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Old Packer Family Photos
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by Vaughn Aubuchon

1. Orren and Josephine Packer photo - 1915?

2. Orren and Josephine
Packer anniversary - 1950

Packer home, San Fernando Valley - circa 1940

4. Orren Packer with
Rosalind Russell - 1945

5. Emma Louise Packer
Elopement photo - 1919


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Orren Packer and Josephine Packer
1. Orren Packer and Josephine Packer - circa 1915
Date and location unknown - either Texas or Los Angeles.




Orren Augustus Packer
Grip at Warner Bros.

Oct. 30, 1873

Los Angeles, CA
July 18, 1951
Age: 78

Grip at Warner Brothers -
SS 559-10-2247
Father: Joshua Packer
Mother: Emma Wilkinson

Josephine R. Powell (Packer)
Foursquare believer

Nov. 17, 1890

Seal Beach, CA
Oct. 8, 1969
Age: 78

Housewife - SS 559-54-5322
In Cal. Death Records as "Josephin"
Father: George W. Powell
Mother: Louise Bush

Their 3 Children -

1. Emma Louise Packer Aubuchon
Foursquare preacher in 1930's
Fierce proponent of Aimee Semple McPherson of Angelus Temple.

Feb. 18, 1902

St. Helens, OR
May 23, 1992 (90)

Fred LaJeunesse Aubuchon husband
Lineman for the Southern California Edison Company

Louise's 2 Children -

1. Fred Packer Aubuchon
Religious fanatic
Drug me to church 5 times a week
Eternal damnation
Burn in lake of fire forever

Feb. 18, 1902

Boise, ID
Apr.2, 2018 (97)

Mariana Ludden Aubuchon wife
A sterling "Christian" - EVIL WITCH.
She hated my guts, and never missed an opportunity to let me know it. Because she was barren, I was a constant reminder of her predecessor, my mother. She never spoke to me, she just barked at me like a dog., and belittled me every day.

Fred had 1 son - Vaughn Aubuchon
My father hated his sister, because she did not go for the Foursquare religion. Although a "Christian", he was as cold as ice, and emotionally distant. I didn't care for the MEAN, vengeful God of my father. "Just piff me off, and I torture you forever."

2. Jeanne Louise Aubuchon Pethel
At mom's wedding

Mar. 4, 1924

Apr. 7, 1978 (54)

Heavy smoker, cussed like a sailor,
Hated Foursquare religion.
I liked her independence.

Jeanne's Children -
1. John Anthony Pethel,
John (Tony) passed away May 24, 2009 from a heart attack in Fresno, CA.

2. Eloise Samantha Pethel (Ladybug)
Ladybug changed her name to Sammi LaMar.
Sammi passed away Dec.19, 2014 from leukemia in Tarpon Springs, FL

2. Debs Packer

Apr. 11, 1907

Apr. 1, 1986 (78)

Wife = Roberta Packer ?

Debs' 3 Children -

1. Eleanor Packer Gaines


still living - 96

Charles Gaines husband

Eleanor Gaines' daughters - 1. Suzanne, 2. Priscilla

2. Yvonne Packer



husband - ?

3. Muriel Packer Tolboe



Keith Tolboe hisband

Muriel Tolboe's kids - 1.

3. DeeDee Packer



Down's syndrome

My mother's father was ALSO a grip at Warner Brothers - they must have known each other.
The parents of George W. Powell were Fletcher Powell and Sarah Cravette.
The parents of Louise Bush were William Bush of Texas and Jane Chambers.
"Dama" told me this info when I was 11 (1955), and doing a genealogy chart.





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Orren Packer Anniversary Photo - 1950
Van Nuys, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA

Orren Packer and Josephine Packer Anniversary photo
2. Josephine Packer - Orren Packer 45th Wedding Anniversary Photo -
circa 1950

Back Row, left to right:
         1. Debs Packer, 2. Deb's son-in-law Keith Tolboe, 3. Deb's daughter Muriel Tolboe,
         4. Charles Gaines, 5. Eleanor Gaines,
6. unk woman, 7. Mariana Aubuchon, 8. Fred Aubuchon,
         9. Louise Aubuchon, 10.Fred Aubuchon Sr.,
11. Yvonne

Front Row, left to right:
         1. Vaughn Aubuchon, 2. Deb's granddaughter Priscilla Gaines, 3. Roberta Packer,
         4. Josephine Powell Packer, 5. Orren Packer, 6. Deedee Packer,
         7. Deb's grandchild Priscilla Gaines, 8. Jeanne Aubuchon Pethel, 9. John (Tony) Pethel, 10. Suzanne Gaines

I seem to be the odd man out (horizontal striped-shirt), posed away from my father Fred, grandfather Fred and grandmother Louise.
Perhaps, because I was the spawn of a previous marriage, and therefore not as relevant?

Many thanks to Sammi Lamar and Ed Houston for this fine photograph.
Which one is Roberta Guy? Which one is Murial?

Many thanks to Suzanne Gaines for sending me the names of the previously unknown people in the photograph, on Aug. 2, 2019.
Roberta Packer's daughters - 1. Eleanor, 2. Yvonne, 3. Muriel

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San Fernando Valley - Orren Packer home
3. Packer Residence - San Fernando Valley Home, Van Nuys, CA - circa 1940
Residence of Orren Packer and Josephine Powell Packer, formerly of Texas.
They were the parents of Debs Packer, and Emma Louise Packer
(later Sister Louise Aubuchon, Minister,
International Foursquare Church)
who was the mother of
Frederic Packer Aubuchon (my father), and
Jeanne Louise Aubuchon Pethel (my aunt).

Give me the address, and I will send you $50.
I will photograph it, and post the photo here.

UPDATE: Suzanne has solved the mystery!
The address is 9229 Tobias Ave., Panorama City, CA.
Nothing is recognizable.
The only feature which may be familiar is the triple-trunked Sycamore tree,
which seems to be the same tree as shown in the anniversary photo show above.
9229 Tobias Ave., Panorama City, CA


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Rosalind Russell - Orren Packer - Benjamin Parks
4. Orren Packer with Rosalind Russell - 1945
Unknown man, Orren Packer, Rosalind Russell, Benjamin Parks, Unknown man

At a celebration honoring World War I Veterans
After the completion of the Warner Brothers movie "Roughly Speaking" in 1945,
starring Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Andrea King, Donald Woods, Craig Stevens, Alan Hale
Director: Michael Curtiz

Many thanks to Sammi Lamar and Ed Houston for this fine photograph.

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Emma Louise Packer - Fred L. Aubuchon

5. Emma Louise Packer and Fred LaJeunesse Aubuchon - 1919
Both are in the anniversary photo at the top of the page.
My father is
Frederic Packer Aubuchon. Here is a photo of my father's parents, at their elopement.
Fred was 19 and Emma was 17. Ahh, sweet bird of youth.
What a photo.
Many thanks to Sammi Lamar and Ed Houston for this fine photograph.

     Who has responded to this web page?







Aug. 2019

Suzanne Gaines

Provided names, location

Packer Family Genealogy page

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