Death Certificate of DB
Did you ever contact the funeral home that transported Don to Hawaii in
1957? I have always wondered if the ring was cremated with him and sent
back to Hawaii.
Pierce Brothers Cunningham OConnor Mortuary
5959 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood Ca 90038
(323) 465-5181 Fax: (323) 465-1549
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I'm pretty sure that Blanding gave his famous blue ring with the
centaur in it to someone along the way, as he did with most of his
treasures. In all of the photos I've seen of him in his later years
he is wearing a circular ring...not the rectangular one. It's funny,
I was just noticing this a few days ago. I doubt they would have
cremated him with his jewelry on anyway...but then again, I'm no
expert in that area.