The Desert Trail: Obituaries

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Wednesday 02/14/2018
David Doyle Loser
Updated: February 14, 2018 - 5:37 pm

David Doyle Loser, born in Centralia, Illinois, has gone to be with our Lord and Savior. He was born Dec. 11, 1939, and passed away on Jan. 15, 2018.

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Wednesday 02/07/2018
Rick Raciti Jr.
Posted: February 07, 2018 - 6:24 pm

Pastor Rick “Ricky” Raciti Jr. passed peacefully of natural causes on Jan. 16, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Irene Estelle Hart
Updated: February 07, 2018 - 6:24 pm

Irene Estelle Hart, a 73-year resident of California and a 43-year resident of Joshua Tree, died peacefully at home from heart failure on Jan. 22, 2018. She was 92 years old.

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
Jacqueline Vaisola Barber-Rouse
Posted: January 31, 2018 - 5:33 pm

A 28-year native of Twentynine Palms has lost her battle with cancer. Jacqueline Vaisola Barber-Rouse was born March 19, 1962, in Oahu, Hawaii to Martha and Gilbert Barber. 

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Friday 01/26/2018
Gary Lee Wilson, 77
Updated: January 31, 2018 - 5:36 pm

Gary Lee Wilson, a 77-year resident of California and a 40-year resident of Joshua Tree, died of heart failure Jan. 21, 2018, in his home. He was 77 years old.

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Wednesday 01/24/2018
Gloria T. Chapman
Posted: January 24, 2018 - 5:22 pm

Gloria T. Chapman, 90, who lived in Twentynine Palms for more than 47 years, passed away at Desert Regional Medical Center on Dec. 2, 2107.

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Friday 01/12/2018
Kenneth George Clark
Updated: January 17, 2018 - 4:03 pm

Kenneth George Clark was born March 25, 1939, in San Diego, and passed away at his home in Spokane, Washington, on Dec. 24, 2017, to join his beloved son Peter Clark in Heaven, and so many more who went before him.

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Wednesday 01/10/2018
James Lazarus Kedis
Updated: January 17, 2018 - 4:03 pm

James Lazarus Kedis, 78, of Twentynine Palms and Long Beach, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at his home in Long Beach.

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Friday 01/05/2018
Ray V. Wilburn
Updated: January 10, 2018 - 5:47 pm

Ray V. Wilburn, a 58-year resident of California and 50-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Jan. 2, 2018, at Manor Care Palm Desert, after a brief illness. He was 98½ years old.

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Friday 12/29/2017
Jean Louise Butler
Updated: January 10, 2018 - 5:52 pm

Jean Louise Butler, a 69-year resident of California who lived 12 years in Twentynine Palms and 48 years in Yucca Valley, passed away peacefully in her Yucca Valley home with family by her bedside. She died from cardiac arrest on Nov. 13, 2017, at the age of 92.

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Thursday 12/28/2017
Bettye Elaine Yockey
Posted: December 28, 2017 - 12:08 pm

Bettye Elaine Yockey, 97 years of age and resident of 29 Palms for more than 50 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in La Quinta, California, on November 22, 2017. Bettye was born on September 18, 1920, in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, to Percy Cleveland Portzer and Alma Eloise (Iddings) Portzer. She married Simon Albert Yockey on December 25, 1948, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pitcairn.

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Geoffrey, Irene & Phillip Shaw
Updated: December 28, 2017 - 12:35 pm

Geoffrey and Irene Shaw met at the ages of 14 and 13 in Manchester, England. They worked together at the local chemist shop (pharmacy) just after World War II. After a 7-year courtship, they were married on March 7, 1954. They were married for 63 years.

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Wednesday 12/20/2017
Andrew Boyce Evans II
Updated: December 20, 2017 - 4:33 pm

Andrew Boyce Evans II, a 60-year resident of California and a longtime resident of Wonder Valley and Twentynine Palms, passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at Desert Regional Medical Center, after an auto accident on Sept. 26, 2017. He was 68.

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Korlyse ‘Korky’ Loray Robertson
Updated: December 20, 2017 - 4:33 pm

Korlyse “Korky” Loray Robertson, a 79-year resident of California and a 12-year resident of Joshua Tree, died Nov. 23, 2017, in Palm Desert. She was 79 years old.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
Barbara D. Morgan
Posted: December 14, 2017 - 2:09 pm

Barbara D. Morgan, 67, of Kingman, Arizona, passed away on Dec. 11, 2017.

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Wednesday 11/29/2017
William Daniel Pilgrim
Posted: November 29, 2017 - 3:35 pm

William Daniel Pilgrim, a 22-year resident of California and a 26-year resident of Prescott Valley, Arizona, died Nov. 26, 2017, in Prescott Valley. He was 48 years old.

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William Michael Conrad
Updated: November 29, 2017 - 3:39 pm

William Michael Conrad, a 20-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Nov. 25, 2017, at Desert Rose Elder Care. He was 88 years old.

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Margret Lina Bruns
Updated: November 29, 2017 - 3:39 pm

Margret Lina Bruns passed away on May 3, 2017, after a two-year fight with cancer.

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Friday 11/24/2017
Ana Carmen Merlan
Posted: November 24, 2017 - 12:41 pm

Ana Carmen Merlan, a 60-year resident of California and a 24-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Nov. 13, 2017, at the Hi-Desert Continuing Care Center. She was 97 years old.

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Kasandra Marie Shaw
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 12:45 pm

Kasandra Marie Shaw, a 60-year resident of California and a 40-year resident of Wonder Valley, died Nov. 12, 2017, at Desert Regional Medical Center. She was 65 years old.

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Edward Joel Hall (Cotton Hall)
Updated: November 29, 2017 - 3:39 pm

Edward Joel Hall (Cotton Hall), a 66-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Nov. 16, 2017, at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital Shea. He was 85 years old.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Linda Louise Hart
Posted: November 15, 2017 - 3:45 pm

Linda Louise Hart, a Twentynine Palms resident, died Nov. 12, 2017, at Desert Regional Medical Center. She was 71 years old.

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Annie Ferna Foster
Posted: November 15, 2017 - 3:43 pm

Annie Ferna Foster, a 67-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died at her home surrounded by her family on Nov. 9, 2017. She was 87 years old.

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Betty Ruth Cambre
Posted: November 15, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Betty died Nov. 9, 2017, age 90, at the Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree, from congestive heart failure. She had been living at Desert Rose Elder Care in Twentynine Palms for the past year, and before that in Yucca Valley.

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Eugene Clifford Mattox
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Eugene Clifford Mattox passed away at the age of 92 in Yucca Valley. He was a World War II Army veteran. He fought in the Philippines and served in Japan during occupation. He was an active member of the Masons, Elks, Eagles, Moose, DAV, VFW, American Legion and Desert Congregational Church.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
Betta M. Harris
Posted: October 25, 2017 - 5:27 pm

Betta M. Harris, a 16-year resident of California who most recently lived in Twentynine Palms, died from natural causes Oct. 20, 2017, in Twentynine Palms. She was 82 years old.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Henry Lee Kerce
Posted: October 18, 2017 - 3:52 pm

Henry Lee Kerce, 89, of Baconton, Georgia, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.

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David R. Murrell
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:55 pm

David R. Murrell, a 74-year resident of California and an 18-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Sept. 30, 2017, in Vista.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Mara Elena Cantelo
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 9:45 am

Mara Elena Cantelo passed away peacefully in her home on Sept. 11, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Joshua Tree. She died of heart failure at 64 years old.

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Lois Johnson
Updated: September 27, 2017 - 1:53 pm

Lois Irene Johnson, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Hemet, CA, with her family at her side.  She was born January 3, 1929, in Superior, WI, and was the daughter of the late Glenn and Irene Kent Haworth.  She was a 51-year resident of Twentynine Palms, CA, and a 5-year resident of Hemet.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
Claude ‘Butch’ B Markham Jr.
Posted: September 13, 2017 - 1:45 pm

Claude “Butch” B Markham Jr., a 30-year resident of California and a 22-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died at his home Sept. 5, 2017. He was 60 years old.

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Claude ‘Butch’ B Markham Jr.
Updated: September 20, 2017 - 6:23 pm

Claude “Butch” B Markham Jr., a 30-year resident of California and a 22-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died at his home Sept. 5, 2017. He was 60 years old.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Natalie Sara Carpenter
Updated: September 08, 2017 - 2:22 pm

A celebration life for Natalie Sara Carpenter will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club at 55100 Martinez Trail in Yucca Valley. Family and friends are invited to share a special memory about their adventures with our beautiful, sweet girl.

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Thursday 08/31/2017
Laura Mae Linton
Posted: August 31, 2017 - 10:58 am

Laura Mae Linton, a 47-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away on Aug. 6, 2017, at her home.

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Ney M. ‘Butch’ Keyes
Updated: August 31, 2017 - 11:00 am

We are saddened to announce the passing of Butch on Aug. 21, 2017. He was surrounded by his family as he moved to Heaven.

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Wednesday 08/23/2017
Delores Elaine Jensen (Beltz)
Posted: August 23, 2017 - 7:31 pm

Delores Elaine Jensen (Beltz) a 27-year resident of California and a 21-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died July 21, 2017, in Meridian, Idaho. She was 82 years old.

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Wednesday 08/16/2017
Larry James Donald
Posted: August 16, 2017 - 6:49 pm

Larry James Donald, 73, passed away July 25, 2017. Born to Edna and Clark Donald on Aug. 10, 1943 in Port Townsend, Washington, he graduated from Fife High School in Tacoma, Washington, in 1962. He worked at Boeing for a short time before enlisting in the Marine Corps in September 1963. He served several tours overseas, including Okinawa, Vietnam (twice) and Japan. He came to Twentynine Palms in May 1973.

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Lewis D. Fielding
Posted: August 16, 2017 - 6:44 pm

Lewis D. Fielding, a longtime resident of Twentynine Palms, was born in Ogden, Utah, on Feb. 21, 1941, to George Fielding and Louise Radenbaugh. He passed away at his home on Aug. 13, 2017, surrounded by his family.

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Wednesday 08/02/2017
Joan Anne Cosgrove Dornacher
Posted: August 02, 2017 - 6:05 pm

Joan was born Aug. 29, 1942, grew up in Hamilton, Illinois, graduated from Hamilton High School, Western Illinois University (BS) and Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville) (MS).

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Siobhan Eileen O’Connor
Posted: August 02, 2017 - 5:56 pm

Siobhan Eileen O’Connor, a 52-year resident of California and a two-year resident of Fullerton, died July 2, 2017, at Sunrise Senior Living of Fullerton. She was 56 years old.

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Joan Anne Cosgrove Dornacher, Aug. 29, 1942 to July 15, 2017
Posted: August 02, 2017 - 8:15 am

Joan grew up in Hamilton, Illinois, graduated from Hamilton High School, Western Illinois University (BS) and Southern Ilinois University (Edwardsville) (MS).

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Friday 07/14/2017
David Lewis Hiebel
Updated: July 14, 2017 - 5:07 pm

David Lewis Hiebel, a 45-year resident of California and a 43-year resident of Joshua Tree, died from chest trauma in a tragic car accident in Joshua Tree on June 28, 2017. He was 68 years old.

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Friday 07/07/2017
Jack Carpenter
Updated: July 14, 2017 - 5:02 pm

Jack was born on Feb. 21, 1926, in a birthing house in Oceanside to Adolph and Thelma (Lawrence) Carpenter.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
James F. Garvey MUSD, personnel director, 90
Updated: July 05, 2017 - 9:35 am

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Blessed Sacrament Church for James F. Garvey, former personnel director of the Morongo Unified School District.

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Tuesday 06/27/2017
Ashley Rebbecca Norton, 19
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 10:44 am

Ashley Rebbecca Norton, 19, of Twentynine Palms, passed away in the early morning of Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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Friday 06/23/2017
Joyce Butler
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 5:16 pm

The family of Joyce Butler, 82, mournfully announce her passing. A longtime resident of Twentynine Palms, she died on June 13, 2017, in West Covina, following a lengthy illness.

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Wednesday 05/24/2017
Mike E. Kant
Posted: May 24, 2017 - 6:43 pm

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Twentynine Palms, 6414 Split Rock Ave., for Mike E. Kant. A 64-year-old Twentynine Palms resident, he passed away May 5, 2017.

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Thursday 05/18/2017
Kenneth C. Hoskins, 1959-2017
Posted: May 18, 2017 - 8:08 am

His life began on April 3, 1959 at Gray’s Harbor, Washington and, on Feb. 21, 2017, the angels delivered Kenney to our heavenly Father. He passed away quickly from heart failure.

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Friday 05/12/2017
Samuel Enriquez, 75
Updated: May 17, 2017 - 5:27 pm

Samuel Enriquez, a 50-year resident of California and Apple Valley, died May 9, 2017, in Apple Valley. He was 75 years old.

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Wednesday 05/10/2017
Karen Ro-Nann Hauge Wehsels Lincoln, former 29 Palms resident, 72
Posted: May 10, 2017 - 8:56 am

Karen Ro-Nann Hauge Wehsels Lincoln, 72, of Sacramento passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017 while lovingly surrounded by her husband, children and family.

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