Titanic graves in Los Angeles Part 2


Eric Sauder

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Once again Colleen Collier, Mike Herbold, and I spent a wonderful Sunday day visiting various Titanic graves in Los Angeles. Our two surprise guests (well, surprises to Colleen and me anyway) were Don Lynch and John Rudolph, grandson of Anna Turja, third-class survivor.

Here are photos of the graves and memorials we saw.

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Marion Kenyon. The yellow flowers were placed by us, but the pinkish ones are glass and were placed by someone else. They appear to have been there for years.

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Don's tribute to his good friend Edwina Mackenzie. Two dozen long-stem red roses.

Edwina's is one of only two graves in Los Angeles that mentions the survivor's Titanic connection. The other is "Titanic" Johnson.

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And now the non-Titanic-related stuff. After visiting second-class Lusitania survivor, Daniel Taylor Brown, we stopped in at Westwood Memorial Park to "see the stars." Among the others buried here are Donna Reed, Walter Matthau, Jim Backus, Eve Arden, and Natalie Wood.

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Irene Ryan ("Granny" from the "Beverly Hillbillies") is right down the hall from Titanic survivor Marion Kenyon.

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Thanks to Colleen, Mike, Don, and John for making it a great day. We'll have to do it again soon.

And thanks to Colleen for sharing that Ismay information. Geez, Mrs. Cassebeer and now Ismay. Wanna do my research for me, Colleen?

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George Behe

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Hi, Eric!

>Our two surprise guests (well, surprises to >Colleen and me anyway) were Don Lynch and John >Rudolph....

The 'home' agreed to let Don take a little outing for the day as long as he had a responsible escort. (That's where John came into the picture.) :)

Glad you guys had a nice time!

All my best,

George
 
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Hi George. (You don't cut anyone slack, do you???) Well, if truth be known, we originally planned to take you, but you were restricted to your room for putting super glue on Cook's piano keys, and Geoff was taking a long winters nap.

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Yes, it was a very fun and educational day. The memories and stories brought these wonderful people off the page of history, and gave me a flavor of who they really were. Especially Edwina Mckenzie. I had always wondered if the happy, smiling face I saw on the video I have was her common personality, and sure enough it was... (and then some!)
What a day!!!
 
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Looks like you had a great day to do this. Thanks for sharing the great photographs with us. Don Lynch is a Titanic historian that I have always wanted to meet.
 

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I wish we had a videotape of Don's Lynch's remembrances of Winnie Mackenzie (nee Troutt) at her gravesite. We spent a full half hour there, and every now and then one of us would ask a question that would prompt Don to give us a detailed story of her life and all the good times he spent with her. It was even hard for him to believe that she has now been gone for 18 years. She died on December 4, 1984, but for the rest of us, she came alive, thanks to Don's memories, in our visit on December 1, 2002.

For more information on Edwina, get a copy of the Spring 1984 Titanic Commutator (Vol. 8, No. 1), and look for the 15 page article entitled "Edwina MacKenzie: The First 100 Years" by Don Lynch.
 
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Mike. I agree. I could have stood there all day and listened to his wonderful memories.
She will be remembered in my heart again on this day, December 4.
 

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