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Obituary: Jeremiah Vicondova

Jeremiah Vicondova of Idyllwild entered into eternal rest on Nov. 11, 2010. He was 63 years old. Jere was born at March Air Force Base in Riverside on Aug. 14, 1947. He worked most of his adult life in the medical field as a certified nursing assistant at Riverside General. His last job was driving for Riverside Transit Agency...

Obituary: Jean Kowal Jerome

Jean Kowal Jerome died Nov. 28, 2010. She was born Sept. 9, 1927 in Janesville, Wis., the youngest of the six children of Harry and Mary Kowal. After graduating from Janesville High School in 1945, she showed the adventurous independent commitment to service that would guide her life by enrolling immediately in Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s nursing program. On...

Obituary: Diane Miller

Diane Miller, 68, of Idyllwild, after a battle with cancer, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in Chino Hills, on Saturday, Oct. 16. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, friend and spiritual guide. She loved living in the mountains and attended Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She and her husband, Frank Vrabel, were active in the Art Alliance...

Preparing your trees for winter

While trees look inactive going into winter, the fact is they continue to regulate their metabolism and only slow down some physiological activities. This decrease in photosynthesis and transpiration begins a tree’s dormant phase. Even during winter, trees continue to slowly grow roots, respire and take in water and nutrients. A dormant tree needs to be protected to remain...

Obituary: Virginia A. Lane

The creative and talented Virginia A. Lane, born in Marshall, Iowa on July 22, 1940, passed from this life on Oct. 4, 2010, in Hemet, Calif. Virginia made her home in Idyllwild for the past 11 years, after living in Redondo Beach for over 20 years. She was an artist known for her paintings and sculptures as well as her custom...

Obituary: Ella Mae Welker King

Ella Mae Welker King of Chula Vista, Calif., passed away on Oct. 10, 2010 in Alpine, Calif., at the age of 90. Ella was born in Joplin, Mo., on July 7, 1920, the daughter of Ira and Clara Mae Welker, who were both teachers. She married her childhood sweetheart, Wayne King, on Aug. 3, 1938 in Riverton, Kan. They had been...

Obituary: Elsie S. Adelson

Former Idyllwild resident Elsie S. Adelson died Oct. 16, 2010, in Lake Forest, Calif., of natural causes. She was 92. Born Elsie Scharfstein on Aug. 31, 1918, in New York City, she was the middle daughter of Anna Seidman and Abraham Scharfstein, who together raised three children. Adelson graduated from New York’s Hunter College in 1940 and Yale University’s nursing school...

Obituary: Scott Carlson

Scott was born on April 23, 1974 in Covina, Calif., and passed away on Sept. 8, 2010 in Hemet, Calif. He is survived by his father, Michael Carlson; his mother, Marilynn Carlson; grandmother Dorothy Ensley; fiancée Amanda Anderson; and his Fire Department family. Firefighter Carlson had a long career and a love for public service dating back to 1995....

Obituary: Penny Lewis

Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars at...

Obituary: Joy Lindley

Former Pine Cove resident Joy Lindley passed away on Sept. 2, 2010, in Fountain Valley, Calif., from the long-term effects of a stroke. Mrs. Lindley was born in 1923 in St. Louis, Mo., and first came to California in 1941 after her marriage to her husband, Cooper, an aircraft engineer. Although Mrs. Lindley was primarily a homemaker, she obtained a...
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