Location: Fresno County CA

Biographical Sketch of E. W. Florence

Mr. E. W. Florence who holds a responsible position with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the county, is one of its foremost men. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Mr. Florence is a native son, being educated in the public schools of Chico, and then graduating from Heald’s Business College in San Francisco. On February 2, 1901 he entered the employ of the P. G. and E. Company. He represented this Company in Chico for eight and a half years; and was then transferred to Fresno as their representative where he remained for two years. From there he came to Redwood City where he has been for the last four years and a...

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Showers, Roy William – Obituary

Roy W. Showers Dies At Hospital Wallowa, Oregon Roy William Showers, of Wallowa, passed away at Wallowa Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 1955 following a short illness. He leaves his wife, Celia Frances, of Wallowa; three brothers, Andrew H. and Carl W., of Wallowa, and Kenneth D., of Joseph; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Young, Wallowa, Mrs. Violet L. Bell, Pondosa, Ore., and Mrs. Ardella Martin, Lewiston, Ida. He was born December 11, 1903 in Sanger, Calif., and his parents were William D. and Cora Stills Showers. He had been a resident of Wallowa county for the past 42 years, and on October 6,1955 he was married to Celia Frances Avery. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. from the Christian Church in Wallowa with the pastor, Rev. O.W. Jones to officiate. Music will be furnished by the church choir, and burial will be in the Wallowa cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, Front Page, Thursday, December 1,...

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Price, Joanne Kaye – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Joanne Kaye Price, 73, died July 13 in her home in Hermiston. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at noon Monday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Mrs. Price was born Jan. 16, 1933 in Fresno, Calif. to Samuel and Virginia Tarleton Timbrell. She graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1950, and on Sept. 9, 1950, she married John Robert Price in Hood River. The couple lived in Vancouver, Kennewick and Tacoma, Wash., and St. Helens, Astoria and Aloha. She graduated from business school in Beaverton and worked as the secretary at Reedville Elementary School in Aloha for three years. In 1970 they moved to La Grande, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She worked as a secretary at Greenwood Elementary School until retiring in 1991. The couple moved to Hermiston in 1993. She attended the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene and was on the board of the Umatilla Museum. She loved her family and her dog, Foxie, and enjoyed decorating, flowers, traveling, her missionary trip to Russia, reading the Bible, praying, riding her motorcycle and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of Hermiston; daughters Debra Lynn Jannsen of Beaverton and Leslie Joy Frutchey of Gresham; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be...

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Shirley, Michael L. – Obituary

Union, Oregon Michel L. Shirley, 60, of Milton-Freewater and formerly of Union died Aug. 13 at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Shirley was born Nov. 5, 1945, to Ancle L. and Eva M. Fulp Shirley in Tranquillity, Calif. He graduated from Union High School in 1963, and served in the Air Force specializing in computer systems. In 1966 he was assigned to NORAD Headquarters in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colo., where he received the Armed Forces Commendation Medal. He graduated from the USAAFSS NCO Academy, and finished his military career as the computer operations supervisor at Yakima Research Station. On July 24, 1965, he married Kaylene Fletcher in Enterprise. The family spent several years in Wallowa County where he started a new career in facilities support. He was housekeeping supervisor and facilities manager at Wallowa Memorial Hospital, and from 1980 to 1986 he worked at St. Mary Medical Center as director of plant operations and maintenance. He worked in hospitality management and retired because of his health in 1989 from Walla Walla Community College as director of plant facilities. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, artistic endeavors and church activities. He was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church, EMT, the American Society for Hospital Engineering, and was formerly a member of BPOE Lodge 1829....

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Koenig, Julia Martha Mueller – Obituary

Cove, Oregon Julia Martha Mueller Koenig, 96, of Cove died Nov. 11 at a care home in Cove. A celebration of life service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Wiseman officiating. A graveside service at the Cove Cemetery will follow the church service. Mrs. Koenig was born Oct. 13, 1910, in Reedley, Calif., to Gottlob and Anna Strohmaier Mueller. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church. She was educated in Reedley and attended secretarial training school in Los Angeles. In 1934 she accepted a secretarial and bookkeeping position at the Ascot Avenue Elementary School in the Watts area of Los Angeles. She was employed there for seven years. She married John Koenig in Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 7, 1940. The Koenigs lived in Los Angeles and Van Nuys until moving to a farm in Cove in 1962. She enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, traveling, music and reading. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in La Grande, the Oregon Farm Bureau, Cove Women’s Improvement Club, Home Extension and the Knife and Fork Club. Survivors include children and their spouses, Charles and Donna Koenig and Karen and Lyndon Rose, all of Cove, Carol and Dave Hanson of Los Alamos, N.M., and Linda Koenig of College Place, Wash.; sister, Miriam Von Seggern of Grass Valley, Calif.; and six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren...

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De Lint, Marinus Jacob – Obituary

Alicel, Oregon Marinus Jacob “Rien” de Lint, 66, of Alicel, died April 11 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, 901 Penn Ave. in La Grande. Committal and interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Rien was born Sept. 9, 1940, in Zevenbergschen Hoek, the Netherlands to Arie and Christina C. (Van de Erve) de Lint. In 1959 he came to the United States as an exchange student with the University of California-Davis and he participated in a work exchange on farms in California. When he returned to the Netherlands he attended university and earned a degree in agriculture in 1964. He returned to California where he worked at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village as a maitre’d in a restaurant and taught ice skating, and where he met his future wife, Cresta May Shaw. In 1965 he returned to the Netherlands for a year and farmed grass seed before returning to the United States. On May 20, 1967, he married Cresta May Shaw and they made their home in Alicel. He farmed with his father-in-law, Creston Shaw, and later with his brother-in-law, Paul Rudd. He served as president of Blue Mountain Seeds for many years. Over the years he became very active in the community. He was a member of the Oregon Seed Growers Association, of...

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Noel, Clarissa Jane Farris – Obituary

Mrs. Clara J. Noel, 75, died Friday [October 9, 1942] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pauline Stalcup, 634 North Oakes Street [Tacoma]. She was a native of Fresno, Cal., and had been in Tacoma 12 years. She lived some years at Ellensburg and Snohomish. Her home was at 2603 ½ 6th Avenue. She was married Nov. 30, 1882 at Ellensburg to W. H. Noel who died in 1930. She was member of Glendale Camp Royal Neighbors in Tacoma and of the Epworth Methodist Church, Tacoma. Besides Mrs. Stalcup, she leaves daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Francis and Mrs. Stella Faithful of Tacoma and Mrs. Hallie Denice of Auburn; sons, Robert and Roy Noel of Tacoma; sisters, Mrs. Mary Prater and Mrs. Minnie Wangeman of Ellensburg; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Tuell Chapel, the Rev. H. O. Perry presiding. The body will be sent to the Honeycutt Chapel at Ellensburg, where services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at Thorp Cemetery in Ellensburg. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Lloyd R. – Obituary

Lloyd R. Cooke, 63, of 517 N. J. St., died Thursday [June 20, 1963] while visiting in Fresno, California. Born in Ellensburg, he had lived in Tacoma 30 years. He was a retired smelter worker and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Ancient Order of United Workman. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a son, Kenneth of Tacoma; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Keller of Torrance, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Charles Bull of Calgary, Alta.; and three grandchildren. Services are announced today by the Cassady and Allen Mortuary. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ingram, Ann Alberta Cole Mrs. – Obituary

Ann Alberta Cole Ingram, 77, of Baker City, a former Halfway resident, died Nov. 5, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a private memorial service. She will be interred with her husband, Tom, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Ann Alberta Cole Ingram was born on March 12, 1928, to Jesse James Cole and Bettie Ann Bergman Cole at Wolf, Calif. Growing up, she was raised on a ranch and went to school in a one-room schoolhouse at Wolf. In her youth, she picked up the nickname “Dude.” From her earliest recollection it came from her actually riding her “horse” on her Dad’s foot, from there on, “Dude” stuck. The family later moved and she attended Placer Hillman High School at Auburn, Calif. On June 24, 1945, Tom Ingram and Ann met at a dance at Le Bar Meadows. They didn’t see each other again until July 22, 1945. Tom and Ann were married on Sept. 2, 1945, at Reno, Nev. They had 56 married years together. They had two daughters, Tanna and Connie. During Ann’s life she worked in various occupations. She was a nurse, she worked at a metal company making toothpaste tubes, ranched with her husband in Nevada County, Calif., and worked in a jam factory. Tom and Ann moved to Halfway on May 6, 1984. Those who live at Halfway will remember...

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Fresno County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Fresno County CAGenWeb Project Cemeteries hosted atFresno County CAGenWeb Archives Ash Tree Echo Reedley Fresno Columbarium – 1922 Fowler Cemetery – 1910 Hughes Creek Cemetery Kingsburg Cemetery Lone Oak Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Transcriptions Oak Grove Cemetery Photos & Transcriptions Old Akers Cemetery Raisin City Cemetery Reedley Cemetery Part 1 Reedley Cemetery Part 2 Reedley Cemetery Part 3 Selma – Floral Memorial Cemetery Washington Colony Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Fresno County California USGenWeb Archives Academy Cemetery, Academy Adcock-Bragg Mortuary, Coalinga Auberry Cemetery, Auberry Belmont Memorial Cemetery, Fresno Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Bethel Cemetery, Sanger Bragg & Sons Funeral Chapel Records for Warthan Canyon Cemetery Calvary Cemetery, Fresno Centerville or Old Kings River or Old Akers or Scottsburg Cemetery Clovis Cemetery A Surnames B Surnames C Surnames D Surnames E – F Surnames G Surnames H Surnames I Surnames J Surnames K Surnames L Surnames Unknown Cemetery, west of Picacho next to Augustine Creek Del Rey, Del Rey Cemetery Del Rey, Del Rey Cemetery Fairview Cemetery, Sanger Floral Memorial Park Cemetery, Selma Fowler Dist. Cemetery, Fowler Hazelton Cemetery Kingsburg Cemetery A Surnames B Surnames C Surnames D Surnames E Surnames F Surnames G Surnames H Surnames I Surnames...

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Ells, Lillie Lovelace Carroll Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Lillie Lovelace Ells, 100, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 8, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Ian Fisher of Calvary Chapel in Ontario will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Lillie was born at Clovis, Calif., to Hubert and Lucy Van Cleave Carroll on Jan. 4, 1903. She moved with her parents at the age of 3 to Brady, Neb., where she lived until she was grown. She worked hard all her life in the fields, milking cows and doing many chores outside and helping her mother with her younger brothers and sisters. She was the second of 13 children. She lived in a sod house until she was 15 and assisted her mother in making mattresses for the beds, which were filled with corn shucks or clean straw. She was up early every morning to help outside and then did the chores inside before fixing a lunch and then walking to school, a distance of ? miles, and she made sure the younger ones got there on time. In 1917, her father moved the family to Kelly, Wyo., and she soon moved to La Grande where she worked at odd...

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Starry, Beverly C. “B.C.” – Obituary

Beverly C. Starry, better known as “B.C” or “Bunk,” 93, a former Baker City resident, died July 1, 2003, at Fresno of lung cancer. His memorial service was July 9. B.C. was born on Jan. 14, 1910, at Louisburg, Kan., to Beverly Cashman and Elizabeth Starry. The family included a brother and four sisters. He married Edith L. Livingston on May 10, 1931, at Louisburg, Kan. They had two children, Beverly Ann and John Livingston Starry. B.C. worked in Southern California from 1936 to 1944 in the grocery business. The family then moved to Mount Morrison, Colo., to operate their own “Starry’s Market.” When their daughter became ill, they sold the store and moved to Payette, Idaho, in 1949. B.C. worked for the Oregon State Employment Service office at Ontario and then was manager of the Baker City office from the mid 1950s to 1972 when he retired. B.C. and his wife, Edith, were active in the Eastern Star while living in Baker City and had many friends at work, church and through Eastern Star. B.C. joined the Masonic Blue Lodge at Ontario and Scottish Rite at Baker City. He and Edith served as worthy patron and worthy matron of Eastern Star. He and his wife moved to Pinedale, Calif., in 1973. They were married 58 years and 11 months. Both were members of Clovis Christian Church. Edith died...

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Guthrie, Ort George – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ort George Guthrie, 76, of Baker City, died April 6, 2002, in Baker City. His funeral was at 2 p.m. April 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery. George was born on Oct. 10, 1925, in Fresno, Calif. He completed elementary school at Dunlap, Calif., in a one-room schoolhouse. He then attended high school in Fresno. During his high school years he boarded with many families, earning his way on his own, and learning many of the skills, work habits and ethics that he used throughout his life. He answered the call to arms for his country during World War II and served in the U.S. Navy until the end of the war. He attained the rank of motor machinist mate 3rd Class and was an engineer and gunner on LCMs and LCNPs during invasions, landing troops and supplies on the islands of the Pacific. After miliary service he married Marion Rose Marsik and moved to Oregon. They started a family in 1948 and had five children. In 1954, George moved his family to Baker City and started the Baker Valley Septic Tank Service. He also started Guthrie Distributing, dealing in scrap metal. With the urging of some friends, he opened a gun shop in 1960. It was called George’s Custom Firearms and was...

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