Florence Loosley

UKIAH—Services will be at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for Florence Loosley, 61, who died Saturday in an automobile crash in Lake County.

She was born in Porter, Okla., and lived in Ukiah.

She was a bookkeeper for Chick’s House of Spirits and was a member of the Emblem Club.

She is survived by her husband, Lou Loosley, Ukiah; her daughter, Patricia Stefani, Ukiah; her sons, James Phillip, Hopland; Donald Loosley, Vietnam; and Louis Francis Loosley, Fremont; her sisters, Mrs. Una Standard and Mrs. Merry Wilson, and her brothers, Claud Allen and H.C. Allen, all of Oklahoma.

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Donald Loosley

SHERMAN, Tex.—Capt. Donald J. Loosley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Loosley of 212 W. Gobbi, Ukiah, has been graduated at Perrin AFB, Tex., from the training course for U.S. Air Force F-102 Delta Dagger pilots.

Loosley, a graduate of Ukiah high school, is being reassigned to the USAF component of the NATO Iceland Defense Force.

The captain received his BS degree and commission upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy.

His wife is the former Gwendolin C. Hammitzsch from Germany.

Source:  Ukiah Daily Journal, March 9, 1966.

Short News Items from 1963

Hollis Kizer sustained two broken ribs while shoeing a horse last week at the Loosley ranch. With his wife and three children, he lives on the ranch which he operates for his mother-in-law, Mrs. Willeska R. Loosley, widow of the late Raymond S. Loosley, early day Wood River pioneer. (Fort Klamath Herald and News, August 9, 1963)

The Earle Armstrongs have moved into the former Ed. Mitchell residence which they recently purchased. (Kossuth County Advance, October 8, 1963)

Short News Items from 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, formerly of Plainwell, are staying in Morenci with his mother, Mrs. Curtis Rorick until their new home in Lansing is completed. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 4, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pfeifer and family of Blissfield and Mr. and Mrs. William Van Arsdalen and family of Hillsdale were Sunday guests of Mrs. Pfeifer’s and Mrs. Van Arsdalen’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 15, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loosley of Cave Junction, Ore spent Friday until Monday here visiting his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley, and Tim Howell. Also visiting the Loosley’s one day last week were her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Max Geer of Sacramento. (Indian Valley Record, May 5, 1960)

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Ex-Malin Resident Electrocuted

Contact with a 12,000 volt power line took the lives of two farmers at Prineville about 6 p.m. last night. Dead are Vern Higgins, 56, and John Frederick (Jack) Zbinden, native of Klamath County and member of a pioneer family of this area. He was 45 years old.

According to word reaching here today from a brother-in-law of Zbinden’s—Jack Wilkinson, Prineville—the two men were moving a potato loader through a gate on the Higgins ranch when the equipment struck a telephone line that in turn fell across the high power line. The power line fell across the Higgins truck from which Higgins had just stepped to the ground to direct the loader through the gate.

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Donald James Loosley

Donald James Loosley, 19, has received notification of his appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

A graduate of Ukiah high school Loosley is the son of Louis Loosley, manager of the Diamond Match Company here.

He will report to the academy July 7 for entrance into the 1951 class.

He was born in Oakland on August 30, 1931, and attended schools in Ukiah and Santa Rosa. He played football for the Ukiah high school, holding down the position of center.

As a hobby he collects jazz records.

Source: Ukiah News, June 28, 1951.

Little Son of Mr.–Mrs. Loosley Died

Word was received this morning the baby boy born [to] Mr. and Mrs. Louis Loosley of Ukiah at the Stockton hospital April 8 passed away yesterday in Stockton, where Mrs. Loosley and infant son, Edward Donald, had been cared for by relatives since the child’s birthday. Surviving in addition to the parents are two brothers, Francis, 19, who is with the Army Air Corps in England, and Donald, 13. Mr. Loosley is the popular manager of the Diamond Match Co. branch at Ukiah, and a host of friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

Source: Ukiah Republican Press, May 16, 1945.

Oscar Baker Bunch, Pioneer Of Fort Klamath, Passes

By Mrs. E.K. Loosley

Funeral services were held at Fort Klamath Monday for the late Oscar Baker Bunch. The passing of Oscar Bunch takes a pioneer, a man who knew the country before the railroad; in fact, he drove stage between Klamath Falls and Fort Klamath in the early nineties. Later he operated a livery stable; where now an automobile or truck covers the distances in an hour, he rented saddle and buggy horses that took a day and a half, good traveling, to make the same trip.

He “put up” the freight teams, staying open late at night to welcome such well-known teamsters as “Big Mitch,” who might have aboard thousands of dollars sent by Jud Ager, of Ager, Calif., as “bolts and nuts”—this to thwart the hold-up men—and Ditsworth, who raised and peddled the only known green vegetables and fruits. These he hauled all the way from Dead Indian or Medford. The lives of such men were mellowed by these hardships and experiences.

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L.H. Loosley Manager Of Ukiah Plant

Louis H. Loosley, who has been in the accounting department with the Petaluma branch of the Diamond Match company, in Petaluma, has left for Ukiah, where he has been made manager of the company’s plant in that city. He is filling the position vacated by Lee M. Mapes, who resigned. Mrs. Loosley, and the couple’s two sons, aged 9 and 15, will join Mr. Loosley as soon as they can find a suitable residence in Ukiah. Their departure from Petaluma is regretted.

Loosley came here six years ago when the Diamond Match company purchased the old established business of Camm & Hedges. He was previous to his coming to Petaluma, employed by Gladding & McBean company, of Oakland, dealers in building materials.

Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier, December 18, 1940.

Short News Items from 1939

Curtis McGrew and Andy Briner are cutting wood for Wm. Roberts up at the Wagner Gap. (Medford Mail Tribune, January 3, 1939)

PORTOLA, Calif., March 3.—Miss Barbara Loosley and Miss Lala [sic] Loosley, who have been residing in Portola with their grandmother, Mrs. H.A. Weir, have returned to their home in Beckwourth. (Nevada State Journal, March 4, 1939)

Mrs. Eleanor McGrew and daughter, Jean, have moved to Yocolt [sic], Wash., where Mr. McGrew is working. (Medford Mail Tribune, June 13, 1939)

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