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Rex Albert Petty
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1933
Lincoln
Placer County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1961
Modesto
Stanislaus County
California, USA


Son of Albert James Petty & Bessie McCall Petty . Rex had 3 brothers Robert James, George Lynn, And Dale McCall. 2 sisters a baby, stillborn, and Velma May, who died when she was 12 years old, Rex was her baby doll, but the only thing he remember about her was going to Grass Valley to buy her a headstone.

Rex grew up in Lincoln, California, then moved to Ceres, California. The family moved to Modesto and built a house on Wade Street. While helping his father build the family home, the girl across the pasture seen him on top of the roof and thought now that's a guy I would like to marry.

He married that girl across the pasture Gloria Ann Wade December 27, 1951 in Carson City, Carson, Nevada. Rex and Gloria were truly sole mates.

Rex and Gloria moved to Long Beach, Califonia. Rex went to work at Douglas Aircraft. Their daughter, ME, Marilyn Patricia Petty Parman was born November of 1952 while they were living in Long Beach.

Rex and Gloria moved back to Modesto in May of 1953, and bought a lot where they build their first home. They built the garage first and lived there while building the house. Rex would go to work as a carpenter during the day, come home and eat dinner and Rex & Gloria would go to their project and work until late. They built their dream house in 1958. They also built a duplex and had blueprints to build a second duplex when he was killed.

He and Bud Hart a co-worker was killed in a car accident on the way to work. My mother's heart was broken, Everyday for months we would go to the cemetery, she would sit next to his grave and I would play in the cemetery. She told me after I grew up, that one day she knew my father would not have wanted her to live that way so she had to stop going, and move on.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert James Petty (1885 - 1960)
  Bessie M McCall Petty (1894 - 1992)
 
 Spouse:
  Gloria Ann Wade Petty Bowman Travitzky (1933 - 2004)
 
 Siblings:
  James Robert Petty (1921 - 2002)*
  Velma May Petty (1923 - 1936)*
  George Lynn Petty (1926 - 2009)*
  Dale McCall Petty (1927 - 2007)*
  Baby girl Petty (1929 - 1929)*
  Rex Albert Petty (1933 - 1961)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Memorial Park
Hughson
Stanislaus County
California, USA
 
Created by: Doug & Marilyn Parman
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34323859
Rex Albert Petty
Added by: Doug & Marilyn Parman
 
Rex Albert Petty
Added by: Doug & Marilyn Parman
 
Rex Albert Petty
Added by: Doug & Marilyn Parman
 
 
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Hard to believe you have been gone double the amount of years you were here . I bet you were happy when Mother came to join you. I know Mother missed her solemate, and never got over losing you.
- Doug & Marilyn Parman
 Added: Apr. 19, 2015
53 years, had to believe. I think often about how this world has changed since you have been gone.
- Doug & Marilyn Parman
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
It is hard to believe it has been 50 years ago today I lost you. I would have loved for you to known you grandchildren Kevin and Jennifer and the great grandson Shawn. It is so sad that you only had 27 years here. You were loved by everyone. You had such ...(Read more)
- Doug & Marilyn Parman
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011
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