Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Patti LONG and Bertha DANIELS

Patricia Marie LONG was born on 11 December 1953 in San Mateo County, California. She died on June 4, 1969 at the age of 15 in Santa Barbara County, California.

Bertha Louise (Houx) DANIELS was born in California on 21 November 1902, and died on 19 May 1997 at the age of 94 in Santa Barbara County, California. Her parents were William Frederick HOUX and Eva Alice ROBERTS. She was married to Fred E. Goss, Herbert H. Booth, and (Unk) Daniels.

Bertha was a member of the Mission Canyon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

I do not know why the date next to Bertha's name reads "11-21-02." Perhaps to commemorate that she would have been 100 years old on that date?

Both are buried in the Goleta Cemetery, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California, Section 4 West, Lot 16, Spaces 4 (Bertha) and 5 (Patti).


Headstone of Patti Long and Bertha Daniels photographed by Elizabeth O'Neal.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

1 comment:

  1. Margie Houx SelfApril 8, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Bertha was born on 11-21-02 (1902). In all probability she had her name and date of birth put on the grave marker before she died, as she knew that is where she would be buried. Patti was her granddaughter, and my Aunt Bertha allowed her to be buried in her "space". I think that Bertha's date of death should have been put on the marker, and nobody had it done.