Arthur Douglas Beckwith1

M, b. 1 October 1925, d. 4 June 2008
Last Edited5 Dec 2017
     Arthur Douglas Beckwith was born on 1 October 1925 at Canada.1 He married Elizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith in 1955 at Stanislaus Co., CA.2,3 Arthur Douglas Beckwith died on 4 June 2008 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 82.1

Family

Elizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith b. 1922, d. 2014
Children

Citations

  1. [S2560] Union Democrat, 10 June 2008, online, Arthur Douglas Beckwith Oct. 1, 1925 ? June 4, 2008
    Longtime Groveland resident Arthur Douglas Beckwith died June 4 at a Sonora hospital. He was 82.
    Mr. Beckwith was born in Canada and came to the United States as a teen. He later became a naturalized citizen. He lived in Groveland for 21 years.
    He was preceded in death by his sons, Eugene Roger Beckwith, in 1991, and Laverne Glenn Beckwith, in 1999.
    He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Beckwith of Groveland; children Jeannette Clark of Dixon, Robert Beckwith of Linden, and Clifford Beckwith of Groveland; grandchildren Bryan Beckwith of Colorado, Elizabeth Lambert of Lodi, Elizabeth Zekley of Mendocino, Victoria Spencer of Texas, Arthur Beckwith of Linden and Daniel Beckwith of Linden; great-grandchildren, Corwin and Marina Zekley, Heaven and Gage Lambert, both of Lodi; and sister, Betty Pederson, of Tracy.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 24 at the Groveland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 19585 Elder Lane in Groveland.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2560] Union Democrat, 10 June 2008, online, He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Beckwith of Groveland; children Jeannette Clark of Dixon, Robert Beckwith of Linden, and Clifford Beckwith of Groveland; grandchildren Bryan Beckwith of Colorado, Elizabeth Lambert of Lodi, Elizabeth Zekley of Mendocino, Victoria Spencer of Texas, Arthur Beckwith of Linden and Daniel Beckwith of Linden; great-grandchildren, Corwin and Marina Zekley, Heaven and Gage Lambert, both of Lodi; and sister, Betty Pederson, of Tracy.
  3. [S286] Unknown compiler.
  4. [S2560] Union Democrat, 10 June 2008, online, He was preceded in death by his sons, Eugene Roger Beckwith, in 1991, and Laverne Glenn Beckwith, in 1999.

Elizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith1

F, b. 1922, d. 2014
Last Edited5 Dec 2017
     Elizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith was born in 1922 at Stanislaus Co., CA.2 She married Arthur Douglas Beckwith in 1955 at Stanislaus Co., CA.1,3 Elizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith died in 2014 at Woodland, CA.2
     As of 1955,her married name was Elizabeth Jane (Macomber) Beckkwith.1

Family

Arthur Douglas Beckwith b. 1 Oct 1925, d. 4 Jun 2008
Children

Citations

  1. [S2560] Union Democrat, 10 June 2008, online, He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Beckwith of Groveland; children Jeannette Clark of Dixon, Robert Beckwith of Linden, and Clifford Beckwith of Groveland; grandchildren Bryan Beckwith of Colorado, Elizabeth Lambert of Lodi, Elizabeth Zekley of Mendocino, Victoria Spencer of Texas, Arthur Beckwith of Linden and Daniel Beckwith of Linden; great-grandchildren, Corwin and Marina Zekley, Heaven and Gage Lambert, both of Lodi; and sister, Betty Pederson, of Tracy.
  2. [S2897] Union Democrat, 7/22/2014.
  3. [S286] Unknown compiler.
  4. [S2560] Union Democrat, 10 June 2008, online, He was preceded in death by his sons, Eugene Roger Beckwith, in 1991, and Laverne Glenn Beckwith, in 1999.

Eugene Roger Beckwith1

M, b. 1948, d. 1991
FatherArthur Douglas Beckwith1 b. 1 Oct 1925, d. 4 Jun 2008
MotherElizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith1 b. 1922, d. 2014
Last Edited21 Aug 2017
     Eugene Roger Beckwith was born in 1948 at Stanislaus Co., CA.2 He was the son of Arthur Douglas Beckwith and Elizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith.1 Eugene Roger Beckwith died in 1991.1

Citations

  1. [S2560] Union Democrat, 10 June 2008, online, He was preceded in death by his sons, Eugene Roger Beckwith, in 1991, and Laverne Glenn Beckwith, in 1999.
  2. [S1] Unknown compiler.

Laverne Glenn Beckwith1

M, b. 1946, d. 1999
FatherArthur Douglas Beckwith1 b. 1 Oct 1925, d. 4 Jun 2008
MotherElizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith1 b. 1922, d. 2014
Last Edited21 Aug 2017
     Laverne Glenn Beckwith was born in 1946 at Stanislaus Co., CA.2 He was the son of Arthur Douglas Beckwith and Elizabeth (Macomber) Beckwith.1 Laverne Glenn Beckwith died in 1999.1

Citations

  1. [S2560] Union Democrat, 10 June 2008, online, He was preceded in death by his sons, Eugene Roger Beckwith, in 1991, and Laverne Glenn Beckwith, in 1999.
  2. [S1] Unknown compiler.

Charlie F Heath1

M, b. 19 July 1917, d. 12 September 2007
Last Edited8 Sep 2014
     Charlie F Heath was born on 19 July 1917.1,2 Merle married her “keeper” husband, Charlie Heath, on 5 May 1977 at Kern Co., California.1 He died on 12 September 2007 at age 90; NEED obituary for Charlie Heath.2

Family

Merle (Iverson) Vetch MacSween Heath b. 17 Sep 1917, d. 25 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. [S286] Unknown compiler, CHARLES F HEATH, male age 59 and MERLE W MacSWEEN, female age 59 (sic), married 06 May 1877 in Kern Co.
  2. [S8] SSDI, CHARLES F HEATH , born 19 Jul 1917, died 12 Sep 2007. Last known residence Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California. SSN issued in California.

Dennis "Bill" Armstrong1

M, b. 28 July 1948, d. 12 September 2012
FatherDennis Armstrong2 b. 1921, d. 1990
MotherBertie (Greening) Armstrong2 b. 1923, d. 2016
Last Edited4 Jul 2017
     Dennis "Bill" Armstrong was born on 28 July 1948 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California, and grew up in nearby Oakdale.3 He was the son of Dennis Armstrong and Bertie (Greening) Armstrong.2 Dennis "Bill" Armstrong died on 12 September 2012 at Davis, Yolo Co., California, at age 64.1 He was buried on 21 September 2012 at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, La Grange, Stanislaus Co., California.4
     Dennis "Bill" Armstrong was also known as Bill Armstrong. He served in the National Guard in the late 1960's.5

Citations

  1. [S2563] Union Democrat, 18 Sep 2012, online, Denis ‘Bill’ Armstrong
    July 28, 1948 — Sept. 12, 2012
    Groveland resident Denis “Bill” Armstrong died Sept. 12 of lung disease at the UC Davis Medical Center. He was 64.
    Mr. Armstrong was born in Modesto and raised in Oakdale. Growing up, he helped his father irrigate and work cattle.
    He served in the National Guard in the late 1960s and he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in forestry and natural resources from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1972.
    Mr. Armstrong settled in the area in 1977, when he began working for the U.S. Forest Service in Groveland and Buck Meadows.
    He worked as a contract administrator and seasonal firefighter for 30 years until his retirement in 2007.
    He toured the United States by train and traveled to Europe, Costa Rica and Hawaii. He enjoyed trips to Lake Tahoe and Reno and fishing in Mexico and Alaska. He also took work assignments in Washington, D.C., Florida and Texas.
    He enjoyed softball, bird hunting, reading and attending “happy hour” at the local grill.
    He became a fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers during his retirement.
    Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Armstrong.
    He is survived by his mother, Bertie Armstrong, of Oakdale; son, Pat Armstrong, of Groveland; his brother, Scott Armstrong and his wife, Lori, of Escalon; his sister, Jane Rossini and her husband, Silvio Jr., of Oakdale, and Jacque Armstrong, of Oakdale; one nephew and three nieces.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation, P.O. Box 106, Latham, NY 12110.
    Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in La Grange, followed by a memorial at 2 p.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel.
  2. [S2563] Union Democrat, 18 Sep 2012, online, Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Armstrong. He is survived by his mother, Bertie Armstrong, of Oakdale; son, Pat Armstrong, of Groveland; his brother, Scott Armstrong and his wife, Lori, of Escalon; his sister, Jane Rossini and her husband, Silvio Jr., of Oakdale, and Jacque Armstrong, of Oakdale; one nephew and three nieces.
  3. [S2563] Union Democrat, 18 Sep 2012, online, Mr. Armstrong was born in Modesto and raised in Oakdale. Growing up, he helped his father irrigate and work cattle.
  4. [S2563] Union Democrat, 18 Sep 2012, online, Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in La Grange, followed by a memorial at 2 p.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel.
  5. [S2563] Union Democrat, 18 Sep 2012, online.

Dennis Armstrong1

M, b. 1921, d. 1990
Last Edited4 Jul 2017
     Dennis Armstrong was born in 1921 at CA.2 He married Bertie (Greening) Armstrong circa 1945; Guesstimate.1 Dennis Armstrong died in 1990 at Stanislaus Co., CA.1,2

Family

Bertie (Greening) Armstrong b. 1923, d. 2016
Child

Citations

  1. [S2563] Union Democrat, 18 Sep 2012, online, Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Armstrong. He is survived by his mother, Bertie Armstrong, of Oakdale; son, Pat Armstrong, of Groveland; his brother, Scott Armstrong and his wife, Lori, of Escalon; his sister, Jane Rossini and her husband, Silvio Jr., of Oakdale, and Jacque Armstrong, of Oakdale; one nephew and three nieces.
  2. [S335] Unknown compiler.

Bertie (Greening) Armstrong1

F, b. 1923, d. 2016
Last Edited4 Jul 2017
     Bertie (Greening) Armstrong was born in 1923 at Oakdale, Stanislaus Co., CA.2 She married Dennis Armstrong circa 1945; Guesstimate.3 Bertie (Greening) Armstrong died in 2016 at CA.2
     Bertie (Greening) Armstrong was also known as Bertie Armstrong.3

Family

Dennis Armstrong b. 1921, d. 1990
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S2563] Union Democrat, 18 Sep 2012, online, Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Armstrong. He is survived by his mother, Bertie Armstrong, of Oakdale; son, Pat Armstrong, of Groveland; his brother, Scott Armstrong and his wife, Lori, of Escalon; his sister, Jane Rossini and her husband, Silvio Jr., of Oakdale, and Jacque Armstrong, of Oakdale; one nephew and three nieces.

Kenneth L Napier1

M, b. 17 April 1932, d. 28 September 2012
FatherRex Napier2
MotherMrs. Lela Napier Davis2
Last Edited8 Sep 2014
     Kenneth L Napier was born on 17 April 1932 at Bakersfield, Kern Co., California.1 He was the son of Rex Napier and Mrs. Lela Napier Davis.2 Kenneth L Napier died on 28 September 2012 at Avalon Care Center, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 80.1
     Kenneth L Napier also went by the name of Kenny Napier.3 He served in the US Navy between 1951 and 1955.4

Citations

  1. [S2564] Union Democrat, 1 Oct 2012, online, Kenneth L. ‘Kenny’ Napier April 17, 1932 — Sept. 28, 2012
    Groveland resident Kenneth L. “Kenny” Napier died Sept. 28 at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. He was 80.
    Mr. Napier was born in Bakersfield. He lived in the San Jose-Los Gatos area for more than 40 years before he and his wife, Valerie, settled in Groveland eight years ago.
    He graduated from Bakersfield High School and Bakersfield Junior College. He went to San Jose State University on a track scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1961.
    He worked as a facilities manager at the Lockheed Missiles and Space Division in Sunnyvale for 35 years until retirement.
    He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bremerton from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He transferred to Great Lakes, Ill., in 1953 to attend dental technician school. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1955 and returned to Bakersfield.
    Mr. Napier was an accomplished runner, competing in high school and college. He won the Southern California and Metro Cross Country Championship as a member of the Bakersfield College Cross Country Team in 1956 and received the “most inspirational” award from the team that same year.
    He was inducted into the Bakersfield Junior College Hall of Fame for track and field and cross country. He placed third at the Pacific AAU Meet in Stockton on June 1, 1957, where Don Bowden became the first American to break the four-minute mile.
    In 1972, at age 40, he won the San Francisco Examiner Master’s Mile at the Cow Palace with a time of 4:37.
    He was a member of the West Valley Track Club in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was a member of the West Valley Joggers and Striders for a number of years.
    Mr. Napier continued to run well into his 70s.
    He also enjoyed the outdoors and fly fishing and was a member of the Merced Fly Casters Club and the Mother Lode Fly Casting Club in Sonora.
    Mr. Napier was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lela and Carl “Pop” Davis; his father and stepmother, Rex and Teresa Napier; and his brothers, Don and Gary Napier.
    He is survived by his wife of 59 years Valerie Napier, of Groveland; his daughters, Diane Dell’Armo and her husband, Taum, of Carmel, and Colleen Reece, of Groveland; his grandchildren, Valerie Taormina, of Oakland, John Dell’Armo and his fiancee, Rosie Hansen, of Santa Maria, and Taum “Joe” Dell’Armo and his wife, Samantha, of Denver; his sisters-in law, Pat Napier and Gail Pedersen, both of Bakersfield; half-siblings, Darlene Corson and Glen Napier, both of Chesapeake, Va.; and three nieces and two nephews.
    Donations can be made to the U.S. Olympic Team, www.support.teamusa.org. A celebration of life will be held later in the month. For service information, call Diane Dell’Armo at 831-622-9378 or 831-915-9588. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2564] Union Democrat, 1 Oct 2012, online, Mr. Napier was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lela and Carl “Pop” Davis; his father and stepmother, Rex and Teresa Napier; and his brothers, Don and Gary Napier.
  3. [S2564] Union Democrat, 1 Oct 2012, online.
  4. [S2564] Union Democrat, 1 Oct 2012, online, He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bremerton from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He transferred to Great Lakes, Ill., in 1953 to attend dental technician school. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1955 and returned to Bakersfield.

Rex Napier1

M
Last Edited8 Sep 2014
     Rex Napier married Mrs. Lela Napier Davis.2

Family

Mrs. Lela Napier Davis
Children

Citations

  1. [S2564] Union Democrat, 1 Oct 2012, online, Mr. Napier was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lela and Carl “Pop” Davis; his father and stepmother, Rex and Teresa Napier; and his brothers, Don and Gary Napier.
    He is survived by his wife of 59 years Valerie Napier, of Groveland; his daughters, Diane Dell’Armo and her husband, Taum, of Carmel, and Colleen Reece, of Groveland; his grandchildren, Valerie Taormina, of Oakland, John Dell’Armo and his fiancee, Rosie Hansen, of Santa Maria, and Taum “Joe” Dell’Armo and his wife, Samantha, of Denver; his sisters-in law, Pat Napier and Gail Pedersen, both of Bakersfield; half-siblings, Darlene Corson and Glen Napier, both of Chesapeake, Va.; and three nieces and two nephews.
  2. [S2564] Union Democrat, 1 Oct 2012, online, Mr. Napier was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lela and Carl “Pop” Davis; his father and stepmother, Rex and Teresa Napier; and his brothers, Don and Gary Napier.