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Category: Obituaries

Obituary: William Martin

Obituary: William Martin

William “Bill” Martin was born March 13, 1925, and passed away on May 5, 2012, in Hemet, Calif. He was 87 years old. Martin was born on a farm in Granbury, Texas. He served in the Navy for three years during World War II on a destroyer in the South Pacific. He worked in the […]

Obituary: Patricia Joann Norrell

Obituary: Patricia Joann Norrell

Patricia Joann Norell was the beloved daughter of James Peck and Opal Owens. She was born on Feb. 4, 1930, and died on April 11, 2012. A native Californian, Pat spent most of her life in San Diego County, a brief but wonderful time in Idyllwild in Riverside County, and her last years in Santa […]

Obituary: Bill Matthews

Bill Matthews passed away May 8, 2012, at home. He was born in 1935 in Los Angeles, Calif. He worked in his father’s auto repair shop until serving in the Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. He had a career as a diesel truck mechanic and supervisor for the Los Angeles Times truck fleet and […]

Obituary: Don Lenik

Obituary: Don Lenik

Idyllwild resident Don Lenik, 84, passed away at his residence in Idyllwild on Tuesday, May 1, said friends Bob and Pat Parish. According to Pat, Lenik died alone from apparent natural causes and his body was discovered several days after his passing. A frequent attendee at Town Crier story meetings, a devotee of the Idyllwild […]

Obituary: Morton S. Boss

Obituary: Morton S. Boss

Morton S. Boss passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at home in Brea, Calif., after more than a year and a half of fighting cancer. Born in 1939, he lived in Idyllwild from 1945 until 1961 when he moved to Brea. He married Peggie Granger, also an Idyllwild resident, in 1961. No services are planned. […]

Obituary: Jane C. Miller

Obituary: Jane C. Miller

Longtime Idyllwild resident Jane C. Miller passed away peacefully Jan. 23, 2012, at the age of 89. Jane was a creative artist, sculpting in clay, wood and stone. She had a love for kite-flying, astronomy, animals and the beauty of nature. Jane leaves behind her husband Robert of 61 years, her son Robin and his […]

Obituary: Alan Wayne Drotar

Obituary: Alan Wayne Drotar

Alan Wayne Drotar, or AWD, as he sometimes liked to call himself, passed Dec. 3, 2011 at Loma Linda, Calif., Alan was a passionate man; fearless in his pursuits of physical challenges found in his work and in his sports. He served our country as an active Marine during the Vietnam War and endured both […]

Obituary: Robert Paul Garron

Obituary: Robert Paul Garron

Idyllwild resident Robert Garron died at the age of 81 on Jan. 18, 2012, from complications of a brain stem stroke. He passed away at the home of his oldest daughter, Kathleen Black, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Garron was born Oct. 26, 1930. in Boston, Mass., to Emily and Clarence Garron. He was […]

Obituary: Irene E Samaniego-Greisen

Obituary: Irene E Samaniego-Greisen

Irene E Samaniego-Greisen, 61, of Idyllwild, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Kindred Hospital Riverside in Perris, Calif. She was the wife of Steve Greisen. Irene was an active member of the Idyllwild Bible Church where she played the piano and was involved in the Awana’s and taught the cubbies age group. She […]

Obituary: Gordon Price

Obituary: Gordon Price

Gordon Price passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. He was was 69 years old. He died from a rare, fast-acting cancer. Gordon, a long-time Idyllwild resident, was a ranger at Hurkey Creek Campground, musician and song writer. Gordon was one of the most honest and trustworthy people that anyone had ever come in contact with. […]

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