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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Obit for Mrs. Alice Lillian Brennan (Pomeroy)

As published in the LA Times on 3 Jan 1030:
Mrs. Pomeroy's Rites Set
Funeral Services for County Health Officer's Wife to be Conducted Tomorrow at Monrovia
"Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Brennan Pomeroy, wife of Dr. John L. Pomeroy, Los Angeles county health officer, will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Episcopal Church at Monrovia. Interment will be at the Monrovia Mausoleum. The body will lie in state all day today in the chapel of the Taylor & Renaker funeral parlors. Monrovia.
Mrs. Pomeroy died early Wednesday morning at the Monrovia Hospital after a week's illness. Her husband and son, Stanley Pomeroy, were at the bedside when she died. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. George Marsden Brennan of New York City, where she was born in 1888. She was married to Dr. Pomeroy, then a young medical officer in the Army, in 1907, and went with him to his post at Fort Wright, Spokane, Washington. Later, she resided for a short time in Louisville, KY and in 1910 came with him to Los Angeles where in 1914, he was selected for the post of the first full-time county health officer. The family residence is at 260 South Mariposa avenue. In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. Pomeroy leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ada Deane Tanner of Monrovia and Mrs. Hugh Hollenbeck of New York City.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ralph Burns, Dr. J.M. Downs, Dr. Charles L. Bennett, Dr. DE Smallhorst, Dr. William F. Reasner, Dr. Henry Smiley, Dr. Frank Estes, Dr. JC Crandall, Dr. Eugene Fountaine, Dr. Frank Wilmot, Dr. R.V. Stone, Supervisor Shaw, Hertbert A. Payne, France Nance, A.R. Clifton, Harold A. Young, Dr. Howard Slaughter, Dr. Francis L. Pottenger, Dr. Frank Dettling, Dr. George Kress, Dr. Percy Magan, Dr. Alfred F. Gallant, Dr. N.N. Wood, William F. Holland, Dr. L.N. Wheeler, Johnathan S. Dodge, Jack H. Down, Dr. F.C.F. Mattison, Dr. Charles W. Decker, Captain Alfred Slaten and J. Clark Sellers.
Active pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Roth, Dr. A.S. Baker, Dr. E.M. Burns, Dr. Fred Furstman, Dr. Warren Fox, Dr. Samuel Stewart.

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