Miscellaneous Riverside County, California Obituaries


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Riverside Press Enterprise
January 4, 1984 - page B8
JOHANNSEN, LYDIA, aged 73 years, passed away in
Riverside, CA. on Dec 31, 1983.  Sister of Dan Kuyath.
Graveside services and interment in Olivewood Cemetery
on Wed., Jan 4, 1984 at 2 p.m. Jehovah's Witnesses
officiating.  Preston and Simons Mortuary, Director's.

Riverside Daily Press
October 27, 1954, page 29
In Riverside, Calif., Oct 27, 1954, Ormond Hankins.  Husband of Mrs.
Catherine Hankins of 4175 Lemon Street, Riverside, Calif.  Father of Ormond
Richard Hankins of Cottage Grove, Oregon; Mrs. William J. Kerns of Chatham,
New Jersey and Earl V. Hankins of Long Beach, Calif.  Brother of Samuel
Hankins of Youngstown, Ohio; John Hankins of Canton, Ohio; Harvey Hankins of
Massillon, Ohio; Miss Laura Hankins and Miss Ellen Hankins of Massillon,
Ohio.  Also survived by six grandchildren.  Services will be announced by M.
H. Simons & Co.

Riverside Press-Enterprise
August 4, 1974, page F-6
In Riverside, California, August 2, 1974, Alice Louise Nelson, age 65.
Beloved wife of Emil Foster, mother of Margaret Shenandoah of Riverside and
Larry Nelson of San Diego.  Also survived by 6 grandchildren and a sister
Margot Tugwell of Illinois.  Funeral services will be held Monday, August 5,
2:30 P.M. at the Mason-Powell Arlington Mortuary.  Interment, Olivewood

Riverside Enterprise - Oct 8, 1915
Page 2
Died in Riverside, Cal., October 7, 1915, Amy Calkins, mother of Mrs. E. J.
Proctor. Aged 76 years, 5 months, 7 days.  The funeral service will be held
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the chapel of Ward, Amstutz and Glenn.
Rev. Horace Porter officiating.  Interment in Olivewood Cemetery.

The Hemet News, p A-1
Sat. May 12, 1990
No public services will be held for Bille Zada Bestal of Romoland, who was
a waitress for 40 yrs. Private scattering will be held in the Rose Garden of
Desert Lawn Cemetery with McWane Family Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements. Mrs. Bestal, a native of Missouri, died Friday in Menifee
Valley Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. She was 77. Mrs. Bestal
lived in California for 54 years and in Romoland for 42 years. Survivors
include her husband, Arthur M.; a niece, Mildred Cataldie of Louisiana.

The Press Enterprise
(Hemet - San Jacinto area)
May 13, 1990 - page B-6
Billie Zada Bestal, 77, of Romoland died Friday in Menifee Valley Medical
No public services will be held. McWane Family funeral Home, Hemet, is in
of arrangements.  Mrs. Bestal was born in Kansas City, Mo., and had lived in
Romoland area 42 years.  She worked as a waitress 40 years before her
She is survived by her husband, Arthur M. Bestal of Romoland.

Riverside Daily Enterprise
July 7, 1958, page B-10
In Arlington, Calif., July 6, 1958, Mrs. Catherine Hankins, late resident of
4175 Lemon St., Riverside.  Mother of Loren K. Patty and W. R. Patty, both
of Riverside, Calif.  Services will be announced by M. H. Simons & Co.

Riverside Enterprise - May 10, 1953
Page 17
In Arlington, Calif., May 7, 1953, Cora L. Proctor of 1015 1/2 Bell Ave.,
Mother of Edward F. Proctor of Calexico, Calif.  Services 10 a.m. Tuesday at
the Powell Arlington Mortuary. Interment Olivewood Cemetery.

Riverside Press Enterprise
June 22, 1945 - page 14
In Norco, Calif., June 19, 1945, Dan Dehiya, aged 21 years.  
Late resident of Mariano Lake, New Mexico.  Beloved son 
of Frank Dehiya of Mariano Lake, N.M.  funeral arrangements 
will be announced by the E. H. Preston Funeral Home.

Hemet-San Jacinto Ed., p B-5
December 9, 1993
Graveside services for Doris M. Johnston, 68, will be at 1:15 p.m. Friday
Dec. 17 at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area two. She died Sunday of
cancer at Hemet Valley Medical Center. Evans-Brown Mortuary in Perris is
arrangements.  Mrs. Johnston, who was born in Davison, Mich., lived in Hemet
16 years. She was a homemaker for 25 years. She is survived by her
daughters, Adell of Hemet and Rhonda Plume of Idyllwild; a son, Rick of
Perris; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a sister, Linda Gannon
of Michigan.

Riverside Press-Enterprise
Southwest Edition, p B-4
July 18, 2001
Edith Cathro, 97, died Monday at her Canyon Lake home. A native of Canada,
Mrs. Cathro lived in Canyon Lake 29 years. She was a homemaker. She is
survived by a son, Robert of Canyon Lake, two grandchildren and a sister,
Mae Lehman of Washington.  Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. July 27 at
Canyon Lake Community Church. Inurnment will be private. Evans-Brown
Mortuary in Sun City is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions:
Breast Cancer research.

The Independent
(No date or page given)
Edna R. Watts, 84, of Azalea Circle, Corona, died Saturday July 26, 1986 at
Corona Community Hospital. Born Oct 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 Tuesday with
internment to follow. Thomas Moore Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.

The Desert Star
October 10, 1998 - page B2
Ellis Leon Reep, 79, of Indio, died of complications
from surgery, Sept. 27, 1998, at Eisenhower Medical
Center in Rancho Mirage.
He was born March 22, 1919, to Osmond and Sally Janes
Reep, in Pine Bluff, Ark.
He married Delma L. Shaw on Nov 17, 1942, in Anderson,
He worked for Indian Palms Country Club for 15 years
before retiring.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years in the
Counterintelligence Corps.
Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Dellis Anne
Dunn of Indio and one grandchild.
The family suggests donations be made to the American
Cancer Society, 74-140 El Paseo, Suite 1, Palm Springs,
CA 92260.

The Daily Enterprise - Nov 13, 1963
(Desert & Pass Editions)
School Trustee's father dies.
Indio- Funeral services for Elmer G. Wendling, 77, father of an elementary
school board trustee here, who died Monday at his Palm Desert home, will be
held at 1 p.m. today at the FitzHenry Funeral Chapel.
Wendling, who lived at 73-240 Willow, Palm Desert was the father of Anne
MacAllister, president of the board of the Indio Elementary School District.
Rev. Duane Thebeau of St. John's Episcopal Church will officiate at the
services.  Burial will be private.
Born in Portland, Ore., Wendling was a retired executive secretary of the
Scottish Right Order of Portland, Ore. He had been a resident of the
community and state for 14 months.  He was a 33rd Degree Mason, member of
Lodge 55 of Portland; a member of Oregon Consistory <sp> (blurred) 33, Al
Kader Temple, Portland, and a member of Royal Arch No. 3, Portland.

Riverside Press-enterprise, p B-5
December 17, 1994
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.

Riverside Press-Enterprise- Ramona Area
March 30, 1982, page B-2
Valle Vista-------Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Virgin
Mortuary for Helen M. Hedges, 67, who died Sunday at home.  Burial will
follow at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery.  Mrs. Hedges was born in California
and lived in Valley Vista 11 years.  She was a homemaker and a member of the
First Presbyterian Church of Hemet.  She is survived by her husband,
William; two sons, including Harvey hedges of Corona; three daughters,
including Jean Coldren of Riverside and Susan Radcliff of Hemet, 12
grandchildren. one great-grandchild and a brother.

Palo Verde Times, p N-1
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,
in Tucson, Arizona, to the late Francisco and Andrea Moreno. He attended
school there and moved to Blythe in 1947. Mr. Moreno worked for many years a
the U.S. Gypsum Corp., at the now defunct mine in Midland and at the local
hospital.  Survivors include 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
grandnieces and grandnephews. 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. Burial followed at Palo Verde Cemetery.

Riverside Daily Press, June 3, 1943, page 15
In Riverside, Calif., June 2, 1943, Homer R. Patty, aged 72 years.  Beloved
husband of Mrs. Catherine Patty of 3907 Third St., Riverside, Calif.  Father
of Loren K. Patty of 4221 Central Ave., Riverside, Calif. and Weldon R.
Patty of 4391 Edgewood Place, Riverside, Calif.  Grandfather of Madge Patty
and Lois Patty, both of Riverside, Calif.  Services will be announced by M.
H. Simons & Co.

Press Enterprise
Hemet-San Jacinto Ed., p. B-5
and Hemet News
February 25, 1998
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 Tahquitz-Victoria Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in
Hemet, the Whittier Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hemet Women'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, Arizona
Inurnment for Mabel B. Miller, 95, of Hemet, a retired bookkeeper, will be
private. McWane Family Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Burial
will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Riverside. Mrs. Miller died Monday at
Hemet Valley Medical Center. Born in Spirit Lake, Iowa, she had lived in
Hemet the past 31 years. She was a bookkeeper for Murphy Memorial Hospital
in Whittier for 20 years. She was a member of Tahquitz-Victoria Chapter of
the Order of the Eastern Star in Hemet, the Whittier Chapter of the Order of
the Eastern Star, Hemet Women's Club, NARFE and the World War I Auxiliary
549. She is survived by one brother, George W. Brown of Phoenix, Arizona

Riverside, CA
October 16, 1998
Perris, Michael Fellows
Michael Joseph Fellows, 61, died Wednesday
at Moreno Valley Community Hospital in
Moreno Valley.  Information on the cause 
of death is pending a doctor's report.
Inurnment will be private.  Miller-Jones
Mortuary in Perris, is handling cremation
Mr. Fellows, who was born in Los Angeles, 
lived in Perris for 15 years.  He was a 
builder for Cal Truss of California in 
Perris for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife of 14 yrs, Linda;
one son, Michael of Perris; on daughter,
Christina Torres of Perris; and two

Riverside Press-Enterprise, p B-5
November 29, 1995
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 Memorial Park
in Riverside.  Mrs. Hoesman, who was born in Vinita, Okla., lived in
Riverside 33 years. She was a homemaker. She also co-owner Hoesman Roof
coating, 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
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 Hendricks and Thelma Mayes, both of Vinita and Marie Myerhoff of
Mountain View, Ark.; and a brother, Carroll Caldwell of  Tulsa, Okla.

Riverside Daily Press
May 20, 1954, page 24
In Riverside, Calif., May ??, 1954, Mrs. Ora Avis Thomas, age 68 years.
Wife of Herbert E. Thomas of 3575 Walnut Street, Riverside.  Mother of  Mrs.
Alice Nelson of Riverside and Mrs. Margot Tugwell of London, England.
sister of Mrs. Catherine Hankins of Riverside; Mrs. Alice Grimm and Mrs.
Mable McClemahon, both of Lafayette, Illinois; and Mrs. Sadie
Mac???(blurred) of Columbus, Ohio.  Aunt of Weldon Patty and Loren Patty,
both of Riverside.  Services will be announced by M. H. Simons & Co.

Ruth E. (Whitley) Arnold
September 10, 1997 pB2
Ruth E. (Whitley) Arnold, 95, of 
Thousand Palms, died Sept 6, 1997 
at Rancho Mirage Health Care Center.
She was born Jan 27, 1902, to 
Ella Reinhart and Arthur L. Ranger, 
in Charlevoix, Michigan.
She married George W. Whitley in 
Charlevoix, Michigan, in 1923.  
She later married Jack F. Arnold in 
Santa Rosa in 1970.
She was a nurse's Aide at Charlevoix
Area Hospital, a cook at Loeb Farms,
Manager at Fay's Dress Shop and a
Clerk at Rexell  Drug in Charlevoix.
She belonged to Rebekah's Lodge,
Mary Brewster Circle and the 
First congregational Church,
all in Charlevoix.
Survivors include a son, Roy Whitley 
of Petoskey, Michigan.  Three grand-
children; Teresa Huerta and Stuart 
Whitely both of Petoskey, and Daniel 
Whitley of Walloon Lake, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her 
husband George in 1968, husband 
Jack in 1979 and one son, George
W. Whitley in 1945.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm
Thursday at Winchester funeral 
Home in Charlevoix.
Internment will be held at Brookside 
Cemetery in Charlevoix.
The family suggests donations be made 
to First Congregational Church, UCC, 
101 State St., Charlevoix, MI 49720

Riverside Press Enterprise
June 10, 1936 - page 15
SOLOMAN -- In Riverside, Calif., June 9, 1936,
Rev. Samuel Soloman of 4005 Kansas Ave., Beloved
husband of Lila Soloman.  Father of Anne and
Rachel Soloman, Riverside.  Brother of Alfred
Soloman, 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. Macquarrie
officiating.  Interment in Olivewood Cemetery.

Riverside Press-Enterprise
Hemet-San Jacinto Ed., p B-2
November 24, 1997
Graveside services for Thelma Dean Rogers, 83, will be 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.  Mrs. Rogers is survived by a daughter, Nancy Ludwick of
San Jacinto; a stepson, Jack Smith of Neosho, Mo.; and a sister, Bonnie
Morehead of Seneca, Mo.

The Hemet News
July 19, 1972
Catholic Services Planned for William S. Hughes
Rosary will be recited in the Memorial Chapel of
Greenlawn McWane Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 
7 o'clock for William Stephen Hughes, 68, of Hemet,
who died Sunday at Hemet Community Hospital.
Requiem Mass will be said Thursday morning at 10
o'clock at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.
The Rev. Eugene Toner of Our Lady of the Valley Church
will officiate.  Interment will be in San Jacinto
Valley Cemetery.
Friends may make memorial donations to the Cancer Fund.
Mr. Hughes was born in Massachusetts on July 5, 1904.
He had lived in this area and in the state for 10 years.
He was a member of the Catholic Church, Harold W. Hyland
Post, American Legion and the New York State Teachers
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marcia C. Hughes, a
sister, Mrs. Anne Gallivan of Winchester, Massachusetts,
and a brother, Lt. Colonial George Hughes of Colorado
Springs, Colorado.

Margaret Frances McDaniel
August 13, 1976
M.F. McDaniel Rites are Held
Private funeral services for 
Margaret Frances McDaniel
who died at a local hospital
Wednesday, have been held
in Virgin Mortuary.
Internment will be private.
Mrs. McDaniel was born
April 24, 1904 in Chicago,
Illinois.  She had lived in
California since 1945 and
Hemet for the past 10 years.
The widower, William J.
McDaniel survives.

Riverside Enterprise
May 15, 1948 - page 7
Final Rites -- Funeral services for William D.
Seely, 78, Hemet Realtor and resident for 18 years,
who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. today
at the Neel Mortuary in Compton. Burial will be
in Woodland Cemetery, Compton, where Mrs. Seely
is buried.  Mr. SEELY was the father of Mrs. Alta
May Baker of Hemet.

Gladys M. 'Kay' Singer
April 3, 1989
Banning--Gladys M. 'Kay' Singer,
81, of Banning, died March 29,
at CareAge, of Banning.
She was born Nov 13, 1907,
in Boyne, Michigan and lived
in the Pass area for 29 years.
She was a retired accountant.
She was a member of Banning
First Baptist Church.
She is survived by one sister,
Alice Gingrich, of Burton,
Memorial Services will be held
at 12 noon, Mon. April 10, at
Banning First Baptist Church.
Pastor Mike Johnson will
Internment will be in San
Gorgonio Memorial Park,
Cremation was at Wiefels
& Son Crematory.

Alex C. Singer
March 17, 1980
(this obit is very hard to read)
Banning-- Alex C. Singer
passed away suddenly,
March 14, 1980, at the age
of ? years, after being rushed
to San Gorgonio Pass Hospital.
A native of Petoskey, Michigan
and a resident of the Banning-
Palm springs area, since 1948.
He retired from the Detroit,
Michigan Fire Dept. with the
rank of Captain.  During his
early days with that department,
he was assigned as driver to
the horse drawn fire engines.
He was a charter member of
the Detroit, Michigan Firemans
Fund Association.
Having served in the U.S. Army
during W.W. I, he was a member
and past commander of the
Beaumont Post No. 1108
Veterans of W.W. I.
During the construction of the
Palm Springs Tram, he was
Inspection Engineer for 3 -
1/2 years and was the first
person to ride the Tram upon
Mr. Singer was very fond of
children and for several years
was very active in Scouting.
Survivors include; his wife,
Gladys M. Singer of Banning;
a son, John Singer of Lompoc;
three daughters, Mary Alice
Parker of Cabazon, Josephine
Elizabeth Miller of Lake Orion,
Michigan, and Lenna Pauline
Watson of Riverside; two sisters,
Irene Lillian Miller of Indian
River, Michigan and Lenna
Gertrude Williams of West
Palm Beach, Florida; nine
grandchildren and 12 great-
Friends are welcome to call at
Wiefels & Son, Banning Memorial
Chapel from 3 to 8 pm Monday.
Funeral Service will be at 10 am
Tuesday, March 18th, at Wiefels
& Son Banning Memorial Chapel
with Rev. Lester ? , Pastor at
Banning First Baptist Church
Burial will follow at San Gorgonio
Memorial Park in Banning, with
Veterans of W.W. I, Beaumont
Post No. 1108 officiating.

Riverside Press-Enterprise
Valley Edition/Hemet, June 19, 1985, pB2
Hemet----Graveside services for Roy M. Harrison, 81, will be at 11 a.m.
in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.  He died Sunday at his home.
Mr. Harrison was born in Easton Kansas and lived here for 10 years.
He worked for 20 years as a welder for United States Steel Co.
He is survived by his wife, Rosella; a son; two daughters, including Dolores
Inghram of Hemet; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The
family suggested memorial donations be made to the Hemet Hospice.

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