Bryant Street Baptist Church
13456 Bryant St
Yucaipa, CA 92399
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Darvin Frederick Hemm

1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Darvin Frederick Hemm Obituary
DARVIN FREDERICK HEMM May 5, 1928 - July 11, 2015 Preceded in death by his loving wife Betty Ancell Hemm November 24, 2013, parents Fred Hem and Margaret Hartley Hem Ottumwa Iowa, brothers Charles Hem, Robert Hem and Royce Hem and sister Florence. Darvin is survived by his sisters Eldonna & Margaret (Muggins) of Ottumwa, IA; his children: Danny Hemm (WI) Kenneth Hemm (CA), Susan Frymire (MI), Randy Hemm (CA), Timothy Hemm (CA) and Julie Williams (AZ); thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Darvin moved in 1952 to Long Beach, Calif with his wife Betty and two oldest children with just $200.00, their car and small trailer, all the way from Illinois. From there they moved to Riverside, Calif. and lived in Glen Avon until they bought the land and built their own home in Yucaipa, Calif. in 1980. Darvin worked for Valley Engineering until he retired in 1992 when he and Betty started traveling to visit their children, grandchildren & family members and friends throughout the United States. Darvin loved keeping busy and would tinker on his truck or build things from wood or metal. He was also a foster father to many foster children over the years and left a good impression on them. An active member of his church he was first a deacon for many years at the Mira Loma Baptist Church then at the Bryant St. Baptist Church in Yucaipa. While working for Valley Engineering he worked on a number of projects that he loved talking about. Building the exhibit for JAWS at Universal Studios, setting up the iron structure at the Riverside Public Library and numerous buildings in the Southern and Central California areas. He loved telling stories of the job he held in a restaurant in Ottumwa. Services were held Friday, July 17 at Bryant Street Baptist Church, 13456 Bryant St., Yucaipa, Ca. 92399. (909) 795-4116. You may send your condolences to emmersonbartlett.com

Published in Press-Enterprise on July 18, 2015
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