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 history of our community, as well as in the memories of the people they left behind.

They were volunteers for one of the many organizations on the Hill, they were friends, they were relatives of a close friend, they were co-workers, they were fellow students and they were family. They were part of our community.

The Town Crier pauses to memorialize in its second newspaper of the new year the names of 36 people who died in 2014 and three in the latter part of 2013:


Paul Oscar Arnson
Gary Bischof
Issac Philip Bloom
Michael Allen Boevers
Mary Ann Bookout
Bob Braden
Gary Busher
Bob Citrowski
Gary T. Congelliere
Scott J. Foster
Clyde Wesley Gibson, Jr.
Marianne Goellnitz
Chris Hadley
Michael Patrick Hynes
Elisabeth Wilhemina Jaspers-Fayer
Judy Marsh
Justice William A. Masterson
Leona McGaugh
Allen Caswell Miller
Diane Miller
Carol Mills
George B. Pratt
Bruce Raynor
Justine E. Reitmeister
Delbert Motley Sandlin
Michael Schultz
Harrison W. Sigworth
Mary M. Sweningsen Sigworth
Harold K. Smith
Robert Russell Smith
Donald “Don” Sterling
Bobbie Jean Stone
Sabrina Verney
Gary Earl Wall
David E. White
Welbourne McDonald “Bill” Wootton

Passed away in 2013
Wallace Robert Blischke
Donald J. Harrison
Joseph Rodriguez