Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals & Cremations - Lancaster

Choosing a funeral home can be an overwhelming decision, especially at an emotional time. That's why it is important to know that there really is a difference. Halley-Olsen-Murphy Memorial Chapels have been under the management of the Halley family since 1966 and have been in existence for over 40 years. Today, we continue to provide families with quality, compassionate care. The funeral arrangers at Halley-Olsen-Murphy offer families strength and comfort during a difficult time by providing options to the families they serve. At Halley-Olsen-Murphy we offer complete mortuary services including a full range of cremation options. We own and operate our crematory facility, allowing us to maintain complete control of the process. Families can be assured that they will receive personalized, individual attention when making arrangements with Halley-Olsen-Murphy. Our professional and caring staff members understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience, and are here to ensure that all your needs are met. At Halley-Olsen-Murphy Memorial Chapel, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program—an easy way to handle an important responsibility. The building that houses the Halley-Olsen-Murphy Memorial Chapel in Lancaster, California, was built in the early 1930s as a church. In 1958, the building was opened as a mortuary, and the Halley family acquired the business in 1966. Halley-Olsen-Murphy encompasses approximately 7000 square feet and includes two arrangement rooms, three visitation rooms and a comfortable chapel that can accommodate up to 150 guests. Parking is available to all visitors, and there is a ramp to facilitate the needs of the handicapped.


Our Obituaries

William Burton "Coach" Reynders

June 11, 1927 - July 31, 2014

William Burton Reynders "Coach" A resident of Lancaster, California for 60 years. Bill was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 11, 1927. The youngest of five children, Bill grew up in his hometown. Music, sports, service, and education were part of his upbringing. He graduated from Union High School. Bill honorably served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He married Dorothy...
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Wilma A"Billie" (Rushton) Wells Brown

June 18, 1927 - May 16, 2014

Wilma A. "Billie" (Rushton) Wells Brown passed away on May 16, 2014 in Lancaster, California. She was born in Traverse City, Michigan June 18, 1927 and graduated from Belding High School, Belding, Michigan in 1946. Wilma became a licensed cosmetologist in 1946 and opened her first salon, Wilma's Beauty Bar, in 1947. She raised a family in Saranac, Michigan until moving to California in 1960. ...
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Anna Loucille Quantz

August 22, 1938 - May 6, 2014

Anna Loucille Quantz age 75, passed away May 6, 2014 in Lancaster, California. She was born August 22, 1938 in Covington, Oklahoma and has lived in the Antelope Valley for the past 40 years. Anna was proceeded in death by her loving husband Rodney Allen Quantz and is survived by their two daughters, Dianne Quantz Sumpter of Visalia, Penny Quantz of Tarzana, three brothers and one sister, Raymond...
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John Glen Ralphs

February 9, 1919 - May 2, 2014

John "Glen" Ralphs age 95, passed away Friday May 2nd 2014 at 9:20 am at his home in Lancaster California. He was born on February 9, 1919 in Lancaster, California. He was the youngest of nine children. "Glen" was raised in Gorman where he and his older brothers and sisters raised the cattle for the family grocery store known today as Ralphs. It was here where he started his lifelong dedication...
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Barbara Kay Maston

June 1, 1944 - April 30, 2014

Barbara Kay Maston age 69, passed away April 30, 2014 Lancaster, California. She was born June 1, 1944, in Long Beach, California. Barbara was a devoted to her husband Sam Maston, the loving Mother to Scott Maston and his wife Paula. She was a devoted grandmother to Rylee and Makayla Maston and sister to Kathleen O'Sullivan. Barbara's career spanned 35 Years as the co-owner of her husband's...
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Chad Darren Berry

March 2, 1965 - April 13, 2014

Chad Darren Berry age 49, passed away April 13, 2014 in Lancaster, California. He was born March 2, 1965 in Glendora, California. Chad worked for 30 years with Southern California Edison. He is survived by his wife Gail of Lancaster, parents Donald and Sharron Berry of La Verne, two sons and one daughter, Joshua Berry of Lancaster, Michael Berry (Cynthia) of Huston, Texas, Nicole Mititieri of...
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Antoinette "Toni" Baker

April 14, 1922 - March 11, 2014

Antoinette "Toni" Baker passed away at age 91 on March 11, 2014 in Palmdale, California. Born April 14, 1922, Toni was a native of Roslyn Heights, Long Island and lived in the Antelope Valley for over 60 years. After a career alongside her late husband Herb as a successful local business woman, she began her true vocation as a 45-year volunteer with the A.V. Hospital Auxiliary. Toni is survived...
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Memory Lane Batton

December 16, 1961 - March 7, 2014

Memory passed away at age 51 on March 7, 2014 in Lancaster, California. She was born December 16, 1961 in Los Angeles, California. Memory was a former residence of Ontario and has lived in the Antelope Valley for the past four year. She was a member of the Juniper Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Memory is survived by husband Johnny, three children, Sabrina England and...
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Darlene Rollins

May 18, 1927 - February 11, 2014

Darlene will be having a graveside service at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Mojave Public Cemetery. Family wishes that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Margaret Katherine "Maggie" Engstrom

July 5, 1948 - February 10, 2014

Margaret Katherine Engstrom, "Maggie" age 65, of Quartz Hill, California, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 Lancaster, California. She was born on July 5, 1948 in Los Angeles, California. Margaret married Mr. Howard Emanuel Engstrom in Lancaster, Calif. on May 22, 1982. She was co owner of The Phone Connection for 31years. Margaret was a member of Assistants League/Models Auxiliary. She...
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Gary Douglas Burgess

February 15, 1939 - February 7, 2014

Gary D. Burgess 42 years resident of Lancaster, passed away on February 7, 2014 from a major stroke. He was born on February 15, 1939 in Charleston, West Virginia to Dave and Rethel Burgess. Gary proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft electrician which fueled his love of airplanes. He married his childhood sweetheart, Shirley Jelsomine, on September 5, 1959. Gary began his...
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Leslie Edward West, 2nd

January 21, 1931 - January 16, 2014

Leslie E. West was a proud father of 3 daughters, 1 son and one grand daughter and was known by friends and family as Les. Married twice during his lifetime โ€“ in his youth to Francisca Munos โ€“ having the ceremony in Mexico, where he immersed himself in the language and culture. Later in life he married Marilyn Hudson; having the ceremony in the Mojave Desert, which he had a deep love and...
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Alonzo Dean Moffett

March 5, 1919 - January 16, 2014

Alonzo "Dean" Moffett age 94, passed away January 16, 2014 in Lancaster, California. He was born March 5, 1919 in Burley, Idaho and has lived in the Antelope Valley for the past 25 years. Dean served in the Navy during WWII and was discharged with Honors. He was a member of the Tierra Bonita Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dean is survived by his wife of 72 years Mary, 2...
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Penny Marie Bechtold

May 3, 1959 - December 31, 2013

Penny Bechtold was born May 3, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and passed away on December 31, 2013 here in Lancaster, California. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Laura Jo Bechtold, and Bradley Bechtold, her father Roger Hughes, two sisters, Patty Meek, and Paula Bohnstedt, and one brother Arden Hughes and many other family and friends. A Memorial service will be held for Penny...
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Mildred Edith Wombacher

July 20, 1927 - December 28, 2013

Mildred Edith Wombacher, was born July 20, 1927 on a farm near Seneca, Kansas. Mildred, was the fifth child of eight born to Rose and Paul Luckeroth. Both families were immigrants from Germany that settled on farms in Kansas and Nebraska. Milli lived in Kansas until age 17, then moved to Beatrice, Nebraska, where she became a beautician. In 1948, she married Omer Matthew Wombacher of Lawrence,...
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Manuel Macias-Flores

August 16, 1936 - December 22, 2013

Manuel Macias-Flores age 77, passed away December 22, 2013 in Lancaster, California. He was born August 16, 1936 in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico. Manuel served in the Army and discharged with Honors. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, a daughter, Dolly Szymanski (Edward),a sister, Lupe Macias, grandson, Steven Gulling, and six step-children, Martha and Diana Hernandez, Sandy Chavez, Nancy Urbick,...
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Ledicia Marie Seter

September 1, 1955 - December 14, 2013

Lee was born on September 1,1955 in Yonkers,NY and went home when she was called by her Lord Jesus Christ on December 14, 2013. She fought the good fight for the second time in her life and this time the dreaded disease took her away from her family and friends. Her career as a paraeducator was fulfilling enough but her life was devoted to her family and home. She was happiest when doing simple...
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John Edward Munson, Jr.

May 15, 1935 - December 11, 2013

John Edward Munson, Jr. age 78, passed away December 11, 2013 in Victorville, California. He was born May 15, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John served his country in the US Marines. He was a member of Lancaster Baptist Church, and a Master Mason for the Joseph A. Meeks #103 F. & AM Masonic Lodge. John is survived by four children, Bergess Woods (Janice), Kathy Bartlett (Hector), John...
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Marvin C. Couch

July 31, 1954 - December 11, 2013

Marvin Carl Couch age 59 passed away December 11, 2013 in Lancaster, California. He was born July 31, 1954 in Middletown, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Helen Couch, one son, Matthew Couch (Gwen), two step-sons, Anthony (Amy) , and Mark (Laura), five grandchildren, Morgan, Peyton, Mason, Victor, and Emilee. A Celebration of His Life will be held 10:30am on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at...
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Mary C. Weber

May 28, 1953 - December 10, 2013


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Gloria Mae Salazar

November 24, 1935 - December 9, 2013

Gloria Mae Salazar age 78, passed away peacefully, on December 9, 2013, in the company of her loving family. Gloria was born on November 24, 1935, in Denver, Colorado. She met her future husband, Arthur Salazar, at the age of 13, when he was delivering the Denver Post to homes in her neighborhood. Some years later, after Arthur was discharged from the US Air Force, they began to date and...
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Catherine H. Orr

August 20, 1923 - December 3, 2013

Catherine H Orr age 90, passed away December 3, 2013 in Lancaster, California. She was born August 20, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Catherine has been a residence of the Antelope Valley since 2002 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is survived by her six children, Robert, Thomas, Emmett, Theresa, Anne Orozco, and Michael, 12 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren....
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Gladys M. Vavrick

August 24, 1925 - December 2, 2013

Gladys M. Vavrick passed away on December 2, 2013 at home in Lancaster, California at the age of 88. She was born in Oakdale, Nebraska on August 24, 1925 to Herman (Robert) and Gesine (Klattenhoff) Bettin. She graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in 1944 and married Edward A. Vavrick of Norfolk, Nebraska on December 13, 1947. During the next 22 years they resided in Norfolk and had 16...
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Beatrice Montes Gonzales

September 18, 1932 - December 1, 2013

Beatrice Montes Gonzales age 81, passed away December 1, 2013 in Palmdale, California. She was born Septmber 18, 1932 in Silver City, New Mexico. Beatrice attended Desert Vinyard Christina Fellowship and the Highlands. She is survived by her six children, Maria Barker (Robert), Dale Gonzales (Roalina), Rita Gonzales, Ruben Gonzales (Gina), Paul Gonzales, and Cynthia Alpeza, three brothers and...
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James Joseph D'Agostino

August 9, 1942 - November 27, 2013


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Daniel Allen Payne

June 1, 1942 - November 26, 2013

In loving memory of Daniel A. Payne, 6/10/1942- 11/26/2013. Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Dan was a proud member of the United States Navy, stationed in Philippines. Dan loved hunting and fishing and was one of the founding members of the Hi Desert Saltwater Anglers. Dan worked in aircraft with test engines at GE in Mojave, California until retirement. Dan was...
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John Dewey Martin

October 12, 1954 - November 24, 2013

John Dewey Martin age 54, passed away November 24, 2013 in Rosamond, California. He was born October 12, 1954 in Upland, California and was a long time residence of the Antelope Valley. John worked for 35 years for the County of Los Angeles Public Works. He is survived by his two children, Pamela and Erik Martin, his mother, Marilyn Coulter, two brothers, Curtis Martin, Dearl Martin, and one...
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Leonardo Jomoc Cabahit

November 6, 1922 - November 17, 2013

Leonardo Jomoc Cabahit age 91, was born November 6, 1922 in the Philippines. He passed away November 17, 2013 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife Milve, four daughters, Elisa Carden, Erlinda Espinili, Rosana Espinili, Cresilda Cruz, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
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Jenny Johnson-Corsentino

September 3, 1932 - November 15, 2013


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Deborah Hazel Ridgway

October 27, 1932 - November 11, 2013

Deborah Hazel (Payne) Ridgway October 27, 1932 to November 11, 2013 Deborah left to be with the Lord from home, peacefully in her sleep, on a Monday morning after spending an awesome weekend in Palm Springs with her daughter and the ladies of the SCMOTC. She was born and raised in Lancaster, California along with her eight brothers and sisters. She graduated from Antelope Valley High School...
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Linda Joyce Mason

June 12, 1947 - November 8, 2013

Linda Joyce Mason was born Linda Joyce Colbert on June 12, 1947, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to Earnest Colbert Sr. and Inada Colbert. She was the fourth child and oldest daughter of the fifteen children born to this union. Linda's childhood was spent with her family in the cities of Alsuma and Beggs, Oklahoma. Linda graduated from Union Independent Senior High School and went on to graduate...
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Leonard Arthur Cosgrove

August 2, 1924 - November 8, 2013

Leonard Arthur Cosgrove has entered eternal life on Friday, November 8th, 2013. Born August 2nd, 1924 in San Diego, and throughout his lifetime Leonard made the most out of every moment, from serving in the armed forces during WWII to falling in love with Mary (Sky) Reuter wife and mother of their three children (Gary, Brad, and Kevin). Always enjoying a good laugh, Leonard never missed an...
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Kenneth Jay Ivie

July 8, 1941 - November 7, 2013


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Hughes Philip Rue, Jr.

February 26, 1936 - October 31, 2013

Hughes Philip Rue, Jr. Only son of Hughes Philip Rue and Maurine Alford, was born February 26th, 1936 in Dallas, Texas. He passed away on October 31st, 2013 at home in Rosamond, California. We mourn the loss of the great man who spent his life serving others. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1954 and served 24 years before retiring from Edwards AFB in 1977 with the rank of Senior Master...
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Mamie Alma Olson

October 17, 1924 - October 29, 2013

Mamie Olson Born October 17, 1924 in Austinville, Virginia, passed away October 29, 2013 in Lancaster California. Resided in the Antelope Valley 22 years. She was preceded in death by her husabnd, Sam Olson; parents and siblings. She is survived by her son Kenneth Olson and his wife Carol of Bellflower; daughter Karen Olson of Lancaster; granddaughter Sarah Dueck and her husband Jason of...
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Cindy C. Griffis

November 21, 1957 - October 25, 2013


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Elsie Jean Green Sandene Collins

January 29, 1931 - October 18, 2013

Elsie Jean Green Sandene Collins was born in Carthage, South Dakota on January 29, 1931. She passed away quietly in her sleep on October 18, 2013 in Rosamond, California. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Edward Collins; also, Elsie was a beloved mother of six, David Sandene wife Patricia from Mojave. Diane McVicker of Rosamond, Carol Winters of Rosamond, Cheryl Plumley of San Bernadino,...
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Mary Emma Jones

January 4, 1924 - October 15, 2013

Mary Emma Jones age 89, passed away October 15, 2013 in Lancaster, California. She was born January 4, 1924 in Millertown, Pennsylvania and has lived in the Antelope Valley since 1962. Mary is survived by her five children, Sharon Reynolds, Darlene Jones, Gary Jones and his wife Norma, Barbara Luttrell and her husband Barry, Randy Jones and his wife Cathy, twelve grandchildren, and nineteen...
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Gary Michael Scholtes

September 6, 1960 - October 11, 2013

Gary Michael Scholtes age 53 was born September 6, 1960 in Long Beach, California. He passed away October 11, 2013 in Lancaster, California. Gary served his country in the US Navy. He is survived by parents Helen and Jerry Scholtes, his wife Janet Castenada, and his two children, Katherine and Christopher Scholtes. A Funeral Service will be held 10:00am, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Halley...
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Kevin Joseph Tracy

June 1, 1954 - September 27, 2013

Kevin Joseph Tracy was born June 1, 1954 in Sioux City, Iowa. He passed away September 27, 2013 at the age of 59. Kevin was a resident of the Antelope Valley for 29 years and a carpenter by trade. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and he loved nature, animals and spending time at Lake Havasu with his family. Kevin was the kind of person that never met a stranger. He would talk to...
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Elaine Starshine Everett

April 20, 1952 - September 26, 2013

Elaine Starshine Everett age, resident of Lancaster, California, passed away, September, 26, 2013 at her home in Lancaster. Born in Peckville, Pennsylvaina, April 20th, 1952, daughter of Robert Galway and Anna Hyduk. Elaine attended Mid-Valley High-school in Throop, Pennsylvania. She graduated class of 1970. Elaine was married to her loving husband, Joe Everett for 43 years. She spent her...
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Harold Eugene Rehm

November 11, 1926 - September 22, 2013

Harold Eugene Rehm was born to Eugene Joseph Rehm and Anna Braun, November 11, 1926 in Minnesotaq. Harold passed away September 22, 2013 at Palmdale Regional Hospital, Palmdale, California with his family at his side. In 1944 his parents, Harold and two brothers moved to California. They owned the O.K. Grocery in Hawthorne, for many years. Harold was preceded in death by his eight siblings...
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Shirley Mae Leger

March 4, 1938 - September 18, 2013


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Carroll M. Kuch

July 11, 1935 - September 14, 2013

Carroll M. Kuch was born July 11, 1935 in Zap, North Dakota. He passed away September 14, 2013 in Quartz Hill, California. After graduating from Beulah, North Dakota High School, he joined the Navy. He served his time on the USS T.E. Chandler a destroyer ship during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1956. Carroll graduated from the School of Engineering at North Dakota State University in 1960...
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Jose U Olinarez

March 19, 1948 - September 13, 2013

Jose U. Olinarez age 65 passed away September 13, 2013 in Lancaster, California. He was born March 19, 1948 in Balaoan, La Union, Philippines and has lived in the Antelope Valley since 1993. He is survived by his wife May Rose Olinarez, two daughters and one son, Gladys, Billie,Nancy Joyce Olnarez, and four grandchildren. a VIstation will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday Septmber 26,...
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Richard Leon Henry

November 9, 1946 - September 11, 2013

Richard Leon Henry age 66, passed away September 11, 2013 in Burbank, California. Richard was born November 9, 1946 in Guntersville, Alabama and was a long time residence of Rosamond, California. Richard retired after 37 years of service from the Army and Air Force Exchange. He is survived by his wife Ubelia of Rosamond, California, one daughter and one son, Lisa Miller of Carlsbad, California,...
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Mildred Catherine Lovett

January 1, 1922 - August 30, 2013

Mildred Catherine Lovett Longtime valley resident, Mildred (Millie) Lovett, pass away in her sleep on August 30, 2013. She was born January 1, 1922 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. She married John William Lovett in 1943. Millie moved the Antelope Valley with Bill, in 1949. They came from Long Island, New York, and were married for 64 years when Bill died in October of 2007 at 90 years old....
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James John Delaini

May 5, 1933 - August 27, 2013

James John Delaini the first born son of Carlo and Rose Delaini, was born on May 5, 1933 In Santa Barbara, California where he was raised through childhood. As a child, Jim picked strawberries with his father who served as caretaker for a Montecito Estate. He graduated Santa Barbara High School in 1951. Jim continued his education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While attending college, he was...
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Thomas Joseph Beaudet

June 21, 1926 - August 26, 2013

Thomas Joseph Beaudet age 87, was born June 21, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. He passed away August 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Thomas served his country in the Army during WWII and received a Purple Heart. He came to Los Angeles in 1948 after graduating with a BA from Seattle University that same year. He obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School in June 1951 and was admitted to...
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Charles "Gordon" Fullerton

October 11, 1936 - August 21, 2013

Charles Gordon Fullerton, age 76, of Lancaster, CA, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Lancaster, CA. He was born on October 11, 1936 in Rochester, NY USA to his parents, Mr. Charles Fullerton and Mrs. Grace Fullerton. Gordon was the oldest of 3 children. He married Mrs. Marie J. Buettner in Delphos, Ohio on July 6, 1968. They had 2 children. Gordon was an Eagle Scout. He attended...
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Earl W Kellerman, Jr.

April 5, 1928 - August 12, 2013

Earl W. Kellerman Jr. was called to rest on August 12, 2013 at the age of 85. Earl passed away at his son and daughter-in-law's home in Lancaster after a brief battle with cancer. Born on April 5, 1928, in Washington D.C. to Earl W. and Mildred Kellerman (Conover), Earl Jr. was the middle child with an older sister Velma and a younger sister Marvel. Introduced to motorcycles early on, Earl...
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Virginia Pearl Sacks

June 18, 1928 - August 10, 2013

Virginia Pearl Sacks (Wiebke) passed away August 10, 2013, at her home in Rosamond, California. She was eighty-five years old. Virginia was born on June 18, 1928, to Charles Leonard Wiebke and Zella Mae Grantham Wiebke, in Lincoln, Kansas and is survived by her brother, Bill Wiebke, his wife Goldie, and sister, Juanita Pryor (Wiebke). Virginia's children are Arleta Roberts, Jeff Andreson, Kristy...
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Cynthia Roell

February 12, 1960 - August 10, 2013


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Daniel Ryan "Danny" Boswell

April 12, 1989 - August 7, 2013

Visitor Activity 5363 Visitors 38 Condolences Left 68 Photos Shared 15 Memories Shared Born April 12, 1989, in Lancaster, Calif. Passed away on August 7, 2013, in Lancaster, Calif. Danny graduated from Quartz Hill High School in 2007. Danny was a full time college student majoring in music. He enjoyed writing and playing music. He was passionate about music. Danny taught himself to play...
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Norma Ramos Fajardo

June 6, 1934 - July 24, 2013

Norma Ramos Fajardo age 79, of Lancaster, California, passed away Wednesday July 24, 2013 in Lancaster, California. She was born June 6, 1934 in Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines. Norma was the third of twelve children. She married Mr. Luciano Capile Fajardo in Binmalcy, Pangasinan, Philippines on June 15, 1952. They had two sons. Norma will be remembered by her loving husband and thier two...
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David Ray Pursley

May 30, 1960 - July 24, 2013

On May 30, 1960, the world was blessed with David Ray Pursley. He was a beloved man; not only a son, but grandson, brother, husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on July 24, 2013, at 5:15PM, after a courageous, three year long battle with 'Squamous Cell Carcinoma' cancer. Thirty years ago he met the love of his life, Kathy "Kat"...
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Jesse Willard Holder, Sr.

March 28, 1919 - July 11, 2013

Jesse Willard Holder, Sr., 94, passed away at Antelope Valley Hospital, Lancaster, California, on July 11, 2013. Jesse was born in Linden, Tennessee on March 28, 1919. He became a popular shoe repairman and shop owner for 63 years, only retiring after his wife of 44 years, Mary, died in 2000. The father of 5 children: Jesse Holder, Jr., of Santa Barbara, California; Betty Frey (Harvey) of Goleta,...
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Vernon Ellis

May 26, 1944 - July 1, 2013

Vernon Ellis, loving son, brother and father, left us to be with the Lord on Monday, July 1, 2013 in Lancaster, California. Vernon was a golden thread that will bind our hearts to him forever. He will be greatly missed. His laughter, his smile, his way of reminiscing about life with a sense of humor and His God, whom he loved so much, will smile on him as he sings "This is just what Heaven...
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Mariano Jesus "Mario" Ramirez

December 2, 1933 - June 27, 2013

Mariano Jesus Ramirez "Mario" age 79 passed away June 27, 2013 in Lancaster, California. He was born December 2, 1933 in Madrid, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, eight children, Lorraine Johnson, Mario Ramirez and his wife Lydia, Robert Ramirez and his wife Susie, Margie Ramirez, Richard Ramirez, Lupe Ramirez, Victoria Ramirez, and Karen Ramirez, one brother and one sister,...
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Phillip Dean Guillory, Sr.

March 6, 1952 - June 23, 2013


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Carl Russell Nygaard

December 26, 1962 - June 21, 2013


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Miguel "Mike" Valles

September 27, 1925 - June 18, 2013


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Michael James Ament

September 24, 1990 - June 15, 2013

Michael was a truly great person. He was generous and took care of all those he cared about. He left us way too young, but he left a hero. He will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends, and there will forever be a hole left in our hearts.
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Isabelle Mary Buchanan-Martinez

January 23, 1922 - June 15, 2013

Isabelle Mary (Gallimore) Buchanan-Martinez a devoted mother and grandmother, was born January 23, 1922 in Cambridge Massachusetts. She passed away on June 15, 2013 in Quartz Hill, California at the age of 91. Isabelle lived most of her life in Whitman and Weymouth, Mass. Isabelle was married to James A Buchanan for 24 years. She moved to California in 1998. Isabelle remarried in 1998 to...
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Vickie L. Hoover

September 17, 1964 - May 27, 2013

Vickie L Hoover, 48 died May 27, 2013 in Lancaster, California. Wife, mother, grandmother, friend, companion, loved very much by he husband Jerry Wayne Hooper, Jr, mother of Lukious R Sims, Desiree J. Sims, Zachary J Sims, Kyle Wayne Hoover, grandmother of Justine J. Sims, Lawrence L. Hambleton, Arianna A Craig, Ellisa D Sims and Elijah D. Sims. Vickie, a very talented seamtress, it was her...
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W. Charlene "Char" Williams

February 7, 1948 - May 20, 2013

Charlene "Char" Williams Born February 7, 1948 in Whitland, California. Preceded in death by her parents, Nadine Siebel and Horris Fielding and Husband Mel. Her survivors include her so Ed and grandson Andrew. A former member of ETI Corral 19, Char loved horses. Her battle with cancer was lost on May 20, 2013 in Lancaster, California. Memorial Services will be held 11:00am Saturday, June 1,...
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Ace Lamell Evans

March 27, 1949 - May 14, 2013

Ace Lamell Evans age 64, passed away May 14, 2013 in Lancaster, California. Ace was born March 27, 1949 in California. He is survived by three children, Wendy Womack, Tony Evans, and Ace Evans, one brother and three sisters, Larry, Daisy, Darlene, and Andrea Evans and numerous grandchildren. A visitation will be held Thursday May 23, 2013 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm with Funeral Services 12:00pm on...
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Curtis E Lundblad

October 15, 1918 - May 1, 2013

Curtis E. Lundblad, a resident of the Antelope Valley for 54 years, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born October 15, 1918 in Duluth, Minnesota. Curtis graduated from Duluth's Central High School in 1936, and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1940. He was a proud veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, and...
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Lois Grace Reynolds

July 30, 1938 - April 22, 2013

Lois Grace Reynolds (Maiden Name: Moyle), age 74, of North Edwards, California passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Lancaster, California. She was born on July 30, 1938 in Laramie, Wyoming to her parents, Mr. Bernard Moyle and Mrs. Mabel Knight Moyle. Lois was the first of two children. She married Jimmy J Reynolds in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 6, 1972. They had five sons. Lois...
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Robert P. McClure

November 25, 1948 - April 16, 2013


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Anna B. Sullivan

June 2, 1921 - April 15, 2013


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Robert Glyn Blythe

November 24, 1951 - April 12, 2013

Robert Glyn Blythe age 61 passed away April 12, 2013 in Lancaster, California. He was born November 24, 1951 in San Fernando, California and has lived in the Antelope Valley for many years. Robert was a member of High Desert Bible Church of California City. He is survived by his wife Patricia Blythe, two sons, Robert Blythe and his wife Tabitha and William Blythe, both of Abilene, Texas, one...
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Mary Ruth Shulse

April 20, 1918 - April 12, 2013

Mary was born in Silex. MO April 20, 1918 to John and Anna Twellmann. She became a school teacher at the young age of 18 by passing the test for a Teaching Certificate in 1936. It was the perverbial one room school house. She went on to obtain a BA degree at the Northeast Missouri State University and continued teaching. She met her husband Harold prior to WWII and married secretely on Dec. 23,...
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Kenneth Allen Brown

June 10, 1962 - April 11, 2013


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Nickolas Lee Smith

November 14, 2006 - April 7, 2013

Nickolas Lee Smith, the son of Jennifer A. Fisher and Jason C. Smith died as a result of a vehicular accident. Nickolas' life journey was short but we have been blessed by having him in our lives as he was an amazing child. Nickolas leaves to cherish his memories, his parents, a sister Niana Turner; grandparents Dr. Jackie and Carla Fisher; Mr. Darnell and Mrs. Ruth Smith; a paternal...
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JoAnn Dickens

September 24, 1931 - April 3, 2013

JoAnn Dickens age 81 passed away April 3, 2013 in Lancaster, California. She was born September 24, 1931 in Lynnville, Iowa. JoAnn was a longtime resident of Henderson, Nevada and recently moved to Lancaster, California to be closer to her daughters. She is survived by her three daughters, Jacklyn Finley and her husband Dean of Huntington Beach, California, JoLyn Baird and her husband Marty of...
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Deweylene D. Lee

July 6, 1935 - April 3, 2013


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Patsy Ann Brock

October 31, 1941 - March 25, 2013


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Norman Edward Davis

May 16, 1935 - March 24, 2013


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Grace Pinkham

August 10, 1946 - March 24, 2013

Grace was born on August 10, 1946, a resident of the Antelope Valley since 2008, passed away on Sunday March 24th, 2013 after a long fight against lung cancer. She was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in March of 2006 and was given 8 months to live. She never stopped looking for new chemo treatments on the internet and worked with her doctor when one treatment would stop working. Her dedication...
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Wilda Jewel Killian

October 15, 1931 - March 21, 2013

Wilda Jewel Killian born in Oklahoma had spunk! She grew up sassy, cute, and loveable. She married my grandfather Charles in 1949 and had 3 children - Bill, Sherry & Alan. During the mid-century when magazines like Lady's Home Journal would print articles about how to be a "good wife and woman" by cleaning, making dinners and caring only for her family (not herself) - Wilda decided early...
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Arden Gorton Fjelsted

January 25, 1920 - March 15, 2013


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Michael Joseph McMullen

June 17, 1952 - March 9, 2013

Michael Joseph McMullen ,age 60 passed away March 9, 2013 in Rosamond, California. He was born June 17, 1952 in Dayton, Ohio and has lived in the Antelope Valley for 30 years. Michael served in the US Air Force for 20 and went on to work for Boeing at Edwards Air Force Base for 15 years. He is survived by his wife Marye Ann McMullen of Rosamond, two daughters, Joy Stewart of Burbank, Beth...
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Timothy "Notorious Tim" Ward

June 13, 1971 - March 2, 2013


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Maria Castaneda

May 4, 1934 - February 27, 2013


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Edward A. Augustus

September 21, 1923 - February 26, 2013


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Virginia Mae "Nana" Hendrickson

March 23, 1927 - February 25, 2013

Virginia Mae Hendrickson age 85 went to Heaven on February 25, 2013 at her home in Rosamond California with her family close by. She was born March 23, 1927 in Everett, Washington and has lived in the Antelope Valley for 34 years. Virginia was a member of First Baptist Church of Rosamond for many years. She loved her Lord and family Dearly. Virginia loved her grandchildren, great...
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Daniel H. Pakizer

October 28, 1955 - February 17, 2013


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Stanley James Barker

August 14, 1939 - February 13, 2013

Stanley J. Barker was born in Inglewood, California on August 14th, 1939. He moved with his family to Merced, California when he was 12 years old and then graduated from Merced High School. After graduation he joined the Navy and served proudly from November 6th, 1957 until he was honorable discharged on March 26th, 1962. Stanley and Mary Ellen married on May 5th, 1962 and then settled in The...
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Edwin Louis Schwabe

September 19, 1926 - February 5, 2013

Edwin L. Schwabe departed from this world Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in Lancaster, CA to start his great and new adventure at the age of 86. Edwin was a resident of Tehachapi for 26 years. He was born September 19, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI. He served in the Army for 2 years during WWII. He retired as Captain from Los Angeles County Fire Department after 27 years. Edwin is survived by two...
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Ronald Brian Pugh

January 26, 1948 - February 1, 2013

Ronald Brian Pugh Born Jan 26, 1948, in Huntington Park, CA and passed away Feb 1, 2013, in Palmdale, CA, after fighting a courageous nine month battle with his illness. A resident of Antelope Valley since 1977, he and his wife had recently moved to their dream home in Oakhurst, CA. Ron treasured his family and was a loving and supportive husband, father, and grandfather. Whether it was a 4H...
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Juanita Kathleen Panawash

February 27, 1945 - January 30, 2013

Kathy J. Panawash Born February 27, 1945, in Maywood, Calif., and passed on January 30, 2013, surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Panawash; stepson, Chris Panawash; daughter, Michele (Richard) Lantz; and granddaughters, Marissa and Megan Lantz; her sisters, Rose Jueden and Dolores (Joe) Phipps. Beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, you will be missed so...
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Rachel Messer

May 8, 1997 - January 30, 2013


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Emma Marie Ulvin

February 17, 1928 - January 28, 2013


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Reyna Araceli Gutierrez

December 8, 1989 - January 27, 2013

Reyna Araceli Gutierrez age 23, passed away January 27, 2013 in Lancaster, California. She was born December 8, 1989 in Lakewood, California and has lived in the Antelope Valley since 1996. Reyna is survived by her mother Regina Martinez and her step-father Hector Calvillo, Sr., four brothers and one sister, Ignacio Lozano, Felix Gutierrez, Eva Calvillo, Hector Calvillo, Jr., Nicolas Calvillo,...
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Robin Danika Klajic

April 12, 1980 - January 23, 2013

Robin was born on April 12th, 1980. She is survived by her son Jason who is 12 years old, her mother Jill Klajic, sisters, Becky Klajic, Nicole Stamsek, Putri Mesing and brothers Alex, Rick, and Scott Klajic, Ricky Mckenzie and Ryo Mesing. Robin was engaged to Jason Griffiths and she would be turning 33 years old this year. Robin not only was a loving daughter, sister, and mother, she was a...
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Winton Ray Feller

April 10, 1934 - January 21, 2013

FELLER, Winton Ray Born April 10, 1934, to Ruth and Clarence Feller in Kendallville, Indiana. He passed away on January 21, 2013. Winton worked as a computer programmer at Edwards AFB for 40 years. He is survived by his brother Channing Feller (Jacque) and four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Janene and sister Jocelyn Roeser. A private memorial service will be held at a...
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Michael Frank Kenny

May 4, 1946 - January 21, 2013


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Shaun Thomas Matney

February 20, 1978 - January 18, 2013

Matney, Shaun Thomas 2/20/1978 โ€“ 1/18/2013 Shaun is survived by his adoring wife Michelle and his beautiful daughter Olivia Louise, his Parents Karen and Martin and step-father Don, mother -in law Dixie, and father-in-law John (Dee). He has left brothers and sisters Daniel (Mindy), Jason (Shannon), Christopher (Ashley), Matt (Kristen), Amanda (Marcus) and Melissa (Mike) and Jenna. Aunts...
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Maria Pedrialva Fabile

May 26, 1920 - January 18, 2013

Maria Pedrialva Fabile age 93 passed away January 18, 2013 in Lancaster, California. She was born May 26, 1920 in Santra Cruz, Marinduque, Philippines and has lived in the Antelope Valley for 25 years. Maria leaves behind two daughters and two sons, Fortunata Carias, Zaida O'Connor and her husband Charles, Bayani Fabile and his wife Merly, Elpidio Fabile, Jr and his wife Josie, 21 grandchildren...
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