STONE, William Farrington

STONE, William Farrington[1]

Male 1929 - 2009  (79 years)

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  • Name STONE, William Farrington 
    Birth 11 Sep 1929  Walnut Grove, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Education UC Berkeley, and school of Medical Illustration, Boston  [3
    Death 22 Aug 2009  Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Obituary

      William F Stone, Jr
      September 11, 1929 - August 22, 2009
      Well Known Peninsula Artist

      Pacific Grove - William Stone, Jr., 79, known to his friends and family as Bill, a longtime resident, passed away on August 22, 2009 after a 40-year battle with cancer.

      Bill was born on September 11, 1929, in Walnut Grove, CA. He attended UC Berkeley, then the school of Medical Illustration in Boston, where he met his future wife, Nancy Evans.

      He then went on to get his teaching credentials. He was a well-loved art teacher at Blackford High School in Campbell before moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 1965. There he started a long teaching career at Carmel High School. Many of his art students have attributed their professional careers to their favorite art teacher and remained in contact with Bill well after graduating from his class.

      Bill was very well known in the art community of Carmel and was referred by many as “Mr. Carmel.” He sat as president of the Carmel Art Association for many terms. The shows of his very unique watercolor style had become synonymous with his name. He will be missed greatly among the art community as well as by his friends and family.

      William gave his entire life to his love of art, family and friends. He was a very charismatic person who always lit up the room or event he was attending. Always a volunteer, he gave his time to others, never asking anything in return. Bill was an active lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church and devoted much of his life to his faith and support of his church, along with his wife, Nancy.

      He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy; his three children, David Stone (Laura), Laurie Rogers, and Jennifer Conrad (Mathias); his brother, Robert Stone of Sacramento; his sister Carol Kern of Marysville; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

      William can rest in peace knowing his artistic style will never be duplicated, or the man known as “Mr. Carmel” will never be replaced. His talents are very present in his children and grandchildren as they are all very artistic in many different ways. Rest in peace Bill, you will be missed.

      A private family memorial was held in Aptos near the family farm.

      A celebration of Bill’s Life will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at the Carmel Art Association between the hours of 4:30 and 7:00 pm for everyone touched by this very special man. [4]
    Person ID I3130  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2010 

    Father STONE, William Farrington,   b. Berkeley, Alameda County, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother BYRNE, Gertrude Mabel,   b. 14 May 1901, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 19 May 1928  350 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • From the Santa Cruz Evening News, 21 May 1928

      Stone / Byrne Wedding

      Surrounded by friends and relatives. Miss Gertrude Byrne and William F. Stone were married at a lovely noon wedding held Saturday at the home of the bride's mother Mrs. Helen Byrne at Laurel street and Cleveland avenue. Rev. Joseph Carpenter read the service.

      Preceding the ceremony Carleton Byrne was heard in Bohn's "Calm as the Night," and Immediately following came the joyous notes of Mendelsshon's wedding march as played by Mrs. Joseph Riordan. The couple, unattended, made their way through the garden between the home of the bride's mother and brother, across the greensward of lawn. They were met at the open doorway of the double French doors leading from the living room to the garden by the officiating clergyman. During the ceremony came the soft tones wafted through the window of the George Byrne home, of the old familiar songs, with their message, "Oh, Promise Me," "I Love You Truly" and "Love's Old Sweet Song," as played by Mrs. Riordan.

      The bride wore a gown of artichoke green crepe chiffon, and her slippers were of black satin. The bouquet was very lovely and consisted of sofe yellow Pernat roses, white sweet peas and delicate ferns, caught with flowing bows and white maline.

      Following the ceremony the wedding party was led to the home of George Byrne, brother of the bride, and Mrs. Byrne, mother, where a three course wedding breakfast was served. The tables were most attractive with the decorations of the yellow coreopsis, and columbines combined with hairbells and baby gladioli.

      Seated at the bridal table with the bride and groom were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Olmstead of Paso Robles, Miss Helen Byrne, Miss Helen Stone of San Diego, Miss Rose Stone and Miss Marian Stone of Berkeley, Miss Esther Smith of Los Angeles, George Byrne, Walter Byrne and Carleton Byrne.

      In the home of the mother the table decorations were in tones of yellow from natsturtiums. There were large clusters of fragrant wild azalea, and also arrangement of gladioli.

      The flowers were placed by Miss Anna Graves of Berkeley, an aunt of the bride. The guests were served by Mr and Mrs. W.C. Byrne, Mrs. E. Bemis, Mrs. Fd Bemis, Misses Anna Graves, Virginia Price, Mary Ellen Price, Barbara Byrne, Evelyn Graves, Beth Welch, Louise Byrne and Miriam Byrne.

      The going away gown worn by the bride was of brown tan silk with hat to match. Just before taking the auto to leave on the wedding trip to San Diego, the bride tossed the bouquet which was caught by Miss Mabel Fitzgerald.

      The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Helen Byrne of this city, and a graduate of the local high school. She also is a graduate of the University of California, and has been the school nurse at Gridley. She is a member of the State Nurses' association and of the Congregational church.

      Mr. Stone is a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Stone of Berkeley and attended the university branch at Davis. He is a representative of the Earl Fruit company in the Sacramento valley. The couple will make their home at Walnut Grove. [8]
    Descendants of George Griffing Byrne Family Photo
    Family ID F844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EVANS, Nancy 
    Marriage Abt 1956  [9
     1. STONE, David
     2. STONE, Laurie
     3. STONE, Jennifer
    Family ID F2253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2010 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Sep 1929 - Walnut Grove, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 22 Aug 2009 - Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Stone

  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Monterey County Herald, William F Stone, Jr, September 11, 1929 - August 22, 2009.

    2. [S313] Monterey County Herald, Bill was born on September 11, 1929 in Walnut Grove, CA.

    3. [S313] Monterey County Herald, He attended UC Berkeley, then the school of Medical Illustration in Boston.

    4. [S313] Monterey County Herald.

    5. [S218] Affadavits, Applications, Intentions to Marry, Santa Cruz County 1900-7/2/1923 and 8/1927 -12/1943, Byrne Gertrude, Stone William Farrington, 7 May 1928 (document date), 19 May 1928 (license date).

    6. [S311] Family Bible George G Byrne & Helen Graves, Gertrude and Wm Farrington Stone, May 19, 1928, Santa Cruz.

    7. [S1144] Stone-Byrne Wedding, at the home of the bride's mother Mrs. Helen Byrne at Laurel street and Cleveland avenue.

    8. [S1144] Stone-Byrne Wedding.

    9. [S313] Monterey County Herald, He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy.

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