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Obituary: Marie Henrietta Remmers

Marie Henrietta Remmers, 76, Idyllwild resident for 40 years, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 14, 2001. She was born Dec. 28, 1924, in Ridgewood, N.J. Ms. Remmers had had complications following open heart surgery in May, but had returned home the week before and was able to stay with a good friend. She was delighted to be among the...

Obituary: Ardella Ferrell

Ardella Ferrell, 70, of Idyllwild, died at her home on Thursday, July 12, 2001. Mrs. Ferrell was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Max, N.D. She was a secretary for 18 years and was last employed at Hemet Hearing Aid Service. Mrs. Ferrell was a loving wife and mother, a homemaker and a gardener. She enjoyed traveling, animals and cooking. Memorial services are at...

Obituary: Bruce F. Townsend

Bruce F. Townsend, 86, of Hemet, died of natural causes Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at Hemet Valley HealthCare Center. Mr. Townsend was born Nov. 10, 1914 in Hollenberg, Kan. He belonged to the National Guard in Greeley, Colo. from 1931 to 1936. Mr. Townsend received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Northern Colorado and his master’s degree...

Obituary: Col. William L. Porte

Col. William L. Porte, 82, of Idyllwild, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, while on vacation in Chalon-sur-Saone, France. The cause of death was emphysema, and heart and kidney failure. Col. Porte was born July 19, 1918, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., in 1940. Col. Porte had served in the military and also worked...

Obituary: Kenneth Aaron McCaghren

Kenneth Aaron McCaghren, known to his friends as “Jerome,” passed away May 12, 2001, at his home in Bullhead City, Ariz. He was 71. Mr. McCaghren lived in Idyllwild from 1940 to 1970. He was known for his accomplished craftsmanship in masonry and general construction throughout Idyllwild and the desert area. He belonged to the volunteer fire departments of Idyllwild and...

Obituary: Rollin Gay Humber

Rollin Gay Humber, 88, of Hemet died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Manor Care in Hemet. Mr. Humber was born Aug. 20, 1912, in Deer Lodge, Mont. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California. He had lived in Hemet for the past 24 years and in Blythe from 1949 to 1977. Mr. Humber had owned Gay and Marty’s Hillbilly...

Obituary: Dora L. Pfnister

Dora L. Pfnister, 92, of Idyllwild, died at her home on Thursday, April 19, 2001. Miss Pfnister was born Nov. 12, 1908, in Bible Grove, Ill. She was educated at Teachers College in Idaho and at Bible College, Angelus Temple, in Los Angeles. During World War II, she worked as a riveter at the shipyards in Long Beach. She came to Idyllwild in...

Obituary: Evelyn Sorenson

Evelyn Sorensen, 76, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at her home in Pine Cove.

Obituary: Gene Thompson

Writer and former Idyllwild resident Gene Thompson died of complications from cancer April 14, 2001, at his home in Culver City. He was 76. Mr Thompson lived here for 20 years. He was born June 28, 1924, in San Francisco and wrote for radio shows featuring Groucho Marx and sitcoms starring personalities like Lucille Ball. he then switched to dramas...

Obituary: Julie Strang

Julie Strang passed away in the desert area on Tuesday, March 13, 2001. No services are planned.
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