S: Treasurers of Yesterday
FC: Treasurers of Yesterday
1: Grandpa and Grandma Crates | Grandma, Gerald R. Crates Sr. (Dad), and Grandpa Crates | Jerry R. Crates Sr. (Dad) about 2 or 3 years; did not want his picture taken | Dad 5 years | Mable Crates - Grandma | John P. Crates - Grandpa
2: Gerald Ray Crates Sr. (Dad) Third row up, fourth from the left.
4: USS COGHLAN DD-606 1942 - 1947
5: Dad in Michigan wearing jacket given to him by Uncle Louie (Mom's brother) | Uncle Jerry (Mom's brother), and Dad in California | Dad, Tom (family friend) and Uncle John (Dad's brother)
6: Louis E. de Avila - Grandpa Maria S. de Avila - Grandma
7: Mary Louise de Avila - Mom, 5 years old; wearing her Dad's watch, | Mom - 11 years old. Grandma paid $5 for this picture; Mom was the only one who would pose on the horse.
8: Grandpa, Uncle Bob, Uncle Louie, and Grandma de Avila | Mom and Aunt Gena (Grandma's sister)
9: Our beautiful Mom - age 17
10: Mom and Dad June 8, 1947 St. Ignagus, Highland Park, California
11: Aunt Joann (Dad's sister), Marie-Flower Girl (Cousin), Josephine-Maid of Honor, Mom, Dad, Uncle Bob, Uncle Jerry and Uncle Armand-Ring Bearer | Wedding Party
13: Nancy Ann Crates - December 21, 1947 Went home to her heavenly father - December 21, 1947 "For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." - Psalm 91:11 -
14: Shirley Ann Crates-Comstock
15: Joann Crates-Fawkes
16: Gerald Ray Crates Jr. (Jerry)
17: Susan Ann Crates-Koepnick
18: Patti Ann Crates-Baird
19: Sandy Ann Crates-Cooke
20: Shelly Ann Crates-Van Goethem
21: Michael Allen Crates
22: Mary Ann Crates-Rolaff
29: In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Father
30: In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Sister Joann Crates-Fawkes
31: God has given us many blessings; The beauty of nature, The joy of laughter, The hope of heaven, and a loving family to share them with.
32: A pictorial journey of the Crates family; dedicated to our loving Father and Mother.
33: Authored by Shirley Comstock; and acknowledgment to my beautiful sister Patti Baird; whose help was greatly appreciated.