Claremont Obituaries

Marlene Lucille Keith, age 86, of Claremont, died June 28. Marlene was born on September 7, 1937 at home near Primrose, Iowa, the daughter of Martin L. Hohl and Ruth Anna (Schock) Hohl. She grew up on the family farm, attending Primrose Grade School and the Primrose Evangelical and Reformed Church. 

May 21, 1933 – May 15, 2024 Ronald W. Pusey died peacefully, from complications related to pneumonia, surrounded by family on May 15. He was predeceased by his wife of […]

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and teacher Phyllis Eschleman, a longtime Claremont resident, died June 10 at the age of 77. She is survived by her husband, Mike; children Tom, Karen, […]

Mother, athlete, lifelong fitness enthusiast “Lisa Bertrand, our very own energizer bunny, passed away June 9 at her home in Oceanside, California after 68 action packed trips around the sun,” […]

Mother, grandmother, teacher, chemist, volunteer, church worker Ruth Allin died May 24. She was in hospice care at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center following a brief illness. She was born […]

Great-grandmother, longtime CGU, Casa Colina employee, artist, volunteer Judith Coyle (Jewart) Piette died peacefully at age 90 on April 27 in Sebastopol, California with her children at her side. Judy […]

One day in the early 1960s, armed soldiers at the gate of a top secret Lockheed aircraft complex were surprised to observe the arrival of a young man in a very odd looking car.

Minor Collinsworth died in his sleep from advanced Alzheimer’s disease at home under hospice care on April 29 at age 78.

Marilyn Ellen Lubarsky was born June 9, 1952, at Queen of the Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, the first child of Ruth and Robert Lubarsky.

Jerry Carson, a longtime Claremont resident, died peacefully May 22 surrounded by his family and friends in Fort Smith, Arkansas, following a brief illness. He was 88 years old.

Gerald Dale Rude died peacefully May 24 at his home in Claremont with his wife, Shirley, holding one hand and his grandson, Jeremy, holding the other hand.

Perry Jamieson, a former Claremont resident and scenic artist who worked in theater production, died at an assisted living facility in San Luis Obispo, California, where she last resided, on February 6.

Kathryn Gibson Vickers was born in Texas on April 29, 1944 to George and Louise Gibson.

Kathleen Dourley (Catherine Norah McMullen) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on December 9, 1928, to a large Catholic family with roots in Scotland and Ireland.

Grandmother, teacher, ‘citizen of the world’ Martha “Mab” Bousman Voelkel died peacefully on April 24 at age 89. She was born November 21, 1934 in Manila, Philippine Islands to Hugh […]

Great-grandmother, traveler, volunteer Peggy L. Cheadle died at her home on May 14 surrounded by her family. She was born October 9, 1925, in Thomas, Washington. She was one of […]

Great-grandfather, educator, community organizer, advocate John Joseph Avila, long devoted resident of Pomona, was born March 24,1929 in Denver, to Carlotta “Lottie” and Roman Avila, Sr. The middle child of […]