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Category: Obituaries

Obituary: Helene P. Mattingly

Helene P. Mattingly, 82, beloved housewife and a retired saleswoman for Petley Postcards, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at the Desert Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mattingly was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Akron, Ohio to Herbert E. and Edna P. Teeple Petley. A resident of Palm Springs, she also was a part-time resident of Idyllwild. […]

Obituary: Gaylor Edwin Field

Gaylor Edwin Field, 82, a photographer, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, of cancer at his home in the Los Feliz Hills of Los Angeles. He was a high jumper on the track team at Polytechnic High School in Riverside. After high school, he attended Los Angeles Art Center studying photography. His first job was a […]

Obituary: Gerald C. Walraven

Gerald C. Walraven, a dominoe player and well-loved friend of Idyllwild residents, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, of a heart attack in Rock Haven, Pa. Mr. Walraven, 71, was a resident of Pine Cove and Hemet. He was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Ireton, Iowa, and moved to California in 1957. He served in the […]

Obituary: Robert George Pallas

Robert George Pallas of Idyllwild, a longtime letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, died of heart failure on Sunday, July 26, at the age of 96. Mr. Pallas was born Sept. 10, 1901, in Omaha, Neb. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and a postal service employee for 40 […]

Obituary: Charles Hurley Dodson

Charles Hurley Dodson, a self-employed cook for 40 years, died of cancer at Meadowbrook Convalescent Hospital in Hemet on Wednesday, July 22. Mr. Dodson, 91, was a resident of Anza for 15 years before moving to Hemet two years ago. Mr. Dodson was born Aug. 1, 1906, in Rogers, Ark. Besides being a self-employed cook, […]

Obituary: Marvin R. Davis

Marvin R. Davis, 69, who delivered produce to a large number of restaurants and businesses in the Idyllwild area, died Monday, Aug. 3, at Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix. Mr. Davis was born April 10, 1929, in Aurelia, Iowa. He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1948 and began working at the Bank of Beaumont, […]

Obituary: Betty (Elizabeth) Robinson

Miss Betty (Elizabeth) Robinson, 91, drew her last breath Friday evening, July 10, at Loma Linda Hospital. An independent thinker and analytical lady, she bid farewell to the mountain wilderness and classical music world she loved. Born near Minneapolis on Feb. 16, 1907, she arrived in Los Angeles as a young woman. She attended UCLA […]

Obituary: Ernestine Appy Wilder

Ernestine Appy Wilder, a longtime resident of Idyllwild, died in Palm Desert on June 12. Friends and family will remember her warmth, graciousness and sense of fun. Though born in New York in 1912, she grew up in Glendora and attended the University of Southern California. She married Harold Wilder in 1933 and raised two […]

Obituary: Kirk Rahn

A longtime Idyllwild resident, Kirk Rahn, died June 10 at his home in Medford, Ore., at the age of 49. Mr. Rahn was a general building contractor whose brother, Dennis Rahn, lives in Pine Cove. The Rahn family moved to Hemet in 1945 where Kirk Rahn was born May 7, 1949. He lived in the […]

Obituary: James D. Malott

James D. Malott, the beloved toymaker for Toys Wood ‘N Dreams, died Friday, May 22, at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Fontana. His wife, Rosemarie Malott, is owner of the toy store in the Fort. Mr. Malott was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Marion, Ind. Prior to moving to Idyllwild in 1985, the couple owned an […]

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