Contributed by Eleanor Evans Borkenhagen, Huntington Beach, CA
Transcribed by Elizabeth Thurmond
Knowing what a valuable tool obituaries can be for genealogists, Mrs. Borkenhagen has been clipping obituaries from the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register. She forwards the obituaries to the genealogical society that has a connection with the person in the obituary.
ZEPP, Fredric John ―Jack‖ was born in Dallas, Texas on 18 June 1939 and died on 18 June 2008 while piloting his single-passenger ultralight. [Because this is such a lengthy obituary, this article will only list a few genealogical details.] Names of his parents are not mentioned, but it is said they moved frequently. He became a lawyer and had a long career with Latham & Watkins.
He was married to Meredith Riekse and Carole Schalk and is survived by his children, Marshall Todd Zepp and daughter, Cherly Lynn ―Jamie‖ Zepp as well as a brother, Donald Zepp.
A memorial service was held on July 25 at the Forster Mansion in San Juan Capistrano. O’Connor Mortuary.
(Orange County Register, 13 July 2008)
BUSH, Lillian Allen – On Sunday, November 9, 2008, Evangelist Lillian Bush heard the Master’s voice and departed this life and entered glory.
Lillian was born in Dallas, Texas on March 3, 1919 to the late Rev. Henry Allen and Allene Allen. Lillian was a resident of Los Angeles, California, as well as San Bernardino, California. She was an advocate for education and a pursuer of higher learning, receiving a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Education respectively.
After a successful teaching career, Lillian retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District, serving as a Teacher and Vice Principal.
Upon her retirement she entered the ministry and served The Church of The Living God for over 50 years,, providing quality leadership to her church and the community at large. Lillian was the founder of Live (Learning Individual Values Through Education).
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, O’Neal T. Bush.
She leaves to cherish her memory a great-granddaughter-in-law, Teri Easter; and four great-grandchildren, Deon Bush, Devin Bush, Deandre David and Cole Jake.
Lillian will be missed by other family members and friends.
Viewing: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 South Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008.
Funeral/Church service will be held on November 21, 2008 at 12 p.m. at The Church of The Living God Temple, 44, 9800 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047, Bishop Harry L. Hendricks, Pastor. (Los Angeles Times, 20 November 2008)