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CALIFORNIA
Riverside County

RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY (military)

Van Buren Ave. west of Hwy 215 - near March AFB

 

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Entrance

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James O. Belknap   BKRf US NAVY  World War II
Oct 1, 1914 - May 19, 1984
Sec 12A, grave #1458
Notes: Born Boone Co., NE. Worked at Columbus Bakery, Columbus, Platte, NE.
Moved to National City, CA (near San Diego) about 1940. Owner/operator: Belknap's Bakery.
Retired to David City, Butler, NE. Returned to California during terminal illness.

Note: Not a member of our family, but a long time friend of Gutzwillers.


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Richard L. Friend  PFC US Army  WW II
Apr. 19, 1920 - Jan 8, 1980
Sec 8, grave 2541

Notes: Born Wyoming. Grew up in Nebraska & California.
Parents: Wilber L & Fern Ilea (McDowell) Friend (both born NE).

Photo requested by NEGenWeb Project member.

Note: Another "Richard Friend" is buried at same cemetery, died in 1989.

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Jack Lee Kingdon  Pvt US Army  Korea
Sep 5, 1929 - May 11, 1990
Sec 14A, grave 904

Notes: Born at Kennard, Washington, NE to W.E. & "Nettie" (Jacobson) Kingdon. Moved to Newberry, CA.
with his parents about 1942. Graduated from high school in Riverside, CA. Was primarily employed as a chef at hotels
in Las Vegas, NV. Was married three times, no children. Retired to San Bernardino, CA. Died at Fontana, CA.

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William E. Kingdon Jr  Pvt  US Army   World War II
May 9, 1923 - Mar 16, 1992
Columbarium A, Sec A, B26

Notes: Born at Kennard, Washington, NE to W.E. & "Nettie" (Jacobson) Kingdon. Married & had two children.
Was employed as fireman and as truck driver. Later married two more times, adopted two children. Died near Parker, AZ.

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Bernard H. LESTER

Cpl      US Army 

Korea

Jan 1, 1931     Jul 10 1986

Section 2, Site 172

Denise E. LESTER

Mar 19 1937     Nov 9 2005

Loving wife of Cpl Bernard H. Lester

US Army

"Together forever"

Section 2, Site 171

 

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(Married 1957 in California)

(Maiden name: Denise Ernestine Dangler.

Grew up at Wood River, NE. )

NEGenWeb - for Lenise

 

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Robert Leland Mangum  CPL  US Army  WW II
Jun 11, 1923 - Aug 18, 1985
Sec 20, grave 160_

Katherine A. Mangum
Mar 25, 1923 - Aug 18, 2002
Wife of CPL Robert Leland Mangum USA

Sec 20, grave 1605

Notes: They had lived in Lincoln, NE. Wife's maiden name was Albrandt. She died in Garden Grove, Orange, CA.

Note: Not a member of our family. Photo for NEGenWeb Project.

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Paul Quinn RINES

ETR2 US Navy Vietnam

Jan 14 1945    Dec 12 2005

Mary Jane RINES

Mar 21 1942    Mar 28 2005

"Always in our hearts"

Section 63B, Site 448

NEGenWeb - for Lenise

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Saundra A. SHAW

20 Sep 1942 - 13 Aug 1987

Wife of SSGT Robert H. Shaw, USAF

Section 19A, grave 927.

Notes: Daughter of Ralph & Alyce Mae (Kingdon) Smothers.

Born Riverside, Riverside, CA.

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Ralph Newton SMOTHERS

Tec 5 - US Army World War II

Jan. 19, 1915 - Mar. 22, 1996

Section 47, grave 3230

Notes: above stone replaced, 2007.

Ralph born Buford, Baxter, Arkansas.

Parents: Edward/Edmund David and Cora Adelia (Newton) Smothers.

Married Alyce Mae Kingdon - 8 Dec 1940 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

Employee of US Postal Service, retired.

Died at hospital in San Bernardino, CA (heart failure, cancer)

Memorial weekend 2007- new joint stone

Alyce Mae SMOTHERS

Aug. 16, 1916 - Jan. 5, 2006

Beloved Parents

Notes: Alyce Mae born Blair, Washington, NE.

Parents: William Edward and Marne Annette "Nettie" (Jacobson) Kingdon.

Died in Tucson, AZ.

Teacher at preschool - at time of retirement was teaching the grandchildren of her original students.


Other resources for Riverside National Cemetery

VA website

Interment Net website

NOTES:

Los Angeles Times, page A38 - 14 Jan 2001

Ten percent of all veterans live in California. Nationally, 1500 veterans of WW II are dying daily.

Numbers are expected to peak in 2008.

Currently - Six National Cemeteries in California.

Northern California

Southern California

Golden Gate National, San Bruno - filled

Los Angeles National - nearly filled

San Francisco National - filled

Riverside National (near March AFB) - to be expanded

San Joaquin Valley National, Gustine -
at about half of capacity

Fort Rosecrans, San Diego - limited


Six additional National Cemeteries are to be built by 2005, four are planned in Northern California.

near Sacramento

Fort Ord, Monterey County

near Redding

Shasta County


 

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