Jim Kurz passed away in mid-November 2012. He had been diagnosed with cancer in May.
William H. Botting, 87, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 16, 2012, at Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., after a brief illness. William was born on Feb. 17, 1925, in Weymouth, Mass., to Eugene and Ruth Botting of Hingham. William served this country as a Navy/Marine medic during World War II […]
Throughout their lives, all of the people in this annual tribute were connected to Idyllwild. And because these are such small communities, many of the names that appear in Town Crier obituaries have appeared in past pages of the Town Crier when those people were alive. In that sense, they live on in the written […]
Barbara Lorraine McCay, 88, of Suffolk, Va., passed away on Dec. 26, 2012. A long-time resident of Idyllwild Calif., she was the daughter of the late Henry Irving Scribner and Grace Elliot Scribner. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard “Mac” Boyd McCaghren and son, Craig Lewis Slawson. Barbara was a homemaker who loved spending […]
Ann Lumsden, 88, of Boulder, Colo., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Boulder Manor Nursing Home. Ann was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1923, but spent most of her life in Southern California. She was a professional singer for many years. She met her late husband, William Lumsden, a paratrooper in World War II, […]
Francis Theodore “Frank” Gorzny passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley. Idyllwild Fire Department paramedics were called to his home when he stopped breathing. They revived him and he was air lifted to the hospital where he later had cardiac arrest. He was 93. Born May […]
Clesson H. Harvey, an Idyllwild resident for 23 years, died of natural causes at the age of 87 1⁄2 in his Idyllwild home on Thursday morning, Oct. 18, 2012. Clesson’s last days were spent in meditation. Those around him give testimony to his sharp and brilliant brain, and his longing to be loved. Up until […]
Born Oct. 15, 1916, the self-proclaimed 96-year-old “Ancient of Idyllwild,” passed from this world of natural causes on Oct. 25, 2012, after living on his beloved mountain for the past 34 years. Born in Revere, Mass., a proud veteran of WWII, he served his country in the Navy as a member of the Seabee’s […]