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Obituary: Dr. Earl Jacobs

Dear family and friends: It is with heavy heart that we are letting you know that our father, grandfather, husband and friend, Dr. Earl Jacobs, passed away in Pasadena at 2 a.m. Thursday, July 3. He was 77 years old on July 14. His passing was peaceful as his body ultimately gave out in his sleep. Earl, born in Chicago,...

Obituary: John M. Gissendanner

Our friend, John Gissendanner, passed away at around 3 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, at home with his wife and brother in attendance. He was in such pain and mentally removed from all that he called life. It is a great blessing that he is free from all the cancer that held him here against his will. I spent many of...

Obituary: Flavil L. Basham, Jr.

Flavil L. Basham Jr., 73, of San Bernardino, died of cancer at his home Thursday, July 10, 2008. He was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Daylight, Tenn., to Flavil and Florine Basham. Mr. Basham graduated from Pacific High School in San Bernardino. He was a crane operator, and belonged to International Union of Operation Engineers. Funeral services and burial are scheduled...

Obituary: Robert Paul Winks

Robert Winks passed away Monday, May 19, 2008, at home with his wife of 64 years, Rae, and his daughter, Robyn, in Hemet. Bob and Rae had moved to Hemet three years ago from San Marcos to be closer their daughter in Idyllwild. Bob was born in Sumner, Iowa, in December 1923. He attended the University of Notre Dame in...

Obituary: Ronald F. Moffat

Ron Moffatt, 61, a leader in the field of International Student Studies, died peacefully at his home in Lemon Grove on Friday, April 18, 2008, from the effects of cancer. He was a former resident of Idyllwild. Ron spent more than three decades helping students across borders learn about the world beyond their comfort zones, and in the process, guided...

Obituary: Matthew Robert Sanden

Matthew Robert Sanden, 29, the eldest son of Nick and Colleen Sanden of Idyllwild, went home to his Heavenly Father Friday, April 11, 2008. He died unexpectedly from pneumonia and leukemia. Matt was born Jan. 24, 1979, and raised in Idyllwild. He graduated from Hemet High School in 1997. Matt was the proud owner of Sanden Environmental. He was an active...

Obituary: Robert Wolf Quinlan

Robert Wolf Quinlan, 61, of Idyllwild, where he lived for 23 years, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at his residence. Robert was born March 24, 1947, in New York City. He served in the U.S. Navy for two tours of duty. He served aboard the WASP and picked up the Gemini space shots during the 1960s. Robert served as a...

Obituary: Jerry Shore

Gerald “Jerry Shore” Kenneth Roach, 76, of Idyllwild, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Desert Regional Medical Center of lung cancer. He was born Jan. 1, 1932 in Denver to Annie and Floyd Roach. Jerry had lived in Idyllwild 12 years and for 10 years prior in Laguna Beach, always by the ocean. He was known throughout Idyllwild as Santa Jerry....

Obituary: Jeanne Roberts

Jeanne Roberts, 83, died in her home in Milwaukie, Ore., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. She was born Jeanne Larson on March 31, 1926, to Christina and Charles C. Larson, in Milwaukee, Wis. Jeanne “JR” moved to Idyllwild, and worked at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, now Idyllwild Arts. She then moved to Hemet and worked at...

Obituary: Elizabeth Reinhartsen

Elizabeth “Bette” Reinhartsen, 84, of San Jacinto, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. Bette was a newswoman for 30 years in Orange County on the staff of the Anaheim Bulletin and the Orange County Register. She was with the first media contingent invited to the Western White House by President and Mrs. Nixon, and was the only reporter from Orange...
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