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Obituary: Kenneth Aaron McCaghren

Kenneth Aaron McCaghren, known to his friends as “Jerome,” passed away May 12, 2001, at his home in Bullhead City, Ariz. He was 71. Mr. McCaghren lived in Idyllwild from 1940 to 1970. He was known for his accomplished craftsmanship in masonry and general construction throughout Idyllwild and the desert area. He belonged to the […]

Obituary: Rollin Gay Humber

Rollin Gay Humber, 88, of Hemet died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Manor Care in Hemet. Mr. Humber was born Aug. 20, 1912, in Deer Lodge, Mont. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California. He had lived in Hemet for the past 24 years and in Blythe from 1949 to 1977. Mr. […]

Obituary: Dora L. Pfnister

Dora L. Pfnister, 92, of Idyllwild, died at her home on Thursday, April 19, 2001. Miss Pfnister was born Nov. 12, 1908, in Bible Grove, Ill. She was educated at Teachers College in Idaho and at Bible College, Angelus Temple, in Los Angeles. During World War II, she worked as a riveter at the shipyards […]

Obituary: Evelyn Sorenson

Evelyn Sorensen, 76, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at her home in Pine Cove.

Obituary: Gene Thompson

Writer and former Idyllwild resident Gene Thompson died of complications from cancer April 14, 2001, at his home in Culver City. He was 76. Mr Thompson lived here for 20 years. He was born June 28, 1924, in San Francisco and wrote for radio shows featuring Groucho Marx and sitcoms starring personalities like Lucille Ball. […]

Obituary: Julie Strang

Julie Strang passed away in the desert area on Tuesday, March 13, 2001. No services are planned.

Obituary: Magaret Palmer

Margaret Palmer died March 28, 2001, after an extensive battle with her failing heart. She was in her 89th year of a very successful life. She was a wealthy woman; not by the measure of her monetary worth but by the amount of love, caring, sharing and compassion, given freely to all with no question, […]

Obituary: Edwin Herman Lundquist

Edwin Herman Lundquist, 91, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was born Feb. 14, 1910, in St. Paul, Minn., to Victoria Olson Lundquist and Gustav Lundquist. He was one of seven children — two boys and five girls. Mr. Lundquist and his wife, Catherine “Tat” Curran, were owners […]

Obituary: David P. Hermanson

David P. Hermanson, 65, died of cancer Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego. Mr. Hermanson was born in 1935 on a farm near Ruthven, Iowa. He attended a rural school as one of 12 students for seven years. In high school, he lettered in football, baseball and basketball for four […]

Obituary: Ann ‘Laurene’ Taylor

Ann Taylor, beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend, died of cancer on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Manorcare in Hemet. Mrs. taylor was born in San Diego on Oct. 12, 1930. In 1989, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor moved to Idyllwild with mother Sally Odinot. Mrs. taylor was active with the Mountain Quilters Guild of […]

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