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Entered Into Eternal Rest Thursday, February 10, 1972
Bessie Wakefield-Lompoc, California

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. February 14 for Bessie Lee 
Wakefield, atthe McPeek Family Mortuary Chapel, Lompoc, California.

She died February 10 in Santa Barbara after an extended illness.

Burial was in Arroyo Grande cemetery, Arroyo Grande, California.

Mrs. Wakefield was born in Mt Vernon February 1, 1888, the daughter of 
Hiram and Elizabeth McCown McLaughlin.  She had resided in Lompoc for 
the past 68 years.  Her home address was 517 North D Street.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 50 years and the Companions 
of the Forest for 48 years.

Survivors include her husband Claude, a son, Ernest H. Brooks of Santa 
Barbara; four daughters, Mrs. Laura Genardini and Mrs. Ide Fisher, both 
of Goleta, California, Mrs. Evelyn Hughes of Orcutt, California and 
Mrs. Irene Nunes of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 9 grandchildren and 19 great 
grandchildren.

Officiating at the service was Rev. Kenneth Boyd of the First 
Presbyterian church.



February 25, 1972
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Geraldine Hughes Brown
Relationship: Grandmother
*NOTE*Year of birth should have been 1885.  Early 
records show her as Elizabeth Lee McLaughlin, an affidavit of 
correction to her birth certicficate was made 30th November 1943.  
Her cousin, Inez M. Knox verified this .



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