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Robert Elmo “Pete” Tift

Beaver County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 5 Mar 1959 (aged 53)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 46239184 · View Source
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"Pete" was born in Beaver County, Oklahoma; he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Ebenezer Tift. When Pete was two his family moved to Englewood, KS; he went to school in Englewood for seven years & finished grammer school in Long Beach, CA, where his family had moved in 1918. Pete attended Business College in Long Beach & later worked in the ship yards as well as local construction work.

On October 3, 1928, Pete married Lillie Wyneta (Wolf) & to this union was born Chloe (Brown) & Dixie (Zufelt). Pete's father & infant sister preceded him in death.

Pete enjoyed good late-model cars & in the mid-late 1950s, Pete drove a four-door Kaiser automobile - it seemed like a spaceship back then.

Pete's wife, Lillie, passed away in 1993 in Ridgecrest, CA; she is buried in the Desert Memorial Park cemetery in Ridgecrest.

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  • Created by: Jim Seeger-Newby
  • Added: 2 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46239184
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Elmo “Pete” Tift (9 Apr 1905–5 Mar 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46239184, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Jim Seeger-Newby (contributor 46525541) .