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Celebration of Life for Diane Lynne van Deursen

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Diane Lynne van Deursen died on July 10, 2021, in Fresno, California. She was 74 years old. Diane was born on November 1, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from Washburn High School, Minneapolis. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Minnesota and a Master in Business Administration (Management) from National University ...

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Celebration of Life for Mort Lasnik

Mort Lasnik, cake baker, cat lover, wood worker, model ship builder, stamp and coin collector, card and game player, and the Will Rogers of confections (“He never met a sweet that he did not like”), died on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at age 94. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 18, 1927, as the youngest of four boys and the ...

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Celebration of Life for Margaret “Peggy” Guyett

Margaret “Peggy” Melville Guyett passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 5th, 2021. On April 5th, 1935, Peggy was born to Arthur and Nellie Melville, both immigrants from Scotland and their daughter, Anne. Peggy often told stories of her childhood, spending time at Fort Washington Golf Club where her father was a Pro, going on vacation ...

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Celebration of Life for Eva Stallsworth

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Eva Marie (Hermansen) Stallsworth passed away on July  20, 2021, three months before her 101st birthday. She was born October 27, 1920, in the village of Peters, Nebraska, to Victor E. Hermansen and Agnes E. (Johnson) Hermansen. Her younger years were spent on a small farm in Hay Springs, Nebraska. The oldest of five children, and the only girl, she was ...

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A Life Well-Lived, Gone Too Soon

At the age of 20, Eben Hammond achieved more than many adults reaching into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. But on the night of July 7, 2021, a hit-and-run driver cut that life short and destroyed at least two futures: Eben’s and their own. That driver couldn’t have known if the person hit was alive, critically injured or dead. That ...

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Celebration of Life for Sharon Kay (Riechers) Gaston Lyon

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Sharon Kay (Riechers) Gaston Lyon passed away June 29, 2021, with her family by her side. Born March 25, 1947, in Los Angeles to Harold and Lois Riechers. Sharon attended Azusa High School in Azusa, CA, graduating in 1964 at the age of 16. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Business Management and retired from the Gale ...

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Celebration of Life for Maryetta “Mary” Naomi Weissmann

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At 5:26 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021, Maryetta “Mary” Naomi Weissmann went Home to be with the Lord while her loving husband Helmut “Hal” was holding her hand. Mary was also surrounded by her children, and grand-children. Mary faced her cancer battle, and fought with grace and dignity. She came to better understand the love of her family through ...

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Celebration of Life for Dave Dorsey

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On June 23, 2021, Dave Dorsey passed away. Dave was born on February 8, 1954, the son of parents Chuck and Betty Dorsey. Dave was the brother of Chuck and sister Linda Gerber. He was married to Linda Williams December 8, 1973. Dave has three children and their spouses, Christine and Chris, Kim and Nick, Mike and Kaitlin. Also six ...

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Celebration of Life for Teri Lynn White

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On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Teri Lynn White, of Santa Maria, CA, passed away in Claremore, OK. Teri grew up in Englewood, Colorado, daughter of Everett Wendell White and Beverly Joan White, and sister to Everett George White. She was an avid bowler during her childhood. Teri graduated from Englewood High School in 1982 and went on to Trinity University ...

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Celebration of Life for Bill Armstrong

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William Louis Armstrong (Bill) passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021, after a long struggle with COPD. Not one to give up, he was planning a tour of Long Beach days before his passing. He is survived by his daughter Melloney Bradley (Chris) and grandson Ben of Coarsegold, CA; and his siblings, Sandra Finstuen of Long Beach, CA, John Armstrong ...

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