Pauline was born on June 19, 1933 in Turlock, California. Growing
up she loved sports. She enjoyed tennis the most, playing three
times a day. She also enjoyed playing Basketball, and she loved
the Water. Her school had a contest to see who could hold their
breath underwater the longest and she won First Place. Pauline
was also smart. Her favorite subject was Math, and she became an
Accountant in her adult life.
Pauline became Mrs. Charles Yetter in 1978. They were married in
beautiful Lake Tahoe. I asked Pauline how she and Charles met.
She shared that they met through Charles’ Mom. Pauline and his
Mom belonged to the same Masonic Order, White Shrine, and
attended meetings in San Rafael. Charles attended a meeting with
his Mom one day, and Charles and Pauline became friends.
Pauline at Twelve
Years old with her
In 1968 , he bought his Imperial
LeBaron brand new. It was a great
road car that served them well.
During the 90’s when they joined
the Northern California Imperial
Club, they drove it to events.
Pauline cherishes a photo that
Tom Johnson (active member of
Imperial Club at the time) took of
their ‘68 Imperial which they
framed and she has on her
Pauline and Charles were introduced to the Northern California Imperial Club by Kathy and Mike Bullock. Mike is
fondly known as “Doc” Bullock. He maintained their Imperials, and encouraged them to buy the ‘72 LeBaron because
the ‘68 LeBaron had seen better days. Pauline thought that the ‘72 LeBaron was a MUCH more comfortable ride on
their long road trips. With their ’68, Pauline brought along a lot of pillows.
Pauline wanted to become an officer during a
Masonic election, and she invited Charles to be
her escort. They became more serious as time
went by. They courted, got married, and she
moved to his home in Millbrae where they spent
26 years of happy marriage. She explained
during their early years together “she gained
weight, got rid of her allergies (he had pets), and
she became happy. She described Charles, who
was 27 years older than her , as Strong,
Dominant, and Loving. Before they met, Charles
served as Mayor of Millbrae in the late 60’s.
On May 12, 2004, Pauline’s dear husband of 26 years past away.
He was 98 years old. He enjoyed good health and they enjoyed
an active life together until his demise. Pauline continues to be
upbeat, and sharp of mind today. She was Secretary/Treasurer of
the Northern California Imperial Club for years. Her organization
skills can be seen in her books that she kept as Treasurer. It
contains a LOT of history. It was my pleasure to SPOTLIGHT
Pauline and Charles’ life together. Thank you, Pauline, for the
opportunity to share your life with our members.
In 2001, they decided to sell the ‘72 LeBaron to a young man
who was really interested in it. However, he never took care of it
properly, and it got towed away. The young man never changed
the registration. She received a notice to pay $2000 or it would
go to the Demolition Derby Drivers. She just couldn’t let that
happen, so she bought the ’72 LeBaron back from the Impound
Storage. Kenyon Wills (IOANC member) is part owner of the ‘72
LeBaron and makes sure it runs well. Over the years it won a lot