Marilyn Feenstra Grant
Marilyn Feenstra Grant, a resident of Banning Sun Lakes born July 5, 1926 in Hollywood went to be with her Lord on May 13, 2012. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
A talented artist and musician, Marilyn touched many lives through the years accompanying, teaching, and enjoying music with family.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Richard Grant, daughters Leslie Grant, Loray (Tom) Dewett, Kim (BJ) Estares, Alison (Dennis) Winters and families.
A celebration of life will be held at Beaumont Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNAIC Hospice in Banning.
Kimberly Dianne Lemelin
Kimberly Dianne Lemelin was born Oct. 12, 1988, in San Bernardino, California. She passed away June 7, 2012, in Beaumont.
Kimberly is survived by her parents, Joseph and Deborah Lemelin; sister, Melissa Lopez and brothers, Jospeh Aicher and Michael Lemelin. Memorial service was held June 14 at Weaver Mortuary in Beaumont.
There are so many people out there that have helped us in so many ways through this difficult time. You are not forgotten, we love and appreciate you so much and the outpouring of support you have given our family is beyond any words that we can speak. You are forever in our hearts. Thank you to everyone for your love and support! The car wash fundraisers that were held to raise funds for the funeral service were an amazing success! Kimmy was truly loved by so many people. The generosity of our community members is overwhelming! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, California.
Harold Dean Martin
Harold Dean Martin, 79, passed away on June 18, 2012 at Brookside Healthcare in Redlands. He and his wife, Gloria Martin, were residents of Beaumont for 10 years and Fisherman’s Retreat in Redlands. He served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956 as a corpsman and was honorably discharged.
Harold is survived by his wife, Gloria of 24 years; five children; and several grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Fisherman’s Retreat Lodge, 32300 San Timoteo Canyon Rd. in Redlands.
Arrangements entrusted to Wiefels & Son Mortuary in Beaumont.
Ignaz Petrila was born on Sept. 12, 1920 in Irig, Yugoslavia and passed away on June 16, 2012 in San Clemente at the age of 91. He was a resident of Cherry Valley from 1985 to 2001 and a resident of San Clemente for eight years. Ignaz was a butcher for 43 years and had worked fro St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind. for many years. He also worked in a local meat store in Scottsdale, Ariz. for 10 years.
Ignaz was a member of the San Gorgonio Catholic Church. When Iggy was young, he loved to bowl and found himself on a championship team. He was a simple man who loved to help his wife, Susana, in the garden. He appreciated visits from his children and grandchildren and friends from Banning. His son-in-law, Ross Whitt, grew up on the Bench and graduated from Banning High School.
Ignaz is survived by daughter, Terri (Ross) Whitt of San Clemente; sister, Maria Gugo of Austria; brother, Dura Petrila of Belgrade; grandsons, Michael Whitt and Michael (Tammy) Petrila; granddaughters, Michelle (Joe) Marcotte and Annette (Eric) Christianson; and great-grandchildren, Haley and Tanner, and Will and Ross. He was preceded in death by wife, Susana Petrila and son, Rudy Petrila.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Weaver Mortuary Chapel in Beaumont with the rosary at 3 p.m.
A Mass will follow the next day, June 25, at Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church in Beaumont with burial at Mt. View Cemetery.
Nathan Tyler Davis
Nathan Tyler Davis, age 20, passed away on June 9, 2012 in Tore Obeh, Afghanistan. He was an active duty member of the Army who was killed in action. He is the first Yucaipa resident killed in action since the Vietnam War.
He was born on Jan. 27, 1992 in Fontana. He graduated from Green Valley High School in Yucaipa in 2010. He proudly served in the Army, attaining the rank of Specialist and was a paratrooper. He joined in Sept. 2010 and graduated from Basic Training at Fort Benning, Ga.
Tyler is survived by his parents, Kirk and Desiree Davis of Yucaipa; brothers, Garrett and Zane Davis of Yucaipa; and grandmother, Linda Rimbach of Calimesa.
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Yucaipa Christian Church located at 12954 Bryant Street in Yucaipa. Burial will follow at Stewart Sunnyslope Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Weaver Mortuary in Beaumont.
Jimmy Wade Rasberry
Jimmy Wade Rasberry was born Dec. 15, 1946 in Oklahoma City. He passed away June 12, 2012 in Banning. Jimmy was a longtime resident of Riverside County and had lived in Yucaipa for a time, but lived most recently in Banning for the past 2 and half years.
Jimmy is survived by his brother, Kenneth Rasberry and sister-in-law, Beverly, of Murrieta; his sister, Shirley Trosper and brother-in-law, Bill, of Banning; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Family graveside services were held at Sunnyslope Cemetery in Beaumont on June 21, 2012.
Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary in Beaumont.
Jean Evelyn Rutherford
Jean Evelyn (Bradley) Rutherford, aged 84, died peacefully in her Banning home on the morning of Monday, the 18th of June. She died surrounded by her family and their love.
Jean was born in Brigg, Lincolnshire, England on Oct. 1, 1927, the oldest of five to Horace and Marjorie Bradley. Following a childhood, clouded by wartime, Jean immigrated to America. She quickly fit in with the youth of Banning and soon married her husband, Clayton Rutherford, at Banning’s Baptist Church, almost 65 years ago on Sept. 20, 1947.
A dedicated mom to her three children, Jean provided a nest of security that propelled her children into the world, each finding success in their unique ways. A woman of faith, she was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for more than 60 years.
Jean also took on roles as a scorekeeper for the Little League, an active member of the PTA and a Brownie leader. Later in life, she worked at the Banning Public Library as the literacy coordinator. A life-long learner, she read all of her children’s textbooks and could often be found finishing the crossword puzzles or calling out all the correct answers on “Jeopardy!” She loved to converse, telling stories or singing songs from her childhood in which she would remember every word or detail. As her three children grew, Jean and her husband were great advocates of youth sports, often helping those in need.
Jean loved her role as a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother with her seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her kitchen was always open for eggs and bacon or a pastrami sandwich. Birthday parties were always graced with one of her famous chocolate cakes, and she never missed a year to make her apricot jam. She was an excellent seamstress and cook. She was a nurturer by heart.
She loved a well-written book, beautiful clothes, good food, a good argument, road trips with Clayton in the camper, meeting new people and being in the know. But above all, family came first and in her final days, her home was filled with voices of the generations, providing a loving bridge to her ancestors.
Jean was a strong woman with a beautiful heart. She is survived by her husband, Clayton; her children, Richard Rutherford, Janet Mendoza and Sheila Wenzel; her son-in-laws, Gilbert and Robert; her daughter-in-laws, Lisa and Gina; her grandchildren, Gil, Mindy, Jesse, Gabriel, Michael, Lucy and Gillian; as well as her 14 great-grandchildren. In her death, she is joining her first son, Baby Boy Rutherford who died shortly after birth; her parents; two siblings; as well as other loved ones.
Memorial service will be held, Tuesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, with a luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Little Bronco’s Foundation (Bank of Hemet, 1540 East 6th St. #C Beaumont, CA) or Charter Hospice of Colton (1012 E. Cooley Dr. Suite G, Colton, CA 92324).