Obituaries - D


Bakersfield Californian, Friday, June 15, 1923

DAMBACH - In Bakersfield June 14 Mrs. Sarah Francis Dambach, 62, 1000 Lake St., a native of California and a resident of Kern County for 32 years. Her husband Jacob Dambach and twelve children survive. Funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Payne-O'Meara Chapel, Interment in Union Cemetery.


Bakersfield Californian, May 21, 1987

Darrett, Rosa L.  Services will be held in Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel, Monday, July 16th at noon for Rosa L. Darrett, 89, who died July 11th in Bakersfield. Elder Tommy Wofford of Emmanuel Temple Church will officiate. Mrs. Darrett was born in Louisiana, October 3, 1900 and had been a resident of Kern County for 30 years. Survivors include her sons, Eugene of La Puente; Clay C., Sam and Willie L. Darrett all of Texas; daughters, Alma B. Coleman of Maryland, Velma M. Stewart of Bakersfield, Eva L. Grant of Texas, Rita Autry of Oakland, Edna M. Thomas of Bakersfield, Doris Shotwell of Bakersfield, Earnestine Darrett of Fresno; and 80 grandchildren. Visitation will be held today from 20 a.m. until 8 p.m. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors


Minnie P. Davidson dod 1-13-1993
Requested by: Jack Fly

Bakersfield Californian, Jan. 17, 1993

Minnie P. Davidson
Services: Tuesday, Jan 19, 11 a.m.

Slumberroom services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd., at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Minnie P. Davidson, 91, who passed away Jan 13, 1993 in Bakersfield. Rev. Duane Meyer will officiate.
Mrs. Davidson was born Aug. 27, 1901 in Grand Junction, Colo., and had resided in Kern County for 72 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, Woman's Club, Republican Woman's Club and Eastern Star. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross and Cancer Station, Bakersfield Community Hospital and Senior Citizens Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 1970; sisters Edith in 1962 and Mildred in 1985. Survivors include sisters, Nell Hall of Lodi, Beauna Aubuchon of Flower, Ada Delp and husband Dan of Inglewood; brother Elmer Fly and wife, Judy of Fresno and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends. Visitation will begin today at noon. Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors

DAVIS, Elonzo

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday Dec. 4, 1937

Elonzo P. Davis, Pioneer of Kern, Passes at Home

84-year old Resident of this Area Since 1871 Claimed By Death

Elonzo P. Davis, one of Bakersfield's oldest residents, perhaps the oldest and associated with the life of the community ever since 1871, passed away at his home on Holtby Rd. last evening after a brief illness. According to present arrangements the funeral service will be held in the Flickinger-Digler Chapel on Monday at 10 o'clock. Interment to take place in the family plot in Union Cemetery. Lou Davis, as he was widely known throughout the county, was a member of an old southern family, born in Arkansas in 1853, he having celebrated his eighty-fourth birthday last Nov. with his parents he crossed the plains in a covered wagon and after a short residence at El Monte in 1869, he came to Bakersfield two years later and this has been his home continuously in all the years since then.

Mr. Davis was for many years proprietor of the Dexter Livery Stable on Nineteenth St. and otherwise was closely associated with the development of the city. For many years he served as a member of the city Board of Education and after the incorporation of the town, he was elected to the position of City Marshall; where he rendered distinguished service to the community. Retiring from active business more than a decade and a half ago, the deceased still continued his interest in the affairs of the community in which he had so long resided and was affectionately regarded by all the older residents. Mr. Davis is survived by his widow and by five children by an earlier marriage: E.P. Davis, Jr, well-known businessman; Marvin, head of Bakersfield Abstract Co. and active in civic life; Mrs. Myrtle Conroy, Mrs. Pearl Mercer, and Mrs. Erma Hitchcock, all residents of Bakersfield and also by two sisters Mrs. Addie Egan and Mrs. Mollie Purcell, both lifetime residents of the county.


One of eight children, the deceased pioneer had thrilling experiences in crossing the plains in the late '60's, his party being threatened by hostile Indians and rendering valued service to the wagon train which made its slow way across the continent. Coming to Bakersfield in Nov. of '71, he took a prominent part in the historic movement to change the county seat from Havilah to Bakersfield and made material contributions to the solution of transportation problems which confronted the community in the pioneer days. His passing will be keenly regretted by a wide circle of friends throughout the county.

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, Dec. 6, 1937

Davis - A large attendance of his friends and banks of floral pieces today marked funeral services for Elonzo P. Davis, Bakersfield pioneer who died at his Holtby Rd. home Friday evening. The Rev. Grover Ralston officiated at the rites while Mrs. Carlton Minner was vocal soloist accompanied by Mrs. Frank Digler at the organ. Interment was in the family plot at Union Cemetery. Pallbearers being Fred Nighbert, Lawrence Weill, S. A. Woody, Charles Owen, Felix Galtes and Howard Carlock.

DAVIS, Robert

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, December 2, 1940

Robert Davis to Be Buried Dec. 4

Funeral Service for Robert Lee Davis, 70, prominent pioneer resident of Kern County, who died today at his home, 215 Highland Drive, Bakersfield will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Flickinger-Digler Chapel with the Rev A. S. Donat officiating. Burial will be held in the E. M. Roberts plot, Union Cemetery. A native of El Monte, Mr. Davis lived in Bakersfield and Kern County fifty years, during which time he was known to a host of friends. At one time he served as a deputy sheriff in the county. He also ran a grocery store during his life in Kern County. He is survived by his wife Maud Davis, Bakersfield; his sisters Mrs. Martin Pettus, Los Angeles; Mrs. A. L. Eagen, Bakersfield; his daughter Mrs. Roberta Fraizer, Bakersfield. Mrs. Frank Digler will be soloist at chapel services with Arthur Mantu at the organ.



Bakersfield Californian, April 17, 1984

Delgado, Genaro G. - Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Delano Mortuary Chapel Congregation for Genaro G. Delgado, 89, who died April 14 in Delano. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with father Tom Gill, Celebrant. Burial will follow in North Kern District Cemetery. Mr. Delgado was born in Irapuato, Guanajuato Mexico, September 14, 1894. A widower, he lived with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Joe Luque, Jr. in Delano for 21 years. His survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lupe Portillo of North Hollywood, Mrs. Marge Luque of Delano, Mrs. Esther C. Delgado Gazson of Irapuato, Guanajuato Mexico; he also leaves behind 26 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Joe Luque, Alex, and Gerald Luque and John Samarin, Manuel and Frank Portillo Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Mel Felix, and Archie Nachor. Delano Mortuary.


Bakersfield Californian, Dec. 2, 1953:

Delliplaine, Amanda A. - Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday in Payne & Son funeral chapel for Amanda A. Delliplaine, 85, who died Nov. 30 in her home 1612 Lake St. She was born March 16, 1868, in Ill and had resided in Bakersfield 44 years. She is survived by her daughter, Blanche Harris of Santa Rosa; sisters Mary E. West and Nettie Brown of Bakersfield; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The Rev. L. D. Krause will officiate at the services.


DOB: 09/16/1901 M ILLINOIS
Mother: MCTEER
DOD: 08/26/1962 61 yrs KERN Delano
SS# 566-28-1375

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1962

Delliplaine, John Allen - Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary for John Allen Delliplaine, 61, of 340 Hudson Dr., who died Aug. 26 in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev. Leonard E. Hultgren of Our Savior's Lutheran Church will officiate with interment to follow in the Acacia Slope section of Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Delliplaine was a native of Illinois and had resided in California and Kern County for the past 51 years, where for the past 30 years he had been operating his own trucking Co. He was a member of the First Baptist church. Survivors include his widow, Marie Sarah Delliplaine of the home; sons John A. Delliplaine, Jr., and Robert Elton Delliplaine both of Bakersfield; a daughter Marjorie Jean Norman of Bakersfield; a sister Blanche Harris of Santa Rosa; and 8 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Charles Hall, O. C. Young, Paul De Witt, James Winn, Lester Jackson, and Paul Smith.


DOB: 11/22/1925 M CALIFORNIA
DOD: 01/28/1996 70 yrs KERN
SS# 569-22-4644

Bakersfield Californian, Jan. 31, 1996
John Allen Delliplaine
Services: Thursday, Feb. 1, 11:00 a.m.

Services will be held at Calvary Bible Church, 4850 Manor St., Thursday Feb. 1, at 11:00 a.m. for John Allen Delliplaine, 70, who passed away January 28, in Bakersfield. John was born November 22, 1925, in Bakersfield to John, Sr. and Marie. He attended Bakersfield schools, graduating from Bakersfield High (KCUHS) in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. John, along with brother, Robert operated Delliplaine Truck Co. Inc. for many years. John was involved in trucking all his life. Delliplaine Truck was founded in 1920 by John, Sr. John married La Von (Bonnie) Cooper in 1950. They were married 44 years. Bonnie preceded John in death in 1994.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Kent Livingston, Cleveland, Ohio; sons & daughters-in-law, Michael and Sandy, Jack and Katie, all of Bakersfield; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Bob), of Washington; and sister, Margorie Sampson, of San Diego.
Upon the request of the deceased, cremation was performed by Greenlawn Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Calvary Bible Church or your favorite charity.


DELLIPLAINE, Marie Sarah 6/27/1901-5/2/1980
DOB: 06/27/1901 F MICHIGAN
DOD: 05/02/1980 78 yrs KERN
SS# 566-28-4285

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, May 5, 1980

Delliplaine, Marie Sarah - Services will be held in the Greenlawn Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Monday at 3 P.M. for Maria Sarah Delliplaine, 78, 340 Hudson Dr., who died May 2 in a Bakersfield hospital. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Delliplaine was a native of Michigan and had resided in Bakersfield 66 years. Survivors including two sons, John of Bakersfield and Robert of Glendora; a daughter, Margie Sampson of Bakersfield; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

DEL RIO, Socorro

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, February 29, 1988

Del Rio, Socorro - Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Francis Catholic Church, for Socorro Del Rio, 83, who passed away Feb. 27 in Bakersfield. Interment will follow in Green lawn Memorial Park. Survivors include two brothers, Manuel Ponce of Bakersfield and Jesse Ponce of Visalia; three sisters, Frances Padilla and Rachel Espinoza, both of Bakersfield, and Paula Acosta of Oakland. Pallbearers will be Al Jones, Don Kirby and Al Jones, Sr. Visitation is scheduled from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mortuary


Bakersfield Californian, June 25, 1954, Friday

Dickerson, Alfred Newton - graveside services were to be held today at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park for Alfred Newton Dickerson, 77, 1830 Flower St., Bakersfield, who died June 22 in a local hospital. The Rev. Hollister B. Miller will conduct the services. The deceased had lived here for 12 years and was employed as a railway machinist. He was born May 10, 1877, in Arkansas. Survivors include a daughter Leona Kelley, North-of-the-River; a son Earl Kelley, Redondo Beach and 6 grandsons.

(As a side note: North-of-the-River is a designation regarding the Kern River. It may be Oildale, Rosedale, or Bakersfield.)

DIXON, Deward

Funeral services will be held (today) May 31st in the Baywood Park Community Church at 11a.m. for Deward Ausbon Dixon, 86, of Los Osos, who died May 26th in Avenal. Interment will follow In Los Osos Valley Memorial Park.
Mr. Dixon was born October 1, 1902 In Arkansas. He was a resident of Los Osos 23 years, and had been a resident of Bakersfield 40 years prior to that. He was a retired letter carrier for the post office.
He is survived by daughters, Dorothy McKinley of Fresno and Lynn Ross of Fresno; brother, Malcolm Dixon of Bakersfield; 12 grandchildren; and 9 Great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the Baywood Park Community Church, 1436 11th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. Arrangements through Benedict-Rettev Mortuary.


Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1956

Dowlin, Jolly Lee - Graveside services were scheduled for this afternoon at Union Cemetery for Jolly Lee Dowlin, 60, 33554 Middleton Lane, Weedpatch, who died Jan., 22. George R. Dickson was to officiate. The deceased was a native of Texas and had resided in Kern County 8 years. survivors include her husband William R. Dowlin of Arizona; daughters, Mrs. Buddy Schwartz of Downey, Mrs. Dixie Robinson of Texas; a son, Herbert McKinley Jr., Texas, and 8 grandchildren. Payne and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

DUARTE, Ernesto

Bakersfield Californian, October 20, 1994
Services: Fri., Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held for Ernesto Duarte, 46, of Bakersfield on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel. The Mass will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and the interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd.
Ernesto was employed for the U. S. Cold Storage for 4 years. He is survived by his family, daughter, Melody Guzman; son, Ernesto Duarte Jr., both of Firebaugh; parents, Refugio and Tomasa Duarte of Bakersfield; brothers, Daniel and wife Elvira, Richard and wife Cecilia, both of Bakersfield, Miguel Duarte of Calexico, CA; sister, Esther Duarte of Bakersfield; grandchildren, Nathan Sanchez and Brianna Guzman; 40 nieces and nephews. Ernesto will be missed by all who knew him. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.


Bakersfield Californian, March 22, 1990

Dunstan, Earl A.  Funeral services for Earl A. Dunstan, 69, a 39-year Bakersfield resident, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday in the Hillcrest Mortuary chapel with Pastor Jack Peacock of the Calvary Bible Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Peace, Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mr. Dunstan died Monday in Bakersfield after a brief illness.
Earl was a self-employed accountant and taught at Arvin High School from 1951-1955 and at Bakersfield College from 1955 until his retirement in 1982. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was active in the formation and served on the Boards and was an early president of both the Kern School Credit Union and the Kern Accounting Society. He was also an active member of the Bakersfield Country Club for many years.
Earl is survived by his wife, Ann; sons, Earl Dunstan, Jr. and Greg Dunstan; daughters, Marcy Dunstan Hearn and her husband Michael and Pam Dunstan Vargas and her husband Robert; grandchildren Robert Vargas, Eric Earl Vargas, Melissa Ann Vargas and Katie Suzanne Hearn; and an aunt, Eliva Montgomery. At the family�s request, there will be no visitation. Friends who prefer may make donations to either the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity in Earl�s memory. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.