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Category: Obituaries

Obituary: Lucas Alan Dunn

Obituary: Lucas Alan Dunn

Lucas Alan Dunn, beloved son of Al and Kathy and brother to Ian, Maureen and Jillian, passed away Friday, May 17, in Idyllwild, Calif. while rock climbing on Lily Rock. Lucas was 21 and had just completed his last final for a history degree at California State University, San Marcos. He was celebrating his accomplishment […]

Obituary: Brenda Joyce Herndon Miller

Obituary: Brenda Joyce Herndon Miller

Brenda Joyce Herndon Miller passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, of complications of surgery after a prolonged illness. Born on Sept. 12, 1947, to Roy Lee and Francis Mae Herndon in San Francisco, Calif., Brenda was 65 years old at her death. In a lifetime devoted to education, she served as teacher, mentor and administrator […]

Obituary: Kendall Vaught

Obituary: Kendall Vaught

Kendall Vaught of Idyllwild passed away last week. She was born July 7, 1962, to proud parents Tom and Peggy. She was 51 years old. She grew up in San Diego and Fallbrook, Calif., before coming to Idyllwild. Kendall is remembered by the words of her ex-husband: “Kendall was the most beautiful and caring woman […]

Obituary: Nancy Jane Monroe

Obituary: Nancy Jane Monroe

Nancy Jane Monroe of Idyllwild and Hemet died Monday, May 6, 2013 of natural causes. She was born to Ernie and Mildred Gorman of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, on October 10, 1931. Nancy was 81 years old. During her lifetime, Nancy worked as a registered nurse. She lived in Canada from her birth until 1954, […]

Obituary: Elaine Baty Weisheit

Obituary: Elaine Baty Weisheit

Elaine Baty Weisheit, a resident of Idyllwild, Calif., died at home with her beloved pets March 25, 2013. Elaine was born in New Gulf, Texas, to parents Rubye and Russell Baty on Dec. 18, 1934. She was the younger of two children, growing up in south Texas with her sister Elizabeth. Elaine attended elementary and […]

Pet Obituary: Springwood’s Spirit of Kula

Pet Obituary: Springwood’s Spirit of Kula

She bounded into our life amidst sadness and immediately won our hearts. We knew, from the start, this little “spirit of gold” … “Kula” is the Hawaiian word for “gold” or “yellow” … was not just any puppy. It didn’t take long for her to catch up with our 2-year-old, Benika, and become the “alpha of the pack.” She was so smart and loved people so much that we soon realized she belonged at “The Spruce Moose.”

Obituary: Viv Larson

Obituary: Viv Larson

This mountain and mountain community will miss the kind face, the engaging spirit and generous contributions Viv Larson has shared with us for over 20 years. After an accepting yet vigorous struggle with lymphoma cancer, Viv died peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning. Her friends were with her; the Alleluia Chorus was playing in […]

Obituary: William R. Van Cleave

Obituary: William R. Van Cleave

William R. (“Bill”) Van Cleave, professor and director of the Defense and Strategic Studies Program at the University of Southern California (USC) from 1967-1987, and emeritus professor, director and founder of Missouri State University’s Department of Defense and Strategic Studies (DSS), passed away on March 15, 2013, at his family home in Idyllwild, Calif. He […]

Obituary: Kevin Edward Nay

Obituary: Kevin Edward Nay

Kevin Edward Nay of Palm Springs and Idyllwild — financial advisor, Rotarian, and youth sports coach — passed away Feb. 10, 2013, from complications of frontotemporal dementia. Kevin was born July 12, 1960, in Berkeley, Calif., the first son of Paul and Joanne (Frye) Nay. The family moved to Porterville, Calif., when Kevin was 12, […]

Obituary: Patricia Arlene Kent

Obituary: Patricia Arlene Kent

Pat Kent, 77, wife of Jim Kent, passed away Saturday night after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Ecorse, Mich., on Feb. 20, 1936. They were married 58 years, and lived in Pine Cove for more than 28 years. Pat retired from North American Rockwell in 1991. She and Jim were blessed […]

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