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Wiefels Cremation and Funeral Services

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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Elisa Franco Montoya

April 27, 1939 - February 18, 2017

Elisa Franco Montoya, 77, passed away on February 18, 2017 in Palm Desert, CA. She was the wife of Arthur I. Montoya and they shared fifty-one years of marriage together. Born in Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico on April 27, 1939, she was the daughter of Jose Franco and Candelaria Uranga Franco. She was the youngest of their eight children. At the age of 9, she came to the United States with her...
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Loretta Pauline Henry

July 3, 1929 - February 18, 2017


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Richard (Dick) F. Dill Sr.

February 20, 1931 - February 16, 2017

RICHARD (DICK) F. DILL, SR. Dick, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 16, 2017. He was born February 20, 1931 in Thibodaux, LA. to Rodger and Kathleen (Nichols) Dill. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1948 to 1951. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant, and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Korean Service Silver Star and a Presidential Citation. ...
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Patrick Michael McCarthy

November 5, 1934 - February 14, 2017

Longtime Indian Wells resident Patrick McCarthy (82) died February 4, 2017 at his home with his loving wife at his side. His passing was due to complication from cancer and a virus infection. Patrick was born in Los Angeles on November 5, 1934. He moved with his family to New York in 1938 and spent the next 60 years there. Patrick served in the United States Navy before representing Merrill...
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Daniel Soto Sr.

February 10, 1931 - February 11, 2017


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Glen Max Burnham

March 5, 1924 - February 10, 2017

Glen Max Burnham was born March 5, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the eldest child of Eliza Gertrude "Billie" Ellis and Clark Burnham. Glen spent much of his childhood in Farmington, Utah, as a child of the Depression, he also lived in California and Washington state, while his father sought employment. As a result, Glen learned tolerance of diversity and an ability to adapt to...
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Loree Mae Burton

December 3, 1932 - February 9, 2017

Loree Mae Burton, 84, of Thermal, CA passed away at home in Thermal, CA. She was born December 3, 1923 to Leroy and Eleanora Burton in New Mexico. Loree Mae is survived by 2 daughters: Teresa (Terri) Cooper (Arthur), Debi Gardner (Bruce Brown) and one son; Roy Burton (Kim); 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Loree is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wilbur Dean...
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Lucia Piceno

January 22, 1941 - February 8, 2017

Lucia is survived by: Bertha Gonzalez, Alicia Mendez, Lydia Vasquez, Josie Gonzalez, Miguel Gonzalez and Sandra Piceno
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Patricia Martin

February 12, 1947 - February 8, 2017


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Horace D. Sapp

June 8, 1924 - February 7, 2017


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John Koch

March 15, 1951 - Unknown


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Allen R. Wing

May 22, 1945 - February 3, 2017


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Lawrence Gawitt

April 3, 1951 - Unknown


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Neva G. Arnold

November 17, 1921 - February 2, 2017


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Angela Turco

October 19, 1924 - February 1, 2017


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Tracy Leigh Kvinge

May 2, 1960 - February 1, 2017

Tracy Leigh Kvinge passed February 1st, 2017 in Palm Desert, CA surrounded by friends and family after a very sudden and unexpected battle against breast cancer over the past month. Tracy was born May 2nd, 1960 to her loving parents, Bryce and Norma Hadley in Long Beach, California. Her family, including her sister Lisa, moved to Indio in 1962. Tracy found her passion young, taking her...
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Daniel "Dan" Ramirez

August 6, 1943 - January 31, 2017

DANIEL "DAN" ALFRED RAMIREZ PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 31, 2017, SURROUNDED BY FAMILY. DAN WAS BORN ON AUGUST 6, 1943 IN SUPERIOR, ARIZONA TO ROBERT F. RAMIREZ AND ALEXANDRA QUIROZ. DAN ATTENDED INDIO HIGH SCHOOL. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE JOINED THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND SERVED ON THE USS RODCHESTER ( A HEAVY CRUISER), AND THE USS YORK TOWNE (A AIRCRAFT CARRIER). WHILE SERVING ON THE USS YORK...
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Petra Collins-Perez

May 30, 1959 - January 31, 2017

Petra Collins-Perez age 57 passed away in Rancho Mirage,California on January 31, 2017.. Petra was born on May 30, 1959 in Mexicali,Mexico to Leo Collins and Carmen (Espinoza) Collins. Petra lived in Indio all her life and worked as a CNA for 31 yrs. Petra is survived by her children Sandra Perez, Kenny Collins, Aylssa Perez, Jamilla Norris. She leaves 9- Grandchildren and 3 great...
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Dennis O'Connor

February 10, 1934 - January 30, 2017


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Louise Barclay

December 19, 1919 - January 30, 2017


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Amparo Montiel

November 3, 1923 - January 28, 2017


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John Laner

October 21, 1926 - January 28, 2017


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Carol Givens

July 1, 1947 - January 26, 2017


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Duane Anderson

February 9, 1930 - January 26, 2017


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Nathaniel Turner

February 24, 1981 - January 26, 2017


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Steven Allen Bergere

May 4, 1953 - January 25, 2017

Steven Allen Bergere age 63 a resident of Indio, Ca., passed away at home on Jan. 25, 2017 with his wife at his side. Born in Glendale, California on May 4, 1953, to Maurice and Violet Bergere. Steven was a Rehabilitation Counselor for 20 yrs.. Steven is survived by his wife Olivia Mendoza-Bergere and His Beloved Mother Violet Bergere, his Beloved Daughters Simon Le Compe and Alexandra...
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Jacquie M. Bethel

August 26, 1932 - January 24, 2017

Jacquie M. Bethel a long time resident of Indio,California passed away on January 24, 2017 at home. Jacquie was member of the Indio Planning Commission for many years. Services will be at St. Andrew's Community Presbyterian Church In Indio, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Interment will be private.
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Georgette Niculescu

August 13, 1931 - January 21, 2017


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Robert Taylor Macdonald

April 23, 1940 - January 21, 2017

Robert Taylor Macdonald, 76, of Palm Springs, California passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born April 23, 1940 in Long Beach, California to loving parents Clarence Macdonald and Margaret Irwin. Robert was a chef for 20 years for Louise's Pantry then worked another 12 years as a chef for the Betty Ford Center. He was a member of Northgate Community Church (formally Palm Springs...
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Arielle Antoinette Healy

April 19, 2001 - January 20, 2017


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Lloyd McCartt

September 4, 1926 - Unknown


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Carl G. Wehrli

April 18, 1933 - January 18, 2017

Carl G. Wehrli, 83, passed away peacefully in his home in Palm Desert, surrounded by family on January 18, 2017. He was born on April 18, 1933 to Carl and Bernice Wehrli in San Rafael, CA. Carl married Judy Funk in 1987. He was in commercial sales for many years and moved to Palm Desert in 1989. He continued in commercial property sales and management until his passing. Carl is survived by...
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David Colton

May 12, 1961 - January 18, 2017

David Wayne Colton was born May 12 1961 in Glendale, CA, the oldest of three children, to parents Arthur & Judith Colton. He passed away January 18, 2017 at age 55 at Tri City Medical Center in Oceanside, California when his heart stopped. He is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Lyn Colton, his daughter, Megan Sarah Miller, son-in-law, Shawn Thomas Miller, granddaughter Haley Jessica Miller,...
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Don Ritter

July 21, 1932 - January 16, 2017


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John Francis Bork Jr.

December 19, 1942 - January 14, 2017

John Francis Bork, Jr. age 74, died peacefully on January 14, 2017, at home after a brave fight against cancer. John was proceeded in death by his mother Francis Bork, father John Bork Sr., and wife Peggy Bork. He si survived by his brother Robert Bork (Bonnie Bork), daughter Denise Connors (Mike Connors), son Kevin Bork (Nolma Bork), daughter Christina Kendler (Dean Kendler) and son Stephen...
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Gary Privetts

December 21, 1947 - January 8, 2017


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Lynne Bloom

January 26, 1935 - January 6, 2017


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Doris J. King

April 27, 1924 - January 5, 2017


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Rose Goodson

June 27, 1921 - Unknown


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Alfred Silvas

March 22, 1949 - January 2, 2017


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Bernard E. "Bernie" Kuhn

November 11, 1925 - January 1, 2017

Bernard E. "Bernie" Kuhn, age 91, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2017 in Palm Desert. Born in Indiana on November 11, 1925, Bernie lived in Indio for 58 years. He was employed at Coachella Valley High School in the Maintenance Department for 17 years. Bernie is survived by his son, Stephen, and step-son, Russell Meadows (Terri). He also leaves two grandchildren, Tina Welch and...
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Elizabeth Margaret Gorey

July 13, 1913 - December 28, 2016


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Robert Marquez

February 16, 1967 - December 27, 2016


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John J. Benoit

December 27, 1951 - December 26, 2016

Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit died at 9:30pm on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home in Bermuda Dunes with his family at his side. He was 64. His death followed a weeks long battle with pancreatic cancer that forced the former California Highway Patrol officer to cut short a political career that lasted nearly two decades. John J. Benoit spent 31 years in law enforcement and went...
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Manilla Betty Groves

March 21, 1914 - December 26, 2016


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Skyler Chad Siva

April 3, 1992 - December 25, 2016


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Sherrion Louretta Davis

January 9, 1959 - December 24, 2016

Sherrion Louretta Davis age 57 a long time resident of Indio,Ca., went home to be with her Lord on December 24, 2016. Born in Arizona to Clarence Davis and Velma Beavers-Davis on January 9, 1959, Sherrion worked as a Security Guard. Sherrion is served by her Mother Velma Brown of Indio, and by four Children: Charles Coleman,Felicia Coleman,Jamell Lockhart, and James Lockhart. She leaves...
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Sherrion Louretta Davis

January 9, 1959 - December 24, 2016


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Howard "Ed" Reinecke

January 7, 1924 - December 24, 2016

The 1960's was a pivotal time in American politics and Ed Reinecke was in the middle of it all. While Senator Barry Goldwater lost the Presidential race to Lyndon Johnson, the election that year set in motion big changes in the Republican Party that still are its core more than a half century later. In 1964 two men were elected to the United States Congress. Ronald Reagan's old Hollywood buddy...
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John Talley

November 7, 1933 - Unknown


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Renee Spencer

July 31, 1928 - December 20, 2016


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Paul E Courtney, Jr

July 18, 1964 - December 20, 2016


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Renee Spencer

July 31, 1928 - December 20, 2016


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Lillian Anderson

January 22, 1923 - December 20, 2016


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Dolores Mulko

April 23, 1941 - December 18, 2016


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Betsy Peters

August 17, 1947 - December 16, 2016


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Jean Phillip Root

September 25, 1929 - December 16, 2016


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Clyde L. Huff

March 17, 1927 - December 14, 2016

Clyde was born March 17, 1927 and passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Clyde was a resident of Yucca Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Alzheimer's Dementia Association http://www.alz.org/ or Veteran's Association http://www.amvets.org/.
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Nicole Attia

October 3, 1940 - December 14, 2016

Nicole Attia of Northbrook, IL. passed away early afternoon on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. She was born Oct. 3, 1940 to loving parents Maurice and Esther Nadel in Cairo, Egypt. On April 8, 1962 she married Roger M. Attia in Paris, France. Together they owned a HVAC company of which she managed for 25 years. She was a member of the National Council of Jewish Women. She is survived by her loving...
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William Pickus

January 1, 1923 - December 12, 2016


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Robert Buchach

March 1, 1923 - December 12, 2016


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Gregory Trippe

December 7, 1957 - December 12, 2016


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Tony Moore

July 29, 1940 - December 11, 2016


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Ade Perdue

October 26, 1994 - December 11, 2016


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Darlene Johnsen

August 14, 1927 - December 11, 2016


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Rosemary Ruddon

September 23, 1930 - December 11, 2016


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Ramon Z. Gradilla

September 1, 1934 - December 11, 2016

Ramon Z. Gradilla September 1, 1934 – December 11, 2016 Ramon Z. Gradilla passed peacefully in his home on December 11, 2016. He was born in a small village in Mexico known as "Los Volcanes" near the city of Jalisco. Ramon was a self-made man who by his own personal fortitude managed to...
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Keith Jonathan Kessler

March 19, 1982 - December 10, 2016


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Morton Port

February 28, 1927 - December 10, 2016


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Fernando Ramirez Sr.

March 22, 1920 - December 10, 2016


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Roland K, Krumm

November 24, 1938 - December 10, 2016


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James Finley Beck

December 24, 1922 - December 9, 2016

James F. Beck was born to Henry and Margaret Beck on December 24, 1922 in Pomona California and entered into eternal rest on December 9, 2016. He is survived by his son, James C. and daughter in law, Debra J. Beck, his brother Lawrence E. and sister Margaret Brown. James has four grandchildren, Shauna Dickerson, Jessica and her husband Brendon Sleanbeck, Brian and his wife Claudia Beck, Lisa...
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Edna Ryan

May 19, 1924 - December 8, 2016


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Janice Viljevac

August 17, 1940 - December 7, 2016


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Paul Krutak

August 6, 1934 - December 7, 2016


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Jose M. Chavez

September 13, 1928 - Unknown


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Nina Sue Marcinek

March 3, 1945 - December 4, 2016


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Lois Wiltgen

October 27, 1927 - December 4, 2016


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Imelda Romo DeSalas

September 8, 1955 - December 3, 2016


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Georgina Johnson

October 29, 1931 - December 3, 2016


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Anna Butler

February 5, 1925 - December 2, 2016


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Daniel James McNamara

December 19, 1945 - December 1, 2016

Dan McNamara suddenly passed away this December. Our Danny Boy left the earth much too soon for all of us who loved him. Dan enjoyed best spending time with good friends & his family. Whether it was out on the golf course (he got his 1st hole-in-one this November!); summer days spent with Patty & their many visitors at their lake cabin on Gold Lake; watching his grandsons' play sports; travel...
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Nancy W. Semones

July 27, 1936 - December 1, 2016

Nancy W. Semones, 80, of Palm Springs took the last of her many difficult respirations, finally surrendering to COPD on December 1, 2016. She was born in Evanston Illinois, received RN degree from Northwestern University and ended her career as a travel consultant at Anderson Travel. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, two sons, two daughters and 5 grandchildren. Before the final six...
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Norman L. "Herbie" Dart

June 24, 1938 - November 29, 2016

Norman L. Dart, 78, known affectionately by his family and friends as "Herbie", passed away on November 29, 2016, due to complications of Lymphoma. He was born June 24th, 1938, to Albert and Anna Dart in Detroit, Michigan. He married Colleen MacNeish in 1959 in California, the couple had three sons. Herbie owned Dart Insulation in for many years and later he also owned The Squire Cocktail...
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Barbara Prigg

July 20, 1928 - November 29, 2016


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Theresa Marie Oliver

October 29, 1920 - November 28, 2016


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George Henry Wooten

July 4, 1923 - November 26, 2016

Papa George Wooten, 93, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 26, 2016. He was born on July 4, 1923 in Troy, Texas to Rollie E. and Beatrice Wooten and has lived in the Coachella Valley for 91 years. In WWII he served in the U.S.C.G. as a Seaman 1st Class from 12/7/42 until 1/9/46. On 9/23/1945 he was aboard the USS Cambria docked in Nagasaki Japan just after the surrender document...
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Nicolas Montemayor, Sr.

October 10, 1928 - November 25, 2016


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Taura Looper

July 6, 1945 - Unknown


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Juan Araujo

July 9, 1919 - November 24, 2016


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Donald Solt

August 25, 1932 - November 23, 2016


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William Charles Davidson

December 19, 1927 - November 22, 2016


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Atha Abel

January 16, 1917 - November 22, 2016


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Arthur Choitz

April 25, 1941 - November 22, 2016


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Kathie Denham

January 29, 1949 - Unknown


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Evangelina Barboza Tamez

August 9, 1940 - November 21, 2016


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Maria Valles

September 26, 1962 - November 20, 2016


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Geraldine Farrar Finlayson

September 28, 1927 - November 20, 2016


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Mary Ursula Sorensen

January 4, 1928 - November 19, 2016


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