Merced Sun Star, October 7,1942
Merrill Funeral Rites Pending
Funeral services are pending at Ivers and Alcorn for Mrs. Pyrene Merrill 59, of Winton, who died at a local hospital just one day.
Mrs. Merrill, a native of Utah, had lived in California for 15 years.
She is survived by the following; three sons, Joe Merrill, US Army Air Corps, Floyd Merrill, South America, and Ernest Merrill, of Merced; five daughters, Mrs. Opal Firth, of Los Angeles, Mrs. Lillian Thornton, of Merced, Mrs. Chloie Richardson of Taft, Mrs. Avilda Brandon of Arizona and Mrs. Rosella Montgomery of Kansas City, Missouri.
Three brothers, John Packer of Long Beach, Lute Packer of Arizona and Ed Packer of Arizona and two sisters Mrs. Sarah Higgins and Mrs. Barbara Hancock both of Arizona also survive.
Transcribed by R. Richardson