Born August 20, 1920 along with twin sister Helen Born to Laura and Edgar Wyman in Stockton, California August 20, 1920 along with twin sister Helen.
Twin Helen and Ellen approx 18 months old with mother Laura Early 1942
Helen, Vernon, Ellen Guessing 1930. Look like they could be in their Easter garb
Helen and Ellen 1938?
1346 E Lindsay St, Stockton in the 30’s
1346 E. Lindsay street house 2002
Lindsay street house as of 2002
Ellen Met David Downing Irene’s Father in 1937 or 38 They met at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Dave and his buddy Charlie worked at one of the rides. Ellen’s parents would spend a week each summer in Santa Cruz. Story is Charlie liked Ellen, but Ellen liked Dave. Dave and Ellen began dating. We assume Dave drove to Stockton. David on the Santa Cruz Wharf
Attended Stockton High 1934-1938
High School yearbook
Graduation picture ?
Married to Dave June 29, 1939Eloped to Reno
Cement Plant Davenport David worked here as a machinist after High School until he joined the navy. If memory serves me right Al was a machinist in his early days. Guess she had a thing for them.
Ellen and Dave lived in Santa Cruz
Irene wasborn 8-3-40 at Santa Cruz Hospital Had Her only child, Irene August 3rd of 1940.
Irene , 6 months old with David on the steps of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. This would have been the Spring of 1941. Dave and irene
Ellen and Irene in yard at Water Street house in Santa Cruz where twin Helen and husband Charlie lived. Ellen and Irene on Bike
Family Early Forties
1943 Santa Cruz
This photo was taken in Walt and Gay’s greenhouse. Walt was her older brother. Ellen is pictured here with her mother Laura, older sister Evelyn, Walt and his wife Gaither, but we all called her Gay and their daughter Charlotte and the family cocker spaniel, Cuddles. Walt and Gay grew beautiful begonias and fuchsias. I was always in awe when I was in their back yard. Also I remember huge camellia bushes in the front of the house. Moved to Tracy
She would go to San Diego to see him when he was in boot camp or on a leave. Ellen and David
Miller’s Cabin at Cow Creek Twin sister Helen and her mother Laura in 1946
Helen & older sister Evelyn Helen and Evelyn on porch of Miller’s cabin at Cow Creek.
Helen, Irene and Wayne 1946 Cow Creek. Golly we must have been having so much fun. Lucky kids we were. Helen, Irene and Wayne
Charlie and Edgar catching Hellgrammites. Irene looking on. Cow Creek
Charlie, Helen, Laura, Evelyn, Wayne and Irene. Could be sitting on a rock at Pinecrest lake Mid Forties to Mid fifties
Edgar and Laura I remember Edgar had a shop in the basement. He worked with sheet metal and made ‘roof safes’. I was totally fascinated by his work.
Lindsay Street home In Stockton
Niece Charlotte’s Wedding 1950
Waitress late 40’s early 50’s Worked as a waitress in Tracy
This would be in the early 50’s Wayne, Walt, Irene, Ellen, Gay, Laura, Dave, Helen
Yellowstone road trip
Lassen National Park
Trips to Santa Cruz
Ellen and Dave’s Summer Vacations
Ellen and younger brother Vernon on vacation…Although they look a bit dressed up to be in the woods. Ellen and brother Vernon
The Daughters of Pocahontas was authorized by the Improved Order of the Red Men in 1885 in Elmira, New York. Among the principal objectives of the DOP were to embody love and respect for the American flag; preserve the American way of life; keep alive American Indian traditions; and provide organized charity for the needy. (Schmidt, Alvin. Fraternal Organizations. p. 261) Ellen joins Pocahontas
Gay and Walt’s 25th Anniversary October 1954
Ellen worked at Deuel Vocational Institution a few miles northeast of Tracy. They housed adult and juvenile offenders and if the count was short she would have to stay at work until resolved. Going to work was precarious sometimes because of the dense tulle fog. Worked at DVI
Lockheed Moved to Santa Clara
Moved to Felton 1957
Met Al in 1957 I believe Al and Mom had a great time here at Costello’s dancing the night away with a few cocktails.
Al and Ellen Good times at their Ben Lomond friend’s home
Grandson Dan born March 1960 Fun with grandchildren
Married Al October 15, 1960 Married October 15, 1960 in Carson City, Nevada
Young Bicocca grandchildren Bicocca Family 1985
Granddaughter Dianne arrives September 1966 Another grandchild..Dianne
Dianne and Ellen
Friend Marcia bilgri Bimbo 365 Club in San Francisco
Ellen and al move to San Francisco in the early 60’s
Hawaii vacation. Ellen looks happier than Al about it.
Owned and Worked at Molloy’s
Has Passport….Ready to go to Italy
Travels to Italy
Italy, Dinner with family 1968
Moved to Santa Cruz bought the home on Delaware
Downtown Santa Cruz
Bicocca gatherings at Delaware home. In the 80’s
Delaware House Ellen stuffing the turkey
One of many family dinners at the Bicocca’s Delaware home Family dinner
Dianne, Al, Ellen & Irene…late 70’s
Ellen, Dianne and Coop Another dinner
Ellen in living room of Delaware home Delaware living room
Worked for Santa Cruz County
Dianne’s first wedding Birthday celebration for Ellen and Irene Gathering at Dianne and Larry’s Family fun
Ellen takes a dip in Vernon’s pool
Eleanor’s Retirement 1994?
75th surprise birthday party 1995
Robin, ??? and Julie Guests
Ah the gifts Time to open gifts
Great Granddaughters enjoy the gift opening…. Well maybe not. Great granddaughters enjoy the gift opening
Great Grandson Nick playing pool Great Grandson Nick playing pool
Vernon, Margaret, Dee Dee and Bruno More guests
Dianne, Roxanne, and Ellen More guests
Fun at DeeDee and Bruno’s
DeeDee and Ellen
Al Passes away November 15, 1996 just prior to his 96th birthday. Ellen had a wonderful 38 years with Al. They worked hard and played hard. She had many new ventures and loving relationships through Al. She stayed on in the Delaware house until 1999 when she sold it and moved to Sorrento Oaks.
Eleanor visit. Helen, Ellen, Eleanor and Vernon 1998
Sells house, buys mobile at Sorrento Oaks.
Nick and ashley graduations
Nick’s High School Graduation
Ellen, Jennie, Annette, Gino
Cora, Gino, Jennie
Takes her twin sister Helen on an Alaskan Cruise Alaska cruise
On board, sailing to Alaska 1998
Alaska here we come 1998
80th BD celebration 2000
Irene, Jenna, Ellen, Roaxanne and Julianne
Bob gives a big BD hug Gena, Marian, Ellen and Bob Joy and Linda 83rd Birthday 2003 Gena and Marian
Ellen’s 84th Birthday 2004 Dianne, Irene and Ellen
Granddaughter Julianne Graduates from Medford High 2007
The 4 B’s Bruno Jr, Bruno, Bruno and Ben
Julie, Dominic, Ashley, Ryan, Michelle, Rich
Matthew, Barbara, Vince and Vincent
Moves to Paradise villa 2005
Ellen’s Room Living room at the Villa Rachael at the piano Outside Ellen’s room
Some of the 40 plus staff at Paradise Villa who became mom’s family.
Nancy still going strong. Was always concerned about Ellen’s well being. Violet age 99..Roommate prior to Nancy. She shared the same sense of humor as Ellen. Paradise villa roommates
A.J., Ryan, Katie and Kristin visit Family visits
Daughter Irene and Coop
Dee Dee made frequent visits and sometimes brought her grandson Connor. Ellen always enjoyed the little ones.
Ellen was always happy to see Annie Bones
Birthdays with Twin sister Birthdays with twin sister Helen in 07, 08 and 09
Alaina just 8 days old when she first meets her Great Great grandmother Five Generations Great, Great Granddaughter