Individual Record 362

Name}   Koolman, Bernice Victoria (Bea) Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 20 Feb 1913 Place} Stately, Brown, Minnesota
Marr.: Date} Fam 11 Jul  1931 Place} Methodist Church, Vallejo, Solano, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 10 Apr 2007 Place} Napa, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa 12 Apr 2007 Place} Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 675 = Photographs
Source 2}   86 = Biography
Source 3} 144 = Newspaper
Source 4} 465 = Death certif
Source 5} 542 = Funeral rec
Source 6} 448 = Xmas cards
Source 7} 730 = Interview
Source 8} 843 = Obituary
Source 9} 994 = Letter
Source 10}1000=Obituary
Parents: } Bernard Koolman & Mathilde Vollmer
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 27 = 1719 Sycamore Street, Napa, Calif.
      Occupation 1} Bookkeeper
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Methodist
Spouses:    First} McFarren, Eugene Carl (Gene)
 Total Number of} 1
Fern and Bea McFarren Notes:  At the age of 7 Bea and her parents moved to Visalia, California, where her maternal grandparents (John Vollmer and Maria Genshow) already resided, and became part of German immigrant community there.

Bea was a resident of Napa from 1931 until her death.  A devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, she still found time to garden, bowl, and work at solving crossword puzzles.  The photo at the right was taken circa 1950.

During the decade following Gene's death, Bea's big joy was going on bus trips to Reno almost every Friday with friends.  In 2003, at the age of 90, Bea said I still drive and have my drivers license for 5 more years.  By 2005, however, Bea had difficulty hearing but did not like wearing a hearing aid.

On 31 Mar 2007 Bea had a serious stroke that left her unable to swallow or speak.  After three days in the hospital she was moved to the nursing home where she later passed on at age 94.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} 6 Apr 1913 Place}   ,   , Minnesota   Bea McFarren circa 1939
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Bea circa 1939
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   4 May 2010
Date Created}  17 Jun   1994
Copyright © 2007, 2010 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

Home Page Home Page Next Page Next Page