Obituaries

Grace Kneedler
B: 1934-12-29
D: 2018-12-13
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Kneedler, Grace
Steven Steffan
B: 1960-01-30
D: 2018-12-12
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Steffan, Steven
Kenneth Johnston
B: 1938-01-18
D: 2018-12-11
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Johnston, Kenneth
Alberto Ibarra
B: 1944-10-24
D: 2018-12-11
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Ibarra, Alberto
Peggy Ward
B: 1947-09-27
D: 2018-12-10
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Ward, Peggy
Shirley Stanley
B: 1932-11-11
D: 2018-12-10
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Stanley, Shirley
Kenneth DeSpain
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2018-12-09
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DeSpain, Kenneth
Barbara Fabela
B: 1955-12-06
D: 2018-12-09
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Fabela, Barbara
Helen Warren
B: 1923-09-16
D: 2018-12-09
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Warren, Helen
Ivy Carpenter
B: 1931-07-26
D: 2018-12-07
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Carpenter, Ivy
Charles Struewe
B: 1925-01-27
D: 2018-12-07
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Struewe, Charles
James Goodwin
B: 1955-10-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Goodwin, James
Patricia Larabee
B: 1936-02-01
D: 2018-12-07
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Larabee, Patricia
Cheryl Kosman
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2018-12-07
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Kosman, Cheryl
Lawrence Smith
B: 1926-07-19
D: 2018-12-04
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Smith, Lawrence
Priscilla Mershon
B: 1945-06-04
D: 2018-12-04
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Mershon, Priscilla
Judyth Cook
B: 1950-09-27
D: 2018-12-04
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Cook, Judyth
Mildred Wheaton
B: 1918-05-15
D: 2018-12-03
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Wheaton, Mildred
Gladys Tyree
B: 1929-12-13
D: 2018-12-02
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Tyree, Gladys
Gerald Petersen
B: 1949-09-19
D: 2018-12-02
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Petersen, Gerald
James Bales
B: 1960-07-09
D: 2018-12-01
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Bales, James

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