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 Delmar Clair Kernan

Delmar Clair Kernan

Birth
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 4 Sep 1979 (aged 71)
Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Lot 165, Blk B, Space 3
Memorial ID 13481033 · View Source
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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."

(Special thanks to Erwin Davis, aka Kragon, for sponsoring this memorial page.)


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  • Created by: William
  • Added: 27 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13481033
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Delmar Clair Kernan (3 Aug 1908–4 Sep 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13481033, citing Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by William (contributor 46827275) .