Obituaries-A

ADAMS, Charles

Bakersfield Californian, Feb., 4, 1955

Adams, Charles Loron - Funeral services will be held in Chelsea Oklahoma at the Benjamin Funeral Home for Charles Loron Adams, 65, 514 Rios St. Bakersfield, who died in a local hospital Feb 2. The deceased was a native of Missouri and had lived in Bakersfield for the past 14 years. Surviving him is a sister Anna Reil Smith, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Payne and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

ADKISSON, John

Bakersfield Californian, July 16, 1983
Adkisson, John Milton Ė A recent boating accident led to the death of John Milton Adkisson, Jr., a native Bakersfield man. John was born October 30, 1935. He graduated from Bakersfield High School and Bakersfield College with honors, and later was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. During that time, he was active in the California Scholarship Federation and the National Forensic League, receiving many honors and trophies. He was a talented classical and popular pianist, and received a scholarship from the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He was a past master counselor of De Molay, and was also active in Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire Girls, and participated in summer camp with the handicapped children. John was a successful businessman in Bakersfield and Las Vegas. He was active in civic affairs and was a member of Kiwanis and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. John was a avid sports car racer and was the recipient of many trophies. He was the president of the Sports Car Club of America for several years. In his younger years., John was involved in Methodist and Presbyterian Church activities, and in recent years became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Johnís love for sailing led him to an accident which cost him his life on April 30, 1983. He will be missed by his many friends, and will be remembered for his contagious smile and cheerful attitude.

His survivors include his son, John M. Adkisson III; and daughter Kristi L. Hankins; both of Bakersfield; his parents, Velma and John Adkisson, Sr. of Grover City, CA.; his brother, Paul L. Adkisson, of Santa Maria, CA.; his uncle, Charles Adkisson of Los Gatos, CA.; niece, Susan Adkisson of Bakersfield; nephews, Scott Adkisson of Bakersfield, and James Adkisson of Santa Maria; cousins, Barbara Kleinborg of San Mateo, Rodney Adkisson of San Francisco, Robert Gifford, Raymond Gifford, Betty Calloway and May Golden, all of Bakersfield.
For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made in memory of John M. Adkisson, Jr., to Shriners Hospital of Crippled Children, 3180 Geneva Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020. Donors please include name and address for acknowledgement.
Memorial cards may be sent to the John Adkisson, Jr., Family, 1304 Ridgeview Street, Bakersfield, CA. 93306.
Services will be held Monday, July 18, at 12 noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5600 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield.

AHLF, Pearl

Bakersfield Californian, January 31, 1996

Pearl Ahlf

Services: Thurs., Feb. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Pearl Ahlf was born October 2, 1913 in Los Angeles, California. She attended elementary school, high school and junior college in Fullerton, California. Pearl received her B.A. and B. Ed. degrees, and most of her graduate work from Fresno State College.
Pearl married Paul Ahlf in Inglewood, California on June 6, 1937. They first came to Bakersfield in 1938 and lived here for more than 25 years. They also lived in Ojai, California for a number of years.
She was always interested in youth, taught Sunday School classes, both children, youth and adult, worked with Teen Challenge and a literacy program tutoring boys in jail and immigrant refugees. She received National and International recognition as a poet. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, the Kern Nile Club, The Order of the Eastern Star of which she was a Past Matron. Pearl was also an active member of the Bakersfield Christian Life Center and American Baptist Womens Ministries, serving on boards at various levels, and the California Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul in January 1990. She is survived by her sister Laura Ball and niece Patty Bryan of Fullerton; a nephew Donald Ball of Huntington Beach and several cousins. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Claudia Jordan and nieces and nephews by marriage; Waldo Ahlf, Fred Smallwood, Jeannette Preszler, Barton Ahlf, Doris Forrest, Stanley Ahlf, Margorie Biggs, John Ahlf, Richard Adams, Edward Ahlf, Albert Praeger and Robert Praeger.
Pearl was always a doer and touched many lives. Although she had no children of her own, she was "Mom" to many and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1st at Rosewood Retirement Community Activity Center, 1301 New Stine Road, Bakersfield, Calif. Dr. Wesley Brown, Rosewood Chaplain Chuck Wilkinson and Caledonia 391 Order of the Eastern Star will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to World Impact, 1001 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90007 or World Vision or International Ministries of B.C.L.C., 5500 Olive Drive, Bakersfield, Calif. 93308 Mish Funeral Home

AKERS, Eleanor

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, May 21, 1987

Akers, Eleanor H. - Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, for Eleanor H. Akers, 56, who passed away May 19th in Bakersfield. Eleanor was born October 30, 1930 in Summerfield, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Business Administration in 1952. She was very active in many civic organizations including the Kern County Cotton Wives, Women's Division of the Chamber of Commerce, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and a very active member in the First Congregational Church where she served as chairman of the Board of Deaconesses and secretary of the Child Haven Board. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and assisted him in many large business and social functions connected with cotton merchandising throughout the world. She is survived by husband, Tom; sons, Tom Akers III of Louisville, Kentucky and John Akers of Visalia; daughters, Alyce Akers Blackmon of Northridge and Peggy Akers Turner of Paso Robles; 8 grandchildren; sisters, Rebecca and Elizabeth Hoskins, Mary Jenkins, Sara Sharpe and Margaret Cecil; and brother, C. Richard Hoskins  all of Summerfield, North Carolina. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Eleanor. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors
 

ALBITRE, Dorothy

Bakersfield Californian, June 2, 1996
Dorothy Helen Albitre
Services: Tues, June 4, 11:00 a.m.
Dorothy Helen Albitre, born December 3, 1910 in Bakersfield to Jean Edward and Lola Evola (Baur) Bertrand. Dorothy was one of six children, Edward, Martha, Fred, Felix and Nellie, all deceased. Dorothy married Remick 0. Albitre in 1926 and had four children, Ernest Albitre, Dorothy Williams, Dan Albitre, and Nancy Caldwell. Grandchildren, Jim, Gene and Mike Albitre. Carolyn Grubbs, Robin Woessener and Boss Williams. Andrea Albitre. Laura Nylander, Lon and Chad Caldwell. 17 great grandchildren, I great great grandchild.
Dorothy spent the early part of her marriage as cook for the Horse Shoe Ranch. Property was homesteaded on Poso Creek. The beginning of a life of ranching. Property extended to Greenhorn, Granite and Woody areas. Many summers were on Greenhorn and winters in Woody. Full time residence in Woody began in 1964. Dorothy's door was always open. She provided a home for many children in need, they became family. Dorothy would drop everything to help a neighbor. With very little to work with and short, notice, Dorothy could prepare a hearty meal for all.
Animals were Dorothy's life. Special pride was taken in tending to their every need, this lasting into her 84th year. Goats, hogs, sheep, dogs, cattle and horses were common sights at home on Woody Rd., Woody, CA. Love, compassion, understanding and humorous conversations will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
Services will be at Blue Mountain Cemetery in Woody, CA.

ALVARADO, Cecelia

Bakersfield Californian, March 20, 1997
Cecilia Hinojosa Alvarado
Services: Thurs., Mar. 13, 9 a.m.
Rosary was recited Wednesday, March 12. 1997 at 7:00 p.m. at Parkview Chapel and Funeral Mass was held Thursday. March 13, 1997 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Delano for Cecilia Hinojosa Alvarado, 89, who passed away March 8, 1997. Father Rick Fierros officiated and Interment was in North Kern Cemetery, Delano, CA.
Mrs. Alvarado was born November 22. 1907 in Texas and had resided in Delano for 35 years. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, Leonardo Alvarado and Genero Alvarado of Porterville, CA.; sisters Orosia Martinez of Coachella, CA. and Petra Escobar of Delano, CA.; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grand-children.
Parkview Mortuary, Delano, CA.

ANDERSON, Virgil

Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1986

Anderson, Virgil LeRoy - Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. in Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel for Virgil LeRoy Anderson, 62, who died March 10 in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev.Cathy Payne, of Church of God Prophecy Bakersfield, will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunrise Lawn at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be today from 10 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Mr. Anderson was a car inspector for 30 years with Southern Pacific Railroad, San Joaquin Division. He was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Bidding. Survivors include three daughters, Carla Wehunt, Pat Pankey, and Sharon Bittle; one son, William Anderson - all of Bakersfield; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Bill Anderson of Traver; three sisters, Ailean Scott and Lois Needham both of Dinuba and Myrtle Carpenter of Paragould, Arkansas; and a very special frend, Ruth Fitzgerald. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.
 

ANDREWS, A.J.

FROM CA-DEATH INDEX:

A.J. Andrews, age 50,
date of death: 7/21/1909,
Kern County,
State File #16920

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, WEDNESDAY., JULY 21, 1909:
"Santa Fe Man Dies On Desert"
Operator At "Rod" Found Dead This Morning; Death Believed to be Due to Natural Causes - Body to be Shipped Here

A. J. Andrews, an old employe of the Santa Fe Railroad Co., stationed at Rodriguez, 20 miles south of Mojave, was found dead this morning by a section foreman and the body will arrive in Bakersfield on the No. 3 this evening, when an official investigation will be held by Coronor McGinn.

It is believed that the death of the Railroad man was due to natural causes. He was on duty last evening as usual. His office is in a boxcar on the side track and when the section forman passed this morning he found the operator was dead.

Coronor McGinn was notified and he was also advised that the railroad company was sending the remains here. The coronor wired the officials to send the witnesses also.

Andrews was...............(ink blotch) employe of the Santa Fe for a long time. He was an old man and for some time had not been in the best of health. So far as the officials here are advised, there is no reason to suspect that death was due to other than natural causes.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1909
"Heart Dilation Cause of Death"
Inquest on Body of the Late A. J. Andrews
Deceased was a Knight Templar and Member of Railway Men's Organization

That acute dilation of the heart caused the death of A. J. Andrews, the aged station agent of Rod on the line of the Santa Fe Railroad in the Mojave desert, yesterday morning was the verdict of the Coronor's jury at the inquest in Payne & Son parlors this morning. The jury comprised J. R. Zumwalt, A.E. Hoagland, J.B. Hunt, A. Tyler, John F. McVean, J.M. Duty, Sam T. Ferguson and G.H. Boots. The verdict was reached after hearing testimony of the section foreman who had seen Andrews the night before he died and who found the body the next morning; and upon the testimony of Dr. N.N. Brown, who performed an autopsy this morning. The body reached here from Rod last night.

Among the effects of the dead man were found a fine gold watch and chain and a jeweled charm in the form of the emblem of (ink blotch)..t's Templar. Andrews also was a member of the San Joaquin division of the Order of Railroad Conductors who have charge of the body until word can be received from the man's relatives. Andrews has 2 sons in Staples, Minn. and a sister in the same place. Marshall Badger of Kern City wired the relatives in Staples of Andrews death and arrangements for the funeral will not be made until a reply is received.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1909
"Masons Take Charge of Andrews Funeral"

Complying with an order from the Masonic lodge of Detroit, Minn. today the remains of Albert J. Andrews, the aged station agent at Rod on the Santa Fe railraod, who was found dead in his office on the desert several days ago, will be shipped tonight to that city. There the Masons will take charge of the funeral, though there will be services in the chapel of Payne and Son this evening before the casket is taken away.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1909
"Masonic Rights This Evening OA A.J. Andrews Funeral"

Many local Masons will attend this evening the Masonic services attendant upon the funeral of Albert J. Andrews, the aged Santa Fe station agend at Rod, who was found dead there. The services will be held at the Chapel of Payne and Son at 7:30 o'clock, after which in charge of an emmissary from this City, the remains will be taken to Detroit, Minn. for burial. Detroit lodge had taken charge of the case.
 

ANDREWS, Faye

From the Bakersfield Californian, June 16, 1996:

Faye McClura Andrews
Services: Monday, June 17 10 a.m.

Services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Mon., June 17 at 10 a.m. for Faye McClura Andrews, 83, who passed away June 13, 1996 in Bakersfield. Pastor Ken Hosman will officiate. Mrs. Andrews was born Oct 5, 1912 in Oklahoma and resided in Kern County for 51 years. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Oildale. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Edward and Jand Andreews and Freddie and Sue Andrews; daughters and sons-in-law Gloria and Darrell Ogan and Deborah and Gerald Lewis; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

ARIEY, Joseph

Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1986
ARIEY, JOSEPH ALBERT - Rosary services will be held Thursday at 7 P.M.and Catholic funeral services will be held
Friday at 10 A.M. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., for Joseph Albert Ariey, 91, who passed away March 9th in Bakersfield. Father Herman Barretto will officiate and Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Joseph Albert Ariey was the youngest of nine children and was born in Chabottes, France, where he received his early education. Mr. Ariey came to the U.S. at 18 years of age and served as an interpreter in the U.S. Army during WWI. After attending trade school in San Fransisco, Joseph resided in Fresno with an older brother, the only other member of his family to come to America. In 1920 he met Jeanne Marie Berdoy, also a native of France, who had come to Fresno with her family at the age of eleven. Mr. and Mrs. Ariey were married April 1, 1922 at Our Lady of Victory French Catholic Church in San Francisco. They resided in Fresno until January 1923, at which time they moved to Bakersfield, where Joseph was employed as a mechanic for A.H.Karpe and later for Kern County Equipment Company, until his retirement in 1952. Joseph was a dedicated family man with two daughters, seven grandchildren, and one great grandson. He was a member of Le Club Francais de Bakersfield, and the Kern County Basque Club for many years. Mr. Ariey attended St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and had celebrated 64 years of marriage with his wife, Jeanne Marie. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Marie; daughters, Nancy Lyons and Jane Bonas, all of Bakersfield; grandsons, Mark, Kevin, and Eric Bonas, Philip Lyons; granddaughters, Susan and Gail Bonus, Charmaine Lyons; great grandson, Mark Daniel Bonas; and several nieces and nephews. Casketbearers will be Mark, Kevin, and Eric Bonus, and Philip Lyons. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Social Services or your favorite charity.
Greenlawn Mortuary
 

ARMANTROUT, Frances

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Aug. 17, 1993
Frances Almary
Armantrout
Services: Wed., August 18, 9 a.m.
Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Wednesday, August 18 at 9 a.m. for Frances Almary Armantrout, 92, who passed away August 15 in Bakersfield. Reverend David Atkins will officiate.
Mrs. Armantrout was born in South Dakota, September 1, 1900 and had lived in the Kern County area for the past 30 years. Survivors include her sons, Frank and Jerald, both of Bakersfield; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beulah Reams and Lorraine Dysard; brother, Clyde Dysard. Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. HILLCREST MORTUARY Funeral Directors

ARQUETTE, Clifford

ARQUETTE CLIFFORD LAWRENCE
DOB: 04/16/1877 OHIO
Mother: BOUDOUT
Father:ARQUETTE
06/18/1958 KERN
SS# 552-20-9058 80 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, June 10, 1958:

Arquette, Clifford L. - Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 2 PM at the Union Cemetery for Clifford L. Arquette, 81, 3432 1/2 K Street who died June 18, in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev. Ralph Jeffs of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will officiate. Mr. Arquette was born April 16, 1877, in Ohio and had been a resident of Bakersfield and Kern County for 30 years. Armstrong-Flickenger Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.