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Wallace Lee "Wally Lee" Alvarez
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1913
Death: Apr. 17, 1986

Wallace Leon Alvarez was born to Ferdinand Alvares and Charlotte (Peterson)Jan 17 1913.

Wally was in the Merchant Marines and became a war correspondant in China. He was publicity writer for stars like Phyllis Diller.

He married (divorced) Sara Kathleen Dowden, a debutant and had one son, Greg. Later he married Lois Elizabeth (Kern)Watson and lived in Arcata California.

He was known through out the area as editorial writer, "The Lamp Lighter".

(by Charles Tobias - Nat Simon)


"He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago.

His snowy hair was so much whiter
Beneath the candle glow
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago

You'd hear the patter of his feet
As he came toddling down the street
His smile would hide a lonely heart you see
If there were sweethearts in the park
He'd pass a lamp and leave it dark
Remembering the days that used to be.

For he recalls when dreams were new
he loves someone who loves him too
Who walks with him alone in memory
He made the night a little brighter
wherever he would go
The old lamplighter of long, long ago.

Now if you look up at the sky
You'll understand the reason why
The little stars at night are all aglow
He turns them on when night is here
He turns them off when dawn is near
The little man we loved of long ago.

He made the night a little brighter
wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago... " 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Kathleen D Donovan (1914 - 1967)
  Lois Elizabeth Kern Alvarez (1914 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Rockwood Lee Alvarez (1945 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinidad Cemetery
Trinidad
Humboldt County
California, USA
 
Created by: KE Tuttle
Record added: Jan 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64591323
Wallace Lee Wally Lee Alvarez
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Wallace Lee Wally Lee Alvarez
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Wallace Lee Wally Lee Alvarez
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- KE Tuttle
 Added: Feb. 7, 2011
 
 
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