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Billie L. Queen
January 7, 1943 - June 8, 2011

A funeral service was held in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday June 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. for Billie L. Queen, 68. Mr. Queen was born January 7, 1943 in Salem, South Carolina and passed away on June 8,2011 in Salem, Missouri.

Mr. Queen loved going to casinos. He had a project that he was working on, trying to get his truck to run on water. He also enjoyed NASCAR. Mr. Queen was a hard worker as a truck driver and he loved to tell stories.He never met a stranger and was always smiling.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Theodore Queen and his granddaughter, Alyssa in November 2010. His survivors include his wife, Virginia Queen of Bakersfield; his children and their spouses, Susan Vanessa Queen of Salem, South Carolina, Donald Ray Queen of Mountain Rest, South Carolina, James Theodore "Ted" and Becky Queen of West Union, South Carolina, Tamilee and Mark Moore of Bakersfield, Keith and Brandy Sexton of Dustin Acres, and Shelly and Rick Brown of Taft; his mother Margarette Queen Griffin of Mountain Rest, South Carolina; his mother-in-law, Clara Garlock; his grandchildren, Bill Lentel of South Carolina, Dillion Queen, Danielle Queen both of Salem, South Carolina, Stacey Robles, Jennifer Garner, Chelsea Chapman, Ryan Sexton, Rodney Sexton, Shane Black and Moises Robles all of Taft, Eric Derington and Garett Moore both of Bakersfield; his brother Tommy Queen and his wife, Joyce of Santa Paula; his sister Margarette June Queen Blair and her husband, William E. Blair of Mountain Rest, South Carolina; brother, Robert Norman Queen and his wife, Sandra of Anderson, South Carolina; his sister-in-laws and their spouses, Mary and Jim Anderson, Margaret and Monty Lee, Brenda Salazar, and Cricket and Jerry Summers; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews; and his baby Sassy Cat.

The arrangements are under the directions of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.

Dorothy A. Quinby
June 12, 1908 - March 9, 2007

Dorothy A. Quinby, 98, formerly of McKittrick, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2007 in Santa Barbara where she had resided for many years. A graveside service will be held at West Side District Cemetery in Taft at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007.

Dorothy Angeline was born on June 12, 1908 in Mendocino and was the second child born to James Miles and Dovie Pickle Gwin. The family moved to the Taft area where she attended Olig School and Taft High School. She married Palmer David Quinby and they owned and operated Quinby Oil Company in McKittrick for many years. Dorothy was active with the American Red Cross, Tennis Club, and Organ Club. She and Dave built a small vacation home in Arroyo Grande and later lived on Grand Ave. in the Fair Oaks area of Arroyo Grande. She enjoyed camping and fishing with Dave. The couple later moved to Santa Barbara where they were active participants in the Organ Club and LaFiesta. After Dave passed away, Dorothy stayed active, enjoying her family, learning Spainsh and volunteering.

Dorothy is survived by two nieces, Alice Erlene Manalo of Bakersfield and family, Mary Lou Stewart of Grover Beach and family; and nephew, Jim Gwin of Ashland, Oregan and family; sister-in-law, Bobby Gwin of Porterville; Dave's niece and nephew, Phyllis Specht of Pasadena and family, and Paul Armstrong of Yorba Linda and family. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Palmer David Quinby 1971; sister, Erma Louella; brothers, James Wilber, Chester Earl, and Lawrence Delbert.

Memorials in her honor may be directed to a favorte charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

Pauline Alice Quinlan, 75
August 15, 1920 - June 16, 1996

Chapel services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary in Bakersfield for Pauline Alice Quinlan, 75. Omar Scarborough III will conduct the services.

Mrs. Quinlan was born in Oildale on August 15, 1920 to Sue and Everett Smith. She attended local schools, graduating from Kern Union High School. She married William "Bill" M. Quinlan on Valentine's Day in very successful bee business, retiring in 1976. Mrs. Quinlan was very active in the community and had over 4,000 volunteer hours at the Rasumussen Senior Center in Oildale. She was a member of the Post Office Ladies Auxiliary, Sundowner Travel Club, Kern County Grange and The Gleaners. She was a very loving mother wife and grandmother. In addition to raising her own children, she gave a home to many needy children in the Foster Care Program. They affectionally called her "Mom Q." In retirement, she loved to play bingo, travel in the mobile home and do volunteer work.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Quinlan; her sons, Charles Everett and his wife, Lura, John Patrick and William M. Quinlan Jr., and his wife, Susan; a daughter and her husband, Ruth Ann and Omar Scarborough; a sister and her husband, Betty and Dean Carrier and eight grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Diabetes Association.

Patricia L. Kross Quinn, 59
June 1, 1938 - December 27, 1997

Funeral services will be held in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home Chapel Friday at 1:00 p.m. for Maricopa resident Patricia L. Kross Quinn, 59.

Mrs. Quinn was born in Charleston, West Virginia on June 1, 1938 and passed away at her home on December 27th. She has lived in their area since 1973 and had been employed as a health care worker for Bakersfield Home Health for five years. Mrs. Quinn was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and the Eagles. She was also a life member of the VFW Auxillary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas L. and Ola A. Williams. Mrs. Quinn is survived by her husband, John E. Quinn of Maricopa; her three daughters, Terri Wilson of Valley Acres, Carol Kross of Evanston, Wyoming and Candie Oliver of Maricopa; her grandson, Tom Wilson of Taft; her granddaughters, Stacy Wilson of Taft, Caitlyn Wilson of Valley Acres, Laurie Kross, Abbigail Wolfe, and Jennifer Oliver, all of Taft; her great grandson, Trevor Traynor of Taft; her two brothers and their wives, Roert and Judy Williams of Gasport, New York and Lewis and Irma Wiliams of Newfane, New York; her sister, Lula May Bohem of Gasport, New York and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Erikson and Brown Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to service time to pay their respects.

Frances Marion Quintanilla
April 4, 1949 - January 17, 2012

Frances Marion Quintanilla, 62, from Las Animas, Colorado, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Bent County Healthcare Center, where she had resided the past several months. Frances was born April 4, 1949 in Taft, California to parents Dwight Edward and Betty Jean Killmer Cooper. She was united in marriage to Eraclio G. "Rocky" Quintanilla October 18, 1971 in Tacoma, Washington. They lived several years in the San Francisco, California area before moving to Las Animas, Colorado, in 1980.

She is survived by husband, Rocky of the Las Animas, her mother, Betty Jean Wilson of Taft, California, son,Eraclio G. Quintanilla, Jr. of Las Animas, Colorado, brother Daniel Cooper of Oregon, sister Georgia of Pueblo, Colorado, great grandson Israel James.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colorado with the Rev. Charles Harder officiating. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Dr. Walter Quisenberry
June 24, 1912 - July 16, 2002

Walter B. Quisenberry, M.C. was born in Purman, Missouri on June 24, 1912 and passed away July 6, 2002 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He moved with his mother and father and siblings to Fellows, California in September 1923. He graduated for Elementary School in Fellows, and graduated from high school at Taft Union High School in 1932.

Walter worked at the Safeway Store In Fellows while attending high school. He then attended UCLA for 3 years for his pre-med, and was accepted at Loma Linda Medical School where he received his M.D. Degree in 1941. He then went to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan for his intern year. He then returned to California and had his practice in Long Beach until he entered the United States Public Health Service during World War II where he served in Hospitals in Farmerville, Virginia, Hot Springs, Arkansas; Lincoln, Nebraska, and Baltimore, Maryland. He received a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and after World War II he returned to his practice at Alhambra, California. In 1947 he moved with his wife and family to Honolulu, Hawaii where he was Director of Public Health for all of the Hawaiiann Islands for many years. When he returned from there, he saw patients at Straub Medical Clinic until he retired from there.

Dr. Quisenberry is survived by his wife, Evalynn to whom he was married for 62 years. He leaves two daughters, Linda Green of Honolulu, Hawaii and Jane Zahradnik of Richmond B.C. Canada, and one son, Walter V. Quisenberry Jr. and his wife Cynthia of Haiker, Maui, Hawaii, one sister Marie Ray of Los Angeles, California, 6 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.