FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert

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

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


Our Obituaries

Dennis Eugene Knapp

December 10, 1942 - October 13, 2017

Dennis Eugene Knapp, 74, of Palm Desert, CA passed away on October 13, 2017 in Palm Desert, CA. Dennis was born December 10, 1942 to Ernest and Frances Knapp in Pulaski Township, Ohio. He served in the US Army from 1964 – 1966 as a Sharpshooter. He worked for Aro Ingersoll Rand Corporation for 25 years and then Knapp Landscaping Inc. for 20 years. Dennis is survived by his sons: Michael...
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Fabian Eduardo Torres

November 2, 1979 - September 26, 2017

Fabian Eduardo Torres, 37, of Indio, CA passed away on September 26, 2017. He was born November 2, 1979 to Edward Torres and Martha Ferrat (Torres) in Indio, CA. He was an electrician for 12 years. Fabian is survived by his wife Indira Quintanilla Torres, daughter; Isabella Torres of Arcadia, CA; son, Isaiah Torres of San Diego, CA; parents: John and Martha Cervantes of Clovis, CA, Ed Torres of...
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Wesley Ralph Gilstrap

July 1, 1934 - September 23, 2017

Wesley Ralph Gilstrap, age 83, of Cathedral City passed away on September 23, 2017. He was born July 1, 1934 to Ralph and Mary Gilstrap in Picher, Oklahoma. Wesley is survived by his son, Mark Gilstrap of Cathedral City; daughter, Diana Jameson of Palm Desert; grandsons: Brant Jameson of Seattle, WA and Darrell Jameson of Waukee, IA. Additionally, Wesley has a sister, Norma Stevens of Thousand...
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Jean MacQueen Burgner

September 7, 2017

Jean MacQueen Burgner was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1926 to Donald and Harriet MacQueen and passed away September 7, 2017 at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, of complications from pneumonia. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Paul Burgner and his wife Karyn and Daniel Burgner and his wife Cathy. She has four grandchildren, Michelle Wong, Brooke Subert, Matthew Burgner and Edward...
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Bobby Cantu

January 19, 1948 - August 24, 2017

Bobby Cantu, lifelong resident of the Coachella Valley, born January 19, 1948 in Mercedes, Texas passed away like a warrior, fighting cancer, on August 24, 2017. He and his wife Janie built Desert View Tree Service, a successful family run tree trimming business for 30 years. He was a beloved friend to everyone and highly respected within the community. He enjoyed many activities in life...
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Virginia Ann Bona

December 20, 1922 - August 6, 2017


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Bernard "Bern" Lewis Porchenick

November 28, 1938 - July 19, 2017

Bernard "Bern" Lewis Porchenick of La Quinta, California, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He was born November 28, 1938 in Jamaica Queens, New York to Samuel and Laura (Schlossberg) Porchenick. He achieved a Master's Degree in Finance from Pace University in Manhattan. His entrepreneurial spirit resulted in multiple...
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Joseph Andrew Williams

August 17, 1924 - July 10, 2017

Joseph Andrew Williams, 92, of Palm Desert, California, died July 10, 2017. Born August 17, 1924, to Martin Williams and Clara Matern Williams, in Chicago, Illinois. Both parents are deceased. Joe graduated 1941 from St Patrick's Academy, Catholic High School on Adams Street in Chicago. Joe married Alice Regnier on February 17, 1948, in Chicago. Alice and Joe moved with their family to Palm...
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Kent William Roth

February 18, 1954 - July 9, 2017

Kent William Roth, son of William and Eva Mary Lazingsky Roth was born February 18th, 1954 in Toronto, Canada. He passed away on July 9th, 2017 in Palm Desert, California. Kent is survived by his children whom he was very proud of: Christopher Roth, 29, of Cathedral City, CA, Joshua Roth (28) of Palm Desert, CA, Rikki Hoffmann (20) of Palm Desert, CA and Jaden Barron (15) of Palm Desert, CA. He...
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John "Tom" Thomas Libby III

August 10, 1942 - June 28, 2017

John Thomas Libby III, 74, of Palm Desert, California passed away on June 28, 2017 in Palm Desert, California. He was born August 10, 1942 to John T. Libby Jr. and Rose Eileen Libby in Vallejo, California. He married Carolyn Libby on September 26, 2962 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 - 1969 with a ranking of AF-IV. He was a General Contractor for 40...
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John "Tom" Thomas Libby III

August 10, 1942 - June 28, 2017


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Charlotte Bancheri Milligan

June 21, 2017

Charlotte Bancheri Milligan, Ph.D, 80, of Salt Lake City, Utah and La Quinta, California, whose extensive collection and paintings of roosters graced her Salt Lake City home, died peacefully at her home in La Quinta on June 21, 2017, the year of the rooster, from pancreatic cancer. Charlotte was able to spend her last days with her family, especially her long-awaited three-month old grandson,...
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Robert E. Rosenberger

June 8, 1928 - June 5, 2017

Robert E. Rosenberger passed away on June 5, 2017 in Palm Desert, California at the age of 88. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 8, 1928 to Russell and Dawn Rosenberger. At the age of seven he moved with his parents to California. Robert graduated from the University of Redlands in 1950 and married the love of his life, Beverly, later that year. In 1951, he was inducted into the United...
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Nancy MacCollister Kellly

May 25, 2017

Nancy MacCollister Kelly, an Indian Wells resident passed on May 25, 2017 at the age of 86. She died of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Syracuse, New York and a graduate of Syracuse Powelson Institute where she studied accounting and record keeping. She was the beloved wife of Bruce R. Kelly, who died in 2008. She met her husband in Syracuse, New York and they were married in 1953. She...
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Florencia Lubeznik

July 11, 1932 - May 4, 2017

Florencia Lubeznik, 84, of Palm Desert, CA passed away on May 4, 2017 in Palm Desert, CA. She was born July 11, 1932 to Eric and Florence Kindon in Warrington, England. She married Morris Lubeznik on December 12, 1997 in Palm Desert, CA. Florencia is survived by her husband, Morris Lubeznik of Palm Desert, CA; daughter, Dr. Lynnae (Neil) Sauvage of Sarasota, FL; brother, Eric (June) Kindon of...
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Frank "Paco" Marin Jr.

January 21, 1949 - May 3, 2017

Frank "Paco" Marin Jr., 68, of Palm Desert, CA passed away on May 3, 2017 in Palm Desert. He was born January 21, 1949 to Frank and Maria Marin in Mercedes, Texas. Paco married LaWanda Lewis on May 4, 1999 in Phoenix, AZ. He was a professional Massage Therapist for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, LaWanda Marin of Palm Desert, CA; daughters: Alexa K. (Joseph) Voyer, Sacha Marin ...
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Emmett Richard Passow

October 5, 1924 - April 10, 2017

Emmett Richard Passow, age 92 1/2 peacefully passed away April 10, 2017 at the Eisenhower Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1924 in Los Angeles, California to Carl Passow and Anna Johnson. He lived in Downey and surrounding towns his working years. Emmett always loved the desert, residing in Indian Wells and Palm Desert the last 40 years. Out of high school World War II was raging and he...
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Eric Johnson

May 7, 1971 - March 11, 2017

Eric Johnson, 46 years old born May 7, 1971 gained his angels wings March 11, 2017. Son of Virginia (Doug) Smith, and Glen Johnson. He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Dauwn Johnson; childen, Christopher (Antoinette) Johnson and Eric (Angie) Johnson; grandchildren Christina, Cherish, and Erica; siblings Dean Johnson, Aron (Jessica)...
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Gary M. Palmer

July 19, 1944 - March 2, 2017


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Richard (Dick) F. Dill Sr.

February 20, 1931 - February 16, 2017

RICHARD (DICK) F. DILL, SR. Dick, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 16, 2017. He was born February 20, 1931 in Thibodaux, LA. to Rodger and Kathleen (Nichols) Dill. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1948 to 1951. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant, and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Korean Service Silver Star and a Presidential Citation. ...
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Patrick Michael McCarthy

November 5, 1934 - February 14, 2017

Longtime Indian Wells resident Patrick McCarthy (82) died February 4, 2017 at his home with his loving wife at his side. His passing was due to complication from cancer and a virus infection. Patrick was born in Los Angeles on November 5, 1934. He moved with his family to New York in 1938 and spent the next 60 years there. Patrick served in the United States Navy before representing Merrill...
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Lucia Piceno

January 22, 1941 - February 8, 2017

Lucia is survived by: Bertha Gonzalez, Alicia Mendez, Lydia Vasquez, Josie Gonzalez, Miguel Gonzalez and Sandra Piceno
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Carl G. Wehrli

April 18, 1933 - January 18, 2017

Carl G. Wehrli, 83, passed away peacefully in his home in Palm Desert, surrounded by family on January 18, 2017. He was born on April 18, 1933 to Carl and Bernice Wehrli in San Rafael, CA. Carl married Judy Funk in 1987. He was in commercial sales for many years and moved to Palm Desert in 1989. He continued in commercial property sales and management until his passing. Carl is survived by...
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John Francis Bork Jr.

December 19, 1942 - January 14, 2017

John Francis Bork, Jr. age 74, died peacefully on January 14, 2017, at home after a brave fight against cancer. John was proceeded in death by his mother Francis Bork, father John Bork Sr., and wife Peggy Bork. He si survived by his brother Robert Bork (Bonnie Bork), daughter Denise Connors (Mike Connors), son Kevin Bork (Nolma Bork), daughter Christina Kendler (Dean Kendler) and son Stephen...
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Alfred Silvas

March 22, 1949 - January 2, 2017


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Elizabeth Margaret Gorey

July 13, 1913 - December 28, 2016


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John J. Benoit

December 27, 1951 - December 26, 2016

Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit died at 9:30pm on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home in Bermuda Dunes with his family at his side. He was 64. His death followed a weeks long battle with pancreatic cancer that forced the former California Highway Patrol officer to cut short a political career that lasted nearly two decades. John J. Benoit spent 31 years in law enforcement and went...
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William Charles Davidson

December 19, 1927 - November 22, 2016


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Robert E. Worrell

March 8, 1934 - November 18, 2016


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James Spencer Rogers

January 26, 1940 - November 11, 2016


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Donna Frances Jamison Munyas

August 24, 1927 - October 28, 2016


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John Robert Babrowsiki

September 30, 1940 - September 27, 2016


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Charles "Chuck" E. Miller Jr.

March 3, 1936 - September 22, 2016

Charles (Chuck) E. Miller Jr., 80 years old, passed away on September 22nd, 2016 in Bermuda Dunes, California. He was born on March 3rd, 1936 in Sioux City, Iowa to proud parents Charles E. Miller and Dorothy L. Gorman. Charles was self-employed general contractor and also owned Miller's Mobile Village in Sioux City before retiring to Bermuda Dunes, CA. He was a member of the Abu Bekr Shrine...
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Victor Soto Brack

February 11, 1963 - August 27, 2016

Victor Soto Brack, 53, died at his home surrounded by his family on August 27, 2016 in La Quinta, CA. He was born February 11, 1963 to Jaime and Isabel Brack in Indio, CA. Victor married Anne Hutter on February 1, 2003 in Indio, CA. He was a Commercial truck driver for 30 years and a member of the Fraternal Order of Moose. He lived life to its fullest and his unique sense of humor will be...
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Bobbie Katherine Humes

August 3, 1926 - July 30, 2016

Bobbie Katherine Humes, 89, of Indio, California passed away on July 30, 2016. She was born on August 3, 1926 to Simpson R. and Oma E. (Holt) Young in Indianaola, Oklahoma. Bobbie married Ollie A. Humes on July 13, 1947 in Quartsite, Arizona. She worked as teacher in the Palm View Elementary School in Coachella for 33 years. Bobbie is survived by her son, Randy (Lezlye) Humes of Palm Desert,...
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James Mark Kluzak

August 17, 1938 - May 28, 2016

Jim passed away after a brief illness and is survived by his wife Alice of 52 years. He was born in MA the son of James & Virginia Kluzak. He is survived by his six children James (Margaret Mary), Mark (Erika), Kathleen Brigham, Michelle Bell (Jim), Kevin (Lori) and David (Jamie). He is also survived by ten grandchildren and his sister Ann Curry. Jim was a member of the Serra Club of Palm...
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Garnik Galstyan

September 5, 1956 - May 25, 2016


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Lawrence "Larry" E. Holmgren

October 26, 1930 - May 24, 2016

Lawrence E. Holmgren, 85, of Sky Valley, California passed away on May 24, 2016 in Palm Desert, California. He was born October 26, 1930 to Gustaf and Clara Holmgren in Duluth, MN. Lawrence married Ona Amundson on August 29, 1953 in Duluth, MN. He was an Engineer for over 20 years and then became a General Contractor (the owner of Holmgren, Inc. in Palm Desert, CA). He served in the U.S. Army...
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Sydney P Staton

December 14, 1943 - May 24, 2016


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Maxine Lorraine Lang

January 15, 1921 - May 15, 2016


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Benedetto "Benny" Salvatore Pasciuto

June 16, 1931 - April 20, 2016

Benedetto (Benny) Salvatore Pasciuto passed away quietly on April 20, 2016. Benny Pasciuto was born on June 13, 1931 in Gaeta, Italy. His family immigrated to the United States via Ellis Island at the age of 5, where his family settled in Brooklyn, New York. Benny was a Korean War Veteran who served as a military policeman until 1952. Soon thereafter, he met the love of his life, Angelina...
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Irma G. Eslick

March 30, 2016

Irma G. Eslick, 81, a resident of Indio, California died in Indio on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. She was born in 1934 to Robert and Gertrud Mende in Berlin, Germany. Her husband, John B. Eslick preceded her death. She is survived by family and friends.
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Maria G. Babcock

September 10, 1932 - March 27, 2016


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Chase Wickersham Jr.

August 16, 1922 - March 25, 2016

Chase Wickersham, Jr. - 93 Long time resident of Palm Desert and Pasadena passed away on March 25, 2016, at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. Chase was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Chase Wickersham and Katherine Koch Wickersham. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School, Stanford University and Boston University Business School. During WWII he served in the 15th Army...
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Hazel W. Walker

September 2, 1927 - March 17, 2016

Hazel Witbeck Walker (88) of Rancho Mirage, California and formerly of Colonie, New York, died at home on March 17, 2016, peacefully, calmly and gracefully, just as she led her life. She was born on September 2, 1927 in Troy, New York, to John Joseph Witbeck and Rose Irene McCormack Witbeck. She was predeceased by her parents, as well as her brother John "Woody" Witbeck, her husband Joseph L....
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Marjorie A Freeman

September 30, 1944 - March 11, 2016


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Marianne Ryan

March 7, 2016

Marianne Ryan of La Quinta died on March 7th from brain and lung cancer. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jim. Daughter Catherine Diehl of Indio; son Michael of Riverside. Also four wonderful grandchildren, Raeanne Brault, Ciara Breen, Bailey Ryan and Mason Ryan, and sisters Kathy Tornow of Peoria and Gerry Lierman of Taos. She was preceded in death by two small children, Thomas and...
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Gaetano (Tom) DeMartino

February 21, 2016

Gaetano (Tom) DeMartino Tom passed away February 21, 2016. He was born in New York City May 27, 1931. Both his parents were born in Italy. He is survived by his younger brother Jerry and he also had 3 other siblings; Theresa, Connie and Joseph who have all predeceased him. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War; Tom was always very proud to have served. Most of his career was...
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Harold Dean Le Duc

November 22, 1922 - February 17, 2016

HAROLD DEAN Le DUC 22 November 1922 – 17 February 2016 Bermuda Dunes lost one of its most beloved citizens with the passing of Harold "Hal" Le Duc on February 17, 2016. Born and raised in Anaheim, Hal was a life long resident of California. He graduated from Anaheim High School where he was the...
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Mitchell L. Higginbotham

March 2, 1921 - February 15, 2016

Due to limited seating - please RSVP at 410-539-2203 is mandatory. Mitchell will be interred at the Tuskegee Memorial in the Sewickley Cemetery. A formal Tuskegee Memorial Service will be held in may in Sewickley, PA.
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John Charles Nash

May 12, 1925 - February 15, 2016

In memory of John Charles Nash, long-time resident of Rancho Las Palmas Country Club, who passed away on February 15, 2016. John was graced with ninety years of life and achieved many accomplishments during his journey. At the age of fifteen and a half, he completed his first solo flight in an airplane; at age seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during WW II. After...
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Marian T. LeBlanc

September 20, 1930 - February 14, 2016

Marian T. LeBlanc, 85, of Palm Desert, California, and Marion, Massachusetts, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. She was born in Norwood, Mass. on September 20, 1930 to the late Michael & Marian Murphy. She is survived by her beloved spouse of 59 years, Harold E. LeBlanc. Also surviving are her brother Paul C. (Gene) Murphy; sons Robert J. (Shannon) LeBlanc; James C. (Susan) LeBlanc;...
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Randolph Davison

February 12, 1926 - February 9, 2016


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Edwilyn "Jeanne" Ahrens

November 21, 1927 - January 24, 2016

EDWILYN "JEANNE" AHRENS 1927 – 2016 Passed away on January 24, 2016 at her home in Palm Desert, California. Jeanne was born in Inglewood, California November 21, 1927 to Edward and Kathryn Killel. She was married to Allen Ahrens. Jeanne worked for many years for Holiday Realty. The job she enjoyed most was with Sun World in Coachella, an agricultural firm since its inception in 1975. She...
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Stratton Waldran Weaver

February 18, 1931 - January 19, 2016


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Michaelena Elizabeth Floyd

September 29, 1942 - December 25, 2015


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Lyndsey Marie Ammouneh

December 25, 2015

Lyndsey Marie Ammouneh, BSN, Age 30. A beloved daughter to John and Karen Ammouneh. A loving sister to Jenny (Dave) Johnson, Amanda (Ranit) Kumar, and Andrew Ammouneh; Many adoring Aunts, Uncles and nieces. Lyndsey left a mark on everyone that she touched. Viewing/Rosary will be Thursday, January 7th, 2016 from 9am-10am with Funeral Mass at 10am at Christ of the Desert Chapel, Palm Desert,...
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Hortencia Gomez Rivera

August 28, 1918 - December 17, 2015

Hortencia was a life-long resident of California living in Indio, Oxnard and San Jacinto, CA. She was a sales repre for Leed's Jewelers in Inio, CA and a proprietor of the Indio Fabrics store until her retirement. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and a Guadalupana. She was a pillar of the community. She is survived by three grandsons: Aaron, Jason and Brian Rivera, also, a great...
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William John Stewart III

July 21, 1943 - December 14, 2015


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Melvin Mante Gray Jr.

November 12, 1929 - December 10, 2015

Melvin M. Gray, Jr was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 12, 1929. He passed away peacefully in Palm Desert after a brief illness, with his wife and daughters at his side, on December 10, 2015. Mel will be remembered for the gentle and unending love he bestowed on his wife and children, and for the contagious laughter he always shared with his family and friends. He is survived by his...
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Rachel Munoz Ramirez

August 30, 1931 - November 21, 2015

Born to Bernardo Muñoz and Aurora Arriola in Banning, CA on August 30, 1931, she passed away in her sleep at her sister Olivia O'Donnell's home in Palm Desert on November 21, 2015. She leaves behind her daughters Christina Rios (Sam), Veronica Emter (Dave), Bernadine Naggs (Tim), eight grandchildren, two great granddaughters, her sister Olivia and many other relatives and friends. Her parents...
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Irene Marie Rembis

June 22, 1920 - November 19, 2015

Irene Marie Rembis, 95, of Palm Desert, California died November 19th, 2015 in Van Nuys, California of natural causes. She was born June 22, 1920 to William Matthews and Ida Le Claire in Everett, Massachusetts. Irene married Anthony Rembis on June 8th, 1941 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. After being married they moved to San Pedro, California in 1952, purchased their first home in Torrance,...
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Vincent A. Dagort

April 25, 1918 - November 10, 2015

LTC Vincent A. Dagort died of age related causes on November 10, 2015; he was 97. An only child, Mr. Dagort was born on April 25, 1918 and raised in San Francisco. In 1936, after graduating high school, he and his mother moved to Honolulu, Hawaii joining his father who took a job as maitre d' at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Vincent worked for his dad at the resort while attending the University...
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H. Norm Nafstad

August 15, 1927 - November 10, 2015

H. Norman Nafstad 1927 – 2015 Norm Nafstad (Normie), 88, passed away on November 10, 2015 in Rancho Mirage, California. Norm, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, attended Edison High School and was an All-State athlete in Track and Field. He enlisted in the Navy at seventeen, with eleven...
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Richard George McClaran

January 16, 1927 - November 9, 2015


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Marian Carolyn Morgan

April 9, 1925 - November 7, 2015

Marian Carolyn Morgan, 90, passed away on November 7, 2015 in San Jacinto, CA. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Harold and Florence (Isom) Dodge on April 9, 1925. She was an artist, an insurance and real estate agent for years as well as an active member of the LDS Church in Palm Desert, CA. Marian is survived by her son, Timothy V. (Christine) Updyke of Temecula CA; her grandsons: ...
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Bonnie Lee Ahlberg King

January 7, 1966 - November 4, 2015

Bonnie Lee Ahlberg King of Palm Desert, CA passed away November 4, 2015 in Palm Desert, CA of leukemia. She was born January 7, 1966 to Phillip and Georgie Ahlberg in Chicago, IL. She married David Ryan King on July 7, 2007. Bonnie was a current member of the International Alliance of Theatre and Motion Picture Workers. She enjoyed working the Broadway shows at the McCallum Theatre. She also...
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Charlotte Goldstein Chafran

August 7, 1912 - October 30, 2015

Charlotte Goldstein Chafran passed away peacefully on October 30, 2015. She was 103 years of age. Born on August 7, 1912 in New York, New York; Charlotte was the daughter of Jacob Goldstein and Sadie Shapiro Goldstein. Her father was a Yiddish actor as were her maternal grandparents, and so it was at the age of 16, Charlotte too became a Yiddish actress. As Charlotte put it, "In those years ....
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Tyler Bryce O'Connor

August 6, 1991 - October 29, 2015


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Emily Carolyn Nesmith

September 10, 1915 - October 19, 2015


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Luzia Dobos

August 27, 1942 - September 30, 2015


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Anthony (Tony) William Sroka, Phd

August 12, 1917 - September 29, 2015

Tony Sroka of Indian Wells, CA passed away peacefully, September 29, 2015 in Rancho Mirage, CA surrounded by his loving wife, Irene and family. Born in 1917, in Milwaukee, WI, Tony became a manufacturing engineer. In 1942 he joined the Air Force and spent the next 20 years traveling the world and retired in 1962 as a Major. He then pursued his Master's Degree in Education, became a counselor...
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Oscar Centi

December 27, 1920 - September 14, 2015

Oscar was just shy of 95 years young and died of natural causes in the care of "Loving Care Assisted Living" in Palm Desert, California. Oscar was born in Lawrence, Mass. in 1921 to Joseph Centi and the former Anna Fusco who married and immigrated from Italy in the early 1900's. The family of five including his two older sisters Lee and Kay moved to San Francisco, California in the early...
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Jurllene Davison

October 20, 1930 - September 11, 2015


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James Joseph Conway , Jr.

June 7, 1939 - September 8, 2015

Jim Conway of Palm Desert died unexpectedly on September 8, 2015. He was born in Baltimore to James and Helen Conway on June 7, 1939. A graduate of Franklin University, he was twice elected Mayor of Bowie, MD and was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1967. In 1976 he founded and was the CEO of the Electronics Association of California in Silicon Valley. He was also a...
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Phillip Galen Wilkes

February 12, 1990 - September 1, 2015

Phillip Wilkes of Palm Desert was unexpectedly taken from us on September 1, 2015. He was born to Greg and Beth Wilkes in Palm Springs on February 12, 1990. He is survived by his parents and his brother Jeremy Wilkes of Palm Desert, his grandmother Barbara Marshall and brother Clayton Freeman of Texas and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Phillip loved to draw, write and watch or listen to...
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Anthony Dale Maddox

July 21, 1947 - August 7, 2015


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Mary "Jane" Livreri

December 12, 1943 - July 25, 2015

Mary "Jane" Livreri (nee Del Guidice) age 71, born in Ozone Park, New York, on December 12, 1943 passed away on July 25, 2015 surrounded by her loving children, brother and close friends. Jane is survived by her four children, Peter (Karen), John, Robert Livreri and her daughter Kim Livreri-Bradbury. Jane was a loving grandmother to Peter, Elisa, Alex, Anthony, Natalie, Giovanni, Neiko, Robert,...
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Robert Benedict Gaunt

January 17, 1925 - July 17, 2015


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Josephine M. Denick

February 21, 1919 - July 15, 2015


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Phillip Jene De Marre

October 10, 1925 - July 1, 2015


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Martha M. Dreier

December 27, 1922 - June 29, 2015

Martha Davidson Dreier December 27, 1922 –June 29, 2015 Marty Davidson-Dreier passed away at her home in Palm Desert, California at the age of 92. Her life began in Seguin, Texas growing up with two sisters Myrtle and Maudie and many cousins, aunts and uncles as both of her parents Claud and Viola...
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Albert Nathan

April 13, 1930 - June 23, 2015

Albert Nathan is survived by his loving wife, Rose Nathan; 2 Daughters; 2 Son-in-Law's; 2 Grandchildren All services are private.
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Maria "Mary" Valdez

January 12, 1951 - June 22, 2015


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Richard B. Bennett, Sr.

June 20, 1939 - June 21, 2015


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Juanita L. Savage

September 2, 1932 - June 4, 2015

Juanita L. Savage passed away at the Mountain View Residential Care in La Quinta, CA on June 4, 2015. She was born September 2, 1932 in Iantha, Missouri. Her parents were Ryan and Irene Beck. After various moves her family settled in Fresno, CA, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School and Fresno State College with an Education major. Her teaching career included schools in Fresno,...
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Lester James Larson

November 2, 1931 - May 29, 2015

Lester James Larson passed away at his home in La Quinta, California on the early morning of May 29, 2015 at the age of 83. Lester was an optimist with a tireless work ethic. He deeply loved his family and was devout in his beliefs. He was a provider, a patriot and a source of curious spontaneity. Lester is predeceased by his father Ivar J. Larson, his mother Elizabeth B. Highbe and his...
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Patricia Warren DeLateur

February 14, 1927 - May 28, 2015

Patricia Warren DeLateur was born on Valentine 's Day 1927. With a brilliant sense of humor and being a Valentine's baby; she referred to the song, "My Funny Valentine" as her theme song. And anyone who had the pleasure to meet her knew she was one of the most caring people you could ever hope to meet. Always smiling and happy, she was often noticed for her magnetic smile. Without question, she...
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Steve Covington

November 13, 1937 - May 26, 2015


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Thelma Jean Mathews

April 21, 1925 - May 23, 2015


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Edward "Ed" Lawrence Alderson

June 10, 1936 - May 11, 2015

Edward Lawrence Alderson, 78, of Palm Desert, CA passed away May 11, 2015 in Palm Desert of lung cancer. Born on June 10, 1936, he was the youngest of eight children born to Thomas and Ellen Alderson in Shullsburg, WI and moved to SC at he age of six. Ed married Bette Johnson on December 3, 1954 in Anaheim, CA. His final project of his 60 year construction career was the construction of Point...
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Carolyn Edna Crawford-Francis

February 9, 1944 - May 7, 2015


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Duane Franklin Rowe

March 20, 1927 - April 27, 2015


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Patricia Wight-Holby

June 24, 1929 - April 22, 2015

Patricia Wight-Holby, 85, died peacefully in her sleep on April 22 after a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her children at her home in Palm Desert California. Patricia was born on June 24, 1929, in Schenectady, NY, the daughter of Frances and William Page. She resided in Lawrenceville, NJ for over 40 years and in 2000, remarried and retired to Palm Desert, CA. Music, in many forms, was...
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Brian Alan Wilson

May 3, 1944 - April 3, 2015


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Warren Alfred Norried Jr.

December 21, 1941 - March 16, 2015


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Peter G. Dean

July 20, 1958 - March 13, 2015


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Carl Karnig Mahakian, USMC Retd.

March 7, 1926 - March 9, 2015

Colonel Carl Karnig Mahakian USMC Retd. 1943-1986 Born March 7, 1926, died March 9, 2015 Colonel Mahakian served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. Between wars, he received a BA degree from USC. He worked in Radio, Television Broadcasting and Motion Pictures as a Post Production Coordinator, Film Editor and Sound Editor. His Motion Picture career spanned from...
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Deborah Reynolds Bartel

December 3, 1952 - March 9, 2015

Deborah Reynolds Bartel, 62 years old, of Palm Desert, California, died March 9, 2015 in Rancho Mirage, California. Debbie was born December 3, 1952 in Culver City, California to James and Helen Reynolds. She married Bennison Bartel on August 30, 1975 in their backyard in Encino, California. Debbie worked with Ben at his record stores in California and later Chicago, where they raised their...
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Frank Charles Vega

October 13, 1926 - March 9, 2015


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