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Ethel Jean Gordon Dekker (1919 – 1976)
Theodore John “Hank” Dekker Jr. (1910 – 1984)
Ethel Jean Gordon:
Born: 4 Feb 1919 S...
I was baptized 27 Oct 1928.
I started school in Beaver, Utah. Then we moved to Salt Lake City and I attended the Grant Sch...
1933 1935 1938
1949 1959 1970
1940’s 1940’s 1949
1940’s 1960
1949 1958
Your tombstone stands neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out t...
Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA
Directions
From U.S. Highway 101 – Going either north ...
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Ethel Jean Gordon (1919 – 1976)
Theodore John “Hank” Dekker Jr. (1910 – 1984)

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  1. 1. Ethel Jean Gordon Dekker (1919 – 1976) Theodore John “Hank” Dekker Jr. (1910 – 1984) Ethel Jean Gordon: Born: 4 Feb 1919 Smithfield, Cache Co., Utah Died: 26 Mar 1976 , San Rafael, Marin Co,,California Burail: 29 Mar 1976 San Rafael, Marin Co, California Married: 2 Nov 1935 Divorced Richard Frank Crocker Married: 1 May 1944 San Francisco, California Theodore John “Hank” Dekker Jr. Born: 5 Dec 1910 Rotterdam, Holland Died: 1984 California My Story Ethel Jean Gordon I am the fifth daughter, the ninth of ten children of Samuel Arthur and Harriet Louisa Meikle Gordon. I was born 4 Feb 1919, in Smithfield, Utah. This was my mother’s home town. My childhood was a normal one, watched over by my loving mother, provided for by my wonderful father, and tended by my loving brothers and sisters. 1924 – Ethel with Mother (Hattie) and Arval 1932
  2. 2. I was baptized 27 Oct 1928. I started school in Beaver, Utah. Then we moved to Salt Lake City and I attended the Grant School. From there we moved to 3372 South 11th East and I attended the Roosevelt School. I also attended Granite High School. As a young girl living in Beaver, Utah I was seriously injured by a falling tree. As a result of this accident I have never been able to have children. It also left me with a slight limp. I have been a waitress all my life. I have enjoyed the friendship of many good people. I left Utah in 1936 and my home has been in the beautiful state of California. I met and married Theodora John Dekker Jr. We were married 1 May 1944, in San Francisco California. We have lived in Mill Valley, all of our married life and loved this home. Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States located about 14 miles north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. San Raphael is a nearby town. San Francisco Bay Area Golden Gate Bridge toward Mill Valley Ethel & Hank’s home Mill Valley, California
  3. 3. 1933 1935 1938 1949 1959 1970
  4. 4. 1940’s 1940’s 1949 1940’s 1960 1949 1958
  5. 5. Your tombstone stands neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care. It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist. You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our heart contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled so many years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot and come to visit you.
  6. 6. Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA Directions From U.S. Highway 101 – Going either north or south on U.S Highway 101, take the Central San Rafael Exit. If you are going south when taking the Central San Rafael Exit, continue a few blocks until Fifth Avenue and turn right (west) onto Fifth Avenue. Stay on Fifth Avenue to the end (about two miles). If you are going northwhen taking the Central San Rafael Exit, continue a few blocks until Fifth Avenue and turn left (west) onto Fifth Avenue. Stay on Fifth Avenue to the end (about two miles). http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=8182

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