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Thomas Lafayette

Drefus relates this story:

Before WWI, two beautiful young sisters arrived in Donalds, SC., from Brazil, South America. They came to further their education in South Carolina's more modern system of higher learning. They were admired and welcomed by their many cousins whom they had never seen.

The girls were the granddaughters of Ebenezer Wilson Seawright who moved to Brazil after the Civil War.

Katherine and Rosa Keese are the ladies I am thinking of. It didn't take long for them to fit right in with the young folks and be admired and praised by the older people. Customs here were very different from their homeland, but that didn't take the girls long to overcome. The proms and lawn parties of that day made getting acquainted easy. Dating and college went hand in hand.

Katherine was the first to go steady. The local young druggist and drug store owner was the lucky man. Robert D. Brownlee popped the question and Katherine accepted. We soon heard wedding bells echoing through-out the little town of Donalds.

Two fine children were born to this family, one boy and one girl, William A. Brownlee and Dorothy Brownlee (Henry).

Rosa also had a sweetheart and they were very serious at that time.

Rosa and Henry Dodson were engaged but their plans were very cloudy by the approach of WWI. Henry had been drafted and Uncle Sam had made his plans. So they postponed the wedding until a later date. Rosa hurriedly left for Brazil before the German U-boats cut off the shipping lanes to her home. The story does not end yet. Poor old Henry reluctantly marched off to war in Germany. Finally, after two long years, the war ended and Henry set foot on American soil again, but not for long. After visiting relatives he headed to Charleston, SC, and caught the first boat headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil. You guessed it, the wedding took place as planned. One fine boy was born to Henry and Rosa. They named him C.K. I suppose that stood for Charles Keese Dodson. Neither Henry nor Rosa ever returned to America.

Dorothy Brownlee

A 1936 graduate of Erskine College, Due West, SC, she taught schools in Georgia and later studied nursing at the Capital City School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., where she received her RN certificate in 1942. She was a retired Supervisor at the University of Texas Hospital in Galveston, TX. 

Preceded in death by her husband, Louis Carr Henry in 1983; her parents, Robert & Katherine Keese Brownlee; her brother and sister-in-law, Bill & Lois Brownlee, and their daughter, Evelyn.

Survivors include daughter, Margaret C. "Peg" Henry; son and daughter-in-law, Alexander Brownlee Henry & Marie Quick Henry; grandchildren, Katharine Hunter Henry & Christopher Carr Henry.

Interment in the Church graveyard followed funeral services conducted Saturday, January 5, 2008.

Thomas Lafayette Keese

1827–1894

BIRTH 13 DEC 1827 • Shelby, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 23 SEP 1894 • Santa Bárbara do Oeste, São Paulo, Brasil

Son of George Washington Keese and Helen Clarissa Butler

Married:  10 May 1855

Frances Josephine Hubbard

1837–1920

BIRTH 13 OCT 1837 • Georgia, USA

DEATH 21 MAY 1920 • Santa Bárbara do Oeste, São Paulo, Brasil

Daughter of Thomas Hubbard and Mary Anne Few

Find A Grave:

Pvt Thomas Lafayette Keese

BIRTH13 Dec 1827

DEATH23 Sep 1894 (aged 66)

Brazil

BURIAL

Santa Barbara D'Oeste

São Paulo, Município de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

MEMORIAL ID10853510

Thomas Lafayette Keese:

Was a confederate soldier. He enlisted as a Private in Co. B of Wood's 36th Texas Cavalry in 1862 and fought in the battles of Pleasant Hill and Mansfield, Louisiana. He surrendered with his regiment on June 2, 1865 at Galveston , Texas.
He died on Sept 23,1894 and is buried at Santa Barbara D'Oeste, Sao Paulo Brazil

From Alex Henry:
I was looking around the findagrave site and looked in Brazil and found this. He's my great, great grandfather.
Attached is a picture of his gravestone taken by my cousin Bob Brownlee when Bob was visiting Brazil. After going to the US for an education, our grandmother married and stayed in South Carolina.

MILITARY:

U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865

Name:  Thomas L Keese

Enlistment Date:  1 Aug 1862

Enlistment Rank:  Private

Muster Date:  1 Aug 1862

Muster Place:  Texas

Muster Company:  B

Muster Regiment:  36th Cavalry

Muster Regiment Type:  Cavalry

Muster Information:  Enlisted

Side of War:  Confederacy

Title:  Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records

 

 

 

Thomas and Frances would have at least 4 children:

1.  Thomas Alonzo  'Lon" Keese

2.  Jenny Rush Keese

3.  William Walker Keese

4.  Katherine "Kate" Keese

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FIRST CHILD OF THOMAS JEFFERSON KEESE AND 

FRANCES JOSEPHINE HUBBARD

 

1.

 

Thomas Alonzo Keese

Son of Thomas Lafayette Keese and Florence Josephine Hubbard

1856–1926

BIRTH 20 FEBRUARY 1856 • Texas

DEATH 23 OCTOBER 1926 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

Married

Emily Virginia Seawright

861–1915

BIRTH 24 SEP 1861 • Chattooga, Georgia, United States

DEATH 01 AUG 1915 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

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CHILDREN:

1.

Katherine Eugenia Keese

1886–1972

BIRTH 02 MAY 1886 • Santa Barbara, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 02 MAY 1972 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

Married:

Robert Dodson Brownlee

Son of William Virgil Brownlee and Sonora Jane Dodson

1883–1974

BIRTH 10 AUG 1883 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina

DEATH 27 FEB 1974 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina

CHILDREN:

1.

William Alonzo "Billy" Brownlee

1913–1981

BIRTH 9 NOV 1913 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina

DEATH 1 MAR 1981 • Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina

Married:

Lois Kathleen Martin

1914–1994

BIRTH 8 OCTOBER 1914 • Ware Shoals, South Carolina

DEATH 8 NOVEMBER 1994 • Due West, Abbeville, South Carolina

2.

Dorothy Brownlee

1915–2007

BIRTH 11 NOVEMBER 1915 • Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 29 DECEMBER 2007 • Honea Path, Anderson County, South Carolina,

Married:

Louis Carr Henry

Son of Louis Neal Henry and Alice Bell

1897–1983

BIRTH 12 FEB 1897 • Belden, Lee, Mississippi

DEATH 22 JAN 1983 • Donalds, Abbeville, SC

2.

 Rosa May Keese

1888–1969

BIRTH 6 AUG 1888 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 28 SEP 1969 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

Married;

Henry Hill Dodson

Son of Charles Hill Dodson and Roberta "Bertie" Eugenia Seawright

1892–1906

BIRTH ABT 1892 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina

DEATH 1906 • Brazil

CHILDREN:

1.

Charles Keese Dodson

1921–

BIRTH 1921 • Brazil

DEATH Unknown

Before WWI, two beautiful young sisters arrived in Donalds, SC., from Brazil, South   America. They came to further their education in South Carolina's more modern system of higher learning. They were admired and welcomed by their many cousins whom they had never seen.  The girls were the granddaughters of Ebenezer Wilson Seawright who moved to Brazil after the Civil War.

Katherine and Rosa Keese are the ladies I am thinking of. It didn't take long for them to fit right in with the young folks and be admired and praised by the older people. Customs here were very different from their homeland, but that didn't take the girls long to overcome. The proms and lawn parties of that day made getting acquainted easy. Dating and college went hand in hand.  Katherine was the first to go steady. The local young druggist and the drug store owner was the lucky man. Robert D. Brownlee popped the question and   Katherine accepted. We soon heard wedding bells echoing through-out the little town of  Donalds.

Two fine children were born to this family, one boy and one girl, William A. Brownlee and Dorothy Brownlee (Henry).

Rosa also had a sweetheart and they were very serious at that time.  Rosa and Henry  Dodson were engaged but their plans were very cloudy by the approach of WWI. Henry had been drafted and Uncle Sam had made his plans. So they postponed the wedding until a later date. Rosa hurriedly left for Brazil before the German U-boats cut off the shipping lanes to her home. The story does not end yet. Poor old Henry reluctantly marched off to war in Germany. Finally after two long years the war ended and Henry set foot on American soil again, but not for long. After visiting relatives he headed to  Charleston, SC, and caught the first boat headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil. You guessed it, the wedding took place as planned. One fine boy was born to Henry and Rosa. They named him C.K. I suppose that stood for Charles Keese Dodson. Neither Henry nor Rosa ever returned to America.

SECOND CHILD OF THOMAS JEFFERSON KEESE AND 

FRANCES JOSEPHINE HUBBARD

2.

Jenny Rush Keese

1858–1866

BIRTH 6 JUNE 1858 • Caldwell, Texas, USA

DEATH 03 JUN 1866

THIRD CHILD OF THOMAS JEFFERSON KEESE AND 

FRANCES JOSEPHINE HUBBARD

3.

William Walker Keese

1860–1930

BIRTH 22 APR 1860 • San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA

DEATH 18 FEB 1930 • Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  13 Jun 1888 • Santo André, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Augusta Mathilde Kennerly

1871–1938

BIRTH 6 JUN 1871 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DEATH 8 DEC 1938 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Daughter of Condederados John Conrad Kennerly and

Elizabeth Ann Hetherwick

CHILDREN:

1.

Jefferson Lafayette Keese

1891–1955

BIRTH 01 JAN 1891 • Jaú, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 13 JAN 1955 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo,

Brazil

Married:  10 May 1917 • Americana, Sao

Paulo, Brazil

Vivian Urania Fenley

1894–1963

BIRTH 16 JAN 1894 • Campinas, Sao

Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1963 • Nova Odessa, São Paulo,

Brazil

Daughter of Confederados Charles C Fenley

and Jenny Minchin

 

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CHILDREN:

1. 

Jenie Matilda Keese

Married:

Walmor Colbachini

2.  

Charles Walker Keese

3.

Hiram Thomas Keese

Married

Alvina Da Costa Stipp

4.

Thelma Elizabeth Keese

5.

Jeniva Francisca Keese

Married:

Petronio Pinto

6.

Fluvia Alina Keese

7.

José Lafayette Keese

8.

Alexandre George Keese

9.

Alonço Eduardo Keese

10.

Vivian Zilda Keese

Married:

Linaldo Leekining

2.

Frances Alina Keese

1893–1990

BIRTH 19 NOV 1893 • Santa Bárbara

d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1990 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio

de Janeiro, Brazil

Married:  

Jose Buarque de Macedo

1889–1978

BIRTH 1889 • Santa Barbara, Sao

Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 14 FEB 1978

 

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(L-R) Tito, Frances, Jose, Bessie, Jose, Chinquinha Keese

CHILDREN

1.

Chinquinha Buarque de Macedo

2.

Bessie Buarque de Macedo

3.

Tito Buarque de Macedo

4.

Jose Buarque de Macedo

3.

Thomas Everett Keese

1896–1928

BIRTH 31 JUL 1896 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 17 OCT 1928 • Brazil

Married: 

Cornelia Vasconcelos

1896–

BIRTH 1896 • São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH Unknown

4.

Elizabeth Virginia Keese

1898–1911

BIRTH 08 FEB 1898 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 16 MAY 1911 • Brazil

5.

George Lysle Keese

1900–1924

BIRTH 19 FEB 1900 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 12 SEP 1924

6.

Willis Augusta Keese

1903–1976

BIRTH 05 SEP 1903 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 14 AUG 1976 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Married:

Edgard De Campos

1899–

BIRTH 1899 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH Unknown

7.

Alonso May Keese

1908–1996

BIRTH 20 JUL 1908 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1996 ? • Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil

Married:

Juvelina Rodrigues

1909–

BIRTH 1909 • Aracajó-Sergipe, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

                    CHILDREN:

                     1.

                     Joel Lincoln May Keese

                            1935–2001

                            BIRTH 18 OCT 1935 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, São Paulo, Brasil

                            DEATH 31 AUG 2001 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brasil

8.

Walker Joao Keese

1910–1966

BIRTH 16 JUL 1910 • Sta Barbara d'Oeste,

Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 6 JAN 1966 • Petrópolis, Rio de

Janeiro, Brazil

Married:  

02 Dec 1933 • Rebouças, Parana,

Brazil

Jandyra (Didi) Quillin

1913–1990

BIRTH 20 MAR 1913 • Monte Mor, Sao Paulo,

Brazil

DEATH 31 MAR 1990 • Pomona, Los Angeles,

California, USA

 

 

Walker Joao Keese, My Father                                                                                                                              By Willis Alice Keese

Writing about my father as I remember him during the five and a half years I lived with him is hard for me because what I remember about him are not good things. My father had a terrible temper and I was afraid of him even though I still loved him. My brothers and I got spanked a lot with his belt buckle. When I was five years old we lived in Monte Mor where I was born. My father worked nights and my mother worked days so I was in charge of taking care of my two younger brothers while my father slept.

 

One day I got stuck between the toilet and the wall and I started to cry. My Dad woke up and he was irate. It was pretty scary. It was while living in Monte Mor that the neighborhood children teased me unmercifully. They would tease me about my blue eyes by saying, "Olho de gato, quarenta e quatro", which means "cat's eyes, forty four". It rhymes in Portuguese. They would also laugh at my skin for I had a lot of freckles. They called me "banana nanica". The Rohwedder family lived in Monte Mor as well and I had two girl cousins who used to take me to church with them on Sundays. They were Presbiterian. I loved going to church with them. One day my cousins let me return home from church by myself and I got lost. I could see a big black woman down the street I thought I had to go on, but she scared me so I just stood there not knowing what to do. Finally, she noticed me and came to ask where I lived. I remember the name of my street and told her. Well, it was not down her street. She was very kind. She held my hand and took me home. Mama was leaning out the window with a worried look on her face.

 

My great-grandmother, Maria Hubinger Rohwedder, was alive at that time and I can still see her coming to our house with a basket on her arm. I knew that in that basket were good things to eat. Then we moved to the "Fazenda da Rocinha" in Morro Azul in Rio de Janeiro. I loved that place. Aunt Willis would come to visit and it was while we lived there that she taught me how to knit. We climbed up a tree and knitted there. A good memory I had there was when cousins came to visit. Jose Buarque de Macedo, Filho (Zezinho) gave me a doll. He made me feel so special. I was a bed wetter and the way my father tried to cure me of it was by whipping me in the morning if my bed was wet. So, one day I woke up before he showed up, crawled out the window and hid under it by the wall. He found me there and I must have looked petrified. It must have softened his heart because he stopped whipping me for that.

 

Another incident happened when my mother gave me a plate of food and told me to go out to the patio to eat. When I laid my plate on the cement it may have cracked it, I really don't remember if I broke it or not. My father was up on the water tower fixing something and saw me. He must have thought I had broken the plate because he came down and hit me over the head with the tool in his hand. My head started to bleed, as is the case with head injuries and he grabbed me and took me to a sink to wash the blood off. I think that frightened him. It was not long after that incident that Mama left him and moved in with her parents in Dobrada.

 

My father went to Dobrada once to try to get mama to go back with him but she wouldn't do it and he became very angry. He was kind to me then and promised to give me some fabric for mama to make me a dress. It never happened. Years later when I went to Rio de Janeiro to visit Aunt Fannie, I mentioned that and she took me shopping for some fabric. She always watched out for my Dad.

 

The next time I saw him I was fourteen years old. I went with a friend to visit cousins in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, and we got together for an hour. Before I left Brazil when I was eighteen to come to the United States, I wrote him and he went to the airport to say goodbye. I got to see him one more time and that was when he came to visit me and my family in 1965. It was such a wonderful experience to see him and get reacquainted. It was a very healing time for both of us. It was so interesting to hear him speaking English when he first arrived here. The Americans who immigrated to Brazil taught English to their children who in turn taught it to their children. The interesting thing is that their accent remained that of the 1860's. When Papai noticed the difference, he became embarrassed and stopped talking in English.

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Obituary (Willis Alice Keese) 

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Willis Alice Povey, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Orem, Utah on August 7, 2018, at the age of 84. Willis was born the first of three children in Monte Mor, Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 30, 1934, to Walker Joao Keese and Jandyra Quillin Keese. She spent her childhood in Brazil with many aunts, uncles, and cousins that she loved. 

 

Willis immigrated to the United States the summer she turned 19 and married Wayne Rex Carpenter a few months later on December 23, 1953 in Mesa, Arizona.

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CHILDREN:

 

1.

Willis Alice (Alicinha) Keese

1934–2018

BIRTH 30 JUL 1934 • Monte Mor, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 7 AUG 2018 • Orem, Utah, Utah, USA

Married 1st  23 Dec 1953 • China Lake, California, USA

Wayne Rex Carpenter

1934–1971

BIRTH 21 FEB 1934 • Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, USA

DEATH 17 MAR 1971 • Ridgecrest, Kern, California, USA

The Republican-Courier, Findlay, Ohio -

Friday, March 19, 1971

College Play Actor Killed With Gun Using 'Blanks'

Ridgecrest, Calif. (AP) - An actor was shot to death

during a college play rehearsal Wednesday night with

a gun that supposedly contained blanks, Kern County

sheriff's deputies said.


Killed was Wayne R. Carpenter, a 37-year-old father of six.  Carpenter was taking part in a rehearsal for the play "Oliver" as part of a Bakersfield College Desert Division night class. Three of his children are in the cast ad were at the re-hearsal. Coroner's Deputy Jim Gay said Thursday an autopsy recovered traces of lead from Carpenter's body. Gay said that when the blanks were prepared for the play, traces of lead apparently remained in the cartridges.


Carpenter was hit by a shot fired from about 15 feet by Wint Dillon, a Marine Sergeant at China Lake. Dillon was not held, deputies said.  Witnesses said Carpenter fell about 4 1/2 feet from a platform on which he was standing and lay on the floor while the play continued. However, when he started groaning the play was stopped and the wound was discovered.  It was the first time the gun had been used in rehearsals, deputies said.

Married 2nd:  10 Feb 1972 • Ridgecrest, Kern, California, USA     

                                     

Clarence Rodney Povey

BIRTH 27 APR 1927 • Smithfield, Cache, Utah, USA

DEATH 11 SEP 2001 • Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona, USA

Clarence was married 1st to Georgia Mae Sparks.  She passed away on June 24, 2003, in Utah.  Clarence and Georgia divorced, having three children:

1.  Shauna Povey

2.  Clarence Rodney Povey Jr.

3.  Richard Povey


 

 

Willis immigrated to the United States the summer she turned 19 and married Wayne Rex Carpenter a few months later on December 23, 1953, in Mesa, Arizona. Wayne and Willis had six children. Her husband, Wayne, died suddenly on March 17, 1971, in China Lake, California. Willis married Clarence R. Povey on February 10, 1972, in Ridgecrest, California. He had three children, Shauna, Rodney, and Richard, and Willis loved them as her own. Clarence died after a long illness on September 11, 2001, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
 
Willis joined the LDS Church when she was 16 years old in Rio Claro, Brazil, and spent her life serving faithfully in many callings, including her service as a sister missionary in the England Leeds Mission. Willis loved being a mother and always had a special connection with small children. She enjoyed being of service to people, reading, crocheting, and spending time with family. She was sweet, kind, and loving and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
 

Willis was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her two brothers, Jorge Walker Keese and William Maxey Keese, her step-son, Richard Povey, and two grandsons, Nathan Wayne Carpenter and Sidney Povey.
 
She is survived by her children: Sidney Ralph (Eva, Logan, Utah), Robert Nelson (Shelly, Kempner, Texas), Raymond Wayne (Denise, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Alice Ann Lucherini (Monte, North Logan, Utah), Merlin Parks (Orem, Utah) and Yara Marina Wilson (Duff, Pleasant Grove, Utah), two step-children, Rodney Povey (Orem, Utah), Shauna Russ (Fallon, Nevada) and 31 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and her half-brother, Daniel Keese.
 
Memorial  Services  will be  held  Saturday,  August  18,                                                         2018, at 11:00 am at the LDS Church located at 762 East                                               1200 North, Orem, Utah, where a visitation will be held 

 prior from 9:30 to 10:45 am.
 
Flowers may be delivered to the church Saturday morning

after 8:00 am.

Willis will be laid to rest next to her husband, Clarence R.

Povey,  in the  Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cem-

etery in Boulder City, Nevada.

2.

Jorge Walker Keese

1935–2007

BIRTH 22 AUG 1935 • Monte Mor, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 28 MAR 2007 • Pomona, Los Angeles, California,

USA

Married:  21 Sep 1959 • Nevada, USA

Divorced  Oct 1966 • Los Angeles City, California, USA

Lillian Henrietta Segool

1932–2017

BIRTH 15 FEB 1932 • Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts,

USA

DEATH 19 APR 2017 • Chino, San Bernardino, California, USA

OBIT   Find A Grave

Jorge (Bobby) Walker Keese was born on August 22, 1935, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and he passed on to the other side on Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 at home surrounded by his family, where he fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was loved very much and will be terribly missed. He came to the United States where he met and married Lillian; He started working at Huffy Bicycles in Azusa in the '60s. He worked there for 28 years until he went to work for Wil-Jo Corporation until he retired. He was an avid member of AA in Pomona for the last 16 years.

 

He was a very caring and funny man to all who knew him. He leaves behind his wife Lillian Keese of Pomona, 3 Daughter's, Marlene (Vaughn) Miller of Ontario, Dianne Bruce of Pomona, Debbie Keese Of Ontario. 4 Grandkids Elliott Bruce of San Bernardino, Ryan Bruce of Pomona, Mindy Vera of Ontario, Brett Vera of Ontario and 3 Great-Grandchildren, Jacob & Sarah of San Bernardino, Lotus Jade of Ontario and 1 Dog Scotter his long time companion.

 

He will dearly be missed by his many relatives & friends. He will be dearly missed, we would like to thank Hospice for all their help & support. Memorial Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, March 31 at the Triangle Club, Pomona. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Triangle Club, 1655 Berkeley, Pomona, CA 91768. Todd Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary  Lillian H. Keese

LILLIAN H. KEESE
Lillian  H.  Keese, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

to  Ethel and  Raymond  Segool,  passed  away at  home

on April 19, 2017, at the age of 84.  She had been under

the warm love and care of Hospice for the past two years.


Lillian  retired  from  Sam's Club  in  Chino  [formerly

PACE]. She enjoyed her "Greeter" position immensely

and received numerous recognitions/accolades for her 

dedication and loyalty.


Lillian's favorite pastime was getting her hair done, putting on her sparkly clothes, and having her special friends take her to a casino.


Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of 50+ years, Jorge Keese (Bobby).
Lillian is survived by her 3 loving daughters: Marlene Miller (and husband, Vaughn), Diane Bruce, and Debbie Best


The "loves of her life" were her grandchildren: Elliott, Ryan, Mindy, Adrian, and Brett; and her great-grandchildren: Jacob, Sarah, Ryker, Lotus, and Violet, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


Lillian is also survived by her two sisters, Sheila McClure and Brenda Lalla. She was preceded in death by two brothers Harold Segool and David Bly; and two sisters Ethel Croce and Lorraine Boisclair.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA/Visiting Nurses Association in Claremont or Kid Care International in Pomona. We can't say enough about the excellent care from VNA with Lillian during her time of need.


Services will be held at Granite Creek Community Church, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont on Friday, May 12th at 11:00 am.
 

Published by Daily Bulletin on May 2, 2017.

Children:

 

 

 

3.

William Maxey Keese

1937–1987

BIRTH 11 JAN 1937 • Dobrada, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 24 OCT 1987 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:

Miss Valderes _____

1.

Marlene  Keese

Married:

Vaughn Miller

2.

Dianne Keese

1951–

BIRTH 4 NOV 1951

Married:  11 Jul 1970 • San Bernardino, California, USA

Divorce:  16 Feb 1983 • San Bernardino, California, USA

Stephen Lewis Bruce

1950–

BIRTH 21 FEB 1950 • Los Angeles, California, USA

3.

Debbie Keese

Married:

Mr. Best

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CHILDREN:

1.

Sidney Ralph Carpenter

1954–

BIRTH 3 DEC 1954 • Los Angeles, California, USA

Married:

Eva _____

2.

Robert Nelson Carpenter

1956–

BIRTH 13 FEB 1956 • Los Angeles,

California, USA

Married:

Shelley Bahs

3.

Raymond Wayne Carpenter

BIRTH ABT 1958

Married:

Denise

4.

Alice Ann Carpenter

1959–

BIRTH 15 JAN 1959

Married:

Monte Lucherini

1958–

BIRTH 22 OCT 1958

5.

Merlin Parks Carpenter
1960–
BIRTH 22 AUG 1960 • San Bernardino, California, USA

Married:

Sofia Avila

6.

Yara Marina Carpenter

1962–

BIRTH 8 JUN 1962 • San Bernardino,

California, USA

Married:

Duff Wilson

 

9.

Mary Ethel Keese

1912–1996

BIRTH 23 MAY 1912 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 11 JUL 1996 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Maried:  26 Dec 1934

Inacio Frazao de Miranda

1905–

BIRTH 1905 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

DEATH São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

                           CHILDREN:

                     1.

                    Ruth Keese de Miranda

                           1936–

                           BIRTH 1936

                            DEATH Unknown

FOURTH CHILD OF THOMAS JEFFERSON KEESE AND 

FRANCES JOSEPHINE HUBBARD

4.

Katherine "Kate" Keese

1862–1906

BIRTH 04 OCT 1862 • San Antonio, Bexar, Texas

DEATH 14 APR 1906 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:

Constantine "Tine" Hardeman

1854–1928

BIRTH 9 JAN 1854 • Texas, USA

DEATH JAN 1928 • Brazil

Son of Confederados Peter Hardeman and Nancy Caroline Keese

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CHIDREN. 
1.
Kemper Hardeman
2.  
Clara Lane Hardeman
3.  
Herbert "Burtie" Hubbard Hardeman

Octavia Green

BIRTH JAN 1898 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH Unknown

Daughter of Confederados  Benjamin Hammond Green

and Catherine Dumas

Bertie and Octavia would have at least three children

                         1.  Joel Hardeman

                         2.  Irene Hardeman

                         3.  Vivian Hardeman

Olga and Octavia Green