1931 - 2009 (77 years)
||Beverly FORETICH |
||21 Aug 1931
|Cause of Death
||Biloxi High School class of 1949 valedictorian |
||Teleommunications specialist, Worked for Exxon for 35 years, then with Verizon until 2004 |
||16 Mar 2009
||Gulf of Mexico
- ashes scattered off the coast of Mississippi
- Lived 1/2 year in Panama, then in Houston until 1992. Finally spent 17 years in Marietta, Georgia where she lived until her death.
||6 Dec 2015 |
||Leo Vincent FORETICH, b. 24 Sep 1903, Biloxi, Mississippi , d. 14 Jul 1968, 134 Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi (Age 64 years) |
||Charlotte Agnes DUGGAN, b. 9 Jan 1905, d. 23 Dec 1994, Biloxi, Mississippi (Age 89 years) |
||21 Mar 1922
||Harrison County, Mississippi
- Family moved to south Delauney Street neighborhood of Biloxi in 1934
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||James Earl GOLDEN, b. 21 Oct 1930, Elmira, New York , d. Sep 1991, Houston, Texas (Age 60 years) |
||26 Feb 1950
||Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi
||18 Feb 2016 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Foretich house, Biloxi Town Green|
Taken shortly after house was relocated from its original location on Delauney Street (now George Ohr Street).
L-R: Lurline Foretich Lane, Melba Fay Foretich Gutierrez, Lottie Foretich, Beverly Foretich LeBeuf
||Former residents of the Foretich house|
Taken at the dedication of the Biloxi Town Green.
L-R: Lurline Foretich Lane, Melba Fay Foretich Gutierrez, Lottie Duggan Foretich, Beverly Foretich Lebeuf
||Lottie Duggan (center) with daughter Beverly Foretich LeBeuf (left) and granddaughter Sheila Golden|
In July 1971, Lottie Duggan visited the site at Dauphin Island, Alabama, where the schooner Emma Harvey was located 55 years after it was lost in the storm of July 5, 1916. Her father, George Duggan, and brother, Arthur Duggan, died in the storm and were never found.
||Home movies, Gutierrez and Foretich families, 1962-63|
Total length: 4:30
These home movies were made in 1962 and, possibly, 1963. They fall into 4 main sections.
(1) Henry and Melba Gutierrez, along with their daughters Paige and Sybil, on a day trip to Ship Island, off the coast of Mississippi, where they are seen exploring the Civil War-era Fort Massachusetts
(2) Roxann Gutierrez in the backyard of the Gutierrez home on Seal Avenue in Biloxi with family pets, including two mallard ducks
(3) What appears to be a birthday party in the kitchen of the house on Seal Avenue, attended by Melba's sisters, Beverly and Lurline, and their spouses and children.
(4) Paige, Sybil and Roxann in the backyard of the house on Seal Avenue. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
|Home movies, Gutierrez, Foretich & Duggan families, Christmas 1959|
Total length: 3:23
Christmas 1959 at the home of Henry and Melba Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi, Mississippi.
If you can identify the girl in the blue dress or the baby crawling, let me know. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
||Home movies, Gutierrez and Foretich families, 1963|
Total length: 7:48
Miscellaneous clips shot during 1963.
(1) Melba, Sybil and Paige Gutierrez with Beverly Foretich Golden and her daughter, Sheila, at Beverly's house in Houston, Texas
(2) Large gathering of relatives at the fishing camp of Lee and Katherine Gutierrez in Gautier, Mississippi. If you spot anyone not listed below, let me know.
(3) Jim Nabors, in town to perform at Gus Stevens, visits the home of Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi. At the time, he was featured on the popular television series The Andy Griffith Show and would begin starring in his own show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., the following year. While in Biloxi, Nabors roomed with Henry's brother Ziggy at the Hotel Biloxi and hung out at Ziggy's nightclub. In addition to Paige, Sybil and Roxann Gutierez, also present are Lottie Foretich and family friends Clare and Warren Hornsby and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rusich.
(4) Brief clip of Roxann with Denise and Vicky DeGregorio in a backyard pool.
(5) Melba and Henry Gutierrez with Paige, Sybil and Roxann at the zoo in New Orleans.
(6) A visit to Marine Life in Gulfport, Mississippi
(7) Brief clip of Melba, Paige, Sybil and Roxann picking up a cat at the home of Leo and Lottie Foretich on Delauney Street (now George E. Ohr Street) in Biloxi
(8) Sybil, Paige and Roxann Gutierrez playing with friends in front of their house on Seal Avenue in Biloxi
(9) Henry, Paige, Sybil and Roxann Gutierrez on the beach in Ocean Springs, Mississippi with Beverly Foretich Golden and her daughter, Sheila
|Home movies, Gutierrez/Foretich and Fallo/Slay families, 1960|
Total length: 5:38
Home movies taken in the latter part of 1960, in three sections:
(1) Various members of the Gutierrez and Fallo/Slay families visit the Gautier, Mississippi fishing camp of Lee and Katherine Gutierrez. Also seen is family friend Henry Swann. [I think that might be Ziggy driving the boat at the end of this section--is that right?. Who is the man next to him? It doesn't look like Paw-Paw Lee (Gutierrez, Sr.).]
(2) Christmas 1960 at the home of Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi. In addition to relatives, family neighbors LIta Frey and Chris Sehon are seen.
(3) Henry and Melba Gutierrez at the amusement park on the beach in Biloxi with daughters Paige, Sybil and Roxann. The boats seen were built by Henry F. Fountain, Sr. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
||Melba Foretich Gutierrez slideshow|
Slideshow presented at funeral of Melba Foretich Gutierrez
||Foretich house (8)|
The shotgun house at 134 Delauney Street (now George E. Ohr Street) in Biloxi was owned by Leo and Lottie Foretich and occupied by Lottie Foretich for almost 50 years. Leo and Lottie moved into the house in 1934. In 1988, the house was moved a block away to the Biloxi town green and used as an administrative building for the City of Biloxi. The house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.
This album gathers articles, photos and videos relating to the Foretich house. The videos contain brief clips shot at the house in its original location on Delauney Street.
||The Schooner Emma Harvey (8)|
On July 5, 1916, the schooner Emma Harvey was lost in a storm off the Mississippi coast. Its crew were never found. Among those lost were George Duggan, his son, Arthur Duggan, and his wife's nephew, Lawrence Bennett.
In July 1971, Lottie Duggan Foretich visited the site at Dauphin Island, Alabama, where the schooner Emma Harvey was located 55 years after it was lost in the storm of July 5, 1916. Her father, George Duggan, and her brother Arthur were never found and are presumed to have died in the storm. She recalled her brother Arthur carving his initials into the wood and located the spot where his initials remained.