John Edward “Bud” White, a 46-year resident of California and a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died May 17, 2016, at Desert Regional Medical Center. He was 82 years old.
Mary Sue Kelly, an 18-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016, after a long and private battle with lung cancer.
Colleen Woolsey died peacefully surrounded by family members, on April 23, 2016, at the age of 73.
Roger E. Berg, 68, a Vietnam are Air Force veteran, honorable discharged, and a longtime resident of Twentynine Palms, died suddenly early Wednesday morning, April 20, at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Francis P. “Frank” Novak, 81, of Lincoln passed away at his home at 12:30 a.m. April 18, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.
Donna was born May 23, 1966 at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She is the daughter of Paul D., and his wife Flo (Snarski) Ballantyne of Rockville Indiana, and Phyllis (Sutton), and her husband Charlie Douglas of Twentynine Palms. Donna has nine siblings including full, half and step brothers and sisters: Jan (Bruce) Djupstrom, Don Kuk, Dave (Kat) Kuk, Pat Porter, Gina (Porter) [Mike] Pollard, Patty (Ballantyne) [Mark] Robinson, Paul P. [fiancée Cheryl] Ballantyne, and Beth (Douglas) [Cole)] Parkison.
John E. Burns passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, March 26, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he was seventh of eight children of Dr. Carl and Maureen Burns. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1948-52. While at Camp Pendleton he met his wife, Carol, to whom he was married for 63 years. John and Carol moved to 29 Palms in 1953 where they raised their family of five children.
Thomas Raymond Loveall, 67, of Twentynine Palms, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 10, 2016.
Sawyer Orion Rummelhart, 9, of Lincoln and Yuba City, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 19, 2016, surrounded by his loving family after a 10-month battle with Burkitt’s lymphoma. He fought with bravery, strength, courage and hope. He had an incredible zest for life, a smile that lit up a room, and an enormous love for his friends and family.
Leonard “Mac” McKenzie, a 40-year resident of California and a 30-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died of sepsis at Riverside Community Hospital of Feb. 28, 2016. He was 61 years old.
David Michael McElroy, a 12-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Jan. 27, 2016. He was 54 years old.
Michael Lloyd Benedict, a 33-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Feb. 11, 2016, at Eisenhower Medical Center. He was 68 years old.
Anthony “Tony” Cece, a 15-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died Feb. 8, 2016. The cause was respiratory failure.
Mary Ellen Leazer, 74, died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Eisenhower Medical Center, after her battle with cancer. She was a 44-year resident of Twentynine Palms.
Teddy Dorland Linton, a 45-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away Jan. 24, 2016, from natural causes. He was 80.
Lorri Ann Willet, 73, a 40-year resident of Twentynine Palms, Passed away at home on Jan. 11, 2016. She was born on Aug. 5, 1942, to Charles and Margaret Hammon at Santa Monica Hospital.
Services for Margot Spangenberg, 95, a 62-year resident of Twentynine Palms, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Thomas Wesley Collins Sr. (aka Jim), a 45-year resident of California and 23-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away on Jan. 5, 2016, at home. He was 82.
Raymond L. Smith, 84, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at Hi-Desert Medical Center, Joshua Tree.
Doyle Lee Lynn, 78, a 60-year resident of California and a 41-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away on Nov. 25, 2015.
Patrick David McGee was born Oct. 21, 1983, in Palm Springs. He passed away October 15, 2015. Patrick is survived by his wife, Elaina, and four children; Isaiah, Anthony, Niyah and Mariyah McGee.
Longtime Wonder Valley resident Richard Freeman Page, 58, passed away peacedully on Sept. 26, 2015.
A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by services, Saturday, Nov. 7, at First Baptist Church of Twentynine Palms, for Finagalo Tili, 71, a 32-year resident of Twentynine Palms, who died at home on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Services for Dave Stacey, 72, a 61-year resident of Twentynine Palms, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Knott Sky Park. Mr. Stacey passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Joshua Tree.
Aug. 19, 1939 — Sept. 21, 2015
JoAnne Calvert, 64, of New Ross, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at her home. She was born on Dec. 12, 1950 in Hawaii to the late John and Bernice (Diaz) Supebedia. In 1976 she married Larry Calvert in California. They later divorced.
A memorial tribute will be held for Zander H. Hardin, a longtime resident of Twentynine Palms who was active in many basin activities.
Robert M. Fleming Jr., 33, returned to his heavenly home in the evening of Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 in his home of Washington.
Gary Lee Chadwell, a 69-year resident of California and a 58-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Aug. 6, 2015, at his home in Twentynine Palms. He was 69.
Rachael V. Graham, 22, a lifelong resident of Twentynine Palms, died Aug.9, 2015, in Kentucky. She was born to Carolyn Hower and William Graham on Aug. 9, 1993.
Dianna Hill, 50-year resident of California and a 20-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree on July 21, 2015. She was 67 years old.
Carmen Molina, a longtime resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away on July 26, 2015. Carmen was born on Dec. 27, 1939 in a small town call Chubbuck. Carmen moved to Twentynine Palms in 1967.
LuElla Jean Nelson Mees, longtime resident of Desert Heights, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 10 at the end of a long, productive 91 years of life.
Andrea Renee Landers Timmons, 41, a two-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died at home on July 5, 2015 from complications of Sarcoidosis.
Frank Tracy Callahan, 90, of Northridge, died July 25, 2015 in Northridge. He was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Woburn Massachusetts.
Henry Mac Sarchet, 92, a 42-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died July 18, 2015 inn Los Angeles. He was born on Oct. 22, 1922, in Wellington, Kansas, to Lloyd and Monta Sarchet.
Services were held at Smith’s Ranch on Saturday, 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.
Bennie D. Coffman passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. She was born in 1947 in Wilmington, North Carolina, the daughter of A.C. and Rene Davenport.
Raul L. Karlson, born in Sweden in 1928 to Adele Olsen and Harold Karlson, passed away on May 10, 2015, at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut.
Marlene Mitchell, a 20-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away at home on her birthday May 21,2015. She suffered from Parkinson’s and Lewy Body disease.
Darrell Altmanshofer passed from this earth on May 8, 2015 after 75 years of life.
Joseph Capelli, aka “Casper,” 59, passed away May 17, 2015. Joseph was born Jan. 27, 1956 to beloved parents Rudy and Beatrice Capelli in Orange.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 74462 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, for Lonnie Walter Tiner and Patricia Lucille Aqui Tiner, who died May 18, 2015, in Palm Springs following a motor vehicle accident.
Steven Carl Trovato, 53, a California native and a two-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away on May 12, 2015 in Palm Springs. He was 53.
JoDean “Jody” Kell, was a lifelong resident of California. Born in San Diego, she was a resident of the Morongo Basin for about two years.
Rosalie J. Ventura, 81, a 30-year resident of Desert Hot Springs and Twentynine Palms, and a 52-year resident of California, passed away on April 23, 2015, at home.
Lt. Col. David Beard, a 45-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away at his home on Tuesday April 21, 2015.
Gene Ressler, a 38-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away on March 28, 2015. He was 77 years old.
Lt. Col. David Beard, a 45-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
Ronald Lewis Bishop, 62, of Reno, Nevada passed away at home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Ron was a graduate of the Twentynine Palms High School Class of 1970. He was born in El Paseo, Texas, on July 7, 1952, to Eugene and Helen Bishop.