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Obituaries & Death Notices - 2001

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Alvin Leroy See
Former Ridgecrest resident Alvin Leroy See died Tuesday, Jan 30, in Monrovia. He was 86. 
Mr. See was born July 27, 1914, in Lecoma, Mo. and served in the U.S. Navy prior to World War II and also served during the Korean conflict. He worked at China Lake Naval Weapons Center as a civilian naval ordnance supervisor until his retirment, when he moved to Monrovia. He was a founding member of the Elks Lodge in Ridgecrest. 
Mr. See is survived by his wife Elizabeth Marie and several close friends and family. 
Services will be at 4 p.m., Thursday Jan. 31, at Douglass & Zook Mortuary Chapel in Monrovia. Interment will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at Desert Memorial Park in Ridgecrest. Douglass & Zook Mortuary, (626) 358-3244, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

David Consoli
Former Wofford Heights resident David Consoli of San Jacinto died Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Davis. He was 53. 
Mr. Consoli was born to Pauline and Arnold Consoli on Dec. 7, 1949, in Stockton. He was a resident of Wofford Heights for 23 years and a resident of San Jacinto for four-and-a-half years. He was a wildlife biologist for the state of California and was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. 
His family says this about him: "David was fortunate enough to live his life-long dream working with, and preserving wildlife. His self-chosen career, was like being on vacation everyday to him. We have a lifetime of memories through David which will last forever." 
Mr. Consoli is survived by his wife Marian Hartman, of San Jacinto; mother Pauline Consoli, of Manteca; daughter Elizabeth Rae Consoli of Sun Valley, Nev.; step-children Brian M. Hartman of Mt. Mesa, David R. Hartman of Tehachapi, DiAnn Hartman of Wofford Heights and Fred Clifton of Wofford Heights; brother Tom Consoli of Brazil; sister Carolee Barritt of Byron and two grandchildren. 
A funeral service will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Celebration of Life, 4512 Juniper Lane, Mt. Mesa. 
P.L. Fry & Son, (209) 239-1242, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Jesse "Jay" Calvin Scroggins
Jesse Calvin "Jay" Scroggins of Ridgecrest died Saturday, Jan. 21, in a three-vehicle accident near Adelanto. Also killed in the accident were his daughter Lorraine Cunningham, her husband Billy Joe Cunnningham, and Billie Jean Vanderpool, Mr. Scroggins' companion. He was 76. 
Mr. Scroggins was born on June 14, 1924, in Collin, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and recieved the Purple Heart. 
Mr. Scroggins came to Ridgecrest around 1947. He retired after 44 years of employment with Kerr McGee Chemicals. He was an active youth baseball coach and manager and was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
Mr. Scroggins is survived by son Charles Warren and daughter-in-law Susan of Rohnert Park; son Richard of Ridgecrest; son Dale and daughter-in-law Sheryl of Vacaville; son Steven and daughter-in-law Elizabeth of Fresno; grandchildren Shawn, Ian, Dana, Kristilyn, Jessica, Dustin, Alex and Crystal Scroggins; granddaughters Lori Slagle, Jenille and Della Cunningham and great-granddaughter Raney May Janeway. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at All Faith Chapel. Rev. Shelby Williams of the True Love Baptist Church will officiate. 
A memorial fund has been established for the granddaughters. Donations may be made in care of Sheryl Scroggins, 1117 Yorktown, Ridgecrest, Calif, 93555. 
Holland & Lyons Mortuary, 371-1376, is assisting the family with arrangements and private cremation.

Billy Joe and Jessie Lorraine Cunningham
Billy Joe and Jessie Lorraine Cunningham of Ridgecrest died Saturday, Jan. 21, in a three vehicle accident near Adelanto. Mr. Cunningham was 73, Mrs. Cunningham was 53. 
Mr. Cunningham was born April 29, 1927, in Jefferson City, Mo. A former resident of Trona, he retired from employment at Kerr McGee Chemical Co. He and his wife, Jessie, were co-owners of Spring Water Company until 1997. He was an active member of the Masonic Order. 
Mr. Cunningham is survived by daughters Dixie Marshall, Jenille and Della Cunningham; grandchildren Jeff and Gina Blyler and James Marshall and two great-grandchildren. He was prceeded in death by son Monte Cunningham and great-grand-daughter Sophie Vas-quez. 
Mrs. Cunningham was born April 8, 1947, in Ridgecrest to parents Jessie and Goldie Scroggins. She was a key punch operator at CSC for many years prior to opening Spring Water Company with her husband, Billy. She was most recently employed by Nature's Wonder. 
She is survived by daughters Lori Slagle and Jenille and Della Cunningham. 
A memorial service for Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at All Faith Chapel. Rev. Shelby Williams of the True Love Baptist Church will officiate. 
A memorial fund has been established for the granddaughters. Donations may be made in care of Sheryl Scroggins, 1117 Yorktown, Ridgecrest, Calif., 93555. 
Holland & Lyons Mortuary, 371-1376, is assisting the family with arrangements and private cremation.

Earl L. 'Curly' Krick
Earl L. "Curly" Krick of Olancha died on March 30, at the Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine of lung disease. He was 77. 
Mr. Krick was born on May 16, 1923, in S.D. He had been a resident of Olancha since 1985. 
He was employed as a mail truck driver for GTE until his retirement in 1987. 
Mr. Krick is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Dan Ames of Aguanga; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Phil Spinaio of Simi Valley; and a sister, Pauline Hannah; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Tim Krick. 
The family suggests that donations by made to the Lung Association. 
Private services are being arranged by Owens Valley Mortuary, 876-4665, of Lone Pine. 
 
Helen Virginia Beagle
Helen Virginia (Howard) Beagle, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 29, 2001 surrounded by her family and friends at the Antelope Valley Care Center in Lancaster. 
Helen moved with her family to Ridgecrest in 1959. She worked at the Technical Library at Micheson Lab until she retired to her Lake Isabella home in 1972. Helen's farm heritage was reflected in the dozens of African violets she grew and shared with her neighbors who referred to her as the "violet lady." She fulfilled a long-term dream when she learned china painting and produced many lovely pieces. 
Helen had a sunny disposition, a joyful outlook and a love of life and living that she shared with all. 
Carlos, her husband of 50 years, her son Tad Winslow Ewing, grandson Gregory LaChance, brother Jack Howard, Dorthea Thomas and parents Karl and Idilla Howard preceded Helen in death. 
She is survived by her sisters Maxine Baker, Athla Tankersley and Margie Holmes; daughters Virlyn (Mrs. Jerrold) LaChance, Jennifer (Mrs. Daryl) Silberberg, Joette (Mrs. Alan) Chantler and Kathleen Ewing. Also surviving are grandchildren Lisa Coyle, David LaChance, Michelle LaChance, Kara Woolfork, Krista LaChance, Daryl Silberberg Jr., Jessica Auld, Jason Silberberg, Jennifer Edwards, Alicia Lewis, and Tad Chantler; great-grandchildren Trevor and Brandon Coyle; Caitlin, Sarah, CJ and Melissa Woolfork; Rhianna, Jocelyn and Zain LaChance; Alixandra, Brittany and Hannah Silberberg; Jordan Edwards and Alyssa Auld. 
A visitation was held on Monday, April 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Holland & Lyons Mortuary. Family members weree there to greet her friends. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Hillcrest Memorial park, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield. 
Holland & Lyons Mortuary, 371-1376, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Harold Lee Adams
Harold Lee Adams of Ridgecrest died on March 28, at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He was 79. 
Mr. Adams was born on Jan. 24, 1922, in Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and later worked as a floral coordinator until his retirement. He had been a Ridgecrest resident since 1966. 
Mr. Adams is survived by a daughter, Judy Guy of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Nancy Alred of Price, Utah; son, John Adams of Ridgecrest; son, Hollis Adams of Newberry, Ore.; close friends, Bob and Judy Tharp of Ridgecrest; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
Private cremation and private services are being arranged by Holland & Lyons Mortuary, 371-1376. 

Eva N. Morales
Eva N. Morales of Ridgecrest died on Friday, May 18, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. She was 80. 
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Holland & Lyons Chapel. The funeral will be on Thursday, May 24, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Desert Memorial Park. The Rev. Robert E. Gamel will officiate. 
Mrs. Morales was born on Feb. 9, 1921, in San Pedro. She worked for Starkist Tuna as a fish cleaner until her retirement. She had lived in Ridgecrest for 12 years. 
Her family says this about her: "She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and making quilts." 
Mrs. Morales is survived by a son, Frank Morales of Ridgecrest; close friend Linda Boves; son and daughter-in-law, Fabian and Irene Morales of Visalia; a sister, Mercedes Gomez of Calexico; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. 
Holland & Lyons Mortuary, 371-1376, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Michael Clair Bauer
Michael Clair Bauer died on Friday, May 18, at his Sacramento home. He was 61. 
Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Whitney Cemetery in Lone Pine. 
Mr. Bauer was born on July 20, 1939, in Riverside. 
His family says this about him: "Michael loved to cook, loved the outdoors, sports, and being with family and friends." 
He is survived by his wife Maxine; sons Thomas, Timothy, Terrence and wife Jeanna; daughters, Christine, Suzanne and husband Gary; grandchildren, Michael, Mallory, Nathaniel and Mikayla Claire. 
Owens Valley Mortuary, 876-4665, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Amanda M. Lasky
Longtime Lone Pine resident Amanda M. Lasky died May 10, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nev. 
She was 89. 
She was born in Colorado on June 13, 1911. 
She is survived by four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 
Ms. Lasky will be interred at Mt. Whitney cemetery in Lone Pine after private family services. Donations to the Southern Inyo Hospital are suggested by the family. 
Arrangements are being handled by Owens Valley Mortuary, 876-4665.


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