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From: "Helen Rydell" <>
Subject: Re: [CADI] Varney Santa Barbara DCT or Obit
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 10:03:14 -0700
Hello. Here is the info for Walter T. Varney.
Book 69 page 228
Walter Thomas Varney died Jan. 25, 1967
Male-White, Born CA Dec. 26, 1888. Died at age 78 at 12:45 p.m.
Father: Thomas H. Varney, born CA
Mother: Ella Hall, born CA
citizen USA. Soc. Sec. number 549 20 3474
Occupation: aviation 33 years
self employed aviation pioneer
Service in WW I. widowed
Place of Death: Dani's Nursing Home, 215 de la Vina St., Santa Barbara
In county 10 years, in CA for life.
Last usual residence: 2855 Hidden Valley Ln
Informant: Mrs. Richard Lambert, 2855 Hidden Valley Ln, Santa Barbara, CA
Cypress Lawn Cemetery, San Francisco, CA on 1 27 1967
cause of death: Broncho pneumonia 4 dyas, chronic pulmonary emphysemia
years, chronic bronchitis, years, and valvular heard disease.
Obit, Santa Barbara News Press, page A-11, January 27, 1967
Funeral services for Walter T. Varney, 79, of 2855 HIdden Vallen Ln. were
held today in Cypress Lawn cemetery in San Francisco in the Varney family
Mr. Varney died Wednesday after a lingering illness.
He was born Dec. 26, 1888 in San Francisco, the son of Thomas and Ella
Varney. Mrs. Varney and his late wife, Aileen, who died in 1963, lived in
San Francisco until 1957. Mr. Varney was founder of Varney Air Lines, a
pioneer mail contracting firm which served the northwest from 1926 to 1933.
He was a World War I Army flier, operated a flying school in San Mateo and
an air express ferry in northern California. In October 1925, he won the
Post Office contract to fly the mail from Elko, Nevada to Boise, Idaho and
In 1930 United Aircraft and Transport bought Varney Air Lines but continued
under the Varney name until 1933, when the name was changed to United Air
Lines. Mr. Varney later joined the staff of Lockheed Aircraft in Los
Angeles and worked there until his retirement in 1951.
For the past several years he has made his home here with the Richard
Lambert family. Mrs. Lambert is his daughter and in addition he is survived
by two grandchildren, Christopher and Cynthia, and a sister Mrs. Frank Walsh
of Los Altos. Welch Ryce associates were in charge of arrangements.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 10:27 PM
Subject: [CADI] Varney Santa Barbara DCT or Obit
> Could someone look up a DCT and/or obit from Santa
> Walter T Varney died Jan 25, 1967
> ssn: 549-20-3474
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll be at the
> San Francisco Library next week if anyone needs an obit.
> Lisa Judd
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