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Ault, Douglas Reagan b. March 9, 1950 d. December 22, 2004 Major League Baseball Player. Born in Beaumont, Texas, he made his major league debut on September 9, 1976, and played his final game on October 5, 1980. At 6'3", and 200 lbs, Ault played for the Texas Rangers in 1976, and for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977 to 1980. Known as the Blue Jays 1 day hero, Ault made history on April 7, 1977, when he hit the Toronto Blue Jays first home run in the team's win 9-5 over the Chicago White Sox. He played in 256 games, batting .236, with 17 home runs and...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cause of death: Suicide Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA Plot: Garden of Seasons Block J Lot 8 Space 6
Marquis, Robert Rudolph 'Bob' b. December 23, 1924 d. November 28, 2007 Major League Baseball Player. Born Robert Rudolph Marquis, after serving in the US Navy during World War II, he began his baseball career as a centerfielder in the New York Yankees' minor league system. For five seasons, he played in the minor league system with a .278 batting average and was traded to the Cincinnati Reds on August 28, 1952. He made his big league debut with the Cincinnati Reds on April 17, 1953 and played one season with a record of 12 hits, 9 runs scored, 2 home runs, 3 runs...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Richardson Jr., J. (Jiles Perry) P. 'Big Bopper' b. October 24, 1930 d. February 3, 1959 Rock Singer. He is best remembered for his song "Chantilly Lace" (1958), and for dying in the plane crash that killed rockers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, along with pilot Roger Peterson. Born Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr, in Sabine Pass, Texas, he was the son of Jiles P. and Elise Stalsby Richardson. His father worked as a driller in the oil fields. To distinguish him from his father, he was called JP or Jape by his friends. When he was very young, his family moved to Beaumont, Texas...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Plane crash Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA Plot: First burial plot-Lily Pool Garden, Block C, Lot 31, Space 3
Zaharias (Didrickson), Babe (Mildred) b. June 26, 1911 d. September 27, 1956 American Athlete. Born Mildred Ella Didrickson in Port Arthur, Texas, she achieved outstanding success in golf, basketball, and track and field. By 1931, she gained world status in leading her team the Golden Cyclones to an AAU Basketball Championship. As an All-American, she won two gold medals and one silver medal for track and field in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. In 1935, she began to play golf, the sport by which she would become the most famous for. She went on to become America's first...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA Plot: Intersection of Blocks C, I & K