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Miscellaneous San Bernardino County, California Obituaries
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June 20, 2001
RUSSELL L. JONES
LUCERNE VALLEY - Russell "Russ" Lee Jones, 74, died June 20, 2001, at home of cancer. Born in South Dakota, he lived in Lucerne Valley for 31 of his 55 years in California. He was the owner of Jones Chicken Ranch in Lucerne Valley. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Georgia "Pat," sons Danny, Johnnie and Chuck, all of Lucerne Valley; grandsons Danny Jr., Jeremy, Michael and Ely, all of Lucerne Valley, Jayson of Yucca Valley, Levi of California and Charles II; granddaughters Jennipher and Heather, both of Lucerne Valley; great-grandsons Matthew, Adam and Jessie, all of Lucerne Valley; great-granddaughter Jaycee of Lucerne Valley; twin brother Ralph of Pomona; brother Calvin of Dublin; sisters Alice Stevens and Eldora Tompkins, both of South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Dudley Apple Valley Mortuary, 16095 Tuscola Road in Apple Valley, with rosary at 7 p.m. at same location. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 8973 Mesa Road in Lucerne Valley, with Father Romeo Seleccion officiating. Burial will be at Lucerne Valley Memorial Park, 32533 Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley. Dudley Apple Valley is handling arrangements.

June 15, 2001
EDWARD W. FRENCH SR.
OAK HILLS - Edward William French Sr. (to all of his grandchildren he was Poppy) passed away on June 15, 2001. He was 75 years old. He was born in Binghamton, New York, on May 22, 1926. At 2 years of age his family moved to Los Angeles. He lived there until he was 22 years old. He met Hester Boose in 1948 and they were married for 52 years. Ed French lived in Downey for 30 years and has lived in Oak Hills for 12 years. He worked for M&M Housemoving Company for 25 years and Almas International for 20 years. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife Hester French; his son Edward William French Jr. and daughter-in-law Karen; his daughter Cindy Egilske and son-in-law Joe; grandsons Jake French and Joe Egilske; granddaughters Jolie Fernandez, Nikki Aguiniga, Merrie French, Harmony Schott; great grandsons Joey and Derek Aguiniga, Justice French, Dylan Schott; great granddaughters Rylee Hernandez and Picabo French. He is also survived by his niece Georgia and nephew Ed Sherman, and many grand and great nieces and nephews. The rosary will be recited at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church at 7. p.m. on Monday. The gravesite service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Desert View Memorial Park. Desert View Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

June 9, 2001
MONTEQUE F. GARFIELD II
OAK HILLS - Monteque F. Garfield II, 47, died June 9, 2001, at Pettis Veterans Hospital in Riverside of cancer and diabetes. Born June 28, 1953 in Los Angeles, he lived in Oak Hills for 16 years. He was in the Operating Engineers Union, and was a heavy equipment operator in Ontario. He was involved in the San Bernardino County Search and Rescue and was a United States Army veteran of Viet Nam. He was a combat air support crewman and received 14 air medals with "valor," Supporting Special Forces (Green Beret) operations in combat. He is survived by his wife Mildred B. Garfield of Oak Hills; daughter Sarah N. Hauser of Oak Hills; sons Anthony W. Garfield of Hesperia and Kelly Gibson of Fort Carson, Colo.; granddaughters Sarah L. Garfield of Hesperia and Ashley M. Gibson of Fort Carson. Co.; grandsons Ethan K. and Levi M. Gibson both of Fort Carson, Co. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Riverside National Cemetery, Highway 215 at Van Buren in Riverside. Cremation will be held at same location. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to any cancer society.

June 22, 2001
ISABEL CASTILLO-RAMOS
ORO GRANDE - Isabel Castillo Ramos (Chavela), 74, died June 22, 2001. Born in San Bernardino, she lived in Oro Grande for 46 years. She was a homemaker for her adult life. She was loved very much, and will be missed very much by many relatives and friends. She is survived by her daughters Irene Montenegro and Lucille Ramos, both of Oro Grande and Cecilia Ramos of Victorville; sons Joseph Ramos, and Edward and his wife Donna Ramos, all of Oro Grande; sisters Rosa Marquez and Lydia Bernal, both of San Bernardino and Esther Fabela of Colton; brother Albert Castillo of San Bernardino; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Victor Valley Mortuary with rosary at 7 p.m., 15609 11th St. in Victorville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 15512 Sixth St. in Victorville with Father James Ganahz officiating. Burial will follow at Victor Valley Memorial Park in Victorville. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.

June 17, 2001
JAMES J. FOREMAN
PHELAN - James Joseph Foreman, 75, died at his Phelan home on June 17, 2001. Born in Glendale, he lived 13 years in Phelan. He was a former field rep for Aminol Signal Oil and Gas for 26 years. He enjoyed working with wood, gardening, was a loving husband and father, loved joking and was very humorous. He is survived by his wife Frances "Joanne" Foreman of Phelan; daughter Teresa I. Constanzo of Huntington Beach; sons Ronald J. and his wife Patricia L. of Huntington Beach, John R. and wife Debra A. of Vernal Utah and Randy L. of Adelanto; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

May 10, 2001
DONNA OLLAR
PHELAN - Phelan resident Donna Rae Ollar, 67, died May 10, 2001. Service will be help at 11 a.m. Monday at Victor Valley Christian Church, 11223 Eleventh Ave., in Hesperia. Interment will be private. Kern Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

June 2, 2001
LAWRENCE J. ROCHELEAU
PHELAN - Lawrence Joseph Rocheleau (Larry), 71, died on June 2, 2001, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Fontana. Born at Ontario, Canada, he lived in Phelan for 16 of his 42 years in California. He was preceded in death by his son Bob Rocheleau and his brother Percy Rocheleau. He worked at Vons Grocery Co. for 16 years, and he was retired at the age of 55. He was a truck driver in El Monte, was an active member of Hesperia Elks Lodge 2646, formerly Trustee of Elks Lodge 2646. Survivors include his wife Pat of Phelan; sons Gary of Yorba Linda, Terry of Rancho Santa Margarita, Randy of Chico and Kenny of Laguna Beach; daughter Susan Cheever of Phelan; sisters Anne Semande of Canada and Lucy Gagnier of Garden Grove; brothers Stan of Riverside and Lloyd of Huntington Beach; four daughters in law; one brother in law; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 2 to 5 p.m. at Desert View Mortuary Chapel, Victorville. Religions services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Desert View Mortuary Chapel, 11500 Amargosa Road, Victorville. Donations can be made In Memory of Larry J. Rocheleau Ladies of The Elks Lodge 2646, P.O. Box 400451, Hesperia, CA 92340-0451.

June 24, 2001
JOSEPH ELDER
SAN BERNARDINO - San Bernardino resident Joseph Elder, 83, died June 24, 2001. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday with services immediately following at Victor Valley Mortuary. Burial will be at Victor Valley Memorial Park, 17150 C St. in Victorville. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.

June 13, 2001
GEORGIA DYERLY
SILVERLAKES - Beloved wife and cherished mother Georgia Dyerly, 73, died June 13, 2001. Born in Gainesville, Fla., she lived in Silverlakes for 26 of her 55 years in California. She was a devoted Christian and member of Silverlakes Community Church, and Spiritual guiding light of Family and friends. She is survived by her husband Jim and son Craig Dyerly both of Silverlakes, and sister Yvonne "Bonnie" Heberger of Toledo, Oh. Services will be held at 1 p.m. June 23, 2001 at Silverlakes Community Church, 14766 Smithson Road in Helendale. Burial will be at Desert View Memorial Park, 11500 Amargosa Road, in Victorville. Donations In Memory of Georgia Dyerly can be made to the Charity of their choice. Desert View Mortuary in Victorville is handling arrangements.

June 6, 2001
RICHARD C. ABRAHAMSON
SPRING VALLEY LAKE - Richard C. Abrahamson, 75, died June 6, 2001. Born in Rock Island, IL., he lived in Spring Valley Lake for 7 of his 46 years in California. He was formerly employed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a contract administrator. He was a veteran of the Navy, member of Spring Valley Lake Fishing Club, Foothill Funseekers, R.V. Club, Iowa State Bar Association, University of Iowa Alumni Association and member of Jess Ranch Community Church. He is survived by his wife Jeanette of Spring Valley Lake; sons Richard Abrahamson of Chicago, IL., Brian and Kurt Abrahamson both of Spring Valley Lake; daughter Susan Henry of Joshua Tree; five grandchildren and on great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Victor Valley Mortuary Chapel in Victorville, 15609 11th St. in Victorville, with Pastor Frank Fahnestock officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley. Sunset Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements.

June 16, 2001
ALFONSO ANGEL
VICTORVILLE - Alfonso aka "Fofis" & "Pao" Lopez Angel Jr., 18, died in a traffic accident in Apple Valley on June 16 , 2001. Born in Arcadia, he lived in Victorville for 712 years. He was a full-time student and had just graduated from Victor Valley High School. He is survived by his parents, Alfonso and Mayela Angel of Victorville; sisters Mayela and Cynthia of Victorville; grandmothers Manuela De Angel of Victorville, and Antonia Manzo of Aguas Calientes, Mexico; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Desert View Mortuary, 11500 Amargosa Road. A rosary will be held at 3 p.m. Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Desert View Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. James Ganahl officiating. Burial will immediately follow at the same location. Desert View Mortuary is handling arrangements.

June 23, 2001
NANCY J. BAESEL-VENA
VICTORVILLE - Nancy Jane Baesel Vena, 57, died June 23, 2001, at her home. Born in Ohio, she lived in Victorville for five years. She was active in real estate in Orange and Riverside counties for 30 years. She is survived by her mother Violet Baesel Shirey of Victorville; daughters Deidra Derr and her husband Josh, and Deborah Vena, all of Hesperia; brothers Louis Baesel Jr. of San Anselmo and Jerry Baesel of Pennsylvania; and granddaughter Angel Vena of Hesperia. Funeral services were private. Kern Memorial Chapel in Victorville handled arrangements.

June 9, 2001
PATRICIA BENEDICT-MCFEE
VICTORVILLE - Patricia "Pat" Benedict McFee went home to be with her savior on June 9, 2001. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, she lived in Victorville for 50 years. Pat was a former employee of Laynes Dress Shop and most recently, a homemaker. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church in Apple Valley and a former member of the Four Square Church in Victorville. Pat's love of life was her greatest gift to her family and friends, and her laughter will surely be missed by all. Pat loved camping and fishing (only the cooking part); and in earlier years motorcycling riding. But mostly her joy was seeing and being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as Grammie Pat. Pat leaves behind a loving husband, Ken McFee of Victorville; daughters Michele Long and her husband Charlie of Victorville and Jan Griffin and her husband Dana of Oregon; sons Kenny Benedict Sr. and his wife Gloria of Victorville, Scott Benedict of Orland, Steve Benedict and his wife Carol of Hesperia and stepson Shawn McFee of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandsons Jeff Solee and his wife Kristan of Victorville, Kenny Benedict Jr. and his wife Margaret of Lancaster and Dana Griffin Jr. of Kingman, Ariz.; step granddaughters Tamie Lawson of Moreno Valley and Monica of Arizona; step grandson Ramon of Victorville; great-granddaughters Sierra of Victorville; Ashryn, Karsyn and Gabriella of Lancaster; great-grandson Chase of Victorville; step great-grandsons Erick and Jonathan of Moreno Valley; and step grandchildren Anthony and Veronica of Arizona; sister Joan Barnes and her husband Bill of Orland and brother Charles Crago and his wife Carol of Corning. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Victor Valley Mortuary Chapel in Victorville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.

June 22, 2001
CAROL BOGIN
VICTORVILLE - Victorville resident Carol Bogin, 44, died June 22, 2001. Services, visitation and cremation are private. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 15151 Filkins St. in Victorville. Desert View Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

June 13, 2001
LOUIS I. CARBAJAL
VICTORVILLE - Victorville resident Louis "Wero" Ignacio Carbajal, 42, died June 13, 2001. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Alternative Chapel, 16686 Victor St. in Victorville with services at 12 p.m. same location. Burial will be at Desert View Memorial Park, 11500 Amargosa Road, in Victorville immediately following chapel services. Alternative Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

June 18, 2001
MARGARET B. CHANCE
VICTORVILLE - Victorville resident Margaret B. Chance, 88, died June 18, 2001. A private burial will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park. Sunset Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements

May 8, 2001
HUBERT COOPER
VICTORVILLE - Victorville resident Hubert D. Cooper, 71, died May 8, 2001. Services will be private. Kern Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

June 11, 2001
WILLIAM CORTES-DIAZ
VICTORVILLE - William Cortes-Diaz, 72, died June 11, 2001, at Pomona Valley Medical Center in Pomona. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he lived in Victorville for nine years. He was a self-employed carpenter for 20 years, was a U.S. Army vet-Korea, and a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Victorville. He is survived by his wife Jovita Cortes-Davila of Victorville; sons William Cortes-Davila of Victorville, and Richard Cortes of Chicago, Ill.; daughter Sonia Martinez of Pennsylvania; sisters Luz Cortes of Livit Town, Puerto Rico and Carman Cortes of Caguas, Puerto Rico; brothers Armon and Hernan Cortes of Caguas, Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Victor Valley Mortuary today and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m. both nights at the same location. Religious services will be held at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday, with Father Geraldo Mendoza officiating. Burial will be at Victor Valley Memorial Park in Victorville. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.

June 20, 2001
STEPHINE DeCLOUETTE-WALKER
VICTORVILLE - Stephanie De Clouette-Walker, died June 20, 2001. Born in Los Angeles, she lived in Victorville for 10 years. She was with the Visiting Nursing Association, San Bernardino Foster Parent Association and Victor Valley Community Hospital, where she was the emergency service manager. She received her nursing degree from Mount St. Mary's College in Brentwood in 1975 and received a master's in business administration in 1985. She is survived by her husband Russell, son Preston Christopher and daughter Nicole Serita, all of Victorville; mother Serita De Clouette of Apple Valley; brothers Cornell De Clouette of Los Angeles and Dwight and his wife Dana De Clouette of Chicago, Ill., and sister Renee De Clouette of Apple Valley. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Victor Valley Mortuary in Victorville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church, 18386 Corwin Road in Apple Valley, with visitation at 9 a.m. Burial will be at Victor Valley Memorial in Victorville. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.

June 7, 2001
ROSE M. FOAT
VICTORVILLE - Victorville resident Rose Marie Foat, 70 died June 7, 2001. Services will be private. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements

June 3, 2001
JAMES GIBBE
VICTORVILLE - James Oscar Gibbe, 72, died June 3, 2001, at Reche Canyon Rehabilitation Center in San Bernardino. Born in Wisconsin, he lived in the Victor Valley for 43 years. He was a retired self-employed paint contractor and retired manager of a storage place. He also was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Victorville. He is survived by his wife Vi of Apple Valley; daughters Sharon Cope of Denison, Texas, and Treva Grett of Apple Valley; son Cecil of Avilla, Mo.; sisters Gladys Swingle of Nashville, Tenn., and Ester Perry of Modesto; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Bible Baptist Church at 12626 First Ave. in Victorville. Services will take place at 4 p.m. Friday at Bible Baptist Church and burial will be held at San Gorgonio Memorial Park in Banning. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

June 4, 2001
ALARIC H. HEIDORN
VICTORVILLE -Alaric Herman Heidorn went home to be with his savior on June 4, 2001, after spending 10 days in the Highland Palms Health Care Center in Highlands. He was born in Petersburg, Ind., on May 5, 1916. He had lived in Victorville for the last five years. Mr. Heidorn retired as supervisor of the Electronics Department at the USMC in Barstow in 1971, after 30 years of service. In his earlier years, he was active with Boy Scouts and was an ordained deacon in the First Baptist Church of Barstow. He was the youngest son of Emeline and Henry D. Heidorn and brother to Leo Heidorn, Arnold Heidorn and Benjamin Heidorn. All proceeded him in death. Alaric loved to build and rebuild electronic equipment, especially radios. He could always be found at his work bench in the garage. His military career began in 1941 in the 749th Military Police Unit of the Army. He exited military service in 1946. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Fern K. Heidorn, his daughter Sandra K. Patterson, his son Gary L. Heidorn and his son Alan D. Heidorn. He leaves seven granddaughters, Tera Langford, Neely Heidorn, Amanda Patterson, Katy Patterson, Mary Patterson, Rachael Heidorn and Angela Heidorn. Graveside services were held at Victor Valley Memorial Park in Victorville on June 7, 2001.

May 8, 2001
DONNA HILTON
VICTORVILLE - Donna Roberta Hilton, 79, died May 8, 2001, at home. She lived in Victorville for 15 years. She was a campus dispatcher at Long Beach State University for 14 years, and a volunteer worker at Victor Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by husband William W. of Victorville, sons William R. and (Melinda) Hilton of Santa Monica, Daniel R. Hilton of Victorville, daughter Diane and (Robert) Beam of Yucca Valley; sister Virginia Christensen of Kalamazoo, Mich; granddaughters Lori Abela of Yucca Valley and Rachel Reyes of Phoenix, Az., and great-grandson Brett Abela of Yucca Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Kern Memorial Chapel, 14444 Seventh St. in Victorville with Robert R. Beam III officiating. Burial will be private. Kern Memorial Chapel is handing arrangements.


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