Mary J. Lees

October 31, 1921 – November 3, 2018

Mary died peacefully on November 3 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on October 31, 1921, in Muncie, Indiana, to Artie Harper, a musician, and Laura Harper, who worked in a glove factory. Despite the challenges of growing up in a family of modest means during the Depression, Mary was a good student and earned a scholarship to […]

John G. Stephens

John G. Stephens, acclaimed television executive, whose five-decade career included producing such classics as The Millionaire, My Three Sons, Family Affair, Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won, Simon & Simon and Major Dad, passed away on October 15 in Thousand Oaks. A resident of Agoura Hills, John was born in New York and moved to California at the age of […]

Irish John Gore

Irish John Gore passed away Friday, September 28, 2018, from colon cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. Irish John was born September 14, 1936, in Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, near Belfast. He attended Bangor intermediate School and Bangor Technical College. He did an apprenticeship at the Abbey Press which led to his working for the County Down […]

Shirley Schneider Benedict

Graveside services were held for Shirley Schneider Benedict at 11:00 am on Monday, October 8, 2018, at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village. Shirley was born December 11, 1926 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and passed away on October 2, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Max Schneider and Esther Schneider (née […]

Jule M. Hopkins

JULE M. HOPKINS, 92, OF WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA was born in Newark, NJ on May 7, 1926 to Martin William and Florence Catherine (Chadwick) Higgins. Jule passed away on September 8, 2018 of natural causes. She was married to Grover C. Hopkins and spent 48 years together until his passing in 1995. Jule is preceded in death by her husband, […]

Betty LaVonne Whitman Bross

January 14, 1927 - September 9, 2018

Betty LaVonne Whitman Bross of Calabasas passed away peacefully at her home on September 9, 2018 to be with the Lord. She was 91 and in good spirits. Funeral Service and Burial will be held at Oakwood Memorial Park and Cemetery in Chatsworth, CA on Sept. 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. A Celebration of Life Reception will follow at the […]

Dorothy Babalis Evergates

It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Evergates shares of her passing on September 14, 2018, at the age of 88. Dorothy will be very much missed and lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Olga Christianson, Heather (Harriet) Evergates and Anthy Price as well as by her two sons-in-law, Ron Christianson and Ben Price. In addition with […]

Norma Jeanne Fensler

(Known by friends as Jeanne) February 24, 1927- September 13, 2018

Jeanne Fensler, 91, passed on September 13, 2018. Jeanne was born in Kokomo, Indiana, and later married her beloved husband Edward Leon Fensler on September 6, 1947 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jeanne and Edward lived in the San Fernando Valley before moving to Thousand Oaks where Jeanne boarded horses and groomed dogs. She later moved to Westlake Village. She was […]

Leon M. Cain

• FEBRUARY 13, 1991 - AUGUST 19, 2018 •

Leon M. Cain was born in Berlin, Germany, to his beloved mother, Henny and father, Vincent and grew up in Los Angeles. He is survived by his mother, younger sister and light of his life Kelly Hicks; stepfather, Kelvin Hicks; cousins, Janet and Vincent; aunt, Elinor; uncle, Alex; aunt, Kirsten; and girlfriend, Rina. A USC Trojan with a background in […]

Eva Gerard Kraft

March 14, 1937 – August 20, 2018

Eva Kraft, 81, passed away on August 20, 2018. Eva was born in Cape Vincent, NY and graduated from Cortland College in Ithaca, NY. She married Phil Kraft from Chicago in 1958. In the 1960s, Phil and Eva had three children while briefly living in Oklahoma, the Chicago area and Toledo, Ohio. Eva was active in Welcome Wagon during that […]

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