Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE Arlo D HALVORSON Mini tree diagram
Arlene LaVonne CHEESMAN

Arlene LaVonne CHEESMAN4,1,2,3,5

19th Oct 19261,2,3 - 13th Oct 20121,2

Life History

19th Oct 1926

Born in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.1,2,3

29th Sep 1944

Married Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.4,5

after 1960

Married Arlo D HALVORSON.4,10

17th Jan 2004

Death of Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE in Lake City, Columbia, Florida.6,1,7,8,2,9

13th Oct 2012

Died in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa.1,2

19th Oct 2012

Buried.1

Notes

  • Arlene married her high school sweetheart the fall after graduation inMason City, Iowa.  Her new husband's residence was Vancouver,Washington, where he had moved earlier and was serving in the US Navy. It is unclear, but there is no indication Arlene moved to Vancouverduring the war.  In 1947, the couple are reported in Mason City, inthe City Directory.

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    Miss Arlene LaVonne Cheesman, daughter of Mrs Fern Cheesman, 20 LindenDrive, became the bride of Bernard B Briscoe, son of Mr and Mrs JamesL Briscoe of Vancouver, Eash, at a ceremony permed at St Joseph'sRectory at 8:30 Friday evening [29 September 1944], The Rev A D Gibbsofficiating
    ...

    The bride is a graduate of Mason City high school, class of 1944.  Thebridegroom was also a member of the 1944 class before moving to hisnew home at Vancouver, Wash.  He is now serving in the US Navy.

    --  Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Sat, Sep 30, 1944,page 11;  CLipping courtesy of Chere Coen, 23 May 2015, accessed 10September 2015
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    Arlene and her husband Bernard B Briscoe are reported in the MasonCity, Iowa, City directory in various editions from 1947 to 1960.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1947, p 57
    Briscoe Bernard B (Arlene) asst mgr G R Kinney Co r 511 5th SW

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1960, p 43
    Briscoe Bernard B (Arlene L) city firefighter h 939 5th NE

    Some time in the next 5 years, Bernard and Arlene divorced.  Bernardmoved to California and married Mildred M Bohannon Hollingshea in1967.  Arlene went on to marry Arlo D Halvorson, and passed away inIowa City, Iowa in 2012.

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
    Arlene L Halvorson
    Birth Date 19 Oct 1926
    11799 5th St # 201, Coralville, IA, 52241

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
    Arlene L Halvorson
    Birth Date 19 Oct 1926
    939 15th St NE, Mason City, IA, 50401-1417
    727 12th Ave, Iowa City, IA, 52241-1730 (1990)
    11799 5th St Apt 201, Coralville, IA, 52241-1807 (1993)

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Arlene L Halvorson
    Born 19 Oct 1926
    Died 13 Oct 2012
    SSN issued Iowa (Before 1951)

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    Arlene Lavonne Halvorson
    Birth Oct 19, 1926 Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    Death Oct 13, 2012 Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
    Spouse Bernard Bertrum Briscoe (1926 - 2004)

    Arlene Lavonne Halvorson, of Coralville, Iowa, passed away Saturday,Oct 13, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, with her family by herside.

    Arlene was born Oct 19, 1926, in Mason City, to William and FernCheesman. She worked for A.C. Nielsen Company in Mason City for many,many years before moving to Coralville. She enjoyed spending time withher grandchildren and had a love and talent for music. She playedcello in the Iowa City Community String Orchestra and belonged to theIowa City Music Club into her 70s.

    A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct 19, for family andfriends at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City.  Memorials can be sentto Connie Jo Colby in care of Arlene Halvorson, 1317 North WashingtonAve., Mason City, IA 50401.

    She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Britven of Mason City, herdaughter, Cheri Arlene Hallman of Mason City, a son, David Briscoe ofNorth Liberty, three grandchildren, Connie Jo Colby of Mason City,Chase Briscoe and Erika Briscoe, from Iowa City, and three greatgrandchildren, Danielle Jo Colby, Megan Marie Colby and Anthony VaughnChavez, all of Mason City, and a very very special friend, KandieGelner of Iowa City.

    Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.

    Created by Richard Bohn Oct 16, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #99050106,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99050106&ref=acom&ftm=1
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Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 4. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1960, p 43
  • 5. Newspapers.com
  • 6. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 7. United States Obituary Collection
  • 8. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
  • 9. Gravestone of Bernard B and Irma L Briscoe, Lake City, ColumbiaCounty, Florida
  • 10. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1960, p 150

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