Gone But Not Forgotten

Rodrigo Sanchez

Rodrigo Sanchez was born on September 20th, 1940 in Delicias, Chihuahua Mexico. He went to his final resting place on March 20th, 2021. Rodrigo served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was Patriot, and served country proudly. He worked for 33 years at Southwestern Portland Cement Co/Cemex and retired as a Locomotive Engineer. He is survived by his wife Yolanda Cabrera Sanchez, his sons, Rodrigo Jr., Romaldo, Marco and Mariano, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was an honorable and loyal man that worked hard for his family. He had passion for horses and was a founding member of the original Los Dorados Del Valle Charro Club. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his immense love for his family and friends. He is loved and will be missed. Forever in our hearts Pops.

James Penrose

E. James (Jim) Penrose 1/22/1925 – 4/5/2021 E. James Penrose (Jim), 96, died at home on the morning of April 5, 2021. He is survived and mourned by Joyce, his loving wife of 66 years, his sons Jim and Dan, his daughter Eleanor, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His daughter Cathy pre-deceased him in 1959. They are reunited. Jim was born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada and later lived in Montreal. He interrupted his education to volunteer to serve in the Canadian Army during WWII. After the war, he returned to McGill University and completed his degree in Chemical Engineering. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1956 with his wife and young son. As the family grew, they settled in Yucaipa in 1962. Jim worked in the Aerospace industry and later earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UCR, having always had a strong interest in Government. His collection of books remains as a testament to his love of reading and lifelong learning. He would happily loan a book to anyone who asked (or didn’t ask) with the caveat, “I want that back when you’re done”. He was one of a kind and will be missed.

Roger Bernard

Roger Allen Bernard left this world on March 19, 2021. He was 65 years old. He was born on Dec. 6, 1955 in Houston, TX to John and Billie Bernard. He grew up in Montgomery City, Missouri. After graduating high school he entered the US Army. He retired from the army after almost 24 years of service. He worked for a civilian contractor in Ft.Irwin, Ca. He worked for the Scorpion Team in the TAF office. He is survived by his wife Diann, whom he married in Jan. 1995. He’s also survived by their daughter Desiree, his two children from his first marriage, Travis(Julie), and Dorrie(Joe), his sister Ruth(Terry), along with several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Donald, and his brother Kenneth.

Herbert Wright

Herbert C. Wright departed this life peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on April 3, 2021. Herbert Wright retired from March Air Force Base in 1972 after 24 years of honorable service in the United States Air Force. He was a proud Vietnam War and Korean War veteran. Herbert Wright resided in Moreno Valley “Warner Ranch” for over a decade where he is still affectionately known as Grandpa and G-Pops to many. During his time in Moreno Valley he was a devoted member of Amos Temple Church. On June 6, 1953, Herbert married the love of his life, Mary Sanders Wright; June of 2021 would be their 68th anniversary. Together Mary and Herbert Wright blessed the earth with 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

Gerald Miller

September 9, 1948 – February 24, 2021 With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Gerald E. Miller aka Jerry Miller, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather on February 24, 2021. Jerry was born September 9, 1948 at Riverside Community Hospital to the late William & Bertha Miller. After his graduation from Ramona High School in 1967, Jerry joined the United States Marine Corp and served from 1968 1972. He earned his Associates Degree from Riverside City College and then joined the Riverside Police Department in January of 1973. Over his twenty-three years of service, Jerry was most known as *Motor 31* where he spent ten years as a motor officer. Jerry is survived by his wife Shirley, three sons, Randy, Gerald and Eric and three daughters, Robin, Kari and Erin and many grandchildren. Jerry had a sense of adventure, a *need for speed * and loved to spend his younger years at the Parker Strip in his race boat. He loved to golf, jeep and ride his motorcycle. He spent many years cruising Lake Havasu in his boat and loved to hang out with friends and family on the water. Jerry was a fair and levelheaded man, he was patient and loving, he was calm and cool, he was understanding and accepting, he was our hero, husband, father, and papa. He will be greatly missed.

George Basoco

George, age 76, went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2021. He was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in California. He was a Navy Sailor during the Vietnam war and later secured a career as an Operating Engineer. He was married to Rachel Basoco on June 26, 1971, and they were married 46 years until her passing in 2017. He was a loving brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Lydia Payne, son Jason, daughter-in-law Dolly and grandsons Caden, Tyler and Zavier. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, boating, the outdoors, going to shows, laughing, oldies music, traveling, TV shows and game apps on his phone. He was a gentle soul who always gave to others. George is surely missed by everyone who knew him, and who have shared great memories with him.

Patrick Mendoza

Patrick was born and raised in San Bernardino, CA. He played football for San Gorgonio High School and graduated in 1987. After high school he joined the United States Marines where he became Redeye missile launcher. Patrick was a Lance Corporal and served in the Gulf War (Desert Storm). He was part of “Reapers in the Sky” 1st LAAD BN, 2nd PLT Bravo Battery. He was honorably discharged in 1996. He was an avid guitar player and also enjoyed building model helicopters. Patrick is survived by his mother Patricia Verdugo, brothers Mark Eldridge, James Mendoza and sister Patrice Eldridge. “Once a Marine, always a Marine”

Frank Valle

Apple Valley – Frank Dalla Valle Jr., 95, of Apple Valley, CA passed peacefully on March 1, 2021. He was born in June of 1925 in Oak Park, IL to his Italian immigrant father Frank Dalla Valle Sr. and Minnie (Buffo) Dalla Valle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII aboard the USS Randolph and USS Solomon.

Ernest Marquez

Ernest (Ernie) Raymond Marquez, age 77, passed away on March 5, 2021 at Saddleback Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA from complications related to Covid-19. He was born on July 13, 1943 in Winslow, Arizona to Refugio H. Marquez and Amalia May Chavez. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Rosalie Webster and Refugio (RH) Marquez. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jolinda Marquez, and their children, Marie Marquez, Ernie Marquez (Melissa), and Gina Hyde (John), as well as 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Ernie graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy (1961 to 1963). After 32 years of employment at Southern California Edison, Ernie retired as an IT Manager and returned for several years as a consultant. Ernie was an active community member and volunteer in the cities of La Mirada and San Clemente – La Mirada Fiesta de Artes, La Mirada city and school board campaigns, PTA, Softball coach, Boy Scout leader, and past and current president of the San Clemente Ocean Festival. He served on several organization’s boards including the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, the SCE Federal Credit Union, as chairman and officer from 1993 to 2008, and recently he served his neighborhood as Seascape Architecture Committee Chairman. Ernie was also a member of VFW Post 8737.

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