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Obituary: Doris L. Elless

Once upon a time, in a midwife’s home located in Nokay Lake Township, outside of Brainerd, Minn., Doris L. (Mahle) Elless was born Aug.18, 1933. Such a delight she was to her parents, Elizabeth and Norval Mahle, and her sister, Alice (Mahle) Jaloszynski. Her brother, Jerry Mahle, who has since passed away, would come into their home after Doris....

Obituary: Frederick Paul Young

Frederick Paul Young, 80, of Idyllwild, died at his home Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, following complications from cancer. Paul was born in Butte, Mont., to Frederick Young and Laura Ackerman Young on June 2, 1927. He spent his childhood years in the small, gold-mining town of Sumpter in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon where his great-grandfather...

Obituary: Rev. Judy Kane-Smith

The Rev. Judy Kane-Smith, 60, of Anza, non-denominational local minister, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, from natural causes. She was born March 24, 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa. Preceding her move to Idyllwild in the late 1980s, Rev. Judy, ordained by the United Church of Religious Science, served as minister for several years at a Southern California United...

Obituary: Richard W. Kramer

Richard W. Kramer, 81, of Pine Cove, went to be with our Lord and loved ones on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. He was born Nov. 6, 1926 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Ivan and Ruby Kramer. Richard enlisted in the Merchant Marines at age 17, and was drafted after five years to serve in the Army in which he served in...

Obituary: Lee Kinney

Lee Kinney, 75, of Hemet, died of cancer Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, in Hemet. He was born March 6, 1931 in Pennsylvania to Lee and Dorothy Kinney. Mr. Kinney was a custom asphalt contractor throughout his life, and a member of the American Legion. He lived in Idyllwild for many years before retiring to Hemet. Mr. Kinney paved hundreds of driveways in...

Obituary: Claire Hughes

Claire Hughes, 79, of Idyllwild, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Hemet Valley Medical Center. Born in 1928, Claire attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied dance. Before moving to Idyllwild in 1973, Claire lived a rich and varied life. But, Idyllwild spoke to her soul. She loved the mountains and the way of life here....

Obituary: Allen ‘Doug’ Wood

Allen Douglas Wood, 58, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, after a long battle with cancer. Doug was born Aug. 15, 1949, in Hemet, and lived his entire life in Idyllwild. His career included 17 years with the U.S. Forest Service in Idyllwild, five years as an owner-operator of a trucking company, and 17 years with the City of Banning as a...

Obituary: Dr. Maurice W. Black

Dr. Maurice W. “Big” Black, 75, of Idyllwild, died of a heart attack Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, in Idyllwild. He was born Nov. 2, 1932 in Carmichaels, Pa. Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy as an officer. He was a very well-respected psychiatrist and friend in Long Beach for more than 50 years, and in Hemet for five years. Dr. Black...

Obituary: Carl E. Miller

Carl E. Miller, 76, of Hemet, died from heart failure the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Hemet Valley Medical Center after being admitted with chest pains a few hours earlier. He was born Jan. 7, 1931, to Charles P. Miller of Missouri and Pearl Jacobs Miller of Pennsylvania. Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War...

Obituary: Morrison B. Egbert

Morrison “Morry” B. Egbert, 85, a long-time Idyllwild resident, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. He was born May 15, 1922 in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Morry was a graduate of North Hollywood High, and also attended Sawyer Business College with an emphasis in business and accounting. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard as...
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