Ernst Schwenzer, passed away on Nov. 26, 2019, at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. 

Bertha L. Robinette, a 41-year resident of California and a 17-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Nov. 23, 2019, at Mount Gilead, Ohio, at home with her loved ones. She was 84 years old; the cause of her death was cancer.

Carol Aileen Oliver, a 66-year resident of California and a 14-year resident of Yucca Valley, died from cancer at her home on Nov. 13, 2019. She was 66 years old.

Kenneth Henry Tinquist Jr., a 44-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died at his home on Nov. 29, 2019, at the age of 75.

James Weldon Taylor, a 54-year resident of California and a 31-year resident of Morongo Valley, died at home with his wife Nov. 16, 2019, from complications of cancer. He was 73 years old.

In 1932, Patty’s family relocated to Twentynine Palms where the family opened Graham’s restaurant, which is regarded as the town’s first café. Patty waited tables for 50 cents a week and when she was able to drive (at 12), she often delivered hot meals to customers in ill health who couldn’t…

Billy Ray Proctor, 84, known by most as “Bill,” was born on May 11, 1935, in Mountain Grove, Missouri. He was the son of the late William and Ida Proctor.

John P. Caynak, a 34-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Oct. 12, 2019, at the age of 88.

Joseph Allen Lannen, beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 2, 2019, at home with his family at the age of 56. 

Robert Anthony Barajas, 24 — known to all as “Bobby” — received his angel wings on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Born in Palm Springs, he called Yucca Valley home. Bobby was a graduate of Joshua Springs Christian School and was one of four students who played for the CIF winning fo…

Betty Louise Smith Rittmiller, an 89-year resident of California and a 55-year resident of Yucca Valley, died in Avon, Indiana, at her daughter’s home with family at her side on Oct. 25, 2019. She was a 92-year-old breast cancer survivor.

Kenneth Michael Lyon, a 61-year resident of California and a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs on Oct. 26, 2019. He was 61 years old.

John Ellsworth Fishbaugh, a lifelong resident of California and a 28-year resident of Yucca Valley, died surrounded by family Oct. 26, 2019, from a hemorrhaging stroke at his home. He was 81 years old.

Doris Katherine Medley Kendall, an 85-year resident of California and a 30-year resident of Joshua Tree, died at her home on Oct. 27, 2019. She was 97 years old.

Ruth Jane Sherman, a 56-year resident of California and a 52-year resident of the Morongo Basin, died Oct. 11, 2019, in Yucca Valley. She was 93 years old.

Marguerite Louise Hyatt, age 82, entered into eternal life on Oct. 27, 2019, in Palm Springs.

Jeffrey Scott Gunderson, a 50-year resident of California and a 26-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died from early onset frontal temporal lobe dementia at San Juan Villa Dementia Care Facility in Port Townsend, Washington, on Aug. 18, 2019. He was 70 years old.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Clifford Lyle Donohoo was called home from his healthy earthly mind and body to the arms of our loving Heavenly Father on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, from a heart attack. He was doing what he loved most, deer hunting in the southern Utah Mountains.

John “JD” Daniel Cariker, an 83-year resident of California and a 48-year resident of Yucca Valley, died on Oct. 20, 2019, at the age of 83.

Larry R. Kirchmann was born on July 23, 1934, in Fullerton, to Albert and Adrianna Kirchmann. Larry has resided in California his whole life. He has lived in Joshua Tree, Desert Hot Springs, Idyllwild, Palm Desert, Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley for the last five years where he passed awa…

Kevin Anthony Fisher, a lifelong resident of California and a five-year resident of Joshua Tree, died Oct. 4, 2019, at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley. He was 32 years old.

Leslie Ellen Liu, of Landers, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at the age of 67.

Chester Douglas Smelser said his last goodbye and I love you on May 4, 2019. He was 88 years young.

To those longtime residents of the high desert area who knew our lifelong friend, Fuller A. Johnson.

Wilda Irene Craven, a 78-year resident of California and a 21-year resident of Landers, died in Yucca Valley on Sept. 21, 2019. She was 86 years old.

Karen H. Allred, a 70-year resident of California and a 40-year resident of Joshua Tree, died at her home Sept. 26, 2019. She was 78 years old.

George T. Gardner III, who was born on July 21, 1948, to his parents, George T. Gardner II and Loretta Gardner, died unexpectedly on Sept. 16, 2019, in Palm Springs.

Marvin Gerlt, a 55-year resident of California who lived previously in Long Beach and most recently in Yucca Valley, died in Yucca Valley on Sept. 23, 2019. He was 88 years old.

Surrounded by family in her final hours, Som Chit “Nokie” Harz returned to our Creator on September 16th, 2019, in the arms of her beloved children, Sean and Susan Sarina. If you ever met Som, you would never forget her, as she was a firecracker of a being who brought her passion and energy …

Myrna Rose Riordan, 96, passed away at home on Sept. 22, 2019, after a short illness.

Genevieve E. Salisbury, a 43-year-resident of Twentynine Palms and an ardent supporter and lover of this community, died from natural causes on Tuesday morning, Sept. 10, in her daughter’s home in Corbett, Oregon. She was 90 years old.

Kelli Jean Turner, a lifelong resident of California who lived in Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley and finally Landers, died peacefully in her sleep from a ruptured aneurysm at her home in Landers on July 2, 2019. She was 57 years old.

Shirley “Elaine” Johnston, a 79-year resident of California and 55-year resident of Joshua Tree, died Sept. 7, 2019, at Yucca Valley Skilled Nursing. She was 79 years old.

Warner Robins, Georgia — On the evening of Saturday, September 7, 2019, Myrtle “Aggie” Agnes McBride was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was 95 years old. The daughter of the late Frank and Elsie Kent, Aggie was born in Los Angeles. She was very active in the Be…

Kathryn Joanne Schweitzer, known to her family and friends as Joanne and to some family as Jodi, passed peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, with family at her side. She was 88 years old, just missing her next birthday by less than a month.

Sherman L. Glover, a 65-year resident of California and a 17-year resident of Yucca Valley, died from a stroke at the Kindred Hospital Rancho in Rancho Cucamonga on April 29, 2019. He was 83 years old.

Glenda K. Haislip, a resident of Morongo Valley, died at her home on Aug. 14, 2019. She was 60 years old.

Tina Marie Bridgeford Woods, a 57-year resident of California and a 34-year resident of Barstow, died of liver failure at the Continuing Care Facility in Barstow on May 16, 2018. She was 57 years old.

Randall “RJ” James Barnett of Yucca Valley was born on Jan. 20, 2003, and passed away on June 25, 2019. RJ was 16 years old.

Wanda Sue Jamison, an 82-year resident of California and a 28-year resident of Yucca Valley, died July 27, 2019. She was 89 years old.

Ramona Margaret Maina, a resident of Twentynine Palms for more than 30 years, died at home Aug. 14, 2019. She was 68 years old.

Marie Louise Lewis of Twentynine Palms, age 79, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 28, 2019, in the loving home of her family in Hemet.

In the early morning of July 26, 2019, Mary Ann Manley, 74, peacefully went to be with the Lord after being in a nursing home for the past two years.

A celebration of the life of Michael Joseph Calvert will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Knott Sky Park, El Sol Avenue south of Hatch Road.

Jerry E. Bynum, longtime Joshua Tree resident, passed away on June 27, 2019.

Evelyn Chester loved her life here in the desert. She took the MBTA Ready Ride several times a week and had many friends that also took the MBTA; she loved these relationships.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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