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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.


Our Obituaries

William Wilkins

December 11, 1934 - September 15, 2016


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Alfred Nunez

June 2, 1925 - September 15, 2016


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Mildred Foley

May 31, 1917 - September 15, 2016


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Sherry (Sher) Gail Veling

December 9, 1946 - September 14, 2016

Sherry Gail Veling, (Sher) 69 of La Quinta, California, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 14th, 2016, due to complications of breast cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Doug and close personal friends. Sher was born in Riverside, California on December 9th, 1946 to Fred and Kay Garlick and went to Ramona High School where she graduated in 1964. She attended San Jose...
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Martha Lee Patterson

May 25, 1931 - September 13, 2016


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Sandra Boyd

July 8, 1961 - September 13, 2016


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Samuel Alford

August 4, 1950 - September 11, 2016


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Jane U. Connor

June 1, 1946 - September 8, 2016


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Henry LeRoy "Roy" Schaefer

May 6, 1920 - September 8, 2016

Henry was born on May 6, 1920 and passed away on September 8, 2016. Henry was a resident of Joshua Tree, Ca
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Richard Lee Macknicki

November 12, 1940 - September 8, 2016

Richard Lee Macknicki age 76 a longtime Residence of the Coachella Valley passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in Indio,California. Richard was Coachella City Council Member, 3- Time Mayor of Coachella, Coachella Valley Association of Governments Board Member, Coachella Valley Rotary Member, Former Exalter Ruler of the Indio Elks Lodge,Member of the Vector Control Board and an active...
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William "Bill" Ransom

September 5, 2016

Bill Ransom, world traveler, painter, photographer, sculptor and great lover of the arts, passed away on September 5, 2016 after a valiant six and one-half year battle with cancer. Bill was born in San Francisco to the late William and Maria Ransom. He was a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Fine Arts. In his early years, he worked for the Robert Dollar Company...
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Robert Streelman

December 13, 1926 - September 2, 2016


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Benita F. "Bennie" Diaz

January 19, 1949 - September 2, 2016

Benita Fransica Diaz "Bennie", daughter of Anita Murillo and Arnoldo Sotelo, passed away surrounded by those who loved her on 2 September 2016 at 67 years old. Bennie was born in Brawley, Ca on 19 January 1949 as the youngest of 12 children. Bennie, a loving mother, sister and friend is survived by five siblings Gloria Garcia, Amparo Munoz, Ted Cruz, Alex Cruz, George Cruz. Additionally, she...
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Pedro Panganiban

November 18, 1930 - September 1, 2016


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Ora Lee Castleberry

September 9, 1925 - September 1, 2016

Ora Lee Castleberry, 90 years young of Indio, California passed away September 1, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Ora Lee was born September 9, 1925, to Goldist and Hattie Lou Roberson in Henderson, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 yrs., Willie Jene Castleberry and daughter in law Thelma Castleberry. Ora Lee is survived by her six children: Charles Castleberry,...
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Rosie Alvarez Benavides

March 18, 1933 - August 31, 2016

Rosie Alvarez Benavides age 83 of Thousand Palms, passed away peacefully August 31, 2016 in Palm Desert, with loved ones at her side. She was born on March 18, 1933, in Indio to Ramon and Maria Benavides of New Mexico and was a Coachella Valley resident all her life, attended East Valley elementary schools, playing summer league Bobby Sox softball. Early in her adult years she worked as a...
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Mary Virginia Robb

June 13, 1923 - August 29, 2016


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Josephine Cravens

July 30, 1921 - August 28, 2016


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Betty Lee Rogers

September 27, 1934 - August 27, 2016

Betty Lee Rogers passed away peacefully in her home August 27, 2016 at the age of 81. She was born on September 27, 1934 in Hoopeston, Illinois to Edna Naomi Franklin and Richard Earl Franklin. She married Lawrence Rogers on Sepember 4th, 1954 in Hoopeston, Illinois . She was employed at Jessup Auto Plaza for many years. Betty leaves behind her two daughters; Sharon Lee Rogers Gadley, and Sandra...
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Victor Soto Brack

February 11, 1963 - August 27, 2016

Victor Soto Brack, 53, died at his home surrounded by his family on August 27, 2016 in La Quinta, CA. He was born February 11, 1963 to Jaime and Isabel Brack in Indio, CA. Victor married Anne Hutter on February 1, 2003 in Indio, CA. He was a Commercial truck driver for 30 years and a member of the Fraternal Order of Moose. He lived life to its fullest and his unique sense of humor will be...
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Margie J. Thomas

January 30, 1933 - August 26, 2016


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Oscar L. Lary Jr.

July 25, 1942 - August 25, 2016


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Felix H. Mercado

December 14, 1952 - August 23, 2016

Felix H. Mercado, age 63, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2016; in his home in Palm Desert. He was born in Brush, Colorado on December 14, 1952 to Silvino and Maria Guadalupe Mercado. He majored in agriculture and horticulture and was an avid tennis player. Felix is survived by his wife, Maria Mercado; his sons: Felis and Joaquin; and his daughter, Jennifer. He is also survived by his...
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Ralph Tanner

December 7, 1932 - August 21, 2016


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Isabel Valencia

July 2, 1943 - August 20, 2016


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Hildegard Hefftner

October 12, 1924 - August 19, 2016

Hildegard "Hilde" Hefftner was born in Nuremburg, Germany on October 12, 1924. She passed away on August 19, 2016 in Indio,California. Hilde was an orphan at age 8 and then taken in by Richard and Karoline Strauch who made her a part of their family along with there children Inge, Irene and Herbert. Hilde lived through and survived World War II and was once used as a human shield by allied...
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Denise Fasano

June 10, 1957 - August 17, 2016


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Dorothea Dottie Leonard

April 1, 1939 - August 15, 2016

Dottie Leonard Loving single mother of seven children whom she lived her life for, died at her home on August 15th at 1:53 pm. She worked over 40 years at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for the Club system. The first woman bartender aboard the base. Preceded in death by her Mother Tiny Dimple Miller, Step father Paul Miller, Father Preston Jackson Step mother Evelyn Jackson. Sister Ramona...
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John L. Drummond

July 31, 1952 - August 14, 2016


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Raymond Dahlin

July 10, 1929 - August 13, 2016


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Morris DeWitt Sale

March 27, 1929 - August 12, 2016

Born March 27, 1929, in Santa Monica, California, Morris died on August 12 in the Palm Springs Desert Hospital. He was the oldest of 39 cousins. Because Morris suffered with asthma, the pediatrician suggested that the dry desert climate would benefit him. In response, the family moved to Palm Springs in 1934, where his parents, Mabel and Marvin, opened the Sale's Plaza Market. Morris had a...
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John Bartley

August 31, 1946 - August 12, 2016


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Steven Mark Kolesar

October 11, 1955 - August 11, 2016


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Roger Hahn

March 17, 1955 - August 10, 2016

Roger Allen Hahn was born March 17, 1955, in Shakopee, Minnesota to Eugene and Lorna Chapman-Hahn. He passed away at his home in Mountain Center, Ca. on August 10, 2016. Roger graduated High School in Shakopee,MN. and went on to earn a degree from University of Minnesota at Morris. After College he spent time doing counseling at youth camps in Mn. and WI. and later would own a canoe outfitting...
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Deo Adamo

September 5, 1949 - August 10, 2016


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John Godfrey

January 17, 1923 - August 10, 2016


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Beth L. Woodworth

April 25, 1927 - August 9, 2016


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Thelma Thompson

September 20, 1920 - August 8, 2016


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Michael Moore

November 12, 1952 - August 7, 2016


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James Edward Roberts

May 4, 1939 - August 5, 2016

James Edward Roberts age 77 a longtime resident of Blythe, California, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2016 in Blythe. Mr. Roberts was born in Nebraska on May 4, 1939 to James and Maxine( Peterson)-Roberts. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1959-1963. He worked for Mueller Water Products in Blythe for 20 years. He is survived by his only sister Carol Nagata of Brea,Ca... ...
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Michelle Y. Mirabal

October 6, 1974 - August 5, 2016


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Alexander Valera Eros

November 27, 1928 - August 5, 2016


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Pitovamaneia Isaako

January 9, 1959 - Unknown


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Daniel Hernandez

November 2, 1969 - July 31, 2016


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Bobbie Katherine Humes

August 3, 1926 - July 30, 2016

Bobbie Katherine Humes, 89, of Indio, California passed away on July 30, 2016. She was born on August 3, 1926 to Simpson R. and Oma E. (Holt) Young in Indianaola, Oklahoma. Bobbie married Ollie A. Humes on July 13, 1947 in Quartsite, Arizona. She worked as teacher in the Palm View Elementary School in Coachella for 33 years. Bobbie is survived by her son, Randy (Lezlye) Humes of Palm Desert,...
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William Wilkerson

August 6, 1936 - July 29, 2016


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Ken Grove

August 5, 1919 - July 29, 2016


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Agustin Sillas

May 28, 1933 - July 28, 2016


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Marlene Louise Adams

May 4, 1969 - July 23, 2016


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David Schlegel

July 27, 1941 - July 23, 2016


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Joseph Egan

July 15, 1933 - July 23, 2016


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Esther Nunn

November 19, 1924 - July 22, 2016


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Leonard Martyns

December 11, 1934 - July 20, 2016


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Allan "Al" Reichle

May 11, 1934 - July 19, 2016

Born in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur and Helen Reichle, he came to the desert in the early 1940's and attended school in Palm Springs. He joined the Navy and served his country during the Korean Conflict and when discharged in 1955 he returned to Palm Springs. In 1956 he married Dianne (Weatherford) and shortly thereafter had two sons John and David. He worked for Cal-Electric as a lineman and...
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Virginia Swallow

October 17, 1925 - Unknown


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Linda Sue Harlow

October 30, 1958 - July 17, 2016

Linda Sue Harlow age 57 born in Indio,California to Roger and Gwen Harlow, passed away in San Rafeal, California on July 17, 2016. Linda fought an 8 year battle with cancer. Linda worked for 35 yrs. in Public Safety For Riverside County Sheriff, Newport Beach PD,, Cathedral City PD., Mill Valley PD., and 15 yrs. with the Corte Madera Fire Dept. before retiring in 2014. Linda sang in many...
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Mauricio Aguilar

September 3, 1963 - July 16, 2016


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Corey David Ryan Farrar Walker

September 30, 1980 - July 15, 2016


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Travis Duane Loftis

August 22, 1985 - July 15, 2016

Travis Duane Loftis, 30, of Palm Springs, CA, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2016 after a long battle with heart disease. He was born on August 22, 1985 in Palm Springs. He graduated from Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, FL in 2004 and currently worked as a Traffic Enforcement Officer at the Palm Springs International Airport and was a California certified security guard. He loved his...
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Connie W. Conover

September 15, 1930 - July 14, 2016


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Denise Shirley

January 12, 1951 - July 12, 2016


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Enid Bartnicki

August 6, 1937 - July 11, 2016


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Marian Johnson

January 6, 1953 - Unknown


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Louis R. Bales

August 15, 1922 - July 9, 2016


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Joe Morrison

December 25, 1927 - July 8, 2016


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Dorothy Connolly

November 14, 1935 - July 8, 2016


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Aurea A. Carrillo

November 17, 1941 - July 8, 2016

Aurea Anguiano Carrillo age 74 a resident of Indio for over 50yrs. passed away at home Friday, July 8, 2016. Born November 17, 1941 in Mexico to Leoedas and Maria De Jesus( Naranjo) Anguiano, She took care of Private Homes in the Valley. She is survived By three children Maria of Indio, Joe J. of Arizona and Tony of Indio. She is preceded in Death by Parents, her husband and one son. ...
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Sherman Anderson

September 30, 1968 - July 7, 2016


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Jonathan Riggall

May 27, 1983 - July 5, 2016


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Ginnielee Shrake

February 1, 1925 - July 5, 2016


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Jerry L. Hewitt

July 31, 1939 - July 5, 2016

Jerry proudly served her country as a Hospital Corps Wave in the United States Navy, where she met and later married her husband of 56 years, John "Doc" Hewitt. For 20 years, Jerry served the community of Twentynine Palms as labor and delivery nurse at the Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms.
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Florence Saltzman

May 28, 1916 - July 2, 2016


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Richard Dean Helton

July 12, 1952 - July 2, 2016

Richard Helton, loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle, left us on July 3rd 2016. A wonderful man that left us suddenly will be greatly missed by his family and friends who loved him. Ric lived a fulfilled life and had a long successful career as an airline mechanic with United Airlines. He was a natural athlete and was a champion water skier, avid snow skier and golfer who lived life...
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Luben Jordan

June 5, 1927 - Unknown


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James S. Binder

October 19, 1938 - Unknown


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Thomas M. Henry

November 14, 1926 - June 28, 2016


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Fidelina Lopez

April 24, 1953 - June 28, 2016


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Maria Garcia

January 30, 1958 - June 28, 2016


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Lieber Zaks

July 5, 1927 - June 28, 2016


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Jack Tenhulzen

December 2, 1946 - June 27, 2016


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James Curto

January 23, 1943 - June 27, 2016


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Betty Layland

September 5, 1926 - June 27, 2016


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Nicholas Hansen

April 13, 1938 - June 22, 2016


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Irene Cooper

February 1, 1937 - June 21, 2016

Irene Inez Cooper age 79 a resident of Cathedral City, California, passed away in Palm Desert,California on June 21, 2016. Born in Texas on February 1, 1937, to William Sneed and Myrtle Hodge, Irene worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant for 30 yrs. Irene is survived by children Dr. Robert Sneed, Charles Cooper,III, Charlene Johnson-Walton, Tracy Mapp and Mary Martin. Services will be held...
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Wallace A. Davis

January 26, 1924 - June 21, 2016


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Everett Page Jones

October 4, 1934 - June 20, 2016


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Esther Diaz

October 4, 1919 - June 20, 2016


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Matthew Wilson

September 27, 1978 - June 19, 2016


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Nell Johnson

September 11, 1922 - June 18, 2016


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Deborah Ann Peterson

September 4, 1960 - June 15, 2016

Deborah Ann Peterson passed away on June 15, 2016 at the age of 55. Deborah was born September 4, 1960 in Longview, WA to proud parents Marvin and Judith Peterson. She attended Covina High School, and soon after the family moved to San Francisco. Deborah worked for the family business, Cala Foods, for a period of time while she lived in San Francisco. She was so proud of her two daughters and...
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Ralph Rakis

September 8, 1927 - June 14, 2016


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Lewis L. Johnson

April 15, 1927 - June 14, 2016


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Brian Shay

January 9, 1938 - June 14, 2016


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Sai Kun Sandy Wong

June 12, 2016

Sandy Wong passed away on June 12th in her home at the age of 64 with her loving husband by her side. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for the past 8 years and never let it stop her from living her life fully and passionately. Sandy was born in Shanghai, China and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. She managed and owned Ho Sai Gai Chinese restaurant/Country Western bar...
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Charles Sherman

October 26, 1935 - June 11, 2016


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Frances G. Hopkins

October 4, 1927 - June 9, 2016


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Betty Lou White

October 14, 1942 - June 9, 2016

Betty Lou White, 73, of Palm Desert, CA was reunited with her daughter Cindy in heaven on June 9, 2016. She was born on October 14, 1942 in Newport, AR as the daughter of Bennie & Orene Taylor and is survived by her loving son Jerry White of Indio, sisters Shirley Champion and Phyllis Manley, brother Ben Taylor, granddaughter Makena Hull and many other nieces and nephews and good friends...
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Thomas Everman

March 18, 1922 - June 9, 2016


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Judith Ann Plessner

March 22, 1937 - June 9, 2016


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Kendall North II

April 6, 1946 - June 8, 2016


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