Ernest Doyle “Ernie” Holliday

Photo added by Karen Glazener

Ernest Doyle “Ernie” Holliday

  • Birth 16 Apr 1927 Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 8 Apr 1999 Bellflower, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot N Chapel, lot 162A
  • Memorial ID 73284300

Ernest (Ernie) recalls that his dad, Arden Ernest Holliday, died from stomach cancer. He was buried in the old Sunnyside Cemetery on Willow Street in Long Beach, CA. Years later, Ernie decided to find his father's grave. Oddly, the unmarked grave was found to be along side the now paved road through the cemetery at an angle so that the foot of the grave is actually under the pavement. Ernie had a burial marker placed on his fathers grave.

Years later when his mother, Laura Johnson Holliday died, he had her cremated and under the darkness of night, removed the flower container from his father's grave and placed his mother's ashes there.

In 1991, Ernie's first born son, Ernest Dan died. He was buried in the same cemetery and Ernie had the memorial park owner have Laura's name inscribed on his father's grave marker.

At the time of Dan's death. Ernie realized the family would not cremate either he or Margaret, so they purchased a plot for their one day burial. Ernie died in 1999 from a heart attack. Margaret joined him in November 2008. Their son, Bobby, passed away in June 2007. His ashes stayed in the closet of Margaret's home until her death. Bobby's ashes were quietly placed inside his mother's casket and was buried in the same grave plot as his father. A separate grave marker was placed at the burial sight.

Ernie was a sheet metal journeyman. He worked with his hands and could build anything he set his mind to drafting and building. He loved to go camping in the High Sierra Mountains of California. He loved to go trout fishing. He loved playing baseball in the street with his kids.


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  • Created by: Karen Glazener
  • Added: 13 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73284300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Doyle “Ernie” Holliday (16 Apr 1927–8 Apr 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73284300, citing Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Karen Glazener (contributor 47556406) .