BREIDENBACH, Lois Fontaine

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Last Name
 
BREIDENBACH
Given Names
 
Lois Fontaine
AKA's
 
Turner, Rocky
Breidenbach, Rocky
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/29/1928
Age at Death
 
50
Place of Birth
 
Durant, Oklahoma
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Lois Breidenbach Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Roosevelt W. Turner
Children
 
Melanie Lee Breidenbach, Wesley Karl Breidenbach, Melinda Breidenbach, Harlan Breidenbach
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
11/25/1977
Residence (US)
 
Redwood Valley, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 26
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
seamstress, IBM keypunch operator (PT occupation record); geriatrics worker (LJ memo)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Cty Cnty (??)
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“She was my first boyfriend's mother. I am shocked and saddened that she died at Jonestown. ” - maureen manrique

“Rocky and her family attended our church in Fremont before her family split up and she went off with her younger kids to live with Jim Jones in Redwood. She was artistic, funny and sort of bohemian, she really stood out at our conformist, suburban church. She taught our youth group how to make hard candy and candles which we sold at fundraisers. I cannot comprehend how such a unique individual came under the spell of Jones and why she took her kids along as well to die in Guyana. ” - Kent Kavasch

Lois Breidenbach: A Son’s Memories” - Harlan Breidenbach

“I remember Mrs. Breidenbach as she was the Sunday school superintendent at the Irvington Assembly of God in Fremont where I attended as a child. I have always wondered how she could have gone from that to the Peoples Temple but reading her son's tribute I see that she was always a seeker. So very sad...” - Anonymous