Miscellaneous California Obituaries


New York Daily News, Thursday, September 9, 1954
Palo Alto, Calif., Sept. 8 (AP)-
Judge Curtis Dwight Wilbur, 87, Secretary of the Navy in the Coodlige
Administration died today of a circulatory ailment.  Wilbur was
appointed Secretery(sic) in 1924 to succeed Edwin Denby in the aftermath
of the Teapot Dome and Elk Hills oil reserve scandals.  In March, 1929,
Wilbur was appointed to the U.S. Circut Court of Appeals by President

New York Daily News, Tuesday, September 7, 1954
Los Angeles, Sept. 6 (AP)-
Don Stewart, 65, president since 1944 of the Los Angeles Angels of the
Pacific Coast League, died today of a heart attack.  Selected by Bill
Veeck in December, 1953, to run the Milwaukee Club in the American
Association, Stewart quit a month later to rejoin Los Angeles.

NY Daily News, Tuesday, October 12, 1954
Atascadero, Calif., Oct. 11 (AP) - Grove Wilson, 71, retired editor,
author and publisher of newspapers in Tehachapi and Mojave, Calif., died
at his home here today.  In his early career, he was city editor of the
old New York Call and edited several magazines.

NY Journal-American, Sunday, September 5, 1954
Eugene Pallette Rites Planned
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (AP) - A funeral service was being arranged today
for Eugene Pallette, 65, veteran motion picture actor who died of cancer
Friday at his home here.
His gruff, hoarse voice and huge girth were his screen trademarks.
His most notable appearances were in the films "Mr. Smith Goes to
Washington", "100 Men and a Girl," "My Man Godfrey" and "The Three
Mr. Pallette was born in Winfield, Kan.  His actor parents were then
playing in a road company version of "East Lynne."
He went on the stage in his early youth.  But at one period in his life
he left the theatre and made and lost a fortune in Texas oil.  He
returned to Hollywood and resumed a great career.
During World War II he purchased 3,000 acres in a remote part of Oregon
and set about stockpiling supplies there.  He went into semi-retirement
there, eight years ago.

Telegram Tribune  Wednesday January 8, 1969
Harriet HAND
A memorial service for Harriet L. HAND of Arroyo Grande will be
conducted at 8:00pm Friday in Wood Funeral Chapel there.
Mrs. Virginia JONES, Christian Science reader, will officiate.
Miss. HAND died Tuesday in an Arroyo Grande hospital.  She was 75
years old.
She was born on 11-28-1893, in Maquoketa, Iowa, and had resided in
Arroyo Grande for the past 22 years.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bertha German, of Rifle, Colo.

Telegram Tribune  Thursday October 20, 1955
Frank HAND, 69, died suddenly
Fair Oaks, October 20, 1955 - Frank Lockwood HAND, 69, died suddenly
late yesterday afternoon when stricken with a heart attack while
visiting friends here.
A resident of this community for the past seven years, Mr. HAND was a
bookkeeper and accountant.
He was born October 8, 1886, in Maquoketa, Iowa.  He is survived by
two sisters, Miss Harriet HAND of Fair Oaks and Mrs. Bertha GERMAN,
Rifle, Colo., and a brother, W. Floyd HAND, of Lost Nation, Ia.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Woods funeral chapel in Arroyo
Grande, waiting arrival of the family.

Florence RUST, 86, of Arroyo Grande died 1-14-1999 in Arroyo Grande.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday at Arroyo Grande
Mrs. RUST was born 5-18-1912 in Bisbee, Arizona.  She grew up in
Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1934 with a
bachelor's degree in education.  She attended Syracuse University
where she also served as assistant dean of women.  She taught a Miss
Porter's School For Girls and for an elementary school in Ajo,
She married in Long Beach(?) in 1937.  She and her husband moved to
Arroyo Grande and raised their family on a cattle ranch in the Huasna
Valley;  the ranch is part of the original Rancho Huasna, purchased in
1843 by Isaac SPARKS, Mr. RUST's great-grandfather.
Mrs. RUST died peacefully on the ranch, which was her home for the
past 60 years.
She was active in many civic and community activities, including Delta
Gamma Sorority, Alumni Association, Arroyo Grande Women's Club and the
Huasna School Board.
She was preceeded in death by her husband Reg RUST and a son Rick
She is survived by sons Gary RUST and JAck RUST and wife Lois;
daughter Marty MUSSELMAN and husband Bob; grandchildren and
Memorials are preferred to Rick Foster RUST Memorial Scholarship Fund,
1121 Fail Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande 93420
Arrangements are by Lady Family Mortuary, Arroyo Grande

Abstract of Obituary of Zelpha Fern SAMSON KUDRON:
Monterey Peninsula Herald Thursday June 23 1988
Zelpha Fern KUDRON of Salinas, CA
Born: Oct. 28, 1908 in Dunning [Blaine Co.] Neb.
Died: [June 20, 1988] Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
Survived by:  son Ronald; two brothers, Lloyd Samson of Puyallup Wash.,
and Richard Samson of Clatskani Ore.; a sister Iva McKinley of Seattle;
and two grandsons.
Burial: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA

Stanley Moculak
Stanley J. Moculak, 55, died yesterday at 7:45 a.m. at his home, 519 W. Sola St.    He was a carpenter by trade.
Mr. Moculak was born in Poland on Oct. 28, 1901.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella; a daughter, Mrs. Marcella Murphy, Santa Barbara; two sons, Edward, Phoenix, Ariz., and Eugene, Santa Barbara, and one grandchild.
The rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the chapel of McDermott's Colonial Mortuary.   A Requiem Mass will be said Monday at 9 a.m. at the Old Mission.   Interment will follow in the family plot, Calvary Cemetery.   SANTA BARBARA NEWSPAPER DATED 12/29/1956