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“Johnnie Sue, once again I want to thank you for all you have done for my father. Not being able to be there as often as I would have liked, I am so...Read More »
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“I am Calvin's 1st cousin! I am Bill Mongold's youngest. I am very sorry to hear of your loss - I didn't have a chance to know Calvin, as he was gone...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ruth Mongold

“Dear Johnnie Sue and Family: I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. ”
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“The children of Blake Vance would like to express their sincere sympathy on the death of your loved one. Jearlean was our first cousin, so we knew...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Vance Miller

“To the Mongold family: We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please remember the good times and keep those memories close. All of you are in our...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Angie & Kelly Goff

“We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May God comfort you with precious memories of this fine man. Becky and Allen Duckworth ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Duckworth

“Missy & Johnnie Sue & Families; I am sorry to hear of your loved ones passing, but we know he is in a better place. You are in my thoughts & prayers....Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Shelley Fenstermacher-Hornick

“Sarah, JohnnySue, Herman, David and families, We were so sorry to see that Calvin had passed away. He lived a long and prosperous life. He and...Read More »
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“Dear Johnny Sue and Family, We are sorry to hear of Calvin's death. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. He stopped one winter morning...Read More »
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CALVIN GAINER MONGOLD, age 93 years, a resident of Scott Ford Road, Elkins, WV departed this life early Thursday morning, November 6, 2008 at Valentines Personal Care Home at Elkins, WV.
He was born Wednesday, September 22, 1915 at Ft. Seybert, Hardy County, WV a son of the late James Arley Mongold and Cora Alice Sites Mongold. During January of 1952, he was married to the former Jerelean P. (Vance) Thompson, who preceded him in death January 11, 2000. Surviving are four daughters, Sarah Martin and husband Joseph, Elkins; Phyllis Gurganus and husband Cecil, Evansville, IN; Norma Shanklin and husband Richard, Kirby, WV; Johnnie Sue Armentrout and husband Max, Elkins; two sons, Herman Thompson and wife Fay, and David Thompson and wife Nancy, all of Elkins; two sisters, Goldie Frances Jackson, New Market, VA; Mary Pauline Nelson, Portland, MI; two brothers, David Ray Mongold, Petersburg; Cecil Dolan Mongold, Ft. Seybert; eighteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are one son, David E. Mongold on September 29, 1993, and three brothers, Other William, Victor Arley and Elton Conway Mongold.
He attended the schools of Hardy County, and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy. During March of 1946, Mr. Mongold and three employees started the FRICK Circular Sawmill at Hinkle Mountain in Hardy County. In 1949, he purchased a larger Circular Sawmill requiring two more employees, which started at Harman, was then moved to Alpena and later moved to the Cheat River at Bowden. In 1961, an all electric band sawmill was purchased and erected at Poe Run near Elkins and in 1966 a dry kiln was installed. In early 1986, Mongold Lumber Company purchased the former Dailey Lumber and Dimension Plant and in 1990 the company was sold at which time Mr. Mongold retired as President of the Company. He was a member of the Elkins Church of the Brethren.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 7 PM, Friday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 1 PM. The Reverend Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, WV. The Mongold Family would like to extend their appreciation to all of Mr. Mongolds caregivers. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Elkins Church of the Brethren Love in Action Fund in care of Betty Paugh, 100 Williams Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for CALVIN GAINER MONGOLD. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com

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