Theodore Lee Starkey, 57, passed away Tuesday evening in a Bakersfield hospital. Born August 15, 1899 in Obi, N.Y., he first came to Taft in 1919. His residence here was 132 Maricopa Place. Mr. Starkey was a member of the Taft Elks Lodge, No 1527. He leaves his widow, Mattie Starkey of Taft; a son, Robert Lee Starkey, Taft; a daughter, Mrs. Violet May Collier of Oak View; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Starkey of Escondido and Ray Starkey of Garden Grove; three sisters, Minnie Black of Santa Anna, May Blakeslee and Bertha Crandall, both of Los Angeles. Elks services are set for Saturday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home. Walter Smith and officer of the Benevolet and Protective Order of Elks, Sid Ryall, Exalted Ruler, will officiate.