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Arreola,Sabina

Sabina Arreola was born in San Lucas de Ocampo, Durango. She was the third of thirteen children. She was married to husband Leonardo Arreola for 63 years and together raised 12 children of their own. She was a loving and caring sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by 5 siblings, her children Maria, Armando, Maria Guadalupe, Gilberto, Socorro, Isidra, Maria Dolores and Teresa, 28 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild who is on the way. She was the heart and soul of our family and she will be greatly missed. May she rejoice as she reunites with her husband and children Chila, Nina, Nacho and Lucy, as well as other members of the family that have gone before her. May she rest in peace and in the glory of God. read more...

Chisum, Bonnie Jean

Bonnie Jean Chisum’s short but hard fought battle of lung cancer came to an end on February 28th, 2015. She passed away with family surrounding her as she took her journey home to be with her creator. Bonnie was born on October 17, 1955 to Kenneth and Blanche Stark. She spent her younger years in Anaheim where she attended and graduated from Loara High School, Class of 1973. She worked at Visser’s Florist in Anaheim where she found her love for flowers. She enjoyed days in the Christmas Tree lot and loved showing her creativity by helping others plan special events. Most recently she spent her last 16 plus years as a Customer Service Supervisor at Brown and Bigelow. Bonnie had a passion and talent for sewing and spent many hours creating wonderful memories for her family and friends. Everything she did was filled with love. The birth of her two grandchildren became her greatest joy in life and quickly filled all her available time. Bonnie is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Blanche Stark; her children, Todd Chisum, wife Nicole, and daughter Tammy Ramos, husband Michael; her two grandchildren, Matthew and Noel, and her brother Alan Stark, wife Joanne, along with many other nieces and nephews. ‘ In Lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to a cancer organization of your choice instead. read more...

Davis, Lois M.

Lois M. Davis May 9, 1932 – February 27, 2015 Passed away at the age of 82 on February 27, 2015. She is survived by her daughters Nancy, Kathy, Linda and Jeanette. As well as: 7 grandchildren Steven, Laura, Crystal, Bradley, Corey, Samantha and Ryan, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Predeceased by her loving husband Bill of 61 years, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Lois was born in Oakland, California and attended El Cerrito HighSchool. Moved to Anaheim in 1955 where her and Bill lived and raised their children until their passing. Lois worked for State Farm Insurance Company for 37 years, was retired for over 20.She enjoyed making crafts, camping, bowling and attending her aerobics classes. Lois was an avid fan of the Anaheim Angels Baseball Team. She was a loving mother and grandmother with a generous heart and a fun sense of humor! She loved watching all her grandkids play their individual sports, music and dance performances. We now know she is at peace and with the love of her life, our dad Bill. read more...

Hamilton, Marjorie

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Marjorie (Marge) Werley Hamilton, 85, of Anaheim Hills, CA passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. She was born in San Diego, CA on August 8, 1929 to Harold and Dorothy Werley. Marge graduated from Herbert Hoover High and received her associate's degree in Art from San Diego State University. It was there she met the love of her life Charles Morris Hamilton. Charles and Marge were married on January 28, 1951 and lived an amazing life together until his death in June of 1993. Charles joined the Army as an Officer after graduating from SDSU and our family was off to see the world; from San Francisco to New Orleans, to Washington, to France, Chicago and finally back to Anaheim Hills where they settled in 1977. Marge spent many years as an interior decorator with Marshall Fields & Co. and Nan Werley Designs in Palos Verdes before switching careers to become Director of Assisted Living for Morningside/Park Vista in Fullerton, CA. It was apparent from the start that Marge had found her calling, she was admired and cherished by all who knew her. We will all miss her strength, her sage advice, her compassion and her witty sense of humor most of all! Marge is survived by three daughters; Deidri Hoppe and her husband Dennis of Anaheim Hills, CA, Alisa Hamilton of Orange, CA and Kayce Hudson of Orange. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren Ryan, Nicholas, Corder, Alex and Samantha that she loved dearly and was loved so dearly in return. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in the Fairhaven Memorial Pavilion from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. The internment will take place at 3 p.m. in the Eternal Springs Gardens immediately following the memorial. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join the family to celebrate her amazing life at Deidri and Dennis Hoppe's home, 6519 Calle Del Norte, Anaheim Hills, CA immediately after the service/internment. Please come! The family would appreciate in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to UCI Mind to further research for Alzheimer disease in memory of Marjorie Hamilton. Donations can be made on line or by mail. To donate on line go to http://mind.uci.edu/giving/donate-uci-mind/ and select on line donations information. How to mail your donation is also available at this site. read more...

Lewis, Gwenith

Gwen Lewis passed away at Saddleback Hospital in Laguna Woods, CA., February 23, 2015at the age of 87. She was born in Oakley, Utah on December 9, 1927 and moved with her family to Huntington Beach at the age of 10 years. She attended and graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1946 and worked daily in her family’s neighborhood corner grocery store. Later, she worked at Sears and Roebuck in Santa Ana in which she became re-acquainted with her husband-to-be, Bill Lewis, as they previously had attended high school together in Huntington Beach. Gwen and Bill were married sixty-seven years and she is survived by their two sons, David and Darrel, their daughter, Sheri Wernke, grandchildren and great children. Gwen was a multi-talented woman with many fine attributes that she shared liberally. Gwen was a talented artist and enjoyed compiling family history records and genealogy work. She recently worked to author and publish a personalized book, “Manna from Heaven”. She was a daily student of the Holy Bible, together with many other good works. She gave a lifetime of service to her church in teaching and participating in numerous programs of value. She also served many callings including Relief Society President of the Anaheim 2nd Ward. Viewing and Services – March 5th, 2015 The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints 22851 Aliso Creek Road Aliso Viejo, California 92656 · A Family Service and Viewing will be held at 10am · Memorial Service held thereafter at 11am · A Luncheon will be served following the services at 12pm Interment – (following the Luncheon) Fairhaven Cemetary 1702 Fairhaven Ave. Santa Ana, California ***The Family requests that in option to providing flower arrangements, interested parties my make a donation to Gwen Lewis’s late grandson’s foundation: Click the ‘Donate’ tab on the right end of the Red Ribbon Tab. jameswernkefoundation.org read more...

Maloney, Christina

Christina Maloney passed away peacefully at home on March 8, 2015. She was 53 years old. Christina had a passion for helping others in need and had worked for many years as a loving Certified Nurses Aide in Orange and San Joaquin Counties in California. Christina was born on August 25, 1961 in Kerrville, Texas, the daughter of Henry Alvarez Sr. and the late Anita Martinez Alvarez. Christina and Cliff Maloney shared their love of the mountains on their many camping trips together with family, friends and pets, marrying in Lake Tahoe at the water's edge in 2006. She is survived by her husband Cliff of Tracy, California, her sons Tommy and Daniel Angiano, a daughter Angela Angiano and 4 grandchildren, Danny, Gabriel, Joshua and Eva all of Orange county, her father Henry of Santa Ana California, four brothers Henry Jr. of Orange, James of Stockton, Tom of Sacramento, Peter of Tracy and many nieces and nephews. read more...

Messner, Eunice

Eunice lived in Anaheim and passed away peacefully with her loving family and friends by her side. She was 94 years young and lost her battle to cancer. She is survived by her daughters Jana Gable, Kathy Short, son Chris Clemans, her brother Ray Knutson, four great grandchildren, and granddaughter Mindy Gable. Eunice was a Wonder Woman, Super Mom, Educator, and Mentor. She was involved in many community organizations, took in troubled teenagers, taught a High School Sunday School class and was involved with Missionary Work. She was an avid hiker and leader for the Sierra Club. Managing a Plant nursery is what sparked her love for organic growing of fruit trees & seeds. She worked for 2 college universities as an Administrative Secretary. After retiring from Cal State Fullerton, she bought and sold houses. She did all the work in fixing them up including landscaping. “Talent is her Middle Name”, she was a member of California Rare Fruit Growers, where she volunteered as Corresponding Secretary & Editor columnist for the Fruit Growers Magazine. She was featured by the Sunset Magazine for her wonderful organic fruit garden. She Shared her vast knowledge in her news letters and tours of her own home with people from all over the world. She loved to grow from seeds or graph unusual trees, and she would donate them to the plant sale at Cal State Fullerton Arboretum. She one first place for her “Edwards Mango” she was also president of the OC Cactus and Succulent Society, she designed the succulent garden and maintained it for 2 years. She took 90 units at college and made hundreds of ceramic pots to show her home grown succulents. She earned her U.C. certificate in Urban Forestry, Master Gardening and Trees. All the while she maintained 120 trees and vegetable garden on a 45 degree slope at her home. All those who knew her enjoyed the receiving of the fruits and vegtables. Her legacy was that she helped lessen mistakes many beginning gardners make by sharing information and her experience. In that her years of promoting organic methods contributed to the current healthy interest in organic growing today. She was also very active in her church and loved mentoring and hosting. She will be dearly missed. read more...

Reh, Edith

Reh, Edith Lee 1927-2015 Edith (Edie) Lee Farmer Reh lost her 6-year battle with cancer (mantle cell lymphoma) on February 21, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Carter Keith Reh and daughters Nancy Ann Fritz, Cathy Dawn Reh and Teresa Lynn Fish (David), adopted daughter Desiree Torriente, and grandchildren, Ryan Andrew Fritz, Sarah Reh Fish Loyer (Chris) and Andrew David Fish. Edie was born to William Earl Farmer and Madge Burress in La Crosse, Kansas, where her family farmed wheat and cattle. Shortly after graduating La Crosse High School in 1945 she moved to Hutchinson, KS where she met the love of her life, Carter Keith Reh. They were married on October 26, 1946. Following Carter’s graduation from Kansas State University in 1949 they relocated to Southern California where Nancy and Cathy were born. 1955 ushered in a new chapter in their lives when they moved to Venezuela to accept an opportunity for work in the exciting oil fields of Lake Maracaibo with Carter’s brother. During their 4 years there Teresa was born and their many adventures spawned lasting family memories. Edie was all about caring for others. Her lifelong devotion to Carter and special-needs daughter, Cathy, as well as her generosity to all stand out to everyone who knew her. Edie served her community tirelessly at OCARC, her church, Tustin Area Women’s Club, to name a few. She truly had a servant’s heart. Edie loved life and lived it with gusto. She loved to dance, play bridge, travel the world with her beloved Carter by her side, spend time with her grandchildren and myriad friends as well as putter in the garden. She was adventuresome, lovable, sharp minded, curious, and most notably, radiantly positive. A private family service is scheduled on March 11th for interment at Riverside National Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate Edie’s life will be held on May 9th, 11:00 am at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 13922 Prospect Ave, Santa Ana, 92705. A reception will follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, www.lymphoma.org, in Edie’s memory. This organization is committed to patient education and support as well as innovative research to fight lymphoma, the cancer which took Edie’s life. read more...

Roberts, Pauline

Pauline Jepsen Roberts was born in California in 1924. She was a homemaker, she did sewing and helping out in the church. She meet her husband Denver Roberts here in California were they got married. Pauline was a mother to her two children and even a wonderful grandmother to her two grandchildren. She is survived by her two children Glen Roberts and Susan Lowen and her two grandchildren Christopher and Eric Lowen. She left us on March 14, 2015 she will be missed. read more...

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