FORMER RESIDENT, TED MICHAL, DIES AT 60

Ted Michal, a 30-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died April 4 in Antlers, Oklahoma. He was 60 years old. Ted Michal is survived by his fiancé, Shari Dillon of Antlers; his children Kylie Michal of Oklahoma and Jamie Michal of Ohio; his brothers Ronald Michal of Wrightwood; Jeff Michal of Johnson

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SERVICES SET FOR F.G. MITCHELL HUTCHINS

F.G. Mitchell Hutchins, a 49-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died February 4. He was 93 years old. He is survived by his wife Lillian Hutchins, and sons Mitchell and Michael Hutchins of Twentynine Palms, as well as his two sisters, grandson, and two great-grandchildren. Mitchell spent a total of 32

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A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR COTTON HALL IN 29 PALMS SATURDAY

A celebration of life will be held for Edward “Cotton” Hall, a 66-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, who died November 16, 2017. He was 85 years old. Cotton Hall is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marian Hall, his daughter Tia Harari of Scottsdale, Arizona; son Robin Hall of Victorville;

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SERVICES TOMORROW FOR DAVID BUTLER

David Butler, a 28-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died on Christmas Day, December 25. He was 58 years old. He is survived by his sister Connie Butler of San Bernardino, and brother Roy Butler of Granada Hills. A viewing will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Tuesday, January 9,

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MARINE CORPS HERO, LOCAL ICON, SGT. MAJOR (RET.) RAY WILBURN DIES AT 98.

A true Marine Corps hero died Tuesday. Retired Sergeant Major Ray Wilburn, who served more than 31 years in the Marine Corps, was 98 when he died just a few days after being placed into hospice care. Wilburn was born July 1, 1919 in Texas and hitch-hiked 70 miles in

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DESERT CHAMPION, DONNA CHARPIED OF EAGLE MOUNTAIN, HAS PASSED AWAY

One of the true champions of the desert has passed away. Z107.7 News was informed of the death of Donna Charpied, 61, who, along with her husband Larry, fought for decades to keep the area around Eagle Mountain free of mega-dumps, commercial solar farms, hydroelectric projects and other threats to

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JOHN FURBEE OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS DIED WEDNESDAY

John Furbee, a resident of Desert Hot Springs for more than 50 years, died Wednesday following an extended illness. He was 87. Furbee, a pillar of the community, was a noted philanthropist, businessman, civic leader, and youth supporter. The city’s aquatic center was named after him. Furbee was a former

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SERVICES SET FOR JOYCE BUTLER

Joyce Butler, a 64-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died June 13. She was 82 years old. Joyce Butler is survived by her sons, Roy Butler of Granada Hills and David Butler of Twentynine Palms; daughter Connie Butler of San Bernardino; and two grandchildren. A viewing will be held at Blessed

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WE MARK THE PASSING OF LEROY GODDEN

Leroy Godden, a 15-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died May 21. He was 62 years old. Leroy Godden is survived by his sisters, Nalee Mock, Alysa Henderson, and Rondel Shafer, all of Yucca Valley; and his brothers, Jody Godden of Joshua Tree, and Sean Godden of Yucca Valley. Services have not

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SERVICES SET FOR ARIELLE HEALY

Arielle Healy, a 7-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died Friday, January 20, in a car crash. She was 15 years old and a student at Twentynine Palms High School. Arielle Healy is survived by her parents, Jason and Nicole Rachel, and by her sister, Kyla Rachel, all of Twentynine Palms. Arielle

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LOCAL SERVICES PLANNED FOR SUE MEADOR

Sue Meador, a 26-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died November 28 in La Jolla. She was 85 years old. Sue Meador is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Geselle and Dwayne McKnight, her son, Bill Meador, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Sue Meador received her master’s degree in education from

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SERVICES SET FOR CRYSTAL LEBO

Crystal Lebo, a 20-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Monday, November 28. She was 39 years old. Crystal Lebo is survived by her husband, J.W. Lebo, of Yucca Valley; her parents, Lynn and Kelly Schumacher of Twentynine Palms; sisters Nina Centner, Caitlyn Cross, Shannon Schumacher, and Amanda Van Gyven; and

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SERVICES SET FOR RAM NANDYALA

Ram Nandyala, a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died November 21; he was 35 years old. He is survived by his parents, Rocky and Suryamani Nandyala of Yucca Valley; a sister, Vinuta Chaudhari of LaVerne; and brother Sirish Nandyala of Yucca Valley. He was a computer professional and had completed

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR RONALD PALMER HAS DIED

Ronald Palmer, a member of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Directors and Twentynine Palms resident, died Wednesday evening. Palmer, who was just re-elected to the school board, had been a member of the school board since 2007. Palmer retired after teaching math at Twentynine Palms Junior High. He

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LONGTIME TEACHER AND BOARD MEMBER RONALD PALMER PASSES AWAY

The Morongo Unified School District is sad to announce the passing of Board Member Ronald Palmer.

Mr. Palmer served with distinction as a math teacher and trustee, with over three decades of service to the Morongo Basin. He was very dedicated to the students of Morongo Unified and we

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SATURDAY CELEBRATION FOR OTIS CHANTLAND, LATE HON. MAYOR OF JOSHUA TREE

There will be a celebration of life for Otis Chantland—declared many years ago by Z1077 as the “Honorary Mayor of Joshua Tree”— tomorrow, Saturday, November 12, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree. Otis was an iconic figure in the Joshua Tree Community as he

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SERVICES SET FOR DEJA JOHNSON

Deja Johnson, an 8-year resident on Twentynine Palms died September 22, she was 20 years old. She Is survived by her parents, Annette Johnson of 29 Palms and Dennis Johnson of Jacksonville North Carolina, a nine-month old son Jayceon, and two brothers. A Memorial service will be held Sunday, October

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DIANA RAY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HAS PASSED AWAY

Diana Ray, a 21-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died September 2. She was 21 years old. Diana Ray is survived by her 7-month-old son, Titus McClure, of Twentynine Palms; her mother, Diane Wilson of Twentynine Palms; and siblings Toni Wilson, Thomas Ray, Miley, and Kenneth Kroll and brother Michael Massey

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FRANK DOHERTY PASSES AWAY AFTER OVER 50 YEARS IN LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

A long-time member of the Morongo Basin law enforcement community died Sunday. Frank Doherty, 82, served as a volunteer for the San Bernardino County Citizens on Patrol for 15 years. Prior to his volunteer service, Doherty was a California Highway Patrol officer for 36 years, and also served with the

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SERVICES TOMORROW FOR JERRY HEWITT

Jerry Hewitt, a 37-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died July 5. She was 76 years old. Jerry Hewitt is survived by her husband, John “Doc” Hewitt; her daughter Vera Brownsburger of Sand Point, Idaho; her son, Thomas Hewitt of Randleman, North Carolina; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Jerry Hewitt was a

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