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Obituary: Patsy Ann Ball

Long-time Idyllwild resident Patsy Ann Ball, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, following a heart attack. Patsy was born in Oakland, and met her husband of 52 years, Hal Ball, while attending the College of the Pacific in Stockton. The two moved to Southern California in the late 1950s and raised their three children in Del Mar. Patsy...

Obituary: Thomas Ellsworth Clark

Thomas Ellsworth Clark, 86, of Idyllwild, died at home Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, of liver disease. He was born June 3, 1921, in Tulsa, Okla., to Thomas and Clara Clark. Mr. Clark was a man of many talents. He came to California in the 1940s to be a professional boxer. He was an actor, poet, writer, artist and inventor. He loved...

Obituary: Jerry Geroux

Jeraldine “Jerry” Geroux, 64, of Pine Cove left this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, after a courageous struggle with metastatic lung cancer. She was born Jan. 14, 1943 in Minneapolis. She had lived in Minnesota, Nevada and several locations in California. For the past 11 years, she had lived in Pine Cove with her sister,...

Obituary: Charles W. Metcalf

Former Idyllwild resident Charles W. Metcalf, died of leukemia Wednesday, June 6, 2007 in San Pedro. He was an author and motivational speaker. He was born in Eureka in 1945; he was 62 years old. Metcalf lived in Idyllwild from 1999 until 2005, when he left to seek further treatment for his illness. He is survived by his wife Angela; and...

Obituary: David Joseph Crane

David Joseph Crane, 26, of Idyllwild, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, on the corner of Marion View Drive and Saunders Meadow Road, from injuries sustained after driving too fast and rolling his truck. He was born Aug. 21, 1980, in Methuen, Mass., to Kate Riley and Daniel Crane. He attended St. Michael’s Grammar School in North Andover, Mass., and Pelham...

Obituary: Bill Weaver

William “Bill” C. Weaver III, 41, of Oceanside, died in that city Wednesday, May 9, 2007. He was born May 19, 1965 in Seoul, Korea, to Fiorella and William C. Weaver Jr. Mr. Weaver was a truck driver, and had the honor of being an Eagle Scout. His favorite job was driving visitors on a tour bus in Catalina Island. A memorial...

Obituary: Sylvia Pirtle

Sylvia Markelz-Pirtle, 31, of Garner Valley and Idyllwild, died last week in Palm Springs. She was born Oct. 26, 1975 in Placer, to Ralph and Sandra Markelz. Sylvia grew up in San Diego and moved to Idyllwild from Palm Desert full-time in 1998. She worked as a room parent at Idyllwild School, was a basketball team mom, and Girl Scout troop...

Obituary: Syd Stark

Syd Stark, 96, of Idyllwild, died of renal failure Thursday, April 26, 2007 in Idyllwild. He was born March 26, 1911 in Pilot Mound, Iowa. Mr. Stark was a locksmith, having run a locksmith business in Idyllwild for many years. He also had lived in Riverside, and his first job was as a drummer in a dance band. No services are planned. He...

Obituary: Ray Brosterhous

Former Idyllwild resident Ray Brosterhous, 91, died in Hemet Friday, April 27, 2007, after a brief illness. Born in Butte, N.D., but raised in Bend, Ore., Ray became attracted to the Idyllwild area during the 1950s when he resided in Long Beach. Ray graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1943. He...

Obituary: Stan Duncan

Stan Duncan, 65, of Bullhead City, Ariz., died there Saturday, March 17, 2007, from complications of lung cancer. Mr. Duncan was born to Stanley Duncan and Virginia Koch on April 14, 1942, in Los Angeles. He owned a taxi-cab company. Mr. Duncan was formerly an Idyllwild resident where he was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 800. Funeral...
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