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Obituary: Vince ‘Jim’ Mangione

Vince Mangione, 77, of Idyllwild, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, in Palm Springs. He died peacefully surrounded by family members: wife Myrna, stepdaughter Laurie, son-in-law Marty, and three sons, Tom, Jim and Danny. Mr. Mangione was born March 19, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Ohio. He proudly served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He...

Obituary: Arthur Ronald Peterson

Arthur Ronald Peterson, 61, of Twain Harte, Calif., died of cancer at his home Wednesday, May 29, 2002. Mr. Peterson and his wife, Sue, were Pine Cove residents for three years, moving to Twain Harte in May 2001. Mrs. Peterson had worked at Idyllwild Arts. Mr. Peterson was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Bakersfield to Arthur Frederick Peterson and Avis Louise...

Obituary: Helen K. Robel Sandlin

Helen K. Robel Sandlin, 72, died May 7, 2002, at her home in Niland, Calif. She was born June 2, 1929, in Shamokin, Pa. She worked as the manager of a Safeway store meat department and also was co-owner of the Fern Valley Motel with her husband, Delbert, from 1970 to 1979. Mrs. Sandlin was a member of the United Food...

Obituary: John David Roberts

John David Roberts, known as Dave, of Hemet, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at his residence. He was 78. A former Idyllwild resident for 14 years, he had lived in Hemet the past two years. He was a Pasadena resident for 30 years prior to his move to Idyllwild. Mr. Roberts was born June 30, 1922, in Decatur, Ill. He served...

Obituary: Robert J. Antal

Robert J. Antal, 78, died May 7, 2002, at an Alzheimer’s care facility in Huntington Beach, Calif. He was born June 5, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Antal moved to Idyllwild with his wife, Ellen, in 1981 after their children were all married and he had retired from his career as a teacher. They lived in Idyllwild until 1996 when they...

Obituary: C. Marie Contreras

C. Marie Contreras, 81, of Mountain Center, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, in Rancho Mirage.

Obituary: Dr. William W. Lumsden

Dr. William W. Lumsden, 81, died Sunday, April 7, 2002 at home in Pine Cove. He was born Dec. 21, 1920 in Dallas, Texas and grew up in West Los Angeles. Dr. Lumsden studied the classics in college until World War II intervened. As a Pathfinder paratrooper, he saw duty in Panama, North Africa and Europe during World War II. His...

Obituary: Nedra F. Fox

Nedra F. Fox, 87, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her home in Hemet. She was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Granite City, Ill. Mrs. Fox was a graduate of the University of Illinois where she also received a master’s degree. In addition to raising three children, she was a teacher for many years in public and private schools where she inspired...

Obituary: Claire Bernstein

Claire Bernstein, 82, of Leisure World in Laguna Woods, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, following a brief illness. Ms. Bernstein was born in Minneapolis, Minn., to Isidore and Lena Greenberg. While attending high school, she studied voice and performed opera. She married Russell Bernstein in 1940 and moved to Los Angeles. Her subsequent travels took her to Paris (where she resided in the...

Obituary: Alta Blanche Hall

Alta Blanche Hall, 92, died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Hemet. She was born Alta Blanche Lefley in Oregon where she spent her childhood and early adulthood. She also lived in Idaho Falls where she worked in a nursing home with her husband Joe. After her husband died, she moved to Idyllwild from Idaho Falls. Her family said...
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