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In the family notes: Theodore's daughter, called Myrtis Lorainde Dolly Bassford, is a child and is attending Figueroa School and seems to revive the Bassford artistic nature with pencil and feet as she dances around like a fairy every minute she gets a chance and would rather draw than do other school work. So time will tell what the youngest great-great-grandchild of Abraham Bassford will undertake in the futrue.

Her nickname was "Dolly"
In Memory of
Myrtis Rose


Myrtis Loraine Rose, 91, of Ventura, CA passed away peacefully in her home with loved ones surrounding her on Sunday, May 11th 2014. Myrtis was born on Oct. 31st 1922 in Berkley, CA to Josephine and Theodore Bassford. She led a very active life with her family, friends and her church community. Myrtis and Jack got married on Oct 17th 1947. They started their family shortly after. Myrtis is survived by her son, Ted and his wife Terri; daughter, Tina and her husband Ron; son, Rick as well as her son-in-law, Roy. She has 6 grandchildren, Chris and his lady Jennifer and Aiden, John, Lorena and her husband Michael, Kai, Jessica and Jake. Myrtis has 3 great-grandchildren, Christal, Shayla and Selah. She also had 1 great-great grandchild, Belicia. And not to be forgotten were her sweet grand dogs who she loved so much: Oscar, Coda, Lucy, Sasha, Mason, Jagger and Maggie.

The family would like to thank her wonderful doctors Dr. Andrew Kerr, Dr. Todd Yates and Dr. Thomas Kong for their excellent and compassionate care. We would also like to thank Angie and Marsha from Assisted Home Hospice for their loving support for Myrtis and the family.

Services will be held on Monday, May 19th at 10:00am at Charles Carroll Funeral Home located at 15 Teloma Dr. (off Telegraph Rd.) in Ventura, CA. Services will be held by her beloved pastors Bill Gorell and Larry Reichert. Myrtis will be laid to rest next to her husband Jack at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to South Coast Fellowship's Food Pantry can be made on line at . Myrtis had a compassionate heart for feeding the hungry.

The family feels that on Mother's Day the Lord gave her the best gift of all, the gift of taking her home.
Bassford, Myrtis Loraine (I1752)


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Steven Scott Shaffer
(June 17, 1951 - November 17, 2012)

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Steven Scott Shaffer

Steven Scott Shaffer was born on June 17, 1951, in Wyoming to William Lumen and Mary Alice Pierce Shaffer. He has lived in the Rosenberg area for the past 13 years.

Steve passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the age of 61 years.

He is survived by his wife, Val Gonzales; daughters, Annie Bridges and her husband Chris, and Janelle Landry and her husband Ryan; stepsons, Adam Gonzales, Mario Gonzales, Philip Ornelas, and Stephen Ornelas; grandchildren, Robert Bridges and Harmony Landry; brother, William “Bill” Shaffer; sister, Diane Temple; as well as other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister-in-law, Anita Shaffer.

As a young boy, in the early sixties, Steve followed his family overseas with his father’s career in the oil industry to Tripoli, Libya. During his elementary and junior high school years, he attended the Oil Companies School. In 1969, Steve graduated from Notre Dame International Preparatory School in Rome, Italy. In both Tripoli and Rome, Steve developed an insight for international business in the oil industry and formed lifelong friendships. Steve attended Tulsa Junior College, studying business management. In 1973, Steve moved to Houston, Texas to work for Exxon as a mud engineer to develop the start of his life long career in the oil industry and begin a family. He furthered his career while working with Baroid as a mud engineer until 2000. Due to health reasons, Steve retired as a mud engineer consultant in 2004. Since retirement he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, doting over his grand kids, spending time in the yard and reading (his favorite past time). Steve always expressed his commitment to the love and success of his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy, with Rev. Cynthia Cohrs-Myers officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, SouthWest Affiliate, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125.
Shaffer, Steven Scott (I1519)
1920 US federal Census lists Bernard as living in South Fork Ward 1 Cambria County Pennsylvania. It lists his age as 3.
His mother Mary and father John are listed as being born in Russia.

In 1920 living in the Schrader household were parents, John and Mary, their daughters Anna and Vernia and sons John, Joe, William, Bernard and Pate. Along with the Schraders there are three others listed as boarders George Sersori, John Poppench and William Thosuski.
According to his nephew Charles Henry, Bernard was drafted into the Army. His name was one of the first in Johnstown to be pulled out of a fishbowl in a lottery like selection. His WW2 Army enlistment record shows that Bernard's enlistment date was 15 April 1941 in Altoona, PA. He was a Private. Listed as education are 4 years of high school. He was single, without dependents, 65"tall and 147 lbs.

In a letter from his wife Mary received Oct. 22, 2007 Ben entered the U.S. Army on Sept 6, 1942 and was discharged on July 11, 1945.

Bernard's name has been added to the list of veterans on the WWII Monument in Washington, DC. in October 2007. 
Schroder, Bernard (I14080)
Bobby died at 8 months of age of Subdural Hemorrhage at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, PA . At 8 months of age Bobby was able to stand and walk holding on to the furniture. He was a bright and cheerful child. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Nanty Glo, PA Section E, Lot number 78 
Henry, Robert Michael (I14275)
Name: Cmolik, Joseph
Date: Jul 23 1959
Source: Cleveland Press, Reel #99
Notes: Cmolik, Joseph, residence, ? Gamma Ave., beloved husband of Agnes (nee Latkes), dearest father of Frank, Helen Pekarek and George, grandfather brother of Frank, Barney, Louis, Vincent. Mary Harvat, Rertha Suchy and the deceased Fiancek Drdek and Stella Stoffl, passed away July 21. Family will receive friends at the Fortuna Funeral Home, 5316 Fleet Ave., where services will be held Friday, July 24, at 9 a. m. Requiem mass at St. John Nepomucene Church at 9:30 a. m. Interment Calvary Cemetery 
Čmolík, Joseph F. (I6434)
Name: Cmolik, Louis Sr.
Date: Apr 24 1961
Source: Plain Dealer, Reel #99
Notes: Residence, 6705 Hosmer Ave., beloved husband of Blanche (nee Ptacek); dearest father of Louis, Rita Holan, Lawrence, Garnett Tuchewicz, Alice and Barbara; grandfather of nine, brother of Frank, Barney and Vincent Cmolik, Bertha Suchy and Mary Harvat and the deceased Frances Drdek, Stella Stoffl and Joseph Cmolik, passed away April 22. Family will receive friends at the Joseph Holan and Son Funeral Home, 3324 Fulton, Rd. (corner of Sackett) after 2 p. m. Sunday. Services Tuesday, April 25, at 9:15 a. m. Solemn requiem mass St. John Nepomucene Church; 10 a. m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. 
Cmolik, Louis Alois (I12481)
Name: Cmolik, Vincent
Date: ?
Source: unknown, Reel #99
Notes: Cmolik. Vincent Cmolik, residence, 4420 Hela Ave., beloved husband of Rose (nee Bolek), dearest father of Clarence Cmolik, Joseph and Robert Wolfe, grandfather, brother of Bertha Stephy. Mary Harval. Barney Cmonk and the deceased Francis Drdek and breila Stotit, Frank, Joseph and Louis C? passed away April 13. Family will receive friends at The Vode razka Funeral Home, 331a ? St., at Broadway, From 2-10. P. M. Friday. Services Saturday, Apr. 16, at 8:320 A. M. Requiem Mass at St. John Nepomuicent Mass at 9 A. M. Interment Calcaty Cemetery Dill Co rentree, Joseph Holan & Son Services. 
Cmolik (I12479)
On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 2:16 PM, Michael Tod Trzaska wrote:
Not a good pic of my mom.

Probably taken in the early 1950s at our home at 2255
Cerritos Street in Signal Hill. I helped build that pool (it was
dug out by a horse-pulled plow and a guy by the name of
Charley Butcher. I helped build the cabanas down at the
end and that rock waterfall.

These are the Rousere's no matter what Kathy
found. They all went by that name. The Mammy Yokum
character in the middle was the mother, Daisy, who was
an astrology nut and fiery baptist. At the far right was brother
Jerry, whose real first name was Winfield, named after Mexican
American hero General Winfield Scott, who Daisy claimed as an
ancestor. But Daisy would have also claimed Alexander The
Great and Jack The Ripper if she thought it would enhance
her pedigree. As for Jerry he was a lifelong epileptic and
unable to care for himself, so he worked at our home for
years--puttering around, tending the grounds and animals.
Mom took care of him and her mother, I think more so than
the others.

The female from left are eldest sister, Julia Raphael,
who had a son, Bob, and a daughter, Pam, who died last
year, and an adopted son Tommy. Julia and her husband
Tom Raphael owned good Mexican restaurants on the
west side near Santa Monica. Tommy lived into his 100s
and died a few years ago.

Next is Armorel, who was kind of a wannabe
sophisticate. She married Al Marmin, a gentleman
Frenchman, and they lived in Guala, up coast from
San Francisco. He sold real estate. I think Armorel
had a son, Ronald, from an earlier marriage. Saw him
once or twice and remember his being good looking in
sort of an effete way.Didn't seem to care much for
any of us, but then neither did I.

Then Mom, who 56 years after her death, I can't
get out of my mind or heart.

Next is Mom's twin sister Ethel, "Sunny," to most
of us. Very pretty and very nice. Married to a wonderful
man, Fred Girard, a successful attorney and very close
and good friend to me. He died of cancer about 20 years
ago. They had a daughter, Cindy, still alive and living in
Huntington Beach, and a son, Gary, who was killed in
an industrial accident about 15 years ago.

That's the story of the people in that picture. Send
more pictures and I'll send fewer words.

Rouser, Edna Almyra (I250)
The State of Texas
County of Bastrop Know all men by these Presents that we, John T Watson and wife Susan Wolfenberger formerly (but now Watson, Guy Wolfenbarger, Charles Wolfenbarger Edward Weaver and his wife Ann Weaver formerly Ann Wolfenberger and Frank Yoast who represents his Grand Daughter Miss Elizabeth Falkennor, Amos Yost, A. B. Summers and Elizabeth Summers formerly Yoast, Daughter of said Francis Yoast being heirs at Law of Mrs Caroline Wolfenbarger recently deceased being of full age and responsibility do this day nominate-constitute and appoint Daniel C Hendricks our true and lawful agent and attorney in fact and as trustee for us and in our names and stead to proceed to sell all the property of every kind real personal & mixed belonging to the estate of Mrs. Caroline Wolfenbarger Decd on such terms as we may direct to wit: real estate on 12 months time and personal estate on six months time and to collect the proceeds of said sale, and divide the same equally among the Heirs aforesaid Share and Share alike, as Heirs of Sam & Caroline Wolfenbarger Decd aforesaid.
And we and each of us, do agree and lend ourselves and each of our Heirs and legal representatives to ratify and confirm all and every thing that our said agent and Trustee may do in the premises as fully and completely all intents and purposes as if we were Individually and personally present and doing the same ourselves in proper person it being our intention by this Power to confer a good and perfect title on all purchases from our said agent & trustee under this authority.
Given our hands and seals this 26th day of June 1873
E Weaver Seal
Ann Weaver Seal
JT Watson Seal
Susan Watson Seal
Guy Wolfenberger Seal
Frank Yoast Seal
Chas. Wolfenberger Seal
Mr A. B. Summers
Mrs Lizzie Summers
Amos Yoast
Faulkner, Nancy Elizabeth (I1716)
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