Obituaries

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 […]


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