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Jack Merrill Foran
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1930
Merced County
California, USA
Death: May 14, 2009
Kitsap County
Washington, USA

California Birth Index
Name: Jack Merrill Foran
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1930
Mother's Maiden Name: Wegner
Birth County: Merced
1930 (Apr 17) US Census, Merced, Merced, CA:
William J. L. Wagner, 47, 1st m at 35, carpenter building trade, non-vet, b CA, parents Germany.
Olivia Wagner, 47, wife, 1st m at 19, b CA, parents IL.
Linden E. Foran, 30, stepson-in-law, m at 21, truck driver - Shell Oil Co., non-vet, b CA, parents CA.
Eldora F. Foran, 26, stepdtr, m at 17, b CA, fthr CA, mthr Canada.
Dorothy M. Foran, 8, stepgranddtr, b CA, parents CA.
James Francis Foran, 6, stepgrandson, b CA, parents CA.
Marilyn Ruth Foran, 1, stepgranddtr, b CA, parents CA.
Jack Merrill Foran, 2/12, stepgrandson, b CA, parents CA.
Chris William Richmond, 25, stepson-in-law, m at 19, baker bake shop, non-vet, b KS, parents Russia.
Nina Leona Richmond, 21, stepdtr, m at 16, b CA, fthr Canada, mthr CA.
Ronald William Richmond, 2, stepgrandson, b CA.
Robert Frank Richmond, 1, stepgrandson, b CA.
Ruth Gardner, 16, lodger, b OR, parents USA.
Merced Soldier Will End Long Stay in Far East

Corporal Jack M. Foran, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Foran of 140 Twenty Second Street, Merced, is returning to the United States under the army's rotation program after 18 months in the Far East.

He served in the 1st Cavalry Division, which spent 17 months in the front lines of Korea before being assigned to security duty in Japan late in 1951. He spent six and a half months in Korea with Medical Company of the 8th Cavalry Regiment. He has been awarded the Combat Medical Badge, Korean Service Ribbon with three campaign starts, Army of Occupation Medal for service in Japan and the UN Service Ribbon.

~ The Fresno Bee, Tues., 9 Dec 1952, pg. 8B
Nevada Marriage Index
Name: Jack M Foran
Residence State: California
Spouse: Adeline M Anderson
Spouse residence state: California
Marriage Date: 5 Oct 1974
Marriage city: Carson City
Officiant type: Religious celebrant
Recorded date: 17 Oct 1974
Recorded city: Carson City
Contributed by Findagrave member, David Coleman:

I wanted to provide additional information about my Uncle Jack. Jack died in Bremerton, WA on 05/14/2009 after a 22 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Beloved brother of Marilyn R. Dasho of Bremerton, WA and Norma M. Coleman of Merced, CA, Jack Merrill Foran was born and raised in Merced, CA to Eldora K. and Linden E. Foran.

Jack died after a 22 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He faced it with a cheerful and positive attitude and with a great dignity as he did all of his life. After leaving high school, he enlisted in the Army and served from 1951 to 1954, spending 6 months in Korea, 11 months in Hokaido, Japan, and 12 months at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco, CA. His hobbies were motorcycles, old tractors, and model A Fords. He retired from Pacific Gas & Electric after 30 years as an equipment operator in Merced. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Adeline, his mother and father, Sister Dorothy M. Stretch and Brother James F. Foran.

Surviving are his sisters Marilyn Dasho and Norma Coleman (Gordon), nephew Randy L. Dasho (Donetta) of Bremerton, WA niece Kathy L. Dasho of Sequim, WA, and nephew David L. Coleman (Stephanie) of Everett, WA. Jack was a gentle man who had a great love of all animals and always enjoyed hard work. At his request, there will be no services and he will be inurned at the Merced District Cemetery in Merced, CA. He is very appreciative of all his doctors, especially Dr. Kim and his great staff, and the Hospice Care Center and its great staff.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Kitsap County P.O. Box 3416 Silverdale, WA 98383, Harrison Medical Center, 2520 Cherry Ave Bremerton, WA 98310, or Forest Ridge Center 140 Marion Ave S. Bremerton, WA 98312.

~ As printed in the Kitsap Sun, Merced Sun-Star and Mariposa Gazette.
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  Adeline May Calonico Anderson Foran (1929 - 1984)
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Merced Cemetery District
Merced County
California, USA
Plot: Masonic 1A Section, Grave 1172
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Apr 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35476178
Jack Merrill Foran
Added by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Jack Merrill Foran
Added by: Linda Applegate Brown
Jack Merrill Foran
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- Linda Applegate Brown
 Added: Apr. 3, 2009

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