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Family of Kingston, Arthur and Aufhaueser, Bertel

m. 4 Jul 1948

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  • Father | Male
    Kingston, Arthur

    Born  17 Dec 1919  Karlshafen, Kassel, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Sep 2008  Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  4 Jul 1948  [1, 2, 3]  Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, USA  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mother | Female
    Aufhaueser, Bertel

    Born  20 Aug 1924  Hainsfarth, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Feb 2003  Lubbock County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Aufhaueser, Wilhelm | F5563 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Westheimer, Martha | F5563 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Kingston, William Joseph

    Spouse  Rubens, Kathy | F5559 
    Spouse  Aragon, Amada Christine | F5560 

  • Sources 
    1. [S2581] Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011,, (Name: Operations, Inc.;).

    2. [S3430] Obituary, Berta Kingston - Albuquerque Journal (NM) - Friday, February 7, 2003 (Reliability: 3).
      Berta Kingston died Monday, February 3, 2003, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, TX. Berta Kingston was born August 20, 1924, in Hainsfart, Germany, to Willi and Marta Ausfhauser. During the Holocaust, in 1938, when Berta was 14 years old, her parents saved her life by securing a seat for her on one of only three children's transports to Manchester, England, where the children lived in foster homes. Unfortunately, Berta's parents were unable to leave Germany. In England Berta worked for a munitions shop which made parts for submarines. In 1946 Berta's relatives in New York sent for her. While there she was employed by a beauty shop during the week and a bakery on weekends. Two years later she met Arthur Kingston. They were married in Carlsbad, NM on July 4, 1948, and have lived there ever since. She worked at Jackson Drug Company for over 20 years, followed by employment for approximately 15 years at the Gerrells' Family stores and, finally, during her last years, at Dunlap's. Berta and Arthur Kingston received Carlsbad's most prestigious honor for dedication to community services, the Carlsbad Humanitarian Award, in 1990. Also, on December 29, 1990, Berta was the New Mexico Quality Recipient of the Cancer Society award for over 30 years of service in Carlsbad's"Reach to Recovery" program. Actually, Berta and Art have dedicated their lives here to helping others. Berta has been an active board member of the Carlsbad Community Concerts Association for many years and has assisted her husband in preparing and serving meals at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3277. In this short space it is impossible to list even a portion of this exceptional woman's good deeds. She is survived by her husband, Art of the family home; their only child, Bill Kingston and fiance, Elisa of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Danny Kingston and wife, Leslie of Fort Worth, Jordan, Alexandra, and Taylor of Albuquerque; and numerous relatives include those in Carlsbad, the United States, parts of Europe, and in Israel.
      Internment at Carlsbad Cemetery

    3. [S3430] Obituary, Arthur Kingston - Albuquerque Journal (NM) - Friday, October 3, 2008.
      Funeral Services for Arthur Kingston will be Friday, October 3, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Carlsbad, NM, at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Brian Taylor, Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth El will be presiding. Interment will follow at the Carlsbad Cemetery with military honors being performed by the Carlsbad Veteran's Honor Guard. Masonic graveside services will be performed by Eddy Lodge #21 AF&AM. West Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Arthur Kingston was born December 17, 1919, in Karlshafen, Germany to Isadore and Franziska Koenigsthal. Fearing for his safety during the Holocaust his parents sent Arthur to stay with relatives in Carlsbad in 1937. He was a mere 17 years old and knew no English, yet he immediately went to work at Bryan's Grocery. When he became fluent in English, he moved to Roswell to work for Safeway. It was not long before he was able to move to El Paso and manage the Safeway meat market. Arthur reported for Army service in January of 1942 when he was 22 years old. During his four years of service he attained the rank of T-4 Surgical Technician and Unit Interpreter. He assisted in over 1,000 serious surgeries while in his Mobil Army Surgical Hospital Unit and served as an interpreter of General Patton. He received WWII awards and medals for Normandy (Omaha Beach), Northern France Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), ETO with Silver Star, Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Medal, Good Conduct, and Victory. After service he returned to Carlsbad and continued his trade as a butcher. On July 4, 1948 he married Berta and enjoyed fireworks in Carlsbad ever since. During his lifetime Arthur had many careers. He owned and operated his restaurant, Art's Delicatessen on Fox Street across from the Court House. Later, he managed the Apache Canyon Trading Post for 10 years. The most rewarding occupation Arthur had was working for Carlsbad Municipal Schools as Food Services Director. Although considered work by most, Art enjoyed nothing more than providing nutritious meals to students attending Carlsbad Schools. He proudly served as Food Service Director from 1968 to 1985. After he retired he volunteered for many community organizations including the American Red Cross, Community Concert Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In 1990 Arthur, along with his wife Berta, was awarded Carlsbad's most prestigious award, the A. J. Crawford Humanitarian Award. Arthur was an active member of the Elk's Lodge 1558, VFW 3277, DAV 13, Eddy Masonic Lodge #21 AF&AM and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Arthur Kingston passed away Monday, September 29, 2008, at Carlsbad Medical Center. Arthur is survived by his only child Bill of Carlsbad; four grandchildren Daniel Jeffrey and wife Leslie, Jordan, Alexandra, and Taylor; all of Albuquerque. Arthur was a very proud great-grandfather of Cooper and Dawson.