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Obituary: Robert Eastin Read

Robert “Bob” Eastin Read died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 77. Services were Saturday in Santa Ana. Bob was born March 13, 1932 in Santa Ana, Calif. to Morrie and Kathaleen Read. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education and Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and a...

Obituary: Col. Lewis Millett

Col. Lewis Lee Millett, 88, of Idyllwild died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at Loma Linda VA Hospital from cardiac arrest. Col. Millett was born on Dec. 15, 1920 in Mechanic Falls, Maine to George Lee and Elsie Ranlett Millett. Col. Millett’s military career spanned more than three decades. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Over his...

Obituary: Denise McClure

Denise McClure passed away at home on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, surrounded by her loving husband, son and daughter. Denise was a teacher in the Hemet Unified School District for 25 years. She taught at Hamilton Elementary, Idyllwild Elementary and Bautista Creek Elementary schools. She loved being a career educator and had a positive impact on the lives of countless...

Obituary: Margaret ‘Maggie’ Ann Stroube

Margaret “Maggie” Ann Stroube was a vibrant and generous spirit beloved by all who knew her. Her sparkle and sharp wit energized any room she entered. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to friends. She died Saturday, Dec. 26 following complications from surgery. Born in Oakland, Calif. she met her one love and life companion, Wiley “Jack”...

Obituary: Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks, 78, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 of a brief but severe case of pneumonia. He was born February 2, 1931 in Toronto, Canada. When he was a small child, his family moved back to England, settling in Birmingham. Gordon went to trade school to be a carpenter and later served in the Royal Air Force, but his...

Obituary: Christina Greenwood

Christina Greenwood, 58, of Idyllwild died Friday, Nov. 7, 2009, at home from cancer. She was born Nov. 25, 1950, to Nancy and Keith Greenwood in Los Angeles. She was an avid equestrian and a waitress. She was the queen of the Newhall Trail Riders in California Western-style riding. She also was an accomplished skydiver, scuba diver and cosmetologist. “There wasn’t...

Obituary: Michael Kabotie

Michael Kabotie, 67, artist, poet, lecturer and longtime instructor in the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, died from the H1N1 flu and associated complications on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2009, in Flagstaff, Ariz. As a key member of the school’s renowned Native American Arts faculty for 26 years, Kabotie taught Hopi silversmithing from 1983 to 2009, and served as consultant to...

Obituary: Mary Lowman

Mary Lowman, 87, of Las Vegas, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, after a long fight with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Mary was a vibrant community contributor. In 2005 she was honored in the Las Vegas Art Museum show, “100 Years of Influence: Women Who Shaped Las Vegas.” She was vice chair of the Greater...

Obituary: Gwendolyn Lou Smith

Gwendolyn Lou Smith, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Palm Springs. She was born to Harry and Edna Laird on Oct. 26, 1927. Gwen attended Coachella Valley Union High and later attended Woodbury University where she met her beloved husband, Robert. Gwen was an accomplished artist and musician. She volunteered (USO) during WWII. She also...

Obituary: Gilbert Arthur Morris

Gilbert Arthur Morris, 84, of Bakersfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. He was born to Art and Mabel Morris in San Jacinto. Gib was raised in the San Jacinto Mountains and Mountain Center, and after serving in the U.S. Navy, he moved to Idyllwild. He loved Garner Valley and “Deer Camp” on the Morris Ranch Road named after his family. Gib...
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