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.

Jamie Silver Barnett, a 41-year resident of Landers, went to join the angels on Dec. 11, 2019.

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.

Christopher Walters, a 65-year resident of California and a 20-year resident of Joshua Tree, died at his home on Dec. 30, 2019, at the age of 65.

Jerry passed away at the Hi-Desert Medical Center after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Paul M Gerhardt, a 33-year resident of California and six-year resident of Benton City, Washington, died Jan. 16, 2020, in the city of Wenatchee, Washington. He was 39 years old.

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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…

Nancy P. Rogers, a 41-year resident of California and a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at her home on Dec. 12, 2019. She was 64 years old.

Sherman Oliver Shay Jr., a 40-year resident of Yucca Valley, died of Lewy body dementia at his home on Jan. 7, 2020. He was 68 years old.

Jack Walworth, a four-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Dec. 25, 2019, at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. He was 58 years old.

Barbara Ann Dexter, a 25-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at her home on Jan. 1, 2020. She was 69 years old.

Dianna Rene Mickey, a 58-year resident of California and a 28-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at her home on Dec. 20, 2019, at the age of 58.

Dorothy Aileen Beasley, a 78-year resident of California and a 21-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at her home on Dec. 26, 2019. She was 78 years old.

Longtime resident of Twentynine Palms, California, Dave Skilinski, “Ski,” age 67, passed away on Dec. 25, 2019, at his home.

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.

Lloyd Alan Tilch Jr. was born and raised here in California. He moved to Colorado for a few years then returned to Twentynine Palms 1½ years ago.

Born to Art and Alma Katje in Riverside on April 29, 1926, Barbara J. Gronek lived in California for 93 years and seven months, her entire life.

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.

John Fitzgerald Barrow of Yucca Valley, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to many, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at the age of 54.

Richard D Connell, a 14-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at home on Aug. 15, 2019, at the age of 90.

Harold Edwin Sampson, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away on Dec. 1, 2019, after a short battle with liver cancer. He was 63 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…

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.

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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