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Delmar Clair Kernan
Birth: Aug. 3, 1908
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1979
Sherwood
Washington County
Oregon, USA

Delmar Clair Kernan was born on August 3, 1908 the third of twelve children of George Kernan (1883-1960) and Maudena Stearns (1885-1936) in Portland, Oregon. In 1928, Delmar married Maxine Elizabeth Davis (1912-1992), the daughter of William Davis (1876-1960) and Mary Williams, in Portland, Oregon. Delmar and Maxine had two children before their divorce in 1948: Deldalyn Florence Kernan and William George Kernan. In 1950, Delmar married Pauline Katherine (Rains) Rowlands (1913-1997). Together, Delmar and Pauline purchased some land and built a home on it, which they lived in for the rest of their lives together.

Throughout his life, Delmar worked in a number of different jobs. During the depression, Delmar worked with his father as a furniture mover for $0.15 a day. Following this, he worked as a meat delivery man, until he was injured falling from the truck. This injury opened the door for a new career, selling prefab houses--which he did until he retired.

Delmar passed away on September 4, 1979 in Sherwood, Oregon. He was buried at Garden of the Last Supper at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland on September 7, 1979. His memorial service was held at St. Francis Catholic Church. His second wife, Pauline, was buried next to him. Their shared headstone reads "Together Forever."

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 Parents:
  George Edward Kernan (1884 - 1960)
  Maudena Elizabeth Stearns Kernan (1885 - 1936)
 
 Spouses:
  Maxine Elizabeth Davis Smith (1912 - 1992)*
  Pauline Katherine Rains Kernan (1913 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Curtis George Kernan (1905 - 1918)*
  Earnest Kernan (1907 - 1926)*
  Delmar Clair Kernan (1908 - 1979)
  Florence Elizabeth Kernan (1913 - 1915)*
  Walter Ray Kernan (1915 - 1931)*
  Francis Otis Kernan (1919 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Skyline Memorial Gardens
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Lot 165, Blk B, Space 3
 
Created by: William
Record added: Feb 27, 2006
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- R I P
 Added: Dec. 16, 2014

- Amanda Mizell Phillips
 Added: Dec. 12, 2014
rest in peace
- sjb
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