Lake Isabella, 
officiated at the chapel services. 
He is survived by t w o sons, 
. Raymond Jones of Lake Isabella,- 
and Paul Jones of Los Angeles, 
and one daughter, Gerry Stock- 
ton of Keyesville. 



OBITUARY 

John Brennan, 
Kernville, Dies 

John Ryan iSrtnnan, 5<, uf 

Kernville, died Tnanksgivmg 
Day at thr Kerr Valley Hospital 
ol natural causes. His wiie, 
Dorothy, is firs- prodc teacher 
at Kernville Eil r.u-.uiry .School. 

Graveside servicer at the Kern 
River Valley Di'.tic; Cemetery 
were held Monday (Dec. I) with 
the Vfcians ol Foreign Wars 
and World War 1 Veterans offic- 
iating. Minister uas Kev. Lorcii 
Drake of tue Community United 
Methodist Chun.li, KernvilU. 

Mr. Brennan Iwd moved to the 
Valley fout years ago to retire. 
He was manager of the Bakers- 
field Hospital Supply Company 
for a number of years pnor to 
his retirement. 

Besides his wife, he is surviv- 
ed by two iiaugh;ers, Mrs. Jaque- 
line Maciel of Kernville and Mrs. 
Dorothy Daniel of Seattle; three 
brothers, Andrew of Kernville. 
Robert of Los Angeles, and 
James V. of L'.is Angeles; and 
a cousin, Raymond Rowe ol Los 
Angeles. 

Funeral arrangements were by 
Valley Moituary, Lake Isabella. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Dec. 18, 1969 



Thursday 

Dec. 25, 1969 



Thursday 
Dec. 25, 



1969 



OBITUARY 

Harold Meeks 
Killed in Car 
Crash Friday 

Harold Milton Meeks, 37, 
Kcrnville employee of the U. S, 
Forest Service, was killed Fri- 
day night (Dec. 12) when h i s 
auto was struck head-on by an- 
other on Highway 395 near 
Randsburg. 

Also killed in the accident 
were Darcll Allen Joers, 18, 
Randsburg, and Harold O'Bry- 
ant Ramsey, 21, Ridgecrest. 

Barstow officers of the Califor- 
nia Highway Patrol said the ac- 
cident occurred when Joers lost 
control of his car and crashed 
into the aulo driven by Meeks. 

The three men were dead on 
arrival at Ridgecrest Hospital. 

Services for Meeks will be at 
10 a.m. Monday (Dec. 22) in the 
Chapel of the Roses, Mish Mort- 
uary, Oildale, with interment 
following at 2 p.m. at the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. 
Rev. Charles Middleton, Mcek's 
uncle, will conduct the services. 

Meeks had lived in the Kcrn- 
ville area since I960 and first 
worked in mines in the Kern 
Valley area. Between 11)66 and 
the lime of his death he worked 
with the Cannell Meadows Dis- 
trict -of the U. S. Forest Service. 
He was in the U. S. Navy from 
1950 to 1950 

He was born in Berber, Calif.. 
March 30. 1932. 

He is survived by his mother, 
Addic Sampson. of Lincoln City, 
Ore.; a son, Lawrence Edward, 
three brothers. Elmer Brant 
Tfamer of Vanoouve*. Wash.; 
Michael Sampson of Lincoln 
City, Ore., and Etdridge Meeks 
of Oildale, and five-sisters, Mrs. 
Challie Burnt"! if Su^anville, 
Mrs. Bernsrduie Anclaya of 
Stockton. M-r.s. Elizabeth Ann 
Karr of Portland, Ore.. Mrs Ar- 
lene Boh ol A venal, Calif., and 
Mrs. Fay Lee o{ Santa Ana. 



OBITUARY 

George L. Ramey, 
Caliente, Dead 

George L. Ramey, 83, Caliente, 
was buried Monday (Dec. 22) at 
Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bak- 
ersfield. He -died of natural 
causes at Kern General Hospit- 
al, Bakersfield. 

Ramey, bom in Cloverdale on 
Nov. 16. 1SSG, had spent his en- 
tire life in Kent County. Before 
his retirement lie was a self- 
employed miner. 

He is survived by his w i f e, 
Winifred of Caliente, a son, Al- 
fred J. Ramey of Seattle, and 
three grandchildren, Linda Cat- 
lin, Michael and Steven Ramey, 
all of Bakersfield. 

Funeral services at Hillcrest 
Chapel were conducted by Rev. 
Al Siringtellow of the First Bap- 
tist Church of Bakersfield. 



3 3 i t u a }•: t 

Leslie Jordan, 
75, Prominent 
Elk, Is Dead 

Leslie ("Lobby") Grafton Jor- 
dan, 75, prominent member of 
the Kern Valley BPOE ajid re- 
tired electrician, died Thursday 
(Dec. 18) of natural causes at 
Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield. He 
lived at Jessie James Story 
Trailer Park. Wofford Heights. 

He was a charter member of 
both the Kern Valley and t h c 
Ridgecrest Elk's Lodges and al 
one time was a member of the 
Mojave lodge. 

> Services were held Saturday 
(Dec. 20) at Valley Mortuary. 
Lake Isabella, with interment 
folluwing al the Kern River Val- 
ley District Cemetery. Services 
were conducted by officers of 
Elks Lodge No. 2358. Wofford 
Heights. 

Jordan was born in New Or- 
leans on Feb. 21, 1394. and had 
lived in the Valley eight years. 

He is survived by his wife. 
Marie; two sons. Joseph Grace 
of San Diego and Ernest P. 
Grace of La Mesa; and a num- 
ber of brothers, sisters and 
grandchildren. 



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LISTED 

Jan. 23, 1969 

Feb. 2 7, 1969 

Apr. 24, 1969 

May 1, 1969 

May 15, 1969 

July 17, 1969 

July 24, 1969 

July 31, 1969 

Aug. 21, 1969 

Aug. 28, 1969 

Sep. 11, 1969 

Oct. 2, 1969 

Oct. 9, 1969 

Oct. 16, 1969 

Nov. 13, 1969 

Nov. 27, 1969 

Dec. 11, 1969 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Jan. 1, 1970 



Thursday 
Jan. 8, 1970 



Thursday 
Jan. 8, 1970 



OBITUARIES 

James H. 'Bud' 
Mason, Bodfish, 
Asphyxiated 

James H. (Bud) Mason, 53, e>{ 
Bodfish died. in his Bodfish home 
Sunday (Dec. 2&) of asphyxia- 
tion. 

He was found lying on t h e 
floor by a friend who called the 
County Fire Department which 
dispatched-. a resuscitated unit. 
Both the heating. a n d cooking 
stoves were on.when tire depart- 
ment personnel arrived. 

Mason was transferred, to 
Kern County General ' Hospital, 
BakersrieJd, by Valley Mortuary 
at the request of the coroner. 
The autopsy 'there TC\tjeie<d:iSe 
had .cbed!\<>t asphyxiation. 

He is. survived ^by a sj«w in 
. Sepufved*. 

Funeral arrangements h*d not 
been ■ announced Monday (Bee. 
29). 



Alva Mead 
Dead at 68 

Alva Mead. 6S. well known 
owner and manager of ihe Mead 
Motel in Kernvillc for the past 
ten years, died Dec. 23 of natural 
causes at Kem Valley Hospital. 

Graveside sen-ices were held 
Friday (Dec. 26) at Kem Val- 
ley District Cemetery with Rev. 
Loren Drake, pastor of t h e 
Community United Methodist 
Church, KemviHe. officiating. 
Valley Mortuary, Lake Isabella, 
was in charge of arrangements. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Grace, and a daughter, Alice 
Christy O'Brien of Granada Hills 
and two grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Charles Lor. 
cy. Benny Wilkins, Albert Hug- 
gins, Don Gamby, Darrell -Bell- 
and Jerry Bolvin. 



OBITUARY 

Matilda Long, 
82, Passes 

Mrs. Matilda Long. «, „f Rock 
Haven Trailer Park. Wofford 
Heights, died Dec. 31. Funeral 
services and averment took 
place in Bellfiower. 

She is' si?rv#ed by hef hus- 
band, Hubert. The Longs man- 
aged the trailer park where they 
lived for theuison. .Everett Long 
of Bellfiower. 

Bosidcj lit r husband and her 
son, Mis. Long is survived by a 
daughter, Helen Porter of Bell- 
flower & several grandchildren. 

She was born in Belfast. Ire- 
land, in 1887 



Floyd Williamson, 
Kernville, Dies 

Floyd Williamson, 6S. Kern- 
villc, died Jan. 2 at the Cay of 
Hope, Duane, of natural causes. 
Before his retirement two years 
ago he was a heavy equipment 
operator in Illinois. 

Services were held Monday 
(Jan. 5) at the Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella, with Rev. Lore'n 
Drake of the Community United 
Mi-ihodixt Church. Kernvillc, 
officiating. Fraternal rites were 
conducted by members of VFW 
Post 7665. He was buried at the 
Kern Valley District Cemetery. 

Williamson was born in Spring- 
field, S.D., on Jan. 18, 1901. 

John Yates, 60, 
Kernville Motel 
Owner, Passes 

John Yates, 60, owner of the 
Rio Vista Moiel in Kernville, 
ucd ■)( natural causes Saturday 
(Jan, :i) ai the Kern Valley Hos- 
p..al. 

Services were held yesterdav 
(Jan. 7) at Humphrey Mortuary, 

(.'hula Vis, a. Interment was in 
Glen Abbey Cemetery. Cluila 
Vis 1 a 

Ya;cs had I ved in Kcrnvlie 
the pasl iiircc soars. He m a s 
horn m Now London, Wise . on 
<>•■<■ 17. IfiflSi 

.' '<" :s. sur\ ived by h i s « 'I:'. 
Norma. 



OBITUARY 



Naomi Orrick, 
Former Kernville 
Resident, Dies 

Services were held Dec. tl for 
Naomi Lorraine Orrick, 57, Oil- 
dale, former resident of Kem- 
viHe. at Grcenlawn Chapel, Bak- 
ersfield. following her death at 
home on Dec. 29. Interment w u s 
in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 

She had been a bookkeeper and 
was employed by A. H. Karpe 
Enterprise.-., Bakersfield. Site 
had lived in Kern County t h e 
past 32 years. 

Survivors include a son. Mack. 
and a grandson Rob Roy. both 
of Kernvillc; five brothers, Otis 
and Bill Ford, both of Texas. 
Orville Ford of Colorado. Paul 
Ford of Fresno and Tom Ford of 
Bakersfield, two sisters. Ann 
Bursoni of Fillmore and Polly 
WLsehaupt of San Diego. 

Rev. Clyde B. Skidmore, pas- 
tor of the First Southern Baptist 
Church, Bakersfield, officiated 
a*, the services. 



Marvin Galiger, 
Lake Isabella, 
Passes Dec. '28 

Marvin T. Galiger, 57, of Lake 
Isabella, died Dec. 28 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital and was 
buried Dec. 31 in the West Side 
District Cemetery, Taft. He had 
lived in the Kem Valley the 
past three years. 

He was born in Western Grove, 
Ark., and had lived in California 
28 years. 

He was a former employee of 
the Ford Motor Co., Los Angeles. 

Survivors include his wife, Syl- 
vtia Kathcnne; two sons, Marvin 
T. Jr. and Gary L., both of Gar- 
dena: two brothers, Teddy B., 
of Gardcna. and B. Galiger of 
Taft; two sisters, Tressie Dem- 
arest and Alia Morris, both of 
Taft, ar.d a grandson. 

The Rev Ren Datria of the 
First Baptist Church of Taft 
officiated a! the services, which 
were arranged by Irickson & 
Browii. Taft. 



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19 



Thursday 

Jan. 22, 1970 



Thursday 

Jan. 29, 1970 



Thursday 
Feb. 5, 1970 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARIES 



OBITUARY 



Pio Lorenzini Dies 

Pio Lorenzini, who maintained 
a mobile home in t h e Powers 
Tract and a home in Sierra 
Madre. died Friday (Jan. 16) in 
a Southern California hospital 
following an attack of double 
pneumonia. 



Heart Attack 
Takes Willard 
H. Duke, 53 

Willard Haskell Duke. 53. re- 
lured auto mechanic, died ol a 
h*it« aKack Monday (.l:,n. I!») at 
his home in Shady Elm Trailer 
Park. Kernvale. 

Sen iees will he held Friday ill 
1 ' » m al thi First Baptist 
Church ol Lake Isabella with 
Rev Dale Brown officiating. In- 
terment will follow at Kern Val- 
ley District Cemetery. 

Duke was born July 2!», 1918, 
in Arkansas. He had lived in rhe 
Kern Valley four months and in 
California ,">5 years. 

He is survived by his 'wife, 
Bessie, and u daughter, Brendu. 



James M-uMlley, 54, 

Kerrvv;i!lile„ Pcasses 

A RiiHeaiy service conducted 
by members of VFSV Post 7(j(jg 
was held Saturday (J.^ji 24) if 

ohe Kewi Valtey Diitriot Ceme- 
tery for Jatnes-fltighen Mulaliey 

54. of rfernvilte Who died Jan. 20 
in a Southern California hospital, 
He .is sun/wed Jiy >us mother 
Mrs. Augusta M.iLilfey of S a n 



Fernando -ind i brotiiei 
Mula'sley of Kumvtf] 
Fernando. 
He Aas bum Aog. 10, [915 



arry 
u\-J Sun 



Ear! Jones, 
Hut Owner, 
Dead at 63 



Earl Evirett Jones. SS. pop- 
ular Kernvilk owner and gen- 
eral manager oi The Hui. dir-d 
Tuesday (i-eo .0 in a Bakers- 
field hospital. "Jnnesy." as lv 
wa-s best Known, had been in lil 
health several weeks. 

He came Id ihe Valley tour 
years ae,o Irom Las Vegas where 
he was the casino manager at 
the Last Frontier Hotel. In Ihe 
Kern Valley he quickly won a 
large following of friends and 
admirers, 

"Jonesv was born in Enola. 
Ark . on July 22. I MM, 

He is a -j-veai member of the 
Benevolent and Protective ()i- 
dtv of Elks 

Funeral set vices will be held ai 
2 p.m. Friday (Feb. fi) at the 
Community United Methodist 
Church in Kernville with Rev 
Loren Drake officiating. Inter- 
ment at the Kern Valley Dis- 
trict Cemeiery will follow. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Mitzie; n son. Robert: two sis- 
ters. Nell Cummings and Bessie 
Bisqua-al of Lout; BePCh; a n il 
four brothers, Newton. Long 
Beach: l-.rl.ie. Idaho Falls. Ida 
U'vait. Seai'le. Wash , and Ed- 
die. Link Rock, Ark 



Lester Boardway, 
70, Passes Here 

Lester Theodore Boardway, 70. 
ol Lake Isabella, died Thursday 
(Jan 29) at Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. 

He was a retired industrial en- 
gineer and is survived by his 
widow. Mady. 

Funeral arrangements were by 
Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara. Bak- 
ersfield. 

Date and place of interment in 
Palm Springs were not immed- 
iately Mv.iilahlH 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Feb. 5, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Feb. 12, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Feb. 19, 1970 

OBITUARY 



G. Sfengardf,, 
Garageroan, 

Passes at 69 

Funeral services were ht-M 
here yesterday (Feb. 4) fijr 
George Slcngardt, 69, u wed 
known formei Kei'n Valley re.<'- 
dent and buisnessmen. He et t« •• ! 
of cancer in a hospital in Moriv 
Bay where he had moved t w • > 
years ago fro in the Valley. 

He owned and managed ti<: 
Kernville Garage beginning in 
194(1 in Oid Kernville, and whi n 
Isabella Lake was established 
the early fifties he moved t h ■ 
building 10 us present locati'm 
in Kernviiie. He also moved 1)1 • 
St. .Hide's Church :o its preset! 
Wofford Hc.ghts site. 

In Old Kernville fie also w,i i 
the owner- manager of a restaur 
artt. 

Services were held at Si 
.Hide's Catholic Church with in- 
terment following at the I i 
Kern Rivei Valley District Cfi'i 
etery. F-a;i\ei James Murphy 
officiated 

S:er..;ar<i. w I! s born July ' 
IttflO, in Russia ami moved wiJr, 
his family lu Illinois at the a;/ 
of 12. The l.im ,'y moved again 
in about 191 1; fo Los Angeles 

He later optr.r.eri a garage '" 
Lebec and w a s an auto pari 
salesman based in Oildale 

He is survived by his wife, l!»< 
former Myrtt Rold. 



Wife of Former 
Kernville Pastor 
Dies in Texas 

Mrs. James R. (Nellie Mae) 
Wyafl, 65. wile of the former pas- 
tor of the First Southern Baptist 
Church of KernviMe, died Feb. "> 
in a Waco. lex., hospital. 

The Wyatts lived here from 
Oct., 196G, to Oct., 19U9, w h e n 
they moved to Waco, her home 
town. 

Survivors are her husband; 
four daughters, Mrs. W. B. Hon- 
tycutt of Mart, Tex., Mrs. L. 
D. Wedemeyer of Levi, Tex.. 
Mrs. Floyd Gore of Crossville, 
Tenn.. and Mrs. W. E. rlammojis 
of San Antonio, Tex.; one son. 
Oapt. James R. V/yatt Jr.. of 
F.I Toro; two sisters, Mrs. Ann 
Davenport of Baton Rouge, La., 
and Mrs. Elmor McKissack of 
Waco; and 15 grandchildren. 



Roy Chaplin, 
75, Passes 

Services were held Wednesday 
(Feb. 18) for Roy Chaplin. 75. 
2124 Angler St.. Lake Isabella, 
who died Feb. 15 in the K e r n 
Valley Hospital. 

He was bora in Chicago, had 
lived in California .12 years and 
was affiliated with the Veteraas 
of Foreign Wars. He is survived 
by his widow. Ruby, and a broth- 
er, Harry of Plainview, 111. 

Evangelist Homer Walker of 
the Church of Christ officiated at 
the services at Hillcrest Chape!. 
Bakersfielc. Interment was to 
Hillcrest Memorial Park. 

Myrtle Carnafaan, 
Former Resident, 
Dies in Michigan 

Mrs. Myrtle Camahan, 49. a 
resident of the Kern Valley until 
1968, died recently in Port Huron. 

Mich., following an illneiss of 
eight months. 

Funeral services were held in 
Port Huron on Feb. 8. 

She was born Oct. 14. 1920. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band, Ira; two daughters, Mrs. 
Richard Mackeit and Mrs. Rob- 
ert Duprie, both of Port Huron; 
a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Jack- 
son, now with her husoand on 
U.S. Air Forces assignment in 
Spain; a son, Richard Carnahan, 
Lake Isabella: and 11 grand 
children. 

Sl>e also is survived by t w o 
sisters a t. d her mother, all of 
Port Huron. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
March 5, 19 70 

OBITUARY 

Services for 

H. M„ Pulien, 
71, KernviHe 

i Services u»» re held Tuesday 
(Mar ::) lor Harvey M. Pu!len. 
71. (tf -;.S4 S:r-e:ra 5!., Kernville. 

V> died Feb. 28 in the Kern 

f.Hey Hospital. 

Until h : i retirement in 1&S6. 
fr-'.lc«-in«.' 2.'t years w.th rhfc com- 
pany, he wa:, a power plant engi- 
neer a: tbr Union Oil Co. in Wil- 
mington, rii nvoved to Kernville 
12 years ago. 

P-i'len was born in Ciin:on 
Hickman County. Ky. 

He w a s a member of \'FW 
Pom 7K65. Lake Isabella a n d 
A*perican Legion Post 2al Long 
Beach. He served in World War I 
Li rhe froTi; lines with the Signal 
Corps. 

He :s sir, vive<l bv his » i I e. 
P-d : e 

Interment was at the Kern 
R vt-r Valley District Ceme:ery. 
Rev. Dak Brown of the First 
Eipi-ist Church of Lake Isabella 
offticated. Arrangement!, were 
b\' Hi'lcres: Mortuary. Bakers- 
ft Id 

Pallbearers were Charles 
Mf.ggs Be.: Clemens. Rex Hart. 
l*-wLs Johnson, Jirn Thomas and 
Pr mo Pa^clli. 



A. G. Seldney, 
Bodfish, Dies 

Ar:hur LiCorgc Seldney, 61, of 
Bodfish, dieu following a cereb- 
ral hemorrage Feb. 24 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. He moved here- 
about a year ago after retiring 
as a too! ami gauge inspector at 
the Bi ndix plant in Sylmar. 

Service..-, were held Feb. 27 in 
Canoga Park with interment at 
Oak wood Memorial Park, Chats- 
worth. 

lie was a Mason and was born 
in Yonkers, N. Y , on .Ian, II, 
19fl!l 

He is survived by h i s wife. 
Eleanor; a daughter, Alice Joy. 
of Saugus, two sons, Edward of 
Las Vegas, and Arthur Jr. of 
Thousand Oaks; a half-brother, 
Arthur C. Fulda of Germany, 
and a half-sister, Mrs. Margaret 
Russell of Fountain Valley. 



Thursday 
March 19, 19 70 

OBITUARY 



Services for 
Cieora May 
Robinson, 62 

Service:, were held Tuesday 

• (Mar. 17) lor Mrs. Cieora May 

x Robinson, 62. who lived in t h ■: 

Kern River Valley for 44 years. 

She died Friday at h e r home. 

S7!I7 Butternut St., Bakcrsfield. 

She a n d hei husband. John, 
had moved to Bakersfield about 
a year ago when he retired, He 
is a member of the fourth gen- 
eration of ilic Robinson family, 
Kernville pioneers 

Mrs Robinson was b u i n in 
Buena Vfsia, Colo. 

She was .1 member of S h i n 
Chapter. Older of the Golden 
Slipper, and was a president at 
one time ol the chapter 

Service- were conducted at llie 
Community United Methodist 
Church of Kernville with Rev 
Bryan Wilbct officiating Inter- 
ment followed at Kernville Dis- 
t net Comi'lei y 

Survivors include her husband. 
John; two daughters, Mrs Donn i 
Srobic of Cholame, Mrs Beverly 
Harming of Weldon; three sons, 
John of Mojave, Bill of Bakers- 
field a n d Tom of Tule Lake. 
eight grandchildren and one 
great-granddaughter 

Pallbearers were Bill Burlan- 
do, Elmei Johnson. Doi\ Hawk- 
ins, Leonard Hajuiing and Man- 
ning Vonabic. 

Funeral arrangements were by 
Dough'.y-C'alhour.-O'Meara Mort- 
uary, Bakersfivld 



Thursday 
March 26 , 

OBITUARY 



1970 



C. J. Beres, 
62, of Larsen 
Tract Passes 



Charles lames Bens, 62 a 
part-time Kcni Valley resident 
tor 17 year.-, died Mar. 14 at his 
Eagle Roc!', home. 

He was a laboratory technic- 
ian for 25 years with Jet Propul- 
sion Laboratories, Pasadena. 
His Valley home was in the Lar- 
sen Tract. 

Services were held at the 
graveside on Mar. 18 at the 




CHARLES JAMES BERES 

KernvilJe Di-strict Cemetery. 
Rev. Bryai, Wilber officiated. 

Bereis was bom Feb. 'J. 1908. in 
Toledo. 0. 

He i.s survived bby his wife. 
Mrs. Helen Frances Beres. his 

He is survived by his wife, 
jarher and step-mother, Mr. and 
Mrs. John Berts of Toledo; three 
<iaughters. Mrs. John Freder- 
jck-on, Mrs. IJarlene Dag ion and 
Judy Lee Beres; two brothers. 
Robert of Toledo a:vl Victor of 
Los Angeles; two sisters, Esttlle 
Hasler of Rome City, Ind. and 
Betty Castell of Toledo; and four 
grandchildren, Kimberly a n d 
Tyson Wood.- on, Wendy Freder- 
ickson and Mendy Dagion 

Arrangements were bv Utter- 
McKmley, Eagle Rock. 



KERN V ALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
April 2 , 19 70 

OBITUARY 



Services Held for 
Florence Morley, 
62, of Kernville 

Mr-,, Eai I t, Florence) Morley. 
G'^. of Motley's Boai & Trailer 
Storage, Sierra Way, Kernville. 
(.lied Mar. M at the Kern Valley 
Hospital tollovving a long • term 
heart illness. 

Services were held Mar. 11 at 
Valley Mortuary. Lake Isabella. 
with interment following at Kent 
Valle> DiSil'iCl Cemetery. Rev. 
William A KeJIner of the Church 
ol the Naiarertu, Lake Isabella. 
officiated. 

She na a burr, Jan, 31, 1908. in 
Minoi, N.D. 

Mrs. Mo. ley is survived by her 
husband, tail, and two sisters, 
Blanche Clark of Sacramento 
and Violet Chandler of Nice. 
Calif. 



Thursday 
April 9, 1970 

OBITUARY 

MabSe Barnes, 
89, of Onyx, 
Passes Away 

Mrs Mnble I^uise Barnes, 89, 
d:ed of natural cause:. Monday 
(April fi) at her home o i Melody 
Lane. Onyx 

Cremation was at Union Cem- 
etery, Bakersfield, with inter- 
ment following Wednesday April 
X) at Kern Valley District Ccm- 
eiery 

Mrs. lia.-ie.s was born in Wis- 
consin July G. 1881, and at one 
Lime was a buyer for Webb 
Depi Store, lilendale She had 
been a ivsideni ol .the K e r n 
Valley nine months. 

She is survived by a daughter. 
Marion Barnes, and a son. Nel- 
son Barnes, both of Onyx. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. Lake Isabella 



Thur sda y 

April 16, 1970 

OBITUARY 

Floyd Hiilan 
of Bocifish 
Dead at 72 

Floyd Hillsm. 72. rc:ired con- 
tractor ;ino carpenter of Har- 

i^\*i Dr.. Bocifish, died Thurs- 

Vpri! 'J) of natural causes 

Rid-etiest Hospital. 

—re had iiveii in the Kern V il- 

jpy two year-' and :n California 

2(1 years. He nas born at Baxter 

Spr.ngs. Ka.is., on Julv 7, 1807. 

Services vecre held Monday at 

Valley Moiiuary. Lake Isabella. 

wilh Interment following at Hill- 

<:ts; Memorial Park. Makers- 

fii-id 

Pn-s. Robert Whitlock of the 

Church of .ies\is Chris: of Latter 
Day Saint:, oificiafed. The eulogy 
was delivered by Dennis Henkcy. 

VF-'W Pos; (468 of Bakersfield 
officiated a! the graveside H.s 
b.-other-in law. Jack Dudman, 
dedicated !i*.c grave. 

Hdlan i.i survived by his wile, 
Bessie; a brother, Bert Hiilan, 
and a sisier, Pearl Woodland. 
both of Ogilen. Utah. 

Pallbearers were James Duo- 
man. Earl Dudman, .lack Dud- 
man. 1>.-wj\ Dudman. Kent Dud- 
man and James Brown. 



John Harrison, 
70, of Wofford 
Heights Passes 

John Harrison. 711, retired bar- 
tender of W opioid Heights I ra.l- 
ei Park, died Monday (April II) 
of natural causes at ihe Ki rn 

Valley Hospital, 

Services, wili be held Saturday 
(April lit) a., I p.m. ai ihe Kent 
Valley Disitict, Cemetery with 
Kern Valley \ FW post 7605 offic- 
iating. 

He was born on June h'lSitl). in 
Crape Cieek. III., and lived in 
Kern Counly Iwo-and-a-hall yrs 

He is survived bv his w.|l. 
L'ociSo; r*(, sons. Kenneth R- 
Harrison of I ogle wood and Vire.il 
T Harrison of Mission Viejo 
and a daugJHer, Norma Garver 
ol Pueblo. Loio. 

Arrangements are by Valley 
Mortuary . Lake Isabella. 



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Thursday 
April 23, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
April 23, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
April 30, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Wilhelm Neilson, 
54, Passes Away 

Wiihelm Friu Neilson, 54, the 
original owner of The Hideaway 
tavern in Wofford Heights, died 
Monday (April 20) of a heart 
attack a; Ins home on Pinewood 
S:. in Wofl'ord Heights. Funeral 
arrangements at a Long Beach 
mortuary have not been an- 
nounced. 



Mrs. Marie 
Cole, 68, 
Onyx, Dies 

Mrs. Mane Cole, 68, a promi- 
nent resident of Onyx since 1318, 
died this week of natural causes 
at her home. 

Services will be held at I p.m 
Friday (Apiii 24) at Valley Mort- 
u.'iry, Lake Isabella, with Rev. 
Bryan Wilber officiating. 

She was a past president :>l 
the Rock Hounds and is a I i f e 
member of the South Fork PTA 

Mrs Cole was born July 24, 
l»0l, in Ingraham, Ml. 

Her husband. Arthur Cole, 
died about six months ago. lie 
was associated with the Onyx 
Ranch for many years. 

She is survhed by a daiajhu'r, 
Mrs. Jean lice, and a grandson. 
Eugene Tice. both of N o r t h 
li -".wards. 



Lyie Dorsett, 
64, Retired 
Painter, Dies 

Lyle Dot sett, 64, retired paint- 
er of Jesse James Story Trailer 
Park, Wofford Heights, died Sun- 
day (April 19) of natural causes 
at Kern Vailcy Hospital. 

^ The Benevolent and Protective 
Order of HIks, Lodge 2358, offic- 

' Kited at the services yesterday 
at Valley Mortuary and during 
interment at Kem Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery. 

Dorsett was bom Dec. 9, 1905, 
ill [he state of Washington. He 
moved to Lite Kern Valley two 
years ago. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Annetta; three sons, Gayle and 
Edward, both of Bakersfield, and 
Lyle of El Monte; a brother, Lee. 
ol Illinois, and two sisters, Ger- 
trude Penny of Baldwin Park 
una Naomi Dcwyea of Spokane, 
Wash., and 15 grandchildren. 



Mildred Choate, 
Wofford Heights, 
Passes at 58 

Mrs. Mildred Choate, 58, of 
Brisulecouf Dr., Wofford 
Heights, died Monday (April 27) 
at Kern Valley Hospital of nat- 
ural causes. She had lived in the . 
Keru Valley five years. > 

Funeral services were held 
yesterday afternoon in Wofford 
Heights at the Assembly of God 
Church. Rev. James Loper offic- 
iated. 

Interment was in the Kem Val- 
ley District Cemetery. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band. Rufus Choate; a son, Al- 
fred Kuejper of Tujunga; a 
daughter, Darleue Rowland of 
Fountain Valley; a brother, Wil- 
lard Koiunc of Texas; a sister. 
Vema Slawson of Weldon; and 
five grandchildren. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Goldie PuHen, 
73, Kernviile, 
Passes Away 

Goldie Pullen, 73, a 12-year 
resident of Kernviile, died at her 
home at 484 SirrettaSt. of natur- 
al causes Monday (April 27.) 

Services will be held tomorrow 
(May 1) ai the First Baptist 
Church, Lake Isabella, with in- 
terment following in the K e i 
Valley District Cemetery. Re. 
R. Dale Brown will officiate ^ 

Her husband. Herbert, died 
Feb. 28 in the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. 

She was botn in Fulton Coun- 
ty, Ky., on Jan. 19, 1897. 

Survivors include her son, Her- 
bert Jr. of Culver City. 

Arrangements are by Hillcre.--t 
Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



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Thursday 

May 21, 19 70 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
May 28, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
May 28, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Apparent Heart 
Attack Takes LA 
Woman Sunday 

Mrs. Margarete Montoya Gon- 
zalez. 62. of 1216 North Ditman 
Ave., Los Angeles, was pro- 
nounced dcaa on arrival at Kern 
Valley Hospital Sunday (May U) 

followi'-g an apparent heart at- 
tack at a trailer about two miles 
•orthwest of Wofford Heights. 

Her body was later transferred 
to Bakersficld for a coroner s 
autopsy, accotding to a sheriff's 
report. 

Included among her survivor ; 
are her husband, Glenn, and a 
daughter. Lilizia R. Ericson, 39. 
of Los Angeles. 



William Lovley, 
48, Dies in Las 
Vegas Hospital 

William Eugene Lovley, 4S, of 
2600 Lupine Si., Lake Isabella, 
died May 17 in a Las Vegas hos- 
pital. 

Services were conducted Fri- 
day (May 22) at Valley Mortuary 
and Ohe Kern River Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery with members of 
VFW Post 7665, its Ladies' Aux- 
iliary a n c, members of World 
War I Barracks 1811 participat- 
ing. 

Rev Dale Brown of the First 
Baptist Chiii ch of Lake Isabella 
officiated. 

Lovley is survived by his wife, 
Beulah; a son, William, Jr. of 
Fresno; his mother and stepfath- 
er, Mr. and Mrs. Al Coons; a 
brother, Jack Lovley of Glen- 
dale; three sisters, Helen Molitor 
of San Fernando. Marg Woods of 
Orange, and Josephine Wagg of 
Detroit, ana two grandchildren. 

He was employed as a sales- 
man and iiad been a Lake Isa- 
bella resident the past five 
years. He was born Dec. 3, 1921, 
in Knoxville, Tenn. 



Servcies for Mrs. 
M. M. Gonzalez, 
In Los Angeles 

Services "ere held Thursday 
(May 21) at Assumption Catholic 
Church, Los Angeles, for Mrs. 
Margarete Montoya Gonzalez, 
62, who was stricken May 17 at 
her Wofforci Heights trailer with 
a hypertensive heart attack 
caused by high blood pressure. 

Cause ot death was determined 
by the Kern County coroner. She 
was pronounced dead on arrival 
at Kern Valley Hospital and 
iransferred to Bakersfield for a 
coroner's autopsy. 

Her home address »' a s 1216 
North Duman Ave.. Los Angeles. 

Survivors are a daughter L.i- 
izia R. Erickson: a son. David 
Ramirez; a sister. Marparot 
Gorrola. and a brother. Joe .Mon- 
toya. all of Los Angeles. 



Mrs. C. Griswald, 
Former Isabella 
Resident, Passes 

Mrs. Chailene Bell Griswald. 
49. a resident of Lake Isabella 
until six months ago. died May 
19 in a Cheviot Hills, Los An- 
geles, convalescent home 

Services were held Friday 
(May 22) at Valley Mortuary 
with interment following at Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. 

Rev James Loper of the 
Assembly of God Church. Wof- 
ford Heights, officiated. 

Mrs. Guswald is survived by 
a daughter, Patricia Castleman 
of Venice, and a brother, FraiiK 
Cionin. 

She was born in Chicago F'eb 
20. 1921. 



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Thursday 
June 4, 1970 

OBITUARY 

Services for 
James Wilkie 
Held May 29 

Services were held Friday 
May 29 at St. Jude's Catholic 
Church, Wotford Heights, f o r 
.lames Michael Wilkie, 34. Weld- 
on, who was killed May 25 in an 

auto accident on Hwy. 178 near 
Weldon. 

He was a lumberjack who mov- 
ed here three months ago with 
his family. He was born May 
28, 1935, in St. Joseph, Mo. 

Father James Murphy officiat- 
ed. Members of VFW Post 7665. 
its Ladies' Auxiliary and World 
War I Barracks 1841 assisted at 
the graveside. 

Wilkie is survived by his wife, 
Paula; two sons, Michael and 
Sean; a daughter, Laura; h i s 
mother, Mrs. Madeline Wilkie of 
Hammond, Ind.; two brothers, 
Joe of Florida; and Thomas ot 
Indiana; and two sisters, Made- 
line McCutcheon of Indiana ami 
Mary Maggio of Illinois. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Thursday 
June 11, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Heart Attack 
Takes Joseph 
Lillio, 68 

Joseph Lillio, 68, retired sales- 
man of 4406 Grace St., Mountain 
Mesa, died of a heart attack 
Tuesday (June S) at Ridgecrest 
Hospital. 

Rosary services will be held at 
S p.m. tonight at Valley Mort- 
uary. Lake Isabella. 

Services will be conducted at 
9 a.m. Friday at St. Jude's 
Catholic Church, Wofford 
Heights, with Father James Mur- 
phy officiating. 

Lillio was born in Newark, 
N. J., on April 14, 1902. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Mamie; two daughters, Mrs. Ar- 
lene Vradenberg of San Fernan- 
do and Mis. Joanne Bamford of 
Escondido; a son, Joseph Jr of 
West Los Angeles; a brother, 
Ralph of New Jersey; a sister, 
Mrs. Kathciine Armeno of New 
Jersey; and 10 grandchildren. 



Thursday 






June 11, 


1970 


OBITUARY 






Services 


for 



H. G, Teague 

Services were held June 4 ai 
Kern Valley District Cemetery 
for Herbert Guy Teague. 33 of 
North Hollywood He was killed 
in a traffic accident east of Onvx 
May 30. 

Rev. Dale Brown officiated 

Teague was an aci:)r known on, 
the screen and stage as Brian 
Teague and was a property 
owner in Onyx for several years. 

He is survived bv his wife. Vir- 
ginia of North Hollywood, h i s 
mother, Mrs. Freda Teague jf 
Van Nuys, a son. Glen of North 
Hollywood; a daughter. Peggy 
of Las Vegas, three brothers, 
Gary of Bellview, Wash.. Pat- 
rick of Van Nuys and Terry of 
Phoenix-. Ariz.; and two sisters. 
Susan and Melissa, both of Van 
Nuys. 

Arrangements are by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Mrs. Blanche V. 
Johnstone, 91, 
Bodfish, Passes 

Mrs. Blanche V Johnstone, 91, 
died Tuesday (June 9) at the 
home of her son and daughter-in- 
law, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth 
Johnstone, of Bodfish. 

Services and interment will be 

held Satuiuay at the Inglewood 
Cemetery, Los Angeles. 

She had lived in the Kern 
Valley the past year and was 
born in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Mrs. Johnstone is survived by 
her son, Kenneth, six grand chil- 
dren and 15 great grandchildren. 



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Thursday 
June 18, 19 70 

OBITUARY 

Pear! Presley, 
73, Isabella, 
Passes Away 

Mrs Pearl Presley. 7.1. Yan- 
kee- Canyon Rci., Lake Isabella 
uit-cl ai Kern valley Hospital Sat 
nrdiiv (Jui.e 13.) 

Graveside services were held 
at Kem River Valley District 
Cemetery yesterday with Tom 
Waggoner, assistant pastor of 
the Central Seventh-day Adven- 
tist Church of Bakersfield, offic- 
iating 

Mrs. Presley had resided in 
the Kern Valley 12 years and 
was employed by the Houston- 
Fearless Corp., Santa Monica, 
before moving here. She w a s 
born in Missouri Valley, la , on 
Jan. 7, 1897. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band, Charles, two sons, Charles 
Jr.. of La Mirada and Robert 
of Lomita; a daughter, Doris 
Mickey of Lakcwood; three sis- 
ters, Ruby Thorpe of Simi, Ruth 
W'aphe of Glendale and Inez Von 
Hake of Brentwood; three broth- 
ers. Bret Johnson of Santa Mon- 
ica, Leon of Santa Monica and 
Harold of Lakcwood; four grand 
children and one great grand- 
child 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Paso Robses 
Auto Crash 
Kills Three 

The son-in-law and two grand 
oaughters of Verrne Banyard, 
Kerr,\ale, u e ;e killed Monday 
(June 15) in an auto crash near 
Paso Robies. 

The dead are Arthur Myers, 
2~. and his two daughters. Don- 
na, six, and Diane, one, all of 
Placerville. Mrs. Myers is in 
critical condition with massive 
lacerations but is expected to 
re-cover. A third daughter, Deb- 
ra. three, was not hurt. 

Jiit Myers family had visited 
Banyard .r. Kernvale for three 
weeks ariu were en route to visit 
Mvt-rs" paients in Grover City 
when the tragedy occured. 

Services will be held at 10:30 
f. ni Satuuiay in Placerville. 



Thursday 

June 18, 1970 

OBITUARY 

Cliff Wood, 
Kernviile, 
Dead at 67 

1 hfford V.ood, 07, of 142 Pmc- 
K..rin i;ie, died Friday (June 
!.) in a Nor.h Hull) wood hospi. 
al of a heart attack He retired 
here | wo years ago from 20th 
1 entury-Fox .Studios, West Los 
Angeles, where he was a head 
electrician. He was employed at 
the studio more than 40 years. 

Masonic Order services were 
held Tuesday at Valley Monu- 
K.ry, Lake Isabella, with Bui 
'warnock officiating. Interment 
was at Kern River Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery. 

He was born in Calgary, Ont . 
on June . r >. 1903 

Wood is survived by Ins wife, 
Elizabeth; a daughter, Mrs Shir- 
ley t iiri-lui ol North Hollywood. 
two sislcrs, Mia Alice Rogers ol 
Portland. Ore., and Mrs. Julie 
Drnge of Canada; and two 
grandchildren. Kathleen & Dale- 
Jo Currlin of North Hollywood. 

Pallbearers were Bill Chappell, 
Kenneth Gruell, Fred Hall, Pn- 
mo Pazzelli, Jack Rogerson and 
Jack Wallace. 

Services for 
rs. Donald 
Williams, 45 

Services were held June 5 for 
Mrs Lucille Williams, 4. r >, of Big 
Blue Rd.. Kernville, w h o died 
June .1 at the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital following a long illness 

Services were held at St. 
hides Catholic Church, Wofford 
Heights with Father James Mur- 
phy officiating. Interment at the 
Kern Rivei Valley District Cem- 
etery followed. 

Mrs. Williams was born Dec. 
2b, 1924, in Denver. Colo. She 
had lived here for three years 

She is suivived by her lius- 
band, Donald, her mother. Mrs. 
Margaretha Simpson, Lynwood: 
three sons. V. iiliam, John a n d 
Donald. Kernville; three daught- 
ers, Michaeit Walton and Linda 
Harsager, both of Los Angeles. 
■' ■'! Melissa of Kernville Shi 
.siso is suivived by li\u grand- 
children. 

Arrangements were bv Valley 
Mortuary. 



Thursday 
June 2 5, 

OBITUARY 



1970 



Mrs. Edith M. 
Ross Services 
In Pasadena 

Graveside services were held 
June 17 at Mt. View Cemetery, 
Pasadena, foi Mrs. Edith Marie 
Ross, 7-1. a former Borifish resi- 
dent and the mother of Mrs. 
Norman I ibbetts of Lake Isabel- 
la. She was the wife of the late 
John C. Ross. 

She was a native of Sweden, 
where she was born March 10,' 
1&96. She immigrated to the U.s! 
in 1914 and spent 50 years as a 
Swedish cook in the' Pasadena 
area. 

Mrs. Ross succumbed June 14 
ir. a Pasadena convalescent hos- 
pital, where she had been a 
patient the past .'I',., years. 

She :s survived by two daugh- 
ters. Bunny Tiobeits ol Lnke ha- 



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Thursday 
July 2, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 2, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 2, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Services for 
Jerry Laded, 3, 
of Kernville 



Jerry Earl Lad], three-year- 
old son o" Mr. and" Mrs. LeRoy 
I Add ot Kernville. died Saturday 
(June 27) at Kern General Hos- 
j.Jal. Bakersfield. 

Services wcic held Tuesday at 
(he Community United Methodist 
Church of Kernv.ille, and inter- 
ment was at the Kern River Val- 
ley District Cemetery. Rev. Oren 
L. Ice of Lake Isabella officiated. 

Paternal grandparents are Mr. 

-•■id Mrs. Earl LadrJ of Kern- 
ville. Maternal gilaud.purents are 
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lam of Gra- 

inrta Hills. 



Arrangement 
Mortuary. 



Valley 



Death Takes 
Tom R. Arms, 
66, Kernville 

Tom Rccu Arms, 66, of 3-4S 
Burlando Rd., Kernville, died 
June 22 at his home. 

Services were conducted Tues- 
day (June 30) at the Kern Rivet- 
Valley District Cemetery by 
VFW Post 7665, their Ladies' 
Auxiliary and World War I Bar- 
racks 18-11. Ht was a U. S. Navy 
veteran of World War II. 

He was a candy maker for 
Bishop's Candy Co., Los Angeles, 
before his retirement. 

Arms was born in Vernon, Ky., 
cm Dec. 8. 1906, and had lived in 
the oouitty tight years a n d in 
California 25 years. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Marie. 

Arrangements were by Payn-i 
& Sons Funeral Home, Bakers- 
f.eld. 



Services for 
E. A. Throop, 
64, Kernvale 

Services were Tield Monday 
(June 29) for Everett A. Throop, 
6-1, of 2301 Angler Ave., Kern- 
vale, at Hillcrest Mortuary 
Chapel, Bakersfield. He died 
June 25 at Lhe Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. 

Throop had lived in the Kern 
Va'rley for lite past three years 
and was born in Los Angeles. 

He was a member of the First 
Church of the Nazarene, Kern- 
vale, and Rev. William A. Kell- 
t.cr, pastor, officiated at the ser- 
vices. Interment was at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park, Bakersfield. 

Throop is survived by his wife. 
Agaitiha; two sons, Everett R. 
Throop of La Puentc and Gary 
A. Throop of Kernvale; f o u r 
daughters, Mrs. Anita Adams of 
Compton, Mrs. Marilyn Raiuri 
of Lynnwood, Mrs. Beverly 
Cochran of La Mirada. Mrs. De- 
anna Sternberg of Compton and 
1-1 gtwidcluldren. 



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KERN VALLEY SU! 



Thursday 
July 9, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

July 16', 19 70 

OBITUARY 



Wesfrby H. Rh 
Kern Valley Pi 

West-ley H. Rhodehamcl, 72, 
Las Vegas, a member of one 
of the Kern Valley's earliest pio- 
neer families, died in Boulder 
City, Ncv., Hospital Monday 
(July G.) He was stricken about 
a month ago by a heart attack 
from which he never recovered. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. 
today (July 9) at Highland Chap- 
el United Methodist Church, 
Lake Isabella, with interment 
mem following at the Kern River 
Valley Distinct Cemetery. Rev. 
.Williard Vanfossen, new pastor 
of the Community United Meth- 
odist Church of Kernville, will 
officiate. 

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ar- 
tihur A. Rhodehamcl, first settled 
in Vaughn (original name for the 
community of Bodfish) in 1876. 
The- eWer Rhodehamcl worked 
for A. Brown & Co. and also was 



odehamei, 72, 
oneer, Dies 

a gold prospector and miner in 
the Piute Mountains district. 

Westley Rhodehamel was born 
in Vaughn (after his mother's 
family name) on Dec. 211, 1897. 
As a young man he was a forest 
ranger assigned to the Havilah 
district of the Sequoia National 
Forest. Later he worked for 
Southern California Edison at the 
Borcl KR-3, the Three Rivers 
and the Boulder City-Hoover 
Dam power plants. He retired 
from rhc company after 35 viar 
employment in lllfi.'l. 

The Rhodehamels were plan- 
ning to move back to Bodfish 
soon. They had lived in Las Ve- 
gas and Boulder City the past 
24 years. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Elsie; a son, Frank Rhodehamcl 
of Fresno; two daughters, Jean 
Rhodehamcl of Las Vegas and 
Evelyn Ward of Washington. 
D.C.; a sister, Mrs, Daisy Old- 
iiekl of Bodfish; and a half-sis- 
ter, Mrs. Lorraine Hoover of 
Livermore. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Lloyd Dayley, 
54, Mt. Mesa, 
Dies at Home 

Lloyd William Dayley, 5-1. of 
77 Mobile Home Park, Mountain 
Mesa, died July 7 at his home, 
ause of death, believed to have 
een a heart attack, was to be 
determined in Bakersfield by 
the county coroner. 

His wife, Lona, died about two 
weeks ago of cancer in a Bak- 
ersfield hospital. 

Services were held in Declo 
Cemetery, Declo, Idaho. He was 
a native of Idaho and had lived 
in Kern County for the past five 
years. 

He was last employed by Big 
Bear Timber Co. 

He is survived by two broth- 
ers, Art Dayley Fisher and Low- 



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29 



Thursday 

July 23, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Headon Crash 
Kills Debra 



A Kcmvalegirl and a Hunting, 
ion Park man were killed and 
t*-o local boys and a San Ber- 
nardino girl injured in a violent 
headon smashup Friday night 
(July 17) on Hwy. |7S east of 
Bakersficld. 

Kiillcd was pretty Debra Jean 
Coleman, 16, of Kernvale. She 
was the daughter of Mr and 
Mrs. Stanford C. Coleman and 
would have been a KVHS junior 
this fall. She was a queen can- 
cVdaite for the Kern Valley 
Round-Up last spring until ill 
health forced her out of the 
running. 

Still in critical condition at 
Bakersficld's Kern General Hos- 
pital is Corw-m Wade Thomasy, 
l*i. of Lake Isabella, driver of 
the pickup m which the local 
voung people were riding 

Walter Paw| lnj , ,., Kcrnvili,:. 
and Carolyn Stewart, Ifi. San 
Bernardino, who were ri.liiv in 
the bed of the Thomasy pickup 
are in satisfactory condition at 
the same hospital. 

Also killed in the crash was 
Edd Louis Shepherd, 22. Hunt- 
ingkin Park, driver of the other 

car. Henry James Gibson, 17, 
Maywood. accompanying Shep- 
herd, was released after treat- 
ment from the hospital. 

TheCHP said Shepherd had 
j_«issed an eastbound pickup at 
Wgh speed when his car struck; 
Tlhonuasy'rs westbound pickup. 
Both vehicles were demolished 
find Kern County firemen were 
farced to use a power saw to re- 
jnove Miss Coleman's bodv from 
(The crushed pickup cab. 

The pickup Shepherd had just 
|«.s.sed was struck by debris 
Zoom the crash. Driver of the 
necond pickup. Donovan Gate 
Pjockhill. 53, and his passenger. 
Garloru Mize, 14. both of Bakers- 
ifie-ld. were slightly injured but 
cMd not require medical trea,t- 
»iient. 




KILLED IN AUTO CRASH on Hwy. ITS cast of Bak- 
l-ck field Friday (Julv IT) was Debra Coleman. Hi, above. 
of Kernvale. Picture was (nken lust Mr-y vvben yhs was 
candidate for queen of the Kern Valley Round-Up. A 
lliintin^lon Purk man was also killed and six persons 
injured in the high-speed headon smashup. 

Phtitn b\- Mickcv Rfsnhrr 



Services for Miss Coleman 
were held Tuesday (July 21) at 
dine Firs.t Baptist Church. Lake 
Isabella, with interment follow- 
ing at the Kern River Valley 
.■District Cemetery. Rev. Dale 
.Brown officiated . 

.She is survived by her par- 
ents: a brother, Charles Calvin 
<x)leman of San Bernardino; a 
:vistar, Mrs. Sharon Dianne Mc- 
Gnanalian of Fontana and sever- 
H-l aunts, uncles and cousins. 

■Funeral arrangements were by 
Halo-rest Mortuary, Bakersfielu. 



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Thursday 
July 23, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 30, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 30, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Services for 
Pioneer Clyde 
R, Zuck Today 

Graveside- services will be held) 
at 10* a-.rm today. (July 23), Liv the 
olit section of rhe Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery So. r 
'tang-time- resident Clyde R'oy 
Zuck, 79', who succumbed. July 19' 
■at his Bodfish home. 

Zuck was born Sept. H. 189 L. 
in Columbus. Kans.. and 1 moved 1 
no Havilah at the age oE 19'. l'it 
his early years he Worked' oil 
ranches in the South Fork, and 1 
later in gold mines in. Havilah; 
and other areas of California,. 
Arizona, Nevada, Oregon a nd 1 
Washington. 

He Is a World War [ veteran 
and bad resided in Bodfish the- 
past 30 years. 

He is survived by two sisters,. 
Edith Tibbetts of Lake Isabella 
and Lola Hilton of Victorville: 
four nephews. Louis and Norman 
Tibbetts of Lake Isabella, Arthur 
Allen of Long Beach and Albert 
Zuck of Arizona; a niece Sandra 
Zuck of Arizona a n d an aunt, 
Evalena Moore of Bodfish. 

Services were under the aus- 
pices of (he Veterans of Foreign 
Wars Post 7665. Arrangements 
were by Valley Mortuary of 
Lake Isabella. 



Harry Mallory 
of Cane Brake 
Passes at 78 

Harry L. Mallory, one of the 
South Fork's best known resi- 
dents, died Friday (July 24) in 
Kern Valley Hospital. He was 78. 

He founded the unique Mnllory 
Ranch east of Cane Brake in ihc 
early forties and gathered there 
over the years a remarkable 
assemblage of structures, equip- 
ment, furnishings and designs 
skillfully fashioned "in-;he- 
round." 

Buildings, rooms, a fireplace, 
'mattresses, furniture and land- 
scaping were crafted in the cir- 
cular theme. 

He was regarded as an incom- 
parable welder. He sold or hand- 
crafted hundreds of objects ot 
used or new metal. 

Mr. Mallory first came to Cal- 
ifornia in 1934. He was born in 
Ashland, Nebr. 

His services were held Tues- 
day (July 2!!) at Hillcrest Chapel, 
Bakensfield, with interment fol- 
lowing in Hillcrest Memorial 
Park. Rev. Bryan Wilber of the 
Weldon Community Methodist 
Church officiated. 

He is survived by his w i f e, 
Francos; two sons, Bud and Ray, 
both of Onyx; a sister, Mrs. 
May Teadke of Oregon; and six 
grandchildren. 

Pallbearers at the services 
were Art Knoy, George Maga- 
rell, Jack Henslee, Jim Fair, 
Orian CamipbeU & Gene Young. 
Honorary palLbearers were 
Bill Graham, Tim Witt, Bob 
Pruitt, Jack Bright and Norm 
Hylton. 



Services for 
Emma Pettit, 
Lake Isabella 

Emma B. Pettit, 93, a Kem 
Valley resident the past nine 
years, died July 21 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. She lived at 262 i 
Lucerne Way, Lake Isabella. 

Services were held July 24 at 
Hillcrest Chapel, Bakersfield, 
with interment following at Hill- 
crest Memorial Park. Rev. Dale 
Brown of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella offic- 
iated. 

Mrs. Pettit was born Feb. 4, 
1877, in Orange. 

She is survived by a daughter, 
Mrs. Ethel Kerr of the same 
address, Lake Isabella; a grand- 
son, Walter Perrin Jr. of Gra- 
nada Hills; two great grandsons, 
Robert Perrin of Blaine, Wash., 
and Ronald Perrin of Saugus, 
and a great great grand faugh- ., 
ter, Tammy Perrin of Saugus. li. 



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31 



Thursday 
Aug. 6, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Aug. 13, 

OBITUARY 



1970 






'W^' 



r^ervg^- 



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ctvS 



.' - :rBffi'el~Na<line T)6ter;" 52t- of ffi'e " 
-Jlarseri -Tract-in -the: South-Fork; 
'died Ifol lowing: a-' long . illness ,Sim- ' 
"day (Aug, .2) -at/ Kern- '-'Valley . 

^^spN-"':;;^:.'-.:^''^^'''.;: ?* 

•"« Services- were held yesterday 
•■ morning-ait the-Valley-Mortuary ' 

Chapel fa- Lake Isabella, witlvuv ' 
,"~terment . following ... -at ' the; Kern ' 

River "District' Cemetery/ Kern- J 
. viUc'Rey. -Date. Brown of t.h e 
• First Baptist- Church of'Lake 
-Isabella officiated.- ■''': ''• ; "- -' 
..• She had moved i backU' to the . 
J-Kern. Valley about a year ago. 
i She was born Aug. 4,. 1917, at- 
- Hazelton, Kans: . "■-:.'.*:. •*;' 
■" Mrs. Deter is survived by her 
. husband,. William; a son, Frank 
. Delzer of; Carmel; a daughter, 
"Do rcdny^7^ng^y,»---h«i>-iri6iher*'-'; 
i -SteJla -Bestf a'brotheiyBuck- El- " 

don, Co'rnetJte -of^-Lakei'Isabella; .-.; 

an<f three grandchildren.- -."Vs-'i^ ..•■' 

-.':.-.j:.l.:..//--: -'.■.;-:. <,'->'^ 



Mrs. Mina W. 
Druckmiller, 
89, Passes 

Services were conducted in 
Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday (Aug. 
8) for Mrs. Mirva W. Dru'ckmill- 
er, 89, of Wofford Heights. She 
died Aug. 5 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

She had lived in the Kern 
Valley the past year. 

Survivors are a daughter, 
Maude E. Bell of Wofford 
Heights; two sons, Kenneth 
Smith of Knoxville and J. W. 
Sni'i.;h of Long Beach; six grand- 
children, Virginia Murphy of 
China Lake, Evelyn Marell and 
Betty Walker of Tennessee, Jol- 
lert Talham of Texas, Carolyn 
Labrida of Arizona and Robert 
Smith of Long Beach; 19 great 
grandchildren and seven great 
groat garndchildren. 

Arrangements were by Green 
Lawn Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



':■> Services, iii Turlosk 

~ ;: ' •■: 'Z'x-y^*; .^''^ £C :„v.> - 

;,.>.Mrs;T''Je'rmie' : -A'-.*.Sey^€; , . : .87,vi,'''' 
^ K'erovjilje--je5ideQt_frorn--1958-- iq ■■;,-. 
)96p-.and the mother- of ..Omar. .:, 
' S. Seyle. of 'Mountain Rd:,Ke'rn ; ■"' 
ville^ died. July .24 .'in ' Turlock; ' 
where' services were' hekl ori 
July .25.'..' ':>.:''■ £.v ./ W l/j '- 

..Other survivors ^are -a daugh-. '_ 

. t'er," Angela -Came'rlo of Ben Lo^ 

i ',-mond;. a sister, Mabel -Rodekoh, - 

of Corder,:Mo., .and. a grandson,/ 

Mattie Gebelin of Fairfield. '. '/*-- 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Aug. 13, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Aug . 13 , 

OBITUARY 



1970 



Prominent Valley Leader/ 
George O'Donriell, Is Dead 



George O'Donnell, 74, of Kern- 
vulle died Aug. 6 of cancer at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. He was a 
prominent Kern River Valley 




GEORGE .O'DONNELL^v"-'- 



. civic leader and was the devcl- 
.cper of the Lazy River Lodge 
north of Kemville. 

Services were held Saturday 
"(Aug. 8) at Hillcrest Memorial 
''Chapel, Bakersfield, with intcr- 
:mcnt following at Hillcrest Me- 
;jnonia:l Park. Rev. Willard Van- 
ifossen of (he Community United 
- Methodist -Church ■ of Kemville 
officiated. 
-O'Donnell was born in Jamai- 
caj West Indies on June 22, 1896. 
After the earthquake of 1907 the 
r family moved to Canada where 
he later served in. the Canadian 
£Army during -World War I. 
J ,C.,ln_'1931 he brought his family 
-^to the United States and obtain- 
ed citizenship. He was a refrig- 
'. ! "traition engineer and sales man- 
>;&ger for Hill Refrigeration, Tren- 
.'■.ton/N.J.. until his retirement in 
'.1961. It was then they came to 
Kernvtlle permanently and fin- 
ished the Lazy River Lodge 
which he had purchased before 
' "retirement. "■'[ ' . 
.'■ He held offices in the Rotary 
Club, the Fish & Game Assoc, 
v Kemville - Chamber -of Com- 
merce, Kern River Valley Cham- 
ber of Commerce and was a di- 
rector of the Community Nation- 
al Bank. 

" Survivors are his wife, Monna 
of Kernvdle; .two" daughters, 
Mrs. Ruby Lawton of Wofford 
Heights and Mrs. Karl Stahl of 
Bakersfield; four step-children, 
Wayne Deeter of Lancaster, 
John N. Deeter of Bakersfield, 
Mrs. John Carlson of Lynnwood 
and Mrs. Ren Reynolds of Lake- 
wood; four grandchildren; two 
great grandchildren; and two 
sisters, Mrs. Hattie Sim of EI 
Cajon and Mrs. Joe Kramer of 
National City. 

Casket bearers at the services 
were Bradley Lawton, Wayne 
Lawtton, Roy Muclchi, Joe Kram- 
er, Karl Stahl and Fred Lindo. 

The family requested dona- 
tions go to the City of Hope 
Cancer Research, in lieu of 
flowers. 



Louise DeLoach, 29, 
Dies in Costa Mesa 

Louise DeLoach, 29, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl -DeLoach, 
Kernvale, - died t h i s week at 

Costa Mesa Hospital of pneu- 
monia. She was a victim of cer- 
ebral palsy. 

Funeral services -were held 
Monday (Aug. 10). in Bell Flow- 
er with interment- following in 
La Mirada. • • 



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33 



Thursday 

Aug. 20, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Aug. 27, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Sept. 3, 1970 

OBITUARY 



A. L. 'Burt' 
Deal Passes 
in Glendale 

Aimer L. "Burt" Deal. 6i of 
Hanon Ave., Lake Isabella. and 
3316 Pleasure Way, Montrose, 
died last week at the Glendale 
Adventist Hospital. 

Services were conducted Sat- 
urday (Aug. 15) at the Church 
of the Lighted Window, La Can- 
ada, with interment following j; 
Forest Lawn, Glendale. 

He was a California resident 
3. years and was an excava'inu 
contractor. 

Deal's survivors includ-.- his 
■•vile, Gertrude; a daughter, B--- 
ty Sparkuhl of La Canada: a s>>n. 

Victor V. Deal of Oklahoma City, 
Okla.; and five grandchildren. 

He was a member of the Glen- 
dale IOOF, and pallbearers wer-; 
associates of his in that lodge. 

Arrangements were by Crvp- 
pen Mortuary, La Crescenta 



Alice Headley, 
Wofford Hts., 
Passes at 85 

Mrs. Alice Hcadley, 85, of 
Jesse James Story Trailer Park, 
Wofford Heights, died Aug. 13 at 
Kern Valley Hospital of a heart 
ailment. She. had. been a Kern 
Valley resident' 8V2 years. 

Services were held Aug. 17 at 
the Chapel of the Chimes, Ingle- 
wood, with interment at Ingle- 
wood Park Cemetery. 

Mrs. Headlcy- was born in 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and lived in 
El Monte before moving here. 

She is survived by two daugh- 
ters, Eva Conkling of Wofford 
Heights, and Varilla Eastin of 
Bellflower; a son, Edward Head- 
ley of Van Nuys; four sisters, 
Ruth Wcedin, Ray West and Var- 
illia Atnip, *A\ of Trinidad, Colo., 
and Edna Reed of Lakewood, 
Colo.: four grand children and 
14 great grand children. 

Arrangements were by Utter- 
McKinley, Inglewood. 



Stroke Takes 
R. L. Cowsert, 
Wofford Hts. 

Robert L. Cowsert, 62, died 
Tuesday (Sep; 1) of a cerebral 
stroke at his home, 501 Panor- 
ama, Woflord Heights. 

Before his rctiiement here a 
year ago he was foreman of the 
plumbing department of the Mc- 
Donnel-Douglas plant, Santa 
Monica. He was an active mem- 
ber of the Douglas Rod & Gun 
Club. 

Services will be held at < h e 
graveside at 2 p.m. Friday 
(Sept. -1) at the Kern Valley 
District Cemetery. Rev. Willard 
Vanfossen of the Community 
United Methodist Church of 
Kernville will officiate. 

Cowsert was born in Hunting- 
ton Beach Feb. 9, 1908. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Claire; three sons, Larry of 
Inglewood, Donald of Hawaii and 
Allen of the U. S. Coast Guard 
at Bodago Bay; one daughter, 
Clarice llaasc of Hawthorne; and 
four sisters. F.lta Ward of Fres- 
no. Maggie Zimmerman of Fres- 
no. Emma McKay of Compion 
and Goldie Jones of Sylinar; and 
two grand children. 

Arrangements are by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Services for 
Wade H. Witt 

Services were held in Rands- 
berg Aug. 20 f„r Wade Horace 
Witt. 50. son of Mrs. Neliic G. 
Wilt of Wofford Heights a n d 
brother of James and Timothy 
Wut, both of Onyx. 

He was bom wUu . 11, 1520, 111 
Randsberg and was ihe oldest 
son of a family of HI children. 

Services were at the graveside 
with Rev. Rocknc Dahl of 
Ridgecrest officiating. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Sept. 10, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Sept. 10, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thur sda y 

Sept. 10, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Services for 
Emil Dumke, 
81, KernviNe 

Services were held yesterday 
(Sept. 9) for Emil William 
Dumke, SI, well known Kernville 
resident who died here Friday. 
He resided at 400 Sirretta Dr. 

Last rites were performed al 
Greenlawn Chapel, Bakersfield, 
by members of the International 
Order of Oddfellows. Lodge 251, 
Kernville. Interment followed at 
Greenlawn Memorial Park. 

Dumke was born in Tillida, 
Wise, on Oct. 4, 1888, and mov- 
ed to California in 1913. He first 
worked in the Kern County oil 
fields and later was park super- 
visor at Greenhorn Mountain for 
27 years. He retired in 1958. 

He was a member of the Odd- 
fellows for 48 years and went 
thru the lodge's order of chairs 
twice. He also is a member of 
the Methodist Church of Delano. 

Survivors include his wife, 
Georgia; a sister, Irma Dumke, 
and a brother, Leon, both of 
Tillida, two daughters, Mrs. 
Hazel Norfolk and Mrs Helen 
Patapoff, both of Fullerlon; 
eiglu grandchildren and seven 
great-grandchildren 

Pall bearers were Ray Kirk- 
pal nek. William Combs Wil- 
liam Klahn, Donovan Gouldin, 
A Suhrc and Ed.son Mclz 



Hubert Hurd, 

ernvilie, 
Passes at 69 

Hubert Oren Hurd, 69, of 272 
Sirretta Dr., Kernville, died Aug. 
.11 of a heart ailment in a Santa 
Monica convalescent hospital. 

Services were held Sept. 3 at 
Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. 
Rev. John Kerr of (San Fernan- 
do) Valley Baptist Church offic- 
iated. 

He moved to the Kern Valley 
on his retirement in I9(>3. Until 
then he was an owner of Trio 
Productions, a north Hollywood 
machine shop. 

Hurd was born in Tacoma, 
Wash., April G, 1901, and moved 
in 190!) to Beloit. Wise, where 
he lived until coming lo Cali- 
fornia in l!)39 

He is survived bv his wife, 
"Arne;" a daughter. Carol Ro 
berts of Monrovia, two brothers, 
Dee Hurd of Minnesota and John 
Farl Hurd of Illinois; a sister, 
Adell Ballard of Illinois; t w o 
grand children, Jacqueline Rol- 
lins of Kernville and Kimberly 
Roberts of Monrovia. 

Pall bearers were Geoffrey 
Lawcs, Carl Allred, Calvin Rob- 
erts. W. T Claunch. Frank Os- 
terman and Farl Reams 



Henry Hamilton, 
Former Santa Fe 
Railroader, Dies 

Services for Henry Olio Ham- 
ilton 63, Lake Isabella, w e r e 
held Saturday (Sept 5) at 
Greenlawn Chapel, Bakersfield. 
He died here Sept. 3. Rev. Bud 
Frye of Grace Baptist Church, 
Bakersfield, officiated, and Ma- 
sonic services were arranged by 
Bakersfield Lodge 224. 

Masonic graveside services 
also were planned in Wellington, 
Kans., Cemetery, where Hamil- 
ton was a native and a member 
of the Wellington Masonic Lodge 
150, F&AM. 

Survivors include his wife. 
Nellie; four sons. Robert of Lake 
Isabella. Marvin and Don of San 
Jose and Jack of Taft; two 
daughters, Elaine Houor of 
Glennville and Ku-en Murillo of 
Bakersfield. a brother, James V. 
of Washington: 15 grandchildren, 
and a great grandchild. 



Services for Mother 
of Mrs. McDonald 

Mrs. Maude Lodena Jackson, 
81, mother of Mrs. Salena Mc- 
Donald. Wofford Heights, died 
Sept. 2 in a Chowchilla hospital. 
Services were held Saturday 
(Se.pt. 5) in Chowchilla. Also 
among her survivors is a grand 
-daughter, Mrs. Lee Christopher, 
Wofford Heights. 



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35 



Thursday 

Sept. 17, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Sept. 17, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Sept. 17, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Wm. Ted Link, 
64, Wofford 
Hts., Passes 

William Ted Link, 64, retired 
operator of the Lake Isabella 
dam for the Corps of Engineers, 
died Sept. 9 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. He resided a' 125 Lake- 
view Dr , Wofford Heights 

Services were held Saturday 
(Sept. 12) a: the Valley Mortu- 
ary Chapel, Lake Isabella, with 
interment following at the Kern 
Valley District Cemetery. Ma- 
sonic rites were conducted with 
Charles Ackerman officiating. 

Link was bom in Pendleton, 
S.C., on Jan. 29, I90(i. 

He i.s survive*! by his wife. 
Nellie; a son, Boy.'u I Link of 
Stockton; a brother, l.'.r! Link ul 
Colusa; and four sisters, Addy 
Link of Abbeville. S (J . Janic 
Mullikin of Pendleton, S C. Eva 
Walker of Anderson, S ('.; a n d 
Ruth Massey of ' iberty. S.C. 



J. W. Horron, 71, 
Retired Driller, 
Buried in Del Mar 

Joseph W. Horton, 71, retired 
oil well driller who resided in 
Lake Isabella the past year, died 
Sept. 9 at the West Side Hospital, 
Taft, of natural causes. 

Graveside services were held 
Saturday (Sept. 12) at El Camino 
Memorial Park, Del Mar. Frater- 
nal rites were conducted by a 
Veterans of Foreign Wars post. 

He was born in Gorman, Tex- 
as, on Sept. 25, 1899. He worked 
for Santa Fe Drilling Co. at 
many oil fields in the United 
States and overseas. 

Horton is survived by a daugh- 
ter, Betty Brunser of Tucson, 
Ariz.; two sisters, Beatrice 
Johnson of Denver, Colo., and 
Bertha Porter of Phoenix, Ariz.; 
a brother, M. G. Horton of So- 
lana Beach; and one grandchild 

Arrangements were by T a f i 
Funeral Home. 



Services for 
Helen Palmer, 
64, Isabella 

Helen Maria Palmer, 64, retir- 
ed nurse who was formerly on 
the staff at St. Mary's Hospital, 
Seaside, died Sunday (Sept. 13.) 
She resided at 2100 Kern St., 
Lake Isabella. 

Services were held yesterday 
(Sept. 16) at the Valley Mortu- 
ary Chapel, Lake Isabella. In- 
terment followed at the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. 
Rev. William Kellner of the 
Church of the Nazarene, Lake 
Isabella .officiated. 

She was born in Roanoke, Va., 
on Dec. 15, 1905. 

Mrs. Palmer is survived by 
her husband, Lloyd. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Sep t . 24 , 

OBITUARY 



1970 



Thursday 

Sept. 24, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Sept. 24, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Harry Reed, 
59, Wofford 
Hts., Dies 

Harry Raymond Reed, 59, Wof- 
ford Heights, died Saturday 
(Sept. 19) in the Kern Valley 
Hospital. Christian Science ser- 
vice was held Tuesday at t h e 
Valley Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 
Interment was at the Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. 

Reed was born on Mar 1 
1911, in Paris, 111. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Izetta; a son. Norman Satany 
of Manhattan Beach, two daugh- 
ters, Penny Moore and Kathleen 
Issacs. both of Santa Monica; a 
brother, Ivan Reed of Parsons, 
Kan.; a sister, Hazel Cristweli 
of Parsons, Kan.; six grandchild- 
ren and one great-grandchild. 

Pallbearers were John S. 
Issacs, Walter Simpson, Ray 
Leon, Fred Dodds, Jack Alberg 
and Lester Tietgen. 



Albert Bell, 
78, Wofford 
Hts., Passes 

Graveside services were held 
Monday (Sept. 21) at the Kern 
River Valley District Cemeterv 
for Albert Bell, 78, of Wofford 
Heights. He died Sept. 17 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He was born Feb 26, 1892, in 
Missouri. 

Bell is survived by his wife, 
Pl'.ala; a son, Harvey Bell; two 
daughters, Ruby Galloway and 
Elsie Vaughn, a brother. Wil- 
liam Bell, two sisters. Retha 
Marr and Edith Bell, six grand- 
children and one great-grand- 
child. 

Officiating at the services 
was Rev. Dale Brown of the 
First Baptist Church of L a k e 
Isabella Arrangements were by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Services for 
F. G. Bouton, 
Lake Isabella 

Franklin Grinstcad Bouton, S-(. 
' ake Isabella, died Sept 15 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. Grave- 
ue services at the Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery were 
held Sept. 18 with Rev. Willard 
L Vanfossen of 'the Community 
United Methodist Church of 
Kernville officiating. 

Prior to his retirement he was 
a bookkeeper for B & M Con- 
struction Co., Illinois. He was a 
resident of the Kern Valley the 
past eight years. He was born 
in 1885 in Illinois. 

Survivors are a daughter. 
Grace Sparks of Fresno; a son, 
Edward Bouton of Los Angeles, 
three sisters, Lucile Bryan of 
Lake Isabella, Marjorie String- 
er of Santa Paula and Grace 
Hawkins of Oklahoma; and a 
brother, Edgar Bouton of Okla- 
homa. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Death Takes 
Cliff Brown, 
69, Isabella 

Clifford Brown. 6>>. Lake Isa- 
bella, d.ed Sept Iti at Physic 
ians' Hospital, Bakersfield, of 
cancer 

Son-ices were held Sept 1!) at 
Hillcrest Chapel & Memorial 
Park. Bakersficld. Rev. Kenneth 
Adams of the First Methodist 
Church of Bakersfield officiated. 

He was a prominent member 
of the 55 Plus Club, the Belles & 
Beaus dance club and the Senior 
Citizens of Lake Isabella and 
Oildale. 

His wife, Mabel; had been in 
a Bakersfield hospital more than 
six weeks recovering from a ma- 
jor heart attack. She was releas- 
ed to attend the services and 
since has been moved to New- 
port Harbor Convalescent Hos- 
pital, 1555 Superior, Newport 
Beach, where a daughter resides. 
Brawn was bom in Howarden. 
la., and lived in California 45 
years. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Mabel; two daughters, Mrs. 
Irene Robertson of Corona del 
Mar and Mrs Geraldine Gorman 
of Newport Beach; a son. Jack 
Lloyd of La Habra, 11 grand- 
children and three great-grand- 
children. 

Tulare County Deputy Johnny 
McNally and six Johnsondale 
men effected his rescue. The 
Johnsondale nun are Vearl 
Chapin Steve Slalcy, John Ev- 
ans. Butch Barnes, Marlin Davis 
and Bobby Clark. 

Dow was rushed to Kern Val- 
ley Hospital for emergency treat- 
ment by Bonn's Ambulance Ser- 
vice and later transferred to 
Holy Cross Hospital, San Fer- 
nando. 



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37 



Thursday 
Oct. 15, 

OBITUARY 



1970 



Thursday 

Oct. 15, 

OBITUARY 



1970 



Services for 
Mrs. Barbara 
L. Hammons 

Mrs Barbara L, Hammons, 
63. of Morro Bay, died Oct. t> 
in Kernville at the Sierra Way 
home of her brother, John 
Gob-ler, and family. 

Private services were held 
Oct. 10 at the Community Unit- 
ed Me-fiodist Church of Kern- 
ville. Rev. Willard Vanfosscn 
officiated. Intermcru was at 
rhc K'cm Valley District Cem- 
etery. 

Mrs. Hammons was born in 
Thcil River Falls, Minn., on 
Jan. 1, 1907. She graduated 
from rhc University of Minne- 
so:a in 1024 Before retiring in 
l^Sfi she operated a medical 
laboratory in Baktrsficld and 
was active in the medical pro- 
fession. 

She is survived 
cr. John Oohler; 
Eric and Friz 
nieces. Barbara 
Gretchen Hayes. 

Pall hearers were Beverly 
Roinnson Jr., Marvin Powers, 
John Burlando, Dave Manin 
and William Joughin. 

Mrs. Hammons requested 
any remembrance be forwarded 
to i he Barbara Hammons Schol- 
arship Fund, Cal Poly. San Luis 
Obi?po, in lieu of flowers. 



her bro-th- 

l\vo nephews. 

Goblcr; two 

Ma'rtin and 



F. E. Fowler 
of Kernville, 
Passes at 67 

Frank Eugene Fowler. 67. 
North Fork frailer Park. Kern- 
ville. died Oct. 3 in the K e r n 
Valley Hospital. He was cre- 
mated Oct. 6. 

He was a retired U. S Forest 
Service employee and was well 
known in the Kern Valley and 
Jchnsondale areas. 

Fowler was born in Pomona. 
He lived in Kernville the past 
diree years. 

Survivors included his wife, 
Carmen; a son, Richard Fowl- 
er of Porterville; and a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Donna Watke of Reno. 
Nev. 

Arrangements were by 
Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mort- 
uary, Bakersfield. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Oct. 22, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Oct. 22, 1970 

OBITUARY 



W. Bowman, 
75, Wofford 
Heights, Dead 

Willie Lloyd Bowman, 75, an 
eleven-year resident of Wofford 
Heights, died Monday (Oct. 19) 
at Memorial Hospital, Bakers- 
field. 

Graveside services will be 
held today (Oct. 22) at 1 p.m. 
at thr Kern River Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery. Rev Dale 
Brown of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella will 
officiaie. 

Bowman owned and operated 
a Long Beach automotive re- 
pair shop for many years before 
retiring to Wofford Heights in 
1959. He was born in Norman, 
Okla., July 27, 1895. and lived ill 
California 50 years. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Birdie; two sons, Hal lis Ber- 
trand of Bakersficld and Hal 
Bertrand of Long Beach; a 
daughter, Claire King, formerly 
of Taft but now of Wofford 
Heights; eight grandchildren 
and seven great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are by Valley 
Montuary. 



Heart Attack 
Takes Dr. W 
A. Swift, 57 

Services were held Oct. 12 in 
Lancaster for Dr. Wesley A. 
Swift, 57. of 9 Pine St., Wofford 
Heights, often called the "Des- 
ert Minister." He died Oct. 8th 
of a heart attack. He was well 
known as a conservative leader 
and minister. 

Dr. Swift, began his active 
ministry in 1934 in Randsburg 
and founded the Church of Jesus 
Chnist, Christian, in 1935 in 
Lancaster. For many years he 
conducted regularly scheduled 
services in Los Angeles, San 
Francisco, Oakland, Stockton, 
Merced and Riverside in addi- 
tion to Lancaster. He also con- 
ducted a recorded "tape minis- 
try" that reached every Chris- 
tian nation. 

■ He moved to Wofford Heights 
three months ago. 

He is survived by his wife. 

Lorraine; a son, Richard F. 

.Swift, of Wofford Heights; two 

_ daughters. Joan Nielsen and 

Linda Miller of Lancaster; 12 

grandchildren, and his father, 

Rev. Richard C. Swift, retired 

Arrangements were by Mum- 

aw Funeral Home, Lancaster. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



39 



Thursday 

Oct. 29, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Oct. 29, 

OBITUARY 



1970 



E. A. Eberle, 
74, Retired 
Rancher, Dead 

Edward A. Eberle, 74, retired 
Antelope Valley rancher who 
resided in Lake Isabella, died 
Oot. 22 Ln a Bakersfield hospital. 

Catholic services were held 
Monday (Oct. 26) at Hillcrest 
Mortuary Chapel, Bakersfield, 
with interment following at Hill- 
orest Memorial Park. 

Eberle was born in St. Jo- 
seph's Hills, lad., and for 43 
years was a prominent Antelope 
Valley alfalfa, poultry and cat- 
tle rancher before retiring to 
the Kern Valley five years ago. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Blanche; a son, Raymond 
of .Santa Clara; a daughter, 
Blanche Hall of Covana; a sis- 
ter, Mrs. Lena Bdhn of Louis- 
ville, Ky.; a brother, Frank 
Eberle of Albany, Ind.; two 
haM -brothers, Lawrence Eberle 
and Herman Eberle of Floyd 
Knobs, Ind., and eight grand- 
children. 



C C. Harmon 
1 8, Ex-KVHS 
Student, Dead 

An 18-year-old former Kern 
Valley High School student, 
Charles C. Harmon, died of can- 
cer Oct. 20 at Kern General 
Hospital. He is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward Harmon, 8905 
Pioneer Dr., Bakersfield. The 
father is a former SUN em- 
ployee. 

Services were held Saturday 
(Oct. 24) at Hillcrest Memorial 
Park & Mortuary, Bakersfield. 
Rev. Lewis Ashmore officiated. 

Young Harmon also attended 
Foothill High School in Bakers- 
field where he was active in the 
Foresteen Club. He was born in 
Los Angeles. 

Survivors, besides his parents, 
are a brother, James; and 
grandmothers, Mrs. Garnet Har- 
mon of Bakersfield and Mrs. 
Mary Cutter of Los Angeles. 



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Nov. 19, 1 9 7 (J 

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Services for 
Anna Murray, 
86, Bodfish 

Mrs. Anna Lee Murray, 86, of 
221 Elk Dr., Bodfish, died Mon- 
day (Nov. 16) in Kern Valley 
Hospital. She was a Kern Val- 
ley , resident the past 2'/2 years 
and had lived in California 38 
years. 

She was born Mar. 5, 1884, in 
Palestine, Tex. 

Graveside services were held 
Wednesday at the Kern River 
VaLley Dit-sri-ct Cemetery. Rev. 
Willard Vanfossen of the Com- 
munity Methodist Church of 
Kernville officiated. 

Mrs. Murray is survived by 
two daughters, Jesse Sharpe and 
Lovey Bell Spurlock, both of 
Bodfish; a son, Lewis Prouty 
«if Lone Pine; two sisters, Carrie 
Brooks of Sarah, Okla., & Essie 
Lusk of Fresno; eight grand- 
children; 23 great-grandchild- 
rent and one great-great-grand- 
child. 

Pallbearers were Guy Oakes, 
Marion Sharp, Charlie Sharp, 
Martin Kevitt, Bob Bradford 
and Luther Sharpe. . 

Arrangements were by> Valley 
Mortuary. 



Services for 
E.W.Johnson, 
Early Settler 

Services were held Monday 
(Nov. 1C) for Ellsworth Whitten 
Johnson, 77, Bakersfield, vet- 
eran Kem County restaurateur 
and one - time Kernville and 
Onyx cowboy. 

He also was a teamster on 
the Bodfish-Caliente Rd. before 
the Kern Canyon road was con- 
structed. 

Johnson died Friday in a Bak- 
ersfield hospital. 

Dr. John A. Lavender of the 
Firrt Baptist Church. Bakers- 
field, officiated. Services and 
interment were held at Green- 
lawn Chapel and Memorial 
Park, Bakersfield. 

He married Etta Powers of 
the South Fork pioneer family in 
1917 and homesteaded, near 
•Nine-Mile Canyon.- -. • f 

The Johnsons later owned and 
operated a Taft service station 
and drive-in restaurants in Bak- 
ersfield and Arvin. 

Survivors include his wife, 
Ena; a son, Lloyd E. Johnson of 
Bakersfield; a sister, Georgia 
Hanges of San Jose; a brother, 
Grover Johnson of Berkeley; 
■ two grandsons and a great- 
grandaughter. 



Mrs. Grace 

McCIintock, 
94, Passes 

Mrs. Grace Ann McCIintock, 
94, well known resident of Onyx 
for the past 14 years, died Mon- 
day (Nov. IB) at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

Services were conducted Wed- 
nesday at the Weldon Commun- 
ity Methodist Church. Rev. Bry- 
an R. Wilber officiated. 

Interment will be at Pontiac 
Southside Cemetery,- Pontiac, 111. 

Mrs. McCIintock was bom 
Dec. 22, 1875, in Pontiac. She 
was a resident of Whitner 36 
years before moving to Onyx. 

Survivors include a daughter, 
Mrs. Orian Campbell; a grand- 
daughter. Mrs. Timothy Witt; 
and two great-grandsons, Steph- 
en and Stuart Witt, all of Onyx. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Nov. 19, 

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1970 



Mrs. Verna 

Mae Jensen, 
85, Passes 



Mrs. Vt nin Mae Jensen, K), 
phinvinviM tortjHimt' resident r>f 
Bodfish, died Nov. 1] in a BaV 
crsfield hospital. She was Boil- 
fish postmistress for m any 
years and operated the Bodffeh 
Genera! Store for 42 years. 

Services were held Saturday 
a; the First Baptist Church cm 
Lake Isabella. Rev. Cos Boh<*i 
of the Firs; Southern Baptist 
Church of Kernville officiated 
along with members of Kern 
v;lle Rcbckah Lodge 365. Privat.- 
irtterment followed a; Union 
Cemetery Mausoleum. Bakerv 
ficld. 

She \ias a member of Kern- 
ville Rcbckah Lodge 365. She 
was bom in Nova Scotia a n it 
lived in Kern County -14 year:, 

Survivors include two sons. 
Clayton Landry of Bodfish an<l 
Dr. Bruce V. Landrv of San 
Jose; a sister, Anive MacDonald 
ot Canada; and several grand 
children. 



Hans Jepsen, 
Squirrel Mr. 
Valley, Dead 

Hans Rudolph Jepsen, 69, of 
Pinewood Rd.. Squirrel Moun- 
tain Valley, died Nov. 14 in Me- 
morial Hospital, Bakersfield. 

Services were private. His re- 
mains were cremated and will 
be scattered at sea. 

Jepsen was a Pacific Tele- 
phone PBX repairman in North 
Hollywood for 42 years before 
retiring here nine years ago. He 
was born in Denmark and re- 
sided in California 64 years. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Clista; three daughters, Mrs! 
Elaine Hill of Fresno, Mrs. 
Betty Kendall of El Cajon and 
Mrs. Jerry Barker of Chandler, 
Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Jo- 
hanne Berg of Santa Susanna, 
Mrs. Kitty French of Banning 
and Mrs. Grethe Varner of 
Campo; and 12 grandchildren. 
Arrangements were by Hill- 
crest Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



Services for 
Ethel See, 77 

Services in Illinois were held 
recently for Mrs. Ethel See, 75, 
a resident at the Lakeview 
Guest Home, Wofford Heights, 
for the past three years. Prior 
to her coming to the Kern Val- 
ley she lived in Ridgecrest. 

Among the survivors are two 

sons, Alvir* C See of Ridgecrest 
and Marvin C See of San Diego, 
in addition to" brothers and sis- 
ters ir. Illinois. 

Arrangements were by Lyon*. . 
Mortuary, Ridgecrest 



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Thursday 

Nov. 26, 1970 

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Nov. 26, 1970 

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Nov. 26, 1970 

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Maker, Dead 



Lewis W. Sargent, G7, recent 
Kernville resident and former 
manufacturer of Spindoo fishing 
lures, died Friday (Nov. 20) in 
Hollywood West Hospital, Holly- 
wood. He had been in failing 
health several months. 

Graveside services were held 
Monday (Nov. 23) at Pierce 
Bros. Valhalla Memorial Park, 
Burba iik. Rev. Ernest Pipes of 
the Unitarian Church, Holly- 
wood, officiated. 

Sargent was a veteran casting 
director for motion picture pro- 
duction companies in Hollywood 
before moving to the Kern River 
Valley At one time he was on 
I he staff at Camp Owen, the 
Kern. County probation facility 
for ■jliveniles. 

He married Emma Hill in 
Aug 25, and they resided in the 
Los Angeles area at 102(17 Wood- 
man, Mii->ion Hills. 

His survivors include h i s 
wife; five brothers. Charles of 
Kernville, Daniel, William, Ed- 
ward and Robert; and six sis- 
ters, all of California. 



Mrs. Meriem Primeau, 50, 
Of Ewing's, Dies Suddenly 



Mrs. Meriem Francis Prim- 
eau, 50. co-owner with her hus- 
band Don of Ewing's on the Kern 
rortauran: in Kernville, died 
suddenly a; her home Tuesday 
(Nov. 24.) 

She was found on the floor of 
their Kernville residence at 
Grove Park Way by her husband 
at 12:30 neon. Immediate resus- 
ci'ation efforts by firemen from 
the Kern County Fire Dept. 
proved unsuccessful. 

She was pronounced dead a; 
the offices of Dr. John Harris, 



Wofford Heights. An autopsy 
will be performed at Kern Gen- 
eral Hoi'-pltal to determine the 
cause of death. 

The date and time of funeral 
services were pending when the 
SUN went to press Tuesday 
night. Arrangements I're by 
Valley Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 
Interment will be at the Kern 
River Valley Disinc: Cemetery. 

Ewing's on the Kern will be 
closed temporarily, and tenta- 
tive plans are to reopen for bus- 
iness at noon Saturday (Nov. 28.) 



Claire King, 
54, Wofford 
His., Passes 

Mrs. Claire Louise King, 54, 
(•f Rock Haven Trailer Park, 
Wofford Heights, died Nov. IS at 
Kern Valley Hospital, She was 
a nr bookkeeper who had 

beet » staffs of Dr. Robert 

Wol. .| Dr W. Donnelly. 

Her , other, Willie Lloyd Bow- 
man, 75, Wofford Heights, a re- 
tired Long Beach auto shop 
owner-manager, died Oct. 19 in 
a Bakersfield hospital. 

Services for Mrs. King were 
held Friday (Nov 20) at grave- 
side at the Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. Rev. Rich- 
ard Mangess of the Foursquare 
Gospel Church, Wofford He.ghts, 
officiated. 

She was an active member of 
the Bakersfield Eastern Star 
Knd was born in Salinas on 
Feb. 8, 1916. 

Survivors include her mother, 
Birdie Bowman of Wofford 
Heights; tw'o sons, Marvin King 
of Wofford Heights and John L. 
King of Bakersfield; a daughter, 
Deanna Watts of Taft; two 
brothers, Ho'lis Bertrand of 
Bakersfield and Harold Ber- 
trand of Long Beach; and five 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



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Thursday 
Dec. 3, 1970 

OBITUARY 



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Dec. 3, L970 

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Thursday 
Dec. 3,' 1970 

OBITUARY 



Mrs. Veva 
Carmichael, 
71, Passes 

Mrs. Veva Carmichael,. 71, 
of Palas Ranch Trailer. Park; 
Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isa- 
bella, died Saturday (Nov. 28).. 
ait Kern Valley Hospital. . 

Services were held Monday 
(Nov.' 30) at Valley Mortuary 
Cl>apel, Lake Isabella. Inter- 
ment was at Kern River VaJlay 
District Cemetery. Rev. Willard 
VarJossen of the Kemville Meth- 
odist Church officiated. 

Mrs. Carmichael moved, to the 
Kern Valley 2'/i years ago from 
Glendale. She was born Oct. 9, 
1899, in New Boston. Tex. 

Survivors are her husband. S. 
E. Carmichael; a daughter. 
Mrs.-Be«y Jo McBroom of Glen- 
dale; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Cliaun- 
cey-of San Fernando; her father. 
Harold Willyard of Lake Isabel- 
la; two grandchildren and three 
great-grandchildren. 

Services for 
John Woods, 
88, Mt. Mesa 

John Crews Woods, 83, of 
Park Ave., Mountain Mesa, died 
Tuesday (Dec.-l) at the K e t n 
Valley Hospital. 

Graveside services will be at 
1 p.m. Friday (Dec. 4) at the 
Kern River Valley District Cem- 
etery. Rev. Willard Vanfossen 
of t n e Kernville Methodist 
Church •will officiate. 

Woods moved to the Kern Val- 
ley Oct. 9 from the Los Angeles 
area. Prior to his retirement he 
was a hospital attendant at Ven- 
ita State Hospital, Okla. 

He is survived by a daughter, 
Mrs. Lila Stickley of Mountain 
Mesa; one grandchild and three 
■great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Services for 
Mrs. Menem 
Primeau, 50 



Last rites were conducted Sat- 

•'-iirday (Nov. 28) for Mrs. Mer- 

^teiri' Frances Priinea-u-. 50, co- 

. owner .with- her husband' of 
"IZ'Wing's on the Kern rastaur- 

,(int, : .Kern.vUre. She died Nov. 2-1 

' «if a heart attack at her Park 

Grove Way home in Kernville. 

Services were held at Valley 

-Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, 
ivith interment' at Kent River 
Valley District Cemetery. Rev. 
Willard Vanfossen of the-Kern- 
•„ville ■ Methodist Clmrch offic- 
ii ated. 

. .Survivors include her hus- 
band, ■ Don; a son, Robert E. 
Clement, of Saugus; a UroUier. 

\ <Major Gene Young of the U. S. 
Air Force and Palm Springs; a 

v .sister, Mrs. Patricia Monson of 
•Seattle; and tliree step-daught- 

i <-.ts. '. Sherry Akiona- of Kona, 
tCtawaii, Celeste Primeau . of 

' Hollywood and Jeannine Prim- 

^ <iau of- Kemville. 

r- - Pallbearers were Dale Auld, 
William Chappell,. -John Craw- 

r ford", Kenneth Hed. Clint James 
mid 1 ' Floyd Murphy. 



Services for 
Fred Woosley, 
67, Kernville 

Services were held Monday 
(Nov. 28) for Fred W. Woosley. 
07, of 340 Durwood St.. Kernville, 
at .Rose Hills Chapel and -Mem- 
orial . Park, Whrttier. He died 
Nov. 23 in a Bakersfield Hos- 
pital, ' ; 

He was a four-year resident 
of Kernville and was associated 
wit'i the Kernville Chamber of 
Commerce. In Long Beach he 
was a meinher of Monte Visia 
(Lodge 655. Free & Accepted 
Masons. He was born in Arkan- 
sas. 

Woosley is survived by his 
w.ife, Clomer; a son, Harry of 
Kemville; tliree brothers, J i m 
nnd Charlie of Coy, Ark., and 
Delbert of Bayshore, N.Y.: 
{hree sisters. Mrs. Jewel Chris- 
it-ine of Helen. Ark.. Mrs. Millie 
Trotter of Lake Village. Ark.. 
mid Mynrie Woosley of England. 
Ark.; and a grandson. 

Arrangements were by Hill- 
crest Mortuary. Bakersfield. 



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Thu r sda y 
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Thursday 
Dec. 3, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Ernest Martin, 
Club Head, D 

Enoch Ernest Martin 73 
prominent and popular presi- 
dent of the Lake Isabella 55 
<rius Club, died Monday (Nov. 
30) in Fresno. His home was at 
Pmcwood Dr.. Wofford Heights 
Masomc services will be held 
at I p.m. today (Dec. 3) at Hill- 
crest Chapel, Bakersfield In- 
terment will follow at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park. 

He was a member of Kern 
River Valley Masonic Lodge 
827, the Order of the Eastern 
Star of Columbus, Kans., and 
the Order or Scottish Rites of 
Ft. Scott, Kans. 

For many years Martin ivas 
a carpenter foreman for a Los 
Ajigeles area construction com- 



73, 55 Plus 
ies in Fresno 

pany. Later he was a member 
ol the maintenance staff of R.' 
dondo Beach High School. In re- 
cent years in the Kern Valley 
he was a locksmith. 

Survivors include his wife 
Hortcn.sc; two (laughters, Mar' 
garet Dunkin of Lomita an-' 
Marcelene N.chols of Fresno 
three sisters, Edna Short of Sa 
lem, Mo., Norma Els of St. Lou 
's, Ma., and Lola Kellehcr (if 
San Jose; two brothers, Williajri 
Marfin of Quincy and Arthur 
Martin of Salem, Mo.; t h re . 
grandchildren and three great 
grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Richard 
Bartholorne, Albert L. Car'l, 

Eugene Lane, C. Ernest Mi(. 
chell, Ivan Stuart and Robert 
(Bo) Williams. 



Services for 
O. J. Herrell, 
59, Bodfish 

Orville J. HerreJI, 59, retired 
Phelps-Dodge Corp. heat-treater 
of 26 Gary St.. Bodfish. died 
Nov. 26 in the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. 

Services were held yesterday 
(Dec. 2) at Hillcrest Chapel, 
Bakersfield, with interment at 
Hillcrest Memorial Park. Rev. 
Dale Brown of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella offic- 
iated. 

Henrell was born Sept. 4, 1911, 
in Shawnee, Okla. He lived in 
California 48 years. 

Survivors include his wife, 
Arma; two daughters, Dorothy 
Harbour of Washington state 
and Patricia Wickham of Car- 
bon Canyon; two sisters, Delia 

Castleberry of Los Angeles and 
Rosa Domas of Wilmington; 
two nieces, Margaret Bobbit of 
Maywood and Gladys Hambly of 
Los Angeles. 

Pallbearers were John Robin- 
son and Henshel Roark. 



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Dec. 10, 1970 

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Dec. 10, 1970 

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Dec. 10, 

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19 70 



Arthur Swenson, 
70, of Bodfish, 
Is Heart Victim 

Arthur William Swenson, 70, 
of 119 Elk St., Bodfish, died sud- 
denly Dec. 4 in Kern Valley 
Hospital as a result of a heart 
attack. He was a resident of 
Bodfish seven years and before 
retirement owned and operated 
a Van Nuys machine shop. 

Services were held Monday 
(Dec. 7) at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella. Inter- 
ment was ait. the Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. Rev. 
Dale Brown of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella offic- 
iated. 

Swenison was born in Rock- 
ford. III., in 1900. He wa s a 

memher here of the Isabella 
Lake 55 Plus Club. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Oneida (Peggy); a brother, Carl 
Swenson of Ontario; a sister, 
Ethel Swen'son of South Gate; 
and several nephews and nieces. 
Pallbearers were James 
Brown, LeRoy Wilcox, John 
Barney, Carl Leonard, Ivan 
Stuart and Vern Spyker. 



Funeral Services 
For John R. Elam, 
69, of Bodfish 

Services at Hillcrest Mortu- 
ary Chapel were held Monday 
(Dec. 7) for John R. Elam, 69, 
of Bodfish, who died Dec. 3 in a 
Bakersfield Hospital. Interment 
was at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Rev. Mason Moore of the First 
Church of Religious Science, 
Bakersfield, officiated. 

He was a California resident 
for 45 years and was born in 
Robertson County, Tenn. In Ven- 
tura he was a member of Poin- 
set'tia Masonic Lodge 633. 

His survivors are his wife, 
Junia; a daughter, Mrs. Alene 

Brant of Bakersfield; two sons, 
Raymond of Bakersfield and 
Terry ot F.I Monte; his mother, 
Mrs. Jessie Elam of Springfield, 
Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Lena Chap- 
man of Greenbrier, Tenn.; and 
six grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Herbert 
Brand, Lloyd Collins, Bill Hill, 
Byron Peale, Frank Newell and 
Paul Hopengarner. 

Memorials may be made to 
the American Cancer Society. 



Trona Rites for 
William C. Yule, 
81, of Isabella 

William Colon Yule, 81, a res- 
ident of Erskine Creek Rd., Lake 
Isabella, the past two years, 
died Thanksgiving Day in Ridge- 
crast Community Hospital. 

Graveside services were held 
Nov. 1 at the Searles Valley 
Cemetery, Trona. Elks Lodge 
1975 officiated. 

Yule was a California resi- 
dent 63 years and before retire- 
ment was a oarpentar for the 
Trona Unified School District. 

He is survived by a stepson, 
James Tattersal of Pregon; a 
brother, Wilson Yule of Canada; 
four sisters, Jessie Yule, Mar- 
garet Stevenson, Alexenia Haz- 
lewood and Marjorie Enwright, 
all of Canada; and two grand- 
children. 

Lyons Mortuary, Ridgecrest, 
officiated. 



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Thursday 
Dec. 24, 

OBITUARY 



1970 



Thursday 

Dec. 24, 1970 

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Thursday 

Dec. 24, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Mrs. Dorothy 
Jean Woods 
Dead at 45 

Kern Valley residents were 
saddened this week by the 
death of well known resident, 
Mrs. Dorothy Joan Woods, 45, 
•wife of Jim Woods, assistant 
project manager for the U. S. 
Corps of Engineers at Isabella 
Lake. She died Dec. 17 at Kern 
Valley Hospital after a long 
illness. 

Rosary services were held 
Sunday (Dec. 20) at Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella, with 
Father James Murphy officiat- 
ing. Requiem Mass was held 
Monday at St. Jude's Church, 
Wofford Heights. 

Mrs. Woods had resided at 
Lake Isabella the past seven 
years. She was born July 19, 
1925, in Pittsburgh, Pa., of 
Czechloslavkjan parents and was 
oaie of nine children. She receiv- 
ed her education in Pittsburgh 
Softools. 

In 1943 she met Jim Woods in 
Pittsburgh while he was serving 
in rhe U. S. Air Force, and in 
1948 they were married in Car- 
son City, Nev. In 1963 they mov- 
ed to Lake Isabella for her hus- 
band's appointment at Isabella 
Dam. 

Mrs. Woods was active in 
church activities and commun- 
ity and school affairs. She serv- 
ed as school room mother sev- 
eral years and was an active 
worker in the Kern Valley Bronc 
Booster Club. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band, Jim, a son, Jim; two 
daughters, Darlene and Debbie: 
four sisters, Sue Bokor, Mary 
Rutney and Frances DeBor of 
Pennsylvania and Peggy Fletch- 
er of West Virginia; and one 
brother, George Milan of Mary- 
land; and several nephews and 
nieces. 

Interment was at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park, Bakersfield. 
following the Mass services 
Monday (Dec. 21.) 

Pallbearers were Vern Blount, 
George Sclviber, Roy Siebert. 
Joe Swartz, John Williams and 
Jim Young. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Services for 
Don Turnage 
Here Today 

Graveside services will be 
hold at 12 noon today (Dec. 24) 
at the Kern River Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery for Donald J. E. 
Turnage, 40, of Whiwier. He was 
murdered early Sunday morning 
at the front door of his home by 
hoodlums in what police believe 
was a case of mistaken identity. 
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph E. Tumage of the Lar- 
son Tract, pictured in the SUN 
Doc. 10 on the occasion of their 
golden wedding anniversary. 

Donald Turnage was an X-Ray 
technician and film reader for 
Haveg Industries, Santa Ft 
Springs, for the past 15 years. 

His wife, Dorothy and their 
three children, Ronald, 19, Lor- 
onda, 16, and Larry, 12, plan 
to move to Onyx at the earliest 
possible date. 

Services were also held yes- 
terday at the Chapel of Memor- 
ies, Wmittier. 

Rev. Bryan Wilber of the Wei- 
don and High Chapel Methodist 
Churches will officiate at the 
noon graveside services here to- 
day. 

Tury.age also is survived bv 
four brothers, Elija, Jr., Huey 
and Herschel, all of Whittier. 
and Travis of Huntington Beach. 



Harold LaFollette, 
Resident of Onyx, 
Is Dead at 68 

Harold LaFollette, 68, of Cy- 
press Lane, Onyx, died Monday 
tDec. 21) at Kern Valley Hos'- 
pltal. He moved to the Kern 
Valley four years ago. 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. 
today (Dec. 24) at Oakdale Me- 
morial Park, Glendora. Rev. 
Dale Brown of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella will 
officiate. 

LaFollette was born June 11, 
1902, in Iowa. 

His survivors include his wife, 
Blanche; two brothers, Paul of 
Lakepon and Dale of Loomis. 
S.D.; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy 
Hanson of Glendora and Vivian 
LaFollette of San Antonio, Tex.; 
an uncle, Connie E. Shaw of Las 
Vegas and nine nieces and 
nephews. 

Arnagnements are bv Hillcrest 
Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



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Dec, 24, 1970 

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Thursday 

Dec. 31, 1970 

OBITUARY 



Death Takes Mrs. 

"Mrs. Hazel Malcolm, 71, well 
known resident of Durwood at 
Rio Vista, Kernville, the past 
ten years, died Sunday (Dec. 20) 
at her home of a coronary 
thrombosis. 

Services were held Wednes- 
day at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel. Lake Isabella. Inter- 
ment was at Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. Rev. Willard 



Hazel Malcolm, 71 

Vanfossen of the Kernville 
Methodist Church officiated. 

Mrs. Malcolm was an. active 
club woman. She was a past 
president of the Kern V a li-ey 
Kaph Chapter of the OrdeT of 
the Golden Slipper, a member 
of the ladies' auxiliary of VFW 
Post 7665, a member of the Or- 
der of Eastern Star of Selby, 
Mont., and active in ctub af- 
fairs in Hollywood before mov- 
ing to the Kern Valley. 

She was- b o r n on Sept. 21, 
1899, in Ohio. 
: Survivors include her husband, 
Charles A. Malcolm; a sister, 
Mrs. Avery of St. Petersburg, 
Fla.; and brother-in-law and 
■ sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. 
Kenneth Malcolm of Oakland. 

Pallbearers were Robert (Bo) 
Williams, Cecil Rossback, Dale 
Yeargan, C. Ernest Mitchell, 
Dr. Charles Ackerman a n-& 
Spud Tyter. 



Hanson Jackson, 
53, Lake Isabella, 
Buried in Clovis 

VFW graveside services at 
Clovis Cemetery were held Mon- 
day (Dec. 28) for Hanson Jack- 
son, 53, of Sunset Trailer Park, 
Lake Isabella. He died of a cor- 
onary thrombosis Dec. 24. 

He was a self-employed auto 
service mechanic until his re- 
tirement a year ago. He was a 
resident of the Kern Valley 
the past 12 years and was born 
•in Eden, Tex. 

Jackson is survived by his 
wife, Brittle; his mother, Mrs. 
Maud Jackson of Oxnard; four 
sisters, Mrs. Vera Dennis of 
Lubbock, Tex., Mrs. Clara 
Nickols of Junction, Tex., Mrs. 
Wilma Diichficld of Ojai and 
Mrs. Bobbie Ruth Hembree of 
Granada Hills; and three broth- 
ers, Willis of Kernville, Dennis 
of Idaho and William of Oxnard. 



Onyx Pioneer, 
Rose Mace, Is 
Dead at 71 

Mrs. Rose Mace, 71, died 
Monday (Dec. 21) in a Bakers- 
field Hospital. She was born in 
Onyx on April 7, 1889, and lived 
there all her life. Among her 
survivors are nine children and 
50 grandchildren. 

Rosary services were held 
Tuesday at the Doughty-Cal- 
houn-O'Meara Chapel in Bakers- 
field. 

Graveside services were held 
Wednesday at Union Cemetery, 
Bakersfield. Rev. Daniel De- 
Domincis of Our Lady of Guad- 
alupe Church, Bakersfield, offic- 
iated. 

She is survived by six daugh- 
ters, Irene Miranda, Angela 



Tunga/ie. Pat Casteel and Mil- 
dred Somera, all of Tracy, Mar- 
garet Stalford of Onyx and Syl- 
via Mace of Porterville; three 
sons, William of Santa Monica 
and Nathan and Pete of Lake 
Isabella; and 50 grandchildren. 



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THE FOLLOWING ISSUES OF THE KEKN VALLEY SUN HAD NO OBITUARIES 

LISTED 

Jan. 15, 1970 

Feb. 26, 1970 

Mar. 12, 197 

May 7, 19 70 

May 14, 1970 

Oct. 1, 1970 

Oct. 8, 1970 

Nov. 5, 19 70 

Nov. 12, 1970 

Dec. 17, 1970 



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Thursday 
Jan. 7 1971 

OBITUARY 



T 1 1 u r s d a y 
Jan. 7, 1971 

OBITUAFY 



Thursday 
Jan. 7, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Services for 
Roy Jumper, 
82, Kernville 

Roy F. Jumper, 82, of 383 Bur- 
lanclo Rd., Kernville, died Dec. 
29 in a Bakersfield hospital. 

Services were held Dec. 31 at 
H Merest Mortuary, Bakersfield. 
Dr. Glenn D. Puder, of the 
First Presbytterian Church, Bak- 
ersfield. and the Wasco Masonic 
Lodge officiated. Interment was 
ait Hillcrcst Memorial Park. 

Jumper worked as a construc- 
tion engineer and road superin- 
tendent of Road District 1 in 
northern Kern County for 30 
years before retiring in 1930. 

He was a member of the 
Wasco Masonic Lodge, a past 
noble grand of t h c Kernville 
IOOF, a member of the Kern- 
ville Rebekah Lodge and he 
served as a director on the Kern 
County Fish & Game Protective 
Assoc, for 20 years. 

He was born in Riverside and 
lived in Kern County since 1906. 

Survivors include his wife, 
Delena; two sons, Everett Jump- 
er of Monterey Park and Charl- 
es Klevies of Anaheim; two 
daughters, Mrs. Paul Gustin of 
Santa Ana and Mrs. Henry Roth 
of Bakersfield, 17 grandchildren 
and 24 great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Bill Coombs, 
Kenneth Blomberg, Leland 
ScoW, A W Collins. Henry 
Roth and Donovan Gouldin. 
Honorary pallbearers were Don 
Hart. Vernon Smith, Gene 
Young and Charles Salzar, 



Last Rites Held 
for Earl William 
Hoke, Kernville 

Services for Earl William 
Hoke, M, a long-time Kernville 
resident, were held Tuesday 
(Jan. 5) at the Oddfellow Tem- 
ple, Kernville. He died Jan. 1 
in Reddling. 

Members of IOOF Lodge 251 
officiated at the services and at 
his interment in Kern Valley 
District Cemetery. 

Hoke was a U. S. Army vet- 
eran of World War I and for 11 
years was a Kern County Fire 
Dept. dispatcher in the Kern 
Valley He was born in Little 
Fails', N.Y., on Oct. 15, 1886. 

He is survived by three broth- 
ers, Harold, Otis and Ralph, all 
of New York; a niece and a 
nephew. 

In lieu of flowers the family 
n quested donations be made to 
the American Cancer Society. 
220 18th St., Bakersfield. 

Arrangements were by Mc- 
Donald's Chapel, Anderson, 
Calif. 



Reseda Services 
for Fred Kiewert, 
67, Lake Isabella 

Frederick Harry Kiewent, 67, 
of 4013 Canal St., Lake Isabella, 
died Saturday (Jan. 2) in Ridge- 
crest Community Hospital. 

Services were held Wednes- 
day at Lorenzen Mission Chapel, 
Reseda, with interment follow- 
ing at Oakwood Memorial Park, 
Chaitsworth. 

Kiewent was born in Chicago 
on Nov. 19. 1904. He lived in 
Kern County one year and his 
last occupation was as a secur- 
ity guard. 

Survivors are his wife, Marie 
K; two sons, Roy H of Canoga 
Park and Fred E. of Madrid, 
Spain; a sister, Mrs. Ai\na Abra- 
liam of Clarksburg, W. V.; two 
brothers, Edward of Chicago 
and Henry' of Lerned. Kans.: 
and nine grandchildren. 



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Thursday 

Jan. 14, 1971 

OBITUARY 



KERN VALLE 1 . SUN 

Thursday 

■ ; an. 14, 19 71 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Jan. 14, 19^1 

OBITUARY 



Rosary Services 
Fri. for Archie 
Anthony Plante 

Rosary services wi)J be held 
at 7:30 p.m. lomorrow night 
(Jan. 15) at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella, for- Arch- 
ie Anthony Plante, 79, of 237 
East Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 
He died in Wofford Heights 
Tuesday. 

Services, •will be held at Sr. 
Jude's Catholic Church at 9 a.m. 
Saturday. Father Ralph will 
officiate. Interment at Joshua 
Memorial Park, Lancaster, will 
follow. 

Plante was a retired carpen- 
tar and was born Sept. 8, 1891, 
in Dayton, Minn. 

He is survived by a son. Arch- 
ie E. Plante of Weldon; three 
daughters. Mrs. Marcelle Mc- 
Grath of Arlington, Va., Mrs. 
Darlene Donohue of Onyx and 
Mrs. Joyce Tonkshkur of De- 
troit. Mich.; and 12 grand- 
children. 



Helen V. James, 
Former Roads End 
Resident, Passes 

Grave* tie services wtre field 
r«M«(tey (Jan. i2) for Mrs, Helen 
Virginia James, 7(1, of Rom.v)Ic 
a former resident oi Road's, End 
for 20 years. She died FrJday in 
a Rosevi'Ue hospital. 

Services' were held at Greeiv 
lav.n Memorial Park, Bakers- 
fieJd. 

She had lived in California f'/i 
<() years and was a native ■"i 
Nebraska. 

Among her survivors are -a 
daughter. Virginia SiLrz of 
U'heajland; a son. D ; ck Jarr.e.', 
oi Bskersfield. and two grand 
chiJdrwi. 



Pianist Lillian 
G. Hare, 85., of 
Bodfish Passes 

Mrs. Lillian G. Hare, 85. of 
Pioneer Place. Bodfish 'Oaks, 
died Tuesday (Jan. 11!) at Kern 
Valley Hospital 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. 
Friday (Jan 15) at Highland 
Chapel, Lake Isabella, with in- 
terment following at iiern River 
Valley District Cemetery. Rev. 
Bryan Wilber will officiate. 

She was an active member of 
:hc Isabella Lake 55 Plus Club 
and an accomplished pianist. 
She was born Aug. 6, 1S85, in 
Prexty Prairie, Kans., and had 
lived in Kern County eight years 
and in California 54 years. 

Survivors include a daughter, 
Mrs. Clarice Chavira of Long 
Beach; a son, Kenneth Hate of 
NorwajSk.; a-brotaier, Frank 'Gaulv 
of Richmond. I.M.; eight .graina 
children and n ; ne great £njm<- 
chiidreci. 

Paltnearers wiJJ be LnJui 
Hou.se. William Rirtew, Walter 
Jormso.-i. Verlin Smith. Btafja 
mir. 'Stone and Emil T^ehrmgj 



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51 



Thursday 

Jan. 28, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Jan. 28, L <) 7 L 

OBITUARY 



Lost Rites Today 
For Harry R. Van 
Fossen, Isabella 

Services will be held at Vallty 
Mortuary at 11 a.m. today (Jan 
28! for Harry Raymond Van 
Fossen, SO, of Lake Isabella. He 
•died Sunday in a Bakersfieid 
convalescent home. 

Inlerment at Kern River Val- 
ley District Cemetery will fol- 
low the services Rev Willard 
Vanfossen of the KemvHle 
Methodist Church will officiate. 

Van Fossen was a deputy 
sheriff before moving 10 t h e 
Kern Valley 10 years ago He 
was born in Austin, Mo.. Feb. 
20, 1910. He was a veteran o; 
World War II 

Among his survivor? art p. 
daughter, Mrs. Marian Sco:.!. 
and a grand daughter, Julie 
Scott, both of Tarzana. 



Vincent Haralson, 
55, Dies Suddenly 

Vincent P. Haralson, 55, of 
Easkkie Creek Rd., Lake Isa- 
bella, was pronounced dead on 
arrival Sunday (Jan. 24) at 

Kern Valley Hospital 

Cause ot death was to be d« 
termined at Kern General Hos 
pital by the County Coroner. 

Services were held in Delano. 

Among his survivors is i 
brother. Marvin Haralson of 
McFarland. 



52 



tERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Feb. 4, 1071 

OBITUARY 



T h u r 5; d a y 
Feb. 4, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Feb . 4, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Services Friday 
For Mrs. Agnes 
Waugh, Bodfish 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. 
Friday (Feb. 5) at Highland 
Chapel, Lake Isabella, for Mrs. 
Agnes Vida Waugh, 62, 106 
N'ortih Dr., Bodfish, who died 
Monday at Kern Valley Hospital 
Interment at Kern Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery will follow. Rev. 
Bryan Wilber will officiate. 

She was born in 1909 in Court- 
land. NY. 

Survivors are her husband. 
Adam; daughter, Beverly Siubbs 
of Redondo Beach; four broth- 
ers. Hartley Kennedy and Wil- 
liam Waugh of New York. Fern 
Kennedy of Garden Grove, and 
Wesley Kingston; a sister. Vera 
Betteridge of Bodfish; and four 
grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Loren Bets- 
worth, John Parker, John Wogo- 
mon, LeRoy Wilcox, Walier 
Johnson and Ivan Stuart 

Arrangements are by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Graveside Rites 
for W. L. Lawson 

Graveside services were held 
Wednesday (Feb. 3) for Walter 
I. Lawsoil. 75. of -10 Pioneer PL 
Bodfish Oaks. He died Jan 31 
it Kern Valley Hospital. Rev 
IVjIlard Vanfossen offiicated. 

Lav., son is survived by h i s 
wife. Bea; a daughter. June 
Young, two sisters. Delia 
Wright and Lurer.a Scott; and 
two sons. John and James j|l 
<-.f NVa York 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary 



Last Rites Held 
for Lloyd Keith, 
70, Lake Isabella 

Graveside services in Ingle- 
wood were held Tuesday (Feb 
2) for Lloyd W. Keith. 70, of 
Lake Isabella, who died Jan 30 
in a Bakersfield hospital He 
was a retired iron worker and 
had lived in the Kern Valley 

three years and in California 50 
years. 

Keith was a veteran of World 
War I and a member of t h e 
Structural Iron Workers Union. 
Local -133. Los Angeles. 

He is survived by his wife. 
Evelyn; a son, William L 
Keith, of Walnut Creek, a 
brother. Oscar of Valley Mills. 
Tex., and three grandchildren. 



Last Rites for 
Mrs. Ethel Lee, 
83, of Bodfish 

Mrs. Ethel L Lee, 83, of Elm- 
wood St., Lake Isabella, died 
Jan. 28 at Mercy Hospital, Bak- 
ersfield. 

Graveside servkes were held 
Feb. I at the Kem Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery with Rev. Dale 
Brown officiating. 

She is survived by a sister, 
Carey Dooley of Canada; a 
brother, Alvin Dooley of Daven- 
port, la ; three sons, Floyd of 
Iowa, Frank Westcott of Wash- 
ington and Charles; a daughter, 
Mildred Fleming of Iowa; 17 
grandchildren and 22 great 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements were bv Valley 
Mortuary. 



Richard Chaney 
Is Dead at 62 

Graveside services at K e r n 
Valley District Cemetery will be 
held at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 
6) for Richard Paul Chaney. 62, 
retired Universal Pictures cos- 
turner of 107 Lakeview, Wofford 
Heights. He died Tuesday. 

Officiating at the services will 
be Rev. Willard Vanfossen and 
members of t h e Kern Valley 
Masonic Lodge. 

Chaney was born in Salida. 
Colo., May 7, 1908 He had lived 
in the eKrn Valley since De- 
cember. 

He is survived by his wife. 
Lilis, arid a daughter. Patricia 
Nadine Friedman of Northndge. 

ed last year, the 22' x 12' add,- 
tion will provide t h e facility 
with 30 percent more room for 
a squad room plus two interroga- 
tion booths. Date for the start 
of construction has not been 
announced bv the county 



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53 



Thursday 

Feb. 11, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Feb. 18, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Last Rites for 
Valley Pioneer, 
Denoy Hodge, 95 

Graveside services were held 
Tuesday (Feb. 9) at Union Cem- 
etery, Bakersfield, for Denoy 
Hodge, 95, of 419 Fairfax Rd., 
Bakersfield. He worked at Kern 
Valley ranches for 40 years. 

Hodge died Saturday in a Bak- 
ersfield hospital. He was a na- 
tive of Arkansas and lived in 
Calrfornia 70 years. 

Survivors include two sons, 
Roy of Bakersfield and Jack of 
Fresno; three daughters, Velma 
Dudley of Bakersfield, Lenora 
Brooks of Roseville and Jean 
Laxton of Washington, D.C.; a 
brother, Bud of Arkansas; two 
sisters, Clara Slack and Jessie 
Lacklin, boLh of Arkansas; 20 
grandchildren and 20 great- 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements were bv Hop- 
son Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



Violet Albrecht, 
70, of Kernville, 
Dead of Coronary 

.'.'rs V.oJet Albrecht, 70, of 
J4i£ Mulberry Lane, Kernville. 
dritrf Feb. 11 in Los Angeles of a 
t*ran aaack. 

Sfirvice-s were held Tuesday 
(reo 16) at Valley Mortuary 
Ctfiipt-j. Lake Isabella, with in- 
terment following at Kern Rui-r 
Valjey District Cemetery Rev. 
Viillard Vanfossen of the Kern- 
ville Methodist Church officiated. 

She was born in 1901 in Wash- 
ington state. 

Survivors include her husband, 
Charles P. Albrecht , and a 
brother, A. S. Miller. 

Pallbearers were Gerry Bald- 
win. Tex. Knowles. John Bur- 
Ian do and Frank Tedor? 



0073644 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thur sad y 

Feb. 25, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Feb. 25, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Stanley Smith, 
Onyx Pioneer, 
Passes at 76 

One of ihe Kern Valley's best 
known ranchers and pioneers — 
Stanley L. Smith, 76, of Onyx — 
died Saturday (Feb. 20) at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

Services were held Tuesday al 
H.illcrcs; Memorial Chapel wri-til 

■mermen; following a; HiHrrcst 
Memorial Park, Bakcrsfield. 

Rev. Bryan Wither of the Weldon 
Comirvunity Methodist Church 
officiated. 

Smith was born in Onyx and 
resided there all his life. He 
was a member of ihfc Weldon 
Merhodist Church and the Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Pwo daughters, Mrs. Joyce 
Shaw of Onyx, and Mrs. Lorraine 
Bailey oi Ridgecrest: two sis- 
ters. Mrs. Ellen Brown of Or- 
inda and Mrs. Hauie Hand of 
Weldon; and Uuee grand- 
children. 

Oaskei bearers were Ben Alex- 
ander, Gary Alexander.. Dale 
Creigiuon.. Robert Powers, Stan- 
ley Carver and Marvin Powers. 

Those who wish may make 
coiiiirbutions to die Heart Fund. 



May A. Harrison, 
83, Reeder Tract, 
Dies of Coronary 

Mrs. May ,V Harrison, 83, of 
the Reeder Tract, Lake Isabella, 
died Saturday (Feb. 20) at Kern 
Valley Hospital of a coronary 
occlusion. 

Services were held yesterday 
at Valley Mortuary Chapel wuh 
uviermetit following at the Kern 
River Distract Cemetery. Pres. 
Robert Whit lock of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day 
Sairas. Mountain Mesa, officiat- 
ed. 

Mrs. Harrison had lived in 
live Kern Valley two years and 
before rtuw in cite Los Angeles 
area. 

She is survived by two sons, 
Rowland Nisewander of Lake 
Isabella and Roben Bowers of 
South Gate; a daughter, Margar- 
et Barton of Lakewood: a sis- 
ter. Bi.LKe Sou thai I of Washing- 
ton. D.C.; seven grandchildren; 
16 great-grandchildren and one 
gi'eul-gl eu.[ grandchild 



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55 



Thursday 
March 4, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
March 4, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Whittier Services 
For Charles Cook, 
67, of Kernville 

Oharles Henry Cook, 67, died 
Saturday (Feb. 27) in his Kern- 
ville home. He was a rehired 
Bar stow masonry contraclor 
who moved to the Kern Valley 
about a year ago. 

Services and interment will 
be held today (Mar. 4) at Rose 
Hill Memorial Chapel and Park 
Whittier. 

Survivors are his wife, Georg 
ia: three sons, Howard, of Tor 
ranee. Robert of Downey u^d 
Ronald of Wh t'.ier; two claugh 
ters, Mrs. Caro!yn Hoffman of 
Downey and Earlcne Cook; a 
sirep daughter, Mrs. Donn Hall- 
man of Barstow; one brother, 
two sisters and seven grand- 
children. 

Arrangements a r e by Doug- 
lass & C Zook Mortuary, Mon- 



Last Rites Held 
For Hanna Kyt of 
Wofford Heights 

Mrs. Hanna Kyt, SO. of Wof- 
ford Heights, died in Kern Val- 
ley Hospital Feb. 25 She had 
bc-en a Kern Valley resident the 
pas.T two years. 

Services were held Feb. 27 at 
the Valley Mortuary Chapel. 
Lake Isabella, with interment 
followling at the Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery 

Mrs. Kyt was born in Sweden 
on Dec. 7, 1890. 

Survivors include two sons. 
Richard of Wofford Heights and 
Lucky of Lake Isabella; a daugh- 
ter, Etlith Kaiser; two sisters. 
Karen Nyburg and Lydia; and 
four grandchildren. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thur sda y 
March 11, 

OBITUARY 



1971 



George C. Black, 
62, of Wofford 
Heights, Passes 

George Calvin Black, 62, of 
Pine-wood Dr., Wofford Heights, 
died at Physicians' Hospital, 
Oildale,' Sunday (Mar. 7.) Until 
retirement he was a Gulf ser- 
vice station manager for 35 
years. He lived in the county 
58 years. 

His death was the result of 
a.", accident in which his car 
crashed into a- tree stump on 
a dirt road in Wofford Heights. 

Services were held Wednes- 
day at Green-lawn Memorial 
Chapel, Bakersfield. Rev. Ross 
McGuire of the College Heights 
Congregational Church, Bakers- 
field, officiated. 

Black was a member of Bak- 
ersfield Lodge 224 of the Free & 
Accepted Masons and a member 
of Al Malakah Temple. 

Survivors are his wife, Doroiha 
and three sisters, Beulah Par- 
ish and Mildred Anderson of 
Ventura and Alice Hislop of 
Bakersfield. 

Melvin of Merced and Ruben of 
Kernvi'lle; and nine grandchild- 
ren. 

Caskeit bearers were Don Lew- 
is, Ted Boring, Bill Moreland, 
Ken Thurbcr, Jim Hargrove and 
Joe Freear. 

Charles Wilson, 
59, of Erskine 
Creek Rd., Passes 

Charles Wayne Wilson, 59. 
died Niar. 5 at his Erskine Creek 
Rd.. Lake Isabella, home A cor- 
oner's report said death w a s 
caused from choking on food. 

He wai a retired carpenter 
rtho moved here lasi year from 
Tiona. He was born in Ccloiado. 

Services were held yesterday 
(Mar 10) in Tror.a at the VFW 
Hail with VFW members offic- 
iating. Interment was at the 
Trona Cemetery. 

He is survived by seven broth- 
ers. Arden and Harvey of 
Nebraska. Robert. Woodrow, 
Kenneth; Vio.or. and Emery of 
Kansas; and two sisters. BeuLuh 
Wilson of Keir.ucky and Jessie 
W'ilso-n of Kansas. 

Arnangeuveats were by Valley 



Thursday 
March 11, 1971 

OBITUARY 

Services for 
Wm. D. Ball, 
85, Writer 

Veteran writer and editor Wil- 
liam David Ball, 85, of 401 Pan- 
orama Dr., Wofford Heights, 
died Monday (Mar. 8) in Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

Requiem Mass will be ai 10 
a.m. todav (Mar. II) a: St. 
J-ude's Catholic Church with 
Father Ralph of Bakersfield 
officiating. Interment will be 
held Friday at Mid-Pines. 

Rosary services were held 
Wednesday at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella. 

For about 25 years Ball w a s 
editor of "Writer's Markets & 
Methods" for the Palmer Insti- 
tute of Authorrhip. He wrote 
scores of short stories for Col- 
liers, Saturday Evening Post and 
other national magazines in 
addition to early-day motion 
picture writing. At one lime he 
worked ivitth Charlie Chaplin and 
has been lifted in "Who's Who" 
many ycai-s. 

Ball lived in the Kern Valley 
the p-a'St 2V ? years, moving here 
from Maripo~a. 

He is survived by a daughter, 
Mrs. Martha Stevens of Wofford 
Ho:;;1ms: four grandchildren and 
one great grandchild. 



Thursday 
March 11, 

OBITUARY 



1971 



Long-time Bodfish 
Resident, Archie 
Luthey, 62, Dies 

Longtime Bodfibh resident, 
contractor and former hard- 
rock miner. Archie Elton Luthey, 
62. died in his home Mar. 3. 

Services were held Tuesday 
(Mar. 97"ar VaUey Mortuary r 
Lake Isabella, with interment 
foli-cwir.g at. the old Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. Rev. 
Willard Vanfo-sen of the Kern- 
villa Meihodist Church offic- 
iated. 

Luflhey . was employed many 
yeans- as- a hard rock miner in 
. Arizona.. in the California Mother 
Lode and later at Kern Valley 
area mines. including the 
Keyes, Mammc li, Glenn Olive, 
Big Blue and o'.I'.ers. 

While residing in Bodfish the 
past 25 years he conducted a 
general construction and demo- 
lition business He was a mem- 
ber of Local 220 of the Con- 
struction Laborers. Union, Bak- 
ersfield. 

He waa./bom in Kellogg, -Ida 

Survivors include his wife, 
Mrs. Helen Luthey; a daughter, 
Carol Huston; a son, Robert of 
Red Lodge, Mont.: two brothers, 

Melvin of Merced and Robert of 
Kernville; and nine grandchild- 
ren. 

Casket bearers were Don Lew- 
is, Ted Boring. Bill Moreland. 
Ken Thurber, Jim Hargrove and 
Joe Freear; 



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57 



Thursday 
March 18, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
March 25, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thrusda y 
March 25, 

OBITUARY 



1971 



Services March 13 
For Bessie Mason 
Of Lake Isabella 

Bessie Goldene Mason. 63, of 
3000 Elm-wood. Lakeland Es- 
tates. Lake Isabella, died Mar 
12. Services were held Mar. 13 
at Valley Mortuary with Rev 
Roy Speaks officiating. 

She was bom in Caney. Kans.. 
in IMS. 

Mrs. Mason is survived by her 
husband, Archie: three sons, 
Lewis of Los Angeles, Albert of 
Barstow and Ted of Norwalk; a 
daughter. Imagene Franklin of 
Torrance; a brother. Robert 
Jack of Oklahoma City: a sis- 
ter. Ruby M Nurris of Ponca 
City. Okla.; eight grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren. 



Graveside Rites 
For E. Adamson 
of Lake Isabella 

Graveside services were held 
here Tuesday (Mar. 23.) for 
Einar Leopold Adamson, 67, of 
Commercial St., Lake Isabella. 
He died Mar. 19 m a Bakersfield 
Convalescent Hospital. 

He was a painter at the China 
Lake Naval Weapons Center for 
20 years before retiring four 
years ago and moving to t h e 
Kern Valley. 

He is survived by his wife. 
Lila; and a sister, Lempi Darton 
of Massachusetts. 

Arrangements were by Lyons 
Mortuary, Ridgecrest. Inter- 
ment was at the Kern River Val- 
ley District Cemetery. 



Carolina Knouse, 
59, of Bodfish, 
Dies in Newhall 

Services were held Wednesday 
(Mar. 24) for Mrs. Carolina 
Knouse, 59, of 25 North Dr., Bod- 
fish. She died Friday of cancer 
in a Newhall convalescent home. 

Rev. Bryan Wilber officiated 
at Highland Chapel Methodist 
Church, Lake Isabella. Inter- 
ment at the Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery foUowed. 

Mrs. Knouse moved here with 
her husband seven years ago 
from the San Fernando Valley. 
She was born id Saskatchewan, 
Canada. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band, Dewitt; a sister, Elizabeth 
Mott of Fort Bragg, a brother, 
George McLauyhlin of Hartford, 
Conn.;; four daughters, Darlene 
Hatton of Newhall, and Bonnie 
Warren, Lois Stevenson and 
Patricia Berington, all of Saug- 
us; and a son, Terry W. Foster, 
Newhall. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Death Takes 
Jack AHen 
Crawford, 81 

One of t'he South Fork's mos' 
prominent and influential form 
er residents, .lark Allen Craw- 
lord. SI. died of a hear: at 
t.-jck Mar IS a; Gnod Samarium 
Hospital in I Ps Ang< li v 

Masonic services win lull 
Mar 20 a; Fercsi L.omi Glen 
dale. 

Crawford -^as pros-idem << 
Young.vtown Sheet & Tube Corp., 
based in Los Angeles, for -1 
v; ars. 

He boughs ih« 12 000-acrc Fay 
Ranch in IflM from Mr< \lgei 
nr.,-. Fa\ and ac: vtly engaged in 
r;,''t iunp hi r< for 20 yi m> Ho 
ut!v a 'iiaior MVitrci n! Mippn '. 
ar-i! gu .li.i.ici. !.'. M>,::;i I t' i >■ 
rh'icht rs, rt -clc n!S a n (i I 
,;■,. i< CIS 

C :\iwii>rd was .i lot mi r I " ■ 
Angeles Harboi Commissioner, 
pics idem of the W-ilshirc Country 

Club 12 years and a member of 
tile Petroleum Club and t he 
California Club in Los Angeles. 
He was a graduate of Cal Tech. 
with a degree in petroleum en- 
gineering. 

His survivors include a son. 
John, of the Crawford Ranch, 
Weldon: a sister. Katheryn 
Pusch ul Glendale, two grand- 
sons and three great grandsons. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
April 1, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thur sda y 
April 8 , 1971 

OBITUARY 



Last Rites for 
Thomas Noonen, 
40, Sheraton Chef 

Thomas C. Noonen, 40. of 
Kernvrlle. died Mar. 26 in Mer- 
cy Hospital, Bakersfield. 

Requieum Mass was held 
YJay (Mar. 29) at St. Jude's 
totic Church. Wofford 
.glits, with Father Ralph Be|- 
luomiini of Bakersfield officiat- 
ing. Interment was at Kern Riv- 
er Valley District Cemetery. 

Noonen was an executive chef 
at the Sheraton Hotel, Columbus, 
Ohio, until six months ago when 
he came here to recuperate at 
the home of his sister, Mrs. Pat 
Hed. While chef at the Omaha 
Sheraton he conducted free 
cooking courses at Father Flan- 
agan's Boys' Town. 

Besides Mrs. Hed, he is sur- 
vived by two sons, Thomas 
Noonen Jr. oi Huntington 

Beach: John Noonen of Tor- 
rence; two daughters, Miss Rita 
Marie Noonen of Huntington 
Beach and Miss Julie Ann Noo- 
nen of Torrance; his mother, 
Mrs. Mary Noonen of Kernville; 
his father, Cletus Noonen of Los 
Angeles; three brothers, James 
of Hartford, Charles of the U. S. 
Navy in San Diego. Joseph T. 
of the U. S. Air Force in Mt. 
Vernon, Ohio. 

Arrangements were by Hill- 
crest Mortuary. 



DAV Member 

* 

Passes in Korea 

The first member of Chapter 
54 of the Kern River Valley 
Disabled American Veterans lo 
pass away was Charles Naggez- 
ger, who died in Korea Mar. 28. 
His sister, Mrs. Bessie Snyder, 
also a DAV, flew there to be 
with him at his bedside. She 
will return here about April 20 

Naggezger was an ordained 

Baptist minister and a major in 
i he American Red Cros. 



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59 



Thu r sday 

April 15, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
April 22, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

April 22, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Funeral Services 
For Henry Noah 
Of Lake Isabella 

Henry L Noah. S6, of Lain 
Isabella, died April 9 in r h . 
R.rinecrest Community Hospital 

Services were held Tuesdaj 
(April 13) al Valley Mortuary 
with interment following at the 
Kern River Distrirt Cemetery 
Rev. Dale Brown of the Firsl 
Baptist, Churrh of Lake Isabel's 
officiated. 

Noah was a reined butcher 
and had lived m the Kern Valley 
tiic pas: 12 years. 

lie is survived by his wilt- 
Nora, a son. .lam s Noah >~>) Li» 
Anyrlcs a hro.'.n . Norman L 
Noah of L;i:ir;e:i.r and a sister 
Hazel Harpow of Wister, Okl* 



Mrs. Lena Donlin, 
89, Onyx Pioneer, 
Dies in Palo Alto 

Mrs. Lena Fugitt Donlin, 89, 
who was born and raised in 
Onyx, died Mar. 29 in a private 
hospital in Palo Alto. Services 
and interment at Golden Gate 
Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. 
San Mateo, were held April 1. 

She was the daughter of 
Francis and Amanda Fugitt. 
pioneer Onyx ranchers, and left 
the Kern Valley in 1898 for Palo 
Alto following her marriage. 

She is survived by a sister, 
Miss Nell Fugitt of Palo Alio 
and several nephews and nieces, 

including Mrc. Elizabeth Crowd- 
er of KernviUe and Mr:. Harvey 
(Adeline) Malone, formerly of 
KernviUe and now of Auberry. 



Funeral Services 
For Carl Hester 

Carl Kenneth Hester, 60, of 
Bodfish, a long time resident of 
Kern County, passed away 
April 14. He was employed for 
many years by Marathon Oil 
Co. and during World War II 
served in the U. S. Navy with 
the Sea Bees in Africa. 

He was a native of Arkansas 
and moved to California at the 
age of five. 

Mr. Hester is survived by his 
wife, Auda; two daughters, Car- 
lene Davidson of Montebello and 
Marilyn Skiby of LaVern; two 
brothers, James H. Hester of 
Houston, Tex., and Donald V. 
Hester of Montebeilo; and five 
grandchildren, Steve Davidson 
of Montebello, Deraice Davidson, 
and Ronda, Karrin and Kenneth 
Skiby. 

Services were held Saturday 
(April 17) at Valley Mortuary 
with interment at the Kern Riv- 
er Valley District Cemetery. 



Edward G. ( Pop) 
Davis, 70, Lake 
Isabella, Passes 

Edward G. (Pop) Davis. 70, 
of 2305 Angler St., Lake Isa- 
bella, diod Friday (April 16) at 
his home He was the former 
owner of the Broadway Brass 
Rail cabaret. 53rd and South 
Broadway, Los Angeles, and 
had lived in the Kern Valley 
the past five years. 

Services were held Tuesday at 
Valley Mortuary with Rev Wil- 
lard Vanfossen of ihe KernviUe 
Methodist Church officiating. 
Graveside services were con- 
ducted at Kern River Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery by VFW 
Post 7665 

He is survived by his widow. 
Verna of Lake Isabella, and two 
sisters, Mrs. T. M. Neher of Ann 
Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. J. N. 
Rae of San Francisco. 



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Thursday 
April 29, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

May 13, 19 71 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
May 13, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Father of Mrs. 
Pat Hed Passes 

Cletus 0. Noonen, 77, father 
of Mrs. Patricia Hed, Kern- 
ville, died April 23 in Los Ange- 
les of a heart attack. 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. 
Friday (April 30) at St. Jude's 
Catholic Church, Wofford 
Heights, with interment at Kern 

Valley District Cemetery fol- 
lowing. 

In addition to Mrs. Hed, he is 
s-urviived by three brothers, M. 
Sgt. Joseph D. of Cheyenne, 
Wyo.: Charles M. of San Diego 
and James L. of Hanford. 18 
grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. 



Pamela Trotter, 
119, Killed in 
Auto Accident 

Pamela Susan Trotter. 19. of 
Wofford Heights, died in a Bak- 
ersfield ho pital Sunday (April 
25) following an auto accident 
at Woody. She was a ski- lift op- 
erator at Squaw Valley 

Services were held Wednes- 
day a; Valley Mortuary with 
Rev Willard Vanfossen officiat- 
ing She was buried at Kern 
River Valley D strict Cemetery. 

Survivors are her parents, 
Mr and Mrs. John Trotter of 

Wofford Heights, and three sis- 
ters. Lucret ia Oindroz of Ben- 
icia. Vickie Russ-ic of Hawthorne 
and .lohnel Trotter of Wofford 
Heights. 



Edward Hardy, 71, 
Of Isabella, Dies 

Graveside services were neld 
yes-erday (May !2) at Kern 
Valiey District Ce:.-;eierv for 
Edward Hardy. 71. of Shady 
Elm Trailer Par); Lake Isa- 
bella. He was a retired wn- 
mema! pilot. 

He died May 8 a: Bake-sfield 
Memorial Ho=pi:al 

He is survived by a daughter, 
Mrs. Alice Butts of Sacramtnto, 
and one grandchild. 

Pall! bearers were Olin Brock, 
Fred McBride Michael Long, 
Lee Taylor, Ed Trol:nger and 
Murray Leffler 

Rev Willard \'anfo?sen of the 
Kemville Me'hodiist Church 
officiated a: the services. Ar- 
rar.'^errents »ere bv Valley 
Mo-tunary. 



Johnsondale Baby, 
Billie Lieb, Dies 

Billie Carethia Lieb, five- 
months old infant daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. William Lieb of 

Johnsondale. was pronounced 
dead on arrival Sunday (May 9) 
at the Kem Valley Hospital. 

The cause of death was n o t 
immedtaiely announced by t h e 
coroner's office. 

Gra\-eside services at the 
Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery »tre conducted yes- 
terday (May 12) with Rev. W,'.- 
lard Vanfossen of the Kernvdlt 
Methodist Church officiating. 

Bes-ides her parents, she -^ 
survived by a sister and her 
maiernal and paternal grand- 
parents. 

Arrangements were by Vallty 
Mortuary. 



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61 



Thursday 
May 20, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
May 27, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Fisherman Harold 
Edmister, 72, 
Drowns in River 

Graveside services were li<.-!d 
Saturday at Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery for Harold C 
Edmister, 72, retired tool and 
die maker, who drowned May 
12 in the Kern R.ver in Kern 
ville while fishing. He lived at 
Sierra Trailer Park, Kernville. 

His body was recovered by 
Gerald (Red) Beatty, George 
Buctrner, Leon Tucker a n d 
Lloyd and Mike Moir, according 
to ctepnt ies 

Edmister is survived by his 
wife. Vivian, and a brother, 
Ray Edmister of Tiffin, Ohio. 

Services were oonducted by 
Rev Willard Vanf.ossen, and 
the arrangements were by Val- 
ley Mortuary. 



Services Wednes. 
For Doug Gideon, 
Drowning Victim 

The body of Edwin (Doug) 
Gideon, 43, of Bodfish was re- 
covered Monday (May 24) from 
Che forebay of the SCE power- 
plant at Borel. A coroner's in- 
quest confirmed he drowned in 
Che flume. 

He was well known in the. 
Bodfish and Lake Isabella com- 
munities as a gardener and 
caretaker at the Kem River Dis- 
trict Cemetery. 

Services were held yesterday 
(May 26) at Valley Mortuary 
with Rev. Dale Brown officiat- 
ing. 

Gideon is survived by his 
mocher, Daphne Borg of Bodfish 
and a grandfather, Rex Bailey 
of Union City. 



Last Rites for 
Drowning Victim 
Lester Cassel 

Services were held yesterday 
(May 26) in Van Nuys for Lester 
Gassel, 65, of Wofford Heights 
Trailer Park, who drowned May 
II near TiHie Creek in Isabella 
Lake. His body was recovered 
May 23. 

Cassell was a retired meat 
cutter who worked for Ralph's 
Markets in the Los Angeles area 
before his retirement here in 
1968. 

Survivors are his wife, Dor- 
othy; three daughters, Jean 
Sparks, Gaynell Lindquist and 
Lesia Hovey; and nine grand- 
children. 

Interment was at Forest 
Lawn, Hollywood Hills, and ar- 
rangements were by Praisewat- 
er Funeral Home, Van Nuys. 



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Thursday 
June 3, 1971 

OBITUARY 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
June 3, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
June 10, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Roberta Lilly 
Killed in Delano 
Cycle Accident 

Mrs. Roberta Lee Lilly, 2.1, of 
Bakers.field and the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson 
of Kemville, was killed May 29 
in a motorcycle accident near 
Delano. She was a Kern Valley 
High School graduate. 

Her services were held Wed- 
nesday at the Kemville Metho- 
dist Church with Rev. Willard 
Vanfossen officiating. Interment 
was at Kern Valley District 
Cemetery. 

Besides her parents, she is 
survived by her husband, Dan- 
ny; a son. Danny Jr.; two 
daughters, Lisa and Catherine 
Baker of Klamath Falls, Ore., 
and two sisters, Renee Cole of 
Johnsondale and Cheryl Thomp- 
son of Kemville. 

Pall bearers were Mike Fost- 
er, Mickey Gorm, Archie Brown, 
LeRoy Stewart, Bob Vanfassei 
and Bobbie Clark. Arrangements 
were by Mish Funeral Home. 



Mottie Moreland, 
Long-Time Piutes 
Resident, Passes 

Mrs. Mattie (Martha) More- 
land, 76. a 33-year resident of 
the Moreland Lone Star Mine in 
the Piute Mountains died Satur- 
day of a heart attack 

Attempts at mouth-to-mouth re- 
suscitation by Mr. and Mrs. Bob 
Long and their son, Bob II, of 
Huntington Beach, failed when 
Mrs. Moreland was stricken at 
her mountain home. 

The Longs, family friends, 
were instructed in resuscitation 
procedures by Bohn's Ambu- 
lance Service, Kemville, follow- 
ing a citizen's band distress call 
by Long to a Kern Valley 
member of REACT, the local 
emergency radio communica- 
tions organization. 

Graveside services were held 
Wednesday (June 2) for Mrs. 
Moreland at Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. Rev. Willard 
Vanfossen officiated. Arrange- 
ments were by Mish Funeral 
home, Oildale. 

She resided during recent win- 
ters in Kemville and Porterville. 
For about 50 years she was a 
member of the Golden Rod Re- 
bc-Lah Lodge of Porterville and 
was born at Success, Tulare 
County. Her father, Robert 
James, arrived in California in 
1850 with a wagon train and in 
the 1890's worked at the Big 
Blue Mine near Old Kemville. 
Her husband, Earl, worked 
the Moreland Lone Star from 
1938 to 1968, when he passed 
away. The gold mine has been 
in the family since 1916. 

She is survived by a son, Wil- 
liam Earl Moreland of Kem- 
ville; a daughter, Barbara Jean 
munities to be considered for 
grants. Balance of the funding 
would come from the formation 
of local sewerage districts. 



Last Rites Held 
For Mrs. Edna J. 
Pitcher, Isabella 

Services were held June 1 at 
VaLley Mortuary Chapel for Mrs. 
Edna Josephine Pitcher, 72, of 
Lake Isabella. She died May 29 
m Westpark Hospital, Canoga 
Park. Rev. Dale Brown offic- 
iated, and interment followed 
at Kem River Valley District 
Cemetery. 

She was a Kern Valley resi- 
dent the past two years. She 
was bom in New York April 1 
1899. 

Mrs. Pitcher is survived by 

her husband, Mandell; her fatlv 
er, Frank of New York; a son, 
Harland of Sun Valley; a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Barbara Roberts of 
Sun Valley; three sisters, Mru, 
Mabel Stnrtes of Orlando, Fla , 
Mrs. Blanche Kennedy 61 
Branch Port, N.Y., and Mr-j. 
Hazel McCovick of Orlando, 
Fla.; one grandchild; and on' 1 
great grandchild. 



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63 



Thursday 
June 24, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
June 24, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
June 24 , 

OBITUARY 



1971 



Nell-.Wdtaai, 59* 
Isabella- Pioneej> 
Diess iivAlhambra 

■Mrs. Nell .Louise Watson,, 59. 
a .Kern. .Valley pioneer who was 
born in Old Isabella Oct. 6. 1912. 
died May 30 at her hbme. 102* 
Eas< BeaconrSt . AJhambra,. 

Rosary services were IteM 
J-jrte 2 and a requiem mass on 
June 3 at San Gabriel Mission 
Internment was at Resurrection 
Cemstery. 

Among her survivors are her 

husband. D. A. Watson of Al- 
harrjbra ar-d a sister. Mrs. Ellen 
Mac Salisbury. 1215 W 90th St.. 
Los Angeles. 

Arrangements were. by Pierce 
Bros.. Al'ham'bra. 



Funeral Services 
For W. C. Minor 
of Wofford Hgrs. 

Graveside services will be 
held ai 10 a.m. today (June 24) 
ai Arvm-Lamont District Cem- 
etery tor William Conley Minor 
t>6. a retired painting contractor 
who lived at the Lakeview Guesl 
Home. Woflord Heights. He died 
Momlay at Mercy Hospital. 
BakersfieW. 

He is survived by a son, De- 
waine Minor of Bakersfield; a 
sister, Lilly Johnson of Bakers- 
field; a brother, J. W. Minor of 
Wilmington; and one grand- 
ohild. 

Pallbearers will be Ray Nob- 
leu. J'im Taylor. Ed Minor, Bob 
Ridgewood, Cecil Gibson and 
Harold Frost. 

Arrangements are by Hobson 
Moituary. Bakersfield. 



Dorothy Gross, 
Frormer Wofford 
Resident, Passes 

Mrs. Dorothy E. Gross. 59, 
well known, former food checker 
at-Wof'f.ord<-Heights Market, died 
Monday (June 21) at San Jo.se 
Hospital. San Jose. She was a 
Wofford Heights resident for 
mone than,J7 yeacs. 

Services -were held Wednesday, 
at Lima, Salmon & Erickson 
Memorial Chapel in San Jose. 
In; c mien! a: Evexgrvca C m---_ 
tery. Oakland, followed.' 

Mrs. Gross was a membur of 
the Kern River Valley Business 
& Profes^iona' Women's Club. 



64 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
July 1, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 1, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 1, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Lost Rites Held 
For Mrs. Clara 
A. Thompson, 58 

Funiertd services were held 
vestenday (June 30) for Mrs. 
Cinra Addie Tohmpson, 58. 
prominent resident of 16 Park- 
way Dr.. Wofford Heights. She 
died Saturday of a cerebral 
hemorrhage at Kern General 
Hospital, Bakersfield. 

She was on the staff of the 
Pacffic Bell Telephone Co . Los 
Aiigele-s. until her retirement 
about 10 years ago when she 
moved to the Kern Valley. 

Service-s were held at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake- 
Isabella, with interment follow- 
ing at the Kem River Valley 
District Cemetery. Rev. Dale 
Brown of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella offic- 
iated. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band. WiViam Thompson: a son 
Do:t Lee Walker of Saugus: iwn 
brothers. Duncan Spencer of 

hi it.ok and Jack Spencer of 
ivoiif.lon. Tex; and three grand- 
culnrt-n 

Pm-1 bearers were Bill Rank- 
in. Ps«.«! Rankin, George Young. 
Garden Begg. Harry Miller and 
John Rovers. 



Marie A. Casper 
of Wofford Hts. 
Dies in Lynwood 

' iraveside services wer-.- ticiJ 
Monday (June 28) at Kwn Riv- 
u «'allcy District Cemetery tor 

iWt> Marie Ann Casper, fa. i 
rv.siilcni of Wofford Height* ;.he 
past V.'i yeais. She was a re- 
'.n -i 1 . Chrysler Corp. employee 
wlw moved here with hew iiu-, 
.■)j.'d front Downey. 

.u.pel service; were hold 
j ni>- 26 at Pico Rivera Funeral 
H'>;nc. Pico Rivera. 

Mrs. Gu>per died June l\ It 
Si F;{»rcH Hospital, Lyn-wood. 
>( was bo u in Pauline, frrwa 

.-/lie is survived by her bus- 
•) i ici, Clyde Casper of Wirff-nJ 
[-!• ghts; a daughter, Ms Mars 
:VL!!er of Downey; her ;i»nlwr. 
Mr-i Louise Da hi of Lo* A:tgc- 

<. and four grar.dc'n Mr-.-n 
\iTangcmenls were by P :i 
R.-ern Funeral Home 



Daniel B. Duncan 
Services Today 
In Bakersfield 

Darnel Boone Duncan Jr., jO 
o! Johnsondale died Tuesday 
(June 29) at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

Services will be held at 1:30 
p.m todav at Greenlawn Mort- 
uary, Bakersfield, with inter- 
ment following at Greenlawn 
Memorial Park. 

Duncan was a logging true* 
driver for Hearn & born He 
had been a resident of Johnso:v 
dak the past five years 

He- is survived by four soiu. 
Darnel of Burbank and Tho nas. 
David and Michael, all of Jo'in- 
sondale; a daughter, Debra Lien 
of Burbank; and one grandchild 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



65 



Thursday 
July 8, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 8, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Former Isabella 
Resident William 
Thill, 78, Dies 

William John Thill, 78, a re- 
tired carpentar who resided in 
Lake Isabella from 1964 to 1969 
and was known affectionately as 
"Pop" and "Old Bill," died 
July 1 in Bell Gardens Conval- 
escent Hospital. 

Services were held yesterday 
(July 7) at Rose Hills Memorial 
Park, Whittier, with Rev. Sher- 
wood Eddy officiating. 

He was a resident of Cali- 
fornia 48 years and was born in 
Montana. 

Mr. Thill's survivors area 
son, William R. Thill of Lyn- 
wood; a daughter, Florence M. 
Fink of Downey; five grand- 
children; and six great-grand- 
children. 

Arrangements were by Rose 
Hills Mortuary, Whittier. 



Names of Survivors 
of Daniel Duncan, 
50, of Johnsondale 

A complete list of the names 
of survivors of Daniel B. Dun- 
can Jr., 50, Jolinsondale log- 
ging truck driver, was announc- 
ed this week. His death June 29 
at Kern Valley Hospital was re- 
ported last week in the SUN. 

The survivors are his mother 
and father, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel 
B. Duncan Sr., of Lancaster; 
three sisters, Mrs. Frances Rip- 
petoe of Anaheim, Mrs. Irene 
Schuck of Compton and Mrs. 
Betty Webb of Garden Grove; 
four sons, Daniel of Burbank 
and Thomas, David and Michael, 
all of Johnsondale; a daughter, 
Debra Lien of Burbank; one 
grandchild and numerous aunts, 
uncles and cousins. 

Services for Mr. Duncan were 
held July 1 at Greenlawn Me- 
morial Park, Bakersfield. 



Services at Noon 
Today for David 
Bencoma of Onyx 

Requ.em Mass for David 
Lawrence Bencomu. 23. of 
Onyx, will be celebrated at noon 
io day (July 8) ai St Jude's 
Catholic Church. Wufford 
Heights. InternieMt at K e r n 
Valley Dismci Cemetery will 
follow at 1 p. in. 

Bencoma was the apparent 
victim of a felony hit-and-run 
driver Sunday moniing (July 4) 
three miles east of WelJon. He 
was pronounced dead on arrival 
at Kern Valley Hospital. 

Military graveside services 
will be conducted by VFW Post 
76G5. World War 1 Barrack* 
1841. DAV Chuper 54 and their 
auxiliaries. Bencoma was a 
veteran of the Vietnam War 

He was employed by J o h n 
Waynaberger in the lumber 
and logging business. 

Survjvors include his mother. 
Mrs. Grace Bencoma of Onyx; 
five brothers, Raymond J.. 
Monty W., Donald A., Nicholas 
C. and Gary L. Bencoma; and 
a sister. Trudy J. Bencoma. all 
residents of Onyx. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
July 22, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 22, 1971 

OBITUARY 




KILLED in a collision Sunday 
on IIwv. 17S in Onvx was Brian 
H. Whalrn. 20. of Boilfish. His 
funtral services were held here 
Wednesday. 



Brian Whalen, 
20, Killed 
In Car Crash 

Killed in a high speed auto 
collision Sunday (July 18) o n 
Hwy. 178 near the Onyx Store 
was Brian Hunter Whalen. 20, 
of Bodfi.vh. He was a 1968 grad- 
uate of Kern Valley High Schooi. 

Driver of the car in which he 
was a passenger is Patrick 
John Muns, 22, of Lake Isabella. 
He is in critical condition at 
Kern General Hospital, Bakers- 
ficld. following major internal 
surgery Monoay. 

The CHP said their car cross- 
ed the center line of the road 
and crashed into an auto driven 

by Nathan C'wrk Mace. 'i2, of 
Lake Isabella 



Graveside Rites 
For Edwin Auld, 
62, Riverkern 

Edwin Max Auld, 62, retired 
lithographer who had lived at 
Cowbelle Rd., Riverkern, t h e 
past six mouths, died Friday 
(July 16) at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. The Aulds moved here 
from Los Angeles. He was a na- 
tive of Canada. 

Giaveside services were held 
Monday at the Kern Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery. 

Sufvivors include his wife, 
Mirian, three nieces and two 
ncpliews. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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67 



Thursday 
July 29, 1971 

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Thursday 
July 29, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 29, 1971 

OBITUARY 



67, Ex-machinist 
James E. McCoy, 
At Douglas, Dies 

limes Clarence McCoy, 67. of 
S';ir Route. Luke Isabella, died 
Saturday (July 24) at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

Services were held Tuesday at 
Stone & Myers Mortuary. Tor- 
rance. wi:h interment following 
at Pacific Crest Cemetery. Re- 
dori'o Beach. 

Mr. McCoy was a retired ma- 
i-.h'rt r> r who had b"en employed 
bv Douglas Aircraft. He had re- 
-•i-'-d in iho Kern Valley area 
f I - ■ - (>ast six months. He was 
born in Canton, Ga., in 1904. 

Survivor.'; are his wife. Ber- 
raice: a daughter, Martha 
Mains of Star Route, Lake Isa- 
bella: a brother, Carl McCov of 
Mahama: seven grandchildren 
and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Initial arrangements were by 
'/.•alley Mortuary, Lake Isabel'n 

AIyo M. Gallup, 

68, of Wofford 
Heights Passes 

Retired plumbing contractor 
Alva Maurice Gallup, 68. of 
Brisdccone Dr., Wofford 
Heights, died Sunday (July 25) 
•it Kern Valley Hospital. He was 
a resident here the past five 
years. 

Services arc scheduled ten ■ .j - 
rivi-ly for to-day at Gates Km-;-,- 
ley Mortuary, Santa Monica, 
with interment following at 
u.'oodlawn Cemetery, Santa 
Monica. 

He was born in Utah in 1*)-1 
and engaged in plumbing con- 
tracting in the Santa Monica 
and Redondo Beach areas for 
4H years. 

Survivors are his wife. Mary 
Helen of Wofford Heights: t w n 
#his, Howard of Hrrmosa Beach 
urtd Harold of Torrance: three 
daughters, Fayc Herbert of 
Manhattan Bench, Lulu Mae 
Remington of Venice and lune 
W.itt of Torrance; IS grand- 
children and three great-grand- 
children. 

Initial arrangements wi*re bv 
Valley Mortuary, Lake Uaoed i 



Mrs. Berniece M. 
Kirkwood Taken 
By Heart Attack 

Mrs Berniece Mae Kirkwo*.»d 
5ft. t.f Old State Rd., Wofford 

Heights, died of a heart attack 
Monday (July 26) at Mercy Ho.* 
p;:al. Rakervficld. She w r. > is 
member of the Lady Lion- 
Services will be helti •'' 
10 a.m. today (July 29) <-.; S; 
Jude's Catholic Church. Wfffc.ni 
Heights. Interment a; the Kerr- 
River Valley District Cemetery 
will follow. 

Mrs Kirkwood was a Kern 
Valley resident the past seven 
years. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band. John; two daughters 
Mary Koca of Lake Isabella, and 
Virginia Heneley of Culver City: 
a sister. Corrine Smith of Bak- 
ersfield: and five grandchildren 
Arrangements are by Valley 
Mortuary. Lake Isabella 



Retired Tulare 
Farmer, Zinzil 
Burkey, Passes 

e-. I . v .; ( . Ps vvere ln-l.l Friday 
f.lulv -■'■) for Zui7|i Fran 1 ' Bur- 
Ve» 71 of Saue Rd We'dmi ..t 
Vallev Mutvua'-v, Lake Isabella 
He was ;i retired Tu'irt ureu 
farmer who had resiHed in Ihe 
K"'i VaUev sine- 1962 

The sc-> ices were conducted 
bu ni enters o' the Jehovah'-. 
Witni-' se-- and lu'ermsiw w-r- 
•' the K-rn Valley District 
fV-w-v 

|J " •''—' Jf'v 21 ai ihe Kern 
\'..u„ v W«. n : ta i 

Mr R..r|<^v/ wa<i r)oril ; n 
M\i YMirj \n I9D0 

H i- i« eiit-vJwed bv his wife 
Mii'-tlta of Weli'on 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Aug. 12, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Kern Valley Mourns Death 
of Judge Louis W. HoweS! 



One of the Kern River Val- 
ley's best known and most lik- 
ed public figures was laid to 
rest at the Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery yesterday 
(Aug. 11.) 

He is Judge Louis W. Howell, 
M, of the Kern River-Rand Ju- 
dicial District and a six - year 
resident of Lake Isabella. 

He was stricken with a hear; 
attack on Hwy. 178 Friday after- 
noon while driving home from 
court. He was pronounced dead 
at the Kern Valley Hospital 
alniut 5 p.m. 

A large gathering of saddened 
friends and relatives attended 
the graveside services which 
were conducted by officers of 
the Kern Valley Elks Lodge, of 
wh : ch he was a member. 

Also in attendance were more 
than 40 uniformed officers of 



the Kern County Sheriff's Dep:.. 
the Calif. Highway Patrol and 
the Oceanside Police Dept. 

Judge Howell was a former 
president of the Kern County 
Judges. Constables and Marsh- 
als' Assoc, and the Kern Valley 
Rodeo Assoc. He also was an 
active member o! the Kern Val- 
lev Masons. 

He was much in demand by 
local organizations as an install- 
ing officer and mastc-r-of-cere- 
monies. 

Judge Howell retired as a 
police officer from the Ocean- 
side Police Dept. in 1963 and for 
a short time thereafter operat- 
ed a antiques shop in Rands- 
burg. 

He was appointed ihai year 
to replace ailing Judge Joe 
N'osser of Randsburg on the 
(Continued on page 16) 




JUDGE LOUIS HOWELL was hid to rest yesterday, 
I lie victim of a fatal heart attack An<j. li. Photo above 
"t the judge with his wife, Carrie, was taken during the 
1'iTii Whiskey Flat Days uelcbi'iiiion when they com- 
peted in a cost time contest Sl'Npbotfl 



bench and in 1964 was elected 
to the po'* which was consoli- 
dated in 1966 as the Kern River- 
Rand Judicial District. He was 
re-electe-d for a six-year term in 
1970, bein-g unopposed on the 
ballot. 

He wws born in Indiana in 

1918. 

Temporarily two judges will 
preside here: Judge Joe A. Col- 
lins of the Arvin-Lamont Judic- 
ial District and Judge Walde- 
mar I. Sohroeter of the Button- 
willow .hldicial District. 

Judge Howell is survived by 
his wife, Carrie, and a sister, 
Mrs. Helen Rives of Johannes- 
burg. 

Pallbearers at the services 
were Sgt. Norm Hylton: Con- 
stable Ken Hed; and Deputies 
Barry Aubrey, Lance Lipke. 
Don Rich and Jim Young. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella 



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Thursday 

Aug. 12, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Aug. 12, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Mrs. Lilly Moy 

Widmark, 83, of 
babeHa Posses 

iitii;. y.n\ '.Vidrnark, 83. prorn- 

iiien! ?5-ye*ir Kern Valley resi- 

item died Aug 3 a! the Dennis 

t.i,<-M Hume Bakersfield. She 

l? «; the Palace Ranch 

' Park. Erskine Creek 

_akt Isabella. 

Services were held Aug. b ai 
btit \ a ie\ Mortuary Chapel, 
Lake Isabella, with the Rebekah 
Lodge fir. embers and Rev, Mark 
SUiJilikt oi (he Weidon and 
Bj^Ja-ic Chapel Me;hodis! 
(Aurthes officiating. Interment 
wa.s m the Old Kern Valiey 
District Cemetery 

Besides the Rebekahs, Mrs 
w.drrark was a member of rh:- 
Isabella Lake 55 Phis Club and 
the Havilah Cemennia! Group 

Sne was a regular panic ,p;i n t 
in old-time costume comtsis 
(i..rinu: Whiskey Fla: Day? and 
Early Calilcrnia Days cclebra- 
i.on.-. and frequently won blue- 
ribbons ana iropr»les for her 
au!nen:ic \ intage ISC'! a: lire 

She was born in Minnesota in 
I8SS. 

Survivors art a daughter, 
Muriei Tolin of S;. Helena, and 
a grandson, Spencer Mail son of 
Los Ange'es. 



Last Rites for 
Eugene W. Haden 
of Wofford Hts. 

v-r.ices were held Satur.ii . 
l\M'4 7) for Eugene W. Haden 
72. of Evans Rd., Wofford 
Heights, who died Aug. 2 of * 
heart attack in West Yellow- 
stone. Mont. 

Rev Willard Vanfossen off ic 
iaied at the services at < he 
Kcrnville Methodist Church ana 
i< :he graveside at the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery 

Mr. Haden was a retired glaz- 
ier who owned the Navajo 
Glass Co., Brawley, before his 
retirement here five years ago 
Hu was a member of the Elks 
Lodge. Brawley, and was born 
in York-town. Ia. r in I8S5 

He is survived by his wife. 
Dorothy; a son. Eugene E 
Haden of Los Angeles: a daugh- 
ter. Susan W. Gehnnger of 
Danville; a sister, Eula John 
miii of Los Angeles; a brother. 
Elmo Haden of Virginia; arvi 
onr: grandson. Glen M. Gehr- 
:nger of Danville 

Arrangements were by HiU 
crest Mortuary, Bakersfield 



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Thursday 
Aug. 5, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Aug. 12, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Kennedy Meadows 
Camper Stricken 

Valden Alova Deizel, 41, of 
Riverside died Tuesday (Aug 
3) of a heart attack while camp- 
ing at Kennedy Meadows. He 
was parole superintendent at the 
Chino Prison, according to Tu- 
lare Deputy Johnny McNaJly. 



Two Perish 
In Isabella 
Home Blaze 



The lives of iwn Lake Isabella 
residents were snuffed out in a 
Canal St. residence fin- early 
Saturday (Aug. 7). 
The victims: 

Mrs. Alice Marcella Wag:n r, 
fi'i. o«ner of the house and an 
employee of the Kernville Union 
School District until her retire- 
ment a year ago. She had lived 
in the Kern Valley 34 years. 

James George Hruska, 5" . 
who resided in a separate trail- 
er house on the property. 
County fireman said he may 
have died attempting to save 
Mrs. Wagner from the flames 
and smoke. He is a retired mill 
operator and has lived hi re 
six years. 

Earlier this week the County 
Fire Dep;. had no: determined 
the cause of the blaze about a 
hlock east of Hwy. I7S which 
caused a $6000 total loss to Ihe 
30 hy 30 fool house and i;s con- 
tents. 

Services for Mrs. Wapner 
were held yesterdav (Auc M) 
at the Kernville Method's: 
Church with Rev. Willard Van- 
fossen officiating. Interment 
was at the Old Kern Rive- Val- 
ley District Cemetery. Arrange- 
ments were by Valley Mortu- 
ary. 

She is survived bv two sons, 
Bruce Wagner of Kernville, and 
Larry Wagner of Ridgecrest: 
five brothers and two sisters. 

Services for Mr. Hruska will 
be held today (Aug. 12) at Lhe 
Stransky Funeral Chapel, Chi- 
cago, HI., with interment fol- 
lowing at Bohemian National 
Cemetery in that city. Arrange- 
ments here were by Valley 
Mortuaty. 

He is survived by a sisier. 
Mary Picha of Chicago. 



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71 



Thursday 

Aug. 26, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thu rsday 

Aug. 26, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Mrs. Hilda Moore 
Donkersgaed Dies 
in Huntington Pk. 

Hilda Moore Donkersgoer!. K 
former resident of Lake Is?.- 
bcila. died suddenly of k hear: 
attack Wednesday (Aug. 25) ir, 
Hun:ing:on Pa:k. 

Service? will be held a; 1 p.m 
Friday (Aug 27) at ;he Chape' 
f.I tre CftilTiW ]ngl( wr-f.r! Paik 
•' ( m&.try. 

Nirs. Dorikersgoed is ssirvivi ri 
r-v :«o daughters. Alice Mey- 
er* of Santa Barbara and Sh r- 
ley Miller of Nonvalk; two 
brothers. Percy Moore, of Can- 
ada and Erick Moore of S:m 
Francisco: and four grandchild- 
ren. 

Arragnements are bv Pierce 
Bros -Snyriers' Southwest Mort- 
uary. Inglewood 



Last Rites for 
Mrs. Frances E, 
Springston, 82 

Graveside services were hoi ■> 
Aug. 18 at Sierra View Memorial 
Park in Marysvilie E •: r Mrs 
Fiances E. Springjiarv fl & re*- 
idem t h e past six moaths >t 
House 349 (Skunk Hollow), John 
sorwtele. She died Aug 16 in * 
Bakei-sfield convalescent hos- 
pital. 

Mrs. Springston came to John- 
iondale from Olivehurst, ne a r 
Marysville. She was born :n 
Staunton, Clay County. Ind 

She is survived by 1 daughter 
Mrs. Naomi Sorensen of John- 
sondute; a brother. Frederick L 
Wood of San Jose. 12 ^rand 
children, including Alfred R 
Soremson of Keniville. and 17 
great grandchildren 

Arrangements were by Hill- 
crest Mortuary. Bakersfield 



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Thursday 
Sept. 9, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Sept. 16, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Sept. 23, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Lost Rites for 
Lewis Fredericks, 
76, of KernyiHe 

Graveside services were he-id 
T,.<-sdav (Sep:. 7) for Leu.* 
W» ijsrm Fredericks. 76. of Sk.r.ra 
Trailer Park, KernvHIe He d-ed 
Friday- a: Kern Valley HtASpital. 

He \wts a rer ; red salesman h t 
iht Blue Chip S:amp Co. a/;d 
had been a resident of the Kern 
VaJiey the pas; ten years. 

•n:ermeri: was a: the Kfc/.n 
Valley District • Cemetery with 
Re\ Wiliard Vanfossen of :ht 
Kt.rrn.nHt" Mettoodist Church 
officiating. 

Hi is survived by h,> w.fe. 
Anna, ."and a sister. Lillian 
Feck of Ohio. 

A mangements were by Val- 
lev Mc-msary. 



J. H. Misenhimer 

Services Today 
in Lake Isabel!! a 

Services wifl be held today 
(Sept, 16) for James Hugh Mis- 
etihuuer, 87, prominent resident 
ot WWi Linda, Mountain Mu-^ 
He as -tilled Sunday when eject- 
ed from his pickup wheti it t>yer- 
Uirned on Hwy 17S about two 
miles east ot Cuius Brake 

The services will be art Ut'W 
.i m. at Valley Memorial Chy.p- 
el. Lake Isabella, Interment at 
Rom. Hitis Cemetery, Whiififierv 
will follow. 

Mr. Mr er.himer w.-is a Former 
■pre si dew t>( tile South Fork 
(F i s ! i and Game Assuo j n d a 
member of the SouthlaLe Pnp- 
isrly Owners Assoc. He w a j 
burn in Danville, Arlt.. In IUM 

Prmr to his retirement here 
.;"( years aio he wis on the 
Mail oi the Firestone T ; .ie 4 



Services Friday 
For Kenneth L. 
Schroder, 65 

Services wdl be heid at I p v 
Fridey (Sept. 24) at Valley Mop- 
uary. Lake Isabella, for Ken- 
neth L Schrader Sr ., 65. of 2u 
Cedar Way. Wofiord Heights 
He di?d Monaay at Kern Vaii v 
Hospital ot a nean attack 

Mr. Schrader was born .1 
Sanforu. N.Y., and for m a n ) 
years was service manager ■«/■■ 
Paramount Chevrolet, Dow'.c 
He retired here four year;, ago. 

Services will be conducted by 
members of the Kern Valiej 
Elks Lodge. Interment will be- 
at the Kern Valley Q.Mr, a 
Cemetery. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Mary; a brother. Theron of Chi- 
cago: two sons. Kenneth of La- 
H'abra and Jerry of Concord: 
and ."-tven grandchild, en 



Sister of Ernest 
Knowles Passes 

Services were held this week 
in the Dallas, Tex., area lot 
Mrs. Lily Belle Wenier, sister 
of Finest Knowles, Kernvdle 
Realtor and insurance man. She 
died Sept. 2 in Arlington, Tex 
She is survived by her luis 
band, F.lmer; two sous, li e in 
and 01 111 . a daughter, Iiiiugene. 
and live brothers, Erne-it, With 
I l\it-!.l. John and Alvin Knowles 



Elks Services for 
Frank W. Clarke, 
49, of Isabella 

Service--, wsre held yesterday 
(Sept. 15) at Valley Memorial 
Chapel for Frank William 
Clarke, -19, of 2101 Crestview, 
Lake Isabella. He died Saturday 
of a heart attack a: Memorial 
Hospital, jiakersfii Id 

Officiating ai the services 
were members 01 the Kern Val- 
ley Elks lodge. Interment was 
at the Kern Rivei Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery. 

Mr, Clarke was a Kern Valley 
resident the past six years and 
was born in Minnesota. 

lb is survived by his wife. 
Dorotny; his mother, Mrs. Pearl 

M1I11.11 r.f Paramount; ihiM •»!'.■ 

vi 1; be lii and ficrnicc ul 
Siou* Lily, In , .uid Margiiei 1I1 
ul Oiejjun; three brothers, Dick 
.u\i.\ Douglas ul California and 

KODcf; ul MjliiicSO.'B 



Jloff A. Bumgarner, 
Isabella, Passes 

.Services were held Sept. 18 M 
Forest Lawn. Hollywood rliUs, 
tJ'or Jeff Abb Bumgarner. 7*. 3a0 
Fidcller.eck St., Lake Isabella, 
vttou died Sept. 16 at Kern Val- 
ley Hospital. 

He was a 58-year resident o-t 
California and was born en Tex- 
as He lived Ul Kern County the 
past two years. His occupation 
was as a drill press operator. 

Mr. Bumgurner Is survived 
by his widow. Ruth. 



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73 



Thursday 

Sept. 30, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Sept. 30, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Heart Attack Is 
Fatal for B. F. 
Riley, Isabella 

Services were held yesterday 
(Sep;. 29) for Benjamin F. Ril- 
ey. 76, of 2035 Mobile Lane. Lake 
Isabella, at Nyland Torrance 
Mortuary and Inglcwood Park 
Cemetery. He was pronounced 
dead on arrival at Kern Valley 
Hospital following a heart at- 
tack Sept. 23. 

He had Lived in the Kern Val- 
ley the past year and was a re- 
tired oil worker for Superior 
Oi! Co. 

He is survived by his widow. 
Frances; two daughters, Bea- 
trice Vail of Huntington Beach, 
and Gay Jel-t of Redondo Btach; 
four grandclvildrrn and five 
grea4 -grandchildren. 



Last Rites for 
Pauline Anderson, 
51, Lake Isabella 

Funeral services were held 
Tuesday (Sep:. 28) for Mrs 
Pauline Grace Anderson. 51, of 
Paradise Trailer Park, Lake Is- 
abella. She died Saturriav at 
Kern Valley Hospital of a 
hear; attack. 

Services were held at Valley- 
Memorial Chape! with inter- 
ment following a; Kern Valley 
District Cemetery. Rev Louis 
Gerdes of t h e First Southern 
Baptist Church. Kernville. offic- 
iated. 

She had lived in the Kern Val- 
ley the pas: three years and 
was a retired hair dresser. 

Mrs. Anderson is survived by 
her husband. Donald: two sons. 
Dwight Kennedy of Bakersfield 
and Joe Kennedy, Vietnam; a 
daughter, Charlene Marburger 
of Oklahoma City; a hro-her, 
Ray Rash of Tulsa: five sisters, 
Agnes. Ruby, Gladvs. Haie! and 
Lilly; and six grandchildren 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Oct. 14, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Beverly Robinson Sr., 79, 
Valley Pioneer, Is Dead 



Beverly P. Robinson Sr., 7U, 
of Weldon, died. Tuesday (Oct. 
12) at the home of his daughter 
in Bakersficld. He was one of 
I he Kern Valley's most illustri- 
ous native sons. 

For some time Mr. Robinson 
had suffered with emphysema 
and only recently had been re- 
leased from Mercy Hospital. 
Bakers field. 

Services will be held a\ 11 
a.m. Saturday (Oct. 16) at Hill- 
crest Chapel, Bakersficld, with 
interment following at HiUcrest 
Memorial Park Rev. Mark 
Slahnke of the Weldon Metho- 



dist Church will officiate. T h e 
Bakersficld VI-W Post will H*SiS| 
ul the graveo.de. 

Mr. Robinson was born Ln old 
Kernvil'lc in 1893 when his par- 
ents operated a gold mine near 
Wofford Heights. In 1902 t h e 
family moved to the South Fork 
and took up ranching. 

At 13 he was working for A. 
Brown & Co. shoeing horses, a 
craft he carried into the mili- 
tary service with an artillery 
unit in World War I at Fort 
Lewis. Wash. He was grand 

marshal of the Whiskey Flat 
Days parade in Kernville last 
February. 

Mr. Robinson is survived by 
his wife, Rose; a daughter, Mrs. 
Ruby McCan of Bakersficld; 
three sans, Beverly Robinson 
Jr. of Weldon, George Burke of 
Bakersficld and Tom Burke of 
Bodoga Buy; a sister, Mrs. Liz- 
zie Short of Kettleman City; 
three bro:hers, James and John 
of Bakersficld and Bill of Lake 
Tahoe; eight grandchildren and 
three great-grandchildren. 

The family has requested re- 
membrances go to the Kern 
County Heart Fund. 



Thursday 

Oct. 14, 1971 

OBITUARY 

Services Held for 
Riipert Seymour, 
79, of Kernville 

Servlow were h-.ld Oct 9 far 
Kupert ^ iiteeei Seymour. JS, ot 
Sierra Way, KemviUe. He dieJ 
n,t K.-ni Valley Hospital Oct, ti. 

He v.as i i:va>irjWiiafiCf super- 
HBtendcn for V/h maker Co.. L->s 
AirvgeJ«rs. before his retiremeiu 
h.ri' He wus a K ji'ii Valley i - • 
nivni For rt«e pj i five years 

Services nnjte i:eld it Vai.|i:j 
Chapel La'-.f Isabella with i« 
u.-t n.e'-.t following it the Kem 
Viallev District Cexneiery. 

H-e is survived by three daugh- 
iters. Elisabeth Pencil and 
Eilene Carri^g i»Jth ot Oregon, 
and Virginia Valdez -A Wash- 
mgtun and two sons. Donald 
Carrier of w«ji>til*rid Hills "•■•' 
KoIk-iH Carrier uj Van Nuys 

Homer Stark, 50, 
Of Kern vale and 
Long Beach Dies 

Homer Stark. 50, a para-time 
resident of Karat wate the past 
three '.cars. died Oci. .i in a 
l,oiw> Beach hospital. Services 
|»fl'l<»w';d -if Hunter Moruiar 
aj)d iiwermen* was w Sureiys-ide 
Convutery. Long Beach 

He v.cis i cabinet maker foi 
Tony ^Hazing ipeoiawies n 'he 
v, i; ; li Bay *rea His perniai :r»i 
undress f-a> :ii o>r 57t'' S( 
Long B'sacii 

He is mi 'wed be h i s wife. 
t-'auline: his mother. Marie 
Lov/e "t Kansas City; and an 
uuiii Eliiatwlh Byar-J >\ Man- 
ir>.-r>.-v Park 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



75 



Thursday 

Oct. 21, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Oct. 28, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Oct. 28, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Watchmaker Archie 
Collins Is Dead 

Archie Collins, 78. well known 
Lake Isabella watchmaker, Hied 
Sunday (Oct. 17) in from of his 
place of business of a massive 
heart aitack. 

Funeral arrangements at Val- 
ley Mortuary, Lake Isabella, 
are pending. He resided in me 
Kern River Canyon near Bod- 
fish. 



Last Rites Today 
For Alta Harris, 
53, Wofford Mrs. 

(iraveside service* .\i!l be 
held ai 2:;i0 p.m today (Oct. 
2S) -at (he Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery lor Mr 5 . Alta 
Harris, 53, of Piliehurs; Way. 
V/offord Heights. She died Tues- 
day a: Men.'v FTiispital Bakers- 
la-, (I following u lengthy illness. 

Memorial services ai ihe First 
liilp: I.-.: Church, Lake Isabella, 
w.ll follow (he interment. Rev. 
Utile Blown will ulticia.e 

Mrs. Hants ami I e r husband, 
Jnn, operated the Keniville Mo- 
bile Service station uniil re- 
cently. 

In addition to her husband she 
is survived by two daughters, 

Cindy of Bakers-field and Char- 
lene Sulliban ol Tranquility, a 
son, Jimmy of Bakers-field; and 
three sisters, Jean Atkinson of 
Los Angeles, Ruth Blake of Bay 
Town. Tex.. and Pauline l-akin 
of Oklahoma City, Old a. 

Arrangements uic by llillcre--t 
Mortuary. Bakersfield. 



Heart Attack Is 
Fatal for Henry 
Misskelley; L. I. 

Services were held yesterday 
(Oct. 27) at Eternal Valley Me 
monal Park, Norwalk, for Hen 
ry Lester Misskellev. 59, ol 
Bella Vista Tract, Weldon He 
was stricken Oct. 21 at home by 
a heart attack. 

He was a retired San Fernan- 
do carpenter who had lived here 
the past six months. 

Mr Misskc'ley is survived by 
his father, Hugh of Fores; Cily. 
Ala.; a son, Le-terof San Fer- 
nando; three daughters, Alma 
Herbert and Sarah Shefflin. both 
of Marina del Rey. and Patricia 
Goaseman of San Fernando, a 
brother, Lee; a sistei, Vieva 
Wood; and 11 grandchildren. 

Local arrangements were by 
Valley Moi luary. 



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Thursday 

Oct. 28, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Oct. 28, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Oct. 28, 

OBITUARY 



1971 



Services Today 
For Richard C. 
Chapman, Bodfish 

Graveside services wi.ll be 
held at I p.m. today (Oc:. 28) at 
Hie Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery for Richard C. Chap- 
man. 68, owner for the past 14 
years of the Kern Court Motel 
in Bodfish. He died at home 
Sunday of a heant attack. 

Rev Wiliard Vanfossen will 
offic ; a'e at the services. 

Mr. Chapman was born in 
Humnvansville, Mo. 

He is survived by his wife. 
Roxie; a daughter, Dixie Kroll 
of Beaverton. Ore., and two 
grand children. 

Arrangements are by Valley 
Mortuary 



Last Rites Held 
For A. I. Sebring, 
74, Lake Isabella 

Services were held yesterday 
(Oot. 27) at Valley Mortuary for 
Austin I. Sebring, 74, a resident 
of Mountain View Trailer Park, 
bake Isabella. He died Friday 
of a heart attack at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

Mr. Sebring was a retired ma- 
son who retired here from Mon- 
tana five years ago. 

He is survived by a brother, 
John Sebring, also a resident of 
the same trailer park in Lake 
Isabel] a. 

Interment was at the Kern 
River VaUey District Cemetery 



Services Today 
ForChdrley Noah, 
70; of Isabella 

Charley Christmas Noah. 70. 
of Lake. Isabella, will be laid in 
rest here today (Oct. 2H) He 
died Tuesday at Kern Valley 
Hospital following a lengthy 
heant condition. 

Services will be held a; II 
a.m. at the Valley Mortuary 
with Rev Dale Brown officiat- 
ing. Interment will follow at the 
Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery. 

Mr. Noah was a retired Los 
Angeles carpenter who moved 
here about 18 months ago He 
was br.rn in En-id, Okla. 

He is survived by three daugh- 
ters. Irene Kirkham ot Lake Is- 
abe'la. IVary S'arrett ol Yorba 
Linda and Cilenna Rich of Ro- 
k'r.l lleiglvs, [wo brothers, 
Ross ;\\m\ John, both of Okla- 
homa; a sifter. E hel of Okla- 
homa, and seven giand children 



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77 



Thursday 
Nov. 4, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Nov . 4 , 1971 

OBITUARY 



William F. Rohm of 
Wofford Heights 
Dies in Sepulveda 

William F. Rohm of Woodland 
Dr., Wofford Heights, and Sepul- 
veda parsed away recently at 
his Sepulveda home following a 
year's illness. Ht was a mem- 
her of the Isabella Lake 55 Plus 
Club. 

Services were held Saturday 
(Ocx. 30 at the Church of I he 
Hills, Forests Lawn. Hollywood 
Kills. 

In addition to his wife. Kath- 
erlne, Mr. Rohm L< survived by 
tl.ree son:., William, Leonard 
and AJben and their children 
add ;i brother and a si.ler. 



Last Rites Held 
For E. T. Whitney, 
59, of Bodfish 

Graveside services at Kern 
River District Cemetery wort 
held Wednesday (Nov. 3) I o r 
Edwin Thomas Whitney, 5ft, re- 
tired Union Pacific motor freight 
employee in Los Angeles, w h o 
had resided at R Pioneer, Bod- 
fish, the past 1R months He was 
pronounced dead on arrival at 
Kern Valley Hospntal Oo;, 30. 

Rev. Dale Brown officiated at 
the services, and pallbearers 
were members of the Kern Val- 
ley Masonic Lodge. 

He was h.irn in Bowling 
Green, Ky. 

Mr. Whitney is survived by 
his wife. Lovena; a son, Clif- 
ford of Si mi; a daughter. Jo- 
sephine Beach of El Monte, and 
one grandson. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thu r sda y 

Nov. 11, 19 71 

OBITUARY 

Spanish-American 
War Veteran, F. 
King, 92, Passes 

Last rue-, were held iVlondav 
(Nov. 8) for I- rank W. King, 
92, a retired miner and veteran 
of the Spanish American War 
who resided at Mountain View 
Trailer Park, Lake Isabella. He 
died last Thursrlav at Parkview 
Convalescent Home, Bake-nsfield. 

Services and interment were 
at (ireenkuvn Memorial Chapel 
and Park. Bukersfi-eld, with 
Rev Alan Si i iindellow 0| I li e 
Raker.sf.ield l-'ir.si Baptist Church 
official ing 

He is survived by a sister. 
Miutie RaldilT ol Tennessee and 
a niece. Kuih Adams of Suisun 
Citv. 



Thursday 

Nov . 11, 197 1 

OBITUARY 

Services for 
Frances Ella 
Alexander, 49 

One of 'the Kern Valley'-, most 
prominent and respected native 
daughters was laid to rest at 
Kent River VaLlov District Cem- 
etery yesterday (Nov. 10) 

She is Frances Ella 'Alexand- 
er, '13. of Wcldon. a third gen- 
_ c. radon resident of 'he area 
*1hc died Monday a't Bakersfield 
Memorial Hospital. 

Services were held at t h r 
Wcldon Mc'.hodisL Church where 
S'be was a heard member and 
had been active with the Wo- 
men's Society of Christian Ser- 
vice. Rev. Mark Stahnke offic- 
iated. 

Mrs. Alexander was an Out- 
standing and prolific painter in 
tihe medium of water colors. She 
was a member of the Cnwbclles. 
the women's auxiliary of the 
Kern County Cattlemen's Assoc, 
and was a member also of the 

Soirth Fork Woman's Club 

She was born in We I don on 
Aug. 1, 1922. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band, .1. Glenn Alexander, a 
foremost South Fork rancher 
awl president of the Kern Val- 
ley Hospital board; three sons, 
Gairy, William and James, all 
of Wcldon; two daughters. Pa- 
tricia and Susan, bo.h of Wcl- 
don; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Weaver Hand of Wcldon. i wo 
brothers. Thomas Hand of Ox- 
nard and Russell Hand of Wai- 
sonville: ard four sisters, Wini- 
fred Henderson and Dorothy 
Weag, both of Weldon; Mrs. 
Marcia Rudnick and Mary An- 
dreas, both of Bakersfield. 

Arrangements were by Payne 
& Sons Funeral Home Bakers- 
field. 

Memorial contributions may 
be made to the Wcldon Metho- 
dist Chu.-ch. 

Pallbearers were Jim and Bill 
Kissock, Toby Sears. Marvin 
Powers, Dick Losletter and Jim 
Nance. 



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Nov. 1 1 ', 

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19 7 1 



Nellie Weigand of 
Southlake Estates 
Dies in Southland 

Mrs Nellie E.' Weigand <>f 
Soui-hlake Estates died recently 
in ihe Los Angeles area, accord- 
ing to neighbors. 

She a n d her husband, Jim 
who preeeeded her in death, 
were residents ul ihc Larscn 
Tract before moving m Soirth 
lake She was a former Gardena 
postal service employee and had 
been on disability retirement 
the past two years 

Surviving her are a daughter 
»»d four grandchildren of San 
Diego. 



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Nov. 18, 1971 

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Thursday 

Nov. 25, 1971 

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Thursday 

Nov. 25, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Graveside Rites 
Weds, for R. L. 
Sfubblefield 

Graveside services were held 
Wednesday (Nov. 17) a- the 
Kern Ri\er Valley District Cem- 
etery for former Kemville resi- 
dent Robert Lee Siubbleficld, 
65, of Bakersfield. He died Fri- 
day in hLs car of a heart attack. 

Mr, Srubblefield was a native 
of Kern County and has spent 
his earlier years in Roscdaie. 
He was acme in farming until 
1945. 

He is survived by three daugh- 
ters, Trudy Hylrtm of Kemville; 
Dororhy Staiicliff of Gaylord. 
Mich., and Lois Hood of N e w 
Jersey; a son, Robert C. Sfub- 
blefield of Rialto; and rrine 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Services Wednes. 
for Josephine 
Eiman, Kemville 

Graveside services are sched- 
uled at 10 a.m. Wednesday 
(Nov. 21) at Kern River Valley 
Di.tri.ct Ceniete.y for Josephine 
Margaret Eititah. 73. of 418 Bu'r- 
lancio Rd.. Ke-rr.vJJc, She died 
Sunday at Kern Valley Hospital 
following a cerebral stroke. 

She was a retired po.lery tiiji- 
isher who lived in Ingiewood 
beiore n-.cv;ng to the Kern Val- 
ley sjx years ago. 

Rev. Willard Vanfcssen of tlve 
Kernvtlle Metnodist Church of- 
ficiated ait I'lse servicer. 

Mrs. liitnan is survived by 
a c'augtoer, Patuicia Akers of 
North Whiftier Heights and Iwo 
siir.ers, Lucille Tw trey ol Rich- 
mond and Marie Culver of 
Lawr.c'ale. 



Wanda Scribner, 65, 
Of Bodfish Taken 
By Heart Attack 

Wanda Madge Scnbner, 65. of 
401 Park-way. Bodfis'i. 1'ied fo • 
lowing a heart a tack at Kern 
Valley Hospital Friday (Nov 19) 

She was a Kern Valley rev- 
dent the past six years and 
formerly lived in InglewooJ 
where she was interred. 

She ,s survived by a son. 
V\ a;.7ie So tbner of Lnglewooil. 

■ 4 rran^emeoLs locally were by 
Valley Mo' nutry. 



Mrs. Loretta Joyce 
Passes in Oregon 

Services were held Nov. 4 in 
Grants Pass, Ore., for Mrs Lor- 
etta Barbara Joyce, 71. a form- 
er resident of Sierra Way. Ke.tn- 
ville, from 1943 to 1947. She died 
Nov. 1. 

Interment was at Hillerest 
Memorial Park, Grants Pass. 

Mrs. Joyce is survived bv her 
husband, Richard. 



Henry G. Schmitz, 
81, of Kemville, 
Buried in Nebr. 

He my George Sch-muz, 81. a 
resident of Kemville the pu_-i 
14 years. died Nov. 11 in Hilltop 
Convalescent Hospital. Baker:,- 
fieJd. 

Services and interment were 

?held Nov. 14 ,n Clifi, Nebr. 
Mr. Schmitz moved to Califor- 
nia in 1963 ficm Nebraska. 

He is survived by his wife. 
Nellie; two sons, Wayne D 
Schmitz of Broken Bow. Nebr . 
and Udell E. Schmitz of Ridge- 
ores.t; a cUuighte.-, lloe Crume 
of Kemville: a brother, John J 
Schmitz of Anselmo. Nebr.. four 
grandchildren and 10 great- 
grandchildren. 

He was a member of the 
Kemville Bapcb't Church. 



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Thursday 
Dec. 9, 1971 

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Thursday 

Dec. 16, 1971 

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Thursday 

Dec. 16, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Services Today 
for F. L. 'Pappy' 
Hall of Isabella 

One of Lake Isabella's best 
known and most colorful long- 
time residents died Monday 
(Dec. 6) of a heart auack at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is Floyd Elias (Pappy) 
Hall. 74. of Erskine Creek Rd.. 
a retired builder who had lived 
in the Kern Valley 32 years. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. 
today (Dec. 9) at Valley Mortu- 
ary Chapel, Lake Isabella. Offi- 
cers of the Kern Valley Elks 
Lodge will officiate. Interment 
is to be at Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. 

'Mr. Hall was a member of 
the local Elks Lodge and t h e 
Eagles in Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife. 
Beulah; three daughters, Jolene 
Lema of Santa Clara, Maxine 
Smith of La Habra and Georgia 



Frank Hughes, 84, 
Buried Monday in 
Terryville, Conn. 

Frank A. Huihes. 84, of -148 
R ; o Vista Dr., Kernville. died 
Dec. 7 ait Kern Valley Hospital. 
Services were held Monday 
(D-Jc. 13) at Hillside Cemetery 
in Terryvi'!''c. Conn. 

Mr Hughes moved to Kern- 
ville about six years ago from 
Long Beach. For many years he 
was a traveling salesman in the 
East for i he Dobbs and Knox 
■hiait companies. He was born in. 
Massachusetts and resided in 
Hartford, Gonn., before moving 
to California about 20 years ago. 

He was associated with the 
Episcopal Church and the Amer- 
ican Legion in Long Beach. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. May Hughes of Kernville. 

Arrangements here were by 
Hillcrest Mortuary, Bakersfield. 

Mrs. Christina L. 
Edwards, 68, of 
Kernville Passes 

Groveside services were held 
Wednesday (Dec. 15) at Hill- 
crest Memorial Park, Bakers- 
field, for Mrs. Christina L. Ed- 
wards. 68, of Kernville. She died 
Saturday in a Bakersfield con- 
valescent hospital. 

She was a California resident 
the pafit 48 years and was born ■ 
m West Virginia. 

Mrs. Edwards is survived by 
her hut-band, Edward Edwards 
of Bakersfield; four sons, Rob- 
ert of San Diego. Joseph of 
Taft, LeRoy and Benny, both 
of Bakersfield. two daughters. 
Mrs. Hazel Cce of Lake Isabella 
and Mrs. Edith Snvth of Bakers- 
field; 20 grandchildren and four 
great grandchildren. 



Services Friday 
For Marie Arms, 
Former Resident 

Mrs. Marie Arms. 71. a resi- 
dent of Burlando Rd.. Kernville. 
from 1964 to 1970, died Monday 
(Dec. 13) in the Inter Commun- 
ity Hospital, Covina. For t h e 
past 17 mortths she has been at 

the Golden Age Convaiesccn-t 
Home, Baldwin Park. 

Graveside services will be 
held at l p.m. t-riday ai the 
Kern River District Cemetery 
with members of the Ladies Aux- 
iliary of VFW Post 7665 officiat- 
ing. Pallbearers will be mem- 
bers of the posit. 

Mrs. Arms worked for the 
Hooven Letter Co., Los Angeles, 
from 1943 to 1963. For a few 
■months she was employed by 
the Kern Valley SUN after mov- 
ing here. 

She is survived by two sisters, 
Margarn Beste j n d Frances 
Bach, both of Chicago; un u a 
brother, Frank Mu/uh ul Chi 
oago 

Arrangements are by Paym & 
Sorts Funeral Home, Bakerifielii 



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Dec. 23, 1971 

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Thursday 

Dec. 23, 1971 

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Thursday 

Dec. 23, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Services Tuesday 
For James Young, 
57; of Isabella 

James W. -Young, 57, of 2027 
Crestview Ave. r Lake Isabella, ' 
.died Dec. 16 in the Kern Valley 
iHbspital following a lengthy ill- 
ness. He retired in May from 
Che U.S. Co:ps of Engineers at 
Isabella Lake, as a recreation 
a/tltendant. 

Services at the First Baptist 
Church, Lake Isabella, were 
held Tuesday with Rev. R. Dale 
Brown officiating. Interment fol- 
lowed ait Green- Hills- Memorial- 
Park, San. Pedro. 

Mr. Young moved to the Kern 
Valley nine years ago from Los 
Angeles. He was born in Perry- 
ville.^Ky., and was affiliated 
with the American Legion. 

He is survived by his wife 
Frances Young of Lake Isabella 
and a sister, Mrs. Edna Conroy 
of Honolulu. 

Pallbearers were Jim Woods, 
Rusty Gaite. Eugene Eoff, Roy 
Jones, Bob Salyer and Vernon 
Blount. 

Arrangements were by Hill- 
crest Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



Last Rites Weds; 
For Martin E. 
Miller, Kernville 

Services were held at 2 p.m. 
Wednesday (Dec. 22) at the 
First Baptist Church, Lake Isa- 
bella, for Marvin E. Miller, 69, 
a. Kernville resident the past 
six years. He died Sunday in 
the San Joaquin Community 
Hospital, Bakersfield. 

He was a warehouseman for 
Northrup Aircraft Corp. f o r 
16 years before retiring to the 
Kern Valley. He resided at 
Sierra Trailer Lodge, Rio VLs-ta. 
Dr. 

Rev. Dale Brown officiated at 

rhe services. Interment was at 

the Kern River VaHey District 

Cemetery. \ | 

■Mr:-. Miller was -born ia Hen- 

•■ derson. County/ Ky. \ 

He" is survived by his wife, 
"Evelyn A. M Her "of Kernville; - 
a daughter, Mrs. Martha Shaf- 
e'rof.Azusa; a -brother, Jack 
Milter" of Henderson County, 
Ky.r and four grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were James Ash, 
Ted Senlemire, Hol'Ls Roland, 
John Brown, John Boice and 
Norm Halverson, 

Arrangements were by Hill- 
crest' Mortuary. 



Floyd Pepperling, 
Mt. Mesa, Passes 

Floyd R. Pepperling, 70, of 

I ym h Canyon kd , Mountain 
Mt-su. Suffered u ii apparent 
he&n attack ,,r virok.- Friday 

(bee 17; wh.U- scair-tl in Ins 
pickup i ruck in i h t - S u fewa> 
Store parking lot Lake Isabella 
He was prunuuili ed dead on jr- 
rival abu'.ii nuun ai the Kern 
Valley Hospital Services -> n d 
insermeni writ- held , n ihe I ..-, 
Angeles area 



Thursday 

Dec. 30, 1971 

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Thursday 

Dec. 30, 1971 

OBITUARY 



Native Daughter 
Daisy Jordan, 91 
Dies on Birthday 

Mrs. Daisy M. Jordan, who 
was born in Old Kernville and 
spent her early ohildhood on a 
South Fork ranch, died last 
week on her 91 £ , t birthday in a 
Bakersfield hospital. Since 19-12 
she, had resided at 1121 El Ran- 
cho Rd., BakensfieJd. 

Services were held Dec 22 at 
Green,law. n Chapel and inter- 
ment followed at Union Ceme- 
tery, Bakersfield. 

Mrs. Jordan was the daughter 
of John and Sophie Batz, early 
day ranchers in the South Fork 

Mrs. Jordan's husband and 
her father founded Bakersfield 
Abstract Co., now Title Insur- 
ance & Trust. 

She was a member of the 

Sevendh-day Adventisf Churchf" 
for 60 years. 

She is survived by two sons. 
Jack S. Jordan and Justus Jor- 
dan, both of Bakersfield; a 
daughter, Mrs. Daisy, M. ' Cro- 
dero of Goleta; three grand- 
children, and five great-grand- 
ahildren. 

Funeral arrangements were 
by Parkview Mortuary, Delano. 



Charles Sargent, 
Kernville, Found 
Dead in His Home 

Cause of the death of Charles 
Sargenit, about 75, 115 Mountain 
Dr., Keu-nviUe, is expected to be 
announced later this week by 
the County Coroner. 

Sargent was found dead at his 
home Tuesc'ay (Dec. 28) after 
neighbors requested Sheriffs 
deputies, investigate. 

A deou.y coruner said Sar- 
gent probably died about Dec. 
2-1. Local funeral arrangements 
are "being handled by Valley 
Mortuary. Services tentatively- 
are planned today (Dec:'307"iir 
Paso Rabies. 

He is survived by a sister -who 
resides ;in Grass Valley. H i s 
brother,: Lou Sargent, original 
manufacturer and distributor of 
Spmdoo fishing lures and a for- 
mer Kernville resident also, 
died several months ago in Hol- 
lywood following a lengthy ill- 
ness. 



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May 6, 1971 

June 17, 1971 

July 15, 1971 

Aug. 19, 1971 

Sept. 2, 1971 

Oct. 7, 1971 

Dec. 2, 1971 



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Jan. 6, 1972 

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Thursday 

Jan. 13, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Last Rites Sat. 
For Ruth Hinkey, 
Former Resident 

Graveside services wil] be 
held at 2 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 8) 
at the old section of the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery 
for Mrs. Ruth Hinkey, about 79, 
who died ' Wednesday in a Re- 
seda r e st home. She lived in 
Kernville from 1944 to 1969 and 
was well known for her oil paint- 
ings of' Kern Valley scenes. 

She is survived by two daugh- 
ters, Patricia McPherson and 
Peggy Jackson, both of Reseda; 
three sons, Ted Hinkey and 
Dennis Hinkey, both of Loomis, 
and John Hinkey of Reseda; 23 
grandchildren and \2 great- 
grandchildren. 

Mrs. Hinke/s son, Ted. a 
Mormon bishop, will officiate at 
the services. 



Services Friday 
for Orville D. 
Johnston, 63 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. 
Friday (Jan. 14) at Valley Mort- 
uary, Lake Isabella, for Orville 
D. Johnston, 63, of Bristlecone 
Dr., Wofford Heights. He died 
Monday at Kern Valley Hospital 
following a heart attack. 

Members of the Kern Valley 
Elks Lodge will officiate at the 
services. Interment will be ai 
the Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery. 

Mr. Johnston was a supervis- 
or for International Telephone & 
Telegraph in Los Angeles before 
retiring here two years ago. He 
was a member of., the . Elks 
Lodge and Masonic Lodge here. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Doris: two s-jns. Gerald L 
Green of Eaglercck and Ronald 
D. Green of Sa't Lake City; 
two broilers. Ad:lis and Walter 
of Flor da; and two si?iers. Ber- 
n-ice Hughes and Geo Strait i>f 
Florida; and five gran.lchildren. 



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Jan. 20, 1972 

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Thursday 

Jan. 20, 1972 

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Thursday 

Jan. 20, 1972 

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Tehachapi Rites 
iFor Allen V. Fee, 
78, of Kernville 

Services were held Jan. 12 at 
Stickel Mortuaries' Little Chap- 
el of the Elms. Tehachapi. for 
Allen V. Fee. 78, of 108 Locust 
Ijane, Kernville. He died Ian. '6 
in a Spokane, Wash., hospital. 

Rev. Wil'ard Var.fossen of the 
Kernville Methodist Cburah of- 
ficii a ted. Interment was at the 
Teihadbapi Cemetery. 

He was employed at the China 
Lake Weapons Center before his 
retirement. 

'Mr. Fee had lived in Kern- 
ville since 195.1 and in California 
.since 1941. He was a native of 
Wyoming. 

Survivors include his wife. 
Edith; two daughters. Grace V. 
Snider of North Edwards and 
Carol Hape of Ridgecrest: two 
stepsons, John Myrick of Sdo- 
liane and Rick Medlen of Inde- 
pendence. Mo. 



Edw. Johnson, 71, 
Former Keyesville 
Resident Passes 

Graveside services were held 
Saturday (Jan. 15) at the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery 
for Edward C. Johnson, 71, for 
15 years a friendly and familiar 
figure to Keyesville residents 
and visitors. 

He died at his home Jan. 12 in 
Rock Haven Trailer Park, Wof- 
ford Heights, where he had mov- 
ed last year. He had been in ill 
health several months. 

Faith cr James Murphy of St. 
Jude's Catholic Church offic- 
iated at the services. 

Mr. Johnson has no known 
survivors. 

He was born in 1900 in St. 
Louis, Mo. 

Arrangements were by VaLUey 
Mortuary. Lake Isabella. 



John Kennedy, 66, 
Southlake, Passes 

Services and interment were 
held Tuesday (Jan. IS) at For- 
est Lawn, Glendale, for John A. 
Kennedy, 66, of 222 Southlake 
Dr., Southlake Estates. He died 
Jan. 13 at his home. 

Mr. Kennedy was a former 
Los Angeles auto mechanic wno 
retired to the Kern Valley aboiit 
2'/i years ago. 

He is survived by his w-ifej 
Claire. 



Nellie Witt, 
81 , Former 
Teacher, Dies 

Mrs Nellie G. Witt. 81. one- 
time school teacher in K e I s o 
Valley, Old Isabella and Rands- 
burg, died Monday at Mercy 
Hospital, Bakersfield. Site had 
been ill for a long period and 
w'as a resident of Lake View 
Guest Home, Wofford Heights 

Graveside services w^ill be 
held at 11 a.m. Friday (Jan. 21) 
at the Rand District Cemetery. 
Johannesburg. 

Mrs. Witt first taught school 
in Muncie, Ind., and in 1917 
moved to Randsburg. where she 
taught until the 1940s when she 
moved to Kelso Valley. 

Her husband, who died in 
1942. was the desert blacksmi'h 
at Randsburg. Her greai grand 
parents homesteaded in Sage 
Land, about 15 miles south of 
Wei don 

p» She is survived by Ulfee 
daughters, Susan MiHigan of 
Lake Isabella. Margaret John- 
son ot Mountain Home. Ida., 
and Mary Tice of Notus,' Ida.: 
six sons, Tim and Jim of Onyx, 
Hyram of Valley Springs. Albert 
of Lodi, Robert of Cudahy and 
Michael of Fairoaks; 19 grand 
children and one great "rand- 
child 



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Jan. 27, 1972 

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Thursday 

Jan. 27, 1972 

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Thursday 

Jan. 27, 1972 

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Services for Wm. 
Derbyshire, 61, 
Squirrel Valley 

Services were held Wednesday 
(Jan. 26) at Valley Mortuary 
for William Derbyshire, 61, of 
Squirrel Mountain Valley, who 
died at his home Saturday. He 
moved here four years ago from 
Che Los Angeles area where he 
was a tire builder and until two 
years ago operated the Mountain 
Mesa Gulf Station. 

Rev. Mark Stahnke of the 
Weldon Methodist Church offic- 
iated. Interment was at the 
Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery. 

Mr. Derbyshire is survived by 
his wife, May; a brolher, Harry 
of Lynwocd; four sis-ters, Betty 
Smith and Genevieve Young of 
Squirrel Mountain Valley; Lil- 
lian Miller of Mountain Mesa 
and Vivian Rivera of Escondido; 
and his ma'.her, Emma D. Der- 
byshire of Squirrel Mountain 
Valley. 

Pallbearers were Bill Kissack 
Sr., Bill Kissack Jr., Fred Lees, 
Dallas Brown, Paul Norwood 
and Charles Griffith. His 12 
nephews were honorary pall- 
bearers. 



Last Rites for 
Russell Morris, 
Lake Isabella 

Services were held Tuesday 
(Jan. 25) at Valley Mortuary 
for Russell Morris, 67, 2601 
Cherry St.; Lake Isabella, sec- 
ond vice president of the 55 Plus 
Club and a retired manufactur- 
er's agent who moved here five 
years ago from Los Angeles. 

He died of a heart attack Jan. 
20 at the Fountain of Youth Spa, 
Niland, near the Salton Sea. He 
was stricken following a heart 
attack by his wife, Laura, the 
same day. She was hospitalized" 
briefly in a Brawiley hospital 
but has returned to the Kern 
Valley. 

Rev. Mark S>:ahnke of the 
Weldon Methodist Church offic- 
iated at the services. Interment 
was in the Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Carl Leon- 
ard, Wayne Perry, Bill Renew, 
Albert Landoll, George Iniange 
and Art Wagner. 

His wife is his only survivor. 



Retired Officer, 
Maj. W. Williams 
Of Bodfish, Dies 

Major W. J. Williams, 73, 
U. S. Army (retired), of 41 Ver- 
na St., Bodfish died Monday 
(Jan. 24) at the China Lake 
Weapons Center hospital. 

Time and date of his services 
at McNerney Mortuary, San 
Pedro, were pending earlier this 
week. Burial will be at the U. S. 
Military Cemetery in San Bruno. 

Major Williams A-as a Kem 
Valley resident the past four 
years and served in the Army 
for 30 years prior to his retire- 
ment. He was a member of the 
Masonic Order and the Elks and 
was born in 1899 ; n Cham- 
pagne, 111. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Josephine. 



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Feb. 3, 1972 

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Thursday 

Feb. 10, 1972 

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Thursday 

Feb. 10, 1972 

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Last Rites for 
Armour Myers, 86, 
Squirrel Valley 

Services were held Saturday 
(Jan. 29) at Valley Monuary 
for Armour C. Myers, 86, of 
Squirrel Mountain Valley. He 
died at Kern Vallev Hospital 
Thursday (Jan. 27) following a 
heart attack. 

Mr. Myers lived in the Kern 
Valley about three years, mostly 
an Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Is- 
abella. He is a retired foreman 
for the Ventura County Roads 
Dept. and a life member of 
Elks Lodge 1539, Ventura. 

Sen- ices were conducted by 
members of the Kern Valley 
Elks Lodge. Interment was at 
die Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Lena; a daughter, Elizabeth 
Sawtelle of Vacaville; a sis<er, 
Hazel Myers of Seattle; t w o 
grandchildren and one great 
grandchild. 



Pioneer Rancher 
James Robertson 
Is Dead at 93 

One of the Kern Valley's old- 
est and best known pioneers died 
of a heart attack at his Weldon 
home Feb. 2. He is James L. 
Robertson, 93, retired South 
Fork cattle raitoher who resided 
in this area for 73 years. 

His services-'Avere held Satur- 
day (Feb. 5) 'at the Weldon 
Methodist Church with Rev. 
Mark Stahnke officiating. Inter- 
ment was in t h e Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. 

Mr. Robertson is survived by 
his wife, Ann; a daughter, Eve- 
lyn Holster of Long Beach, two 
grandchildren and five great- 
grandchildren. 

His paJIbearers were Leonard 
Alexander, Walrer Meaoham, 
Keith Alexander, Richard Statts, 
Glenn Alexander and Stephen 
Vail. Honorary pallbearers were 
Weaver Hand. Bill Chappell, 
Harold Shaw, Ardis Walker and 
Wesley Leazenby. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Retired Printer 
Jerry Doorlag 
Sevices Feb. 8 

Retired printer Jerry Donald 
Doorlag. 69, of Bella Vista, Wel- 
don, died Feb. 4 following a 
lengthy illness at the Sepulveda 
Veterans Hospital, Los Angeles. 

Services were held Tuesday 
(Feb. S) at the Weldon Metho- 
dist Church with Rev. Mark 
Stahnke officiating. Interment 
was at Kern River Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery. 

Mr. Doorlag was born in Kal- 
amazoo. Mich., and was an ac- 
tive member of the Elks. 

He is survived by his w i f e. 
Verba; a son. Jerry Jr. of Pico 
Rivera; two brcthers. Jack and 
Herman of Michigan, a sister. 
Jessie Younker of Michigan; and 
two grandchildren. 

The pallbearers were mem- 
bers of the Kern Valley Elks 
Lodge. Arrangements were by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Services Held in 
Tuolumne for Mrs. 
Georgia Robinson 

Services were held Feb 3rd 
in Tuolumne-Twain Harte Chap 
el for Mrs. Georgia M. Robinson 
who died in a Richmond Hos- 
pi:al following a lengthy illness. 

Mrs. Robinson, 63, was born 
jn Hickman, but spent mos; of 
her life in Tuolumne and Sonora. 
Her late husband Cyril (Cy) 
Robinson was a native of Old 
Kernville, and his father. Jerry 
Robimon, was also a native of 
the Valley but left here when 
Cyril was^a, boy and made their 
home in Tuolumne. 

Those who attended the funer- 
al were Mr. and Mrs. Jolui Rob- 
inson, BakersfieJd; John Robin- 
son Jr., Mojave; Beverly tKob- 
inson) Hanning, Weldon, Mrs. 
Rose (Bev) Robinson, Weldon; 
Mr. and Mrs. James Wermuth, 
Ojai. and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie 
Me:z, V.'offord Heights. 

Mrs Robitv-on is survived by 
two hons, Cyril Robinson Jr. of 
Tuolumne and James E. Robin- 
son ol Rioi-.moid: a daughter, 
Georgia M. May of Merced, a 
sister. Lucille Young of Chula 
Vis:a; and six ^'j.idchildren. 

Interment w • . in Gaiters 
Ceme:ery, Tuolumne. 



A. H. Treichler 
Services Will Bs 
This Afternoon 

Graveside services will be 
held at 1 p.m. today (Feb. 10) 
at the Kern River Valley Dis- 
trict Cemetery for Abram Har 
rington Treichler, 85, who re- 
sided at Young's Trailer Park. 
Bodfish Canyon. 

He died Monc*ay (Feb. 7) at 
Kern Valley Hospital following 
a heart attack. 

Rev. Willard Vanfossen of the 
Kernville Methodist Church will 
officiate at the services. 

Mr. Treichler is a retired rail- 
road ticket agent of Cedar Rap- 
ids, la. He had lived in the Kern 
Valley the past SJS years. 



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Thursday 
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1972 



Thu r sda y 

Feb. 17, 1972 

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Thursday 

Feb. 17, 197 2 

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Dr. Charles 
Barrows, 81, 
Dies in Iowa 

Former prominent Kern Val- 
ley physician. Dr. Charles V. 
Barrows, 81, died Feb. 10 in the 
Knoxville, Iowa, Veterans Hos- 
pital following a lengthy illness. 
Services were held Monday in 
Knoxville at the Biebe & Davis 
Funeral Home. Interment was 
at the Washington, Iowa, Cem- 
etery. 

Dr. Barrows opened a medi- 
cal practice in Old Kernville in 
1938, and he and his wife es- 
tablished the Kern Valley Hos- 
pital first in Old KernviUe and 
later in Wofford Heights at what 
is now the Lake View Guest 
Home. 

Dr. and Mrs. Barrows retired 
several years ago to Bakersfield 
and later to his native home of 
West Chester, Iowa. 

He served in World War I as 
a medical doctor and later was 
active in the Masonic Order. He 
became a 32nd degree Ma^on. 

Dr. Barrows is survived by 
his wife, Marie, 403 South Lin- 
coln St., Knoxville, Iowa. 



Graveside Rites 

for J. A. Farthing, 
Wofford Heights 

Graveside services at the 
Kern River Valley District Cem- 
etery were h?ld Tuesday (Feb. 
15) for John Allen Farthing. 64, 
retired bnrrender of Wofford 
Ke.ghts. He died at Kern Valley 
Ho.-pital Feb. 10 following a 
heart attack. 

Mr. Farthing moved to the 
Kern VaUey from the Los An- 
geles area 10 years ago 

Rev. Willard VanJossen of the 
Kernville Methodist Church off- 
iciated at the services. 

Survivors are five sisters, Iva 
Zga], June Foster and Rosemary 
Barham, all of Illinois, Florence 
Armstrong of St. Louis, Mo., 
end Doris Cocoran of Downey; 
end two brothers, Ralph and 
Kenneth, boch of Soutti Bend, 
Ind. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Last Rites Held 
For Lester L. 
Hankla, Kernville 

Services were held Jan. 3 in 
Chino for Lester E. Hankla, 45, 
of Kernville owner with his wife 
of the Riiverkern Motel. He died 
Dec. 29 after a short illness in 
Ventura. Graveside services at 
the Kern Valley District Cem- 
etery were held Jan. 4. 

Mr. Hankla moved to Kern- 
ville last March. 

Survivors are hvs wife. Donna; 
two daughters, Carolyn Hankla 
of San Diego and Nancy Hankla 
of Kernville; two sons, Jerry 
of Santa Monica and Danny of 
Chino; five sisters, Mrs. Ina Boh 
of Norfolk, Neb., Mrs. Mane 
Oleson of Wofford Heights; Mrs. 
turn McKeever of Tiltfcn, Neb., 
I /Irs. Eva Cornet of Plainview. 
Neb., and Mrs. Frances Schmidt 
of Scotts Bluff, Neb.; and three 
brothers, Walter of Madison. 
Neb., Clair of Montclair, and 
Orville^ of Clearwater, Neb. 



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Thursday 
Mar. 2, 1972 

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Last Rites for 
Ruth Rosenzweig, 
57, Wofford Hts. 

Services were held Monday 
(Feb. 21) for Ruth Rosenzweig, 
57, of Wofford Heights, who died 
Feb. 17 at Kern Valley Hospital 
following a heart attack. 

Rev. Willard Vanfossen of the 
Kernvidle Methodist Church 
officiated at the rites at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella. 
Interment was at the Kern Riv- 
er ValiLey District Cemetery. 

Mrs. Rosenzweig is survived 
by her husband, Frank; a son, 
Frank Andrews of Squirrel 
Mountain Valley; three broth- 
ers, John GulJion of Harbor 
City, BUlie Gullion of G a r d e n 
Grove and Albert Guliion of 
PaLm Springs; a sister, Frances 
Marzelli of Torrance; her moth- 
er, Mrs. Mamie Guliion of Nor- 
walk; and three grandchildren. 



Ed Straker's 
Body Found 
In Lake Tues. 



The body of drowning victim 
Edgar W. (Ed) Straker, 32, 
came to the surface of IsabeUa 
Lake Tuesday (Feb. 29), 48 
days after the harsh tragedy 
that took his life. 

Dune buggy driver Bob Rob- 
bins of Mountain Mesa, driving 
along the sands at Saddle Beach 
about two miles east of Rocky 
Point, discovered the body in 
shallow water and reported to 
the Sheriff's Substation at Lake 
Isabella. 

9traker and Robert Snyder, 
56, of Kenwille, were drowned 
Jan. 12 while hunting north of 
Isabella Marina 1 In Straker's 
boat. Snyder's body was recov- 
ered the day following the 
tragedy. 

The two men had teamed up 
last summer to manage and 
coach a championship youth 
league baseball team. 

Straker was a member of the 
Lions Club and prominent as an 
electrician for Leavy Electric, 
Wofford Heights. He moved here 
with his family from Downey 
seven years ago. 

He is survived by his 
Virginia; three sons, 
Guy 11 and Jim 13; 
ems, Mr. and Mrs. 
Straker of Wofford 
two sisters, Mrs. Hal 
Wofford Heights and Mrs. 
abeth Ellis of Norwalk. 

Mr. Straker was assistant 
scout master of Troop 871, com- 
mitteeman for Cub Scout Pack 
90 and a member of the Kern 
Valley Trap Shooting Team. 

A memorial service in his 
honor was held in Kernville on 
Jan. 22. 

And an education fund for the 
three young Straker boys has 
been established at Santa Bar- 
bara Savings & Loan Assoc., 
Kernville. Contributions have 
flowed steadily into it thru Mrs. 
Leland Scott, Box 747, Kernville. 



wife, 
David 9, 
his par- 
Edgar B. 
Heights; 
Leavy of 
Eliz- 



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Norma Noack, 
69, of Powers 
Tract, Passes 

Services were held Wednes- 
day (Mar. 1) at the Weldon 
Methodist Church for Mrs. Nor- 
ma Louise Noaok. 69 of t h e 
Powers Tract, Weldon. She died 
Saturday at Mercy Hospital, 

Rev. Mark Stahnke officiated, 
and interment was at the Kern 
Valley District Cemetery 

Mrs Noack was born in New 
York Qty. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band CarJ; a daughter, Louise 
Crawford of South Carolina- a 
sister, Rowena Wood Ambler; 
and three grandchildren. 

Arrangements were by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Services Held in 
Torrance for Mrs. 
Lydia Waters, 86 

Mrs. Lydia V. Waters, 86, a 
resident of the Lake View Guest 
Home, Wofford Heights, the 
past four months died Feb. 21 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. She had 
moved here from Hermosa 
Beach. 

Services were held Friday 
(Feb. 25) at Niland Mortuary, 
Torrance, with interment follow- 
ing at Pacific Crest Cemetery 
Redondo Beach. 

Mrs. Waters was a member 
of the Church of the Brethern, 
Redondo Beach. 

She is survived by a son, Clif- 
ford R. Waters, Kernvilie; a 
sister, Mrs. Mary Sawyer of 
Kansas; three grandchildren 
and six great-grandchildren. 



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Mar. 2, 1972 

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Last Rites Held 
For Mrs. Elsie 
Harold, Isabella 

/inl™^ W6re heW Friday 
Feb. 25) jn San Fernando and 
Bakersf.eld for Mrs. Elsie Har- 
old 69, of 1818 Edith Ave. Lake 
Isabella. She died Feb. 20 in 
Saugiis Hospital. 

Mortuary services were held 
at Noble Chapel, San Fernando, 
followed Friday afternoon by 
graveside services at Hilkrest 
Memorial Park, Bakersiield 

Mrs Harold moved to the 
Kern Valley three years ago 
from Pearis. 

She fa survived by her hus- 
band Victor; two sons, Marlin 
Harold of Granada Hills and 
Richard Harold of San Fernan- 
do; a sister, Mrs. Marie Lund- 
gren of E| Monte; two brothers. 
Guy Temple of Washington and 
l>on Temple of Missouri; and 
three grand children. 



Services Monday 
For John Stary 
Of Wofford Hts. 

John Arthur Stary, 70, of Rock 
Haven Trailer Park, Wofford 
Heights died Feb. 24 in Kern 
Valley Hospital. He was a re- 
tired vaudeville and show busi- 
ness cyclist who later operated 
a cycle shop in the Hollywood 
area. He had been a Kern 
County resident about 18 
months. 

Services were held Monday at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella, with officers of t h e 
Kenn Valley ELks Lodge officiat- 
ing. Interment was at Kern 
Valley District Cemetery. 

Mr. Stary is survived by his 
wife, Lea, and a sister, Steph- 
anie Topacz of Studio City. 



Thursday 
Mar. 2, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Grady B. Peters, 
DAV Leader, Dies 
In Vets' Hospital 

Grady B. Peters, 56, of Bella 
Vista, Weldon, died Feb. 24 at 
the Veterans Hospital in Sepul- 
veda. Interment with full mili- 
tary honors was at Sawtelle. 

Grady was a life member of 
the Disabled American Veter- 
ans and served as treasurer of 
Kern River Valley Chapter 54 
as well as District 4 chaplain. 

Even though his own heaith 
was failing him, he still found 
time to serve local veterans and 
spread cheer and friendliness 
wherever he went. He served in 
the U.S. armed forces for six 
years in World War II, first as 
instructor for 19 months at West 
Point and later in the African 
Campaign and the E.T.O. 

Grady is survived by his wife 
Ldla; one daughter, Mrs. Heddie 
Sawyer of Los Hacienda Hgts.; 
two sisters, Margaret Davis and 
Ida Giilimore, both of Santa 
Paula; two brothers, Hugh of 
Reedley and C. J. Peters of 
BarttesviUe, Okla. and five 
grandchildren. 

Grady's wife requests no 
flowers. Cards & donations may 
be sent to K.R.V. 54, Drawer J, 
Lake Isabella for eventual dis- 
tribution to the local Cancer Re- 
search fund in Grady B. Pet- 
er's name. 



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Thursday 

Mar. 23, 1972 

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Services March 4 
For Jane Britain, 
66, of Isabella 

Services were held Saturday 
(Mar. 4) for Mrs. Jane M. Brit- 
ain. 66, of 2516" Flower St., Lake 
Isabella, at Hillcrert Memorial 
Park, Bakersfield. She died 
Mar. 1 in a Bakersfield hospital. 

Rev. R. Dale Brown of t h c 
First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella offiicated. 

Mrs. Britain was born in 
Warren, Ohio, and had resided 
in Kern County for the past 35 
years. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band, Orville; a son, Hal Brit- 
ain of Bakersfield; three daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Betty Branson o f 
Fairbanks, Alaska, Mrs. Jane 
McNeil of Fullerton and Mrs. 
Joyce Ball of Pasadena; eight 
grandchildren and three great- 
grandchildren. 



Last Rites for 
Herbert Snape 
Of Lake Isabella 

Services were held Tuesday 
(Mar. 14) at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for Herbert Snape, 74, 
of Lazy Lane, Lake Isabella. He 
died Saturday at Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

Sister Jeannette Kastorff of 
St. Peter's Episcopal Mission, 
Kernville, officiated at the 
chapel services. Members of 
World War I Barracks officiated 
at the interment at Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. 

Mr. Snape was a retired aer- 
onautics engineer wlho was on 
the staff of Vands, Pasadena, 
many years. He moved to t h e 
Kern Valley about 15 years ago. 
He was born in Patterson, N.J. 

(His survivors are his wife, 
Eleanor of Lake Isabella; a 
brother, Neil Snape of Tom's 
River, NJ.; and tihree sisters. 



Services Today 
for Archie Roberts 
66, of Kernville 

Services will be held at 1:00 
p.m. today (Mar. 23) at Rain- 
bow Chapel. Roschills, Whittier 
for Archie D. Roberts, 66, of 
313 Siretta, Kernville. He d>3ct 
Monday at Kern Valley Hos- 
pital. 

Mr. Robert's moved to t h e 
Kern Valley about a year ago 
following his retirement from 
the maintenance staff at Glen- 
dale Horpital. 

iHe is survived by his wife, 
Bertie; two sons, William H. 
Ringer of Kernville anid John 
Ringer of El Monte; and 5 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements are by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Lake Flume 
Claims Life 
Of Youth, 7 

Isabella Lake claimed the life 
of another victim Sunday 
(Mar. 5). 

He is Bobby Miles, 7, of 1012 
Lawson Rd., Bakersfield. 

He drowned in less than six 
feet of water in the Borel 
Flume which borders the lake 
at this point near Boulder Gulch 
Campground. His body was dis- 
covered by unidentified camp- 
ers and recovered by Sheriff's 
Investigator Bill Shuell. 

The boy was on an outing 
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert Miles. They said a search 
for him was launched after he 
was missing about 20 minutes. 



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Mar. 30, 1972 

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Thursday 

Mar. 30, 1972 

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Thursday 
Mar. 30, 

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1972 



Robert Blanton, 
81, Lake Isabella, 
Rites in Oildale 

Private services were held 
Mar. 22 in Oildale for Robert 
Blanton, 81. of Lake Isabella, 
who died Mar. 20 in- a Bakers- 
field hospital. Cremation fol- 
lowed. 

Mr. Blanton was a native of 
South Carolina and had lived in 
the Kern Valley for six years. 
He was a retired teaoher and 
was employed toy the Long 
Beach city school system more 
than 22 years. 

j He was a veteran of World 
War I and was a member of 
the Masonic Lodge of L/onfe 
Beach. -J^ - \ 

Survivors include hisjIwiWl 
Rita. 'S- v " 

Arrangements were by Mish 
Funeral Home, Oildale. 



Last Rites for 
Valley Pioneer, 
Rose Miranda, 74 

Requiem mass was celebrat- 
ed Mar. 22 for Rose Cecelia 
Miranda, 74, of Weldon at St. 
Jude's Catholic Church, Wof- 
ford Heights. She died Mar. 18 
in a Bakersfielid hospital. 

Rev. James Murphy was the 
celebrant for the mass, and 
Rev. Daniel DeDominicis offic- 
iated at the preceeding rosary 
at Doughty - Calhoun-O'Meara 
Mortuary in Bakersfield. 

Mrs. Miranda was born in 
the Kelso Valley and had re- 
sided in the Kern Valley all of 
her life. 

Survivors include two daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Carlorta Stone of 
Weldon and Mrs. Loena Begay 
of Sacramento; 10 grandchild- 
ren and four great-grand- 
children. 



Graveside Rites 
For Dewey Fipps, 
59, Wofford Hts. 

Graveside services were held 
Monday (Mar. 27) at Kern Val- 
ley District Cemetery for Dew- 
ey E. Fipps, 59, cf Huntervilla 
Trailer Park, Wofford Heights. 
He died Mar. 23 at Kern Valley 
Hospital following a heau 
attack. 

He was a retired engineer, 
formerly employed at Port 
Hueneme by the U. S. Navy and 
a Kern Valley resident the past 
12 years. 

Members of Kern Valley VFW 
Post 7565 officiated at the ser- 
vices. 

Mr. Fipps is survived by his 
wife, Martha; a son, Frank 
Thompson of Bakersfield; four 
daughters, Sandra Vantassel 
and Sharon Miskewitz, both of 
Lamont, Caren Williamson of 
Bakersfield and Patricia Royal 
of Arvin; four sisters, Lottie 
Marshall and Opal Longcrier of 
Lamont, and Bonnie and Ger- 
trude Fipps of Stockton; four 
brothers, Ray, Bill and Bob of 
Lodi and Buster of Stockton; 
and nine grandchildren. 

Arrangements were by Val- 
ley Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Eva Fleming, 48, 
Of Lake Isabella 
Dies in Hospital 

Mrs. Eva Dean Fleming, 48. 
a resident for the past six 
months of Lake Isabella, died 
Saturday (Mar. 25) at Mercy 
Hospital, Bakersfield. Her hus- 
band, George, is manager of the 
produce department at the 
Safeway Store. 

Services were held Wednes- 
day (Mar. 29) at the Myers 
Funeral Chapel in Exeter. In- 
terment followed at Exeter Dis- 
trict Cemetery. 

Mrs. Fleming is survived by 
her husband; a son, Thomas 
Tippitt, in the Armed Forces 
in Korea; four daughters, Ear- 
lene Larson of Colorado, Carole 
Holliiman of South Dakota; San- 
dra Tappet of Salt Lake City and 
Genell Tippet of Lake Isabella; 
two brothers, Isaac Payne of 
Visalia and Jessie Payne of 
Farmersville; and five sisters, 
Mozelle Tucker of Visalia, Edith 
Powell of El Monte, Dithula 
Comelison of Farmersville, 
Norma Lee Frazier of Visalia 
and Ina Marie Barnes of Boron. 



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Apr. 6 , 1972 

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Services Saturday 
For Ed Coughran, 
38, Johnsondale 

Graveside services were held 
Saturday (April 7) for Edward 
M. Coughran, 38, of Johnson- 
dale. He died Friday at Kern 
General Hospital following a 
heart attack. Father James 
Murphy of St. Jude's Catholic 
Church officiated at the services. 

Mr. Coughran was a resident 
of Johnsondale the past eight 
months and was employed by 
Sierra Tree Farms as a loader. 
He is a long-time Kern Valley 
resident and former employee 
of the Onyx Ranch. He was born 
in Bakersfield and served in the 
U. S. Army from 1953 to 1955. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Maxine Adeline; two daughters, 
Shirley Marie and Janet Sue; a 
son, Edward Jr.; two brothers, 
Don of Lake LsabeJla and Jack 
of Bakersfield; three sisters, 
Lillian Coughran of Bishop, 
Mrs. Marjorie Albitre of Gran- 
ite Station and Mrs. Elizabeth 
Shadden of Bakersfield. 

Pallbearers were Jerry Car- 
ter, Monty Bencoma, Ernie Al- 
bitre, Leonard Hanning, Arthur 
Esponda, Raymon Ellerman, 
Virgil Eller and Jim Andres. 

Arrangements were by Dough- 
ty - Calhoun - O'Meara, Bakers- 
field. 



Chicago Services 
For Mrs. Cecelia 
Drechsel, Isabella 

Funeral services were held 
Monday (April 3) in Chicago for 
Mrs. Cecelia Drechsel, 67, 6500 
Ceed Lane, Lake Isabella. She 
died Mar. 28 in a Bakersfield 
hospital. 

The requiem low mass in Chi- 
cago was foLlowed by her inter- 
ment at St. Adalbert's Ceme- 
tery. _Niles, III. A prayer ser- 
vice was held for her Sunday 
at Mish Funeral Home, Oildale. 

Mrs. Drechsel was a home- 
maker and a member of St. 
Jude's Catholic Church, Wof- 
ford Heights. She was a native 
of Chicago and had lived in Kern 
County the past 21 years. 

She is survived by her hus- 
band, Ernest Edward Drechsel. 



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Thursday 

Apr. 27, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Kern Leader 
Dies On 



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wan 



John Brown, 52, of Mountain 
Mesa, long time resident and 
friend of the valley passed away 
late Sunday night of a suspected 
coronary while on a plane to 
Hawaii. 

Brown is survived by his wife, 
Dorothy; two sons, Douglas who 
is employed by Tech-color in Los 
Angeles.and Dennis, a student at 
Bakersfield College; a daughter, 
Linda who is attending the 
University of Utah. He is 
survived by two grandchildren, 
David , age four and Dorinda, 10 
months, children of Douglas and 
Donna Brown of North Holly- 
wood. 

John Brown was born in 
Kentucky in 1922, a son of a 
Baptist minister. During the 
Second World War he served in 
the Navy, being stationed at the 
Great Lakes Naval Station, north 
of Chicago. 

The Brown family moved to 
Burlando Road in Kernville from 
Oxnard over 18 years ago when 
John Brown bought the Kernville 
Lumber Co., then located in old 
Kernville. Last fall, after finish- 
ing his new house, he moved to 
Mountain Mesa. 

It is difficult to list all the 
activities and honors that he has 
been a part of in this valley. He 
had nearly inexhaustable energy. 



Trip 



He was a scoutmaster, a Third 
Degree Mason, president of the 
Kernville Chamber of Commerce 
and a member of the Lions Club. 

To John Brown the two most 
important activities were work- 
ing for his church and the youth 
of the valley. He was one of a 
handful of people who built the 
First Baptist Church on Lake 
Isabella, 12 years ago. There he 
held every office obtainable. He 
taught Sunday school, held the 
posts of deacon and chairman of 
the first combined board of 
directors for the church, was a 
trustee and unfailing church- 
goer. 

Brown studied intently with 
plans of working with ' young 
people upon his retirement 
According to Don Lucas, princi- 
pal of Kern Valley High School 
John was, "Very school-cons- 
cious and believed in quality 
education." He participated in 
the Parent-Teacher Club when 
his own children attended the 
high school. He contributed to the 
fund for the football field lights 
and other important projects. 

Two friends of John Browns, 
Lois and George Fetter fondly 
knwon to valley residents as 
"Mom and Pop" have known him 
for 23 years. "Johnny is going to 



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Apr. 27, 1972 

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be missed by the entire valley, he 
was a wonderful man; always - 
interested in everything th? '" 
went on and participated i 
everything." recalled Mon^ 
Fetter. 

One of the highest compliments 
paid to him happened years ago 
when he unci his wife Dorothy had 
their picture in a local newspaper 
under the heading. 'Know your 
local businessmen." His small 
son, too younu to read, saw the 
photo and remarked, "That's the 
man who knows all about Jesus." 

Jim Ash. .. lonelier al the hijjh 
school maj have summed a all 
up when he said, "He was a real 
fine Christian man, and he was a 
prominent and honest business- 
man." 

Funeral services will be held 
tomorrow in the Lake Isabella 
Baptist Church at 3 p.m. 



Obituary 



Nellie Milligan 

LAKE ISABELLA-Services 
were held Friday, April 21 for 
Nellie Doris Milligan, 70, of Lake 
Isabella at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel. She was interred at the 
Old Kern Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights. 

She was born in Onyx on Jan. 6, 
1902 in the same house where her 
mother, Charlotte Andress Pet- 
typool was born. 

Mrs. Milligan is survived by 
her husband, William H. Milligan 
of Lake Isabella, one daughter, 
Harriet Gwen of Stockton, and 
one son Ray Milligan of Oragran- 
de, New Mexico. Also surviving 
are her sister, Gertrude Suhre of 
Wofford Heights, her mother, 
Charlotte Pettypool of Wofford 
Heights, nine grandchildren and 
two great grandchildren. 

She joined the old Kernville 
Methodist Church at age 7, later 
becoming a Sunday School teach- 
er there. She joined Highland 
Chapel when it was built, and was 
their first Sunday School Super- 
intendent. 

For 8 years, she was elected 
Lay Member to attend the annual 
California-Nevada Conference at 
the University of the Pacific, and 
also founded the Kern Valley 
Gem and Mineral Society 



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Thursday 
May 4, 1972 

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Thursday 
May 4, 1972 

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Heart Attack Takes 
Roy L. Hoebeck, 42 



Services were held Friday (April 
28) at the Kern Valley District 
Cemetery for prominent Elks Lodge 




member and Bodfish Oaks resident 
Roy Louis Hoebeck, 42. He died of a 



heart attack on his birthday, April 27, 
at Kern Valley Hospital. 

Officiating at the services at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel and at the 
interment at the Kern Valley District 
Cemetery were officers of Kern 
Valley Elks Lodge 2358. 

Mr. Hoebeck retired to Bodfish 
Oaks six years from J.V. Sprks Co., 
paper box manufacturers in the. Los 
Angeles area, following the develop- 
ment of a heart condition , 

He was active in the Elks Lodge and 
was named recently as a five-year 
trustee, corresponding secretary and 
editor of the monthly "Pony Ex- 
press." He was born in Tarentum 
Pa., in 1930. 

He is survived by his wife, Donna 
president of the Lady Elks; a 
daughter, Mrs. Kandy McWilliams; 
two sons, Rory and Wayne, both of 
Bakersfield; and two grandchildren. 



Ralph V. Mareno 

Graveside services were held at the 
Kern VaUey District Cemetery Tues- 
day (May 2) for Ralph Valentine 
Mareno, 56, a resident of Valley View 
Mine in the Saddle Springs area of the 
Piute Mountains. He was stricken 
Sunday while enroute to the mine. 

He had been a resident of the area 
seven years and during much of that 
time had worked the mine. 

Members of the Kern River Valley 
Search & Rescue posse attempted to 
aid Mr. Mareno. 

He is survived by his widow, Althea. 
He was born in California Feb. 14, 
1916. 



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May 4, 1972 

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May 4, 1972 

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Funeral Rites Held 
In Anaheim 

Funeral services were conducted in 
Anaheim last month for Larry Ray 
Waddle, 25 son of Mrs. Patricia 
Reade of Kernville, who died in 
Anaheim April 17. 

Waddle was born in 1946 in Los 
Angeles. He attended school in 
Redondo Beach, finishing high school 
in the U.S. Army. 




Lorry Ray Waddle 

While at Fort Polk, La., Waddle 
suffered injuries during a training 
exercise. As a result he spent three 
years in the Veterans Hospital in 
Sepulveda. While serving in the 
Army, Waddle was awarded three 
medals for military excellence. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs 
Reade; a brother Dennis, of Lawn- 
dale; an uncle, Thomas Hughes of Los 
Angeles and two aunts, Mrs Winnie 
Bechtel and Mrs. Olean Ackermann of 
Santa Rosa. 

Burial was held at the Veterans' 
Cemetery in Los Angeles. 



Pauline M. Wilson 

Graveside services were held at the 
Kern Valley District Cemetery April 
22 for Mrs. Pauline M. Wilson 96 of 
Wof ford Heights. She died April 20 in a 
Quartz Hill hospital. 

Mrs. Ruth Desmond, reader for the 
Wofford Heights Church of Christ 
Scientist, officiated. 

Mrs. Wlison was born in Hillsboro 
111. moved to Los Angeles in 1905 and 
to Lancaster in 1941. She was a 
Wofford Heights resident the past 
seven years. 

Survivors include a daughter, 
Katherine Seminario and a son' 
James E. Wilson, both of Wofford 
Heights; four grandchildren and 12 
great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements were by Stickel 
Moctuaries, Mojave. 



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June 8, 1972 

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Services For 
Ruby K. Hansard 
Planned Monday 

Services will be held at the Hillcrest 
Mortuary Chapel, Monday at 1 p.m 
for Ruby K. Hansard, 72, of Mt. Mesa 
District, Lake Isabella, who died May 
5, 1972 in Lake Isabella. The Rev. Tom 
W. Toler, D.D. of the First Christian 
Church will officiate. 

Mrs. Hansard was born in Hico, 
Texas and had resided in Kern County 
for the past nine years. She was 
associated ^ith the First Christian 
Church of North Hollywood; theShinn 
Chapter of Masonic Lodge and the 
Pink Ladies from Mt. Mesa Hospital. 

Mrs. Hansard is survived by her 
husband, Robert of Lake Isabella; a 
daughter, Mrs. Kaye Verrell of La 
Habre; three sons, Jackson H. of 
North Hollywood, Donald R. and 
William G. both of Van Nuys; three 
sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cooper' of Big 
Springs, Texas, Mrs. Sarah Lee 
Kramer of Knoxville, Tennessee and 
Miss Frances J. Heliums of Austin 
Texas; two brothers, J.V. Heliums of 
Scotland and David Heliums of 
Houston, Texas. 

Interment will be in Hillcrest 
Memorial Park. 



Thu r sda y 
June 1, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Mrs. Jack 
Funeral Is 

Vera L. Ewing, wife of the founder 
of KerrivlUe'3''Ewinga -orr-theiKernf- 
died in Las Vegas June 1. Funeral 
services were held Monday in Las 
Vegas where she and her husband 
Jack Ewing had lived for two years. 

Mrs. Ewing, 62, had been quite ill 
for several years, friends said. She 



Funeral Rites Haiti For Clara Askrcn 



Funeral services for Clara M 
A-skren. 63, of Bodfish were conducted 
Wednesday, May 24, at the Valley 
Mortuary in Lake Isabella 

The Rev. Willard Van Fosson of the 
Methodist Church officiated. Intern- 

vSS was at "* Glen Abbey m ^^ 

Mrs Askren died of a heartattack on 
Sabirday, May 20. She was stricken 
when she came out of the beauty shop 
in Kerrmlle and was pronounced dead 
on amval at the Kern Valley Hospital, 



in Lake Isabella. 

Born in Ontario, Canada in 1909 
Mrs Askrcn moved to Bodfish seven 
yearsagofromNauonalCitv She was 
formerly employed at Sequoia Motor 
Lodge. 

She was an active member of 
Eastern Star and the Historical 
Society. 

She is survived by her husband, 
w.K. Askren, five sons, two daugh- 
ters, 13 grandchildren and four 
great-grandchildren. 




had been a patient in the DeBakey 
Clinic of Methodist Hospital in 
Houston for three months. 

She is survived by her husband of 
5240 Burnham St., Las Vegas; 
daughter Ruth Shaw of Wofford 
Heights and three grandchildren. Her 
brothers are Verl Hart and Vaughn 
Hart of Dallas, Texas; Veroy Hart 
and Vernon Hart of Phoenix. Her 
sisters are Vesta McGee and Valma 
Samlor of Los Angeles; VernelJ 
Eisenhart of Anaheim; Virginia 
Kitterman, Venice Zasloff and 
Cynthia Rexroad of Las Vegas. 

Mrs. Ewing served for many years 
as hostess for the Kernville 
restaurant. In 19G8 she was named 
Lady of the Year by the local Rotary 
Club. 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
June 15, 1972 

OBITUARY 



KING DROWN, FUNERAL 
HELD WEDNESDAY 

On thursday, Norval King of 
Wofford Heights was graduated from 
Kern Valley High School, He was 
going to continue his education at 
Bakersfield Junior College, On Friday 
(June 9) at 3:30 p.m., the 18 year old 
drowned in the Kern River. 
King had been swimming with 
friends at Gold Ledge Camp, 12 miles 
north of Kernville, According to Mike 
Prodan, His best friend, he was a good 
swimmer and went often. 
King climbed a 20-foot high rock on 
the west side of the river and started 
to dive off, John McNally, Tulare 
County Sheriff, reported. The young 
man fell backward on the rock, hitting 
his head and then slipped into 20 feet 
deep water. 

Divers Ken Gates and Don Brown of 
the U.S. Forest Service recovered the 
body. Also involved in the search was 
the Kern Valley Search and Rescue, 
California Highway Patrol officer 
Verbie Pierce and sheriff McNally. 
The Tulare County Coroners office 
listed the cause of death as drowning. 
Funeral services were to be held 
Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Valley 
Mortrary Chapel, with internment to 
follow at the Kern Valley District 
Cemetery. 

He is survived by a brother, John L. 
King of Bakersfield; a sister, Deanna 
Ellen Watts of Taft; and a grand- 
mother, Berti Bowman of Wofford 
Heights; and an uncle, Harold 
Bertrand of Wofford Heights. 
To honor King's memory, students 
at the Kern Valley High School and 
others have decided to set up a 
scholarship foundation in his name. 
Interested persons can contact Mike 
Prodan, P.O. Box 403, Wofford 
Heights, or Bob Lambert, P.O. Box 
626, Lake Isabella. 



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Thursday 
July 6, 1972 

OBITUARY 



99 



Man Shot Dead in Onyx 

A 3S-v*ar-nlri Ml Moo min m~,„ Din ci n i o_. »t .... ^ _ — » 



A 38-year-old ML Mesa man was 
shot and killed July 4 at 3:40 pjn. by 
his father-in-law, according to Kern 
County Sheriffs deputies. 

Bruce Gene Hines, 41 McCray Road, 
was found lying in the front yard of the 
home of Harold Ferd Crossno, 66 
Rocky HM Rd., Onyx. He had three 
bullet wounds in the abdomen area. 

He was pronounced dead at Kern 
Valley Hospital. Coroner's inquest 
was to have been held July 6 or 7 in 
lake Isabella. 

No arrests have been made. 
Investigating the case are deputies 



Bill Shuell and Sgt. Norman Hylton. 
According to Mrs. Verda Hines, 41, 
her husband was shot several times 
by her father shortly after he entered 
the house. The weapon used was a .38 
cal. revolver. 



Crossno, who suffered a strode aiw 
is confined to a wheelchair, reported 
to sheriffs deputies that Hines had 
made several threats on his life. He 
said he had felt a blow on his shoulder 
and had fired five shots. 



Thursday 
July 13, 1972 

INQUEST 



Hines Inquest 

An inquest into the death of Bruce 
Hines of Mt. Mesa will be conducted 
this week, according to Bill Lot, Kern 
County deputy coroner. 

No specific day and time had been 
set as of Tuesday. 

Hines was found dead July 4 in the 
front yard of the home of Harold Ferd 
Crossno, 66, Hock Hill Road, Onyx. He 
had three bullet wounds in his 
abdomen. 

According to Kern County Sheriff's 
deputies, Crossno reportedly fired 
five shots at his son-in-law, after he 
felt a blow on his shoulder. 

No arrest has been made pending 
the coroner's inquest. 

Lot said the findings of the inquest 
will either be that Hines died at the 
hand of Crossno by other than 
accidental means oi by accidental 
means. 



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Thursday 
July 13, 1972 

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Thursday 
July 27, 1972 

OBITUARY 



PEARSON KILLED 

Levi "Cap" Pearson, 64, an 

employee at the Johnsondale mills, 

was killed July 2 when he lost control 

of his pickup truck. He was found by 

U.S. Forest Service men by Balance 

Rock. 

Pearson, who had been employed by 

the Whitney Division of America 

Forest Products since 1984, worked as 

a cleanup man. 

Funeral services were conducted at 

Myers Funeral Chapel in Porterville 

on July 5. 

He is survived by his wife, 

Clarabell, of Porterville; six brothers, 

Vernon and Bill Pearson, both of 

Porterville, R.P. Pearson, of Hayward 

Roy and Hershel Pearson, both of Modesto, 

and Carl Pearson of Morro Bay; and 

one sister, Mrs. Icy Roberts of 

Downey 



Thursday 

July 20, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Services Held For 
Mrs. Coombs 



SERVICES HELD FOR 
CR0SSN0 

Funeral services for Harold F. 
Crossno of Onyx were to have been 
conducted July 25 at 1 p.m. at the 
Valley Mortuary. The Kernville 
Masonic Lodge officiated. 
Crossno, 66, died July 21 at 10:40 
p.m. at Kern Valley Hospital after 
suffering a cerebral hemorrhage and 
a heart attack. 

Born in Charleston, Ark., Crossno 
came to California in 1936. He worked 
as general superintendent for the 
California Cotton Corp. He was 
president and member of the board of 
directors for the International Cotton 
Oil Mills Association, a trade organ- 
ization, and a founder of the West 
Coast chapter of the associetion. He 
was also a Mason and Shriner. 
Crossno came to Kern Valley three 
years ago. 

He is survived by his wife; a 
daughter, Verda Hines of Mt . Mesa; 
four grandchildren; and one brother, 
Ray James Crossno of Florida. 



Funeral services for community 
leader, Ruth Coombs of Kernville, 
were to have been conducted yester- 
day (July 19) at 10 a.m. at the Valley 
Mortuary in Lake Isabella. The FUv. 
Richard Magnets of the Foursquare 
Church of Wofford Heights was to 
have officiated. Burial followed at the 
Old Kernville Cemetary. 

Mrs. Coombs of 142 Sirretta St. died 
of Cancer July 16 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. She was 75. 

Long active in community affairs 
she was president of the World War I 
Ladies Auxiliary at the time of her 
death and was past noble grand of the 
Rebekah Lodge 365 and had been 
district deputy grand marshal of the 
Rebekah drill team. ■ ■•- 

She was also a long-time member 
and -former treasurer of the South . 
Fork Woman's Club. So*, wis. • 
member and former church sscrsiary 
of the Kernville Methodist Church. 



She had also been treasurer of the 
Kernville Community Ditch Associa- 
tion for the past 15 years 

She also took an active part in 
business affairs ot" the community 
through her service as a director of 
the Kern Valley Credit Union from 
1956 until her retirement was an- 
nounced at the annual credit Union 
dinner in April 

During her early years in Kernville 
she was employed at Ewings' on the 
Kern, at the Isabella Marina, and at 
the Pala Ranches Motel. 

She was married to Franklin b. 
Cory on Sept. 13, 1926, in Oxford, Ohio, 
where they were engaged in farming 
for 30 years. In early 1966 they retired 
and came to Kernville and began 
building a house on Sirretta Street. 
Cory died suddenly on Oct. Z1J3& 
and she was left to complete the nouse 
and make a place for herself in 
Kernville. 



Thursday 
Aug. 3, 1972 

OBITUARY 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
Aug. 3, 1972 

OBITUARY 



101 



Thu r sda y 
Aug. 3, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Services Held 
For LaRock 

Funeral services for Irving Forrest 
LaRock of Riverkern were conducted 
July 22 at Valley Mortuary in Lake 
Isabella by Felix Olivetti of Jehovah's 
Witnesses. LaRock was buried at 
Inglewood Park Cemetery. 

He died of a heart attack on July 20. 
He was pronounced dead on arrival at 
Kern Valley Hospital. He was 74. 

LaRock came to the valley in 1962 
after he retired from his job as a 
security guard at Columbia Studios. 
Before that, he had been a highway 
patrol officer. 

A native of Maine, LaRock came to 
California and lived in Tarzana and 
Maywood. 

He is survived by his wife, Anna- 
two sons, Kenneth LaRock of Daly 
City and Allan LaRock- of Anchorage, 
Alaska ; and two grandchildren, Kevin 
and Janice LaRock. 

Craig Funeral 
Hel^ Aug. 2 

Funeral services for Ernest Craig, 
79, of Lake Isabella were to have been 
conducted Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel. The Kern River 
Valley Elks Lodge officiated. 

Internment will follow today at 
Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier. The 
World War I Barracks of Disabled 
American Veterans in Compton will 
officiate. 

Born in 1893 in Marney, Iowa, Craig 
came to the valley nine years ago. He 
was disabled during World War I. 

Craig died July 30 from pneumonia 
and a cerebral hemmorhage at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Blanche; 
two daughters, Glendora Wade of 
Oklahoma and Leah Dixson of 
Alaska; one brother, Harry Craig of 
Florida; three sisters, Rose Howsley 
of Washington, Irma Bova of North 
Dakota, and Mabel Merrill of Nebra- 
ska; two grandchildren and three 
great-grandchildren. 




HAL LEAVY ' 

Leavy Funeral 
Set for Today 

Funeral services for community 
leader, Harold Jerome Leavy of 
Wofford Heights, will be conducted 
today (Aug. 3) at 2 p.m. at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel in Lake Isabella. 

Officiating will be the Rev. Richard 
Magness of the Foursquare Gospel 
Church of Wofford Heights. 

Interment will follow at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery. 

Leavy died at home July 30 from 
cancer. He was 48. 

A 12-year resident of the valley, 
Leavy was active in the Lions Club 
and Elks Lodge. He was also a 
member of the Bellflower Oddfellows 
Lodge. 

He is survived by his wife, Eloise; 
two daughters-Hallie Leavy of Wof- 
ford Heights and Mary Ellen Spradlin 
of Mt. Mesa; three brothers, Robert 
Leavy of Downey, Donald Leavy and 
James Leavy, both of Illinois; one 
sister, Marie Bruckner of Fullerton; 
and one grandchild. 



Marten Funeral 

J iffirfS u e n ViC M S Were ""ducted 
July 31 at Valley Mortuary Chapel in 

Lake Isabella for Eric William 

Marten, 75, of Lake Isabella 

«,« £ etlre if 1 en 8 lneer ' Mar ^n lived in 
the Kern River Valley for four years 
He is survived by hla wife, Bertha 
one son, Eugene Marten of Lomita- 
and one daughter, Helen Marten, a 
missionary in New Guinea. 



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Thursday 

Aug. 17, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Aug. 24, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Hillman 
Rosary 
Is Today 

Rosary services are scheduled 
tonight (Thursday) for Richard Hill- 
man, 34, local real estate developer, 
at Hillcrest Memorial Park in 
Bakersfield. 

Hillman was allegedly shot and 
killed Tuesday by Joe Salis, promi- 
nent Bakersfield real estate developer 
in the parking lot of ihe Ramada Inn, 
Bakersfield. 

According to Charles McElfresh, 
the deceased's brother-in-law who 
lives in Wofford Heights, friends are 
Invited to the services and also to the 
Mass set Friday at 10 a.m. at St. 
Joseph's Catholic Church, 1515 Baker 
Street, Bakersfield. Father Patrick 
Hannon will officiate. 

Surviving the deceased are his 
widow, Barbara; six children. Tom- 
my, Tern, Jennifer. Janie, Juli and 
Laurl; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Edward Hillman of La Mirada; a 
brother, James Hillman of Whlttler; a 
sister, Mrs. Joann McElfresh of 
Wofford Heights and a grandmother, 
Mrs. Roxsey McShane of Long Beach. 
According to reports, Hillman was 
struck four times with bullets from a 
.38 cal handgun. 

Salis Is In custody. He did not offer 
any resistance 




ormer Valley 
Resident Dies 

Francis Lee Bahan, the first owner 
of Kern Valley Drug, died July 21 In 
San Luis Obispo. He was 67. 

He is buried in the Oakwood 
Cemetary in Chatsworth. 

Mrs. Bahan said her husband died 
of a lingering illness at the Hacienda 
Convalescent Hospital in San Luis 
Obispo. 

Bahan had lived in the area for 10 
years. He opened the first drug store 
in the Kern River Valley in 1955 He 
had been a leader in the Oddfellows 
9 fi n Vr\, SUr , Vlved h * to wife. Helen, of 
Obispo C ' SpaCe *' San LuiB 



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Thursday 
Sept. 7, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Sept. 7, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Cancer Takes 
Harry Glosch 

Funeral services were to have been 
conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the 
Foursquare Church in Wofford 
Heights for Harry Glosch who died of 
cancer Sept. 2 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. He was 66. 

Glosch was to have been buried in 
the Kern River Valley Cemetary 

Owner of the Lakeview Guest Home 
in Wofford Heights, Glosch was a 
member of the Wofford Heights 
Chamber of Commerce and the 
Foursquare Church. He is survived by 
his wife, Helen of Wofford Heights; 
three sons: LeRoy Vlck of Rldgecrest 
Marvin Rife of Ohio; and Eugene 
Glosch of Randsberg; and a brother 
Emil Glosch of Ohio; 13 grandchildren 
and two great grandchildren. 



Services Held 
For Steiner 

Requim mass was conducted Sept. 5 
at St. Jude's Catholic Church for 
Edward Steiner of Wofford Heights 
who died of cancer Sept. 1 in the 
Sepulveda Veterans Hospital. He was 
68. 

He was burled In the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 

Steiner lived in California for 36 
years and in the valley for several 
years. He was transported to the 
veterans hospital about four months 
ago. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Cinderella, of Wofford Heights, two 
brothers: Vernon Steiners of Paris, 
and Harold Steiners of Chatsworth; 
two sisters, Alfle Schmltz of Washing- 
ton, and Shirley Quering of San 
Francisco. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Sept. 14, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Sept. 14, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Colby Funeral 
Services Held 

Funeral services were conducted 
Sept. 7 for Carroll E. Colby of Lake 
Isabella, who died Sept. 4 in a 
Bakersfield Hospital. He was 53. 

The services, conducted by Dr. Ken 
Brouse of trm First Baptist Church, 
were held in Hillcrest Memorial 
Chapel. Colby was buried in Hillcrest 
Memorial Park. 

A native of Wells, Maine, Colby had 
been a resident of Kern County for 20 
years. 

He is survived by his wife, Anna, of 
Lake Isabella; four daughters, Gayle 
Beck of Bakersfleld, Cracla Slater of 
Potter Valley, Jean Foster of Bakers- 
field, and Gyron Obrian of Hawaii; 
four sons, Glenn Colby of Inyokern, 
Gregory Colby of Idaho, and Gary and 
Guy Colby of Bakersfield; and 10 
grandchildren. 



Collin's Death 

Jack Collins, a Lake Isabella 
resident, died of natural causes Aug. 
2S in a San Gauiiel hvbpiul. He was 
64. 

Mr. and Mrs. Collins have been 
part-time residents of the valley for 
the past 10 years and have stayed at 
Mt. Mesa Trailer Court. They moved 
here permanently five months ago. 
Their home was formerly in South 
Gate, where Collins was a member of 
John Cardinal Glennon Knights of 
Columbus No. 2996 and a past Faithful 
Navigator of St. John Bosco General 
Assembly. 

He is survived by his wife, Theresa, 
of Lake Isabella; a son, Jack Collins, 
of South Gate; and a daughter, 
Lorraine Johnson, of Alhambra; and 
three grandchildren. 



Valley Man's 
Death Told 

Funeral services were conducted 
Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Halley Olson 
Funeral Home in Lancaster for 
Robert T. Rivers who died Sept 8 of 
severe multiple body injuries suffered 
in an auto accident Sept. 7. 

He was taken to Kern Valley 
Hospital, where he regained con- 
sciousness The next morning he died 
enroute to Kern General Hospital in 
Bakersfield. Rivers was buried in 
Joshua Memorial Park in Lancaster. 

A retired aircraft engineer, Rivers 
had been living at Rock Haven Trailer 
Courts in Wofford Heights. Born in 
Minnesota Oct. 27, 1917, he was a Kern 
County resident tor 2h. years, and a 
resident of California for 26 years. 

Rivers is survived by four daugh- 
ters: Susan Corse of Lancaster; 
Annette Coker of Phoenix; Christine 
Rivers of Lake Tahoe; Kathleen Bally 
of Laguna Beach; a son: Paul Rivers 
of Lancaster; two sisters: Muriel 
Perry of Houston; and Dorothy 
McCauster of Wenatchi, Wash.; and 
two grandchildren 



Funeral Held 

Funeral services were conducted 
S2u 9 "'Lawncrest Chapel In 
Redding, Calif, for Jim Reed who died 
of head injuries suffered In an auto 
accident Sept. 6. He was 32. 

Reed was buried in Lawncrest 
Memorial Park in Redding. A resident 
of Lake Isabella he was a logger for 
Kern County for Ifc years. Prior to 

52, TV? ran a milk route ^ 
McCalls Dairy in Redding. He is 

survived by his mother, Dorothy 

Crawford of Redding, two children 

Angela Reed of Redding; and James 

Craig Reed of San Jose. 



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105 



Thursday 
Oct. 5, 1972 

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Thursday 

Oct. 19, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Oct. 19, 

OBITUARY 



1972 



Clark Dies 

Tripp Clark of Wofford Heights died 
Wednesday morrlr.^. 

A sales representative for Haber- 
felde Ford of Kakcrstioid. dark was 
formerly the owner ot the Kern 
Kornpr S'ore >n K n rn"illt» 

He i.i virvivd \ty his wife. Mildred 



Services 
Held for 
Mrs. Freels 



Services were held Oct. 9 for Mrs. 
Barrett Freels who died Oct. 4 in 
I^atterman General Hospital in San 
Francisco of a long term illness. 
Services were conducted by the Rev. 
Dale Brown at tlie Kern Valley 
chapel. Mrs. Freels was buried in 
Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Mrs. Freels was born in Bloomfield 
Iowa, Sept. 5, 1914. She has been a 
resident of California for five years. 
Manager of Mount-N-Lake Motel in 
Wofford Heights, Mrs. Freels was 
living with her husband in Southlake 
Estates up until she was transfered to 
Latterman General Hospital, where 
she spent her last two weeks. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Barrett Freels of Southlake Estates; a 
son, Robert Freels of San Diego; a 
daughter, Diana Marks of Mt. Mesa; 
a brother, Harold Kimble of Sacra- 
mento; her father Charlie Kimble; 
and 3 grandchildren, 



Winters' Deatl 



i 



Graveside services at Rose Hills in 
Whittier were held Oct. 17 for John 
Winters of Wofford Heights who died 
Oct. 13 in Kern Valley Hospital. 

Winters was born in New York Oct. 
30, 1894. He was a machinist for the 
city of Los Angeles, and after he 
retired he moved to the Valley where 
he made his home for 3 years. 

Winters was 77 years old at the time 
of death. He is survived by his wife, 
Ellen of Wofford Heights. 



Burial Held for 
Dr. Thompson 

Dr. Harry TLompson Jr., a toimei 
Kern Valley resident who died Oct. 4 
was given a military burial at the old 
cemetery In Kernvllle Oct. 7. 

Thompson, a veternarian, died in a 
Mountain View hospital after a long 
illness. He was 46. 

The gravesidt services were con- 
ducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars 
Post 7665, assisted by the post 
auxiliary, World War I Barracks 1841 
and Disabled American Veterans 
Chapter 54. 

A native Californian, Thompson 
lived and worked in the Kern River 
Valley when he was a young man. He 
enjoyed hunting and fishing in the 
mountains. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Maryanne, of Sunnyvale; his daugh- 
ter, Laurie Thompson of Oregon; 
three sons, Michael Thompson and 
Ronald and Steve Jones, all of 
Sunnyvale; his father, Dr. Harry S. 
Thompson Sr. of Walnut Creek, and 
his mother, Mrs. Mae Edwards of 
Kernville. 

He is also survived by his brother, 
Allen Thompson of Walnut Creek, and 
his sister, Mrs. Virginia Robb of 
Texas. 



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Thursday 
Nov. 2, 1972 

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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Nov . 16 , 1972 

OBITUARY 



Mrs. Altaian's 
Death Fold 

Rosary was said Oct. 2U at Utter 
McKinley Mortuary for Bettv Ahagan 
who died of natuial i a uses Oct. 17 at 
Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills 
Burial was held Oct. 21 at a in in 
Mission Hills. She was 70 years old. 
u Kan was born in Annapolis, Ind 
She has been a residi-nt of California 
tor 30 years, and a Kern Valley 
resident for 6 years She owned the 
Serhagens Little Koch hesort down 
near Los Angles, U.I had been living 
on Rio Vista Drive in Kernviile S 
until her death «»«nv«je U P 



Heart \Unck 
Kills (handler 

Services wcie conducted Oct 27 at 
Valley Mortuary for Carl B Chandler 
who died Oct. 23 in Mercy San Juan 
Hospital in Carmichael. He was 66 
years old. The services were conduct- 
ed by the Rev. Dale Brown, and 
iiltcrnincnt was at Kosc Hills in 
Whittier. 



Chandler was Loin in Indiana in 
March of lyoc He has lived in 
California for 32 years. Shortly after 
his retirement from sargeant Engi- 
neer Inc., he moved into the valley 
where he has resided for many years 



Hearl A Hack 
KilJs Larsen 

Funeral service- wore held Nov 15 
at Valley Moriuarj < nupel tor 
wi lam Larsen who died in Kern 
Valley Hospital Nov 1.1 of a heart 
attack. The services weic conducted 
by the Rev. Willard Vanfossen 
Larsen was 80 vears old He was 
buried in Kern River Vallev Ceme- 
tery 

Larsen was born in Shelby, Iowa 
Jan 23, \m He was a retired self 
employed truck driver for the Los 
Angeles area. He has lived three 
years in the valley with his son at the 
Capri Motel in Wufford Heights 

Larsen is survived by his wife 
Elhyle of Huiitiiixiw, P« lk; his syn 
Ray of Wofford Heights, hu dau 8 ht«r 
Mary Nelson of Downey; three 
sisters. Mary McKay of San Diego 
Jane Porter of Burbank; Bernfce 

a SL e of Iowa; three grandchildren- 
and three great-grandchildren 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 

Nov. 30, 1972 



107 



OBITUARY 



SERVICES FOR MRS 
SET TODAY 



DE BAUGH 



Funeral services will be held at the 
Methodist Church in Kernville, at 2-30 
P.m. on Nov. 30 for Ginny DeBaugh 
who died of cancer Nov. 25 at Cottage 
Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif 
Father Harry Edwall of the San 
Pedro Episcopal Church will officiate 
Internment will follow in Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

Mrs. DeBaugh was born in Gales- 
burg, HI. i n 1926 and educated in 
Galesburg schools. She had lived in 
Kern Valley for 19 years and had 
served the Kernville Union School 
District for 18 years as secretary to 
the superintendent. 
Mrs. DeBaugh is survived by her 
husband, Paul DeBaugh, of Kernville; 
her mother, Fern Olsen, of Knoxville, 
111.; and one brother Forrest Olsen, of 
Phoenix, Ariz. 

In honor of Mrs. DeBaugh, the Kern 
Valley Golf Course will be closed Nov. 
30 from noon on. 




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Wednesday 
Nov. 22, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Wednesday 
Nov. 22, 1972 

OBITUARY 



SERVICES FOR MILLER 

Funeral services were conducted 
Nov. 13 for Louis E. Miller, 71 of 
Squirrel Mountain Valley at Pierce 
Brothers-Snyder Chapel in Inglewood. 
The Rev. Dale Brown of the First 
Baptist Church in Lake Isabella 
officiated at the services. Internment 
followed at the Inglewood Park 
Cemetery . 

Miller died of kidney failure at the 
Kern Valley Hospital on Nov. 11. 
Miller was born in Welfleet, Neb. on 
July 23, 1901. He lived in California for 
38 years and operated a grocery store 
in Los Angeles. He moved to the Kern 
River Valley in 1969 after he had 
retired . 



Shaw Dies 
At Home 

Funeral services were to have been 
held Wednesday at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for Edwin Shaw Jr., 52, who 
died Nov. 18 at his home in Wofford 
Heights. 

The Rev. Dnlc Brown officiated the 
services. Internment was followed at 
Kern River Vnlley Cemetery 

Shaw was born in Alabama May 6, 
1920. He was a retired superintendent 
at the Naval Weapons Center in China 
Lake. He moved to me valley shortly 
after his retirement, where he has 
resided in Wofford Heights. Shaw has 
lived in California for 34 years, and in 
Kern County 18 years. 

Shaw is survived by his wife 
Marilyn; four daughters, Sandra 
Patricia Cnrrinn, and Diane, one 
brother. Archie; his mother Flora 
Shaw; and two grandchildren. 



Services Held 
For Leistner 

Graveside services were conducted 
Nov. 21 at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Harold l-eistner, 53, of 
Wofford Heights who died of a heart 
attack Nov. 15 in Mercy Hospital in 
Rakor«firld. 

Officiating were the Kern River 
Veterans of foreign Wars and World 
War I veterans. 

Leistner was born in Hemet, Calif. 
March 8. 1<M9 



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109 



Thursday 
Dec. 7, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Dec. 7, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Mrs. Slone Dies 
Of Hearl Attack 

Funeral services were conducted 
Dec 4 at the Weldon Community 
Church for Myrtle Stone who died in 
Kern Valley Hospital Nov. 31 of a 
heart attack. Internment followed in 
Kern Valley Cemetery with the Rev. 
Mark Stahnke officiaUng. She was 75 
years old. 

Mrs. Stone was born in Bakersfield 
Calif. Nov. 10, 1897. She has lived in 
Kern County all of her life. She has 
lived in the valley many years, where 
she spent 14 years working as a clerk 
at the Onyx Ranch Store. She was a 




MYRTLE STONE 



member of the Weldon Community 
Church. 

Mrs. Stone is survived by three 
nieces: Shirley Andress Hart of 
Berkley; Naomi Kimball of Laguna 
Beach; and Lois Smith of Rivertide; 
and several grand nieces and ne- 
phews. 

Pallbearers were Glenn Alexander, 
William Chappell, Burel Mulkey, 
Robert Robinson, Timothy Witt and 
Clark Rhoades. Honorary pallbearers 
were Fred Kirste, Al Rice, John 
Nicoll, Gene Hodson, Roy Miles, 
Wesley Hart Jr., Gus Suhre, and 
Weaver Hand. 



Services Held 
For Daniels 

Funeral services were to be held 
Dec. 6 in Hillciest Mortuary and 
chapel for Wesley S. Daniels who died 
Dec. 1 in Kern Valley Hospital 
Internment was to follow in Hillcrest 
Memorial Park with the Rev. Ed 
McCaUey officiating. Daniels was 66 
years old. 

Daniels was born in Allen County, 
Kansas in 1906. He was a retired truck 
driver for Pro - Con Construction. He 
was a member of the Assembly of God 
Church and Teamsters local No. 87. 
He made his home in Lake Isabella 
where he has resided for the past 
three years. 

Daniels is survived by his wife 
Selma Daniels of Lake Isabella. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Dec. 14, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Dec. 14, 1972 

OBITUARY 



LIGGETT 

Funeral services were conducted 
Dec. 5 at Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Wellington DeHaven Liggett who died 
In Kern Valley Hospital Dec. 1 of a 
heart attack, Internment followed at 
Kern Valley Cemetery with the Rev. 
Willard Vanfossen officiating. He was 
60 years old. 

Liggett was born in Kansas, Jan. 19, 
1912. He was a retired welder for 
North American Aircraft where he 
worked for 20 years. He had moved to 
the valley upon retirement and had 
lived in Wofford Heights for five 
years. 

Liggett is survived by his wife 
Francis, of Wofford Heights; his son 
Fred, of Redondo Beach; two daughters: 
Maurene Herrington, and Maxine 
Meyer, both of Redondo Beach; a 
brother James Liggett, of Orlando, 
Fla.; and two sisters: Lucille Baum, 
and Pauline Short both of Leaveng- 
worth, Kans. 



COLBERG 

Funeral services will be held today 
(Thursday) at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel at 1 p.m. for Otto Colberg, 84 
years, who died Dec. 11 in Kaiser 
Hospital in Sacramento. Internment 
will follow in the Kern Valley 
Cemetery with the Rev. Louis Gerdes 
officiating. 

Colberg, a former valley resident 
was born Dec. 20, 1887 in Kleintuchen, 
Germany He was a retired long- 
shoreman from Los Angeles when he 
first moved to the valley. He lived in 
Kernville for many years, although he 
had lived in Sacramento for the past 
seven years. He had been residing at 
the Rio Linda Mansion, a guest home 
in Rio Linda. 

He is survived by his daughter, 
Heldegarde Melencheck of Sacramento. 



HUGHES 

Funeral services were conducted 
Nov. 20 for May G. Hughes, 71, who 
died Nov. 15 of natural causes in her 
home in Kernville. 

Services were held at Pratt Funeral 
Home in Hartford, Conn, and 
internment was at Hillside Cemetery 
in Terryville, Conn, with the Rev. 
Willard Vanfossen of Kernville Meth- 
odist Church officiating. 
Mrs. Hughes was born in New Britaim, 
Conn. Jan. 15, 1901. She has 
lived in California 15 years and in 
the valley 7 years. 
Since the death of her husband two 
years ago, she has lived with the 
Rev. Vanfossen and his wife. 



WEEKS 

Graveside services were conducted 
Oct. 19 at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Oscar Weeks, who died 
Oct. 16 in Kern Valley Hospital of a 
heart attack, services were preform- 
ed by the Rev. Willard Vanfossen. 
Weeks was born in California on 
Jan. 27, 1902. He was formerly 
employed as an equipment operator 
for the Los Angeles County Road 
Department. Upon retirement he 
moved to the valley and has spent his 
last 8 years in Kernville. He was 
70 years old. 

Weeks is survived by his wife, 
Grace, of Kernville; a son, Paul, of 
Kernville; and his brother, Ernest, 
of Pasadena. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



111 



Thursday 

Dec. 21, 1972 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Dec. 21, 1972 

OBITUARY 



FORRESTER 

Funeral services were conducted 

Dec, 12 at Valley Mortuary Chapel for 

Lola Forrester, 61, who died Dec. 10 of 

a heart attack in Kern Valley 

Hospital. Internment followed at Kern 

Valley Cemetery with the Rev. Mark 

Stanhnke officiating. 

Mrs. Forrester was born in Marion, 

Indianna June 10, 1908. She had lived 

in Kern County for the past six years. 

and last resided at Bella Vista, Lake 

Isabella. 

She is survived by two brothers, 

Earl Earhart, and Robert Earhart; 

and a sister, Margie Bendhiser. 



Mm |>li\ 



Graveside services were conducted 
Dec. 16 at Kern Valley Cemetery for 
Nacogdoches Murphy, 72, who died 
Dec. 9 of natural causes at his 
residence. Father Murphy of St. Judes 
Catholic Church officiated. 

Murphy was horn on an Arizona 
Indian reservation Oct. 13, 1900 He 
served in the United States Air Force 
during World War I and World Wax II. 
He was also a retired stunt actor. He 
was a member of the Disabled 
American Veterans Chapter 20 the 
Veterans of Foreign War 7665 in Lake 
Isabella, and the Screen Actors Guild. 

Murphy had lived in Kern County 56 
years. 

He was found dead in his apartment 
at the northwest corner of Steenson 
and Alta Sierra by .lames Crump and 
landlady Gertie Newman. 



112 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Dec. 28, 1972 

OBITUARY 
GREENWOODS 

Graveside funeral services for Effie 
Greenwood, a former valley resident, 
were conducted Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. at 
the Kern Valley Cemetery. The Rev. 
Louis Gerdes, pastor of the First 
Southern Baptist Church of Kernville 
officiated. 

Mrs. Greenwood died of natural 
causes Dec. 18 at Hacienda Conval- 
scent Hospital in Porterville. Her 
death came just eight days after her 
husband, Theofore, died of natural 
causes. He was buried Dec. 13 at Kern 
Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Gerdes 
officiated . 

Greenwood was born in Peoria, 111. 
on July 25, 1886. He retired from 
Kenicott Copper Corporation in 1951. 
Mrs. Greenwood was born in Fort 
Worth, Texas on July 24, 1889. The 
couple moved to the Kern River 
Valley in 1954 and stayed until 1968. 
They lived between Kernville and 
Fairview. 

They are survived by four sons; 
Robert Greenwood of Kernville, J.H. 
Greenwood of New Mexico, C.W. 
Greenwood of Arizona, and Harry 
Greenwood of Arkansas; two daugh- 
ters: Viola Culbreth of Porterville 
and Ola Mae Blum of Texas; 13 
grandchildren; and 37 great grand 
children . 



CAREY 

Catholic graveside services were 
conducted at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 
Dec. 13 for Nicholas Carey, 66, of 
Bakersfield, who died of cancer in 
Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield Dec. 
11. 

Carey was born in Inglewood, N.J. 
He lived in Bodfish for 3 and a half 
years, but had lived in Bakersfield 
the past four years. 
Carey is survived by his wife 
Gertrude of Bakersfield; his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Geraldine Miller if Sepul- 
veda; and three grandchildren. 



Thursday 

Dec. 28, 1972 

OBITUARY 
SWIFT 

Funeral services will be conducted 
today (Dec 28) for the Rev. Richard 
Carson Swift, 87, who died Dec. 24 at 
his home in Wofford Heights Trailer 
Park. The services will be at Mumaw 
Chapel in Lancaster at 1 p.m. 
Internment will follow in Lancaster 
Cemetery. 

Swift was born in Brooklyn, New 
York May 21, 1885. He was a retired 
Methodist minister. He moved to the 
valley after retirement and had 
resided in Wofford Heights for the 
past two years. Swift was a member 
of the Four Square Church in Wofford 
Heights. 

Swift is survived by his sister 
Grace Bebell of Colorado Springs; his 
daughter-in-law, Lorraine Swift of 
Wofford Heights; three grandchil- 
dren: Richard F. Swift of Wofford 
Heights; Joan Nielsen of Lancaster; 
and Linda Miller of Long Beach; and 
12 great grandchildren. 



GENTRY 

Funeral services were conducted 
Dec. 19 at Hillcrest Memorical Chapel 
for James Gentry, 66, who was killed 
in an auto accident Dec. 15. 
Internment followed in Hillcrest 
Memorical Park. 

Gentry was born in Fountain Run 
Kentucky June 13, 1906. He was the 
owner of a lumber yard in the valley. 
He has lived in Kern County the past 

14 years and last resided at 3002 
Higam in Lake Isabella. 

Gentry is survived by his wife, 
Pauline Gentry of Lake Isabella; his 
daughter, Mrs. John Hopkins of 
Groton, Conn.; and his sister, Audrey 
Bechtel of Kansas City, Mo. 
Gentry was pronounced dead on 
arrival at Kern Valley Hospital Dec. 

15 after his car went down an 
embankment on Highway 178 near 
Isabella Marina Number 1 at about 
10:50 a.m. and hit a boulder. His wife 
Pauline, 62, suffered thigh and hip 
injuries and was admitted to Kern 
Valley Hospital. 



113 



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1972 


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1972 


June 


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1972 


June 


29 


1972 


Aug . 


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1972 


Aug . 


31 


1972 


Sep t . 


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1972 


Oct . 


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1972 


Oct. 


26 


1972 


No v . 


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1972 Election Extra 


No v . 


7 


1972 



VOLUME I INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



ABLES, Edgar William 


11 


ABNEY, Henryetta 


10 


ADAMSON, Einar Leopo 


57 


AHAAGANS, Betty 


106 


ALBRECHT, Violet 


53 


ALEXANDER, Frances E 


78 


ANDERSON, Pauline Gr 


73 


ARMS, Marie 


80 


ARMS, Tom R. 


27 


ASKREN, Clara M. 


97 


AULD, Edwin Max 


66 


BAHAN, Francis Lee 


102 


BALL, William David 


56 


BARNES, Mable 


22 


BARROWS, Dr. Charles 


88 


BEHRENS, Juliua M. 


10 


BELL, Albert 


36 


BENCOMA, David Lawre 


65 


BENNETT, Monta R. 


3 


BERES, Charles James 


21 


BLACK, George Calvin 


56 


BLANTON, Robert 


92 


BOLAND, Gladys G. 


11 


BOUTON, Franklin Gri 


36 


BOWMAN, Willie Lloyd 


38 


BRENNAN, John 


15 


BRITAIN, Jane M. 


91 


BROADWAY, Lester 


19 


BROWN, Cliff 


36 


BROWN, John 


94 


BUMGARNER, Jeff Abb 


72 


BURKEY, Zinzil Frank 


67 


BUSHNELL, Clarence 


5 


CAMPBELL, Fred H. 


7 


CAMPBELL, Mary G. 


10 


CAREY, Nicholas 


112 


CARMICHAEL, Veva 


43 


CARNAHAN, Myrtle 


20 


CARTER, Maude 


8 


CASPER, Marie Ann 


64 


CASSELL, Lester 


61 


CHANDLER, Carl B. 


106 


CHANEY, Richard Paul 


52 


CHAPLIN, Roy 


20 


CHAPMAN, Richard C. 


I 76 


CHOATE. Mildred 


23 



CISTERNAS, Ronald La 


10 


CLARK, Loraine C. I 


8 


CLARK, Tripp I 


105 


CLARKE, Frank Willia 


72 


COLBERG, Otto I 


110 


COLBY, Carroll E. I 


104 


COLE, Marie I 


23 


COLEMAN, Debra 


29 


COLLINS, Archie 


75 


COLLINS, Jack 


104 


COOK, Charles Henry 


55 


COOMBS, Ruth 


100 


COUGHRAN, Edward M. 


93 


COWSETT, Robert L. 


33 


CRAIG, Ernest 


101 


CRAWFORD, Jack Allen 


57 


CROSSNO, Harold F. 


100 


CURTIS, Dorothy M. 


12 


DANIELS, Wesley S. 


109 


DAVIS, Edward G. "Po 


59 


DAYLEY, Lloyd 


28 


DEAL. Aimer L. "Burt 


33 


DeBAUGH, Ginny 


107 


DEIZEL, Valden Alova 


70 


DeLOACH, Louise 


32 


DERBYSHIRE, William 


86 


DETER, Ethel 


31 


DICKTANIS, Leo 


4 


DONKERSGOED, Hilda 


71 


DONLIN, Lena Fugitt 


59 


DOORLAG, Jerry Donal 


87 


DORSETT, Lyle 


23 


DOWNARD, Ralph 


I 12 


DRECHSEL, Cecelia 


I 93 


DRUCKMILLER, Mina W. 


I 31 


DUKE, Willard H. 


I 19 


DUMKE, Emil 


I 34 


DUNCAN, Daniel Boone 


I 64 


DUNCAN, Daniel Boone 


I 65 


DUNN, George W. 


I 9 


EBERLE, Edward A. 


I 39 


EDMISTER, Harold C. 


I 61 


EDWARDS, Christina L 


I 80 


EIMAN, Josephine Mar 


I 79 


ELAM, John R. 


I 45 


ERTEL. Frances - -,' 


I 13 



VOLUME I INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



EWING, Vera L. 


97 


HINKEY, Ruth 


84 




FAIRFIELD, Gerald 


1 


HODGE, Denoy 


53 




FARTHING, John Allen 


88 


HOEBECK, Roy Louis 


95 




FEE, Allen V 


85 


HOKE, Earl William 


49 




FIPPS, Dewey E. 


92 


HORTON, Joseph W. 


35 




FLEMING, Eva Dean 


92 


HOWELL, Judge Louis 


68 




FORD, Aaron 


6 


HUGHES, Frank A. 


80 




FORRESTER, Lola 


111 


HUGHES, MaYG. 


110 




FOWLER, Frank Eugene 


37 


HURD, Hubert 


34 




FREDERICKS, Lewis Wi 


72 


JACKSON, Hanson 


47 




FREELS, Mrs. Barrett 


105 


JACKSON, Maude Loden 


34 




GALIGER, Marvin 


18 


JAMES, Helen Virgini 


50 




GALLUP, Alva Maurice 


67 


JEFFERS, Ira 


14 




GATES, Iness H. 


10 


JENSEN, Vema Mae 


41 




GENTRY, James 


112 


JEPSEN, Hans 


41 




GIDEON, Edwin "Doug" 


61 


JOHNSON, Edward C. 


85 




GLOSCH, Harry 


103 


JOHNSON, Ellsworth W 


40 




GONZALES, Margarete 


24 


JOHNSTON, Orville D. 


84 




GOOSEN, Daniel 


14 


JOHNSTONE, Blanche V 


25 


s 


GREENWOODS, Effie 


112 


JONES, Claude 


15 




GRISWALD, Charlene B 


24 


JONES, Earl 


19 




GRISWALD, Warmer 


12 


JORDAN, A. G. 


13 




GROSS, Dorothy E. 


63 


JORDAN, Daisy M. 


82 




GUNDERSON, Dr. Clayt 


4 


JORDAN, Leslie 


16 




HADEN, Eugene W. 


69 


JOYCE, Loretta Barba 


79 




HALL, Floyd Elias "P 


80 


JUMPER, Roy F. 


49 




HALVERSON, Wannie 


11 


KEITH, Lloyd W. 


52 




HAMILTON, Henry 


34 


KENNEDY, John A. 


85 




HAMMONS, Barbara L. 


37 


KIEWERT, Frederick H 


49 




HANKLA, Lester L. 


88 


KING, Claire Louise 


42 




HANSARD, Ruby K. 


97 


KING, Frank W. 


78 




HARALSON, Vincent P. 


51 


KING, Norval 


98 




HARDY, Edward 


60 


KIRKWOOD, Bemiece M 


67 




HARE, Lillian G. 


50 


KNOUSE, Carolina 


57 




HARMON, Charles C. 


39 


KPUPICKA, Mary 


10 




HAROLD, Elsie 


90 


KYT, Hanna 


55 




HARRIS, Alta 


75 


LADD, Jerry 


27 




HARRIS, William 


1 


LaFOLLETTE, Harold 


46 




HARRISON, John 


22 


LaROCK, Irving Forrt 


101 




HARRISON, May A. 


54 


LARSEN, William 


106 




HEADLEY, Alice 


33 


LAWSON, Walter L. 


52 




HERRELL.'Orville J. 


44 


LEAVY, Harold Jerome 


101 




HESTER, Carl Kenneth 


59 


LEE, Ethel L. 


52 




HILLAN, Floyd 


22 


LEIB, Billie Carethi 


60 




HILLMAN, Richard 


102 


LEISTNER, Harold 


I 108 




HINES. Bruce Gene 


99 


LIGGETT Wellinaton 


110 





VOLUME I INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



LILLIO, Joseph 


25 


NOACK, Norma Louise I 


90 




LILLY, Roberta Lee 


62 


NOAH, Charley Christ 


76 




LINK, William Ted 


35 


NOAH, Henry L. 


59 




LONG, Matilda 


18 


NOONEN, CletusO. 


60 




LORENZINI, Pio 


1.9 


NOONEN, Thomas C. I 


58 




LOVLEY, Willian 


24 


O'DONNELL. George 


32 




LUTHEY, Archie Elton 


56 


OLSON, Halley I 


104 




LUXTON, Alfred 


7 


ORRICK, Naomi 


18 




MACE, Rose 


47 


PALMER, Helen 


35 




MALCOLM, Hazel 


47 


PARKER, Margaret 


15 




MALLORY, Harry 


30 


PEARSON, Levi "Cap" 


100 




MARENO, Ralph Valent 


95 


PEPPERLING, Floyd R. 


81 




MARTEN, Eric William 


101 


PETERS, Grady B 


90 




MARTIN, Enoch Ernest 


44 


PETERSON, Willard W. 


8 




MASON, Bessie Golden 


57 


PETTIT, Emma 


30 




MASON, James H. "Bud 


18 


PITCHER, Edna Joseph 


62 




McCLINTOCK, Grace 


40 


PLANTE, Archie Antho 


50 




McCOY, James Clarenc 


67 


PRESLEY, Pearl 


26 




McHATTON, Stanley 


12 


PRIMEAU, Meriem Fran 


42 


s 


McREADY, George 


4 


PRIMEAU, Meriem Fran 


43 




MEAD, Alva 


18 


PULLEN, Goldie 


23 




MEADORS, Melvin 


15 


PULLEN, Harvey M. 


21 




MEEKS, Harold 


16 


RAMEY, George L. 


16 




MILES, Bobby 


91 


REED, Harry 


36 




MILLER, Louise E. 


108 


REED, Jim 


104 




MILLER, Martin E. 


81 


RHOADS, Paul 


8 




MILLIGAN, Nellie Dor 


94 


RHODEHAMEL, Westley 


28 




MINER, William Conle 


63 


RILEY, Benjamin F. 


73 




MIRANDA, Rose Ceceli 


92 


ROBERTS, Archie D. 


91 




MISENHIMER, James Hu 


72 


ROBERTSON, James L. 


87 




MISSKELLEY, Henry Le 


75 


ROBINSON, Beverly (S 


74 




MORELAND, Martha "Ma 




ROBINSON, Cleora May 


21 




MORLEY, Florence 


22 


ROBINSON, Georgia M. 


87 




MORRIS, Russell 


86 


ROGERS, Marguerite 


I 11 




MORTON, Evelyn 


3 


ROHM, William F. 


77 




MUKALLEY, James 


19 


ROSENZWEIG, Ruth 


I 89 




MURPHY, Nacogdoches 


111 


ROSS, Edith M. 


I 26 




MURRAY, Anna 


40 


ROSS, John C. 


I 2 




MYERS, Armour C. 


87 


SARGENT, Charles 


I 82 




MYERS, Arthur 


26 


SARGENT, Lew 


I 42 




MYERS, Diane 


26 


SCHMITZ, Henry Georg 


I 79 




MYERS, Donna 


26 


SCHRADER, Kenneth L. 


I 72 




MYERS, Rex 


7 


SCRIBNER, Wanda Madg 


I 79 




NAFFZINGER, Nona 


2 


SEBRING, Austin I. 


I 76 




NAGGEZGER, Charles 


58 


SEE, Ethel 


I 41 




NEILSON Wilhelm 


23 


SELDNEY Arthur Geor- - 


I 21