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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...

Obituary: Vernon K. Smith

Vernon K. Smith, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at home in Garner Valley. Mr. Smith was born April 22, 1924. He was a World War II veteran and retired from Hughes Aircraft. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Miller Jones Mortuary, 1501 W. Florida Ave., Hemet. Mr. Smith is survived...

Obituary: Roy Wayne Davis

Roy Wayne Davis of Pine Cove died peacefully at home in the early morning hours of Monday, March 10, 2008, after a long and devastating battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. He is deeply missed by Kathy, his devoted wife and partner of almost 30 years. The cause of death was lung cancer, but he was also...

Obituary: Doris L. Elless

Once upon a time, in a midwife’s home located in Nokay Lake Township, outside of Brainerd, Minn., Doris L. (Mahle) Elless was born Aug.18, 1933. Such a delight she was to her parents, Elizabeth and Norval Mahle, and her sister, Alice (Mahle) Jaloszynski. Her brother, Jerry Mahle, who has since passed away, would come into their home after Doris....

Obituary: Frederick Paul Young

Frederick Paul Young, 80, of Idyllwild, died at his home Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, following complications from cancer. Paul was born in Butte, Mont., to Frederick Young and Laura Ackerman Young on June 2, 1927. He spent his childhood years in the small, gold-mining town of Sumpter in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon where his great-grandfather...

Obituary: Rev. Judy Kane-Smith

The Rev. Judy Kane-Smith, 60, of Anza, non-denominational local minister, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, from natural causes. She was born March 24, 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa. Preceding her move to Idyllwild in the late 1980s, Rev. Judy, ordained by the United Church of Religious Science, served as minister for several years at a Southern California United...

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....
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