Chester Leroy Dallas Photo

Dallas, Chester LeRoy

Chester LeRoy Dallas, circa 1940’s

Chester was the son of Walter Clark Dallas and Amy Mae Hovey Dallas. He was born November 8th, 1913 in Jackson, Wyoming.

He was an older brother to my grandmother, Leoma Dallas Simmons. In her diary, she referred to Chester as “Chess.”

Chester served in the Navy during World War II.  Family stories say that he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, but was on shore when the bombing started and watched his own ship being bombed. I have not verified that, but will update this when I am able to retrieve his military records.

Chester passed away on April 6th, 1982 at the age of 68. He is buried in the Sutter Cemetery in Sutter, California.


Chester is my Great Uncle on my mom’s side of the family.


Leoma, Janice, and Judy Simmons Photo

Leoma, Janice, and Judy - May 1957 - Elgin Oregon - Ages 36, 13, and 12

Leoma Nesta (Dallas) Simmons and two of her daughters, Janice and Judy, sitting on the front lawn of their house in Elgin, Oregon.  Leoma was 36, Janice 13, and Judy 12.  Three beauties!

May 1957

Walter and Amy (Hovey) Dallas

walter-and-amy-dallasWalter and Amy (Hovey) Dallas ~

This picture was given to me by my grandmother, Leoma (Dallas) Simmons.  Walter and Amy are her parents.  I’m not sure where this picture was taken or the exact year, but it would have likely been in the early 1900’s, possibly  around 1910 or so.

(Walter and Amy are my great-grandparents.)