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Claremont Obituaries

John Albert, loving father, brother, friend, and celebrated chronicler of Southern California culture, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on May 3 in Los Angeles. John was born on October 10, 1964, and moved shortly thereafter with his parents and older brother Jesse to Claremont. His parents, Robert S. Albert, a former professor of child psychology at Pitzer College and Julie M. Albert, who was a social worker at Loma Linda University, preceded him in death. 

Joy Diann Haroldson Jackson died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 16 at the age of 86. Joy will be remembered as a trailblazer — she was the first in her family to earn a college degree and was a leader in public education.

Grandfather, esteemed professor, minister The Reverend Joseph C. Hough Jr., or Joe as he was known to everyone, died May 15, a few months shy of his 90thbirthday, after a […]

Gloria Olivas Garcia died peacefully at her Claremont home surrounded by her children, family, and beloved friends on April 2 at the age of 85.

Earl Ranney died May 12 at the age of 97. The second oldest of five boys, he was born October 8, 1925 in San Bernardino, California, to Lester and Edna Ranney.

Harold (Hal) Wolverton, aged 73, died peacefully on April 11.

“It is with a heavy heart we announce the recent passing of beloved Barbara Marie Benson Myers, on April 20th, 2023,” her family shared.

Eldred Frank Tubbs, a longtime resident of Claremont, died March 21. He was born March 31, 1924, in Buffalo, New York.

Elizabeth Ann (Whitcomb) Ambord died peacefully on April 4.

Sara Noelle Liston, 68, died May 1 at her Corvallis, Oregon home.

Lorraine (“Lori”) Donovan McCarthy, a 63-year resident of Claremont, died peacefully at home on April 17 with her family by her side. She was 92.

Wayne R. Cox Jr., “Guy” to family, “Wally” to friends, died peacefully April 6 at age 75 surrounded by family and friends.

Edward Brant was born August 1, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio. He died April 21 in Rancho Cucamonga.

Ardon Alger was born on April 17, 1946, in Whittier, California. His interest in photography was apparent by high school, where he became the photo editor of the yearbook.

John David Alexander III, 62, of Bomoseen, Vermont, died peacefully at home on May 3, 2022, after a valiant fight against head and neck cancer.

Great-grandmother, 31-year Claremont McKenna College employee. Mary Margaret Schuster Anderson was born April 3, 1949 in Montebello, California. She died on Monday, April 10, 2023 at age 74.

Virginia (Samples) Gillette, loving wife, and mother of three daughters, died at the age of 96 on Thursday, March 23.