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 William Gordon “Bill” Spence

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William Gordon “Bill” Spence

Birth
Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA
Death 5 Mar 1983 (aged 64)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Military Terrace, Grave 748
Memorial ID 97969745 View Source
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William Gordon Spence was the only son of William Franklin Spence and Oda Elizabeth Hopper Spence. His two sisters were Elva Gail Spence Inman and Marian Elizabeth Spence Van Fossen. He moved with his family to Iowa about 1925 and lived in the town of Marian. He joined the U.S. Navy prior to World War II and made the Navy his career. On April 21, 1951, he married Veronica "Ronni" del Palacio/Anselmi in Los Angeles. Ronnie had two children by a previous marriage: Michele Anselmi Tarkington and Raymond Mario Anselmi. The Spences were based in Hawaii prior to relocation to San Francisco ca. 1955. They lived there the rest of their married lives. William Spence died in San Francisco on March 5, 1983 and is buried in the military section of Olivet Memorial Park Cemetery in Colma, California, (Grave 748).


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