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IN RE: ESTATE of Grace Josephine MEADE (1964)

District Court of Appeal, Fifth District, California.

IN RE: ESTATE of Grace Josephine MEADE, Deceased. Michael G. MEADE, Petitioner and Appellant, v. SECURITY FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Petitioner and Respondent.

Civ. 349.

Decided: June 24, 1964

Clifford W. Twombly, Los Angeles, Russell B. Henry, Visalia, Joseph L. Soares, and W. George Simpson, Tulare, for appellant. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, George R. Richter, Jr., Thomas R. Sheppard and Berge Lion, Los Angeles, for respondent.

This proceeding in probate which involves the same questions as those decided by the court in Estate of Meade, Cal.App., 39 Cal.Rptr. 278, does not require a full and detailed presentation. It suffices to call attention to the fact that Mrs. Meade made her will at the same time as her husband; that she made similar provisions with respect to the devolution of the bulk of her property in case her husband was not living at the time of her death; that she died in the wreck of a private plane operated by her husband; that the court made findings similar to those in the matter of her husband's estate to the effect that the Uniform Simultaneous Death Act provisions of the probate code were effective and that her property, under the terms of her will should go to the Security First National Bank of Los Angeles, as trustee.

The legal principles involved are identical and reference is made to that opinion as controlling a determination of the present appeal.

The judgment is affirmed.

CONLEY, Presiding Justice.

RALPH M. BROWN, J., concurs. STONE, J., deeming himself disqualified, did not participate.

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IN RE: ESTATE of Grace Josephine MEADE (1964)

Docket No: Civ. 349.

Decided: June 24, 1964

Court: District Court of Appeal, Fifth District, California.

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