The Lusk Herald
December 10, 2003
Wendall Lavoye Whitaker
A memorial was held for Wendall Lavoye Whitaker, of Redwood City, Calif. on Dec. 14, 2003. Cremains were flown over Goshen County, Wyoming. Wendall Whitaker died Oct. 30, 2003.
He was born Dec. 14, 1931 at the Kenneth Grove Place west of Keeline, Wyo.; to Franklin D. and Ethel J (Bartos) Whitaker. He was the grandson of Joe and Minnie (Wanek) Bartos, who homesteaded in 1912 near Lost Springs, Wyo. He attended grade school in Keeline, then completed his education in South San Francisco, Calif., graduating in 1949. He then attended San Francisco College. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War, and spent 16 months in Korea as a dental assistant.
He is survived by his mother Ethel Church and step-father Jim Church of Aptos, Calif. Two brothers, Jimmy Whitaker of San Carlos, Calif., and Ted Whitaker of Lingle, Wyo.; half-brother, Marty Church of San Carlos; half-sister Benecia Price of Redwood City, Calif.; and his partner of many years, Ralph Coldwell of Redwood City.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Jack.
Leo Arthur Alexander (October 20, 1909 - October 5, 1991)Donald Roy Bartos (September 11, 1931 - March 12, 1932)Esther Viola Bartos (November 14, 1917 - November 19, 2002)Floyd Joseph Bartos (May 9, 1911 - April 17, 1988)Gary Lloyd Bartos (August 31, 1941 - November 28, 1968)Glen Roy Bartos (October 31, 1908 - January 24, 1970)Joseph Paul Bartos (June 28, 1882 - December 18, 1972)Minnie Bartos (August 2, 1885 - November 11, 1954)Ethel Jesse Church (March 11, 1907 - March 11, 2008)Frances Josephine Church (June 4, 1876 - May 19, 1967)Martin James Church (November 18, 1916 - June 13, 2007)Verla Etchemendy (July 7, 1938 - December 28, 2010)Merle Olive Sylvester Jennings (November 17, 1912 - June 23, 2009)Jeffrey Wayne Jugler (March 10, 1963 - July 3, 1969)Gwendola Mae Longbone (June 27, 1936 - September 25, 2007)Evelyn Eva Netz (July 12, 1918 - April 27, 1984)Joseph Michael Wanek (January 7, 1891 - June 19, 1940)Judson Palmer Watson (October 1, 1898 - February 2, 1978)Judson Palmer Watson (April 22, 1926 - March 5, 2013)Minerva Watson (May 18, 1903 - September 24, 2002)Jack Whitaker (July 20, 1929 - June 5, 1986)
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