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 first newspaper of the new year the names of 40 people who died in 2015:

Larry Allen

Elea Allison

David Anderson

Kevin Allen Archambault

Pastor Kristeen Bandelin

Harold G. Brock III

Terry Candler

Donald Arthur Chestnut

Deanna Collins

Ted Cummings

Hannelore Magdalena “Laura” Evans

Mitchell Ferrazzano

Dawn Michelle Giordani

Mary Goodhue

Joseph La Mar Gudmundson

Karen Michaelle Hamilton

John Harvey

B. Krister Hedstrom

Ward Herrick

Esperanza “Hope” Jurada

Clay Robert LaMont

David Sterling Lane

Sharon Selby Mahoney

Alfred James Monroe

Samuel Nelson Nesbitt

Darline Penhalurick

Steve Peppler

Mickey Miller Regal

Daniel H. Rubin

George Schultejann

Pamela Maureen Sharp

Donald Philip Sherman

Joseph R. Spehar

Gary James Taylor

James Thomas

Lauren Soleil Wangler

Marilyn Hansen Weare

Lasca Jane Wilcox Terhorst

Merry K. Womack

Lorraine Ada Zika

Passed away in 2013

Don Goodhue