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Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 6:40 PM
Subject: [NH-genealogy] RICHARD W. WEENING - OBITUARY (b Ureterp, Holland)
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> The Sun, San Bernardino, CA - February 1, 2005
> Similar to the popular conception of a cowboy, RICHARD “DICK” W. WEENING
> spent his formative years busting broncos and roping calves, and grew up
> to own his own ranch in Mariposa, complete with cattle and quarter horses.
> Weening, a longtime San Bernardino resident, died of lung cancer on
> January 29 at his ranch in Mariposa. He was 78. He was born on April 16,
> 1926 in Ureterp, Holland and immigrated to San Bernardino with his parents
> in 1943. He graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1943. Weening
> spent much of his youth at the local rodeos, wrestling steer, riding
> broncos and taming wild bulls.
> Shortly after high school, he entered the family business and began
> working for his father Sam at the White Rose Diary on Waterman Avenue.
> After a number of years at the dairy, Weening took over for his father.
> “The White Rose Dairy was probably one of the largest dairies at the
> time,” said his son, Richard W. Weening, Jr., of Milwaukee, WI. “It
> stuck around for quite a while and stayed open until at least the early
> Following his work at the dairy, he dabbled in raising beef cattle, and
> owned and operated a small-scale ranch in Mariposa. In addition to
> cattle, Weening bred quarter horses, a number of which went on to become
> famous racing horses. “A horse named Miss Cinders was pretty well known
> in the 1950s,” Richard Weening Jr., said. “He also bred some more recent
> prominent prize-winning race horses, including Tijuana Taxi and Intimate
> Other survivors include wife Charlyn Boothe of Mariposa; sons Martin A.
> Weening of Calabasas, CA and Richard Jr. of Milwaukee; two stepsons Todd
> and Robb Allmond; and seven grandchildren. He insisted services not be
> held in his memory and requested that his ashes be scattered throughout
> the corrals of his ranch in Mariposa. In lieu of flowers, donations may
> be made to Friends of Hospice, P. O. Box 216, Mariposa, CA 95338.
> NOTE: Submitter is not related in any way to deceased. Obituary is
> provided for genealogical interest only.
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