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The Wiefels family has been serving Southern California families in times of death since 1908. We maintain our tradition of personal service with individual attention for every family.

Because we are aware that each family's need varies, we offer a wide range of funeral options, which include not only Traditional Funeral Services, Memorials and Cremations, but also Pre-Arrangement Planning. We strive to make every service special, reflecting the requests and needs of your family and of the deceased.


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James John Obrien, Jr.

October 17, 1919 - August 15, 2017

Mr. James John O'Brien,Jr. age 97 a 65 year resident of the Coachella Valley, passed away on August 15, 2017 in Pacific Palisades, Ca.. He was born October 17, 1919, to James John O'Brien, Sr. and Sarah Mullins - OBrien in Oakland, California. Mr. O'Brien was a Farmer for over 35 yrs. Mr. O'Brien served in the United States Marine Corp. and obtain the Rank of Major. He was the Mayor of...
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Thomas D'Amboise

August 12, 2017

Thomas D'Amboise, born May 6th, 1958 in Lewiston Maine, passed away August 12th in Loma Linda. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 15th at Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary.
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Patricia Panico

August 12, 2017

Patricia Jean Panico was born January 12th, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio. She passed away peacefully on August 12th, 2017 in Cathedral City, California. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Thomas Panico and is survived by her daughters Carita Hatmaker, wife of Scott Hatmaker and Karen Panico-Willis, wife of Steve Willis. "Grandma Patty" has 5 grandchildren: Steve, Terry, Erick, Jennifer and...
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Marc Camarra

August 11, 2017

Marc Camarra, age 50 passed away on August 11th at his home in Cathedral City. He was born January 26th, 1967 in Massachusetts. He is survived by his husband Richard Jenkins, his parents Jane and Lee Camarra, his grandmother Margaret Corbett, his brother and sister-in-law Mike and Tina Camarra, his niece and nephew Elizabeth and Anthony, an Aunt and Uncle and many friends and family.
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Donald Bane Hiatt

August 11, 2017

Donald Bane Hiatt July 13, 1924 - August 11, 2017 Donald Bane Hiatt was born on July 13, 1924, in Santa Clara, California to Elwood and Berniece (Bane) Hiatt. After graduating from Santa Clara High School, he enlisted in the Army Airforce and served as a pilot from 1942 to 1945. He returned home and joined the family construction business, Hiatt Brothers. Later he formed Hiatt and Zolezzi...
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Frederick L. Pieper

August 22, 1920 - August 9, 2017

Frederick was born on August 22, 1920 and passed away on August 9, 2017. Frederick was a resident of Oceanside.
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Fredrick L. Pieper

August 22, 1920 - August 9, 2017

Frederick was born on Aug 22nd, 1920 and passed away on Aug 9th, 2017. Frederick was a resident of Oceanside.
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Virginia Ann Bona

December 20, 1922 - August 6, 2017


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Rick "Ricky" Nelson

August 3, 2017

Ricky Nelson, born June 30th, 1962 in Burbank, California, passed away on August 3rd in Palm Springs. A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 12th at Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary 690 Vella Road, Palm Springs.
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Ralph M. Clinger

September 29, 1948 - August 2, 2017


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Ramon Alvarez

August 1, 2017

Ramon Alvarez, 54, of Indio, CA was called to our Lord on August 1, 2017. Born to Maria Cruz Sanchez of Coachella, Ramon graduated from Coachella Valley High School Class of 1981. He attended University California of Riverside and upon his return to the Coachella Valley, Ramon married his high school sweetheart, Mercy, in 1982. Ramon was part of the Desert Sands Unified School District family...
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Kahlan C. Chapparosa-Torro

December 23, 1995 - July 30, 2017


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Joan E. Perrigo

July 21, 1930 - July 27, 2017


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Bryce Alan Lee Sterling

May 12, 1992 - July 26, 2017

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Natalie Sara Carpenter

February 5, 1974 - July 26, 2017

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Carol Champion Callaway

July 25, 2017

In Loving Memory of Carol Callaway Carol Champion Callaway, age 88, of Sun City, Palm Desert passed away peacefully July 25, 2017 in Palm Desert. She was born on April 11, 1929 to Donald Bartlett Champion and Frances Lundberg Champion in Los Angeles. She married Daniel Blayne Callaway on May 28, 1955 in Santa Monica. She worked for many years for the Los Angeles Rams and for Corpus...
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Bruce Allen Grund

August 31, 1951 - July 23, 2017


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Eileen Edgar

July 23, 2017

Born July 19, 1926 - Deceased July 23, 2017 It is with great sadness that the family of Eileen P. Edgar announces her passing on July 23, 2017 at age 91. She was preceded in death by her parents Bruce and Nellie Edgar, her sister Nellie White and her brothers and their wives William Bruce and Maxine Edgar and Lawrence and Carol Edgar. Eileen was a native of Chicago, Illinois; however, she...
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Virginia Clawson

May 11, 1933 - July 22, 2017


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Mary Walling

April 11, 1927 - July 22, 2017


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Paul Atkinson

January 14, 1991 - Unknown


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Albert Manuel

December 2, 1946 - July 21, 2017


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Larry Farmer

May 2, 1944 - July 20, 2017


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Bernard "Bern" Lewis Porchenick

November 28, 1938 - July 19, 2017

Bernard "Bern" Lewis Porchenick of La Quinta, California, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He was born November 28, 1938 in Jamaica Queens, New York to Samuel and Laura (Schlossberg) Porchenick. He achieved a Master's Degree in Finance from Pace University in Manhattan. His entrepreneurial spirit resulted in multiple...
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Marilyn Budzinski

September 1, 1962 - July 18, 2017


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Joyce Stodart

July 5, 1931 - July 17, 2017


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Steven Stevens

July 30, 1985 - July 17, 2017


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Lolita Thompson

May 9, 1957 - Unknown


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Paul Bellardo

July 16, 2017

Born February 5th, 1924 in Hartford, Connecticut, Mr. Bellardo passed away peacefully on July 16th in Rancho Mirage, California.
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Eliane Pepper

May 29, 1933 - July 12, 2017

Eliane Marie Pepper, age 84, died at Glenbrook Skilled Nursing in Carlsbad, CA on July 12th. Ms Pepper was born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil to George and Maria Barthel. Eliane was a strong, independent, talented, woman who accomplished anything she set her mind to. In 1951, she left her family in Brazil to come to the United States at age 18. Speaking Portuguese, French, and Italian, she soon...
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Joseph Andrew Williams

August 17, 1924 - July 10, 2017

Joseph Andrew Williams, 92, of Palm Desert, California, died July 10, 2017. Born August 17, 1924, to Martin Williams and Clara Matern Williams, in Chicago, Illinois. Both parents are deceased. Joe graduated 1941 from St Patrick's Academy, Catholic High School on Adams Street in Chicago. Joe married Alice Regnier on February 17, 1948, in Chicago. Alice and Joe moved with their family to Palm...
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Ida Levin Goldberg

August 1, 1915 - July 10, 2017

Ida (Levin) Goldberg, beloved family member, cherished friend to many, and dedicated Jewish community leader, died on July 10, 2017, just before her 102nd birthday. Born and raised in Chicago, Ida married Joseph Goldberg in 1940. She was a natural leader with a warm and magnetic personality, serving as president of her synagogue sisterhood and local Hadassah. When Joe retired in 1975, they...
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Kent William Roth

February 18, 1954 - July 9, 2017

Kent William Roth, son of William and Eva Mary Lazingsky Roth was born February 18th, 1954 in Toronto, Canada. He passed away on July 9th, 2017 in Palm Desert, California. Kent is survived by his children whom he was very proud of: Christopher Roth, 29, of Cathedral City, CA, Joshua Roth (28) of Palm Desert, CA, Rikki Hoffmann (20) of Palm Desert, CA and Jaden Barron (15) of Palm Desert, CA. He...
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Gregory Paul Welch

July 10, 1974 - July 6, 2017


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Anita Jo Collins

June 22, 1961 - July 6, 2017

Anita Jo Collins age 56 a life long resident of Indio, passed away on July 6, 2017. Born in Indio on June 22, 1961 to Leo Collins and Carmen Espinoza Collins she attended Indio High School. Anita worked as a Gardner for approx. 5 yrs.. Anita is survived by her mother Carmen Collins of Indio, Sisters and brother Rita Collins, Sandra Zapp, Lucille Collins, and Pete Collins...Anita was preceeded...
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Edward Dore

February 18, 1946 - July 1, 2017

Edward George Doré, of Palm Springs, transitioned to the heavens on Saturday, July 1 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA at the age of 71. Ed was born February 18, 1946 in New Iberia, Louisiana to Advance "Eddie" and Elaine Doré. He spent his childhood in Louisiana and his adult years expanding his horizons with Andrew his partner. They lived in New York, Connecticut,...
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William L. Hamling

June 14, 1921 - June 29, 2017


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Francis H. Munnikhuysen

June 29, 2017

Born in Washington DC in 1922, Mr. Munnikhuysen passed away peacefully in Palm Desert, California on June 29th, 2017. He is survived by his son Jason Munnikhuysen of Las Vegas, Nevada, his daughter Gail Johnson of Palm Springs, California and by his son Carvel Munnikhuysen of Dodge Center, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife Nordis Munnikhuysen in 2016. A nicheside service will be...
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Micaela Herrera Urrutia

June 29, 1938 - June 29, 2017

Micaela Herrera Urrutia age. 79, A longtime Resident of the Coachellla Valley, passed away on her Birthday . Micaela was born on June 29, 1938 in Mexico , to Cristobal and Maria Del Refugio Castillo-Urrutia , and passed on June 29, 2017 in Palm Desert. Micaela owned her own Home Cleaning Business for 30 yrs. and prior to that ,she worked for R.A. Glass Co. and Cal Dates for approx. 5yrs....
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John "Tom" Thomas Libby III

August 10, 1942 - June 28, 2017

John Thomas Libby III, 74, of Palm Desert, California passed away on June 28, 2017 in Palm Desert, California. He was born August 10, 1942 to John T. Libby Jr. and Rose Eileen Libby in Vallejo, California. He married Carolyn Libby on September 26, 2962 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 - 1969 with a ranking of AF-IV. He was a General Contractor for 40...
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John "Tom" Thomas Libby III

August 10, 1942 - June 28, 2017


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Mary F. Castronovo

June 2, 1936 - June 28, 2017


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Encarnacion Walton

January 4, 1928 - Unknown


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Clement "Lucky" DesCoteaux

May 25, 1924 - June 23, 2017


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Edward Mc Duffee

December 18, 1923 - June 22, 2017

Edward Prescott McDuffee, (formerly of Hollis, NH), Carlsbad, CA – died peacefully on June 22, 2017 at his home in Carlsbad, CA at the age of 93. Edward was born December 18th,1923 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Lester and Gertrude McDuffee. Edward is survived by his three loving children, Pamela (Ken), Bruce (Laurie) and Laurie; eight grandchildren: Ryan, Nicolas, Kaitlyn, Samuel,...
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Barbara Jan Kirkpatrick

January 2, 1934 - June 22, 2017

Barbara Jan Kirkpatrick was born on 01/02/1934 and passed away on 06/22/2017. Barbara was a resident of Yucca Valley, Ca. Barbara leaves behind a loving and caring family. Barbara loved her Child Caring business which she did for over 21 years.
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Ronald Edward "Ronnie" Young

May 29, 1938 - June 22, 2017

Ronald Edward "Ronnie" Young age 79 a resident of the Coachella Valley for 68 yrs., passed away on June 22, 2017 at home in Indio. Ronnie was born in Blythe, California , on May 29, 1938 to Randolph and Myrtle Young. Ronnie graduated from C.V. High School and eventually started working at the high school as a mechanic, bus driver and janitor for 38 yrs. While working at the school Ronnie...
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Charlotte Bancheri Milligan

June 21, 2017

Charlotte Bancheri Milligan, Ph.D, 80, of Salt Lake City, Utah and La Quinta, California, whose extensive collection and paintings of roosters graced her Salt Lake City home, died peacefully at her home in La Quinta on June 21, 2017, the year of the rooster, from pancreatic cancer. Charlotte was able to spend her last days with her family, especially her long-awaited three-month old grandson,...
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Ferdinand Manz

September 19, 1923 - June 20, 2017


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Mary E. Tingle

February 1, 1956 - June 18, 2017


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Charles Gabriel

April 16, 1944 - June 16, 2017


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Betty Andrews

December 8, 1929 - June 15, 2017


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Kathryn Russell

June 8, 1924 - June 14, 2017

Interment will be private at Green Hills Memorial Park in Palos Verdes, California
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Joyce B. Butler

August 3, 1934 - June 13, 2017

Joyce Bell (Wilson) Butler was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 3,1934. In 1953, she married Erston Butler, and she came to Twentynine Palms as a young bride to settle into the community she loved. She raised five children of her own and influenced countless others. Joyce was a devout Catholic woman, whose faith was evident by her actions. She was actively involved with numerous ministries such...
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Joyce B. Butler

August 3, 1934 - June 13, 2017

Joyce Bell (Wilson) Butler was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 3,1934. In 1953, she married Erston Butler, and she came to Twentynine Palms as a young bride to settle into the community she loved. She raised five children of her own and influenced countless others. Joyce was a devout Catholic woman, whose faith was evident by her actions. She was actively involved with numerous ministries such...
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Earl V. Frazee

November 9, 1927 - June 11, 2017


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Alan Goldstein

May 18, 1924 - June 10, 2017

Mr. Goldstein is survived by his wife Doris Goldstein and daughters Linny Frickman and Margaret "Peg" Goldstein. A graveside committal service will be held at 2:30PM, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.
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Harry Christian

March 11, 1949 - Unknown


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Robert E. Rosenberger

June 8, 1928 - June 5, 2017

Robert E. Rosenberger passed away on June 5, 2017 in Palm Desert, California at the age of 88. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 8, 1928 to Russell and Dawn Rosenberger. At the age of seven he moved with his parents to California. Robert graduated from the University of Redlands in 1950 and married the love of his life, Beverly, later that year. In 1951, he was inducted into the United...
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Prudence Marie Capovilla

July 26, 1923 - June 1, 2017


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Virgil Bethurum

November 22, 1923 - May 29, 2017

Virgil "Gunny B" Bethurum started his life Nov. 22, 1923, in Westminster, Colorado, and joined his father in Christ on May 29, 2017. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his wife, Sonja Bethurum after 42 years of faithful marriage, his daughter, Cathy Priester, his sons, Daniel Bethurum, Ron Bethurum, Michael McGowan, his daughter, Sandy Rayburn, and joining his daughter...
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Toni Keane

June 18, 1948 - May 29, 2017


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Gabriel Kasor

January 21, 1974 - May 28, 2017


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Max Heyer

March 21, 1995 - Unknown


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Vicente Castro Duenas

April 17, 1935 - May 28, 2017

Vicente was born on April 17th 1935 and passed away on May 28th 2017. Vicente was a long time resident of Oceanside, CA.
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Nancy MacCollister Kellly

May 25, 2017

Nancy MacCollister Kelly, an Indian Wells resident passed on May 25, 2017 at the age of 86. She died of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Syracuse, New York and a graduate of Syracuse Powelson Institute where she studied accounting and record keeping. She was the beloved wife of Bruce R. Kelly, who died in 2008. She met her husband in Syracuse, New York and they were married in 1953. She...
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Frederick Kiko

April 29, 1943 - May 25, 2017


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Frank Mayo

July 6, 1942 - May 24, 2017


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Rosemary Margaret Patricia Payne

May 25, 1927 - May 24, 2017

Rosemary was born on May 25, 1927 and passed away on May 24, 2017. Rosemary was a resident of Oceanside.
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Sally Ilasa

February 7, 1969 - May 20, 2017


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Ayako Loewy

August 11, 1925 - May 19, 2017

On Friday, May 19th 2017, Ayako Loewy, loving wife, mother & grandmother passed away at the age of 92 Years. Ayako was born on august 8th 1925. The daughter of Seiichi & Yoshi Ganeko. She was a long time resident of Oceanside , CA. She became the beloved wife of Kurt loewy on December 3, 1962 in Naha, Okinawa. Ayako will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend Kurt Loewy and their...
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Ayako Loewy

August 11, 1925 - May 19, 2017


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William Martin Keatz

February 26, 1924 - Unknown


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Jerry Ciro Mazzella

February 14, 1928 - May 18, 2017


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Jose Roberto Salazar

October 8, 1945 - May 17, 2017


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Bertha G. Navarro

August 2, 1953 - May 16, 2017

Bertha G. Navarro, 63, of Thousand Palms, Calif. passed away on May 16, 2017 in Palm Desert, Calif. Born August 2, 1953 in Texas to Manuel and Manuela Garcia. She worked as a registgered nurse for 10 years and also was a cake decorating instructor. Bertha is survived by her husband, Jesus Navarro; children: Jesus Navarro Jr., Daniel Navarro, Leticia Navarro, , Marc Anthony Navarro; nine...
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Harold Quincy Roberts

January 3, 1939 - May 15, 2017


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William thomas Kee

June 14, 1936 - May 11, 2017


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Roy Ross Stillings

June 29, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Roy was born on 06/29/1928 and passed away on 05/11/2017. Roy was a resident of Oceanside, CA.
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Jarrod Dougherty , Jr.

June 29, 2003 - May 8, 2017

Jarrod Anthony Dougherty Jr. was born on June 29th, 2003, in Indio, California to Cassandra and Jarrod Dougherty. He slid into heaven on May 8th, 2017, in Rancho Mirage, California. He grew up in both Palm Springs and Cathedral City, California. With time spent in Oklahoma. He had many nicknames, family members mostly called him Bub, Bubba, Bubbas, Baby Boy or Jr. and as time went on he picked up...
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Barbara Ann Berlanti

January 18, 1945 - May 6, 2017

BARBARA ANN BERLANTI January 18, 1945 - May 6, 2017 Barbara Ann Berlanti a proud mother, even more proud grandmother, loving, devoted though not very obedient wife, and friend to all she met died on May 6th due to complications from lung cancer. Barbara Ann Moller was born in the Bronx to Bertha and John Moller. Though she left the Bronx as a young girl the Bronx never left her and...
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Florencia Lubeznik

July 11, 1932 - May 4, 2017

Florencia Lubeznik, 84, of Palm Desert, CA passed away on May 4, 2017 in Palm Desert, CA. She was born July 11, 1932 to Eric and Florence Kindon in Warrington, England. She married Morris Lubeznik on December 12, 1997 in Palm Desert, CA. Florencia is survived by her husband, Morris Lubeznik of Palm Desert, CA; daughter, Dr. Lynnae (Neil) Sauvage of Sarasota, FL; brother, Eric (June) Kindon of...
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Frank "Paco" Marin Jr.

January 21, 1949 - May 3, 2017

Frank "Paco" Marin Jr., 68, of Palm Desert, CA passed away on May 3, 2017 in Palm Desert. He was born January 21, 1949 to Frank and Maria Marin in Mercedes, Texas. Paco married LaWanda Lewis on May 4, 1999 in Phoenix, AZ. He was a professional Massage Therapist for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, LaWanda Marin of Palm Desert, CA; daughters: Alexa K. (Joseph) Voyer, Sacha Marin ...
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Afton Jandro

June 11, 1916 - April 29, 2017


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Ogden "Denny" Edwards III

July 24, 1934 - April 28, 2017

Son of the late Mary Edwards Jenny and Harkness Edwards, Denny grew up in East Hampton and Lexington, KY. He was a stockbroker in New York then in Los Angeles he owned International Terra Cotta inc. Later in life Denny moved to Palm Springs,CA where he died from complications of Parkinson's disease. Denny leaves behind many in California, especially business associate and dear friend Jesse...
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