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Category: Obituaries

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 […]

Obituary: Richard Lewis “Wayne” Parker

Obituary: Richard Lewis “Wayne” Parker

A warm and open-hearted full-of-life person who found enjoyment in everyone he met. Building lasting friendships all over the world, Wayne loved to travel and hang out with the locals armed with a video camera and putting together his own travel log. After the Army and UCLA, Wayne did freelance work as a standup bass […]

Obituary: Betty Louise Webley

Obituary: Betty Louise Webley

Betty Louise Webley passed away peacefully Dec. 31, 2012, in Beaumont, Calif., at the home of her daughter, Jo Ellen Champion, after a brief decline. Her daughter Jane Louise Heth of Fayetteville, Ark., was also at her side. Born in Eagle Grove, Iowa, on April 22, 1927, to Richard Kenneth Albee and Edith Dayberry Albee, […]

Obituary: Laura-Eloise Ray

Laura-Eloise Ray entered the presence of her Lord peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. She was 101 years old. Born Laura Eloise Lillie on July 5, 1911, in South Orange, N.J., she was orphaned in 1917 upon her mother’s death, and was then raised by her godly grandmother Laura B. Anderson. Laura-Eloise grew up in […]

Obituary: Elizabeth Courtney Haworth Windsong

Obituary: Elizabeth Courtney Haworth Windsong

Humanitarian. Writer. Poet. Artist. Activist. Idealist. Individual. Elizabeth lived in an elevated state of personal and spiritual awareness. An ever-faithful servant to a higher level of ideals, Elizabeth dedicated her life to sharing her gifts, assets and talents to help those in need. In all that she did, Elizabeth embodied the religious virtues of faith […]

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