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In Memoriam: Floretta Adelaide Keith Lauber
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In Memoriam: Floretta Adelaide Keith Lauber

    Floretta Adelaide Keith Lauber passed away peacefully in Arcadia, on Aug. 1, 2016. Born in Sierra Madre on June 18, 1926 to Helen Jewell Keith and Boyd E. Keith, Lauber was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ray Lauber, and brother Boyd Bowman Keith. She is survived by her son, Lawrence K. Lauber, of…

In Memoriam: Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie
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In Memoriam: Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie

      Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie died peacefully in Pasadena on June 20, 2016 of natural causes. She was 90 years old. Strength of will and compassion for the less fortunate were central to Mary’s (known to many as Terry) life-long values, which she pursued relentlessly through much of her long and active life….

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Lew Watanabe Passes Away

Lew Watanabe Passes Away By Terry Miller Beloved Sierra Madre landscape artist Lew Watanabe passed away peacefully at his home in Wildomar Thursday May 19. His wife Joyce was at his side as she has been their entire married life According to his wife, Lew battled pancreatic cancer bravely with dignity and Watanabe’s ever-present faith…

First President of Sierra Madre Civic Club Dies at 100
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First President of Sierra Madre Civic Club Dies at 100

  Althea Butler, kind, generous, thoughtful, and loving, passed away at age 100 on March 11, 2016, in Loma Linda, Calif., where she spent her last few years at Heritage Gardens Health Care Center. In 1920, Althea, nicknamed Alta, came with her parents to Sierra Madre, where later she and her husband continued to live…

James R. Rucker
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James R. Rucker

James R. Rucker was born on Nov. 7, 1986, the fourth of four children born to Katie Jefferson. His father, James Rucker Sr. and sister, Lisa Jefferson, preceded him in death. James was born and raised in the church. As a youth, he attended Sunday School and Y.P.W.W. every week. He also was involved in…

Robert Wood Sniffin
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Robert Wood Sniffin

March 7, 1940 – August 6, 2015 Robert (Bob) Wood Sniffin was born March 7, 1940 in New York City and passed away August 6, 2015.   Robert (Bob) Wood Sniffin was born March 7, 1940 in New York City and passed away Aug. 6, 2015. Bob was raised in Garden City, Long Island until…

In Memoriam: Ann Durgerian, 79
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In Memoriam: Ann Durgerian, 79

Ann Araxi Durgerian passed away at her Arcadia home on July 29th, 2015, after a 10-year battle with multiple myeloma. Born in San Bernardino in June 19, 1936 to Simone and Araxi Kurkjian, Ann joined elder brother Andrew in the family home. Ann’s grandparents had been sent to the United States in the run up…

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