Most of the story content came from visits and interviews with Marie Heaps, Wally’s widow and questions I would ask my husband, Cliff Heaps. The births and marriages of Wally and Marie’s children and grandchildren are found in the family genealogical records. The following sources were also used and helped clarify where the memory failed.
North American Aviation, Inc Employee Profile filled out by Wallace Heaps in 1965
Glen M. Rowe Memorial Card: “birthplace: Saybrook, Illinois. Entered into rest: April 1, 1956. Memorial Services at H. F. Moritz Funeral Home, Thursday April 5, 2:00 P.M. Interment: Rose Hills Memorial Park.”
Glen M. Rowe: World War I Draft Card, Melba, Canyon County, Idaho, 5 Jun 1917, Ancestry.com, digital image by subscription, <http://www.ancestry.com/>."Glen M. Rowe, age 23, born May 9, 1894, Saybrook, Illinois, living in Melba, Canyon, Idaho, Farmer, self employed, wife & child, medium height & build, blue eyes, light color hair, not bald, once had infantile paralysis."
Rachel Rowe: California Death Index, 1940 thru 1997, RootsWeb.com website, <http://www.rootsweb.com/>.”death 24 Oct 1956, LOS ANGELES, FEMALE, birth: 29 Apr 1907, UTAH, Mother’s maiden name: DITTMORE."
Albert D. Heaps Memorial Card: “born February 4, 1916 Salt Lake City, Utah. Passed away: September 1, 1965, Pocatello, Idaho. Services at Manning Funeral Chapel, 11:00 A. M. Saturday, September 4, 1965.”
Paul A. Heaps: California Death Index, 1940 thru 1997, RootsWeb.com website, <http://www.rootsweb.com/>. “born 03/31/1912, mother's maiden name: DITTMORE, sex: M, death place: San Bernardino County on 01/12/1966, age: 53 yrs."
Paul A. Heaps, Memorial Card: “1912 – 1966, Services: Richardson – Peterson Chapel January 18, 1966, 2:00 P.M. Interment: Bellevue Cemetery” [Ontario, California].
Mary Mulliner: California Death Index, 1940 thru 1997, RootsWeb.com website, <http://www.rootsweb.com/>. “born 07/05/1901, Mother's maiden name: DITTMORE, Female, born in UTAH, died Los Angeles County on 09/02/1967, age: 66 yrs."
Mary Mulliner Memorial Card: “born July 5, 1901, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Passed Away September 2, 1967, Encino, California. Services: Wednesday, September 6, 1967, 10:00 a.m. Tarzana Ward Chapel. Interment: Rose Hills Memorial Park – Whittier, California.”
Helen M. Maury Memorial Card: “born: August 5, 1905, Salt Lake City, Utah. Passed Away December 20, 1975, LaPuente, California. Services held: December 23, 1975, 10:00 A.M. at the Church of Our Heritage. Interment: Forest Lawn – Covina Hills, Covina, California.”
Virginia Jarvis: California Death Index, 1940 thru 1997, RootsWeb.com website, <http://www.rootsweb.com/>. “born 10/31/1908, Mother's maiden name DITTMORE, Father's last name: HEAPS, Female, born in UTAH, died in San Luis Obispo County on 04/24/1981, age: 72 yrs."