Obituaries - R
Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, March 1, 1945
Ragsdale, James - funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in Redlands, with interment there in the Hillside Cemetery for James Ragsdale, 92, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. A. Moore of 434 E Street, Taft on Feb. 28. Born in Ohio on June 27, 1852, Mr. Ragsdale came to Taft 4 years ago to make his home with his daughter. He is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Sarah Ballinger of Ardmore, Okla., and Mrs. Delia Hennon of Los Angeles; four sons, Charles H. Ragsdale and Stephen A. Ragsdale of Desert Center; Will S. Ragsdale of Janesville, Ohio, and Arthur Ragsdale of Bloomfield, Nebraska; 27 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and other relatives.
RAGSDALE THURMAN CARL
born: 09/19/1907 M MISSOURI
died: KERN 06/06/1991
Bakersfield Californian, June 8, 1991
Thurman Carl Ragsdale, 84, Bakersfield, June 6, Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
RETSCH WALTER E
DOB: 02/18/1893 M OHIO
DOD: 04/22/1969 76 yrs KERN
Bakersfield Californian Friday, April 25, 1969
Retsch, Walter E. - Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mortuary for Walter E. Retsch, 76, 229 Oakdale Dr. who died Tuesday in a Bakersfield hospital. Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Francis Catholic church. The Rev. James T. Logan will officiate. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial park. The deceased was a native of Ohio and had lived in Bakersfield 30 years and in Calif. 43 years. He was an accountant. Survivors include his widow Leona M.
BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, WED. FEB. 23, 2000
Nemesio H. (Neno) Reyes
Services: Thurs., Feb. 24, 10 a.m.
Wake services will be held Wednesday, February 23 at 7 p.m., and chapel services will be held Thursday, February 24 at 10 a.m., both in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel. 3700 River Blvd., for Nemesio H. (Neno) Reyes, 65, who went to be with the Lord on February 20, 2000. Rev. Ray Vialpando and Pastor Saul Gonzales will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd.
Nemesio Hernandez Reyes was born October 31, 1934,in Del Rio, Texas and resided in Kern County for 58 years. He attended high school in Delano. Mr. Reyes was a retired employee of Bakersfield College's Maintenance Dept. As a member of El Buen Pastor Church he spent his life serving the Lord.
Mr. Reyes was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters. Survivors include his wife Esther: son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Anna; daughter, Irene: several grandchildren; two brothers, Frank and Abelardo Reyes and two sisters, Rachel Mata and Altagracia Esparza. Visitation begins this afternoon at 3 p.m.
Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors
BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Oct. 23, 1993
Nancy Jean Reynolds
Services: Mon., Oct. 25, 2:30 p.m.
Graveside services wilI be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd., Monday October 25, at 2:30 p.m. for Nancy Jean Reynolds, 50, who passed away October 21, 1993 in Bakersfield. Rev. Robert Schwartz will officiate. Mrs. Reynolds was born February 24, 1943 in San Francisco. CA and had resided in Kern County for 14 I years. She was last employed with the Rosedale School District being in the education field for 20 years. She last taught sixth grade at Rosedale Middle School. Mrs. Reynolds loved traveling and teaching. Survivors include her husband Ron; parents Morgan and Pauline Hofer; mother-in-law Thelma Reynolds; sister and brother-in-law Alice and Terry Johnson, all of Bakersfield, and nieces Julie and Jodi Johnson. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society. No visitation is scheduled.
GREENLAWN SOUTHWEST MORTUARY funeral Directors
RICHARD JEMIMA DOLLY
born: 01/11/1916 F MISSOURI
died: KERN 10/18/1994
Age: 78 yrs
Bakersfield Californian, October 20, 1994
Jemina Dolly Richard
Services: Thurs., October 20, 7 p.m.
Services will be held in the Harmony Southern Baptist Church, 8300 Wharton Ave., Lamont, this evening, October 20 at 7 p.m. for Jemina Dolly Richard, 78, who passed away October 18, 1994, in Lamont. Pastor Archie Hawkins and Pastor Glenn Smith will officiate. Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 23 in Lone Rock Cemetery, Windyville, Missouri.
Jemina was born January 11, 1916 in Buffalo, Missouri. She resided in Kern County for 48 years. In addition to being a co-owner of Andy Richard Furniture in Lamont for 48 years, Jemina was an active member of the Harmony Southern Baptist Church. Also she was highly involved in the activities of the Lamont Women's Club and especially enjoyed the Bunko Club.
Survivors include her husband, Andy Richard of Lamont; daughter, Karen S. Reed of Gilroy; brother-in-law, Carl Wilson of St. Louis, Missouri; nephew, Steve Wilson of St. Louis, Missouri; niece, Nancy Wilson of Los Angeles; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and Dutch Hendricks of Bakersfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Ann Richard of Republic, Missouri; nephews and nieces, Kenneth and Voncile Hendricks of Bakersfield, Danny and Jan Hendricks of Tehachapi, Bill and Joyce Richard of Republic, Missouri and Connie Powell of Arkansas.
Visitation will begin today, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary, 2739 Panama Lane and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Harmony Southern Baptist church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary funeral directors
RICHARDSON, Dr. Claude
Bakersfield Californian, Friday, May 9, 1986
Richardson, Dr. Claude W. – A memorial service for Dr. Claude W. Richardson, 60, 2215 Camino Primavera, Bakersfield, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1705 17th St., Bakersfield. Dr. Richardson died early on May 7 in a Bakersfield hospital. Kern County Superintendent of Schools since January 1977, Dr. Richardson spent more than 40 years in…. ???ber of the building and property committee, a teacher in the adult education program and chairman of the pastor nominating committee. A man whose faith was an important aspect of his life, Dr.Richardson presented during the last three years of his life a tremendous testimony to the lordship of Christ in his life, which was not only a real source of joy to him, but also a source of tremendous inspiration following his major surgery in 1983. Officiating at today’s memorial service will be Dr. Don Butyne, senior pastor; Rev. Steve Blocher, associate pastor; Rev. Rick Irish, a visiting pastor from Couer d’Alene, Ida.; and Dr. Glenn Puder, pastor emeritus. He is survived by his widow, Carolyn; daughters, Susan Etter of Bakersfield and Judy Miller of Lake View Terrace; sons, Blake of Bakersfield, Craig of Phoenix and Duane of Salt Lake City; one brother, Lawrence of Los Angeles; and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Claude W. Richardson Memorial Fund, first Presbyterian Church, 1705 17th St., Bakersfield, CA 93301 or to the Claude W. Richardson Memorial Scholarship fund, School of Education, California State college Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099. The scholarship will be for prospective or present special education teachers. Dr. Richardson was a native of Indiana and had lived in California since he was 10. Private graveside services will be conducted for family members only this morning at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Rev. Rick Irish officiating.
Pearl Alice Richford
b. July 4, 1896 in Indiana and
d. Oct 29, 1956in Kern County,
Kern Co. Deaths
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Pearl Alice Richford
married; spouse: Bertie Harold Richford
Born: July 4, 1896; Indiana
Died: Oct. 29, 1956, 6 p.m.; Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield, CA
Father: Edward Thompson
Mother: Nellie St. Clair
Length of time in city: 3 weeks
Usual address: 321 Roberts Lane, Bakersfield, Ca
Informant: Bertie Harold Richford
Disposition: burial, Nov. 1, 1956; Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield
Funeral Director: Greenlawn Chapel
Cause of death: not available
Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1956
Richford, Pearl Alice - funeral services will be conducted in Greenlawn Chapel Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for Pearl Alice Richford, 60, of 321 Roberts Lane, who died in a local hospital Oct. 29. The Reverend J. R. DeLap of the Wayside Baptist Church will officiate and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Richford was a native of Shelbeysville, Indiana and had lived in Bakersfield 54 years. She was a member of the Oildale Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Bertie Harold Richford; sons Albert M. Ward and Leonard Frank Ward; daughters Mrs. Hazel Bischoff all of Bakersfield; Mrs. Alice Reed of Caliente, her father Mr. Edward Thompson of Lompoc and brothers Cecil Thompson of Lompoc and Clifford Thompson of Canyon City, Colorado; sisters Mrs. Mayme Aspittle, Riverside, Mrs. Lillian Claudino, Vallejo; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Bakersfield Californian, March 20, 1997
Willie Capitulo Rivera
Services: Fri., Mar. 14, 1:00 p.m.
Rosary was held Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 at Parkview Chapel and Funeral Mass was held Friday, March 14, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Delano, CA. for Willie Capitulo Rivera, 90, who passed away March 8, 1997 in Visalia, CA. Father Emerito Gomez officiated and interment was held in North Kern Cemetery, Delano, CA.
Mr. Rivera was born September 22, 1906 in the Philippines. He was a resident of Kern County for 50 years. He was a ranch foreman and a member of the Delano Filipino Community.
Survivors include his wife Petra Rivera, Delano; sons Bulmaro and Ricardo Rivera of Delano, Geronicio and Regino Rivera of the Philippines: daughters Laureeno Graciano, Marietta Marentes and Teresa Rivera all of the Philippines and numerous grandchildren.
Parkview Mortuary, Delano, CA.
Bakersfield Californian, Feb. 26, 1993
Randall Carroll Roam
Age 37. He was an oil worker and part time forest fighter. Survived by daughter, Maranda Roam of Bridge City, Texas; son, Travis Roam of Oregon; brothers, Michael Roam of Portneches, Texas, Willlam Layshot of Oildale; sisters Cheyl Dickson Martinez of Selma, Deborah Shockley, Rhonda Roam, his twin sister and Teresa Stroud Crosby, all of Oildale; grandmother, Edith Rieff and aunt, Betty Humes, both of Oildale.
Bakersfield Californian -Wednesday, May 19, 1948
Lee ROBERTSON, 64 Rt. 7 Box 219, Payne & Son
Bakersfield Californian - Thursday, May 20, 1948
Lee ROBERTSON - Funeral services for Lee Robertson 64, who died in a local hospital Tuesday will be held at 11a.m. Sat. in Payne and Son Funeral Home with Reverend Sam Kleinsasser officiating, Interment will be in Bakersfield Memorial Park. She is survived by 2 sons, C.C. Robertson, Bakersfield and Wayne Robertson, Arkansas; one daughter, Frances Wegert, Arkansas; 2 brothers, John W. Robertson, Arkansas and Luther Robertson, Texas; 2 sisters, Corilla Winters, Oregon, and Clara Phillips, Arkansas. Eight grandchildren.
mother's maiden name KEITH
sex - female
birthplace TE died Kern 15 01/26/1963- age 66
Bakersfield Californian, Monday, Jan. 28, 1963
Robins, Blanche - Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Robins of 413 Kern Street, Taft, who died in a Bakersfield hospital Saturday, will be held in the Erickson and Brown Chapel Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. L. F. Romines will officiate and burial will follow in the West Side District Cemetery. Mrs. Robins was born June 4, 1896, in Gainsboro, Tennessee. She came to California 46 years ago and had been a resident of the West Side 40 years. She is survived by her husband George A. Robins of Taft; two daughters, Jackie Wright of Anaheim and Bonnie Thomas of Van Nuys; one grandson, one sister, Fannie Huff of Gainsboro; and three brothers, Jake York of shell Beach, Billy York of Gainsboro and Tom York of Mr. Juliet, Tennessee.
Bakersfield Californian, March 20, 1997
Dwayne Allen Robinson
Services: Fri., Mar. 21, 9 a.m.
An Hour of Meditation will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Jesse E. Cooley, Jr. Chapel for Dwayne Allen Robinson, 27, who died March 13, 1997. Services are being held Friday at 9:00 a.m. in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1300 E. Brundage lane. The Reverend Ishmael Kimbrough, Pastor of The People's Missionary Baptist Church will officiate with Interment to follow in Union Cemetery.
Dwayne worked with many national known gospel singers such as, Hezekiah Walker, Ricky Grundy and Beverly Crawford. He was also a member of the jazz ensemble "Three In The Morning". Dwayne started playing the piano at age six. A few years later he accompanied his mother on the organ while she played the piano. Dwayne played piano and organ for The Peoples Choir. Dwayne's motto was "May The Work 'I've Done Speak For Me". He was co-owner of Gray-Robin Productions, part owner of Source Music Productions, TMI. Productions Music Director, founder of the gospel singing group "Grace", music co-ordinator for Michael McCurtis' play "Before You Say I Do". Dwayne was also active in "The Vernon Chappel Music Workshop", traveling all over the country including an appearance on the Bobby Jones Show.
He leaves to cherish him memory his loving wife Roshawn Robinson; .two sons, Marcus and Dwayne Allen Robinson II; three daughters, Hattie, Brook and Yasmine Robinson: three brothers, Anthony Harris. James Robinson III, and Andre Robinson; one sister Marion Nolberts: aunts and uncles Janie and Bishop O.C. Johnson, Jessie and D.C. Davis, Marie and Henry Allen, Catherine and Tom Gibbs, Eddie and Eugenia Jones, Shadrack and Barbara Jones, Bertha McClain, Donna Jones, Bernice Ross and Mrs. Henry Lee Robinson; one great-aunt Gussie Mae Brown and a host of nieces nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Jesse E, Cooley, Jr. Funeral- Services
ROBISON MILUS G
mother's maiden: TRANMER
county of death: KERN Randsburg
date of death: 04/11/1969
Age at death: 88 yrs
Bakersfield Californian Tuesday, April 15, 1969
Robison, Milus Gay - Services for Milus Gay Robison, 88, of 316 West F Street, Tehachapi were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Tehachapi Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Earl Douglas officiating, Interment followed in the Mojave District Cemetery. Mr. Robison, born Jan 14, 1881 in Idaho, died April 11 in a Tehachapi hospital. He had lived in CA and Kern County 39 years. Survivors are the widow, Emma; two sons, John F. of China Lake and Milus of Boise, Idaho; one daughter Jean LaVille of Ridgecrest; one sister, Ella Stalker of San Jose and 6 grandchildren. Stickel Mortuary, Tehachapi.
Rodgers, Dora Bell
Born: Jul 22, 1877
Death Place: Kern County, California Shafter
Death Date: Jul 17, 1956
Shafter Press Tuesday, July 19, 1956
Last Rites Held for Mrs. Rodgers
Funeral services were held today at the Church of Christ of Shafter for Dora Belle Rodgers, 78, of 424 so. Shafter Ave who died July 17 at her home. Mrs. Rodgers had been a resident of Shafter for the past 30 years after coming to this area from the mid-west. Officiating at the service was Mr. Richard Monrow and Mr. B.L. Bedwell and interment followed in the Shafter Cemetery.
Mrs. Rodgers is survived by two sons, C.M. Rodgers and R.W. Rodgers both of Shafter; one daughter, Bessie Brooks of Shafter; two brothers John Wylie and S.W. Westbrook, both of Shafter; two sisters Ella Gordon of Indahoma, Okla. and Mrs. Lizzie Cody of Ringold, Okla, 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Armstrong Mortuary had charge of all arrangements.
BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Aug. 17, 1993
Rosary will be held Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hopson-Anspach Family Mortuary for Enriqueta Rodriguez, 73, who passed away August 13, Funeral will be held at Union Cemetery at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 18.
Survived by her husband, Tereso Rodriguez; 5 daughters and 5 sons; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by two children.
the DC for Jose Rodriguez,
b. 21 Mar 1917,
d.25 Dec 1999, Delano.
Kern Co. Deaths Doc # 1999000815
Jose D. Rodriguez
white - Hispanic, Mexican
Cresencia Mota, surviving spouse
Date and place of birth: March 21, 1917; Mexico
Date and place of death: February 25 1999 @1119; Delano Regional Medical Center
Name and birthplace of father: Lucas Rodriguez - Mexico
Name and birthplace of mother: Josefa DeAnda - Mexico
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Last employer: Tudor and Sons; agriculture
Education: 3 yrs completed
Years in Kern: 37
Usual address: 1509 Tokay Street, Delano, CA 93215
Informant: Cresencia Rodriguez - wife, 1645 Madison Street, Delano, CA
Disposition: Burial, March 2 1999; North Kern District Cemetery, 627 Austin Street, Delano
Funeral Dir: Delano Mortuary
Cause of death: Cardio respiratory arrest x minutes
Due to: hyperkalemia x 2 days
Due to: renal failure, end stage x 5 months
Other significant factors: Pneumonia, Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
Physician: Arturo Abalos, MD treated this patient May1, 1998 to Feb. 24, 1999
The Delano Record, February 17, 1981
Leopoldo Rodriguez - Rosary is tonight (Tues.) and mass is tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for Leopoldo H. Rodriguez, 84, Earlimart, who died Friday in Delano. Father Ciaran O. Nuanain will officiate. A native of Taft, Texas, Rodriguez worked as a farm laborer. He is survived by three sons, Leopoldo, Jr., and Robert Rodriguez of Earlimart and Benito Rodriguez of Moses Lake, Wash.; four daughters Miguela Perez and Jesusita Delgado of Arizona, Beatrice Guillen of Delano and Carmen Gomez of Oregon; two brothers Pedro H. Rodriguez of Texas and Manuel H. Rodriguez of Kansas; one sister Carmen R. Rodriguez of Texas; 60 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Raul Rodriguez, Candelario Perez, Ronnie Guillen, Manuel Delgado, Benito Rodriguez, Jr., Lupe Rodriguez, Arturo Gomez, Jr., Mario Lozano, and Daniel Delgado. Interment will be at the North Kern District Cemetery. Arrangements were made through Parkview Mortuary.
ROGERS VOWELL CHARLES
born: 02/01/1917 M OKLAHOMA
died: KERN 07/14/1983
Aged: 66 yrs
Bakersfield Californian, July 16, 1983
Rogers, Vowell C - services will be held at Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel Monday at 11 a.m. for Vowell Charles Rogers, 66, who passed away July 14. Officiating will be the Rev. Nelson Black from the Sonrise Church of God. Mr. Rogers was born in Porum, Oklahoma and was the owner of Vowell's Janitorial Service for the last 10 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Taft, CA. He is survived by his wife, Orba Lee; three daughters, Martha Killian, Sue Wilson, Peggy Sharp; sons-in-law, Delmer Killian, Jim Wilson and Dave Sharp; grandsons, Montye Killian, Shanon Wilson, Richie Kirkland, Davey Sharp, and Chris Sharp; granddaughters Jol?? De Pina, Leah ??ce (large ink smear), Shyann Ell???, Eva Lee Kirkland; great grandson, Bobby Rice; great granddaughter, Amanda Wilson; three sisters, Ann Foreman, Eula Speegle, all of Bakersfield and Stella Childress of Modesto; one brother, Farris Rogers of Santa Maria. Casketbearers will be Montye Killian, Richie Kirkland, Shanon Wilson, Joe De Pina, Steve Rice and Richard Ellis. Visitation will be in Hillcrest Mortuary. Interment will be in the Garden of Memories, Hillcrest Memorial Park. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral directors.
Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, June 16, 1820
Eunice Louise Rose
Mrs. Eunice Louise Rose, aged 32, wife of Turner Rose of Wasco, passed away at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons and two daughter's and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Sarrett, natives of France, ranchers in the county. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at the St. Francis Church with Father Scher officiating. The remains are at the Payne and O'Meara parlors. The hour of the funeral has not been definitely decided upon.
(Knowing that she had died shortly after childbirth and the number of children surviving her should have been 5 with the recent baby, I checked for a birth and/or death announcement for him.) Here's what I found:
Bakersfield Californian Wednesday, June 9, 1920
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Turner Rose passed away at a local hospital this morning and funeral services took place this afternoon from the Payne O'Meara chapel with interment in Union Cemetery.
ROSS CHARLES R
born: 10/07/1890 M INDIANA
died: KERN 05/01/1966
Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, May 4, 1964
Ross, Charles Robert - services will be conducted in the Memorial Chapel, Greenlawn Mortuary, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for Charles R. Ross, 75, of 2133 Sacramento St. who died May 1 in a Bakersfield rest home. The Rev. John Lavendar minister of First Baptist Church will officiate and interment will follow in the Masonic section, Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Ross, a native of Indiana, had resided in Kern County 44 years. He had engaged in the insurance business 35 years and was a partner in Ross and Son Insurance. Mr. Ross was a member of the First Baptist Church 43 years and served as a Deacon; was a member of the Bakersfield Masonic Lodge 224, Kern County Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Independent Insurance Board, Bakersfield, and past secretary of Insurance Board and past secretary of Exchange club. Survivors include his widow Lillian M; a daughter Mrs. Peggy McCarty of Long Beach; two sons Eugene B. of Chatsworth and Charles A. of Bakersfield; two sisters Mrs. Lentes Priester, and Mrs. Ida Renfro, both of Ventura and 7 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Alfred Oakey, Al Rapp, Carson Blacklock, Claude Glasgow, T. R. Criswell, and Frank Johnson.
BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Oct. 23, 1993
Peter R. Rostain -
Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, October 25 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 316 Lexington St., Delano for Peter R. Rostain, 91, of Delano, who passed away October 21, 1993 in Delano. Father Tom Timmings will officiate and burial will follow in North Kern Cemetery District.
Mr. Rostain was born February 12, 1902 in Delano to pioneer parents, Celestin and Annis Rostain. He lived in Delano all of his life. He was in business in Delano for 22 years and was also in the farming business. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during W.W.II, a member of the Delano Elks Lodge, The American Legion, a past member of the Delano Rotary Club, Delano Lions Club and The Eagles Aerie of Delano.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Etta Rostain of Delano; grandchildren, Stephen Chanley of San Diego and Beverly Chanley of San Francisco; nieces and nephews, Celeste Pendry, Lillian Rostain, Oliver and Shirley Rostain, Dick and Pat Rostain, Frank and Joan Rostain and Joe Rostain; and many great nieces and great nephews.
Pallbearers will be Sterling Cole, Gary Girard, Stephen Chanley, D. Billings, Oliver and Frank Rostain. Visitation will be Sunday from I p.m. until 5 p.m. at Delano Mortuary, 707 Browning Road, Delano. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in his memory.
DELANO MORTUARY Funeral Directors
Bakersfield Californian, January 31, 1996
Thomas H. (Bert) Rowe
Services: Sat., Feb. 3, 3 p.m.
Memorial services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 1996, in the West High cafeteria for long-time teacher and football coach Bert Rowe who died Sunday night after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Thomas Herbert Rowe was born April 30, 1927, in Washington, the son of Tom J. and Kathy Rowe. Upon graduation from Marysville High School in 1945, he enlisted in the US Navy in the special V5 division. The Navy sent him to the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a BA degree in 1950. He added a Masters degree from Fresno State University to his educational credentials in 1963. Bert’s professional career spanned 35 years with the Kern High School district as a math teacher at Arvin, East and West High Schools, and his extracurricular services in the field of coaching included basketball and baseball at Arvin and East. The highlight of his impressive career, however, was leading the West High Vikings as Head Varsity Coach from the opening of the school until 1976 when his team won the SYL League Championship and went to the Valley playoffs. During his tenure the Vikings became a respected force within the Bakersfield football community. Upon retirement from the district in 1986, Bert enjoyed golf with a host of Rio Bravo friends.
Bert was also active as Past President of the Kern County Officials Association (wrestling and football), Past President of the Kern High School Faculty Association (1972-1974), member and Past President of the Board of Directors of Kern School Federal Credit Union (1975-1996), and Advisory Board member for Rio Bravo Country Club. When his sons were young, he had volunteered his time as a Cub Scout leader and JBA coach. From 1978 to 1995 he had also been affiliated with Walt Becker and Associates, specializing in Tax Sheltered Annuities. Bert is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia; sons Thomas and Terry and their wives and 3 grandchildren. He also leaves his mother, Kathy, and brothers Denny, Joe and Art. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Bert Rowe Scholarship Fund at West High School, Finance Office, 1200 New Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Greenlawn Mortuary, Funeral Directors