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 37 people who died in 2016:

Peter “Pedro” John Anderson

Melvin William “Bill” Aussieker Jr.

Nicholas Thomas Bailey

Cheryl Howton Nicols Berg

Heath “Bo” Bottomly

Howard Wesley Brown

Barbara Jean Burgess

Steven R. Carter

Luella Hansen Clavio

Beatrix Ann Crimi

Robert Paul Crimi

Tawny Crist

Linda Leigh Davidson

Richard Emery Doro

Wayne Ebner

Ernest J. Edwards

Dolores “Dolly” Ellison

Pamela Fojtik

Mildred Victoria Foley

Zane Gibbons

James “Jim” L. Goff

George Hall

Ruth Jones Hart

William Robb Hart

Ellmar Dean Johnson

Violet Mae Johnson

Mark Maris Jones

June Oliverio LaMantia

Roy Mills

George Nettleman

Thomas Pritchett

Bonnie J. Pumphrey

Eutiquio Ramirez

Philip Scott “Scott” Scheid

Terry Smith

Kathi Vogley

Elaine “E.J.” Weiler


Passed away in 2015

Raymond Arthur Coutu Jr. 

Geri Sperling