Obituaries - S

SAIK, Theodore

born: 12/11/1875 M WEST VIRGINIA
mother: WALTERS
father: SAIK
died: KERN 04/21/1957 Taft
SS# 551-07-4097
aged: 81 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, April 23, 1957

Saik, Theodore - Rosary will be recited at 8:15 o'clock tonight in the chapel of Erickson and Brown Funeral Home, Taft for Theodore Saik, 82, who died in a West Side hospital Sunday morning. Mass will be said at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church with Father Jim Voytko officiating. Burial will be in the West Side Cemetery. Saik was born in Williamstown, W. Virginia December 13, 1874. He was a retired oil worker. A daughter, Mrs. William Patterson, Jr. and three grandchildren all of Taft survive.

SALMAN, Esther

Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, June 30, 1954
Salmon, Esther - The Rev William Eisenhower will conduct funeral services Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Greenlawn Chapel for Esther Salmon, 70, who died June 29 in her home, 2831 Edison Hwy., Bakersfield. Burial will follow in
Greenlawn Memorial Park. the deceased was born April 23, 1884, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She had lived here for 45 years and was a member of the Pocahontas and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Haddon, Santa Monica; two grandchildren, Joan Bowden, Chicago and Jacqueline Haddon, Santa Monica. Pallbearers will be Nelson Torpey, Alfred Salmon, John Haddon, & Dwight Dawson.


Bakersfield Californian, Monday, May 11, 1942

Ivor Salmon, Resident for 42 years, Passes

Funeral services for Ivor Salmon, 64, resident of Kern County since 1900 will be held at Greenlawn Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday under the direction of Caledonia Lodge 486, F&AM of which he was a member. The Rev. John Murdock will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Salmon came to Bakersfield 42 years ago from Coal Creek, Colo. He was a pioneer in the Kern oil industry and at the time of his death was employed by Edison Oil Co. Edison. Mr. Salmon passed away Saturday at a local hospital after an illness of 2 weeks. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Esther Davis Salmon; a daughter, Mrs. John Haddon of Santa Monica; two grandchildren, Joan and Jacqueline Haddon; and two brothers, William Salmon, Fullerton and David Salmon of Florence, Colo. Pallbearers will be F. A. Utzerath, Kendall Graham, Ben Holloway, Nelson Torpey, Alfred Salmon and J. A. Scott. Oscar Heather will be soloist at the services accompanied by Larry Blane, organist.


Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1980

Private services will be held for Susie L. Salmon, 102, widow of a worker in the early Westside oil fields. Mrs. Salmon died Monday in a Bakersfield Convalescent home. She will be buried in Fullerton. Nettie Richards of Kern City, Mrs. Salmon's daughter said her mother was born in Pennsylvania on Dec. 20, 1877. She moved to CA after the turn of the century. Her husband, who died in 1943, worked in the Kern oil fields and
was associated with General Petroleum. Mrs. Salmon lived in Fullerton for 46 years, until moving to Bakersfield 3 years ago, about the same time her son Wilfred died. In addition to Mrs. Richards, survivors include three grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

SANCHEZ, Ricardo

Bakersfield Californian,Monday July 14, 1997
Ricardo Sanchez
Services will be held Tuesday, July 15th, at 10:30 am at Rucker's Mortuary for Ricardo Sanchez. Rosary will be Monday at 7:00pm. Ricardo Is survived by his mother, Juanita Sanchez; brother Daniel Sanchez; sisters Alice Sanchez, Lucy Sanchez, and Anita Sanchez; nieces Elaine, Amy, Lucia, Maria, Patsy, Brenda, Jayne, Mollie, Antoinette: nephews Daniel, Vini, Mario, Baby Mario, Anthony: children Ralphy, Sabrina, Juanita, Gina, Andrew, Danny; brothers-in-law Tony and Louie:


SANDERS - Funeral services for Mrs. Ida A. Sanders, 58, wife of Marshall Sanders, 919 Twentieth Street, were conducted this morning at Payne and Son Chapel. Interment was at Union Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders died at her home April 12.


DOB: 09/07/1877 M ARKANSAS
Mother: SMITH
DOD: 04/28/1969 91 yrs KERN
SS# 456-36-2193

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, April 29, 1969

Sanders, Joel C. - Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Shafter Church of Christ for Joel C. Sanders, 91, of 508 Acacia St., Shafter who died Monday at home. Homer Gifford and Joe Smith will officiate and burial will follow in Shafter Memorial Park. Mr. Sanders was born in Harrison Co., Arkansas on Sept 7, 1877. He moved to California and to Shafter 27 years ago and worked as a farm worker until he retired at the age of 75. He was a longtime member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Maddie Elizabeth Sanders died on Nov. 26, 1966 in Shafter. Survivors include two sons, Elbert of Texas and Joel C. of Alhambra; three daughters, Cannie Mills of Shafter, Sarah Austin of Texas and Gladys Harwell of Los Angeles; three brothers, Bill and Albert of Texas and Lem of Arizona; a sister Beulah Johnson of Texas; 7 grandsons, 5 granddaughters and 9 great grandchildren. Agee Family Funeral Home, Shafter.


Bakersfield Californian, Sunday, January 17, 1993

Mark Todd Sanders
Services: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m.

Graveside services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 river Blvd., at 1 p.m. Tuesday for Mark Todd Sanders, 30, who passed away Jan. 14, 1993 in Bakersfield. Msgr. Maurice L. Lahey will officiate.
Mr. Sanders was a native of Bakersfield born Sept. 2, 1962. He was self-employed as a computer programmer for the last five years. Mark was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Lyndol King in 1985. Survivors include his daughter, Tiffani Sanders; mother, Sandra Harper; sister, Rachel Rhoades; grandmothers, Muriel King and Annie Harper of Oregon; uncle and aunt, Clete and Shirlee Harper of Bakersfield; aunt, Jo Litton of Fresno; cousins, Stephaine Marina of Bakersfield, Erika Litton of San Luis Obispo and David Harper of Czechoslovakia.
Visitation begins today at 1 p.m., Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors


Mattie Elizabeth Sanders
Born: Jan1,1888 Polk co, ark
Died November 27,1966

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday Nov. 29, 1966

Sanders, Mattie Elizabeth - Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Shafter Church of Christ for Mattie Sanders, 78, of 203 Voth Lane who died at her home early Sunday. Joe Smith and Dee Walker will officiate. Burial will follow in Shafter Memorial Park. Mrs. Sanders was a native of Mena, Arkansas and had resided in Shafter 22 years. On Nov. 26, 1905 she married J. C. Sanders. They celebrated their 60th anniversary a year ago. They lived in Paris, Texas for one year and then returned to Arkansas. In 1915 they moved to Oklahoma and in 1922 to Childress, Texas where they continued to reside until moving to Shafter in 1944. In 1911 Mrs. Sanders was baptized in the Church of Christ. She was active in church work and her special interest was the Manuleta Indian Children's Home in Gallup, New Mexico. Survivors include her widower, sons Elbert of Texas, J. C., Jr. of Alhambra; daughters, Mrs. Harvey Mills of Shafter, Mrs. W. D. Austin of Texas and Mrs. Ben Harwell of Los Angeles; brothers Jess and Irwin Risenhoover both of Texas; sisters Mittie Caves of Richmond, Evie Cunningham of Arkansas and Gertie Owensby of Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren, including Billy Mills and Gary Harwell with the U. S. Army in Viet Nam and Jim Wooldridge with the Air Force in Thailand; and 6 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Vic Sharp, Roy Whicker, Joe Westbrook, John Donelson, Ernie Phillips and Keith Walker. Agee Family Funeral Home


Carl Richard Sargent
2/10/13 -10/21/93
Cart was born in Porterville, Ca. the youngest of six children. The family lived in Fellows before coming to Bakersfield in 1926. He attended Standard School and Kern County Union High School. He married the former Helen Hamblet in 1934.
He worked for D &B Pump Company until his enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, Minter Field in 1942. He was separated from the service in Okinawa in 1946 as Sgt Sergeant. From 1950-1960 he owned Carl's Auto Parts in North Bakersfield. They moved to Cayucos in 1963 where he retired from the post office, and in 1977 they returned to Bakersfield living in Kern City.
Carl is survived by his wife, Helen, of 59 years; sister Emma Murtland; nephew Richard Noxon of Chicago and Donna Murphy of Pismo; His extended family is sister-in-law lrma Montgomery; nephews Keith and Brent Montgomery; and niece Carla Chaney, all of Bakersfield. No services will be held at the request of the deceased.

SAVAGE, Morton

DOB:10/07/1898 M ILLINOIS
DOD: 06/14/1971 72 yrs KERN Ridgecrest
SS# 523-26-7142

Ridgecrest Valley Independent Monday, June 21, 1971
Last Rites Slated for Morton Savage

Morton LaVerne Savage died Monday at Ridgecrest hospital. The retired Naval Weapons Center machinist had lived in the Ridgecrest-China Lake community 22 years. Funeral services for Savage were held Wednesday at 11 am in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Gordon Shumway will officiate. Interment will be at Desert Memorial Park. Visitation at Lyons Mortuary will be possible during the hours of 8 and 9 p.m. Savage is survived by his widow Mrs. Norma Savage of 1599 N. Norma Space 7; sons Douglas Savage of China Lake and Thomas Savage of Montana and daughter Mrs. Carolyn Weir of Ridgecrest. He was the grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of one.


Bakersfield Californian, Sunday, January 17, 1993

Marie B. Schallock
Services: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 912 New Stine Road. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park for Marie Bernard Schallock, 77, who died Friday, Jan. 15, 1993 at her home in Bakersfield. Marie, the descendant of Kern County French pioneers, was born June 9, 1915 at Poso Flat, Calif. She spent her early childhood on Greenhorn Mountain. She graduated from Kern county Union High School in June 1936. Marie married Walter August Schallock on May 27, 1934 at Zion Lutheran Church, Terra Bella, Calif., and spent the early years of their married life in Glennville where Walter was employed by the Forest Service. They moved to Bakersfield, January 1936. She became a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, January 1936, where she was confirmed and was a charter member of the Marthaís Society and took an active part in church activities until recent years. She was a member of the DelKern and Bakersfield Host Lady Lions since 1952. She was employed as a medical secretary by Dr. Hall Ramirez for 17 years until retiring in 1972. She is survived by her husband Walter; two daughters, Norma Purdie and her husband Bill, Shirley Darling and her husband Gail; son Gerald and his wife Lois; grandchildren, Kenny, Mike and Steven Schallock, Jennifer Kangas, Jeff and Jana Darling and Will and Rob Purdie; nine great grandchildren, brothers, Joe Bernard of Bakersfield and Paul Jones of Alaska; sister Julia Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are grandsons, Michael Schallock, Steven Schallock, Jeffrey Darling, William Purdie, Robert Purdie and nephew, Larry Schallock. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Schallock, Roger Theis, Keith Kangas, Gary Schallock, James Schallock, Edward Bernard and Albert Bernard. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donation be made in Marieís name to St. Johnís Lutheran Church or the Lions P.Y.D. Drug Program. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Doughty Calhoun-OíMeara Funeral Directors

SCHEER, Arthur


Scheer, Arthur Herman - Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Chapel for Arthur Herman Scheer, 65, a native of Germany who died at his Bakersfield home Thursday. Mr. Scheer is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Scheer of Bakersfield; four sons, Herman and Charles of Bakersfield; and Carl and Arthur of Wasco, and a step-son, Joe Hackler of Bakersfeild; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie McClelland, Marquand, MO; Mrs. Annie Jackson and Mrs. Margie Owen of Bakersfield.

SCHEER, Margaret

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Friday, February 7, 1975

Scheer, Margaret M. - Services were held at 3 p.m. today in Hillcrest Mortuary for Margaret M. Scheer, 91, who died February 6. Officiating will be the Rev. Berent Knutsen of Bethel Temple and the Rev. Edward Rhoades of First Baptist Church of Shafter. Mrs. Scheer was born in Rohrbach, South Russia and had resided in Kern County 51 years. Survivors include four sons, Charley of Texas, Carl of Oregon, Arthur of Washington, and Herman of Bakersfield; four daughters, Lillie McMillan and Margie Owen of Bakersfield; Elsie McClelland of Missouri, and Anita Ohman of Bakersfield; brother Pete Schmidt of Okla.; four sisters, Lena Kauk of Marysville, Minnie Schmierer of Lodi, Elsie Wetzel of Washington, and Anna Beetz of Concord and 32 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Kenneth, Gary, Larry, Billy, Wayne, and Larry Scheer. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.


Bakersfield Californian, Monday Nov. 20, 1950:

Schultz, Lucy Alice - Private services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Payne and Son Funeral Home for Lucy Alice Schultz, 80, 1612 Lake St. She died Friday at a local hospital. A native of Ill, she lived in Bakersfield 15 years. Surviving is a son Robert Schultz, San Mateo; four sisters, Mrs. Amanda Delliplaine, Mrs. Mary West, and Mrs. Nettie Brown all of Bakersfield, Mrs. Mattie Bogart, Los Angeles. The Rev. L. D. Krause will conduct the services before interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Services will be private and the family requests no flowers be sent.

SCOTT, Jesse

Bakersfield Californian, January 31, 1996

Jesse James Scott, Sr.

Services: Thurs., Feb. 1, 1:30 p.m.
Services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Thursday, February 1, at 1:30 p.m. for Jesse James Scott, Sr., 89, who passed away January 28, 1996 in Tracy, California. Mr. Scott was born October 10, 1906 in Ashland, Oregon and resided in Kern County since 1930 until six months ago when he moved to Tracy. He was a carpenter by trade for 54 years. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local #743. He is survived by his wife Pearl of Tracy; daughter and son-in-law Nancy Lee and Jim Humphrey of Eureka, Nevada; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Heather Scott of Byron, CA.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and sister Odessa Thornton of Taft. Viewing will be at service time. Greenlawn Mortuary, Funeral Directors


DOB: 06/24/1909 F MISSOURI
Mother: HOUGH
Father: BOWMAN
DOD: 05/19/1987 77 yrs KERN
SS# 573-03-3064

Bakersfield Californian, May 21, 1987
Selden, Mabel Norma - Graveside services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd., Friday, May 22nd, at 2:30 P.M., for Mabel Norma Selden, 77, who passed away May 19th in Bakersfield. Dr. Alan B. Stringfellow will officiate.
Mrs. Selden was born in Lebanon, Missouri and had resided in Kern County since 1937. She was a member of the Evergreen Garden Club of Bakersfield and the Pharmaceutical Auxiliary of Bakersfield.
Survivors include her son, Glenn S. Selden of Upland; daughter, Irene Merkel of Pocatello, Idaho; grandsons, Richard and Robert Merkel of Idaho, Mark and Michael Selden of Claremont; and granddaughter, Renee Merkel of Idaho. Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors.

SELDEN, Sidney

DOB: 02/19/1904 M ILLINOIS
DOD: 12/05/1967 63 yrs KERN
SS# 550-07-5399

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Dec. 7, 1967
Selden, Sidney - Services will be conducted in the Greenlawn Memorial Chapel Friday, at 1:30 p.m. for Sidney Selden, 63, 1305 El Rancho Dr., who died Dec. 5 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. James Patterson, First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Masonic services will be conducted by Libertas Lodge 446, Carl W. Luick, Worshipful Master. Interment will be in the Masonic section of Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Selden was a native of Illinois and had resided in California 55 years and Kern County 30 years. He had been a Pharmacist for 30 years and was the owner-manager of the El Tejon Drug Co. Mr. Selden was a member of Libertas Lodge 446 F&AM, Kern Co. Shrine Club, Al Malaikah Temple, Bakersfield Scottish Rite Bodies, honorary member of Oildale Chapter, Order of DeMolay, member of Civilian international of Bakersfield and a past-president, Pharmaceutical Association of Kern Co. and also vice-president of the Southern California Pharmaceutical Association, Pharmaceutical Institute, State of Calif., Pharmaceutical Association, American Pharmaceutical Association and the Bakersfield Trade Club. Survivors include his widow, Mabel; a son Glenn of the home address; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Merkel and two grandsons, Richard and Robert Merkel, all of Idaho; an a sister Sybil Utts of Ventura. Pallbearers will be pharmacists from the El Tejon Drug Co. William Altmiller, James Barton, David Butler, Robert Horn, Otto Harder, Tom Kilpatrick, Neal McCarter, & Bruce Parker. Memorials may be made to University of the Pacific Pharmacy Building Fund, Dean Ivan Rowland, Stockton, CA or to the Sid Seldon scholarship fund, Auxiliary to the Kern County Pharmaceutical Association, P. O. Box 1020, Bakersfield

SEMAR, Harry

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, Jan. 8, 1949

Semar, Harry Morgan - funeral service for Harry Morgan Semar, Famoso Cafe owner who died Jan 5 on his fifty-fourth birthday will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Jones Chapel, Wasco with the Rev. Ted Mouser officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. A native of Missouri, he is survived by his wife, Geneva Semar; two sons, Glenn and Harlyn Semar, Famoso; three brothers, Lee and Oscar Semar, Bakersfield, Clarence Semar, St. Louis, MO; and four sisters, Mrs. Dave Marler, Mrs. Leola Moors, Mrs. Edith Dragoo and Mrs. Furman Coleman all of St. Louis. The Robert L. Jones Funeral Home, Wasco has charge of arrangements.

SEMAR, Oscar
Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, May 19, 1964

Semar, Oscar William - The Rev. Ted Mouser will officiate at funeral services for Oscar William Semar, 70, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert L. Jones - Wasco funeral Home. Mr. Semar was born in St. Louis, MO, Aug. 29, 1893 and had lived in Kern County 15 years and in California 38 years. He died in a Bakersfield hospital Saturday. For many years he had operated his own cafe. He was a veteran of World War II, having enlisted in 1917 in Miami, Okla. in the Quartermaster Corps. Two brothers survive, Lee and Clarence Semar of Bakersfield; and four sisters, Mrs. Dave Marler, Mrs. Leola Moors, Mrs. Edith Dragoo and Mrs. Furman Coleman, all of St. Louis, MO. Interment will be in Wasco Cemetery.

SHAW, Frances

Bakersfield Californian, Feb. 26, 1993
Frances M. "Honey" Shaw
Services: Mon, March 1,10:30 A.M.
A memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M.' Monday at the Glass and Garden Chapel at Christian Life Center, 5500 Olive Drive for Frances M. "Honey" Shaw, 83, of Bakersfield, who died February 24, 1993. Dr. Wesley Brown and dr. Philip Dodson will officiate.
Honey, born in Bakersfield, graduated from Kern County Union High School, Class of 1927. She taught piano for 50 years and was past president of the Business and Professional Women's Association, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Bakersfield China Painters.
Honey is survived by her husband of 63 years AI" Shaw; twin daughters, Dona Shaw Brown and husband Jerry of Bakersfield and Dana Joyce and husband Bob, also of Bakersfield; sons, Alan Shaw and wife Joyce of Pacifica; and Errol Shaw and wife Judy of Bakersfield; 10 grandchildren, Jack Immel, Jerilyn Lexas, Rick, Tim and Mark Knight, Vicki Azimika, Kristine Shaw, Suzanne Rawles, Angle Robie and Debbie Shaw; 11 great grandchildren; and brothers, Jack Martin and wife Mardell of Newman and Herbert R. Martin and wife Fran of Bakersfield; In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity. There will be no visitation. HOPSON-ANSPACH FAMILY MORTUARY Bakersfield


SHEAFFER WILLIAM HARPER - lived in Ridgecrest
DOB: 09/16/1927 M OHIO
Mother: EGAN
DOD: 10/17/1982 55 yrs LOS ANGELES CO
SS# 217-24-7825

The Daily Independant, Monday, Oct. 18, 1982
Ridgecrest, California

William Sheaffer

William H. "Pappy" Sheaffer died Sunday in Antelope Valley Hospital following a long bout with cancer. Mr. Sheaffer, 54, was a hydraulics technician for Northrup, contractor at the Naval Weapons Center.
A navy veteran, Mr. Sheaffer arrived in the Indian Wells Valley in 1970 and transferred to civil service after ending his military career in 1974. He was born Sept. 16, 1927 in Ohio and traveled worldwide while in the Navy. Mr. Sheaffer was the husband of Anna Sheaffer of the family home, 4044 Johnson, Ridgecrest, and the father of Valerie Payton also of Ridgecrest. Other survivors are his grandson Michael Harper Sheaffer and his granddaughter Anna Lee Payton, both of Ridgecrest and his sister Betty Sheaffer of Tucson.
No services are planned for Mr. Sheaffer, who will be privately cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. He was a member of the fleet reservice.


Bakersfield Californian, Monday, July 14, 1997
Archie Leo Shelburne Sr.
Services: Tues.,July 15, 10 a.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Central Church of Christ, 425 S. H St. In Bakersfield on Tuesday, July 15, at 10 a.m. with Minister Mark Turner officiating. Military committal services and Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. He was an active member of the Central Church of Christ for 24 years and loved his Lord dearly.
Visitation Monday 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Bakersfield Family Funeral Directors


Bakersfield Californian, March 22, 1990

Mae M. Sherman

1912 - 1990
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Mish funeral Home for Mae M. Sherman, 77, who died March 21, 1990. Rev. Phil Neighbors of the Valley Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Sherman was a native of Visalia and had lived here for the past 53 years, having settled in the Fruitvale area in 1937. She enjoyed her flowers and going to the mountains and to be with her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Ed & Donna Sherman of Greenacres, Bob and Jan Sherman of Santa Maria, Jim and Peggy Sherman, Nadine and Wayne Stover and Jack and Vickie Sherman, all of Oildale; her brother Jack and sister-in-law Ruby Whittaker of Modesto; twelve grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Mish funeral Home.


Zilpha Lodene Shockley
Funeral Services Monday 10 a.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the First United Pentecostal Church, 36th & 0 Streets, for Zilpha Lodene Shockley, 81, who died October 20, in a Bakersfield convalescent hospital after a lengthy illness. Rev. Leon Frost will officiate and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Shockley was a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas and had lived here since 1937, She had been a homemaker, loving mother and devoted wife most of her life. And had been the wife of a caring minister husband, the late Rev. Phillip B. Shockley, who pastored in the Los Angeles area in the early "40's", and for 26 years in the Baldwin Park area and then both retired. She had been a long time member of the Pentecostal faith and at the time of her death she was a long time member of the First United Pentecostal Church here in Bakersfield.
She is survived by her son, James P. Shockley of Bakersfield; her brother, Joseph Osborn of Glendora; her two sisters, Lillian Osborn of Hemet and Muriel Kelley of Kamiah, Idaho. Also three grandchildren, Susan Gregg, Ann Monks and Bruce Shockley and four great grandchildren.
Visitations will be from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the MISH FUNERAL HOME-OILDALE

SHURBAN, Katherine

Bakersfield Californian, May 21, 1987

Shurban, Katherine G. - Graveside services were held May 14th at Union Cemetery for Katherine G. Shurban, age 92. She was a former residence of Bakersfield, Modesto and Ventura. Survivors are son Robert Webber; daughters, Betty Thomas of Healdsburg and Roberta Ashcraft of Bakersfield. Sisters Mary Marshall, Ruth Winters and Agnes Qualls. Ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

SIDDELL, Estella

born: 11/16/1875 F NEWYORK
mother: GRAVES
father: MORLEY
died: KERN 06/14/1954
age: 78 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, June 15, 1954
Siddall, Estella - Reverend R. G. Heddon will conduct services at 2 o'clock tomorrow in the Hopson Mortuary for Mrs. Estella Siddall who died yesterday in a local rest home at age 78. Mrs. Siddall was born in New York on November 16, 1875, and had lived in Bakersfield for the past 62 years. She is survived by her son Francis M. Sterling of Bakersfield, a brother Frank Morley also of Bakersfield; and three grandchildren, Frank Sterling, Lucille May Beasley and Emily Thompson all of Bakersfield. She is also survived by three nieces and two nephews. Mrs. Siddall was a charter member of the Panama Grange and a member of the Veterans of foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary. CC Cofahl, B. C. Crow, Peter Rodriguez, A. Sandrini, G. Whiting, and J. Luhman have been chosen as pallbearers. Burial will be in the family plot in Union Cemetery.

SIDDELL, Lawrence

Lawrence Adelbert SIDDALL
DOB: 05/04/1878
DOD: 5 Feb 1945 in Kern Co

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Siddell, Lawrence Adelbert - funeral services for Lawrence Siddell, 66, who died Monday in a local hospital will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Hopson Mortuary with the Reverend John Buus officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Surviving Mr. Siddell are his widow, Mrs. Estella Siddell, Bakersfield; son Francis Sterling; sister Hattie Buzzell, Wisconsin and three grandchildren.

SIEMAN, Robert

Robert Bruce Siemon
Robert Bruce Siemon, born January 15,1958, died February 13, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rob was raised in Bakersfield, attended Roosevelt, Emerson and Bakersfield High Schools.
Rob was an accomplished heliarc welder, working with exotic metals used mainly in manufacturing components for the aerospace industry. He worked in this field in Minneapolis and in the Seattle area from 1977 to 1999. He enjoyed the outdoors, and was especially fond of camping, fishing and hunting.
Rob was preceded in death by his mother. Isobel Fraser Siemon, and is survived by his father and stepmother Dr. Glenn and Gaye Siemon, sister Dr. Leslie Saunders, sister and husband Suzanne and Dr. John Pletcher, brother and wife Jeff and Dawn Siemon, sister Jane Siemon, and nieces and nephews Matthew, Ben and Andrew Saunders, Brad and Clare Pletcher, Jeff, Maile, Kelley and Malia Siemon.
Private memorial services was held in Minneapolis on Friday, February 18. Services will be held in Bakersfield at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 26 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or charity of you choice.

SILVA, Erika

Bakersfield Californian, May 21, 1987

Silva, Erika - Services will be held in the Greenlawn Southwest Chapel, Freeway 99 and Panama Lane, Friday at 1:30 p.m., for Erika Silva, 50, who passed away May 19th in a Bakersfield hospital. Msgr. Maurice Lahey will officiate. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery. Mrs. Silva was born in Kempten, West Germany and had resided in Bakersfield. She was last employed by K-Mart for 7 Ĺ years.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph F. Silva of Bakersfield; daughter, Deborah T. Drake of Oceanside, Calif.; sons, Michael J. Silva of the U.S.M.C. at Okinawa, Steven T. Silva of Germany, and Kevin R. Silva of Bakersfield; mother, Kreszenz Vanoni; sister, Treudal Wiinsch; brother, Richard Vanoni, all of West Germany; four grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Michael J. Silva, Steven T. Silva, Kevin R. Silva, Michael K. Drake, Edward Sebranek, and Joe A. Stephens. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary Funeral Directors � A Golden Rule Funeral Home


Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, March 10, 1965

Slack, Anna Rachel - funeral services will be held in Payne and Sons Chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for Anna Rachel Slack, 83, of 506 G Street, who died in a Bakersfield hospital March 8. The Rev. Carlton Ellis of the Central Southern Baptist Church will officiate. Security Chapter 426 Order Eastern Star will conduct graveside services. Interment will follow in the Haven of Rest section of Union Cemetery. Mrs. Slack, a native of Edwards County, Texas, had resided in Kern County 54 years. She was a member of the Security Chapter 426 Order Eastern Star and the Central Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Jones of Bakersfield; two sons, Delbert of Bakersfield and Elmer N. of Long Beach; a sister, Esther Conus of Texas; a nephew, Homer Keese of Bakersfield; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be rusty Hargis, Shelby Woods, Gene Barber, Walter Sheffield, Joe Pruitt and Harvey Whitten.


Alice Mary Holder Slentz

Services: Wed., Jan. 28, 2 p.m.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery for Alice Mary Slentz, 84. Rev. Phil Neighbors of Valley Baptist church will officiate. Alice Mary Holder was born December 2, 1913, in the Indian Territory near Broken Arrow, OK. She lived in Oklahoma and Texas most of her life. On December 29, 1930 she married Herbert l. Slentz and had celebrated 48 years of marriage. They settled in Oklahoma to raise her five children, one, Gladys Slentz Hall, predeceased her. She always said "She was going to live to be 110 if the good Lord let's her." Well, He took her home at 84. She had been active in supply maintenance for over 27 years at Kern General Hospital. She was very active in her church and was a member of the Sunshine Class and Prayer Chain at Valley Baptist church. She loved camping, fishing and travel. She is survived by four children, Zelma Wright of Del City, OK, Buelah Lasley of big Rapids, MI, Betty Perryman of Oildale, and Eugene Slentz of Arroyo Grande; a son-in-law Jack Hall of Oklahoma City, OK; two brothers Aulden Holder and Robert Holder; a sister, Altie "Dot" O'Flaherty and husband Mike; also 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and had 13 foster children whom she raised and took care of.
Visitation will be from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. at Mish Funeral Home.

SLENTZ, Herbert

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, May 30, 1978

Slentz, Herbert L. - Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Mish funeral Home, Oildale for Herbert L. Slentz, 70, 214 Frances St., who died May 27 in a Bakersfield hospital. the Rev. John F. May of the Oildale First Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Slentz, a native of Indiana lived in Bakersfield 25 years. He was a roustabout for more than 15 years and last worked for Signal Oil Co. He was a member of the Oildale First Baptist Church and worked with the Boy Scouts of America in the Explorer's Program. Survivors include his wife Alice Mary; four daughters, Gladys Hall and Zelma Wright both of Oklahoma City; Buelah Lasley of Big Rapids, MI; and Betty Perryman of Bakersfield; a son Eugene Lavaun Slentz of Bakersfield; two brothers Raymond of Muskogee, Okla. and William of Oklahoma City; two sisters Aletha Long and Juanita Bailey both of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Pallbearers will be Arch Phillyes, Bird Carr, Larry Swett, Ralph Morrow, Lou Brown and Phil Ruthorford. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Harris.

SMITH, Floyd

Bakersfield Californian, Oct. 23, 1993
Floyd E. Smith
"Beloved Dad & Pa'pa"
Graveside services will be held Monday, Oct. 25, 1993 at 11a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park honoring Floyd E. Smith, 68, who passed away Oct. 19, 1993 at his home in Bakersfield. Floyd was a native born resident of Emporia, Kansas, born to his parents Wayde V. and Faye Smith April 13, 1925. The Smith family moved to California in 1936 and settled in Bakersfield, purchasing a home where Wayde and Faye reside today.
Floyd attended East Bakersfield High School and graduated in 1943. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Astoria as a Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class during WWII. He was honorably discharged Dec. 24, 1945.
Floyd was employed as a Baker for 22 years with Golden Crust Bakery until the local business closed. Following retirement he was employed with Pinkerton Security. Floyd enjoyed spending his leisure time with his family & friends. Pastimes 'of hunting, fishing, bowling, and enjoying the outdoors were spent through-out his lifetime "with family and friends. He�s best remembered for his kind & loving heart, wisdom and sparkling blue eyes, all of which is a loss but well remembered by those who love him.
Survivors include his morn and dad, Wayde V. and Faye Smith, sisters Florine Fox and Carol Ann Urner, and brother Gary Smith, all of Bakersfield. Also Floyd's children, Steven F. Smith and Tina D. Sikes, both of Bakersfield and Rex B. Cordell, presently stationed at Barbers Point, Hi., three grandchildren Amy Nicole Smith age 12, Joseph Scott Smith age 8, and Brandon Matthew Sikes, age 8. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Neices, Nephews, Cousins and countless close friends all of whom will miss him dearly.
Honorary Pallbearers will consist of many of Dad's close friends who wish to show their love and respect in this very special way.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 24th from 9AM until 8PM at Hillcrest Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd.

SMITH, Frederick

Bakersfield Californian, Wed., Feb 23, 2000

Frederick Clyde Smith 1940 - 2000

Services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Ln., Thursday, February 24 at 4 p.m. for Frederick C. Smith, 60. who passed away February 19, 2000 in a local hospital. Jerry Kirkland and The Veterans Association of Kern County will officiate.
Born February 12, 1940 in Bakersfield, Ca to Leslie C. & Mary Helen Smith. Fred was a lifelong resident of Bakersfield. He graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1957 and then went on to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps, being honorably discharged in 1963.
He worked his way through college supporting a family and graduated from Cal State Bakersfield with a Bachelor's degree in History in 1974. He then attended graduate school where he earned a teaching credential. Fred went to work for the Panama Union School District in 1976 at Wayne Van Horn Elementary School, teaching fifth grade and coaching sports until 1985. He transferred to Laurelglen Elementary School when it opened in 1985 and taught fourth through sixth grades for six years where he also coached sports. In 1989, after winning the NOR Elementary Boy's Basketball Championship, he took the Laurelglen team to Southern California and the Regional Championship. Fred loved teaching children as well as learning himself. He continued his education in 1993, earned his Master of Arts Degree in Education and Educational Ad-1 ministration. He left the classroom for a time to pursue an administrational career, but returned after three years to work directly with the children. He missed teaching and the fulfillment that it gave to his life. He went back to teaching the sixth grade at Stine Elementary School where he was employed until the time of his death.
Fred enjoyed reading, model building, and his Sunday morning crossword puzzles. He was a fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family in his travel trailer. He loved time with his grandchildren and he was their "Pop". He looked forward, every year, to taking his class to Camp Keep on the coast. He so loved opening up to children new experiences to learn and stir their imaginations. He was a gifted teacher and was able to touch the lives of hundreds of children over his twenty five year career.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and survived by his wife of thirty seven years, Dolores (Dee) Smith; his son, Richard C. Smith and daughter-in-law, Robin; his daughter, Lee Smith and son-in-law, Greg Cogswell; his daughter, Sara Smith, all of Bakersfield. He was also survived by his two sisters, Anne Art of Bakersfield and Ree Schaefer of Eugene, Oregon; brother, Ramon Smith of Junction City, Oregon: and an aunt, Dorothy Jordan of Bakersfield. He left behind eight grandchildren. Ricky, Rachel, Kyle, Ryan, Russell, Emily, Stuart and Elizabeth. His family loved him very much and he will be missed by all. Visitation will begin today, February 23, at 3 p.m.  Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary  Funeral Directors

SMITH, Mildred

Bakersfield Californian, Dec. 19, 1997

Death notice:

Smith, Mildred Ruby - age 82, Bakersfield, Dec. 18. Greenlawn Mortuary.

No obit was found in the Bakersfield, Californian.

SMOUSE, Nadine

Nadine (Werts) Smouse
February 14,1935-
February 16,2000
Nadine (Werts) Smouse was born in Bakersfield, CA and passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2000 in Round Mountain, Nevada after a short illness. She was a long time resident of Bakersfield before moving to Nevada.
Nadine graduated from Bakersfield High School and Bakersfield College. She worked several years at the Kern County Surveyors Office and was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Bakersfield. She also was the Librarian in Round Mountain, Nevada for many years.
Nadine is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ada Werts.
She is survived by her husband, Kelly Smouse and step-son, Gary; a sister, Sara Jane Hoefar and her husband Jesse of Bakersfield: brother, Homer Werts and his wife Patricia of Concord, CA; brother, John Werts and his wife Bonnie of Bakersfield; a niece, Julie Griffith; and a nephew, Larry Werts, both of Bakersfield; also a great niece and 3 great nephews.
Honoring her request, Nadine will be cremated and no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.


Bakersfield Californian, April 21, 1999
Harry Allen Snyder
Services: Friday, April 23, 10 a.m.
Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, April 23,1999,10 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, River Blvd. for Harry Allen Snyder, 82 of Cayucos, CA with Pastor Phil Neighbors of Valley Baptist Church officiating.
He was born Sept. 12,1916 In Drumright, OK. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Gladys, who passed away on March 11, 1987. The son of Leroy A. Snyder and Alma Alcinda Bunner Snyder.
He is survived by two children; his daughter Dee Anne Spurlock who lives in Visalia, CA with her husband Jerry and their daughter Stacie, as well as his son Rick who lives in Cayucos, CA with his wife Toni. Harry served our country in the Army Infantry during World War II as a rifleman; PFC. His early career was in the oil industry as a refinery worker. Later, he and his wife operated a successful office machine business (Snyder's Office Ma-chine Co. later incorporated as Snyder's Business Systems) in Bakersfield from 1948 until 1990.
Visitation will be held Thursday, IO a.m. until 8pm. at Mish Funeral Home-Oildale


Bakersfield Californian, Feb. 26, 1993
Clara Soriano
Services: Mon., March 1, 10 A.M.
Recitation of the Rosary will be held in St. Thomas Catholic Church, 350 E. Bear Mt. Blvd., Arvin, Sunday, February 28 at 7 P.M. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Thomas Catholic Church, Monday, March I at I0 A.M. for Clara Soriano, 55, who passed away February 24, 1993 in Bakersfield. Father Rafael Garcia will officiate and interment will follow in Arvin Public, Cemetery, Vineland Rd, Arvin.
Clara was born May 25, 1937 Bakersfield and had resided in kern County all of her life. She was a bookkeeper for 30 years and was last employed with Zamar Custom Quilting. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Santos and Soledad Soriano and her sister, Rosie Soriano. Survivors include her brothers, Venancio Soriano of Mexicali, Mexico and Jesus Soriano of San Diego; sisters, Soledad "Shirley" Soriano and Mary Lupe Soriano, both of Arvin; nephews, Santos Soriano, Venancio Soriano and Karim Agundez; and nieces, Rosaura Agundez, Jacaranda Agundez and Elisa Soriano.
Visitation will begin Saturday, February 27 at Noon. GREENLAWN SOUTHWEST MORTUARY Funeral Directors


Bakersfield Californian, Friday, May 9, 1986

Steele, Ralph Donald  Services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for Ralph Donald Steele, 64, who passed away May 8th in Bakersfield. The Rev. Bud Frye will officiate and interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Steele, a native of Qualls, Oklahoma, had resided in Kern County since 1943. He was a salesman for 38 years, last employed by Crown BBK Inc. and was formerly employed by the Borden Co. for 31 years. He was a board member of F.M. R. Food Sales Club and a member of Sundale Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Maxine of Bakersfield; brothers, Grant Steele of Coalinga, Joe and Bill Steele, both of Bakersfield, Carl Steele of Norwalk; sister, Clora Lewis of Bakersfield. Casket bearers will be David Bradshaw, Loy Callison, Kenneth Davis, Russ Rohm, James Russell and Ed Hansen. Honorary casket-bearers will be John and Tom Steele, and Kenneth Lewis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Association. Greenlawn Mortuary.

STEPHENS, Lawrence

Bakersfield Californian, July 16, 1983
STEPHENS, Lawrence E. Ed  No services are to be held at his request, for Lawrence E. Ed Stephens of 9131 Rosedale Hwy., who passed away July 14 in Bakersfield. His ashes are to be scattered at Sea. Mr. Stephens was born in Falfurrias, Texas, May 17, 1918. Residing in Bakersfield for 38 years, he had traveled extensively for Coastal Drilling Company was currently employed by Industrial Engine and Electric until his recent illness. He had been a Heavy Duty Mechanic for 38 years. The most happy moments of his life were the 10 years he spent as a Commercial Fisherman with his wife. He was a six year Veteran of W.W. II, serving in the 150th Army Airways Communications System. He is survived by his wife, Millie, of Bakersfield; one daughter, Elaine of Maryland; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren; two sisters, Georgia Fellows of Fresno and Phyllis Cantrell of Colorado. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Ed's honor. Greenlawn Mortuary.


Bakersfield Californian, May 21, 1987

Lloyd Milford Stewart - 1906-1990  U.S. Air Force retired Lloyd Milford Stewart, 83, died July 13th in a Bakersfield Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10a.m. in the Mish Funeral Home and burial will be in the Union Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the Associated Veterans of Kern County with Ned Chaffin as the Chaplain, LaVaughn Newcomb as the Commander and with Rev. Ted Hartman of St. Johns Lutheran Church. Mr. Stewart was a native of Burchard, Nebraska, and had lived in Bakersfield since 1959. He was a Career Military man and served in World War II and the Korean Conflict and was a full Master Sergeant at his retirement. He was a life member of the D.A.V. Chapter 20, a life member of the V.F. W. Post 148, the American Legion and the N.O.T.R. No. 159. He also enjoyed square dancing. He is survived by his beloved wife Thelma A. Stewart of Bakersfield; his loving children Monica Janelle and John E. Gilli of Bakersfield; his two sisters, Mattie Cary and Mildred Brandt; his devoted grandchildren, Lena, Kendrick, John S. and Elizabeth and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. at Mish Funeral Home.

STEWART, Mary Ellen

Kern Co. Deaths Document # 1997002341

Mary Ellen Stewart
SS# 564-28-4915
date and place of birth: July 7, 1926; OK
date and place of death: July 19, 1997; San Joaquin Hospital, Bakersfield, CA
Education: 12 years completed
Occupation: homemaker x 53 years
Years in Kern Co: 55 In CA: not stated
Usual address: 228 Easter Street, Bakersfield CA 93307
Name and birthplace of father: Joseph H. Wright; TX
Name and birthplace of mother: Willie Mae Davidson; TX
Informant: Shirley A. Walker - daughter, 13119 Brimhall Rd, Bakersfield, Ca 93312
Cause of death: Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Due to: Autoimmune Neurotologic disorder x 2 years
Other significant factors: Rheumatoid arthritis x 5 years; Diabetes mellitus
Disposition: burial, July 23, 1997; Hillcrest Memorial Park
Signed: William Bezdak, MD

Mary 'Ellen' Stewart
Services: Wed., July 23, 10am

Services will be held at Hope Christian Center, 201 Brundage Lane, Wed, July 23 at 10:00 a.m. for Mary 'Ellen' Stewart, 71, who passed away July 19, 1997, in Bakersfield, CA. Pastors J. D. Hardy and Vernon Carr will officiate. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd.

Ellen was born July 9, 1926, in Marlowe, OK and resided in Kern County for 55 years. She was preceded in death by her father Joseph in 1948 and her beloved husband Wesley in 1996.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Shirley and Vernon Walker; daughters Linda McCormick, Sandy Foster, and Kay Wright; son and daughter-in-law Bill and Diane Stewart all of Bakersfield. 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; mother Willie Mae Wooldridge; brother Jim Wright; and sisters Dorene Kidwell, Beverly Seta, and Wanda Moody all of Bakersfield.

Ellen was the tenor singer of The Stewart Family Gospel Group, where she sang with her family on the Glory Jamboree television program every Sunday morning. She was a loving and devoted mother. She was a Mema to her grandkids. Her ever present voice will be dearly missed. Our worldly loss is now heaven's gain.

The family wishes to say a special thank-you to the San Joaquin Hospital 5th floor and ICU staff for their loving care of mom. Casketbearers will be her grandsons. Visitation begins this morning at 9 a.m.
Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors

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Kern Co. Death, Book 280, Page 62:
Wesley King Stewart
Date and place of birth: Aug. 24, 1920; Oklahoma
Date and place of death: May 31, 1996; Memorial Hospital, Kern Co., CA
SS#: 526-16-4114
Usual address: 228 Easter Street, Bakersfield, CA
Name and birthplace of father: Harry L. Stewart; Minnesota
Name and birthplace of mother: Hattie J. Corley; Oklahoma
Occupation: Used Car Dealer x 22 years
Last place of occupation: Owner-operator
Years in Kern: 56
Informant: Mary Ellen Wright Stewart - wife

228 Easter Street

Bakersfield, CA 93307
Disposition: burial; Hillcrest Memorial Park; Greenlawn Mortuary
Cause of death: Cardio Pulmonary arrest - mins
Due to: Gran negative sepsis - weeks
Due to: Adenocarcinoma - months
Other significant factors: none
Operations: total gastrectomy, May 10, 1996
Attending physician: Robert Laughlin, MD
from: April 15, 1992 to May 31, 1996

Bakersfield Californian, June 2, 1996
Wesley "Wes" King Stewart
Services: Tuesday, June 4, 1 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Hope Christian Center Church, 201 East Brundage' Ln., Tuesday, June 4, 1996, at 1:00 p.m., for Wesley "Wes" Stewart, 75, who passed away May 31, 1996, in Bakersfield. Pastor Vernon Carr will officiate, and interment will follow in the Sunrise Lawn Section at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. Mr. Stewart, was born August 24, 1920, in Marlowe, OK, and had resided in Kern County for 56 years. He was the owner and operator of West-Stewart Used Car Lot for 22 years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was a member of Hope Christian Center Church, past member of the VFW, coordinator for the CB Radio Assoc., for the MS Telethon for 4 years. Wes, along with his family had The Stewart Family Gospel Singing Group. From 1990-1994 they did the Glory Jamboree television program every Sunday morning. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Ellen; son, Bill Stewart and wife Diane; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Vernon Walker; daughters, Linda McCormick and Sandy Foster, all of Bakersfield; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-, grandchildren; sisters, Lola Strowd and Mable Smith also of Bakersfield; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends. Casketbearers will be his grandsons, Randy and Bobby McCormick, Bryan Walker, Jeffrey and Ricky Foster and Jason Stewart. Honorary casketbearers will be Chuck Baker, Tom Lessley, Jim Smith, Smokey Ward, Earl Wilson, Marvin Rawls, Jack Vessley, and Jerry Apple. Visitation will begin today at 12:00 noon.


Valley Independent, Thursday, June 16, 1966
Funeral Services Scheduled Today for Carl Stibs Funeral services for Carl Edward Stibs, 71, will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Ridgecrest. Stibs died last Saturday at the Ridgecrest Community Hospital. He had been a Ridgecrest resident since 1958 and prior to moving here had lived in Randsburg for a number of years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Stibs and one son, Edward, who is serving with the Navy in the Philippines, but will be home for the funeral. He also leaves two brothers, Laurence and Daniel Stibs and a sister Mrs. Frank Kirchmeir, all of Prentice, Wisc. as well as another sister, Mrs. Marcus Reidel of Fort Atkinson, Wisc. The Rev. Paul Neipp will officiate at the funeral, which will be followed by interment at Desert Memorial Park Cemetery. Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

STINSON, Benjamin

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, February 22, 1966

Stinson, Benjamin Franklin - Services will be conducted in the Greenlawn Mortuary Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for Benjamin Franklin Stinson, 79, of 2412 San Emidio who died February 20 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Reverend John Lavender, minister of First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill section of Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Stinson, a native of Texas, had resided in Kern County 46 years. He had operated Stinson's Stationery Store, served on the Bakersfield Board of Education for 20 years, the Bakersfield Recreation Commission for 17 years and the Kern County Recreation Commission for 15 years. He also belonged to the Bakersfield Kiwanis Club, the East Bakersfield Progressive Club and had served on the Kern County School Board and the Kern County School Redistricting Committee. He is survived by his widow, Sarah F. Stinson; a daughter Elva Mae Campbell of Bakersfield; four sons, Ben F. Stinson, Jr., Ray C., and Charles T. Stinson all of Bakersfield and Dr. J. Robert Stinson of Virginia; a brother Jack Stinson of Kelseyville; a sister Mrs. Nettie Valentine of Sonoma, and 6 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J.P. Woodward, Elmer Karpe, Ken Rich, Harold Mumford, D.M. Mills and Ernest Hunter.

From "Who's Who in Kern County, 1939" (pub. by Wilson & Peterson, 1940)

STINSON, Ben F. Parents, John Wesley and Eva (Harrison) Stinson. Born, Ft. Worth, Texas, Aug. 26, 1887. Married, Frances Jane Clack, Nov. 25, 1909. Children: Eva Mae, Ben F. Jr., Racy C., James Robert, Charles Thomas. Educated, Public schools of Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Occupation: Salesman, Hubbard's Garage, Bakersfield. He came to Kern County in Februrary, 1920, and was in the grocery business from that date until 1935 when he went with Hubbard's Garage where he is still active. He has taken a leading part in community and civic work and has been a member of the Bakersfield City Board of Education since 1923, serving as chairman of the Board in 1933-34-35 and again in 1938-39. He is a member of the Kern county School Trustees Association, and President in 1940. He was Troop Chairman, Troop No. 12, B. S. A., 1928-32. Member: Kiwanis Club of Bakersfield of which is a past president, 1929, and past Division Governor, 1931; Bakersfield and Kern County Recreation Commission, since 1932. Address: Business, 2229 Chester avenue, 'phone 7020; residence, 2412 San Emidio street, Bakersfield, Calif.


Bakersfield Californian, Monday, December 4, 1967

Stinson, Sarah (Sallie) Frances - Services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel tomorrow at 3 p.m. for Sarah (Sallie) Frances Stinson, 83, 2412 San Emidio St., who died Saturday in a Bakersfield hospital the Reverend Dr. B. C. Barrett and the Reverend Alan Stringfellow will officiate and interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Stinson was a native of Texas and had resided in Kern County 48 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess, Bakersfield Garden Club, and Central Valley Dahlia Society. In earlier years she was a member of Women's Club of Bakersfield. She was active in PTA work in William Penn, Lowell, Emerson, & Bakersfield High School; a member 6 years of the Southern California Baptist Convention Board and for 10 years a member of the board of Women's Baptist Mission Society of Southern California. She has worked continuously in Women's Baptist Mission Society in different offices, serving as president from 1927 to 1930. She also served as Superintendent of the beginner's dept. of First Baptist church for 20 years. Survivors include a daughter, Elva Mae Campbell of Bakersfield; four sons, Ben F., Jr., Ray C., and Charles T. all of Bakersfield, and Dr. J. Robert of Denver, Colo; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Jacks and Mrs. Minnie Beck, both of Bakersfield and 6 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J.P. Woodward, Harold Mumford, Elmer Karpe, Carlton Minner, C. E. Blacklock and F. Pat Edmondson.

STOLLER, William

Bakersfield Californian, October 20, 1994
Services: Friday, Oct. 21, 1:30 p.m.

Services for William H. Stoller, 90 years of age, will be held at Grace Reformed Church, 420 Columbus Ave., Bakersfield, on Friday, October 21, 1994 at 1:30 p.m. The Reverend Lloyd Gross will officiate. Mr. Stoller passed away October 17, 1994 in Bakersfield.
Mr. Stoller, a descendant of the Black Sea German Colonizers, and the son of Dakota Territory homesteaders, was born August 18, 1904 to Heinrich and Katherine (Reich) near Lesterville, South Dakota. He attended school in Lesterville and in Minneapolis. He married Edna Whidenbach of Lesterville on May 19, 1929 in Scotland, South Dakota. William and Edna left the farm and moved to Shafter, California. In 1935, where he managed and later became part owner of the Home Appliance Co. and Central Market. In 1953, he sold the stores in Shafter and moved to Bakersfield and farmed with his brothers near Wheeler Ridge until 1972. In 1968, they moved to Terra Bella, California, where he farmed until 1992 when he decided to finally put his shovel down and moved back to Bakersfield.
He was active in the reformed Church most of his life and his church views and suggestions were actively sought. He liked hunting and fishing and will be remembered for his generosity and the advice he gave to his many friends and relatives.
Mr. Stoller is survived by his wife, Edna of 65 years; sons, Willard and Glen of Bakersfield and Curtis of San Clemente; and also daughter, Elaine Notley of Terra Bella. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Rick Notley, Greg Notley, Diane Helbert, Denise Doyel, Jeff Stoller, Craig Stoller, Keith Stoller, Wayne Stoller, Holly Stoller and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Greenlawn Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Bakersfield. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park will follow the services.


Bakersfield Californian, March 22, 1990

Stout, Ruth Lucille - Graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd., Friday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m. for Ruth Lucille Stout, 72, who passed away March 21, 1990 in a Bakersfield hospital. Mrs. Stout was born March 9, 1918 in Marianette, Wisconsin and had resided in Kern County for 40 years. She had been in communications for 23 years being employed last by Frame Telephone Exchange as office manager. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Ellen Stout; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Phillip Lemaster and Merrilyn and Gene Halverson, all of Bakersfield and seven grandsons. Visitation begins today at 10:00 a.m. Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors.


born: 08/27/1907 F OKLAHOMA
mother: BAILEY
father: MORSE
died: KERN 05/06/1986
SS# 571-10-6628
aged: 78yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, May 19, 1986
Swank, Edna l - Services will be held Saturday, May 1- at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel for Edna Lee Swank, 78, who passed away May 6 in Bakersfield. Ned Chaffin of the V. F. W. Post #1468 will officiate. Soloist will be Isabell Provensal. Mrs. Swank was born August 27, 1907, in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. She lived in Bakersfield for over 54 years with her husband, Willie, who preceded her in death in 1979. Mrs. Swank was a member of V.F.W. Pvt. Harold Brown Auxiliary Post #468 since 1967. She served as president from 1979-80. She was a life member of National Home V.F.W. She was a member of the Navy Mothers since 1952 and served as Commander two times. She was a member of the Cootitties and served as Chief Gray Belt. She was a life member of the Pioneer Drive P.T.A. and she joined the Baptist church in 1923 in Glendale, Arizona. she is survived by three sons, William Edward Swank of Santa Ana, Richard Earl Swank of Bakersfield and Donald Lee Swank of Galt; two daughters, Etta Mae Lynch of Bakersfield and Norma Jean Johnson of Bakersfield; a granddaughter she raised, Dawneve Denise Swank; 16 other wonderful grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Artie Richardson of Arkansas; numerous nieces; nephews; sister-in-laws, brothers-in-law and a host of friends. Visitation is scheduled in Hillcrest Mortuary Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.


Bakersfield Californian, August 4, 1983

Sylvester, Randall H.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in The Hopson Mortuary Chapel for Randall H. Sylvester, 85, of Bakersfield, who died August 2. Private interment will follow. Mr. Sylvester, a native of San Francisco, was an auto dealer 14 years, and was a member of the Security Masonic Lodge #581 over 50 years and a member of the Hotel and Restaurant Employee's & Bartender's Union Local #550. He is survived by his daughters, Norma Jean of Philadelphia, Venita Lee of Honolulu and a sister, Bernice Arnot of Pebble Beach. The Hopson Mortuary.