September 7, 1963 - April 22, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
September 7, 1963 - April 22, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
After obtaining his Masters degree from Cal, Paul began teaching in Burbank where he was promoted to Boys Vice-Principal at Burbank High School, and later became Principal at Jordan Junior High. Paul led through professionalism, commitment to innovative education, an unfailing sense of humor, and a positive outlook on life. Up until he died, many teachers, students, and parents kept in touch with him.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Russ leaves a wife, Darlene, and two sons, Ross (18) and Rick (16).
Services will be held at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills- Graveside Friday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 25, 2011
October 14, 1919 - April 11, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of Joshua Memorial Park Mortuary, Lancaster, CA.
Merrill Anker Henricksen was born October 14, 1919 in Alta, Iowa to Anker Washington and Esther Christina Miller Henricksen. Merrill passed away April 11, 2011 in Lancaster California at the age of 91.
Merrill was an only child and the family moved from the farm in Iowa to California when he was a boy because of his poor health. Merrill graduated from Burbank High School.
On June 20, 1943 he married Glendora Mary French in Burbank. They lived in Sun Valley, Newhall and Quartz Hill and enjoyed 60 years together before "Billie" passed away in 2004.
Merrill drove trucks most of his life and worked in the dump truck business for over 40 years. He was proud to be an owner operator and retired at the age of 75.
Merrill is survived by two children. Sherrill Olson of Three Forks, Montana and Neil and spouse Katie Henricksen of Quartz Hill. Grandchildren Jody, Mariah, Michael, Kristi, Megan Sarah and Evan, Seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad and grandpa we love you and we will miss you.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Dennis Kent Hooper, 45
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Bonner County Dailey Bee
Dennis Kent Hooper, 45, of Sandpoint, Idaho, passed away from an auto accident. Memorial services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Quest Aircraft Co., 1200 Turbine Drive, in Sandpoint.
Dennis was born Jan. 29, 1966, in Burbank, Calif., the son of Dennis and Sally Hooper. He was raised and educated in Burbank, graduating from Burbank High School in 1984. While in school he excelled in football. Upon graduation, Dennis took part in an apprenticeship training program to be an operating engineer. Upon completion of his program, Dennis became a member of the Local 501 Operating Engineers.
Dennis married Lisa Haley in Burbank in 1992 and, in 2004, they moved to Sandpoint to enjoy the quality of life. He worked for Quest Aircraft for more than four years. He enjoyed motorcycles, and raced them as a young man in California. After moving to Sandpoint, Dennis was active as a coach in Sandpoint Junior Tackle Football and as a Little League Coach.
Dennis took great pride in his family and his home. He enjoyed all outdoor activities, skiing, camping, boating, wake boarding, golf, and especially enjoyed dancing.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa, of Sandpoint; three children, Cole and Quinn of Sandpoint, and Tara of Appomattox, Va.; his parents, Dennis and Sally Hooper of Indio, Calif.; a brother, Michael (Denise) Hooper of Burbank; a sister, Diane (Tarin) Cardenaz of Burbank; and by his mother-in-law, Cleo Haley of Sandpoint. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
The family suggests memorials in Dennis’ name to the Sandpoint Junior Tackle Football, in care of Jack Knagg, 3394 Durfort Road, Sagle, Idaho 83860. Family and friends are invited to sign Dennis’ online guest book at www.coffeltfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Coffelt Funeral Service of Sandpoint.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Victor "Keith" Jensen (1929-2007)
Victor Keith Jensen of Pleasant Hill died September 29th, 2007 of "acute numerical ascension" (his number was up) and lymphoma at age 78.
He was born March 10, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of Victor and Gertrude Jensen (one 12 pounder was enough)! His early years were spent in Washington, D.C. and Panama. He often recalled the wonders of visiting all the national monuments and the fabulous collections of the Smithsonian. Living in Panama was a real cross-cultural experience for him, particularly when combined with summers spent in Costa Rica and Columbia.
His teen years were spent in Southern California, where he attended "beautiful downtown Burbank" High School. Aspiring to further his education, he enrolled at the University of New Mexico. In spite of an undistinguished academic performance, persistence ruled the day and a Baccalaureate degree was the final reward.With the military draft still in effect, he decided on a pre-emptive bid to enter officer training with the Marine Corps. Shortly after receiving his commission, he married Mildred Russell in Tacoma, Washington. The marriage lasted 18 years and produced four sons.
Following discharge from the military, he enrolled at the University of Washington (grateful for the G.I. bill) and received a Master's degree in Social Work. This enabled him to fulfill a long-time interest in the field of juvenile corrections. He spent nearly 18 years in various positions in the field; interrupted by a 5-year stint as an assistant professor with the then newly established School of Community Service and Public Affairs at the University of Oregon. A return to Oregon in 1979 brought him back to teaching, this time at Portland Community College.Two years later, feeling more adventurous, he joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Belize, where he met and later married fellow volunteer, Irene Phillips. Returning to the U.S., they spent time in California before moving to their present home and adopting 3 sibling children from Costa Rica.
Prior to retiring, Keith had the opportunity to gain experience and training in the field of domestic relations mediation, which carried over to post retirement volunteer service to the Lane County Circuit Court, facilitating alternatives to litigation of domestic conflicts. He also served for 9 years on the Pleasant Hill School Board.
With retirement, he became a more than competent cook, read as much as he wanted, re-finished furniture, and finally got his fill of televised sporting events. He lived, and died, with a simple philosophy - "never take yourself too seriously." He touched so many lives along the way with his intelligence, humor and sense of fair play and personal responsibility and his commitment to volunteerism.
Survivors include his wife; sons Michael of Long Beach, CA, David of Gig Harbor, WA, Christopher of San Diego, CA, Daniel of Phoenix, AZ and Cristian of Salem, and daughters Fressia of Pleasant Hill and Jessica of Eugene; nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. "Dad", "Pops", "Honey", "Papi", "Mista Keet", "Grandpa", we all miss you and love you so much.
A Memorial Celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 7th, 2007 at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Musgrove Family Mortuary in charge of arrangements.Published in Eugene Register-Guard on October 6, 2007
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Kevin Butcher, 23-Year-Old Burbank Man on Motorcycle, Killed in I-10 Crash With Another (Allegedly Drunk) Man on Motorcycle
Kevin Butcher was riding his red Ducati motorcycle down the 10 East yesterday afternoon, when traffic began to slow up ahead.
He was riding behind another motorcyclist on a white Honda at the time -- a 29-year-old man from North Hollywood who West L.A. CHP Officer Travis Ruiz guesses was Butcher's friend. Both were reportedly "splitting lanes" while pushing 90 mph. Then, just before 4:30 p.m. near the exit of the 405, the Acura in front of them put on the brakes. Though the Honda began to brake as well, Butcher did not -- so his motorcycle slammed into the one in front of him. "The Honda that got run into went down on the ground and went down underneath the Acura," says Ruiz. "Then the Ducati goes up over the Acura."
Butcher was found unconscious at the scene, and later pronounced dead at the UCLA Medical Center. The North Hollywood man was transported to the hospital as well -- but not before failing a field sobriety test and being handcuffed to his stretcher. Ruiz says the 29-year-old was in fine enough condition to take the test at the scene, but soon noticed a huge gash in his own leg. No other injuries were reported.
On Facebook, Butcher lists his hometown and current residence as Burbank. He's a fan of Da Bike Shop, a motorcycle customization and repair shop in North Hollywood. One Los Angeles Times commenter writes, "Rest in peace lil butcher." And another: "Kevin Lynn Butcher you will be missed."
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
LOWRIMORE Robert J. Lowrimore was born in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1925 and died on Nov. 16, 2007 of lung cancer at his home in Laguna Beach, CA.
Bob was a graduate of Okemah High School, class of 1943, served his country in the US Army and upon his honorable discharge, moved to Los Angeles where he completed his education at USC. Bob had a successful 30 year teaching career at Burbank High School in California. He was also a successful business man in the field of real estate and investments.
After retiring from teaching, he lived in Laguna Beach and Palm Springs. Nothing gave him more pleasure than hosting parties and surrounding himself with his many close friends. He will be remembered as a generous and gregarious person.
Bob is survived by his sister, Heidi Sumter and brother-in- law Ron Sumter of Rockwall, Texas; brother-in-law, Bruce Causey of Carmel, Indiana; a sister-in- law, Mildred Lowrimore of Tyler, Texas; and a large number of nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Libby and Earl Lowrimore; his brother, Bill Lowrimore; and his sister, Earlene Causey. In memory of Bob, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society for lung cancer research.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Debi and her husband, Ron Dahlia, continued to live in Burbank after they were married. Their daughter, Gianna, is a junior at Burbank High School.
Debi passed away on January 11, 2006 with her family and close friends at her side. The following services are scheduled: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 Viewing from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rosary Services from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Valley Funeral Home 2121 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. St. Robert Bellarmine Church 133 North Fifth Street, Burbank, CA Please contact Kaylene Stevens at 818-843-5613 for information about a donation to the Dahlia Family Foundation in Debi's memory.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Maureen had been having breathing problems for some time. The Paramedics arrived on March 3rd, and after 3 hours in the ER, Maureen was sent to the ICU where treatment continued for two weeks. She was then admitted to Kindred Hospital San Diego, which is a pulmonary rehab, but after a week with positive reponses to anti-fungal drugs, her heart gave out at 7:30 p.m. on March 24, 2011.
In accordance with Maureen's wishes, there will be no Funeral or Memorial. The family will be having a Celebration of her life at a later date.
Maureen Helene Thompson, BHS 1966
The Fallbrook Village News, Thursday, March 31, 2011Issue 13, Volume 15.
Maureen Helene Thompson, age 62, a 40 year Fallbrook resident, prematurely left us the evening of Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in San Diego, suffering cardiac arrest while in intensive care battling a brief respiratory illness.
Maureen was born Oct. 22, 1948 in North Hollywood, Calif. to Maurice Shapiro and Beatrice (Lovelace) Shapiro. A 1966 graduate of Burbank High School, Maureen attended Stanislaus State University in Turlock, Calif. In 1970, while travelling in Europe, Maureen met the love of her life, Peter Richard Thompson. They were married Nov. 3, 1970 in the parish church of Wickham Bishops, England.
The young couple moved to Fallbrook in 1971 and began raising a family, living in England during the mid 1980s only to return to their home in Fallbrook. A loving, devoted and dynamic mother and wife, Maureen graduated from San Marcos State University in 1990 and began a teaching career at Live Oak Elementary School, retiring in 2005.
Fondly cherished and remembered as a nurturing wife, mother, sister and friend, Maureen was an avid gardener and accomplished sailor, passionate reader and Scrabble opponent, an inspiring teacher and joyful musician. We are diminished by the sudden, untimely loss of her effervescent spark, sharp wit and infectious laughter, insatiable curiosity and compassion, her steadfast love and appreciation for all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small and her belief in the essential equality of all people.
Maureen is survived by her husband Peter, son Kevin, daughter Adrienne, sisters Eileen and Francine, nephews Cory, Brady and Andy, and nieces Abigail and Alyssa.
A celebration of life event for friends and family will be held at a later date. In honor of Maureen’s life membership in the Fallbrook Arts Center, and support of the Village Association, Fallbrook Land Conservancy and Cesar Chavez book fair, the family encourages any person interested to support these causes and local arts and agriculture in general
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Linda Marie Moss, 37, of Burbank, Automatic Data Processing manager. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at San Fernando Mission Rey Chapel, Mission Hills. Burial will follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills. J.T. Oswald Mortuary, San Fernando handled the arrangements.