Friday, May 30, 2014

Wilmadele Baker Hunt, BHS 1951

Wilmadele Baker Hunt February 10, 1934 - July 9, 2013 After just 20 days of separation, Wilmadele Baker Hunt was reunited with her beloved husband, Bud, as she passed away in her Vista, CA home on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.Wilmadele was born on February 10, 1934 in Huntington Park, CA to George Albert Baker and Gertrude Eliza Cluff. She moved to Burbank, CA in 1948 where she soon met her eternal sweetheart, Henry Barlow Hunt. They married in 1955, after she had graduated from Occidental College, and he had returned from the Korean War. Wilma and Bud were blessed with six children, who all were raised in Burbank, CA and received college degrees. A gifted musician and compassionate woman, Wilma served her community as a member of National Charity League, held many positions in PTA, and served faithfully in her church until the end of her life. Of all the titles she held throughout her life, “Mother” was the one she loved best. Wilmadele is survived by her children, Carolee and Ron Whitehead, Marissa and John Munoa, Colleen and Brian Hervey, Kevin and Monica Hunt, Elizabeth and Scott Lowry, and David and Leanna Hunt, 28 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She will be remembered by all for being “Loving, Sweet and Kind.” Memorial services will be held in her honor on Monday, July 29 at Noon at the LDS Church, 1545 Melrose Ave, Vista, CA. Published in the Glendale News Press, July 19, 2013

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Joseph Andrew Heath, BHS 1976

Joseph Andrew Heath passed peacefully at the age of 55 on April 6, 2014 in Long Beach, California. Born in Glendale, California, Joseph grew up in Burbank, attending St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School and Burbank High School. A graduate of College of the Canyons, UCLA and Southwestern University School of Law, Joseph was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1986, joining the firm of Shield & Smith. He joined the firm of Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar at its inception in 1991, becoming a Partner in 1994. After 27 years of practice as a defense litigator, representing public and private entities throughout Southern California, Joseph took a medical leave from practice in 2013 and retired in 2014, shortly before his death. Having a lifelong interest in public service, Joseph was named the 1981 Harry S. Truman Scholar for the State of California, and continued that passion throughout his legal career. Joseph served three terms on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Long Beach Associates, dedicated to overseeing property and business-based improvements to create a safe business environment and promoting economic development. He served as an arbitrator, mediator and Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court, as well as a Hearing Officer for the Long Beach Civil Service Commission. Joseph's public service extended to family, friends and his community. He was known for giving sage (and even free) legal advice to many who knew him, and was a trusted advisor to the Pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Long Beach. Joseph is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Raylene Heath of Sun Valley, California; wife Tricia and children Elizabeth, Virginia and Joseph Jr. of Long Beach, California; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Edward Strawser of Valencia, California; brother and sister-in-law Lawrence Jr. and Laurie Heath of Valencia, California; brother and sister-in-law Timothy and Donna Heath of Stevenson Ranch, California; brother and sister-in-law John and Patricia Heath of Agoura Hills, California; brother and sister-in-law David and Bonnie Heath of Valencia, California; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Many friends provided comfort to Joseph in his final year of life: Page Brock; Karyn Bryson; cousin David Elder; Lisa Duarte; Larry Kahn; Robert and Diane Reagan; Silvia Rodriguez and family; John and Annette Rygh; Scott and Atisa Sachs; Alan and Ana Maria Terakawa; and Patricia Young.
A Funeral Mass for Joseph will be held at 3:00pm on May 27, 2014, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Long Beach. Father José Magaña will officiate the service. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the Church. His final resting place will be in the sand traps of the Ka'anapali Golf Course in Maui, where he spent most of his vacations; and Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood. In lieu of flowers, please honor Joseph's legacy of service by making a donation to St. Anthony Catholic Church or to Long Beach Community Action Partnership (www.lbcap.org), to continue their good works in the community Joseph loved. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits. . Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on May 20, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jana Marie Stevens Doran, BHS 1974

Jana Marie Stevens Doran, BHS 1974 Burbank Leader, Aug 29, 1992 Jana Marie Stevens Doran, 35, died August 24, 1992 at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Born in Glendale, she lived her entire life in Burbank. Mrs. Doran was a graduate of Burbank High School and Cal State Los Angeles. She was previously employed by the Burbank Police Department as their first female police cadet and subsequently as a senior communications operator. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; three daughters, Denise Cross, Andria Vitolo and Natasha Doran: her morther, Dorothy Stevens; a brother JohnStevens and two sisters, Patrica Murray and Michelle Roth. A memorial service is pending. Donations may be made to Vital Options, 4419 Coldwater Canyon Ave, Suite A-C, Studio City, California 91604.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Beverly Ann Erb Smart, BHS 1955

Beverly Ann Erb Smart, BHS 1955 December 20, 2013 Beverly Ann Smart, 76, of Talent, Ore. passed away December 18, 2013 at her home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 111 N. Clay St., Ashland, Oregon. Beverly was born on July 7, 1937 at Hollywood, Calif., a daughter of Frank C. and Ruby A. Erb. She attended Burbank High School graduating in 1955. On August 24, 1957 she married William H. Smart Jr. in Burbank, Calif. Beverly was a homemaker and loved and cared for her family always. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Keith Mitchell Smart. She is survived by her husband; children, Scott Matthew Smart (Emily) of Frisco, Texas, Craig Michael Smart (Blakeley) of Cedar Park, Texas, and Kindra Sailers of Camarillo, Calif.; a brother, Robert Frank Erb (Elaine) of Chino valley, Ariz.; niece, Sandra Erb of Merced, Calif.; grandchildren, Chelsea, Scott Jr., Mack, Stacey, William, Leslie, Preston, Payton, and Dylan; and great-grandsons, Samuel and Jason. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donation to the LDS Missionary Fund.