Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Richard Godbold passed away quickly and quietly in his sleep on Friday, May 27, 2011 from heart failure at age 84.
Richard Travis Godbold was born in Los Angeles on November 8, 1925 to Henry Travis Godbold and Ruth E. Godbold, he graduated from Burbank High School in 1944 and then served his country in the Navy during World War II.
He spent his life in the automobile business, starting with his father at the Pasadena Hudson dealership and then eventually became the owner of Hauter Ford in Montrose, CA, from which he retired in 1997.
He was a member of the Montrose-La Crescenta Club for over 40 years and also helped start the Key Club in 1962 at Crescenta Valley High School.He traveled extensively around the world and enjoyed culinary delights from many cultures.
He and his wife Lois designed and built their own home in 1962 in La Canada where he resided for the rest of his life. They were avid bridge players and belonged to a bridge club.Richard was a serious amateur golfer who belonged to the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, CA and also the Indian Wells Country Club in Indian Wells, CA.
He was a lifelong hunter and fisherman and a member of Ducks Unlimited who trained Labrador retrievers and had three: Boomer, Rebel and Hudson. And as an avid chef he often prepared his hunted game of duck, dove and quail for gourmet dinners.
He married Joanne Hart in 1944 with whom he had three children, and then divorced and married Lois Shermer in 1962. Richard is survived by his sons Glen, Gary, and Michael and his daughter Karen, his grandchildren Philip, Jeffrey, Michele, Krista, Gary and Devin, and his great grandchildren Katelin, Heather, James, Ashley, Dylan, Carly, Brooklynn, Alyssa, Andrew and Brady. He will be forever loved and missed.
Glendale News-Press, June 03, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
She worked as a special education assistant with the Los Angeles Unified
School District for 10 years. She loved to travel, eat out and watch "All
Kelley; and by her mother, Arden Cleeland.
Services were held at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Gail Memmott Freshwater, born February 1, 1920, passed away December 30, 2009 in Huntington Beach, California, due to kidney failure.
Born in Lexington, Nebraska, graduated from Burbank High School in 1938, marched in the Rose Parade as a majorette. Served as queen of the Job's Daughters. Attended Occidental College where she was president of women students and "Tiger Princess", graduating in 1942.
Had a 24-year teaching career. Enjoyed traveling, boating, living in Huntington Harbor, water exercise, playing the piano, and volunteer work. Remembered for making her own Christmas cards for the last 45 years.
Preceded in death by son, Rob Chapin (1996) and husband, Charlie Freshwater (2004). Leaves daughter, Chris and husband Jerry Paden; grandchildren, Marisa Cole and George King; brother, Don Memmott; several cousins and cherished friends. She was dearly loved, will be greatly missed and her memory will live on in our hearts.
The family suggests donations in Gail's name to Kidney Foundation of California or Kidney TRUST.
Published in Orange County Register on January 14, 2010
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Lee Groshong - March 10, 1926 - May 18, 2011
Leland Schelling (Lee) Groshong was born in Burbank on March 10, 1926 and passed away on May 18, 2011 at his home in North Hills.
Lee graduated from Burbank High School in 1944. He joined the Army Air Corps after graduation and was discharged at the end of WWII. In 1946 he was married to Shirley Losey of Glendale. They had a son, Chris, and were divorced in 1948. In 1958 Lee married Marguerite Huber and became a stepfather to her children Joe and Michele. Together Lee and Marguerite had a daughter, Susan. They enjoyed nearly 48 years of marriage until Marguerite passed away in 2006.
In 1956 Lee confounded Advance Overhead Door, Inc. in Van Nuys. For nearly 50 years Advance was the premier garage door company in the Valley and did business throughout Southern California. The company closed recently. For a number of years Lee also owned California Door Company in Anaheim.
In his spare time he enjoyed spending time at his Donner Lake cabin and was active in two bowling leagues until his declining health forced him to stop.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marguerite, his two siblings, Bob Groshong and Lois Culler, and his stepson Joe Huber. He is survived by his children Chris Groshong of Las Vegas, Nevada, Susan Groshong (Bob Dillard) of Evanston, Illinois, and Michele Dressback of Granada Hills; his eight grandchildren Kim, Tracey, Tom, Jessica, Joshua, Jennifer, Chris, and Corey; and three great-grandchildren Maegan, Lindsey, and Austin.
Services will be held Sunday May 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, 11160 Stranwood Avenue, Mission Hills, CA 91345. http://missionhillsmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Holy Cross Foundation, 15031 Rinaldi St. Mission Hills, CA 91345, (818) 898-4600, or to the Truckee Donner Land Trust, P.O Box 8816, Truckee, CA 96162, (530) 582-4711 http://www.tdlandtrust.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 22, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
He earned his BA and Masters degrees at UCLA and his PHD at USC. He was Burbank Young Man of the Year and was very involved with the YMCA. He was president of the Burbank Rotary. He was foreman of the Los Angeles Grand Jury, 1988-1989.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Jan. 6, 1928, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Dec. 20, 1985, Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
First-born child of Gerald F. Funk and Ruth Emogene Holcomb. Several years later the family moved to Burbank, CA, where he spent the rest of his life, graduating from Burbank High School in Jan. 1946.
He then entered the U.S. Navy, where he served for 2 years, 1 spent on Guam. Glendale College was next, where he played football. Football would remain a large part of his life until his death.
After college, he played for the ERACs (Eagle Rock Athletic Club), a semi-pro football team, until he was 30 years old. He then took up bowling, and carried an average of over 200 for many years.
His other passion was cars, and he loved to restore Mustangs. He was a partner with his father in Funk Bros. Brake and Front End, a long-time family business. His uncles were also involved in the brake business, and there were several Funk brake shops in Southern California.
In February 1981, he was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid, and after a 5-year battle, passed away at home with Ferdinand Farkle Funk, his favorite cat, by his side. He was a very loving and devoted husband and father, and is missed daily by his 2 sons and his second wife, Gaye Dawn Selover Funk.
From Burbank Newspaper
Gerald F. Funk, Jr., 57, died December 20, in his Burbank home.
He was born in Culver City, but had lived in the Burbank area for 54 years. He had worked for Funk Brothers Brakes.
He is survived by his wife Gaye; sons; Jon and Michael; parents Gerald and Ruth; and five grandchildren. Services will be private, the Neptune Society in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Ronald Lee Noble
Born in Winslow, Arizona on Oct. 20, 1936. Departed on May 29, 2011 and resided in Elma, WA.
Ronald Lee Noble entered into rest on May 29, 2011 surrounded by family and friends. He was 74 years old. Ron was born to R.O. Noble and Margaret (Hosler) Noble on October 20, 1936 in Winslow, AZ. He moved to Burbank, CA in his youth, graduating from Burbank High School. Following high school he went to Humboldt College and took Forestry, which started his love of the forest. On July 20, 1957 he married Eula May Jones. They had three children; Kevin, Darlene and Jason.
In 1966 they moved their family to Kent, WA where they lived for two years. In 1968 they moved to Malone, WA. Ron worked in several industries during his life; a plastics factory, commercial fishing, Boeing, a furniture factory and logging. By far, logging was his favorite. He worked several decades in logging as a timber faller and had many stories to tell. Ron enjoyed the outdoors. He liked to hike and camp. He loved hunting and fishing.
Ron also enjoyed developing pictures in his darkroom. Ron especially enjoyed telling others about his God, Jehovah, and His grand promises for the future from the Bible. Ron was very caring toward the "fatherless boys".
On November 21, 2010 Ron married Joan Murphy and lovingly welcomed her eight children into the family. Many years previous, when her youngest boys were growing up he had been like a father to them, teaching them to hunt and fish and how to be good men. He instilled a strong work ethic in them.
Ron is survived by his loving wife, Joan, at the family home; his mother; Margaret Culver, Burbank, CA, his brother; Shannon Noble and sister Julie Mares, both of CA; his three natural children, Kevin Noble and his wife, Linda, Elma, WA, Darlene Martin, Crooked River Ranch, OR, Jason Noble, Lacey, WA and their children Rachael, Michael, Katherine, Talon and Jon. He is also survived by Joan's four sons; Doug, David, Warren, and Dale and three daughters; Nancy, Colleen and Velma and by their 16 grandchildren. He is survived by 20 great grandchildren from both families, his Aunt Gerry and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eula, his father and an infant son.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Early on, Bob also became very interested in his own physical fitness, so much so that the house he would later build had a volleyball court, a hand ball court, a workout room, a large pool, and, of course, a horseshoe pit.
After finishing his military career as a Lt. Col., Bob returned stateside, trying several trades before eventually settling in Moorpark in 1952, building a house, and becoming an egg rancher. Egg ranching lasted throughout the growing years of his daughters and changed to Christmas tree farming in 1961, when he and Paulette opened the Burnette Christmas Tree Farm. About this same time, Bob became an appraiser for the Veteran's Administration, a career he would have until he retired at the age of 80. Bob was an integral part of the growing city of Moorpark.
He was president of Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce and was Moorpark's Citizen of the Year in 1983. Bob and Paulette lived and farmed in Moorpark through the births of their five grandchildren, eventually quitting the tree business in 1983 and moving to Leisure Village in Camarillo. Over the next 20 years, Bob continued to live his life as a gift, making others feel loved and honored to be a part of it, leaving this world only when his body gave up, because his spirit never would. We love and will miss him greatly.
Friday, June 3, 2011
MCDERMOTT, Veronica Mary Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, born October 25, 1916 in Blair, Nebraska; passed away in Glendale, California, May 11, 2010. She was a graduate of Burbank High School.
The daughter of Bernard and Ethel Haller, Veronica was the third of thirteen children. During and after WWII, she worked as a secretary. She married James A. McDermott on April 14, 1951. Veronica and Jim raised five children. Her faith in God was enduring and she witnessed that faith and love in every way and every day throughout her life. She was known for her love of family, her selflessness, honesty, and humility. No sacrifice for someone else was too great. She shunned the spotlight and in doing so became a beacon for others.
She possessed a keen, practical mind and a sharp but understanding moral sense. She now enters Heaven with her beloved husband, Jim, who passed away in 1998.
She is survived by eight brothers and sisters; her children: James, Jr. and Cynthia Kurtz McDermott, Mary McDermott, Patricia and Robert Kidwell, Joan and Michael Maher, Maureen and Dennis Franks; the pride of her life her nine grandchildren: Paul, Geoffrey, Sarah, Colleen, Brian, Meaghan, Kevin, Madeline, Rebecca and granddaughter-in-law, Averi, along with many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was truly loved and will be greatly missed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Incarnation Catholic Church, Glendale. Interment immediately following, San Fernando Mission Cemetery, San Fernando. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daughters of Mary & Joseph Retirement Fund, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5004. Callanan & Woods-Scovern (818) 242-0258
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
August 8, 1952 - June 13, 2000
Karl M. Dana, 47, of Kaneohe died Tuesday June 13, 2000 in Kailua, HI. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by parents Leo and Janet; brother Mark, and sisters Deborah Richman, Jennifer Dana and Diane Bell. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii and/or the American Cancer Society.