HMC John W. Bucko, U.S. Navy Reserve retired, a 27-year resident California and a 20-year resident of Joshua Tree, died from complications related to prostate cancer at his home on Jan. 6, 2020. He was 67 years old.
William Frank Duke, a 74-year resident of California and a 62-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died from Alzheimer’s at the High Desert Residential Care in Yucca Valley on Jan. 16, 2020. He was 94 years old.
F. Jack Volcic of Yucca Valley, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, was a 57-year resident of Yucca Valley, an 18-year resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming, a two-year resident of Twentynine Palms, a two-year resident of Chicago, Illinois, and a five-year resident of Denver…
Kathleen McDermott Fleming, a 40-year resident of California and a five-year resident of Yucca Valley, passed peacefully in her sleep at Aaspen Village Care on Dec. 6, 2019. She was 76 years old.
Sandra Louise Campbell, 77, of Joshua Tree, went to be with the Lord peacefully Dec. 18, 2019, at home surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Andrew Campbell, Joshua Tree. They shared 57 years of marriage together.
Richard Charles Biszantz, an 85-year resident of California and a 62-year resident of Joshua Tree, died at Atria Senior Living facility in San Dimas on Dec. 8, 2019. He was 91 years old.
Walter George Holland left this earth for a better place on Dec. 7, 2019. He was born Oct. 13, 1925 in Burbank. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Velma; three children, Andrew (Laura) Holland, Barbara (Darrell) Uyeda, and Laurie (Gale) Watkins; seven grandchildren; and seven great-gran…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…