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7847. Loretta Carol Borden
Information sent to T.Mason on 6 March 2007 by Joe Gilmour.
Joseph Andrew Gilmour Jr.
Information sent to T.Mason on 7 March 2007 by Joe Gilmour. "As you can see by the obituary that my father did not acknowledging any of his first family, or his 2 first born sons - - myself in Walnut Creek, and Richard in St. Louis. All that was mentioned was his son, Ron who was Dad's caregiver the last 10 years of his life."
Sonoma Index - Tribune - 2/27/98
Joseph A. Gilmour, 89, of Sonoma, died Feb. 13, 1998 in Sonoma. Joe was born in Seattle, Wash., Nov. 22, 1908. His father was a blacksmith and in addition to his regular duties, made horseshoes that he needed. For a number of years he lived in Orland, Calif., but when World War I broke out, he returned to Seattle. Joe attended grammar school and high school in Seattle.
After graduation, he joined the Coast Guard with a home port in Seattle. He was stationed on the cutter HAIDA which cruised the Alaskan coast stopping in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka and the Aleutian Islands. Every few weeks, they would cruise along the coast to check on bootleggers during Prohibition. Sometimes they had to fire shots across the bow of a ship to get it to stop. Joe said they broke open many kegs of booze and dumped it into the sea.
After a year with the Coast Guard, Joe resigned and joined the Merchant Marine as a seaman first class and sailed from the West Coast, through the Panama Canal to New York City. The ship broke down and was stranded in New York, but it didn't take Joe long to find a job. He went to work for the Standard Oil Co. as a quartermaster on a tugboat, the one that delivered gasoline to Lindbergh before he flew the Atlantic.
Before World War II, Joe took a ship back to Oakland and went into the plumbing business. Joe said he was a little too old for Uncle Sam to recruit, but they did put him to work teaching the plumbing trade to the Sea Bees. Joe had his primary and secondary teaching credentials and taught plumbing for four years at Richmond High School.
Joe's work took him into many homes in the East Bay, and he had many friends - including some famous people. Admiral Chester Nimitz bought a home in Berkeley after World War II and Joe became close friends with the admiral. Joe and his wife invited the admiral and his wife to dinner at Spangler's Restaurant, but Nimitz insisted Joe and his wife were his guests. During the conversation, Joe told the admiral that his son, Ron, was in the Navy and was on his way to the Philippines. The admiral drew a map of the route Ron was taking and signed it after he finished and handed it to Joe. This quickly drawn map, signed by Admiral Nimitz was one of Joe's prized possessions.
In 1937, Joe met a girl, Viola Katherine from Sebastopol, at the El Patio Ball Room in San Francisco, and two weeks later they were married. They moved to Sonoma in 1967. Mrs. Gilmour died of cancer in 1990. He had three sons, one living in St. Louis, one in Walnut Creek and Ron, who lives in Sonoma.
At his request, No services were held. Memorials may be made to Sonoma Valley Hospital's Home Health Care.
Arrangements under the direction of Bates, Evans & Fehrensen.
11400. Joseph Andrew Gilmour III
Information sent to T.Mason on 4 March 2007 by Joe Gilmour. "I am Joseph Andrew Gilmour III -. The oldest son of Loretta Carol Borden - and all that such stuff - you have already published."
Marriage Notes for Loretta Carol Borden and George Carl Germann
Information sent to T.Mason on 5 Mar 2007 from Joe Gilmour.
11403. Jerry Anton Germann
Information sent to T.Mason on 5 Mar 2007 from Joe Gilmour. "County Hospital, Monterey, Calif. Jerry had his named changed from Gerry Glenn to Jerry Anton with help from Grandmother who was raising him and his brother, Donald."
11404. Kenneth Allen Germann
Information sent to T.Mason on 5 Mar 2007 from Joe Gilmour. "born in Peninsula Community Hospital, Carmel, Calif died at home in Seaside, Calif. Burial in Monterey Cemetery, Monterey, Calif. ."
7856. Dolly Carmelita Borden
OBITUARY-HYPERLINK: [ http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Dolly-Carmelita-Arnold-Elma-WA-2009/85179981 ]
Dolly Carmelita Arnold, a 72-year-resident of Elma, died at home in Elma on Thursday, January 29, 2009. She was 90. Dolly was born December 19, 1918 in Satsop, Washington to William and Alta Caly Borden. Dolly graduated from Elma high school in 1936.
She married LaVern Arnold on March 13, 1937 at their Pastor's home in Olympia. Dolly was a homemaker for her large family. She was involved in 4-H and the Elma Senior Center. She enjoyed all types of crafts and cherished her role as a Sunday school teacher for more than 50 years. Dolly is survived by her husband, LaVern of the family home.
She is also survived by her son, Jim (Sally) Arnold, Elma; daughter, Marguerite (Paul) Allshouse, Lynden; sons, Will (Linda) Arnold, Terry (Darlene) Arnold, Randy (Elizabeth) Arnold, Shelly (Valerie) Arnold, Steve (Laura) Arnold and Byron (Dawn) Arnold, all of Elma. Dolly is also survived by her sister, Midge Marshall, her brother, Dick Borden, 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dolly is preceded in death by her parents, William and Alta Borden, son Richard, grandsons, Kevin Allshouse and Joshua Arnold, 2 sisters and 6 brothers.
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Whiteside Family Mortuary, Elma. Memorial Services will be held 1PM Thursday, February 5, 2009 at the Grange Hall in Elma.
Lavern James Arnold
OBITUARY: [ http://www.thedailyworld.com/sections/obituaries/lavern-james-arnold.html ]
Posted: 3:05 pm - May 09, 2012
While at home in the arms of his family, LaVern James Arnold, was taken up to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2012, in Elma. He was just a few weeks shy of 101 years old. LaVern was born May 20, 1911, in Olympia to James Newton and Ethel May (Waters) Arnold.
His parents left Olympia when he was very young. He attended schools in Colorado, Nebraska and Ohio before returning to Elma over 76 years ago. LaVern worked for the CCC in Elma, Shafer Brothers, Aberdeen Shipyards, and for the last 27 years of his career, at the Elma School District.
LaVern met his “Baby”, Dolly Carmelita Borden, and they were married in Olympia on March 13, 1937. She preceded him in death in 2009. LaVern’s priorities were his family and the Lord, and his hobbies included gardening, fishing, and traveling with his wife.
LaVern is survived by his children, James W. (Sally) Arnold, of Elma, Marguerite (Paul) Allshouse, of Lynden, Washington, William (Linda) Arnold, of Elma, Terry (Darlene) Arnold, of Grand Mound, Randy (Elizabeth) Arnold, of Elma, Shelly (Valerie) Arnold, of Elma, Steven (Laura) Arnold, of Elma, and Byron (Dawn) Arnold, of Elma; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his wife, Dolly and his parents; LaVern is preceded in death by his son, Richard Dennis “Dicky” Arnold, at the age of 4; grandsons, Kevin Allshouse at age 20 and Joshua Arnold at 24; and his daughter through marriage, Alice Arnold at age 30. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Everett Arnold and sisters, Laura Curtindale and Viola Harpel.
The public is invited to a Celebration of Life led by Pastor LouAnn Houle, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Elma Church of God. The family suggests memorial donations be made to LaVern’s home church, the Elma Church of God, 109 South 6th St., Elma, WA 98541.
Please visit and sign the online tribute to LaVern at www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.
7860. Laura Irene Wyman
Lived in the Granger/Sunnyside area of Washington.