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Category: Obituaries

Obituary: Marcia (Parady) Torrey-Jay

Obituary: Marcia (Parady) Torrey-Jay

Marcia (Parady) Torrey-Jay of Idyllwild, Calif., formerly of Los Angeles, Calif., Philadelphia, Pa., and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., passed away Aug. 27 in Idyllwild. She was 70.   She was born to Helen (Veara) and J. Eugene Parady of Rockport, Mass., on June 6, 1942, and raised in Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea. Marcia married Francis X. (Pete) Leahy […]

Obituary: Lucile Hower Tanner Cies

Obituary: Lucile Hower Tanner Cies

Lucile Hower Tanner Cies went to see her Lord on Aug. 21, 2012. She was born in Hiawatha, Kans., on June 7, 1916. She was predeceased by her first husband, Jack Wilson Tanner. In 1949 she married Herb Cies, whom she met while both were enrolled at Kansas University. Herb became a Methodist minister, and […]

Obituary: Doug Selby

Obituary: Doug Selby

Doug Selby passed away on July 29, 2012, at his home in Mountain Center surrounded by his wife and daughters after a brief bout with cancer.   Doug was a native Southern Californian. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he raised his family in both Temecula and Idyllwild. After high school, he enlisted in the […]

Obituary: Percy Frederick Herman Schultz

Obituary: Percy Frederick Herman Schultz

Percy Frederick Herman Schultz was born in Lannon, Wisc., on Dec. 30, 1929. He died July 29, 2012, at home in Idyllwild. He and his partner had spent 17 years in Idyllwild, mostly during the summer and fall.   He was converted to the Catholic faith in May 1953. He was a member of AA […]

Obituary: Skylir Leeland Perry Selkirk

Obituary: Skylir Leeland Perry Selkirk

Skylir Leeland Perry Selkirk entered into this world at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012. He was 28 weeks along, weighing 1 pound, 14 ounces, and was 12-1/4 inches long. He became our guardian angel on July 24, 2012, at 1:30 a.m.   Skylir was the son of Nicholas and Brandi Selkirk. He is deeply […]

Obituary: Steve Hudson

Obituary: Steve Hudson

Steve Hudson, a longtime Idyllwild resident and a staff and faculty member of Idyllwild Arts, passed away on Saturday, July 7. We deeply mourn the loss of a teacher, educator, artist and friend who made innumerable contributions to the lives of everyone around him.   Steve is survived by his three children: Emily Hudson of […]

Obituary: Diane Olsen

Obituary: Diane Olsen

My mother’s connection to Idyllwild started long before she was born. Her Grandma T used to drive an old Packard automobile up the dirt road from Hemet to Idyllwild to enjoy the sparkling air. (On one of the trips the radiator hose burst, and Grandma T tied it back together with a ribbon off the […]

Obituary: Viola Hallacy

Obituary: Viola Hallacy

Longtime Idyllwild resident Vi Hallacy passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012, after a sudden illness. She was born in December 1928. She will be greatly missed by her best friend Bill Baker, and by her family, including, siblings Fred and Dee Osborn and Mollie Simons. She was mother to Mary Reed, Rosalie Tipton (Tim), […]

Obituary: Maggie Morphett

Obituary: Maggie Morphett

On Tuesday evening, May 15, Idyllwild resident and local real estate agent Maggie Morphett passed away. Plans for services are being formulated and as these moments become definite, the Town Crier will keep the community informed. Right now, our condolences extend to Allan, her beloved husband and best friend …

Obituary: Judith Hermanson

Obituary: Judith Hermanson

Judith Emery Hermanson, teacher, artist, wife and mother, was born in Lawrence, Mass. As the daughter of Colonel Harry R. and Evelyn Smith, Judi, an Air Force “brat” reared in a strict military family, moved around the country every three years. In her teenage years she attended Military Dependents School in Wiesbaden, Germany, and witnessed […]

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