David Lee Schulz, a 65-year resident of California and 34-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Oct. 7, 2015, in the home, cared for by family. The cause of his death was lung cancer. Mr. Schulz was 67 years old.
Seals Barnett Trammell, a 21-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Oct. 5, 2015. He was 82 years old.
Vera Janet (Ferguson) Ricketts was born in Lincolnton, Georgia, Aug. 22, 1927.
Betty Jo Gibbs died in Lakeview, Oregon, on Sept. 24, 2015, at the age of 88.
Margie Marie Erick, an 80-year resident of California and a one-year resident of Yucca Valley, died of natural causes in Yucca Valley on Sept. 29, 2015. She was 89 years old.
Dorothy Ann Williams was born in Portland, Maine, March 15, 1938.
Mike Hawley, a lifetime resident of California and an 11-year resident of Bishop, passed away peacefully at his home in Bishop, surrounded by his family and friends. He died due to prostate cancer on July 30, 2015, at the age of 74.
Harry “Hap” Harlow was born in 1924 in Santa Ana.
Retired Staff Sgt. John S. Lebednick, 87, of Yucca Valley, passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2015, surrounded by his family and in the arms of his daughter, Sandy Fike.
Following a long and courageous battle against Parkinson’s disease, Robert G. Purdy, of Yucca Valley, inherited his final reward on Sept. 20, 2015.
Glenola Ellen (Purdy) Gleim, an 89-year resident of California and a 23-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Aug. 31, 2015, in Coupeville, Washington. She was 93 years old.
Katholeen Rose Perry, a lifelong resident of California and a 49-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Aug. 29, 2015, in Yucca Valley. She was 88 years old.
In loving memory of Jeanette Pauline (Leafgreen) Moss.
Richard Charles De Ridder, a 40-year resident of California and a 25-year resident of Joshua Tree, died Sept. 3, 2015, in Joshua Tree. He was 75 years old.
Earl L. Schumacher, a 59-year resident of California and a seven-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Aug. 30, 2015, at the Joshua Tree Continuing Care Center. He was 92 years old.
Kyle Andrew Adams, a lifelong resident of California and a six-year resident of Morongo Valley, died Aug. 16, 2015, at Loma Linda University. He was 23 years old.
David Jonathon Mackert, “Jonny,” was born March 16, 1981, and died Sept. 12, 2015. He was the son of David Clyde Mackert and Patricia Marie Draper.
Chong “Mona” Dunlap died Sept. 1, 2015, in Yucca Valley. She was 60 years old.
Heather Louise Anderson, a 55-year resident of California and a 15-year resident of Joshua Tree, died Sept. 1, 2015, in Joshua Tree. She was 58 years old.
Donald Dewey Taylor, a lifelong resident of California who lived in the Morongo Basin for seven years, died from lung cancer Aug. 24, 2015, at his home in Landers. He was 67 years old.
Gregory T. Nordyke, 64, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on Aug. 16, 2015.
Margaret M. Olson, of Yucca Valley, died Aug. 8, 2015, at the age of 74.
Lucille Margaret Littleton Retz, a 94-year resident of California and a 15-year resident of Yucca Valley, died of natural causes at her home on Aug. 10, 2015. She was 94 years old.
Jean Oaks (Noah), a 60-year resident of California and a resident of Hemet, died Aug. 24, 2015, at the age of 81.
Lloyd Edwin Dady, age 85, passed away Aug. 28, 2015, in Milford, Utah.
Elizabeth Rene Edwards, a 17-year resident of California and a two-year resident of New Bern, North Carolina, died in New Bern from injuries sustained when hit by a drunk driver on Sept. 4, 2014. She was 25 years old.
Marty “Big Mel” Mellinger, 65, of Yucca Valley, formerly of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 9, 2015, at St. Bernardine Medical Center after a short illness.
The Rev. Joseph W. Roach, a senior priest of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, died on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Father Roach was born to William Edward Roach and Nina Pearl Thornton Roach on May 17, 1924, in Carrollton, Michigan. He received his elementary education at Carrollton Union School in Carrollton and his secondary education at St. Andrew High School in Saginaw and St. Joseph High School in Saginaw. He received his college education at St. Joseph Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Barbara Briggs Matzinger passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 16, following complications from an ongoing illness. She is survived by her daughters, Marge Weems of Weatherford, Texas, and Catherine Noble of Mesa, Arizona, and her sister, Diane Gilbert of Hilton Head, South Carolina. She is also survived by three granddaughters, one grandson and four great-granddaughters.
Ronald Eugene Thomson, of Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley, began his rest and comfort with Jesus Christ Thursday morning, Aug. 6, 2015, at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. The cause of death was hemorrhagic stroke. He was 78 years old.
Carole Alice Britton passed away at home surrounded by family on Aug. 4, 2015. She fought hard against her illness, but went peacefully in the end. She was a “young” 88-year-old.
Ricardo John Griffin, a 47-year resident of California and a 13-year resident of Joshua Tree, died July 27, 2015. He was 63 years old.
We suspect that God broke the mold after He made Henry “Sonny” Sandoz. This is one cowboy who will never be forgotten.
Di Ann Marie Maher, a lifelong resident of California and a 25-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at home July 31, 2015, at the age of 81.
Jessie Louise Jarman joined in her new life with the Lord on July 5, 2015.
Evelyn LaDessa Speer passed away Aug. 2, 2015. She was 77 years old.
Christine Goggin, a 33-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Aug. 3, 2015, at the Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree. She was 96 years old.
Mark Alan Junker, a Yucca Valley resident since 1973, died July 24, 2015, at the age of 53.
Rodney Anthony Paulino, a 33-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs on July 30, 2015. He was 49 years old.
Edward R. Choat passed away June 9, 2015, after a brief battle with a cancerous brain tumor.
Wendell L. Thompson, a 69-year resident of California and an 11-year resident of Yucca Valley, died July 27, 2015, Yucca Valley. He was 72 years old.
Kenneth J. Weeks Sr. moved to Yucca Valley in October of 1976. He passed away July 23, 2015, at the age of 87.
In memory of Thomas E. Humphreville, who passed away July 22, 2015, at the age of 92.
Gene S. Francis, a 20-year resident of California, died June 28, 2015, from an illness at his home in Yucca Valley. He was 54 years old.
Moran “Warren” Frank Lavender, an 80-year resident of California and a 41-year resident of Yucca Valley, died of cardiopulmonary arrest at Hi-Desert Medical Center on July 2, 2015. He was 89 years old.
Services were held at Smith’s Ranch July 11 for Karmen Kay Gibson-McGrorty, a 68-year resident of California and a 45-year resident of Twentynine Palms, who died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 4, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
Pauline Blake Sherman, age 91, of Landers, went home to her Lord on July 9, 2015.
Nolice Cole Miller, a 62-year resident of California and a 24-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at his home July 4, 2015. He was 87 years old.
Mark Alan Jackson, 55, died of a sudden heart attack on June 28, 2015. Late that Sunday morning Mark was on the phone with his wife; she was answering a question when his heart stopped beating and he went to be with his Lord and Creator.