Recently I was contacted via Twitter by Todd Graham, a great grandson of Erman Zebedee Graham. We exchanged some family information including, sadly, the passing last week of Todd’s grand uncle Rusty Graham. This is Rusty’s obituary from the Fresno Bee. Rest in peace, Rusty.
Rusty Graham passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Hanford. Rusty grew up in Reedley, graduating from Reedley High class of 1959. After high school he enlisted in the US Army, serving his tour of duty and returning, he began work in the agricultural packaging product business, first with Westerlund Box then with Ivex Corp. He retired from Sunburst in Fresno. His love of working in the business lead him to many wonderful people and friends. Rusty was a member of Kings River Golf & Country Club, Five Cities Elks Lodge #2504 and Redeemer’s Church. Rusty was preceded in death by his parents, Erman and Jackie Graham; his brother, Carl Graham; and his in-laws, John and Margie Horvath. Rusty is survived by Julie, his loving wife of 44 years; brother, Tommy Graham and his wife Claudette; as well as many nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Reedley Cemetery Outdoor Pavilion. Remembrances in Rusty’s name may be made to “When I Grow Up” c/o Redeemer’s Church 810 Parlier Ave., Reedley, CA 93654. DOPKINS REEDLEY FUNERAL CHAPEL 1108 G Street Reedley (559)638-7000
Fresno Bee. “Rusty Graham,” published 16 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.