Donald Mills Godfrey

Donald Mills Godfrey

Birth
Death 10 Nov 2010 (aged 77)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA
Plot SECTION C-15 SITE 548
Memorial ID 67125633 · View Source
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Age 77 on a Wednesday, a retired from U.S. Air Force.
Neptune Society of Central California made arrangements.

Donald Godfrey was born May 1, 1933 in the Powell Knitting Mill Community, part of Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to his own biography he wrote on findagrave.com. Donald died on November 10, 2010 in Fresno, California at age 77. His burial was at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella Village, Merced County California.

Donald said his father was born in Cherokee County, South Carolina and his mother in Polk County, North Carolina and were married in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Donald said his father's father was born in McDowell County, North Carolina.

Donald's family moved to California when he was two weeks old, stayed a year and then moved back to South Carolina. They moved back to California to stay in 1936 settling in near Dinuba during his grade school years. Later they moved to "a little farm" near Kingsburg during his high school years.

Donald enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and retired after 20 years in 1971. Donald was married to Doris June Rippee Godfrey (1932 – 2009). He and Doris June were married nearly 60 years last year. Donald lived with his daughter Deborah K. Medeiros in Fresno. Donald said in his bio that "Genealogy keeps me going."

Published at http://www.clarkcemetery.org.


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  • Added: 19 Mar 2011
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Mills Godfrey (1 May 1933–10 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67125633, citing San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by dot (contributor 46604592) .