Luella Carpenter
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Luella Carpenter

Luella M. Carpenter
Born 1920s.
Ancestors ancestors
Mother of , [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died 2010s.
Profile last modified | Created 11 Apr 2012
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Luella was born in 1929. Luella Carpenter ... She passed away in 2011. [1]

Luella May Carpenter died after a long illness in Rancho Cordova, CA on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at age 82. Luella was born at home in Dana, Vermillion Co., Indiana on January 1, 1929. Lou will be remembered for her quick wit, humor, warm nature and an uncanny ability to survive and prosper in trying circumstances. Her children are grateful to her for passing along these valuable traits to us. She will be missed but reside forever in our hearts.

As a child, Luella lived in and around the Dana, Indiana and Chrisman, Edgar Co., Illinois area with her parents and siblings. While living in Chrisman and working as a telephone operator Luella married Carl Bernell Yates (1924-1955 of Metcalf, IL) on February 9, 1946 in Paris, IL. Their union bore two surviving children, Ronald Eugene Yates (born 1947) and Patricia Lynn (born 1951).

Luella returned to Dana, Indiana after the death of her first husband. Luella married Edward Otis Newlin (born 1925 of Newport, IN) on July 5, 1958. Their marriage produced one son Glen Dale (born 1959). Luella and Edward ultimately divorced.

Luella then married George Leslie Pearson (1915-1989 of Vermilion Co., IL) on June 29, 1972. Luella and George relocated to Sacramento, CA in the early 1980's.

After Mr. Pearson's death, Luella married John Rebel (1934-1995) in 1990.

She also shared a special relationship with Mr. Victor Zamora Almaraz (1939-1996).

Luella was one of four children born from the union of LeRoy Fremont Carpenter (1879-1964) and Nellie Mae Blakeney (1890-1963) who were married May 2, 1923 in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL.

Her siblings were Lyman Wesley (1924-1983), LeRoy Cephas (born 1926) and Gladys Loraine (1931-2008).

Luella also had four older half-sisters from a previous marriage that united her mother Nellie and Robert Bryant (1890-1923) on December 25, 1910. These half sisters were Myra Mildred (1911-1985), Thelma Arvilla (1914-1990), Gertrude Louise (1918-1984) and Alma Bernice (1922-1924).

Luella is survived by her brother LeRoy Carpenter of Siloam Springs, AR; daughter Patricia Parker of Citrus Heights, CA; son Glen Dale Newlin of Osseo, WI and son Ronald Yates of Charlotte, NC as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Interment will be at Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Folsom, CA next to her late husband George Pearson. Yates-709 21:34, 12 April 2012 (EDT)


  • Ronald Yates, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Ronald and others.
  1. Entered by Ronald Yates, Apr 11, 2012

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