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Obituary: William L. Brooks

William L. Brooks, 77, of Palm Desert died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000. Mr. Brooks was born in Burley, Idaho, on Dec. 28, 1922. He was the co-founder of Brooks and Sims Produce Distributors in Los Angeles. He retired in 1979 and had been living in Palm Desert since then. Mr. Brooks was a well-known and highly-respected member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 39...

Obituary: Nina Mae Froehlich

Nina Mae Froehlich, 86, died of congestive heart failure in Hemet on Saturday, July 29, 2000. Nina Mae was born March 27, 1914, in Madisonville, Ky. She moved with her family to San Jacinto, Calif., in 1919, graduating from San Jacinto High School in 1932. She and Glenn Froehlich, who worked for the California Electric Power Company (later to become Edison...

Obituary: Herbert Edward Davis

Herbert Edward Davis, 62, died of a heart attack on Sunday, July 23, 2000. Mr. Davis was born July 15, 1938, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. He moved to San Jacinto in 1954 and graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1957. Mr. Davis and his wife Frances were married for 43 years. They moved to Idyllwild from Riverside five years ago. He...

Obituary: George Ewing Niles

George Ewing Niles, 85, a resident of the desert area for the past 13 months, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in Monterey Palms Care Center in Palm Desert. He had struggled for more than three years with lung and bone cancer. Prior to living in the desert, he was an Idyllwild resident since 1980 where he built two homes...

Obituary: Luther S. Weare

Luther S. Weare, former Town Crier owner, publisher and editor from 1972 to 1978, died of a combination of pneumonia and congestive heart failure at 9:42 a.m. Monday, May 15. He was 84. Mr. Weare, the son of Luther S. Weare Sr. and Annie E. Perkins, was born Jan. 19, 1916, in Ogunquit, Maine. He was the descendant of Peter...

Obituary: Gary Allen Schmidt

Gary Allen Schmidt, 56, a 30-year resident of San Diego and part-time resident of Idyllwild, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet. Mr. Schmidt was born Aug. 17, 1943, in Wisconsin. He was a veteran of the Air Force. Mr. Schmidt was a self-employed computer programmer analyst for 25 years. His hobbies included computers...

Obituary: Pauline E. Holcomb

"The mother is a gardener, planting the seeds of faith, truth and love that develop into the fairest flowers of her character: virtue and happiness in the lives of her children." J. H. Quinn. Pauline "Polly" E. Holcomb, 95, went into the sleep of death on Wednesday evening, May 10, 2000. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Dec....

Obituary: Earl and Tillie Haarsager

Former Idyllwild residents for 20 years Tillie and Earl Haarsager have died in Bakersfield. They were known to many locals at their lower Pine Crest Avenue home and through the 39ers Club, the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church, the Idyllwild Garden Club, the Mountain Quilters and as cribbage players. Mr. Haarsager was an electrician for 35 years following his World War II...

Obituary: Allan Fredric Brimhall

Allan Fredric Brimhall, 59, a senior minister, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at his home in West Melbourne, Fla. He was formerly an Idyllwild resident. Mr. Brimhall was born in Tucson, Ariz., and lived in Idyllwild for several years where he worked for Village Properties. He also took several classes with the Rev. Betty Jandl of the Idyllwild Church...

Obituary: Mrs. Violet White

Mrs. Violet White died of complications of osteoporosis and heart failure on Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Hemet. A private burial was held at Carpenteria Cementery, Carpenteria. Mrs. White was a former Idyllwild resident.
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