Merced Sun Star [Merced, CA.]
Aug. 29, 1980, page 9.


Joe Webb

MERCED FALLS _ Graveside services are scheduled Saturday at 2 p.m. in Snelling Cemetery for Joe Webb, 95, a retired farmer, who died Thursday in a Merced hospital.
Robert Monroe, New Testament Church of Snelling, will conduct the services.

Born April 11, 1885, at Merced Falls, Webb had a prominent role in the early transportation business of Merced County. In 1909 he drove the last stagecoach to take tourist from Coulterville into Yosemite Valley.

He was the survivor of seven children of Billy and Clara Webb, a native of Hornitos. The family operated Webb Station in the foothills between Merced Falls and Coulterville during the stagecoach era. Webb Station was a regular stop on the stage line from Stoddard Stables in Merced to Coulterville.

He is survived by a niece, Clara Dias of Modesto; two nephews, John Varain and Allen Varain, both of Mariposa, and numerious grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Friends may call at Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home, Merced.

Transcribed by Alma Stone