Vernon B. Underwood
Vernon B. UNDERWOOD, passed away February 8, 1998
in Yuma, Arizona. He was born on November 27, 1911 in Mt. Vernon
Illinois to William A. UNDERWOOD and Florence (Oliver) UNDERWOOD.
He attended Mt. Vernon High School and excelled in track and
football. He married Aline KNOX on May 21, 1933. They were
looking forward to their 65th wedding anniversary. Vernon and Aline
settled in California where he worked two full time jobs for 20 years,
as a boilermaker and psychiatric technician. There, he and Aline
raised three sons, Vernon Jr., Jan and Rex.
After retirement he and his wife moved to Crescent, Oregon where
he worked as custodian and bus driver at Gilchrist School. He returned
to Mt. Vernon for several years to do maintenance work. The last 13
years Vernon and Aline spent as "snowbirds", wintering in Yuma,
Arizona and summering Crescent.
Vernon is survived by his wife, Aline, and three sons, Vernon, Jr.,
of Palm Desert, and Jan and Rex of Crescent. There are five grandsons,
Matt, Nate, Rex, Josh, and Judd, and two great-grandchildren, Jordan and
Submitted by: Miriam Burrows
Feb 13, 1998