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Santiago Roa Rivera

July 25, 1927 – July 15, 2019 Santiago Roa Rivera 91, born July 25, 1927 in Guanajuato, Mexico, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2019 at his home in Borrego. He was surrounded by his family. Well known to family and friends... — Updated 8/19/2019

 

Bonita Lee McIntyre Wood

Aug. 22, 1942 – May 24, 2019 Bonita Lee McIntyre Wood, 76, passed away surrounded by her family, on May 24, 2019 at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, CA. She was a resident of Borrego Springs and Nipomo, California.... — Updated 7/1/2019

 

Pamela Margaret Brown

July 15, 1945 – April 6, 2019 Pamela Margaret Brown, 73, of Sun City, California passed away on April 6, 2019 in a motor vehicle accident. She was born July 15, 1945 in Fontana, California to Mary Louise Spezza (Lally) and... — Updated 7/1/2019

 

Christine Ann Tate

July 7, 1947 – May 9, 2019 Christine Tate was born and raised in Point Loma, San Diego where she first developed an interest in nature, colour, light and space. She continued to develop those lifelong passions through a universit... — Updated 7/2/2019

 

John Howard Chidester

John passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home with his wife Susan by his side. John was 73 years old. John was a graduate of Escondido High School – class of ‘63. Shortly after, he became a carpenter in construction. He was a hard and meticulous worker for 40 years. In... — Updated 6/18/2019

 

Raymond L. Wickel

Raymond L. Wickel, a longtime resident of Humboldt County California, died on Feb. 11. Ray is survived by his wife Pauline, step-daughter Paula Wonderley, sister Thelma Romage and husband Herb, and his brother Richard Wickel and... — Updated 6/18/2019

 

Rose Y. Steadman

On Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019, Rose Y. Steadman, beloved mother and aunt, passed away at the age of 90. Rose was born in Portland, Oregon on July 8 1928, the youngest of nine siblings. At the age of 18, she moved to California where,... — Updated 6/18/2019

 

Miguel Edmundo Lerma Sr.

May 9, 1932 – March 1, 2019 Miguel Edmundo Lerma Sr., 86, died Friday March 1, at the Palomar Medical Center in Poway, California, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. A long-time resident of Borrego Springs, Lerma... — Updated 4/3/2019

 

Betty Jean Young

Dec. 9, 1921 – Dec. 13, 2018 Betty Jean MacDonald, the second of four daughters, was born on Dec. 9, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois to Suzanne Goletz MacDonald and Hubert Lawrence MacDonald. Betty and her sisters Marion, Alice and Cla... — Updated 4/3/2019

 

John Terence "Terry" O'Brien

Sept. 16, 1924 – March 10, 2019 John Terence O'Brien (known as Terry to his friends) was born in 1943 in Indiana. During his early years, the men of his family were off at war, so Terry was raised by a coterie of strong and... — Updated 4/8/2019

 

Thomas Gene Charles Hynous

March 31, 1938 – March 24, 2019 Thomas Gene Charles Hynous passed away peacefully Sunday March 24, at the age of 80. He was born in Elgin, Illinois March 31, 1938. His family moved to California in 1948, and graduated from North... — Updated 4/22/2019

 

Estella Valdez Bedford

Oct. 7, 1954 – Dec. 20, 2018 Estella Valdez Bedford passed away in Escondido on Dec. 20, 2018. She was born Oct. 7, 1954, in Sinola, Mexico. She now lays in eternal rest with her beloved husband Robert W. Bedford Sr.and her... — Updated 2/4/2019

 

William Lee Barker

William Lee Barker, a 20+ year resident of Borrego Springs, died of respiratory failure Saturday, January 26, 2019. Bill as he was known, a third generation Californian, was the oldest of four children born to Alvin William Barker... — Updated 2/26/2019

 

Robert "Baines" Haines

Aug. 31, 1926 – Jan. 26, 2019 He had survived earthquakes, underwater volcanoes, and sailed through the eye of hurricanes at sea. He was a front-row witness to the closing of World War II; he surfed redwood planks in the... — Updated 2/28/2019

 

Polly Ann DeWine

Polly Ann DeWine passed away in San Diego, CA on December 17, 2018. She was born June 3, 1935, in Springfield, Ohio, to Clara and Lloyd (Farmer) McNutt. The family later moved to the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, where she and... — Updated 1/5/2019

 

Fred M. Scott

Dec. 4, 1930 – Sept. 29, 2018 Fred M. Scott Jr., longtime Borrego resident and businessman, passed away on September 29, 2018 at his river home in Lewiston, ID. A memorial service will be held in Borrego Springs at St. Barnabas... — Updated 1/11/2019

 

Dawn Ann Zimmerman

On June 11, 2018, the daughter of Precious Pearl and Irl Everett Zimmerman, joined her parents in eternal rest. Dawn was born in Seattle, Washington, May 10, 1927. After graduating from high school, Dawn attended Central... — Updated 7/14/2018

 

Robert P. Stillwell

Robert P. Stillwell passed away on April 29, 2018. He was 94. He and his wife of 66 years, Gwen, were longtime residents of Borrego Springs until their move to Palm Desert in 2015. Bob was born in Billings, MT. His family moved to... — Updated 7/14/2018

 

Alan Lee Schuler

July 1, 1929 – April 26, 2018 Alan Lee Schuler, 88, of San Diego and Borrego Springs, died at home Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2018. Alan was the oldest son of the late Frederick Adolph (Jake) and Grace Wyatt Schuler, and... — Updated 6/29/2018

 

Agnes Bushman

Agnes Bushman May 22, 1936 – May 28, 2018 Agnes Bushman was born May 22, 1936, and passed on May 28, 2018. Agnes was a vibrant, talented out-going lady that loved to dance and be social, and she enjoyed Life to the fullest! She... — Updated 6/18/2018

 

Man Found Dead at Scene, Route 78

After a crash north of State Route 78 in Borrego Springs, a man was found dead at the scene June 17. The man, 24, Douglas Russell Irons Jr., died from blunt force injuries, according to paramedics. According to the Medical Examiner’s report, paramedics responded after the... — Updated 6/27/2018

 

Dorothy Ruth Pinson

Dec. 30, 1924 – April 11, 2018 Dorothy Ruth Pinson, a 30-year resident of Borrego Springs, passed away April 11, 2018, while under hospice care in Escondido, California. Dorothy was born December 30, 1924 in Sierra Madre, California. Her love of the desert allowed her to pursue... — Updated 5/22/2018

 

Ann H. McNutt

Aug. 19, 1938 – April 28, 2018 Ann H McNutt died in her home on April 28, 2018 in Borrego Springs, California. Ann was born on August 19, 1938 to her parents Bill and Alice Hoffman in Hartford Connecticut. She completed two... — Updated 5/22/2018

 

Patricia Lou Kuhurts Di Giorgio

April 17, 1924 – April 16, 2018 Patricia was born April 17, 1924 in Los Angeles. She was the third of four children. George Kuhrts II and Clara Berg Kuhrts were her father and mother. Charlotte and Clara Lee were her sisters and... — Updated 5/22/2018

 

Brian Jennings

Jan. 11, 1960 – April 17, 2018 Sitting here in Borrego Springs on an unusually cool May day, I am trying to put my words together to describe Brian Jennings, 58, who was taken from us much too soon. There are not enough adjective... — Updated 5/22/2018