Obituaries - M

MACE, Nathan

Bakersfield Californian, March 20, 1997

Nathan Clark Mace
Services: Fri., Mar. 21, 10 a.m.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Laso Indian Cemetery in Onyx on the. hill for Nathan Clark Mace. Sr., 69, of
Weldon, California who passed away March
17. 1997 In Bakersfield, CA.
Nathan Clark Mace, Sr. was a loving husband, daddy, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to everyone who knew him.
Born September 1, 1927 and raised in Onyx, CA. Nathan was a resident of Weldon all of his life. He attended South Fork Elementary
School, and went on to Sherman Institute Indian School in Riverside for his high school education. He served In the United States Army overseas In Germany and Korea and was discharged November 3, 1956. He was proud to serve his country and was proud of his Native American Paiute/Shoshone heritage. His unique personality touched so many lives as only he could do. Cowboying in the high country was his way of life. He enjoyed on spending time with his family, hunting, driving his truck, listening to. country music, riding his horse, and telling stories. He had two worked at the sawmill In Johnsondale when it was operating, and the many local ranches. His stories of his Indian heritage and service any In the Armed Forces will live on through his and wife, children and grandchildren. He was preceded In death by his son. Mark Dale Mace, Sr. He is survived by his wife and sweetheart of 41 years, Pauline J. Mace; his children. Colleen J. Alvary, Patricia A. Virgil, Nataline A. Bennett of Bakersfield. Nathan C. Mace, Jr. II, Paul C. Mace, Pauline R. Mace, Lisa R. Mace, Yvonne M. Smith of Weldon, Sherry L Mace of Bodfish, Andrew B. Mace, Loretta J. Garcia of Oregon; 9 granddaughters, 10 grandsons, 1 great-granddaughter; sons-in-law. Forest L. Helm, Rick Alvary Sr., Rick Bennett, Shane Martinez of Bakersfield, Raymond Garcia of Oregon, Russell Laird of Weldon: sisters, Irene Miranda of Las Vegas, NV, Angie Tungate. Patricia Casteel, Mildred Somara of Tracy. CA.; brothers-in-law, Raymond J. Hunter of Benicia, Roy Casteel, Everett Tungate; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Chico, Floyd Manwell, Rick Alvary, Raymond Garcia, Forest Helm. Rick Bennett. Rusty Laird, Bert Eller and Johnny Valdez.
Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Directors

MADRID, Alfonso

Bakersfield Californian, June 2, 1996
Alfonso Banez Madrid
Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Ln Monday, June 3, 1996, at 7:00 p.m., and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Church, 900 H Street, Tuesday, June 4, 1996, at 10:00 I a.m. for Alfonso Banez Madrid, 86, who passed away June 1, 1996, in Bakersfield. Father Rodrigo Ortiz will officiate, and interment will be in Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery. Mr. Madrid was born May 21, 1910 in the Philippine Islands and had resided in Kern County for 31 years. He was self-employed in the agricultural business for 55 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion in Delano, and the Filipino Community of Delano. Survivors include his wife, Rosie A. of Bakersfield; daughters, Rose Mary Madrid of Tustin, CA, Linda Barkley of La Crescenta, CA; Alice Rose Bingham of Agoura, CA, and Valerie Jean Gonzales of Bakersfield; sons, Franklin E. Madrid of Covina, Alexander Lee Madrid of Bakersfield, and Napoleon R. Madrid of Delano; 21 grandchildren, Alexis Marie, Rich, Angle, Michael, Melissa, Kevin, Kory, Krista, Frankie, Randy, Alexandra, Laura Noel, Marilyn Rose, Jacqueline Ann, Jessica Sally, Dor., Virgil, Paula Ann, Napoleon Lee "Bubba", Zar, and Zeph; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Desiree and Hope Marie. Visitation will begin Monday at 12:00 noon.


DOB: 12/13/1889 M UNKNOWN
mother: MOURV
DOD: 12/22/1969 80 yrs KERN
SS# 499-09-1944

Bakersfield Californian Tuesday Dec. 23, 1969
Malenstein, Lubbert V. - Services will be conducted at the Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel tomorrow at 1 p.m. for Lubbert V. Malenstein, 80, of 1324 L Street who died Dec. 22 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. T. E. Davis pastor of the Hillcrest Baptist Church will officiate. Mr. Malenstein was born in Putten Gelderland, Wenderland, Holland. He was Associated with the Odd Fellows Lodge. He is survived by his brother-in-law Geurd Everig and sister-in-law Hendrika Vliek both of Holland. Pallbearers will be Jay Manning, Oland Manning, Wayne manning, Jerald Manning and Jack Shipley. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


From the CA Death Index:

born: 01/23/1897 AR
died: 01/01/1973 age: 75
SS#: 433-16-8014

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Jan. 4, 1973

Mallory, Artis - Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall, 611 Washington Avenue for Artis Mallory, 75, of 601 Geneva Avenue who died Monday in a Bakersfield hospital. L. J. Washington, minister of the Jehovah Witnesses will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Mr. Mallory was a native of magnolia Arkansas and lived in Bakersfield the past 27 years. He was a construction worker for more than 35 years and was last employed by the Paul Holliman Construction Co. Survivors include his widow, Ollie; three sons, Otis of Los Angeles, Robert and Artie of Detroit, Michigan; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Mae Richardson of Los Angeles, Mrs. Verna Lee Roberson of Bakersfield, Mrs. Ella Mae Woodson f Fullerton; a brother, Jodie of Magnolia, Arkansas; a sister, Mrs. Velma Harris of Richmond; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Glenn Folsom, Leland Howe, Calvin Hailey, Harry Young, Kenneth Robertson, and Raymond Howard. The J. W. Sams and Sons Mortuary. Arvin.


Markham, Isaac
d. Kernville 3 Nov 1967

Kern Co. Deaths, Book: 102, Page: 219

Isaac Bennett Markham
Age: 76
US Citizen
Spouse: Katherine Markham, housewife
date of birth: Feb 15, 1891
Place of birth: Iowa
date of death: Nov. 3, 1967, 9:16 PM; Kern Co. General Hospital
Name and birthplace of father: Delbert Markham; unknown
Name and birthplace of Mother: Catherine Thompson; unknown
Occupation: Mail Carrier x 6yrs
Last Employer: US Government
SS# none
years in Kern Co: 25 In Ca: 55
usual address: Buriando Road, Kernville (not on a farm)
Informant: none given
disposition: burial, Nov. 7, 1967; Kern River Valley District Cemetery
Funeral Dir: Turner Funeral Home
Cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease
Other significant factors: chronic obstructive pulmonary emphysema
autopsy: no
Physician: Albert Dublin, MD

Kern Valley Sun, Thursday, Nov. 9, 1967
Long Time Resident of Valley Dies

Funeral services were held recently for Isaac Bennett Markham, 76, of Burlando Road, Kernville. Markham died Nov. 3 at Kern County general Hospital in Bakersfield.
Markham was born in Ida Grove, Iowa in 1891 and moved to Old Kernville shortly after his marriage in 1913. He worked around the Valley as a handyman for awhile and then went to work on the construction of So. Calif. Edison Co. KS-3 powerhouse above Kernville. After that he started carrying mail from Kern Valley to Johnsondale which he continued to do until his retirement 25 years later. Markham is survived by his wife, Katherine. Funeral services were held at Turner Funeral Home Chapel in Wofford heights, and interment was in Kern River Valley District Cemetery. The Rev. James Wyatt of First Southern Baptist Church of Kern Valley officiated. Pallbearers were Johnny Burlando, Ken Hed, Eddie Metz, Curtis Anderson, Henry, Seely and Fred Kirster. Organist was Iloe Schmitz Crume.

MARTIN, Marcus

DOB: 07/24/1899 KENTUCKY
Mother: CARNEY
DOD: 04/03/1982 82 yrs KERN

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, April 6, 1982

Martin, Jack - Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Mish Funeral Home - Oildale for Jack Martin, 82, who died April 3 in his home after a sudden illness. The BPO Elks #266 will officiate and burial will be in Union Cemetery. Mr. Martin was a native of Kentucky and had lived in this community for the past 66 years. He was a self-employed owner of the M&M Oil Co. for the last 50 years and had worked for Signal Oil Co. as a distributor for 24 years and had been semi-retired at the time of his death. He was a member of the BPO Elks #266 and was a member of the Old Dull Team. Three years ago he received his 45 year pen and life membership in this organization. He was a member of the footprinters and was a reserve Deputy Sheriff as a member of the sheriff's Posse. He is survived by his wife Beatrice Pauline; his son, Jordan C. of Nipoma, his daughters, Barbara Backlund of Coronado, Judy Gardner of Tallahassee, Florida, Laquita Reeves of Fresno; his sister Mabel Monan and Ruby McGregor both of Bakersfield. Eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Michael, David, and Chris Martin, Gary and Steve Backlund, and Phillip Reynolds. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe English, George Townsend and Lloyd Morris.


Bakersfield Californian, Sunday, August 23, 1981

Marty, C. M. Frenchie - Graveside services will be held Monday, August 24 at 11:30 a.m. for C.M. Frenchie Marty, 83, who passed away Aug 20. Mr. Marty was born in Pennsylvania. Officiating will be Rev. H. D. Rutledge from the First Baptist Church of Shafter. Mr. Marty was on oilman for the last 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; son Phil Marty and daughter-in-law Judy; one sister, Adeline Crawford of Whittier; grandchildren Ronald Marty of Lancaster, Diane Hickerson, Carol Johnson, Shawna Marty and Julie Marty all of Bakersfield; great grandchildren Tod and Jason Marty of Nevada; Laurie and Phillip Hickerson, Scott and Alicia Johnson of Bakersfield. Visitation at Hillcrest Mortuary Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Heart Fund. Hillcrest Funeral Directors.


Bakersfield Californian, Friday, May 9, 1986

Matlock, Alma Adelle  Private services will be held for Alma Adelle Matlock, 70, who passed away May 7th. Mrs. Matlock, born in Delight, Arkansas, had resided in Bakersfield since 1933. She is survived by her husband, William E. Matlock of Bakersfield; son, William R. Matlock of Alexandria, Virginia; two grandsons, Richard William Matlock and Douglas Todd Mattlock of Alexandria, Virginia. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary and Cemetery in charge of arrangements.

McADAMS, Glendor

DOB: 09/12/1901 M TEXAS
DOD: 10/07/1974 74 yrs KERN
SS# 451-09-9173

Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1974

McAdams, Glendor D. - Services were held in Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel Wednesday at 1 p.m. for Glendor D. McAdams, 74, who died Oct. 7. The Rev. Sid Peterson of Stine Road Baptist church officiated. Mr. McAdams was born in Texas and had resided in Bakersfield 22 years. He is survived by the widow Orlena G. McAdams of Bakersfield; a son Glendor D. McAdams of Palos Verdes; two daughters, Mary V. Taylor of Virginia and Orlena C. Colfax of Bakersfield; sister Zana McAdams of Texas, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were James R. and Michael McAdams, Stephen and Robert Colfax, John Tkac and Stephen Hoff. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


Born:07/31/1902 M OKLAHOMA
Died: Kern 02/09/1980
Ss # 550-14-5542
77 yrs
Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, February 12, 1980

McAllister, Joe W. - Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Agee Funeral Chapel for Joe W. McAllister, 77, formerly of Shafter who died February 9 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Reverend I. H. Terry will officiate and interment will follow in Shafter Memorial Park. Mr. McAllister, a heavy equipment opera--------[a thick line runs through the middle of the film and obliterates about 1" of the copy here]--------Howard of Oregon and Bertha of Okla.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Shafter Press, Wednesday, February 13, 1980

Joe McAllister
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Agee Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. for Joe McAllister, 77, who died in a Bakersfield hospital. The Reverend I.H. Terry officiated and interment followed in the Shafter Memorial Park. Mr. McAllister was born in Indian Territory, Okla., and was a long-time resident of Shafter before moving to Bakersfield. He was employed by Jack Shaffer as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Untied Pentecostal Church. He is survived by three daughters, Ruby Fickling of Texas, Mary and Juanita Muncy both of Bakersfield; one brother, Short McAllister of Oregon; three sisters, Mary Gregg of Texas, Lottie Howard of Oregon, Bertha of Okla., 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Dansby, Ronald Dansby, Harold Dansby, Robert Dansby, Levi Muncy, Jr., & David Muncy.
Honorary pallbearers were Edwin Kratz, Roy Jones, Gene Powell, Arthur Dansby.
Agee Funeral Home.

Found in the Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, Feb. 16, 1980
LOVING MEMORY - of Joe W. McAllister. God took our father when we were very young, He then gave us another one. Joe loved and cared for us through our years of growing up to be teenagers and then young married people. He is gone now, but in our hearts he will live on, for truly he was our father. Mary Alice Studdard & Dennis Wayne Shafer.

McBRIDE, James

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, July 2, 1863

McBride, James Frederick - funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Hopson Mortuary Chapel for James Frederick McBride, 61, 1210 33rd St. who died June 30 at a Bakersfield hospital. Mr. Charles Wakefield past exalted ruler, and officers of Bakersfield Elks Lodge 266 will officiate and interment will follow in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood. Mr. McBride was a native of Frankfort, Indiana and had resided in Bakersfield 30 years and in California 40 years. Mr. McBride was a locomotive engineer for Sante Fe Railroad for 30 years, part owner of the Bear Mountain Club in Arvin, a member of Bakersfield Elks Lodge 266, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen and a 32nd degree Mason. Mr. McBride is survived by his widow Alta McBride; a sister Wilma Blanche McBride of Los Angeles. Pallbearers will be O.H.Donis, Frank Carthy, M. F. Smith, Julius Bain, Charles Bray, and J.F. Frame. The Hopson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

McCOMBS, Albert

From the CA Death Index:
dob: 03/03/1875; Iowa
Died: 09/30/1943 Kern Co

From the Bakersfield Californian, Sat. Oct 2, 1943
McCOMBS, Albert James - Funeral services for Albert James McCOMBS, 68, who died Sep. 30 in a local hospital were held today at 2 p.m. at Wasco Congregational Church. The Reverend B.C. Barrett officiated and Flickinger-Digler was in charge of arrangements. Graveside services were conducted at Greenlawn Memorial Park by the F and AM Lodge No. 583 of Wasco. Mr. McCombs was a well-known rancher and merchant in the Wasco area. He had been a resident of Wasco for 43 years. he is survived by his widow Winifred D. McCOMBS of Wasco; a son Albert James MCCOMBS Jr., Wasco, a daughter Edna May DeVOE of Wasco; two grandchildren, Teddy and Jimmy DeVOE of Wasco; two brothers, Jack McCOMBS of Hughson and E. O. McCOMBS of Turlock; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie SHELDON and Mrs. Bessie BROLIN of Hughson.

McDANIEL, John Dwight

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, March 9, 1948

McDaniel, John Dwight - funeral services for John Dwight McDaniel, 38, who died Saturday, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Chapel with the Rev. Arthur Wallace officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy F. McDaniel; two sisters, Apachi Kimmel and Geneva Yancey, Bakersfield; two brothers, Savoy McDaniel and Ivason McDaniel, Bakersfield; several nieces and nephews.

McDANIEL, John Rice

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, July 13, 1946

McDaniel, John Rice - funeral services for John Rice McDaniel, 70, of Route 7, Box 328, who died Friday in a local hospital will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Chapel with the Rev. Arthur H. Wallace in charge. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. A native of Waldron, Arkansas, Mr. McDaniel, a farmer, had resided in this county 8 years.

McDANIEL, Lula Mae

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, April 21, 1942
McDaniel, Lula Mae - Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Greenlawn Chapel for Mrs. Lulu Mae McDaniel, 63, who died at a Bakersfield hospital Tuesday. She was a native of Arkansas and had resided here for 4 years. She is survived by her husband John Rice McDaniel of Bakersfield; three sons, Savoy S. and Ivason of Bakersfield and J. D. McDaniel of Borger, Texas; and two daughters, Mrs. Peachi Kimmel of Bakersfield and Mrs. Lynn Yancey of Yuba City. There are also 4 grandchildren. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dillon Wesley Throckmorton, and interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial park.


Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, July 6, 1966

McDaniel, Savoy Samuel - services will be conducted in the Greenlawn Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. Thursday for Savoy Samuel McDaniel, 52, of 33524 Rosedale Hwy, who died Sunday in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. Donald Zerbe will officiate and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. McDaniel, a native of Oklahoma, had resided in Kern County 28 years. He had been self employed in general farming for 26 years. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the Marines. Mr. McDaniel was a member of the Bakersfield Elks Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Amber Lynn McDaniel of the home address; two sisters Mrs. Apachia Kimmel of Bakersfield and Mrs. Geneva Yancey of Roseville, and a brother, Ivason McDaniel of New Mexico. Pallbearers will be Jack Beeson, Howard A. Solder, D. C. Lynch, Fred H. Whiteside, Francis k. Lyons and Wayne Beckey.


Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Aug. 22, 1918

Headline: Mrs. McDonald Will Be Buried Tomorrow
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary McDonald, mother of Mrs. George Price of Truxtun Ave. will take place from the Morton undertaking parlors tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Relatives from different parts of the state will be present at the funeral. Interment will be made in the Union Cemetery.

McGEE, Elige

Elige McGee
Service: Today. 2 p.m.
Elige McGee was born September 16, 1929 in Kill, Mississippi. Died Wednesday, October 20, 1&93. Survivors include wife, Merlene McGee; sons, Greg and Eric McGee of Bakersfield; and 4 grandchildren; brothers, John McGee of Grand Rapids, Mich., Galloway McGee of Muskegon, Mich., Curtis McGee of Homa, LA, Ada McGee of Grand Rapids, Mich; sisters, Geraldine Cooper of Muskegon, Mich. and Jarutha Carter of Prentiss, Miss. Memorial Service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park chapel.

McGRAY, Zella

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Dec. 10, 1954

McGray, Zella - Graveside services will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the Union Cemetery Bakersfield for Mrs. Zella McGray, 68, of 207 G.P. Ave, Taft who died in a Westside Hospital Dec. 9. the Rev. John Atkinson, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will officiate. Mrs. McGray was born in Cookshire, Quebec, Canada, Jan. 13, 1886 ad came to the West Side 35 years ago. She was a member of the Taft Woman's Improvement Club and of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband Ralph; two sons, Donald H. and Bruce A. both of Santa Maria; a sister, Mrs. A. R. Moodie of Frazier Park; a brother W. A. Constable, Taft; 5 grandchildren and other relatives. Friends may call at Erickson-Brown Funeral Home, Taft until noon Saturday.

McKENZIE, Norman

Norman Dean McKENZIE
b 11-22-1939
died /Fresno Co. - 11-8-1970

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Metro Section, Monday, Nov. 9, 1970
Front Page

Headline: Kern Cyclist Dies in Race Track Skid

Norman Dean McKenzie, 30, 1204 Brentwood Drive, was killed at a race track at Dunlap, a foothill community east of Fresno Sunday when the motorcycle slid across a dirt track and threw the victim headfirst into a pole, the Highway patrol said in an Associated Press dispatch.

McKenzie, a welder, was wearing a crash helmet at the time. Survivors include the widow, Veronica. Hillcrest Mortuary is handling funeral arrangements.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1970
McKenzie, Norman D. - Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow for Norman Dean McKenzie, 30, of 1204 Brentwood Drive, who died Nov. 8 in Fresno. Mr. McKenzie was born in Clayton, OK and had resided in Bakersfield 28 years. He is survived by the widow Veronica; a daughter, Rhonda; Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam B. Ralston of Atascadero; two brothers, Samuel M. Ralston of Westminster and Charles McKenzie of Chicago; and a sister, Mrs. Bernald A. Comstock of Long Beach. Pallbearers will be Carlton Keathley, Eddie Pogue, Steve Sewell, John Domingos, Floyd Bowman, and George Snider. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Aldeau, Bob Brunni, Gary Van Sant, and Larry Pennington. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

McTEER, Hugh

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, March 29, 1949:

McTeer, Hugh Dow - Funeral services for Hugh Dow McTeer, 73, 6302 Planada Ave, Los Angeles, who died Mach 27, will be held at 11 am Thursday in Payne & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. L. D. Krause officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. McTeer was born in Illinois Sep. 24, 1875 and had lived in California 7 years. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Nettie Brown, Mrs. Mary West, Mrs. Lucy Schultz all of Bakersfield and Mrs. Mattie Bogart of Los Angeles. Pauline Fahrenbacker will be organist and Irma Showalter soloist for the funeral services.

McTEER, James

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, Nov. 9, 1912:

James McTeer Dies at a Local Hospital

James McTeer, a native of Collinsville, Illinois, died last evening at a local hospital. His sister, Mrs. Charles Brown, resides at 1515 Beale Ave. The deceased was 35 years old and unmarried. The body was prepared for shipment at Templeton's Undertaking parlors and was shipped this afternoon to Collinsville, ILL where it will be interred.

MEAGLIA, Anthony

Bakersfield Californian, Feb. 26, 1993
Anthony Meaglia
Graveside funeral services were held February 18 in Paradise, California for Anthony 'Tony' Meaglia, 78, who died February 15 in Paradise. He had moved from Bakersfield to Paradise about 11 years ago. Tony had retired from the Kern High School District where he bad been employed as a carpenter for 30 years.

MELTON, Georgia

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, May 13, 1946
Melton, Georgia Ann - Funeral and interment services for Mrs. Georgia A. Melton, 62, who died Saturday in a local hospital will be held at Oklahoma City, Okla. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara funeral directors are in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Melton was born in Nashville, Tenn. and had lived in this County 9 years. Surviving are seven sons, Ester, Wesley, and Buford all of Gardena, Ruben of Los Angeles, Orval of San Francisco and R. J. and Melvin both of Oklahoma City and four daughters, Gertrude Melton of Lamont, and Mrs. Luevy Bell, Mrs. Sadie Jones and Thelma Melton all of Oklahoma City.


Bakersfield Californian, March 20 1997
Ramon Angel Menendez
Sunrise 4-3-22 Sunset 3-18-97
Services will be held Friday, March 21, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. for Ramon Angel Menendez. 75, at Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel. Mr. Menendez had resided in Kern County since 1954. He was a retired Farm Labor Supervisor.
Survivors include his 3 sons and 2 daughters; Herman Menendez of Lament, Madga Menendez and spouse Luis Valdez of Bakersfield, Idalia Menendez-Romero and spouse Manuel Romero of Fresno, Raymond Jerry Menendez and spouse Monica Menendez, Alex Menendez and spouse Sandra Menendez of Bakersfield; his children's mother, Irene Menendez of Lament; brother, Ferdin Sanchez and sister, Margarita Sanchez, both of Puerto Rico: 10 grandchildren; special friend. Felicitas Cisneros and a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Menendez was pre-deceased by a grandson, Herman Alerman Menendez.
Visitation will be held at Hillcrest Mortuary on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary Funeral Directors


John Merino
1939 - 2000
Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of John Merino will be held by Mish Funeral Home Southwest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wed., Feb. 23, at 11a.m.
Mish Funeral Home-Southwest


Found in the Mojave Record, Friday, Dec. 29, 1944
Brother Passes
Mr. Guss Mertens was born Nov. 17, 1875 in Louisiana and died Dec 20, 1944 at the Mojave Hospital. He was 69 years 1 month and 3 days of age. Mr. Mertens was the brother of Alphonse Mertens of Mojave, California. The remains with the O'Donnell Funeral Home in charge were taken to the J. Allen Gulick Mortuary and laid to rest in Calvery Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Mertens was of the Catholic Faith.


Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, April 9, 1974:

Miller, Carl Laurel - Services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the Mish Funeral Home, Oildale for Carl Laurel Miller, 79, 6420 Stanley, who died April 6 in a Bakersfield hospital. Dr. Glen D. Puder, pastor Emeritus of first Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Miller was a native of Nevada and has lived in Bakersfield for the past 63 years. He was a cowboy for the Miller-Lux Co. when he was 16 years old. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Wasco Masonic Lodge No. 583 F & AM. Survivors include his widow, Sarah Viola Miller; a daughter, Lyla J. Brellein of Santa Barbara; sister Mrs. Nina Taussig of Chalome; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mr. Miller was a retired employee of the Tidewater Oil co., now the Getty Oil Co. Pallbearers will be Herman Stieger, Clarence Cate, Olen Knapp, Rollin Hansen, Theodore Taussig and Lloyd Melton.

MILLER, Clifford

born: 10/09/1913 M OKLAHOMA
mother: GRAY
died: KERN 03/06/1991
SS# 559-07-2539
age: 77 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, March 9, 1991

Miller, Clifford Earl - Services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Tuesday, March 12, at 10:00 a.m. for Clifford Miller, 77, who passed away March 6, 1991 in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev. Bud Frye will officiate and interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial park. Mr. Miller was born October 9, 1913 in Oktaha, Oklahoma and had resided in Kern County for 61 years. He was owner and operator of a pool maintenance service for 17 years. Served in the U. S. Army during world War II. A Member of Missing Links, American Legion #26, North Kern Mens Club and S. V. T. G. A.
Survivors include his wife, Alfreda of Bakersfield; stepchildren, Dixie Ogan, Linda Adkisson, David and wife Janis Edmondson; brothers Edward and wife Fern Miller, Elvis Miller, Howell Miller; sister Margaret Copeland; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Casketbearers will be John Copus, Dale Smith, Roger Stancliff, Mugs Brewer, Frank Read and Mel Ulrich. Visitation begins this morning at 10:00 a.m. Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors.

MILLER, Edward

born: 09/02/1883 M KENTUCKY
KERN 06/25/1963
559-07-2541 79 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, June 27, 1963

Miller, Edward Lafayette - Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Payne and Sons Funeral Home for Edward Lafayette Miller, 79, 2115 G Street, who died June 25 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. Silas Gaither will officiate and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The deceased was a native of Kentucky and had lived in California for 33 years and in Kern County for 18 years. Survivors include four sons Clifford E., Edward, and Elvis all of Bakersfield and M. Miller of Santa Cruz; two daughters Elsie Margaret Copeland and Mamie Lee Welch, both of Bakersfield; three brothers John and Sam Miller, both of Oklahoma and James Miller of Virginia; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Merle Lambert, Jess Baker, Frank Pruisser, George Papus, L. R. Bieger, and W.L. Wilhite. Payne and Son funeral home will be in charge of arrangements.



Bakersfield Californian, Monday, July 14, 1997
Jose A. Montoya
Services: Wed., July 16, 9 a.m.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Hopson-Anspach Family Mortuary Bakersfield and Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church for Jose A. Montoya, 76, of Bakersfield, who died July II, 1997. Rev. James Catalano will officiate. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Jose was born May 22, 1921 in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. He was a resident of Kern County for 32 years. Jose was preceded in death by two sons, Candelario and Johnny Montoya: granddaughters Angela Castruita and Rita Montoya. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; son. David Montoya of Bakersfield; daughters Charlotte Ybanez and Reyecitas Castruita, both of Bakersfield; 12 grandchildren: 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Eva Hall of New Mexico; step-children, Greg, Pete, Mingo, Margie Cervantes and. Francis Romero; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be David Montoya Jr., Raul Montoya, Gilbert Ybanez Jr., Mark Ybanez, Michael Castruita and Pascual Castruita. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3 until 9 p.m. at Hopson Anspach Family Mortuary Bakersfield.

MOORE, Minnie

born: 12/03/1887 F MISSOURI
died: KERN 03/06/1964
age: 76 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, March 9, 1964

Moore, Minnie Luella - Funeral services for Minnie Luella Moore, 76, of 434 E Street, Taft, who died Friday morning were held this afternoon at 2 in the Chapel of the Erickson & Brown Mortuary. Rev. Albert Taxdahl of Calvary Temple of Assembly of God officiated at the rites conducted by the officers of Faith Chapter 514, Order of Eastern Star, Interment followed at the West Side District Cemetery. Mrs. Moore was born December 3, 1897, in Noel, MO. and came to California 55 years ago. She has been a resident of the West Side for 23 years. The widow of the late Robert Allan Moore is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth May of Calimesa and Mrs. Marian Arlett of Los Altos; 6 grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Ragsdale of Pryor, Okla.; Steven Ragsdale of Desert Center and William Ragsdale of Janesville, Iowa; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Ballinger of Ardmore, Okla., and Mrs. Dela Hennon of Los Angeles.


Bakersfield Californian, May 21, 1987

Morris, Helen C. - Memorial services will be held Friday, May 22nd at 11 a.m. at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, CA for Helen Morris, 80, who passed away May 19, 1987 in Bakersfield. Words of comfort will be given by Pastor Beshore. Mrs. Morris, born 8-21-(19)06 in Illinois, moved to Pasadena, Ca as a young girl and spent most of her life in Sierra Madre, CA. She has spent the last months of her life with her granddaughter, Susan Patterson of Bakersfield who loves her and will miss her dearly. Mrs. Morris (Nannie) has given love, laughter and the joy of living to her family all of her life. Her love of the Lord, her loved ones, her home and family togetherness were the most important things in her life. She is survived by her husband, Walter Morris of Huntington Beach; daughters, Betty Byrne of Santa Maria and Carolyn Polley of Huntington Beach; granddaughters, Susan Patterson of Bakersfield and Cindy Puddy of Thousand Oaks; grandson, Michael and David Polley of Huntington Beach; great-grandsons, John and Chris Bush of Bakersfield.

MORSE, Eliza

Mother's maiden: BURKETT
Father: BAILEY
DOD: 04/12/1941 67 yrs KERN
Bakersfield Californian Monday Apr. 14, 1941

Morse, Eliza - Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Morse, 68, of Rt. 6, Box 686 will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Baptist church with the Rev. Harry Smith in charge. Burial will be in Bakersfield Memorial Park. A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Morse had resided in Bakersfield 9 years. Survivors include five sons, Curtis Morse, Bakersfield; Charles Morse, Corona; Frank Morse, Arizona; Warner Morse, Lotus; Robert Morse, Bakersfield; four daughters, Mittie Hall, Arizona; Angie Bevers, Arizona; Edna Swank, Arizona; Artis Morse, Arizona; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Payne & Son Mortuary is in charge.

MORSE, Ellen

born: 09/03/1898 F OKLAHOMA
mother: BILEY
father: MORSE
died: KERN 03/20/1940
aged: 41 yrs

Bakersfield Californian Saturday, March 23, 1940

Rites Held Today for Miss E. Morse

Funeral services for Miss Ellen Morse, 41, of 528 Water St. who died late Wednesday in a local hospital were held today at 2 p.m. in Payne and Son chapel, with the Reverend Harry Smith officiating. Burial was in Bakersfield Memorial park. Misses Pauline and Cora McKenzie sang duets at chapel services and the P.Y.P.A. choir of the Pentecostal Church of God sang at graveside services.
Miss Morse, a native of Wynnewood, Okla., had lived here for nine years, during which time she was an active member of the Pentecostal Church of God. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Eliza Morse, Bakersfield; her brothers, Curtis and Robert Morse, Bakersfield; Werner Morse, Lincoln, Calif; and Charles Morse, Corona; her sisters Mrs. Artie Morse and Mrs. Edna Swank, both of Bakersfield; Mrs. Angie Beavers of Phoenix, Ariz; and Mrs. Nettie Hall of Glendale, Ariz.


Spouse: E
Age: 80 Yrs
county: 15 (Kern)
Date of death: Feb. 14, 1934

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Feb. 16, 1934

Funeral services were conducted at Payne and sons Chapel this afternoon for J. C. Morse, 80, who died Wed following a long illness. The Rev. Frank O. Belden officiated and interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Morse, who resided at 815 Wallace St., leaves a widow, Mrs. Eliza Morse; five sons, Robert and Curtis of Bakersfield, Frank and Warner of Arizona and Charles Morse of corona; and five daughters Misses Ellen and Artie Morse of this city, Mesdames Mittie Hall and Angie Beaver of Arizona and Mrs. Edna Swank of Okla., 14 grandchildren also survive.

MUNDY, Homer

born: 12/21/1882 M ILLINOIS
died: KERN 04/25/1974
SS# 707-05-0260
age: 91 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, April 26, 1974

Mundy, Homer Frank, M.D. - funeral services will be held Sunday at Sturm Funeral Home, Grayville, Illinois for Dr. Homer Frank Mundy, 91, 7114 St. Andrews Dr. who died April 25th in a Bakersfield hospital. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville. Dr. Mundy was a native of Illinois and had resided in Bakersfield 6 months. He practiced medicine in St. Joseph, MO for 55 years. He was a member of the American Medical Association, St. Joseph, Missouri Medical Society and Missouri State Medical Society. He is survived by his son Dr. Carroll Mundy of Bakersfield; 5 grandchildren. The Hopson Mortuary.


Rhoda Munsey,who died in Los Angeles Co.,
Jan 11, 1950 (CADI) She had lived in Kern Co., most of her life

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Jan. 12, 1950

Munsey, Rhoda Harrington - graveside services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield of Mrs. Rhoda Munsey, 96, who died in Alhambra Jan 11. A church ritual will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Friday at the Little Stone Church of Turner, Stevens & Turner. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she was brought to Cantil, California during her infancy where she resided until four years ago, moving to Alhambra. She is survived by one son Vernal W; two grandsons and one great-grandson.