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Jerry Lee Calfee (1937-2010), Whittier, CA

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Jerry Lee Calfee (1937-2010), Whittier, CA

Posted: 3 May 2010 12:24PM GMT
Classification: Death
Jerry was an early Calfee contributor, always ready and willing to help family historians. We are all very much indebted to him and his research. Jerry was a descendant of Evan Adair Calfee and Elizabeth "Betsy" Woods of Alabama.

Below is his obituary, published in the "Whittier Daily News," Whittier, CA, April 18, 2010:

CALFEE, Jerry L. Calfee, died April 6, 2010 at home in Whittier, California, following a long respiratory illness. Jerry was born October 1, 1937, in Valliant, Oklahoma to Evin and Marie Prince Calfee. Jerry graduated from Whittier High School in 1955, attended Fullerton Junior College, and joined the Navy for two years. He worked for a few years at Dunn & Bradstreet and then returned to college to graduate with a degree from Cal State, Los Angeles. He married Laurel Hanchen in 1962, and they developed a great love for the outdoors, camping, fishing, and hiking in most of the western states. In later years, Jerry worked intently on genealogy, meeting on the Internet many long lost relatives with whom he developed many close relationships. Jerry will be greatly missed by his wife Laurel, son Todd, daughter Susan Poyser and grandchildren Trent, Cole, and Sydney. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Patricia. A memorial service will be held at the Community Presbyterian Church of La Mirada on May 22, at 11:00 A.M.

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