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Monday, June 26, 2017
He served as a Private First Class in the US Army Infantry during World War II, working in Japan for a short time. He was an avid golfer and family man. He loved to travel to Maine, Hawaii, and California. Waldo was an active member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Auburn and was a member of their men’s group for many years. Waldo was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Barbara M. Pierce, this past November. He is survived by two daughters, Joann L. Monks and her husband, Darren Monks of Auburn, and Donna M. Godfrey of Lunenburg; two granddaughters, Heather L. and Jessica L. Monks both of Auburn; a great grandson, Hayden J. Monks of Auburn; and is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by three sisters: Louise, Charlotte, and Nellie; and one brother: Eugene.Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Waldo’s family on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 from 9:30AM-11:00AM in the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn with service to follow at 11:00AM at the funeral home. Then followed by burial with military honors at the Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bethel Lutheran Church.Monday, June 26, 2017
Luginbuel Funeral Home - Vinita - 918-256-5555.....TEBBS – Ronald Dan’l Tebbs Sr. Born in Whittier, California on July 9, 1937, revered University of Southern California track coach and honored California Teacher of the Year, Ronald Tebbs passed away peacefully from complications of pneumonia on June 19, 2017 a few days short of his 80th birthday. Ron is survived by Carol, his wife of 60 years of Disney, Oklahoma; sister Beverley Henderson of McCall, Idaho; daughter, Kim Godber of Wrightwood, California; and son, Ron Tebbs Jr. of Disney, Oklahoma and owner of Ron’s Heat and Air in Vinita. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren lovingly remember him as, “Grandpa Santa” for his warm wide smile, white beard and jolly disposition. Ron lived a full and active life, teaching Advanced Biology for 38 years until 1997 in the same classroom where his own father taught Chemistry before him and as President of the Whittier High School District Teachers’ Association. After retirement, Ron established himself as an A-flight golfer in the Men’s Golf Association at PGA West in La Quinta, Ca...Monday, June 19, 2017
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. June 22 at St. Paul Armenian Church. Graveside: 11 a.m. June 23 at Ararat Armenian Cemetery. Remembrances: St. Paul Armenian Church, 3767 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93726; California Armenian Home, 6720 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727; donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements: Yost & Webb Funeral Home. CALDERON — Richard Calderon, 70, of Clovis died June 13. He was a farm laborer. Service: 5 p.m. June 20 at Clovis Funeral Chapel. CARRISOSA — Raymond Carrisosa Jr., 74, of Selma died June 15. He was an oil lube technician. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. June 21 at Sterling & Smith Funeral Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. June 21 at the funeral home. CASTRO — Jessie Marian Castro, 89, of Fowler died June 14. She was a liaison officer. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. June 21 at Wallin’s Fowler Funeral Home. Chapel Service: 10 a.m. June 21 at the funeral home. DEUTSCHMAN — Edward Carl Deutschman, 93, of Aptos, formerly of Fresno, died June 15. He was a Fresno County Office of Education assistant superintendent for education services. Service: 10:30 a.m. July 15 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Santa Cruz. Arrangements: Neptune Society in San Jose.FORD — Lois Ann Ford, 85, of Fresno died June 17. She was a claims secretary. Graveside: 10 a.m. June 24 at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Mem...Monday, June 19, 2017
After the war, he enrolled in the University of North Dakota and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce in 1950. He joined JC Penney company as a manager in 1951 and relocated to Lancaster, California in 1957. He later joined Sears as a merchandise manager and relocated to Hemet, California in 1966. In 1973 he joined Skyline Corporation in sales and later worked for Phillips Gasket Company as the General Manager. After retirement from Phillips in 1992, he relocated to Louisville, Colorado and owned a small art gallery and framing shop, which he operated until 2002. In 2008 he relocated to Sequim, WA to be closer to family.Besides working, Don loved sailing Hobie Cats, snow skiing, and photography. He was a Lutheran and was active in many church activities throughout his life.Don married Donna Rudolph of Fargo in 1948. They had three children, all living, Paul Summers of Sequim WA (age 64), Marc Monson of Broomfield CO (age 62), and Jon Monson of Gig Harbor WA (age 58). Don and Donna divorced in 1971. In 1987, Donald married Ruthanne Gebhardt.Don is survived by his brother Lawrence, age 92 of Fargo, his three sons and three grandchildren, Kristy Monson of Shoreline WA, Elizabeth Agerton of Bakersfield CA and Jonathan Monson of West Linn, OR. He is also survived by six grandchildren, David Tangren, Crystal Agerton, Joshua Ager ton, Karyn Cowperthwaite, Kaydence Monson and Addison Monson.He will be missed.A memorial service will he held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Haven of Rest Funeral Home, 8503 State Route 16, Gig Harbor, Washington.Mickey SextonNovember 4, 1925 – May 13, 2017Mickey Sexton of Sequim, Washington died May 13, 2017. He was born November 4, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas.He graduated from high school in Wharton, Texas in 1942.He m...Saturday, June 10, 2017
Paul, graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Prairieville Cemetery, 10700 W. 650 N. in Prairie Township.Ironmonger, Stuart T., services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home, 401 S. California St., Galveston.
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Ferry and Ione (Sponenburg) Ferry. Vance passed away at Vista East Medical Center on Thursday, May 17, 2017.Survived by one son Lance Ferry of Florida; 2 daughters, Kim Ferry and Dawn Ferry both of California, all originally from Gurnee, IL. Vance is also survived by two grandchildren, Everett and Connor Serge of California; and many nieces and nephews. Vance was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen (Reyna) Ferry; one sister Larraine Fay Peklay; one brother Sherman Cole Ferry, who’s death was the driving motivation for Vance to join the Army.Vance was best known for his Classic Car Restorations, a Body Man that single handedly saved hundreds of Classic Cars in Illinois, restoring them to better than their glory days. Vance was also, “a total, hardcore flat-out drag racer.” Vance is a Veteran of the Army. During that time he met Helen, who was also serving in the Army and later they married May 29, 1960. Visitation will be on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 4-8PM at Warren Funeral Home, 1475 Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL. Services will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 beginning with visitation at 10AM until time of Service at 11AM in the Warren Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Pastor Chris Stephens of Gurnee Community Ch...Monday, June 19, 2017
Following high school Elden joined the Coast Guard in 1943, where he served for nearly 3 years. He then married Viola Forsgren on April 14, 1949, and together they resided in California for a time. Elden worked for Rockwell International for over 30 years. He worked as a machinist contributing to more than 10 specific NASA projects with the National Aeronautic Association. Throughout his career he met several astronauts and received an award for his work with the Apollo Lunar Mission for the Apollo/Saturn Project.In 1986 Elden and Viola moved to Oregon. They remained very active within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stayton. Elden enjoyed many things including bowling, where he earned many trophies and was a member of the 250+ Club.He is survived by his sister, Lela Burk of Arkansas and many wonderful close friends.Funeral service was June 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Stayton. Visitation Jun 15 at Unger Funeral Chapel Thursday, 6/15. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. June 19, at Willamette National Cemetery.David F. LearMay 15, 1948 — May 31, 2017David was born in Seattle, Washington on May 15, 1948 to parents Dwight and Margaret Lear. He is survived by his daughter Holli DeJager of Jefferson, and son Scott Flores of St. Helens; five grandchildren, and his older brother Dwight of Scottsdale, Arizona.David was preceded...Monday, June 19, 2017
Force Officers’ Candidate School at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. From there he received his first flying assignment in 1958, and later accepted assignments that took him to California, Southeast Asia, Vietnam and Europe.While stationed in Laon, France, in 1966 (at the time he was serving as Branch President) Elder Lasater enrolled in a program through the University of Maryland to qualify for Operation Bootstrap, a program that enabled him to attend Omaha University (later known as the University of Nebraska Omaha) for six months to complete his bachelor’s degree in political science.Later, while stationed in England, he enrolled in an overseas program offered through the University of Southern California — combined with the London School of Economics, Oxford and Cambridge universities — and obtained a master’s degree.According to the U.S. Air Force website, he completed Squadron Officer School in 1966 and graduated from the National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., in 1974.During his military career he held many responsibilities and assignments, which included serving as a deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and North Atlantic Treaty Organization policy. He was also the principal director for European and North Atlantic Treaty Organization policy, and he worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, Washington, D.C.Prior to his retirement, he served as the senior military adviser to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency of the State Department, and was U.S. Commissioner to the Standing Consultative Committee at Geneva SALT talks XIX and XX, as commander of the SAC 4th Air Divition (responsible for B-52 bombers, ICBMs, and 28,000 men). He also served as deputy assistant Secretary of Defense under Caspar Weinberger.Elder Lasater and his wife moved more than 33 times over the course of his career.During one of the family’s stays in Germany, Elder Lasater served as a Regional Representative assigned to the Servicemen’s Stake in Europe — the same stake he had previously presided over — which, at the time, covered 65,000 square miles.“At the time of the call, Major Lasater thought himself an unlikely man for the job, since he was required to spend nearly all his time flying to various U.S. bases throughout Europe, training and evaluating pilot performance,” according to an Ensign magazine article from May 1987. “But President Lee set him apart, promising him that he would be able to preside over and conduct the affairs of the stake without interference from his work. President Lee further blessed him that his advancement in the military ranks would be extraordinary.”The next day, as Elder Lasater was preparing to leave on a routine flight evaluation visit to bases in Europe, he was called in by his commanding general and told his assignment had been changed. He would no longer travel, and instead joined that general’s office as his executive assistant.Elder Lasater retired after more than 30 years in the military. He accepted the call to preside over the New Zealand Aukland Mission from 1984 to 1987 and was called to serve as a General Authority Seventy 1987.“I think the great challenge in life is to teach not only our children but also ourselves to make the transition from institutional discipline to self-discipline,” he said in a Church News article printed on April 25, 1987. “As a commanding officer or as a mission president, I can’t command or order airmen, members or missionarles to be loyal, to be honest, or to be loving. Those are characteristics that come from within us and that we have to give freely.”His wife, their five children, 26 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren survive him.A funeral is scheduled for Monday, June 19, at 11 a.m., in the North Ogden 7th Ward meetinghouse located at 205 E. Elberta Dr., North Ogden, Utah. A public viewing is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, at Myers Mor...Monday, June 19, 2017
Memorial services are pending for Joan Johnson, 87, of Tehachapi, California. She recently moved to Lynden and resided with her daughter, Jana Clow. Joan lost her husband, Richard, on Dec. 27, 2016 after 67 years of marriage. Soon thereafter, she fell and broke a hip. After rehab, she came to Washington for her grandson’s wedding and stayed to recuperate here. She spent the last 11 days of her life at Whatcom Hospice House, where she was loved and cared for as if she were family. Joan was a gifted writer and had some of her work published. She co-owned the Tehachapi News with her husband for 37 years. She is survived by daughter Jana Clow of Lynden, son Scott and wife Pam of Tehachapi; grandchildren Matt (Liz), Megan Van Diest (Ryan) of Lynden, Christopher (Rachael) Clow of Evanston, Illinois, Samantha and Alec Johnson of Southern California; and three great-grandchildren Kyler, Brenyn and Jace Van Diest of Lynden. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and by her special niece Nancy Gibbons of Pismo Beach, California. Joan will b...