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Monday, August 2, 2021
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William Edwin Ferra
In Loving Memory Of William Edwin Ferra 10/1/1937 - 8/02/2020 Wish you were here. We miss you every day. Love, Ron & Teddy Read More
Published in The Desert Sun on Aug. 2, 2021.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Edward Raymond Smith
Edward Raymond Smith Cathedral City - Edward Raymond Smith of Cathedral City, CA and formerly of Erie, PA died June 23, 2021 at his home. Edward was the son of Gordon C. Smith and Marie D. Smith and was born February 23, 1953. Ed graduated from Technical Memorial HS and enlisted... Read More
Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 8 to Jul. 18, 2021.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Douglas Edward Hart
Douglas Edward Hart February 22, 1971 - June 18, 2021 Douglas (Doug) Hart, age 50, of La Quinta, CA passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2021. Douglas was born in Wichita, Kansas on February 22, 1971. He graduated from Palm Springs high school. Douglas worked in food services and... Read More
FitzHenry-Wiefels Indio Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 10 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Peggy Scanlon
Peggy Scanlon Peggy Louise Scanlon (née Abell) died on April 15, 2021, in Redmond, Washington. She was an artist, world traveller, hiker and pilot; mother of four and grandmère of nine. Peggy was born in Adelaide, Australia, on July 5, 1938, the eldest of three daughters. Her mother... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 9 to Jul. 13, 2021.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Ruben Chavez Arrieta
Ruben Chavez Arrieta Stockton - Ruben Chavez Arrieta, 62, passed away on June 14, 2021, at his home in Stockton, California. He was a beloved member of the Good Shepherd Family Ministry for disabled adults and St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Survivors include his companion of 20 years... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 1 to Jul. 11, 2021.
Natalie Gronauer
Natalie Gronauer La Quinta - Natalie Gronauer, 84, of La Quinta, CA, peacefully passed away at her home on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Natalie was born to Michael and Ann Stasick in Toronto, Canada and received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Windsor. After graduation... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 9 to Jul. 11, 2021.
Arlene M. Harris
Arlene M. Harris Rancho Mirage - Arlene M. Harris, nee Drew, 86 of Rancho Mirage CA and formerly of Highland Park IL; beloved wife of the late Jerome for 61 wonderful years; loving mother of Mark, Kenneth (Ellen) , Robert (Melanie) and Richard Harris; cherished grandmother of Max... Read More
Shalom Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 9 to Jul. 11, 2021.
Friday, July 9, 2021
Gloria Anderson Hayes
Gloria Anderson Hayes Gloria Anderson Hayes, 84, passed away on May 9, 2021. Gloria was born in 1937 in Saint Paul Minnesota to parents Margaret and Edwin Anderson and graduated from Saint Paul Central High School. She studied at the University of Minnesota and subsequently began... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 30 to Jul. 9, 2021.
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Patricia Jean Durant
Patricia Jean Durant Palm Springs - Patricia Jean Durant, our Mom, Grande (pronounced Grandy), mentor, and friend, was granted her angel wings on June 21, 2021; she was at home in Palm Springs with her life partner of 43 years, Boots Scott, when she passed. Trish was born on August... Read More
Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 6 to Jul. 8, 2021.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Marsha Brunner
Marsha Brunner Indio - Marsha Brunner was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Born to Wilfred and Dorothy Schoch on May 26, 1950, in Westchester, California, she was a godly and gracious woman who was well-loved. Intelligent and humble, Marsha was the valedictorian... Read More
FitzHenry-Wiefels Indio Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 1 to Jul. 4, 2021.
Paul Gershick
Paul Gershick Palm Desert - PAUL GERSHICK MAY 25, 1925 - JULY 4, 2020 Our Patriarch, PAUL GERSHICK, contracted COVID-19 in June of 2020, and died of complications from the virus on July 4th, 2020. He had just celebrated his 95th birthday. Like so many families during this pandemic... Read More
Forest Lawn Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 22 to Jul. 4, 2021.
Richard Leo Gilchrist
Richard Leo Gilchrist 1931 - 2020 With profound sadness we share news of the passing of Richard L. Gilchrist, devoted husband of Betty Ann Gilchrist on November 28, 2020, at Eisenhower Medical Center due to natural causes. His survivors include Betty Gilchrist, Pam Cleland-Broyles... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 1 to Jul. 4, 2021.
Michelle Denise Mercer
Michelle Denise Mercer Michelle Denise Black-Ferrell-Mercer gained her wings on June 30th, 2021 at 2:45 am surrounded by her family in Cathedral City, CA. Michelle battled cancer for over 30 years 3 different times and unfortunately has lost this battle to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 2 to Jul. 4, 2021.
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Curtis S. Beyer
Curtis S. Beyer Cathedral City 70, 04-Jun, Forest Lawn. Read More
Forest Lawn - Cathedral City
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 29 to Jul. 3, 2021.
Kipp Robert Downing
Kipp Robert Downing Kipp Robert Downing was a devoted father, husband, and successful restauranteur. He left this world on December 30, 2020. Kipp was born in Boulder, CO and is preceded in death by his father, Robert, mother, Jean, and sister, Linda. He is survived by his daughters... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 1 to Jul. 3, 2021.
Helen Baker Gelzer
Helen Baker Gelzer Helen Baker Gelzer, age 103 passed away peacefully Monday, June 28, 2021. She was born on December 2, 1917 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Survived by daughters Barbara Gelzer, Helen (Sig) Kupka, and Katherine (Richard) Murphy, and grandsons Jon Magnuson and Matthew... Read More
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service - Northwest Chapel
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 1 to Jul. 3, 2021.
Edward James Kaleff Sr.
Edward James Kaleff Sr. Desert Hot Springs - Edward J. Kaleff, Sr. of Desert Hot Springs, CA, passed away at home on June 29, 2021 with his family at his side. He was 95 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife, June P. Kaleff, and daughter, Patricia Kaleff. He is survived... Read More
Forest Lawn - Cathedral City
Published in The Desert Sun from Jul. 1 to Jul. 3, 2021.
Friday, July 2, 2021
Eric David Greenspan
Eric David Greenspan Santa Barbara - In Loving Memory Eric David Greenspan September 3, 1968 - June 22, 2021 On June 22nd Eric David Greenspan unexpectedly passed away at the age of 52. Though he was born and raised in both Palm Springs, California and Cleveland, Ohio, Eric lived... Read More
McDermott-Crockett & Associates Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 30 to Jul. 2, 2021.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Thomas J. Comer
Thomas J. Comer Comer, Thomas J., 79, Palm Springs, CA, died May 14, 2021. He resided most of his life in St. Louis MO before retirement and thereafter moved to Palm Springs in 2007. No services are planned. Rite of Cremation were accorded with arrangements by All California Cremation... Read More
All California Cremation
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 11 to Jun. 29, 2021.
Barbara Ann Holleman
Barbara Ann Holleman Little Rock, AR - Barbara Ann Holleman, 73, passed away on June 19, 2021 in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Montgomery, AL on September 13, 1947 to the late Lester Peek and Edna Nichols Peek. She is survived by her siblings; Elton Peek from Florida, Bill Peek... Read More
Pinecrest Funeral Home
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 25 to Jun. 29, 2021.
Norman Subotnik
Norman Subotnik Palm Desert - Norman Subotnik, 92, of Palm Desert, California, passed away on December 2, 2020. Norman was born on August 12, 1928 to Aaron and Lillian Subotnik in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During the Depression, the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he graduated... Read More
FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 25 to Jun. 29, 2021.
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Robert "Bob" Berger
Robert "Bob" Berger Robert "Bob" Berger passed away last Saturday in California. He was 86. In addition to his successful career as a creative real estate developer, Bob was a restorer, farmer, and passionate patron of the arts via the historic Fine Arts and Flat Iron buildings in... Read More
Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 25 to Jun. 27, 2021.
Dorothy "Dottie" Claar
Dorothy "Dottie" Claar Palm Desert - Dorothy "Dottie" Claar passed away at her home in Palm Desert on June 19, 2021. Dottie was born on May 31, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio and grew up surrounded by family. Always a devout Catholic, she joined the order of Sisters of St. Francis of Mary... Read More
FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2021.
Maria Elena Geyer
Maria Elena Geyer Palm Desert - December 30, 1954 - June 14, 2021 Maria Elena died peacefully in her home with her husband Mark by her side. Maria Elena battled gastric cancer over the past year. While she and Mark had been residents of Palm Desert, CA for the last 8 years, they... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2021.
Michael Lowery
Michael Lowery 8/31/51 - 6/21/21 Michael Lowery went to be with the Lord after passing away suddenly on June 21, 2021. Originally from Martinez, CA, Mike spent most of his life in the Bay Area region, before moving to Palm Springs in 2014. Michael was preceded in death by his father... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2021.
Carole Ann Maus
Carole Ann Maus May 20, 1939 – June 18, 2021 Carole Ann (Pavlecka) Maus was born May 20, 1939 in Santa Monica, California to Vladimir Pavlecka and Elizabeth (Slapak) Pavlecka. She was raised with her older sister, Barbara, in Pacific Palisades. Carole graduated from University High... Read More
Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2021.
Misty Marie McCollum Meugniot
Misty Marie McCollum Meugniot Misty Marie McCollum Meugniot's wonderful life began on December 4, 1979 in Palm Springs, Ca. when she was born to Dennis and Sue McCollum. She earned her angel wings on her half birthday June, 4, 2021 in Indio Ca. She died suddenof natural causes. ... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2021.
Malcolm Lyall Sinclair
Malcolm Lyall Sinclair On June 14, 2021, Malcolm Lyall Sinclair of Palm Desert passed away at the age of 80. Born on August 28, 1940 in Ladysmith, South Africa, Malcolm was the son of George Lyall Sinclair and Edna Mabel Hayward. He grew up in Ladysmith with his parents and two sisters... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 18 to Jun. 27, 2021.
Esther Welker
Esther Welker Cathedral City - Esther Welker of Cathedral City passed away peacefully in the presence of her husband and two sons on May 27th, 2021. She worked primarily as a homemaker but provided tirelessly for the local community as PTA President for Cathedral City Elementary... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 23 to Jun. 27, 2021.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
James E. Bellamy
James E. Bellamy June 12, 1932-May 18, 2021- Loving father and Papa, James Ernest Bellamy, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Born in Victoria, BC, Canada, James moved to California to attend the University of Southern California. He loved this country, and was... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 21 to Jun. 26, 2021.
Carolyn Wagoner Turner
Carolyn Wagoner Turner Carolyn was born on January 7, 1932 in Loves Park, IL to Lynn and Ella Wagoner. Carolyn passed on May 28, 2021 following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, late husband(s) Richard Acton and Victor Turner; stepson Steven and daughter... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 22 to Jun. 26, 2021.
Randolph Herbert "Randy" Watkins
Randolph "Randy" Herbert Watkins Randolph "Randy" Herbert Watkins was a caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He passed away on June 6th 2021 at age 68, after a courageous and aggressive battle with cancer. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, (Randy) managed... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 24 to Jun. 26, 2021.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Michael Francis Lang
Michael Francis Lang Palm Springs - Michael Francis Lang, 74, died of natural causes while visiting family in El Segundo, CA on June 7, 2021. He was born on January 12, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY to Charles Lang Sr. and Margaret "Peggy" Gaffney of Long Island, NY. Michael grew up on Long... Read More
Palm Springs Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 16 to Jun. 25, 2021.
Monday, June 21, 2021
Maria De Jesus Contreras Castaneda
Maria de Jesus Contreras Castaneda Thermal - Maria de Jesus Contreras Castaneda died peacefully on June 12th of natural causes at her home in Thermal, CA. She was surrounded by her husband of 68 years, Mike F. Castaneda and her son, Mike Castaneda Jr. She was 95 years old. Maria... Read More
Forest Lawn - Coachella
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 17 to Jun. 21, 2021.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Osa Carter
Osa Carter Osa Carter was born in Denmark on July 23, 1927. She met her future husband, Donald Carter, an American, in Paris in the early 1950's. Both were learning how to speak French. They were married in 1954, and moved to California, where Donald had been living before going... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 14 to Jun. 20, 2021.
Audrey Vail Jessup
Audrey Vail Jessup Palisades - Audrey Vail Jessup, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 in Palm Springs, California. Audrey was born in Long Beach, California on March 17, 1933. Her parents were Dr. Herbert H. Vail and Vivian Niell Vail. Audrey attended Long Beach... Read More
Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 15 to Jun. 20, 2021.
Kenneth Russell Rashid
Kenneth Russell Rashid Palm Desert - July 14, 1939 - June 6, 2021 Kenneth Russell Rashid of Palm Desert, Ca., filled his days with service - to family, to community, and to beauty. This love of humanity began at home with his beloved wife of 53 years, Dawn Rashid and their three... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 10 to Jun. 20, 2021.
Marvin Sholl
Marvin Sholl Marvin Sholl, 93, of Rancho Mirage, CA, died peacefully on June 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 21, 1927 to Louis and Jeanette Sholl in Chicago, IL, where he met and married his first love and wife of 56 years, Carol Phyllis Halper. Carol... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 14 to Jun. 20, 2021.
Jerry K. Stanners
Jerry K. Stanners La Quinta, CA - February 8, 1935 - June 3, 2021 Jerry Stanners passed away on June 3, 2021 at his home in La Quinta, CA. He spent the final days of his life in the loving care of Terry, his devoted wife of 51 years. Jerry grew up in Illinois, attending The University... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 15 to Jun. 20, 2021.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Doris Keniry
Doris Keniry Palm Desert - Doris Keniry, 85, of Palm Desert, California, passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2021. She was born in New York, New York on June 13,1935 to Roscoe and Gladys Hansford. She is predeceased by her parents, Aunt Alice and her loving husband of 40 years... Read More
Forest Lawn - Cathedral City
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 16 to Jun. 19, 2021.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Joshua Kunkle
Joshua Kunkle We are devastated and heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of Joshua Kunkle, whose life was tragically cut short in an automobile accident in White Water, CA on May 1st, 2021. Joshua Lyon Kunkle was born to Torrie and Joseph Kunkle on June 19th 1983 in Riverside... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 14 to Jun. 17, 2021.
Frank Herman Schmitt
Frank Herman Schmitt Palm Desert - Frank Herman Schmitt, age 81, passed away on May 21st, 2021, in Palm Desert, California. Frank was born Franz Hermann Schmitt in Germany and immigrated to the United States at the age of 14. He settled in Chicago, Illinois. He excelled in school... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 16 to Jun. 17, 2021.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Paul Hasas
Paul Hasas Desert Hot Springs - 1983-2021 Paul Hasas, 38, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. He was born in Romania in 1983, to Eugenia Hasas and Paul Hasas, Sr. He arrived in the Coachella Valley in 1992, where he attended Desert Hot Springs Elementary School, Desert... Read More
Palm Springs Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 12 to Jun. 16, 2021.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Mary Rouzie Adams
Mary Rouzie Adams June 17, 1932 - June 10, 2021 With great sadness, we announce the passing of Mary Rouzie Adams on June 10th. Mary always found fun and happiness in her life. Born to Evelyn and Reverend Irwin C. Johnson in Detroit, Michigan in 1932, Mary was raised with faith and... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 14 to Jun. 15, 2021.
Patricia Ann Lehow
Patricia Ann Lehow Palm Desert - Patricia Ann Lehow, 82, born on July 18, 1938, in Bellair, Ohio, passed away on May 25, 2021. She resided in Palm Desert with her husband of 58 years at the time of her passing. Read More
Forest Lawn Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 13 to Jun. 15, 2021.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Poul Steenild Moller
Poul Steenild Moller Bermuda Dunes - Poul Steenild Moller passed away, peacefully, at home in Bermuda Dunes on June 8. Poul was born in Randers, Denmark on July 29th 1925 to Knud and Inger Moller. Raised on a farm with his sister and brother, he then spent the early years of his... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 11 to Jun. 14, 2021.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Abe Duban
Abe Duban Abe "he's such a nice guy" Duban was born on April 27, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the seventh child born to his sweet mom, Clara. He was a shy little guy, but that didn't last long growing up in a predominantly tough Italian neighborhood for a young Jewish lad. He... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 6 to Jun. 13, 2021.
Neil Francis Finnegan
Neil Francis Finnegan Cathedral City - Neil Francis Finnegan has passed away at age 88 in Cathedral City, CA after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Buffalo NY on July 21, 1932. After college he enlisted in the USAF and served 21 years before retiring as a Lieutenant... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 6 to Jun. 13, 2021.
Margaret Milam Meager
Margaret Milam Meager It is with sincere regret and deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Susie Meager. Susie (as she was known by her friends) Grammie G (as she was known by her family) passed away peacefully on June 3rd, 2021, after lighting up the world for... Read More
O'Connor Mortuary - Laguna Hills Chapel & Mortuary
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 10 to Jun. 13, 2021.
Jeffrey R. Miller
Jeffrey R. Miller Palm Desert - Jeffrey R. Miller, 65, of Palm Desert, California, passed away on June 10th, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends after a hard-fought 18 month battle against Glioblastoma cancer. Jeff was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 6th, 1955, to... Read More
Published in The Desert Sun from Jun. 8 to Jun. 13, 2021.
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