Edwin Theodore (Ed) Grohs

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EDWIN (ED) THEODORE GROHS 12/19/18 - 10/01/13 Edwin (Ed) Theodore Grohs, old time cowboy and longtime rancher, passed away peacefully at his home on 10/01/13. Ed was born on 12/19/18 to Charles and Edna Grohs in Los Angeles, CA. His lifelong association with livestock manifested itself at an early age when he started to raise pigs and calves. By the time he finished eighth grade he knew where his life was destined. He left school and went to "cowboying" in the Mojave Desert and the San Bernardino Mountains for the Heart Bar Ranch. He eventually had his own herd and grazed them in the Covina area, the San Bernardino Mountains, as well as the Kalin Ranch and Kemper Campbell Ranch in Victorville. He was "the last of the old time cowboys" and was in the cattle business for over fifty years. Ed, along with his brother, Otto who was a jockey, dabbled in thoroughbred horse racing and saddled a number of winners. He was married for over fifty years to Doris who passed away in 2008. Together they raised five wonderful daughters. Ed and Doris spent their lives in Covina, Apple Valley and a short time in Idaho. Ed ran the cattle and Doris ran the household. Ed loved music and was always ready to pick up his guitar and sing a tune. He even cut a demo record as a young man. Ed, always the cowboy, broke and trained horses well into his eighties. Ed is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Judy and Roger Zombek, Gloria and Ken Schroeder, Debbie and Cecil Stevens, Jeannette and Rick Bates, Diane and Leonard Van Velkinburgh, 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 9 step grandchildren. Services will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM. (Western attire welcome) Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Updated service information and a on line guest book are available at sunsethills.cc
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Published in the Daily Press on Oct. 6, 2013
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