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Dabbs, Dr. Phyllis Marguerite Selby - Riverside  
DR. PHYLLIS MARGUERITE SELBY DABBS died peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home in Riverside, California. She was 91. A Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. at Raincross at Riverside, 5232 Central Avenue. A reception will follow in the patio. Born December 5, 1923, in Akron, Ohio, she was the youngest of the three children of Phyllis Barbara Sabin Selby and Warren Fowke Selby, a prominent Akron attorney. She grew up in Akron, attended public schools, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech from the University of Akron in 1944. She went on to earn Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in speech and higher education from the University of Southern California in 1952 and 1961, respectively. Dr. Dabbs began her 34-year career in public education in 1952 at Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, California, where she taught English and driver training, and served as the school librarian. In 1953, she became the assistant activities officer for what is now California State University, Los Angeles. While at CSU Los Angeles, she was the advisor for the women's program and the day and evening student councils, and planned and coordinated the student activities program. In 1954, she joined the faculty of Bakersfield College as a speech instructor and director of the forensics (debate) program. She became a professor of speech at Bakersfield College in 1965. She later served as chairperson for the Departments of Communication and Speech, Associate Dean of Instruction, and Dean of Certificated Personnel and Staff Development. She retired in 1984. She enjoyed life as a member of the Bakersfield community for 58 years. Phyllis was an advocate of equality for all in the workplace and a supporter of many environmental, philanthropic, and educational organizations. A longtime member of the Scottish Terrier Club of California, she bred, raised, and showed Scotties throughout California. She was a lifelong bridge player who enjoyed what she called "party bridge" when she could no longer play competitive bridge. She moved to Riverside, California in May 2012 to be near her daughter. It was difficult for her to leave behind her many friends and the home she helped build with her then husband, Lowell P. Dabbs, and in which she lived for more than 50 years. In Riverside, she made new friends, corresponded with longtime friends, and did her best to remain active as her abilities changed. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Augustine Selby, who was killed in action during World War II; and her sister, Barbara Selby Williams, of Gladewater, Texas. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Chafee Parker, and son-in-law, David Boyles, of Riverside; and a nephew, James Sloan Williams, of Austin, Texas. She is remembered with love by family, friends, colleagues, and former students. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, the Scottish Terrier Club of California, or any group promoting the care and well-being of animals.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 26, 2015
Decker, Henry Wallace - Riverside  
HENRY WALLACE DECKER Emeritus Professor of French at the University of California, Riverside, died peacefully at his home on March 6. He was 92. Professor Decker was born on September 3, 1923, in Orange, New Jersey, to Richard Caton Decker and Helen Smith Decker. He grew up in New Rochelle, NY and served in the 104th Infantry Division from 1942-1945 in Europe. After the war he married Jane Munro Hancock, and earned a PhD in Romance Languages at the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty of the French Department at UCR in 1955, serving as Chair for many years. Professor Decker's love of learning and passionate devotion to teaching continued after his retirement in 1991 as he mentored undergraduates and wrote his memoir of his war experience. He was predeceased by his wife, Jane, his parents, and his brother Richard Caton Decker, Jr. He is survived by his sister, Ruth Decker Steen, a niece, three nephews and eight grandnieces and nephews. An interment will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on April 29 at 2 pm, followed by a celebration of Professor Decker's life at his home in Riverside.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2015
DeGeere, Vivian Carol - Riverside  
VIVIAN CAROL DE GEERE, age 52, passed away on April 4, 2015. She was born on December 28, 1962 in Riverside, CA. She had lived in Riverside, CA for 36 years. She graduated from Ramona High School where she received her letter in badminton. She received her A.A. Degree from Riverside Community College. She worked for Healthcare Imaging Center in Riverside, CA. Vivian is survived by her parents John and Edith De Geere; brother Paul De Geere; sister-in-law Kris; niece Morgan; nephew Garett; and aunt Barbara Ethridge. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, April 23, 2pm at First Baptist Church of Riverside, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 5500 Alessandro Blvd., Riverside, CA in Vivian's name. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 23, 2015
Delgado, Tammy (In Memoriam) - Riverside  
TAMMY GONZALES 4/21/64 3/14/08 Happy 51st Birthday Tammy As life keeps us busy you're always a part of it. You're our Guardian Angel. Love Coco, Mom, sisters Teri, and Jill, brothers-in-law Victor, Rick, Doug, nieces Victoria, Savannah, nephews Chris and Nick.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 21, 2015
Donohue, Grace L. - Riverside  
GRACE J. DONOHUE, 91, passed into eternal life March 13, 2015 in the Air Force Village West Skilled Nursing Center with family at her side. Grace was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but left and traveled the country with her high school sweetheart, Bob, through the auspices of the U.S. Air Force, after they were married. They eventually settled in California where the warmth and sunshine infused their blood. Grace's husband Bob predeceased her and she will be interred with him at the Riverside National Cemetery. She is survived by her children: Kathleen Geraci, MaryEllen Burkhouse (Ron), Robert (Marita), James Donohue (Tanya), Thomas Donohue (Mary), Christopher Donohue (Dana), fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law Jeanne Herrick. After all her children graduated from college, Grace fulfilled a life-long dream. She went to college and received an AA degree. She then worked as a teacher's aide in regular classrooms and with special education students - a real joy for her. Grace was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother as well as a friend to many. With all her years of travel, she established and maintained great friendships over all the country. When she chose to move to Air Force Village, Grace found a new family among the residents. She volunteered at the March Field Museum, was the emergency floor warden for several years, worked in the Gift Shop, helped with donut Sunday at the chapel and greatly enjoyed the social life and activities at the Village. She will be missed by many. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in her honor on Saturday, May 2, at 10:00am at the Air Force Village Chapel followed by a reception in the Village Convocation Room. Any memorial gifts should be directed to the Air Force Village Foundation at Air Force Village West, 17050 Arnold Drive, Air Force Village Foundation Office, Riverside, CA 92518 or the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic Midwest Conference, Department of Mission Advancement, 345 Belden Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. PRESTON & SIMONS MORTUARY, Funeral Directors 951-683-7410
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 26, 2015
Flores, Gilbert R. - Montclair  
GILBERT R. FLORES departed this world peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at his home in Montclair, California. He was born on September 13, 1928 in Pasadena, California. A graduate of Pasadena City College, he served in the Army during the Korean War. A member of the Mexican Players of Padua Hills Theater of Claremont, he was also a member of El Mariachi del Valle, with a long musical career of singing, guitar and harp playing in many Mexican restaurants. He was a retired Lineman with General Telephone Company of 31 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alice; 5 children; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montclair on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the Church in his memory.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 22, 2015
Flores, Nena - Highland  
NENA FLORES, 73, of Highland, CA, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in San Bernardino, CA. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Edna. She is survived by her husband, Expedito (Eddie) of Highland; son, Edward and his wife, Algeneve of Highland; granddaughters, Jillian and Emily, of Highland; sister, Helen of Manila, Philippines; brother, Chito of San Bernardino; brother, Jojo of Highland; and sister Dolores of Fairbanks, Alaska. Nena graduated from University of the Philippines Diliman in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. She took the Pharmacy board in 1963 and had the 5th highest score. In 1969, she immigrated to the United States. In 1969, she started working for California Portland Cement Company. She worked there for 34 years as a Research Chemist until her retirement in 2004. While there, she met her future husband Eddie, who started working at the cement plant a few months earlier. In 1971, Nena and Eddie got married. In 1973, Nena gave birth to her 1st child, daughter, Edna. In 1976, Nena gave birth to a son, Edward. In 2008, Nena became a grandparent as her granddaughter, Jillian, was born. In 2014, Nena had a second granddaughter, Emily. Viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Rosary at 6 p.m.), Sunday, April, 26, 2015 at Mt. View Mortuary and Cemetery, 570 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Adelaide Church, 27457 Baseline, Highland, CA. Interment will follow the funeral mass at Mt. View Cemetery, San Bernardino CA.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
Goddard, Kathy - Riverside  
KATHY GODDARD, a lifelong resident of Riverside, CA. was born on January 15, 1963, entered eternal rest on April 12, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband Dr. Dwight Goddard; sons Matthew, Jacob and Stephen; sister Donna (Gary) Oliver of Long Beach, CA; brother Luke Hopkins of San Diego, CA; and nephews Brian, Christopher; nieces Amanda Oliver, Rachael Hopkins. Kathy was a graduate of Poly High School and attended RCC. She was employed at Riverside General Hospital Records Dept. prior to her marriage. Services to be held on April 24, 12 noon at Church of Nazarene at 5475 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2015
Holland, Kelsey Leigh (In Memoriam) - Riverside  
KELSEY LEIGH HOLLAND April 22, 1987 - Dec. 29, 2000 So make the best of this test, and don't ask why It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right, I hope you had the time of your life. We love you forever. Love, Mom, Jacob, Family and Friends
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 22, 2015
Hope, Josephine Louise Goddard - Poway  
JOSEPHINE LOUISE GODDARD HOPE, age 85, passed away at home on 4/18/15. She was born in Charlo, Lake County, Montana and had lived in Poway, CA, previously of Quincey & Cashmere, Washington. She attended Ronan High School. She was a PTA President. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. She served a mission with her husband Clifford Hogue and was a temple worker. Josephine was preceded in death by her 1st husband Frank E. Goddard and 2nd husband Clifford Hope; son Dal Hope and daughter Triona Larsen. She is survived by her daughters Roxanne Sims, Lanell Amedee, Dawn'ee Hogue, Vicki Casner, Kerry Bevin, LaRea Webley, Carla Weiss; sons Monty Goddard, Linden Hope, Kent Hope and Arlin Hope; sister Geraldine Slechta; niece Susan M, Webb; newphews Randy, Keith, Dennis & Lance.; 36 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 23 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 23, 10:30am at Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Stake Center, 4375 Jackson St., Riverside followed by a Funeral Service. Interment to follow at Olivewood Memorial Park. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 22, 2015
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