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 Wallace Leon “Wally Lee” Alvarez

Wallace Leon “Wally Lee” Alvarez

Birth
Death 17 Apr 1986 (aged 73)
Burial Trinidad, Humboldt County, California, USA
Memorial ID 64591323 · View Source
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Wallace Leon Alvarez was born to Ferdinand Alvares and Charlotte (Peterson)Jan 17 1913.

Wally was in the Merchant Marines and became a war correspondant in China. He was publicity writer for stars like Phyllis Diller.

He married (divorced) Sara Kathleen Dowden, a debutant and had one son, Greg. Later he married Lois Elizabeth (Kern)Watson and lived in Arcata California.

He was known through out the area as editorial writer, "The Lamp Lighter".

(by Charles Tobias - Nat Simon)


"He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago.

His snowy hair was so much whiter
Beneath the candle glow
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago

You'd hear the patter of his feet
As he came toddling down the street
His smile would hide a lonely heart you see
If there were sweethearts in the park
He'd pass a lamp and leave it dark
Remembering the days that used to be.

For he recalls when dreams were new
he loves someone who loves him too
Who walks with him alone in memory
He made the night a little brighter
wherever he would go
The old lamplighter of long, long ago.

Now if you look up at the sky
You'll understand the reason why
The little stars at night are all aglow
He turns them on when night is here
He turns them off when dawn is near
The little man we loved of long ago.

He made the night a little brighter
wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago... "


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  • Created by: KET
  • Added: 23 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64591323
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wallace Leon “Wally Lee” Alvarez (17 Jan 1913–17 Apr 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64591323, citing Trinidad Cemetery, Trinidad, Humboldt County, California, USA ; Maintained by KET (contributor 47292223) .