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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...

Obituary: Gary Squier

“One of his true talents was teaching. He was a great teacher,” said Phillip Squier of his father, Gary Squier, 72, who died peacefully on Saturday night, Nov. 24, in his daughter’s home in Solana Beach after battling pancreatic cancer. Phillip and his sister, Laura Baugh, and other family members were by his side. Gary was best known to people...

Obituary: Terrel C. Murphy

Terrel C. Murphy, 68, of Idyllwild, died Friday, Oct., 26, 2007, at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Mr. Murphy was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Los Angeles to Dr. and Mrs. John Murphy of San Marino and Idyllwild. He built the cabin in Idyllwild as a vacation home for his parents during his college breaks, and had maintained it all...

Obituary: Jane Acton

Jane Fendrich Acton, 81, of Idyllwild, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov, 18, 2007, surrounded by her family. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Sept. 11, 1926, she was the only child of the Rev. Dr. Joseph L. and Marion Fendrich. Jane was always involved in her community, helping to establish programs to provide needed services...
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