Obituaries - B

BAGGS, Albert Cecil

Bakersfield Californian, March 20, 1997
Albert Cecil Baggs

Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, March 21, 1997 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, River Blvd. for Albert Cecil Baggs who passed away on March 17,1997. Rev. Leon Frost of the United Pentecostal Church will officiate
Albert was born November 21, 1915, in Clarita, Oklahoma. He came to Bakersfield in 1951 and worked In the maintenance department for the Kern County School District. Albert had many friends who he loved dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Lorene Baggs; 6 children, Leland Baggs, Cecil Baggs, Helen Pruitt, Joyce Bannou, all of Texas, Donna Lee and Ruth Foupht of CA, Louise Wesley Baggs; brother, John Baggs of California; 2 sisters, Murtle Whotton of CA and Ann Holt of Oklahoma; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Directed By Mish Funeral Home
 

BAILEY, Elsa

Bakersfield Californian; Tuesday, June 30, 1964

Bailey, Elsie Cordelia - Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pentecostal Church of God, 425 Shafter Avenue, Shafter for Elsie Cordelia Bailey, 73, 313 Terra Vista Lane, Shafter, who died June 28 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Reverend Wayne Owen and the Reverend Johnnie Maroney will officiate and interment will be in the family plot in the Shafter Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey was a native of Alabama and had resided in Shafter 24 years. Survivors include three sons, L.A. of Paso Robles, Joseph of Shafter, and Nathan of Bakersfield; four daughters, Velma Roster of Shafter, Mattie Pierce of Paso Robles, Amie Hight of Bakersfield, and Bonnie Hufs of Garden Grove; 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Agee Family Funeral Home.

BAILEY, James

BAILEY JAMES SHERMAN
DOB: 06/14/1912 M ALABAMA
Mother: GLENN
Father: BAILEY
DOD: 05/27/1959 46 yrs KERN

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, May 29, 1959

Bailey, James Sherman - Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Church of God in Shafter 11 a.m. today for James Sherman Bailey, 46, 4112 Deacon Road, who died May 27 in a Bakersfield hospital. Mr. Bailey was born in Alabama June 14, 1912. He had lived in Kern County for 9 months and had lived in California for 24 years. Rev. Wayne Owen will officiate and interment will follow in Shafter Cemetery. Mr. Bailey is survived by his mother Mrs. Elsie Delia Bailey, Bakersfield; brothers Joseph Bailey, Shafter; Nathan Bailey, Bakersfield; L. A. Bailey, Bakersfield; sisters Mrs. Mattie Pierce, Bakersfield; Mrs. DeWayne Hight, Shafter; Mrs. Clyde Huff, Garden Grove; Mrs. Orvile Foster, Shafter. The Armstrong Mortuary, Shafter is in charge of funeral arrangements.
 

BAILEY, Lemuel

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, April 18, 1944

Bailey, Lemuel Alonzo - Funeral services for Lemuel Alonzo Bailey, 52, who died April 12 at a local hospital will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Jansen Funeral Chapel in Shafter with the Reverend E.M. Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the Shafter Cemetery. Mr. Bailey had been a resident of Shafter for 3 years. He is survived by his widow Cordelia Bailey and nine children. Sgt. James S. Bailey in the S. Pacific, Pvt. Franklin M. Bailey in Hawaii; Corporal Josepe B. Bailey in New York; Velma N. Foster of Okla.; L. A. Bailey, Jr., Amie Bailey, Nathan Bailey, Bunnie Bailey and Mattie Bailey of Shafter.

BAIN, John

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, Oct 22, 1934

Bain - Funeral services were held Sunday in Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles for John Wesley Bain, retired minister, who passed away Friday. The Reverand C. S. Reynolds, pastor of First Methodist Church of Bakersfield officiated. Arrangements were in the charge of Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Chapel

BALL, James

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, April 19, 1941

Ball, William T. - services for Mr. Ball, 54, of Lamont, will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Chapel. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Mr. Ball passed away Friday in a local hospital after an illness of 2 years. He was born in Kansas and was a farmer in the Lamont area. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Ball; three sons, Hough, Clifford, & Robert Ball of Lamont; six daughters, Mrs. Lyda Payne, Mrs. Jeanette Killman, Mrs. Geraldine Killman, Mrs. Thelma Shahan and Mrs. Louise Brand of Bakersfield and Miss Emma Jeanne Ball of Lamont.
 

BARRETT, Daniel

Bakersfield Californian, Monday Oct. 24, 1960:

Barrett, Daniel Alton - Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, in the Memorial Chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary for Daniel Alton Barrett, 63, 604 1/2 West Warren Ave., North Bakersfield, who died Oct 23 in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev O. B. Robertson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Garden of Roses section in the Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Barrett was a native of Oklahoma and had lived in Kern Co. for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Hod Carriers and Laborers Local 220. He is survived by his widow, Willie May; a son, Frank, 3500 Jade Ave.; a daughter, Pearl Thorpe, Bakersfield; brothers Ed Barrett of Antlers, Okla.; and Marion Barrett of Kiowa, Okla.; sisters, Ida DeWitt and Ethel Frye both of Kiowa, Okla.; and Lillian Faulkner of San Diego. Two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

From the CA Death Index:
BARRETT, DANIEL A
Born : 08/18/1897 - OK
Died: Kern: (15) 10/23/1960
SSN: 445 18 2414
Age: 63

BATTLE, Michael

Bakersfield Californian, Aug. 6, 1995

Micheal Joe Battle, Sr.
1955-1995
Private services were held with family for Micheal 40, who passed away July 28, Vacaville, CA. Mike was born April 25, 1955 in Bksfld.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Jr,; and Lee Battle of Bksfld. Survivors include his parents Paul I & Letha Battle, Bksfld., one son Micheal Battle, Jr.; three granddaughters, Katrina, Priscilla & Annayah Battle. One brother, Henry Battle, Marysville; four sisters Brenda Fletcher, Vera Gillie, Jeanette Harris, Bksfld., Sheila Cooper, Altadena and many relatives & friends.

(All typos and spellings are as they appear in the Californian)

BAYLESS, Theodore

Kern Co deaths Book: 14 Page: 414
Theodore Franklin Bayless; Age: 86 yrs, 6 months, 4 days
male, white
married - Mary E. Bayless
Birth: July 11, 1852 - Arkansas
Death: Jan. 15, 1939 - Shafter, Kern Co., CA
Father: Samuel Bayless - Alabama
Mother: Martha Little - Georgia
Length of residence: Kern: 12 years CA: 15 years
Informant: H. R. Janzen, Shafter
Disposition: Burial, Jan. 17, 1939; Bakersfield (this would have to be Union Cemetery)
Janzen Funeral Home, Shafter
Cause of death: cancer of prostate
Other significant factors: senility

BEAUCHAMP, Nell

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Oct. 23, 1993

Mrs. Nell H, Beauchamp
Graveside services will be held Mon., Oct. 25, 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd., for Nell Beauchamp, 75, who passed away Oct. 21, 1993. Services will be held at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. with visitation Oct. 24 from 2-8 p.m. Rev. John Cherry will officiate.
Nell was born Aug. 3, 1918 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She was employed as an executive secretary of 32 years for the Union Oil Co. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Bakersfield and Alaska and a member of the Desk & Derrick Petroleum Secretary Assoc. in Alaska. Survivors include her son & daughter-in-law, Chuck & Mandy Beauchamp of Soldotna, Alaska; 7 grandchildren, Anna Merri McGregor, Michael T. Beauchamp, Shawn Beauchamp, Tim Beauchamp, Scott Beauchamp, Kim Rogers, Teri Roofe; 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter, Sharon Reid and son, Earnie S. Beauchamp.

BECK, Minnie

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, January 27, 1969

Beck, Minnie Lou - Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mortuary for Minnie Lou Beck, 78, 3107 19th Street, Apt. B, who died January 26 in a Bakersfield hospital. the Reverend John A. Lavender of the First Baptist Church and The Reverend B. C. Barrett of the Town & country Baptist Church will officiate and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The deceased was a native of Waxahatchie, Texas and had lived in Bakersfield the past 49 years. She was the widow of the late Jesse W. Beck. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 50 years member and past matron of the Liberates Chapter 362, Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Blackford of Bakersfield; a granddaughter, Mary Lou Goss, a great grandson; sister, Mrs. Lottie L. Jacks all of Bakersfield. Pallbearers will be grant L. Marshall, David C. Sliger, R. Logan Barksdale, C. Vernon Burton, Paul Woodward, T. R. Cresswell. An honor guard will consist of Eastern Star members.

BELL. Howard

BELL HOWARD WARREN
born: 05/04/1885 M CALIFORNIA
mother: SCHULER
father: BELL
died: KERN 02/10/1941
age: 55 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, February 11, 1944

BELL RITES

Masonic Service Slated for H. W. Bell, 54

Masonic rites for Howard Warren Bell, 54, will known local retail grocer of 800 L Street, who died late Monday in his home, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Chapel with Orville Coburn, master and officers of Bakersfield Lodge No. 224 F&AM officiating. Entombment will be in Bakersfield Community Mausoleum. A native of Windsor, Sonoma Co., Mr. Bell lived in Bakersfield and Kern County 25 years during which time he was known by a host of friends. For 17 years he operated the Bell Grocery at 8th and L streets. He was a member of Bakersfield Lodge No. 224 F&AM. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruby Bell, Bakersfield; his son Harold Bell at home; his daughters Evelyn Bell at home and Mrs. Laura Yancey, Hanford; his sister, Mrs. Viola Bruner, Oakland. Pallbearers at graveside rites will include J.A. Sherman, Jack McNaughton, G. D. Friesen, L.E. Moon, S.R. Fitch and Lee Richardson.
 

BELL, Mildred

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, February 29, 1988

Bell, Mildred Marie  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Arvin District Cemetery for Mildred Marie Bell, 59, of Arvin who died Feb. 25. Rev. Perry Fraze will officiate. Mrs. Bell, a native of Oklahoma, is survived by her husband, Layton, of Arvin; son Layton Bell Jr. of Arvin; daughters, Alta Louise Vecker of Bakersfield and Alice Garrett of Arvin; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, William Moore and Roy Neal of Arizona, Tommy Moore of Washington and Hershell Moore of Sacramento; and sisters, Virginia Cunningham of Bakersfield, and Lilly Tiffany of Arizona. Visitation will be from 509 p.m. Tuesday at Hopson-Anspach Family Mortuary  Lamont
 

BERG, Thelma

Bakersfield Californian, October 20, 1994
Thelma Oleta Berg
Service: Sat., Nov. 5, 3 p.m.

There will be a memorial service at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Chapel; Saturday, November 5, 1994 at 3 p.m. Visitation will be Friday, October 21, 1994 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thelma is survived by her loving husband, Harry E. Berg and son, David E. Berg and a daughter, Ruth Ann Anderson. She was a loving grandmother of three grandchildren, Norman Berg, Greg Berg and Dionne Anderson. Thelma will be loved and missed by all that knew her. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary in charge of arrangements.


BERTHOLF, Betty

Bakersfield Californian, April 21, 1999
Betty D. Bertholf
May 17, 1929 �April 18, 1999
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., on Thurs., April 22, 1999, at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery, Panama Lane, for Betty D. Bertholf who passed away on April 18, 1999.
Betty was born in Taft, CA, moved to Bakersfield In 1960. She retired from the County of Kern Auditor-Controller�s office after 27 years of service.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Kenneth K. Bertholf and daughter, Vicki Bertholf, both of Bakersfield. Visitation will be held on Wed. April 21, from 4 p.m. to 8p.m. at Mish Funeral Home Southwest.

BETTERTON, Monroe

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, June 15, 2000

MONROE PALANCE BETTERTON

Svcs: Fri., June 16, 2 p.m.

Graveside services will be held Friday, June 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bakersfield for Monroe Palance Betterton, age 72, who passed away June 11, 2000. Rev. Robert Betterton will officiate.
Monroe was born April 18, 1928, in Henrietta, Okla. He was an oilfield worker for 20 years. He served in the US Navy from 1944 - 1947. He is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Moore of Bakersfield, Son Robert Monroe Betterton, mother Cletus Lacefield of Ridgecrest, brothers Robert Betterton of Arizona and Ben Betterton of Ridgecrest; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Holland & Lyons Mortuary
 

BIGELOW, Clara

From the CA Death Index:
BIGELOW CLARA E
DOB: 11/30/1871 F CALIFORNIA
DOD: 06/22/1959 87 yrs KERN

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, June 26, 1959

Bigelow, Clara E. - Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary, Saturday at 11:30 a.m. for Clara E. Bigelow, 87, of 802 1/2 Knott St., who died June 22 in a Bakersfield hospital. Mrs. Bigelow was a native Californian and had lived in the state all her life and in Kern County 36 years. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Emma Ahart of Placerville, Mrs. Della Hefflin of Georgetown, Mrs. May Decarllett of Layton, and a niece, Mrs. Violet Pearl Clark of Georgetown. The Rev. Dr. Orman Roberts will officiate at the services and cremation will be private.

BISHOP, Wiley

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, May 28, 1953

Bishop, Wiley - Services will be held for Wiley Bishop, Friday at 2 p.m. at the Full Gospel Tabernacle at Stockdale and Orange St. in Arvin with the Rev. Dwight Brown officiating. Mr. Bishop died May 27 in a hospital. He was born March 11, 1875, in Lanassa County, Texas. He was a retired peace officer who had served with the Texas Rangers and later as constable of Arvin area. He had lived in the state for 25 years, 18 of which were in this county. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Edna Bishop at 201 Meyers St., Arvin; three sons, Arnold bishop of Arvin, Lavert Bishop of McFarland and Howard Snyder of Sebastian, Texas; two daughters Mrs. Vivian Swain and Mrs. Ray Choate of Bakersfield, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one sisters in Houston Texas. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. H.R. Borgsdorf is handling funeral arrangements.
 

BLACK, Harry

Harry F. Black
b. 12/21/1898 Ohio-
d. 09/01/1969 Kern Co.Ca

Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, September 3, 1963

Black, Harry Franklin - Graveside services will be conducted in Greenlawn Memorial Park at 9 a.m. for Harry F. Black, 70, Star Route, Maricopa, who died September 1 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. Alan Stringfellow, pastor of the First Baptist church will officiate. Mr. Black was a native of Ohio and had resided in Kern County 69 years. He had engaged in the Oil industry for 31 years and was last employed as a maintenance man by General Petroleum Corporation. Survivors include a daughter Barbara Hoglan of Maricopa and a brother Merle L. Black Sr., New Cuyama. Greenlawn Mortuary.

BLACK, Merle

Merle L. Black TAFT
b. 10/28/1895 Ohio-
d. 12/06/1976 Kern Co.Ca.

Daily Midway Driller, Taft, California
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1976
Services Tomorrow for Merle Leonard Black

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Westside District Cemetery for Merle L. Black, 81, of 411 Sixth St. Black was born Oct. 28, 1895 in Baltimore, Ohio and came to Taft in 1910. He was a retired employee of Mobil Oil Co. where he worked for 45 years. He was also a veteran of World War I and a 50 year member of the Taft Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife Lillie Black of Taft; and children Merle Black of Oakview, CA; Arlene Kelly of Los Angeles; Lloyd Pierce of Bakersfield; Roy Pierce of Ventura; Ninah Melton of Taft; Coy Pierce of North Carolina; and Jerry Pierce of Taft. Mr. Black is also survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Rev. Robert Leeds of the Freewill Baptist Church will officiate at the services. Taft Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

BLAKEMORE, Hazel

BLAKEMORE, Hazel Ethel 4/22/1897-2/27/1988

Bakersfield Californian, Feb 29, 1988
Blakemore, Hazel E. (Goar) - Mrs. Blakemore, 90, was born April 22, 1897, in Collinsville, Ill., and had resided in Bakersfield since 1910. She was a homemaker and mother, affectionately known by neighborhood children as "The Pigeon Lady" and had been a resident of Colonial Convalescent Hospital for eight years. She is survived by two sons, Francis W. "Bill" Goar, and wife Dorothy, and Charles E. "Chuck" Goar of Bakersfield; granddaughter, Gail E. Dennison and husband Tom, of Tehachapi; and great-grandson Michael Dennison, of Tehachapi. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation and private family graveside services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors, A Golden Rule Funeral Home.
 

BOEDECKER, Andrew

BOEDECKER, ANDREW ORVILLE
DOB: 04/05/1899 M ILLINOIS
Mother: MCTEER
Father: BOEDECKER
DOD: 09/15/1950 KERN 51 years

Bakersfield Californian; Saturday, Sep. 16, 1950
page 50:
Man Dies Despite Resuscitator Aid

City fireman were unsuccessful early today in efforts to revive 50-year-old heart attack victim Orville Boedecker of Ventura, who was stricken while visiting his mother here.
Firemen were called to the house of Mrs. Mary West, 1612 Lake St. at 12:32 a.m. the inhalator was used for an hour before a doctor pronounced Boedecker dead. At the news, an aunt of the victim was overcome and the inhalator squad remained on the scene another half hour to revive her.

Same page, obits section:

Boedecker, Andrew Orville - Final rites for Andrew Orville Boedecker, 51, 1612 Lake St. who died Friday will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Payne & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. L. D. Krause officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Boedecker, a native of Illinois, lived here 40 years. He was employed by the Associated Oil Co. for more than 25 years. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Mary E. West and a son, Arthur, in the Army.

BOLDING, Jeremie

Bakersfield Californian, March 22, 1990

Bolding, Jeremie B. - Memorial services for Jeremie B. Bolding, age 7, will be held tonight in the Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg Berry of the Greenfield First Southern Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove, Louisiana. Jeremie died on Tuesday, March 20, 1990 in Bakersfield as a result of an auto accident on Sunday which also took the life of his father, John. Jeremie was a second grader at lakeside School. He is survived by his mother, Karen Bolding and his sister, Melissa Bolding, both of Bakersfield; grandmother, Mary Ann Bolding of Oak Grove, Louisiana and many cousins. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Kidder-Cox funeral Home in Oak Grove, Louisiana. Hillcrest Mortuary funeral Directors.

BOLDING, John

Bakersfield Californian, March 22, 1990
Bolding, John C. - Memorial services for John C. bolding, 29, a 7-year area resident will held at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Greg Berry, of the Greenfield First Southern Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove, Louisiana. John died on Sunday, March 18, 1990 in a local traffic accident. He was the owner of Bolding Engineering Co., an oilfield contracting firm. His son, Jeremie Bolding, age 7, also died as a result of the accident. He is survived by his wife, Karen Bolding of Bakersfield; daughter, Melissa Bolding of Bakersfield; his mother, Mary Ann Bolding of Oak Grove, Louisiana; sister, Lesa Adams of Oak Grove and a brother, Tommy Bolding of Munroe, Louisiana. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Kidder-Cox funeral Home in Oak Grove, Louisiana. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.


 

BOND, Jacqueline

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, May 31, 1989

BOND, JACQUELINE-'JACKIE" L. - A memorial service will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Thursday, June 1st at10 a.m. for Jacqueline �Jackie" L. Bond, 53, who passed away May 27, 1989 at home. Rev. Bud Frye will officiate.
Mrs. Bond was born October 25, 1930 in Riverside, and had resided in Kern County for over 50 years, She recently retired from the California Water Service Company after 25 years of dedicated and loyal service. Survivors include he husband, Donald J. Bond of Bakersfield; son and daughter-in- law, Patrick and Linda Scofield; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Thomas Paxson; two grandsons, Brian Paxson and Scan Scofield; a special aunt and uncle, Edie and Bud Gerow; three stepchildren; and five step-grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mom and grand- ma. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. The family requests that any donations be sent to the American Cancer Society - Kern County Chapter, 1523 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93304 or the Kern Hospice, 5700 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, Ca 93309. GREENLAWN MORTUARY FUNERAL DIRECTORS A Golden Rule Funeral Home

BONILLA, Placido

Bakersfield Californian, Sat. May 28, 1955

Death notice: Placido Bonilla, Killed this morning in his home at 230 S. King St. Hopson Mort.

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, June 2, 1955

Bonilla, Placido Flores - Requiem Mass will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday in Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church for Placido Flores Bonilla, 82, 330 S. King St. who died May 28. Recitation of Rosary will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Hopson Mortuary Chapel. Rev James O'Reilly will officiate. Bonilla was born in Mexico and had resided in this community 11 months. Survivors include one son, Jesus Bonilla of San Diego; four daughters, Marie Flores, Mercedes Arriola, Rebecca Camacho, Marcia Holquin and Lupe Bonilla all of Bakersfield; 25 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.

From the CA Death Index:
BONILLA, PLACIDO
Mother: FLORES
b.10/11/1874
Father: BONILLA
b. MX
d. 15 Kern; 5-28-1955
County
d. 05/28/1955
age:80

BONZAGNI, Martin

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, June 9, 1958:
Bonzagni, Martin S. - Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at the Lisle Funeral Home in Fresno tomorrow for Martin S. Bonzagni, 51, 157 29th Ave., San Mateo, who died June 5 in Bakersfield. Mr. Bonzagni was a native of California and had been in the fruit packing business 30 years. He is survived by his widow, Maxine Bonzagni. Greenlawn Mortuary was in charge of local arrangements.

BONUS: Article on Front page of local section Friday, June 6, 1958:

Two Die In Accidents on Kern County Roads

The second fatality occurred at 8 o'clock last night when a car slammed into a palm tree on South U. S 99 killing the lone occupant, Martin Scott Bonzagni, 51, San Mateo. Bonzagni, general superintendent for the California Packing Corp. of San Francisco was believed killed outright when his late model sedan, northbound on U. S. 99 about 2 1/2 miles south of McKittrick Rd, drifted off the road and crashed head-on into a thick palm tree. The impact pushed the grill into a "U" shape and gouged out a five-inch hole in the tree. Bonzagni's body was lying behind the crushed steering wheel when officers arrived. One witness said Bonzagni had passed him minutes earlier and he observed the car stray to the edge of the road several times, then return to the roadway on each occasion. When the car left the road the last time, it narrowly missed one palm tree, then struck the second about 100 feet further along the shoulder. Bonzagni was taken to Kern General where he was pronounced dead.

BOOCK, Jeffrey

Bakersfield Californian, March 20, 1997
Jeffrey Alan Boock
Services: Sun., Mar. 23,1 p.m.
Memorial services for Jeffrey Alan Boock, who passed away March 4, 1997 at Kaiser Hospital, Hayward, CA. will be held Sunday, March 23, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Fremont Central Park, Fremont, CA. Burial will be at 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont. CA.
Mr. Boock was born May 10, 1978 In Scottsdale, Arizona and has resided in Fremont for six months. He was a student at Ohlone College In Fremont, and a 1996 graduate of Vista High School in Bakersfield, CA. Jeff loved to skateboard, fish, snow ski and go camping outdoors. He also loved to write and read poetry and sketching. Jeff had quite a collection of poems he had written.
He is survived by his mother, Cheryl Boock of Bakersfield; father and step-mother Thomas and Lisa Boock of Fremont; grandparents Ernest A. and Dorothy Boock of Salem, OR. and Clifton and Mary Miller of Medford, OR., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to General Cancer Fund, Stanford Medical Center, Office of Medical Developement, 770 Welch Road, Suite 400, Palo Alto, CA. 94304-1515. Fremont Chapel of the Roses Fremont, CA.

BOOTH, Richard

Bakersfield Californian, July 16, 1983
BOOTH, Richard � Services will be held Monday, July 18, at Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos for Richard Booth, formerly of Bakersfield. Mr. Booth graduated from Kern County Union High School in 1945 and was a graduate of Fresno State College. He was District Sales Mgr. In San Jose for the State Compensation Insurance Fund. Survivors include his wife, June Booth of 1558 Plateau Ave., Los Altos; his mother, Helen Heller of Stockton; a daughter, Carol Burlingame of Bakersfield; two grandchildren, Timothy and Andrea McCrary of Bakersfield and mother-in-law, Anne Geimer of Bakersfield. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Booth.

 

BORDERRE, Pierre

Bakersfield Californian; Wed., Jan 2, 1957

Borderre, Pierre (Pete) - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Payne and Sons Funeral Home for Pierre (Pete) Borderre 68, of 804 R St. who died Jan 1 suddenly at his home. The services will be conducted by Bakersfield Aerie #93 FOE with Howard D. Finch, past president, officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The deceased was a native of France and had lived in Kern Co. since 1906. He was a member of Bakersfield Aerie #93 FOE. He had carried on diversified ranching near Wasco for many years and had also been employed by the Earl B. Gilmore Co. of Semitropic for 26 years. He is survived by his widow Ethel Borderre of Bakersfield, daughters, Suzanne Borderre and Bette Aughinbaugh; both of this city; sisters Jeannette Munsey of Los Angeles and Marie Etchart of Bakersfield; a brother, Jean Etchart of Nevada; stepsons Dallas Wilkinson of McKittrick and Edwin Wilkinson of Texas; by eight grandchildren and several brothers and sisters in France. Pallbearers will be Joel Owens, T.R. Taussig, Ed Greene, Duane Doty, and members of the Eagles.

BORTZ, Ernest

Daily Midway Driller, Taft, CA, Thursday, September 27, 1984

Ernest Ritter Bortz

Graveside funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the West Side District Cemetery for Ernest Ritter Bortz, 79, of 304 Van Buren. Rev. Steve Starr, pastor of the First Methodist Church will officiate at the afternoon service. Mr. Bortz was born in Reading Penn on July 6, 1905, and passed away at his home on Tuesday morning. He was last employed as an oil worker and was a member of the Boilermaker's Local Union No. 72 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Bortz is survived by his wife, Irene Bortz, his son Ernie C. Bortz; his daughter Patty Schirmeister; his granddaughter Irene Vohnout; his great granddaughter Danielle Vohnut all of Taft; his son Warren Bortz and his daughter Helen Herring both of Portland Oregon and several grandchildren. Friends may call at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home tonight until 8:30 p.m. and again tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. to pay their respects.
 

BOSTICK, Georgia

Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1986
BOSTICK, GEORGIA LOUISE - Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery for Georgia Louise Bostick, 60, of Bakersfield, who died March 10. Dr. Glenn Puder will officiate. Mrs. Bostick, born in Bakersfield, was a member of the Assistance League of Bakersfield. She is survived by her husband, Edgar; son, James P. Bostick of San Diego; daughters, Cynthia Lakin of Bakersfield, Susan Rae Lakin of Los Angeles and Barbara E. Blackburn of Riverside; grandson, Richard W. Blackburn of Riverside; sister, Geraldine R. Pedersen of Bakersfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Raymond Pedersen, Donald Warnberg, Ron Reynolds, Hugh Miller, Mike Chetkovich, Tom Underhill, Bill Martin and Rudy Chellenberger. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Assistance League of Bakersfield, 1216 0 St., Bakersfield, CA. 93301, or the American Cancer Society, Kern County Unit, 1523 California Ave Bakersfield, CA. 93304. The Hopson Mortuary.
 

BOWERY, Edith

Edith (Dee) Bowery
Services: Fri., Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.
Graveside services will be held in Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park, 2739 Panama Ln., Friday, February 25 at 9:30 a.m. for Dee Bowery, 79, who passed away February 19, 2000 in Bakersfield. Pastor Jenell Mahoney will officiate.
Mrs. Bowery was born April I5, 1920 in Arkansas and had resided in Kern County since 1945. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Bakersfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Bowery; mother and father; and sister, Jeri.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Bob Harris and Barbara and Jim Rogers, all of Bakersfield: son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Kim Bowery of Chino Hills: grand-children, Debbie Robertson, Julie Cruz, Kim Espinoza, Rob Harris, Cory Rogers, Michelle Bowery and Melanie Bowery; great grandchildren, Brandon Clark and Jordan and Ryan Espinoza; brothers and sisters-in-law. Jimmy and Ann Ma-son of Highland, CA, Gene and Lorraine Mason and Bill Mason, all of Modesto; sisters and brother-in-law, Kit Wertman of Oakley, CA. Delores Gray of Cement, Oklahoma and Louise and Norman Paddock of Grand Junction, Colorado; as well as nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations maybe made to the charity of your choice or the First Congregational Church. Visitation will begin Thursday, February 24 at 5 p.m.
Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary Funeral Directors

BREKKE, John

BREKKE JOHN ARNE
07/10/1877 M MINNESOTA
04/10/1959 81 yrs KERN
545-26-1937

Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, April 15, 1959

Brekke, John A. - Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Armstrong-Flickinger Mortuary for John A. Brekke, 81, 2007 20th Street, who died April 10 in a local hospital. The Rev. Glenn D. Puder, D. D., of First Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will be in the Bakersfield Memorial Park. Mr. Brekke was born July 10, 1877, in Minnesota and had been a resident of Kern County for 23 years. He is survived by his sons, H. R. Brekke of Madison, S. D., and Christian Brekke of Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Tora Lindbloom of Blunt, S. D., and Mrs. June Newman of St. Louis, MO. Armstrong-Flickinger Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.
 

BROWN, Nettie

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, Sep. 25, 1956:

Brown, Nettie Lenora - Funeral services will be held at 10am tomorrow in the chapel of Payne and Son Funeral Home for Nettie Lenora Brown, 77, 1612 Lake St., who died Sep. 22 in a local hospital. The Rev. Ernest L. Friend of the Niles St. Assembly of God Church will officiate and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The deceased was a native of Ill and had lived in Kern Co. since 1909. She was the widow of Charles E. Brown, a former civic employee who died in 1945. She was a member of the Daughters of the Union Civil War Veterans. Survivors include a daughter Hazel E. Blakemore of Bakersfield; a sister Mary E. West also of this city; 4 nephews, John Delliplaine of Bakersfield, Leroy Parade and Harold McTeer both of Los Angeles and Robert Schultz of Colorado; also 2 nieces, Blanch Harris of Santa Rosa and Molly Hyatt of Texas. Pallbearers will be furnished by the Odd Fellows Lodges of Bakersfield.

BROWN, Opal Elsie

BROWN, OPAL ELSIE
DOB: 02/06/1909
Mother: TUCKER
Father: REDDING
2OK15 (female; born in OK; died in Kern Co.)
DOD: 06/14/1987
SS# 569325508
Age: 78

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, June 16, 1987

Brown, Opal E. - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Hopson Mortuary Chapel, 620 Oregon St. for Opal E. Brown, 78, of Lamont who died June 14th in Tehachapi. Mr. Jack Stewart will officiate. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. Mrs. Brown, a native of Eufaula, Okla. is survived by her sons Kenneth of Tehachapi and Thomas F. Brown of Lamont; daughter Joyce Barton of Hemet; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters Bessie Hill of Bakersfield, Oda Ramsey of Bakersfield and Lois Quinn of Las Vegas.

BUCKINGHAM, Ona

Bakersfield Californian, March 4, 1986
DEATHS:

Ona Buckingham, 92, Bakersfield, March 2, Mish Funeral Home-Oildale.
 

BURTON, Bill Jr.

Bakersfield Californian, Feb 26, 1993
Bill Burton Jr.
Services: Sat., Feb. 27, 12 Noon
A Memorial Mass will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday at St. Francis Church for Bill Burton Jr., 58, of Bakersfield, who died February 24, 1993. Father Craig Harrison will officiate. Bill, born in California had resided in Bakersfield since 1985. He attended Immaculate Conception School, Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School in Monrovia and attended Mount San Antonio College in 1958. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1957 in Korea as a military policeman. Bill worked for the Pasadena Beverage Company in Pasadena, the Foothill Beverage Company in Pomona and was currently employed as Manager of Advance Beverage Company in Bakersfield. His passions included his family, Jazz music and marlin fishing. He was instrumental in founding and sponsoring the annual Jazz Festival at Cal State Bakersfield and was host (D.J.) of radio station KIWI Jazz Program. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie of Bakersfield; daughters, Lynn Burton of Aptos and Diana Burton of Bakersfield; brother, Paul Burton of La Verne; and a sister Penny Weaver of West Covina. He was preceded in death by a son, William Bradley Burton in 1961 and by a sister, Patricia Burton in 1989. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be make to the Cal State Bakersfield Music Department, 5100 Stockdale Hwy Bakersfield, Ca., 93309
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