Amos, Nellie Gay
Nellie Gay Amos of Corona, CA, was born in Laurel, MS on April 27, 1933, and departed this life on June 20, 2015.
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents Chalmore and Rosie Lee Carlisle, and her son Alvin Quinn in 1991. Preceded in death also by her brothers, Mr. Quinnie and Velester Carlisle, and her sisters Mrs. Jerry Lee Gore, and Ms Laura Lee Carlisle.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Gailya Sanders, of California.
Nellie leaves to cherish her beautiful, unforgettable memory her loving husband of 39 years Willie G. Amos, and his children Jarvis, and Abby Amos, her two sons, Gregory (Tracy), and Ira Quinn (Tina) in Erie, PA, one daughter, Yvette Johnson, Sherman Oaks, CA, and one son, Jeffrey (Myra) Quinn, Corona, CA. 12 Grandchildren, and 6 Great-Grandchildren.
Many nieces, and nephews, and a host of family and friends will miss her also.
Few seemed more full of life than Nellie, making the loss all the more deeply felt by us all.
Nellie lived to love and enjoy the finest things life had to offer. Traveling, shopping, fine dining, and various forms of entertainment. She enjoyed her home, family, and her friends by hosting dinner parties all the time. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. She had a generous spirit, and a heart like a lion.
Nellie accepted Christ at an early age in Laurel MS, and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, dedicating her life to God. She graduated from Strong Vincent High School, and was employed by General Telephone Co. and at night she was also a featured singer at Damores Restaurant in Erie, PA, She attended Holy Trinity COGIC under the leadership of the late Bishop J.D. Myers. She lived many years in Erie with her family before moving to California. In Los Angeles she attended Crenshaw Christian Center, Frederick K. Price, Pastor. and remained a member in good standing for the rest of her life.
Nellie’s major lifelong achievement was her ability to sing anything, anytime, and anyplace. As she would often say with a laugh “that’s what I do!” She studied voice culture with Alma Bennett, Ernest Van Calvin in Erie, PA, Henry Rosenblatt of New York, NY, and with the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. She delighted in being a featured soloist with First Church of the Covenant, and two years with the Erie Philharmonic Choir.
Concert & stage performances have taken her throughout New England, Canada, Hawaii, and Japan. Her repertoire includes songs from such work as Passion According to St. Matthew, Elijah, Brahms’ Requiem, the Seven Last Words, The Messiah, Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, and numerous hymns, and spirituals. She was always available in the Lords service through her ministry of song.
Nellie’s proud accomplishment was the establishment of her own Songs Of Solomon Ministry, appearing as guest soloist for the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Intl, in Orange County, The Women’s Aglow, Trinity Broadcasting, and many other associates from coast to coast.
Her CD recordings include The Lighthouse (a favorite of many), Thy Way, Worship Time with Nellie Amos, and Light of A Million Mornings.
Doing it all for the Glory and honor of God.
Nellie has said in recent years, “I have felt the call and the anointing of the minstrel; as spoken of in II Kings 3:15. “I say with assurance the Lord is my strength and song. He has become my salvation.”
Frieda Earline Clements 89, passed away June 4, 2015. Born in Dongola, Illinois, she is survived by her children Robert, Ronald, Larry and Beverly. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Woodrow Clements and her son Bruce. Frieda grew up in southern Illinois on May 15, 1946 in Key West, Florida. Being the wife of a sailor she moved to where her husband was normally stationed. In 1958 they bought a house in Westminster, California where they both would spend the rest of their years. Frieda enjoyed working for the Garden Grove Unified School District at Murdy School cafeteria. She truly loved the Lord and her family and was devoted to the welfare of her children. Frieda will be dearly missed and remembered by all.
Wm. Kelly Hagerty, age 82, passed away on Monday June 15, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA, due to congestive heart failure. Kelly was born to Wm. Joseph and Kathryn Kelly-Hagerty in Butte, MT. He was always proud of his Montana-Irish upbringing.
Kelly is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gladys, his six children and their spouses, Mari & Dennis Weber, Faith & Robert Stewart, Joanna & Frank Perez, Brian Hagerty, Peggy & Donald Pentecost, and Kevin & Dea Hagerty; and his eight grandchildren, Kimberly & Justin Averitt, Megan Weber, Christopher, Ethan, Brennan and Aissa Perez, and Bobby and Aubrey Stewart; by his brother Patrick Hagerty and sister and her husband Nancy & Larry Hummer and their family; and by his cousins and their spouses, Michael & Anne McGlone, and Michael & Sheila Kelly, and their families.
Kelly worked for 55 years in the financial services and securities industry in Orange County; 21 years at Dean Witter in Santa Ana before starting his own firm, Hagerty Stewart & Associates with Allen Stewart in 1978 in Newport Beach. In 1999, Kelly moved his office to Orange where he worked until his retirement in 2012.
In addition to being a founding member of the First Friday Friars Association and the Orange County Financial Society, Kelly was involved in and supported many charitable and philanthropic organizations, including St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph College, St. Catherine's Military Academy, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Providence Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Metropolitan YMCA, the Orange County Girl Scout Council, and the Friendly Center of Orange.
Private internment services will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park. A Celebration Of Life will be scheduled in July. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, 1100 W. Stewart Drive, Orange, CA.
Holt, Kenneth Wayne
KENNETH WAYNE HOLT
Ken Holt, known to so many and loved by all, passed away peacefully at home on June 23, 2015, following a lengthy illness. The only son of Sydney Wayne Holt and Helen Louise Barnes, Ken was born in Garden Grove, California on December 13, 1925 and lived his entire life in Southern California. In his senior year of high school, Ken elected to serve his country during World War II, spending the duration of the war in the U.S. Navy. Following his military service, Ken earned a bachelor’s degree and teaching credential from Whittier College in Whittier, California.
A teacher by training, but a compassionate entrepreneur at heart, Ken founded and operated Fairmont Private Schools beginning in 1953. The school became, and still is, the largest non-sectarian private school in Orange County.
A devoted husband to the love-of-his life and partner, Helen Louise Holt who preceded him in death in 2012, Ken and Helen were married for 53 years. Inseparable in their work and life, together they raised 5 children, David Jackson, Susan Jackson-Hosenfeld, Robert Jackson, Steven Holt and Rebecca Holt.
In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures and devotion to family, Ken led a dedicated life of service to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. With Helen at his side, he served three callings for missionary work in the temples of Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru and San Diego, California. Ken also served as Bishop of the Corona 1st Ward, now Temescal Valley Ward, for several years. Ken is survived by his sister, Jean Koch of Los Angeles, 5 children, 22 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints, Temescal Valley Stake Center, located at 1510 Taber Road, Corona, CA, on Saturday, the 27th of June, with a viewing at 10 a.m. and services at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow on Monday, the 29th of June at 1:30 p.m., with Military Color Guard, at Fairhaven Memorial Park, located at 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA.
Vasquez, Javier C.
Javier (Harvey) Vasquez, 80 passed away June 14, 2015. Born in Jerome, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Anita, and two sons, Javier Jr. and Mark. He is also survived by his brothers, Santiago (Shirley), Vidal Vasquez, and Gilbert Vasquez and sister Louise Blue (Marvin). Deceased brothers are Anthony Vasquez, Ezequiel Vasquez, Everett Vasquez (Helen), Emigdio Vasquez, and deceased sister Beatrice Vega (Sam). Javier came to Orange, California with his parents Santiago and Guadalupe Vasquez and family in 1941. He learned the carpenter trade, but he enjoyed working most at the postal office. Javier was very devoted to Our Lord, and his family. He will be remembered most for his perseverance, humility and witty humor. Javier will truly be missed by his family, and the people who knew his true character.
Vogel, Hans W.
Hans W. Vogel
Less than 15 years after the first ships traveled from Europe to the U.S. by way of the Panama Canal, Hans W. Vogel made his voyage from his birthplace in Cologne, Germany to the sands of Long Beach, California. Once there, Vogel quickly traded the idyllic Rhine River of his early childhood for the ocean sports of the Pacific. A graduate of Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Vogel had a particular passion for beach volleyball. This passion would eventually lead him to USC where he organized, recruited, and coached the university’s first men’s volleyball team in 1948. Under Vogel’s leadership that team would go on to win two National Men’s Collegiate Volleyball Championships.
Leadership was an early hallmark of Hans Vogel who received numerous military honors and decorations, including two Bronze Star Medals for “Actions Above and Beyond the Call of Duty,” when he helped to negotiate the surrender of 82 German troops during combat at the Siegfried Line on the border between France and Germany in February 1945. Eventually, he would be a leader in the Orange County construction industry, an administrator with the Tustin Union High School District, and ultimately one of the founding members of the Board of Trustees for Saddleback Community College. Vogel was appointed the Board’s first president and served in that capacity during four of the eight years of his tenure with the college.
But for Vogel his proudest leadership roles were not to be found in his illustrious and varied military, academic or business careers, but rather in a place much closer to home and his heart. It was in the company of his family, sharing his roles as parent, grandparent and great-grandparent with his wife of 72 years, Barbara Vogel, where he measured his good fortune and his happiness.