Obituaries - W

WALCK, Juanita

birthdate: 02/07/1904 F OKLAHOMA
mother's maiden: SPEAKS
father: FOWLER
date of death: 10/07/1985 81 yrs KERN CO
SS# 548-56-1263

Bakersfield Californian Oct 10, 1985
Walck, Juanita Janeva - services will be held in Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel Friday, October 11 at 3 p.m. for Juanita Janeva Walck, 82, who died October 7 in Bakersfield. Rev. Bob Winters of the Revival Tabernacle in Lamont will officiate. Mrs. Walck was born February 7, 1904, in Talihina, Okla. Survivors include her nephews, Albert Fowler of Lamont, Claud Fowler of Visalia, Melvin Fowler of Bakersfield and John Fowler of Bakersfield; nieces Gerry Williams of Bakersfield, May Manning of Bakersfield, Cathy Cozbey of Bakersfield, Doris Foster of Bakersfield and Shirley Bishop of Lamont; sisters-in-law, Minnie Fowler of Lamont and Cora Fowler of Bakersfield; and many great-nieces and nephews and friends. Visitation will be held today from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Arrangements under Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.


Homer Leroy Walker, Jr.
Services: August 21, 2 p.m.
A Memorial Services will be held August 21 at 3 p.m. at Mish Funeral Home for Homer Leroy Walker, Jr. who passed away August 11. Rev. Bud Frye will officiate.
Homer was born November 19, 1918 in 3iitler, Pennsylvania. He has resided in California for 41 years and in Bakersfield since 1960. He was a salesman for Swift & Co. Ice Cream Division for several years before becoming a maintenance engineer for the State of California, Dept. of Water Resources. Homer retired in 1985. He was a member of American Legion Post 682, a Mason of Lodge 415 Pulaski, N.Y., Scottish Rite Lodge, Council, Chapter Consistory of Valley of Syracuse, N. Y. and a veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean E. Walker of Bakersfield; daughters, Ethel Evans of Spencer, W. Virginia, Jayne Riplog; son, Homer Walker III of Bakersfield; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jane McCutcheon of Hanford.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kern County Chapter or Crippled Children's Society of Bakersfield.


Bakersfield Californian, March 20, 1997  C. Ed Warren,

Services: Thurs., Mar. 20, 2 p.m.
Memorial services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. in Mish Funeral Home. The East Bakersfield Veterans of Foreign Wars will officiate and military rites will be by the Associated Veterans of Kern County.
Centurian Memorial Society


Bakersfield Californian, August 4, 1983

Washman, Lyall John - Graveside services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd., Friday at 9:30 a.m. for Lyall John Washman, 53, of Bakersfield, who passed away August 2 in a Bakersfield hospital. Captain Bill Collup, Kern County fire Department chaplain will officiate. Mr. Washman, a native of Los Angeles had resided in Kern County for 40 years. He had been a Fireman for 31 years and was last employed by the Kern County Fire Department. He was a member of the Footprinters International, the Masonic Lodge Caledonia Chapter #486, California Fire Chiefs and the Cattlemans Association. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; daughters, Janet Dean and Chris Powers, all of Bakersfield; brother, Elmer Washman of Auburn; sister, Mable Krieb of Temple city; and three grandchildren. Greenlawn Mortuary.


From the CA Death Index:
born: 08/27/1926 MO
died Kern 08/30/1985 age: 59

Death Notice:
Fred Thomas Weadon, Jr. 59, Aug. 30. Mish Funeral Home-Oildale

No obit was found for above.

WEADON, Dorthea

From the CA Death Index:
born: 09/18/1926 WA
mother: LEAZOTT
father: WATSON
Died: Kern 03/12/1997 570-26-5712

Dorothea Cylene Weadon Services: Sat., March 22, 11:00,a,m.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 22. 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at Westside Church of Christ at 7300 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA for Dorothea Cylene Weadon, 70, who passed away March 12. 1997. Willie Sanchez will officiate. Father Bill Easterling will offer the eulogy.
Dorothy was born on September 18, 1926 in Shelton, WA. She was employed by Vests Drugs for 10 years and the Bakersfield Lodge for 3 years. As "Grandma and Aunt Dorothy." she touched many lives and will be remembered for her loving generosity to all.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred Weadon; brother Ellis Pomeroy and sister Pat Marin; brother-in-law, John Bachman.
She is survived by her brothers, John Pomeroy and Bob Watson; sister-in-law Dorothy Pomeroy; sister Betty Marie Bachman; daughter Mickey Olive and her husband Doug; son, Bill I. Miller; grandchildren, Tanya Snyder and her husband Jeff; Mike and Steven Olive, Kimberly Carter and 9 great grandchildren.
The family appreciates Dr. Arun Keni and his family for their compassion and friendship. A special thank you to Lib and Pat Shearer for the many years of love and caring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the name of Dorothy Weadon Memorial Fund and sent to R. Thompson, 7309 Jolynn St., Bakersfield, CA 93308.
Mish Funeral Home

WEARNE, Tressie

WEARNE, Tressie - d. July 5, 1984
b. 24 Jun 1902, SS# 548-01-0847, last residence - Bakersfield, Kern County.

Bakersfield Californian, July 7, 1984
Death Notice: Tressie Wearne, 82, Bakersfield, July 5. Greenlawn Mortuary

No obituary located: Bakersfield Californian - July 5 - 12, 1984

WEBB, George

born: 07/06/1910 M KENTUCKY
mother: ROACH
died: KERN 04/11/1991
age: 80 yrs
Bakersfield Californian, April 13, 1991:
Webb, George Fate, 80, Bakersfield, April 11, Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary

WEBB, Lillian

born: 08/17/1909 F OKLAHOMA
mother: COLE
father: MCDOUGAL
died: KERN 06/28/1991
age: 81 yrs
Bakersfield Californian, June 30, 1991:
Webb, Lillian Lucile, 81, Bakersfield, June 28, Greenlawn Mortuary


Bakersfield Californian, January 22, 1992
Werts, Ada Matilda 1911-1992

Graveside funeral services will be held TODAY, Wed., at 3 p.m. in Union Cemetery for Ada Matilda Werts, 80, who died Jan. 20 in a Bakersfield Convalescent Hospital after a long illness. Rev. Tom Shelly of Emmanuel Lutheran Church will officiate.

She and her husband, John S. Werts, owned and operated their own grocery store on Washington Ave. in Oildale for over 30 years. She received her Real Estate license when she was 72 years old. She is a member of the United Order of Druids, Circle number 107, Bakersfield Chapter 56. Was a Past Arch Druidess and member for over 50 years. Was a member of Pocahontas Order No. 215.

She is survived by her beloved husband, John S. Werts; her children, Homer and Pat Werts of Concord, John Jr., Bonnie Werts of Bakersfield; Nadine Kelly Smouse of Nevada and Sara Jane and Jesse Hoefer of Bakersfield; also 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitations will be 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Mish Funeral Home 399-9391

WERTS, Grace

From the CA DEath Index:

b. 01/22/1887 - CA
d. 15 Kern County - 01/12/1963 - age: 75
Requested by: Robert and Kay Seeger

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1963

WERTS, Grace Irene - Funeral services will be held in Payne and Sons chapel, Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Grace Irene WERTS, 75, of 619 Woodrow Ave. Oildale, who died at home Jan. 12. The Reverend Dr. J. Wesley Farr of First Methodist church will officiate and private cremation will follow at Bakersfield Memorial Park. She was a native of Canada and resided in Calif. and Kern Co. for 50 years. She was a member of the Sisque Historical Association, Salmon Historical Association and an honorary deputy sheriff. Survivors include her husband, Homer L. WERTS. one son, John S. WERTS of Oildale; one sister, Nellie SMITH of Sacramento. Payne and Sons Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Death Certificate; Book 90, Page 331
Grace Irene Werts
Died Jan 12, 1963 4:55 p.m.
white, female
Born: Canada, Jan. 22, 1887
age: 75 years
Name and birthplace of father: John H. Howard, New York
Name and birthplace of mother: Myra Sherman, Canada
Citizen of: USA
SS#: 553-46-4252
Occupation: housewife, 48 years
Present spouse: Homer L. Werts
Present or last occupation of spouse: Merchant
Place of death: residence, 619 Woodrow Ave., Oildale, Kern Co. CA
length of stay in Kern: 50 years in Calif: 50 years
Informant: John s. Werts, 701 Woodrow Ave., Oildale, CA
Cremation: Jan. 16, 1963; Bakersfield Memorial Park, Payne & Sons
Cause of death: Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
Due to: ASHD with old Posterior Infarct
Signed by: Coroner

WERTS, Homer

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1968

WERTS, Homer L. - Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Payne and Sons Chapel for Homer L. WERTS, 80, of 619 Woodrow, Oildale, who died Sunday in a Bakersfield Hospital. Bakersfield Eagles Lodge, Aerie 93, Kenneth Calloway, Chaplain and Howard Green, Worthy president will officiate and interment will follow at Union Cemetery. A native of Mendon, Ohio, Mr. Werts had resided in Kern County and CA for 56 years. He had operated a general merchandise store in this area for 15 years and was a member of the Bakersfield Eagles Lodge, Aerie 93. Survivors include his son John of Oildale; two grandsons, Homer Werts of Phoenix, Ariz. and John S. Werts of Oildale; two granddaughters Nadine Grace Orr of Reno and Sara Jane Hoefor of Oildale; and 2 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J. W. McKerall, Frank Mignot, Floyd Thurston, W.W. Adkisson, Dick Buller and Sam Ming.

WESTBROOK, James Hardy

Westbrook, Joseph Hardy
Born: Sep 21, 1893
Death Place: Kern County, California Shafter
Death Date: Jan 7, 1949

Shafter Press Tuesday Jan. 11, 1949
Westbrook, 22 Year Resident of Shafter, Succumbs

Services were held yesterday afternoon at Flickinger-Janzen Mortuary for Joseph Hardy Westbrook who succumbed Friday at the age of 55. Westbrook, a farmer, resided in Shafter over 22 years and was known by all old-timers here. He resided with his family at 309 Marengo in Shafter. Survivors are his wife Esther L. Westbrook and three sons, Walter W., Joseph H., Jr., and Harold Eddie Westbrook all of Shafter. Services were conducted by Elder Richard Monrow. Burial was in Shafter Cemetery Westbrook was born Sept. 21, 1893 in Detroit, Texas. Other relatives include two brothers, Sam W. Westbrook and Wylie Westbrook both of Shafter and four sisters Mrs. Allie Goodman, Wasco; Mrs. Dora Rodgers, Shafter; Lizzie Cody, Ringold, Okla.; and Mrs. Ella Gordon, Indianola, Okla. Pallbearers were Robert Mixon, Mason Alexander, B.O. Bird, E.G. Mann, Bud Connell and Floyd Whithead. Arrangements were handled by Flickenger-Janzen Mortuary.

WESTBROOK, James Madison

Westbrook, James Madison
Born: Sep 8, 1882
Death Place: Kern County, California Shafter
Death Date: Sep 17, 1947

Shafter Press, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1947
Last Rites Are Held Here for James Westbrook

Services for James Madison Westbrook were held in the Janzen Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 1947, with the Rev. Sam Welcoxon officiating. Mr. Westbrook was 65. Westbrook, who was a long time resident on Shafter passed away at his home last Wednesday, Sept. 17. His home was located at 149 Orange St. Born in Texas on Sept. 3, 1882. Westbrooks occupation was farming. He came to Shafter 16 years ago and was a retired farmer at the time of his death. Westbrook is survived by his wife Clemie Westbrook of Shafter, one son James W. Westbrook of Wasco; one stepson, Charles Kilgore of Shafter; three daughters, Jonnie Derotha Westbrook of Shafter; Ida Hopper of Texas and Opal Sholar of Los Angeles. Also surviving him are 4 grandchildren, Novella, Waylan and Rona Kay Kilgore all of Shafter and Jimmie Myrick of Marysville, CA; four brothers, Sam, Hardy, and Wiley Westbrook, all of Shafter and Henry Westbrook of Okla.; four sisters, Dora Rodgers of Shafter; Allie Goodman of Wasco; Ella Goodman and Lizzie Cody both of Okla. Burial was in the Shafter Cemetery.


Westbrook, Samuel Walter
Born: Oct 10, 1884
Death Place: Kern County, California Shafter
Death Date: Oct 19, 1957

Shafter Press Thursday Oct 24, 1957
Final Rites for Early Shafterite

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Armstrong Mortuary for Samuel Walter Westbrook, 73, of 30785 Elliott Dr., who died here Oct. 19. Rev. Sam Wilcoxon of the First Southern Baptist church officiated. Burial was in the Shafter Cemetery. Mr. Westbrook was a pioneer Shafter farmer and one of the early cotton growers in the Rio Bravo area. Survivors include the widow Callie, a son Oliver, a brother John W. and a sister, Mrs. Ella Gordon.


Westbrook, Vada G
Born: Aug 3, 1894
Death Place: Kern County, California Shafter
Death Date: May 7, 1979

Shafter Press Wed., May 16, 1979

Vada G. Westbrook - Services were held at the Mish Funeral Home-Oildale for Vada G. Westbrook, 84, of 3917 Woodlane, who died May 7 in a Bakersfield hospital after a long illness. Brother Jim Trimmer of Central Church of Christ officiated and interment followed in Shafter Memorial Park. Mrs. Westbrook was a native of Alba, Texas and had lived in Kern County since 1923. She moved from Texas to Okla. when she was a young woman, then moved to Calif. where she worked for Camp-Roberts farms and during the war she worked for Kern County Land Co. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a 30 year member of the Shafter American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter Mary Elizabeth Holland of Bakersfield, a brother, Robert Leon Gibson of Santa Ana, a sister Zoe Bauder of Ontario, Ore. 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Walter Watson Westbrook died here Sep. 13, 1939

Shafter Press, Thursday, September 14, 1939
Walter Westbrook Taken By Death Yesterday

Walter W. Westbrook, 85, died last evening at 6:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Rogers. Although he had been ill for some tine, death was unexpected. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Janzen Chapel. The Rev. W. C. Harrison, minister of the Wasco Church of Christ will officiate and interment will be in Shafter Cemetery. Westbrook, who had been a resident of Shafter for the past 13 years, is survived by five sons, Henry and Wiley of Wright City, Oklahoma, and Hardie, Jim, & Sam of Shafter; four daughters, Ella Gordon of Indiahomo, Oklahoma, Lizzie Cody of Ringold, Oklahoma, Mrs. Allie Myrick and Mrs. Dora Rogers of Shafter; 30 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.


born: 05/18/1906 F CALIFORNIA
mother: TOMLIN
father: ELY
died: KERN 02/11/1997
SS# 545-03-6585
age: 90 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, February 12, 1997

Westphal, Bernice Nadine, 90, Bakersfield, Feb. 11, Mish Funeral Home.


WHISTON, Herbert Leonard;
Born 12/20/1891 Washington County Ohio;
Died 02/23/1955 Bakersfield, Kern County,California

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, February 25, 1955

Whiston, Herbert Leonard - Funeral services will be conducted in Greenlawn Chapel at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow for Herbert Leonard Whiston, 63, 401 Balsam Avenue who died in his home Feb. 23. Dr. B. C. Barrett will officiate.
Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The deceased was a native of Williamstown, W. VA and had resided in Bakersfield since 1928. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was Vice President of the Alta Knolls Oil Co. Inc; member of Coalinga Lodge F & AM Al Malikah Temple, Los Angeles; Bakersfield Shrine Club; Elks Club; and was a charter member of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles. Survivors include his widow Mabel Whiston, Bakersfield; two sons Herbert Leonard Whiston, Jr., Bakersfield, Kenneth Whiston, Iowa; a daughter, Mrs. LaFonda Orland, Los Angeles; brother Raleigh Whiston, Los Angeles; grandchildren, Leonard Whiston III and Linda Whiston both of Bakersfield, and Melvina Riley Delores Whiston of Los Angeles. Masons will be active pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Tracy Gorham, Willard Johns, Harold Binnell, Ernest Brown, Fred Metzger, Bert Doughty, Robert Henry, H. T. Graham, Ray Fellows, Herbert Wheelhouse and J. A. Kleindienst.


Dollie L. (Coulter) Whitlow
b: 31 Jan 1925 - Iowa
d: 5 May 1982 - Tehachapi, Kern Co. CA.
buried: Eastside Cem., Tehachapi, CA.

Tehachapi News, Wednesday, May 12, 1982

Dollie Whitlow - Services were conducted Saturday morning in the Chapel of J. W. Sams and sons Funeral Home for Dollie Whitlow, 57, who died May 5.
The Rev. Olin Collins officiated. Interment was in Tehachapi Eastside Cemetery. Mrs. Whitlow was born in Muscatine, Iowa where she married Peter Whitlow on Nov. 23, 1940. She was a California resident for 22 years and had lived the past 4 years in Tehachapi. Survivors include her husband of Tehachapi; son Joe of Tehachapi; daughters Patricia Harrison of Ozark, Missouri, Phyllis Fisher of Tehachapi, Sheri Simmons of Lakewood, Donna Whitlow of Long Beach, Mona Bratcher of Tehachapi; brothers Leonard and Lester Coulter of Muscatine; sisters Nettie Harmon and Myrtle Van Esp of Muscatine and Grace Bair of Davenport, Iowa; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Casket bearers were Fred Overman, Terry Livingston, Terry Harrison, Randi Harrison, Bill Owens, Jim Parker, Don Cooley and Jack Hallum.


Bakersfield Californian, Feb. 26, 1993
A.D. "Red" Whitmore
Services: Sat., Feb. 27, 10:30 A.M.
Services will be held at Greenlawn Southwest for Red Whitmore,76, who passed away Feb. 25 in a Bakersfield hospital. Reverend Milt Cole of Fruitvale Community Church will officiate.
"Red was born July 10, 1916 in Murphy, North Carolina but claimed Georgia as his home. He moved to California in 1937.
Red worked for Superior Oil Co. for 39 years, retiring as Production Superintendent April 30, 1978. He enjoyed working in his garden, camping, fishing, and all the good times with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James Gordon Whitmore, mother, Bethanie Poteete Whitmore, and brother R.E. Whitmore. He is survived by Elynn Marie, his wife of 51 years; children Bob & Sue Whitmore, Bill & Diane Whitmore, James & Susie Minyard, Pat & Nancy Nickolls; grandchildren David & Trina, Craig, Jenny, Joshua, Dawn, Sam, Katie, Kelly, Mark & Laura; great-grandchildren, Joseph, William, & Mark Christian. Also survived by brothers & sisters Alice & Calvin, Buck & Randy, Jack & Mabel, L.G. & Delores, Jewell & Lois, Venita & Ivan, Louise & Bobby, Elynn's sisters, Effie & Bev; and many nephews, nieces, cousins & friends. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Love Inc., P.O. Box 10082, Bakersfield CA 93389. Visitation is Friday, Feb. 26, 12-9 p.m.

WIENS, Harold

Wiens, Harold Wesley
DOB: 12/09/1919 CA
Mother: Klingenberg
DOD: 09/08/1983

Shafter Press, Wednesday, Sep. 14, 1983

Harold Wiens - Services were held Monday in the Mennonite Brethren Church, Shafter, for Harold Wesley Wiens, 63, who died of a n unexpected heart attack Thursday, Sep. 8. Rev. Harry Harder and Rev. Henry Dick officiated and interment followed in the Shafter Memorial park. Mr. Wiens was born in Bakersfield and had resided in Shafter 41 years with his wife Rosie (Unruh) Wiens. In 1952 he opened Shafco Plumbing and Electric, a business which he carried on for 31 years. He also farmed the J. E. Unruh homestead until his death. He was an active member of the Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church where he served as a member of the Board of Trustees and took care of the public address system for more than 25 years. In 1942 he joined the Army Air Force as an aircraft mechanic and inspector. Mr. Wiens was also a member of the North kern Aviation Club. A Harold Wiens memorial Fund for the Physically and Emotionally Handicapped has been established and donations may be made in care of the Mennonite Brethren Church, Shafter. Pallbearers were Del Robnett, Art Penner, Oscar Bergman, Jake Berger, Don Klingenberg, and Lee Bergman. Honorary Pallbearers were Gar Frantz, Eileen Heiter, Tim Jackson, Karrie Melero, Joe Munoz, Harvey Neuman, Iris Sauermilch, and Richard Selwick, all employees of Shafco. Survivors include Rosie, his wife; two sons, Rod and wife Karen of Shafter, Gordon and wife LeAnna of Fresno; 3 grandchildren, Michelle, Elena and Matthew; and one sister, Louise Regehr and husband Pete of Brea, CA


born: 04/11/1884 M ARKANSAS
mother: MORLAND
died: KERN 12/28/1964
SS# 564-28-3581
Age: 80 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, December 30, 1964

Williams, Leonard Martin - funeral services were conducted today at 2 p.m. at Hopson's Lamont Mortuary Chapel for Leonard Martin Williams, 80, 23614 Weed patch Hwy., who died Dec. 28 at a Bakersfield hospital. The
Reverend Oran Dobbs of Huston Ave. Baptist church will officiate. Mr. Williams was a native of Arkansas and had resided in the Lamont area 23 years. Survivors include three sons, Chester Williams of Lamont, Floyd Williams of Bakersfield, and Fred Williams of Okla.; one daughter, Alma Deremus of Lamont; 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; two brothers, Dillard Williams of Lamont and Willie Williams of Texas; one sister, Nancy Cox of Texas. Hopson's Lamont Mortuary. Pallbearers were Troy Deramus, Jim Deramus, C. W. Williams, Albert Williams, Bob Williams and James Burns.


Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, September 29, 1953

Williamson, Henry Olluf - funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today in Greenlawn Chapel for Henry Olluf Williamson, 82, who died in his home at 201 W. Harding Avenue, North-of-the-River, Sept. 27. The Rev Selby Swift conducted the services. Interment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The deceased was a native of Virginia. He had lived in the Bakersfield area since 1913 and was a carpenter by trade. Survivors include his brother Frank of Cincinnati, O and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Schoffer of Huntington, W. Virginia and Mrs. Ellen McKinney of Akron, O.


DOB: 12/30/1897 F MISSOURI
Mother: HOWELL
DOD: 04/23/1959 61 yrs KERN

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, April 24, 1959

Willis, Altha O. - Funeral services will be conducted in the Chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary, Saturday at 1 p.m. for Altha O. Willis, 61, of 3412 Belle Terrace, who died April 23 in a Bakersfield hospital. Mr. E. A. Watts of the Church of Christ will officiate and interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Willis was a native of Dexter, MO and had lived in Bakersfield for 36 years. She was a member of the Navy Mothers Club of Taft and a member of the DAR of Taft. Survivors include her husband, David E. Willis; two sons, Dean E. Willis of Ventura and Glen L. Willis of Bakersfield; three sisters, Mrs. A. E. Dunogan of Sikeston, MO, Alma Clayton of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Mrs. G Wadell of Thebes, Ill; one brother, L. Harper of Compton; 3 grandchildren, David Willis of Ventura, Earl Willis and Judy Ann Willis, both of Bakersfield. Pallbearers will be George Clerk, Henry Ellesague, Eaton Jones, Lyle Hunter, Bud Morrow, & John Malters. Honorary pallbearers will be Forrest Plummer, Charlie Jones, Guy Bethell, Dick Rossen, Ira Bumgardner and Bill Mullins.



WILSON, James A. Funeral services for James A. Wilson, 68, 1719 Blanche St., who died Saturday in a local hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Payne and Sons Funeral Home with the Reverend Hollister B. Miller officiating. Members of Eagles Lodge, Aerie 93, will conduct graveside services at Union Cemetery. Mr. Wilson was a native of Missouri and lived in Bakersfield 47 years. He came here about 1910 and worked as a driller for various oil companies until 1946. Mr. Wilson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gail E. Chiros; sister, Mayme Wilson; nephews, Harry, William, &Eugene Wilson all of Bakersfield; nieces, Lois Wilson of Bakersfield, and Mrs. Phoebe Dineen of San Francisco; grandson William R. Caldwell of Bakersfield.

WILSON, JAMES A - 08/13/1949
06/22/1881 SWINDALL
WILSON 1 MO Kern 548-01-6821 168

WILSON, Monabel


Monabel (Monty) Wilson
NOV. 3, 1911 - Aug. 4, 1993
The Children of former resident of Kern County, Monabel (Monty) Wilson wish to notify you of her passing, on August 4, 1993, cremation was held in Redondo Beach, California.


Wilson, Nancy
Born: Jan 10 1894 in Oklahoma
Died: March 23 1974 in Bakersfield, Kern Co.

Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, March 26, 1974

Wilson, Nancy - Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall for Nancy Wilson, 80, 300 McCord Ave, who died March 23. Graveside services will be held in North Kern Cemetery District in Delano at 3 p.m. Mrs. Wilson was a native of Indian Territory, now part of Oklahoma and had lived in Bakersfield 37 years. Survivors include a son, James C., Bakersfield; four daughters, Jessie Mae Lingo of Bakersfield, Juanita Rodriguez of McFarland, Sybil Parsley of Bishop and Melba Doody of Watsonville; sister Addie Davis of Wilson, Oklahoma and 21 grandchildren. Those who wish may call at the Mish Funeral Home - Oildale until noon Wednesday.


Wilson, Zack Thomas
Born: April 4 1884 in Texas
Mother maiden: Shaw
Death: Oct 4 1945 in Delano, Kern County

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, Oct. 6, 1945

Wilson, Zack - funeral services for Zack Wilson, 60, of Pond, have been set for Sunday, 3 p.m., from the chapel of Delano Mortuary, with the Rev. M. A. Johns of Jehovah's Witnesses of Bakersfield officiating. Interment will be in Delano Cemetery. Mr. Wilson, a native of Gray Co., Texas, died Thursday. He has resided in California for the past 7 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Wilson of Pond, four daughters and one son including the Mesdames Jessie May Lingo, Morro Bay; Juanita Hanes, McFarland; Syble Lois Parsley, Salinas; and Melba Doody, Jersey City, NJ; and James C. Wilson of Bakersfield; also two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Webb, Bakersfield and Mrs. Bernice Price, Richmond

WOOD, Henry

born: 07/28/1912 M OKLAHOMA
mother: FISHER
died: KERN 10/25/1994
age: 82yrs

Bakersfield Californain, Oct. 27, 1994

Wood, Henry, 82, McFarland, Oct. 25 in Delano, Delano Mortuary

No obit located in the Daily Midway Driller (Delano paper)

WOOD, William

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, July 8, 1948

Wood, William Burgess - Funeral services for William Burgess Wood, 86, McFarland have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday from the Chapel of the Delano Mortuary. Interment will be in Delano Cemetery. Mr. Wood, a native of Alabama, died July 6 in a Bakersfield hospital. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Jesse and Henry Wood, McFarland; Riley Wood, Norwalk; Jim Wood, Oklahoma; Mary Wood, Arizona; and Linda Wood Chaney, California. Also one brother, Care Wood, Oklahoma. He came to McFarland in early May to make his home with his sons Henry and Jesse Wood.

WRIGHT, Margaret

Kern Co. Deaths Book 82 page 60:

Margaret Elizabeth Wright
Age 77
date & place of birth: March 6, 1882; Kentucky
date & place of death: Aug. 27, 1959, 12:05pm; Kern General Hospital
name & birthplace of father: Samuel H. Coats; Kentucky
Name & birthplace of mother: Sarah E. Kelly; Kentucky
occupation: housewife
SS#: none
years in Kern: 12 In Calif.: 32
Usual Address: 790 E. Hall Road, Bakersfield RR5
Informant: K.J. Terrington, 1632 W. Pine, Fresno, CA
Disposition: Burial; Bakersfield Memorial Park
Fun. Director: the Hopson Mortuary
Cause of death: congestive heart failure
Due to: Rheumatic heart disease

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Aug 27, 1959:

Deaths: Margaret E. Wright, 77, 790 E. Hall Rd., died Aug. 27 at a Bakersfield hospital. The Hopson Mortuary

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, Aug. 29, 1959:

Wright, Margaret Elizabeth - Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10am at the Hopson Mortuary Chapel for Margaret E. Wright, 77, 790 Hall Rd. who died Aug. 27 at a Bakersfield Hospital. The Rev. Dale Hofft of First Southern Baptist Church will officiate. Mrs. Wright was a native of Kentucky and had resided in this community for 12 years and in California for 32 years. Survivors include a son, Ralph M. Farrington of Illinois, three brothers, Henry Coats of Iowa, George and Marion Coats of Monmouth, Illinois; a grandson, K. J. Farrington of Fresno and three great grandchildren. Interment will be at Bakersfield Memorial Park. The Hopson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.