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Wendell Brice Wilks

Birth
Arlie, Childress County, Texas, USA
Death 21 Jun 1993 (aged 80)
San Clemente, Orange County, California, USA
Burial San Clemente, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 89620457 · View Source
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The Wellinton Leader July 1, 1993

Wendell B. Wilks, 80, of San Clemente, CA died Monday, June 21, 1993. Graveside services were conducted Friday, June 25 in San Clemente. He was born at Arlie in 1912 to Mr. and Mrs. Merit Wilks.

Wilks attended school at Dodsonville.

While he was in school he worked at the following drug stores in Wellingon as a soda jerk and car hop; Joe Hardy's, Arthur Cochran's, Tom Benge and Morrow Drug. He graduated from Wellington High School.

During World War II he worked on the upper regions of the Alcan Highway in Canada and Alaska. He also worked in the Aleutian Islands and Hawaii during this time.

In 1939 he married Alice Price in California. Wilks retired in 1981.

He is survived by his wife and four children, Don Wilks of San Clemente; Janie Wilks, Hemit, CA; Mary Maynard, Dana Point and Roberta Schwartz, Danville; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three sisters, Pauline Masten and Louise Armstong of Wellington and Alice Moore of Carthage.

A brother, Don Wilks preceded him in death.


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  • Created by: Dodson Cemetery Association
  • Added: 5 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89620457
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wendell Brice Wilks (4 Nov 1912–21 Jun 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89620457, citing Saint Andrews by the Sea Mem Chapel Columbarium, San Clemente, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dodson Cemetery Association (contributor 47740398) .