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Sonia Marie SMEVIK

Sonia Marie SMEVIK

Female 1934 - 2001  (66 years)

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  • Name Sonia Marie SMEVIK 
    Born 22 Jun 1934  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 May 2001  Escondido, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage Article: Valley Times (North Hollywood, California) 29 Mar 1954, Mon.
      "Sonia Smevik's Nuptial Rite Read in Burbank
      Sonia Smevik, former national beauty queen of the Tip Toppers, is now Mrs. Stanley Howe Woster, Jr., following her recent marriage at the First methodist Church, Burbank.
      Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Smevik of Burbank, and Mr. Woster Jr. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Woster of Los Angeles.
      For the ceremony, the bride wore a custom gown with fitted lace bodice, high collar and a sweetheart neckline with a train of 30 yards of tulle over appliqued satin. She carried white orchids, carnations and stephanotis. Her attendants, including Joan Ross, maid of honor, and Bridesmaids Norma Allen, Pat Hart and Melody Morgan, were gowned in pale lavender nylon net over taffeta and carried yellow daffodils.
      Ushers were Andrew Christopherson, William Garrett, Ray Lombardo and Brian Woster, and best man was James Woster.
      After a trip to the Grand Canyon, the newlyweds will be at home in Los Angeles.
      The bride who was graduated from Burbank High School, also attended Metropolitan Merchandising Institute. Mr. Woster Jr. attended the University of California at Berkeley."

      Marriage Article: Valley Times (North Hollywood, California) 19 Mar 1954, Fri.
      "Sonia Smevik Bride
      Tip-Topper Wedding To Be King Size Event
      When Stanley Woester [sic], of Los Angeles, takes Sonia Smevik, Burbank, as his bride in tomorrow evening ceremonies, it promises to be a king-sized affair.
      Pretty Miss Smevik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eilif Smevik, 1918 Landis St., was chosen as 1953 national queen of the Tip Toppers, the organization made up of women more than six feet tall and men whose heights are six feet four or more.
      Woester stands six four, and the bride-to-be measures six feet one and a half inches.
      The wedding party will include a maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man and ushers who are all members of the club. Shortie of the ceremony will be the bride's father, who is five feet eleven.
      The 8 p.m. ceremony will be held at the First Methodist Church, 700 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
      Miss Smevik graduated from Burbank High School in 1952."

      Was divorced in the early 80's. Moved to Colorado Springs, where she was a real estate broker. Remarried briefly in Colorado Springs. Returned to San Diego County in 1989, deciding to be close to her children. Was a caseworker for the County of San Diego.

      Returned to Norway in 1978. At that time, she had 2 living aunts and 2 living uncles and lots of first cousins. They flew to Oslo, flew on to Bodo, took a boat to Steigen, where one of her aunts lived and had a general store, then drove with tthe aunt and cousin up to Andenes, visiting Bjørnskinn also. Returned by car and bus to Fauske and then by train back to Oslo. Seventeen relatives (Sonia hadn't met any of them before) met them at the airport when they arrived in Oslo. Husband Stan and son Jonathon accompanied her on her trip. Husband Stan had stopped in Oslo during a business trip to Germany before Sonia's trip to Norway. He had looked up Smevik's in the phone book and located Sonia's uncle.

      Social Security Data: b. 22 Jun 1934; d. 18 May 2001; res. 92026, Escondido, SD, CA.
    Person ID I707  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Father Eilif Bergiton SMEVIK,   b. 3 Aug 1906, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1954, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Gertrude Amanda "Gertie" CHRISTOPHERSON,   b. 17 Jun 1904, Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1960, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1931  Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stanley Howe WOSTER, Jr.,   b. 26 Apr 1925, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 2005, Soldotna, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1954  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susan Holly WOSTER
     2. Eric S. WOSTER
    +3. Allison Elizabeth WOSTER
     4. Jonathan Curt WOSTER
    Photos
    Woster, Sonia and Stan Woster.  Family.  Christmas, 1968.
    Woster, Sonia and Stan Woster. Family. Christmas, 1968.
    L. to R.: Allison, Susan, Jonathan, and Eric with their parents, Sonia and Stan Woster.
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jun 1934 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1954 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 2001 - Escondido, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Woster, Sonia Smevik and second cousin, Alice Nelson Lowell.
    Woster, Sonia Smevik and second cousin, Alice Nelson Lowell.
    Sonia's father, Eilif Smevik, and Alice's father, Harold Nelson were first cousins.

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    Stories.  Norwegian Cousins Reunite
    Stories. Norwegian Cousins Reunite
    Norwegian cousins Sonia Smevik Woster and Alice Nelson Lowell become reacquainted after not seeing each other for over 50 years. Their reunion occurred during dinner at Sonia's home in Escondido, California on February 4, 1996. Participants included: Sonia Smevik Woster, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gerald Ray Lowell, George James Lowell, and Mitchell Scott Block.

    Recordings
    Norwegian Cousins Reunite: Part 01: Recording
    Norwegian Cousins Reunite: Part 01: Recording
    Norwegian cousins Sonia Smevik Woster and Alice Nelson Lowell become reacquainted after 50 years during dinner at Sonia's home in Escondido, California, on February 4, 1996. Participants included Sonia Smevik Woster, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gerald Ray Lowell, George James Lowell, and Mitchell Scott Block.
    Norwegian Cousins Reunite: Part 02: Recording
    Norwegian Cousins Reunite: Part 02: Recording
    Norwegian cousins Sonia Smevik Woster and Alice Nelson Lowell become reacquainted after 50 years during dinner at Sonia's home in Escondido, California, on February 4, 1996. Participants included Sonia Smevik Woster, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gerald Ray Lowell, George James Lowell, and Mitchell Scott Block.
    Norwegian Cousins Reunite: Part 03: Recording
    Norwegian Cousins Reunite: Part 03: Recording
    Norwegian cousins Sonia Smevik Woster and Alice Nelson Lowell become reacquainted after 50 years during dinner at Sonia's home in Escondido, California, on February 4, 1996. Participants included Sonia Smevik Woster, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gerald Ray Lowell, George James Lowell, and Mitchell Scott Block.
    Norwegian Cousins Reunite: Part 04: Recording
    Norwegian Cousins Reunite: Part 04: Recording
    Norwegian cousins Sonia Smevik Woster and Alice Nelson Lowell become reacquainted after 50 years during dinner at Sonia's home in Escondido, California, on February 4, 1996. Participants included Sonia Smevik Woster, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gerald Ray Lowell, George James Lowell, and Mitchell Scott Block.