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Obituary: William B. Haine

William B. “Bill” Haine, 87, died Monday, June 19, 2006 in San Dimas. Mr. Haine was born Dec. 5, 1918 in Mineral Point, Wisc. He served aboard the USS Mount Vernon, a troop transport, and later aboard the USS Neches, a tanker. During the war, he met, fell in love with and married Esther Jane Melville. They were happily married for...

Obituary: Raymond Schliesmann

Raymond Schliesmann, 71, of Monrovia and Pine Cove, died Monday, May 22, 2006 in Los Angeles of a stroke. Mr. Schliesmann was born Jan. 9, 1935 in Racine, Wisc. He was a retired JPL engineer and a member of the St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church. As a part-time Pine Cove resident, he was able to realize his long-time dream of building...

Obituary: Sidney Riches

Retired Lt. Col. Sidney A. Riches, 91-1/2, of Mountain Center, died Monday, May 15, 2006 of natural causes at Hemet Valley Medical Center. Mr. Riches was born Dec. 13, 1914 in Superior, Wis. He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 until his retirement in 1968. He also owned a laundry business and was a member of the American Legion...

Obituary: John ‘Jack’ Brosky

Sheriff’s deputies discovered long-time Pine Cove resident John (Jack) Brosky’s body last Saturday, after neighbors noticed a strange odor coming from the house. Neighbor Annamarie Padula said deputies believed Brosky probably died the week before, owing to the condition of the body at the time of discovery. Investigating Deputy Alfonso Tovar said there was no indication of foul play. The...

Obituary: Louise Campbell

Louise Georgena Cole Campbell, 90, of Santa Barbara, died Friday, May 5, 2006 at home. Ms. Campbell was born Jan. 4, 1916 in Los Angeles to Arthur and Frances Cole. She grew up with her brother Victor in Long Beach. The family vacationed frequently at their family cabin on River Drive in Idyllwild that they purchased in 1923. The cabin...

Obituary: Patricia Hopkins

Patricia Ann Hopkins, 58, beloved Idyllwild resident of 21 years, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006 in Seal Beach. Ms. Hopkins had been diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer in June 2003. She battled this horrible disease and beat the odds, exceeding all of the doctors’ longevity expectations. She was born April 28, 1947. She was a devoted elementary school teacher...

Obituary: Redman ‘Dan’ Daniel

Redman Darwell “Dan” Daniel, 71, of Hemet, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by the love and presence of family on Sunday, April 2, 2006. He was born Sept. 12, 1934 in Oklahoma. Mr. Daniel spent 20 years in the Navy, retiring as a chief petty officer. He then received an associate’s degree in optics at Crafton Hills...

Obituary: Robyn Leuschner

Robyn Louise Leuschner, 67, of Johnson Valley, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree of respiratory failure due to Parkinson’s disease. Mrs. Leuschner was born Feb. 12, 1939 in Los Angeles. She was a real estate broker before she retired. She and her husband, Paul Leuschner, were the owners of Bonanza Appliances in Idyllwild for...

Obituary: Joni Faulkner

Joni Wallin Keele Faulkner, 60, of Pine Cove, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006. She was born to Robert and Alti Ruth Wallin in San Diego on Nov. 14, 1945. Mrs. Faulkner had lived in Solano Beach and had worked in outside sales for Dixieline Lumber, Western Lumber, Wenco Windows and Sure Craft Supplies in San Diego County. She married Tim E. Faulkner...

Obituary: Mary Lou DeJarnette

Mary Lou DeJarnette, 76, of Idyllwild, died Monday, March 27, 2006 in Anaheim. She was born Sept. 10, 1929 in Calhoun, Mo. She had lived in Riverside County where she was a homemaker for the past 30 years. She loved cooking and belonged to a forum on the Internet about cooking. She was very involved in her church, Shiloh Christian Ministries. A...
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