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Obituary: Patrick Daniel ‘Dan’ Finn

The Town Crier received word that former Pine Cove resident Patrick Daniel “Dan” Finn collapsed and died while playing his drums Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Alfred, N.Y. He was 26 years old. Dan was born to Denny and Melody Finn on Aug. 16, 1984. The family left the Hill and moved to Arboles, Colo. in 1988. He is survived...

Obituary: Devon R. ‘Chink’ Klingler

Devon R. “Chink” Klingler, 90, of Rancho Cucamonga and Idyllwild, died in his sleep February 22, 2011 at the home of his daughter and full-time caregiver, Susan. He was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Elkhart, Ind., to Lee and Flossie Klingler. Chink, the second of three boys, had an active childhood climbing trees, flying box kites, roller-skating and riding bikes....

Obituary: Nancy Jackson Freese Brown Millsap

Nancy Jackson Freese Brown Millsap died Jan. 21, 2011. She was born March 28, 1928 in New Haven, Conn., to Carl and Dorothy Freese. She was a proud member of DAR . In 1949, Nancy graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in history. In 1950, she married Broadman Brown and raised five children in Seattle and then...

Obituary: O.J. ‘Jay’ Taylor

O.J. “Jay” Taylor of Iowa City, Iowa and Idyllwild passed away peacefully at home in Iowa City on Jan. 25, 2011, at the age of 87. He leaves behind his family, Steve and Amanda, of Idyllwild, and Helen Taylor and Matt Reimert, of San Francisco. Jay was a frequent visitor to Idyllwild, where he loved visiting his family and friends....

Obituary: Charlotte S. Cowan

Charlotte S. Cowan, of Idyllwild, entered her eternal rest on Jan. 21, 2011. Charlotte was born on May 4, 1933 in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of James and Jessie Smith. Her parents were from Aberdeen, Scotland. Charlotte taught for 40 years at Longley Way Elementary in Arcadia, Calif. Fulfilling her lifetime dream to care for “God’s creatures,” she moved to Idyllwild in...

Obituary: Norbert ‘Tom’ Wick

Norbert (Tom) Wick, longtime resident of Pine Cove, passed away at home in Sun City, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2011, at the age of 88. He was the General Manager of the Pine Cove Water District and served two terms on the Board of Directors before retiring in 1982. Tom was a retiree with Cement Masons Local #500, after...

Obituary: Joan Potratz

Joan Potratz, age 84, of Hemet, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. At the time of her death, she was a resident of the Devonshire Care Center in Hemet. Joan was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Los Angeles. She was the daughter of the late John Bondage and the late Julia Elizabeth (Thomas)...

Obituary: Paula Jean Fredericks

Paula Jean Fredericks, 64, of El Cajon, Calif., died Dec. 9, 2010 at Sharp Grossmont Hospital from pulmonary complications. She was born on Nov. 11, 1946 to William and Mary Vowiell. She married James F. Harding in 1965. In 1968, she marriedher second husband, Robert A. Fredericks. She worked for 13 years as a...

Obituary: Betty Elaine Cole

Betty Elaine Cole passed away Dec. 3, at the age of 86, in her home in Idyllwild. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Donald M. Cole Jr., in 2005. She is survived by her children, Sheryl (Chuck) Luker of Palmdale; Denise (John) Edmiston of Idyllwild; Diane (Ron) Hayes of Idyllwild; Michael (Judy) Cole of La...

Winter fire safety and emergency advice

For those of us in the fire suppression business, winter presents a paradox. Once the rain and snow come we, and the citizens of our mountain, relax our hyper vigilance for wildland fire. Statistically however, the biggest threat to life and property in our mountain communities has been cold temperatures, ice and snow. We’ve never lost a home in...
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