Family of Jeffrey Thomas Pritchard & Elizabeth Marlene Stoneman, Wales, UK
JEFFREY THOMAS PRITCHARD was born (home birth) on 12 May 1942, in Gwaun Cae Gurwen, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, UK, to David (Dai) Pritchard and Ivy Iona Pritchard [Thomas]. Jeffrey joined the R.A.F. for a nine-year term shortly after leaving school, and in 1964 he was a junior technician. He was stationed in RAF Akrotiri, Limassol, Cyprus same year. In 1971, aged about 29, he was a Pilot for Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, China. Jeffrey died of cancer on 16 June 1998, aged 56 years in a nursing home in Hong Kong. He was cremated in 1998, and his ashes was scattered in the sea outside Hong Kong, China. In July 1998 a memorial service was held for Jeff in Llanfair Church, Cwmgors, Wales, UK.
ELIZABETH MARLENE STONEMAN was born on 30 November 1940, in 47 Gnoll Road Godrergraig, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, to Daniel John Stoneman and Maggie Stoneman [Anthony]. In 1958, aged about 17, she was an Account clerk at newpaper office in Cotten Mills. In June 1964, aged 23, she joined Jeffrey Thomas Pritchard in Akrotiri, Limassol, Cyprus. Marlene died of cancer on 16 April 2009, aged 68 years, in Swansea, Wales, UK, and part of her ashes was scattered under a tree in her garden in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales, UK.
Jeffrey Thomas Pritchard, aged 21, married his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth Marlene Stoneman, aged 23, on 4 April 1964 in Bilsthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, UK. They divorced on 9 August 1978, when aged 36 and 37 respectively, in United Kingdom. They had two children:
Gary Wyn Pritchard in 1965 (my husband, still living)
Living (f) Pritchard in 1968
The family moved in 1971 to Hong Kong, China, when Jeffrey was aged 29 and Marlene was aged 30. Jeffrey and Marlene have known each other since they went to school together in South Wales. Marlene brought the children with her back to UK when the couple divorced.
Since these are the parents of my husband, I have a lot of information about them not shared in this post. If you have any information about Jeff and Marlene, or if you have questions about them, please contact me.
* Family knowledge
* Bridegroom flies from Cyprus – with wedding cake
4 Apr 1964: Jeff and Marlene's wedding day