Pauline Katherine <I>Rains</I> Kernan

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Pauline Katherine Rains Kernan

  • Birth 28 Mar 1913 Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 30 Jun 1997 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Lot 165, Blk B, Space 4
  • Memorial ID 13482458

Pauline Katherine (Rains-Rowlands) Kernan was born on March 28, 1913 in Missouri, the only daughter of Rex Aden Rains (1885-1973) and Vesta Ferrell Keith (1884-1931).

Pauline's childhood was spent in Trenton, Grundy Co., Missouri, along with her two siblings, who often called her "Kate": her twin brother, Paul Robert Rains (1913-1978), and her younger brother Richard Robert Rains (1915-1977).

In about 1932, Pauline married Donald Robert Rowlands (c. 1907-1948), with whom she had at least one son, Donald. In 1948, Donald passed away, leaving Pauline a widow and their son without a father. In 1950, she married Delmar Clair Kernan (1908-1979), who she had met while she was working at a furniture upholstery company.

Following their marriage, Delmar and Pauline bought some land and built a home together in Sherwood, Washington Co., Oregon. They were living their when Delmar passed away in 1979. Following his death, Pauline sold their home and traveled, before moving to Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. There, she passed away on June 30, 1997. She was buried at Skyline Memorial Park next to Delmar.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Rex and Vesta Rains, her brothers, Paul Rains and Richard Rains, her first husband, Donald Rowlands, and her second husband, Delmar Kernan. She was survived by her son, Donald, his wife Lenora, and their children. She was also survived by her stepdaughter, Del, and her stepson, William, and their families.


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  • Created by: William
  • Added: 27 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13482458
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pauline Katherine Rains Kernan (28 Mar 1913–30 Jun 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13482458, citing Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by William (contributor 46827275) .