Livingston Chronicle, Livingston, CA, 6-20-1979
Lucian H. Whitson
Memorial services were held Saturday at the Norton Mortuary for Lucian Hoyt Whitson, 53, who died the preceeding Sunday at a Modesto hospital following a long illness. Burial was at the Turlock Memorial Park.
A native of Snowball, Ark., he came to California in 1940, moved to Livingston 14 years ago and was involved in ranching. He showed horses throughout California and was a member of the Cal-Western Appaloosa Club of Turlock. A former professional wrestler, he was active in promoting the sport.
Survivors include his wife, Valerie Whitson of Livingston; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whitson of Bakersfield; a son, Bobbie Whitson of Honolulu; [brothers] Marvin of Phoenix, Howard of Lomita, Lloyd of Carollton, Tex., Lyle and Orvan, both of Bakersfield; six sisters, Ruby Parent of Lamont, Eulene Niemeyer of Hesperian, Johnnie Noblitt, Iva Moring, Shirley Stanifer, and Deloris Luck, all of Bakersfield.
The family requests that contributions in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society.
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