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Husband:Willard Lawrence "Slim" GROSS

Born:10 March 1900 in Pawhuska (Osage), Oklahoma
Married:20 September 1934 in Gunnison (Gunnison), Colorado
Died:18 November 1969 in Grand Junction (Mesa), Colorado
Cause of death:Cancer - lung
Buried:21 November 1969 in Grand Junction (Mesa), Colorado
Cemetery:Calvary Cemetery
Father:John GROSS
Mother:Mary Etta ROBBINS
Other spouses:Birdie A. Miller  

Wife:Pauline HOLVECK

Born:15 September 1914 in Tarrant County, Texas
Died:21 December 1993 in Pueblo (Pueblo), Colorado
Buried:24 December 1993 in Grand Junction (Mesa), Colorado
Cemetery:Orchard Mesa Cemetery
Father:August Eugene HOLVECK
Mother:Mary ??

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

1934, Sep 20 – Marriage License, State of Colorado, Gunnison County, No. B 129:  Know all men by this certificate that any regularly ordained Minister of the Gospel, authorized by the rules and usages of the church or denomination of Christians, Hebrews, or religious body of which he may be a member, or any Judge or Justice of the Peace to whom this may come, he not knowing of any lawful impediment thereto, Is hereby authorized and empowered to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between W. Lawrence Gross of Beloit in the County of Mitchell in the State of Kansas, previously married  yes, wife deceased  no,  divorced  yes  and Miss Pauline Holveck of Delta in the County of Delta in the State of Colorado, previously married  yes,  husband deceased  no, divorced  yes  and to certify the same to said parties or other of them, under his hand and seal in his ministerial or official capacity and therefore he is hereby required to return his Certificate in form following as hereto annexed. 

        Certificate of Marriage, I R. G. Montgomery, a Judge residing at Gunnison in the County of Gunnison in the State of Colorado do certify that in accordance with the authority on one conferred by the above License, I did on this 20th day of September in the year A.D. 1934 at Gunnison, in the County of Gunnison in the State of Colorado solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between W. Lawrence Gross of Beloit in the County of Nateco in the State of Kansas and Miss Pauline Holveck of Delta in the County of Delta in the State of Colorado in the presence of Gertrude Holowith and William Bates.  Witness my hand and seal at the County aforesaid this twentieth day of September 1934.  R.G. Montgomery, Judge.

Willard Lawrence "Slim" Gross and Pauline Holveck.  Photo courtesy Alice Hapi Kendall.

1938, Sep 15 – Application for Account Number of the U.S. Social Security Act indicates that Willard Lawrence Gross lived in Pueblo, Colorado.  He was 38 years of age, born Mar 10 1900 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to John Gross and Mary E. Robbins. 

Pauline Holveck Gross.  Photo courtesy Alice Hapi Kendall.

1969, Nov 18 – Willard Lawrence Gross died at 2771 D Road in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado from a Hemorrhage of the lung due to Carcinoma of the lung.  He was born 10 Mar 1900 in Oklahoma to John Gross and Marietta Unknown.  He was married to Pauline Holveck and was general laborer.  He was buried 21 Nov 1969 in the Calvary Cemetery in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado.  (Cemetery located in Orchard Mesa.  State of Colorado Death Certificate #16644279.

1969, Nov 18 – From the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel:  Willard L. Gross, 69, of 2771 Road D. died at his home at 4 a.m. today after a three-year illness.  He was born on March 10, 1900, in Oklahoma Territory and spent his childhood there.  He came to Grand Junction in 1919 and had lived here for 50 yeasr.

He was married in Gunnison in 1934 to Pauline Holveck who survives.  Other survivors include a brother and two sisters.”

1969, Nov 18 – Funeral records indicate he died at 4 a.m. and was buried from the Chapel at Calhan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction.  Rev. Bertrand officiated.  He is buried in Row 2, Space 6A, Lot 108, Calvary Cemetery, Unaweep and Hwy. 50.  He is buried alone.

Pauline Holveck Gross with kitty.  Photo courtesy Alice Hapi Kendall.