Ancestors of Howard Thornton LOONEY

First Generation


1. Howard Thornton LOONEY [scrapbook] was born 19 Oct 1918 in Teague, Freestone Co., Texas. He died 14 Jul 1974 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas from Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) and was buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. [Parents]

Some documents (birth certificate included) list name as Howard Thorning Looney.   Later the mistake was corrected through an affidavit by Lily Lenore Looney and the issuance of a new birth certificate.

Howard married Betty Lou DEHLINGER [scrapbook], daughter of Walter DEHLINGER and Hazel Fae HUMPHREY "Fae", on 15 Feb 1946 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. Betty was born 12 Nov 1925 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. She died 2 Dec 2002 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas and was buried 6 Dec 2002 in Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.

Obituary (Holmes County Herald, Holmes Co., Mississippi):
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  Betty Lou Zeliff of El Paso, TX passed away Sunday night, December 2, 2002. She was born Nov. 12, 1925 in El Paso, TX to Walter Dehlinger and Fae H Humphrey; both are deceased. She graduated from Alta Vista, Austin High School and attended Texas College of Mines (UTEP). She married Howard Looney, who died in 1974. She was employed by the EL Paso Independent School District until her retirement in 1984. She served as a volunteer at Columbia Hospital for a number of years, and was a member of Vista Del Sol Baptist Church, League of Women Voters, El Paso County Historical Society, Discover El Paso, and Woman's Department Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.   Survivors include her husband Ray Zeliff; daughters Joneen Michael of Goodman and Margaret Ames of Anchorage, Alaska; 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Pearl La Rock of El Paso and a brother Ross Dehlinger of Nordland, Washington. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Looney. Funeral services were held Dec 6 at First Baptist Church of Horizon City. San Jose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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They had the following children:

F i Joneen Ann LOONEY
M ii
Edward Walter LOONEY [scrapbook] "Ed" was born 6 Oct 1949 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. He died 18 Oct 1989 in Denver, Colorado and was buried 1 in Box Canyon, near Cloudcroft (Ashes Spread), New Mexico.
F iii Margaret Jean LOONEY

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