Rose Mortuary & Crematory

​Rose Mortuary & Crematory is a family owned and operated funeral home. Our locations in Desert Hot Springs and Rancho Mirage are available 24 hours every day. We were founded with the belief that every family and their loved one should be treated with the respect and dignity that we would expect our family to be treated with. The Lori and Vradenburg family have been serving the Coachella Valley for over 40 years and have provided families care during their most difficult hour with compassion and concern. We feel that a family owned funeral home can give each family the special attention that they deserve. Each member of the Rose Mortuary ​staff is highly experienced in the funeral industry and is here to help you make a difficult part of life less complicated. We believe in family.

Our Obituaries

Doris Noyes MacIntire

August 1, 1930 - July 20, 2022

Doris N. MacIntire, 91, a resident of Palm Desert, CA passed away on July 20, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. A native of Rhode Island, Doris grew up in a happy home with her parents Fred and Bertha, sisters Marjorie and Carolynn, and brother Sydney. She was the first girl in her family to go to college and graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in mathematics. She...
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Terry James Peterson

October 29, 1948 - July 9, 2022

TERRY JAMES PETERSON Terry James Peterson, 73, died peacefully at home in Rancho Mirage on July 9, 2022, after a short illness. He was born in Minneapolis on October 29, 1948, to the late Frances (Niemi) Peterson & Albinus "Ace" Peterson. He is survived by his loving life partner and husband of 40 years, Malcolm Stuhlmiller, and siblings, Evelyn (John) Miller, Patricia (David) Wilder,...
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Gordon Glen Phillips

May 13, 1933 - July 2, 2022

Gordon Glen Phillips Age 89 It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Glen Phillips wishes to inform you of his passing on July 2, 2022 at his home in Sunrise Country Club where he and his wife resided for the past 47 years. Gordon, a highly regarded realtor in the area, owned Golden Coast Realty in Rancho Mirage for over 40 years. Prior to that, he was Marketing Director and...
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John J. Nagus

July 31, 1956 - June 15, 2022

John Nagus, 65, of Cathedral City, California died Wednesday June 15 th . John's life was spent in the Arts from Summers at Oxbow, receiving his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Illinois and His Masters' in Fine Art at the University of Colorado in Boulder. John then went on to become Arts Director for the Cities of Seattle, Washington and Palm Desert, CA. John then went on to form and...
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Earl Stevens Heckscher

June 17, 1943 - June 10, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Earl Stevens Heckscher announce his passing on June 10, 2022. Earl is lovingly remembered by his two daughters Maria and Carmen, granddaughters Cassie, Sophia and Dani, son-in-law David, and many numerous friends. Earl was born on June 17, 1943 in San Francisco, California. The son of legendary Big Band Orchestra leader, Ernie Heckscher, Earl...
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Daryl Ray Faris

December 5, 1947 - May 10, 2022

Daryl Ray Faris 74, of Palm Desert, California passed away on May 10, 2022 at his home. Daryl was born in Fort Worth, Texas on December 5, 1947. He spent much of his childhood in Fort Stockton, Texas where he graduated from Fort Stockton High School in 1966. Daryl completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at Texas Christian University in 1970, where he was a member and served as ...
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Grant Edward Linhart

December 2, 1944 - April 24, 2022

Grant Edward Linhart Rancho Mirage, CA – Sunday, April 24, 2022, Grant E. Linhart, 77, died unexpectedly at Eisenhower Hospital. He was born December 2, 1944, in San Bernardino, CA, the son of Grant Epler and Lila "Linda" May Smith, both of Los Angeles, CA. When Grant was a year old, his mother and father divorced. At the age of five, his mother married Edward Ervin Linhart who would later...
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Gary William Chaney

April 9, 1952 - April 13, 2022

Gary W. Chaney 70, Born in Wolf Point, Montana. He was a US Navy Veteran, a retired general contractor and land developer. He passed away April 13, 2022, of extensive illnesses. His memorial service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California on Friday, June 3,2022 at 10:30 A.M. Gary is survived by his wife Audrey of forty-eight years and his four children, Daniel of El...
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Frank van der Nagel

September 6, 1926 - April 2, 2022

Frank van der Nagel September 6, 1926- April 2, 2022 Frank van der Nagel, died peacefully at home with his loving wife Pamela at his side, on April 2, 2022 at the age of 95. In life, Frank truly lived "The American Dream." Frank was born in Jakarta, Indonesia September 6, 1926, the son of Dutch parents Laurens Arnold van der Nagel and Hendrika Adriana Spechtvoncorstanje. His father worked as...
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Nilda Monserrate Falero

February 2, 1930 - March 5, 2022

Nilda Monserrate Falero peacefully passed from this life on Saturday March 5, 2022 8:45 pm in Rancho Mirage, California, surrounded by her children and husband of 71 years. Nilda was born on February 2, 1930 (birth name Monserrate Bisbal Ellin,) and until age 11 (1941) she was in a small home in the barrio of Ensenada, steps from the sand and blue water near the now world famous "Tres Palmas"...
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Laurel Goodwin Wood

August 11, 1942 - February 25, 2022

Laurel Goodwin Wood, 1942 - 2022, passed away on February 25. Born August 11, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas, the family moved to San Diego during WW2, and later to San Francisco where Laurel grew up with her older brother, Gary, and younger sister, Maureen. She graduated from Lowell High School, Class of '60 and went on to SF State where she studied drama. At 19,Laurel signed a contract with...
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William Edward Fearing, Jr.

April 5, 1944 - February 7, 2022

FEARING, William E. Jr. INDIO, CA – William E. Fearing Jr., 77, formerly of Brisbane, CA, Oakland, CA, and Clinton, MA, passed away peacefully on Feb 7, 2022 at the Emerald Rose Garden Bed and Care Facility in Palm Desert, CA after a long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Billy was born on April 5, 1944 to William and Marion (Sheridan) Fearing. He was predeceased by his...
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Donna Ann Calvano

June 8, 1960 - January 24, 2022

Donna Ann Calvano Passed away at 61 years of age in Moreno Valley CA, 1/24/2022. We have yet to discover the cause of death as she was in her apartment when she was found with no signs of foul play. She was born on 6/8/1960 in Long Island New York to Jay and Ruth Reed, 1 of 4 children the only girl with 3 brothers. Donna Participated in the first ever competition with Drum Corp International...
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James Currie Rose II

November 19, 1944 - January 20, 2022

It is with profound sorrow and humble acceptance of God's will that we announce the passing of James Currie Rose II, our beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother and child of God. Jim died peacefully in his home on Jan. 20, 2022, with his beloved wife and youngest son by his side. He will be greeted in the Kingdom of Heaven by his father, mother and two sisters. Jim was born in...
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Arthur Reid, Jr.

June 19, 1957 - December 20, 2021

It is with much sorrow that we mourn the passing of Arthur Reid of Indio, California on December 20, 2021 at the age of 64 years. Art was an amazing man who touched so many lives with his generosity, kindness, fun loving spirit and sense of humor. He will be truly missed by all. Art lived In Southern California and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to further pursue his career at Lorillard...
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Margot DeMoss

June 27, 1921 - December 9, 2021

Margot Harvey Worthington Veal DeMoss Margot was born June 27, 1921, in Watertown, MA to Mary Louise Robinson Harvey and William Bradbury Harvey and became the younger sister to William Bradbury Harvey II. She was educated at Dana Hall in Wellesley, MA. Always ready for an adventure, Margot got her private pilot's license in 1943. When the US entered World War (WW) II, the military sought...
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Dorothy Noyes McCollum Holmberg

April 17, 1923 - December 3, 2021

Dorothy Noyes McCollum Holmberg passed peacefully after a short illness on December 3, 2021, in the company of her daughters. Born April 17, 1923, in Mishawaka, IN to Dorothy Boles Noyes McCollum and Donald Louis McCollum, she was the older sister of Donald Louis McCollum who previously passed in 2019. While she was looking forward to celebrating her 99th birthday at her beloved Sunnylands in...
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Louise Petty Weston

February 2, 1922 - November 18, 2021

Louise Petty Weston, born February 2, 1922, of La Quinta, California, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2021 in Palm Springs with her devoted daughter, Susan, and Tom Pingatore at her side. Louise had a rich history that spanned nearly ten decades. Born in South Amboy, New Jersey, Louise was a graduate of H.G. Hoffman High School and was employed by Dupont Industries Film Division in...
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Jerry Sherman Johnson

June 25, 1940 - October 4, 2021

JERRY SHERMAN JOHNSON Born 6/25/1940, Died 10/4/2021 Jerry Sherman Johnson, a loving husband, caring father, and avid sportsman, died on October 4 at his home in Palm Desert. He was 81. Born to Sherman and Erma Johnson on June 25, 1940, in Iowa, Jerry and his two brothers, James and Steven, grew up in Chico, CA. The boys all shared a love of sports and began golfing together at an early...
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Lester Michael Maxon

May 7, 1928 - September 30, 2021

Les Maxon 5/7/1928 (or 4/7/1928 depending on whether you believe the tribe or the county) - 9/30/2021 Les was born on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota on a cattle and sheep ranch near the Grand River, one of 5 kids, near where Sitting Bull was killed. He worked hard on the ranch and excelled at football and basketball. One year he attended Indian boarding school at Fort Yates, ND...
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Charles Brian Root

September 3, 1942 - September 15, 2021

Dr. Charles Brian Root - September 3, 1942 – September 15, 2021 Dr, Charles Brian Root, 79, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Indian Wells, California. He was born in Albion, Illinois, but resided in many places throughout his life including Washington, DC, Morristown, New Jersey, La Plata, Maryland, Barrington, Illinois, Palm Desert, and finally Indian Wells,...
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Ann Teresa Haugen

October 17, 1948 - September 2, 2021

Ann Teresa (Marihart) Haugen, 72 of Palm Desert, California passed away on September 2nd, 2021. Ann was born on October 17, 1948 to Evelyn Rose (Rausch) and John Leo Marihart and was baptized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Graceville, MN. Ann attended Graceville High School and studied business at North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND. Ann married Gregory Haugen...
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Jeanne Marie Pesola

February 22, 1942 - August 23, 2021

Jeanne Marie Pesola (née Flashing) February 22, 1942 - August 23, 2021 Palm Desert, CA Our beloved mother, Jeanne, left us August 23rd at the age of 79. Unafraid, she returned home to the Lord. Jeanne Marie Pesola (née: Flashing) cherished her loving marriage of over 50 years to Carmen M. Pesola (predeceased in 2014). She was a loving mother and guiding light for her three children:...
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Joshua James Bartel

March 20, 1979 - July 21, 2021

Joshua was a very upbeat and positive person. He always showed consideration for others. Joshua grew up in Palm Springs, California where he attended elementary school in Palm Desert. He played youth soccer as a goalkeeper for the Cobras. He spent his teenage years in Utah where he completed his general education and earned a high school diploma. He also participated in many youth programs in...
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Alexus Raquel Franco

July 27, 2001 - July 8, 2021

Alexus "Alex" Raquel Requena Franco was sadly taken from us in the early morning of Thursday, July 8th, 2021. Alexus was born to her Mother, Monica Requena Tello on July 27th, 2001 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California. Raised in Cathedral City, Alexus grew up loving music, she would always be dancing either by herself or with her family. She was an old soul, she loved...
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Francisco Garcia Vargas

January 9, 1944 - June 25, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Francisco G. Vargas announce his passing. The son of Porfirio and Andrea Vargas, he was born in Jalisco, Mexico on January 9, 1944 and died on June 25, 2021 after battling a serious infection in Palm Springs, CA at the age of 77. He is survived by wife Roberta and his nine children: Francisco, Carlos, Maria, Roger, Darlene, Jennifer, Andrea, Yolanda...
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Shirley Lutz

October 29, 1922 - June 14, 2021

Lutz, Shirley Carolyn October 29, 1922 - June 14, 2021 The world lost a shining presence on June 14, 2021, when Shirley Carolyn Lutz of Palm Springs/Paradise, CA passed away peacefully at the age of 98 with her devoted daughter, Bonnie Flood, by her side. Shirley was born October 29,1922 to Frank and Julia Chapek in Farmington, Michigan. She had three brothers and two sisters who were 15 to...
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Dawn Ann Mora

July 28, 1941 - June 9, 2021

Dawn (Ann Daniels) Mora July 28, 1941 – June 9, 2021 The soul of Dawn Mora rose into heaven on June 9th as the sun crossed the noon day sky. Her legacy is the light. A notably beautiful and talented woman with hundreds of important credits to her name, she grew up in Palm Springs, California, with her mother "Honey," a teacher at Cahuilla Elementary School, and brother, artist Bill Arms. She...
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Clifford Robert Davis

February 28, 1936 - May 19, 2021

Clifford Robert "Bob" Davis passed away on May 19th, 2021. He was born February 28, 1936 in Rochester, New York. As a young adult, he lived in Oakland, California. Then he moved to Desert Hot Springs. He lived in other places, but spent most of his years in the Desert Hot Springs-Palm Springs area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford L. Davis and LaVera Rush Hudspeth, a...
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Mary Virginia Houska

August 31, 1933 - March 28, 2021

Mary Virginia Houska passed away peacefully at home surrounded by members of her family on March 28, 2021 of dementia related causes at age 87. Mary was born in Mitchell, S.D. on August 31, 1933 to Lloyd and Margaret Meade and raised in Plankinton, SD. She graduated from Plankinton High School in 1951 and obtained a teaching degree from Dakota Wesleyan University. She taught at Flynn's School in...
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Mary Theresa Noble

October 3, 1948 - March 21, 2021

Our beautiful Mary Theresa Noble, passed away on March 21, 2021, after a valiant eighteen month battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma). Mary went to Heaven peacefully, with her husband and children by her side. Mary, or Ollie, as she was known to many, left this world as she lived in it, always thinking of her family first, trusting in her Catholic faith and showing nothing but dignity and...
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Mary Grace Del Rosso

April 19, 1926 - February 18, 2021

Mary Grace Del Rosso of La Quinta, California, passed away on February 18, 2021, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 94, two months shy of her 95th birthday, and still smiling and sweet natured to the very end. Mary was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was blessed with a long and happy marriage to the greatest...
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Candace Jean (Rossi) Doss

December 17, 1946 - February 12, 2021

Jeannie Doss, 74, peacefully passed away at home in Yucca Valley, California with her loving partner Robert Deprosperis and family at her side, on February 12, 2021. She was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois to John Rossi, Sr. And Juanita (Harland) Rossi, where she lived until retiring to Yucca Valley 12 years ago. She is survived by daughters Sherri Murawski, Kelly Barrett and Toni Glista;...
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Jay Donald Millspaugh

March 15, 1930 - January 14, 2021

Jay Donald Millspaugh 1930-2021 He was the greatest dad. He tried to make us better children and adults by trying to teach us about life. We miss talking to him every day and miss his guidance. Proceeded by his wife Tomoko Arimura/ Millspaugh. Father of Colleen Millspaugh/ Nelson and her husband Timothy Nelson, Vicki Cozart, Cathy Hodges, Carl Millspaugh and his wife Roberta Millspaugh....
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Vincent Rudolph Yammerino

March 9, 1927 - January 14, 2021

Vince Yammerino March 9, 1927 - January 14, 2021 Angels welcome a very wise and strong protector to the loving ensemble watching over us. The son of Italian immigrants, born in New Rochelle, New York, Vince was raised in Westchester County, NY and Essex County, NJ. Tall, dark and handsome, Vinny was a charmer, a joker, a mover and a shaker. Vince's combination of talents provided, first...
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Donald Lee Hastings

May 19, 1931 - January 14, 2021

Donald Lee Hastings, a retired business owner and resident of Rancho Mirage, CA died on January 14, 2021, at the age of 89. Donald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Valentina Hastings; his daughters Deborah Mosher (Edward), Dian Rust, Donna Hayward, Dawn Hastings, and his stepdaughter Elizabeth Swatsek (Victor); his sister Eva Noble (Chuck), brother Mark Hastings; his 8 grandchildren and...
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Marta Keil Dailey

August 14, 1933 - November 20, 2020

PALM DESERT - Marta Keil Dailey (Mahoney), 87, of Palm Desert, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, November 20, 2020. Marta was born August 14, 1933, daughter of Henry and Olive Keil. She graduated from (Riv- erside Polytechnic High School) and went on to graduate from UCLA with a degree in English. She married Michael J. Mahoney in (August 22, 1956). During their marriage,...
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Donna M Lisi

February 22, 1934 - November 17, 2020

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Donna Mae Lisi, age 86, passed away peacefully at her home in La Quinta Ca. after home hospice care from The Bridge hospice and having family present. Donna was born and raised in Joliet Illinois, later lived and worked in Miami and Boston before settling in San Francisco, where she worked at the corporate headquarters of Union Bank for twenty years. Donna also...
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Judith Anne Dickinson

September 24, 1955 - October 18, 2020

On the morning of Sunday, October 18, Judith Anne Dickinson succumbed to the residual effects of COVID-19 combined with her history of numerous medical conditions. Known as Judi or Judianne to her friends and family, she was born on September 24, 1955 in Indianapolis, the youngest of five children in the family of Chester and Stella Mazur. Judi attended Little Flower Catholic School and...
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Albert Joseph Sierra

July 14, 1949 - October 14, 2020

On October 14th 2020, Albert J Sierra passed away at the age of 71. He was a loving husband and father of three. Albert was a long resident of Beaumont. He graduated in 1967. Then later received a degree from Mt. San Jacinto Jr College. He is a proud Army Vietnam Veteran with an honorable discharge. He went on to become a US Border Patrol Agent in San Diego and also in the Indio Jurisdictions. ...
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Alan Halla

March 30, 1949 - July 20, 2020

Mr. Alan Halla of Palm Springs, California born on March 30, 1949 in Ostrava, Czech Republic passed away peacefully at age 71 on July 20, 2020. Disenchanted with his people of Czechoslovakia after the Russians invaded in 1968, Alan knew that it was a place he could no longer call home, and decided to leave. After escaping his country and staying in a refugee camp in Austria, he emigrated to...
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Genevieve Ann "Jenny" Gumpertz

March 19, 1929 - July 19, 2020

Genevieve Ann "Jenny" Gumpertz, age 91, died on July 19, 2020 in Palm Desert, California. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Jenny was born on March 19, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to Carl and Alice Eva Terrell. She had two sisters, Caroline and Maudie. After graduating from Whittier College she worked for NBC-TV in Hollywood and in Hawaii, and for Desilu Studios ...
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Hannah Phillips

May 17, 1990 - July 17, 2020

Hannah Phillips, a special-needs adult in Palm Desert, California left this world, Friday July 17, 2020. She was 30 years old. The daughter of Carl Phillips and Katherine Phillips (deceased), Hannah was born in Seattle May 17, 1990 and later moved with her family to Illinois, Virginia and 21 years ago to California. She was born with cerebral palsy - severe and profound, spastic quadriplegic -...
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Susan Ann Harmon

July 24, 1947 - July 7, 2020

Susan Ann Hamon passed away under hospice care in Rancho Mirage, California on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 after suffering from pancreatic cancer for over 6 years. She resided in Palm Desert, CA with her long time companion, Earl Hecksher who survives her. Susan's surviving family includes her brother John, his wife Clara, who reside in Shelton Ct, and her two nieces, Anna and Gail, who reside in...
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Robert Lee Amick, Jr

May 16, 1970 - July 5, 2020

Robert Lee Amick, Jr. May 16, 1970 – July 5, 2020 To be a companion of Robert Lee Amick, Jr. was to share in his quiet strength. After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, on July 5, 2020, Rob found his peace in the comfort of his home, surrounded with love by family and friends. Rob was born on May 16, 1970 in Lancaster, California to Sylvia (Torres) Amick and Robert Amick. As a...
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Dorothy Theresa Yammerino

February 18, 1930 - March 12, 2020

Dorothy Yammerino (Stumberger) February 18, 1930 - March 12, 2020 Angels welcome a very wise and strong and beautiful soul to the amazing choir watching over us. Dorothy passed over peacefully and filled with grace, after completing 90 amazing years of love, laughter and prosperity. Born in Mt Vernon, NY, and having lived in New England, South Florida and Southern California, Dottie was...
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Marie H Carroll

February 18, 1928 - January 24, 2020

Marie H. Carroll of Desert Hot Springs, formerly of Los Angeles, passed away on January 24, 2020. Born in Los Angeles on February 18, 1928. She attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School in Los Angeles. She worked at Bishop Conklin Paints for 31 years and the State of California before retiring in 1991. Marie's husband, Andy and her daughter Paula preceded her in death....
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Edward Joseph McGuinness

June 2, 1930 - December 25, 2019

Father Edward Joseph McGuinness was born on June 2, 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland to James and Annie McGuinness. He had 9 brothers and sisters. Father McGuinness earned a doctorate degree and spent over 50 years faithfully serving the Lord as a devoted Catholic Priest. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus. Father McGuinness was loved by so many, he was a true gentleman and will be deeply missed.
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Antonina Nina Mandala

January 30, 1917 - November 28, 2019

Nina Mandala peacefully passed away at her home on November 28, 2019, Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by her family and her faith. She was 102 years old. She was the family's guiding light and will be deeply missed. She was born Antonina Borgia on January 30, 1917 in Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily. At the age of fourteen, she immigrated to America with her family and they settled in Los Angeles....
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Kevin Rhoades

July 19, 1954 - November 26, 2019

Mr. Kevin Charles Rhoades, 65, was born in Bakersfield, California on July 19, 1954. An incredibly hard worker with a great sense of humor. He followed his passion for electronics from the engineering club in high school to a career in fleet tracking systems. He pursued many interests including gardening, sustainable living and raising poultry, often combining them with electronic projects. His...
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Rodney Michael Marlin

November 28, 1962 - October 20, 2019

Born in Los Angeles, grew up in Detroit, Michael, at a very young age always knew that he would live in California. In his youth, Michael loved football, horse racing and theater. His mother introduced him to harness and thoroughbred horse racing that led him to travel to Canada and throughout the USA. Racing tracks from coast to coast, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville...
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Edward A. Jacobson

July 1, 1943 - September 19, 2019

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Edward (Ed or Eddie) A. Jacobson, PhD, loving husband, stepdad, brother, friend and mentor, passed away at the age of 76. Ed was born on July 1, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York to Samuel Jacobson (of Canada) and Elizabeth Glantz (of New York). Ed was beloved for his unique combination of kindness, wit and brilliance. He is the author of the inspiring book, Appreciative...
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John Jeremy Kelly

December 27, 1941 - May 23, 2019

Jerry was born on December 27, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later his family moved outside the city to Horsham, PA., and then when he was 16 they relocated to the New York area. He graduated from Iona Prep and earned his Bachelors Degree from Fordham University. Throughout High School and College he competed on the track team, specializing in Pole Vaulting. As an adult, he became an avid...
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Joseph Alfred Shea

April 7, 1932 - May 2, 2019

Joseph Shea passed away peacefully on May 2nd, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Anne, his devoted wife of 61 years predeceased him in August 2018. He was surrounded by family as he passed. Joe was a well-rounded man comfortable on any sporting field or business meeting, with his friends, industry peers and most importantly his family and faith. Well known as "Papa Joe," He was an incredible...
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Barbara Sue Molson

May 4, 1936 - March 27, 2019

Barbara Sue Molson entered into life on May 4, 1936 in Alabama to James and Velma Tucker and passed away on March 27, 2019 in La Quinta, Ca. She was the first born of 11 siblings. At a young age she enlisted in the U.S Air Force where she proudly served her country. While in the Air Force she met the love of her life, George who was also serving in the Air Force. During their marriage they...
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Thomas O'Connor

June 21, 1950 - March 25, 2019

Thomas Joseph O'Connor of West Chester, Pa. and La Quinta, Ca., passed away peacefully on March 25, 2019 at his residence in La Quinta, Ca. He was born on June 21, 1950 to Thomas J. O'Connor and Kathryn T. (Lynch), in Philadelphia. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and proudly wore his class ring his entire life. He spent a year abroad studying art and architecture in...
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Harry William Billings

January 10, 1945 - February 16, 2019

Harry W. "Bud" Billings passed away in Palm Desert on February 16, 2019 at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Eileen "Cookie" Billings, 2 sons, Bill Billings and John Dominguez, and 2 daughters, JoAnne Serna and Patricia Sparks. Bud is also survived by his sister, Katherine Tritz, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Harry...
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Edward Alexander Budney

February 8, 1940 - December 29, 2018

On December 29th, 2018, Edward Alexander Budney passed away in his home in Palm Desert, CA at the age of 78. Ed, as he liked to be called, will be lovingly remembered by his wife Karen, and his children, Megan, Blake, and Alex. Ed was born and raised in Bristol, PA, son to Edward and Bertha; he graduated Lycoming College in 1962. He then began his career representing manufacturers in the sales...
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Frances Mildred Grizzle

February 21, 1934 - October 24, 2018

On this day, October 24, 2018, Frances Grizzle went to be with the Lord. She is loved and missed by her five Daughters; Debbie, JoAnn (Jodie), Donna, Sheri and Vicki, Grandchildren; Aaron, Eric, Sundae, Felicia, Loru, Jamie, James, Mary, Elijah, Natalie, Sara, Alex, Renee, Ericka, Julia and Tonya. She is also survived by 10 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.
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Anne H. Ledebur

January 26, 1936 - May 10, 2018

Anne Ledebur January 26, 1936 May 10, 2018 Anne Hamrock Ledebur died on May 10th at her home in Palm Desert, CA. She was born on January 26, 1936 in Youngstown, OH, the daughter of Stephen Hamrock and Mary Kacenga Hamrock. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harry Calhoon Ledebur. She is survived by her three sons, Harry C. Ledebur, Jr. (Anne), of Kalamazoo, MI,...
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Wayne Ollie Fowler

March 28, 1940 - March 27, 2018

Wayne Ollie Fowler was born March 28, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri. He died on Tuesday March 27th from complications from cancer he had been battling the last couple of years. He resided in Desert Hot Springs, California. He married his first wife Sandi Moore Williams on December 11, 1964 in Norwalk, CA. Wayne and Sandi were married for 20 years and had three children and resided in Norwalk...
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Alicia Evelyn Lloyd

August 25, 1937 - January 8, 2018

Alicia Evelyn, 80, of Rancho Mirage, Ca. passed away peacefully in her home on January 8 surrounded by family. She was born August 25, 1937 in Denver, Colorado to Arthur Mosgrove and Evelyn (nee Jackson). Alicia was married to television syndication pioneer, Howard Lloyd for 40 years before his death in 2006. Raised by a single mother since the age of thirteen, following the untimely death of...
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James Leroy Cornell

April 19, 1949 - November 13, 2017

James L. Cornell went home to be with the Lord on November 13, 2017. He was born April 19, 1949 in Delano, CA to Clayton and Betty Cornell. He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Leary on October 11, 1969. He served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1972. Jim was devoted to his family and his faith where he was a chaplain in the state and federal prison system. He was preceded in death by...
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Carolyn W. Colletta

June 15, 1940 - October 12, 2017

Colletta, Carolyn W. (Hall, Rinaldi) age 77 of La Quinta, CA, formerly of Atlanta, GA & Ecorse, MI, died peacefully in her home on October 12, 2017. Beloved wife of 38 years is survived by her husband, Donald D. Colletta. She was born June 15, 1940 in Baltimore, MD. The third of four children to George and Dorothy Hall (preceded in death) of Atlanta, GA. Survived by her siblings, Patricia ...
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William Dettman

August 25, 2016

Bill Dettman, the most generous, caring man, quietly passed away on August 25, 2016 after a three month battle with cancer. Bill always greeted everyone he met with a smile and he was quick with his own style of jokes, cracking up restaurant staff, especially when they'd ask if he had reservations. He would reply, "Yes, but we came anyway". In the hospital when the doctors would ask him how...
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Darrell Kent Williams

August 11, 1936 - April 10, 2016

Darrel was born is Lisbon, Ohio, on August 11, 1936, to Gale and Thelma Williams. In his youth he worked helping neighbors on their farms while attending school. When he graduated from Beaver High School, he went directly into the Air Force, where he trained at Lackland AFB. He was trained there for working on airplanes and traveled to many places, spending the last two years of his service at...
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Matthew Lackowski

December 12, 2015

Matthew Alexander Lackowski, aka Red Herring, Red Lackowski, Red McMahon, died December 12, 2015, aged 37, in Palm Desert, CA, after a brief illness. Matthew was married to William H. Schleicher of Morristown, NJ; Palm Desert, CA; and Birr, County Offlay, Ireland. He is survived by Dixie, his Jack Russell Terrier and innumerable friends and acquaintances. Born in Saginaw, MI, the son of...
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Bette Anne Boyer

March 14, 1922 - September 11, 2015

Bette A. Boyer, 93, passed away in Palm Springs, CA. on September 11, 2015 after a 2 month illness. She was born in Decatur, Illinois in 1922 to Carter and Annabel Stowell. She married William (Bill) E. Boyer in 1942 in Hawaii. He was on active duty during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. Bette had gone to Hawaii in late 1941 to be married to William (Bill) Boyer, but the marriage was...
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William E Townsend

January 23, 1931 - April 18, 2015

William E. Townsend, age 84, of Kokomo, Indiana passed away on April 18, 2015 as a result of a long struggle with Dementia complicated by Parkinsons. His family was by his side at home in Desert Hot Springs, CA when he gave his last breath while listening to his early morning jazz music. William was born to Inez Hall and Ervin Townsend of Kokomo, Indiana on January 23, 1931. He served active...
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Charles Edward Poche'

March 11, 1964 - April 14, 2015

Charles "Chuck" Poche' died on April 14, 2015. He was born on March 11, 1964, in Los Angeles, Ca. Charles graduated from high school in the Escondido area. He spent the last 30 years working in construction in Southern California. He is survived by his wife Theresa Poche', his mother, Mary Poche', his sister Margaret Pustejovsky, brothers; John and William and many nieces and nephews. He was...
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Doris Marion Wilder

January 26, 1923 - April 11, 2015

"Well done, good and faithful servant… Enter into the joy of the lord." - Matthew 25:23 Viewing for Doris M. Wilder, a resident of Desert Hot Springs, will be held at Rose Mortuary 66424 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs, CA Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will be at Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren...
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Howard Clemens LaMere, Jr

June 3, 1923 - April 9, 2015

Howard C. LaMere, Jr., 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Rancho Mirage on April 9, 2015. Howard was born to Howard Clemens LaMere, Sr. and Emma Peterson on June 3, 1923, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After attending college and service with the United States Army during World War II, Howard married the former Virginia Bowser, and settled in at home in Chicago, Illinois. The family moved...
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Vanda Theodora Barra

October 3, 1924 - April 9, 2015

Long time Palm Springs resident, Vanda Barra, 90, passed away on April 9 after a long illness. Vanda worked in the entertainment field most of her life beginning as a model in New York City and then moving to California to pursue live theater and television. She is most recognized in her character roles in the "Here's Lucy show," "The Jeffersons," and "All In The Family." Vanda is survived by...
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Barbara Ann Kahle

December 2, 1935 - April 6, 2015

Barbara Ann Kahle was born on December 2, 1935 in Clarion, Pennsylvania to Clarence and Hazel Potter. She entered into eternal rest on April 6, 2015 in Yucca Valley, California with family by her side. Barbara was a caring and loving person. She was very generous to the needs of her family and worked diligently as a homemaker. She also spent 30 years helping others with home health care. She...
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Melvin Richard Nelson

January 29, 1922 - February 17, 2015

Melvin Nelson was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1922. He was the son of Swedish immigrants who settled in Galesburg because it was a hub for several railroads. Galesburg is an "All-American City" whose impact and reach throughout history has been greater than it should have been, given its size and location. After serving on a destroyer in the South Pacific during World War II, he returned...
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Auston Lavalle Tyler

March 29, 1946 - February 12, 2015

Auston Lavalle Tyler Auston Lavalle Tyler (68), a U.S. Army Veteran, passed away February 12, 2015 in Cathedral City, California. He was born March 29, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the youngest of four sons born to the late Jesse Cook Tyler Sr. and Esterline Mimms Tyler. Auston was baptized at Centennial Olivet Baptist Church in Louisville. At age 8, he moved to Compton,...
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John Peter Poit

September 25, 1935 - January 28, 2015

J. Peter Poit passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. He was a loving father who is survived by one son,Scott; four daughters, Denise, Donna, Nancy,Jeannette, and seven grand children. His brother Carl and spouse MaryJane; two nephews, four nieces; eight great nephews, and four great nieces.
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Thomas Hiester

November 6, 1949 - January 22, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that our family must announce the passing of...Thomas Michael Hiester, 65 of Palm Springs, Ca. He passed away on January 22, 2015 at his residence. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Ruth M. (Gaston) Hiester. He graduated with the class of 1967 from Governor Mifflin High School. After graduation he attended Brylan's Beauty Institute. His first...
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Andrew Carroll

April 12, 1928 - January 22, 2015

Andrew F. Carroll of Desert Hot Springs, formerly of Los Angeles, California, passed away on January 22, 2015. Born in Los Angeles, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War. After his military career he was employed at Ford Motor Company and retired after 30 years of service as a foreman . Andy also worked for the Los Angeles Police Department and developed the Battering Ram...
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Hildur Amy Sesko

August 10, 1925 - January 17, 2015

Hildur Amy Sesko, 89 of Sky Valley, CA peacefully passed away on January 17, 2015 at the Desert Breeze Senior Living home in Desert Hot Springs, CA. The daughter of Gottfrid and Signe Eisfeldt, she was born on August 10, 1925 in Worcester, MA. At the age of 3, her parents and 2 brothers moved to Chicago, IL. She graduated from Senn High School in Chicago, IL. She loved to roller skate at the...
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Shirley Bell (Bryant) Dickherber

September 10, 1941 - December 5, 2014

Shirley Bell (Bryant) Dickherber, began her earthly journey on September 10th, 1941. Despite her courageous battle with failing health, she departed this world and triumphantly entered into heaven on December 5th, 2014, with family and loved ones at her side. She was preceded in death by parents Sherman (Vic) and Opal Bryant, long time residents of Wentzville, Missouri, along with brothers...
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Dennis Ray Everhart

July 13, 1951 - September 7, 2014

Dennis Ray Everhart passed away peacefully at home in Desert Hot Springs on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the age of 63. Mr. Everhart sold merchandise wholesale to retail stores for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Everhart of Desert Hot Springs, and a brother, William Everhart of Las Vegas, Nevada and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Hearl...
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Shirlee Colleen Conte

November 30, 1935 - May 17, 2014

Shirlee Colleen Conte, born the 30th of November 1935 and transitioned into the great beyond the 17th of May 2014. We honor our beloved and extraordinary friend, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, inspirationist. Her maiden name is Shirlee Colleen Garner, daughter of Hal and Tilla Garner of Kansas. She married Bill Witty and brought two sons into the world, David Darrell Witty and...
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Sandra Lee Hall

June 16, 1941 - May 11, 2014

Sandra Lee Hall, 72 of Indio, CA peacefully passed into the hands of her Heavenly Father with her family at her side on May 11, 2014 after a ten year battle with Alzheimer's disease. The daughter of Howard H. Hough and Virginia M. Hough she was born on June 16, 1941 in El Centro, CA. She graduated from Imperial High School. She attended Westmont College where she met her future husband. She...
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Michael Scott Donnelly

July 11, 1957 - March 16, 2014

Michael Scott Donnelly passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital in Loma Linda. He was born July 11, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Richard Donnelly and Elizabeth Scott Donnelly. At age 16, while a student at Pullman High School, he reigned as the Chess Champion of Washington State University. He defeated all of the college students at WSU. He...
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John Franklin Jones

February 3, 1953 - March 14, 2014

John Franklin Jones, 61, of Palm Springs passed away on March 14, 2014 in Palm Springs, CA. He was born February 3, 1953 to Barbara Schell in French Camp; CA. John married Lina Fernando on December 2, 1982 in Palm Springs and has been married for 31 years. John is survived by his loving wife Lina Jones of Palm Springs; sons Jeremy Jones of Palm Springs and Johnnie Jones of Stockton; daughter-in...
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Condie Hernandez

February 2, 1931 - March 4, 2014

Condie B. Hernandez February 2, 1931- March 4, 2014 Condie Hernandez joined her Heavenly Father on March 4th 2014, surrounded by her family & friends. Survivors include her Husband, Raul Hernandez of New Mexico; her children, Ronald Esparza of Indiana, James Esparza of Hemet California & Lupe Stoneburner of Desert Hot Springs California; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs...
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James Offord

May 15, 1945 - March 3, 2014

James A. Offord, known to all as St. James, or just, Jimmy, passed away peacefully, on March 3rd, at home, with his life companion, Judith Chapman, at his side. A genial host, artist, chef and restaurateur, whose first eatery, CAFE ST JAMES, successfully opened in 1984. This was followed by ST. JAMES AT THE VINEYARD, and THE VINEYARD TUSCAN GRILL. When asked if he would be opening a...
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Robert Mathison

June 14, 1933 - March 3, 2014

Robert Mathison was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on June 14,1933, and grew up in Canton on his family's farm. After graduating from high school he enlisted into the service and served for 4 years with an honorable discharge from the US Navy. He attended a couple years of college and went to work at San Diego Gas and Electric Company where he retired in 1989 after 25 years of service. Bob...
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Dennis Charles Rice

February 6, 1944 - March 3, 2014

Dennis Rice, age 70, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014. Dennis was born in San Francisco on February 6, 1944 and attended Sacred Heart High School where he played varsity football for three years and was selected first team All-City; Back of the year; All Catholic; All Metropolitan and later inducted in to the Sacred Heart Athletics Hall of Fame. Dennis, a long time resident of Desert Hot...
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John "Jack" Judson Gravlin

April 2, 1933 - January 30, 2014

John (Jack) Judson Gravlin suddenly passed away at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA on January 30, 2014 at the age of 80. He had suffered several years with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Jack was surrounded by close friends at the time of his death. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Josephine Gravlin; Sisters, Joanne Srsen and Marilyn Sherwin. ...
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Laura Michelle "Shelly" Smiley

September 22, 1951 - January 17, 2014

Laura Michelle "Shelly" Smiley was born at Kern County General Hospital in Bakersfield California to Rolland Eldridge Howell and Maxine La Verne Hulse Howell. She married Thomas Bruce Smiley on September 3, 1988 at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. She passed peacefully at sunset, January 17, 2014 at her home in Desert Hot Springs, California with Chaplain Alan Singing some of her favorite songs and...
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Alvaro Soliz

June 26, 1943 - January 9, 2014

Alvaro Soliz, age 70, passed away in the comfort and privacy of his home in Thousand Palms, CA on the 9th of January 2014. Dad was cared for and surrounded by his family at the time of his passing, and will be greatly missed every day. Born June 26th 1943 in Hebbronville, TX, he grew up in Texas and while in his youth moved to California. He finally settled here in the Coachella Valley and made...
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Zaida Padua DeOcera

September 9, 1938 - January 4, 2014

Dr. Zaida Padua-DeOcera, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home in Palm Desert, CA on the morning of January 4, 2014, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 77 years old. She graduated with honors with two degrees. One from the University of the Philippines Quezon City with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, and a second degree of Doctor of Medicine from Far Eastern...
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Raymond Joseph Ross

February 16, 1927 - December 22, 2013

Raymond Joseph Ross (U.S.N. Retired) Raymond "Ray" Joseph Ross, 86, Transferred to the Staff of the Supreme Commander on Sunday, December 22, 2013 in Indio, California. He was born February 16, 1927 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. He was retired from the United States Navy and from the Boilermakers Union. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Alice Ross, brothers Dean C. and...
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Kenneth Joseph Notte

March 20, 1968 - October 31, 2013

Kenneth Joseph Notte, 45, of Sky Valley, died Thursday, October 31, 2013. He was born in Livingston New Jersey, March 20, 1968. Kenneth graduated from Palm Springs Adult School. He married Amanda Hill in 2009, and they lived together in the Sky Valley area. Kenneth was a Palm Springs Airport ramp agent up until this spring and passionate about the planes, he collected wings from each of...
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Chase Franklin Kennedy

May 31, 1956 - September 28, 2013

Chase Kennedy, born Charles Franklin Tschirhart, of Salton City, CA died on September 28, 2013. He is the son of Robert Leo Tschirhart and the late Magdalen Louise Tschirhart (Braun) of Port Hope, MI. Charles is survived by two sons Benjamin (wife Sarah) of Hereford, AZ and Lucas (wife Ashley) of Josephine, TX. Charles has six grandchildren Alli, Cole, Jacob, Eli, Jadyn and Abigail. He is also...
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Phyllis Jean Hopper

November 13, 1934 - September 12, 2013

OBITUARY OF PHYLLIS JEAN HOPPER Phyllis passed away on September 12, 2013.. Our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, was a wonderful and loving person. She was a very generous person and had no enemies. She was the loved by all. She opened her house to anyone who needed a place to stay. She was born Phyllis Jean Mattox in Liberty, Crawford Co., MO on November 13, 1934. Her parents' names were...
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Dorothy Jordan Nelson

December 26, 1925 - September 9, 2013

Dorothy Nelson passed away in her sleep after a long illness on September 9th at home in Palm Springs. She was born December 26, 1925 to Harry and Waneta Jordan in a coal mining settlement outside of Albia, Iowa. Yes...she was a coal miner's daughter. The family moved to Galesburg, Illinois were she graduated from Galesburg High School in 1943 and was a member of the National Honor Society. ...
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Amanda Victoria Crawford

September 7, 1984 - September 5, 2013

On September 5, 2013 Amanda was called home to be with her creator where she will be joined by her daddy, Johnny Crawford, grandma, grandpa and many other loved ones. Amanda is servived by her mother Maggie Gibbons, sister Jessica Crawford, Stephanie Morris, Melody Capler, God sister Sunshine Noal, God brother Kenneth Robinson, uncle Terry Capler, Jerry cappler, Johnathan Green, Aunty Latirce...
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