Miscellaneous Riverside County, California Obituaries


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Riverside Daily Enterprise, August 4, 1958, p. B1
Blythe Druggist Dies of Injuries Blythe, Aug 3 ----Injuries suffered when his car crashed into a ditch here last week proved fatal today to Richard Worthen, 45 year old druggist, who died in Palo Verde Hospital at 1 p.m.  According to the California Highway Patrol, Worthen was fatally injured when his car struck a ditch at 26th and South Lovekin.  He had been a druggist here for several years and lived with his mother at First and Murphy streets.

Banning Record-Gazette December 13, 1982 
Alvin John Darrah, 73, died at the San Gorgonio Pass Memorial Hospital on December 11, following a lengthy illness.  Born in St Paul, Minnesota, he was raised in Redondo Beach and lived in Swan Lake and Corona for many years.  He resided in Banning for two and one-half years.  He was a retired tool and die maker for Rockwell International. Funeral services have been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 15 at Wiefels & Son Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Robert A. Yeomans, pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, officiating.  Private interment will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside. Darrah is survived by his daughter, Mary Jo Williams of Phoenix, Arizona; his step-son, Bob Grove of Orange;  his sister, Margaret Fair of Modesto; 13 grandchildren, including Christy and George Williams Jr., of Phoenix.

Banning Record-Gazette May 8, 1980 
Campbell Schaeffer Polley 1907-1980 Cherry Valley- Campbell Polley died Tuesday afternoon May 6, at the Sunset Haven Convalescent Hospital following an illness.  Born in Bloomington, Indiana, he had resided in Banning since 1942. Mr. Polley is survived by his wife, Bernie Polley of Banning; a daughter Eula Jean 'Ginger' Cartwright, of Langley Air Force Base in Virginia; two sisters, Mildred Thomas of Perris and Irene Britton of Lovelock, Nevada; his mother, Mary Elizabeth Polley of Perris; two grandchildren; several aunts; one uncle and several cousins.  Mr. Polley had worked for the Beckham Brothers Company of Banning for many years before retiring.  The family suggests that anyone wishing to do so, may make memorial gifts in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Banning-Beaumont branch. Envelopes for this purpose are available at the Spears Wallace Funeral Chapel in Banning.  Funeral services are set for Friday at 2 p.m. from the family plot in Desert Lawn Park, Calimesa.  The Rev. Charles Waters will officiate.  Friends may call at Spears Wallace today till 8 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Mike Wallace, Funeral Director.

Riverside Press Enterprise Corona Edition June 16, 1987, page B-6 
Services for Donald L. Cody, 81, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Thomas Miller Mortuary.  He died Friday at Corona Community Care Center. Burial will be in Sunnyslope Cemetery.  Mr. Cody, a native of Texas, came to Corona 21 years ago from Buena Park.  A carpenter for 40 years, he belonged to the Carpenters Local 2361 in Orange County.  He is survived by two sons, John of San Bernardino and Donald of Corona; a daughter, Sue Forbes of Riverside; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The Independent No Date given 
Edna R. Watts, 84, of Azalea Circle, Corona, died Saturday July 28, 1986, at Corona Community Hospital.  Born October 7, 1901, she was a native of Ohio and came to Corona a few years ago.  She is survived by her son, Jack of Corona.  Funeral services will be held in Arkansas City, Kansas, Thursday,  with Interment to follow.  Thomas Moore Mortuary had charge  of the arrangements.

Riverside Enterprise, page 3 December 12, 1918 
Died in Riverside, CA., Dec 10, 1918, Elyard J. Proctor, aged 35 years, 9 months, 25 days. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at  2:30 o'clock from the chapel of Ward, Amstutz and Glenn. Interment  in Olivewood Cemetery.

Desert Sun - Palm Springs, page A-4 October 7, 1989 
Ernest Meredith, 69, Office coordinator Graveside services for Ernest Henry Meredith, 69, of Desert Hot Springs, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Riverside National Cemetery.  Mr. Meredith, a native of Oregon, died Tuesday in Desert Hot Spring.  He had been the office coordinator for the Calvery Bible Christian School for three years.  He had served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Santa Fe in the Pacific.  He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and his mother, Harriet Meredith of Mentone.  The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.

Age 75 years, in Riverside, October 30, 1981. 
Husband of Mildred Waples, Father of Gene & Gary Waples.  Brother of Mildred Davidson.  Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services Wednesday Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. in the Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Chapel. Reverend Tom Lance officiating.  Interment in Olivewood Cemetery.  Casket will be open to friends on Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.  If friends prefer, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Lieu of flowers.

Riverside Daily Enterprise November 27, 1897, page 4 Nov 26-
"In the midst of life we are in death"  
This was exemplified by the sudden passing away of Jesse Loder at his home in Auburndale last night at 10:30 o'clock.  Deceased was sitting up, perusing a paper an hour before the grim messenger delivered his imperative summons.  The cause of death was heart failure.  He was taken ill suddenly and died before a physician could be summoned.  Deceased was born in Stuben County, New York, was 56 years old at the time of his death and been a resident of this county for the past eight years.  He had made his home for some time in the old Auburndale Hotel.  He was a member in good standing of the Fraternal Aid Association and the A.O.U.W., and carried $2000 in insurance in each organization. Deceased leaves a devoted wife. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the family residence at Auburndale and the remains will be interred in the new cemetery.  Just which organization will have charge of the final obsequies the writer is at present unable to say, but probably both societies will participate.

Press Enterprise Desert & Pass Editions July 13, 1996, page B-2 
Graveside services for Leonard Covington, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at San Gorgonio Memorial Park.  He died Thursday at Sunset Haven Convalescent Hospital in Cherry Valley.  The family declined to state the cause of death. Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. Sunday at Wiefels and Sons Chapel in Banning.  Mr. Covington, a native of Banning, lived in Banning 76 years.  He was a construction worker for 55 years and owner and operator of Covington Construction from 1940 until he retired in 1975.  He was a member of Banning United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed lapidary.  Mr. Covington is survived by his wife Isabel; two daughters, Jane Bass of Pittsburgh and Dorothy Marcell of Banning; two sons, Gerald and Laurence, both of Nipomo; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd of Rogue River, Ore.; and a sister, Betty Noll of Shelton, Wash.  The family suggests memorial contributions to Sunset Haven Convalescent Hospital.

Press Enterprise Hemet-San Jacinto Ed. February 6, 1998, page B-5 
Mabel B. Miller, 95, died Monday of pneumonia at Hemet Valley Medical Center.  Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Riverside. McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet is handling arrangements.  Mrs. Miller, who was born in Spirit Lake, Iowa, lived in Hemet 31 years.  She was a homemaker.  She was a bookkeeper for Murphy Memorial Hospital in Whittier for 20 years.  She was a member of the Tahquitz-Victoria Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Hemet, the Whittier Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Hemet Woman's Club, World War I Auxiliary No.549 and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.  She is survived by one brother, George W. Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.

Riverside Press, page B-9 February 17, 1965
In Riverside, Calif., February 16, 1965, Oscar (Jack) L. Talbert, aged 73 years. Late resident of 8910 JoJo Way, Riverside, Calif.  Husband of Hazel N. Talbert. Father of Jackie Talbert, Yorba Linda, and Ruth Mitchell of Eureka, Calif. Brother of William Talbert, San Bernardino.  Laurel Talbert, Bakersfield and Cora Young of San Bernardino, Calif.  Funeral service time to be announced by Garden of Prayer Mortuary.

Desert Sun - Palm Springs,  page A-2 December 8, 1976 
Graveside services will be held Thursday for Pansy I. Reynolds, 82, 1090 Marshall Way, who died Monday morning in Desert Hospital.  A native of  New Mexico, she had lived in California for 40 years and had been a local  resident for three months.  Mrs. Reynolds was a member of the Eastern Star Glendale Chapter, and the San Bernardino Chapter of the Order of White shrine of Jerusalem. She is survived by a daughter,  Mrs. Charles Cook of  Palm Springs; two sons, Alexander Reynolds of White City, Ore., and  Harry Reynolds of Los Angeles; and a brother, Green Estes of Mesa Ariz. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino.

Riverside Press Enterprise Desert Edition February 6, 1987, page B-6 
Ralph A. Wood (POP), aged 82, died Tuesday, February 3, 1987 in Moreno Valley, CA.  Father of Alan E. Wood of Moreno Valley, Dale E. Wood of Toledo, OH, Hazel Hephner of Moreno Valley and Vyri Leupp of Clayton, MI. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grand-children, 1 great-great grandchild.  Memorial services will be Sunday February 8 at 3 pm in the Weslayen Methodist Church, 13300 Indian Ave., Moreno Valley. Rev. O.J. Philpot officiating.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Childhelp USA.  The Neptune Society is in charge of arrangements.

Press-Enterprise Hemet-San Jacinto Ed.  page B-2 November 24, 1997 
Graveside services for Thelma Dean Rogers, 83, will be at noon Tuesday at Riverside National Cemetery.  She died Thursday of pneumonia at Manor Care Health Services in San Jacinto. Lambert Family Mortuary in San Jacinto is handling arrangements.  Mrs. Rogers who was born in Racine, Mo., lived in San Jacinto 25 years.  She was a chef for 50 years, the last 10 years at Michael's Market in Hemet.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in San Jacinto.   She enjoyed fishing and baking.

Riverside Daily Enterprise February 2, 1955, page 20
In Arlington, Calif., Jan 31, 1955, Henry C. Reutzel, aged 77 years.  Late resident of 3792 3rd St.  Husband of Mary Reutzel and father of Mrs. Leona Perdew of Covina, Calif.  Brother of P.W. and Conrad Reutzel of Neb., and Mrs.Lowell Bickford of Oregon.  Also survived by two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted in the Preston Colonial Chapel, Thursday at 10 a.m. Rev. B. Frank Cron officiating.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Sun City News, page A-10 July 22, 1971 
Kenneth C. Horrall, 74, of 28288 W. Worchester Drive, Sun City, Died last Thursday (July 15) in Riverside Hospital.  He had resided in this city for six years.  Services were held last Saturday (July 17) at the Evans Brown Sun City chapel with the Rev. Clinton Swengel of the Methodist Church officiating.

Riverside Press Enterprise October 2, 1965, page B-5 October 3, 1965, page G-1 
Woman dies from injuries in accident. 
A 63 year-old Glen Avon woman died yesterday afternoon at Riverside Community Hospital from injuries received in a morning two automobile accident at 12th and Pine, said Riverside police.  Police said that Lillian Hoesman, 10041 Mission, Glen Avon, had suffered head injuries in the crash.  She died at 1:40 p.m., according to the coroner's office.  Her husband, Julius Hoesman, 62, driver of the car in which they were traveling, was admitted to Community for treatment of an elbow injury.  Driver of the other car, Joseph T. Simmons, 22, 6881 Indiana, Riverside, was treated for minor injuries and released from Community. Police said that Hoesman was eastbound on 12th and Simmons northbound on Pine at the time of the crash, which occurred at 10:30 a.m.  Both autos suffered major front end damage and the Simmons car crashed into a concrete light pole and a fence following the collision, according to investigating officers, Jim Edison and Jim Tennell. --- In Riverside, Calif., Oct 1, 1965, Lillian Anne Hoesman, aged 63 years. Late resident of 10041 Mission Blvd., Riverside. Wife of Julius Hoesman. Mother of Thomas Hoesman, James Hoesman, Dorsey Hoesman, all of Riverside; Bill Hoesman of Indiana;  Mrs. Betty Coulter, Riverside and Mrs. Julia Martin, Alaska.  Sister of Bill Anderson, Oscar Anderson, Glenn Anderson, Mrs. Mary Schneider and Mrs. Nora Rich, all of Indiana.  Also survived by 28 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services at Garden of Prayer chapel, Tuesday Oct 5, 1965 at 2 p.m.  Rev. Dale Kelly, officiate. Interment, Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Indiana, Saturday Oct 9, 1965

Riverside Press-Enterprise December 17, 1994, page B-5 
Florence L. Hoesman, 94, died Thursday of heart disease at Extended Care Hospital of Riverside.  No public services are planned.  Inurnment will be in Pomona Cemetery in Pomona.  Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona is handling arrangements.  Mrs. Hoesman, who was born in Iowa, lived in Riverside 28 years.  She was a homemaker.  Mrs. Hoesman is survived by a daughter, Bethel Loony of Riverside; a son, George Helton of Victorville; and three grandchildren

Services for Naomi Jean Hoesman, 65, will be at 2 p.m. today at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary in Riverside.  She died Saturday of Cancer at her home in Riverside.  Burial will be in Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary in Riverside.  Mrs. Hoesman, who was born in Vinita, Okla., lived in Riverside 33 years.  She was a homemaker.  She also co-owned Hoesman Roof Coating and Hoesman Fiberglass and Hoesman California Properties, all in Riverside.  Mrs. Hoesman previously worked on her family's ranch in Oklahoma, where she raised cattle.  She was a member of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church.  She enjoyed ballroom dancing, fresh water fishing and hunting.  Mrs. Hoesman is survived by her husband Dorsey; three daughters, Gayla Moore of Santa Barbara, Linda Hammil of Vinita, and Eulajean Schiffner of Loma Linda; a son, Tracy of Riverside; four grandchildren; three sisters, Arlene Hendericks and Thelma Mayes, both of Vinita and Marie Myerhoff of Mountain View, Ark.; and a brother, Carroll Caldwell of Tulsa, Okla.

Riverside Daily Press, page 15 June 19, 1936 
In Riverside, June 3, 1936, Rev. Samuel Soloman of 4005 Kansas Ave. Beloved husband of Lila Soloman.  Father of Anne and Rachel Soloman, of Riverside and brother of Alfred Soloman of Berkeley, Calif., Wm. Henry Soloman of Los Angeles and Edward Soloman of N. Hollywood, Calif. Services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in the M.H. Simons & Company chapel, Rev. E.J. Egly and Rev. D.L. Macquattie officiating. Interment in Olivewood Cemetery.

Hemet News, Oct 13, 1988, page A-11 Press-Enterprise, Oct 14, 1988, page B-6 
Graveside services for Reed C. Anthony, 88, of Hemet, who died Wednesday at Hemet Valley Hospital, will be 10:45 a.m. Friday at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area one.  Visitation is today from 2 to 5p.m. at Westley Funeral Home.  Mr. Anthony was born Sept. 7, 1900, in Oakland, Penn. He lived in California 30 years, 20 years in Hemet.   He worked as a coal miner for Yeager Coal Co. For 25 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War I.  Survivors include sons, Wayne L. of Hemet and Robert J. of Lyndhurst, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

Palos Verde Times March 5, 1986 
Henry Valencia Moreno a 39 year Blythe resident, died from cancer Saturday at Palo Verde Hospital. He had been ill for some time.  He was born Feb 22, 1906 in Tucson, Ariz., to late Francisco and Andrea Moreno.  He attended schools there and moved to Blythe in 1947.  Mr. Moreno worked for many years at the U.S. Gypsum Corp. at the now defunct mine in Midland and at the local hospital.  Survivors are his wife, Socorro L., three daughters, Delfina Ochoa, Helen Flores and Andrea Moreno, all of Blythe; four sons, Francisco, Luis and Henry V. Jr., of Blythe and Ernest of Los Angeles; 23 grandchildren; one great grandchild; a brother, Francisco of Tucson; a sister, Andrea Valenzuela of Mexico; five nieces; 12 nephews and several grand nieces and nephews.  Rosary was held Tuesday night at Frye Chapel and Mass took place at 10 a.m. today at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Fr. Kris white officiated at Palo Verde Cemetery.

The Riverside Press July 25, 1974, page D-4 
In Riverside, Ca. July 24th, 1974.  Herbert Elwood Thomas, age 87 years. Beloved father of Alice Nelson of Riverside, Ca. and Margot Tugwell of Illinois.  Also survived by 2 grandsons & 7 great-grandchildren.  A sister Margaret Cater of Illinois and a brother John Thomas of Texas.  Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 P.M. at Olivewood Cemetery. The Mason-Powell Arlington Mortuary Funeral Directors.

Riverside Press Enterprise January 11, 1956 - page 14
CHURCH--In Mira Loma, Calif., Jan 9, 1956, Howard B. Church, aged 56 yrs.  Husband of Mrs. Mary E. Church of 9282 Jurupa Rd., Riverside, Calif. Son of Mrs. Amilla G. Church of Riverside, Calif.. Brother of Robert Church of Ontario, Calif.,  Mrs. Samuel L. French of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Claude Anderson of San Bernardino Calif., and Mrs. Robert E. Tibbitts of Riverside, Calif., Funeral services will be conducted in the Chapel of Acheson & Graham on Thurs., Jan 12, 1956 at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Edward F. Miller officiating. Interment Olivewood Cemetery.

The Hemet News Friday July 9, 1948 - page 12 
Graveside services held Tuesday of this week for  James W. Morris, 73, long time Hemet resident. Interment was in the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery. Rosary was recited Saturday evening at the Harford Funeral Home by Father James Hyland of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, who also conducted the gravesite rites.      Mr., Morris who had lived in Hemet since 1919, passed away Thursday of last week at the  Riverside County Hospital.  He was born in Millford, Illinois.      He leaves a son, James E. Morris, and a grandson, Robert E. Morris, both of Hemet and four brothers and two sisters.

Riverside Daily Press Saturday Evening Ed., p 6 and Riverside Enterprise, Saturday Morning, p 4 September 11, 1920 
Mrs.Tony Seeley, wife of a rancher, lost her life when she fell into an irrigation ditch. She struck her head on a sharp projectile. Her husband recovered her body.

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