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 Vernard Sheldon Gary, Jr

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Vernard Sheldon Gary, Jr

  • Birth 4 Dec 1920 Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 29 Aug 1982 Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Eunice, Lea County, New Mexico, USA
  • Plot 6th Row from SW Corner, Sect. C
  • Memorial ID 21319752

Born December 4, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois to Johanna (Wigen) and Vernard Sheldon Gary Sr.

Sibling: William Gary

Married Marion Frances Laughlin (b.1925) in 1948 in Hobbs, NM

Children: Frances Johanna Gary McCreary(1949-1987) & Matthew Sheldon Gary (1953) & (Eleanor)Ann Gary Brittain (1957)


Vernard Jr. was an electrician/electrical contractor. He was in the Merchant Marines during WWII. His son Matthew tells the story that "when the Navy would not let him leave the shipyards as an electrician to be a Navy pilot (they needed skilled electricians more than pilots at that time) Vernard quit the shipyards for the Merchant Marines, making the Murnmansk "Milk-runs" in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans to supply the Russian allies."

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  • Created by: S Hemingway
  • Added: 2 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21319752
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vernard Sheldon Gary, Jr (4 Dec 1920–29 Aug 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21319752, citing Brunson Memorial Cemetery, Eunice, Lea County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by S Hemingway (contributor 46900131) .