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Rebecca Benicia Duncan-Woolliscroft

Rebecca Benicia Duncan-Woolliscroft


POSTED May 24, 2011 10:26 p.m.

Rebecca Benicia Duncan-Woolliscroft
Aug. 9, 1918 - May 8, 2011
Rebecca Benicia Duncan-Woolliscroft, 92 of Post Falls, Idaho passed away May 8. She was Born on Aug. 9, 1918 in Benicia, Ca. to John Turner Lowrey and Augusta Amanda "Gussie" Vance, she was raised
in the San Diego, Escondido-San Marcos area. She married Henry Paul Duncan who was a member of an early day San Diego family whose grandparents started the first dairy in San Diego called "The Duncan
Dairy" during the 1800's.
In the early 1940's, she and her husband, Hank Duncan, moved to the Turlock-Delhi area and developed a large dairy and farmed a ranch called "Duncan Acres" on Bradbury Rd. During World War II, she was an observer on the U.S. government's watch towers in the Delhi-Ballico area.
In the 1970's she and her husband, William Duncan Woolliscroft moved to the Coarsegold area where she was active in the Sierra Historical Society in Oakhurst, Coarsegold Historical Society, Sierra Senior
Center, Fresno Zoological Society, San Diego Zoological Society and San Diego County Retired Employees Association. She was a member of the Livingston Eastern Star for 60 years, and was a 4-H and Cub Scout
leader.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her late husband's Henry Paul Duncan and William Duncan Woolliscroft; a daughter, Merrilyn Benicia "Tootie" Duncan who drowned in 1943 near Delhi-Ballico; son, David Henry Duncan of Oakhurst; and twin granddaughters, Debra Ann & Debra Lynn Duncan, Turlock, Ca.
She is survived by her sons, Alan Duncan of Post Falls, Idaho, Gary Woolliscroft and his wife, Shizuko, of Yokohama, Japan and daughter-in-law, Arlene Duncan of Oakhurst; step-children, Jesse Woolliscroft, Wash.; David Woolliscroft, Mo.; Betty Mae Ray, Ore.; and Sharon Burns, Ore. Grandchildren are Scott Duncan of Fresno, Robin West and her husband, Sam of Marlow, Okla. and Amy Woolliscroft of Yokohama, Japan. Great grandchildren; Logan West and wife, Hannah, Stillwater, Okla., Beau West and wife, Stefani, Duncan, Okla., Dakota, Tanner, Autumn, Kady, Justin and Haley West, of Marlow, Okla. and one Great-Great-Grandchild due in Nov.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at Oakhill Cemetery, Oakhurst, Ca.

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