|Name} Hancock, Bee Ella||Family History} Hancock|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Exa 22 May 1913||Place} Napa, Napa, California|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 30 Sep 1934||Place} Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 25 Sep 2005||Place} Napa Nursing Center, Napa, Napa, California|
|Burial: Date} Exa 28 Sep 2005||Place} Tulocay Mausoleum, Napa, Napa, California|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Wilfred Charles Hancock & Nora Agnes Samuels |
Relationship No.} 4
|1st Household No.} 197 = 1100 West Second Street, Napa|
| Occupation 1} Registered nurse |
Occupation 2} Secretary
Occupation 3} Bookkeeper
Occupation 4} Housewife
Lacaze, Henry Julien (Hank)|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: In 1913, the year that she was born, Bee and her parents then lived at 1100 West Second Street in Napa. Bee's name at birth was Ella Lucy; however, in later years she legally changed her name to Bee Ella. An amended birth certificate was issued at the Napa County Recorder-County Clerk Office.|
Bee and her family moved to Canary Cottage
in Calistoga in about 1914. She enjoyed playing in the snow with her sister
Leola that winter.
Her brother Warren was born there in 1915.|
The family returned to Napa two years later and briefly resided at 824 Pine Street. Bee's sister Ruth was born there in 1917.
When Bee was about six years old, her family moved to 2425 Second Street in Napa. Bee resided there for nearly 15 years. The first photo at the right is Bee circa 1931. The second photo at the right shows Bee at home in Napa in 1932 with the Shell storage tanks in the background. The third photo shows her with her brother Warren at home in Napa by a car in 1932.
Bee graduated from the Highland School of Nursing in Oakland (see left and bottom photos). She then worked as a registered nurse at Parks Victory Hospital in Napa.
Bee married in September 1934 at age 21 and lived with her husband Hank in Napa during their 37½ years of marriage. Bee was the bookkeeper and secretary for their Napa Special Delivery and Lacaze Trucking businesses until they sold them and retired in 1962.
The photo at the right shows her sister Leola and Bee at the entrance to an east Napa swimming pool circa 1951.
The photo at the left shows Bee in about 1960 and at age 47.
After Hank's death in 1972, Bee enjoyed traveling on cruise ships and going abroad.
The photo at the right shows Bee arriving at her daughter's home in Oakville in May 1994.
Bee went into a nursing home in February 1999 after breaking her hip. She broke her other hip while in recovery there. She was wheelchair bound as of February 2002. Bee is at the left in the photo with her sister Ruth in March 2002.
Bee passed away in 2005 at age 92 years, 4 months.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 10:00 P.M.||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photo} Bee circa 1933|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} High school diploma Top Degree} Registered nurse|
|Military: Service} None|
|Health Condition} Alzheimer's disease
Cause of Death} Old age
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