On September 4, 1979, thirty-three years ago today, Delmar Clair Kernan (1908-1979), my paternal great grandfather, died in Sherwood, Washington Co., Oregon at the age of 71. Delmar’s funeral was held on September 7, 1979 at St. Francis Catholic Church. He was buried on September 7, 1979 in the Garden of the Last Supper at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.
Delmar was born in Portland, Oregon in 1908 the son of George Edward Kernan (1884-1960) and Maudena Elizabeth Stearns (1885-1936). In 1929, he married Maxine Elizabeth Davis (1912-1992), with whom he had two children (Deldalyn and William) before their divorce. In 1950, Delmar married Pauline Katherine (Rains) Rowlands (1913-1997). Before his retirement, Delmar was a salesman of prefab-homes.