JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

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 
Charity. 

 
Submitted by: Miriam Burrows
Feb 13, 1998  
 
 
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