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|Rebecca Boardman||RE: Amelia Combs Forney|
Combs was the surname of her second husband. He is also the father of her only 2 children Eugene and Walter. Even though the stone says Combs, Findagrave guidelines state that only the last surname (at death) and maiden name belong at the top of a memorial. Other husband's surnames should be mentioned in the bio section.
|Ms. Clyde||Mary Sorel|
Your memorial for Mary is 99986663
Mary Sorel, 86, a resident of Poway since 1975, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009. Mrs. Sorel was born on September 23, 1922, in Laurel, MS. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles.
She is survived by a daughter, Denise Vasquez of Cleveland, TX; a son, David Sorel of Alpine, CA; a sister, Margaret Vought of Lenox, MI; a brother, Richard Faulds of Fort Gratiot, MI; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sorel in 1992; a daughter, Marilyn "Diane" Etzler in 2003; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Etzler in 1982.
Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Poway-Bernardo Mortuary in Poway with the Rosary at 6:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in San Diego. The Committal will follow at Dearborn Memorial Park in Poway. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mary's name to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Poway-Bernardo Mortuary. Published in the Ramona Sentinel news.
|Ms. Clyde||Robert Snead|
Your memorial for Robert is 99986648
Robert Earl (Bob) Snead, 85, of Rancho Bernardo, passed away Nov. 22, 2008, at Pomerado Hospital following a short illness. He was born in Indianapolis, Feb. 15, 1923, son of Charles and Eloise Snead, and spent early years near Detroit where he graduated from Royal Oak High School.
In 1942 at age 19, Snead tried to enlist in both the Marine Corp and U.S. Army, but was denied because of a heart murmur. A tonsillectomy removed the symptoms, and he enlisted as an officer candidate at the Navy flight school in Pensacola. Assigned to the carrier U.S.S. Hancock, CV-19, Lt. Snead flew the F6F Hellcat and later F4-U Corsair in missions over China and Japan, 1944-45.
During shore leave, he met Betty Jane Griffin in San Pedro; the couple married Dec. 8, 1945, settled in So. California, and raised five children. Snead went to work for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company where he served as special agent until retirement. In 1964 the family moved to Rancho Bernardo, to become Snead's permanent home. Snead and wife Jane enjoyed 35 years together; she died in 1981. He remarried in 1983 to Marjorie King, a Pac Tel employee, with whom he enjoyed 22 years. Marge Snead passed away in 2005.
Snead was an avid golfer, a member of Rancho Bernardo Inn Men's Club and Mavericks Club. Friends called him a "boring golfer" for his consistent center-fairway play. He kidded buddies that he was a distant cousin of Sam Snead…a claim never verified. He made two career holes-in-one, the most recent at age 84. Snead bowled, fished and travelled extensively.
He is survived by Carol Engert of San Diego, Bob Snead of Temecula, Jim Snead of Rancho Bernardo, Rich Snead of Shedd, Ore., and Joan Delamarian of Hydesville; and by 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Bob Snead was known for his dry wit, generosity, and devotion to a family that affectionately respected him as one of the Greatest Generation and one of the heroic "Flyboys" of the War in the Pacific. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Saturday, Dec 27, 2008, at the Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club. The family humbly requests in lieu of flowers, contributions to the San Diego Blood Bank. Published by the Ramona Sentinel News.
|Edward Trinder||RE: Frank Brookover's obituary|
I'm sorry but I have no idea what paper it was in or the date of publication. The faded newspaper article was in my grandmother's possessions when she passed away. Her name is Dora Ann (Winfrey) Harrison.
|Penchance||RE: Re Lindrus, Rautio,& others|
Thank you, and photos added. My favorite part of Find a Grave is the ability to link family members - and I'm glad you were able to put them together.
|Penchance||RE: Re Lindrus, Rautio,& others|
I will be looking for your requests. I'm sorry he took his own life, wars are still terrible long after they are over. I'm glad there were so many happy stories told of him, to keep his memory alive.
|Penchance||Re Lindrus, Rautio,& others|
I took pictures of Arne Lindrus per your request. I did not find his wife near him. Also, you requested Syvia Rautio. I photo'd her, as well as Roy Alexander Butcher, Roy Aaron Butcher, and Mark Butcher. According to the memorial, one of the Roys and Mark are her grandsons. Do you want to create memorials for them, or shall I?
Roy Alexander Butcher
Jan 3, 1923- Sep 3, 1982
Roy Aaron Butcher
Aug 2, 1945 - Feb 3, 2004
Mark A Butcher
I'm a little fuzzy on whether Roy Alexander is her son? or maybe son-in-law? That would make more sense. If I haven't heard from you in a few days, I'll create memorials.
|Cathy Case Muntz||Asceal and Margaret Guffin Brookover|
I am pleased to know that your husband and I are distant relatives. My sisters and I traveled from Kentucky to Ohio to find Asceal and Margaret Brookover's graves. They are our gggg-grandparents, and I prefer to retain management of the memorials I created. Asceal and Margaret had Nancy Brookover Case, who had Richard Brookover Case, who had Thomas Wilson Case, who had Charles Wilson Case, who had Ernest Wilson Case, who had my three siblings and me. Please let me know if you have anything you'd like added to the memorials.
Once again thank you so much for the transfer & lucky you to live in beautiful San Diego...
Have a great week-end
|Ms. Clyde||James Smith|
Your memorial for James Smith is 99986638
Jim Smith was born July 16, 1915, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second of five boys, and was raised in Lorain, Ohio. He passed January 8, 2013. Jim served in the US Navy at Pearl Harbor from 1942-1945, attaining the rank of E-7 Chief Yeoman. In August 1945 he married Irene Torpey. They moved to Downey, CA, in 1952 and to La Mirada in 1958 where he worked as an auditor for the IRS until his retirement in 1978 when they moved to Rancho Bernardo. James and Irene were a noted square dance team for many years. Up to his death, Jim was a remarkable banjo player and member of the Dixie Strutters band.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years and his four brothers. Jim is survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews and their families; his devoted caretaker and companion, Kit Tang; and his many, many admiring friends.
Jim Smith's warm smile and personality and great musicality brought happiness, inspiration and entertainment to all those who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. He will be greatly missed. Services have been held. Published in the Pomerado News on Jan. 17, 2013.
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