Obituaries - C
BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Oct. 23, 1993
Claude C, Campbell
Services: Monday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.
Claude Carl Campbell, 81, of Morro Bay, died Wednesday, October 20, 1993. Funeral Services will be held with Pastor John White of the Family Christian Center, San Luis Obispo and Rev. Bertie McCoy of Las Vegas officiating. Burial in Los Osos Valley Memorial Park.
Mr. Campbell was born Nov. 5, 1911, in Russellville, Ark. He was raised In Oklahoma, moved to Arvin, Calif. where Mr. Campbell owned and operated a welding shop and farmed. He worked for the Bakersfield School District for 16 years, retiring in 1971, moving to Morro Bay. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, La Homa Campbell of Morro Bay; one daughter, Lonna Cleo Nagle of Bakersfield; two sons, Lowell K. Campbell of Houston, Texas, Roger C. Campbell of Bakersfield; one sister; two brothers; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
CAMPBELL, FRED H.
Kern Valley Sun, Thursday, April 3, 1969
CAMPBELL MARY ANN
born: 11/23/1890 F ILLINOIS
died: KERN 08/26/1982
age: 91 yrs
Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, August 28, 1982
Campbell, Mary T. - Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hopson Mortuary Chapel and Mass f the Resurrection will be said at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help church for Mary T. Campbell, 91, 229 Irene St., who died Aug. 26. The Rev. Joseph Johnson will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Campbell, born in Bushnell, Illinois, came to California from Colorado when she was 16 years old. She worked four years as a teacher in Butte Co. and married John P. Campbell, a Butte Co. cattleman, who preceded her in death in 1948. She came to Kern County in 1940 as warder at the California Institution for Women at Tehachapi. She was employed as an assistant Probation Officer for the County of Kern for 15 years. She was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, The Legion of Mary and the Kern County Retired Employees Association. She is preceded in death by her son Walter Campbell in 1981. Survivors include her daughters, Beulah Ware of Bakersfield, Dorothy Wisel of Morro Bay and Nadine McHenry of Millbrae; her grandchildren DeLora Doolittle, Wendine Wisel, Wendel Wisel, William Ware, Lucinda Ware, Austin, Stacy Achen and Michael McHenry and four great grandchildren. The Hopson Mortuary.
Otis Clark Carder (b) 6 Dec 1913 OK (d) 29 Aug 1998 -
Bakersfield Californian, Sept. 5, 1998
Death Notice: Otis Clark Carder, 80, Bakersfield, Aug. 29. Mish Funeral Home, Oildale
Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, Aug. 17, 1957
Cardwell, James Earl - Rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Payne and Sons Funeral Home for James Earl Cardwell, 68, 302 A St. who died at home Aug 15. Requiem Mass will be offered Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Francis Church with the Reverend Fr. Laserien Byrne as celebrant. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. The deceased was a native of Arkansas and had lived in Bakersfield for 30 years. He was a veteran of the first World War and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, having been a longtime employee of Santa Fe Railroad. He is survived by his wife Mary Josephine Cardwell of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Steve Lewis of Fresno; two granddaughters Kriston Diana and Joanna Lynn Lewis, also of Fresno; three brothers, Clyde of Los Angeles, Pete of Louisiana and Otto of Arkansas; also one sister Minnie Worth of Kentucky; and several nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be E. D. Elder, Charles Bray, Walter Green, Alvin Walters, James Feeney, and Jim McCormick.
Bakersfield Californian, Sept. 1, 1955
Carkeet, Mary Alice - age 66, Turlock, Aug. 31. Payne and Sons Mortuary
No obit found, just above death notice.
Bakersfield Californian, Wed., Nov 10, 1937
Headline: Delano Man Dies of Injury in Fall
Delano, Nov. 10 - Funeral services for Charles Carlisle, well-known pioneer resident of this district, who died on Tuesday afternoon of a broken neck suffered last Friday in a fall, will be conducted at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in the Delano Mortuary by the Reverend Clarence R. Wagner, pastor of the Delano Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Delano Cemetery.
Born 1861 in Mansfield, Ohio, Mr. Carlisle came to California and Delano in 1913. He farmed until his retirement a few years ago.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jessie Carlisle and a son Robert. He leaves also two other sons, Charles Gaylord Carlisle of Bridge, Oregon, one of the first principals of the local high school, and Harry L. Carlisle of Ashland, Ohio.
Two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Pittenger of Los Angeles and Mrs. Esther Southern of Fresno and are here for the funeral. Mr. Carlisle leaves also 7 grandchildren.
Brian Alan Carr
12-18-81 - 2-19-2000
Memorial services will be held Sat., Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2801 Bernard St. Graveside service immediately following at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.
Otis Clark Carder (b) 6 Dec 1913 OK (d) 29 Aug 1998 - Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Californian, Sept. 5, 1998
Death Notice: Otis Clark Carder, 80, Bakersfield, Aug. 29. Mish Funeral Home, Oildale
No obit was found for above
CARMICHAEL VEVA W
Services will be held on Thursday, May 29, at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella for Mrs Maude Carter, 74, of Steensen Road. Kernvale, who died on May 27. at the Kern Valley Hospital. Mrs. Carter was the widow of the late William G Carter She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella and a member of the Kern Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She was born in Gentry County Missouri, on September 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 Guess of Gardena, Ca. he also leaves a granddaughter, Sharon Lampson and a grandson. Ron Lampson and three great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Albany, Mo.
BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, May 31, 1989
CECCARELLI, TERESA - Rosary will be recited followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, June 1st at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for Teresa Ceccarelli, 98, who passed away May 29th in Bakersfield. Msgr. Alfonso Simon will officiate with interment following in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Ceccarelli, born in Tassignano, Lucca, Italy, had resided in Bakersfield since 1921 and was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, Lodge #33.
Survivors include her grandson, Michael Busby of Riverside; nephews, Gino, Marino (Red) and Tony Ceccarelli of Bakersfield, and Johnny Ceccarelli of San Jose; nieces, Julia DiGiovanni of San Clemente, Rosa Pecchia of Sunnyvale, and Mary Hannon of San Francisco; and many others relatives in Bakersfield, Canada and Italy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paolo in 1973. Pallbearers will be Gary, Stephen, Laurence, George, Eugenio and Marino Ceccarelli. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Ceccarelli.
Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O�MEARA FUNERAL DIRECTORS
BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Aug. 17, 1993
Otilia M. Casarez
Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at Delano Mortuary, 707 Browning Rd., Delano, and Mass of the Resurrection will be Thursday, Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1015 Clinton, Delano, for Mrs. Otilia M. Casarez, 88, of Delano, who passed away Aug. 15 in Delano Officiating will be Father Juan Leon. Interment will follow at North Kern Cemetery in Delano.
Mrs. Casarez was born May 15, 1905 in Mexico and had been a resident of Kern County for 65 years. She was last employed as a packer at Setriakian Farms. She was a member of Edad de Oro.
Survivors include her children: Lillian Uriaz and Celia Munoz of Delano, Carlos Casarez of Norwalk, Mercedes Arambula and Maria E. Mata, both of Bakersfield, Jesse Casarez of Spring Valley, CA and Lupe Rangel of Oklahoma City, Okla., 25 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be member of her family. Visitation will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. till 8:30 p.m. DELANO MORTUARY Funeral Directors
David Evans CHRISTENSEN,
d. 24 Jun 1981 at Ridgecrest, Kern Co., Ca.
From the Ridgecrest Newspaper,
The Daily Independent, Monday, June 22, 1981
Ridgecrest resident David Christensen, 25, is in very critical condition this morning following a motorcycle accident Saturday at Jacks Ranch Road and Ridgecrest Blvd. Tri-County ambulance paramedics responded to the scene restored blood pressure and breathing and transported the victim to Ridgecrest Community Hospital. Details of the accident are not available at this time.
The Daily Independent, Thursday, June 25, 1981
Man Dies of Cycle Injuries
David Evans Christensen, 25, died yesterday of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident last week in Ridgecrest. Mr. Christensen died in Ridgecrest Community Hospital from head injuries suffered in an accident Saturday at Jacks Ranch Road and Ridgecrest Blvd. He was employed by Hobo Joe's Restaurant as a cook and lived at 312 Station St. Mr. Christensen was born in Sacramento on March 26, 1956. He is survived by his wife Julie Eyre Christensen of Ridgecrest, his mother Anita Jean Nielsen of Windsor, his father Arthur Evan Christensen of Reno, Nev., a sister Linda Sapienza of Ukiah and a brother Darren Christensen of Elk Grove, Ky. No services are scheduled. Cremation will be private.
From the CA Death Index:
CHURCH ROSS A
DOB: 06/25/1926 Canada
DOD: 10/01/1976 (Kern)
Bakersfield Californian, Monday, Oct. 4, 1976
Church, Ross A. - Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the home of Ross A. Church, 50, Star Route, Box 725-68 Tehachapi who died Oct 1. Interment will be in the Tehachapi Eastside Cemetery. Mr. Church, a native of Windsor, Canada served in the Canadian Navy during W.W.II. He worked as a receiving clerk for Bon's Grocery for the past 30 years. He was a resident to the Tehachapi community living in Bear Valley Springs for 6 months. Prior to that he lived in Westlake Village. survivors include the widow Willa; three daughters, Jill SAMANIEGO of La Crescenta, Gail WEBB of VanNuys, and Sandra CHURCH of Tehachapi; a son John of Canada, mother, Mrs. Esther CHURCH of Canada; three brothers, John, Bill and Tom, all of Canada; two sisters, Mrs. Doreen DIGGS and Mrs. Colleen BROCKLEBANK both of Canada and a granddaughter. JW Sams & Sons funeral Home, Arvin.
Death Certificate; Book 132; page 100
Ross A. Church
died: Oct. 1, 1976; 8:30 p.m.
Birthplace and date: Canada, June 25, 1926
Name and birthplace of father: John Church, Canada
Name and birthplace of mother: Esther Hatt, Canada
Last occupation: Receiving Clerk, 30 years
Employing Co: Von's Market
Place of death: San Joaquin Hospital, 2615 Eye Street, Bakersfield, CA
Length of stay in Kern: 6 years CA State: 13 years
Informant: Willa Church, Star Route, Box 725-68, Tehachapi, CA
Disposition: burial, Oct 5, 1976; Tehachapi Public Cemetery
Immediate cause of death: Endotoxic shock 24 hours
Due to: (unreadable)------ infectious pr------ 7 days
Signed: Dyrel Faulstick, MD
CLARK, LORAINE C.
CLARKE FRANK W
Clendenon, Donnie A.
spouse init: RR
Co of death: 15 (Kern)
dod: May 2, 1968
reg #: 822
state #: 42600
Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, May 4, 1968
Clendenon, Donnie - Services will be conducted at the Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. for Donnie A. Clendenon, 81, 801 Castaic Avenue who died May 2, in a Bakersfield hospital. She resided in Bakersfield for 7 years and was associated with the Security Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. The Reverend Gerald Hosman, pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church and Mrs. Nora Deane Freeman, Worthy matron of the security Chapter of the OES will officiate at the chapel service. Mrs. Clendenon is survived by the widower, Roscoe; sons, Charles Franklin Abla and W. D. Abla of Oildale, Joe Kinyon of San Angelo, Texas, and Jack and George Clendenon of El Tejon; daughters, Bertha R. Harris of Bakersfield, Violet Snow of Porterville, Modell Herring of Oildale, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Bradshaw of Bellflower, and Mrs. Ada Maude McBroom, Mrs. Mabel Mitchell, and Mrs. Billie Bertrum, all of Phoenix, Arizona; brother Eli Roberts of Enid, Oklahoma; sisters, Henrietta Malone of Fallbrook and Joan Howe of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; 28 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J. W. Cullum, Tom Edgar, Dud Poynon. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, November 8, 1949
Clinton, Gus - Services for Gus Clinton, 79, 511 Beardsley Avenue, who died Sunday will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Fenwick officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Clinton, a native of Missouri was a ranch worker and lived here 15 years. He is survived by his sons Everett and Harvey Clinton and John Wheat, All of Bakersfield; 8 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Kern Co. Deaths, Book: 213, Page: 120
Anthony (NMN) Cochems
Spouse: Dorothy Crane
Date of birth: Jun. 26, 1904
Place of birth: CA
Date of death: Aug. 17, 1988, 1020
Place of death: Bakersfield Convalescent Hospital, 730 34th Street, Bakersfield
Name & birthplace of father: Anthony Cochems; unknown
Name & birthplace of mother: Catherine Schiller; CA
Occupation: Gang Pusher x 45 yrs
Last place of occupation: Standard Oil
Usual address: 300 Electra, Bakersfield, CA
Informant: Dorothy Cochems - wife; same address as above
Disposition: cremation, Aug. 19, 1988; Mish Crematory
Funeral Dir: Hillcrest Mortuary
Cause of death: Cardio pulmonary anert - immed.
Due to: chronic R lower lobe pneumonia x 3 yrs
Due to: acute pneumonia with emphysema 3 1/2 yrs
Other significant factors: Alzheimer's disease, cardiac arrhythmia - controlled
Physician: David Massa - treated from Jan. 4, 1986 to July 16, 1988
Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Aug. 19, 1988
Deaths: Anthony Kochems, 84, Bakersfield, Aug. 17. Hillcrest Mortuary
No obituary located in the Bakersfield Californian between Aug 18 and Aug 31, 1988.
COLE, MARGARET L (Marie)
COLEMAN DEBRA J
COLFAX ORLENA CELESTE
DOB: 04/26/1931 F TEXAS
DOD: 05/31/1996 65 yrs KERN
Bakersfield Californian, June 3, 1996
Orlena Celeste Colfax, 65, Bakersfield, May 31; Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary
No obit was found in the 1996 Bakersfield Californian.
COLLIER, MARY E
2KA15 (female; born in KA; died in Kern)
Bakersfield Californian, Monday, April 24, 1967
Collier, Mary Emma - Services will be held tomorrow at 2 PM in the chapel of the Roses at Mish Funeral Home in Oildale for Mary E. Collier, 89, of Rt.2, Box 433 Mettler Station who died Saturday in a Bakersfield convalarium after a long illness. The Rev. William East, San Joaquin Southern Baptist Missionary Assoc. will officiate with interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Collier was a native of Kansas and had lived in this community for the past 23 years. She was a retired cook and last worked at Rogers Cafe. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist church of Mettler and was a member of the southern Baptist church since she was 13 year of age. She will be best remembered for her work in the Riverview Southern Baptist Church where her son, Olin G. Collier ministered for a number of years. Besides her son, she is survived by two daughters, Iva Williams of Camden Point, MO and Lois Kern of Earlimart; two brothers, Ed Scott of Smithville, MO and Tom Scott of Ft. Collins, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons Bobby Collier, Edwin collier, Roy Collier, and Ted Kern.
From the Lamont Reporter, Wednesday, August 2, 1989
Funeral services were held July 24, 1989, at 1 p.m. at Hopson Anspach Family Mortuary Lamont for Clifton Collins, 75, of Lamont who died July 19, 1989. The Rev. Bob Winter officiated. Burial followed at Arvin District Cemetery.
Mr. Collins, born in Oklahoma, was owner and operator of Sav-On Furniture. Survivors include his wife Charlotte of Lamont, son Clifton Shane Collins of Lamont; stepdaughters Jacqueline Deer of Arkansas and Angeline Bivins of Lamont, one grandchild, 5 step-grandchildren, 1 step great-grandchild, mother Janis Collins of Lamont, brothers Tony and Charles of Kansas, Richard of Oregon and Joe of Bakersfield, sister Margustta and Christine, both of Kansas. Pallbearers were Joseph A. Collins, Jr., Billy Mize, Jim Mize, Jack Collins, C. A. Ross, and Jim Cash. Honorary pallbearers were Trice Harvey, Assemblyman, Judge Charles Wilson, Judge Jim Bowles, John Smith, Kern Co. Sheriff, Don Burket, Wayne Stresser, Jack Cable, Marte Coffman, Sherman Davis, Jack Stephens, Nelson Blake, and David Bivins.
Hopson-Anspach Family Mortuary, Lamont
From the CA Death Index:
COLLOM, ARTHUR J.
Born: 12/12/1891, TX
Died: 10/06/1971, 70=Los Angeles
buried in the family plot in Wasco Cemetery
Wasco News, Oct. 20, 1971; pg. 5
Services Held for Ex-Wasco Resident
Services held at 10 am Monday in Mish Funeral Home Wasco for Arthur J. Collom, 79, of Box 1111 Crescent City who died Oct. 6 in a Newhall hospital after a sudden illness. Rev. Wayne Montgomery pastor of the Church of Jesus Name of Wasco officiated and interment followed in the family plot at Wasco Memorial Park Cemetery. Collom was a native of Texas and was born Dec. 12, 1891 and had lived in Wasco a number of years before moving to Crescent City. He was a self-employed carpenter for over 50 years. Survivors include two sons, LeRoy and James both of Eugene, Ore., two daughters, Mrs. Inez Streumpf of Wasco and Mrs. Barbara Crossman of Newhall; three brothers, Joe E. and Floyd both of Bakersfield and Homer of Yuma, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Pall bearers include Collin James Collom, Jr., Frank Arthur Collom, Alvin Collom, James Collom, Herbert Collom, and Terrell Newcomb.
COLLOM, MILLIE ANN
Born: 06/23/1895, OK
Died: 03/18/1954, 15=Kern
Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, March 20, 1954
Collom, Millie Ann - died March 18 at a hospital in Delano. She was 58 and a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Corcoran on Orange Ave. and had been visiting her daughter, Inez Struempf in Wasco. Services are at Robert I. Jones Funeral Home in Wasco Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Merle M. Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Wasco Cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Arthur J.; three sons, Collin J., Oregon; LeRoy, Oregon; James, Corcoran; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Belt, San Jose; Inez Struempf, Wasco; Barbara Chrisman, Compton; one brother, John Duke, Hemet; and 15 grandchildren.
Bakersfield Californian, Aug 6, 1995
Robert "Robin" Colwell
1950 - 1995
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 1995 at Hillcrest Memorial Park for Robert Lee "Robin" Colwell, 44, who passed away on Aug. 1, 1995, in Bakersfield, Calif. Pastor Ken Fletcher of First Southern Baptist Church will officiate.
Robin was born Oct. 31, 1950 in Bakersfield, Calif. He was an outdoor person who enjoyed sailing, fishing, hiking, and camping. He was also a handyman and craftsman and liked children, plants and cats. Robin will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his son, Christopher Robin Colwell of Arizona; daughters, Brooke Terese Colwell and Lorelei Carlene Colwell, both of Bakersfield; parents, Shirmey and Janie Colwell of Bakersfield; sisters, Debi and husband Craig Fraley of Bakersfield and Leann Victory of Bakersfield; brother, David and wife Barbara Aldrette of Sacramento, Calif, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 6, 1995 from noon until 8 p.m. at Hillcrest Mortuary. HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY Funeral Directors
Bakersfield Californian, October 20, 1994
GRACE MILLS COMSTOCK
Services: Sat., October 22, 2 p.m.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. for Grace mills Comstock, 84, of Bakersfield at the Jehovah�s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 400 universe Ave., Oildale, CA. Officiating will be Russell Cook.
Grace was born in Ohio and was a resident of Bakersfield for 50 years. She was self employed for 20 years as a beautician. Grace is survived by her family; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Sharon Mills; son Nick Comstock and wife Winona; daughter, Gail Saragosa and husband Derek; sister, Pearl Cottrell and niece, Janet Ponsart of Ohio; grandchildren, Allison Chapman and husband Bill, Leslie Knox and husband John, Tami Hubbell and husband Tim and Trevor Tallman, Kinley and Courtney Comstock, Patrick and Pam Mahan; great grandchildren, Brook and Malorie Chapman, Cooper Knox and Morgan Hubbell.
There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kern Hospice, 4300 Stine Rd., Suite 720, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.
Bakersfield Californian, Friday, July 6, 1973
Conley, Rhoda Louise - services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Roses at Mish Funeral Home Oildale for Rhoda Louise Conley, 98, 108 W. Harding Ave., who died July 5 in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev. Richard Lewis of the Oildale First Baptist Church will officiate and interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Conley was a native of Mountain Home, Arkansas and has lived in Bakersfield for the past 15 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mountain Home. Survivors include two sons, Bryant of Fullerton and Jim of Oildale; two daughters Mrs. Edna Conley of Oildale and Mrs. Marie Chapman of Hayward; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
COUGHRAN EDWARD W
Bakersfield Californian, July 16, 1983
COX, Bennie Leo Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Arvin District Cemetery for Bennie Leo Cox, 50, of 12808 Parish St., Lamont who died July 13. The Rev. Dearl Dawson will officiate. Mr. Cox, a native of Oklahoma, had been employed by the Kern Delta Ginning Company for two years. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a son, Timothy Craig Cox of Lamont; a daughter, Pamela Fay Cox of Lamont; his father, Steven Cox of Lamont; his brothers, Brownie of Porterville, Bobby of Bakersfield and Edward of Arkansas; his sisters, Dollie Holt of Bakersfield, Alta Maniord of Bakersfield, Margie Patton of Bakersfield and Viola Cox of Lamont. Hopson's Lamont Mortuary
Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1986
COX, GUY T. JOHNSTON -Memorial services will be held in the Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Friday at 1:30 P.M. for Guy T. Johnston Cox, 13, who passed away March 10th in a Bakersfield hospital. Mr. Joe Reinhardt will officiate and private entombment will be in Greenlawn Mausoleum. Guy was a native of Bakersfield, a sixth generation resident of Bakersfield, and was a student of Greenfield Junior High School. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Jean and Roger Cox of Bakersfield; father, Kelly Johnston of Germany; grandparents, John and Noryne Lipske, Marcelyn and Harold Johnston all of Bakersfield, Joe and Delores Cox of Taft; and great grandfather, Ralph Eastland of Oregon. Greenlawn Mortuary.
Rhoda A. (Archer) Crane
b. 06/25/1875 Ohio
d. 10/25/1965 Kern Co. Ca.
Daily Midway Driller
Wednesday, October 27, 1965
Rhoda Ann Crane Taft Pioneer Dies at Age 90
Rhoda Ann Crane, one of the Taft area's first settlers, died in a local hospital Monday. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Crane came to this area in 1901, nine years before the city of Taft was incorporated. Graveside funeral rites will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at West Side Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Slorpe officiating. Burial will be at the West Side Cemetery with Erickson and Brown Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Crane, born June 25, 1875, was a native of North Baltimore, Ohio. She resided here at 327 Olive Street. Survivors are two sons, Harry F. and Merle Black, both of Cuyama; four grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and one brother, Forrest Archer of North Baltimore.
Bakersfield Californian, Monday, February 29, 1988
Crawford, Don C. - Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of the Peters Funeral Home for Don C. Crawford, 87, of Wasco, who passed away Feb. 26. Rev. Wayne Montgomery of the Christ Community Church will officiate and interment will follow at the Wasco Memorial Park. Don was born April 15, 1900, to Bascon and Magdalina Crawford at Stephenville, Texas. He continued to live in Texas until 1917 when he moved to California and started working in the oil fields in Long Beach. In 1922 he wrote a letter to a young lady named Addie Pearl Hawkins of Texas whom he had attended school with. They had written to each other frequently, but this letter was special because in it Don asked Addie to come to California to marry him. Addie moved to California to check things out and after her okay they were married March 26, 1922. In 1930 they moved to Wasco and raised a family on their farm. Addie passed away Jan. 17, 1985. Don was a member of the Wasco Masonic lodge. Surviving family includes two sons, Emery of Wasco and David of Oklahoma; two daughters Vada Bowles of Wasco and Doris Bunch of Virginia; two brothers, Ronnie of El Monte and Charlie; four sisters, Corrine Crawford, Ina Coleman, Odessa Ruiz and Sadie Burr; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Peters Funeral Home
Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, May 27, 1981
Curb, Bedford H. - interment services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Memorial Park for Bedford H. Curb, 80, who passed away May 26. He was born Feb. 2, 1901 in Robertson County, Texas. He attended the Nazarene Church and was a member of the Carpenters Union. He is survived by daughters Winnell Spencer of Bakersfield and Lauren Clouse of Madera; two sisters, Lela Miller of New Mexico and Velma Porter of Texas and 4 grandchildren.
Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Nov. 6, 1969
Curb, Chapman Hampton - funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel of Mish Funeral Home - Oildale for Chapman Hampton Curb, 69, of 2028 F Street, who died Nov. 4 in his home. The Rev. Clyde B. Skidmore, pastor of the First Southern Baptist church will officiate and interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Mr. Curb was a native of Waco, Texas, and had been a resident of this community 18 years. He was a cook and was last employed by El Tejon Hotel. He was a former member of the Hotel & Restaurant Employees & Bartenders Union Local 550 AFL-CIO. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow Florence and a sister Mrs. Mae Henson of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, April 26, 1973
Curb, Florence Clementine - graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Union Cemetery for Florence Clementine Curb, 61, 2028 F Street, who died April 25 in her home. The Rev. Clyde Skidmore of the First Southern Baptist Church will officiate. Mrs. Curb was a native of Hawthorne, Pennsylvania and had lived in Bakersfield 23 years. She was a waitress for the past 10 years and worked for Golden Key Restaurant. She was a member of the Hotel & Restaurant Employees & Bartenders Union Local 550. Survivors include a son, Robert Worden; a brother Jack Bird of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sisters, Katherine Evans of Wichita Falls and Gertrude Morgan of Honolulu; her mother, Mrs. Florence Bird and 3 grandchildren. Mish Funeral Home - Oildale.