Friday, April 17, 2015

Justice for Homicide Victims Event This Sunday at Rose Hills Cemetery

The 31st annual JUSTICE for HOMICIDE VICTIMS Memorial Foundation Event is this Sunday at Rose Hills Cemetery from 11am to 1pm.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Silent Screen Actress Theda Bara 1955 Forest Lawn Glendale Cemetery

Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.

Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname The Vamp (short for vampire). Bara made more than 40 films between 1914 and 1926, but most are now lost because the 1937 Fox vault fire destroyed most of her films. After her marriage to Charles Brabin in 1921, she made two more feature films and retired from acting in 1926 having never appeared in a sound film.

She died of stomach cancer on April 7, 1955 at the age of 69. She is interred in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Glendale Cemetery.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Entertainer Mickey Rooney 2014 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, Rooney's career spanned nearly nine decades and continued until shortly before his death. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era, with one of the longest careers in the medium's history.

Mickey Rooney died in his sleep at his stepson Mark Rooney's home in Los Angeles, California on April 6, 2014 at the age of 93. He had gone for a nap after lunch, and family members called 911 when they sought to wake him and his breathing seemed labored. He was declared dead at 4 p.m. Rooney was survived by his wife of 37 years, Jan Chamberlain, from whom he was separated, as well as eight surviving children, two stepchildren, nineteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Friday, April 3, 2015

TV Host & Entrepreneur John Cornelius Crean 2007 Crystal Cathedral Cemetery

John Cornelius Crean (July 4, 1925 - January 11, 2007) was a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and cooking show TV host. He founded Fleetwood Enterprises which became the largest producer of recreational vehicles. 

After his retirement in 1992, he hosted the Television cooking show, "At Home on the Range," which ran for ten years. He published his autobiography, "The Wheel and I" in 2000. 

John Cornelius Crean died of congestive heart failure at age 81. He is buried at Crystal Cathedral Cemetery, now called Cathedral Memorial Park, in Garden Grove, California.

"Tony the Tiger" Thurl Ravenscroft 2005 Crystal Cathedral Cemetery

Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (February 6, 1914 – May 22, 2005) was an American voice actor and basso profundo best known as the deep voice behind Tony the Tiger's "They're grrreat!" in Kellogg's Frosted Flakes television commercials for more than five decades. Ravenscroft was also known, albeit uncredited, as the vocalist for the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from the classic Christmas television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Ravenscroft did some voice-over work and singing for Disney in both the films and the attractions at Disneyland (which were later featured at Disney World). The most well known of these attractions are The Haunted Mansion, The Country Bear Jamboree, The Mark Twain Riverboat, The Pirates of the Caribbean and Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. His voice acting career began in 1940 and lasted until his death in 2005 at age 91.

Ravenscroft was married to June Ravenscroft in 1946, they had two children. June died in 1999 from unknown causes. Ravenscroft semi-retired and didn't job at any other studio anymore but continued to voice Tony The Tiger through 2004 with limo transportation by Kellogg's and sometimes from his apartment home, and also submitted to an interview that year by the Disney "Extinct Attractions Club" website. He died in his home on May 22, 2005 from prostate cancer. He was survived by his two children, Ron Ravenscroft and Nancy Ravenscroft. He was buried at the Memorial Gardens at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.

Restaurateur Marie Callender 1995 Crystal Cathedral Cemetery

Marie Callender (March 26, 1907 - November 11, 1995), entrepreneur and restaurateur, is inurned at the former Crystal Cathedral Cemetery, now called the Cathedral Memorial Gardens.

Entrepreneur. South Dakota native Marie Callender, literally embraced the old axiom, "Life begins at forty." In 1948, her family grown and with their help, sold her new car and used the money as operating capitol. With her son Don, spearheading the venture, rented a small World War II army Quonset hut in Long Beach, California, purchased a baking oven, refrigerator and a few implements and named the venture after his mother, "Marie Callender Pies." With Marie's recipes and guidance, the family began baking pies to be sold to area restaurants. A converted 1936 ford sedan was used to make deliveries. Two years later, from an initial order of ten pies, the family was making 200 a day. Fifteen years later, they went solo with the opening of an outlet in Orange called the Marie Callender Pie Shop. At first, only pies were served, mainly take out, but gradually it became a full fledged restaurant and pies shared the spotlight with Cornbread. Other locations were added around Southern California and their standard restaurants featured a fully stocked bar called a saloon and also a complete soup-salad bar. The interiors of the now chain of restaurants were decorated with antiques had a decorating decor reminiscent of Victorian England as well as early America. Marie retired, lived in Laguna Hills where she died from cancer at age 87. She was cremated and a memorial service was held at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. Her urn rests in a niche in the Columbarium Room located on the church grounds. Legacy... The family owned Marie Callender chain was sold to a giant food corporation and today consist of some 160 restaurants located in the western United States and Mexico. They are still known as "Marie Callender's Pies" and still the signature item served is the created from scratch pie, originated by Marie. Marie Callender's also markets a line of frozen foods found in super markets across the country.

-- Find A Grave bio by Donald Greyfield

Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral Has A Cemetery

The Crystal Cathedral is a church building in Garden Grove, Orange County, California, in the United States. The reflective glass building, designed by American architect Philip Johnson, was completed in 1981 and seats 2,736 people. The largest glass building in the world, it has one of the largest musical instruments in the world, the Hazel Wright Memorial organ.

Until 2013, the building had been the principal place of worship for Crystal Cathedral Ministries, a congregation of the Reformed Church in America founded in 1955 by Robert H. Schuller. Crystal Cathedral Ministries filed for bankruptcy in October 2010 and in February 2012 sold the building and its adjacent campus to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange for use as the diocese's new cathedral. The building, especially the interior sanctuary, is currently being renovated to accommodate the Roman Catholic liturgy and is due to re-open in 2016, at which time it is expected to be consecrated and formally renamed Christ Cathedral and become the seat of the Diocese of Orange.

In early 2012, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange acquired The Crystal Cathedral, a 34-acre campus designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson. As part of the acquisition agreement, the Diocese also acquired ownership of the Memorial Gardens cemetery, now Cathedral Memorial Gardens. Built in 1991, Cathedral Memorial Gardens is the fourth and newest addition to the Orange Diocese Catholic Cemeteries and is pleased to continue to welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.

-- Cathedral Memorial Gardens Website