Verne Carlson, 76, a cinematographer, author, teacher and former
longtime Glendale resident, died Feb. 5, 2003, at his Port Hueneme
Mr. Carlson was born April 8, 1926, in Bridgeport, Conn.
During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 and was
assigned reconnaissance duty at various Pacific locations.
He began his 45-year career in the industry at Warner Bros.
Studios in 1946 as a grip, and gradually became a highly respected
He was a member of the International Cinematographers Guild Local
600 for 35 years and wrote many articles for American Cinematographer
and Film World. He was also a contributing editor for International
He was an associate professor at Cal State Long Beach and lectured
at Moorpark College and Columbia College. His "Cowboy Cookbook" was
selected by the Library of Congress and the U.S. State Department as
a historical document of Western Americana.
He is survived by his companion, Jean Lewis; sisters, Karen Baird
and Diane Neville; and brother, Ralph Carlson.
Guardian Memorial was in charge of the cremation.
DOROTHY LEONARD GILDEA
Dorothy Leonard Gildea, 92, a former longtime Glendale resident,
died March 15, 2003, in Irvine.
She was born in Indianapolis.
She graduated from UC Berkeley, where she met her husband, Patrick
The couple lived for 40 years in Glendale, where she was involved
in the American Assn. of University Women and the Girl Scouts.
Following her husband's death, she moved to Leisure Work, where
she was active in AAUW, the Aliso Club and the Retired Economists
Assn. She had recently lived at Freedom Village in Lake Forest.
She is survived by her son, Robert Patrick; daughters, Kathleen
Lundstrom and Susan Soderberg; 11 grandchildren and four
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday at Mission San
Burial will follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery.