Emma C Pickens Dillingham

  • Birth 30 Jul 1915
  • Death 5 Dec 2006
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 16970187

Pickens Dillingham, 91, died of natural causes at her home in Chino on December 5, 2006, where she lived all her life.

Emma was born on July 30, 1915 in Spadra, CA. She graduated from Chino High School in 1934. Growing up, she worked at Roy's Cafe in downtown Chino.

Here she met her husband Paul Dillingham, who was one of the first police officer's for the city. He also started the Citrus Belt Bus Line in which Emma drove a bus. Later, she was hired by Chino Unified School District to drive school buses, then transferred to food services management, where she retired in 1977.

After, retirement she was an active volunteer at Chino Valley Hospital. She was a member of American Legion Auxialry, Unit 299 in Chino for 53 years, and was the Girl State Chairmen for 28 years.

Emma enjoyed dining out, collecting owls, and loved reading books.

Emma is survived by her daughter Louise Osche of Chino, grandson Brian Kruse of Chino, brothers Leroy Pickens of Fullerton, and Fred Pickens of Texas. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.


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  • Created by: So We Always Remember
  • Added: 9 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16970187
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma C Pickens Dillingham (30 Jul 1915–5 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16970187, ; Maintained by So We Always Remember (contributor 46772840) Unknown.