Cale, J.J. (John Weldon) b. December 5, 1938 d. July 26, 2013 Musician, Songwriter. He will be best remembered for his introduction of the music blended genre which became known as the "Tulsa Sound". His original scores became cover hits for Eric Clapton "After Midnight" (1970) and "Cocaine" (1976). Born John Weldon Cale, he was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Music became a major part of his life by the time he reached his teenage years. During this period, he participated in several rock bands including an ensemble with Leon Russell. He moved to Nashville...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Heart attack Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Dance, Helen Margaret b. February 15, 1913 d. May 27, 2001 Music Journalist and Producer. Born into a prosperous family, Helen Margaret Oakley was educated in Toronto and Switzerland. A jazz enthusiast, she was a music journalist contributing to the Chicago Herald Tribune, Down Beat magazine, Tempo, Swing, and Jazz Hot. She organized jazz concerts and produced recording sessions for the Okeh and Master/Variety record labels. After her brother was killed in France during World War II, Helen volunteered for the Women’s Army Corps where her journalistic...[Read More] (Bio by: O'side Native) Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: GPS (lat/lon) 33°13.961' -117°19.132'
Feeney, Joe (Joseph Gerald) b. August 14, 1931 d. April 16, 2008 Singer. A longtime fixture of TV's "Lawrence Welk Show". Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Feeney started singing in his church choir as a boy soprano. He served in the Army during the Korean War and afterward appeared on the television programs "Talent Patrol" and "Youth Opportunity Hour" before his TV station manager sent a tape of his voice to Lawrence Welk on whose show he would become a popular member for 25 years, from 1957 until it went off the air in 1982. He was known as the show's "...[Read More] (Bio by: Carol STEVENS) Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Graham, Paul G. b. July 23, 1922 d. 2002 US Marine Corps Brigadier General. He began his military career when he enlisted in the Marine Corps V-12 Officer Candidate Program and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in April 1944. During World War II, he served as platoon commander with the 1st Battalion, 2lst Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in actions on Guam and Iwo Jima. After the war, he served as an instructor in the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis until 1951. In the Korean War, he served as...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Martin Jr., Hugh b. August 11, 1914 d. March 11, 2011 Composer. His father was an architect, he mother was an accomplished musician from whom he learned to play the piano at the age of four. He studied at the Birmingham Conservatory of Music and Birmingham Southern College, initially to become a composer of classical music. A strong fondness for George Gershwin songs would lead to his lengthy career in popular music. He would move to New York City where he began a six decade...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Murray, Raymond Leroy b. January 30, 1913 d. November 11, 2004 Major General, USMC. During his 33 year military career Murray earned numerous medals and decorations including two Navy Crosses, the Army Distinguished Service Cross, four Silver Stars and a Purple Heart. His career included service during three wars: World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was awarded his first Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism under fire on June 15, 1944 while serving as a Lieutenant Colonel on Saipan during World War II where he was in command of the 2nd...[Read More] (Bio by: O'side Native) Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Osborne, Marie 'Baby Marie' b. November 5, 1911 d. November 11, 2010 Actress. Appearing in around two dozen Hollywood features, she was silent film's first major child star. Born Helen Alice Myers, she was placed at age three months with a foster family named Osborn who changed her name to Marie and later added an "e" to their surname. The Osborns moved to Long Beach, California, in 1914 and found work in the film industry; unable to afford child care, they took little Marie to the studo where she was spotted by director Henry King. After being cast as a male...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Stubbs, Charles b. March 26, 1926 d. August 23, 2003 Actor. Born in 1926, he was child actor in the 1930s and 1940s. He appeared in the films "Boys Town" (1938), "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938), "Stagecoach" (1939), "They Shall Have Music" (1939)," One Million B.C." (1940) and did some voice over work on Walt Disney animated classic, "Dumbo" (1941). After he served in World War II, he went on to be a successful businessman and civic leader in the Los Angeles, California, until his death at age 77. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA