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Ivadelle Dalton Garrison-Finderup, American writer, educator. Certified secondary teacher, California.


Garrison-Finderup, Ivadelle Dalton was born on October 4, 1915 in San Pedro, California, United States. Daughter of William Douglas and Olive May (Covington) Dalton.


Bachelor, California State University, Fresno, 1964. Postgraduate, University Oregon, 1965. Postgraduate, University San Francisco, 1968.


Teacher, Tranquillity (California) H.S., 1964-1978; teacher, West Hills College, Coalinga, California, 1970-1974. Lecturer in field.


  • Certified secondary teacher, California.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Roots and Branches of Our Garrison Family Tree, 1988, Roots and Branches of Our Dalton Family Tree, 1989, The History of James' Fresno Ranch, 1990, 3d edition, 1993, There is a Peacock on the Roof, 1993. (with Vernon R. Garrison) William Douglas Dalton, a Biography, 1995, Sam (The Cat That Thought He Was a Boy), 1997, Amanda and Her Feathered Friends, 1997, Freddy Goes on a Trailer Outing, 1998, David Learns to Count, 1998, Laura and the Lizard: a fairy tale, 2001, A Mystery Story, 2005.


Member Arne Nixon Center Study Children's Literature, Henry Madden Library. Member Daughters of the American Revolution (secretary 1987-1989, regent 1989-1991, regent Fresno chapter 1999-2001, scholarship chairman 2002, 05, national recognition for excellence in community service Certified of Award 1995), National Trust for History Preservation, Frazier Clan North America, Fresno City and County History Society (life), Fresno Archaeology Society (secretary 1994), Children of the American Revolution (life patriot, senior president 1991-1997), Westerners International, Fresno Gem and Mineral Society, Thora # 11 Dannebrog, Friends of the Library. (Fresno), Chaffee Zoological Gardens of Fresno, Archaeol.

Institute American (San Joaquin Valley chapter, charter member), Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Baker History Museum (life).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: quilting, faceting.


Married Fred Marion Garrison, August 8, 1932 (deceased November 1984). Children: Douglas Lee, Vernon Russell, Nancy Jane. Married Elmer Pedersen Finderup, April 8, 1994 (deceased October 1997).

William Douglas Dalton

Olive May (Covington) Dalton

Elmer Pedersen Finderup

Fred Marion Garrison

Douglas Lee Garrison-Finderup

Vernon Russell Garrison-Finderup

Nancy Jane Garrison-Finderup