Wiefels Twentynine Palms Mortuary

The Wiefels family has been serving Southern California families in times of death since 1908. We maintain our tradition of personal service with individual attention for every family.

Because we are aware that each family's need varies, we offer a wide range of funeral options, which include not only Traditional Funeral Services, Memorials and Cremations, but also Pre-Arrangement Planning. We strive to make every service special, reflecting the requests and needs of your family and of the deceased.


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Joyce B. Butler

August 3, 1934 - June 13, 2017

Joyce Bell (Wilson) Butler was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 3,1934. In 1953, she married Erston Butler, and she came to Twentynine Palms as a young bride to settle into the community she loved. She raised five children of her own and influenced countless others. Joyce was a devout Catholic woman, whose faith was evident by her actions. She was actively involved with numerous ministries such...
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Arielle Antoinette Healy

April 19, 2001 - January 20, 2017


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Carol T. Paolozzi

November 7, 1934 - October 6, 2016

Carol T. Paolozzi of Boston, formerly of Whittier, CA, passed away on October 6, 2016. Loving daughter of the late Mary (McElligott) and John Paolozzi, Lt. U.S. Navy (ret.)  Dear sister of the late John and Thomas Paolozzi. Beloved aunt of Renee Sibet and husband Gene and their children, Jeremy, Aimee and Heather of Rogue River, OR., John Paolozzi and wife Elena and their children, Michael,...
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Oscar L. Lary Jr.

July 25, 1942 - August 25, 2016


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Michelle Y. Mirabal

October 6, 1974 - August 5, 2016


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Jerry L. Hewitt

July 31, 1939 - July 5, 2016

Jerry proudly served her country as a Hospital Corps Wave in the United States Navy, where she met and later married her husband of 56 years, John "Doc" Hewitt. For 20 years, Jerry served the community of Twentynine Palms as labor and delivery nurse at the Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms.
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Mary M. Lutz

January 30, 1933 - May 20, 2016


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Michael Lloyd Benedict

June 27, 1947 - February 11, 2016

Michael Lloyd Benedict, a 33-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Feb. 11, 2016, at Eisenhower Medical Center. He was 68 years old. The son of Lloyd and Clara Benedict, he was born June 27, 1947, in Downey. Mr. Benedict served in the Marine Corps for 20 years, working with MCCS Maintenance. He joined the Marine Corps in 1966 and retired in 1986. He was a member of Oasis Community Church,...
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Donald R. Wilson

December 30, 1949 - February 6, 2016

Donald "Donnie" Harris-Wilson, was born December 30, 1949 to the late Georgia O. Montgomery-Lewis and Claude Wilson, in Los Angeles, California. Donald departed this life February 6, 2016 at the age of 66. "Donnie", as he was affectionately known by those who knew and loved him, graduated from Perris Union High School, Perris, California, where he loved and played all sports. Donnie was a...
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Margot Bender Spangenberg

January 10, 1920 - January 7, 2016


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Lorene J. Berkley

January 11, 1941 - November 25, 2015

Lorene (a.k.a. Loriene) Berkley, age 74, died on Wednesday, November 25th in Joshua Tree, California after a mighty and courageous battle with COPD. Lorene was born to A.B. and Willie Mae (Nelson) Jackson in Shreveport, Louisiana. The family moved to California when she was nine along with many other African Americans who moved west to escape the hardships of the South. She eventually settled in...
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Hayward C. Adams

June 16, 1984 - October 23, 2015


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Finagalo Tili

May 26, 1944 - October 22, 2015


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Alonzo J. Casper Sr.

April 20, 1927 - August 31, 2015


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Peggy Reynolda

September 24, 1926 - October 21, 2014


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John Lee Romeo

June 27, 1951 - March 18, 2013


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James Edward Shelton

November 12, 1915 - March 16, 2013


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Gary Eugene Mitchell

December 7, 1938 - March 15, 2013


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Gary Michael Daisy

June 17, 1945 - March 8, 2013


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Dorothy Jean Brubaker

September 5, 1924 - March 7, 2013


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Robert Kuester

February 28, 2013


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Teddi Dee Linton

April 5, 1963 - February 23, 2013


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Helen Harmon

February 23, 2013


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Jose Alfaro

February 22, 2013


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Debra Leigh Washburn

August 28, 1957 - February 18, 2013


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Dennis Kirby

February 10, 2013


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Ralph Garcia

February 1, 2013


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Jacquelyn Ann Voeltz

March 28, 1954 - January 25, 2013


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Ella Evelyn Meyer

January 31, 1934 - January 17, 2013

Ella Evelyn Meyer was born on January 31, 1934 in Des Moines, Iowa and passed away on 01/17/2013 in Joshua Tree, CA. Ella was a resident of Twentynine Palms, CA for 13 years.
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Shawn Tyler Lorei

March 10, 1959 - January 9, 2013


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William Anthony Betters

January 6, 1960 - January 2, 2013

William "Bill" Betters was born on January 06, 1960 and passed away on January 02, 2013. Bill was a resident of Twentynine Palms, CA for 20 years. At the time of his passing, Bill was married to Beverly Anne Betters for 30 years. He was employed as an Employment Counselor for the County of San Bernardino for 15 years.
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Joseph John Proff

September 21, 1938 - December 28, 2012

Joseph was born on September 21, 1938 in Minnesota and passed away December 28, 2012 in Twentynine Palms, CA. He was 74 years old. He was a 15 year resident of Twentynine Palms. Mr. Proff retired from Realty Graphics in Santa Ana, CA, where he worked for 15 years. He also served as a Medic in the United States Air Force. Joseph Proff is survived by his wife, Marilyn Joyce Proff,...
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SHIGEMI AMES

August 8, 1931 - December 17, 2012


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Adeline Sampognaro

September 27, 1922 - December 14, 2012


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Marlo Dwight Arrington

August 28, 1963 - November 21, 2012

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Palms Baptist Church, 5285 Adobe Road, Pastor Melvin Hagan officiating, for Pastor Marlo Arrignton, 49, of Twentynine Palms, who passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Pastor Arrington was born on Aug. 28, 1963, in Freeport, Texas to Lillian Johnson and Walter Crane. He served in the United States Army. ...
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Walter Michael Buck

September 4, 1952 - November 13, 2012


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William McGinn

December 19, 1941 - November 3, 2012


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Barry Timberlake

January 30, 1959 - September 29, 2012


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Theodore Spinning

May 9, 1938 - September 28, 2012


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Carlos Annette Clark

January 29, 1943 - August 27, 2012


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Thomas Corporon

January 1, 1948 - August 18, 2012


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Cynthia Sansoucie

December 19, 1955 - August 9, 2012


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Mary Radenbaugh

July 6, 1917 - August 2, 2012


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Clayton Stevens

September 16, 1926 - July 21, 2012


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Robert Race, Jr.

June 12, 1955 - July 19, 2012


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Lorene White

March 6, 1926 - July 18, 2012


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Michael Alan Tollas

December 20, 1956 - July 1, 2012

Michael Alan Tollas, 55, a six-year resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away on Sunday, July 1, at Hi-Desert Continuing Care Center. He was born on Dec. 20, 1956, in Michigan to Franklin Edgar Tollas and Mary Kathryn Simmons. He was a radiology technician in the U.S. Navy and a real estate agent. He was an avid fan and follower of sports radio personality Jim Rome, sports enthusiast...
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Gerald Schmidt

July 9, 1944 - June 8, 2012


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Audrey Johnson Kent

August 12, 1917 - May 28, 2012

Audrey Johnson Kent a 53-year resident of California and a 12-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died May 28, 2012, at Desert Rose Elder Care in Twentynine Palms. She was 94 years old. The daughter of Arthur Johnson and Emma Lemone Johnson, she was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Wisconsin. Mrs. Kent was a seamstress for 50 years. She was preceded in death 14 years ago by her husband of 62 years, Leslie...
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Marion F. Pollard

August 31, 1921 - April 23, 2012


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Marlene Nikkola

August 31, 1934 - April 9, 2012


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Richard L. Morning

September 6, 1940 - March 14, 2012


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Jerry Charles Allen

April 17, 1932 - February 22, 2012

Jerry Charles Allen, a 45-year resident of California and 37-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died of a heart attack Feb. 22, 2012, in Joshua Tree. He was 79 years old. The son of Ralph Riley Allen and Elizabeth Corbett Allen, he was born April 17, 1932, in Grelton, Ohio. Mr. Allen served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for 30 years, then in civil service for five years before...
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Marilyn Goar

February 20, 2012


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Terry Schuyler

February 14, 2012


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Hazel Hammontree

February 13, 2012


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Diane Griffin

February 10, 2012


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Joseph J. DeFrancisco

March 31, 1934 - February 3, 2012


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Helen K. Bliss

February 2, 2012


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Kam C. Lee

January 10, 2012


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Maude R. Gobert

January 6, 2012

Maude R. Gobert was born in Mansfield, Louisiana in 1929 and lived her adult life in Houston, Texas with her family. She came to Twentynine Palms to live with her daughter, Mary Garner and son-in-law (she called him son), Dwight Garner. She leaves behind two daughters, Mary Garner and Lula Gobert of Houston, Texas. Then her wonderful son-in-law, Dwight Garner. He was the best caregiver for...
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Anita Caasi

January 6, 2012


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Albert Markland

December 19, 2011


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Wayne Blackwill

June 26, 1941 - December 7, 2011


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Charles William Voeltz

March 4, 1975 - November 16, 2011

Charles William Voeltz, 36, of Twentynine Palms, passed away on Nov. 16, 2011, at his home. Born on March 4, 1975 in Hartford, Wisc. to Roy William Voeltz and Jacquelyn Ann Klink, Mr. Voeltz was a 27-year resident of California and a 17-year resident of Twentynine Palms. He graduated from Twentynine Palms High School with the Class of 1993. Mr. Voeltz was preceded in death by his father...
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Roberta Snover

January 18, 1951 - November 10, 2011


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Milton Merritt

December 20, 1925 - November 5, 2011


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Betty Tremblay

January 20, 1928 - November 4, 2011


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Jerry Pope

July 25, 1936 - October 29, 2011


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Eric Luff

December 24, 1946 - October 12, 2011


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Dorothy Duke

July 18, 1923 - October 12, 2011


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Frank Albert Jones

September 2, 1949 - January 13, 2011


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Mario Leonard Mercado

July 20, 1994 - January 4, 2011


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Diana Lynn Seniguar

December 12, 1966 - January 1, 2011

Diana Lynn Seniguar, 44 Loving mother, MCCS accountant Diana Lynn Seniguar, a longtime resident of Twentynine Palms, passed away on Saturday, Jan, 1, 2011, at the age of 44. Diana was born Dec. 12, 1966, in Canoga Park to Betty and Victor Costa. She attended Royal High School in Simi Valley and graduated in 1985. Diana’s life would seem too short to many, but those who knew her...
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Edward James Swanson

December 19, 1951 - December 16, 2010

Edward James Swanson Edward James Swanson Dec. 19, 1951-Dec. 16,2010 Marine, Civil Servant, 58 Published: Saturday, December 18, 2010 1:47 AM CST Edward James Swanson, a 14-year resident of California and Twentynine Palms, died Dec. 16, 2010, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage due to cancer. He was 58 years old. The son of Robert E. Swanson and Mary J. Carbona, he was...
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Erlinda Tanglao Hornbeck

March 7, 1952 - December 5, 2010


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Gladys B. Rodriguez

September 18, 1913 - December 4, 2010


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Mary JEAN Stephens

September 23, 1926 - December 2, 2010


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Kevin Bryant Whitehurst

August 27, 1959 - November 26, 2010

Kevin Bryant Whitehurst was born on August 27, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia to Jack L. and Claudine L. Whitehurst. The family resided in Jamaica Queens, New York, where he attended Edison High School, Queens College, and New York City College. Kevin entered into the Marine Corps where he traveled extensively and received many awards. Kevin retired from the Marine Corps in 1999 after 20 years of...
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Rebecca Ann (Mullens) Williams

October 16, 1952 - August 30, 2010

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Williams, 57 Homemaker Mrs. Rebecca Ann Williams, a 19-year resident of Twentynine Palms, California died on August 30, 2010 at Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, Calif. She was 57 years old. She was born on October 16, 1952 to Charles Lee and Margurite Lois (Doebbeling) Mullens in St. Joseph, Missouri. Rebecca Ann was married to Robert Lee Williams for 17 years. ...
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Gertrude M. "Trudy" Reghitto

September 8, 1919 - June 27, 2010

Gertrude “Trudy” Reghitto Long time 29 Palms resident Gertrude “Trudy” Reghitto passed through the door of this life into the doorway of eternal life to meet her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. A strongly spiritual person, she died on Sunday the day of the Lord June 27th, 2010 at the age of 90 from age related causes. Trudy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 8th, 1919 to...
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John Michael Shay

March 21, 1934 - April 1, 2010

PRIVATE Interment at Joshua Tree Memorial Park.
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Selena Huff

June 8, 2010 - March 29, 2010


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Holland Clay Bowden

July 20, 1933 - February 11, 2010

Private Inurnment at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California
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Verna Jean Tygart

March 23, 1935 - January 31, 2010


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Norma Jean Evatt

April 28, 1933 - January 26, 2010

Services are Private
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Guy Stanley Ballard

May 19, 1925 - January 22, 2010


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Betty Claire Merrill

December 15, 1923 - January 17, 2010

Ms. Betty Claire Merrill, 86 Ms. Betty Claire Merrill, a 17 year resident of Twentynine Palms, California died on January 17, 2010 at home from natural causes. She was 86 years old. Betty was born on December 15, 1923 to James Willie and Mary Sophia (Westover) Richards in Joseph City, Arizona. She was married to Harold Merrill, who preceded her in death on January 01, 2010. Betty...
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Grace Ballew

October 13, 1916 - January 16, 2010

Grace Ballew, a 60 year resident of California and a 55 year resident of Twentynine Palms died on January 16, 2010 at an assisted living home of natural causes. She was 93 years old. Grace Ballew was born on October 13, 1916 to Eli and Sarah (Edge) Hancock in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ballew is preceded in death by Robert Ballew, January 3, 2009, her husband of 59 years. Mrs. Ballew...
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