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Category: Obituaries

Obituary: Milton R. French

Obituary: Milton R. French

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 […]

Obituary: Gerald (Jerry) R. Holsclaw Sr.

Obituary: Gerald (Jerry) R. Holsclaw Sr.

Gerald R. Holsclaw, Sr., 94, of Carson City, Nev., passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 25, 2012. He was born on Jan.17, 1918, in Otis, Colo., to Clinton Vane and Laura Reed Holsclaw.   He attended Chaffey College and the University of Washington and received his bachelor of arts degree in International Relations at […]

Obituary: Lolita Mae Watkins

Obituary: Lolita Mae Watkins

Lolita Mae (Reynolds) Watkins, 84, passed away Sept. 1, 2012, in her Pine Cove home from natural causes. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Bell, Calif., to Barton Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Dedrick) Reynolds. Her siblings were Merle, Warren and Camille who deceased before her. She was raised in Long Beach and Compton.   She was […]

Obituary: Richard ‘Scotty’ Oyen

Obituary: Richard ‘Scotty’ Oyen

Richard “Scotty” Oyen, 89, of Hemet passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was married to Dorrit for 57 years. They spent their honeymoon at the Idyllwild Inn in 1944. Dorrit passed away in 2003.   Scotty was a longtime resident of Idyllwild. For years, he spent his Saturdays at “The Pantry” enjoying coffee with […]

Obituary: Max ‘Mackie’ Rana

Obituary: Max ‘Mackie’ Rana

Max Rana, 56, passed away of natural causes on his last hike on his favorite trail near Idyllwild on Aug. 23, 2012. Max loved the mountains. He always said he felt closer to God in nature. His other passions included riding his mountain bike, camping, fishing and hiking with family and friends. He enjoyed his […]

Obituary: Helen Marie Webster Weisbrod

Obituary: Helen Marie Webster Weisbrod

Helen Marie Webster Weisbrod died peacefully, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at her home in Banning, Calif., after a month of hospice care. She was 94 years old.   Marie was born in Walton, N.Y., on Feb. 1, 1918, to Harold Eugene and Helen (Field) Webster. Marie and her mother moved to Santa Paula, Calif., in […]

Obituary: James Janopoulos

James Janopoulos passed away at home on the evening of Sept. 20, 2012, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. Jim is survived by his wife Pam and his seven children: his son Robert, and daughters Sheila, Barbara, Stephanie, Kathleen, Mary and Kimber. Jim was a two-decades-long member of the Idyllwild Rotary. The “Jim and […]

Obituary: Patricia Ann Parish

Obituary: Patricia Ann Parish

Patricia Ann Parish passed on to her God and Maker on Sept. 11, 2012 at her home in Pine Cove, Calif., after treatment for 13 months at USC’s Norris Cancer Center in Los Angeles.   She served in missions in Ethiopia as part of the U.S. Peace Corps from 1962 to 1964 and in 2006. […]

Obituary: Robert John Muir

Obituary: Robert John Muir

Robert John Muir, a resident of Pine Cove, Calif., for 56 years died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, after a long bout with dementia. He was 84 years old.   Bob was born in Denison, Iowa, on Aug. 23, 1928, to Elizabeth and Andrew Muir. When Bob was 8 years old the family moved from Iowa […]

Obituary: Shirley Mae Petkin

Obituary: Shirley Mae Petkin

Shirley Mae Petkin of Rancho Mirage, Calif., died on Aug. 11, 2012, in Rancho Mirage from complications of Parkinson’s disease. She was born to Bert and Agnes Jacobson on May 30, 1928, in Chicago, Ill. She was 84 years old.   Shirley Mae, as she liked to be called, grew up in Chicago, where she […]

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